Minding our own energy!

Beautiful Souls,

Let’s discuss the phrase…”be responsible for the energy that you bring.” It’s such a simple little phrase, yet so important.

I propose that we stop accusing others of having negative or low vibrations. Instead let us begin at the starting point: “Minding our own energy!”

In fact, I kind of like the phrase…”mind your own energy.” Let’s get our own houses clean before we start accusing others (or even Mercury Retrograde).
– Let’s start from a place of love.
– Let’s start from a place of light.
– Let’s begin with crystals to enhance our joy and vitality such as citrine and carnelian.

Light and love as beginning points really do drive out the need to always talk about negative and low vibes. I think we will all be amazed at how much more joy we manifest in our lives.
Begin with the energy you bring. “Mind your own energy.”

Crystal Cheers,
Michelle

First published March 17, 2016

God Doesn’t Work that Way

Beautiful Souls,

I remember sitting in a mega-church in Plano about 13 years ago and hearing the pastor stand at the podium and tell about 5,000 + people on a Sunday morning that they better not mess up their witness or God would sit them on the bench (he loved to use sports analogies). God would sideline them…take them out of the game. Well…I was in a bad place in my life. The words sunk in…God can’t and won’t use me. I felt worthless and hopeless. Just to be sure I heard him correctly I got the tape from the bookstore…yeah…God was going to bench you if you messed up your witness. This pastor was very clear.

Well I want people to know that God does not work that way. He works through the most unlikely of people. People that are not perfect. People that have messed up. People that have gone through and even created shit-storms in their lives.

Those are the very people that can best help others. Those are the very people that can best understand the heartache of others. Those are the very people that are willing to get in the trenches with others. Those are the very people that God calls off the bench and sends into this messy, human experience to rally the team. God wants us as we are…not a phony version of what we think we should be to impress the masses. Just pure, raw, authentic and yes…often broken.

-Michelle Welch

First published January 30, 2016

Close Your Eyes

I love the song “Close Your Eyes” by the uber-talented Michael Buble.

These lyrics are particularly powerful “you’re an angel dressed in armor, you’re the fair in every fight.”
Let us all try in every situation to be:
the one who brings reason,
the one who listens,
the one who is fair
the one modeling love and ascension.

No, we are not perfect…but let’s try and leave every situation, every moment and every fellow soul a little better than once first encountered. That, my fellow light beings, is true strength of character.

Crystal Cheers,
Michelle

First published January 30, 2016

Love & Light

I ponder, and have for awhile, the use of the phrase “love and light” by so many. I propose we really think about what we are saying and not just loosely throw the phrase around. Here is just one of many of my journal entries on love and change: Change is just not always easy. Even when we ask for the change. One of the things I have always resisted is this saying, “people are brought into your life for a season.” I love deeply. I throw myself fully into friendships and relationships. But then I started realizing, as one child after another grew up and left home, as a marriage ended, as a career changed, as friend groups changed I found myself holding back parts of myself. I figured…well what is the point? This season will pass too and I will have invested so much! After all…they were only brought into my life for a season. I didn’t want to suffer the loss.

But now I am realizing that love is about walking through life. Love is when someone calls just at the moment you thought all hope was gone. Love is the sweet kiss of a dog or cat that just wants to please you. Love is the smile that greets you from a stranger in a store. Love is a friend that knows you need to get out because you have felt down. Love is holding a newborn for the first time. Love is the one that loves the unlovely.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”(I Cor 13:4-8a NIV)
Love is worth the risk. It is worth going through the seasons of change. Yes, there will be change, there will be bittersweet nostalgia…but the seasons of change can be beautiful indeed!

First published January 30, 2016