Predator Energy

To my empaths and highly sensitive beauties ❤️... remember that there are people who don’t have your best interest at heart and will not have the desire or the capacity to understand why you need to put up a boundary. Some of these people have predator energy. Predator energy desires superiority and power over others and instead of empowering the light in another, it works to dim or extinguish it. This is often associated with personality disorders in the cluster B category of personality disorders, which include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. Although it is not recommended that you diagnose a person with a disorder without the help of a trained psychologist, it is very helpful to be aware of these personality traits that represent 9.1% of the population.
In Women Who Run With The Wolves, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés writes that because of their hurt, a person...
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Heightened Sensitivity

Often, people who are drawn to service and the spiritual path, were born with a particular kind of openness and sensitivity[1]. So it is more accurate to say that you are unmasking the spiritual sensitivity and capacity for deep emotional experiences that has always been there, than it is to say that your healing made you more sensitive. In this way, you can see that your core essence is a highly sensitive signal, moving through the highly sensitive instrument of your body, allowing you to feel it all. That sensitivity is the reason you can evolve, grow, transform and share your insights with the world. Although it wasn’t necessarily supported let alone celebrated when you were younger, it is the very root of your gift to the world.
 
Sensitivity is the ability to connect with and see into people and things. Psychologist Elaine Aron, in her research on empaths, found that 15 to 20 percent of the population identifies themselves as highly sensitive or empaths.[2] High...
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Spiritual Practices: When To Let Them Go

When what used to work doesn't anymore, including our spiritual practices, it's an invitation to expand to a new level of consciousness.
 
Looking back, I can see how many times I have been hard on myself when a practice stopped working. It has been patterns of not trusting, of wanting to control, of holding on tight to the way things are, and of forgetting my essential nature as the sacred and creative emergent source.
 
It took me time, after my car accident in 2001, to understand the intelligence in it happening. I was injured physically, but it also shook me emotionally. I found myself dependent on others and needing to accept their help. My understanding of love at the time was transactional. In my mind, love always came with conditions. So if I asked for help, I'd expose my vulnerability and open myself up for a dynamic I didn't want to engage in. I was afraid that my inability to navigate it would lead to me losing my freedom in some way. And if I accepted...
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Winter Contemplation

#stillness contemplation Jan 29, 2021

Stop. Right here. Right now.

Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let it out your mouth.

Continue. For a moment.

Stop going so fast. Just stop.

Right here. Right now.

Your heart knows. You are here.

Breathe.

Remember who you are. In your heart.

Stop. Pause. Breathe.

Come home. Be in you.

You are here. Now. How beautiful you are.

You are here in your heart.

Breathe.

Feel. This moment. Your being. You.

You. Are. Here. Now. Breathe.

And remember.

This. Now. Is more important than anything you were doing.

Come back now. Be home.

In the center of your chest.

Everything is there. Nothing is missing.

Breathe. Be here. Be home.

In your heart.

 
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Embodied Leadership and Divine Service

For more information on my 10-month mastermind Leadership Training and Certification starting in May 2021, visit my website: https://www.anneberube.com/Facilitator-Certification

This video is a conversation with Stephane Leblanc, director of the International Centre for Conscious Leadership.

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This Present Moment Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are typically goals that we set for the coming year, results we plan to achieve. For example: “This year I will exercise, meditate, or somehow succeed more… and I will stress, drink, and overeat less.” Optimistic and caught up in the spirit, 'New Year’s Eve You' makes promises on behalf of 'Future You', and Future You never has a chance, because goals set in the future often stay in the future, and we find ourselves making the same resolutions the following year.
 
There is only ever right now. That's why deciding what you will be in the future is never as powerful as making changes in the present moment. Start thinking about how you want to live your “nows.” The best way to make your intentions a reality is to re-conceptualize resolutions as daily, even hourly, commitments, more like a “New Now’s Resolutions.” 
 
Over the past 15 years, I...
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Comfort In Chaos

We often find comfort in conflict. Intensity and contrast are all around us, all the time, especially these days with everything happening around the world. For many of us, conflict has become our default setting. And when it goes on too long, we come to a place where we feel more comfortable in the chaos of an argument or a dramatic piece of news than we do in the stillness of our own being.
 
Often we pride ourselves on how much we can handle. Our backs are strong, people can lean on us. The more problems to solve and the more crisis to manage, the better. We take it on not necessarily because we want to, but mostly out of habit and because we can. We often hold the limited belief, “I should because I can.” And when chaos outside settles, we realize we have forgotten how to thrive without it. Our subconscious seeks the familiarity of chaos.
 
I know this about me. I can push my limits quite far until I can't anymore. I can ignore my desire for stillness...
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Incubation Time?

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2020

For most of my 20s, autumn was associated with drama. Something about the weather changing and school starting again made me slip into a mild depression and I would react by creating unnecessary conflict and intensity in my relationships, as to keep me awake and entertained! In reality, I was trying to avoid the discomfort of an inner malaise, one I had been keeping at bay with summer distractions, but would have to face once the winter weather enticed me to spend more time looking inwards and being alone with myself.

The passing of seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the blooming of a flower and the metamorphosis of a caterpillar are all-natural cycles that represent phases of life. We, humans, are interconnected with these cycles in nature and we are affected by the beginnings and the ends occurring around as well as within. They manifest as intense emotions, confusion, a feeling of being lost, tightness, and sometimes pain. When autumn and winter come around, the energy...

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Unexpressed anger will burn you out

embodied fire speaking Sep 03, 2020

A few years ago, I was having coffee with a dear friend, and he asked me this question: “What are you most afraid of these days, Anne?” I went into myself to feel this question, and I stared at him for a moment. I noticed a subtle ache in my chest. I kept my attention there, and the answer sprung forward, “I am afraid of what my anger can do. I am afraid I will lose the people I love if I let myself be angry.” 

After he left, I reflected on my answer, which had surprised me.

A few months prior, as the #metoo movement was catching up to spiritual figures, I began to feel anger at the events that were unfolding in the news. In France, a world-renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher had to step down from his leadership position after allegations of sexual and abuse of power. I had been a guest at his temple just a few months before. Taking in his teachings on a silent retreat I had not known what was happening behind the scenes. Back home in Nova Scotia,...

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Let Your Fire Awaken You to Who You Truly Are

In 2008 I was about to lead my very first weekend workshop, a long-held dream come true. The week before the event I was incredibly nervous to the point of being ready to cancel. To say I was frustrated with myself would be an understatement.
 
I called Laura Kealoha, my Kahuna on Kauai, and she gave me a simple yet brilliant piece of advice that has stayed with me ever since:
“Have you considered that this feeling you are having might actually be excitement, but it just feels different? Focus your anxiousness into a concrete action toward your goal, just as you would with your enthusiasm. Use that nervous feeling and put it into taking care of the details of the retreat, making handouts, writing the schedule, whatever is left to do. That energy you feel is your fire and it wants and needs to be actualized.”
 
To reclaim your soul is to reclaim a force that is more powerful than anything else. This force is your fire, your light, your sun. It has...
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