Phone  07 5488 6182
www.journeyman1.com

JOURNEY  into  ENLIGHTENMENT

    Spiritual Growth and Inner Knowledge / Wisdom    
 ABN Number:- 98 459 613 414 

Blog


view:  full / summary

Massage Methods

Posted on 17 March, 2018 at 7:20 Comments comments (1)


Massage Methods

 

Massage certainly plays a vital role in an integrative system of health care, both as a preventative and a restorative. Besides its role as a safe and effective physical therapy in its own right, massage also plays an increasingly popular role when used in combination with other complementary therapies discussed following.

 

For example chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists have determined massage to be a valuable therapeutic adjunct to their own modality and often use massage prior to that modality to loosen and soften tissues in preparation for manipulation or as a part of their overall therapeutic approach.

 

Swedish Massage

 

It is a general style of massage that is performed with the intention to relax and soothe. It encompasses basic Swedish Massage techniques that work over large groups of muscles. These techniques include various types of effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration.

 

It generally benefits health and well-being by the reflex effects of passive exercise such as that produced by encouragement of the blood circulation, oxygenation of tissues and elimination of waste as well as sedation of the nerves.

 

It is particularly useful for those suffering the effects of a sedentary lifestyle in today's modern society and can reduce stress and muscular tension.

 

Relaxation massage incorporates the use of Swedish Massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and friction, which are more soothing techniques rather than the more stimulating tapotement techniques. The goal of a relaxation massage is to encourage the action of the parasympathetic nervous system (often called the peacemaker). This is achieved by sedating or soothing the sympathetic nervous system - the flight or fight system which is activated when an individual is stressed.

 

Remedial Massage

 

This is the scientific application of massage and associated body therapy techniques such as trigger point therapy, acupressure and muscle energy techniques with the objective of treating a mechanical condition, discomfort or disease. 

 

Such conditions may include:

 

Joint problems, frozen shoulder, sciatica, wry neck, arthritis, poor circulation, muscle spasms, fibrositis and lumbago, headaches, back and neck pain and hip complaints.

 

In treating the client, the therapist can use a range of techniques which could include:

 

•Deep transverse friction (DTF)

When massaging in a deep, transverse direction, the muscle fibres are separated and fibrotic changes that occur as a result of healing processes following injury as the body sets down scar tissue, are broken up.

•Broad cross-fibre stroking (BCFS)

Using a compressive technique, the intention is to stretch transversely across the muscle fibres with the intention of separating them.

•Trigger point therapy

Trigger points are hardened, palpable, hypersensitive bands of tissue found within the muscle. When active, they can be a source of referred pain, paresthesia and restriction of movement. When latent, they may be a source of muscular tension and cause some restriction of movement but not refer pain or sensation to other areas. Releasing a trigger point can help restore normal muscular function.

•Acupressure

This is a method of localised thumb, finger or elbow pressure on the same points of the meridians as used in acupuncture. By applying pressure on specific points relating to the condition, energy may be either stimulated or sedated.

 

•Muscle energy techniques (MET)

Muscle energy techniques are a form of therapy that utilises the energy of the muscle in an isometric or isotonic fashion bringing about a lengthening or toning of the muscle.

 

•Vodder lymphatic drainage therapy

It was devised by Dr Emil Vodder in France in the 1930's, specifically to work on the lymphatic system of the body. It differs greatly to traditional massage in that it uses an extremely light touch that moves lymph fluid from the tissues towards the major lymph vessels, nodes and back into the general blood circulation.

It has proven effective in the treatment of many conditions such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, nervousness, hypertension and much more. It is used pre and post operatively in many European hospitals by trained therapists for conditions such as mastectomy, where it helps to prevent the pooling of lymph fluid in the arms following removal of lymph nodes and damage of lymph vessels.

By combining any of these techniques, the therapist has truly created a holistic form of body therapy for the client and the results speak for themselves.

Auras

Posted on 14 February, 2018 at 6:20 Comments comments (1)

 


AURAS

 

The aura is an egg-shaped electromagnetic field that extends up to 1 metre from the human body. Auras are also found around animals, plants, rocks and other inanimate objects. As children, many of us will have been able to see auras, but with the process of "growing up" in today's society, many of us have forgotten how to see auras. With just a little practice, most people can begin to see auras again.

 

Auras are seen with our peripheral vision, using the rods in the retina of the eye. There are 7 layers of the aura, these do in fact contain colour, but the majority of people are initially only able to see 1 or 2 layers, and often do not perceive colour. Some people are also able to intuitively pick up on the aura, without actually seeing it. This may be the case in people whose psychic ability is prophetic rather than visual.

 

Each colour of the aura is connected to the colour of the chakra. When healers are able to see the colours of the auras, then the healer knows which chakra needs healing/attention, so this healing method when practised on a regular basis, can help healers, and the persons requiring help, so that they know where the problem is and can help the persons needs and quicken the healing process. 

The Physical Aura:

 

This is the layer of the aura which lies closest to the body. It extends about 3-3.5 cm out from the skin, and is usually seen as a bright white or light blue band. Its brightness comes from the many skin particles that have been sloughed from the skin surface, and lies suspended in its field. Any irregularities in shape of this aura are the result of injury or illness in the part of the body that lies beneath this part of the aura, and may in fact show up before the illness manifests in the body. Kirlian photography is a photographic process which captures the aura, most likely the physical layer of the aura.

 

The Etheric Aura:

 

The etheric aura extends out from the physical aura another 2-10cm in all directions, and its shape usually follows the outline of the physical aura. When people first begin to see this layer of the aura, its usually appears as a hazy light-blue or grey smoke extending from the body. Some people can see many different colours in this layer. If illness or injury is severe, the physical layer may actually bulge so much that it pushes right through this etheric layer, leaving a hole. This is usually the stage just before a disease shows up physically. When mediums or channelers want to see the aura, they will sometimes use their own etheric aura to generate a substance called "ectoplasm", which may take form dictated by the spirit.

 

The Vital Aura:

 

This aura begins at the outer edge of the etheric layer, and extends another 5-16cm, or even as much as 30cm outwards, its size reflects our 'vitality' or energy levels, and how we are feeling. It is very bright and made up of radiant fingerlets of energy extending out in all directions. In cases of severe illness, these radiating lines may droop or matt together. This auric layer is able to draw energy into the body, thus it can energise us using the sun's rays, or it can draw in negative energy from other people around us.

 

Sealing the Aura:

 

Extend your arms, palms upward alongside of you. Move them towards the sky and when they are above your head but still not touching, picture a colour you would like to seal your aura with. Connect your hands and bring them down in front of you, into a praying position. Say thank you, for you know it has been done. Now, bring your left hand over your right in front of your lower stomach.Then thank your angels,spirit or whoever you like, then all blessings are done.

 

KARMA AND THE KARMIC MYTH:

 

In reality, what we are doing is aligning ourselves consciously with karma, for ultimately karma is an aspect of unconditional love, the divine force that leads all that lives out of death and into eternal life. With this understanding truly in our hearts, ascension and thus escape from reincarnation is forgotten and replaced by selfless unconditional love for our brothers and sisters and our desire to serve, for we have found that heaven resides in our hearts no matter where we are.

 

Underneath our commitment to personal responsibility is the acceptance of all that life brings. Underneath this acceptance is an awakened understanding that all is the result of karma and the events, good or bad, are largely the result of our own past actions- many from a distant forgotten past. To be able to stomach such a notion as this means we are now willing to face our fears and become that sacred warrior within you. Our so called meaningless suffering now has a definite meaning.

 

We know that our inner fears and dark emotions do not have the power to hurt us if faced with faith and honesty. We know now that beyond that fierce dragon lies the glistening treasure of wisdom, and that sweet fair maiden, or prince, is our soul, our doorway to the cosmic. We know we can hold steady as this frightful negative energy washes over us and by doing so opens the doorway to the light of our soul, which in turn reveals to our mind the real from the unreal. From this new enlightened standpoint we can then more reliably act in accordance with divine guidance.

 

Therefore, through the act of surrendering our ego personality to our soul we align ourselves with the power of the cosmic and thus gain the power to overcome our karmic liabilities.

 

The wonderful, loving new age people are learning all about forgiveness- acceptance of karma- trusting- giving people another chance etc. But are also often over-doing it !

 

I am continually having to explain that Karma is not long-term - unless you make it so!

 

Karma is meeting a person or situation again to release the hurts and clear the debt that you owe them, - or they owe you, but it does not mean torment - endurance and hardship!

 

You are indeed creating new Karma through doing this!

 

I have heard the excuses. They suffered so much in childhood, and that's why they are mean, bad- tempered or so withdrawn and sad - yet l know that these excuses for others often mean we prop up our loved ones and create pain to ourselves by being a doormat, and overdoing unconditional love. Unconditional love does not mean, "Do whatever you want to me and l will forgive you.'' It means, "l love you for the person you are, and l accept you. But, I choose to stay or move on with forgiveness and caring - but loving myself as well as you."

 

Now, we all understand that when we do dangerous things in our lives, that we learn not to replay these, or we get hurt! Yet this doesn't seem to compute with emotional hurts! Humans seem to find it really hard to stop emotionally hurting themselves, mainly because we are too kind to others but not ourselves!

 

We think we must have to suffer because we must have been bad before, and that's why we are in painful situations now...this is not true. We actually created the lives we now live - through choice. Choose again! I call it changing lanes. It doesn't happen over-night, but start the signals now and move over slowly.

 

I feel that lots of us try too hard to be spiritual. We just are! And trying doesn't work - to live in the now and totally honest with all aspects of our lives, that is being spiritual. The past did happen, and past lives did happen, and Karma will be presented to you through loved ones and old hurts. Do the best you can and see life as a wonderful journey, - not as an obstacle course. Live in the lane of life and light, make changes and choices with truth and courage, know that you are amazing, wonderful and unique, be proud of yourself and all you can be, be proud of who you are with," Don't live a lie."

 

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 6:20 Comments comments (0)


5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

 

First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.

 

Although people living in the Western world have been trained to desire sugary treats, as well as foods that include copious amounts of sugar for flavoring, we certainly don’t need it. If you stop eating anything but naturally occurring sugars, you’ll notice that 5 very distinctive things will happen.

 

1. Your Energy Will Improve

 

Ironically, many of us have a tendency to reach for sugar-filled items, including so-called energy drinks and caffeinated beverages, when we’re tired. Yet without all the sugar, we’re guaranteed to have a higher energy level naturally. In other words, all that sugar is blocking our body’s ability to keep our energy stores at maximal levels. Plus, there will be no up-and-down with your blood sugar, so afternoon crashes will become an experience of the past.

 

2. Your Weight Will Stabilize

 

Sugar makes you crave more sugar, and we’re not just talking about sugar in its raw form.

 

Let’s face it: most sugar comes in high-fat and/or high-carb foods that have been processed or at least contain tons of unwanted ingredients. There is, of course, the exception of fruit, which are nearly all sugar.

 

By going on a sugar detox, your body will not be subjected to the need to deal with all those additional calories.

 

You won’t feel hungry, and you’ll end up losing weight – or at least not seeing the scale fluctuate as dramatically.

 

3. Your Intestines and Colon Will Perform More Efficiently

 

If your insides could tell you what they wanted on a daily basis, they would say lots of fiber and a minimum amount of tough-to-digest, impure foods. When you remove sugar, you’re enabling your tummy and bowels to reset their abilities to process what you’ve eaten. You may even find that you go to the bathroom more often … this is a good thing. It means everything is getting back to a normal routine.

 

4. You’ll Stop Wanting Sugar

 

It’s a fact: sugar begets sugar. After you rid it from your food regimen, you’ll slowly begin to lose the desire to eat anything with sugar in it. Fruits will taste plenty sweet, and if you do take a bite of a cake or pie, you’ll be shocked at how overpowering and overly sweet it seems.


5. Your Skin Will Look Healthier

 

Have you noticed that you can’t seem to crack the case on why your acne appears and disappears despite all the creams, potions, and ointments you’re using? It may be that sugar is hurting your skin from the inside out. Many people report that their skin feels and looks healthier after they stop giving in to sugar’s pull.

 

Ready to Start Your Sugar Detox and Quit Sugar for Life?

 

While a cold turkey approach to your sugar detox isn’t always recommended, especially if you’ve been a sugar-holic for most of your lifetime, it’s definitely a good idea to start cutting back now. The faster you begin, the faster you’ll start to reap the advantages of going sugar-free.

 

In fact, in light of the countless dangers of consuming too much sugar, the World Health Organization has changed its sugar recommendation—advising no more than 5% of your daily calories should come from the sweet stuff, down from the previously recommended 10 percent. Considering that more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year, we have some work to do.

 

Start small by evaluating everything you’re eating and drinking. If you are addicted to sugar-laced coffee drinks sold at popular coffeehouses, scale back on how many times you drink them. Then, scale back some more. Soon, omit certain sugar-laden products. Over time, you will physiologically adjust to your new habits.

 

Remember that it takes about three weeks before a new way of doing something becomes a comfortable routine. If you have slight missteps, such as eating a candy bar after a stressful workday, just keep forging ahead. The results of your diligence will definitely be worth it.

 

7 Meditation & Mindfulness Practices for a Busy Life

Posted on 7 February, 2018 at 7:10 Comments comments (0)


7 Meditation & Mindfulness Practices for a Busy Life

 

How can we possibly find time to meditate or practice mindfulness in our busy lives? Among all the chaos it is hard to keep up with life let alone find time to meditate and practice ‘being in the now.


Well, we have found 7 ways to make this practice part of your everyday life without changing around your schedule!

 

1. In the Shower

Whenever you take a bath or a shower use this time to cleanse your energy. Take some deep breaths and visualise the water washing all of the stress and negative energy away. This can be a powerful technique for balancing your chakras and feeling great. Practice slowing down your breathing and feel the amazing power of the water.

 

If you have seen our spirit science video on water maybe you can also practice sending love energy to the water or put healing crystals near the faucet so that the water coming through your house is cleaned energetically too.

  

2. Tea & Drinks

 

If you drink any sort of herbal or natural beverage try slowing down. Take the time to savor the many smells and flavors of the drink. Take the time to breathe slowly, reflect, meditate and really be aware of that moment in your life. Visualise the healing that comes when you fill your body with good healthy fluids.

 

3. Eating with Awareness

 

Each little flavor, color and smell is a whole new adventure. Slow down and see if you can identify all of the ingredients. Observe the impulse to eat specific foods and the impulse to eat fast. Slow down your mind and ask yourself why you feel those things.

 

Imagine the healing effects that your food will have on your body. Are you giving your body what it needs to feel whole, stay healthy and thrive? Observe the taking in of energy. This food is the basics that feed your body, mind and soul.

 

4. Waiting in Line

 

Waiting anywhere can be a great place to begin meditating. Slow everything down in your mind. Observe the people or objects around you. Take in the beauty and observe your feelings.


If you are safe to do so, close your eyes half way and take a deep breathe. Go inside yourself mentally and focus on your breathing. Observe the amazing chemical exchange going on inside your lungs with each breath. Oxygen to carbon dioxide over and over.

 

5. While Walking

 

Walking can be a similar meditation to waiting in line. It can also be a good tool for people who struggle to sit still. When your body is distracted with the movement of walking, get your breathing in a good rhythm with your feet and clear your mind.

 

Recognise that everything in your path is there for a reason. If they weren’t supposed to be there they would have come earlier or left later. Those people are there in that moment on purpose. Take the time to smile, send loving energy to others and even strike up a conversation with someone.

 

6. Stretching or Exercising

 

stretch-at-officeIf you have a Yoga, Stretching or Exercising practice every day this is the perfect time to meditate. Let your body do its thing while you practice your deep breathing, slowing down your mind and observing the world around you.

 

If you don’t have a regular practice take some time to at least stretch each day. You can do this while waiting for your morning coffee to brew, while waiting for your ride to come for work or while watching a movie at home. There are many times where we can stretch and keep our body loose and receptive while also practicing meditation.

 

7. Before Sleeping & Help Sleeping

 

Each night before bed, take a few minutes to take some deep breaths and clear your mind. This is a good time for a quick meditation about your day and your plans for life. Look at all of the patterns from your day and ask yourself what they mean on a big scale in your life. If you aren’t ready to go to sleep keep your eyes cracked open just a little so that you do not drift off.

 

When you are ready to sleep you can also use the relaxation techniques from meditation to help you rest easier. If you are anything like me you might have troubles sleeping because you are over analysing your day and stressing about tomorrow.

 

What I typically end up doing is bringing my attention to only the things inside my room. If my thoughts are about people, places or events happening outside of my room in that present moment then I tell myself that they don’t exist in this moment.

 

If that doesn’t calm my mind enough I will go one step further and go into my heart chakra space, deep inside and make the sound of my heart & breathing the only thing in existence. After that I am able to drift off and sleep deeply.

 

What are some of your tricks for finding time to meditate & be mindful? Let us know in the comments! 

An Open Letter To Anyone Thinking About Trying Yoga

Posted on 27 January, 2018 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)

 


An Open Letter To Anyone Thinking About Trying Yoga

 

Why Making Yourself Vulnerable Protects You In Relationships

 

So, you may have been wondering what happened to me since I declared I would begin "dating spiritually." Well, I began a new practice of openly declaring what I want to prospective partners. 

A student in my class had never done yoga before. He arrived late, and the only space available was in the middle of the tightly packed room, and there was no time to discuss or prepare. I felt that he was struggling as we moved through the practice, and I made some suggestions on modifications to the poses and he kept pushing through. I felt the pushing, but at least he didn’t get up and walk out.

 

He was courageous enough to stay through the class, but made a quick exit afterwards. Knowing the transformative possibilities of yoga, I wanted to grab him, even shake him, while telling him to wake up and drink the Kool-Aid, but alas he slipped out, and in a moment was gone. I wondered what his story was. I wondered if he'd try yoga again. This experience prompted me to want to write a letter to new students.


Here are five things to remember when starting a practice of yoga:

 

1. It's probably harder than you thought.

 

This is by far one of the most common statements from new students. I remember telling friends when I first started yoga that it was the hardest thing I'd ever done, and I had done sports all my life. Yoga tends to use the whole body, which includes parts that may not have been called upon in quite some time.

 

Yoga is a mind-body practice and the goal is to make that connection, but in doing so, the body is strengthened and opened through a series of postures called asana. The important thing here is to honor the body and start where you are. There is a yoga class for everyone. If the style or flow of the class you attended really isn’t for you, check into different classes. Some are geared toward fitness level, health status and age.

No pretzels necessary!

 

I spent years staying off the mat because I wasn’t flexible enough. I thought that I'd need to contort my body into a pretzel if I was going to practice yoga the right way. When I decided to face my fears about not being good enough and came to the mat, I found I didn’t have to do that. But what I did find is that I have become more flexible, both on the mat and off, in ways I could not have imagined back then. We must remind ourselves that it isn’t about being good at yoga. It isn’t about achieving some contorted body posture. It's about the journey, every single second of it.

 

3. Your teacher is your friend.

 

Yoga is about energetics. Just as in any other classroom setting, the teacher is a key component. I can say for sure that I would not be where I am today without having incredible teachers with whom I connected deeply. There are many different styles of yoga in the west, and many different styles of teachers to go along with them. Find someone you trust to guide you. It's your journey, but your teacher can be the conduit to help you along the way.

 

4. Yoga is about connecting with oneself.

 

It's about remaining open and letting whatever comes come. Connecting with oneself can be uncomfortable. As we begin to connect, we can feel a whole host of emotions and sensations. Then the judgments come. I can’t believe I tried this. What was I thinking? Would it be rude if I just left? In these times, noticing your breath can help to let go of the tirades of the ego and allow the body to settle into the present moment instead of shutting down, closing up shop, and going home literally and figuratively.

 

5. If you practice regularly and sincerely yoga will change your life.


Many new students ask, “How often do I need to do this to get the benefits?”

 

The answer?

 

Practice as much as you can, whether it's once time a week or several times a week.

 

Yoga starts to transform as soon as you begin to practice, in major ways and in subtle ways, and the effects are cumulative over a lifetime. Yoga is healing. Yoga slows the aging process. Yoga strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit, and allows those who practice to face life with a sense of peace and resiliency they may not have previously known.

 

I am filled with gratitude for my teachers and my practice and what they have shown me about myself, about life, about being able to live fully. I am also grateful for the chance to get to better know myself each and every day and to share this practice with others along the path.

 

 

Understanding the 7 Layers of the Human Energy Field

Posted on 25 January, 2018 at 6:10 Comments comments (0)


Understanding the 7 Layers of the Human Energy Field

 

Often people refer to the ‘auric’ field or to the ‘astral body’, to creating in the ‘template layer’ of reality, and so on, possibly not realizing that these terms are actually referring to the many-layered nature of the interpenetrating fields of energy that make us up as the multi-dimensional human beings we are. While we can understand them as layers or as they are often called, ‘energy bodies’, they are all fully integrated expressions of the many facets of vibrational expression we embody. They are the sea of energy that we are.

 

The most commonly referred to chakras are the main 7 situated along the spine in the central energy channel of the body. There are however, many more chakras both above the head and below the body as well as secondary chakras found peripherally around the body. Each chakra is a dynamic energy center that both intakes and emanates energy, each processing energy from a distinct and synergistic perspective. These 7 immediate chakras could also be said to create or correlate to the 7 most immediate layers of the human energy field (the field of ‘nonphysical’ electromagnetic fields that surround the physical body). The first layer of the energy field is an emanation of or in correlation with the root chakra, the second layer is an expression of the second chakra, and so on. Just for the sake of zooming in a bit to what they look like and how they function, here is a breakdown of the 7 basic layers according to internationally renowned healer and human energy field pioneer, Barbara Ann Brennan, as described in her book Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field;

 

Etheric Body: First Layer- The word ether refers to the state between energy and matter. This layer is 2 inches or less beyond the physical form and it is a bluish-gray web-like structure which looks exactly like the physical body, except it is a web of energy moving in a wave-like motion. The structures of the physical body are a result of the pattern of the body instructed by this layer. It holds the physical form in place. It is possible to see this layer of the auric field as flashes of bluish-white light

 

Emotional Body: Second Layer- The second body of the auric field is less dense than the etheric body just as the etheric body is less dense than the physical body. This body, as indicated by its name, is where the emotional phenomena occur. Whereas the etheric body reflects colors in the blue-gray scale, the emotional body exhibits a full range of colors, expressing the whole rainbow. Where the etheric is very structured and grid-like, the emotional exists more as fluidly moving clouds of color. The colors could appear very bright and saturated or as dark and cloudy depending on the emotional experience of the person. These clouds of colored light seem to generally move within the grid-like frame of the etheric body. It extends about one to three inches from the body and interpenetrates the physical and etheric bodies.

 

The Mental Body: Third Layer- The third body of the auric field is the one which stages the phenomena of mental though processes. It appears as a yellow cloud surrounding the head and shoulders of a person, as well as the rest of the body. Just as the emotional body is a finer substance than the etheric, so too is the mental body comprised of a finer energetic substance than the emotional and etheric bodies. It emanates about 3 to 8 inches from the physical body but can expand when the person is engaging thought processes more intensely. Like the etheric body layer, it is structured. Within this body thought forms are visible. These shapes are also layered with various other colors which are emanations of the emotional body. The emotional body colors indicate the emotion that is attached to the thought form. When a thought is very focused and well formed, to the sight of someone with highly developed perception, these thought forms appear clearer. This clues us into the reality of how our thoughts become forms in our auric field which eventually trickle down in effect into our other bodily layers and thus our physical life.

 

The Astral Body: Fourth Layer- The fourth body of the auric field is a hub of transformation and transition. The lower three chakras and auric bodies are associated with the processes and functional energies of life in the physical world. The upper three chakras and auric bodies are oriented to our experiences and processes in the non-physical world. The heart center and the corresponding astral body, therefore, are the door through which the physical and nonphysical self are connected. The astral body is amorphous in form and, like the emotional body, hosts multicolored clouds of light in constant motion. It extends about one half to one foot from the physical body. These colors are more beautiful than the ones found in the emotional body and are also combined with a rose color associated with the state of love that is attributed to the heart chakra and love consciousness. This auric body is the one in which much non-physical interaction happens between people. To those with clairvoyant sight, auric phenomena can be observed between people appearing as blobs of color moving back and forth between people, often even when the people do not physically appear to be interacting. Perhaps if there is attraction or conflict between two people, these circumstances can be seen by the energy forms moving between the two people.

 

The Etheric Template Body: Fifth Layer- The etheric template body extends one and one half to two feet from the body. According to Brennan it is essentially the template which informs the etheric layer, which is in turn the blueprint on which the physical body forms. So at the etheric layer of the aura, a template exists which looks exactly like the physical body- in fact it is the defining principle in the structure of the physical body, and in the same way, the etheric template body is the overarching informant of the etheric body. At the etheric template level (which also correlates to the throat chakra, governing voice, sound, and creation) is where sound creates matter. Brennan describes it as such,

 

“the etheric template level of the aura creates an empty or negative space in which the first or etheric level of the aura can exist. The etheric template is the template for the etheric body, which then forms the grid structure (structured energy field) upon which the physical body grows. Thus, the etheric template level of the universal energy field contains all the shapes and forms that exist on the physical plane, except on the template level. These forms exist in negative space, creating an empty space in which the etheric grid structure grows and upon which all physical manifestation exists.”

 

The Celestial Body: Sixth Layer- The celestial body, corresponding to the third eye chakra, is the center through which we experience ecstatic states of consciousness and universal love. It is the emotional body of the spiritual plane. Whereas the astral body and heart chakra are where love for humanity manifests, the celestial body, when connected to the astral body, is where a sense of universal unconditional love is realized. It is the point at which we remember our oneness with source, the light, and all existence. This layer is about two to two and three quarters feet around the body and is less dense and defined than the etheric template body. It is an emanation of gold-silver shine in an array of pastel type colors and has a light quality like the glow around a candle.

 

The Ketheric Template or Causal Body: Seventh Layer- The ketheric template body extends from about two and a half to three and a half feet around the body and encompasses a strong egg-like structure which allows the ketheric template to contain and protect all other bodies in the auric field. This layer is the last auric layer of the human energy body layers which is directly associated with a person’s life path in their current body incarnation. There are levels beyond the ketheric template, however they are associated more so with the ‘cosmic plane’- meaning that they are expansive beyond the scope of just the one physical life perspective. This auric body is like a resilient egg of extremely fast moving threads of golden light. The pulsations of these golden threads of light are so fast that is could appear, to clairvoyant senses, to shimmer. It holds the entire form of the aura together. This body facilitates the perspective of consciousness of knowing we are one with creator. It also contains imprints related to past lives and to the specific past lives being dealt with in the current incarnation. It is the mental body of the spiritual plane.

 

As aforementioned, these specific images, names and descriptions are those indicated by Barbara Ann Brennan and are from her book Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field. Brennan is a pioneer in the field of human energy existence. She began her career as a physicist for NASA and has spent her career involved in the mostly unprecedented study of the scientific understanding of human energetic being, functions, and phenomena as well as psychotherapeutic and extremely spiritually advanced methods of healing. This understanding of the seven layers or the seven auric bodies is obviously quite complex and advanced, useful primarily to professional healing practitioners. It is, though, a fascinating topic matter to become aware of, allowing us to remember that we are multifaceted light beings. When reading or contemplating this information, a door of perception is opened to layers of the self that may not be often consciously engaged.

 

The Legend of the Crystal Skulls

Posted on 24 January, 2018 at 5:30 Comments comments (0)

 


The Legend of the Crystal Skulls

 

Alrighty… where to begin. 

 

The other day I wrote an article about a new emerging technology… or perhaps, a re-emerging ancient technology which many pointed out to me upon posting the article. The article was about a new kind of Crystal Storage, moving nano-particles around inside a sheet of Clear Quartz Glass, which allowed for storage to last up to 300 Million+ years. That’s a big deal. 

 

If you missed it, and want to dive in, you can read that article here. But today, we’ve got bigger fish to fry. Upon posting this previous post on facebook, the comments erupted in amazing speculation about the Crystal Skulls. I like where everyone’s mind is at

 

The Crystal Skulls 

 

You’ve heard the tales. The legend of the Crystal Skull is the tale of our Ancient Ancestors using Crystal Technology to store memories, understandings, and even pure Consciousness itself, in a Pure Quartz Crystal Skull. Every thousand years, for the past 13 thousand years, there have been stories that a new Crystal Skull was created by the indigenous descendants of the Atlanteans.  

I don’t know about my math, but that would mean that we are living in the time when the 13th Crystal Skull is emerging, and perhaps even has emerged. 

 

Almost 2 years ago, a young boy I was parading across the country on a road trip with my compadre’s, we stumbled across a small metaphysical shop in Mount Shasta, and met a woman who claimed to own the 13th crystal skull. No joke.

 

The woman told us her incredible tales, and then we whisked away on further adventures, and to this day. I haven’t returned… What can I say? I’ve been incredibly busy, not to mention flat broke 

 

What is particularly exciting however, is when we take this ancient ideas about crystals and memories, and combine them with our new technology that we as a species are now beginning to develop. The ability to read and write to data in a piece of Quartz Crystal! Imagine what we could do with that. 


With that technology and some proper development (and of course, the right intentions) we can actually use our computer technology to open up the mind of the crystal skulls for the world to behold! We can unlock the mysteries of these crystal skulls, once and for all. 

 

Some might argue the moral implications of such an endeavor. I understand that, In fact, i’m feeling it too as I write this. It’s a fear that says “Shouldn’t we be able to just connect with the Skulls through our minds, rather than our external technology?” 

 

I get that, and as I write this i’m feeling that perhaps it doesn’t have to be one or the other, perhaps it can be both. With the right intentions, we can use technology for the good of all mankind. It doesn’t have to end up like iRobot or Terminator – We can balance our awareness and love in both the internal, and the external world. 


Besides, a Crystal Skull is nothing more than an external technology too, isn’t it? 

 

It may take some time, and it may take some effort, but I believe we can do it, and we are the ones to do it. That’s what the spirit centers are for, am I right?

 

What secrets and insights do you believe the Crystal Skulls hold? Post your thoughts below, and don’t forget to share this with your friends!

 

Meditations on Ego and Enlightenment

Posted on 23 January, 2018 at 6:40 Comments comments (1)


Meditations on Ego and Enlightenment

 

Over a long enough period of time, the survival rate for your body is zero. Contained within the body is the brain and one of the functions of the brain is the ego. The ego is the self concept of the brain-body organism and it does not like what was just said one bit.

 

And there are different states of consciousness than just ego. The ego is like a dog you bring with you on a journey. Untrained, it will run off, bite others and come back to bite you. But trained and disciplined it knows its place. It can sense things, warn you of danger, protect you. As the saying goes, “Ego is an excellent servant and a horrible master”.

 

On the journey, to confuse yourself with being the dog that runs alongside you, is to be lost in a profound hallucination. Such is the nature of the egoic mind. It knows nothing of the true self and is driven only by its need to survive. No reason to make it feel bad though. Better to pat it on the head and every now and then – throw it a bone.

 

Demonization of the ego is the result of ignorance. This idea that we must smash the ego comes from those who do not understand the ego – their only understanding is that they fear it. As the world becomes more and more afraid of itself, this brand of so-called “spirituality” becomes ever more popular.

 

Smashing the ego makes about as much sense as removing an eye or cutting off your arm. It is barbaric, not necessary and in fact very harmful. And insofar as the brain-body organism is concerned, as the body navigates through material space, a self concept is better than no self concept. Ego is that branch of self concept that concerns itself with the survival of the brain-body organism that often thinks it is you. It is only harmful when it is misunderstood or when it’s forced to go underground in order to survive. Take good care of it and it will serve you well, but never allow yourself to serve it. This road goes in circles and leads to a certain kind of madness that passes for normalcy in our society today. The insanity of ego identification is still the social norm at this early stage of our evolution.

 

In the human state we experience the full range of human emotions. We are having the human experience. To be captured entirely by the human experience is to lose site of the reality that this human vessel is a very small fraction of who and what you are. It’s part of the ride, it won’t last, and there is really no sound reason not to get all of the action out of it that you can. In retrospect, when one leaves the body, it will likely be remembered as a crazy day at the carnival, looking at the fun house mirror. To believe that what you see in that fun house mirror is you, is to forget who you are and where you are.

 

There are teachers, teachings, books, seminars – so much available to tell you who you are. And one can incorporate these teachings into a belief system. But a belief system is a cheap substitute for direct experience. A belief system is a map and compass that one can never be sure is reliable until you are truly lost. Only then does one find out that the treasure map you were sold was at best, only a rough estimation of where you are and where you are going. If your belief system came from the religious establishment, then it was purchased at a novelty shop.

 

When we are not misidentified with the ego, belief systems lose their importance as one turns to an inner voice, the voice of the Soul.

 

As with all words, when speaking of spiritual matters, the word “soul” is only a rough approximation of what we mean. Incidentally, all matters are spiritual matters and the word “soul” refers to that which transcends the limitations of ego, but contains the higher dimensions of self

 

So what is Enlightenment? There is certainly no shortage of charlatans out there, auditioning for the role of being the one who can answer that question for you. As it turns out, there are “enlightenments” along the journey. As the awareness of Self expands and expands, these are enlightenments. The many merchants of so-called “enlightenment” would have you believe that enlightenment is a finish line that you will arrive at if you follow their treasure map, their belief system. For many of us it takes falling for this hoax over and over before we are willing to take the responsibility and find the courage to look within.

 

I can tell you that what it means to be a “spiritual person” is to know that you are everything and everywhere. You are the world; you are every person you meet. You are the moon and stars and galaxies and the universe and the multi-verses and you transcend space and time. And if you take my word for it, and incorporate this into your belief system, it is not the same thing as seeing it directly. It won’t work to hitch a ride on someone else’s experience. And besides, what if I am blissfully walking off the edge of a cliff, looking up at the sky? Don’t settle for hand-me-downs. Seek the experience with more passion and commitment than anything else in your life.

 

If anyone tells you that in order to find God you must turn away from the world, they are speaking out of ignorance – more than likely parroting words from a belief system which their ego found comfort in. After all, it is the greedy ego that seeks to find and seize upon “abundant bliss” and then be acknowledged and respected and praised for it. That which is truly you already knows bliss to be its true nature. So to turn away from the world is to find God, but also to turn towards the world is to find God. How can God be missing? God is all that is and all that is not. That which seeks to find God is only suffering from a self-induced state of Amnesia. Simply put, you are that which you seek. But don’t take my word for it.

 

Pay close attention to nature and you will see that nothing really dies. It merely changes form. The only thing that dies, when a tree falls and rots, is the mental concept of a tree. In fact what is taking place is merely change. Every part of that tree becomes something else. All of existence is in flux, expanding and retracting, evolving. That which looks out through your eyes is part of this evolution.

 

As you move from Amnesia toward God Realization, the Soul evolves. Your perception broadens. Your experience deepens. To memorize anything that has been said here will only serve as a form of imitation. To hold up any word choice to careful scrutiny will only reveal that none of these words can be relied upon. Everything I have told you here is a complete and absolute lie. And hidden within each lie contains the jewel of enlightenment.

 

That which does not evolve – dies. But even that which dies serves a purpose. It becomes the fertilizer of new life which seeks to evolve. Nothing is wasted on the journey, nothing is lost. And in that circle you find yourself, you lose yourself, but what remains constant is self.

 

Even in the deepest darkest depths of human emotional experience, when one really goes into the darkness deeply, you will find illumination. It is everywhere you seek it, always hidden in plain sight. Whether you are chanting a mantra or explaining to the landlord why you do not have the rent, every act is holy when done consciously with conscious intent.

 

What you have just read is a letter, that you wrote to yourself and asked me to hand deliver to you when you are ready. The light switch is on a dimmer. It’s in your hands now.

 

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

Posted on 22 January, 2018 at 5:35 Comments comments (0)


5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

 

First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.

 

Although people living in the Western world have been trained to desire sugary treats, as well as foods that include copious amounts of sugar for flavoring, we certainly don’t need it. If you stop eating anything but naturally occurring sugars, you’ll notice that 5 very distinctive things will happen.

 

1. Your Energy Will Improve

 

Ironically, many of us have a tendency to reach for sugar-filled items, including so-called energy drinks and caffeinated beverages, when we’re tired. Yet without all the sugar, we’re guaranteed to have a higher energy level naturally. In other words, all that sugar is blocking our body’s ability to keep our energy stores at maximal levels. Plus, there will be no up-and-down with your blood sugar, so afternoon crashes will become an experience of the past.

 

2. Your Weight Will Stabilize

 

Sugar makes you crave more sugar, and we’re not just talking about sugar in its raw form.

 

Let’s face it: most sugar comes in high-fat and/or high-carb foods that have been processed or at least contain tons of unwanted ingredients. There is, of course, the exception of fruit, which are nearly all sugar.

 

By going on a sugar detox, your body will not be subjected to the need to deal with all those additional calories.

 

You won’t feel hungry, and you’ll end up losing weight – or at least not seeing the scale fluctuate as dramatically.


3. Your Intestines and Colon Will Perform More Efficiently

 

If your insides could tell you what they wanted on a daily basis, they would say lots of fiber and a minimum amount of tough-to-digest, impure foods. When you remove sugar, you’re enabling your tummy and bowels to reset their abilities to process what you’ve eaten. You may even find that you go to the bathroom more often … this is a good thing. It means everything is getting back to a normal routine.

 

4. You’ll Stop Wanting Sugar

 

It’s a fact: sugar begets sugar. After you rid it from your food regimen, you’ll slowly begin to lose the desire to eat anything with sugar in it. Fruits will taste plenty sweet, and if you do take a bite of a cake or pie, you’ll be shocked at how overpowering and overly sweet it seems.

 

5. Your Skin Will Look Healthier

 

Have you noticed that you can’t seem to crack the case on why your acne appears and disappears despite all the creams, potions, and ointments you’re using? It may be that sugar is hurting your skin from the inside out. Many people report that their skin feels and looks healthier after they stop giving in to sugar’s pull.

 

Ready to Start Your Sugar Detox and Quit Sugar for Life?

 

While a cold turkey approach to your sugar detox isn’t always recommended, especially if you’ve been a sugar-holic for most of your lifetime, it’s definitely a good idea to start cutting back now. The faster you begin, the faster you’ll start to reap the advantages of going sugar-free.

 

In fact, in light of the countless dangers of consuming too much sugar, the World Health Organization has changed its sugar recommendation—advising no more than 5% of your daily calories should come from the sweet stuff, down from the previously recommended 10 percent. Considering that more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year, we have some work to do.

 

Start small by evaluating everything you’re eating and drinking. If you are addicted to sugar-laced coffee drinks sold at popular coffeehouses, scale back on how many times you drink them. Then, scale back some more. Soon, omit certain sugar-laden products. Over time, you will physiologically adjust to your new habits.

 

Remember that it takes about three weeks before a new way of doing something becomes a comfortable routine. If you have slight missteps, such as eating a candy bar after a stressful workday, just keep forging ahead. The results of your diligence will definitely be worth it.

 

Understand your body and mind.

Posted on 20 January, 2018 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)


Understand your body and mind.

Many times over the years, I have come across clients who have chronic injuries presenting to be treated, that have ocurred and re-ocurred over long periods of time. When asked why they have taken so long to do anything, the usual replies are that they were too busy, the injury was better after a few days so I didn't bother having it treated or they ignored the pain and continued doing the same things. In most cases that I see, when people choose to ignore an injury, they can return to their work or lifestyle for a while, especially if they are young, but the body will tell you in no uncertain way when it has had enough. Every time the injury happens, it seems to take only a minute movement to reinjure the same site and the pain and time of recovery is more intense and longer to recover. Once an injury occurs, it is difficult to bring a full recovery to the injury and a weakness exists to present when we are under stress and strain the next time.

 

Ideally, it would be beneficial for the client to seek treatment soon after the initial injury from a therapist to achieve best results. But I believe it is necessary to look deeper into why this injury has occurred and continuing to happen. What is going on in the client's life? Are they under stress? Is their work or lifestyle repeticious, boring- possibly depressed. Is there an emotional factor from their past that manifests when under stress causing injury? In other words, the client has to be seen in a holistic approach, recognising that these emotional factors can create injury and disease by the way of our internal dialogue in our mind and the resulting thoughts and words that result from this process. If those thoughts are positive, we are able to cope with what life brings us, we are energetic with a happy disposition, everything we do comes easily. Our body responds to this way of being by better flexibility, more endurance, it functions at its ideal state, we can use our body to perform functions that seem to require little effort. We are mentally more focused, alert, with a strong sense of purpose. As the saying goes" We are in the flow".

 

On the contrary, when we are full of fear, doubt, stressed, depressed, emotionally drained, we are listening to the negative dialogue in our mind and the thoughts and words we use will affect us in our beliefs and experiences. Of course, they will be negative and have an effect on all levels of our being-mentally, physically and spiritually. Everytime I have a client with shoulder problems, I bring up the idea that the shoulders can carry our emotional baggage on them, such as Atlas carried the weight of the world on his shoulders, so do people carry the weight of their emotional world on their shoulders. You can see the "light bulb moment" when they realise that what is happening in their life is affecting them. Their muscles tend to be tight, very little blood flow, painful, stiff, making their life miserable and unable to do basic things. In fact, many clients do not know what it feels to be relaxed, they have lived with stress throughout their body for so long it becomes the normal feeling for them. When I ask them to relax an area, clients find it difficult, even impossible to do it. I do this to create an awareness for the client , to become more in touch with their body and to help establish a basic understanding of relaxed and tight muscles. Once that becomes understood by the client, results from treatment are quicker and more lasting. This relaxing exercise helps improve their understanding of their body, and the power of thought and the value of positive thoughts and words to create positive actions physically, mentally and spiritually.

 

So when you have an injury, feeling stressed, unhappy with life, doing the same thing at work over and over, your mind has a million thoughts, take the time to explore your thoughts, the dialogue in your mind, listen to the soft voice in your head( the first voice rather than the second one) hear the words that you say(whether positive or negative), find some time to be alone with your thoughts in meditation and tune into your body to feel any sore or tense spots. Start from the top of your head and move down through your body to your toes, paying attention to any areas that feel tight or sore and spend some time in these areas until they feel relaxed. I wish you a happy, contented, positive life enjoyed on all levels of your being.

 

Namaste,

 

Clayton

 

The Tibetan Singing Bowl

Posted on 15 January, 2018 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

The Tibetan Singing Bowl

 

Sound is a vibration that resonates with the soul, which can be felt in every cell of our body. Sound has the power to heal not only on a physical level but also on emotional and spiritual levels.

 

The Tibetan Singing bowls, which are standing bells, rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, that rest on the bottom surface. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce deep and soothing sound.

 

Traditionally, singing bowls were used throughout Asia as part of Bön (Lhasa dialect, the word bon means ‘religion’ and is the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.) and Tantric Buddhist Sadhana. The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation while others say they were magical tools for healing and transformation of self and of matter.

 

Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra is sung. In Japan and Vietnam, singing bowls are similarly used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time or signal a change in activity. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, relaxation, health care, personal well-being and religious practice.

 

Our Experience with the Tibetan Singing Bowl: The moment I began to use the singing bowl, I knew it had a deeper purpose, you start off by banging the stick on the side of the bowl, then you rub the stick around the bowl in such a way that you take control of the vibration and by rotating this vibration around the bowl with speed and altitude of the friction you can create different frequencies and sound. But what was more interesting is the way your body reacts to the vibrations that are flowing in through your hand.

 

The feeling of peace descending through you as you churn the bowl and focus on the sound and the control of the vibrations in your hand. It seems so magical its pretty unbelievable what the bowl can do to you. The Old and the New: Traditionally, antique singing bowls were made of Panchaloga (five metals in Sanskrit), a bronze alloy of copper, tin, zinc and iron and other metals. Antiques often include silver, gold and nickel, they produce multiphonic and polyharmonic overtones which are unique to the antique instruments.

 

The subtle yet complex multiple harmonic frequencies are a special quality of the high quality bronze alloy. Singing bowls are no longer made in the traditional way and is considered a lost art. Antique singing bowls are highly prized and collected worldwide. Their popularity is due to their fine craftsmanship and remarkable sound. 

The aging process seems to improve the tone and centuries old antiques produce an incredibly rich and beautiful sound. While the new singing bowls are made from industrial quality metal, mainly copper and are exported widely from Nepal and India. New singing bowls and crystal bowls do not produce the warm and complex tone of fine antiques. They sound like clear and simple bells, without the warm undertones and bright harmonic overtones for which antiques are famous.

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

Posted on 14 January, 2018 at 7:25 Comments comments (0)


A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

 

When mob governs, man is ruled by ignorance; when the church governs, he is ruled by superstition; and when the state governs, he is ruled by fear. Before men can live together in harmony and understanding, ignorance must be transmuted into wisdom, superstition into illuminated faith, and fear into love. ~ Manly P. Hall

 

The Cross of Chains

 

As world events currently seem to be spiralling out of control, it is a reminder of how history repeats itself and raises the question of where mankind is failing and where we are heading.

 

To those who have stepped outside the box, so to speak, and removed themselves from the daily programming that takes place in our modern lives, it soon becomes obvious that something is very very wrong. We as a people seem so far removed and ignorant of the natural laws our ancestors once held sacred.


We have become programmed and brainwashed by a greedy minority of people, whom have infiltrated our monetary system, our governments, our spirituality via the creation of religions and wars using the divide and conquer tact. A tactic used for thousands of years and one that can only lead to eventual destruction.

 

Through personal research over the past 20 or so years, it became quite obvious that history is just that ‘HIStory’. What we have learnt in modern day schools does not necessarily represent the true facts and events of our ancient past. It is little wonder the ancestors once used oral stories with the aid of metaphors to protect their ancient wisdom held sacred for thousands upon thousands of years, which all seem to tell a similar story of our history and origins.

 

Many ancient sites and artefacts around the globe have been uncovered over the years and prove beyond a doubt, the existence of ancient civilizations and cultures. Yet so much of this evidence is silenced and never quite makes it to the mainstream media or public sector. The old saying, ‘those who win the war, write the history books’ couldn’t be closer to the truth of the matter. So why hide it? Is it a case of having to rewrite the books or is it more so a mechanism of control?

 

Over the years I have been asked by a few, why concern yourself with history, when there is so much that needs tending to in our current day and age, in a world of dysfunction and greed? The answer is quite simple… When one can see the big picture, it is clear the ancients that lived via the natural laws whether it be indigenous tribes, the Gnostics, the Cathars, the Celtic wise women, the shaman and witch doctors alike. These are the cultures and customs that have been systematically targeted and wiped out in the name of Religion, replaced with false concepts and a system of manipulated laws and agendas.

 

Greater ancient knowledge, wisdom and truth can alter the minds of men and women, that mankind can form better social systems, free from all the competitive pressures that this present system holds.

 

”Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

 

Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions

 

There are remnants of the ancient lores still remaining, and many clues left behind in stone and bone. The indigenous cultures around the world were not savages as has been portrayed to the western world. They were clever, fair and lived as communities. A wide understanding of celestial and astronomical knowledge was common among many.

 

When a person fell ill, the medicine man would see to him without charge, medicines came from the land which hold cures for every disease known, just as our European ancestors did in the far gone past. Our current ways are to pay a doctor, whom only knows how to prescribe chemical drugs made by the big Pharma companies for a price that usually create many other ailments at the same time, whilst making a minority a whole lot of money.

 

In our modern western world we work to make the rich richer, whilst most struggle to make ends meet. We are taught to want this and want that and be jealous of those that have more, many are trapped into ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. Most no longer grow their own natural foods ,which if eaten on a daily basis, is the key to good health. Instead our time and freedom is given to those we are making money for. We are reduced to buying second grade vegetables and fruit (usually refrigerated for months on end, and hold little nutrient value) most living off processed foods — the key to disease.

 

The ancient cultures had a mutual respect for nature and each other, working together as communities. The young were taught by the elders, the elderly looked after by the younger.

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom 1

 

Modern society has us pay for our children’s education, which is not the basics of survival or natural laws, but how to make the rich more money. They know little about the universe and stars, little about hunting and gathering. Recent studies shows many children these days when asked where milk comes from will answer ‘from the shop’, ignorant to how the food chain works. They know nothing of healing through nature, but are taught to depend on the very ways that keep us enslaved to the system. We are programmed through the television and media, shown how one should react in certain situations rather than having a common law of respect for one another’s differences and beliefs.

 

We are conditioned to be against our fellow man instead of working together for a mutual goal of survival. This is done through violent video games, violent movies, magazines show us how we should look, how to be envious, how to hate that of another race, creed or sex. We have become unconscious robots. Each and every day, more and more of our rights are taken away, that soon, to go back to the old ways we would be ridiculed or even charged.

 

Each day, more and more of the planet is destroyed by the mining companies and corporations all for money. There are many ways to produce natural energies without harming the natural environment, but these are not revealed to us as there is little money to be made from free energy. Science has proven the healing properties of sound and frequency, yet again this is not common knowledge among the masses, although it was once common practice to the ancestors.

 

So much knowledge about ourselves, our origins, our history, technology and such has been hidden from us and almost removed from the modern human psyche. Only when we shut down the external distractions and go within, can we begin to broaden our awareness, and see the power in the collective consciousness of man.

 

It seems we are at pivotal point in modern history with the current affairs of the planet, the Middle East, the genocide, the racial hatred, religious wars, division which is no different to the fear based tactics brought against humanity in past upheavals – divide and conquer.

 

For the future of the planet, the future of all species, the future of our children and all who come after, may we become one tree with many branches, putting our differences aside, firmly planting our roots and standing strong and tall, against the tyranny brought about by a greedy few.

 

Love is the key.

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom 2

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

 

The following words from Boomba DJunebun’s are as fresh today as they were when he wrote them 26 years ago…

 

Message to the People

 

“For thousands of years Australia was a timeless land where things stood still and very little change took place. The Aboriginal people were cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of all the things going on around the globe. Time had passed them by, whilst in other places, great civilisations built up, and great civilisations were built up on the ruins of other civilisations.

 

“It was a world of good and evil. Great and wonderful things were happening as humanity strived towards greater knowledge and understanding. Scholars traveled all over the world seeking knowledge in other lands, exchange of cultures and ideas were taking place, it was an exciting world of new discoveries and inventions as mankind pressed ever forward. It was also a world of great and terrible things, as large armies clashed and wars swept continents.

 

“Civilisation as we have it today, did not come easily to mankind, for there was a price to pay. The price paid, was the blood, sweat, and tears of the people of the ages. Cultures clashed with cultures, there was religious intolerance, and whole races of people became wiped out from the face of the earth.

 

“Food production also had its price, as it was built up on the slave labor of peoples. Small ships braved the winds and storms at sea to bring foodstuffs, from other lands to their shores, and the seas took its toll in lives. Food also has its history, when you eat that slice of bread, don’t think that it was a white man invention, they were baking loaves of bread in Egypt thousands of years ago. That cup of tea you drink is not English, the people of India and China were drinking tea, while the people of Britain were still living a stone age existence.

 

“All races of the world have contributed something to this civilisation of which we have today. Do you know that just over two thousand years ago, the people of Britain were just no different to any other tribal existence, roaming the land, hunting and fishing, the women gathering the things to eat which nature had to offer. They painted their bodies blue, and had their own spiritual beliefs and culture. They also resented the intrusion of the civilised world, they stood on the cliffs of Dover, hurling down rocks and spears at the Roman Invaders, driving them away from their shores. But later still, the Romans returned, and this time beat the tribesmen back, taking over their land. Civilisation had come to the British Isles, Britain had become part of the Roman Empire. The Iceni Tribe would not give up, and continually rebelled, until at last they were wiped out by the Roman legions.

 

“As the British people became civilised, so Christianity came to Britain, under the church of Rome, and as Christianity took a hold, so the Britons that wished to keep to their old ways of life and spiritual beliefs, fled from the civilised areas to live on the heaths (an open tract of waste-land). The word ‘Heathen’ came into being, and the Christians would hunt them down, killing them off, and burning their spiritual leaders at the stake. ‘Witch’ is a corruption of the ancient British word ‘Wicca’, which was a clever-woman. She was a midwife, healer, and spiritual teacher, for the Britons were a Matriarchal society, and women had great respect. The Christians gave the Wicca a bad name, and witch hunts took place almost up to this present age.

 

“All these things were going on in that outside world, and the Aboriginals were unaware of them.

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom 3

 

“Civilizations in those bygone days, was much more barbaric than it is today. Religion was one of the main power bases of by which peoples of the nations were indoctrinated and controlled by the powers to be. Religion has nothing to do with God, although the name of God is continually used, religion is only a form of earthly power. Religion has destroyed cultures and spiritual beliefs, and some of the greatest spiritual knowledge has become lost, due to religion and the quest of empires. The greatest religions of this world today, have reached where they are, with the blood of peoples on their hands.

 

“Christianity over the ages has found that it has had to compromise, that is why there is so many brands of Christianity all over the world. Christianity has had to modify itself, but not Christianity alone, other religions have had to modify themselves also, but all in all, religions have not reached a full spiritual awareness, and are still only groping in the dark. How could they, with their histories such as they are?

 

“Religion no matter what it is, aims to come to terms with evils and misfortune, and it does this by rites and ceremonies with symbolic meanings. The symbolic washing away of sin by the blood, sacrifices, the casting of sins upon a scape-goat. I do not like symbolism, it is not real. I do not like the word ‘religion’ it conjures up in my mind all the terrible things of the past. I do not like to see peoples cultures and spiritual beliefs destroyed and engulfed by powerful religions.

 

“Spiritual knowledge belongs to ALL PEOPLE, as the sun, the wind, and the rain does. It does not matter where the spiritual knowledge comes from, as long as it is reasonable and true, and helps people to understand the things beyond this earthly existence, and that it changes peoples lives towards a better way of living.

 

“To ask people to deny their spiritual beliefs and culture, is to ask those people to deny the greater part of themselves. Aboriginals must hold on tightly to the best of their spiritual beliefs and culture, but must also realise that culture must grow, for if it does not, it will only stagnate and die. Spiritual beliefs and culture only grows by the discovery of new knowledge, and these discoveries of new knowledge makes the culture stronger and determines that it shall survive.

 

“What keeps a people together as a nation, is the common history and spiritual beliefs of the people, and once these become lost or destroyed, the people have nothing to preserve their identity, and have to adopt some one else’s spiritual beliefs and culture, this makes them just hangers on to some other culture and peoples of that culture.

 

“Aboriginals do not want a Christianity or any other religion with an added Aboriginal flavour. They want their own Aboriginal spirituality to grow into a greater spirituality, and to become something which is going to carry them into the future.

 

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom - Final

 

“No longer are Aboriginals estranged from one another by the barriers of different tribal languages, the English language has become one of the major uniting factors. No longer do the vast distances of this land keep the people apart, the distance barrier has become broken down, through modern transport and the telephone. Aboriginals can now write their own books and preserve the things they hold sacred, they can accumulate new knowledge and wisdom, the world is now open to them. The Aboriginals have become one people, and now seek a greater unity under their own God ‘Baiame’.

 

“Could it be that ‘Baiame’ in his wisdom, allowed this to happen, that you the Aboriginal people, his people, would become a ‘One People’, and a strong people. Australia had its humble beginnings, but now is the time that all must work together to make this nation of ours strong and encourage all nations of this globe to stand strong.

 

“Now is the time for all races to look outward, and say to the other peoples of the world: We want to come to know you, and learn more about you, and we want you to come to know us and learn more about us….”


‘Message to the People’ from the ‘Book of Wisdom’ by Boomba Djunebun, 1988. Copyright The Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association Inc. Reproduced by permission of the Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association, with thanks to Aunt Minnie (Lenore) Mace.

 

A Shared Responsibility

 

The Energetic Power Of Color

Posted on 13 January, 2018 at 8:15 Comments comments (0)

 


The Energetic Power Of Color

 

We are energetic beings, and one of our most important sources of energy lies within the spectrum of colors derived from light. [2] In fact, it is so important that life on earth is highly dependent on the electromagnetic spectrum and wavelengths of colors, with each wavelength carrying a different frequency with its own unique energy. Our biochemical system, and thus our overall well-being, is strongly influenced by these energies.

 

Each color invokes different emotions, thereby possessing the ability to profoundly affect our moods and how we see ourselves and the world around us in different ways. What’s more, colors not only shift the light in which you see yourself, they have the power to change how others see you too. For example, people may subconsciously perceive, and therefore interact, with you differently based on the energy of what color(s) you are wearing.

 

Each color in the color spectrum created by light is associated with different areas of the body, and each has different spiritual, emotional, and physical impacts on us. Becoming aware of how each one affects us empowers us to make conscious changes in various areas of our lives by choosing to surround ourselves with certain colors, or even by visualizing certain colors using techniques such as colour meditation. [2] Since we are talking about the spectrum of colors derived from light, as light is the only form of energy we can actually see, we will focus on the seven color energies it consists of – also known as the rainbow of colors. [3] Each of the 7 colors symbolizes one of the 7 chakras in the body. Click here to learn more about the chakras and the important role they play in determining the quality of different aspects of our lives.

 

The 7 Colors of the Color Spectrum

 

1. Yellow: Most often associated with the sun, yellow represents joy, happiness, and optimism. It is also said to mentally ground us, helping us tap into our innate inner wisdom and enhancing our ability to perceive and comprehend the meaning of things and new information. It may also enhance concentration since it is the color of “caution” and demands full awareness, which is precisely why it is the color of school buses and traffic signs. Yellow is linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, the 3rd Chakra, located in the upper abdomen. This chakra affects feelings of self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem.

 

2. Orange: Orange is the anti-depressant of colors. It can support us in getting through difficult life challenges, instill a sense of hope and an appetite for life, and help us overcome feelings of doom. By manifesting feelings of motivation, orange can help us move forward in life after tragedies. In the body, orange is home to the 2nd Chakra – the Sacral, or “Spleen”, Chakra located approximately 2 inches below the navel. On a physical level, the Sacral Chakra is believed to effect the reproductive system, sexual organs, the lumbar plexus, and the gonads. On a spiritual and emotional level, it is related to our sense of sexuality, prosperity and abundance, and is the center from which we create. It is also the chakra that represents our emotional body as a whole, defining the extent to which we are willing to feel any given emotion and the manner in which we do so.

 

3.Red: Physically, red is very powerful and helps us feel grounded in our bodies when we feel scattered in life. It may provide energy to get through a long, demanding day, as it is believed to provide power from the earth that enhances energy on all levels – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Since it is linked to physical well-being, red motivates us to care for our bodies and place effort towards leading healthy, balanced lifestyles. Red governs the 1st Chakra, also known as the Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. Just like the color that represents it, the Root Chakra is the most physical chakra, and it is strengthened by physical activity that promotes awareness of that part of the body such as yoga, chair tea, martial arts, and walking. As the name implies, the Root Chakra helps us feel more “rooted,” or stable, in life and supports a sense of safety and security.

 

4. Violet: Energy from the color violet inspires creativity and artistic work, purity in thoughts and feelings, and brings us guidance by providing a sense of spiritual well-being and/or inner strength and intuition by influencing a deeper connection with our inner selves. It is often indicative of personality traits of humanitarians and inspirational, humble, and just leaders. Violet is home to the 7th Chakra, the Crown Chakra, which connects us to higher intelligence and grace. It is related to spiritual clarity, empathy, humanitarianism, and, like its color symbol, intuition.

 

5. Indigo: Characteristics such as organization, self-discipline, responsibility, and professionalism are influenced by the energy of indigo. Surrounding yourself with, wearing, or visualizing the color indigo is beneficial when you need assistance in areas such as focus, clarity of direction, and discipline. Its energy depicts intelligence and strengthens self-reliance and the extent to which we understand deep truths about ourselves and life as a whole. Indigo symbolizes the 6th Chakra, known as the Brow Chakra, located in between the eyebrows. The Brow Chakra is commonly called the “Third Eye Chakra.” The third eye is a term referring to the pineal gland, which has long been revered as “the spiritual eye,” considered a portal into different spiritual dimensions in Hinduism and ancient civilizations. The ability to see things intuitively, as well as physically and morally, is strongly linked to the Third Eye Chakra. Many believe this chakra, when balanced, manifests psychic abilities, enabling a person to predict future occurrences and actually create desired outcomes in life by placing visual and mental intention on them.

 

6. Blue: The calming energy of blue can relax a racing mind and aid in the ability to “go with the flow” in life, which is why many people tend to feel more at ease by the water and travel to beaches for relaxing vacations. It amplifies feelings of inner peace, and instills a trust in life to unfold as it should. It is also beneficial for developing a deep trust in self, including trust in one’s ability to make sound decisions in the future, which naturally eases anxiety and aids in present moment awareness by preventing the compulsion to excessively worry about the future and constantly create stories in the mind about what “might happen.” Blue represents the 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, located at the bottbom of the throat in the center of the collarbone. The Throat Chakra primarily influences speech and communication. It is dubbed “the centre of purification,” as it is the chakra used to vocalize either honest or dishonest thoughts, choices, opinions, and claims.

 

7. Green: As the color in the middle of the color spectrum, green symbolizes peace and harmony and gives off balancing, healing, and calming energy. It also represents confidence in following desires of the soul and, coincidentally, is the color at stoplights indicating it is safe to “go.” Giving yourself the “green light” to do something is quite fitting, as the energy the color green emanates promotes emotional and spiritual growth and the strength to follow your passions regardless of other’s opinions. Green is an excellent color to have present when struggling to make important decisions, especially ones concerning family, friends, romantic relationships, or any other matter close to the heart, because green governs the Heart Chakra, the 4th Chakra. The Heart Chakra, located in the chest area, is considered “the center of love.” Our ability to give and recieve love stems from this chakra. When balanced, the Heart Chakra creates joy and happiness, and is a source of what Buddhists call “Mahakaruna,” or “the Great Compassion” – a flow of unconditional love for self, others, and the universe in general. When unbalanced or blocked, however, our hearts become closed and hardened, we lack empathy, have trouble loving ourselves or others, and lack motivation in life. A blocked heart chakra is said to create love-related issues, grief, jealousy, hatred, anger, betrayal, isolation and loneliness, and an inability to heal ourselves. Heart chakra meditations can help avoid or resolve such issues.

 

Resources:

 

1.http://www.colourenergy.com/html/what-is.html

 

2.http://m.wikihow.com/Practice-Color-Meditation

 

3. Van Der Werff, T. (2015 Annual). The Power of Color. The Best of the Law of Attraction. pp. 30-33 

10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence

Posted on 10 January, 2018 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

 


10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence

 

Maybe you can relate: you’re cruising along in life doing the best you can, working on making things happen. And BAM, you’re stung by a negative comment, a judgmental friend or a rude stranger. Welcome to the hater zone!

 

Haters seem to spring up when we try to do a great job. A critic of your parenting skills, your relationship status (or lack thereof), how you dress, where you live or your weight. At the end of all the haters’ catcalls is an invitation to low self-esteem and self-loathing-ville.

 

Haters can affect us in two ways. They may creep out and attack us for things we're doing or sharing. Or the idea of them can prevent us from moving forward and expressing our true selves. Both are detrimental to our spirit.

 

Many of my life coaching clients express their fear of moving forward because of what haters might say or do. If they publish the book, or leave the job in corporate, what will those around them think?

 

Ask yourself if you're actually allowing what people could say to stop you from following your own heart. Recognize that haters can’t get to us when we feel confident and self-assured. The best way to avoid feeling victimized by the string of negativity is to improve your relationship with yourself.

 

Here are powerful reminders from my book, Find Your Happy, that can help you gain confidence and feel secure.

 

10 Mantras To Build Self-Confidence

 

1. Confidence comes through action.

 

2. The only approval you need is your own.

 

3. The fastest way to improve self-confidence is to do the exact thing you fear.


4. Accept everything you are — and aren’t. That is true happiness.


5. At the end of the day, what matters most is how you see yourself.


6. What others say is a reflection of them, not you.

 

7. You are good enough.

 

8. It isn't who you are that holds you back; it's who you think you aren't.

 

9. No one can make you feel unworthy without your permission.

 

10. There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be your true self. You matter.

Yoga Roots ??? Breathing Through Your Body, Into the Earth

Posted on 10 January, 2018 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)


Yoga Roots ??? Breathing Through Your Body, Into the Earth

 

As you lay on your mat, introducing yourself to the first breaths of the evening’s yoga session, you’ll often overhear the instructor guiding your breaths. During this introductory portion of the class, the focus is on stabilizing your mind and your thoughts, focusing on your breaths and your energies. With the gentle voice guiding you, you’re able to enter a centered state, prepared to begin your yoga session. 

 

The instructor will often say something to the effect of, “Breathe in slowly from your mouth, following your breath as it makes its way through your body, down to your feet. Feel your breath and your body in synchrony, growing a root to the mat and the earth beneath you.” 

 

Every focused breath calms the body and brings the mind to a present moment. 

 

This process is meant to strengthen not only your mind and focus, but to also establish balance in your root chakra. The root chakra is the first one in your body, at the base of the spine, and it’s the core of your connection to the physical body and the Earth beneath you (hence, the root). 

 

The importance can’t be overstated with yoga – match every breath with your movement and pose. 

 

The process of breathing, in and of itself, is a complex one. Inhalation and exhalation are parts of physiological respiration. Breathing properly during exercise ensures that your working muscles receive the oxygen that they need in order to keep contracting. 

 

There are several poses in yoga which are meant specifically to establish this sort of root. Mountain Pose and Tree Pose, for example, do exactly that. As you stand firmly on the mat, with your feet practically cemented to the earth, you’re able to feel the ground beneath you. 

 

Simply “standing” in a single place may seem easy and meaningless to some, but it’s far from that. This sort of pose establishes a great mind-body focus. Moreover, maintaining this sort of firm root in your feet while at the same time having loose, relaxed limbs above the waist takes practice. It’s a bit of juxtaposition – the energy and weight in your upper body relaxed, balanced, with your lower body and feet firmly connected to the mat. 

 

Indeed, the only way you’ll get this pose is through your breath. 


Every aspect of yoga – every pose, movement and position is only enhanced through your breath. Standing strong, breathe in through your nose. Feel as the breath slowly makes its way down to your toes, strengthening your stance and feet. Breathe out through your mouth, allowing for this exchange of energy between top and bottom to flow effortlessly. 

 

As the class winds down to a close, you often find yourself stabilizing, balancing and revisiting basic poses. Savasana and Child’s Pose are some favorites. During these poses, the class comes full circle. Just as you focused on centering your thoughts, energy and breaths at the beginning of the class, the end of the class brings the same. It’s a moment of clarity and relaxation, as simpler postures bring you to a simpler time of relaxation, where breath is in harmony with body. 

 

When you’re outside, these sorts of poses and breaths are that much more potent. Without a yoga mat, you’re able to tangibly connect the earth’s surface with your bare feet. Except this time, when you’re connected, the benefits are more than a metaphorical root – there’s an energy exchange actually happening. Studies suggest that this concept of Earthing or being in direct contact with the Earth’s surface, may be beneficial to your health. As you stand on the surface, breathe in and feel that connection. Your body is absorbing the earth’s limitless supply of free electrons and, in turn, neutralizing harmful free radicals. You may not be able to see it, but your yoga practice will feel that much better when you’re outside.

 

Auras

Posted on 3 January, 2018 at 7:15 Comments comments (0)


AURAS

 

The aura is an egg-shaped electromagnetic field that extends up to 1 metre from the human body. Auras are also found around animals, plants, rocks and other inanimate objects. As children, many of us will have been able to see auras, but with the process of "growing up" in today's society, many of us have forgotten how to see auras. With just a little practice, most people can begin to see auras again.

 

Auras are seen with our peripheral vision, using the rods in the retina of the eye. There are 7 layers of the aura, these do in fact contain colour, but the majority of people are initially only able to see 1 or 2 layers, and often do not perceive colour. Some people are also able to intuitively pick up on the aura, without actually seeing it. This may be the case in people whose psychic ability is prophetic rather than visual.

 

Each colour of the aura is connected to the colour of the chakra. When healers are able to see the colours of the auras, then the healer knows which chakra needs healing/attention, so this healing method when practised on a regular basis, can help healers, and the persons requiring help, so that they know where the problem is and can help the persons needs and quicken the healing process.


The Physical Aura:

 

This is the layer of the aura which lies closest to the body. It extends about 3-3.5 cm out from the skin, and is usually seen as a bright white or light blue band. Its brightness comes from the many skin particles that have been sloughed from the skin surface, and lies suspended in its field. Any irregularities in shape of this aura are the result of injury or illness in the part of the body that lies beneath this part of the aura, and may in fact show up before the illness manifests in the body. Kirlian photography is a photographic process which captures the aura, most likely the physical layer of the aura.

 

The Etheric Aura:

 

The etheric aura extends out from the physical aura another 2-10cm in all directions, and its shape usually follows the outline of the physical aura. When people first begin to see this layer of the aura, its usually appears as a hazy light-blue or grey smoke extending from the body. Some people can see many different colours in this layer. If illness or injury is severe, the physical layer may actually bulge so much that it pushes right through this etheric layer, leaving a hole. This is usually the stage just before a disease shows up physically. When mediums or channelers want to see the aura, they will sometimes use their own etheric aura to generate a substance called "ectoplasm", which may take form dictated by the spirit.

 

The Vital Aura:

 

This aura begins at the outer edge of the etheric layer, and extends another 5-16cm, or even as much as 30cm outwards, its size reflects our 'vitality' or energy levels, and how we are feeling. It is very bright and made up of radiant fingerlets of energy extending out in all directions. In cases of severe illness, these radiating lines may droop or matt together. This auric layer is able to draw energy into the body, thus it can energise us using the sun's rays, or it can draw in negative energy from other people around us.

 

Sealing the Aura:

 

Extend your arms, palms upward alongside of you. Move them towards the sky and when they are above your head but still not touching, picture a colour you would like to seal your aura with. Connect your hands and bring them down in front of you, into a praying position. Say thank you, for you know it has been done. Now, bring your left hand over your right in front of your lower stomach.Then thank your angels,spirit or whoever you like, then all blessings are done.

 

KARMA AND THE KARMIC MYTH:

 

In reality, what we are doing is aligning ourselves consciously with karma, for ultimately karma is an aspect of unconditional love, the divine force that leads all that lives out of death and into eternal life. With this understanding truly in our hearts, ascension and thus escape from reincarnation is forgotten and replaced by selfless unconditional love for our brothers and sisters and our desire to serve, for we have found that heaven resides in our hearts no matter where we are.

 

Underneath our commitment to personal responsibility is the acceptance of all that life brings. Underneath this acceptance is an awakened understanding that all is the result of karma and the events, good or bad, are largely the result of our own past actions- many from a distant forgotten past. To be able to stomach such a notion as this means we are now willing to face our fears and become that sacred warrior within you. Our so called meaningless suffering now has a definite meaning.

 

We know that our inner fears and dark emotions do not have the power to hurt us if faced with faith and honesty. We know now that beyond that fierce dragon lies the glistening treasure of wisdom, and that sweet fair maiden, or prince, is our soul, our doorway to the cosmic. We know we can hold steady as this frightful negative energy washes over us and by doing so opens the doorway to the light of our soul, which in turn reveals to our mind the real from the unreal. From this new enlightened standpoint we can then more reliably act in accordance with divine guidance.

 

Therefore, through the act of surrendering our ego personality to our soul we align ourselves with the power of the cosmic and thus gain the power to overcome our karmic liabilities.

 

The wonderful, loving new age people are learning all about forgiveness- acceptance of karma- trusting- giving people another chance etc. But are also often over-doing it !

 

I am continually having to explain that Karma is not long-term - unless you make it so!

 

Karma is meeting a person or situation again to release the hurts and clear the debt that you owe them, - or they owe you, but it does not mean torment - endurance and hardship!

 

You are indeed creating new Karma through doing this!

 

I have heard the excuses. They suffered so much in childhood, and that's why they are mean, bad- tempered or so withdrawn and sad - yet l know that these excuses for others often mean we prop up our loved ones and create pain to ourselves by being a doormat, and overdoing unconditional love. Unconditional love does not mean, "Do whatever you want to me and l will forgive you.'' It means, "l love you for the person you are, and l accept you. But, I choose to stay or move on with forgiveness and caring - but loving myself as well as you."

 

Now, we all understand that when we do dangerous things in our lives, that we learn not to replay these, or we get hurt! Yet this doesn't seem to compute with emotional hurts! Humans seem to find it really hard to stop emotionally hurting themselves, mainly because we are too kind to others but not ourselves!

 

We think we must have to suffer because we must have been bad before, and that's why we are in painful situations now...this is not true. We actually created the lives we now live - through choice. Choose again! I call it changing lanes. It doesn't happen over-night, but start the signals now and move over slowly.

 

I feel that lots of us try too hard to be spiritual. We just are! And trying doesn't work - to live in the now and totally honest with all aspects of our lives, that is being spiritual. The past did happen, and past lives did happen, and Karma will be presented to you through loved ones and old hurts. Do the best you can and see life as a wonderful journey, - not as an obstacle course. Live in the lane of life and light, make changes and choices with truth and courage, know that you are amazing, wonderful and unique, be proud of yourself and all you can be, be proud of who you are with," Don't live a lie." 

 

How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones

Posted on 31 December, 2017 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)


How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones

 

“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nontheless a living being”. This is a quote from his work “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy” by Nikola Tesla written in the year 1900. Crystals have long been thought to be alive and possess healing powers, and many ancient cultures took this to be just another fact of life.

 

Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own vibration – including crystals. Nikola Tesla declared this concept as the key to understanding the universe and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. This concept is why healing crystals and stones are still used today to align, heal and alter the vibration of bodily cells, chakras, and the subtle bodies by holistic healers.

 

The ancients didn’t have access to the enlightening scientific information that we have today concerning the power of healing crystals. However, people around the world seemed to instinctively be drawn to these lovely gems and have a deeper understanding of their value and meaning in the greater scheme of the universe.

Popular Uses for Healing Crystals in Early Civilizations

Minerals, gems, and crystals have been used for millennia to enhance emotional, physical and spiritual balance. How the ancients knew, we may never know for sure, but these cultures certainly considered stones a major aspect of their existence.

 

Roman Culture: Talismans and amulets of crystal were typical amongst Romans. Most often, they were considered useful in enhancing health, attracting desirable things, and for providing protection in battle.

 

Ancient Egyptians: One of the biggest historical proponents of healing crystals, the Egyptians buried their dead with quartz upon the forehead. This was believed to help guide the departed safely into the afterlife. Pharaohs toted cylinders filled with quartz to balance the Ba and Ka energies of the body. Strongly associated with the Sky Goddess Isis, crushed Lapis Lazuli stones were most notably worn by ladies of royalty – like Cleopatra – upon the eyes to promote enlightenment and awareness. Dancers donned rubies in their navels to foster their sex appeal. Many wore crystals over the heart to attract love, and placed crystal-laden crowns upon their head to stimulate enlightenment and awaken the Third Eye.

 

Chinese Culture: Chinese medicine commonly incorporates the use of healing crystals – including crystal-tipped needles used in acupuncture and Pranic healing sessions. These traditions hail from nearly 5000 years of practice.

 

Ancient Greeks: Crushed hematite was often rubbed upon soldier’s bodies prior to entering battle with the idea that it made them invincible. Interestingly, the word ‘crystal’ is thought to derive from the Greek word ‘krustullos,’ – meaning ‘ice’ – and until the 1500’s many ancients believed stones like clear quartz crystals were eternal ice sent from the Heavens. The mythological story of Amethyst plays a vital role in the story of the God Dionysus and Goddess Diana, and the word is said to be the Greek translation of ‘sober’ or ‘not drunken’ – something Dionysus could have spent more time being.

 

Traditions in India: Aryuvedic medicine in India considers crystals valuable for healing emotional and metaphysical imbalances. The use of various healing crystals is documented within the pages of the Hindu Vedas, which also references each stone’s specific healing abilities. Sapphires are thought to bring astuteness, clarity and mental balance, and jasper is thought to bring harmony, sexual vitality, and balance base chakras.

 

Ancient Japanese Beliefs: Scrying was a common practice in early Japanese culture, and it is very similar to looking into a crystal ball as we see some psychics do today. Crystal quartz spheres were considered representative of the heart of a dragon and signified their power and wisdom.

What We Know Now About Healing Crystals

Concepts of electromagnetism as proven by James Clerk Maxwell and their interdependent nature along with the various breakthroughs in quantum theory have given us scientific evidence for what the ancients always knew. Because everything vibrates at certain frequencies, they have the ability shift and alter the frequencies of other objects or bodies when they occupy the same space.

 

Hence, a crystal – which vibrates at its own frequency oscillations – vibrates within our own energy field through the physical law of resonance and creates a larger vibrational field, affecting the nervous system and transmitting the information to the brain. In essence, these connecting vibrations can harmonize frequencies and stimulate biochemical shifts that affect physical health in a positive, healing way.

There currently is no scientific proof that crystals hold healing energy in them, but there are a lot of people around the world that say they “feel” the energy emanating from them when they hold them.

MEDITATION ??? THE JOURNEY WITHIN

Posted on 24 December, 2017 at 7:00 Comments comments (0)


MEDITATION ??? THE JOURNEY WITHIN

 

Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. With the rapid advancement in medical sciences we are now able to find cures for almost all diseases and ailments. There are treatments for every condition of body. But what about our mental health? Do we really pay attention towards the well-being of our mind.

 

Now is the time we start looking deeper, inside ourselves. We are always looking outside for Happiness and Peace when its nowhere but inside us. But over years we have forgotten how to look inside. Thoughts, both negative and wasteful cloud our minds, making it difficult to look clearly inside.

 

Its important to first know what meditation is. Where are we going? What must we feel? What are we looking at?

 

The most important journey you can take is the journey within. This is a journey to the truth of who you really are. This is the place, just beyond every day consciousness, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual power gives you the power to choose creative thinking rather than automated thinking, response rather than reaction, peace, love and harmony rather than stress, conflict and chaos.

 

Meditation enables you to embark on this inward journey.Meditation gives you a clear spiritual understanding of yourself, helps you re–discover and use the positive qualities already latent within you, enables you to develop your strengths of character and create new attitudes and responses to life. You begin to remember things about yourself that you once knew, but had long forgotten. You start to enjoy moments of silence and to savour periods of introspection and reflection.

 

Meditation also helps you disconnect from damaging habits of thought, feeling and reaction. This results in a conscious, positive release of energy which improves the quality of your attitude, actions, and interactions.

 

The process of going within, disconnecting from harmful habits, connecting to your innate spiritual resources, and reconnecting with your external life, is personally empowering in a lasting way.Meditation is taught as a method of raising self-awareness leading to self–realisation. Meditation stills the mind and empowers the intellect to achieve insight and understanding of the spiritual laws and principles which sustain harmony and can bring natural renewal at all levels of life on earth.

 

Like any skill, meditation requires practice to achieve satisfying results. More and more people are adding some kind of meditation to their daily routine either as an effective antidote to stress, or as a simple method of relaxation. By doing a little meditation every day, it soon becomes a natural and easy habit, which generously rewards you for the effort it involves.

 

Detox Your Body

Posted on 17 December, 2017 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)


Detox Your Body

 

Although modern medicine tends to cast a cynical eye at detoxification practices such as fasting and colon washing, nobody can deny that the human body is exposed to a lot of toxins, and that relief from such toxins can only bring benefits.Unsurprisingly, the most common organs targeted by detoxification are the ones directly in contact with the toxins that enter the body: the liver, the kidneys, and the intestines or colon.Here are some science-supported ways you can clean up your body and feel better, stronger, and healthier through the consumption of detoxifying foods:Liver: The liver is The Great Detoxifier. It is the part of the body that takes all those noxious chemicals and fats that we ingest, and then turns them into something that can be excreted by the body. [1] But that doesn’t mean the liver can’t use a little detoxifying itself.Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and diabetes are just some of the liver’s top enemies. These can all cause injury and inflammation to the liver, preventing this organ from doing its job properly.One natural food item that can detoxify the liver from the effects of alcohol, NSAIDs, and diabetes is bitter gourd. This fruit reduces liver oxidation and inflammation caused by alcohol consumption, [2] stimulates the scavenging of liver free radicals caused by diabetes, and increases glutathione levels, which alleviate liver inflammation caused by NSAIDs. [3], [4]Other natural food items that have been scientifically proven to detoxify or rejuvenate the liver include lemons, [5] avocados, [6] apples, [7] dandelion leaves, [8] and garlic. [9] Kidneys: The kidneys are blood filters. It is their job to collect and eject toxins from our blood. But the kidneys themselves can be vulnerable to toxins such as drugs, microorganism infections, and even excessive calcium or blood sugar. [10] Instead, drink pineapple juice! This vitamin- and fiber-rich liquid is so good at clearing the bowels, it has been consumed to help clear the colons of patients who are about to undergo a colonoscopy procedure. [17]Finally, don’t forget to encourage the healthy growth of beneficial microorganisms in your colon. One proven way of doing that is by eating globe artichokes. [18] Indeed, though modern medicine may pooh-pooh the benefits of faddish “detoxification” methods, we find rich scientific evidence supporting common-sense ways of detoxification: eat healthy food and avoid unhealthy ones. Some foods, though, have been proven healthier and more powerful detoxifiers than others, and since we can only eat so much, it is good to know which foods confer the greatest benefits.After all, with all the toxins around us in our modern world, our body can use all the help it can get…                                  

 

References[1] http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=anatomy-and-function-of-the-liver-90-P03069 ;

 

[2] http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3fo60449g


[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19795081

 

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15927932

 

[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24754177

 

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/24860825/

 

[7] http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308-8146(12)01542-7

 

[8] http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0278-6915(13)00256-1

 

[9] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24646302

 

[10] http://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/howkidneyswrk.cfm

 

[11] http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.200600276

 

[12] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14616463

 

[13] http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10534-008-9148-5

 

[14] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24312764

 

[15] http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=7491890

 

[16] http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/expert-answers/colon-cleansing/faq-20058435

 

[17] http://www.karger.com/?DOI=10.1159/000354094

 

[18] http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0007114510001571

 

For detoxifying the kidney, few natural food items are as well known as cranberry juice. Research has proven that cranberries do help clear the kidneys of viral infections [11] and calcium deposits. [12]


Onions, on the other hand, have shown effectiveness in counteracting kidney toxicity from cadmium intoxication. [13] They are also useful for treating renal Toxoplasma gondii infections. [14]

 

Intestines After our food has been completely mashed up into liquid form by the stomach muscles, the small intestines absorb the food nutrients and send them out to the bloodstream to be delivered to the rest of the body. The unusable parts – the wastes – are then pushed into the large intestines, or the colon.

 

In other words, the colon is like the body’s trash can. Imagine how disgusting it can get if it isn’t regularly emptied. A lot of bacteria-filled waste material can be left behind to wreak havoc in our body. Lentils are very effective at doing this, and that makes them an excellent colon detoxifier. [15]

 

Now if you feel like washing out the colon for good measure, there’s no need to go for a colonic irrigation. (In any case, doctors do not recommend colonics anyway, because it heightens our risk of bowel perforation, infection, and electrolyte imbalance.

 

When We Believe.

Posted on 13 December, 2017 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)

 

WHEN WE BELIEVE 

 

What is Magic?

 

When you look up the definition of magic – it’s unsurprisingly mundane. Influencing a course of events through ‘mysterious’ forces, or making things disappear? It seems much more than just something that has a delightfully unusual quality! 

 

Magic is something that transcends any specific definition because we are the ones to define it. 

 

It is something that you decide exists or not. It is a way to view life, where the entire idea of the third dimension is a magical, abstract playground of possibility. 


The other day I created a bunch of static electricity while petting my cat – and I thought okay THIS is magic. 


Of course it can be measured scientifically, we can apply it to equations so we can logically understand it – but it’s magic. A trail of miniature electrical explosions shock my hand because of an unbalanced amount of protons and electrons? 

 

We’re taught that everything that is ‘real’ can be examined scientifically and if we can’t logically understand it, then it must not exist or we’re being delusional. 

 

Imagine how a child experiences the world; they navigate life through a dream like consciousness where the idea of magic and impossible or contradicting concepts logically make sense. If our global community was designed to support our right brain – we could all thrive in a system where the work we do revolves around feeling, passion and creativity. 

 

Magic-Forest 

 

When you think of all this from the perspective that we are all creators, and if the synapses in our brain spontaneously and collectively shifted into everyone believing and understanding the ‘science’ behind things like magic, aliens, fairies etc, it would all manifest. 

 

For that to happen we’d have to see the pattern of the universe – we’d have to understand energy on the smallest, fundamental levels to be able to fractal it up onto 3D physicality.We would need to literally SEE the geometries that make up this reality. 

 

If we could see/feel/sense the energies that make up both matter and consciousness itself, we would understand that an alien or something impossible is just a certain sequence of spinning, fundamental geometries that – depending on how fast they spin will appear as solid matter. The faster they spin the more energy is let off in the form that we see as light. 

 

What we call an angel is a consciousness that, fundamentally is made up of the same geometries as us. 

 

Existing at a higher frequency means your consciousness is not limited to linear thinking, and you can hold exponentially more information. 

 

The amount of energy it takes to exist on a higher plane with that immense level of knowledge is monumental comparing to a human.

 

From our perspective, higher dimensional consciousnesses we label as angels or light beings are just as physical as us but appear to be emitting light because of the amount of energy they produce. 

 

When we can combine our scientific, logical and mathematical understanding of the world with our intuition, creativity and the realization that on a fundamental level we are all one – then our interaction with reality changes completely. 

 

It’s all math, and it’s all magic. 

 

The Fibonacci spiral, the flower of life, it’s all living math that is the fabric holding consciousness together. 


Within this evolving, infinite fabric holds every impossible idea and every contradicting possibility – there’s enough room within Source, the universe, consciousness – for every single thing to exist. 


Rss_feed