What Roots Can Teach Us

When my wife and I moved into our house four years ago, there was a gigantic broom bush living in the front garden bed.

For a short time, it would bloom hundreds of deep magenta flowers – and then for the rest of the year, it was simply a giant bush.

At first, we enjoyed it and it lent a big energy to our home. But over the past couple of years, heavy winters with 18+ inch snowstorms led to a flattening out of the broom bush, which made it hard to maintain while it took up a lot of space. Parts of it withered and died, and try as we might to rein its sprawl in, it continued to flatten out.

So two weeks ago, we decided to remove it, to make way for new flowers and shrubs. It was a tough decision, but after some deliberation, and honor for the broom bush’s life, we felt that the time was right.

First we cut the bush down as close to the roots as we could. That was a pretty easy task. As we cut the bush down, we said a goodbye to each of the branches that had splayed themselves out over the garden bed.

I was excited to take on the next task: removing the roots. As I dug into the ground with a shovel, I put my weight on the edge of the blade while pushing down on the handle, thinking it would act as a lever and loosen some of the root ball.

But instead, the handle of the shovel snapped in two!

I now knew I was in for a much bigger task than I expected. So I got on my hands and knees, grabbed a variety of garden tools and a pair of sharp scissors, and started digging in to remove the roots piece by piece.

It was an adventure. As I dug, I realized some of the roots had stretched out to over six feet long, intertwining themselves between the rocks and roots of other plants. An abundance of earthworms and other grubs had also settled into the roots, and I took care to keep each one alive and deposit it back into the soil.

I was able to snip some of the root lengths with scissors, but others required more effort. The root system had grown over the years into a complex web of thick and thin roots, twisty, knotty, and very strong.

After some time (1 hour? 2 hours?) I was finally able to remove the main portion of the root. The roots I’m holding in the picture are unremarkable and don’t reflect the effort of the task – but the smile on my face reflects genuine pride.

As I often observe with plants, I am amazed at how much this broom bush – and in particular, its roots – was able to show me about my own human experience.

Roots have a lot to teach us about how to stay grounded in reality, and connected with the earth we live in. How do we keep grounded?

When reflecting on the process of digging up these roots, the major theme that comes to mind is “Network”.

Some of the roots were thick, dense, and woody, but most of them were skinny – and yet they were ultimately the roots that held the bush in place and caused my shovel to break.

These skinny roots stretched out far into the ground and along it. They wrapped themselves around rocks, and hung onto the roots of other nearby plants. The tension on these roots was similar to the strings on a guitar – taut enough to resist when pulled.

Even if we don’t consider ourselves the strongest people, we can still create grounding and stability by reaching outward, forming connections with other beings, and creating a “tautness” – where being anchored to our surroundings gives us focus, conviction, and power.

The intertwined network of roots became a welcome home to earthworms and insect larvae, a system of beings that synergistically exchanged nutrients and protection.

By cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with other living beings, we become more grounded – and our roots become a source of nourishment.

We have since replaced the broom bush with a few new plants, which we are lovingly tending to – while bittersweetly remembering the broom bush’s sacrifice.

Sometimes we will choose to uproot and remove situations and states of being that have grown in our lives for years – and in their place, new life can grow.

Best,

Kian

Healing Service: For Those Who Know The Future

When I first started asking people online about their psychic abilities, a few people reached out to me and told me they are able to predict the future, but don’t know what to do with the information.

Some people have had the experience of knowing/feeling that a loved one was going to pass, and then it happened. 

In cases like these, I’ve observed that many people struggle with this ability to know the future, but feel helpless and unable to control the outcome. 

There is no easy fix or answer to this situation. If you are being given information from Spirit, then you are being entrusted with a big responsibility. Your spirit, heart, and character must grow to accommodate and serve a calling that you have been given.

You must develop unshakeable faith and trust that you were given this information for a reason, and listen for guidance on the steps you must take, and the words you must speak. Sometimes it may feel like there is literally nothing you can do. 

This healing service – a session of channeling and connecting with Spirit – was recorded for anyone who is going through this kind of experience. It’s different from the regular trainings, because instead of demonstrating tools and action steps, we leave it open-ended, and trust that both transformative messages and healing energy will be channeled from our divine source.

This service was originally held on Friday, June 7, in the Your Gifts Are Real Facebook group, and the replay is shown here.

If you experience challenges around having premonitions, you are invited to watch with your full presence and an open heart, curious and open to whatever understanding is meant to come in for your highest and best.

Song lyrics:

Hold Me Together by Royal Tailor

Hello Mercy,
I have been searching for you lately
I’ve been wounded and from what I hear
You have the remedy
They told me You would be for me
So now I need to know
Is this a love that can save me
Or say You will then don’t
Will You stay with me when nobody is around
If this is real, then tell me now

Can you hold me together
Can your love reach down this far
Can you hold me together
Cause without You holding my heart
I’m falling apart
Falling apart

Saying so long, been lost, been gone
Not sure what to pray
It’s not easy but I know You see me
When I lose my way
I keep on floating not knowing
If there is more for me
Don’t want to sink beneath waves of negativity
I’m going under,
I’m afraid that I might drown
If this is real,
I need you now

Can you hold me together
Can your love reach down this far
Can you hold me together
‘Cause without You holding my heart
I’m falling apart, yeah
Falling apart

Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture

Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
And may be pain in the night
But joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

The wind is strong and the water’s deep
I’m not alone in these open seas
‘Cause Your love never fails
The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I’d reach the other side
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night
But joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Oh no, love never fails

You make all things work together for my good
You make all things work together for my good
You make all things work together for my good
You make all things work together for my good
You make all things work together for my good
You make all things work together for my good

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
It may be pain in the night
But joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me

Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?

Catch Trainings LIVE in the Free Psychic Skills Group: http://bit.ly/yourgiftsarereal

Many people are empathic, meaning they have the ability to feel emotions and energy from people around them. Most of us interact with anywhere from a dozen to several hundred people a day, and all it takes is walking by someone – not even saying hello – to pick up their feelings.

When this ability goes unchecked, energy that doesn’t belong to us can accumulate, resulting in feeling overwhelmed and drained – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Now, I would never suggest anyone actively try to suppress their gift of empathy. Empathy is our natural state! We just happen to live in a world where most people are taught to purposely shut down their empathy and self-awareness.

As a result, those of us who are sensitive end up taking on emotions from people who aren’t even aware of how they feel. That emotion has to go somewhere! So we absorb it and take it on, without even trying.

So what do we do about it? There are two basic goals here:

1) Moderate what comes in, turning the channel on and off at will, so you can choose when to receive others’ energy and when to hold it at bay.

2) Filter, discern and clear what does come in, so it can flow through you and you don’t have to carry it forever.

I’ll be working on #1 with you in this video training.

Click through to learn more about 1:1 Psychic Skills Mentorship. >>

Stay Grounded And In Control!

Catch Trainings LIVE in the Free Psychic Skills Group: http://bit.ly/yourgiftsarereal

Do you find yourself being pulled around by the energy of the world around you, or the intense psychic downloads you receive? 

In this training, we’ll learn how to gain control of your experience – including understanding what it really means to “have control” – so you can direct and decide your own path.

YOU WILL NEED: A rock. (See below)

Grounding and Control are priority skills for anyone who has psychic gifts or feels energy!

Without grounding and control, we easily get overwhelmed by everyday life. Life is complex and complicated, especially when you can feel everyone’s feelings, and are getting messages and downloads thrown at you at random moments.

So what do you do to rein it in and take the lead on your own gifts?

I have a hands-on technique ready to share with you that will help you regain instant control in the moment you feel yourself feeling off course or overwhelmed.

To start, choose a rock of any kind. The only requirements are that it can fit in one hand and you are able to pick it up easily. (So no giant boulders… this time anyway :P)

This can be an ordinary rock from outside, or it can be a crystal or gemstone. No rock is better or worse than any other, but they may have different “energy flavors” to add to this technique.

(The first time I tried this technique, I used a quartz crystal. You can also use “grounding” crystals such as tourmaline. But an ordinary rock also works great!!!)

1:1 Psychic Skills Mentorship: Is It For You?

Are you seeking a higher level of support on developing your psychic skills? 

Have you experienced the free training videos, and want to go deeper? 

Are you curious about what it might be like to work with me on a 1:1 basis?

While I’ll continue to offer lots of free value and training in the Facebook group, there are some types of help that require a more structured container of 1:1 mentorship.  In this session, I give an overview on the type of support I give within this container, and help you decide if working with me might be right for you.