Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Surrender and Sacrifice Solution

Dear Beautiful Souls,

When I think of sacrifice I think of all the things I have given up hoping to manifest the next “big idea” I have for my life. I have given up sex, food, places I have lived and gone from one extreme to another trying to fix me. I have been an all or nothing kind of person my whole life. I have described myself as a sprinter, performing at high levels for short burst. These short burst of exertion have often proven to pay off which has reinforced such behavior that is until the crash of exhaustion sets in. I become frustrated and then typically rebel for a little while until I muster up the white knuckled approach to do it all over again. I would always think the right solution is self-sacrifice and withholding ANYTHING that would not allow me to be perceived perfect.  I would often apply this outlook to my relationship with God as well going from extremes of celibacy to fasting and then to prayer fests. As I write it all down it actually seems laughable to think that is the way I decided to control myself. I always lived by this thought that I must be perfect and sacrifice or suffer to be happy. I can say that has not worked for me with certainty. I still struggle with the desire to live in extremes and I am realizing the real definition of self-sacrifice lies somewhere in between trust and surrender. Those two concepts seem harder than anything else. By surrendering to faith or believing in the unknown we are essentially testing God and our spirit. We are laying all the pressure of our joy to rest on the process of letting go.

So, How Do You Surrender?

1.      Ask to be led.

2.      Listen and write the thoughts down.

3.      Follow you spirit’s intuitive guidance.

When I asked my spirit how to surrender, this is what I heard below. 

·        Be Still.

·        Allow the flow of emotions to cleanse your pain.

·        Lay your troubles at God’s feet every minute of the day.

·        Acknowledge His resolutions.

·        Speak of your blessings.

·        Share with your heart your soul’s whisperings and plant them there to bloom.

·        Allow the mind to govern decision making that is heart and soul driven.

·        Seek out the vibration in people, places and things that cause you to feel peace constantly.

·        Serve yourself by serving others, selflessness brings selfishness in balance.

·        Trust that you will have what is promised, if you do what you promise by honoring your purpose.

·        Until you know your way, keeping walking anyway. Movement is the condition by which you learn.

·        Align yourself with the view that God’s sees. A perspective that physical obtainment is temporary, spiritual obtainment is eternal.

·        Accept self- sacrifice in lieu of self- control. Allow instead of resist. Alter your course by sacrificing old thoughts, actions and manuscripts that have gotten you to the place of now.

One of my greatest desires is to have a family and be in love with myself and someone else at the same time. A wish that I have yet to see manifest. I woke up this morning with my recurring dream of having three children and partner in life. I think dreams are really the secrets that our souls already know. These things are already there we just have to put ourselves in the vibration that will pull them towards us.

 According to the Webster’s dictionary, the definition of sacrifice is to give up an offering for something else that you want, or in a spiritual context it can be described as giving up a possession to God.  For me self-sacrificing is letting go of the supplemental men that get me emotionally by or the sweet food that takes away my craving for love. Self-sacrifice is really just the emotional place we must all go in order to give up ourselves to Him.  In this process we must identify when we experience the separation from the body and spirit, which means the body resists the spirits lead. To be successful in absolute surrender the spirit must seek out the solutions and the body must follow. Following God begins by leading your heart, mind and spirit towards HIM first. The compass is already within guiding your direction. Your ears will hear the way, your eyes will recognize the vision, your heart will feel the pound of excitement and your soul will confirm in feeling peace.

 Are you willing to experience the sensations of surrender for your spiritual solution? Consider this; surrender is like the thunder in a storm that warns of the light about to break in you. Sacrifice is like unto lightning, with every discharge of negative energy, you will transform your spiritual world and be seen for who you really are.


Live Inspired,

Amy Brock, Spiritual Intuitive



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Harvest Spirit Food

Dear Beautiful Souls,

I realized the flow of my spirit comes so much easier when my body is clear from the haze of sugar. I began a juice fast yesterday to reconnect my mind to my spirit, instead of my body. I have struggled with managing my body all my life and have known for a long time what has really been weighing me down… I have lacked self-investment on the inside. I will get pedicures, manicures, facials and even Botox if necessary to keep my exterior flawless, but to eat well consistently and exercise, well that can wait. Unfortunately that attitude has weighed me down, and I have layers of proof.  

How many of us admit to ourselves we need assistance in achieving more balance in the body?  I know having this conversation with myself helps me to be more accountable to my goals. I want to be spiritually, physically and emotionally fit.  Fitness to me is a consistent practice to train oneself for a desired outcome. Spiritual fitness is the beginning first step to achieve balance in the body. The body a fascinating creation from God is the barometer of the condition of the spirit. I even believe the body manifests illness or injury to bring us back to a place of spiritual alignment. I noticed in my years of practicing as a mental health counselor, when the body does not honor the spirit mental illness would emerge. Living in our truth is the key to living in our purpose.

Our bodies will manage us or we can decide to manage them. Fasting is a quick, although not easy way to reset communication to your spirit.  By delaying the gratifications of physical hunger one can feast upon interior subsistence. So how do we fast? Well it depends on your goals. I find it helpful to fast for a full 24 hours to encourage spiritual clarity when I need to make important life decisions. I am free from food and drink during that time. I recommend fasting at least one time per month as a spiritual maintenance plan. Additionally, I will fast for others who are spiritually sick or need energetic support if I feel compelled to do so.  I find that fasting in groups or for someone is powerful. Two spirits are better than one in achieving help from above. Consider joining with your partner, friend or other loved one to launch a spiritual circle of support while setting the intention inward.

A three day juice fast for me seems to provide a physical reset of my cravings and addictions. Along with lots of water and prayer I feel fantastic by day three! I feel such a sense of peace and self-love after a successful fast. My body feels lighter and I am taught that I am stronger than I think. When I mediate during this time, I feel a higher sensitivity to the whisperings of my soul because the body is put in check. I feel spirit driven not ego driven. I allow divine inspiration closer.    

Your body knows just what you need to be healthy, trust the body it is smarter than you are.  We often forget how to listen to our bodies and fasting allows our spiritual ears to dial in. Harvest spiritual food and fast forward to live the best version of your life.  You may be hungry but you won’t be empty.

Live Inspired,

Amy Brock, Spiritual Intuitive

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God is Love

God Is Love even on the streets of New York

Dear Beautiful Souls,

I was walking down the streets of New York hand in hand with a date, when I noticed him. All smiles in a conversation I looked down and my heart dropped, as I saw a homeless man in a sleeping bag on the curb of a church. Right next to him there was a sign on a gate that said, “God is love.” I had a profound moment with my soul and I wondered, “How can I find His love in this situation?” I felt the intensity of sadness wrestle with my mind’s capacity to process that view.  The concept that one of God’s children was living amongst the dust of the New York night jarred me.  Along my feet was a son of someone. My playfulness of exploring the city changed into an opportunity to question the ways of the world. As a sensitive to other’s souls, I had to resist my desire to get a heavenly view of who he was. Like many others who may have crossed his sidewalk home, I kept walking. I tried to pretend I was unbothered and continued my conversation with my beau attempting to stay present in the moment of being carefree.

I guess that image never left me, because I still think of him much like Anthony the lost boy I saw a few weeks prior. This is my second experience understanding that the homeless are our teachers. They remind of us of the fragility of how a few decisions could lead to aloneness and the enrollment in the school of real survival. I think how these men may have to rely on the generosity of a stranger to feed or clothe them. The humility of laying your head on concrete to simply rest your body, wow… I am stirred. 

So, I begged the question to my spirit. Where was God’s love? Where was He in that moment?

My answer came as a whisper in my ear, “within me.”  Although speaking no words, that man asleep who lay along my path taught me. He served me in the example of his life, that in despite of the circumstances you are given you stick it out. You rest and when you wake up alive, thank God and keep begging to live. You understand although you have circumstances that are not desirable you still show up and give it another try.

You many even ask, “Why should I try?”  

I believe you try because at the very least, someone needs YOU to learn. If that man had not been lying there on that curb, I would not have felt God’s love for me in that moment. He was serving his purpose, by being an example to not quit. 


We live our purpose even in the weak moments, or feelings of defeat because we all have a story to share. The resilience of the human spirit is the catalyst to understand our design that is manufactured for greatness. Smallness is tallness. To be humble and to take in the lessons of hardship is to know the height at which you will leap to awareness.  

God is love because he gave us each other. We are not here alone living life on earth. We are one of millions of people all taking a breath right now, heart beating in our chest and alive for one more day.  I believe we all chose to be born and contribute to evolution.

So, what is the purpose now that you are here? KNOW that GOD is Love.

Seek His love in every occasion. Search for love in every circumstance. Surrender to His love in every choice. Ask, “How can I show myself or others God’s love when I am faced with difficulty?” You will know the answer, when the answer is coupled with a peaceful feeling. Your intuitive truth will always be paired with a feeling in the heart and the gut. Your mind is where you go to sort out the scenario and the heart and gut is where you go to feel the verdict. 

Today chose love. Pretend you have never felt love before and let love feel brand new. Allow love to swell in your belly and pound in your chest. Remember those moments when you felt the most love and visualize that emotional experience. Those memories will keep you going until you make new ones. Love is Letting Others View your Expansion.  The expansion of love in your spirit is infinite. Shifting your view begins by finding God’s love in whatever box your learning comes wrapped in. The gift is in the receiving of the lesson and you determine the value of the experience. Having spiritual presence is like unto the bow on top of the box.  Living is the present and our connection to each other always makes the gift of life more beautiful. LOVE IS YOU. LOVE IS US. LOVE IS GOD. BE LOVE. GIVE LOVE. KNOW LOVE.


Live Inspired,


Amy Brock, Spiritual Intuitive




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Prayer Changes Things

Dear Beautiful Souls,

You ever have one of those days where no matter how hard you try things just don’t go your way? You know how it goes...the frustration kicks in and you resolve to the idea you may have been better off just staying in bed. Yep, we have all had those moments and for me that was yesterday. I spent the whole day going from one task to another feeling defeated and annoyed. As I sat on the train trying to figure out why I faced so much resistance, the thought came to my mind, “you did not use your intuition or pray and ask for help once.” Newsflash! I am a Spiritual Intuitive... “Wow,” I thought, “this was so true,” and I laughed at myself. Despite the epiphany, I still continued to pout, but I began to wonder, “Was that the lesson in this day, to be reminded of the contrast of what life is like with and without guidance from above?” Well folks, I think that was the case.
Many of us go throughout our day, zipping from one task to another taking the world on all alone because we simply forget to ask for help. Is it really that simple, just ask? Absolutely! After my terrible Tuesday, I got on my knees and wept and decided to let go of everything that got in my mind’s way. I can tell you my feelings of inadequacy, frustration and disappointment quickly left my body and I was able to release the left overs of defeat. I reconnected to my father above who I know loves me and wasted no opportunity to teach me in a loving way. I was reminded I do need him and that he has not left my side EVER. I left him out of my plans and ran out of the door because I decided I did not have time to take the few moments I needed to reconnect to my spirit. The consequences were great and the old coping mechanisms of self-harm started to cloud my thoughts.

I will confess Magnolia Bakery was calling my name as I sat angry in Grand Central Station. Luckily for me, my desire to succor my feelings in cupcakes did not win last night although the cupcakes may have been bought. The beautiful red velvet cupcake of escape is still sitting nicely in its box. Who am I kidding? The cupcake will be eaten eventually, but yesterday it would have been a it’s simply dessert.  

In a nut shell, prayer simply changes things. I have lived with a plaque in my bedroom that states that very statement for years. I have often looked up from my bed and read those little words and I have gotten on my knees and felt taller than when standing. I have felt the arms of the Creator, wrap around me in many hours of weakness, leaving my heart full. He is there. You spirit will whisper to you the words you need to hear, simply kneel down, speak and feel from within.

How do you pray?

1.     Start with the intention to receive inspiration.

2.     Listen in silence.

3.     Invite stillness and quiet inside your spirit.  

4.     Speak your truth. The good, bad and the ugly needs to be expressed in raw form.  

5.     Open your heart and wait for the peace to flow in.  

6.     Look for patterns as to how you receive inspiration. Ask yourself, “Do I have a feeling? Do I just know what I am supposed to do? Do I hear words? Do I see an image of the situation?” These are all forms of how personal revelation takes shape.

7.     Lean in and partake in the information you are receiving. Write down ideas, ask questions, or draw an image with no filter of judgement and fear.

8.     Understand that prayer is an active exercise. It takes practice and showing up is half of the battle.

9.     Allow your faith to grow. Test God and ask him to show you how he will communicate to you and if He is there.

10.  Remember participating in prayer is not a race, it is a destination. Your prayers will change and the answers will become more easily interpreted as you become more vulnerable and allow Him in.

11.  Never quit.  Prayer is the call you always want to make. Even if you feel alone, angry or unheard pick up your spiritual phone and dial home. He always answers, takes collection calls, and will never put you on hold.

Living inspired is to live informed, of His plan for you. How will you ever know how He can help you if you do not ask? Prayer is there to bring you closer to the real you. The windows of heaven open to hear your cries, and the voices of your spiritual guides will reveal themselves if you chose to listen. Pray always and discover the spiritual map to your rest. Find inside what has always been there and you have forgotten. Prayer is like extending your hand when you are unstable in your grip and you are climbing a mountain. He is there at the top, waiting to pull you up and let you see the terrain is easier to overcome with his help.


Live Inspired,


Amy Brock, Spiritual Intuitive