New Year, "New" Me!

January 2, 2017

I know, I know. The title is basic, but it is important! As we have entered this new year, I have been wondering what I would be writing about. Well, I decided to write about the energy of our intentions and manifestation.

As most of you know, I have only been publicly giving readings since January of 2016. I started out by giving readings for free (I'm crazy, I know). When I started I had no intentions of charging, as I didn't understand the value of my gift or myself. I didn't understand why so many people wanted more and more from me. I was so oblivious to energy and how it worked, which is WHY I feel this blog post is so important.

Let me give a short summary of how I figured out about the power of the universal energy. So  I created a group on Facebook specifically for me to give out free readings. It took off and I almost could not keep up. Luckily one kind woman who I gave a free reading too stepped up and kept meupdated of who had received a reading and who was next in line. I am forever grateful for her! As I obsessed with giving readings, I really did not set boundaries for myself. I would come home from school, and spend time with my family and then start giving readings to people on my never ending list. I put in hours of my time and energy to help these people, and I truly thought they appreciated me. I started to feel drained and empty, and I did not understand why. My amazing massage therapist recommended I give her friend a call because she was a Reiki Master (I will explain this in a second). When I picked up the phone, I had no idea what to expect. All I Knew was that Reiki was some sort of energy healing.

When she answered the phone, she was very kind. I explained to her how I felt drained and I told her my situation. She started to tell me that I was simply throwing off my universal energy and chakras. She told me I needed to receive in order to balance out the energy I was giving. And with all her energy and chakra talk, admittedly, I thought she was crazy. There was no way I could charge, these people needed me!  

I kept doing what I was doing, draining myself even more. Then I saw a girl on my Facebook offer a free Reiki session and I took the opportunity to see what this Reiki was all about. I was blown away. I could feel all the tingles in my body, it was energy. I could physically feel energy! After the session she told me how she picked up on certain areas of my body (areas I had issues with, blew my mind again!) and told me exactly which chakras were out of balance. She aligned them for me, and I had never felt so energized!

Even though I had Reiki done, I was still not convinced about the whole universal energy imbalance I had. That is until my mom and fiancé convinced me that it was okay for me to charge. I started the whole business aspect of my mediumship around the middle of May. I created a Facebook page and began asking people to like it. Then, I turned to my group members. I individually messaged every single person I had given a FREE reading too and asked them if they would like my new business page and write a review. Out of approximately 100 people, only 1 person did it. I was absolutely heartbroken that I had given so much and the one little favor I asked of went ignored. It was at that moment that I realized that the Reiki Master was being serious about the universal energy imbalance.

I had to completely reset my intentions. I already had good energy, I just needed to manifest what I wanted. I started charging a small fee and would do readings here and there (at this point, my readings were still online as I had social anxiety about reading someone face to face). By the end of May I had gotten over my social anxiety and gave my first reading in person. I absolutely LOVED it! I had also recovered from my emotional blow about only receiving 1 review from my free readings. I realized that it had nothing to do with the people who received the free readings, but instead the issue was my imbalanced energy. I was well on my way to new things. I decided that I would set my intentions on getting in the News. I told myself that I would get a news story, and I did. I manifested my intentions. I believed in myself, and good things happened.

With this new manifestation thing, I decided that I could do anything. I always made sure that if I wanted something, I would set my intentions on it and only think as if what I wanted WOULD happen. I never doubt myself when I set an intention. I also never make a "backup plan". Because if you make a Plan B, then you are going to need it. Always trust in Plan A. Always think positively.

So "New Year, New Me" is my title because I have created new intentions for myself. I will make my intentions manifest this year. I will create the "new" in me!

Ways you can help create a positive manifestation:

  • NEVER doubt yourself. Always hold your head high and believe that you deserve what you intend on accomplishing.
  • Think as if you already have what it is you want.
  • Be kind to others, Karma always come back around.. both good and bad
  • Meditate. Its always nice to sit in peaceful thought.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. You don't want someone else's negativity rubbing off on you.
  • Realize that there are no mistakes in life. Everything happens for a reason.

I look forward to what 2017 has in store! BIG things are happening. (:

With Light and Love,

Jacqueline Brooke


Jacqueline Harrington