Cathleen L. Balfour
Holistic Health and WellBeing, LLC
Embrace Spiritual Wellness and Thrive
Cathleen's Reflections Blog
“I want to calm down, to rest, to outlive this nonsense.” ― Anne Sexton
"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it." Franklin D. Roosevelt
ANXIETY – REAL OR IMAGINED
May 23, 2020
Anxiety is a real symptom that can affect our everyday lives. This is what Sigmund Freud called “reality anxiety”, a fear around survival-based events like the one happening in the news today.
The past few months have a lot of you feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Remember not to unconsciously jump into a worst-case scenario, one that creates ongoing distress. I believe that each one of us can become anxious when we step out of the moment and into a future based on fear-created projections. I feel the world around us is often the main source of all anxieties and can smack anyone off center.
What are some positive ways to overcome "reality anxiety"? Step away from technology, especially the news and social media. I always say not my chip and not my dip! Be conscious where you put your mind. Finding the right way to step back and embrace our spiritual side can be quite the task, but you can do this. How? By trusting that you are safe in the moment. Take time to journal and be self-reflective about what is bothering you and then let it go. Meditate, do yoga, or walk to give yourself room to address the existential questions that often underlie your anxiety. Ask yourself the question who, or what, am I giving my peace to?
Remember, I am here to guide you in sessions through meditation, and one-on-one dialogue. I can teach you mindfulness practices that will help you manage everyday stress, anxiety, and the challenges of daily living in the now. 💜Blessing c
Lightworkers Cleansing Prayer
May 19, 2020
As a Lightworker, I open my heart wide to receive the grace of God. I ask that all God’s children receive universal love and light. May all be healed in body, mind, and spirit. I ask that our world be cleansed. I ask for God’s ultimate power of peace to penetrate into everyone and everything. Divine grace knows what needs to be healed, and what miracles need to actualize. I choose to feel the outpouring of God’s love in my soul. I readily accept God’s Grace in my life right now. So, it is done. So, it is done. So, it is done. 💜Blessing c
May 18, 2020
Today I want to talk about dreams. What do they mean? Why do we have them? Do they help us physically, mentally, and/or spiritually?
I am guided it is important to remember that dreams are a part of our creation and help us clear our frustrations so we can be our healthy selves.
There are many things that cause dreams and they can represent guidance, warnings, and help us work through life’s situations. If you choose to interpret them, you will start to see patterns emerging between your dreams and your waking life. Some things will come to pass, while others you may avoid because you "had a feeling about that dream".
This is not an exact science, by any means, but you may experience flashes of "Deja vu" and know that you have had a dream about something before it happened.
By keeping a dream journal (reference Dream Dictionary, Tony Crisp) you can go back in your journal and look it up. You can see when you had the dream, its symbolism and what you decided it meant. Record the dream and, also how you feel about it now and how it may, or may not, have meant what you thought.
By exploring your dreams, you will gain proficiency in interpreting your own dreams and knowing when you are seeing something that will inspire your waking life. You will gain control over your dream states and be able to stop nightmares, and no longer have interrupted sleep. By understanding your dreams, you will see health benefits to both your mind and body. There are no limits here except the ones we set on ourselves.
Sweet dreams! 💜Blessing c
May 13, 2020
Many of you have been reaching out to me asking for tools to center and protect yourself during this health situation. It is a remarkable life-altering time for each of us, and we definitely need to stay safe and centered. Chant this inspiring mantra several times a day..."I am a clear and perfect channel and light is my guide". 💜 Blessing c
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 virus situation is the perfect time to take care of ourselves and others.
We get up every morning and cleanse our body (brush our teeth, wash our face, shower, etc.) so that we can face the world looking our best--proper personal hygiene. Shouldn’t we also have deliberate spiritual hygiene? What about feeling and being our best, nurturing and loving ourselves and caring enough about ourselves to make healthy choices?
We all must take the time to recognize the negative clutter, the pain, and the sadness from our body, mind, and spirit! How do we do that? We need to become more aware of, and take inventory of, what we are feeling, sensing and thinking about. The key is to make life work for us, not to work for our life. So ask yourself: Who or what are you giving your energy to? What is the significance of the life you are leading? Are you honoring self by taking the time to care about what is happening around and inside you?
Our real challenge is to use our spiritual perceptions to see what is true in life, and what is illusion; recognizing what feels good and what feels bad. The objective is to be willing to live an authentic life and not be the victim of current life situations as we encounter them. It is important to take the time to learn to live consciously for our physical health and peace of mind; to take the time to reprogram our subconscious mind; to learn to be present in every moment. This can take some focused discipline, but clothing self in positive psychological attributes, choosing what we want to see, sense and feel in each moment, is worth the effort. 💜 Blessing c
Excerpt from My Spiritual and Physical Hygiene Article.
A Place of Peace
May 8, 2020
Coming from a place of peace brings your awareness into the present moment, where you will see, sense, and feel clarity surrounding you. You need to envision positive outcomes from this moment while holding inner peace. All the while staying grounded, inspiring others to be calm, praying for each, and finding balance in everything. May your day be filled with love and light. 💜 Blessing c
If you are reading this, you are a Lightworker and were chosen for this task. Your purpose as a Lightworker is to hold the space of enlightenment for all the inhabitants on your beautiful living planet called earth. Your intentions will align sentient beings to create the true Divine Spirit of Oneness, raising the vibration of all concerned. I comfort you. Your human role is to hold the energy for each other close to your hearts in gratitude and appreciation in the present moment. I can assure that you are spiritual beings having a physical experience; connecting to goodness from the inside out, not the outside in, and not relying on outside forces (i.e., all outside forces come from the ego). 💜 Blessing c
Wake Up Call
March 15, 2020
I am guided this is a wake-up call to help the world find balance in such a way that our experience of unconditional love transcends all fear-based dualities: male and female, all races, cultures, religions, or economic systems. We are all equal children of God and we must understand and change the way discord, selfishness and over-consumption is affecting everything on our living planet. We can join together and sending our healing prayer to all. We each play a part, and when in divine trust and faith we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The true light of GODness. 💜 Blessing c
Change Is Coming
February 4, 2020
We are all busy living our lives, and lately it seems that our lives can change in a second. Changes are in the air. It's out there and it's coming, so we can respond to it out of fear or peace. Change is happening everywhere around us. Our loved ones may be going home to God, and they know that we will all be okay. I know in my heart they will be inspiring and loving us from God's love and light.
In the next few months humanity, as well as, earth is going to go through growing pains. People are going to be affected and doing their best to stay centered in the aftermath. Unfortunately, frightened people are going to be fighting each other to be heard.
Even through the chaos that will be around us, we are all in the midst of changing our own lives by always moving forward in faith and love. We can intend to live spiritually and focus on what is real. This is the time for faith, patience and trust. These are the keys to knowing we can and will be okay.
We must understand how important it is to feel that there is an abundance of good in our world. God has our backs, and that love triumphs over the darkness every time.
Sending you all my love. 💜 Blessing c