Everything You Need To Know About Karma


Does Karma really exist?

Emphatically, YES! You may not be familiar with the term ‘karma,’ but you have probably heard of the sayings, “What goes around comes around,” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This universal ‘Golden Rule’ has been described throughout history in various cultures and traditions. Regardless of the title, this principle and its inevitable reality remain the same.

Karma is alive and well. She still reigns supreme. Unfortunately or not for you and yours, this diva will never die. To understand her fundamental aspects, there are three rules of karma that you should know.

Three Rules of Karma

1. No one is immune to Karma
2. Karma has no expiration date
3. Ignorance of Karma is no excuse

Over the years I have endlessly consulted my spirit guides concerning the topic of karma. This is a popular question. I will state for the record that I am a firm believer in karma. I personally have connected the dots through my own trials and tribulations. I have witnessed countless examples of karma’s retribution. I have seen into the future, what she has in store for those who have tempted the hand of fate.

Karma is a perplexing prophecy. There are reasons why the coined phrase, “karma is a bitch,” is used daily worldwide. Off the top of my head I could list 101 examples and/or experiences that tell me she is very real. I can promise you I am not the only one who thinks this way and has a story to tell proving her existence.

This knowledge is well-known to the enlightened. That is why many ascended souls reincarnate. They are aware there is much work to do. As such, they come back determined to eliminate their karmic ‘debt.’ They came to realize on the other side that it was their sole responsibility to end the cycle. Blessed with this knowledge, they chose reincarnation. These brave souls have approached me with their thoughts. Many of you remember and know enough to be inquisitive and to justify concern. I have felt your apprehensions even though you have returned with a predestined course of action. There is an unmistakable vibe to an ‘old soul.’ They have absolutely no time to waste. You can feel the urgency to their mission. They wear their purpose on their sleeve. We should all have such identifiable conviction about eliminating karma.

Karma delivers what you deserve. Let’s just say that you are under the assumption that karma can’t touch you. Karma, smarma. You may even have the notion that by wearing your ‘superhero’ cosmic cape of protection you are shielded from her wrath. Or, you might be so bold as to think that since you have not killed someone, you are good. I am sorry to inform you that delusions of grandeur do not apply when it comes to karma.

If you are a ‘nonbeliever’ these concepts can be a tad bit tricky to comprehend. You may be the type of person who refuses to accept the reality of karma all together. Sheer denial could allow you to dodge some bullets. Not all, but some. Karma demands that your bill be paid in full, meaning that if you pass before your slate is clean, your karma will transfer on. Dying does not provide a ‘free pass’ guarantee that all is forgotten. Your debt remains and is dependent upon the varying degrees of past and present karmic-worthy incidences you have been involved with. This could be your own or a generational accumulation.


Let’s say you have lost a close blood relative on this earthly plane. This could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, etc. They may have had deplorable behaviors. They knowingly hurt themselves and/or others. There may have even been a long list of people left behind that felt harmed, damaged or hoodoed in one way or another by this person. That negative vibration doesn’t stop because they are now dust. Their ill deeds can continue to be discussed. Their wrongs are then distributed into the universe where they can be confirmed and amplified.

Have you ever noticed that your family seems to be cursed with extremely bad luck? There is an unmistakable pattern to this ‘bad luck’ or karma that manifests as a chain of unfortunate events. If something can go wrong it will and it always seems to be more than you deserve. This sheer volume of negativity isn’t a coincidence. You may wonder why bad things are happening to yourself and your family because you are good people after all. You may be suffering for your family member’s sins.

They may be gone but what about those close to them. Those living loved ones carry the burden. Remarks of character can transfer. These stains imprint upon the souls of those connected to you, usually by bloodline. Blood bonds never wash off. Paying for the sins of a relative are the reality for many of us. Think of it like this, we have all heard the sayings, ‘Like mother, like daughter,’ and ‘Like father, like son.’ This is a sword that cuts both ways. Karma won’t stop because you did. She lives and breathes, mightier than ever.

This is a lesson for all of us to be mindful of our intentions. Our words and actions carry a power of either negative or positive energy to the equation. Remember the possible consequences. If you cannot heed the warning for yourself, do it for all that follow. Begin today on curing wounds, not causing or continuing them. Our time here is limited and there isn’t one of you out there that couldn’t work on making amends for a predecessor or eliminating your own bad karma. Believe me, I have seen enough to assure you she is very real.

About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.




Nosey Neighbors – Can You Relate?

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Back in the ‘Hill’ for a breather, or so I thought. My much-needed getaway started with a bang and ended in a blur. I could write sixteen blogs for what has transpired since last Friday. Eventful would be an understatement and a true insult to the sheer cluster of it all.

I have a plethora of lovelies to share from my latest adventures. I’m actually finding it a tad bit difficult deciding the direction and depth. I mean, I could go DEEP. Like, to the bone. But then again I do not want my house burned down. No thank you. Dare I tell such truths that the proverbial pieces of the puzzle could be placed together and point a finger at me? The internet isn’t as big as you think it is. Trust that.

Pen in hand, I sit here collecting my thoughts and ponder:

Why are neighbors nosey?

Reasonably possible explanations for nosey neighbor syndrome:

Crazy, bored, jealous, insecure, lonely, delusional, hateful, and desperate.

There may be one or multiple diagnoses per individual. Some may even own all the precious titles. I have experienced a myriad of combinations, all rather quite frightful and unfortunate.

As I sense the vibe around me I can tell you that it feels negative. In a close-knit community you are literally surrounded. The houses are packed in tight per foot to accommodate demand and line the pockets of contractors. At this location I have homes all around me.

It is virtually impossible not to see your neighbors and for them not to see you. Especially when certain persons plant themselves in front of their picture window and watch for you to pull into the driveway. But how does it go from, ‘OK I saw you’ to the ‘Who, What, When, Where, How and Why?’

How did he/she afford that house?

What do they do?

How many kids do they have?

They have purple flowers—let me buy purple flowers.

OMG why don’t they cut their grass, wash their new car, pick up the trash, etc.?!

I wish their dogs would shut up.

Did you know he/she is dating, cheating, sleeping over, etc.?!

This is called speculation and conjecture conversation amongst participating neighbors. This is the politically correct term for what was traditionally known as gossip.

Mind you, many participants take notes. Any new information that is gathered is immediately added to your index card or computer file. These particular self-designated nosey bodies make sure to gather facts that will be referenced at a later date. They will Sherlock Holmes you.

There are those who have nothing better to do.

They make stuff up just so they have someone and something to talk about.

And then you have the troublemakers who take it to the next level. These folks hate you and insist on spreading lies and dysfunction until everyone else believes you’re scum. Their mission is to vilify your character, words, actions and/or your offspring. It’s all up for grabs.

These neighbors are hell-bent on making sure everyone agrees you are the enemy and should be extracted. Lines are literally laid. Fences are purposely constructed. You may even be exiled for whatever reason and silly you continues to pay your mortgage, completely unaware of your neighborhood ‘status.’

We have all heard of stories or had actual experiences with nosey neighbors. These incidences can create and escalate into disagreements, arguments, fights, feuds and even death.

My eyes and ears are still in working order. I personally see and hear ‘things’ in the neighborhood that I find disturbing. I choose to adopt an enlightened approach and try to refrain from judgment calls.

If I felt entitled to stick my nose where it did not belong, I might make mention that I am aware of and live in close proximity to dysfunction, illness, syndromes and disease, including but not limited to: Hoarding, Senility, Bitchiness, Stupidity, Anti-Social Behaviors and Cheapness.

But me, I live on the sunny side of the street with my property bordered by crystals. I would never say or spread any of that. I don’t need to. I have nosey neighbors.

About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

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What is Reiki? – Discover the Healing Power of Reiki Energy Medicine

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What Is Reiki Energy Healing?

The Japanese healing technique of Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) means Universal (rei), life-force energy (ki).

Reiki is a form of hands-on healing where a therapist balances and restores unseen life-force energies in and around the body to stimulate physical and emotional well-being.

These universal life-force energies are considered invaluable for sustaining life and health by many Eastern cultures and traditions (and a growing number of Western societies).

The Origins of Reiki

The Reiki system of healing was rediscovered around 1822 by a Japanese spiritualist, healer, physician and scholar known as Dr. Mikao Usui.

He was led to search for the secret behind the miracle healings of Jesus and Buddha. After many years of research, he became convinced that verses of the Buddhist Lotus Sutras contained keys to understanding.

The prayerful invocation of the name of the Lotus Sutras was the first clue. The mantra, “Nam-myoho renge kyo” says it best. Translated it means, “I devote my life to the mystic law of cause and effect (karma) that is woven into the warp and weft of the universe’s existence.”

Dr. Usui shared his knowledge with the world through the Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui Universal Energy Art of Healing). Today it is known as Reiki.

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How Does Reiki Heal?

Reiki differs from other methods in a number of ways. First, it removes existing energy blockages in the aura (energy field surrounding the body), which prevent proper and balanced flow of health. Secondly, it stimulates the body’s endocrine system, inducing a healing function which is transmitted throughout the body. Thirdly, it acts directly at the location of the physical problem.

Chakras and the Endocrine System

The chakras change energy from one level to another by distributing ki to the physical body. This is partly done through the endocrine system that regulates other systems in the body. The Reiki hand positions not only cover the chakras but also major organs and glands.

The Root Chakra – Adrenal Gland
The Sacral Chakra – Ovaries & Testicles
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Pancreas
The Heart Chakra – Thymus
The Throat Chakra – Thyroid gland
The Third Eye Chakra – Pituitary Gland
The Crown Chakra – Pineal Gland

Chakras and the Physical Body

The Root Chakra – Large Intestine & Rectum. Certain influences on kidneys
The Sacral Chakra – Reproductive System, testicles & ovaries. Bladder and kidneys.
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Relation to liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen and small intestines.
The Heart Chakra – Heart and arms
The Throat Chakra – Throat and lungs
The Third Eye Chakra – Brain, face, nose, eyes, etc.
The Crown Chakra – Your entire being

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Achieving Optimal Health With Reiki

Physical problems are often a result of a blockage in the energy flow. Keeping these energy gateways open and properly functioning is vitally important to health.

When we experience the development of disease, the chakras malfunction and the disorder is passed onto the physical body. If this is not dealt with the result is chronically ill health.

If energy is blocked, trapped or constricted, Reiki can help.

Reiki Involves Holistic Healing of Mind-Body-Spirit

The dissolving and cleansing process means that what made you ill at the emotional level is being resolved. What negativities cannot be digested emotionally have to be eliminated, otherwise they will continue to build up inside, generating further issues, sickness and/or disease.

“Reiki connects us directly to spiritual energy, allowing an uncovering of our original and pure nature. It is a linking of our awareness, our consciousness with spiritual energy. Our spiritual energy is pure, while the rest of our matter needs to be purified, healed and harmonized.”

~from “The Joy of Reiki” by Nalin and Renoo Nirula

In any situation, no matter how unpleasant, Reiki can empower you with universal energy to do something positive about it. All that is required for a favorable outcome is the healee’s inner attitude toward self-healing.

All of our healing talismans, amulets, and pendants are imbued with Reiki energy. reiki crystalPlease note: Reiki therapy and Reiki-imbued crystals should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.

About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

Sacral Chakra – Seat of Sexuality

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Your sacral chakra is located in your lower abdominal region (pelvic area), about two to three inches below your belly button (navel). Your sacral chakra is directly related to your genitals.

This chakra corresponds to the color orange and is directly related to your sex drive.

The second chakra is the center of our sexuality. Feelings of sensuality, pleasure and intimacy are rooted deep within your sacrum. The sacral chakra is where our fertility originates. How we interpret our bodies and our body image is derived from this chakra.

The challenge with this chakra is finding a happy and acceptable balance both emotionally and physically.

If you are having little to no passion concerning any area of your life this would indicate an underactive sacral chakra. On the other hand, if you are struggling with feelings of guilt or shame for having a voracious appetite in the bedroom, you indeed have an overactive sacral chakra.

The second chakra is instrumental in developing flexibility in our life. It teaches us to go with the flow and to find our natural rhythm. It supports our personal growth in all realms of creativity.

An overactive sacral chakra would be indicated by acts of overindulgence or obsessive dependency on anything or anyone that pertains to you obtaining pleasure.

An underactive sacral chakra is determined by lack of passion, lack of desire, lack of satisfaction and lack of enjoyment.

Please note, If you have ever been sexually abused, the sacral chakra has been damaged. Repair would require intense concentration on both the first chakra (trust issues) and the second chakra (sexual imprints of shame). We would recommend seeking psychological therapy as well.

Opening, Balancing and Healing the
Sacral Chakra

1) Think Orange

Picture a warm and intense orange light starting at the base of your spine, and then slowly spreading out to surround your pelvis and genital area. Envision in your minds eye that this orange light is glowing brighter with each passing second until it surrounds the entire area of your lower back, hips and groin.

2) Physical Activities

Exercises and activities to open and heal the sacral chakra would be poses that stretch the hips. Examples of sacral opening yoga poses are lotus pose, pigeon pose, warrior pose, or happy baby pose.

3) Affirmations

Repeat the following phrases to yourself: “I love and respect my body. I am passionate and open to experiencing pleasure. I am open to touch. My sexuality is sacred.”

4) Color Therapy

Wear orange clothing, jewelry and accessories on days that you feel like you need to balance your sacral chakra.

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5) Food Therapy

Consume more orange foods including salmon, sweet potatoes, carrots, papaya, pumpkin, oranges, apricots, peaches, seeds and nuts. Drink orange juice, teas and broths.

6) Crystals and Gems

Snuggle up with some crystals that correspond to the sacral chakra. They include carnelian, orange calcite, amber, clear quartz and petrified wood.

7) Essential Oils

Experience aromatherapy with the following oils:
Orange, clary sage, neroli, patchouli, cardamom, sandalwood, cinnamon.

8) Sound Therapy

Tibetan monks chanting provides excellent frequencies to open the sacral chakra. Shamanic drumming is also particularly stimulating for the sacral chakra.

9) Redecorate Your Safe Space

Redecorate your bedroom and bathroom with inviting and warm shades of orange and brown to reclaim your safe space. We suggest to start by burning orange candles and/or obtaining a Himalayan salt lamp or two. Purchase or create orange-colored art for your home. You could also invest in new orange bed linens, blankets, pillows, rugs, towels, or a coat of paint.

10) Chakra Healing Meditation

Experience a guided meditation specifically directed toward balancing the sacral chakra.



Holistic Healer’s Medicine Chest

Original Post Date: December 26, 2015

How to Heal Yourself:
Timeless Natural Remedies from the Holistic Healer’s Medicine Chest

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All too often we find ourselves visiting the doctor because we feel unwell only to hear that it is a viral infection and an antibiotic is not the answer. There is nothing within their scope of practice that they can give. Nothing they can do to alleviate the symptoms so they advise you to rest, hydrate and heal. While these are good suggestions, they bring little respite from your illness. You still feel miserable.

What can you do? How do you find relief? How can you heal yourself?

We suggest you make your own natural first aid kit, a holistic medicine chest, with versatile, inexpensive and useful healing tools that you can keep on hand to heal yourself at home. You might want to include some of these alternative remedies listed that have been used by healers to prevent and treat maladies for thousands of years.

We aren’t saying that you shouldn’t visit your physician. By all means—go to the doctor when you need to. However, if you are turned away with nothing more than their bill and are seeking supplementary care, perhaps you may want to try some of the therapies below. Please use with caution as these therapies may affect some people differently than others, and as always, advise your healthcare practitioner of any remedies you are using at home.

If you are in disbelief that these therapies may improve your health, do some research. Many if not all of these remedies have been the subject of scientific scrutiny and have been researched for their antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and analgesic properties. In this article we chose to target sore throat, cough and headache as these are common conditions that we are forced to battle from time to time. These herbs are not exclusive to the specified ailments.

Happy Healing!

Ingredients to Create Your Own Holistic Healer’s Medicine Chest

Holistic Remedies for Sore Throat

Licorice Root
Licorice root has been used to make over-the-counter medicines. It is an ingredient in many herbal tea blends. It can also be mixed with water as a gargle solution.
Slippery Elm
An ingredient in many ‘throat coat’ herbal tea blends. It can also be mixed with boiling water and drunk. Slippery elm was traditionally used by the Native Americans for soothing an irritated throat.

raw honey healing

Honey has been used since ancient times for multiple conditions. It is antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. You can consume honey in tea or straight up. You may also relieve allergy symptoms by using local honey. If you feel inclined to splurge, Manuka is our choice as the best medicinal honey.
Salt Water Gargle
Sea salt is an affordable and versatile item to have in your medicine chest. A warm salt water gargle draws out inflammation from the throat.
Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root is not to be confused with marshmallow candy. They do NOT come from the same source. Mix with boiling water and drink to experience sore throat relief.

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Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Tulsi also known as the ‘queen of herbs,’ is antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral. It is especially valuable for its use in treating sore throat associated with the common cold and flu. It has also been used for inflammation, malaria, heart disease, fever, stress, reducing blood pressure and more.
We cannot say enough good things about the health benefits of Peppermint. Peppermint has been used as medicine since the Greco-Roman period. Dilute a few drops of oil in a glass of warm water and gargle away. Or opt for aromatic peppermint leaf tea.
Cultivated since ancient times, Chamomile has been used to medicate many ailments. The small sweet flower packs a powerful punch. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic characteristics make it a good choice for reducing spasms and pain. Drink chamomile tea before bed for a good night’s sleep.

Holistic Remedies for Cough

Echinacea stimulates the immune system, helping it fight off illness. It contains substances that reduce pain and inflammation, as well as kill viruses and fungal infections. Echinacea is widely used to shorten the duration of colds and flu, including bronchial dry cough.
The flowers, leaves and oil of thyme are commonly used by people for the treatment of colic, excess gas, sore throats, and as a hangover remedy. Thyme also proves beneficial as an expectorant to loosen and expel mucous. Mix thyme with boiling water and drink.
Boiling flaxseeds in water gives you a thick, gooey gel that eases throat and respiratory discomfort. Add honey and lemon to taste.
Lemon is a well-known natural antibiotic. Drinking a concoction of lemon, honey and hot water may help calm the throat and loosen mucus that may be irritating your airways. Add an optional drop of bourbon or whiskey to help you sleep.
Oranges or orange juice are an essential source of vitamin C, the widely researched immune-boosting supplement. It has been used to treat the common cold among other disorders like cancer. Try orange juice with ground almonds. Almonds have crucial phytonutrients. If you are allergic to nuts, try a small spoonful of vitamin C crystals dissolved in your favorite fruit juice instead.
Whether it is taking a hot shower, holding your head over a pot of boiling water or inhaling the vapor rising from your cup of hot tea, steam is a wonderful way to open and soothe your airway.
Hydration is key to health. Drink as much water and hot tea as you can stand. Eight, 8 oz glasses of water are recommended per day.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that is well known for its ability to calm upset stomachs, respiratory discomfort and can be quite comforting when brewed as a tea.

Holistic Remedies for Headache

A member of the ginger family and a commonly used ingredient in Indian cuisine, turmeric is a pain reliever. Turmeric’s potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic properties can prove to be beneficial for people suffering from general headaches and migraines, as well as to promote overall wellness. Sprinkle any dish with ground turmeric.
Buckwheat is anti-inflammatory and a good choice to fight off the conditions that make a headache occur.
One of the most important tools to have in your herbal first aid kit. The medicinal uses of garlic are diverse and have been recorded since the beginning of the known world. There have been biblical references to this herb that has been used for headache relief as well as to promote overall health.
Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are an abundant source of Omega-3s, anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are crucial for the body’s well-being, as well as other essential nutrients. A diet high in Chia seeds may reduce levels of inflammation that are contributing to pain like that which is experienced with migraine headache.
A cup of black tea or coffee may do just the trick to relieve muscle spasms linked to headache. Be careful though, too much caffeine can be dehydrating, which may exacerbate a headache.
Scalp Massage
Scalp massage is an immediate way to increase blood flow to the cranium. It provides an instant source of good feeling!
Basil Oil
Basil oil may be applied topically as a muscle relaxer when mixed with a carrier oil.
Lavender Oil
Smell lavender oil to relieve physical and mental fatigue. Sniffing peppermint oil can also help increase mental relaxation and clarity. You can put a drop of either oil on each temple to ease the discomfort of a headache.

About the Authors

Kamaira Philips, Bachelor of Music (BM), is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She is an operatic soprano, an intuitive energy healer and modern shaman, a meditation instructor, a certified EMT and a scientist. Kamaira is researching topics related to immunology and alternative medicine at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine.

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.