Being Present Moving Forward

A blog about meditation & personal growth by psychic Janet Wright

Spiruality Question: Can't I tune out when I'm at work?

Energy question: Can’t I tune out when I’m at work? I hate my job / boss / coworkers!

This is a question I often get in readings, when a client’s angels point out they are not present at work.

They just “go through the motions” and work while their spirit is above their body or even a little of their spirit is back home in bed, or in the future anticipating their weekend. This is NOT actually an effective stress reducing plan, and definitely NOT a way to create positive change. When your spirit is away your body misses your energy and sponges up what is around, so energy from your coworkers or workplace. So then your body carries around so much workplace energy that you think of your work the minute you wake up each morning, and you can’t seem to manifest something new and different. If you leave your job while still full of judgement and resentment and resistance, you may end up in a new job with many of the same patterns. In order to manifest something more positive and new, often you need to transcend your judgement and resistance, to get present, to clear your stuck energy. Often you are in a workplace to learn something on a spiritual level, and generally you will not be learning if you are stuck in judgement and zoned-out.

If you want to create positive change you need to tune IN more and more, to ground, and breathe, release your frustrations with grounding & healing or other centering actions in the moment. Use your mind, actions, and body-mind-spirit presence to change how you feel inside. Don’t let the external situation of your workplace control your mood. Learning how to use your sixth chakra to see others without judgement helps you have much stronger energy boundaries with them. Other ways to tune in include listening to or thinking of music you feel is energizing, or enjoying a tasty beverage, giving yourself a quick hand massage, wiggling your toes & feeling that, having a screen saver with inspiring photos, half-listening to meditation recordings during a commute or lunch hour, etc. For more about being present & how it helps watch my video
How to Be Present & in Your Body.

Stuck judging your coworkers / job / boss? To learn about your 6th chakra and non-judgement you can watch my video
Your 6th Chakra- Non-judgement of Others.

Super distracted or zoned-out at work? Grounding is great for helping you to stay tuned-in & present. If you don’t know how to ground consciously then you can learn with my videos
Psychic Grounding Part 1 & if you are a thinker and want to see what grounding is explained & diagrammed with lighthearted examples check out my video Psychic Grounding Part 2.


Meditation Question: Is it OK to meditate in public?

This is a question posted by a client onto my YouTube grounding walkthrough video called Psychic Healing Grounding Meditation- Part 1. I posted a short reply to her there on youtube. Since it’s such a frequently asked question, I thought I’d answer it more fully here in the hopes that more people see it.

Here’s her question:
Hi Janet. Is it ok/safe to do grounding or healing chakras/aura in public (eg. on the bus/plane or somewhere else where there are other people around you)? Many thanks :-)

My reply:
Yes it can be safe, useful, and practical to do some level of grounding and self-healing in public, though there are a few tips to consider. By “in public” I mean anywhere not inside your own home, so in your car, at work, in a coffee shop, on the train, walking downtown, in a gym, in a workplace, etc.

Energy Safety tips when working your energy- meditating, grounding, or healing your chakras & aura in public:
1. With your mind ask your angels to help you to be fully safe on all levels as you work your energy.

2. While in public, do energy work that helps you to be more present, such as grounding or basic energy healing on your chakras or aura. When you are more present your body will sponge up energy from the people & environment less. In other words do not do a meditation in public that makes you tune out or feel sleepy. When you tune out or feel sleepy or distracted your spirit is “popping out of or leaving your body.” This is what sleep is for, so when in public try to tune IN, and be present. This way you are more “you” and you sponge up energy from your environment and other people much less. If you want more info & video suggestions on being present in public you can check out my next blog post
Spirituality Question: Can’t I tune out when I’m at work?

meditations to do while in public, I’d say try all of my YouTube videos & any of my meditation recordings except three that I would save for home. The three recordings to save for home are the Confidence meditation 15min, Emotional Gardening 15min, and Deep Thought Webinar 1hr+. Once you practice with a video or meditation recording you can create mini versions that you walk yourself through that can fit into the little minute you have here and there. For specific suggestions you could post a specific question below, or check out the blog post I did called Grounding & Meditation During Vacation & Travel.

Grounding & Meditation During Vacation Travel

Traveling somewhere for vacation is supposed to be a treat. Often we have high expectations and think it will magically melt away all our built-up stress, but sometimes it can be very challenging energetically. I recommend you find time for your meditation work before, during, and after when you are vacationing so you can be most able to live it up and enjoy! Since energy often is triggered early, meditating days and even weeks before a trip could really help clear you and make the trip easier for you. In a nutshell- think grounding. Especially when traveling, redoing your grounding multiple times during a day is a great idea. So even if it's a minute here, 20 seconds there, imagine your grounding nice and wide, as wide as your whole aura, flowing all the way down to the center of the earth. This can be calming and centering as it helps you to release energy that is not yours.

I have a Grounding Part 1 & Grounding Part 2 video on youtube you could watch to learn all about grounding. My Grounding Part 1 video you can watch over and over as the first six minutes is a very restorative grounding walkthrough. My Grounding Part 2 video has grounding diagrams and examples.

Any new environment, even going to a grocery store, can greatly affect your grounding. Travel and vacations often involve many changes of environment, which therefore can affect the grounding of you and those around you. Grounding connects you to the center of the earth. Of course the center of the earth is the same, but the surface of the earth can vary greatly. For example if you are in a big forest there is so much earth energy even in the air all around you. With so much ambient earth energy it’s really automatic for anyone to be very grounded. On the other hand, if you are in an airport, on a plane, in a museum, a hotel lobby, or are traveling to a major city there may be relatively little ambient earth energy around, so the average person will be much less grounded and present.

With mindfulness, you can be very grounded anywhere, even in a plane. It just may take a few moments of your conscious intention and awareness to imagine and re-create a strong downward flowing grounding. Since those around you probably won’t be consciously aware of their grounding you need to understand that they may have abrupt mood shifts or energy level shifts during the trip as they are affected by the environment and become ungrounded. You cannot control how your travel companions feel, but you can work to ensure you are as present as possible during your trip so that you can make the most of it.

My audio meditation recordings are very convenient for travel, since once you get them from your desktop computer to your smartphone you can take them anywhere on your phone. So unless you will travel with a laptop, plan ahead. Buy them and download them and get them onto your phone before your trip so they are all set on your phone for you. All the meditation recordings I list below are available for purchase here on my site for $5 each.

My top TRAVEL meditation picks for summer 2015:
Shorter travel meditation choice: My meditation recording Beginner Version: Inspiring Day Meditation is only 9 minutes long. That'd be extra cool to try when traveling too because it could help to reset your mood and outlook. This may help you be less affected by mood shifts of those around you, as it empowers you so you can change your inner state to change how you feel.

Longer travel meditation choice: My Grounding In-Depth 23 min recording could be really interesting to use before, during, or after travel since it also talks about being open to change & releasing old patterns. This could help you be open to the transformative potential of travel. Also since it has a lot of grounding and 1st chakra healing with it, it could help for if you are traveling with young children. They are connected to your 1st chakra so the more safe your 1st chakra is, it could help to calm them.

Longest travel meditation choice: My 7 Chakras Meditation/ Healing recording is 28min. It walks you through healing all 7 major chakras from 7 down to 1, and also includes affirmations for each chakra. Since with this recording you heal all your major chakras, this could be fascinating to do when you are in a place that is very different than your normal surroundings. For example if you have the opportunity to meditate in natural outdoor setting, or even just in your hotel room in different country it could help you create a kind of spiritual milestone for yourself, where you are extra open to change and healing.

Transportation Phobias: If you have phobias or stress about traveling in cars or busses or planes, I created the Driving Wellness Meditation which is 27 minutes. It also goes through all 7 chakras but is tailored to help you clear transportation stress or phobias.

So thanks to my various clients whose traveling has inspired this blog post! Please leave your comments, questions, & suggestions for future posts below. Bon voyage everyone!