Monday, May 30, 2016

Feeling Angry? What to do with all that energy

Recently I have noticed an Undercurrent of anger and angst. It sits there with us throughout the day, sometimes barely beneath the surface. Our anger and angst is there to prompt us to action. The confusion comes when we are unsure of what action we are being guided towards.

When we remain conscious of this undercurrent of emotion we can choose our action instead of responding with a knee jerk reaction. We can also choose to acknowledge the impersonal nature of the emotions. When we don’t handle this energy in this way we tend to assign blame to someone or something outside ourselves. Maybe instead of asking ‘Why do I feel angry, anxious, sad?’ pose the question as ‘What is this emotion all about?’ or ‘What is this emotion trying to show me?’. When we ask Why our psyches and the Universe conspire to support our belief. We will be given the answer to our question. These answers are valid on some level, but not useful. It is our decision whether to become lost in the rabbit hole of downward spiraling thought processes, or to release the core issue.

Let’s collectively and individually make the decision not to FEED this emotion. When we feed it by finding reasons to justify the way we are feeling, we merely strengthen and solidify the experience in our energetic field. We can be aware of the emotions without feeding them. Like a stray cat the anger may still be in the neighborhood, but it will no longer be yowling at your front door. You want to find its rightful place and return it, not adopt it.

When I say not to feed the angst, I am not advocating stuffing your emotions and ignoring it. But rather to acknowledge its impersonal nature by letting it be impersonal, by not assigning blame or giving it direction. These types of emotional reactions can be pivotal in your spiritual growth.

What is this emotion trying to show you? Remember: It is NOT personal. So you may think that it is about your argument with your boss, or something similarly specific, but it is not. That may just be the trigger, the indicator that there is something deeper, bigger that requires your attention. Is this energy reflected elsewhere, like a theme running through your life at the moment? Maybe it isn’t really about your boss; maybe the issue is value and respect. Do others value and respect you? Since the outer is a reflection of the inner; Do you value and respect yourself? Are you true to yourself? Are you living an authentic life, being and authentic version of you?

I feel that this undercurrent of angst is a global call for authenticity. A wake up call for all of us to awaken to who we are and who we are meant to be; Awaken to the tapestry of the Universe, God, the All That Is. We are pieces in a puzzle, threads in a tapestry, equally important, equally responsible.

It is not about continuing to feed the angst and anger, negativity and frustration, but breaking through it. Rising about it to discover…you, the authentic, whole being of you.

Who are you really? Not the roles that you play or masks that you wear, not your job, or your past, or your hometown. Who are you? Why are you here? What do you hope to accomplish? It is time to climb out of the box you put yourself in and show us who you are at your core! 


Geralyn St Joseph
Wholistic University
Lancaster, PA 17554
808 261-7866

Monday, May 16, 2016

Are YOU throwing Pearls Before Swine?

Matthew 7:6
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
For the past several months while dealing with a plethora of difficulties the lesson of ‘do not throw pearls before swine’ has been painfully brought to my attention.  Apparently this is a common theme right now as we are pushed to look of things as they are vs. what we hope them to be.
The current energetic pushes us to take off the rose colored glasses and deal with reality.  For most of us this means making a choice; do we continue to place our energy where there is no return on investment?  Everyone experiences this at some point in their lives with friends, lovers and family members.  We try our best to be supportive, lighten the load and create opportunities for loved ones only to be met with resistance, ungratefulness and sometimes even hostility and resentment.
This is the dynamic of which Jesus the Christ spoke in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:6
Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
This leaves as confused and often upset, so we become more expansive, more compassionate, more loving only to be accused of being just the opposite.  We pour more of ourselves, our time and our energy into this person or situation only to be left drained and thankless.
The lesson here is to take these people or the situation at face value.  To recognize when we’re throwing pearls before swine.  I do not say a swine as a derogatory term, but rather as an example of where the person’s consciousness is at that time.
But what does that really mean?  The pearls that we throw are things of value to us; our time, efforts and love.  We are warned that the swine will trample these things in disregard.  Is this meant to hurt us?  Generally know, because they do not place value where we place value.  They are not in a place to accept or utilize our gifts.  We have all but in that place, where someone tries to help us and we’re not ready to move.  We have resistance to change and each of us needs to come to it in our own time.
However we also warned that in giving our most precious gifts to those incapable or unready or simply not willing to accept them that we then become targets of that frustration.  We have expended the best of us and thus depleted or energy, are supply, in whatever form that takes, leaving us weakened and vulnerable.  Thus we are rent and torn.
Especially in this time of major energetic shifts we need to ensure our pearls are thoughtfully exchanged.  This is a primary element of self-care.
This is not to say we only give what we can get back.  For instance, you may know someone who seems to need help.  If you help them this may go a variety of ways.  They may accept your help and seem very grateful, but continue to wallow in their situation and continue needing the same help.  If this is so, set your boundaries and do not become embroiled in their story.  Simply trying to solve their problem for them accomplishes nothing for anyone involved.  You need to accept after helping them that they are choosing their situation.  Maybe they are not ready for change no matter what you think of their potential.
In another scenario they may even resent your help.  Their low self-esteem and sense of being undeserving may cause them to become hostile towards you. 
Or they may accept your help and make a positive life change with your assistance, when this happens the energy continues in a positive tract and expands to affect others in a positive way.

The difference between sharing a pearl with someone who appreciates it and throwing your pearls before swine is that in helping someone who appreciates it you become stronger and they become stronger, however when you throw your pearls before swine you’re wasting your efforts. Everyone deserves a chance, everyone deserves a helping hand, but once that hand is slapped, you need to pull your hand away and not continue trying to help someone who does not want or appreciate your help.  Put your energy where it is most useful.

Geralyn St Joseph
Wholistic University
Lancaster, PA 17554
808 261-7866

Monday, May 2, 2016

Time to Clear the Clutter

Spring Cleaning

Now is a time to go through our houses [inner and outer] and get rid of clutter. Now more than ever we need to release that which no longer serves us or it will drag us down, painfully. Tensions are running high and it’s not the best time to engage in pointless combat. Is it ever a good time to waste our precious time on these things? Choose your battles and your concerns.

Things are being brought to our attention now so that we can proactively go through this process. It is time to acknowledge both how far we’ve come and what is still in need of attention:

-Where are we still wounded? 
- What are we grasping on to that no longer serves a purpose? 
-Who are we holding back and who is holding us back from something greater because of long ago promises that are no longer relevant? 
-Where do we have a foot, or other piece of ourselves, stuck in the past? 
-What ideas, dreams, relationships and projects do we need to let go of?

Now is the time to be preemptive about our energy fields. We need to fortify ourselves with our intention. Be clear and focus on the energy that supports you; Doing the opposite will drag you down quickly. As long as we are aware of this energetic pull we can hold ourselves above the fray and note the difficulties of others without participating ourselves. When we feel ourselves falling we can change direction if we remain AWARE.

Do not be fooled. 
Do not be complacent. 
Change is happening at an accelerated rate right now. Our free will allows us to do this the hard way or the less difficult way. I wouldn‘t say easy because we are so reluctant to let go
Follow your bliss: What makes you happy? What brings you joy? 
These are the markers of the soul, all else needs to be let go or modified. 

Geralyn St Joseph
Wholistic University
Lancaster, PA 17554
808 261-7866