Waking Up

“WAKING UP” by Shaman Isabella Stoloff
— As seen in GlitterLodge Magazine

For years I slept and allowed mainstream media to feed my soul. It told me what to wear and what to eat and what toys to buy my children. Television gave me a sense of security when my mom was at work and allowed me to zone out as I grew into an adult. The magazines shouted from their stands about movie stars lives and the latest weight loss fad. I worried about what other people thought of me, was afraid to dance in public and felt less than my peers.

I was a giver. I would bend over backwards to help you and focus my attention on the one person who didn’t like me. I was self conscious, unaware and lost. The funny thing is I had no idea that all of these things were a distraction from myself. It never occurred to me that I was escaping from looking within.

As an empath I had no emotional boundaries and spent much of my time worried about how others felt. My mind was constantly full, bouncing from one thought to another. I had no idea where I ended and you began. In relationships I was the pleaser, molding myself to be what you wanted. But in my late 30’s I found myself exhausted and spent. I had hit an emotional wall.

I wasn’t raised with any foundation in religion. My mother felt it best to raise me with knowledge of all the religions, not focusing on any one specific type. At the time this was confusing but now I am grateful for I see the common threads and have a strong spiritual connection.

Feeling the world and what others are going through is a blessing and a curse. The curse is being unsure of whether or not the feeling is yours, and the blessing is being able to see things from many different points of view. But in order to get to this point you must wake up and see who you really are.

When I fully woke up and began to see how I work in the world, I was able to put my life into perspective. I began with journaling. I would write out all that had happened in my life and at times I would burn the writings. This was way before Shamanism came into my life and I learned the power of writing and releasing. I forgave myself and others for the pain caused and learned to turn guilt into gratitude. I worked with my mind, finding ways to reprogram my thinking. And I began to love myself.

Learning a new way to walk in the world can be challenging but it is worth it. You are the most important person. You matter. And what you think of yourself is by far more important than what society says.  Wake up to yourself and release judgments.  Watch your words and thoughts. Become the observer of your life and shift what no longer serves you. All of these techniques will bring you closer to yourself and your spirituality.

If you are a giver, learn to become open to receive. Know that when you receive you are still giving and this is the law of the Universe, to be in the flow.

When I stepped into my calling as a Shaman I had no idea it would evolve in the way it has. But I was open to receive, I was open to myself and I was ready to do the inner work.

If you are just waking up or consider yourself awake and don’t feel fully connected yet, begin empowering yourself. Use positive, loving self-talk along with releasing techniques to clear your energy body. Make peace with your past and see things from a birds eye view. You have power over your life, your truly do.  Find what makes you happy and pay attention to the moment. By learning to stay present you will find an awakened sense of being.

Remember your uniqueness in the world and wake up to your divine sense of self. See your inner light as a beautiful energy and attach that light firmly to the front of your spine. Ground this light into the Earth and know you are loved

~Shaman Isabella

Isabella founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009, is a graduate of the Four Winds Society and has a Masters degree. She and her daughter created the Good Vibes positive affirmation deck for people to deeply connect with themselves and the world around them www.goldencondorpublishing.com. Shaman Isabella also leads people on spiritual journeys www.shamanictravel.com provides one-on-one spiritual healing, travels to give talks and do workshops and has a training program www.orangecountyhealingcenter.com.

 Transforming my life has been a passion of mine for over 20 years.
Assisting others in doing the same is my mission.

 To book an appointment with Isabella today, call 714-603-8624.

Does Your Past Define Who You Are?

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Our stories make us who we are, but they do not need to define us. Take the best parts and leave what no longer serves you. No longer blame your parents, instead take responsibility for yourself. No longer give your power away, empower yourself with gratitude. This is your life! Make it the best life possible by shifting your perceptions and trusting in the light of love. Let go of the old story so you can feel the good vibes everyday!

Feeler Healers

If you are like me you are what I call a “feeler healer”. Since we can feel what is going on with our loved ones and the planet, this can affect our mood. Many of us are experiencing this right now. Some great tips are to stay in the moment, enjoy what’s right in front of us and stay grateful. If we stop for a moment and live our life to the fullest we will be less likely to get caught up in the emotion that is running our planet.

Let us learn together how to hold space for our planet. You may ask yourself, what does it mean to hold space? I look at it like a large expansion of our beings to encompass and support that which we are holding space for.

See yourself in a golden bubble and open your heart, think of stability and support, imagine you are surrounded by your guides, and tune into your inner universal wisdom, breath into that space. Then imagine the expansion happening, send your golden light to any place on the planet you feel your support is most needed. This is the way we will learn to connect and co-create together!

Shine Your Light

So many of us are looking for ways to simplify our lives and live from an authentic place. We are seeking ways to connect in a more spiritual way with ourselves and others. But for many this can be challenging. We either don’t understand what it means to be spiritual or to have lost faith.

Light Glowing from Hand

So what does “being more spiritual” really mean? For me it means becoming more in tune with nature and the cycles of the earth, and becoming more conscious in my day-to-day life. It means remembering what it is like to be part of a tribe, a community, and becoming more indigenous. As I stated in my 2012 article, “It is time to return to our roots and create the new indigenous tribes.” For the past 5 years I have been weaving a new life for myself, a life that feels connected and conscious. Coming from where I came from this was not easy.

For the first 31 years of my life I lived in such an unconscious place, I thought that I was doomed. I worked hard at fitting in, trying to be one of the crowd, when all along I felt like a misfit. At that time I didn’t know I was actually a spiritual being looking for ways to connect. I believe this is what is happening with many people today.

Many are looking for ways to connect in an authentic way, yet have no idea how. Becoming more connected can show up in a variety of ways. Looking into the cashier’s eyes when buying groceries or paying for gas, or just saying hello and asking how they are. Another way is to do something kind for a stranger. My mother would always find ways to plant trees and give blankets to the homeless. There are so many ways to become more spiritually connected and live from an authentic place. One way to tune into your spiritual nature is by becoming more aware of not only your thoughts and words but also of what you eat. I used to be a junk-food junkie but in the past 20 years I have worked toward eating healthier foods. Since I cut out foods with chemicals I have found that I have more energy. Recently I started a green cleanse and am amazed at how much more intuitive I am. I have always been very tuned in with my clients but since this green cleanse, my intuition is off the charts. I can really feel the difference in my energy body. What we ingest is vital. Somewhere in our DNA structure there are indigenous cells. These cells are used to healthy foods, foods straight from the land.

Once we clear and clean these cells we can become more dialed in. It is this cellular memory that will assist us in awakening. Once awake our perceptions shift easily and there is no longer a need to stay attached to old ideas. We will begin to look at life with more compassion and understanding, creating more spirituality and authenticity in our daily lives. If you are one who is seeking to become more spiritually evolved, then look deep within. Find out who you are and how you tick. Change things that keep you from living your truth. Trust that you are a divine being with a mission and don’t let others dictate how you should live your life. Trust in your ability to connect and create. From this place you will be able to manifest a rich reality, one where you can feel whole, connected and at peace. It is important to keep a positive outlook on life and journal your progress. See where you are still negative or down on yourself and be kind. Go slowly through this process so you can learn to love and honor yourself. One of our many gifts as humans is the ability to create. We have this beautiful mind from which ideas take root and form. Use your mind and free yourself from old ways of thinking. Blossom and grow into the beautiful being you came here to be. When we become grateful for ourselves, and how we are showing up in the world, things begin to change. It is time to take root in the earth and shine our light for the world to see.

“Transforming my life has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. I look forward to assisting you in connecting with your soul at the deepest level.” Isabella founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009, and speaks all over the world. She is a visionary, and after her sessions, she will leave you feeling clear, creative and connected. Isabella provides house clearings, one-on-one sessions, private Shaman training and spiritual journeys.

Published in Awareness Magazine June/July 2014

Interview with Isabella Stoloff

By Morwen Lome

Isabella Stoloff is a practicing shaman that founded the Orange County Healing Center. At this center she offers soul retrievals, chakra balancing, and other such spiritual ceremonies. In addition, she reaches millions on her YouTube Channel. The links can be found at the end of the article.

Shaman Isabella Stoloff

Morwen: Isabella, you have an amazing YouTube channel that assists people in understanding the energies around them, dealing with their chakras and energy bodies. Would you want to talk about that a bit?

Isabella: Sure! I created this YouTube channel to begin to share the information that was coming into me and the healing that I was experiencing, and also to teach people how to take care of their energy bodies and to tune into their own divine wisdom. You’ll find that it is sort of a conglomeration of me and my growth in the last five years, and my ups and downs as well.
Sometimes the energy is really intense and I’ll make a video because I am feeling so heavy. At the beginning of 2014 we were coming out of the Year of the Snake and into the Year of the Horse, and it was very intense energy. I am feeling that same energy right now. I haven’t made a video about it, but I have been writing blogs and I have had a few things that I have put out about dealing with stuff at the end of 2014 and how we want to leave it. Do we want to leave it in a heavy state, or do we want to lighten it up? I know that this is being written for the people of 2015, but for those of you that are still feeling the heaviness of the previous year as you head into January, I ask you to look at those videos, or look at other videos that are enlightening, and look back on 2014 and see all the blessings.
Even if you go back and look at videos of early 2014 and use that video to relieve any heaviness, it’ll work. The energy still carries. Every group healing, anything I’ve done on radio show, or healings I have done on video, they work forever. So put yourself in front of it and say, “I want to release heavy energy” and tune into the Golden Light, and you will experience that uplifting feeling.
I do feel that YouTube is a great way to tune into the Divine. Now, with that said, you have to be very intuitive when searching YouTube. I have noticed, because I have looked at a few myself, I can feel some videos that are not my vibe. They didn’t work for me. So I encourage you all as YouTube watchers to trust yourself when watching a YouTube video. Trust yourself. No matter who it is, it might not be for you. Move on and find the one that resonates with your vibration, because we are all very different and what may be good for one person may not be good for someone else. And as the technology and information age comes through, it is a real opportunity to not give your power away, to not trust everything you read and hear, but to tune into your own vibration and see what works for you.

Morwen: Thank you. (pause) So, you have information about the New Year, 2015, and some of the energies that are coming to us. Can you talk about that with us?

Isabella: It is an interesting year. It will be the Year of the Wooden Sheep. We are leaving the year of the
Wooden Horse and coming into the Year of the Green Wooden Sheep which is a very prosperous time. If you happen to be born around the month of the sheep, it will be a really great time for you as well. It is an “8” year, which is prosperity, connection, and infinity.
I did a little card reading to do a monthly forecast.

I found that in January we need to have patience, just taking it a little slow. If business seems a little slow, don’t get discouraged. If things that you have planned for haven’t quite come into fruition, give it time. This is a time to be patient and set your intentions to move forward. Look at how you wish to move forward.
Look at energy that you are still carrying from 2014, and if any of it is negative or heavy, create some kind of ceremony, get a healing, and do whatever it is you need to do to move and let go of that old, heavy energy. And be patient as you set your intention for a prosperous New Year, because it looks good. We have a really good year ahead of us.

In February things are going to lighten up because you have done this work. Because you have set your intentions and had a patient month in January, there will be so much light around the planet in February. I have done a lot of womb healing and grid work around the planet. I just came from Bulgaria and the UK and doing ceremonies for people and this earth. I will be taking people to Peru in October to more of this type of womb healing for the Mother, and in February there will be portals of light that will be opening up around the planet, inside the planet as well, and the lighter and clearer we are in our thoughts, the more light that will be more light that will be able to come down.
So in February, focus on being impeccable with your words and clarity of mind as you raise your own vibration. We are made of the same material as the earth, so when we are heavy the earth is heavy. When we feel light, the earth feels light, and that portal of Ascended Master and Angels can really come down and make a difference on the earth.

In March have faith in yourself. Have faith in your ability to manifest, and ground that into your first chakra. This month is very much about first chakra work and grounding that energy in. Release any residual fears.
I know how people are; they look at their bank accounts and freak out. What I started doing, after I realized that every time I went to the bank and was stressed out about money; I could actually feel every single chakra tighten up. Every single chakra in my body would close up because I was so scared. When I flew out into the universe and let go of all the fear, and just imagined more zeros. I chose to focus on abundance, and everything would shift for me, and it can for you as well. So, become more aware of your energy body, and ground yourself in manifestation, because YOU deserve the best.

This month is about letting go of more fear and negative energy. Have a fire ceremony this month and honor the energies of the moon and the earth, and any residual fears – let them go. Any negativity – let it go. Write them out and burn them. This ritual of writing, burning, and meditating on the light that we opened up in February will be deeply healing.

Take authority over your own light. Let go of things that are not useful. This can mean people, guys! You just spent six months standing in your power, rooting in your own energy, and the people around you that are not shifting with you, they need you to say, “I’m sorry. I can listen to gossip anymore. ““I’m sorry. I can’t listen to you speak negatively anymore.” “I am working so hard on myself that I have to have people around me that more positive.” Now, however that we can do this in a compassionate way; not combative, not defensive, not calling people on their stuff, but really compassionately and peacefully saying, “This is the world that I am creating, and I want you in my world, but you have to do your own personal work.”
Take authority over what you have created, and begin to let that take shape in your world.

It’s time for a vacation. It is a time to reward yourself for all of your hard work and reflect on your progress so far. Whatever that means for you, it could be just going out in the sun. It could mean just staying still in your own space, but really congratulate yourself. Raise your vibration strong, because remember that when you vibrate at a very high frequency, the earth can vibrate at a very high frequency and the people around you can shift and change. So, really honor yourself. Take that energy in and feel grounded, and take a vacation from all of your hard work.

As you move into August, stay open to all of the new opportunities that coming to you. This is a month of opening up and expanding. Create expansion around your energy body. You have taken a vacation, you have done all of your hard work, you know where you are headed and where you want to be, and you are going to expand your energy field, create a ritual for yourself, clean your altar, and move the pieces from your altar around, and focus on expanding your energy and staying open to all of the new opportunities that are coming your way.

This month act on the best opportunities that are presented to you, and anchor your new ideas. There will be many opportunities that will be presented to us in September. Don’t pick the first one! Remember the patience that was with us in January, and sit with it, trust yourself, and pick the right one for you.

Now is when we will act on our new ideas, and find our new ideas exciting! October is going to be a month when the winds are blowing, the harvest. It is a time to harvest all of your ideas and see what has been working, and let go of what no longer works. You will be feeling the winds of change upon you in October.

This month will also be a month for assessing what is working and what is not. Be truthful with yourself. This is a year of Truth. Harmonize your energy for yourself, for your environment, and for the planet. November is a time for beginning to quiet down. You have had all of these new ideas, so much has happened in the previous months, and this month you should bring it down and harmonize the energy.
Be very honest with yourself. Go back over the years and say, “I am still acting out in this way.” Or, “I am still not being conscious about this.” This does not mean to beat yourself up, it just means awareness and enlightenment. Awareness is half the battle. Don’t however forget to be loving and compassionate with yourself.

In December you are going to be triumphant! It is a time to celebrate your journey; celebrate who you are in light and gratitude. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come. It doesn’t matter if it feels like nothing worked out, just be at peace with it. We always want to focus on what didn’t work, instead of focusing on what does. Take that time in December to be super grateful for making it through another year, for the things that you learned along the way, the rituals and celebrations you had, the community that you created, and be ready to take a triumphant vibration into 2016.

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