Earth: The PAIN School

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I started experimenting with channelling this year, and have had some interesting experiences with ascended masters and also ANGELS! It’s so amazing and interesting to receive information in this way – different from when you’re looking at things clairvoyantly.

The other day when I was meditating, the Masters started talking about hope. They said that Earth is a PAIN SCHOOL which made me laugh because while we all know Earth is a school, I’ve never heard it put that way, like it’s a pain school where everyone has to learn how to deal with physical or emotional pain. And hope is one thing that helps you trust that the pain won’t last forever.

From my own personal experience and from working with tons of people in sessions, it seems that hope is this magical feeling that gets us through the worst of times. Yes, everything may be falling apart and life may be upside down and tragic, but if you have hope, you know things will change, and it keeps you going. It’s like gas in your car. Hope will get you to the next place.

But talking about how great hope is is one thing; trying to rally and muster it up when you’re feeling hopeless is another thing altogether. So here are some things that will help get it back:

1. Keep everything super simple and uncomplicated
2. Do everything one thing at a time
3. Look for one thing you can admire or appreciate whenever you think about it
4. Do NOT think too much
5. Meditate and pray and ask for miracles, for signs, and for hope
6. Trust that things can change in an instant
7. Practice extreme self-care
8. Volunteer
9. Get outside
10. Talk to someone loving and compassionate

The minute you realize you feel hopeless, you have an opportunity to work on that feeling and to turn it around. It may take an hour, or a day, or a few months, but it will transform.

When I first started doing readings, I had a lot of moments of doubt. I was like, who am I to do this and should I even be DOING this? I thought maybe I should go back to the corporate world and keep it normal. And you know what’s funny? Every time I was in that desperate OMG place, guess who would call me for a reading? A woman named HOPE. Without fail, Hope would call, and we’d do a session, and sometimes when I would do a healing on her over the phone the lights would flicker on and off because the energy was so powerful. I’ll never forget Hope, who transitioned from Pain School to the other side last year. I know she is happy.

Hope is the flame that sparks the fire of positive change. If you have hope, miracles can and will happen. And the thing about the universe is that change is constant; things are never in a state of homeostasis. So that’s encouraging too, right!?

Wishing you all the HAPPIEST of HOLIDAYS and sending you so much love and light!


A long time ago, one of my bosses gently told me I was a little too obvious with my emotions at work. It was a corporate job, and we were supposed to act super professional. But I had just gotten out of college at the time, and it was hard for me to act happy and enthused when tasked with working on ten thousand-field spreadsheets for hours on end, chained to my desk like a robot instead of a living, breathing human being. Some days, I felt like my life was slipping out of my hands. Eventually, I realized that the corporate route wasn’t the best path for me, and found a way out.

It’s next to impossible to work in an office when you’re a sensitive person. Even more so when that job you rely on for your livelihood is something you’d really rather not be doing. If you’re in a situation like this, here are 5 ways to cope:

1. Practice shielding yourself.

Sensitive people need to work harder at energetic protection than others. If you work on building up a protective shield around your aura, it WILL make a difference. You’ll feel less irritated by others – their negative energy will just bounce off of you – and you’ll feel a whole lot better in your own vibration. But it’s like brushing your teeth; you have to do it every day.

Try this simple 5-minute technique: Stand tall, arms at your side, and envision a big, brilliant golden sun right over the top of your head. Next, imagine that you are encased in a strong, vibrant shell of midnight blue energy. It surrounds your whole body from head to toe, and arcs up over that beautiful golden sun. Hold the image of the blue vibration surrounding your body for as long as you can. Then, see the golden sun send down rays of sparkling golden light all through your body, all the way down to your toes and then back up. Feel the warmth of the golden energy, and notice that as that gold vibration surges through your entire body, the blue force field surrounding your aura grows stronger and brighter, shielding you and keeping you safe and strong.

2. Surround yourself with inspiration.

Until I got a job with an office of my own, I spent years in cubicles. So I’d have something to look at other than my computer screen, I tacked images on the particleboard of places I was dreaming of visiting. At one particular job, I remember looking at this picture of Gaudi’s La Pedrera every single day for months on end. A couple of years later, when I was relieved of my shackles, I found myself standing on a street in Barcelona, looking at La Pedrera. It was the same time of day and at the same angle as that in the picture on my desk. I realized I’d taken that photo and brought it into my reality. It was one of the most magical moments of my life. If it worked for me, it can – and will – work for you.

3. Be true to who you really are.

The workplace is about conformity. If you dress like everyone else, you’ll fit in, which ensures your success at work. But at what expense? I have clients who feel like they transform into these completely different people when they’re at work, giving up their favorite jeans and casual tops for uncomfortable ensembles that don’t reflect who they really are. If you feel like you’ve gone overboard to fit in, take a step back, re-assess, and then course correct. I’m not advising you to do a complete 180, but if you are in any way unhappy with the way you’ve started dressing for work, do everything in your power to change it.

Some people I’ve worked with have found that placing certain crystals and stones on their desks help them feel grounded at work. Black tourmaline deflects negative energy, and rose quartz emits a vibration of love. Others are inspired by amethyst. If stones are your thing, buy some that you feel will help get you through the work day.

One client of mine worked at a place where everyone on her team went out for lunch every day. She knew that if she joined them, she’d be investing her lunch break into the company, too (even though she liked her co-workers) and not spending time by herself, which is something she really loved to do. So she politely declined, and spent her lunch break running errands and working on her book, which she has since published.

4. Don’t Buy into Other People’s Drama.

The workplace is rife with drama. It’s like this giant stew of emotions, vibrations, and energies from people who might not necessarily choose each other in a line-up of people they’d want to share more time with than their own friends and family. If you’re sensitive, this can be horrific. This idea is as old as the hills, but if you keep to yourself, and don’t fall into other people’s drama, you will feel better and will be able to cope with your workplace much more easily. If you stay neutral, you’ll be less affected – it’s a fact. The minute you start to care too much, you get sucked in, and then you’re riding on someone else’s rollercoaster, much to your detriment. Stay out of drama. Mind your own business. And also – spend good time figuring out who your true friends are. In most cases, it’ll only be one or two people out of 10 or 100 co-workers.

5. Hate what you do? Hatch your escape plan.

Remember that movie, Shawshank Redemption? The guy freaking dug a tunnel out of his prison cell. Took him years to do it, but he finally got his freedom. You can do this, too. If you have a dream, infuse it with life and make it happen. You’re the only one who can. It’s now or never. Do you want to be having your retirement party in the breakroom when you’re 68? If not, get to work. Go to another company. Quit your full time job and take on two part-time jobs. Get up at 5am to work on your dream (like many successful writers have done). Or take a risk and just launch your own business. Do whatever it takes. Invest in yourself.

I hope these ideas help! Do you consider yourself to be a sensitive person? If so, how do you cope at work?