Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. - Sigmund Freud
Observe a flower, witness natural beauty. A flower can teach us about life. We are attracted towards their beauty, their nature.
Beauty, stillness, simplicity, rootedness to the earth, Divinely aligned and connected to Source.
Get High daily. Twice daily if you can! The following one minute positivity stream is a quick, simple, effective way to shift your mind and align yourself with Source energy. Writing, thinking, or saying (mentally or verbally) whatever comes to mind about how you're feeling when you are in your zone, feeling centered and in flow, creates an instantaneous shift. Your body will feel warmth, invigoration, peace. Positivity raises us from ego-centered, lower-level chakras allowing us to experience awakening the heart, experiencing the feel of high vibrations.
Take time each day to check in with yourself. Ask yourself how you're feeling. Where are you focusing your attention? What are you thinking? Is it positive? Are you working towards alignment or going against the current?
Is your insatiable urge for pleasure in your adult life a hopeless attempt to gain the pleasure you missed as a child? Are you an adrenaline addict, thriving on conflict?
We've grown up thinking life has to be hard if we want to achieve or acquire “good” things. We don't want to be labelled lazy. We've been believing that results come about only from struggle and pain. So, we press on relentlessly, without taking a breath, without asking ourselves questions . . . starting with, how does this feel? Instead, we operate to please others, to live up to society's standards, to gain extrinsic approval and reward.
We're making life harder on ourselves when we stay all trapped up in our minds, unaware that we are NOT our thoughts. So lost replaying the past, fretting over the future, we don't realize it doesn't have to be this way.
RE-learning how to cultivate positivity allows us to feel the shift. We CAN shift gears -- by disconnecting from the outer world and by going within -- connecting with a wholesome inner world. This practice takes conscious daily effort, commitment, with focused, devoted will -- but mostly it takes sincere desire to want to return back to your true nature.
It's as simple as easing up on ourselves, surrendering, and letting go. We don't need to continue pushing . . . punishing ourselves to prove anything to anybody. No more paddling our boats tirelessly upstream, strapping unnecessary baggage on our backs climbing uphill. The frustrating search for that external peak somewhere out there rests within. Our truth is to be found with ease . . . in gentle downstream discovery; the thrill is on the descent. It's in complete surrender that we flow with Source and find our true home, within ourselves, with Self as the ultimate resource.
Recalibration is a process of alignment with our inner source presence. We are constantly evolving, perpetually moving through natural cycles, through phases. Cycles require that we generate energy and balance forces if we wish to transform in a forward progression amidst the chaos. In this time of hi-tech information overload, so wrought with great change and acceleration, we must be both adaptable and flexible.
While the ego or undisciplined mind may keep us on lock down, in fear, creating confusion, unable to let go of past behaviors, beliefs, and patterns, the spirit has the intelligence to know which pathway to follow.
Silence. Solitude. A sense of freedom to move and explore in other directions. Self-reflection. Sound needed? Yes. The process of emptying oneself, to drop down into the void, into the vast nothingness is not to be feared. Change includes deep recalibration of our bodies, which may be intensely physical, mental or emotional, and changes can be embraced or feared, depending on one's willingness to adapt and move forward.
To balance, integrate, and unify energies within one's life and in one's body is to conduct our life through understanding that we are interconnected with all things in every way. Digging deeply, to access the Self, inquiring into the areas where we can bring balance, guides us to rid ourselves of harmful blockages, allowing the body's energetic balance to be restored – permitting growth, health, and restoration.
Prayer to Higher Self
Please enter on my breath. Please *SOAR into my heart. Please stay with me for awhile until I feel love. I want to love all parts of myself, all parts that I've shut out, all parts that I've escaped and ran from. Now. Please come in and help me re-integrate all lost parts. Thank you.
If Someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him"
Are you ready to create a balanced, thriving home atmosphere?
Unfortunately, factors affecting personal well-being are largely ignored or given low priority in the work force, in training, as well as, in the media. Schools. too, are guilty of ignoring life balance and personal needs as something that's not worth pursuing or paying much attention.
The factors affecting our work/life balance and happiness are different for each of us -- relative to age or stage of life, personality or genetic factors, beliefs we've grown up with, and life experiences.
The fast pace of the world, especially living in the age of technology -- with internet, iPhones, tablets -- where information is instantaneous, is constantly calling for us to be available at all times, keeping us on high alert. Due to the nature of how things seem, there's barely any time, especially for accurately considering the root issues truly affecting our happiness and life balance.
When we're feeling emotional, full of restlessness, our hearts racing with nervous energy . . . what do we need?
When we're feeling anxious, we need to express . . . to release pent up energy, to allow for creativity. We are born natural seekers in need of healthy expression . . . and when we don't find healthy release or expression, we form unhealthy habits or addictions. We might smoke, eat, work, exercise, shop, curse, drink, or sleep to numb ourselves from painful emotions.
The mind needs to be busy. It needs gentle direction or guidance. We can help the mind out by finding healthy modes of expression. Mindful walking, dancing, piano playing, writing, drawing, knitting, singing, playing a game or cuddling with a loved one are simple forms of physical release. Cleaning and cooking are also effective ways for releasing pent-up energy, but doing too much for others or doing too much of anything, for that matter, without recharging and nurturing the self, can leave us feeling depleted, frustrated, unappreciated, disconnected and stuck.
What is a Chakra?
Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.
Simply put, our chakras are responsible for creating and maintaining our existence. They are who we are, our essence.
They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. They're not in the physical body, but rather are part of the subtle energy body or aura.
The first three (3) chakras affect us personally (root, sacral, solar plexus) while the upper four (4) chakras are universal in their effect (heart, throat, brow, crown).
We have Seven Major Chakras:
We also have other chakras such as the minor chakras in our hands, feet, and knees as well as two that are below our feet --
and another 12 inches above the crown is the chakra that connects us to the Divine.
There is a front and back to the chakras. With the front for what is going on now and what is coming in, while the back is for what is going out or for things we are putting in our past or trying to put behind us.
The main channels of energy surrounding and flowing from the center of each chakra are called "Nadis." They are related to the nervous system and the meridians.
There are three (3) primary Nadis that run parallel to the body's physical axis of the spine:
THE ROOT CHAKRA
Root Chakra is our foundation and is located at the base of the spine or coccyx. A solid foundation is essential for grounding us so that the rest of our life may unfold and blossom. This Chakra is our most physical chakra and is our most primal -- relating to survival instincts which include food and shelter, our body and identity as an individual, and our connection to others.
Our health, constitution and security including material wealth are linked to the root chakra. It is our grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empowers our being. This chakra has to do with survival, money, vitality, strength, security, and karma.
Our root chakra drives our need to create a safe, comfortable home environment; to be financially secure; and to have loving relationships. An open root chakra gives us the ability to plan for the future instead of simply reacting impulsively to circumstances.
The color representing the root chakra is red and the symbol is a SQUARE as it represents strong foundations and solidity. A square symbolizes the four directions and the ability to move in any of them.
Our root energy is channeled through the adrenal glands above the kidneys, which enables us to respond quickly and activates our instinctual ‘fight or flight’ reactions. If we're stressed, financially or otherwise, our adrenals are being taxed. Even if finances are in order, a closed root chakra can manifest in unsatisfactory relationships, a chaotic home environment, or a profound lack of the courage and self-confidence necessary to pursue our dreams.
The main function of the root chakra is embodiment and grounding. It relates with our eliminative system, large intestines, skeletal system, reproductive system, adrenals, weight issues, hips, legs, and feet.
The result of a blocked root chakra can be diminished self-confidence, guilt, hopelessness, feelings of being overwhelmed, resentment and depression.
A Healthy Root Chakra:
DO ANY ACTIVITY THAT BRINGS AWARENESS OF YOUR BODY and AWARENESS OF THE EARTH, being careful not to overdo it! Exhaustion is NOT GOOD.
SO TODAY TAKE ACTION. TAKE TIME TO GROUND YOURSELF.
Take in the beauty of your surroundings. Be grateful for the people in your life. Breathe deeply and often. Thank Mother Earth for Her bounty and connect with Her in any way you can. See and feel abundantly. Be kind to yourself, to the earth, and to others.
Soon that beautiful ball of glowing red energy will flow freely, pulsing passionately throughout your body, healing, enlivening and enriching your being and the world around you!
We are living in a hectic time with a lot of emotion coming to the surface. We are also living at a time when there is an abundance of light available to us, from the higher realm, ready and waiting to assist us.
We simply need the know-how for accessing our Light, to open up our hearts and to connect with the abundance of light streaming all around us. Once accessed, we can bring it into our bodies.
There can be consequences and high costs involved when we ignore or fail to heed the body's warning signs. Warnings are often signaling us to pull over to refuel.
-- We must stop & pay to refuel our cars with gasoline, but the breath costs us nothing. While breath is free, there's still a charge if you want it: conscious breathing gives us a full charge! The indescribable healing charge of cosmic energy.
While breathing is a gift, freely received, requiring little to no effort, it has a special feature. Unlike the heart, the lungs, and our other major organs that automatically operate our bodily functions, the breath can be controlled manually, willfully, mindfully.
-- Conscious breathing is a free choice
Do you feel consumed by life– tired, overwhelmed, irritable a lot of the time? Do you feel jittery, anxious, with stores of nervous energy just waiting to be expressed?
How are you using your time? What's draining your energy? How do you refuel?
These questions have everything to do with energy. You are energy. Everything is energy. Awareness of energy is crucial if you want to make change.
In today's modern world, filled with electronic gadgetry and instantaneous access to information, we are perpetually bombarded by stimuli, constantly connected to things that are draining us of our energy (ie. newspaper, computer, iPhone, iPad, microwave, t.v., radio) and overwhelming our nervous systems. Most of the time our attention is so absorbed in multitasking; we behave mindlessly rather than intentionally.
As we race to beat the clock, time quickly disappears. Never fully enjoying the moment, we may eat while reading the newspaper, check emails while helping children with homework, or run through our “to do” lists in our minds while driving.
If we're not careful, our energies can become depleted from the many energy vampires sucking the life out of us.
How can we meditate if our bodies are sick and diseased? Of if our minds are uncontrollably restless?
Yoga āsana has the power to heal the body, to cure disease, and to purify our nerves so that our concentration becomes one-pointed.
Yoga means "union" or "to yoke," which is the key to all healing -- reconnecting what's broken. Unity brings more purity because wherever there's union there's divinity. It is the Divine nature of our supreme Self which manifests through the practice of yoga. Our Union is connection, and our connection gives us safety.
Our own body understands this, connecting the muscles to the bones and hugging the organs close, because our bodies know that we want everything together. If even one part of our body comes into danger, the whole body pays a lot of attention because it knows that its existence is dependent on every part of itself.
Our bodies are teaching us to pay attention when we feel pain from part of it becoming hurt, and we do -- and we take care of our bodies as a result. But a yogi, a real student of union, sees the whole universe as his or her body. More than sees, actually feels the universe as their own.
Amma knows your pain is mine, actually, she feels our pain as her own. Amma recognizes the spirit of Union as being the real spirit of the yogi. A true yogi is only always trying to create union with the Divine, to unite with the healing force of Mother Nature and Her medicines, to unite the families into loving harmony, to unite the communities into peaceful relations, to unite the peoples of all lands and ways, to unite even the terrible and the horrifying with the chance for redemption into the Unity of love.
Passionate about self-healing and empowering others to take healing into their own hands.