Breathe better, feel better

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Breathe better, feel better

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Since the very first moment of birth, we have the most intimate relationship with our breath. Inhaling and exhaling from the beginning of life to the end. A conscious reminder that we are alive. Perhaps because it has always been there we tend to take our breathing for granted.

Since ancient times, yogic practices included breathing exercises as part of self realisation. These are believed to have many benefits such as harmony between logic and feeling, stimulating heat or cold, regulating blood pressure and much more.

Observe the rhythm of your breathing during different emotional states. You will notice that when you are truly relaxed, at peace, your breathing falls into a naturally deep and long pace. When your peace is disturbed - by anger, frustration, stress or anxiety - you will find the breathing to be shallow and short.

Why is this important? More importantly we need to understand why this happens.

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Despite millennia of apparent human evolution, our subconscious mind along with the brain still think we are living in the stone age. Any disturbance to the default peaceful state activates the fight/ flight mechanism. The brain thinks there is a real and physical danger to life and suddenly adrenaline is pumping throughout the system. Blood flow is prioritised to the arms and legs and breathing becomes short and fast. This is the perfect condition if there really is a physical threat to life thereby requiring physical self defence or running like crazy. However, in the modern world of law and order, societal norms and urbanisation how often are emotional disturbances caused by real, physical threats? In most cases it is misunderstandings, disagreements, something someone said, the way someone said something, etc… The average person is not going to get physical over such issues (of course, some do and end up in trouble with the police).

Essentially, your emotions influence your breathing and part of the brain hasn’t caught up with the rest of us in evolution. The good news is that we can reverse engineer our breathing to control how we feel. If we can remain alert to the rhythm of our breathing during the day we can control our emotions. The next time you find yourself disturbed, check your breathing. Take control. Start breathing longer and deeper. Ensure the belly is expanding as well as the lungs. Within seconds you will begin to feel calmer.

Through deep, abdominal breathing you trick the mind into believing there is no threat. The adrenaline tap is switched off and all is good again.

The brain needs oxygen to function effectively.

The brain needs oxygen to function effectively.

There is another reason why it is important to control your breathing. While short breathing is ideal for physical action, it is not ideal for activities which require thinking. As it is, the brain is quite a way up above the heart. For the brain to receive fresh, oxygenated blood, the heart needs to pump extra hard against gravity. Pressure is required for blood to reach the extremities of the brain. Short breathing doesn’t develop enough pressure which is why we make the most mistakes and say regrettable things when we are stressed, angry or otherwise disturbed. Just think, how many errors you made during emotional outbursts, fits of anger and phases of stress. Sometimes we go round and round in circles trying to solve a problem because we have got too worked up and stressed about it and as a result deprived the brain of oxygen! As soon as we take a break, think about something else allowing our mind to relax, the solution just appears.

It can be a good idea to practise deep breathing whenever you can. Next time you find yourself with a few seconds to spare, instead of grabbing the phone you can observe your breath. Restore your sense of calm with deep, long breaths. The more you practise, the more naturally you will remember to take control during emotional hijacks.

We have been breathing since the very first moment on this planet yet most of us don’t realise the power we have in the simple act of inhaling and exhaling. It is time to take back control of your life. Breathe better to think better and feel better.

Take back control of your emotions with the rhythm of your breath.

Take back control of your emotions with the rhythm of your breath.

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Inner Child

Inner Child

Do you ever feel that you are experiencing thoughts or emotions that are not really relevant in the moment?

Or do you find yourself overreacting? Feel the charge of emotions higher than what would be rationally necessary?

It is not easy to determine what is rational or not however by continuous observation of your own thoughts and emotions you can determine your baseline. 

Just imagine as you start off in life, learning about the human experience as you observe everyone around you. There are no limitations to your potential, the world is your oyster, the sky is the limit. Feeling loved, accepted and in control. Virtually nothing is impossible to achieve.

Heal your inner child

Heal your inner child

Then life begins to happen. Experiences with other people and circumstances proceed to create beliefs in the mind. Ideally, we would shake off the event, consider it to be just ‘one of those things that happen’ and move on. However, moments which have caused some kind of emotional disturbance - depending on how they have been perceived - can leave a lasting impression on the mind. These impressions only get stronger with repeated instances of the initial event. Take for example, a 7 year old child who momentarily is distracted in class and asked to stand up by the teacher. The child is then shouted at and humiliated. This is perceived as a traumatising scene. All he remembers is being humiliated while everyone is looking at him. While the boy continues on, a part of his awareness is stuck in that scene. It is as if there is a hologram of him still ‘living’ there. What would a 7 year old conclude from such a scene? “It is humiliating when people are looking at me.” “It is safer to not attract attention.” As the child proceeds moving on in life, a part of him continues to believe that he is still in that scene. This fragmented part lives on even as the child grows into adulthood.

There can be many instances of such ‘inner children’ however the strongest ones will be where the experiences have been repeated. So from the example above, the boy faces another scene where he is embarrassed in front of a group of people. Now the belief from the first instance becomes stronger. A third and further instances of the same will mean the belief is as good as carved in stone.

In the same way many beliefs get formed in a person’s life. They are buried so deep in the subconscious that the person does not even consciously realise. These are the programs which are running our minds, leading to behavioural patterns and addictions that don’t seem to make sense.

Your thoughts and emotions emit frequencies attracting similar energy.

Your thoughts and emotions emit frequencies attracting similar energy.

Now the boy from our example grows up, finishes education and goes to work. There may be some qualities which resulted from the childhood experiences such as avoiding crowds or not speaking up in large groups. The real problem is that until the time the boy has a part of him that hasn’t healed the childhood hurts and still believes he is in that moment, he will continue to attract more situations where he is made to feel the same way.

Thoughts and emotions, though not visible to our eyes do have energy. Energies of various frequencies will magnetise other energies within the same frequency range. Your thoughts and emotions are vibrating on different frequencies and are travelling out of your body. Whatever you think and feel about yourself will influence how others think and feel about you. You may observe that confident people with high self esteem will rarely get harassed or mistreated. Perpetrators, like any predator in the wild will prefer to pick out the weak. People can ‘sense’ who are the weak targets. A bully at school will naturally ‘sniff’ out the weak ones who are already feeling bad about themselves and feeling low. It will be much easier than fighting an uphill battle with someone who believes themselves to be strong.

Back to the boy at work, there may be presentations to give to senior management or clients or even fellow team members. As soon as he is in front of a group, the natural nervousness or anxiety which comes for almost anyone speaking in front of a large group magnetises the past experiences. Now, the anxiety is multiplied and becomes unmanageable. Not only will similar situations trigger the past events and with it the emotions, but the mind will attract the kind of situations and crowds to justify that belief. The boy’s belief will attract the kind of people, behaviour or attitudes to re-create the same feelings as the past moments.

There can be many other similar issues. A child who was constantly told she would never succeed in life will struggle in adulthood because a part of her strongly believes what she was told. Her own thoughts do not allow her to achieve what she consciously wants. Someone who suffers heartbreaks may form beliefs about love and decide not to be available anymore. This may even lead to not accepting one’s own self for their own qualities. When you do not love or appreciate yourself, this is the energy you transmit to the world. How do you expect you will be treated by others? They will pick up on your thoughts and treat you accordingly.

How much of your awareness is aligned with your body in the moment?

How much of your awareness is aligned with your body in the moment?

The mind will create scenarios to prove its beliefs. Many people question the relevance of ‘the law of attraction’ however, most of us don’t realise we are using it almost daily. What we need to do is to use it to our advantage instead of being ruled by it. By identifying where our issues are, we can investigate through various methods such as regression, chakra scans, etc… and heal the unresolved parts of our being. By replacing unwanted thoughts and beliefs with a mindset programmed for what you want. The goal is to have every part of our being aligned towards your vision.

In the example above, a couple of sessions will help him realise where his fear of public speaking is coming from. He can see how this has affected him in later life. The inner child is supported and given awareness of the situation from the current perspective and eventually healed and integrated in to the moment. This is very important. Each inner child that is stuck in the past represents a part of your consciousness or awareness that was not available to you in the present moment. We think we aim for 100% focus but most of us don’t have the full capacity to work with in the first place. An average person could be operating on around 70% with the rest of the 30% scattered across time both in the past and future. Each time you heal, you are recovering stuck parts of yourself thereby empowering yourself with more focus for today.

Have a look at your own life… do you notice repeating patterns which seem to be out of your control? Do all of your thoughts and beliefs still apply today? How much focus and concentration do you have for tasks?

Contact Merkaba Life today to see how you can heal your inner children and empower yourself.

You are no-thing

You are no-thing

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No thing.
You are nothing
Yet you are all that is.
Everything made of matter, is ever changing.
It has been observed under quantum physics that all matter is constantly appearing and disappearing.
Nothing is permanent.
All matter is simply energy vibrating at different frequencies.
Even thoughts are matter.
You are the observer underneath the thoughts, feelings and physical body.
You are the nothingness.
The life force.
Experiencing life through your specific form.
We are all the same nothingness underneath the matter.
We are truly one.
You are in this form to play a role in the universal story.Do your part to create the universe you deserve.
Attract what you desire and intend.
From the awareness of nothingness you can release any attached emotions or thoughts.
Breathing deep and exhaling out the feelings of yesterday or from moments ago.
Realise the peace and power at your centre.
Visualise your desired experience.
Focus on it.
Act towards it with all your presence.

Screen Addiction

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Screen Addiction

Screens, screens, screens everywhere.

Smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs, from nano to mega size.

Screens in all sizes ready to grab your attention and hold on to it for as long as it can.

Screens in all sizes ready to grab your attention and hold on to it for as long as it can.

Relentlessly hypnotising ourselves in the daze of flashing lights and beeping sounds. It only takes around 15 minutes of watching a television screen to be lulled into a state of hypnosis. The state of mind where all incoming messages are given free entry into the deepest, most powerful part of our mind - the subconscious mind.

More interactive screens such as mobile phones hook us in differently. 

An insatiable appetite for micro rewards, devouring likes, shares, validation and information.

Each little success triggering a shot of dopamine to ping the dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical in our brain associated with pleasure. It is activated not only during consumption of recreational drugs but also other activities where we perceive a reward for some action.

The bright lights and beeping sounds in many games, the constant scrolling through social media apps, endless streaming of videos capture you in a loop of action and reward. The brain gets accustomed to receiving pleasure in small hits for very little action. We don’t even need to physically press a key anymore - with modern screens we need just a gentle touch.

The brain now trained to receive rewards with minimal effort begins to struggle to put in real effort for larger, real goals.

Getting high on your screen, accumulating pleasure from virtual experiences. At the same time, the muscles of the eyes become trained to fixate on a screen at a certain distance. Over time the eyes struggle to read fine print up close or objects at a distance.

We spend more and more time on our screens every day. From waking up in the morning to snooze the alarm, checking news and social media, messages after you wake up to maybe reading an ebook or watching a video as you fall asleep. Not to mention the constant message checking, email reading and social media interactions throughout the day.

We cannot even sit still for 5 minutes to contemplate. We cannot tolerate 5 minutes of sitting or standing doing nothing. It is too easy to take out a screen and get high on digital info.

How much time do you spend away from a screen?

How much of the real world do you experience?

Real enjoyment in authentic locations.

Experiences that take a few more steps to reach than the instant gratification available through a screen. But such experiences are truly worth the extra effort. You may have to complete a few more steps but each task completed builds up anticipation for the experience. Enjoying the journey as much as the destination.

For example, sitting at a lakefront, forests in the near distance with mountains just beyond.

A panoramic view so brilliant and expansive that cannot be captured by any camera.

Real scenes in the outdoors for real pleasure.

Real scenes in the outdoors for real pleasure.

The sounds, of the elements, wildlife, the song of nature.

The wind, fresh and crisp.

Breathing in the moment.

Feeling it.

If you can feel it you can create it.

It all starts with intent.

Without it you won't find the opportunities.

Look up and break the trance.

Create something real in your world.

By Dipesh Parmar

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What is the aura? And how to clear it.

What is the aura? And how to clear it.

 
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What is an aura? Many people speak of the aura in terms of the energy or mood perceived by someone. Such as “she had a radiant aura.” Definitively speaking, an aura is an energy that surrounds you. Of course, everything is energy – all matter is energy vibrating at different rates of speed. Looking at it another way, your aura is comprised of your thoughts and emotions.

 Auras can be seen by some gifted people. For the rest of us, we can see one’s aura through Kirlian photography. This imaging shows numerous colours in and around the body indicating the person’s state of mind. Moods, trapped emotions, nature of thoughts and beliefs can all be determined by the colours.

So, essentially the aura is the energy of the mind. The mind is your program. What you do, how you act is determined by your perspective on life. What you think, how you feel. This in turn is influenced by your experiences and how you perceived them.

To cleanse the aura, to keep it healthy is the same as tuning your thoughts and feelings. Through observation and understanding you can decide what thoughts you give attention to. Which thoughts you will believe. Often, there can be thoughts that don’t belong in the present moment. Haunting words from a past moment, maybe an event in childhood. Some thoughts might not even belong to you at all. Words spoken by someone else that you just held on to. Or maybe the thoughts are not yours at all, but simply other people’s thoughts floating in the environment. We are so intimately connected with our thoughts, we don’t realise that many thoughts do not even belong in the present moment. Just as the consumption of stale food will make you ill, giving attention to invalid thoughts will disturb your mind.

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Energetically the aura can be cleared through the use of Reiki, Pranic healing and similar modalities. Even natural stones and crystals such as the many varieties of quartz and agate can enhance your well being by working through your energy field and raising its frequency.

Psychic attacks are often negative thoughts sent with intensity by someone who wishes to cause harm. In many cases this can occur unintentionally. Jealousy and envy are the most common cause of such attacks. These thoughts enter the victim’s aura and take advantage of their own weaknesses like self doubt, insecurity, anger, etc… Just think, someone who already has low self esteem and doesn’t think highly of their own opinion. If this person’s aura is invaded by thoughts intended to demotivate them, it wouldn’t be difficult.

How to keep your aura clear and protected

Meditation

This one might seem obvious, but it really is the most effective method. Ultimately the aura is an imprint of your thoughts and emotions. If you are able to sit in stillness and observe your thoughts with a neutral perspective you will train your mind not to get attached to any unwanted energies. The more you can find peace and power within your self, the stronger you are against external stimuli.

Affirmations

Repeated positive statements work to tune your thoughts and beliefs

Repeated positive statements work to tune your thoughts and beliefs

The repetition of specific words designed to reinforce an empowering belief. We attract what we think and believe. Through self observation and analysis of our thoughts we can see which thoughts are not helping us. For example, someone may have a belief that they are not likeable, so their aura contains the energy of not being liked. What happens when this person is in the company of other people? These thoughts of not being liked emanate from the aura and are received by others. Others who will respond accordingly without even knowing why. There may simply be a thought such as “I don’t know why but I just didn’t like that person, they didn’t have a good energy.”

Diet

Food is energy. Not only calories which are direct energy but the quality of the energy. Kirlian photography shows how fresh, raw food emanates a higher vibration compared to stale food. You are what you eat. If you continue to fill your belly with processed, additive laden ‘junk’ where you cannot even recognise the original state of the ingredients anymore then what kind of energy can you expect to receive from such ‘food?’ The problem with most diets especially in the West is that most food is simply junk with flavours added to make it palatable. People have forgotten about the quality of food. Try to consume more fresh, raw fruit and vegetables to optimise your energy.

Exercise

Moving your body on a regular basis, keeps the body healthy and as a result the mind too. Exercise sends a message to your body that you are ready for action and keeps you motivated. In addition, the happy hormones that are stimulated remind you of the good things in life and encourage positive thinking.

Crystals

Smoky Quartz - a powerful crystal to clear out negative energies

Smoky Quartz - a powerful crystal to clear out negative energies

Natural gems from the earth, crystals focus energy. They are available in a wide spectrum of colours and shapes with numerous qualities. Crystals have been in use in almost every ancient civilisation and have been known to heal all kinds of ailments, mental and physical. The most common clear quartz crystal is reputed for its ability to amplify energy and dispel negativity. There are many other varieties which are especially adept in blocking and transmuting negative energy whether it is thoughts, evil eye, psychic attacks or even geopathic stress. The best examples are tourmaline, smoky quartz, jet and obsidian.

Herbs and resins

When it comes to targeting the darkest forms of energy, people have burned herbs and resins. Frankincense and myrrh, famous from the time of Christ’s birth and used in many cultures across the globe. These are resins from specific trees that when burned, create a purifying smoke believed to ward off spirits and dark energies. The burning of sage is also very popular - called smudging - in clearing spaces such as homes before the start of a ritual or after a healing session.

Nature

The great outdoors, with its vast landscapes and abundance of life is excellent for rejuvenating your aura. The earth has the ability to ground your energy and as a result reduce body pains and mental stress simply through direct contact with the body. Numerous studies indicate the positive effects of being outdoors. Nature is after all our natural environment, designed to keep us healthy and peaceful. It provides a tranquil respite from the congested and polluted cities that we have crammed ourselves in.

Healing

From pure energetic healing modalities such as Reiki and Pranic healing to hypnotherapy and regression therapies, there are numerous methods to heal energy blocks. Some work directly with energy, some through reliving past traumas to release them for good. Ultimately, the end result is elimination of negative patterns and behaviours and a more positive, empowered outlook on life.

Emotion control

The emotions you feel and hold on to will determine the energy of the emotions you attract from your environment. This is another reason to control emotions such as anger, guilt, fear, shame, etc… Like a radio tuning in to frequencies, the emotions you dwell on will tune your antenna to the same emotional energy lingering around you. Of course, it is okay to feel emotions as they happen.



Try one method, try a combination. See what works for you. Ultimately it is about thinking and feeling centred, empowered and at peace with your existence. We like this Obsidian Aura Spray created by Ocean in a Drop. It uses Frankincense and Myrrh as a base with the power of crystals to provide a multi-dimensional energy cleanser. A trident formation from Obsidian, Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz - all reputed for their ability to clear out negative energy and protecting from unwanted thoughts and psychic attacks.

 
Obsidian Aura clearing spray - keep your aura and space energetically clean

Obsidian Aura clearing spray - keep your aura and space energetically clean

 


The gift of giving

The gift of giving

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Tis the season for giving gifts. A tradition which started from the time when the 3 magi carried gifts for the Baby Jesus. It is a reminder to us to give what we can when we can. Whether it is an object, money, help or a few words of wisdom, we should give freely without any expectation of reciprocation. One you help today may return the favour another day or maybe not. You may receive help from another at a time when you need it the most. What matters is that we help when we can while having faith that help will be there in our time of need. It doesn’t matter where it comes from.

When we give, we send out a message that we have enough not only for ourselves but enough left over to give to others. This creates a frequency of affluence from within, emanating out to the universe thereby attracting more affluence. There is a positive feeling inside reinforcing a belief that you have in abundance. You attract more in order to give more. Where does the word affluent originate from? The simple meaning is ‘wealthy’ but the original meaning of the word in Latin is ‘to flow freely.’ The more we give, the more we receive to continue the flow. Just as when you open a water tap, as water flows out, more water is drawn up through the pipes. The more you turn the tap, the more water comes up ready to flow out.

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As the archaic definition - a tributary stream - to give is as natural as to receive. Rivers around the world continue to flow, supporting countless species of life, without a thought of receiving in return. The wildlife which feed off the river may not ever be able to repay the river in the same way for providing essential hydration or food. They may never be able to repay anything at all. However, the ecosystem is complex. Every being contributes in its own way to the intricate system. The river only needs rain from the sky to keep it flowing.

Every living being is a form of life expressing through different forms and various experiences. Deep within the layers of flesh and bone, stem and leaf and other molecular structures is simply Life. There is no differentiation from one life to another. By giving to a life we are merely giving to another part of our self but in a different form. After all aren’t we receiving from others? We continue to receive from the sun, both directly through heat and light and indirectly through the beneficial effects on the environment and sources of food. Nature gives endlessly in so many ways. When you begin to see how much you actually receive from all around you it makes you realise how much there is to be grateful for. The more gratitude you show, the more messages you send of having. As a result you attract more to be grateful for.

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We are all unique pieces in this world. If we have been given talents, wisdom or resources it is up to us to share these with others. Give with your heart and with genuine intent, feel the goodness within of creating happiness in others. Receiving will continue by itself.

Is there Mercury in your lotion?

Is there Mercury in your lotion?

Is your cream doing you more harm than good? (PC: rawpixel)

Is your cream doing you more harm than good? (PC: rawpixel)

When you buy a lotion for your skin, what are the results you expect? Healthy and moisturised? Improved complexion? Free from blemishes? Studies have found you could be getting more than you bargained for.

Many skin products have been found to contain illegal levels of poisonous mercury. The testing was done by the Mercury Policy Project who found that some products contained as much as 30,000 parts of mercury per million. The legal limit set by the US Food and Drug Administration is 1 part per million! (Source: ewg.org)

Mercury is a heavy metal and highly toxic. Exposure to mercury is harmful to the mind and body. The skin itself can suffer from rashes, discolouration, scarring and worst of all - reduced resistance to infections. These are certainly not the kind of results you want from your skin lotion!

The effects can go beyond skin issues as mercury can damage the kidneys and even cause mental issues such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and much more.

Dangerous levels of mercury found in skin products. What else is hidden in our cosmetics? (PC: @joeyabanks)

Dangerous levels of mercury found in skin products. What else is hidden in our cosmetics? (PC: @joeyabanks)

While the FDA has banned the use of mercury since 1973, enforcement is limited. Many products with illegal levels of mercury remain available through regular e-commerce portals such as eBay and Amazon.

Mercury is most commonly used in skin lightening creams, anti-aging products and acne treatments. Hmm… as if someone worried about their skin colour, age or face doesn’t already have enough anxiety. Here you go, have some Mercury loaded product and get depressed!

As if it wasn’t bad enough that mercury is being added to products at dangerous levels, it is not even mentioned in the ingredients! The few that do list it will do so with words such as quicksilver or Hg, among others.

Clearly it is becoming increasingly difficult to trust what companies are adding to their cosmetics. Thankfully, there are is a growing market of natural and handmade products crafted by artists who genuinely care about health.

One great example is Ocean in a Drop. All of their products are handmade using natural ingredients and many of them even contain healing crystals. In their unadulterated form, many of the oils and herbs lighten your skin complexion the natural way through gentle cleansing and nourishing. The crystals have numerous benefits not just for the skin but for the rest of the body and the mind.

Skin products that you can trust at  Oceaninadrop.blue

Skin products that you can trust at Oceaninadrop.blue

Natural body butter energised with healing crystals.

Natural body butter energised with healing crystals.

Connect to Earth

Connect to Earth

As human beings we are designed to be one with nature. Most ancient people lived their lives connected to the earth. Our food is from the earth, so we are also a part of this planet. With modern developments we have become more and more detached. We confine ourselves in houses made of artificial materials, we wear shoes which disconnect us from the earth's magnetic energy and instead we are exposing ourselves to pollution. Major cities are now concrete jungles clouded in industrial smog and radiation from the ever increasing electrical infrastructure.

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As a result, breathing problems are on the rise, stress affects virtually everyone and many of us cannot even get a good night's sleep. Food that we need to replenish our energy is more and more processed and consisting of artificial ingredients giving no nutritional value.

Studies have shown how connecting to the earth - bare skin touching organic ground - can reverse the ill effects of urban living. Stress symptoms are reduced, sleep quality is restored and pains are healed. The most significant effects have been seen in cases of inflammation. Recovery from injuries is dramatically speeded up when the body is grounded.

The theory behind this all is that the earth is a source of free electrons. These electrons have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Natural healing has been available to us right under our feet! And what have we been doing for the last hundred years? Covering it up with artificial material and disconnecting ourselves while spending millions, perhaps billions on research for 'cures!' 

The wisdom has been there in ancient cultures but now it is being increasingly accepted by modern scientists. But you don't need to take anybody's word for it. Experience it yourself. See how you feel by walking barefoot on natural ground or lying down on the grass. Take a trip out of the city for even a few hours, or spend a night in a tent under the stars. Then see for yourself how much better you feel in mind and body.

 

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Drive

Drive

Moving through life is like driving a vehicle.

Getting from A to Z.

Eyes ahead.

Focus on the road just ahead.

Looking further to plan which obstacles to overtake.

Rear view mirrors show you what you have passed.

Take care not to look in the mirrors for too long.

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If you are moving fast enough, you can only glance in the mirror.

To make progress, focus is required on the road ahead.

Any emotions that belong to any moment prior to now can be eliminated. Breathe them out, let them go like exhaust fumes behind you. They only distract you from looking ahead. 

Dwelling on past emotions is like staring at the rear view mirror for too long. You will end up off track or crashing.

It is good to plan ahead, map the route. But focus must always be on the road immediately ahead.

Getting stuck in thoughts of what will happen when you reach there is like staring at your navigation system. Distraction.

Other road users may cause a disturbance to your peace. An event which may have lasted a few seconds. Things on your mind, things on their mind. It doesn't matter what they think or feel, whether they understand right or wrong.

What matters is that you are fine. It is your peace which needs to return.

That momentary disturbance is gone. Accept it. It happened. 

Breathe out any thoughts and emotions which do not match your peaceful state.

Focus again. On the road ahead.

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Survival to Creativity

Survival to Creativity

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Security, survival.

Regardless of culture or origin, every being, at the basic level is surviving.

How can we live a life where we can feel secure, with basic needs taken care of?

The difference only lies in the way it is executed.

To move beyond basic survival we look at how we can enjoy more out of life. How we can include more joy and happiness in life.

Progressing from simply fulfilling hunger to savouring new flavours. Feeling good with fancy threads as opposed to just covering the body. Focusing on aesthetics and style above basic needs.

Every being with its own vision which it truly believes in. Creating and expressing its own interpretation of form and function.

Every being is unique. We all have different perceptions on what looks good, what the ideal experience is. For one person, art is how oil paints are brushed on canvas, for another it is the sculpting of clay and yet another it is a composition of music.

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In nature, each plant, tree, flower is unique. At the basic level, they are all nourished from the earth and the sun. All are growing upwards. Yet they all express their form differently. This is what gives nature its richness.

It is your choice how you create and express. How you add colour and music to your life is up to you.

What is your vision?

What do you believe in?

What do you love to do?

What motivates you to create the life you want to live?

When you follow your own vision with what you truly believe in, you can confidently create your own unique reality.

If you copy someone else's creation, it cannot be sustained. It is their vision, their belief, their motivation. This may not match with your motivation.

It is important to have your own vision. We all have our unique set of skills and talents.

How will you use your gifts to create your signature reality?


 

Human Software

Human Software

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The mind is essentially thoughts and emotions. We cannot locate it physically but we can only perceive it as what we think and feel.

What's on your mind? How are you feeling? These are all questions of the state of mind.

The subconscious part of the mind controls the functions that we need to survive such as regulating heartbeat, pressure, liver processes, kidney functions, etc... It also stores all of the memories from each and every experience as a positive or negative. 

The conscious part of the mind determines how we feel at any given moment of time and what we decide to do or not to do. Both parts of the mind are linked.

Compare this to the software for any electronic device such as a mobile phone. Off the shelf, the phone usually works as intended. It is fully capable as designed by the manufacturer and there are no issues. 

What is the actual software? It is just lines of code - line after line of conditions (if this, then that) and instructions. It is lines of text constructed with its own language.

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After some time, the phone does not perform as it was designed to. It can be slow and it may be unable to execute certain tasks. It may even be infected with a virus or malware. The original set of conditions become corrupted or new text added which is not in line with the original purpose of the device or user's intentions.

In the same way, our human software - the mind - can also be corrupted. We usually start off in life believing anything is possible. With faith in our self, in others, we have confidence to achieve our vision. Over time, with more and more experiences, chances are we may have accumulated beliefs which are contrary to the original empowered state. Some may be genuine traumas and some may be incidents which only appeared to be negative because of our perception. Either way, the software has been 'infected' with thoughts and emotions which distract from our purpose.

With a device we can easily do a reboot which often clears simple issues. We do this ourselves when we sleep. The mind is refreshed in the morning ready for a new day and ideally free from thoughts and emotions that don't belong in the present. As computers have a hard drive storing data and backups from daily activities, we have the subconscious mind which stores the perceived memories from each experience. Virus thoughts and beliefs stored here do not clear with a reboot and therefore a software patch is required. 

Software developers are continuously working on upgrades and patches for their programs, especially for computers and smartphones. Likewise, we need to upgrade ourselves. By continuously observing our thoughts and emotions we can identify where the 'bugs' are.

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One of the most effective ways to do this is through affirmations - these are sentences designed to counteract negative thoughts and beliefs. For example, you may have observed that your lack of motivation to complete a task is accompanied with thoughts of feeling 'not worthy.' In this case, an ideal affirmation would be something like "I deserve to achieve xyz." A phrase with words that completely counter the unwanted, self defeating belief. 

By repeating the affirmation consistently, the unwanted thought loses its power. How does this work? Your mind cannot believe in two opposing beliefs at the same time. By repeating the affirmation with conviction you are literally telling your mind what to believe. When you say something it is usually because you believe it. Unless you are lying to someone or even your self when you say something it is usually because you mean it. 

Affirmations are the software upgrades of the mind, the security patches. 

We give so much care and attention to our devices, ensuring they are regularly updated. Don't we deserve to upgrade our own software?

Connect with us to find out how you can 'download' your own update.

 

The Centre

The Centre

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The more you act and behave how you want to be.

The more you think and feel how you want to be.

Open your self completely, allowing only the thoughts and feelings that resonate with how you want to be.

Anything else is just distraction.

Any experience you have is determined by the emotional response.

If your response and emotion does not match the ideal state of being, then let it go.
Don't waste time or emotional connect to it.

The ideal state of being is when you can be relaxed, comfortable, breathing slow and deep.

See your thoughts, coming and going.

Without judgement.

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As you continue to observe without judgement, the thoughts slow down.

It doesn't matter what the thoughts are.

And then.
No thoughts.
Just observing.

This is your centre.

The being that observes every experience, regardless of whether it was good or bad.

An experience is what it is. It is only emotional attachment that labels it anything else.

Focusing inward to your self while keeping yourself free from any emotional hooks.


Ground zero.

From here you can set the blueprint.

The vision.

The feeling of the experience.

Belief in yourself.

Honesty to your self.

Strength and capability.

Acceptance.


See the path to the vision.

Align yourself to the vision.

Feel the connection. From now to then.

Feel it now.



Every decision, every response has an impact on the route to the vision.

The choice is always yours.



 

Move your body towards manifestation

The key to hitting your target is focus with mind and body in sync.

The key to hitting your target is focus with mind and body in sync.

Focusing and acting towards your goal is the best way to forget the past.

Look forward

Effective action only happens through your physical body.

It is your vehicle.

For top performance you need to maintain your vehicle.

That means regular exercise at least at a moderate level.

Even yoga is a great way to keep your body in shape.

Any physical activity which aligns your mind with your body.

Hand eye coordination requires perfect focus. Focus requires total attention, which can only happen if the mind is completely aligned with the body.

The body also needs time to rest. A good night's sleep is equally as important as the focused action of daylight hours.

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Giving yourself enough rest and training your body regularly, you look and feel better, eating better, you are breathing better.


You are already living better, encouraging the mind to focus on higher realities.

When you change your old, basic car to a brand new high performance sports car, you just feel better.

Suddenly you can drive with an air of confidence to really push the limits of speed and agility.

Likewise with our physical bodies, the state of our minds is equally influenced by the state of our body. When you know your body is in peak condition, you naturally feel more confident and motivated to act towards higher goals.

Therefore it only makes sense to start the day with a physical routine.

A good workout is a signal to the mind that this body is planning to do things today.

Like in a game of sport, you need to warm up, train for the big match.

Then with the mind kick-started, you are in a much better space to think.

While the body is recovering, the mind is thinking ahead.

Sleep well and train consistently for efficient action.

A healthy body leads to a an empowered mind. An empowered mind, directs the body to complete the actions to take you where you want to be.
 

Observe your thoughts

Observe your thoughts

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Observe your thoughts.

Always be aware.

Be still.

Relax.

Deep breaths.

Watch your thoughts, coming and going.

Be neutral to the thoughts, regardless of positive or negative emotions.

Don't judge your thoughts, just watch them.

Realise that you are not your thoughts.

You are not your body in physical or thought form.

You are simply the Being within observing through your body.

Expressing and acting through your body from thought to physical manifestation.

Energy is required to transform thought to action.

That is emotion, the Feeling. Emotion of your intended state gives energy to your thoughts and results in action to manifest reality.

Observe the peaceful state of being when you can sit there in stillness to all that you can think about.

Accepting all that is without judgement.

Feel your breathing.

In a relaxed state of awareness and acceptance, your breathing is deep and through the abdomen.

Deep breathing.

This is your centre.

This is all of you with full focus right here, right now.

From here it's all you.

Now YOU get to decide where you want to be and how you want to be. Whatever happened before, now you are in charge of how you move forward.

Visualise your desired state.

Think of the scene.

Feel the experience.

See it.

Hear it.

Feel it in your body through your senses.

Breathe the way you would in that moment.

List out the steps required to make that a physical reality.

Step by step plan to reach from where and how you are now to where and how you want to be.

Then it's just the willingness to complete the steps.

Focused attention on physically completing as many steps required to get closer to your goal.

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Thoughts > Emotions > Action

Focused breathing, feeling emotions and taking action.

That is you in your optimum state of being.

Completely and totally focused and present.

There is always a path from vision to reality.

It is up to You to decide how much you do in the given time. At the same time being realistic.

Accepting whatever has already happened without judgement.

Keep your focus on your vision.

Continued action and feeling in sync with the vision.

Speak, feel, breathe and act towards your vision.

Each new day is another chance to get closer to your vision.
 

What is a Core Issue - and how to resolve it

What is a Core Issue - and how to resolve it

Emotions stuck in the past

Emotions stuck in the past

 

The underlying cause of a multitude of problems in life.

The first incident in life that set off the chain reaction of similar events for years to come. Further experiences repeating the emotions and thoughts from the first incident.

When do we feel there is an issue? It is often when we have experienced the same behaviour from others or acted in the same way ourselves on a recurring basis over a given time. For example in the case of anger, no one is going to seek help after the first incident of rage.  We often don’t realise ourselves that we have a problem. It is usually when a family member or colleague from work mentions to us that we even become aware. It is after observing the behaviour repeating over time that it becomes cause for concern.

By this stage, the central issue of anger has manifested in multiple aspects of life. Problems at work, struggling relationships, road rage, stress, and a range of health issues such as heartburn, ulcers, indigestion, high blood pressure, etc… Each symptom itself being a possible trigger for even further problems.

Stress can affect everyone

Stress can affect everyone

If you are to treat the individual problems, you are only dealing with one branch or even a sub-branch of a large tree. The tree continues to survive and the branches continue to grow. You can take medication for indigestion, or high blood pressure, but you have not reached anywhere near the underlying cause. Even looking at the relationship may help to uncover anger as the issue. This follows with anger management courses. But this requires a lot of time and effort, and ultimately has still not reached the core, underlying cause!

With in-depth Chakra analysis, a typical one hour session can reveal the underlying causes layer by layer until the root is reached. For example, a client approaches the therapist with a relationship issue. While scanning, the first layer may be something like ‘a need to communicate more with more diplomacy’, then the next layer could be ‘the need to listen more effectively’, followed by ‘awareness that conflicts are not always required – results can be achieved without the need to struggle’, and so on until the last point comes to ‘re-evaluating sensitivity to others’ perception of you.’

 

Very often, the last layer will reveal an awareness that takes the client back to an earlier stage in life – usually childhood. The first inner child is remembered at a deep subconscious level. The part of the client that was stuck in the moment of trauma understands that the incident is over and it is safe to come back to the present.

Once this inner child is healed, the entire tree of problematic behaviour patterns collapses. The root of the anger related issues at work, relationships, etc. is cut.

The last stage is to reinforce the awareness with empowering affirmations – positive statements that rewire the mind for positive thinking and behaviour.

What is your core issue? Contact now to find out and live in freedom from today.

 

 

Meditation for relieving stress and overthinking

Meditation for relieving stress and overthinking

 

 

How many steps will you take today to reach your goal?

How many steps will you take today to reach your goal?

Focus, Visualise on your goals

Focus, Visualise on your goals

 

Reflect on your day.
What did you achieve?
How much did you do from what you planned to do.
What you visualised yesterday.

Now focus again.

Where do you want to be tomorrow?
The day after and so on.

What steps can you take today and tomorrow to reach your desired destination?

Limited time.
How will you use it?
The less time you spend thinking of past memories the more time you have to take steps towards your goal.

Spend time visualising your desired state.
You will always be you.
Only the physical body and the environment change.
All matter is in a continuous state of change.
But you are always YOU.
Thoughts, emotions, experiences, all come and go.
It is up to you to create the thoughts with your desired emotions and feelings.

See yourself pictured in the scene and feel the emotions and physical sensations as if you're already there.Feel the feeling throughout your body.
Now bring that into focus.
From today's perspective.
What steps can you take today?
Maybe 100 small steps.
It could take days, months, years.
It is up to you how fast you get there.
How many steps can you complete today?

How to truly accept and focus in life

How to truly accept and focus in life

Accept and come back to now

Let go of what's already happened. It is all behind you.

Accepting is being neutral to what you have experienced.

Let go of all emotional attachments from what you have done and what's been done with you.
Whatever has happened, You are here now.

Recover the lost parts of your self

Recover the lost parts of your self

Instead of thinking and thinking of the what ifs, and the should haves and could haves, save your energy and just do what you can do today. See each day as a new day, a fresh start for doing what you physically can to get closer to where you want to be.


Forgive

Forgive

Forgiveness is more for ourselves than for others.

Just do it

Just do it

Break out of laziness... Just take action!