Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Are You An Empath?

I am an empath. This wasn’t something I was aware of until Amanda brought it up to me one day. In fact, I had never even heard the word before. But once she sent me a link to a website about empaths, I knew that I was. Every single definition and emotion and habit described fit me to a tee. Honestly? It felt like an enormous weight had been lifted from my shoulders. It wasn’t that I was simply overly emotional ….I was an empath…and there were other people out there like me.

It was a liberating feeling to finally feel like my emotions weren’t a bad thing. That they could actually be used to help people. Are you an empath? To find out, read through some of these common characteristics.

  • Empaths are highly sensitive and feel things very deeply.
  • They absorb other people’s emotions and can take on someone else’s feelings.
  • Many empathic people are introverted.
  • They are highly intuitive and need time alone to re-charge.
  • Empaths often deal with energetic vampires (people who take advantage of their empathy).
  • Nature is a great way to re-charge and find balance.
  • Empaths often give too much of themselves.
If you found yourself nodding your head to any of those traits, chances are, you are an empath, too.

Does this sound like you? Which characteristics describe your personality?


- Shannon

Monday, 11 December 2017

Empath Week


There are many personality types out there. Some people are outgoing, others are shy, and some are empathic. Not sure if you fall under the latter category? Want to learn more about empaths? You are in luck. This week is dedicated to this type of personality.

Upcoming Posts This Week:
Wednesday: Are You An Empath?
Friday: Finding Balance as an Empath

- Shannon

Friday, 8 December 2017

Learning From Louise


As you know from my last post, Louise Hay is a huge source of inspiration for me. I really connect to her teachings and outlook on life. If you are interested in learning more about her work or want to incorporate more of it into your collection. I have compiled a list of resources for you! Some are links to books to purchase, others are videos and speeches, and some are audio programs that you can listen to for free online.

  • You Can Heal Your Life. This was the book that started it all. It is all about changing the way you think, learning to love yourself, taking ownership of your thoughts, and releasing the past. If you are at all interested in Louise and her teachings, this is the best place to begin.
  • Mirror Work. Another great resource to consider is her book on mirror work. This is where you look at yourself in the mirror and recite positive affirmations – and take note of any negative thoughts that come about. It is a fantastic way to heal, grow, and learn to love who you are.
  • Heal Your Body. Have constant headaches? Back pain? Stomach aches? There may be a reason those health issues are manifesting. Louise released a guidebook to help you discover patterns in your physical illnesses and ailments – and how they relate to past hurts you are holding onto.
  • 101 Power Thoughts. This is the download that started it all for me! This is full of amazing positive affirmations that relate to everything from money, to your home, your career, friends, relationships, and self-confidence. Click the link to listen to it for free on YouTube!
This is really the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Louise Hay’s large body of work. Try these to start and if you are interested, check out HayHouse.com for more.

Are you a fan of Louise Hay? Which of her books have inspired you?

- Shannon

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Finding Strength In Louise Hay


Louise Hay came into my life for a reason. I discovered her work by chance – or perhaps fate – when an email from Hay House popped into my account. It must have been due to my interest in Doreen Virtue that my name was added to their mailing list, as I have no recollection of ever signing up. Yet there it was…an email with a download link to “101 Power Thoughts” by Louise Hay. I downloaded it and promised to listen to it another time.

The next day, I was browsing the lifestyle section at a bookstore downtown. I was by myself (which is rare) so I was taking my time and enjoying the process of leisurely strolling down the aisles. Then it caught my eye: “The Essential Louise Hay.” Recognizing the name, I paused and looked at the back cover. It included three of her most popular books. What the heck, I thought. Surely there must be some reason Louise Hay has entered my life two days in a row.

I bought it and spent the next several hours digging into “You Can Heal Your Life.” And the next few weeks were spent reading "Heal Your Body" and "The Power Is Within You." They changed my life. Her books opened my eyes to the true power of my thoughts. And the affirmations Louise repeats most often (“all is well in my world and I am safe”) has helped me manage my anxiety.

Since that day, I have read, referenced, and referred to her books often. I have begun to practise mirror work. I have listened to her audio programs on my walks home from work. She has become a significant part of my life and spiritual journey. She has become my teacher. I was extremely saddened to learn of her passing a few months back – but continue to find comfort in her books, voice, and message.

Louise Hay revolutionized the new thought movement – and made it possible for people from around the globe to think positively and change their lives. I am so grateful that she came into my life when she did. One thing I know? All is well.

- Shannon

Monday, 4 December 2017

Louise Hay Week


Some people inspire more than others. When it comes to Louise Hay, she is definitely an inspiration. Yes, she is responsible for helping millions of people around the world. Her innovative way of thinking truly changed lives for the better. This week is dedicated to the amazing woman who helped and healed for decades.

Upcoming Posts This Week:
Wednesday: Finding Strength In Louise Hay
Friday: Learning From Louise

- Shannon

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Why Our Focus Is On Helping Beginners


When Amanda and I started this blog, we had two objectives: to create a safe space for beginners and to work creatively together. We both had a passion for crystals and wanted to channel that passion in a way that would help other people. Since our own journeys were still fairly early on in their infancy when we first discussed running a blog together…. it only made sense that we focus our material on those just starting out.

When we finally took the plunge and started Cosmic Positivity, we could still vividly remember how it felt to get started. That memory along with a strong desire to help people (and to make the world a more positive place) really shaped what this blog became. I can honestly say that I am proud of what we accomplished together. Not only did it help us learn and grow but we have been able to help other people, too. At least on a small scale!

That small scale is okay with me…because positivity has a ripple effect. One small simple act (whether it is a compliment to a stranger or a blog post about crystals) charged with positive energy can have a widespread impact. And that is why we created this space. And that is why our focus is on beginners. Our goal is to spread positive energy and make it easier to begin your own journey.

- Shannon

Friday, 1 December 2017

Resources to Help You Get Started

It isn’t easy getting started. There is so much out there and it can seem impossible to know what to pick up first. Say, for instance, you are walking into a crystal shop for the very first time. Do you start reaching out for random things? Wander aimlessly? Neither option is overly appealing. Not to worry! Here on Cosmic Positivity, we have rounded up some great resources to help you on your way.

Books. There are many helpful books that can give you information and allow you to start learning. Some are more advanced while others are ideal for beginners. A few suggestions for the latter include: Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life With Crystal Energy by Doreen Virtue and The Complete Idiots Guide to Chakras by Betsey Rippentrop.

Websites. Just like books, there are plenty of websites jam-packed with useful information. In fact, these days, it is easier than ever to find out what you want to know! So make the most of your web browser. A few standout sites include:
Tools. Once you have done a bit of reading (or watching relevant videos on YouTube) it is time to start building up your tools. That can cover a large variety of items, including oracle cards, crystals, jewellery, and more. The most important thing to do is choose what you are drawn to! Still not sure where to start? Check out this article on 5 crystals to add to your beginner kit for a little guidance.

These are a few suggestions to help you dip your toes into the water, so to speak. If you are not a beginner or have your own suggestions to share, be sure to leave a comment down below!

- Shannon