Are you feeling uncertain or doubtful? Maybe your mind races with thoughts of worry or concern about little everyday things... bills, work, taking care of your home or your relationships, on and on... Most of these thoughts and concerns are ego based. Know that there is a clear, distinct difference between when you are residing in your ego and when you are tuning in to your spirit, AND that you can learn to more easily live in your spirit by practicing meditation.

So why do we torture ourselves with the worries and unsure feelings? Well, built into our brains is this fun little friend called the ego, and he likes to control. And many times a day, he will trigger by the experiences we are having. Maybe someone will cut you off on the freeway... or you will be at work and your boss will get on your case about an upcoming project. Whatever the experience may be, we get many opportunities to practice turning off the ego and tuning in to spirit. What happens is we get triggered, and then the ego moves into control and power mode as a way of protecting us. We feel threatened, and this is a safety feature built into our survival mode that helps us protect. Sometimes, okay well for some of us, most of the time, the ego gets a little out of control, and it goes into overdrive. It's hard to shut this feature down because the ego is designed to go until YOU say stop. You have the brakes and the gas with the ego. So, what's important to know is that you shouldn't beat yourself up for feeling out of control or getting worried. It is perfectly natural and human. Just know that YOU are creating the thoughts and fears and that YOU can turn them off.

If you start to play the observer more and more, you will begin to see that you create many thoughts and worries that do nothing but bring up all sorts of bad feelings for you. Yep, thoughts lead to feelings. And then feelings lead to dis-ease... and this can show up in the body as muscle tension, lowered immunity and illness, weight gain or weight loss, the list goes on and on. A great book for seeing the direct effects of worry on the body is the book, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.

If you have been noticing that you are in a scared place often, good for you! This means you are starting to observe and become more aware of thoughts and feelings. This is the first step in healing and then getting to a place where you can access your spirit. If you are practicing observing, then you are already accessing the same abilities that you access during meditation. It's good to carry this over to your everyday life and always try to be detached from the thoughts so that they can easily drift in and out without causing you worry.

You can practice letting go of thoughts in meditation. Being in a meditative state allows you to be in a quiet space of non-judgement. This is very important because it removes all of the questions you have and instead replaces that worried, anxious feeling with a space of emptiness. This may seem daunting, as emptiness appears to be a void (and feels like not knowing), however, in that emptiness lies stillness and bliss. It's akin to lying on the beach at a tropical island. Your ego and worries are removed, wiped away, and in their place, is a feeling of calm. Notice that it's not ecstatic joy, nor sorrow, but just stillness.

The key is to BE STILL...

This is when you can access your spirit. Your spirit will emerge out of the stillness and provide you with comfort. Your spirit is your true, authentic self, and it is always there to grace you with love.

As you are in this meditative state, and feeling the peace and calm, please take a quick moment to notice the difference between the worry of the ego and the calm of your spirit. Observing this difference will create a huge shift in you. It will help you easily determine when you are in ego and when you are in spirit, and this is a huge wisdom to attain. Once you understand this difference, you will get that YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE to be in one or the other. Meditating allows you to practice being in your spirit. It is a gift that you can offer yourself. The more your practice it, the more it becomes like second nature. Suddenly, you will be able to easily notice when you are in one state or another, worry or calm... and then you can simply ask yourself, when handed with each of these, which do I choose?

If you are wanting to access your intuition and receive guidance about complications, it's important to note here that you can ONLY access this when you are in a calm state. Everyone has the ability to tune in to other realms and dimensions. We all can access higher self and spirits, but in order to do that, the first step is in becoming completely still and being okay in that empty space. Remember, it is nothing to fear. It is where your peaceful spirit resides, and it's been waiting a looooooong time to meet you!!!

Many blessings as you access your SPIRIT! Let me know if I can be of service...

Author's Bio: 

Mandy Hall is a gifted intuitive and medium who has been very open about seeing the “other side” since the age of 5. She trained under world-renowned psychic Sonia Choquette in the Six-Sensory® program and best-selling author Doreen Virtue in the Angel Therapy Practitioner® series and now assists people with reconnecting with their deceased loved ones so that they may receive messages of love and reassurance that they are safe. Mandy enjoys helping people learn how to meditate so that they can learn how to connect to the other side as well as their own spirit, and she offers classes as well as one-on-one training in ancient Taoist practices of KUNLUN System ® as passed down to her through her teacher, Max Christensen.
Mandy is the founder of the website,, which is a site dedicated to providing practical information and guidance to help people live a happier, connected, more fulfilling life. Articles are dedicated to meditation, spirituality, self-improvement, positive thinking, intuition, inner peace, and connecting to spirit. The mission of the site is to help people reconnect with their spirit so that they can learn to hear their inner voice and find more JOY!
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