Exposed! To Ourselves
It has been an interesting time for all of us. The energy of this world has been chaotic, filled with fear and even at times moments of discouragement.
Many of us on the path have had to wrestle with our inner demons as we were forced to be isolated, far from the distractions that we use to have to avoid them. People who have lived together for years, were really together 24/7 for months. Old unresolved inner issues became front and center. Memories and past behaviors, where we were less than our highest self, came back and hit us like a boomerang. We were "exposed" to ourselves.
This exposure to ourselves, especially our past selves, required a whole lot of compassion and self love. The demons we wrestled with were only as powerful as we allowed them be. Forgiving our past mistakes and our younger selves annihilates the demons of regret. Realizing that many, if not most of those past behaviors or mistakes, were made from a place of fear. Had we'd known then what we know now, perhaps we would have chosen differently.
That being said, it is also true that you are where you are right now because of those "mistakes and past poor behaviors." Looking back at ourselves with compassion and even looking inwardly in the present, allows us the opportunity to grow spiritually and emotionally.
Applying compassion to our regrets transforms them into empathy for others, If and only if we can apply that empathy to ourselves first. It softens us and our judgements toward others. It strengthens us and humbles us at the same time. It makes us more conscious of our present behavior. More mindful of our actions and reactions. It allows us the time to respond intelligently and mindfully toward the people we interact with in our lives. We can then behave more gently toward our human condition which is filled with a lot of fear, anger, resentment, and disturbing chaos, but it is also filled with love, peace, joy and creative chaos.
I believe that this present time is a time of transition into a better world. It only requires that we move past the fear and self loathing into a place of acceptance of our human condition. Loving what is but finding the determination to grow into the people we are meant to be. People of love, peace, harmony and joy.
Yes, this time has been chaotic and yes, many of us have been in a whirlwind of self discovery and reflection. This is good! Use it all for your own self growth. Make the world within your reach and your inner world holier, more beautiful and peaceful. Find your balance, grow from and forgive your mistakes.
In the Q'ero tradition, from which I do my healing work, there is no such thing as negative energy. The Q'ero do not impose a moral judgement on energy. Energy is energy. However, they teach that not all energy is compatible with your energy.
According to the Q'ero there are two types of energy, the first they call Sami which is light, pure, almost effervescent and compatible. Sami is also described as “Closer to Source" or "God's energy."
The second form of energy they call Hucha. Hucha is dense, heavy and very incompatible with our energy body. When we acquire too much hucha we really feel it. We become bogged down and life becomes difficult. I usually describe the feeling of having too much hucha as:
"Feeling like you have 10 wet wool blankets on your back when you get up in the morning or by the end of the day."
We acquire hucha by many means. Unkind self-talk, gossiping, stress, arguments and quarrels, a misuse of alcohol and drugs, etc. But also, we can acquire it from other people. Yup! People love to share their hucha.
Having too much hucha unfortunately can create more hucha. Your house or apartment can be filled with hucha, your car, your office or work-space can feel dense and uninviting. Most of us, who are sensitive, have walked into a space and felt it and then after leaving that space we sometimes carry it with us. Hucha can also make us feel sick, tired or even exhausted.
Using the mystical techniques of the Q'ero people, which I have been trained in, I am able to remove the hucha that isn't yours, clean the hucha that is yours and return it to you as sami.
You will feel like yourself again, lighter, emotionally and mentally clearer. Just as we are supposed to be.
Now that Spring is just about upon us, it may be a good time to clear your energy so you can enjoy this vibrant and beautiful time of year!
If you think its time to Spring Clean your energy body, give me a call to set up an appointment for a session.
Have a Happy Spring!
I AM Learning (Revised from 2013)
Alone? No and Never!
We are all One
and always connected.
We stand with each other as
in this truth that we call
Yes, we grow in understanding
and unite when
you and I strive
this path of beauty,
this path of love.
Because of this path
that we are traveling together,
we smile, laugh,
and create ritual.
We cry and heal and console
each other as we live
with and in our human condition,
Yet seeking somehow to unite our spirits
and understand this god
goddess nature that
and inspires us.
who is beyond all of our
better called, at least for me
The amazing mysterious
All of This!
All that we see with our eyes
all those things we need
microscopes and telescopes to see.
The One that we see and are embraced by
when our hearts are wide open
who we know to be true
when our eyes are closed tight
or a washed with tears.
This One who surpasses the pain
of our terminal flesh and bones
fills them with exuberant joy despite of it.
This Artist /Scientist is who
we are collectively.
As we awaken to our dream
our understanding vastly expands and I begin to realize
That I Am you
and you also begin
that you are me.
Your love is my love,
your pain is my pain.
And so with this understanding,
May you always find happiness
and be forever blessed
because I am learning
to deeply love
who you are
who I am.
As an energy healer, I remove and/or cleanse dense energy from the energy field or subtle body that surrounds each of us.
I work within the Andean Paqokuna tradition ( A Paqo is a Peruvian shaman or better described as a mystic or wisdomkeeper) using a technique called Hucha Mikhuy.
Hucha is the Peruvia Q’ero word for dense or incompatible energy. It is exclusively created by humans. It is not “negative” energy, it's simply heavy and it can make us feel as though we’re being suffocated or layered with a bunch of wet wool blankets. When we have too much of it. Hucha weighs us down and can eventually make us ill. But! We don’t have to go through life feeling that way.
The Top Ten Signs You Need Your Energy Cleared:
• Inability to focus, confusion and excessive worry
• Anxiety and/or panic attacks
• Sudden and inexplicable sadness and depression
• Nightmares / night terrors
• Elusive feelings of being unwell
• Pain in the body that your doctor(s) can't explain or say is “psychosomatic”
• Sudden angry outburst
• Feeling overwhelmed by life
• Feeling like your carrying 10 wet wool blankets on your body
By using the Hucha Mikhuy technique it is possible to cleanse your energy and leave you feeling refreshed, lighter and happier.
If you’re tired of feeling weighed down, schedule an appointment with me and see what this type of energy healing can do for you.
Soul Contracts / Sacred Contracts
Have you been struggling to resolve issues with specific people in your life to no avail or with little success?
Do you find yourself exhausted and depleted trying to heal heartbreaking situations with another person in your life?
What you may be dealing with is a soul contract that needs to be re-written or ended. Allow me to explain...
Before we are born, our soul and the souls of those we have known over many lifetimes make some agreements. These agreements are called soul contracts and they bind us together. Before we entered this present lifetime, our souls agreed that this is the perfect lifetime to learn a particular lesson or lessons and that we would use the experiences of this coming incarnation to mature on our spiritual path. We go through this process of planning out and agreeing to a sacred contract or contracts, often with multiple soul-mates in order to facilitate the lesson(s).
The term soulmmates describe a very wide array of people. They can be family members, friends, enemies, “frenemies”, teachers, students and lovers, etc. But at the spiritual level, soul-mates are those selflessly benevolent souls that love us enough and whom we love enough to come back into our lifetime to help us grow.
In fact, sometimes they love us so much that they are willing to play a role in our lives that may be very difficult for us or in turn we may even be the difficult one for them. It works both ways, but this is the crux of it, this does not mean we have an excuse to be a jerk to one another. In fact, our contract opens for us the opportunities to create a new dynamic within an old relationship style by rising above or growing beyond the need to be unkind. What is vital to understand and what makes soul contracts particularly hopeful, is that once we incarnate we still have control over the contracts we've made for this present life!
With guidance It is possible to re-write these contracts, if they're not working out as well as we thought they would when we were in that place of higher consciousness agreeing to them. There is always, always, always free will involved. Free will is what gives our souls autonomy and it is vital to our soul's journey. As agreed upon we are presented with the opportunities that are aligned with our soul's purpose, but we make the decisions about how to act or behave and what paths we choose to follow.
Simply because an opportunity comes to us does not mean we have to accept it. When an opportunity connected to our contract isn’t taken we will have more opportunities later to do so, The Universe never tires of giving us second chances. If we don’t learn a lesson or fulfill a part of our contract, our soul may choose to revisit it later in this lifetime or in our next life.
By revisiting the contract, we can either choose to end a contract or renegotiate the terms. It is important to remember that although both the souls involved in the contract had agreed prior to rebirth on the terms, both souls must work out the nuances of the agreement for each other's greater good. Therefore, if one person is no longer serving the other's greater good, it may be time to re-write or end the contract.
As an example, there is no reason what-so-ever, to remain in an abusive or toxic relationship simply because we believe we made a contract to do so prior to re-incarnating. In fact, rewriting or ending a contract may be exactly what we agreed to do, once we are face-to-face with that particular lesson.
By walking away in peace the contract may be completed and there is no need to continue with that particular relationship in this lifetime or the next.
It is important to note here that it is not possible to end a sacred contract with a family member or anyone else who is still actively in our lives. These types of family or close connection contracts can only be amended. If a family member or someone who was ‘like family’ has passed over that soul contract may be officially ended and released so you will never have to return with them in the next incarnation.
When a soul contract is rewritten, our role, how we act and/or behavior within the relationship changes. For example: If we have a parent, or any other person in our life, who is overly critical or cruel to us and our innate response is to keep a stiff upper lip and take it without protecting or defending ourselves, that submissive role we find ourselves playing out is not serving our greater good and therefore needs to be rewritten so that we are able to stand within or take back our personal power.
Unlike the human plane, rewriting our contract does not require both people to agree upon this new contract. It simply requires one person within the relationship to be willing to renegotiate the terms. This amendment is agreed upon at the soul level and at that benevolent level, both souls will readily agree to the new terms.
If you feel you may need guidance in order to rewrite or bring an end to an unhealthy soul contract in your life, please feel free to contact me to discuss. 518-504-0190
We Are What We Behold
I am the blue sky and the stars that are around me.
Ever constant even when cloud or day blind.
I am the rising sun and the setting moon.
I am the buds on the birch tree, standing tall before me
and the disintegrating leaves beneath the snow,
returning to the earth as soil.
I am the color of the songbirds and their song
and I am the black crow and her caw.
I am the beauty I see
for I am what I behold.
I am the softness of the melting snow,
surrendering into the gentle, trickling stream.
I am the vastness and expansiveness of life unfolding.
I know no boundaries nor limitations.
In those times, when I forget what I am,
I am gently reminded to simply open and look through
the eyes of my heart and see all that I am.
I observe and meet the beauty of what I see
around and within me and with gratitude say,
Ah! Yes! This is what I am
. -Miriam 2018
As an energy healer, I remove dense energy from the energy field that surrounds each of us. I work mainly within the Andean Paqo tradition using a technique called Hucha Mikhuy. Hucha is the Andean Q'ero word for heavy, dense or incompatible energy. So the term literally means “eating or digesting dense energy.” This is done energetically through what the Q'ero call the spiritual stomach or Qosqo. The qosqo is the primary energy center in our body, according to the q'ero tradition. The area where paqos mediate the energy or kawsay.
The Paqos, who are priests and priestesses of the ancient Q'ero tribe, and descendants of the Inca; do not describe energy as negative or positive, good or bad. Its just dense or incompatible with our purer energy, which they call Sami. Sami, means a pure, more refined, closer to Source and perhaps best described as an effervescent-like energy!
If you have awakened in the morning feeling as though you have several wet wool blankets on you- then you may have too much hucha. Too much dense energy can make it hard to make it through the day and it can be quite exhausting.
Other signs of carrying too much hucha can include:
Other means of taking on hucha can be:
By using the Andean paqos hucha mikuy technique, I am able to clear the energy around you of hucha and return it to its purer state of sami. After which, just to name a few benefits, you will feel calmer, more peaceful, clearer and able to handle the challenges we all face in our daily lives with a more balanced state of being.
If you feel as though this type of energy work would be a benefit to your well-being please feel free to contact me using the link below.
Here's a link to some kind words others have said about their experience
The Balance of Love
As I search for balance
I teeter between arrogance and humility,
between light and dark, between belief and doubt.
As I search the archives of religion
I find both beauty and decay.
I am both touched by the devotion of past thinkers
who felt their thoughts deeply and expansively within their soul, as I do at
times, and also disturbed by their inability, as well as mine, to change the world for the better forever.
I seek that place of balance between false hope and despair,
fantasy and harsh reality, narcissism and selflessness
I ask, "Do I have a right to expect anything from my Creator?" and
"Does my Creator expect anything from me?"
And, I long to bridge the divide within my mind that causes me to believe we are separate.
As I weave in and out of the corridors of thoughts and prayers, hopes and intentions, philosophies and theologies I find I am in awe and bewildered by them all.
So I lay them all down; the rules, the dogma, the rituals, the teachings from earlier and present times.
I am here now, in this moment, and I understand that none of them matter.
All that matters is love.
All that matters is the compassion and kindness of love.
There is no dogma, rule, ritual, philosophy or theology
that can dictate love. - Love is.
It is up to me to accept it within myself, to grow in the Spirit of love and learn from it.
To create from within that Spirit of love my own rituals, my own beauty and my own form of worship.
I have witnessed that all things fade and then return in a new form.
I have seen that we destroy that which we cling too tightly to or
that “it” destroys us.
I am content with the knowledge, that should I die and all that I believed was wrong and all those who laughed at my foolish way of life were correct.
It will not matter; I won't know and
I still would not choose to live any differently.
I believe that with love I will satisfy the hunger within me to know.
I will quench the thirst to understand.
I will quiet the turbulence within my soul.
I have come to terms with the fact that I cannot adhere
to any one religion, philosophy or theology with their obligatory rules or rituals.
For I see both their beauty and their limitations, the solace they bring to others and the harm.
I have found that there is only one rule with love and that is balance.
Daily life and whatever transpires within it, should I so choose it to be,
is a ritual of love.
The Spirit of Love is what I worship.
It is an increase in Love within me that I ask for and strive for.
Love is the giver and the gift.
Love will fill that great divide within my mind that
keeps me believing that Love and I are separate and in turn
that I and others are also separate.
Once the divide is filled with love, love brings all things into balance.
The Christ-light! Merry Christmas!
Somewhere beneath the piles of discarded wrapping paper, ribbons and bows or perhaps lingering above and beyond the rafters of the churches or the steeples of cathedrals there is a 2000 year old story that tells of a blessed child being born, from a seemingly "average" or "common" woman, who would attempt to, and many would say did, change our perception of this world.
A child who would grow into a man who spoke of love and kindness.
A child who would grow into a man who had the audacity to say crazy things such as: "the Father and I are One' and "the kingdom of God is within you."
A man who had transcended the understanding of the time he came into and tried to bring hope into the lives of a people who had been beaten down into submission by a political power that held amazing military might.
He attempted to bring a light into the dark times they were in.
He spoke of peace, he spoke of the power of love.
He spoke of a time when swords would be beaten into plow-shares,
of a time when the lion would lay down with the lamb.
He spoke of loving our enemies and of shining our own light.
He used ritual and meditation to enrich his connection with God whom he called Father. He tried to show through parables a God who was a loving and compassionate father; not a crazed, ever demanding deity who could never be appeased.
He healed gently, and taught that we should be free from worry by considering the birds of air and the lilies of the field, and how they are provided for.
He honored and respected women, breaking the mores of the times, by allowing them to be his disciples and sit at his feet with the men, rather than in a segregated room.
He loved children, and spoke ominously about the fate of those who would harm them... "It would be better for a man to have a millstone wrapped around his neck and dropped into the depths of the sea, than for anyone to harm one hair of a child's head".... yeah, sometimes he was tough. Have you ever seen the size of a millstone?
Still, I find it interesting that many of us today, who don't consider ourselves Christian, are saying very similar things to what Jesus (Yesuah) said all those years ago.
The message of love is what Christmas is all about. The message of the Christ-light being born in a human being and brought as a gift to the rest of the world.
Yes, his followers may have made a mess of things...but then again...haven't we all.
When it all boils down, we are all saying and wanting the same thing. A world where love reigns A world of tolerance and peace.
I believe this "Christ-light" has been born into all of us. In this sense, we are all Christ-ians and we should honor and celebrate the growing light of love within each of us.
May the gift of your Christ-light glow for all to see! Merry Christmas!
To the unknown, the quiet and perhaps forgotten ones
You of love and light
You of kindness and compassion
I write these words for you…
To the ones who whisper to me
The answers I need
Allow me to think I came up with them myself.
To the ones who lived the way you lived,
Not for fame, notoriety or fanfare,
You who did all that you did for no other reason,
except that It was good and right and holy.
To the ones who lived life fairly
and kept the common good In sight.
Be here with me
Be with me tonight
Guide me always.
You who were the ones that chose not to judge
Yet leaned on discernment and trusted it would hold you.
You, who had the gift of sight, saw through the veil
and used it only for good,
You who came from different lands over many seas
Your mix of blood runs through my veins
may your wisdom flow there too.
You who cried and laughed
and found the courage to dance
through turbulent and changing times.
You who never sought after notoriety, fame or glory
but for what was right and what was holy.
Be here with me
Be with me tonight
Guide me always
You who wrote and sang of love
Who stared at the same stars I see tonight
and who watched the sun slowly rise again in the morning.
I write this prose for you.
For all of you, who painted and potted and prayed.
You who plowed the field or laid the brick and stood tall
with an inner knowing
That everything you did was done not for self-glory
but because it was good, right and holy.
Be with me here
Be here tonight
Guide me with your love and wisdom always.
Miriam Venus 2013 (revised 2017)
Miriam Danielle Allen
Kind Words from Others
Miriam is a truly gifted healer. The first time I worked with her, and every time since, I immediately felt safe and secure in her presence. Her senses and allies guide her to a deeper knowing of the individual she is working with and she works intuitively to shift the energetic patterning from there. She listens beyond words and sees beyond the physical body and through time. She reflects honestly and reminds each person of who they really are at their core. I have felt her work resonate powerfully within me and the ripple effects of positive shifts in my life as a result of returning to my own essence. I cannot express how grateful I feel to have had the opportunity to work with Miriam