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    Michelle J. Howe posted an update
    The Dance to Healthy, Happy & Harmonious Friendships Our circle of friends is important. Friendships bring us into unique dance with one together. The stage is set by agreement, coincidence or sheer happenstance. Friendships vary in closeness and role within our lives. They begin as a casual introduction… sometimes blossoming into more. It’s important to note that we’re all seeking the same things: Someone reliable and trustworthy. Someone who accepts and validates us. Someone who supports us through struggles. Someone who cares and love in their own unique way way. Someone who brings vitality, stability and balance into our life. There are energy dynamics within any dance with another person. There are reasons for the dance. There is purpose, and there is meaning for each dance. Each person’s dance is an investment of time and attention. Each person’s dance creates bonds of reliance or attachment. Each unique dance is a mix of positive, negative or neutral dynamics. “The concept of friendships is too often simplified.” During the dance, there’s an exchange of energy. There are energy dynamics as shared in our previous blog, The Energetic Dance of Friendships. This energetic exchange creates imprints of thoughts and emotions within each person. Energetic exchanges are a relevant and important dynamic to note for those on the awakening path. Too much negative dynamic will create instability, confusion and struggle. Too much negative dynamic brings you up close and personal to dancing with negativity. You begin feeling unbalanced, anxious or toxic emotions in your life. It becomes important to notice these “friends” and the very real, negative impact they are having on your life. To avoid the negative dynamic within turbulent friendships, we must learn to discern, and make wiser choices. The wisdom comes when we seek guidance by asking questions and going deeper to become our own best friends. In this process, we must learn to embrace an understanding of healthy verses toxic, and recognize our wants, needs and desires within that dance. A Good Place to Start – Ask Yourself: What kind of friend am I? What do I bring to the table? What qualities do I like in my friends? What topics and things do I value in life? A mutually beneficial connection begins with dancing skills – our ability to keep pace with our partner, our ability to follow, and our ability to lead. A beautiful dance allows each to shine their light while the other mirrors that beauty, heart and soul back to us. This dance shows up as an elegant, playful and beautiful flow between two people. A vibrant, healthy and harmonious friendship brings a special person to dance with you. This person shares similar energy and a capacity to: Uplifts and understands you. Matches the energy you bring to the table. Shows respect and allows space between you. Be independent, kind, honest and truthful. Express love and acceptance of you. My suggestion to Highly Sensitive Feelers, Healers and Empaths is to embrace energetic awareness, go deeper to ask questions, and learn to trust yourself. Notice your feelings, thoughts or vibes. Notice the energy exchanges between you. Notice the quality and flavor of that connection. Ask. Is this person or friendship in my highest interest? Love & Light, Michelle Want to chat about the quality of your friendships? Are you absorbing the negative emotions of others? Do you yearn for authentic connection? I’d be delighted to share some time together. HappyFriendships
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    Empaths Leading with an Open Heart What does it truly mean to have an open heart??? In general, most people think they have open hearts when in fact; it is part open (at best). I know this is a bold statement but, let me explain. To me, having an open heart means having a heart FULL of love! How many of you would say that on a daily basis, you operate with a heart that is full of love for humanity and all that comes your way? I would guess that very few of us could comprehend the magnitude of what this entails because many of us are still struggling with our own self-love. How do I know this?? Because I am very observant! I watch many women and some men both online and in person. I feel them and I note how they feel about themselves as it shows up in their interactions, body gestures and energy. Most of the time and for most people, the concept of self-love is a new age term or metaphysical jargon that does little to impact day-to-day life. Most people do not understand the full meaning of self-love or how to connect to it. Instead, most operate and function in a managed craze until a physical illness or a traumatic life event comes our way. Then and only then do we truly pay attention! What do we need to know? We are energetic beings inside a physical body. To know our Self – to love ourselves, we must go within and get familiar with expansive feeling – a place of being. This means that we are NOT our thoughts or our emotions. This means we are NOT our jobs, titles or roles. This means we are a whole lot MORE of something wonderful that cannot be labeled or understood because it is not visible or easily identified. I am alluding to the fact that each of us has an essence – a soul that guides beyond our mind – a much larger and wiser part of you. What do I see out there right now? We do not naturally go within to touch base and know our Self because we are too distracted with stuff. We are so overrun by the life we are living and the expectations of our society. We focus on anything and everything society expects of us – which leaves us plain old busy. We follow the crowd to fit in. Our value often hinges on outside validation, accomplishment or material possessions. We chase our tail trying to control life and people. We live in fear or worry about what might or might not happen tomorrow. We get comfortable with our lives and resist any sort of change. We feel rejected when friendships or relationships come to an end. We focus on the outside aspects of our life because this reality seems all-important. Life whizzes by and, next thing we know, we are in the sunset of our life. Mostly, we pause with regrets. So illusive and quick – life just flew by! I am here to tell you that OPENING your HEART means operating from a SOUL perspective that looks quite a bit different. To be open, the soul requires us to slow it down… It requires us to quiet the mind… For the most part, humanity operates with very little knowledge of higher consciousness. Our history plainly reveals struggles for power that bring corruption and war. Then again, we have also experienced wonderful creativity and advancement. Today, we are remembering even more. We are waking up!! It’s a wonderful time indeed and, more and more will be revealed to us. For now, our FOCUS needs to be on becoming aware – accepting soul consciousness is part of the picture. When we truly become aware of soul, what do we realize? I smile at this question because this is easy. When we are awake to soul consciousness, we realize WE ARE PURE LOVE at the highest levels. Our natural condition, process and way will be to love others and our Self. We discover that any other way of functioning is something unnatural to us and we start the journey of self-healing to bring this higher consciousness more fully into our life. We then step into the mysteries that surround our existence and make it our priority to embrace our unique path. What happens to us when we begin to walk the spiritual path to follow guidance? WE begin to remember and change our perceptions. We begin to understand that our life is really an inner journey of self-discovery. We begin to learn that all healing comes via the energy of love. We begin to learn that we are gifted individuals that can truly never die. We begin to feel within and create a different reality for our Self. So, what does it look like to function with an open hearts? It means we have chosen and do love our Self unconditionally. It means we look at people and situations with a new understanding. It means we are able to love others at a soul level despite their faults. It means we have developed trust and gratitude and faith in our Self. It means we appreciate and accept what comes our way. It means we listen to higher guidance. It means we flow with life. How do we open our heart? This is a BIG question that requires a deeper answer for you and I need you to be listening with your heart (not your logical mind). When we open our hearts fully, the heart leads the mind – not the opposite way! It means we start tapping into our intuition to guide us; we start opening to higher knowledge from the higher mind; we learn to respond to life in a balanced way; and we gain awareness to heal our energetic bodies. Stepping forward in this new way with an open heart begin a wonderful journey of awareness and joy for living our lives. I realize there is a ton for you to understand. No worries, you will get it. Much Love, Michelle leading
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    An Empath’s Gifts The phrase is “Empath Gifts”. I am actually sitting on this for a minute because I know many Empaths are struggling to see the gift in the abilities they possess. But, let me lead into this information with a basic understanding of the word “gifts.” We have the five traditional senses most of us utilize on a daily basis. Although sensing in traditional ways – hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and seeing are part of being human, there are additional and deeper – natural senses available to those who connect to feel and know at subtle energetic levels – these are the Empaths. These other sensory gifts or abilities are unseen and unknown to most of the world. These are psychic or special abilities coming to us as gifts of being Empath. These natural gifts are not mainstream news – not yet. In our history, most of those gifted beyond the traditional senses have been given different names. Labels used to describe gifted folks were witches, gurus, seers, shamans, psychics, mediums, etc. These gifted individuals understood life from a different perspective and often tapped into the dream world, using their hands for healing, tapping into new methods to heal and basically were different from others. Because of society and the negative perception, fear or misunderstanding of these abilities, most times they stayed quietly in the background. In this wonderful day and age, it would appear we can speak, learn and share more openly for the most part. We are still NOT mainstream news because most others are not yet awake to confirm, substantiate or experience the same reality. While many of us are still quiet because we do not understand or we fear the judgment of others there is a fair amount of us Empaths gaining strength to speak!! There is in fact a growing community of gifted Empaths and others that are fully confident they have NOT lost their marbles and are in fact getting more clarity and understanding on a daily basis. These brave souls are embracing, learning and understanding things on a whole different level and I am proud to be one of them! This is FANTASTIC news!!!! I promised a to give a broader understanding of the gifts and then skills available to Empaths. First off, we are born Empaths. Some of us are born awake and struggle to fit in with the rest of the world – we know full well we are different. Others are struggling in a variety of ways and yet, totally unaware of the special way they connect to the world. I am one such example of a sleeper and totally unaware. My struggles seemed ordinary and normal – until the intensity went up enough to rock me awake! That wake up – an awakening experience – was starts the beginning of a new journey for me! Below is a list of basic and advanced gifts in being an Empath – *Understanding, feeling or knowing others at a deeper level. *Hearing or seeing spirits and guides. *Sensing or reading energy. *Feeling the physical or emotional pains of others. *Seeing things that will happen in the future. *Dreams that are past life recall. *Experiencing astral travel. *Projecting our energy out to others. *Channeling higher consciousness in writing or speech. *Feeling the energy of kundalini activated and soaring. *Seeing auras, orbs, dark spirits or light spirits. *Merging our energy with others is the special soul-to-soul connections. *Hearing dark and/or light spirits. *Feeling an incredible love for humanity. *Seeing or feeling our third eye. *Feeling our crown chakra. *Experiencing ascension symptoms. *Feeling energy surges and activation of our chakras. *Tapping into a higher knowledge. *Being able to see or sense energy blocks in the physical body. This is a full and expansive list of what is possible out there – to present itself to you in your life. Please keep in mind that nothing comes for us that we cannot handle! Your best choice is to step forward – embrace and learn about your unique journey! Much Love, Michellegift
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    Self-Healing for Empaths – Part 3 In the first two blog articles in this series of three on self-healing for Empaths, I covered a few ways most people do not effectively function at their highest potential. Empath or not, this is how I see most people functioning: “Most people seem to lead their lives based on the avoidance of some perceived fear OR always with an element of expectation. Fear paralyzes and expectation most assuredly results in disappointment. Additionally, many of us operate with closed hearts to protect us. Others have beliefs that are laden with judgements, self-doubt or worse. Any and all of these ways we function do not help and essentially hurt us. And yes, there is more to this puzzle. ALL of this craze is at play here while we function in a human body.” I also went over the first four steps that are part and parcel to the self-healing process for Empaths. Below is a short summary of the first four steps: 1. Train your mind to stop, be quiet or shut it down. 2. Recognize the brilliance of our mind via Spirit communication versus repeat nonsense thoughts. 3. Develop a more intimate and deeper sense of who we are at a core level. 4. Differentiate and develop an awareness of each aspect of Self. The remaining steps on this journey of self-healing are: 5. Monitoring of thoughts and our thinking about everything and anything. This means all thoughts, whether verbalized or not, that play to say something in our mind need to be brought forward and noticed. This monitoring helps us become aware of the programming which directs the functioning of Self. This step is a process that helps us take notice, understand, and correct the way our mind is programmed to function in the world. Remember, write and observe with no judgment. 6. Take notice how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically on a daily basis. Experiment with changing your moods via outside stimuli such as music, activity, clothing, people and relationships in our lives. This step is an important step because we start to become aware of our self as energetic beings. We become aware of what helps or hurts us. Also, we start tuning in deeper to our energy bodies and then learning to understand our functioning at a different level. This is where we embrace energy concepts and learn about the chakras, energy centers and meridians. This is where we learn to heal using energy medicine techniques. This is where we develop skills to decipher energy exchanges and read people, place or things. We observe, tune in and energy skills in this stage of development. Writing our journey in this stage helps immensely. 7. Here we are learning and advancing while “paying attention” to observe. We write and re-read our discoveries from our experiences and relationships. We are writing to help us gain knowledge, insights or awareness of patterns. In this step, we are also learning to engage our own higher mind for guidance. Focus on our Self as the responsible rock star versus other people. Take notice of situations that result in an emotional reaction within us. These emotions need to be understood, felt and released. It is very important to release emotion which is done most easily by feeling them. Emotions that are bottled up or repressed leave us with imprints that re-surface to affect us at a future time. These imprints most noticeably show themselves when we emotionally react to people or situations. In this step, we simply allow, acknowledge and feel ALL emotions, whether you like them or not. This simple and important step allows us to release emotions. 8. The next step is forgiveness of Self or others. We must be big enough to understand that people’s actions come from their own pain and wounds. Nothing people do is about us! The behavior or action of others is truly a reflection of their themselves. The real priority and motivation for others is always internal to their own self. Nobody behaves or acts in certain ways because they are driven to hurt us. When we feel injured, rejected or hurt by another it is most important to stop blaming them and instead look within our Self at our response to the situation. The question is “Why are we taking things so personally?” There are a ton of reasons why we do this but, for now just ask and see what answers come. Often, I see people buying into a lesser story of themselves. I see self-blame, regret, fear and worse. And, it may be true that someone did something intentionally to hurt you. The questions are: Is this YOUR fault? Do you deserve this treatment? Whatever the situation, we are not a lesser person, a victim, or worse! Your job is to stop believing the garbage many perceive or are being manipulated to believe. The whole situation is here to help you/me/us remember our inner strength and divine nature. The whole situation continues and is present till we respond appropriately and in our highest interest. 9. Last point to you here, perspective is key. Change your perspective, change everything. In this way, our whole world can change when we re-wire our thinking and release emotions that left imprints within us. We direct this change from within every step of the way. When we know better, we do better!! A positive perspective in even the worst situation can be a life saver. Plus, everything comes down to how we naturally respond to life, situations and people. We are never victims or powerless unless we choose to believe this is truth. It is important to note, we do not control life. Yet and still, we have a choice every step of the way and the power to rewrite or rescript anything that does not serve us. Alright – all done writing for now!! The easiest part is reading – the hard part is our day to day. And, this is a ton for us to truly implement on our life journey. I will be putting small groups together to help Empaths who want guidance through this journey. Please remember to be patient and expect change to happen one little step at a time. Many times we need to be totally dismantled and then put back together!!! And, I have seen this journey first hand in myself and others. Please note that all I write here is part and parcel of my perspective on the Empath’s journey to self-healing and transformation. Much Love, Michelle man-in-field-empath-evolution
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    Self-Healing for Empaths – Part 2 In the first blog article to this series of three on self-healing for Empaths, I shared my perspective of how humans are functioning. This is what I wrote: “Most people seem to lead their lives based on the avoidance of some perceived fear OR always with an element of expectation. Fear paralyzes and expectation most assuredly results in disappointment. Additionally, many of us operate with closed hearts to protect us. Others have beliefs that are laden with judgement, self-doubt or worse. Any and all of these ways we function do not help and essentially hurt us. And yes, there is more to this puzzle. ALL of this craze is at play here while we function in a human body. “ Is there a better way to function? Yes and absolutely. What does the path of self-healing look like? First of all, it is a journey and we begin where we are and learn to embrace a steady pace of change because “Rome was not built in a day!” I need to insert some humor to help us be humble and light about what is ahead. In the end, self-healing is a path and a process we follow that impacts our lives considerably. Mostly, we change from the inside out and others may not even realize the depths of our transformation as we move away from certain individuals or ways of functioning. The whole deal is a process of going within to (1) change our thinking and belief; (2) release and heal emotions; (3) nourish and know your Self at soul level; (4) connect to your body more fully; (5) mirror higher consciousness; and (6) embrace unconditional love. What does the process of self-healing look like? 1. We find a way to quiet our mind. There are many ways to accomplish this and it takes practice and more practice. Basically, our mind is just a computer that goes over the same junk time and time again like a broken record. Most of us have a brain that has not been trained to shut down, though. This computer can easily get overwhelmed with too much info which results in a headache, migraine, anxiety or worse. A busy, busy mind can also keep us anxiously awake at night instead of asleep. So, it becomes extremely important for us to consistently shut down our mind to help us rejuvenate and re-balance. 2. Realize that solutions and guidance come from spirit messages via the mind as a knowing or an extra special surge of high level energy. Most would agree that our brilliant ideas do just ‘pop into our mind’ when we choose to write or create some time to for quiet focus. I do understand it is a bit tricky to differentiate intellectually between the brilliance of our mind via spirit messages versus a regular thought. You will see that thoughts from spirit are energizing, positive and new. Regular thoughts are not necessarily positive, no high energy surge and are simply a rehash of old thoughts. The higher thoughts of spirit are clear while the regular thoughts leave us cloudy and down. 3. We have learned to consistently quiet our mind and connect with our soul essence or energy. We begin develop a more intimate and deeper sense of who we are at a core level. This is a HUGE step in helping one with self-healing. We then start looking deeper at situations and relationships in our lives. In this step, we are sparked to embrace and feel unconditional love for ONE Self. There is no judgement but acceptance and understanding. This is when many people begin to develop a relationship and trust in guidance. This connection helps us feel empowered to trust and lead our journey. 4. Differentiating each aspect of our Self is an important point of awakening for each of us. I like the concept of looking at our Self with three aspects: “Me, MySelf and I.” I discovered this truth affecting me and subsequently us, in my early teens. The idea is that each is different part of us with a different voice. We find our center when all three of these aspects of self gently support one another to work as ONE person. “Me” is what we show the world is us. “Me” has a strong ego, a powerful voice and a lot of personality. “Me” is our identity that is accepted by family, friends and society. “Me” likes to think it is in charge. “Me” is often simply listening to a strong mind without awareness or regard for input from “MySelf” or “I”. “MySelf” is what exists within us that we do not necessarily want to show the world. This includes our insecurities, secrets, lesser thoughts and hidden emotions. This aspect of us makes “Me” feel vulnerable. This aspect of Self does not feel powerful and, it remains quiet because it fears judgment or rejection from “Me” or others. “MySelf” is often ignore by “Me” which inevitably leads to self-sabotage. “I” is the voice of unconditional love and support that does not judge, but helps one feel accepted and loved. This aspect of self observes and is quiet compared to the other two aspects. “I” helps “Me” when the things do not go according to plan. “I” also soothes and uplifts “MySelf” when this aspect needs tender loving and care. This aspect of self is the SOUL within us waiting to be known. This aspect of Self is truly the voice that needs to lead us. This aspect of Self is the quiet guidance and wisdom within us waiting to be noticed. Those of us awake realize this is a powerful aspect of our Self! Are your three aspects aligned to support one another??? Yes, no, maybe or sometimes are your options here. More on this topic to be continued please read Self-Healing for Empaths – Part 3. Much Love, Michelle self heal2
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    Self-Healing for Empaths – Part 1 What is this concept of self-healing? It is pretty obvious to an Empaths that people are mainly unaware of their own feelings and emotions; that most people mindlessly lives without depth of meaning. From what I can see, these people are just asleep and unaware that a deeper connection to their own inner knowing is required to find true fulfillment in life. They are distracted, busy and asleep. This was me for 40 years of my life. Don’t get me wrong – I still functioned and lived a seemingly good life, but there is no comparison between the me of today and the me that was asleep! The last five years of being awake have been challenging indeed. Yet, I am immensely grateful for the new me birthed from those awakening experiences. As Empaths, we are quite aware when an individual is devoid of happiness or uses masks in their everyday world. Empaths feel and know more than the average person when something is amiss in the life of another individual. Most of us love the gift to sense and know more than the rest. What happens is that we Empaths lose sight of our own self because we are so intrigued and distracted by others. This happens so easily because the inner Empath feels great connection, reward and value when using their gifts to help others. In the meanwhile, we are kept too busy with a priority to others with no meaningful time spent knowing our own inner Self. My point in writing this article is to direct each of us individually to focus our time and attention on a relationship with self and our own personal journey. I am talking about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual awareness! We Empaths are the first awakening to higher consciousness and must learn there are energetic layers within each of us individually that require healing. Healing leads to change of our Self. We need to stop being distracted to use our precious energy to help others so that we can focus on our Self. This is very important!!! Focusing on our self-healing means we strengthen our auric fields and change the dynamics of our lives. The end goal is truly to heal our Self so we can truly help others by mirroring higher consciousness on the planet. I say ALL of this from my own knowing and my own journey that began five years ago. It is a given that we all have a story and challenges in our lives. Most importantly, the Empath is gifted with the ability to feel and heal others. In order to truly heal others most appropriately, we must transform. Transforming means we clear, cleanse and heal all wounds within us. We are healing wounds that came from this life and prior lives. And, these wounds will be easily seen as they will be affecting our lives today. What are these wounds we are trying to heal? The wounds show up in how we think, feel and lead our lives. The wounds show up in our judgements and our fears. The wounds show up in our emotional reactions to people or events. The wounds show up when we experience depression and anxiety. The wounds show up in what we create, our relationships and how we live our day-to-day lives. Whether we realize it or not, and whatever the situation happens to be, it is our attitudes and beliefs that shape our way through life. We choose based on these programmed (some conscious and others unconscious) ways of thinking. Most people are not truly aware that their thinking is programmed. We are NOT our thoughts!! Learning to see our thoughts as a part of us, but not us is a very important. We then realize that quieting the mind or thoughts is a requirement for us to fully connect to our inner SELF. Also, we are not our emotions!! Our emotions are triggered by our thoughts – conscious or not. You see, it is a circle that begins with thoughts!! Thoughts are very powerful! Thoughts and their emotions are actually carried forward as emotional and mental imprints upon us from one lifetime to another. The challenge for us truly is that our thoughts are fairly automatic and happen at lightning speed. Below is the norm and my summary of “Humanity’s Way” for us to note: “Most people seem to lead their lives based on the avoidance of some perceived fear OR always with an element of expectation. Fear paralyzes and expectation most assuredly results in disappointment. Additionally, many of us operate with closed hearts to protect us. Others have beliefs that are laden with judgements, self-doubt or worse. Any and all of these ways we function do not help and essentially hurt us. And yes, there is more to this puzzle. ALL of this craze is at play here while we function in a human body. “ Is there a better way to function? Yes and absolutely. What does self-healing look like? Continue on with this topics – read Self-Healing for Empaths – Part 2. Much Love, Michelle self heal1
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    An Empath’s Perspective: A Life of Purpose What Is A Life Of Purpose? The word “purpose” is a big word that easily means different things to different people. We are all privy to defining this word as we see fit. To me, this word serves us best when we assign a BIG meaning of depth and strength to it. To live “a life of purpose” mean we are guided by higher principles and truths that fuel actions that lead to inner fulfillment. I see many ideas of purpose out there ranging from shallow and simplistic, materialistic or grander humanitarian. None are wrong and yet, some definitely have more depth. To me, a LIFE lived with PURPOSE has DEPTH. Choosing depth gives our life direction, meaning and drive. Choosing depth feeds real success along with the joy and fulfillment that comes from thinking, being and contributing in big or small ways that impact the world. In the end – one way or another – we leave behind what we were, what we did and the imprint of our very presence. The array of purpose available in life includes: To be skinny. To marry prince charming. To have a beautiful wedding. To have a successful career. To drive a Mercedes. To have a fun life. To be a rock star. To be a millionaire or rich. To be truthful and authentic. To love unconditionally. To support and love my family. To share skills and talents with others. To be a loving father or mother. To make a difference in the world. To be proactive. To step forward without fear. Some of these “purposes” are shallow and the others are not. Do YOU note the difference? I want you to see and feel the difference. There is an error – a lack of insight when we choose shallow for our life. This is a big error because “shallow” does not provide long-term fuel for the journey. Shallow – to me – focus on getting something – always in pursuit of it – coming from a place of lack. In my humble opinion, it is an error to be single-minded on a drive for superficial measures of happiness – based on driven desires of possession – for more money, happiness, fun, success, etc… Life is not about possessing anything. Life is about BEING something – being and doing – receiving and giving to impact one another in positive ways and beyond anything superficial. A choice of “shallow” can be easily smashed to bits by life situations and realities. To boot – what happens when we fail to achieve the “shallow” that is on our radar? We all know this answer. We suffer emotionally – devastated, unworthy and unfulfilled. Depth – in contrast – involves giving and receiving in meaningful ways. This type of purpose fuels a great life of fulfillment – a win at every turn. My best advice for you today is to choose a BIG and DEEP purpose for yourself. Know the key drivers that give you and your life meaning. Make sure your purpose and those drivers resonate to spark you! Never lose sight of the fact that you are here to contribute in some way – that life gives NO guarantees and you choose – you own your life – you create your life – you co-creation with others. So, step forward and choose wisely. Lead with depth and purpose – flowing and flexing with great positivity and creative energy! In the meanwhile, grab a piece of paper and answer these questions: “What is my purpose?” “What would a life of purpose look like for me?” I do hope you might incorporate this wisdom into your life. Much love, Michelle life purpose
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    Embrace Your Path ime for Empaths to awaken and step forward on their path. Who am I talking to? What path? I am talking to those individuals who look for depth in their life. These individuals are gaining awareness of themselves as intuitive, energetic beings that are living a human experience. These individuals are seekers. These individuals have always been and are Empaths who feel and know things at deeper levels. Empaths are you, me and us – all those who are awake and aware to being affected by energy. Empaths are individuals who are naturally and highly attuned to energy! They are awakening to realize many, many thing about themselves and life. They have the ability to see beyond the many superficial and material distractions in life. Once awake, these individuals are interested in humanity and look to create lives of purpose and meaning. These individuals look to feel and live with joy and fulfillment. These individuals have the capacity to connect and love at deeper levels. These individuals see the beauty of life. Does any of this resonate with you? Is any of this YOU? Where and how do YOU start embracing your path? Here is a general directive: 1 – Remain open to listen and learn new knowledge. 2 – Inquire about YOU – go within – go deeper than your skills, roles and identity. 3 – Observe your mentality – your beliefs create, define or often limit your life. 4 – Note emotional triggers – these are your wounds that need healing. 5 – Physical issues – your body is trying to get your attention. 6 – Learn to calm your mind – quiet the chatterbox. 7 – Step forward on your journey to Self. What will embracing your path do for you? Embracing your path will transform you in many ways. In total, you gain a NEW PERSPECTIVE, which changes everything. Embracing new perspectives allows you to flow with life and be calm without the chatter of your minds directing every move, insecurity or anxiety. Living with new awareness allows you to see through illusions and recognize the crazy that is quite palpable all around us. Most of humanity is out there distracted – unconsciously creating and living with fear, pain and chaos. Don’t follow the pack. BE the change! Does any of this resonate with you? Good. I am glad to hear you are on the path with me. Empath Evolution is here to bring programs and individual guidance to support your journey. What each of us needs is a foundation of knowledge to shift, expand and navigate through life – for our own development – sense of self – to embrace joy – to transmute energy – to heal on all levels – to reach and maintain higher frequency vibrations and finally, to be the WISE EMPATH each and every single day. You – as an individual and, we – as a group, have much to do! First on that list is to gain deeper understanding of your Self and your life. This requires you to see with new perspective how you are living your life – functioning and feeling on a daily basis. Once you see and understand more, you will be guided to transmute, heal and expand in every way. You will shed masks and remove layers of limiting beliefs, ideas and identities that cause you pain. You will feel the strength of your own heart, mind and soul. You will step into action to manifest positive changes in your lives. The good news is that you are more than capable and equipped for the task at hand! All the growth you do for yourselves will impact your life and others on many levels. BEING on the path means you embrace new knowledge within the metaphysical world that includes spiritual laws, energy, karma, past lives and more. These may seem like abstract concepts but they have real, long-term merit to help you see the puzzle pieces that are YOU. BEING on the path brings awareness and development of your unique set of intuitive gifts relating to knowing, feeling, seeing and hearing. These higher senses can and are an invaluable guide on your journey. BEING on the path means you are utilizing energy skills, tools and practices to support yourselves on a daily basis. All of this helps you manage energetic exchanges while keeping your vibration at higher frequencies. BEING on the path helps you embrace every single experience that comes your way. You will see beyond circumstances to gain insights and wisdom to live a soul conscious life. You will learn that life experience and pain, is often your best teacher! In each instance of your life and in every situation, you are always both the student and teacher. In this sense, you are never a victim and will always be responsible for your choices. When you embrace your path as outlined above, you will shift and change in spiral fashion on a daily basis. You will release, and transcend the old ways you functioned in the world. Your ability to advance on the path depends largely on your own dedication and focus. The challenge will always be outside distractions that detour, stop or delay your progress. Do your best to stay committed – balance your approach. You are best served to set aside time for quiet and relaxation. In this way, you will connect to remember, awaken and transform your self and your life more very day. The journey for each Empath – for YOU and your path, will be unique. Once awake, you go forward to awaken more and more each and every day. The journey doesn’t end today, tomorrow or next year – it continues… In simple terms, the newly awake individual will learn about being an Empath. Very quickly and consistently, this Empath will focus their directive on becoming a skilled Empath. In the end and inevitably, every individual on this path will become a wise Empath. Much Love, Michelle embrace
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    The Journey of an Empath How does an Empath advance on their unique path? There are so many wonderful Empaths trying to find their way in this time of awakenings. At this time, our focus begins with adult men and women ages 25 and above. Soon to come, the focus will be on Empath children struggling because they lack family guidance, awareness and support to help them. There are a few key things I wanted to share with you. Regardless of how you might feel, you are absolutely not alone, too sensitive or crazy! You are awake and chose a very unique path for yourself in this lifetime. This means the sooner you stop the pain of resistance, the sooner you can move forward to advance on your path. Along on this journey and to support you, there are many others. Open up and find your family online or in a nearby group – find a friend who is an Empath – find your support! You, along with Empaths as a collective, are here to shift perceptions and bring healing to the world. Each individual on this path is guided in many ways. One key insight to guide you is your energetic response. What does this mean? This means that, in any given situation, your best choice brings lightness to your energy. Lightness is expansive and feels like an uplift of joy, happiness or excitement. The opposite is anything that brings density (constriction) with uncertainty, fear, guilt, anger or resentment. This insight is stated very simplistic for you today and, yes – there is more to it. Those living normal lives will and won’t understand what is happening to you simply dependent on their experience and ability to be open. Please note, only those walking a similar path to you will able to fully understand this journey. My wisdom share is for you to stop looking for validation from outside yourself and particularly from those who are asleep. Additionally, this whole journey is not about asking or expecting the world to change for you! Instead, the journey about you – as an Empath that – understands on a higher level many things others do not see at play in the world. Contrary to what many believe, being an Empath is not about you being a martyr to heal others or being a wounded healer. We are done with those ideas and practices. Being an Empath today is about you changing, shifting and transforming your self and your life! This is done with intention, focus, compassion and higher knowledge. I am writing this blog to intentionally bring clarity about what is ahead for you. There are five key pillars related to advancing your journeys as an Empath to the highest levels of soul consciousness. These pillars apply to every single one of you regardless of where you are in this moment on your journey. Your advancement is based on a spiral process of clearing, releasing and transcending density of lesser beliefs, emotions or perceptions. The five key relevant pillars to advancing on your journey include: Knowledge: You must seek and embrace higher knowledge related to metaphysical principles of past life, soul contracts, soul wounds and more. Awareness: You must be aware of yourself and others as an observer. The initiatives are to gain insights about YOU as monitor your thoughts, words, actions and feelings. The ability to gather these insights about yourself and others will help you tremendously. Energy Skills: You must learn about energetic connections in the world and within yourself. Your awareness combined with energy skills helps you understand how you are affected by energy. You will learn tools and energy smarts related to yourself as an energetic being. Intuitive Development: You will be connecting to your guidance to understand the world in a new way. You will learn to trust, love and embrace your inner knowing. Self-Healing: Your number one directive is to be courageous and step into self-healing. This involves transmuting and transcending the denser energies affecting you mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. In this process, you will find balance and peace. Please note that, in all ways and every single day, you are in earth school learning here; advancing and healing on your journey as an Empath. The path forward is not simple or easy but, you are equipped. Your biggest challenge is your own resistance to a shift in your identity and perception of reality!! No worries – just, take heart and step forward! You and other awake Empaths at this time are paving a unique path for others awakening after you. Although this process of transformation is not simple, you will become a skilled and wise Empath connecting with higher energies and shining a beautiful light in this world. Much Love, Michelle journey-of-an-empath
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    Our World of Connection Connection is what we do every single day in different ways as human beings. As much as we may enjoy our time alone, we will always be navigating a life with friends, family and a community of others. Every single day, we connect with what is in our life and what surrounds us in this world. Would you agree? It is clear to me, we live in a world of connection. So, what does this mean and, how do connections impact our lives? To me, connection or connections is another word for people. When I talk about connections impacting our life, I am talking about what comes our way when connect to others individually or in a group. If we are truly paying attention, we will note shifts within ourselves. These can be subtle or stronger shifts that impact us on all levels – emotionally, mentally or physically. If we have not noticed these shifts, it’s because our mind is too busy elsewhere and most of the world is unaware of the energetic dynamics that surround us. Every single person, thought, word or situation can and does impact us! The truth is that humanity has not received the memo on the importance of going within. I am talking about connecting to “feelings” – which is a quiet awareness and knowing within each of us. Going within means we connect to observe our energetic responses to people, places and situations. We are to notice as an observer. This is not our habit yet – as, humanity does not understand its importance. Many of us actually avoid looking within because, at a core level, we fear confronting what we do not understand – heavy or confusing emotion. We fail to realize that emotions and feelings are not the same thing. They are truly very different! Plus, we fear the vulnerability that comes from our own emotions – thus avoiding a deeper connection. How accurate does this sound so far? When do we go within? Most of us sit up to pay attention and go within when we are struggling in some way. There are many reasons and situations in life that cause us to struggle. All along, there are emotional and physical clues and symptoms that something is wrong. These symptoms range from headache, anxiety, and mood swings to depression. These symptoms often appear because we have discounted, ignored or avoided our feelings all along because we were not aware. Plus, it doesn’t help that we often use drugs, alcohol or pills to cope – numbing our emotions. All along, we are not truly understanding or seeing the energetics at play that affect us. This is a big problem… our problem! What we do instead – what humanity does very well to cope and release energetic tension is to complain, compare or whine about life! In this way, we open our mouth and push out what is not so pleasant within. This comes out as anger, criticism or judgment. How does all that sound to you? In summary, we are impacted by energy! Emotions, thoughts, and even words are energy. We impact one another energetically every single day. Most people are unaware of these insights. The ones who semi-understand energy realize there are tools that allow them to feel better. These tools include exercise, breath work, yoga or meditation in their lives. The ones who are more advanced choose to become seekers of knowledge – where they dive deeper into energetics – these are the Empaths of today! Empaths are the ones who feel strongly and deeply what is going on around them and within others. About one-third of Empaths have always known they could sense more than others. The other two-thirds are finding their way now after years of unawareness and struggle. Empaths are the ones often labeled as “too sensitive”. Empaths are the ones that connect to understand the emotions of others. Empaths are the ones who listen to others share their most personal stories. Empaths are chameleons who can connect to almost anyone. Empaths range in level of sensitivity and are typically highly intuitive. Being an Empath – in some circles – is classified as a psychic gift. To me, it is a way of being – a gift that facilitates a soul-to-soul connection. For more traits, read the 30 traits of an Empath. Empaths are awakening in large numbers and joining together. First they learn what it means to be an Empath. Then they move on to becoming a skilled Empath. In the end, they become the wise Empath who understands themselves and others in this world. They are the seekers learning about self-healing, energy smarts and intuitive development. They are natural healers who feel, know and sense truths at deeper levels. Today’s wisdom for you: Your top responsibility is your own healing on all levels. Your directive is to transcend perceptions and limiting beliefs. Your daily priority is self-care. You are a spiritual being. You are not your thoughts, emotions or body. You are not here to be the martyr or wounded healer. You are to listen to your higher guidance. You are love, you are not alone and, you are not crazy. I often share that everyone is an Empath. Why do I say this? I say this realizing there are all levels of awareness in the world and that, in truth – every single person on this planet is impacted by energy! There will be those who won’t see or understand and, that is ok. Those who embrace these concepts are the strongest of Empaths awakening to their unique journey. Much Love, Michelle world-of-connection
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    Blossoming Empaths I am an Empath who has embraced her path! The word “Empath” is a relatively on the scene. This word is being used to describe those that realize they are affected by energy. These individuals are coming together today to share on an ability to feel, know and connect in unique and subtle ways to the world around them. These individuals are awakening, embracing their path and blossoming in many ways. Being open, ready and realizing everyone is connected and affected by energy is an important first step. Most people are simply not ready or aware of subtle energies – at least not yet. Many of us are simply too busy and distracted to take notice of feelings. For me – it took forty years to discover I was an Empath. A flower against a blurred background.I use the word “Empath” a lot now because it is my mission to share and empower others who are ready to listen. I teach on a variety of important topics related to being an Empath. My goal is to help each person understand themselves – their energy, emotions, intuition and more. I teach to help others navigate living in our crazy world. I teach to bring new knowledge, awareness and depth. I teach to support and guide others through their unique process of personal transformation. The wisdom for you today is that the journey we call “our life” is all about inner understanding of ourselves verses “the quest for success” most of us seek to find or create in the world. This inner understanding of Self is a lifelong process – happening either consciously or unconsciously. Either way, whether we realize it or not – we are here to shift and transform into new ways of being. The process will flow smoother when we know more. My recommendation is that each person consciously embrace new knowledge, develop your intuitive skills and learn energy smarts. If you are new to these ideas and being an Empath, take it one step at a time knowing. My transformational shifts began consciously for me about eight years ago when I could not make logical sense of my life. With all my smarts, introspection and accomplishment, I was struggling to understand my emotions, moods and choices. This humble space is where I realized there was more for me to know – I started my journey as an Empath. The process of transformation is about shifts in consciousness – mental, emotional and physical. Each shift is about blossoming into something more than you were yesterday. Each shift involves facing fears, clearing lesser beliefs, releasing emotions and more. Each shift changes how you connect and function in the world – for the better! Empaths are blossoming to: ~ Live with energetic balance. ~ Speak their truth. ~ Face uncomfortable situations. ~ Know themselves. ~ Connect to their guidance. ~ Develop their intuitive/psychic gifts. ~ Lead with a compassionate heart. ~ Utilize energy smarts. If you are ready, step forward and embrace your journey as an Empath. The transformational process ignites an inner connection that leads to joy and expansive living – where you listen to your feelings, learn from each experience and trust your divine purpose. Much Love, Michelle bl
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    Get Comfortable with Subtle Energy | The gold in life is within our ability to sense and feel what is around us so we may… better maneuver within certain circles, navigate within the grand scheme of where we are docked and use our energy with more wisdom. Questions for you: What does an expansive YES feel like for you? What does a restrictive, tightening of a NO feel like for you? What and how does your body communicate with you? Are you overriding, ignoring or totally missing subtle messages? I have come full circle with myself on these questions and, noted an undermining pattern… The pattern was to second-guess a thought that could not be substantiated by logic and trusting the vibes of others more than my own. I had spent time reading and attending plenty of development classes – but, I had not found my way to trusting my vibes beyond logic. Issue being, understanding and validating our vibes – trusting our intuitive process is an important step in our development… Trust is a like the beams that hold up your house… So, here is some advice for awakening men and women: You must learn to recognize and trust the language of your soul. You must pay attention and to notice our body, our mind and our heart. I know it can be tough to think, feel and sense “subtle energies” but, it’s important. First off – we have many senses and we all use them differently….. The long and short of it is that we need to test our communication system to see how we receive from each channel…. We need to test out which channel is strongest and strengthen the other channels by actively using conscious communication. The channels looks like this – Seeing without using your eyes to see physically – images like a memory. Hearing without using your ears to hear physically – words/sentences within your mind. Sensing without touch comes into your whole body as heat, cold, tingles, etc… Feeling without emotional highs comes from your heart as an overall vibration/tone. Knowing without having studied, investigated or applied logic comes as an idea or awareness that sweeps right over you. Smelling or tasting what is not physically present is another channel to note. The above breaks down the channels of how we can receive and how we can connect with subtle dimensions, spirits, angels and more. I invite you to make this your priority. Bring a scene from your past, a beautiful scene into your consciousness and focus on each channel to see where and how you receive. If you want help developing this channel, message me. I know some great people that do this work with others. energy
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    Aspects of You We are multi-facet-ed beings…. I will use myself as an example…. and, here goes. I love questions… as an Empath, I love hearing the varied perceptions and realities that come to that table when one probes deeper to connect with others. I am curious…. always have been and yet, there is a mood – a time and space that brings this out in me… This is the time my extrovert comes out to play… she enjoys play which raises her level of excitement with adrenalin… When she is in this “mood”, the worst thing for her is to be bored…. which, brings out a side that will not be ignored…. an annoying side that will do anything in that moment to entertain herself…. (you laughing yet?)There is another side that is pretty strong. That would be the introvert side of me. This side doesn’t like hectic rushing, demands on her time, chaos or crazy people in her space. Above all else, my introvert loves her space for creativity, peace and quiet. There are also other sides…. I have a mothering way about me… I have a no-nonsense way about me….. I have a skeptic that shows up on the scene….. I have a passionate, creative entrepreneur full of ideas…. I have an insecure part that doesn’t feel good enough…. I have a play-it-safe side that stays on the sidelines… I have a quiet observer that watches and analyzes… I have a romantic side that loves to tease… and, I have a mystical side that knows how to move beyond the logical mind…. Did you keep up? Are all of these aspects truly me? The answer is YES – these are all parts of me operating in the background. How is this possible? How is besides the point…. truth and reality is not logical. All these energies reside within me… seen only when you take a closer look. It’s important to note that each of us is a complex, multi-faceted individuals. We function as diamonds with many facets… When the light hits this diamond in certain ways, light streams from certain facets…. Light comes in to activate the energies that we carry within our subtle energy body. These lights are activated by patterns of behavior, circumstances and people within our experience. Some lights are consciously noticed. Other lights come in to active us in subconscious ways. Additionally….. We have those sides we love. We show those to the world. We have those sides we see as weak or vulnerable. We hide those from the world. When you start paying attention to yourself – you notice when and how you show up in the world…. you become more introspective…. you notice where and when fear shows up….. you notice what makes you beam with happiness…. you notice what tenses you up….. The assignment for those of you a bit more ambitions is to PAY ATTENTION more fully to what ASPECTS or SIDES OF YOU show up on the scene in this upcoming month. I want you to notice how many sides exists and, do how you feel about each side. The Awakening Path is one that goes deeper. You understand yourself in new ways. Your goal is to see all sides of “the crystal.” Your job is to face and clear density so you can shine stronger within the sacredness of your experience. aspects
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    The Dance to Healthy, Happy & Harmonious Friendships Our circle of friends is important. Friendships bring us into unique dance with one together. The stage is set by agreement, coincidence or sheer happenstance. Friendships vary in closeness and role within our lives. They begin as a casual introduction… sometimes blossoming into more. It’s important to note that we’re all seeking the same things: Someone reliable and trustworthy. Someone who accepts and validates us. Someone who supports us through struggles. Someone who cares and love in their own unique way way. Someone who brings vitality, stability and balance into our life. There are energy dynamics within any dance with another person. There are reasons for the dance. There is purpose, and there is meaning for each dance. Each person’s dance is an investment of time and attention. Each person’s dance creates bonds of reliance or attachment. Each unique dance is a mix of positive, negative or neutral dynamics. “The concept of friendships is too often simplified.” During the dance, there’s an exchange of energy. There are energy dynamics as shared in our previous blog, The Energetic Dance of Friendships. This energetic exchange creates imprints of thoughts and emotions within each person. Energetic exchanges are a relevant and important dynamic to note for those on the awakening path. Too much negative dynamic will create instability, confusion and struggle. Too much negative dynamic brings you up close and personal to dancing with negativity. You begin feeling unbalanced, anxious or toxic emotions in your life. It becomes important to notice these “friends” and the very real, negative impact they are having on your life. To avoid the negative dynamic within turbulent friendships, we must learn to discern, and make wiser choices. The wisdom comes when we seek guidance by asking questions and going deeper to become our own best friends. In this process, we must learn to embrace an understanding of healthy verses toxic, and recognize our wants, needs and desires within that dance. A Good Place to Start – Ask Yourself: What kind of friend am I? What do I bring to the table? What qualities do I like in my friends? What topics and things do I value in life? A mutually beneficial connection begins with dancing skills – our ability to keep pace with our partner, our ability to follow, and our ability to lead. A beautiful dance allows each to shine their light while the other mirrors that beauty, heart and soul back to us. This dance shows up as an elegant, playful and beautiful flow between two people. A vibrant, healthy and harmonious friendship brings a special person to dance with you. This person shares similar energy and a capacity to: Uplifts and understands you. Matches the energy you bring to the table. Shows respect and allows space between you. Be independent, kind, honest and truthful. Express love and acceptance of you. My suggestion to Highly Sensitive Feelers, Healers and Empaths is to embrace energetic awareness, go deeper to ask questions, and learn to trust yourself. Notice your feelings, thoughts or vibes. Notice the energy exchanges between you. Notice the quality and flavor of that connection. Ask. Is this person or friendship in my highest interest? Love & Light, Michelle the dance
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    The Energetic Dance of Friendships We choose our circle of friends. We dance with them. Why do we choose certain people, and not others, to dance with us? There is one word that explains our decisions. The word is RESONANCE. Resonance is a metaphysical term describing a subconscious energy dynamic that is plays a role in our decision making. The term ‘resonance’ measures our desire, drive or lack thereof for an idea, person, place or thing. It measures our agreement or lack thereof to an idea, person, place or thing. Resonance measures our general feeling or vibe. To be ‘in resonance’ feels expansive, appropriate and comfortable. In this way, we move towards something that resonates with us. To experience ‘no resonance’ is sometimes referred to as ‘dissonance’. It shows up as a repulsion or aversion. In this way, we stand back from it. Resonance shows up when you experience: • An immediate liking or attraction to one another.
 • An interest and commonality of interests.
 • A feeling of excitement or a similar sense of humor.
 • A synchronicity of sorts that allowed you to meet.
 When a thought, idea, place or thing holds resonance for us, we listen, connect or, gravitate towards it. When a person shares a resonance with us, the stage is set to come together. The doors open for this individual to step more fully into our life. They come into our sacred space and, we dance together. Resonance begins the dance – to learn, share or support one another. The dance of friendship isn’t always smooth. There can be a mix of fun and entertainment. There can be casual enjoyment of time spent together or jarred engagement. There can also be conflict as well – as friends don’t always agree. The dance continues for a season, a reason or a lifetime. It ends when there is no longer a desire, drive or circumstance that brings the two together. Within each dance, the melody changes with twists and turns. Each dance brings unique energy dynamics between you. Positive dynamics includes companionship, laughter, dependability or affirmation of value, love, affection, etc. Negative dynamics include drama, lack of validation, dismissive attitudes, betrayal, etc. Neutral dynamics brings a steady, comfortable and paced connection between you. In this way, you accept one another, there is a vibrational match between you and, an equal exchange of energy. Within neutral dynamics, each person allows space for independence and interdependence. Within these wonderful dynamics, each person takes special care and responsibility for themselves and their life. Why don’t we all embrace neutral dynamics in our friendships? Unfortunately, neutral dynamics are not the norm. Most people engage in a friendship dance with a mix of negative and positive dynamics. Neutral dynamics are precious and rare. They show up in select relationships or friendships that involve old souls who are deeply aware of their heart connection. Old soul are awakening today to embrace neutral energy dynamics. Their goal is to empower themselves – to enjoy beautiful connection, support and harmony with others. Love & Light, Michelle Blog-images-Resized

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