What Happens When We Die Part 1: Proof of Life

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Synchronicity and Signs – What it Means When You See 11:11

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What is Synchronicity and What Does it Mean Spiritually When You See It?

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Synchronicity for most people is experienced as an uncanny feeling surrounding a coincidence or recurring event. An example would be something that happens to me often when I listen to audiobooks and podcasts. Psychologist Carl Jung introduced the phrase in his work as well.

I will hear something very specific, such as the name Eileen, in my audiobook at the beginning of the day. In an entirely unrelated podcast at the end of the day, the name Eileen will recur prominently. This is an oversimplified version of what typically happens. I’ll share with you in future posts some of the crazy synchronicities I experience on a daily basis.

Synchronicity is how I know the Universe is vibing with me. It’s the Universe looking for my attention, like a playful kitty (sometimes playful, sometimes more like a lion). Synchronicity shows up sometimes as as a reminder to listen to your intuition. That small, still voice inside that always tells me to do things before I know I need to do them. Learning how to listen to that voice: priceless. It will save you a lot of headaches, but that’s for another day.

Why Do I Post About Hearts in the Wild?

Why is it that I post about Hearts in the Wild so much? What am I trying to tell you when I do this? Is it just something cute I like to do? Well, sometimes, yes. But there’s a much larger and more intriguing reason for #heartsinthewild.

When I am going about my day, I will see a heart come into focus in some unexpected place. The heart always becomes visible as I stare at something that has caught my eye. It will act like a magic 8-ball answer swimming up from the depths, or a magic eye poster. Remember those, 80s and 90s kids? This message grounds me, brings me back home, reminds me I’m not alone in the universe.

Who Sends Me Hearts in the Wild?

Hearts in the Wild come from our spirit guides and loved ones who have crossed over. They also come from the loving universe in general, of which we are a part.

What Does It Mean When You See an Increase in Synchronicity?

I have seen my students’ search for meaning sometimes almost drive them mad. They especially are frustrated when they see a reurrence of certain numbers, such as 11:11. WHY AM I SEEING 11:11 ALL THE TIME? IS SOMETHING BIG GOING TO HAPPEN? WILL I MARRY THE PRESIDENT? AM I DOOMED?

These messages are exciting, but typically they aren’t a DEF CON 5 warning. It’s the Other Side and the energetic Universe rallying around you. The Other Side is excited that you’re noticing them, and that you’re aligning with the overarching energetic field around you.

What is Soul Syncing?

There’s this little thing I like to call Soul Syncing. Soul Syncing is-something I have not really told you all about yet, because I didn’t know what I wanted to call it until recently.

I am flying around holding onto the seat of my pants just like the rest of you. I am letting you witness the glory of my dumbassery. It’s ok. Vulnerability is where authenticity begins, so here we are.

Soul Syncing is when your soul starts to vibrate at a higher frequency, and you become like a tuning fork. As your energy aligns with the greater energetic field around you, you change. You start to bring messages in from the Universe, and experience greater levels of spiritual understanding and healing than ever before. Some call it the unfurling of the Kundalini, the movement of the Chi, an ascendance to Zen. I call it Soul Syncing, and it’s something everyone has the right and ability to experience.

How Do I Experience Soul Syncing?

Pay attention to your life. We go through life unaware of the incredible miracle of our physical and spiritual universe. Sometimes we just have to put one foot in front of the other to survive. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Paying attention is free. Being mindful is free and it adds value to your emotional and physical health.

Start with a Synchronicity and Dreams Journal

To do it yourself, I would suggest starting with a  synchronicity and dreams journal. I keep mine on my phone in the Notes app. It is a quick-access, easy way to record notes and it’s often by your side. In the old days, I used to keep a small moleskine notebook for the same purpose (no affiliation, not a product placement, I just love these notebooks). If you prefer analog, go that route.

Nothing is too small to note and write down. Typically you will look for incidents of 3. A good rule of thumb is encountering something 2x is typically a coincidence, but 3 times is a statistical significance, unless what you encounter 2x is highly unusual.

What Should You Look for?

Recently, I had a client who saw a large bird sitting calmly on a sign. It just so happened she was on her way to her Psychic Reiki appointment with me. She noted the bird and thought it was strange, but did not know what it meant. During her reading, her mother, who has crossed over to the other side, gave me her first initial and a flower that was significant to them, and told me she passed when my client was 12, then showed me that she sends her birds (usually blackbirds). Sure enough, she had been seeing odd bird behavior more than just that day and more than she realized, but chalked it up to nature being uncanny. It was the Universe and her mom sending her a supportive message from beyond.

While your Soul Syncing adventures may not involve the dead (or possibly they will, you never know), you can still communicate with your guides in the light by paying attention to these odd happenings and jotting them down. Jotting down a few notes about any dreams that you remember is also a great idea. Dream recall is an acquired skill: the more you try, the better you get at it. Dreams are incredibly important to our spiritual advancement because that is when our logical mind is at rest and Spirit gathers round us the most. It is the perfect time to hear the songs of the Universe that are meant for you.

Want to Learn More About Psychic Development?

It doesn’t hurt to have a guide on your spiritual journey either–if you’re interested in my spiritual coaching and medium development services, reach out to me (Erica) at soulunfold@gmail.com for more information. Scope out my checklist on psychic development as well here.

How a Vision Board Can Help You Achieve Big Goals

Does anybody else still use a vision board? I made this one recently to represent my top goals for the next few years. It’s my phone lock screen, phone wall paper and it’s the desktop on my laptop. Over the top of it on my laptop is one of those digital sticky notes with my current schedule on it. I have found this to be the best motivator when it comes to achieving my goals through maintaining daily habits and keeping my vision for the future in mind.

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The Accidental Medium’s 2021 vision board

It’s such a comfort in chaos to have this and I’m glad I spent a few minutes on it before bed one night so I have something to hold onto every day as a reminder of what I’m driving toward.

KEEPING A SCHEDULE IS KEY

Keeping a general schedule and having my priority tasks set in another note on my phone also keep my anxiety at bay because I know everything will be taken care of in due time as long as I maintain focus on the task at hand and use every hour purposefully. I’ve already accomplished a great deal in the last year, including just navigating daily life–do you ever give yourself credit for that? You should, because some days it’s all we can do.

NARROW IT DOWN TO 4 OR 5 GOALS

The only thing I’m missing on this board is…a heart in the wild! I’m sure I can find a way to fix that though 😉. What would your *new* vision board look like? Be honest with yourself and don’t just cut out a Ferrari and slap it up there.

Consider what is just outside your current understanding of where you could be–stretch juuuuust a bit outside what you think you could achieve and get it on there. In 5 years, you’ll think you should’ve added more, because you’ll be staring right at everything you dreamed of. It’s not just magic: it’s daily habits adding up to a grand total, and your subconscious and the Universe unfolding to your grand plan.

I would also suggest keeping it to just a handful of items that showcase your high-level priority goals.

SYNCHRONICITY: WE KNOW WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Just a little bit after I wrote this post this morning (these go out on a schedule), I saw a bit of synchronicity I’d like to share with you all–a friend @amillenialsthirdeye (A Millennials Third Eye (facebook.com)) posted a similar message, and it made my heart glow 💜:

If you needed a sign that change is possible and you can still achieve even SOME of those dreams you keep locked up inside your mind tower, this is it. Build a habit, pursue it more often than not, and you will see change and development toward your goal. It’s cause and effect: throw the rock, hear the splash. May God bless you all with inspiration and joy today and thanks for following.

Love and Light,

Erica

#manifestation #manifestyourdreams #practicemakesprogress #heartsinthewild❤️

What’s the Best Possible Outcome? A Quick Exercise in Dealing with Negative Thoughts

I’ve been trying something new lately. I have caught myself so many times recently fuming in my quiet moments over unfairness done to or around me, and it is toxic.

I realized that these thoughts are natural and they WILL happen, but I have control over what happens next. I have been actively on the lookout for these moments, and replacing the negative thoughts with ideas of what I want in my life a year from now, or just in the future at large. It’s incredibly refreshing to shift my focus and shift my energy, and I have noted that ideas and creativity flow more freely when I work on this. I call it “tending my Secret Garden” (lol I know it’s corny).

Anyone who has had a Reiki session with me knows that I teach a version of the Secret Garden meditation where I guide my client through a peaceful landscape that ultimately leads to their Spirit Guide. That landscape is the visualization of their soul, their dreams, all of the positive and beautiful things they hold dear to themselves, and once visualized, it is always there to be used later as a tool to remind ourselves what we treasure and what our minds are capable of creating—beauty, love, and peace ☮️.

Essentially, the idea of the Secret Garden is to simultaneously discover in yourself what you hold most dear, who you want to be, and that you have the power to change your own emotional landscape for the better. Whatever you imagine determines the conditions of the path you walk to that destiny—whether you make the sun shine or the thunder boom in the Secret Garden is up to you.

I leave you today then with one small piece of peace to keep in mind: What WOULD happen if, instead of focusing on the worst, you asked yourself—what’s the BEST that could happen? #soulunfold #breakingthecycle #changeyourmindset

Rise

I encountered this post this weekend, shared by a Facebook group that I follow (Universal States of Consciousness). As it turns out, it was good advice I didn’t know I would need yet.

I often tell myself something similar, to not let myself be swept up in the chaos of others, and to focus on my own path. When I find myself in a position to offer solace to another for a wrong done by some human party, I also say something similar: “it says more about them than it does about you.”

The way people treat us—it’s a reflection of their personality, their values, their moral code, what they hold to be important. It is not a reflection of who we are, or what we care about.

What reflects on us is how we absorb or deflect it—essentially, how we react to the stimulus.

If you agree with the person offering you feedback and you think you should change, accept it with grace and go forth and change to your greatest potential.

Otherwise, just let it reflect off of you back to them. Remind yourself of your focus, what you’re proud of, what YOU choose in this life, and keep choosing it. Never let someone else’s unresolved burdens pull you down.

Rise above the unreal opinions of others. Flick your light on so you can’t see the shadows around you, and blaze a trail forward, doing what YOU know is right and authentic for you. Fall in love with the authenticity and deep kindnesses of your life, and remember in the end that only love is real.

Mise en Place: the True Secret to the Law of Attraction

Need a card today? Lately I’ve been using an old Angel oracle deck that I love. This card I love in particular because a) the message is outstanding, reminding us to put positive energy into our lives and see it returned, and b) because of the beautiful little animals all over it. When it comes to the Law of Attraction, I always like to tell my more skeptical clients “throw a rock, you hear a splash.”

The Law of Attraction is really about setting the stage in your life for the good things to happen, making a plan, putting your energy toward your goals as much as possible, and the universe standing in your corner, ready to assist.

The French have a phrase for having all of your ingredients ready when you’re cooking: mise en place, which essentially means you have everything organized before you start cooking: it’s prep!

For me, this is how the Law of Attraction works. You prep your body and your soul and let the Universe work its magic from there. #miseenplace #lawofattraction #angeloraclecards #psychicmedium #dailytarot

SuperBowl 54: Justice of the Chiefs?

So I decided to try my hand at #SuperBowl2020 predictions. Let’s see how this plays out. So for the #kansascitychiefs, we have the Justice card. That means a fair and balanced game will be played from their side, and this is a major arcane card, which trumps the card we pulled for the 49ers. This is a hard game though, I can already see that coming, and there will likely be a major tie for awhile, judging by the 2 of Swords coming up as a clarifier. For the #sanfrancisco49ers, we have the 6 of Swords. This is a card of “moving on to better things,” and a card of healing. It could be seen as a story of healing graduation for this team, and therefore a potential win. I think this will be a hard fought game throughout and that ultimately the Chiefs will take it—but take that with a grain of salt since if I was good at sports predictions, I’d probably be anonymously rich in a tropical climate somewhere 😂. #super bowl prediction #psychicmedium #psychicsofinstagram #6ofswords #justicetarotcard #tarotreadersofinstagram

Inner Peace ☮️ and My Little Green Man

Are you familiar with “the little green man phenomenon”? When you meditate regularly, you will come to a place inside of yourself where you can visit anytime, 24/7, and be utterly at peace. Curious about how to find your little green man? Sign up for one of my upcoming meditation seminars in person or via the video series and watch for new content here. #meditationsaveslives #meditateeverydamnday #innerpeacequotes #beyourself #psychicmediumsofinstagram #psychics #spiritualhealing

Medium So Large: My Plus Size Psychic Struggles

I redrafted my diet today to shave some calories off my daily intake as well as this face. This week I’ve also begun going to bed earlier so I can do yoga and write in the mornings. I’m going to try to keep myself honest and if you’re interested in seeing such a journey, I’ll be sharing pictures and maybe some short video journals with you here and on FB (@soulunfold), and Insta (@soul_unfold_tarot).

I’m currently on a 1200 calorie diet (when I don’t cheat) and an hour of yoga a day. Part of my *new* adventure as well is to sit down and write for an hour a day so I can finally publish that book I’ve been promising you all for about 3 years.  Anybody else out there still trying these things? #weightlossjourney2020 #yogapractice #psychic #psychicmedium #followmyweightlossjourney #psychicwritinglife #psychicwriter #mediumsolarge