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Want to Change your Life? Start practicing Gratitude.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The idea of practicing gratitude to change your circumstances and your life is probably not totally new to you. But even though you may have heard about gratitude being a game-changer, you may have no idea how to practice gratitude. As someone who firmly believes in the power of practicing gratitude as a means to rising into your truest self, I wanted to share these tips with you on how to practice gratitude, so you can get started (and reap the rewards) right away.

Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

I believe that practicing gratitude will deliver countless benefits to you, but don’t just take my word for it — even science recognizes the power of acknowledging and giving thanks for the things in your life. Seven scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude include:

  • Better physical health
  • Better mental health
  • Less anger and more empathy
  • Better sleep
  • Better self-esteem
  • Better mental stamina
  • Better (and more) relationships

Powerful benefits, right? Again, I believe these are just a start. I’ve found that gratitude also puts me into better alignment, brings me closer to my truth, and allows me to be a better mother, wife, business owner, and servant to my tribe.

How to Practice Gratitude

Now that you know the benefits of practicing gratitude, you’re probably ready to dive right in and see if this gratitude thing can really work for you. (Spoiler alert: if you commit to a daily gratitude practice, it can — and will — work for you!)

Step #1 – Start a Journal

You’ll want a place where you can document your thoughts each day, so if you don’t already have a journal, now’s the time to get one. A regular notebook will work fine, too. Just choose something that feels good to you and where you’ll be happy spending time each day. 

Hint: If you’re left-handed, choose a journal that can lie flat as you’re writing; and if writing crooked or on a slant bothers you, choose a journal with lined paper. The goal here is to pick a journal that feels comfortable and welcoming and doesn’t give you reasons to not use it.

Step #2 – Write Down Everything You’re Thankful For

This part might sound easy, and at first blush, it is. If you have a comfortable home with running water and heat, you’re most likely very grateful for it and will want to write that down. Same with clothes, food, your car, etc.

But what if you dislike your job? Should you leave that off the list? In this case, I would suggest writing down what about your job you’re thankful for. Is it the income? The proximity to your home? The type of work you do? Your coworkers? Try to identify what about your job you do like and write that down, specifically. 

Step #3 – Stretch Yourself… And Think Ahead

Once you write down the basics of clothes, food, shelter, etc., now it’s time to stretch and think deeper. Dig into your relationships, both with others and yourself. Are you grateful for a solid marriage? A best friend that’s there for you no matter what? Your sense of humor or your nurturing instincts? Dig really deep here and try to identify something new each day.

I also want you to pick an area you’d like to develop and begin practicing gratitude for it before it’s actually here. For example, if you have a desire to release weight, feel gratitude for a body that enjoys movement and responds quickly and positively to being fed healing foods. By programming your mind with feelings of gratitude for something you’d like to bring into your life, you’re signaling to your subconscious that this is your reality… and then reality follows suit, as long as you take action on it.

Step #4 – Write and Review Every Single Day

Practicing gratitude first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day and set the day up for a positive flow. At the end of the day, you can review the list you created in the morning, or you can make a new list that includes whatever made you feel thankful throughout the day. 

There are no hard and fast rules to this, but I do suggest ending the day with a gratitude practice so you drift off to sleep in a state of peace and contentment. 

As you can see, setting up a daily gratitude practice is not rocket science, but it does take commitment. Once you get into the habit, you’ll no doubt see changes and you won’t want to be without it. So relax and enjoy — an attitude of gratitude RULES!

Felicia Grant is an Advanced Soul Coach, Certified Medium and Holy Fire Reiki Master in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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https://www.feliciagrant.com/intuitive-soul-coach/

Psychic Kids…what do I do?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This topic comes up over and over again with parents or grandparents raising highly sensitive children. They talk of seeing relatives or family members that have passed in great detail even though they have never meet them. It’s important that we don’t brush off these encounters with our children by saying things like “it’s just in their imagination or they must be making this up!” Even though we can’t see or understand these things our enlightened little ones can!

Here are some tips to help you and help our psychic kids!

Helping your child hold onto their Spirit Connection.
It’s not unusual for small children to be aware of spirits around them, be highly sensitive to energy, and to share insights and wisdom that seems beyond their years. Some are able to hold onto these gifts for longer than others, and when this comes to the attention of the people around them are labeled as crystal, indigo or rainbow children. Many other children are too young to express themselves in a way that adults can understand, and their gifts can go unnoticed.

Your child’s ability to hold onto their spiritual connection depends a lot on parenting. The world is in desperate need of the love and enlightenment they have to offer, and it’s the responsibility of the adults in their life to protect, nurture and encourage them.

Encourage your child’s light.
There are some simple things you can do to help your child stay in the heart space and keep from letting earthy influences dim their light.

– Encourage your child to lead with their heart, not their head by asking them to share what they feel, instead of what they see.

– Honor their instincts about people and places. Let them pick the playground you visit, and don’t insist that they give scary Aunt Lillian a kiss just to be polite if they clearly don’t want to.

– Foster a love of nature and animals. There’s plenty of time for movies, amusement parks and technology – balance out those activities with walks in the woods, days at the beach and quality time with pets!

-Meditate together and incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities. It will help both you and your child to connect with each other, and with the universe.

-If your child tells you about paranormal experiences – seeing ghosts or having memories of past lives – listen respectfully. You might even encourage them to write out and draw their experiences.

-Share books and articles about the spiritual world. I wrote Looking Beyond: A Teens Guide to the Spiritual World  to help young people embrace their spirituality and enhance their gifts. It’s not just for teens – parents and younger children can learn from the lessons too.

-Encourage your children to be around other people who share their sensitivity and compassion. Don’t push them to play team sports if they would rather be helping out at the animal shelter.

Parents make a difference.
As a young boy, I could see dead people. My deceased grandfather often visited me, standing at the foot of my bed, and sometimes other spirits showed up as well. I was lucky – when I told my mother about my visions, she made them seem perfectly normal. She told me that she could see spirits too, and that I had a gift.

Parents can make the difference between children fearing their special gifts and accepting them as the blessings that they are!

Felicia Grant is a Holy Fire Reiki Master, Certified Psychic Medium and Advanced Soul Coaching practitioner® with a private practice in Wilmington, NC

What is the difference between a psychic and medium?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

By Felicia Grant: Soul Coach – Medium – Reiki Master

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

For more information about a spirit connection with a loved on contact Felicia Grant @ https://www.feliciagrant.com/contacts/

 

 

 

 

 

Listening to the Whispers of your Soul

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After returning from a week of Advanced Mediumship in Daytona Beach Florida I felt a bit overwhelmed with the “muggles” and the day to day real life things that drag you down….

I went into my sanctuary to spend time in reflection and meditation. As I have done 100’s of times I sat in Trance/Meditation and connected to those who offer my spiritual guidance. My loved ones, my guides, my guardians and my angels. As I began to surrender to the spirit with no expectation my brain began to ask for “proof” that those who guide me were there. That was my human brain….my soul self or my spirit brain kept saying “trust…trust…trust!”

As I slipped deeper and deeper into the trance meditation the voices in my head were replace with signs, and images of things that my soul was being asked to do. It’s as if the messages of my soul were rising up like cream rising to the top….Once I was able to surrender and trust it all came flowing so easily and effortlessly.

Allow your soul to surrender and trust and know that you will be truly guided on the next steps of your soul path.

All my love, Felicia

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If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.

September 14-21, 2019 

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.


Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

Helping women ignite their passion!

10 Reasons To Go On A Women’s Yoga Retreat

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By: Felicia Grant

10 Reasons To Go On A Women’s Yoga Retreat

Retiring from Corporate America in 2008 and hosting my first women’s retreat in 2010 was a major turning point in my life. I saw first hand the impact a retreat can have on the women attending these truly transformative experiences so I began to offer more and more retreats each year! It’s now become my passion. I add a bit of yoga and sound healing to enhance the healing experience.

 

Here Are 10 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat:

1. You’ll take your yoga to the next level. 

Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a women’s retreat, you will have smaller groups and a dedicated yoga instructor focusing on your individual needs throughout the week.

2. You’ll get a new perspective. 

Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn.

3. You’ll *actually* meditate. 

When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.

4. You’ll detox digitally. 

One of my favorite things about a retreat is shutting off my technology. While lots of resorts have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly tweet, text, update facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug.

5. You’ll relax and de-stress. 

Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a women’s retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.

6. You’ll eat well without having to do all the work. 

If your women’s retreat is all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you.

7. You’ll replace old habits. 

The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.

8. You’ll make new friends. 

Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone (which I did my first time), you have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.

9. You’ll appreciate home. 

While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor. Heck, it might even feel fun.

10. Because you deserve it! 

Thoreau said: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” While this quote might be on your refrigerator, chances are you make excuses about why you can’t YET. Often times the excuses are about money, time or circumstances but guess what, you deserve a break. You work hard for a reason and you can always find reasons why you should or should not do something. The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen. No excuses.

You deserve to invest in yourself.

11. BONUS: My Retreat to Italy is coming up in September!

That’s right. I’d love for you to join me for my all inclusive 7 night women’s retreat EAT.PLAY.LOVE  in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world – Umbria Italy “The Green Heart!”

This retreat is specifically designed to help you experience bliss and all of the 10 delightful benefits listed above. With daily yoga for all levels, sound healing with International Sound Healer Mark David, farm to table italian cuisine,  cultural excursions, and plenty of time to relax, this women’s retreat will be a dream come true.

Find your JOY!

Eat, Play, Love Women’s Retreat

September 14-21, 2019 

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend. 

If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.

#DragonflyExperience #women #retreats 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

Helping women ignite their passion!