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When your Intuition tells you to use your Intuition, but you Ignore it Anyway

We all have the gift of intuition, some of us just stronger than others, sort of like some of us are more musically talented, or good at a certain sport, or excel at a certain hobby more than others. As in Intuitive Empath I actually spend a lot of time trying to NOT read people around me, especially people who I am close to, as I want to enjoy people for who they are not let the minutia get in the way.  As an intuitive, you really aren’t supposed to read other people without their permission. If you do, it is sort of like letting yourself into a person’s house, helping yourself upstairs and into the bathroom and throwing back the shower curtain on them when they are taking a shower and not expecting you. It is an invasion of privacy, if you will.

Have you ever ignored your intuition or not used your intuition when it would have saved you a headache? Recently, my husband and hired someone to do some extra work around the house that we have been putting off. This person was highly recommend by others in the neighborhood, as well as by others on local social media pages. He was described as someone who makes visions come alive, who is meticulous, detailed oriented, and someone who does great work. Now I realize that everyone has a different level of standards when it comes to, well, really anything, but I just expect a job done as it was promised and paid for.

After a few phone calls we had this handyman come out to see the scope of work and to give us an estimate. Of course over the phone calls, and during the initial visit, he said all of the right things. We liked his price, what he had to say, and moved forward on the work. Before signing the contract, intuition told me to, well, maybe use my intuition and see what kind of person I was about to hire, as well as if I would be happy with the final outcome?  I got this nudge a couple of times and though I acknowledged it, I ignored it.

After a day or so into the work, I really got the nagging feeling to look into this individual we hired. Right about that time, my Empath senses started to kick in because I noticed myself shutting down around him, not making eye contact, and not even wanting to be in the same room as him. I tapped into my intuition and I picked up a whole bunch of personal stuff, (most of which doesn’t need to all be laid out in this post because this isn’t about slandering someone), though I did pick things up like “con artist” which was totally in line with some of the stuff that was pulled while he was here, including talking out of both sides of his mouth, him sneaking around our house looking for supplies to use, the job taking him 3x longer than he suggested, (the scope of work never changed), him requesting more money that he needed right then and there,  and him doing a shoddy job, some of which I have re-done or finished correctly since his departure.

After tapping into my intuition, I was pissed for two reasons: One, I felt duped by this individual. Two, I was mad at myself because I could have saved myself this headache, but didn’t bother to because I gave too much credit and power to what other people said about this individually. I figured that so many people spoke so highly of this guy, things should be fine, right?  Well, not so much. Nail holes were not filled, sanded and painted, paint was stuck to walls with stain on them, and even after coming back to “add another coat of paint” to an accent wall, he clearly didn’t do a quality job. At the end I was very much like “just get out and don’t come back!”

I sat with all of this for a few days, knowing that there is a lesson in everything and I was trying to figure out what the lesson was in this. I feel that this lesson had to do with me using my intuition more and trusting people less. In the past, I have always been a person who trusts everybody and anybody until they wrong me. I have this gift, why not use it, especially when letting a stranger into my home?

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Cleansing your Space after Company, Chaos and/or Contractors are in your Home

There are many different ways that you can clear the energy in your space. I’ve talked about many of those ways in previous posts. Recently I had a contractor over doing some side jobs and he left my house feeling funky and off balance, and me in a foul mood.

Once he was gone, I opened up all of the doors and windows and got to work saging (or smudging) my home. Besides eliminating negative energy, saging is also known to help remove both bacteria and viruses.

Though I mention company, chaos and contractors in the title of this post, other good times to smudge can include, but are not limited to:

  • After an argument.
  • After someone has been sick.
  • After you purchase something second hand.
  • When you are in a bad mood.
  • When you move into a new home of office space. (This helps to clear the energy of past tenants.)
  • When you want to cleanse objects like jewelry, crystals and/or oracle cards.

Before getting started, it is important to make sure that your space is well ventilated. When using sage (rosemary or palo santo wood can be used as a smudge tool, too), light one end of the bundle and blow out the flames so it burns enough to give off the cleansing smoke. Make sure you have something to catch ashes in as you move around your space. (A fireproof bowl, saucer or cup will do.)

Some people suggest to start smudging at the back of your space and move to the front, others say to start in the east, and many say if you have multiple levels to start at the bottom and move to the top… I say, there is NO WRONG WAY to do this, as everything is intention. I usually start wherever I feel pulled to. I do usually work counter-clockwise in each room, but I tell others to proceed with whatever feels right. It is important to get the smoke in, and around, and over and under things. I even open cabinets, drawers and closets, as (intuitively) needed.

Before you get started, you can say an intention or affirmation, I continue to repeat my intention while going through the space that is getting cleansed. Some intentions or affirmations that you may want to try using are:

I now release and send all negative energy in to the light.

I rid myself and my space of negative energies. All negativity present, be gone forever. I surround myself with white light, happiness, and positivity.

As I sage, I ask that all negative energy be released and go out the window and return to the earth as love.

May any energies that are less than love, be released from me and my home. I send back any energies that aren’t mine (or my families) and I call back what is mine/ours.

You can make up your own as well. Say what feels right. Everything is intention.

The time you spend on cleansing a space has to do with its size, or how funky the energy feels. I have actually rotated around some spaces more than once before, when I have felt pulled to do so. (In the case of the contractor, I had to spend some extra time in places where some of his work wasn’t done properly, as well as in the places he spent the most time in.) You’ll feel when the space starts to feel lighter.  

Once you are done, make sure that your smudging tool has been extinguished. (You can run it under water, place it in sand, or stick in outside in the ground.

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The Heart Tree in Town – Meaning & Symbolism

The Heart Tree – November 10, 2021

I call this “The Heart Tree in Town.” This photo is from today, the last picture is of the same tree that I posted on social media back in October of 2019… The branches are filling in, but I still see the ♥️ every time I pass it. It’s leaves are ablaze with color. 🍁🍂


The ancient symbol of the Tree has been found to represent physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, union and fertility. Often seen as a symbol of femininity due to its long branches and flowing leaves, the trunk is seen as masculine. Trees play an important role in many mythologies and religions. They have been given deep meaning through the ages. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth and resurrection. In many folk religions, trees are said to be homes of spirits. Philosophers regard trees as observers witnessing the evolution of humans and the planet around them. 


Hearts are a universal symbol of love, charity, joy and compassion. A heart ❤️ also looks like an inverted triangle. An inverted triangle 🔽 is a geometrical representation of the heart, as well as an esoteric symbol of the divine feminine ♀️ Upside-down triangles can also represent the  element of water. 🌊 Ironically it is Scorpio Season and Scorpio is a water sign. ♏

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Halloween Tarot Spread

This suggested spread came from Starseed Academy: https://starseed.academy/

I originally posted this suggested spread in my private, online Facebook Group, but then people were looking to participate in the spread, so I decided to do one and post the findings here to this blog, as well as to the group.

I currently have something like 17 different Angel, Oracle and Biblical decks. Since it is the day before Halloween, I decided to use my Urban Crow Oracle deck by MJ Cullinane. You can use any deck you would like to. (You can visit Margaux Jones (aka MJ) Cullinane’s web site here: https://www.mjcullinane.com/ )

Halloween is the time when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. The veil aspect of this spread will highlight whatever limits or obstacles are currently in your way. Showing what those are will assist in their removal so that you can see beyond the veil.

Take what resonates with you. Leave what doesn’t.

Current View on Life (#1):

 “Scavenge” – The Crow searches for anything, even the smallest crumb of food. Although insight may be gained and scavenging can promote brain development, the crow’s attention is on an area that may not yield the greatest reward. Scavenge suggests that you may be setting for less because it is easy. Your attention may be on a situation that holds little promise, yet at the same time you are hoping to find some source of nourishment or value.

The Veil (#2 & #3):

“Memory” – Crows never forget a friend or a foe. In a changing populated landscape, these remarkable birds recognize the faces of those who have hurt as well as helped. When a crow spots a predator or known human who has been less than kind, they go into a frenzy, calling out to all that danger is near. They spread the word about the good stuff too, such as people who tend to share their lunch, or places where food is often discarded. What is remarkable is they also pass down the memory of their experience to their young. As complex as these birds are, forgiveness does not seem too likely. Memory asks you to examine areas where you may be letting a past hurt or situation impact how you engage with someone today Are you cautious, or are you holding a grudge? Do you expect others to behave in a certain way because of past behavior?

“Balance” – Have you ever noticed how even on windy days, crows and other birds can stay perfectly positioned on a thin telephone wire? They seem almost unfazed or bothered by the wind. When we are in balance, we meet external forces with our internal strength, giving each space to exist in harmony.

Message from Beyond (#4):

“Teamwork” – Crows have mastered teamwork. Mobbing is one example of how crows work together on a common goal. When an intruder or a predator enters their territory, the birds jump into orchestrated action. Each member of the group holds an advantageous position in fighting off the threat. Call upon your team, your family, or friends to assist you when facing a challenge that requires more than you can comfortably handle. Teamwork strengthens bonds, creates positive memories, and reinforces an awareness that you are not alone.

You can do this spread yourself using any deck that you have. Remember, take what meanings and interpretations resonate with you. Leave the ones that don’t. Who is meant to resonate with these messages will. If you do your own spread, feel free to post your findings in the comments.

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How well do you know a Scorpio Woman?  

Scorpio Season is officially upon us. As we enter my birthday month, I thought that I would share with you some traits and characteristics of a Scorpio.

Strong-willed and fiercely loyal, Scorpios are born between October 23rd and November 21st; the eighth sign of the zodiac. A Scorpio’s personality is fixed (meaning Scorpios tend to like stability), and a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Like fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely clairvoyant and intuitive. Scorpionic energy often appears calm and subdued but is intensely emotional underneath the surface. The Scorpio sign is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle. Scorpios are most compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces; and least compatible with: Libra, Leo and Gemini.

While they can be intimidating, Scorpios are also the most loyal friends and partners you could ever ask for, and as one of the most ambitious signs, they’re amazing at creating connections and being their authentic selves. They are known to be determined, brave, loyal and honest; yet they can also be jealous, secretive, resentful and stubborn. They also tend to be passionate, assertive, determined, and decisive. As intuitive leaders, they understand situations easily. They are researchers of facts and searchers of truth, and are full of secrets that are either theirs, or secrets they know of other people.

Scorpios tend to give their honest opinion. Their outspokenness allows them to state their true feelings to your face. Sometimes, people use this brutal honesty to be rude, but Scorpios rather give the raw truth than be dishonest.

Most women are confusing, right? Not Scorpio women. Scorpio women are fairly simple in that they never hide the mood they’re in. You’ll have no trouble understanding how she feels about you at any given moment in time. Scorpios are clear about their likes and dislikes, because they don’t want to be bothered with things that don’t interest them.

Scorpios are clever people who like to keep a tightly knit inner circle. Friendships and relationships with Scorpio is based on trust, loyalty, and honesty; if someone breaks her trust or lies, she won’t soon forget their error. They tend to hold grudges and take betrayal of any kind seriously. But once her trust is earned, her friendships and relationships are for life and she’ll be there for you through thick and thin.

Scorpio is a homebody, and to her, home is where she can really be herself, and her space is sacred. As a mother the Scorpio woman views her kids as equals, and doesn’t baby them; instead, she instills a sense of independence and strength that will carry them through life.

Here is a list of some famous Scorpios. Rest assured that if you’re a Scorpio, these ambitious people who have come before you have already proven how driven and dynamic Scorpios can be.

Drake (October 24, 1986)

Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881)

Katy Perry (October 25, 1984)

Ciara (October 25, 1985)

Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858)

Julia Roberts (October 28, 1967)

Joaquin Phoenix (October 28, 1974)

Tracee Ellis Ross (October 29, 1972)

Winona Ryder (October 29, 1971)

Gabrielle Union (October 29, 1972)

David Schwimmer (November 2, 1966)

King William III of England (November 4, 1650)

Matthew McConaughey – November 4, 1969

Sean “Diddy” Combs (November 4, 1969)

Odell Beckham Jr. (November 5, 1992)

Thandie Newton (November 6, 1972)

Emma Stone (November 6, 1988)

Ellen Pompeo (November 10, 1969)

Stanley Tucci (November 11, 1960)

George Patton (November 11, 1885)

Demi Moore (November 11, 1962)

Leonardo DiCaprio – November 11, 1974

Nadia Comaneci (November 12, 1961)

Ryan Gosling – November 12, 1980

Anne Hathaway (November 12, 1982)

Whoopi Goldberg (November 13, 1955)

Jimmy Kimmel (November 13, 1967)

Condoleezza Rice (November 14, 1954)

Shailene Woodley (November 15, 1991)

Lisa Bonet (November 16, 1967)

Pete Davidson (November 16, 1993)

Rachel McAdams (November 17, 1978)

Allyson Felix (November 18, 1985)

Meg Ryan (November 19, 1961)

Adam Driver (November 19, 1983)

Allison Janney (November 19, 1959)

Robert F Kennedy (November 20, 1925)

Dominique Dawes (November 20, 1976)

Michael Strahan (November 21, 1971)

Goldie Hawn (November 21, 1945)

Troy Aikman (November 21, 1966)

Michael Strahan (November 21, 1971)

There are a lot of layers to a Scorpio, but if you are genuine and trustworthy towards them, they can be easy to get to know.

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Have you tried Halotherapy (a.k.a. Salt Therapy)?

I took this photo during a visit to Breathe Salt Therapy in Yorkville, IL. Learn more at: https://www.breathesalttherapy.net/

In recent years Halotherapy (or Salt Therapy) has grown into one of the most popular forms of alternative therapy. The word “halotherapy” derives from the Greek halos, which is to say, ‘salt’. Thus ‘halotherapy’ means therapy which makes use of salt. Halotherapy is an all-natural, drug-free and holistic therapy that is done in an environment made to recreate a natural salt cave. It uses a combination of Himalayan salt and a halo-generator technology to maintain adequate salt levels in the room. The Himalayan salt used is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial property that reduces inflammation and helps open up breathing passages. For Empaths, salt can be a huge grounding and energy clearing tool, too!

Many people are turning to Halotherapy for its multitude of benefits. It is also safe and extremely beneficial for children! Salt Therapy as it can assist with:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Colds
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression, (including postpartum)
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Flu
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Lung health
  • Migraines
  • Psoriasis
  • Mental lethargy
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Snoring
  • Stress

…. And much more…

I always feel relaxed and grounded when I get done with a session. Check to see if you have a salt room close to where you live and give it a try!

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#healingsaltroom #natural #drugfree #Halotherapy #salttherapy #saltroom #empath #energyclearing

Photo credit for main photo: Wade Vandervort, Las Vegas Sun.

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Spiritual Significance of Snow

#SpiritualSignificanceofSnow❄️ Snow covers everything that is familiar and transforms it into something new.

Snow is water💧and water is a feminine energy ♀️ and it can be used for healing, cleansing, and purification. 

Ron Clark Park – Yorkville, IL

Water is a nourisher and a cleanser, and it also represents movement. Water is a form of knowledge.🧠 Rain ☔and snow ❄️reflect different ways in which divine energy ✨ flows to us from a higher spiritual plane.👼

#Winterseason🌨️ The season of winter represents: dying, in preparation for new growth, sleeping and resting 🛌 to allow for the growth energy to build up. It is a time for thought.💡

Looking to make the best of all of this white powdery stuff? #usingsnow☃️

✔️Got a bad habit or negative emotions that you need to get rid of? Form that habit or emotions into snowballs, and then throw them as far away from you as you can. There is substantial energy action involved in scooping and packing snow into a tight ball.

✔️Collect freshly fallen snow in a clean jar and use the snow to cleanse and charge your crystals. 💎

✔️If someone is bothering you or keeps popping up and you’d prefer to distance yourself from them, write their name on a slip of paper, and pack it in snow in a jar, bowl or bag, then place in your freezer, and leave it there until the person “chills out” or you wish to see them again. 🥶

✔️Go for a walk in the woods, enjoy the silence, and connect with the Divine.🌳#deepintrospection #practiceforhealingandgrowth

Snow is a purifier. It cleanses. 🧹 And as it falls on our earth, 🌎 and many of us feel buried by it, let’s remember how much “cleansing” we can use in these current times. ❣️

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Originally posted on Instagram 2.16.21: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLXbYoiBrb5Wz9d2Xmtv2umlKyPjZaLp3JrQ7M0/

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Valentine’s Day, Spiritual Connection and Numerology

I love taking in all of the gorgeous (sometimes over priced) flowers in the stores this time of year when the temperatures are frigid and snow is piled up on the ground. Single or not, Valentine’s Day is a great day to try to focus on your own happiness and what makes your heart sing.

Not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day? Use the day as a springboard for developing a new relationship, to buy some books you’ve never read before, to write a letter to a special person or to the universe, to visit an animal shelter or nursing home, or to perform a random act of kindness.

When it comes to numerology, February 14th has special meaning as it offers multiple layers of numeric energies as February is the second month in the Gregorian calendar. Number 2 represents relationships, love, communication and surrender.

The 14th day is a number that contains innovative structure applied to communication, usually in a broader perspective that touches many lives, such as through writing, art, media and much more….

The month and day total the Number 7, suggesting a spiritual approach to communication, relationships, and discovering cooperative solutions.

This shows that the energetic influences of Valentine’s Day has its roots in a deep spiritual connection, and suggests that truly loving relationships come from Spirit, or from Spirit working through others. You express your divine nature through your relationships.

“A person should look for love within, not just outside. As long as you don’t find love within, you can’t find love out there, never, never.” — Baba Muktananda

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Crossed posted here: https://healriseupandascendwithamber.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/valentines-day-spiritual-connection-and-numerology/

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Karma is real…. No matter what your Thoughts or Opinions are on the Virus

This post isn’t about judgment, but rather how the universe responds to what you put out. If you find yourself reading something and suddenly question: “Is that about me?” If that is the case it probably is to some degree because there’s absolutely some kind of lesson in there for you.

Karma is a real thing. One can think of karma as the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s Law of Motion. “For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.” When we exhibit a negative force in thought, word, or action, that negative energy will come back to us, though karma is not about punishment or reward. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions.

In this delicate time in our world, I continue to observe how some people are handling themselves, their families and their choice of actions. I keep observing a trend (as well as some of my other “awakened” connections who I have been in communication with) that those who are only thinking of themselves (coming from a place of “me” or “I”), those who have no regard for helping to stop the spread of the virus, or those who think they won’t be affected if they catch the virus, are seeing the consequences of their actions bite them in the ass. Maybe not immediately. Maybe not always happening directly to them, but for sure happening to those they love and care about around them, in return. What you put out, comes back to you. For example, if you spread the virus and make another person or family suffer, suffering will likely come back to you or a member of your family.

There is a lot of misinformation floating around the virus as we know, but what is clear is that it is taking many lives and I feel that it will eventually wipe out a chunk of the population – though that is part of the process and its purpose. Those of us living in the physical world right now have free will to make our own choices. With that said, for every action of yours, mine, as well as the actions and choices of those around us, there is an equal but opposite reaction. The universe responds to the vibrational energy that you send out.

If you think organizing a birthday party gathering during a pandemic when local numbers are high is necessary, you go right ahead and do so…

If you think traveling outside of the country and not quarantining you, or the rest of your household, after returning home is the right thing to do, you go ahead and do so….

If someone in your house clearly has the symptoms of the virus and you are sending your children to school, social activities, or allowing others into your home, you go ahead and do so….

Everything is connected.  Everything that you and I do or say comes back to us. What we sow, we reap. If you don’t believe me, sit back and observe the actions of your family, friends and neighbors and watch what is created in return.

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The “Picking up on Death” Rule

As an intuitive, you may pick up on things that you are not even trying to pick up on. Things that fall in this category include death, sickness and marital affairs. If you pick up on any of this, you aren’t to tell the person who it directly involves, or go running to others to share the news. By sharing how someone is going to pass, or when they are going to pass, you are robbing both the subject and the people around them of their experience(s) and lessons here in the physical world.

I have picked up on such things about other people, including when and how they are going to pass away and when I zero in on a time frame, I tend to pick up death as the time that a person’s body starts to deteriorate to the point that there is no more healing or improvement that can happen.

I have also picked up on when a person passes from something else than the expected reason that everyone thinks, assumes or wants to believe that they will pass from. (i.e. They have been suffering from X for a long period of time, but Y is the reason they actually passed.)

I have also picked up on how some people around me will pass away when it is their time. I have seen when two people are going to pass away close together. So far from my experience, “close together” in this scenario, for me at least, means in about a year time frame. (I get a quick, two claps of hands, as my symbol for this.)

I have made an exception to the “don’t tell anyone about when their loved one is going to pass” rule before. It was for a good friend of mine and I personally knew her mother who had an unexpected medical situation. During her mother’s hospital stay, she asked me what I was getting about her mother’s condition so that she could prepare herself. I first said that I’m not supposed to tell her, but she begged me and I knew where she was coming from as I would have been the same way if I was in her situation. She also had a hunch about how things were headed, so I was more so validating what her intuition was telling her. I shared with her the information that I had picked up on, including (passed) relatives that I could see surrounding her mother at her bedside, (her mother was in a hospital over 100 miles away from where I was at). I did have an idea of the actual day that I felt that she was going to pass, but I did keep that to myself. In this specific case, I feel that this information helped my friend, but generally, one is not supposed to share such information with others.

When I do pick up on certain intuitive hits like death or the ailments that one may pass from for people I know, I sometimes write them down in a journal. I do this to learn my signs, symbols, timing, and to decipher the information I get, not to be morbid or disrespectful to anyone.

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You Don’t Need to Have Gone Though any Spiritual or Religious Training to Bless People, Places, or Things Around You.

We all have the power to send a blessing to another person, a specific area or to things (like food) before we eat it.  You don’t need to be religious, belong to a certain church or even have any specific religious or spiritual training to send a blessing. You can simple asked that something be “blessed” or you can ask that God/Source, Angels and even Spirit Guides bless…(fill in the blank.) When you “bless” another person, place or thing, you raise its vibration. And, not that we are looking for anything in return, but when we send a blessing, we also raise our own vibration. Recently, when illness, violence and fear started to spread during the Covid Pandemic and the riots in the city of Chicago, I would go for a walk each morning and send a blessing. When I got to the park that I consider to be the center of my neighborhood, I would picture a ball of light. I would ask “God, Angels and My Spirit Guides to… “Please bless and protect my neighborhood, my town, my county, my state, my country and the world from illness, violence, hate, and fear.” As I did this, I would picture the white light going out in a spiral, and I would visualize it first covering my town, my county, then the state, the United States, and then the entire globe. I did also say the town’s name, along with the county and state’s name, but there is no wrong way to send a blessing. When I was done asking for the blessing, I would say “thank you” or “and so it is.” When it came to the above-mentioned blessing, I did ask assistance from God, Angels, and my Spirit Guides most of the time, but there were times that I also asked Mother Mary to assist, and I called upon Jesus Christ, as well. Again, there is no wrong way to send a blessing, just like there isn’t a wrong way to pray. My mentors have always taught me that as long as the intention is there, all is fine. be blessedHere are some other examples on how to send a blessing:
  • As you say goodbye to someone, you can wish them to have a “blessed day!”
  • Before you eat, you can say out loud or in your head, “Bless this food!
  • Maybe you see someone out in public, or at work who is going through something or struggling with something. In your head, you can say, “Bless that person.”
  • You can also ask that animals and geographic locations be blessed.
  • You can send a blessing to buildings, such as to schools. An example would be “Please bless and protect (i.e. School) and all of the students and staff who are there.”
  • You can also send a blessing to your children, family members and your friends.
The list can go on and on…. If this resonates with you, or you feel the pull to do so, try sending a blessing to someone or something today. When you are done, see if anything feels lighter or different to you.

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Selenite and Tourmaline – A Powerful Combination to Have near Your Front Door

Many people “grid” their homes with selenite and tourmaline, but I also keep a piece of tourmaline with a selenite wand near the front door of my home. The front door tends to get a lot of visitors and faces some energies that I am not interested in having in my home. (You can read about that here.)

Door Winner 2Both black tourmaline and selenite are wonderful crystals for purifying, cleansing and protecting your surroundings. In the case of putting both near your front door, black tourmaline protects and shields negative energies of unwanted people or negative energies entering your home and selenite purifies and cleanses the space around it. Selenite can also bring a sense of peace and tranquilly.

I have mine placed on a table on my porch near my front door. I know for some, this may sound a little too woowoo, but give it a try and see if your space feels any lighter and different.

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Accepting What is, and Manifesting Love, Hope, and Compassion!

Accepting “what is” is a “recognition” of what is going on around us and not necessarily an “agreement” to what is happening. With that said, what are your thoughts manifesting?? (I hope that it isn’t fear.) Remember if something is “real” in your brain, it will be “real” in the physical. In this potent time, what do you wish to attract? Negativity, resistance, anger, disappointment, chaos or fear? Or love, hope, abundance, inspiration and compassion?

Emotions carry their own vibration. When you come from a place of fear or doubt, you decrease your vibration. Emotions like love, peace, or joy carry a vibration between 500–600hz, while fear vibrates at 100hz?

GBS_What are you manifetingIt is vital that you align your thoughts to manifest positive outcomes. (This doesn’t mean you are walking around “happy” with what is going on in the world around you, but rather how you are reacting to it.) When you come from a place of love, peace, or joy, you are not just raising your own vibration, but doing your part to raise the vibration of your home, your neighborhood, your town, your state and even that of the planet as a whole. Something so useful right now.

You can raise your vibration through meditation, grounding (or earthling); listening to music or singing; utilizing a creative outlet, focusing on gratitude, spending time in nature, as well as accepting what is.

It is also helpful to remember to stay hydrated, mindful of what you eat, and take breaks from both the news and social media as needed, if not all together.

Accept what is and do your best to try to raise your vibration. It is something small we can do, but its impact ripples far wider than you think.

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Keep Calm! What if COVID-19 (a.k.a. The Coronavirus) is Just a Paradigm Shift?

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Keep Calm! What if COVID-19 (a.k.a. The Coronavirus) is Just a Paradigm Shift?

What if the “Virus” is doing exactly what it is supposed to do?  To dismantle which no longer serves us.

I know that it is hard right now, but it is VERY important to NOT get swept up in the panic and anxiety surrounding what is going on in the world around us right now. The fear and panic is manifesting low (negative or heavy) vibrational energy. PLEASE DO NO ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DRAGGED DOWN. It is important that we all hold ourselves at a HIGHER VIBRATIONAL LEVEL.  What if the “Coronavirus” is really just a paradigm shift? A paradigm shift is defined as “an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking, or doing something, is replaced by a new and different way.”  What if this shift will bring about changes within us, within our society and even within our planet? What if this shift or change will make us look at the world around us differently and as a result we will go about our daily lives differently? What if this shift helps us to shed what no longer serves us, or our highest good? What if this shift teaches us to get back to basics and live a simpler life? What if this shift opens our eyes to the idea that sharing makes more sense than trying to be successful on our own? This isn’t a bad thing, it is just different than what we are used to. What if all of this “down-time” we are experiencing is giving us time to hit the “reset button” along with time to think and reflect? Change can be scary, but that is why it is important that we keep our vibrational levels high (positive).  We must not react from a place of fear, but from a place of compassion. Things like war, violence, racism, greed and hatred are NOT the answer. We cannot solve any problem if we remain at a low vibration. If you want to do your part in smoothing the transition that we are currently experiencing, raise your vibration.

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As a Consciously Awake Person, Are You Spreading “Fear?” What if We Concentrate on Shining our Light Instead of Contributing to the Darkness?

fearIn recent days, I have been amazed at how many (self-proclaimed) Consciously Awaken people (who identify with being lightworkers, star seeds, earth angels, empaths, or healers, etc.) are spreading “fear” about the Coronavirus, especially on social media, at a rapid rate! Some of these individuals specialize in energy work, others in homeopathic modalities, others in crystal healing, etc., – things that more enlightened people do or believe in, yet they are giving energy to, or really helping to fuel, the chaos and negativity associated with this “virus” and adding to the darkness, which is something an enlightened, or conscious person should recognize.

As people awaken or become conscious (others use the term “ascend”) we learn that our purpose (which can come in many forms or jobs here in the physical world) is to change the world (for the better) by raising first our vibration and then that of others, and in return the vibration on the planet where we live. (The world is not going to end, it is just changing and we need to learn to adapt.)

As people awaken, they start to understand that everything is energy. And just like we learned in school:  it cannot be created nor destroyed, it just changes forms.  You and me, as well as everything around us, is made up of energy. Positive energy vibrates at a higher frequency and negative energy vibrates at a lower frequency. Energy (positive or negative) can also manifest depending on what energy or attention is given to it.

In recent days American health officials have warned that the Coronavirus is likely to spread in communities in the United States. There are plenty of (un-checked) lists circulating on the internet as to what people “should be buying” right now. In some areas in the countsnap out of itry, some store shelves are empty. On the internet I’ve heard (Consciously-minded) people panicking about not being able to find surgical masks at their local stores and complaining why the stores didn’t stock such items ahead of time. I’ve seen others tag numerous family members on social media posts in the hopes that they are getting the message that the virus is coming.  Then there are the numerous articles and opinions circulation that haven’t exactly been fact-checked that people are sharing and re-posting. Do you see how these actions are adding to the fear?

No matter your thoughts on what is going on in the world right now with this virus or what may happen, (i.e. schools or places of business may close, curfews may be instated, make-shift clinics will be popping up, food and supplies may not make it over from other countries, or maybe that this is a tool being used to divide people, it’s a paradigm shift, a bioweapon or that it has to do with our government controlling us here in the US, or it has to do with politics or our relationship with China, or that maybe the government/pharmaceutical industry is trying to push vaccines, etc.,), you aren’t consciously awake if you are going off the deep end right now! Snap out of it! Focus on how you can help this situation. If you are Reiki attuned, send healing energy to those who are ill, or send protective energy to those who aren’t infected. Pray for peace. Be an example of “love” as love is the opposite of fear. If you work with any sort of healing modalities, keep using them and refining your craft. Heck, educate more people along the way on alternative ways that they can stay healthy. (You get the picture.) Even if you aren’t 100% sure how to assist others in healing or protection, intention is everything. And no matter what happens in the coming weeks or months, be ready to walk through the fire with your head high and your shoulders back, connected to your Higher Self/God/Source if need be, but in the meantime, don’t add to the panic and negativity that is spreading at a rapid rate. Shine your light to combat the darkness.

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[Harlem] Wizards, Symbols and Signs and What about that Shade?

I am sharing this post with you so you can see how much those of us who are sensitive try to balance so much all at once while trying to act like nothing behind the scenes is going on. As well as how Spirit can help you out with even the little things.

Last night our school district put on a fundraiser where the Harlem Wizards performed and did some interactive activities with the audience. A day or two before the event, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to go as large crowds can still be exhausting to the Empath in me no matter how I protect myself. I asked that, “My family only still go to this event if we have a fun time and make a happy memory by going.”

Last night I got selected from the audience to play a game called “Shazam” which was like “Name that Tune” for theme songs to old T.V. shows. They gave a practice song at the beginning of the game.  It was the theme song to the show “Fresh Prince of Bell Air.” I saw the top half of Will Smith’s body dressed in 90s garb with his hat jumping out at me. I said, “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince of Bell Air.” (I gave more than I needed to, but you get the idea of how the game works.

One of my children were also called up to play along. He was placed in front of a basketball hoop.  For every song that I named correctly, he was going to get to move closer to the basket in the hopes that he’d be close enough to make a basket and the end of the game and win a prize.

So much went through my head in a matter of seconds, which seemed much longer as I was taking care of so much at one time in my head. First, I was trying to listen to the directions that I was being given in front of a gymnasium full of people. At the same time, I threw up a request for some divine assistance. I asked that “I get most of the answers right and that I not make a fool of myself in front of this gym full of people.”

Winning the game was furthest from my mind as I don’t think that even registered at that point. I was more concerned about following directions and not falling flat in front of a gym full of people.  Technically we (those of us who have a strong gift of intuition) aren’t to use our “gifts” to win things that we benefit from (you don’t see a bunch of intuitives hitting it big in Vegas now, do you?), but I wasn’t asking to “win” just act with “dignity and grace” in front of the crowd.

When it registered that my son (who doesn’t like to be the center of attention) was also being called up and that he was going to have to make a basket in the game (and that basketball isn’t exactly his specialty, let alone in front of a gym full of people), I sent up another request that “I can do my best at this game so that he can get as close as possible to the basket.” Again, not for the sake of winning, but to spare him from not making it with all eyes on him. I asked that “he please have assistance in making the shot when it comes time.”

Playing “Shazam” with “Swoop” 1.18.2020

During all of this, the MC was doing his spiel and giving me and the crowd directions. (I was to relay on the audience to help me with answers if I needed assistance.) I was trying to keep one eye on my son but yet be alert enough to know what I was supposed to be doing, all while sending up a few requests to the other side…and then I felt it…the shade being thrown at me by two female individuals who were to the right of me in the audience, toward the center, in the bleachers. While being told where to stand by the MC, I asked that I not absorb the negativity that they were sending in my direction and that it be reflected back to them. (Which really, wasn’t the right thing for me to do. The protecting of my energy was, but what I should have done was ask that the negative energy that they were sending my way be turned into positive energy to help somebody who needed it.) Under the circumstances I didn’t think that far or rationally.

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Then the songs started and the game began and images started popping into my head. (The gift of Clairvoyance.) The first song was from the show “Golden Girls.” I got an image of the kitchen table and wall paper that was in the show. (Got that one right.) Next was the theme song from the show “Friends.” I first saw some letters that I couldn’t make out, and then some dots between the letters jumping out at me and then I saw the word “Friends.” (Got that one.) Then the theme song from “Full House” played. I saw a gray town house and then I saw hilly streets and a trolley, like you would find in San Francisco. (I got that one correct as well.) Next, the theme song from the show “Cheers” played. When the song started, I felt like I was sitting at a bar and looking at the door. First a man walked in who I didn’t recognize and then as I was blurting out the answer, I saw the character “Norm” pop up.

The next song, I had issues with but looking back, images were given to me. I saw a bring wall, a sidewalk and it was dark like it was at night. I also saw some kind of a moving line or conveyor belt. I knew the images that I was seeing, but I couldn’t interpret them. I tried asking the audience for the answer but due to the acoustics in the gym, I was unable to make out what they were saying. Time ran out and I didn’t get that answer correct. The answer was “Lavern & Shirley.” As I said, the images were right, I just didn’t know how to use them. In the beginning of the show, Lavern and Shirley are shown walking down the street arm in arm, at night, alongside a row of brownstones singing “schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!” They also worked at a beer factory in the show which was also shown at the beginning of each show.

The final song was from the show “Different Strokes.” I got an image of my children watching TV in my family room. In the image the TV was on and I saw the back of my kids heads. My kids recently were into watching Different Strokes and the Facts of Life. (One played right after the other.) I first answered “Facts of Life” based on the image I got but then quickly changed my answer to “Different Strokes.”

I got all but one answer correct. My son was able to take multiple steps closer to the basket to attempt his shot. I am happy to say that he made it!!!

It wasn’t until later in the evening when I got home that it hit me. I had assistance from the other side. (I still get “wowed” when this happens.) What I asked for help with was granted. I asked to not look like a complete fool and for my son to make the basket. Both were a success. More importantly we had a great time and made a great family memory.

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The Universe Only Moves If You Move. Maybe if I Stay Still, Nothing Has to Change – Yet.

Tree2Today is the 28th of December. By the time every year, I am usually over the holidays as well as my holiday decorations. By the 28th and sometimes even sooner, I am traditionally ready to start taking all of my Christmas down and at least throwing everything in a pile in the basement (out of sight, out of mind) if not completely packed and put away. This year is different. Noticeably different.  Though there was an extremely short amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas on the calendar this year, only three weeks, things weren’t decorated as long as in previous years. I noticed that it didn’t so much have to do with the decorations themselves as the feeling I had inside that I didn’t want to let go of.

This year, as in many years in the past, we hosted Christmas day at our house. Our guest list was expanded with some extended family who we haven’t celebrated Christmas Day with in the past. Some of these relatives had never been to our home before, let alone for Christmas. This was also a year when we had two people pass on my husband’s side. To say that things were different this year, was a bit of an understatement.

Christmas day turned out to be wonderful. There was a lot of positive energy around the gathering. The gathering felt light. Everyone was on their best behavior. Nobody seemed to be walking on egg shells. I could also feel some past loved ones pop in from time to time and also participate in the day. Not to sound too mushy, but you could almost feel “love” in the air. You could really feel the Magic of Christmas. Everyone seemed appreciative and respectful of one another. No issues, minimal drama and just a good old family gathering.

Three days later, I can still feel the positive energy in the air and I also feel contentment. Contentment like I don’t want to let go of this feeling. I feel that once I let it go – the feeling, the holidays, we are on to the next thing or things that life throws our way.

Move quote2I notice my decorations that are still up and think to myself, “Should I start taking them down?” I thought, “No, I like this feeling, just leave it be. If I keep things the way that they are, we don’t need to move on to what is in store next for us. Changes within our family. Perhaps some illness? Maybe a location change? Personal changes? Professional changes? Maybe even world changes? As they say, “Nothing is the same in a year.”

And after the holidays, we flip the calendar to a new year. Though I know that I can’t stop time or prevent things from changing, I wanted to savior the feeling that I feel. They say that the Universe moves when you move. Meaning you need to move to make things happen. If I keep our holiday stuff out, perhaps I can purposely stay stuck for a few more days.

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Yesterday I was Keeping my Words in, and I Started to get a Sore Throat

Along my awakening journey I have learned that most dis-ease, body ailments, aches and pains that we experience in our bodies here in the physical world are related to our frame of mind and emotional state. (Louise Hay’s Book, “Heal Your Body” is a great resource for this topic.) I had an experience yesterday that is a perfect example of this that I would like to share with you.

As a reminder, the stories and topics that I share are as I have observed them, as I have lived them, and as they have happened to me, along my journey. They are not intended to hurt anybody and they are told as I have experienced them. I have also done my best to protect the identity of the subjects in my writings. If you find yourself reading something and suddenly question: “Is that about me?” If that is the case it probably is to some degree because there’s absolutely some kind of lesson in there for you.

This post is a bit long, but I think that the back story is important to share to bring light as to why my throat started to hurt.

As it relates to this story, parents all have different parenting styles and we all handle issues with our children as we see fit. In our house when my children have an issue with another child (which doesn’t happen very often) we start by addressing the issue in only the four walls of our house and try to talk through and rectify the issues that way. (I don’t bother my children’s school with the issue and I don’t reach out to other parents immediately.)  If things are more serious or the same thing(s) keeps happening between one of my children and another child, (and it needs to be something big or my child’s reaction shows me concern) I will bring it to the attention of the other child’s parent. I’ve only had to bring up issues with other parents a few times so far in my children’s adolescent lives. Honestly I can count on one hand the number of times and I think I am up to maybe 4. In the times I have had to reach out to another parent I have presented the issues as a “heads up” to the parent to let them know that an incident took place. I don’t ask for anything in return. No even an apology to my kid. Just simply a heads up. I also ask that parent to let ME know what role my child played in the incident and to please let me know if I need to address anything with my child.

The times that I have been contacted by another parent about concerns or incidents that my children have been involved in, I thank the parent for reaching out to me and let them know that I will be addressing the issue with my child. I then sit down with my child and ask them for their side of the story.

As with anything, there are always three sides to any story…What this one thinks happens. What the other person think happens. And then what REALLY happened…. We all have our different perception or interpretation as to what is going on around us. In some cases one person might be in the wrong in their actions. In other cases both parties might be right or wrong in their actions.

If a parent contacts me about my child, I sit down with my child and get their side of the story and decide whether they were correct or not correct in their behavior. Then I circle back with the parent who contacted me and at times it has been appropriate that my child apologize to the other child. In our home we tend to “make things right” with the situation or other person and try to move on, even if we (or my children) feel that they didn’t wrong anyone. It is easier to just be a good human and to apologize and to move on.

My child (as well as our family) has tolerated the behavior of another child in our neighborhood for nearly the last six years. The list of things that this child has done that we have tolerated is a mile long and ranges from things like damaging our property, using inappropriate words and comments for his age, physically striking my children with other toys, and the best was the time that our family came home one day to find that he let himself into our house (and our dog running amok around the neighborhood). Though many of these things have continued to happen, the ones that I listed above all happened before this kid was 8 years old. (He is now 11.)

Over the years, after such incidents, I  have kept my mouth shut and I didn’t follow up with the parents of the child because my gut feeling told me if I bring anything up, that it would cause bad blood with this family. My thought was by keeping my mouth shut and tolerating this kid that I was being a cordial and considerate neighbor. (As many of you read this, I know you are thinking, WTF? Why didn’t you say anything?)

Fast forward to less than two months ago, there were multiple verbal instances between my child and this kid and on the final time other parents were witness to it. Since it was the third or fourth time that it happened and I could see that it was wearing on my child, I chose to reach out to the mother of the child via text.

The mother responded quickly and thanked me for letting her know. She did allude to the fact that her child’s behavior had to do with a text message that a third party kid sent her kid, but she said she would address it.

OK, fine. My thought was “let’s move on.” I’ve brought it to her attention. She’ll handle it her way. We are done here. (I was actually surprised at the quick response as other parents have warned me that they never get anywhere with her when they have raised issues in the past.) I felt satisfied in thinking that this was a done issue.

Then just this week, my child (who is generally on the more timid side) comes home fuming, in tears and is looking to punch walls and to kick things. He tells me that “he can’t take it anymore” and describes what this kid, the ringleader, said on the bus to my child and got others to join in as well. My child said that the ringleader and another child were poking at him the most, though others were also chiming in. My child does lack courage when standing up to others and it is something that we are still working on, but I could tell that this incident shook him. He proceeded to tell me that this has previously gone on (since the last incident that I let the mother know about) and I could tell that he had had it and that the ring-leading child’s repeated actions were affecting my child’s mental and emotional state.

I waited a few hours (I always feel that a cool down period is important) and I reached out to the children’s parents who seemed to cause my child the most distress with one being the ringleader’s mother and then to another mother who I know, to make them aware of the incident. I didn’t ask for anything in return, I just wanted them to be aware.

One mother responded back to me. She expressed concern and said that she’d be addressing it with her child. She also offered to have her child come over and to apologize. The other… the ringleader’s mother, wrote back a curt message that evening.  (Let’s add here that as an Intuitive Emapth, I can feel the tone of words that are written, not just spoken as well as have the ability to sense the feelings and energy of other people.)

The next morning while heading to the bus stop, I see the ringleaders’ mother running with her dog. She sees me, looks the other way and takes off.  Later that morning, I get a lengthy text from her. Basically she thinks what her kid said/did to my kid in the previous incident a few months ago as well as the other day isn’t that big of a deal. Her older kid and his friends have done it before and she doesn’t think it is that bad. Boys will be boys. Kids will be kids. (She based this on the fact that she has experience with older kids.) She then spun things and went on to say that I don’t care for her son (well, YOU the reader of this post saw my above list) and made him out to be the victim. She then went on to say that she knows her child and she will always support him. The last line of her message was “Have a nice day!” (In her defense we are I Mercury Retrograde.)

Oh! The things I could respond back with! I was seething. The things I have witnessed her child do… The complaints I have from at least six other families who live nearby who have shared their experiences with this family and this specific kid… The things that other parents at school have mentioned to me about her son…..

I could feel my throat starting to get scratchy as my thoughts were becoming inflamed. I thought, “Great! I’m getting sick!”

I battled with myself as to what my next move should be. Should I respond back?

I thought, why bother? It is going to fall on deaf ears, no responsibility is going to be taken, some people have to be right, they don’t have compassion and they are self-absorbed. I felt that if I go back to her with anything, she’ll just keep throwing it back this way and that her anger and negativity are just going to escalate. Furthermore, if someone has traits they don’t like about themselves, they are reminded of them when an Empath comes along as we reflect their “shadow side” back to them. (I AM an Empath!) Empaths tend to highlight and outline the traits of another person by not playing into lies, behaviors and narcissism.

I also struggled with the fact that my energy isn’t worth sacrificing and really needs to be protected. (People should protect their own energy, but for an Empath, it is even more crucial to do so.) Her lower vibration is just going to bring mine down to her level and the more I interact with her, the more this is going to happen.

And lastly, I feel that somewhere in this mess there is a bit of a “test” for me along my journey. Perhaps a test in keeping my mouth shut regarding things that I know. (See my post about “Spirit Gossip” and getting intuitive information on people who irritate my spirit.)

By dinner time my throat was getting worse and I started to take proactive measures with essential oils and elderberry syrup in the event that I was getting sick.

After dinner was done and the kids were off doing their own thing, I went into my office and I decided to “document” some of the recent instances that my child has had with the ringleader. (A few mothers who I know suggested that I do this in case these incidents keep happening with this kid.) As I was documenting, I also got the other information I had on this child out of my system. A bit of a purge shall we say?

I realized that after I was done documenting and purging, that my throat was back to normal. (Perhaps a reflective crystals ball in my window as well as my selenite wand did a little assisting as well.) Out of curiosity, I did get out my “Heal Your Body” book by Louise Hay to see what the cause or thought pattern of a sore throat or even throat meant.

Per the book, problems with the throat have to do with “The Inability to speak up for one’s self” and “Swallowed anger.” And a sore throat is associated with “Holding in angry words.” Hmmm, sounds like that hit yesterday on the head!

Today, I woke up with no issues in my throat. I also have a feeling of contentment. I know that I did the right thing by not engaging any longer with the mother. I also know that there is more to come and that I should just stay in my lane. The Universe will be taking care of the rest. #SpiritGossip #SoulContracts

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No Favor is too Small, When Asking Spirit for Assistance

So this may sound a bit nuts to some, but I wanted to share something that took place yesterday. (I’m sure there is a lot of stuff that sounds crazy in my blog if you comb through it.) Yesterday was Halloween and here in the Midwest where I live, we experienced unseasonable snow, sleet and 30-degree temps on a day when kids like to go door to door for trick-or-treating.

outside1This year, I kicked up my outdoor Halloween décor a notch and I included a lot of outdoor lights. Something that I haven’t really done in the past for Halloween. I have had issues in the recent week with all of the rain we’ve had (we got 4 inches one evening alone) as well as the snow, tripping the GFCI outlet outside and my lights not staying on. I felt a little bummed that I decorated for Halloween and it was a possibility that the lights might not stay on for trick-or-treaters. (I know, sounds selfish.)

On Halloween morning, while sipping on my first cup of coffee, I went outside to inspect my lights. After kicking snow off of some of the plugs (I learned online that I should have wrapped these, oops!) and resetting my GFCI outlet a number of times, I got everything to light up. It was before 7AM but I didn’t care. I thought if they stay on all day and make it through the trick-or-treaters, that I’d be satisfied. I sent up a little request to the Universe to “Please keep my lights on.”

Well, within an hour, they were out again. Ugh! I went outside again and messed with things and eventually got them on again. Once they were on,  I re-phrased my request to “Please keep my lights on until after trick-or-treating is over this evening.” (Mind you with all of the snow, I wasn’t sure how short lived trick or treating might be on our block.)

To my surprise, we DID have a great turnout for trick-or-treating despite the weather. Our trick-or-treating hours ran from 4pm until 7pm. Half-way through the evening while handing out candy, I realized that my lights did not so much as flicker. (Whew!)

Once the trick-or-treating subsided, I went outside in the cold to take a few photos of my décor. Once I was done, I walked up my front walk toward the front door and bam! Just like that, I heard the GFCI plug switch off and everything went dark as I stood on my front walk. My first reaction was to go to the outlet and reset it. But then I paused. And honestly I had a calmness come over me when I realized…. I asked Spirit to keep my lights on until trick-or-treating was over for the evening and it just ended. And the lights did stay on until the end. As I smiled to myself, I felt smiles around me. Even though it was a trivial request in the grand scheme of things, Spirit was there to assist me and kept its end of the bargain.

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Instagram Re-post: Funerals can be Uplifting!

I don’t mean any disrespect with the above title, but I took the work “fun” out of the word “funeral” as a confirmation of the events that I had witnessed over the past few days. I originally posted this to my Instagram account, but I feel the nudge to post it here as well:

On our way home yesterday from a #family #funeral I looked in the back seat where my husband’s suit jacket was hanging and saw the funeral procession car sticker folded in half with the word #fun staring at me. We don’t often associate a time of mourning to be “fun” but I thought to myself for a moment…there WERE uplifting, and heartwarming moments during the past two days that put a smile on my face.

Moments like these bring people together. My husband and I met relatives we didn’t know that we had. We reconnected with others who we should have never had space between. I was able to deliver some short, simple, yet healing messages to some who needed to hear certain things. Others were able to release burdens and emotional knots. I felt forgiveness between some people. Love is the highest form of energy, and at this sad time, I felt it radiating all around. As my husband and I left the funeral luncheon, there was such a feeling of peace and contentment. ♥️🌹

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#signsareeverywhere #forgiveness #love #releaseemotionalknots #sadtimesbringpeopletogether #lifelessons and #soulcontracts

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