The Law of Attraction and This Week

Published February 25, 2016 by mandyhieatt

This week has been a week from hell and at one point I was sure that it was only going to get worse. Lately it seems like the harder I try the harder things have been getting. And I have been on the verge of tears for the better part of a month now but this week has been especially bad. Then today as I was doing my Reiki meditation a thought came to me and I had one of those “Ah Ha!” moments.

I was focusing on my lack of things and not on the joy and feelings of having the things I desired (such as money, lets be honest). And the more I noticed that I didn’t have money and wasn’t making money the less money I was making and the less I had. I thought I was being positive and thinking about things in the right manner but I wasn’t. I only was thinking the good thoughts when I noticed that I didn’t have which put my mindset in a state of lack and no matter what thoughts I was trying to force I was still in a state of lack. And from experience I know that a state of lack will only bring on more lack which will only bring on more, so on and so forth. It really is a hard cycle for me to break.

However, today no matter what kind of bad news I received I was coming from a place of love, joy, and gratitude. When I noticed something that I didn’t want I stopped myself and thought “What is it that you really do want Mandy?” So I started becoming clear on many things in my life, including how I have been working myself and my businesses. I realized that I no longer want to work and not see any monetary benefits come from it, that I need to follow my true passions in life, and give my 11o% to my goals. Which means that some of the things that I have been doing I am going to have to let go because they are no longer working in my life. The transition is going to be hard because I do not like change when that change is subtracting something from my life. However, in the end I know that I will be much happier refocusing my life.

So as I go through and make these changes you will notice a change in how I do things. I am not sure that I want to continue my daily readings as these take energy that although my followers do love I am not receiving any other benefit from. I will still continue doing my weekly readings but may start doing those in video format and providing a link to my YouTube page. I am going to start working hard at promoting my accounting business as I know that there is a great need for that and I have a passion for helping small business owners. I will also work hard at promoting my Reiki/Readings business as healing others and providing guidance is a gift that I must share with the world and also balance myself out. The other things I do may take a back seat for a while until I can prove that I can be successful in these two areas. I will still do my workouts and post those on my facebook page and maybe even start sharing them here.

My life needs to be filled with love, joy, and gratitude and that has been missing lately and I am working on getting that back. Working on that today I have several people that are wanting to come see me Friday for readings and/or chakra balancing and a couple of appointments Saturday for taxes. Proof that the Law of Attraction works when you allow it to and don’t block your own success.

I appreciate all of my followers and any feedback you have. May you be blessed with my joy and love in your life!

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My Tax Season Sanity Helper

Published February 24, 2016 by mandyhieatt

Ok, so it is tax season and it can be super stressful for us preparers. Just because we are smiling doesn’t mean that we aren’t stressed but it’s our jobs to make you feel comfortable and at ease with a naturally stressful part of life. By the end of the day, trust me, we are so stressed that most of us just want to curl up in a little ball and cry ourselves to sleep. This was me all of last years tax season.

For the sake of my sanity and health I decided that this year wasn’t going to happen like last year. First of all I decided to go out on my own. This may be stressful for most people but for me I honestly work better when I can be in charge. I am a horrible employee but a great boss. But more importantly I am ensuring that I am taking time for stress reduction. The biggest stress reduction that I am doing right now is my daily workouts. Doing my workouts in the morning before I get going on taxes helps me burn off the crazy and keeps me from getting super stressed out.

I could go into all the various studies that show that exercise is a stress reducer but really do you even care? Probably not. You are, after all, following a blog that is mainly about card readings and Reiki. So I am sure that you have either read those studies already as a health conscious person or really don’t give a crap about those studies. What I do want to share with you is my experiences with working out and stress levels and how this relates to my fibromyalgia.

First let me say that although I love working out I also really hate working out. I hate having to wake up early enough that I can trick my body into working out and not throwing a fibro fit. I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!!! However… I love the feeling I get when I am covered in sweat and have just killed a workout. I love the rush of seeing my body changing for the better (no matter how slow that process is) and feeling so much stronger than I used to. I love that the things doctors have told me I would never be able to do again because of my fibro I do with gusto and a passion for life. I love how I can workout and no longer have the urge to yell at people. I love digging deep, as Shaun T would put it, and finding myself pushing harder than I ever thought possible. And yes, some days my 100% isn’t as much as my 100% the previous day but I always do my best.

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Pushing myself through workouts is one of the best ways I have found for reducing stress. I feel more at ease with myself and comfortable with my body and to be honest if I push myself I usually don’t have the energy by the end of the day to fight with people. And for those that know me well know that I am a fighter and will argue a point to death. So the fact that I can become relaxed enough to let something go is huge for me. Just the other day I was talking to someone and although I knew they were wrong I just left it alone. Why? Because I was too tired and relaxed to care. I let them be happy and wrong.

Right now I am in month 2 of Insanity Max 30. This is the 2nd time I’ve done this program but the first time I tracked my progress. Each week I strive to push harder than I did the week before and have realized the importance of time tracking in this program. And what have I noticed? Each week I am able to push harder and go longer and “dig deeper!” After I am done with this round of Insanity Max 30 I am going to do a round of Cize and then back to Insanity Max 30 but with the deluxe set that focuses more on the abs. It is my goal to feel comfortable in a 2 piece bathing suit and be healthy… but mainly the bathing suit part. So I’m a bit vain.

Insanity Max 30

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Yes, I am still doing my Reiki and it does help a lot to calm my mind down. But if I don’t get to the Reiki I will still feel ok as long as I can workout. Both are important to my life and I do try to practice my Reiki daily but let’s be honest here, I don’t get to it every day and there have been entire weeks I haven’t practiced my Reiki and that’s ok. Because my real stress reducer in life is my workouts and as long as I have those humanity is safe… lol. It is because of my love for my sanity keeper that I am a Beachbody Coach and help others see the advantages to working out and eating healthy. This is why I run monthly Challenge Groups and why you see the information about Beachbody on my page. Because it has helped keep me sane. And I would love to talk to any of you that are interested in using exercise to help you with your sanity and/or health. So…. if you are interested you can go to my page and click on the Beachbody tab and fill out the form or find me on Facebook and send me a message.

Thanks for bearing with me and reading this blog. Love you all!

Weekly Card Reading 2-22-16

Published February 22, 2016 by mandyhieatt

Beginning of Week – King of Cups

He is wise and understanding. He knows the meaning of patience. Like the sea turtles that swim at his side, he guides the way with a stead calm through the ever-shifting uncertainties of the vast ocean depths. He reads the knowledge of the centuries that has been etched into the patterns of their shells, and drinks in that gift with every breath taken of the water that flows in and around them all. The waters grow still and peaceful in his presence. The cerulean swells sparkle with gem like clarity.

The sea horse is a symbol of the power of Poseidon and is imbued with the tireless strength of the sea. He is a patient creature, swimming through the swells at his own fluid pace. He follows the currents. However, his grace is armored by the spines of his exoskeleton, and that sinuous delicacy should not be underestimated, for the male sea horse is the protector of the young.

Like the sea horse, the King of Cups is a protector. He cares for and watches over all those who are near to him. He offers a drink from his healing waters. He offers compassion and care. His message is to let the currents flow through your veins to cleanse your heart of its burdens. He is patient and tolerant, and understands that all aspects and needs of the people around must be balanced.

Barbara Moore

The beginning of this week has you letting go of what is not working for you and learn to go with the flow of life. Which is perfect for the Full Moon in Virgo. Take time and look at your life. What isn’t working for you anymore? Why are you still holding on? What are you afraid of? Trust that by letting go you are allowing abundance and prosperity into your life and allowing all the positive things that have been waiting for you into your life. Yes, I know how scary that can be and how the unknown can be absolutely terrifying. However, I also know the joys that come with letting go of what isn’t working and going with the flow.

King of Cups

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Middle of Week – Six of Cups

She wanders along the path until she comes to her destination. The creek burbles along its bed not far below her chosen spot, and she sets up her table and teacups to receive her visitors – first her friends from home, with their shiny button eyes and thread-sewn smiles.

And then the shyer ones begin to creep forth from teh shadows and hollows of teh woods, the sylphs and nymphs from the glassy water below, the dryads from teh birch and beech and oak, and the goblins from under. These are the companions she has been waiting for, and she greets them cheerfully. They are drawn forth by her innocent chatter and by the mind that has not yet been chained by boundaries of “what must be” and definitions of impossibility. In her world, fish are not bound by the water of the creek – they may swim through the air above that glassy path – and the sylvan company she entertains at her table are as welcome as the ones made of cloth and stuffing.

The Queen of the Faeries steps forth, and the fantastic retinue draws back, but the girl just smiles, pours a cup of tea, and offers it with a smile.

The Six of Cups is a reminder of childhood innocence, good intentions, noble impulses, simple joys and pleasures. It is not meant to be overly sentimental, but more an urging to remember the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective, and to push back the narrowness that folds in on you over time, with the complexities of life and responsibility.

Barbara Moore

So you’ve done the work at the beginning of the week of letting go of what was no longer useful to you. Now it’s time to look at the world with a child’s perspective of wonder and joy. Life can make anyone become hard and cold and that prohibits love and joy from coming into your life. Working just to pay bills is a horrible feeling and that is enough to bring anyone down, however remember that even though you have those bills you can still find joy and happiness all around you. Remember what it was like to use your imagination to go to far away worlds and explore new and exciting things. As an adult you now have a stronger mind and can make those childhood adventures more exciting. Remember the Law of Attraction teaches that the most important tool is being able to imagine the life you want and to feel it. Isn’t that what you did as a child? It’s time to start doing that again!

6 of Cups

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

End of Week – Four of Pentacles

The dragon coils tightly around his hard-earned hoard. He has spent many human lifetimes gathering up such a vast treasure. No one shall touch it; no one shall steal it from him! “Mine!” he hisses up to his tiny cousins who come creeping up to see. The salamanders and lizards scurry away quickly, lest he lash out at them in his possessive anger.

“My gold!” he declares. He knows the chameleons are watching with lustful eyes from above. HE knows they are waiting for a moment of weakness to slip in and take. Even the light touch of wind feels like a thief stealthily attempting to creep up on him, and so he curls himself around himself, around and around and coiled tightly, tail to snout and endless coil. The salamanders scuttle off and leave him to himself. Burnished scales meld and become indistinguishable from the gold that he lies sprawled upon. Lovely, comfortable gleam, never tarnishing, never changing.

The Four of Pentacles embodies a possessive spirit, one how wants always to be in control. As a result, he lives within limitations, a cage of his own making, and is highly averse to any change. He is obstructive, in denial of his own weaknesses, chained by those very weaknesses. He is a miserly and miserable being who is financially well off but with a spirit that has been locked down by that preoccupation with his material state. Letting go of that selfishness might bring more happiness than that hoard has done thus far.

Barbara Moore

Let’s talk about what is happening here. You let go of what wasn’t working and you started to view life through a child’s perspective but now you are being selfish and greedy. What happened to make you change this quick? I can almost bet that it has something to do with money and finances. As I stated earlier, paying bills sucks and when there is more month and than money it really sucks. I have been there and still fighting my way out. This does not mean, however, to become a greedy, stingy, and miserly person. Yes, be responsible and pay your bills but do it with love in your heart. It is easy to pay bills with love in your heart. Remember what those bills signify in your life. A house to live in, electricity for the lights and heat, water to drink and bathe in, internet for entertainment, and so many other things that you pay for and enjoy. Don’t stop the enjoyment because now you have to pay for it. Use the Law of Attraction to help you through the hard times. Learn to attract financial stability and freedom by imagining it and feeling those feelings. Don’t let money stop you from living the life you want. Bad feelings towards money will only bring about a lack of it.

4 of Pentacles

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

 

Reiki and Card Readings

Published February 18, 2016 by mandyhieatt

Most of you that follow my blog do so for my daily readings, which I have taken a short break from. I do plan on getting back to those this Sunday evening however. I try to provide not only the meaning the author of the deck provided but also my interpretation of the card and it effects on the day. I know that at times my entries tend to be long and wordy, even willing to admit that at times they may be hard to read. But I feel that it is always worth the read in the end.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret on how I do my readings. I use Reiki on myself and the cards before I do a reading. Since I started doing this I have found that not only am I far more accurate but that my energy isn’t depleted after I do a reading. Anyone who has ever done readings knows the feeling of being completely drained after a reading or a series of readings. There are some people who want readings that just want to deplete your energy to start with.  Then there are those times when as a reader we think we are Superman and decide that we can do marathon readings with no break and end up feeling nearly dead.

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I figured out that lesson out a few years ago. I was doing a fund raising psychic fair to help a group obtain the money needed to become a 501(c)3 organization (non-profit). This was a 2 day event and I offered to help both days. First of all it was a 90 minute drive one way from the event to my house, so I needed to make sure that I had enough energy for that. Then it started later in the morning but went until 8:00 pm. So after the first day I felt tired but that was to be expected. However, after the end of the second day I was so exhausted that I slept for 14 hours straight that night and then had to rest/sleep most of the next week. I knew that I was pushing myself too hard and putting out too much of my own energy. After that event I decided I needed to change how I approach doing readings.

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It was during a meditation state that the solution to my problem was presented. During my meditation the goddess Morrigan showed me that I was to Reiki myself and my cards before I started reading to ensure that it was not my energy that was being used but universal energy that was being used. Because universal energy cannot be depleted so there is enough to do what needs to be done and then some. So the next day I started doing Reiki to my cards and noticed that not only did my energy not drop as much but also that I was gaining more insight into what really needed to be said.

A few months later I was invited to do another fund raising psychic fair and I took the offer. A lot of the people from the first fair remembered me and wanted me to read them again so I ended up being booked for that fair. At the end of the two day fair I was not tired because of the use of Reiki on myself and my cards. There was no need to sleep for 14 hours or spend the next week in the middle of a fibromyalgia flare.  I had plenty of energy and was able to help many people and raise a lot of money for the organization I was helping.

So when I start back up doing my daily, weekly, and monthly readings please know that a lot of the insight comes from Reiki energy. And if you decided to book a personal reading with me that I am not feeding you what I think you want to know but what Reiki energy is telling me you need to know through the cards.

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Health, Fitness, and Reiki

Published February 17, 2016 by mandyhieatt

My public persona is not actually my personal persona and I am working on that. One good example of this is the fact that most people that know I am a Beachbody Coach did not know I am a Reiki Master and vise versa. Although this may not seem like such a big deal for me it is. It’s a big deal because I use Reiki to help me along my health and fitness journey. Reiki helps me to be able to wake up in the morning and get going, helps me after my workout is done through relaxation, and helps my body assimilate my food better.

For those that know me the fact that I am not a morning person is not new and quite frankly may be considered the understatement of century. I do not like mornings, I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere. However, recently I have been working really hard at changing this aspect of me. I learned that no amount of Reiki makes 6:00 am a good time to wake up for me. I cannot function that early… period. Not even coffee helps that early. Right now I am giving 6:30 am a shot and it seems to be working. Reiki helps me in the morning to get my energies flowing so that I can function at more than a GRRRR level and helps me from wanting to strangle my chipper morning husband.

Reiki is a huge help to me after my workouts are done. I am hoping that as you have read this blog you have realized that I have a daily fight with fibromyalgia. For those that know they understand that even the idea of working out seems like a really stupid idea that will only lead to horrible pain. And in the beginning of my health and fitness journey that was completely true. In the beginning I didn’t incorporate my Reiki into health and fitness journey, so the pain was almost more than I could bear. By the end of the warm-up I would be hurting so bad I was usually in tears. But I kept pushing.

Once I finally wised up and started incorporating Reiki into my health and fitness journey things finally started getting better. After a workout I did a self-treatment and it would help reduce the amount of post-workout pain and usually resulted in a nice nap. By doing this I found that I was able to push harder during my workouts, go longer, and I finally started seeing some results. I felt stronger than I had in a long time and was gaining some self-confidence back. That was back in 2012 that I really started my health and fitness journey. Yes, I basically weight the same, however, I am a lot smaller than I used to be. Keep reminding myself that muscle is more dense than fat and that weight is just a measurement of the force of gravity on the body. Apparently I have a very strong gravitational force.

When it comes to food Reiki is a huge deal! I Reiki food as I cook it and as I eat it so that it nourishes my body in the ways that I need it to and so that I can better control my hunger. Honestly that is one of the worst symptoms of my fibromyalgia right now is the horrible food cravings for things like sweets and carbs which I know are bad for my body. I also Reiki my Shakeology every day before I drink it. I want to make sure that I am getting everything that I need to make my body run to its best abilities. Now from time to time I do get stressed and forget to Reiki my food. I can tell too. Last night is a perfect example. I didn’t Reiki the food during preparation or right before eating it, I just simply enjoyed a great meal with my husband. Right after I was done eating I wanted chocolate so very bad. I ended up making homemade hot chocolate. That was not the best choice but it calmed down my fibromyalgia enough so that I could get some sleep. Lesson – Always Reiki my food!

In the end I realize that I can no longer keep my coaching business separate from my Reiki. Both are too much a part of who I am and I use them both to make improvements to myself. Here is my obligatory plug… That is why my March Challenge Group is going to incorporate both my Beachbody business and my Reiki. For those that purchase a Beachbody Challenge Pack I will be offering them the first 3 levels of Kundalini Reiki at no additional charge (a $150 value). It is my thoughts and feelings that if everyone else could see how perfectly they go together then they too could improve their lives like I have.

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Animal Reiki & Cat Butt

Published February 16, 2016 by mandyhieatt

Cat Butt came into our lives a little over 2 years ago and is a major part of my day. When we first got him he was very sick and weak. After spending a lot of time at his vets office we figured out that he has severe allergies. This meant putting him on an immune suppressant and special food. And this helped him a lot, however I knew that I needed to do Reiki treatments on him as well.

Every time that I would do a treatment on Cat Butt he would sit on my lap or very close to me and just allow the energy to flow into him and then would sleep for several hours after the treatment was over. Once he woke up he was completely wired and acted like a normal cat (which is how he earned his nickname of Captain Asshole). It got to the point that I noticed when he wanted a treatment he would just come up to me and the Reiki energy would start flowing even if I wasn’t in the mood. This was a lesson in learning to do Reiki when it is needed done and not when I feel like doing it. And this went on for about a year and a half.

Back in August of 2015 I decided that to ask Cat Butt if he wanted to become attuned to Level I Usui Reiki. The response was instantaneous.  He actually got into the area of my desk where I keep my Master Manual and pulled it out. To me this was not only completely amazing but a very firm answer to the question. So I attuned Cat Butt to Level I Usui Reiki. During the entire attunement Cat Butt sat quietly on my desk taking it in and purring. He was content and letting me know. After I was done he decided to sit in my lap for a good hour. This is unusual because Cat Butt is not the “sit in your lap” kind of cat. He is the “I want to be close to you but don’t touch me unless I allow it” kind of cat.

Since his attunement we have been able to ween him off his medicine with no side effects or back slides to his health. In all honesty he seems happier now that he is off his meds. The only down side I can see is he is no longer sleeping until 6:30 am, waking us up at 3:30-4:00 am which is a time in which I am not happy about. But if that is the only thing I have to complain about then I am one happy cat mom. Now that he is attuned Cat Butt now will sit next to or on me and my husband if we are not feeling well, sad, or stressed and will Reiki us.

Receiving Reiki energy from my cat is a unique experience to say the least. At first I didn’t recognize the energy because it was coming from Cat Butt. I am used to the way the humans give Reiki energy. It seems that animals have a different way of giving the energy even though it is the same energy. Yesterday is a perfect example of receiving Reiki energy from Cat Butt. It was raining and the rain flares up my fibromyalgia something horrible. So after my husband left for work I decided to lay down on one of the couches in the living room. Cat Butt came over and laid on me for a long time and I fell into a deep sleep. When I finally woke up about 3 hours later I felt amazing even though it was still raining. Cat Butt Reikied me.

I know soon that I will need to give him his Level II Usui Reiki and maybe even his Kundalini Reiki attunements, but I will wait for him to let me know when he is ready. And here eventually I need to go out to the pasture and give Lester, our Arabian donkey, and attunement as it has been brought to my attention he wants it done. And that will be an interesting attunement and I will let you all know how that goes.

I have learned that not only do animals enjoy receiving a Reiki treatment but they can also receive attunements and heal.

How Reiki has helped my Fibromyalgia

Published February 12, 2016 by mandyhieatt

Lets start with my adventure with fibromyalgia. In 2007 I was going to school full-time, part of the student council, member of the choir, member of a underprivileged student program, math and business tutor, and working overnights at a motel full-time. For months I felt tired and had body aches all over that didn’t get better with ibuprofen. Honestly I thought it was because I was trying to do too much and was burnt out.

After feeling so horrible for months and things just getting worse and worse I finally went to my doctor. She ran a series of test, which all came back good, and then she finally did what is called the touch test. For this test to be positive 11 of the 17 points they palpate have to be sensitive, well I had 16. The one my doctor was sure would have a reaction didn’t. After the diagnosis we tried a variety of medications to try and get the pain manageable. However, if the medications did work they had such horrible side effects that I didn’t want to take them. The pain was better than what was happening because of the medications.

Then in 2008 one of my closest friends suggested I look into Reiki to help with my fibro. I had absolutely no idea what Reiki was and was skeptical. So I researched it and it still sounded like fluff… serious bullshit fluff. Although I did (and still do) believe in the ability of humans to transfer energy between each other it was hard for me to understand that universal energy could pass-through one person into another. As I was studying Reiki, my husband and I went to an event in Des Moines, Iowa and I got to experience Reiki for the first time. It wasn’t a full session but the results amazed. The Reiki provider worked on my back between my shoulder blades, my lower back, and my right knee. For about 2 weeks afterwards I felt great. My pain was reduced to the point I almost felt normal again.

After that experience I decided that I needed to be able to do this on my self on a regular basis, not having to depend on anyone else to provide this service to me. It was then that the universe spoke to me and provided me with the answer I was looking for. The local community college (Southeaster Community College, West Burlington, IA) was offering a Level I Usui Reiki Course at the Massage Therapy School. Even though the course description was obviously geared towards massage therapists I still decided I wanted to take it. My wonderful husband paid for me to take this intense 3 day course. I loved every moment of it and exchanged Reiki with the other students that were there. It was amazing and I felt better for weeks afterwards. As part of the course it was suggested that we each practice Reiki either on a family member or ourselves for 30 consecutive days after the attunement and I did just that. However, since I felt so good after that 30 days I stopped doing Reiki on myself because I didn’t think I needed it any more, how naive I was.

Fast forward to September 2012 and my fibro was once again bad even though I was exercising and trying to eat healthy. I was frustrated and felt like my will was being broken by the universe. Then I see that one of my good friends was a Reiki Master and offering a class but this class was too far for me to drive to, so I sent her a message asking her what it would cost for her to come down to my house and teach me. After settling on the price and the class date I felt a sense of relief. Then on October 12, 2012 I received my Level II Usui Reiki attunement.

Even though I didn’t practice daily I was practicing more regularly and it did help. Then I found out that we were going to move to southern Kentucky in late January of 2013 and knew that if I wanted my friend to do my ART and Master attunements I had to get them in quick. So in March of 2013 we did the class and she attuned me. Now during our move and subsequent house hunt it was very hard for me to practice daily but I did practice as often as I could. I noticed that the more I practiced my Reiki the stronger it seemed to get and the better I felt. So after we bought our current house and got mostly settled in I started doing daily Reiki.

Most of the time my daily Reiki practice is me sending Reiki to others, situations, and my goals that I have written down in my Reiki notebook and it may only take 10-15 minutes. I have found that even though I am not directly sending Reiki to myself, since the energy flows through me it heals me. Now between exercise, diet, and Reiki my bad days now are what I used to call good days and my good days are awesome. I can do almost as much as I was once able to do and life has it vigor back. My fibro is still a part of my daily life and as I sit here typing this blog it is snowing here and I feel it. However, I will still get up and get my workout done and then get to working on my accounting business. I don’t let days like today stop me any more.

Reiki has saved my life and my quality of life and for that I will ever be grateful!

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