INNER ALCHEMY | karen johnson

Tag: disassociation

Combatting Fear… One Step at a Time

Let’s try an experiment. Think of something that scares you. It doesn’t have to be big, it’s not the size of the fear that matters. It’s your reaction or intensity that it produces.   Selection For each of us it will be a different. Remember, things that initially appear the smallest and most insignificant can […]

Life Detours or Amazing Grace

As none of us came supplied with a game plan, it can be a curious journey each of us undertakes. Happily moving in one direction and then suddenly a gentle nudge or, for the more stubborn, it can be a bumpy ride, setback or eventually an accident which gets our attention.   Topple This doesn’t need […]

Discover your Core

Ever anxious, tense or have non-stop thinking constantly at play; emotions going up or down and around about like a roller coaster. Sound familiar? Whenever you are feeling scattered, out of sorts, overwhelmed or even nothing at all take a pause and then a breath to allow a tiny space and reconnect with yourself then […]

Lexicon of Body Sensations

Our bodies constantly communicate with us. I’m thirsty, hungry, hot, tired, or in pain. Sometimes the signals are incredibly obvious or it can be subtle messages. We may be consciously aware of them or we may not notice them at all.   Definition A sensation is a physical feeling in the body. Sensation language describes […]

Grounded and Embodied Living

The first step in taking care of ourselves and our energetic system is to ground.

How? Take responsibility for our vibration (thoughts, feelings and emotions) and tune into a higher vibration to influence the actions, behaviours and choices we make. Higher frequencies give out vibrations of peace, acceptance, creativity, joy and love.

Love, Relationships and How We Connect

Many of us have been a little confused about love. You might have spent your childhood feeling unwanted, unloved or believing you had to perform or achieve in order to deserve love.
We may feel a sense of lack: a hidden belief of not having enough love to give. That belief can foster the delusion of being unlovable, unloved or cut off from love. Or, that there might not be enough to go around for us.

Redefining Boundaries

Whether our boundaries are blurred, trampled, disregarded, or respected they determine limits. Do we use our boundaries to isolate ourselves or to create connection and relationships? Do we lose ourselves in them? Do we shun love or increase our ability to love? It is really what we do with our boundaries that count. Unhealthy boundaries lead to depression, anxiety, dependency, and illness.

Easing into Conscious Awareness

One of the hardest movements we make towards our essential self is to allow whatever shows up. To allow the process of growth is to invite the possibility of ‘anything’ to show up   It is how you begin to eliminate the blocks and barriers in your mind. Sometimes you may feel you are going […]

Finding Purpose and Direction

Is today going the way you want it to? Or are you drifting because you know something perfect is waiting just over the horizon? When you look around, does your life tell you who you are? What do you see in the reflection of the outer world?   Reflecting There was a time when I […]

Mindfulness Tools: Focusing, Grounding and Centering

Have you experienced moments when your demanding life left you feeling overwhelmed and scattered? So what do you do in those moments of inner madness when you know life must move forward? Instead of taking a downward spiral, it’s helpful to have some simple tools to help you gain your balance and come back to your centre.

Simple Living in Spiritual Awakening

Everything is so simple and easy and yet we add a complexity to the way we live and experience the world. If we could begin to let down our defenses and let go of our need to be right, our lives would immediately change. Something drops away:  something much bigger can emerge.    The four […]

Healing Fear and Anxiety

I see so many motivated and gifted people being stumped… Fear and anxiety seems to stop them from recognizing their power and even their own light. It can leave some paralyzed from moving forward in their life and can bring on depression. They feel disconnected from themselves and the Universe.