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Welcome to Vibe Elevated blog! The Vibe Elevated Blog is home of the monthly Energy Insight!

Meet Sarah Farris, the founder and owner of Vibe Elevated as well as a Seattle-based Reiki Master Teacher and professional intuitive. As a professional intuitive, Sarah offers distance Reiki sessions to a worldwide client base as well as intuitive energy readings. Sarah holds a Reiki attunement lineage that can be traced back to Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki. Sarah Farris of Vibe Elevated has been featured on mindbodygreen, Sivana East, The Seattleite, and more.

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December 2018 Energy Insight
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We have some important things ahead of us in the month of December that we will be moving through. The beginning of the month is rooted in the energy of generosity, protection, and service. Not surprising given that we’re all (hopefully) a little more focused on all the spirit of giving this time of year, but it also touches a drive to keep our family and those close to us safe by defending them when we feel they’re in harm's way.

Approach situations of this nature that arise with courage. Call on your ability to feel compassion toward others, especially any “offenders” you encounter. I always have to remind myself that (most of the time) the people who act out in hurtful ways are actually hurting the most.

As we move into the middle of the month, keep a close eye on your energy. If you’ve been thinking about doing some Reiki, as an example, now is a perfect time to do it. We’re in a spot where we’ll be susceptible to emotional exhaustion and neglecting our needs, so be sure you’re doing something to show yourself care and love. Don’t be a martyr.

Pay attention to relationships that are one-sided where you’re the only one giving. It’s a gift to give your energy to those who need it, but make sure you’re balanced in doing so.

The end of the month actually entails a space where we’re calling back in that energy we might have lost mid-month. How are your emotional and mental boundaries--firm or wavering? Don’t forget to keep your composure and stay centered. Take time for yourself to be alone. Get extra rest. Reflect on 2018. How can you better ground yourself? No idea what grounding is or how it can benefit you? Email me and I’ll give you some tools.

This has the potential to be a heavier month, and that’s OK. Conserve your energy, don’t spend too much time in the “what-ifs”, and remember: you are stronger than you think.

Theme: Concern, adversity. Anxiety regarding the health of yourself or others. Conserving your energy, keeping your thoughts in the present.

Challenge: Drawing on your inner strength, physical and mental self-discipline, anticipating challenge versus avoiding it.

Opportunity: Composure, compassion, self-control. Finding new levels of courage

Sarah
November 2018 Energy Insight
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As we kick off the month of November, we’ll have access to specific wisdom and guidance that would be very prudent for us to listen to. This type of information can come forth in unexpected ways, although it feels as though it will arise from a person or source with whom we already have placed our trust. The source of this information is a person who is steady, filled with respect for everyone, and in some sort of position where he or she counsels others fairly regularly.

It’s important to be aware that we might not actively seek out this information, so for the first week or two of the month, be especially vigilant about coming into knowledge that you have both asked for and have not.

Once we get into the middle of November, we should stop and ask ourselves where our energy has become excessive. How can we bring in more focus and where can we proactively decrease conflict? Whether we find ourselves butting heads with a person in our lives or feel more of an internal conflict, it’s critical that we make every effort to compromise and dial down our egos.

The end of the month has a considerably different energy to it than the first few weeks. We’re still rooted in emotion from the beginning of the month, but this time it’s a bit lighter and new. This energy is all about fresh starts especially with relationships, whether it’s oriented in family, friends, or romance. It could also come up more along the lines of a rush of new creativity or ideas, but either way, it’s a great energy we should all savor.

Theme: Putting together the final pieces of understanding a major situation in life--seeing the complete picture.

Challenge: Pay attention to any resistance you feel about welcoming abundance into your life. Where could you be blocking this? Do you believe that you’re worth it?

Opportunity: Take action based on the knowledge you receive or ideas you have.

October 2018 Energy Insight
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The start of October is a time to ask some deep questions around what is holding us back. It’s time for us to face what we’re inherently terrified of, even if that might surface as thoughts rooted in anxiety or worry, jealousy or a fixation on something that we know isn’t serving us. 

When you think about your mental plane (thoughts, beliefs, expectations), what do you think is preventing you from moving forward? What keeps coming up--even in seemingly different scenarios--that holds you back? What unfounded belief stops you in your tracks and halts your progress? 

There’s a big tendency for us to encounter blocks, and uprooting them means reflecting on these questions. Turn your attention to that inner stillness and check in with what quiet message needs to be heard. 

As we move into the middle of October, we are reminded that patience is a critical step in manifesting what we want. You’ve done the work, planted the seeds, and now comes the doubt, questioning, and uncertainty. Don’t get sucked into this space. 

Even when we listen to that soft calling and take action, the unfolding of the outcome can happen in ways we might not expect. Your job is to trust that if your action was rooted in integrity, new life will sprout from your efforts--it just might take longer than you expect or happen in a way you hadn’t considered. 

The end of October is all about rising up and reaching success but also touches on the energy of forward-moving momentum. This month feels very “wrapped up in a bow” in a sense; we start off reflecting on our blocks and the fear that keeps us in chains. Then we move into a space where we need to keep our heads down and lean on that trust--to know that there is activity and movement happening but we just can’t see it. Finally, we’re rewarded with an energetic breath of fresh air and the clarity to rise above the muck we’ve been clearing. 

It will be tempting to spend time thinking about how hard it was to get here. On a bigger scale, this has been building for months now, we’re just finally seeing it come full circle. Stay present in the moment. Revel in your successes. Stay plugged into your integrity. Constantly consult with that as you make plans and take action to move forward. 

Theme: Cooperating with yourself, the power of choice 

Challenge: Containing power that isn’t quite ready to be released, momentum, using the resources at hand without getting swept up into what you don’t have 

Opportunity: What have you learned the past few months and how does this impact where you are headed?

September 2018 Energy Insight
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As we kick off September, we could all benefit from a little patience and compassion, both with others and ourselves. If you’ve been feeling rushed, short with others, or overly critical with yourself (especially regarding expectations), it is necessary to take a step back. This is truly a fusion of a natural unfolding coupled with your own dedication to seeing things through to completion.

Don’t push so hard that you restrict the energy behind your goal. We have a very real ability here to block our energy by being on the “go-go-go” train.  Where can things become a bit more harmonious? Are you being as cooperative as you could be?

The middle of the month is focused on the flow of abundance and our ability to both give and receive. Don’t forget that abundance doesn’t just have to be money, although this time does feel very conducive to an uptick in financial resources.

If you are the recipient of someone’s generosity, think about what you can do to pass it along in some way. True prosperity isn’t just one-sided, and one of the best things you can do to open yourself up to more abundance is to ensure the flow is centered on both receiving and giving.

Towards the end of September, it will be important for us to keep an eye on details. It will greatly benefit you to be organized, observant, and steady especially with projects at work, financial deals, or anything rooted in the material realm. Again, don’t get impatient and rush something.

Be sure to watch your tendency to get stubborn around how you think something should be done. This energy is all about tuning into the natural rhythm of things around us, being patient and persistent, and focusing on collaborative productivity. 

Theme: Finding you power in integrity, leadership, strategy

Challenge: Courage, standing your ground, power in your convictions

Opportunity: Staying in your integrity when assessing various situations and making fair decisions rooted in your truth

August 2018 Energy Insight
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The energy at the beginning of August is very much rooted in adventure, ambition, and action. Don’t be surprised if you notice a little fire that pushes you to make decisions that feel a little unpredictable or driven by passion instead of logic.

You might also be in the boat of wanting and desiring more passion in your life. This is a great time to assess where you can make a bit of a departure from your routine and monotony--where can you light a spark again? Routine means structure and structure means safety, but if we are too rooted in a specific way of doing things, we often overlook the joy that comes from spontaneity and play.

If you made any rash decisions that impact finances or your overall wellbeing earlier in the month, you’ll feel it mid-August. While this is rooted in the energy of making changes, instead of feeling fun and inspired you could feel anxious or unsteady. One tip here is to not get pulled into the past or future--try your best to stay grounded in the present.

This is interesting because the underlying motivation here is so similar to the beginning of the month (shaking things up a little bit), but things here might feel beyond your control. No worries--this will blow over, and while you’re here, just focus on putting one foot in front of the other. 

We end the month face-to-face with our accomplishments and where we’re at in life. One key component of August is accountability and the willingness to see the connections between choices and reality. If your reality is what you want, celebrate it. Honor yourself for making choices that are rooted in your integrity and in alignment with your greater desires and goals.

If your reality differs from what you want, get honest with yourself about the changes you need to make, even if it’s something simple. 

Theme: Emotional vulnerability. Feeling like you’re in the middle of a storm at times. Seeing the opportunity in adversity. 

Challenge: Holding yourself (and the decisions you make) accountable for your reality. 

Opportunity: Aligning with your true self--stripping away the layers and complexities to something more simple and rooted in your inner child. Releasing worn thought patterns.

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July 2018 Energy Insight

The energy of July calls us to think about where and when we’re investing too much of our energy into external sources instead of coming within. Shifting the focus to our internal world can be scary; when we create space for lurking thoughts and feelings to surface we never know what we’re really getting ourselves into. 

One of the things I know to be true from both personal and professional experience is that the more willing you are to let that stuff come to the surface, the faster it will pass. It’s this interesting game we can play with ourselves--resisting and resisting as a mechanism ofdefense when really the fastest way to move forward is just to let it. 

The beginning of the month has this impatient, restless energy to it. It feels a little pushy, so don’t be surprised if you’re coming from a place of “I want that to happen yesterday” and maybe not handling things with grace. This is one of the places where we’re more (perhaps inadvertently) focused on an external perception than what’s coming up in the process. 

Try to slow yourself down enough to think about things before you act on them. The positive side of this energy is that we’re a little more courageous than normal, so lean into that instead and let go of your grip on when things need to happen. 

One of the challenges of the month is self-discipline and this comes center stage in the middle of July. You have set your goals and are closing in on them, so don’t lose focus of the deliberate action you need to take. You’ve got what you need in front of you--don’t blind yourself by limiting what you think that could or should look like. Use your tools and keep moving forward. Once again, furthering this goal does not necessitate the involvement or approval of others. 

As we move into the end of July, we benefit from taking a moment to consider all sides of a situation before jumping to a conclusion. Where have you not held yourself accountable? If you have a big decision in front of you, are you choosing to look at all aspects of different choices, especially where your integrity is concerned? 

Regardless of where you find yourself at the end of July, it will greatly benefit you to boil all decisions (big and small) down to two key components: staying in your integrity and honoring what feels rooted in truth. The theme of this month is all about relying too heavily on external influence or validation, so the best way to work with this is to bring it back to the internal process. Where is the outside validation in your life holding you back? 

Theme: Depending too heavily on a person, substance, mentality, etc. How is this holding you back?

Challenge: Self-discipline and hard work prevail here--don’t let yourself become overwhelmed or rely too much on one person to accomplish the goal at hand.

Opportunity: Another calling to root into your spiritual practice. Prayer, meditation, walks in nature and everything in between will serve you this month. 

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