I Am Not My Body - Chakras

Have you noticed that lately everything seems to be speeding up, including our lives. New releases of this and that used to happen every year, then every 6 months and now got reduced to maybe a month or two. People have to keep two jobs to survive, or they hang on to the one by working insane hours every day.

We run to work, run back from work to take the kids to their daily exercise, lessons or practices. Then we run back home to eat, maybe some other activity after that and then finally slump in front of the TV, computer or your favorite game. Isn’t it all crazy? I completely understand the need for financial security (even though it’s quite fragile) and peace of mind – but are we killing ourselves in the process?

Is it worth it to neglect our spiritual development and interests? Do you feel that your energy gets depleted as you go along during the week expecting to “rest” and “recharge” during the weekend? Well there is probably a reason for that. I’ve made a decision to “slow down the madness”, at least I’ll give it a try! How about you?

I found this great article, written by one of the spiritual teachers I had a privilege studying few years back – Carol Tuttle. She is considered to be an expert in the field of energy healing, chakras and how they get affected when we neglect our true being. This Carol Tuttle chakra analysis sounded perfect for this article and how to find more information on how to try and slow down…

Busy-ness depletes your chakras. You probably know this intuitively, but it’s really really hard to avoid it, in today’s hurry-up-and-do-more-stuff world. We are, for the most part, rushed, overwhelmed, tired, stressed and a little or a lot hopeless about the whole thing. We often feel trapped in a web of hurrying up to meet other people’s expectations.

Multi-tasking and sleep deprivation are the norm. How many people actually sit down to a nice leisurely dinner anymore, let alone breakfast? Not many. Food is taken on the run, on the go, and it’s just fuel, not an enjoyable experience.

Our faces are glued to little glowing rectangles, and because we miss out on what’s going on around us, we feel like we’re missing out on life (sadly, true!). So when we have a little free time, we try to squeeze in as much “living” as we can. Which, ironically, leads to even more stress because there’s just never enough time to do what we want.

If you’ve ever felt like you’re bouncing around like a hyper-caffeinated monkey, you’re not alone. It’s modern life – but you CAN get off the treadmill. You CAN release the frenetic pace and in the process, redefine your life and heal your chakras.

It’s hard to let go of doing. We think that nothing will get done, if we slow down. But the reality is, we will NEVER GET IT ALL DONE. Ever. There’s just no way. Even if you’re fast, diligent and extraordinarily motivated, and you tick off everything on your to-do list, there will be another to-do list waiting for you tomorrow.

That’s just the way it is. There will NEVER be a day when you can finally kick back and spend the rest of your days doing nothing.

And how boring would that be, right?

Smooth out your energy by being less busy

So first and foremost, LET GO of the need to get it all done.

Instead, focus on smoothing out your energy by being less busy. Instead of a raging river with whitewater and turbulence, aim for a steady flow. Second, try slowing down so that what you do get done, is something you will be proud of. Something you’ll feel good about putting your name on. Take your time and focus on excellence in every task you do; take your time and appreciate the moments that make up your day; take your time and be present.

It’s not easy to slow down and live at a more unhurried pace. To “stop and smell the roses.” We’re conditioned to move fast and get a lot done! I’m not saying slack off and do things more slowly than they need to be done; I’m saying, stop RUSHING. Rushing leads to mistakes. Mistakes lead to do-overs and time wasted – not to mention the stress of having to deal with consequences. So work at a pace that is efficient, but not rushed.

Third, prioritize. You don’t have to do all the stuff you’re doing on a daily basis – number one on my list is to get rid of the TV. I know that’s a drastic move for many, but how about cutting your TV time to one hour a day? That’s plenty of time to relax and decompress from the day, and it frees up lots of time to exercise, meditate, take a luxurious bath, get a massage, have a hobby, make love, read, work on a goal, clean the house… all the things that get pushed aside when we realize that three hours have been sucked away (permanently) with a “reality” show.

When you slow down, and when you prioritize your life, you’ll suddenly find that you feel more whole… calmer… happier.

Spend some time in Nature, whenever you can. Meditate. Do all the stuff you’ve been putting off, to boost your confidence and self-esteem. Think about your dreams – really THINK about them. Visualize, plan, write, actively work on them.

Your chakras will thank you!


Forgiveness Flows

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I am not my body - Chopra Forgiveness

Forgiveness has been one of the most challenging things for me to embrace. I have always differentiated between a lack of forgiveness and holding grudges, but now I see they are one and the same. Holding a grudge is an active way of directing negative energy, while an attitude lacking in forgiveness is slightly more passive.

Either way, all we are hurting is ourselves! Holding a grudge allows the fires to bun – whether an inferno or lightly smoldering coals – there is a heat that is putting purposeless energy into the world, always heat that can burn and damage.

A lack of forgiveness places most of the painful energy within the person who is withholding it. In most cases, the other is blissfully unaware. Without forgiveness, an attitude of hurt can be perpetuated for lengthy periods of time without resolution. Forgiveness does not require an apology from the other person.

This is craving of the ego. Coming to terms with the situation in the heart is the most joyful path to forgiving. If an apology is offered, think of it only as the icing on the cake because it is not required. The heart only passes on more love.

I realize just how vital this practice it. How can we possibly manifest anything wonderful into our live when we are busy grumbling against others and squabbling with them in our hearts? IMPOSSIBLE. How much wasted energy is this? We might fuss over the amount of food thrown out after dinner, the furniture that the dog has chewed up, or a favourite shirt that now has a large coffee stain on it and complain bitterly over the waste.

Waste is the overall key we are looking at with our unwillingness to forgive We are wasting all of the positive ideas and creative opportunities that may have found their way within us if the doorway was open instead of padlocked shut. In this situation, I see that I am the one locked in this prison cell – one that is of my own making.

I have had some personal issues as of late with forgiveness and it took some deep soul-searching to realize that I was the only one who was suffering! The people in question were unaware. After some time, I realized how ridiculous it was and then contemplated just how much energy I had wasted. NEVER AGAIN!

When we are unwilling to forgive, we shut off our energetic pathways. We do this to satisfy the ego who is convinced that it is right. Being right is imperative to the ego, but we need to remember that our true nature does not require it. As a divine being of love, it is time to let the ego fend for itself and realize that everyone wins in forgiveness, but the true winner is YOU. You have relinquished the negative energy, bested the ego, and continued to let your beautiful light shine.

Forgiveness is a process; we are on a beautiful journey together. With love, ANYTHING is possible.

Unlimited Abundance And Prosperity

There are so many ways we can approach and define the wealth, prosperity and abundance we all dream of. And this definition will vary from person to person too, depending how deep you feel you are into this everyday material game we have to play.

But thinking and talking about prosperity and abundance does not have to be about only material plane. In this article I found various ways to explore this topic and also offer some alternatives to the stereotyped version of what abundance really is!

You have a definite desire for abundance and prosperity in your life, right? Most of you immediately think of money and the good things it can buy, making the greenbacks your primary definition of abundance and prosperity. While a wad of bills stuffing your wallet is a good thing, there is so much more to abundance and prosperity than money.

Abundance simply means there is more than enough. In this place there is no lack because lack means there isn’t enough. Prosperity is more often linked with wealth, success, and the gaining of material acquisitions. We deserve to have all the good things we desire, but so often they seem to allude us. But the amazing part of this is the abundance and prosperity we want and deserve is sitting right there in front of us waiting for us to allow it in. There is more than enough for everyone, including you!

Having been brought up with the consciousness of lack – never enough; can’t have all you want; be content with what you have; money is the root of all evil; must work hard for your dollars; you have limits; and other similar thought patterns – I only knew how to operate from lack. It’s evident with statements such as: God gives us what we need; life is hard; most people live paycheck to paycheck; everyone has debt – it’s the American way; money doesn’t grow on trees; we can’t seem to get ahead, we’re on a tight budget, and I could go on and on. Therefore, with those thoughts the exact scenario keeps reappearing in our lives substantiating those thoughts.

This happens because our thoughts create the reality of our life. So my friends, if you are in a place of lack, you must face this fact – you have created it for your life! It’s not your circumstances that have put you in the place you are, it’s you, by your thoughts and subsequent actions, who have told the universe what you believe and have then brought the circumstances to you to back up the thoughts! That might be a hard pill to swallow, but it is a truth. “But,” you say, “I want abundance and would never tell the universe to send lack.” Ah! But you did when you were writing out your checks for the month and said “Where did all my money go again? Dang! I can’t ever ahead.”

People are good at gaining head knowledge; they learn the lingo. I did the same thing. How? By listening to audios or reading books on prosperity, sitting in seminars and lectures on abundance and prosperity, saying positive affirmations all through the day about prosperity, using creative visualization to see my life as I wanted it to be with prosperity and abundance flowing, and even scripting my life so I could continually read what my desires are. Perhaps you’ve tried these things and are still living a life that is far from prosperous, still experiencing lack.

The first of March, 2005, I was in a complaining state, asking why I couldn’t get things moving more in my business and why I couldn’t get a generous flow of money into my life. It seemed to continually ebb and flow. Feeling upset, I decided to meditate. (Funny how we find the time to be instead of do when things aren’t going the way we want!) I was also in the process of selling my home in the belief I needed to downsize due to my financial status quo. I stated my complaints, mentioning how hard I was trying and didn’t understand why it wasn’t working the way I visualized. A few tears later, I got quiet. I felt warmth spread over me like an

embrace of tremendous love and a marvelous peace enveloped me. I seemed to be floating far away somewhere. Then a gentle voice softly said, “Why do you think you must downsize? You have unlimited abundance around you. Can you not see? Look around you. It is surrounding you even now. You are free to upsize; it’s up to you!”

An amazing thing happened. I actually knew my abundance for the first time in my life. My thoughts moved in a different direction and I remembered my present home which had served me well, my five children, my health, my friends, my clients, my abilities and even the challenges that had gotten me to the present moment; the abundance that encircled me was beyond measure. I realized at that aha moment that I already had everything I needed, that I was rich! I had finally gotten it! I had been blocking the flow of more since I didn’t recognize the abundance already in my life.

Whatever you focus on is what shows up in your life. By focusing on what I considered lack, what I perceived I didn’t have or wasn’t working, I continually created more lack experiences. But if I focused on the abundance I already had, more would show up. And it did! The big switch to abundance was through my heart. It was no longer just head knowledge; it became heart knowledge that spoke truth from within me. Yes, I did upsize my home and it still amazes me to this day how it all unfolded. I did nothing. Did you understand what I just said? I did nothing! What happened was I internalized the knowing of my abundance and the floodgates opened allowing more abundance to flow into my life. The same can be true for you.

What is your life pattern at this very moment? Still in lack and struggle? My friend, the stakes are way too high to remain in this ‘don’t have enough’ consciousness, because if you do you’ll continue to create similar situations as you have already experienced. Make the choice today to shift your internal consciousness to one of abundance and watch the prosperity flow to you effortlessly.

I’m going to close with this quote from someone who shows the way it works as a most glorious example of abundance and prosperity imaginable. Oprah Winfrey said, “I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for the small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”

So abundance and prosperity, although they certainly include money, also include everything and everyone in your life, and they go hand in hand with the most powerful tool of empowerment you can have – gratitude! Abundance thoughts become your way of life; it becomes what you truly believe. Look at your life. It is your choice as to what you see! Be grateful for all you have and are and watch it expand and stretch into so much more. Then simply open your hands to receive the bounty.

And so it is…


Brain Entrainment

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I have been toning lately and have found it to be rather effective in pain relief. Morry delivered an incredible interview and explained how sounds and tones affect one’s mental state. I am amazed how far he has come. When he was younger, his motto was, “life is a disease from which there is no cure.”

Doesn’t sound very positive. At this point in is life, he positively ascertains that happiness is a choice and says that we must find opportunities instead of getting depressed. It is through exploring things we are passionate about that we experience real happiness. I can certainly attest to this!

Now, I have been a constant dabbler in all areas of wellness and “self-help” and therefore really appreciate a piece of advice from Morry: anything that resonates with you in your e-mail, save it in a folder – it is an endless loop of marketing. This is exactly what I do – I don’t buy right away. Instead, I have a look at it in the upcoming week.

Many times I don’t even take care of the “freebies” of interest right away; the filing habit has saved me a great deal of time and is an excellent prioritization strategy. The proof in the pudding is the fact that it took me several weeks to listen to the audio download that I was directed to via another favourite of mine, Joe Rubino.

When I first listened to it, I was surprised that all it SEEMED to be was meaningless noise.This noise, however, was not something offensive that I wanted to shit off right away. The pulsing sounds were actually rather comforting. Entrainment is both physical and psychological. I can logically see both although I am going to need to give it more time on the physical note.

Psychologically, I could definitely see ramifications right away: calming, soothing, refreshing, relaxing. During the entrainment process, enough cells are moving at the same time and thus release and fire.Despite my initial surprise at the unexpected sounds, they became rather pleasant and were not at all offensive to result in shutting off the volume.

Our Soul is the Student in Us

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Our soul is the student in us… what beautiful words spoken with Sonia Choquette on Healing with the Masters. I have always felt this way; I am not my body – I am a soul. It has a history and a direct connection to the one source, our timeless divine light. Our frequency here on earth is being accelerated.

We are being given an invitation to transition experience from soul to spirit. She advises us to end this separation journey and become more enamored of our light. Each soul will have an awakening of grace, guidance, and gifts.

We are currently going through a transformation together and we should trust in this transformational season in our lives. Grace pulls us out of internal and external chaos. Guidance is the pulse that never disconnected from source. Our gifts come from God.

My body may have its challenges, but my life is filled with so many incredible gifts! I have an incredible husband, powerful connections, a curious brain that never stops, and boundless energy for life. Every day of my life, I am conscious of the grace and guidance that I receive, and the constant gifts that make themselves known on a daily basis.

Spirituality And Losing Weight Programs

In order to have maximum health most people need to lose weight … and you absolutely can drop the pounds and increase your spirituality. Spirituality always includes the mind, body and soul connection which likewise consists of how you feel physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically. We always tend to think of spiritual topics in an esoteric kind of view, as if it is completely disconnected from the material world.

But there is a very tangible effect on how we look at ourselves and how spiritual we can feel. Feeling excellent about your body increases your overall confidence and will assist you to come across to others in a more favorable and positive manner. On the other hand, any insecurities and the absence of confidence can be equated as being rejected for a task or passed over when it concerns getting a promo. Yes, there is obesity discrimination in today’s places of work.

There are numerous diet plans and lots of techniques that you can take along your journey in losing weight. You just have to find what works the best for you. Losing weight leads to a sense of satisfaction and will certainly increase your spirituality merely due to the fact that you will feel better and expand your inner-self.

Following are 10 Tips On How To Lose Weight And Boost Spirituality:

1. Make up your mind that you ARE going to lose weight. Unless you make up your mind that you ARE going to do it… it will remain a wish or desire rather than a reality.

2. Eat smaller portions at one sitting (measure your food in-take). Instead of having one cup of rice you could easily cut it to 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup of potatoes, 1/2 cup of vegetables, etc.

3. Visualize your new body on a daily basis. Taking the time before you go to sleep at night or upon rising in the morning. As a man thinketh he becomes.

4. Exercise 3-4 times per week. Incorporating a regular exercise routine will accelerate your weight loss and help you reach your goals quickly.

5. Research ways that will help you lose weight. Explore solutions to weight loss. By doing some research on the subject you will find solutions that suit your lifestyle and tolerance level.

6. Get a series of colonic irrigation sessions to jump-start your weight loss. Optimum health starts in the colon and keeping your colon clean will help your physical body maintain a healthy balance.

7. Drink a few ounces of Welch’s Grape Juice (diluted with water) before each meal. Make sure to take a few ounces as well before you go to bed at night. Take a total of 4 times a day.

8. Learn about Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA’s) — Foods that help you lose weight. Did you know that there are some foods that actually speed up weight loss? Aspire to learn more about these types of foods.

9. Sprinkle 1 cup of vegetables with a tablespoon of olive oil instead of butter or cheese. Olive oil is also considered a MUFA and is a heart healthy ingredient.

10. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, seeds and legumes. Consume fruits and vegetables that are in season in your region which will help you maintain the yin-yang balance your system requires.

Ultimately, the weight loss program that you choose will have a major impact on helping you reach your weight loss goals. If you feel that you need to get a course (I really liked Weight Destroyer Program, but there are other good ones available on the market today) to help guide you until your discover what works the best for you – by all means! Your sense of well-being will impact your life and, in turn, your spirituality is of paramount importance. Therefore, make sure that you choose your exercise and weight-loss routine wisely.

(Sharyce Arciaga)

Transforming Yourself Through Endings

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I had never considered an ending to provide an opportunity to transform until I listened to Farhana. She took her divorce and turned it into an opportunity; it’s all about how we address our endings to become a better person. MS and FMS have been slightly infuriating traveling companions at times, but they have also proved to be phenomenal teachers.

They have shown me what is truly important in life and what has no importance and can be confidently tossed away. What started with grief over the loss of my old life grew into gratitude for the adventure of the new incredible life I was embarking on.

With regards to my “old life”, I knew I shouldn’t be there anymore but I didn’t know how to get out until I was forced. When I think deeply and truthfully about it, there is a certain amount of truth. It is mixed with a certain amount of fear or shame from time to time, but these feelings are not constants.

  1. Exhale
  2. Embrace situation (how am I 100% responsible for this situation?)

I consider myself responsible for risking my mental – emotional – physical well-being through years of unhealthy living. I also consider myself extremely blessed for having the knowledge, time, and financial ability to embark on an incredible healing journey…

UNLOCK Your ‘I AM’ Power!

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I’ve tried to listen to Harrison Klein before and his words didn’t really resonate with me. This time, I simply shut off my mind and listened with my heart. What a difference one’s approach of “hearing” makes. I was immediately attracted by the tag line to “awaken m I AM power” because this is something I gratefully welcome new strategies for accomplishing.

I learned so much from Harrison. Looking back in my life, I can certainly see all of the anger, criticism, and frustration as building my foundation of pain. What was going on outside of my body is, but especially was, a reflection of what was going on inside.

Existence is worthiness. For so much of my life, I felt unworthy of so many things: of love, respect, money. The list could go on much longer, but I’ll stop at my top three.

Harrison shared a number of steps to reach this presence:

1. way of the cross
2. increments of understanding
3. 40 day practices
4. places of silence
5. travel
6. stay in a place of the unknown

For some reason unbeknownst to myself, #6 especially resonated with me. Perhaps this is because unknown places provide a bit of exhilaration mingled with fear, and a sense of adventure. I don’t usually stay in such places – I am more of a frequent visitor. Living well with MS, however, has forced me into this place. I believe I have found another gift!

According to Harrison, the most important path to this presence is love – love for yourself, love for others. As we step into love, we step into a place of presence, timeliness, and collapse everything into the moment..

Breath is the only non-thing in the physical world’. As we breathe, dance, express ourselves, and just BE, we allow cosmic energy in – the universe is for us.

“I AM” is an identity principle where everything start. Before attraction or speech, there is being. Just allow thing to be without any judgment or criticism. This is a challenging one! “I AM” is a state of being: being -> thinking -> speaking -> doing.

an affirmation = statement of lack
a declaration = the power is in the now

You are stepping into a new reality when you create a new state of being! Thank you Harrison!