November Specials and Kari Samuels’ Forecast

Only a few days left for November’s Specials! Sessions can be scheduled for any time, but must be paid by November 30 for the special price!

 

Fall has crept in and curled up on our doorsteps, bringing chilly autumn air, turning leaves, and a hint of excitement, at least for me! Today is my personal, official start to holiday decorating! For the next month, there will be an ever-changing combination of fall and winter decor going up and coming down around our new home. I am definitely the sort of person who would keep holiday decorations up at least half the year!

This month’s specials are meant to address the need for clarity in a time of year when we may be much too busy to sit and listen for it ourselves, when family togetherness may mean relating to people we may not understand or get along with, and to prepare you for whatever changes you may want to make with the new year.

 

Oracle Card Reading: $22

First up is a 3 card Oracle card reading using Collette Baron-Reid’s gorgeous deck, Wisdom of the Oracle. This reading is meant to offer clarity around next steps in manifesting your desires. The reading is done via email, with a photo of the cards that were drawn and my interpretation of them. This also includes one follow up email answering any questions you may have regarding the reading. This is a deck I use almost every day and have a special connection to. I always get the answers I need when I use it!

 

30 Minute Past Life Reading: $44

Time spent with family can often mean interacting with people who, for whatever reason, rub you the wrong way.  If there doesn’t seem to be a logical reason for this to be so, it may be due to a past life experience with that person. This reading is designed to find out if that is the case, what the situation was, and heal the past life rift so that you can move forward in the present lifetime. Moving forward can mean connecting anew,  saying goodbye peacefully, or something in between.

 

30 Minute Chakra Reading: $55

Working with the chakras can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. In this reading, I will connect with your energetic field and “read” each of your seven main chakras. At each chakra point, I see dreamlike images meant to show the state of the chakra, what might be blocking it, and what steps to take to begin to heal it. All that is conveyed to you in a lengthy email or phone call, if you’d prefer. (I often find that clients prefer the email version so that they can go back to it later.) This reading will give you a place to begin working with your energetic system, a snapshot of the health of that system, and ideas specific to you in terms of healing and balancing.  It includes one follow up email to answer any questions you may have (unless you prefer the phone version, in which case, I will answer your questions at that time).

As always, I can be reached via email if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule any of these specials. Prices are good if paid before November 30, 2017, but the session can be scheduled for any time you like. They can even be gifted!

 

Kari Samuels’ Energy Forecast

I have been posting Kari Samuels’ energy forecasts for the last several months, and I find that she is so spot on, and her advice is so very helpful. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am!

Happy November!

 

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Unfiltered Thoughts on Creating the Business You Want

Hi, Everybody. Not long ago, I announced that I was re-launching my business under a new name. But, I have a confession to make: I have absolutely no idea what I am doing when it comes to creating a business.

I have made a couple of attempts. I have read mountains of literature, joined Facebook groups dedicated to Spiritual Entrepreneurs, talked endlessly with my husband and a few select friends about my doubts and misgivings, my hopes, and my ultimate dreams. Written pages and pages about what my ideal work day looks like. Visualized until I fall asleep in a stupor of delight at the images in my head. What I have not been able to do is get clients consistently.  (Should I even be wanting to “get clients”? If you read enough in those Spiritual Entrepreneur groups, you won’t think so. It’s almost as if getting clients is somehow nefarious and beside the point. It’s really difficult to have the time to help people, though, if you also have to work a 40 hour week and the boss gets to control your hours. What I want is to put out as much helpful material as possible and also be able to help one-on-one those women who need something more personal. It’s what I love and what I am good at. It’s what I have spent most of life learning to do.)

Perhaps this is my year. I like to think so. I have been steadily more and more successful at attracting what I want in almost every other aspect of my life, or else I have accepted that I need to leave it alone for now.  Not so with my work life. I feel the perpetual tug toward something beyond my 8-5, working-for-someone-else life. And I feel as though my dream is right around the corner, just waiting for me to notice it.

So, what’s the dream?

 

Ah, now that’s a good question! Here it is: I dream of lighting the way to joy for women who long for a deeper connection to themselves, their loved ones, and Source. I dream of doing that by teaching them everything I know, giving them every tool I have learned to use in my 25 years of reading, studying, practicing, and living.  I long to help them see themselves as beautiful, capable, brilliant, inherently loveable and worthy.  I long to see every woman relax into her own true self and strip away every single thing that does not serve her highest good. 

The other part of the dream is how I do that, which is the same way I stripped off my own depression and reclaim every day my own sense of loveability and worthiness: through finding and using the tools that are most helpful. For me, those are Reiki, working with the chakra system, meditation, journaling, using crystals, working with my Guides, my Higher Self, and other high vibrational Beings, and through talking with like-minded friends and teachers. I believe those same things can help everyone. I believe I can teach anyone to use them.

Where I get lost and bogged down into utter paralysis is the HOW. What do I do first? Am I just making too big a deal out of the How? Gardening is teaching me to start where I am.  Cut down the dead black-eyed susans next to the front door because driving up to my lovely home and seeing their blackened stalks every day makes me sad. So, clip, clip. Harvest tomatoes because they will rot if I don’t. Yummy salsa and tomato topping on beans and rice. Pull out the monster tomato plant because it is shading out my peppers. Out it comes.  My current dilemma stems from figuring out how to translate that to my work. Start where I am….Hence, this long and winding blog post, baring my heart and mind to the wide and wise world (wise was actually what came out when I tried to type wide… message there, I suspect.).

You might also ask what makes me so damn qualified to teach anyone anything? Yep, I have asked myself that one. But I have a great answer: What I teach has worked for me; it has worked for my husband; it has worked for friends; it is working still for all of us. And there is more that I know that you don’t yet know: the first time I tried to kill myself, I was 5 years old. in the kitchen, with a big bread knife that had a little hook on the end. That feeling never went away until 2014, when I was 40 years old. When it did, it was because I finally started actively using what I had spent over 20 years learning about. I started doing the work. And, in 3 years, I went from suicidal to full of joy, actively creating a life I want to LIVE, not die to get away from.

Even in my 8-5 day job, I have brought into my life a position where my co-workers are friends and connection with them feeds my soul in ways I never expected. But the work….the work is not what I am meant to be doing.  And we’ve circled back around to the current issue.

So, what to do? I know what I would recommend to a client.
1. Get Quiet: pull the plug on technological distractions like Facebook, email, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Disconnect from others so you can more clearly hear yourself.

2. Go Within: whatever your favorite form of meditation is, do that. Do it for as long as you can. Get your mind clear. And to that end…

3. Write: get out a notebook. Write at least 3 pages longhand with an actual pen whatever comes into your mind. DO NOT CENSOR! Write as fast as you can, not stopping until all 3 pages have been filled. Stream-of-consciousness writing pulls out all sorts of things you never knew were in your head.

4. If some kind of clarity is still not coming through by this point, you can either start over, talk to a trusted friend, or let it rest. Any of those options is perfectly ok. It can take more than once through this process to clear out enough of the built up junk in your brain – the clutter of to-dos, “news”, work and family obligations, and other detritus- for the good stuff to have room to come to the top.

So, here is my action plan, folks. Many, many deep bows and sincere thanks for letting me get that out there into the Ethers.  Lots of thank-you hugs and Reiki blessings for following along on my journey.

 

 

Update and Marie Forleo’s Interview with Brene’ Brown

Happy Almost-Equinox, Everyone!
Life here in Goshen continues to settle down for Jason and I as we adjust to the much higher vibrational level of our new home, Jason makes his way back to work after an extended time off due to an injury, and I find my center once again amid all the changes. I am blogging a little less and my efforts at building my business are stalled because my laptop has undergone an injury of its own (a cracked screen with spiderwebs of dark blue bleeding out from the site of the injury). In spite of all the change and some challenges, our lives feel more gorgeous than ever. Working in the garden revives and restores me in a way I had only glimpsed before living here, and the house itself feels like both a fortress and a sanctuary. So many small shifts in our consciousness are happening on a daily basis just from living in this home. But that’s a different post.

 

In order to help restore myself and protect my energy, I have begun listening to music and videos on my phone while at work. Yesterday, I had a newsletter from Marie Forleo featuring her interview with Brene’ Brown, who has a new book out called Braving the Wilderness. For those of you unfamiliar with Brene’s work, here is an excerpt from the home page of her website, brenebrown.com:

The official line: I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington Endowed Chair. I’ve spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, empathy, and shame. I’m the author of four books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.

The bottom line: I believe that vulnerability – the willingness to be “all in” even when you know it can mean failing and hurting – is brave. I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And, I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only.

 

This interview really moved me and reminded me of my little-girl self, who campaigned bravely for kindness and believed it her moral duty to protect those who could not protect themselves, never name-call, and always try to see the best in others.  My grown-up self is a little more cynical and a little more hands-off, but I feel myself returning to that open vulnerability and it both frightens and excites me. I feel like it is the best of me coming back to the fore. That’s why I so dearly love people like Brene’ and Marie Forleo, and I follow their work more closely than others’. I hope you find as much value in this interview as I did. There are some vital insights here that are crucial for the times we find ourselves in now.

New Business Name and September Specials

I have been working on building my own business as a teacher of spiritual concepts, Reiki practitioner, and Akashic Records reader for a couple of years, now, with varying degrees of success. My commitment to it has been lacking, though, and so the success I really want from my business has been elusive, to say the least.

Several months ago, I began working with The Morrigan. One of the major components of that work is opening myself up to bringing my skills, knowledge and gifts to others so that they can, in turn, shine their light more brightly into the world. She has been pushing me at every turn to write, share, teach, and help. Doing so means that I must set aside my fear of exposure, of being seen, of being thought a fraud or a pretender.  She reminds me that I have spent the best part of my 43 years learning, reading, interacting with non-physical Guides, Angels, and Teachers, healing my own splintered psyche with the techniques, concepts, and practices that I want to teach to others. I’ve absorbed hundreds of books, videos, and articles, spent hours journaling, meditating, visualizing, and changing my mindset. If I am not ready now to share what I know, I will never be ready.

With that in mind, I offer my first official services under my new business name (the first name I have created specifically for it…) :

Welcome to Ananda Grove
Intuitive and Spiritual Coaching!

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My first offering is a short term program created by working with several women I know personally. It is a Targeted Healing program, designed to address a specific, stubborn block that has not responded well to other healing methods. It combines chakra work, Reiki, and work in the Akashic Records in a 5 week program. Included in the program is the following:

  • 5 full, one-hour distance Reiki sessions with email follow up
  • Chakra scans included in each Reiki treatment
  • 2 Akashic Records sessions to clear any lingering past life entanglements
  • Includes past life, alternate life or other work in the Akashic Records
  • AR sessions are scheduled 1 at the beginning of the program time and 1 at a time of your choice
  • Every session – Reiki or Akashic Records – has email follow up so you have your summaries for later review
  • All sessions are conducted via email and/or phone
  • Total program time is 5 weeks
  • Total cost for 5 Reiki treatments, 2 AR sessions, 5 Chakra scans, and email support is $525.

If you would like more information about what Reiki is and how a distance session works with the chakra scan, please read my Reiki FAQ. For more information about the program or to get started, please contact me at linettecchance@gmail.com

I also offer one-off Reiki sessions and Akashic Records sessions.

Reiki Distance Healing Sessions:
Reiki is a healing modality that helps the recipient’s own body heal itself. Distance treatments include a chakra scan and are conducted at the client’s convenience with a follow up via email detailing the images, messages, and any other pertinent information received at each chakra point. One additional follow up email is included in the cost of the session.

I only offer one-hour sessions, as the chakra scan that happens along with the treatment is difficult to restrict to less than that. The recipient does not have to be immobile for the entire session.

Distance treatments with chakra scan are $73.  If you would like to bundle treatments, please contact me for more information and pricing.

Akashic Records Sessions:
The Akashic Records are a repository of all of a person, place, animal, or situation’s thoughts, feelings, and actions across all timelines and planes of existence.  There is really no limit to what the Records can be used for. I specialize in Past Life readings, where we address a current life issue within the context of previous lifetime traumas. This offering is especially for those who have spent time doing mindset work for specific issues, with little success.

AR sessions are 30 minutes or an hour long, and conducted by phone or email. The cost is $45 for 30 minutes, and $73 for an hour.

 

Lastly, Reiki Level 1 Certification classes are now forming in Goshen.

Reiki I Certification Classes:

  • Classes forming now for September and October
  • Reiki level I classes cover:
    • History of Reiki
    • Reiki cleanse
    • Ethics of Reiki
    • General discussion of the nature of Reiki
    • Hand positions for treating self and others
    • Monetary exchange for treating others
    • Reiki level I attunement
    • Practice treating self and others
  • Classes are 4-5 hours long (depending on class size), and include a vegetarian lunch (or feel free to bring your own)
  • Cost is $150, with a $50 discount if paid two weeks in advance of class date

Please email me at linettecchance@gmail.com to discuss class dates

 

 

 

Connecting with the Goddess: Reiki and Akashic Records Specials

What a wonderful weekend this past one was! So much magick and synchronicity packed into just two days! One of the things that happened was a new connection with a patron Goddess, who is leading me in new directions of growth, both in my internal landscape and in my business. She (and my sweet friend, Laura) has suggested that I offer these two specials for the last part of May and the month of June.  These prices are good if paid through June 30.

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Image from SageGoddess.com, my favorite place for crystals and magickal tools. 

The first is a new offering called Connecting with Your Patron Goddess.
This is for anyone who feels the desire to connect with a patron Goddess either temporarily or on a more permanent basis. I will go into the Akashic Records and request for the client that a willing Goddess most suited to her (or his) current needs and energy present herself for partnership. The session will last about an hour and will include an introduction and answers to any questions the client wishes to ask about how to work with the Goddess who comes forward.  The cost for this session is $77. 

The second is my standard distance Reiki session with chakra reading, but at a discounted price of $55.
During your distance Reiki session, I will tune in to each chakra center and relay the dream-like images I receive at each point. As well as providing extra healing at those centers which need it most, knowing what blocks you may be experiencing at each chakra center will help you focus your own energy and mindset work to maximum benefit.  This session includes an email follow-up summarizing all the information I receive.  For more information on what Reiki is and how a distance session works, please see my Reiki FAQ, here.

Please contact me at linettecchance@gmail.com for more information or to set a time for your session.

Where Does the Information Come From When I Get a Reading?

Well, it all depends on the kind of reading you get, but, in general, there are a couple of sources for information.

  1. The Akashic Records

The Akashic Records, or simply the Records, are a purely energetic location that houses every thought, action, belief, and possible variation thereof that your Soul has ever or will ever have or do.   

When I access these, I see a massive library with many floors, and my Guide brings me the records that pertain to you and your question. Information is delivered in images, a simple knowing, sounds, smells, or feelings, kind of like in dreams. Indeed, many believe dreams are us accessing our own Records while we sleep.  

Anyone can access their Records, it just takes the desire to do so and permission from the Lord and Keeper of the Records (often Metatron is who appears for me, but there are several Lords of the Records).  However, many do not want or need to access their Records regularly enough to take the time to learn, so I can do it for them.  I can never, ever access anyone’s Records without their conscious permission, unless doing so somehow relates to an issue I am personally having. For example, I can access the Records of my family and pets, but only those areas that pertain directly to me unless I have their express permission to do so.  One can also access the Records of particular places, objects, the entire planet, or even groups of people.

Readings wherein I use the Akashic Records include Past Life readings, of course, but may also include Oracle card readings, chakra assessments, and certain other readings that I do not yet offer to the public.

 

  1. The Subconscious and Other Helpers

Did you know that your conscious mind processes only about 4o pieces of information a second, on average, while your subconscious processes 4 million pieces of information per second, on average? That is a massive gap!

We can access that information that is just hanging out there in our subconscious, waiting for us to need it. It often bubbles up as intuition or emotion, which we in this country have mostly been trained to ignore. Because we are so used to ignoring it, it can be difficult to access it when we do want to use it. Oracle cards, tarot cards, pendulums, and other forms of divination are excellent ways to get at this information.  

There are sometimes other forces at work during divination: the ones I have encountered are the Higher Self, Spirit Guides, Angels, Ascended Masters, deceased loved ones or other non-physical Beings.  I have yet to encounter an energetic Being who intended me anything but Love and clarity during a reading.  That said, I always ground and sage my space so that only the highest vibratory Beings may enter and offer assistance. I also call on Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael to aid me whenever protection, guidance, and healing are involved.  After the reading, I make sure to detach from any energy other than my own.

Would you like to know more or experience a reading for yourself? Both my Oracle card readings and Past Life readings are offered at a 50% discount until December 31. That makes the Oracle card readings $25 (conducted via email) and the Past Life readings $35 (conducted via Skype or phone). For more information, or to purchase readings, please email me at linettecchance@gmail.com. Gift certificates are available!

Marie Forleo Talks with Seth Godin

If you have struggled for years to find your purpose, like I have, you need to see this.

There are so many great pieces of wisdom delivered here, from the truth about your purpose, to suggestions of what benchmark to use to measure your success in life (hint: who would miss you if you didn’t show up?) that you will want to watch more than once.

I am a huge fan of the beautiful and brilliant Marie Forleo, and this video is a shining example of what she brings to the world.

My Experience with Usui Reiki

I first heard of Reiki back in the 90s as I was browsing around on some message boards on Beliefnet. Several people seemed to know it and love it, but I didn’t have any idea what it was or why I should care. It seemed like a good thing, but nothing really special.

Flash forward to 2015. I was sitting in my office at work, reading articles on Facebook about spiritual topics, and I suddenly felt overwhelmed by emotion. Gratitude, love, serenity….it all came flooding into me through the top of my head. I felt like a giant waterfall had been turned on directly over my head and I was lost in the flood. All I could do was cry and rock and hold on to the edge of my desk. Thank god I had a private office!

A friend in a Facebook group was kind enough to talk me through what felt like an unbelievably transformative experience. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher and asked if I had ever had an attunement. I had no clue what that was. I went home that night and could not stop thinking about this amazing experience and how it changed the way I felt about absolutely everything in just a few moments. I started to read about Reiki, and decided to try to find a practitioner in my area.

As the Universe would have it, there was a Reiki Master/Teacher just 4 blocks from me! I emailed her and asked what I needed to do to schedule a healing attunement, not understanding that was incorrect terminology for what I wanted, which was just a Reiki treatment session. Somehow, I ended up signing up for a Reiki level 1 class just a few weeks from that time. I am not entirely sure I even knew what I was signing up for or what it meant.

Much to my surprise, my husband, usually the bigger skeptic of the two of us, said he wanted to attend the class, too. So, on August 29, 2015, we both went, and we were both attuned to Usui Reiki level 1.

[For those of you who are as in the dark as I was, allow me to explain. Everything in the universe is made of energy. Reiki is part of this energy. It is a loving, healing part of this energy, and it comes directly from God or Source or Spirit or whatever your name for the Something-Greater-Than-Us is. It is channeled through the heart chakra of the practitioner and out through his or her hands to the body or energy field of the recipient. It works by healing the energy of the recipient, working from the outmost part of the energetic field to the innermost, which is the physical body. It heals and aligns the chakras. It is incapable of doing harm or being sent where it is not wanted. The energy will dissipate if either of these intentions are present. For more information, my Reiki FAQ is available here.]

Let me tell you, there is no feeling in the world that I have experienced so far that compares to being attuned to Reiki at level 1. Not even my Waterfall Moment, as I have come to call it, compares to feeling like you can shoot laser beams out of the palms of your hands! A Reiki attunement allows you to feel the pulse of Universal Reiki energy in the palms of your hands, and to channel that energy into your own body and the bodies and energy fields of others. I felt like a freaking super hero!

I was immediately hooked, and I wanted to get my next level attunement as soon as possible. Most Reiki Master/Teachers really recommend that you wait some period of time before being attuned to level 2. You need time to practice on yourself, on your family, on anyone who will sit still for it. But, again, the Universe must have really wanted me to have this experience, because there was a level 2 class 3 weeks later, and my teacher allowed both me and my husband to sign up. So, on September 19, 2015 (the 4th anniversary of my mother’s death, as things worked out), we were attuned to level 2.

That was nearly a year ago, and I will soon be attuned to the Master/Teacher level. But, more than simply racking up accomplishments, certificates, cool energetic powers, Reiki has changed my life and my husband’s life.

For me, the changes have been mostly emotional, except for the fact that I no longer have thyroid issues. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2001 and struggled with it pretty intensely. The brain fog, exhaustion, and all the other symptoms that go along with this malfunction of the thyroid gland kept me weighed down, literally, for most of 14 years. It didn’t clear up all at once, but I could tell a steady, persistent difference, until, today, I hardly have any sign of it at all. Emotionally, childhood issues started to resolve, traumas and hurts began to heal all on their own or with minimal work on my part. I began to feel more in tune with my body, and I began to develop a closer relationship with both God/Spirit/Source and with my husband.

The changes in him were astounding. He stopped smoking. Later, he stopped drinking. He lost weight. His anxiety, a lifelong plague and the most severe anxiety I have ever witnessed in person, reduced to the point where he was able to sleep up to 8 hours a night: a huge change from the ragged 3-4 hours he was used to. We grew closer and closer. All of this within just a year’s time.

Last fall, I began to take on Reiki clients professionally. It was so thrilling and gratifying to me to be able to help people I couldn’t even be in the same room with! (Reiki level 2 includes special symbols that allow the practitioner to be able to send the energy long distances.) Friends and clients were amazed that they could feel the change in energy, and they were excited by how relaxed they felt after a session. I finally felt like I had a glimpse of my true calling here on Earth, in this lifetime. Reiki is a part of my purpose as a healer here, now.

Reiki changed my life and continues to change me in both profound and mundane ways. Headache? Reiki it. Backache? Reiki it. Get a deep cut at work? Bandage it, and then Reiki it. Bad dream? Reiki it. Instead of praying over my food, I Reiki it. I send Reiki ahead of my car while traveling to keep the road ahead safe and clear. I Reiki my home and office to keep out unwanted energy. I Reiki my blog posts and my Facebook posts with the intention that each person who reads them feels blessed and a little better. There is literally nothing Reiki cannot help with.

From my first encounter with Reiki to this day, I tell everyone I know that if you have even the tiniest bit of interest in it, get attuned to level 1. It will change your life, too.

 

Special Reiki Offering

Sometimes, we need a little something extra to boost us through some turbulent times.
With that in mind, I am offering a Reiki special from now through the end of October…A Reiki 3 pack of sessions with one free chakra assessment and one free Tarot reading.

You can use this in a couple of ways:
~If there is something specific you have been struggling with, we can do the Tarot reading and the chakra assessment to help you get some clarity. We can then focus the three Reiki sessions on helping clear out any junk that is blocking your path
~You can use the Reiki sessions as stand-alone sessions, to be scheduled when you need the extra relaxation or healing. The chakra assessment would be done as part of one of those Reiki sessions, but the Tarot reading could also be done as a stand-alone session.
~You can give the gift of healing and insight to friend or loved one

If you are unsure what Reiki is or how it can benefit you, you can find my Reiki FAQ here.
There is also a brief explanation of a what a chakra assessment is.

The price for this special is $111, a 50% discount over my usual rate.  It must be paid by October 31, but you can schedule the sessions for any time you like. For example, if you typically need more energetic support around the holidays, that would be a great way to make sure you get it!

For any other questions, or to purchase your package, please email me at linettecchance@gmail.com.