Oct. 25, 2020

"Listen to yourself." 

"Trust yourself."
 
But how?  When you have conflicting thoughts pulling you in every direction?  How do you distinguish your ego vs. your intuition?  How do you know which path to follow?
 
1). Your ego will always be the loudest.  It will be harsh.  It won't feel good.  It will say things like "Who you do think you are?", and "You're not good enough for that!", and "What makes you think you can <fill in the blank>?"  
 
Our ego exists to "keep us safe" by keeping us small.  The ego is based in fear.  Often, these sentiments aren't even our own, but programming from someone else a long, long time ago.  
 
2). Your intuition is the small, still voice inside.  It speaks sweetly, and softly.  It says things like "You're perfect, sweetheart", and "You can do anything", and "You've got this!"  
 
When we listen to our intuition, it never leads us astray, as our intuition is Spirit (or the Universe, Source, God, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, whatever your name for it is) speaking to you. 
 
Now that you know the difference, how can you hear your quiet intuition over your loud ego?  
 
You have to quiet your mind.  This can be done through meditation.  That doesn't necessarily mean sitting in easy pose for 30 minutes.  It can be walking in nature, doing dishes, jogging, chanting, etc.  You can silently focus on your breath.  Or watch the beautiful symphony of rain drops dancing in a puddle, or the ocean waves rolling in.
 
When you quiet the ego, and become empty, you are able to receive intuitive messages.  It's the space where you ask the question, let go of any attachment to a response, and listen.  Inside all of us is a reservoir of untapped knowledge and guidance.   
 
All the answers you seek, you already contain.  Have the courage to descend into your heart space and connect with your intuition.  You'll be amazed at what you find... as the treasure was always within you. ❤️
 
 
Oct. 24, 2020

Cause I'm not one...  

"When we are denying what is not working in our lives, pushing ourselves to conform to a society on the brink of environmental devastation and moral collapse, suppressing our emotions, suffering in silence by ourselves, living in social isolation, ignoring our intuitions, disconnecting from our spiritual lives, or otherwise turning away from the truth of our deepest knowing, our nervous systems instinctively react as if a predator is out to get us, triggering the biochemistry of "fight or flight," which disables the body's natural self-healing abilities.  Yet many of us are doing this unwittingly, thinking we are doing what we must to live a healthy lifestyle, not realizing that with trauma reverberating in our systems we are creating in our bodies the perfect setup for disease."
 
~Lissa Rankin, M.D. 
 
 
 
Oct. 18, 2020
When I was the stream, when I was the
forest, when I was still the field,
when I was every hoof, foot,
fin and wing, when I
was the sky
itself,
 
no one ever asked me did I have a purpose, no one ever
wondered was there anything I might need,
for there was nothing
I could not
love.
 
It was when I left all we once were that
the agony began, the fear and questions came,
and I wept, I wept.  And tears
I had never known
before.
 
So I returned to the river, I returned to
the mountains.  I asked for their hand in marriage again,
I begged -- I begged to wed every object
and creature,
 
and when they accepted,
God was ever present in my arms.
And He did not say,
"Where have you
been?"
 
For then I knew my soul -- every soul --
has always held
Him.
 
~Meister Eckhart
 
 
Oct. 15, 2020

"There is a light in this world... a healing Spirit much stronger than any darkness we may encounter.  We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering or too much pain.    And suddenly the Spirit will emerge... through the lives of ordinary people and answer in extraordinary ways."

~Mother Theresa

 

 

Oct. 8, 2020

In today's world, we're all being told what to do to "stay safe".  Currently, there are 4 things we are to do to reduce the possibility of being infected by or spreading that which shall not be named: 

1). Stay Inside
2). Wash Your Hands
3). Wear a Mask
4). Socially Distance
 
I challenge you to think outside the box we've been given to operate within.  Perhaps there's more we could do?  
 
If you're in fear of becoming ill, wouldn't it make most sense to boost your immunity?  Yes, yes it would. 
 
1). Nutrition - Food is medicine and the Earth provides.  When we eat to live, instead of live to eat, we ingest healthy (not processed) foods with the needed vitamins and nutrients to boost our immunity and maintain health.  Many doctors & scientists suggest that illness stems from the gut microbiome (which is negatively affected by stress), and changing your diet has the capacity to heal a plethora of health issues in addition to preventing illness.
 
2). Getting Enough Sleep - Not enough sleep reduces your body's ability to operate efficiently or optimally, making it susceptible to illness.  Lack of sleep can compromise your immunity and negatively impact your health in a number of ways.  It is one of the most easily preventable things we can do to ensure our immunity is strong.  You need your sleep, and that's okay!
 
3). Movement - When we move our bodies, we move our qi (Life Force Energy).  A healthy flow of qi is experienced during optimal health.  When qi is slowed or stagnant, illness results.  Similar to the way Reiki gets qi flowing, moving your body will too, whether it be dancing, walking, stretching, or anything in between.  When you are stationary, your energy (which flows like water) will become stagnant.  Think of a still body of water, what happens?  Algae grows.  Energetically, the same thing is happening internally.
 
4). Stress Reduction - Yep, it's a big one.  When we're in a state of fear, we are in "Fight or Flight", which floods our system with stress hormones, adrenaline & cortisol.  These hormones actively compromise our immunity.  The worst thing you can do for your health is to be in a state of fear.  When you reduce stress through methods like Reiki, it creates a parasympathetic nervous system response which allows your body to enter the "Rest & Restore" state.  This is when your body begins to heal and repair itself, boosting your immune response.
 
There are things we can actively do to take control of our life experience.  We may not be able to control external factors, but we CAN control how we respond.  You have the power to choose to not react with fear, but to respond logically with what you can do proactively to take care of yourself and those you love.