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Avoidance Is Never The Answer

Avoidance Is Never The Answer - Ann Bibbey BlogThere is no doubt that we have all (at some point) experienced emotional trauma, pain or loss. Many of us have had our hearts broken wide open. These are opportunities that have been handed to us to change, heal and do things differently. I am not talking about when we “bulldoze” through these times and never deal with them. If we go this route we will never grow through pain. We will continue with the same defunct inner programs and unhealed parts, and continue attracting and experiencing the same pain, angst, and disappointments in life.

If we really own and look at these opportunities we realize there is no other option other than to deal with our disowned parts and heal because we are not going to be able to get back on our feet and create a great and meaningful life unless we do. And no “other person” or the “next relationship” will do this for us. We ourselves must do the work. This is a wonderful thing! Because when the fear of staying the same becomes greater than the fear of changing we are in the perfect position to take responsibility, be with our pain, heal our inner programs and unfinished childhood business, and transform into the individual and life we really want to be.

If we avoid doing this, we don’t have this opportunity. We are not being true to ourselves and will live a false existence. And without fail, life will inevitably deliver more of the same (in different ways) painful unhealed programs as disappointing and painful experiences. It’s the cycle of attraction. We receive what we put out there and it’s something that can perpetuate throughout an entire lifetime if we don’t change it.

It’s time to shift our perception as it’s the only way to feel complete freedom and begin a journey of authentic happiness, peace and joy!

Ann Bibbey offers unique guidance as an Intuitive Healer and Teacher. Using a combination of Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, and her abilities as a Psychic Medium, Ann works with many individuals who are struggling through life’s changes. To book a session in Ann’s Fort Collins office or to inquire about a workshop call (970) 672-8810 or email [email protected]

The Joy and Pain of Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth - Ann Bibbey BlogWe often spend many years staying caught up in old thoughts & patterns of belief, with old tapes and stories running through us. We take these on as a part of us and “accept” them…even hold on to them because we know them, they are familiar. Even if they do not serve us on any level, we believe that they belong to us and that they are “ours.” We will actually long for them even when we’ve cleared them. The stories we tell ourselves and the inner dialogue we engage in is endless.

Shifting & changing this is not an easy journey and can be extremely painful. We must become intensely honest with ourselves and yearn for the life we know deep in our soul we deserve and must change things in order to be there. Often times we will take two steps forward and 10 back in the process. But for every struggle, every set-back we discover who we are on a deeper level and must be grateful for these struggles as they are opportunities & experiences that lead us to who we really are and who we want to be, NOT who we were told we are.

Challenges serve us in being the greatest version of ourselves. It is actually the biggest set-backs, the hardest struggles that are the exact experiences that force us to be greater than we’ve ever been before! The beauty is that when we reach the other side of these shifts in life, knowing we had hope & faith and asked for help along the way it gets easier. We are able to surrender and be in a place of peace & realize we can trust in the master plan & “allow” ourselves to listen to our inner guidance and discover why we are here.

There is nothing more beautiful than the transformation that occurs when we “let go”, do the inner work and show the world the very essence of who we are…our authentic self!

Ann Bibbey offers unique guidance as an Intuitive Healer and Teacher. Using a combination of Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, and her abilities as a Psychic Medium, Ann works with many individuals who are struggling through life’s changes. To book a session in Ann’s Fort Collins office or to inquire about a workshop call (970) 672-8810 or email [email protected]

5 Ways to Feel Better through “Feeling”

5 Ways to Feel Better Through Feeling : Ann Bibbey BlogAbrupt change in life can bring on what may feel like an unwanted monster of emotion, uninvited and unwelcome, but relentless all the same. The ups and downs make it difficult to function. The intense feelings that sneak up when least expected can cause anxiety and panic.  And as this roller coaster takes over life day in and day out, eventually it can lead to depression, a numbing of the spirit, and far reaching effects into our personal and professional lives.

During any time of abrupt change – whether due to the ending of a relationship, the death of a loved one or pet, loss of a job, or a big life altering change – we face a period where we feel the weight of the world is crashing down on us. Until you reach the day that you can choose to be happy, simply start by feeling better today.

1. Feel your emotions No matter what it was in your life that caused your abrupt change you will have feelings triggered by thoughts and memories. When you feel overwhelmed by emotion, stop for a minute, close your eyes, and just feel it. Don’t try to push it away or pretend it’s not there – take a few moments and embrace it. Concentrate on the emotion – where do you feel it physically? Let yourself feel everything about it to the point you can touch it, taste it. If it’s a good memory that triggered it, let yourself feel good and even smile if you want to. If it makes you feel angry, let yourself feel angry. And if you feel sadness, let yourself feel the sadness. After a few minutes and when the sensations are beginning to ease, in your mind’s eye, envision yourself walking up to your body and scooping the emotion out of you and toss it above your head giving it to the Universe. Emotions won’t go away overnight, and sometimes taking a moment to embrace them is the best way to minimize them for the rest of the day.

2. Feel the world Make yourself feel the physical things in life. Step outside and feel the warm sun on your shoulders. Or the rain. Or the wind. Unroll your car window while you’re on the interstate. Pet a cat. Concentrate on what the physical sensation feels like. Think about it, put it into words, and speak aloud even if just to yourself. When going through any traumatic experience, our emotions dominate our senses. By shifting your mind from inside your head to outside your body, you awaken the other senses and if only for a minute, you quiet the mind.

3. Create something If you’ve ever had a hobby, now’s the time to pull it out and make something beautiful – or at least start (don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t able to finish). Make a piece of jewelry, or sew a new bag. Plant some flowers, work on that old scrapbook, or make a nice meal. Delving into a hobby can distract your mind and busy your hands. Taking some time to feel physical items and creating something from nothing not only eases emotion, but it can bring you back to a place of feeling like you again.

4. Feel for another If you have friends or family members in your life who are going through a difficult time or are facing trying situations, talk to them – and talk to them about their problems. Listen to what they have to say, try to feel what they are feeling, offer advice or comforting words. Setting out to help another can be one of the best ways to help yourself. But at the same time, be careful not to overwhelm yourself with another’s problems when dealing with your own, find balance and always take care of yourself first.

5. Exercise Not only does exercise release endorphins in the brain, it’s physically exhausting. And if you want to “feel” something, working your butt off at the gym, going for a strenuous hike, or taking a long walk can make you physically “feel” like nothing else can. Just don’t push yourself too hard. And make sure you are adequately nourishing your body with food and water to sustain physical exertion.

No matter what, always remember that today is only today and tomorrow is only tomorrow. With time, pain and negative emotions subside, and when you’re ready – choose to be happy today.

Ann Bibbey offers unique guidance as an Intuitive Healer and Teacher. Using a combination of Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, and her abilities as a Psychic Medium, Ann works with many individuals who are struggling through life’s changes. To book a session in Ann’s Fort Collins office or to inquire about a workshop call (970) 672-8810 or email [email protected]