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.

_if thought = x then emotion = w_ command c%2F_ go to #line 11_ if stimuli _ v then action 5c_thought processing null_del _.__dir _c%5C_ format a%2F.png

 

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

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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!

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