“You don't forgive others to let them off the hook. You forgive yourself and others so that you can clear, heal, transmute and dissolve the emotional wounding, trauma, harm and damage that closes your heart.”

“When you begin to change or fine-tune your lifestyle, make gradual adjustments and stick with them. Each month change just one habit in a small way. It takes about one month for the body to get used to the new practice, but after that month the change will become a habit. People who try to implement a whole lot of changes at one time usually totally freak out and often fall flat on their face.”

“Increasingly I am drawn to the healing power of beauty. When people ask me what I do now, rather than mentioning that I am a healer, I often say "I create beauty." The core essence of healthy cells is beautifully structured molecules of energy. One of the reasons we love to be in nature is that there is so much beauty in each flower and tree and the crashing of waves against the crystal white sand... I love looking at beautiful pieces of art and absorbing the color and when you focus your awareness on nature and beautiful things it is hard to be down and depressed. So next time you are feeling down maybe you may want to head over to an art gallery or visit a museum and soak yourself up in healing power of color and beauty.”

“I watched someone I loved very much die at age 45 agonizingly slowly for three weeks in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. And one of the many blessings I received from this experience is a heartfelt realization of how precious life is and how important each moment we spend with a loved one is. When I first took my buddy to the Emergency Room of the hospital, I had no idea that this would be the last time I would see him when he was conscious. I also decided that if I am ever in a similar state that I would prefer for the life support systems to be turned off closer to the start of the dying process rather than toward the end.“

“A lot of the clients I work with experience sadness, depression, suppressed rage/road rage, emotional numbness and disconnectedness and are seeking ways to clear, heal and transmute these painful patterns. When I work with them energetically I often find that they have lost touch with who they really are. In one or more important areas of their life, they are giving their power away to others or are doing things that no longer resonate with their heart. We pay a huge energetic price when we are not authentic to who we really are and whenever we give away our power to others or take power away from others.”

“Whenever I feel off energetically or down that is always a signal to me that I need to take a time out and look at what is going on energetically and work on healing and clearing it as soon as possible before it becomes a larger imbalance. I find it very helpful to restore my inner balance and serenity by taking a walk, hanging out in nature, taking some deep breaths or doing something I love to do like painting.”

“We live in a very challenging time period. In this time of accelerated change and planetary ascension, it is important to stay as grounded as possible and as connected to nature as we can be. Nature is a great spiritual teacher and mirror for humanity. The animals, plants and crystals are not nearly as freaked out about the changes as humanity is and that is because they tap into the heart of Gaia and live from a much calmer, more tranquil space than the human emotional roller coaster. I love sunbathing on the sand, playing in the ocean, walking around town, etc. The more I steep and ground myself into the stillness, beauty and tranquility of nature the more balanced and alive I feel. Whenever I feel stressed I usually can come back into balance by hanging out with nature. I encourage each of you to hang out in nature!”

Author's Bio: 

Bill Austin is a spiritual healer, teacher, artist, writer and visionary living in St Petersburg, Florida in the United States. Bill specializes in healing, spiritual growth, healing art and healer training. He is the founder of several Reiki healing modalities. He has trained healers in over sixteen countries and has helped people from all over the world to heal, grow, succeed and realize more of their full potential. Bill infuses healing and enlightenment energies into healing art images and has created a line of self help book. You can click on this link to download a free Vibrational Color Healing Art E-Book. He offers a number of free spiritual healing resources on his holistic healing blog.