Praying Creates Miracles!

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The Power of Affirmations

My buddy recently purchased a book from her Center for Spiritual Living‘s bookstore.  It has changed our lives!!  What is this magical book?

Prayer Partners: How Praying with Someone Can Multiply Your Blessings,

by August Gold & Joel Fotinos.

It is SOOOO much more than about praying.  It’s not even “praying” like you normally think “praying” is!  It’s more like a commitment of accountability.

In the book, they warn that partaking in this type of exercise will change you life.  Well it certainly has!  Already, & in a big way.  Both my friend, Jess, & I wanted to cultivate the habit of waking early every day.  For various reasons.  We are both self-employed massage therapists, & it can be very easy to have a nice, lazy start to the day.  We both desired more discipline in our lives as far as making the most out of our days.   What better way to do that, then to get up early, right?   So we committed to 7 a.m. daily phone calls (that’s how the “program” works).  And it really has made a huge difference.  They say it takes 21 days to develop a new habit.  It really does work.  The commitment through this “program” is for 90 days.  Within the first few weeks, I was already beginning to wake up before my alarm.  In fact, after the first month, Jess & I were having so many amazing things happening in our lives, we decided to “up it” to 6 a.m.!!!!

I am still consistently rising before my alarm goes off, even now that we have moved it to one hour earlier.  I never ever would have guessed I was capable of this in my “previous life” as a late-sleeper.  🙂

Anyway, how the system works is, you each pick one thing to pray for each other for the 90-day commitment.  You have a quick phone conversation every morning, & at the end, say the prayers (affirmations, really) for yourselves & for each other.  That’s it!  And then you “hold the high ground” for each other all the day long, every day.

The authors of the book say that the morning commitment alone is a life-changer, & it sure is!!  It’s that whole accountability thing.  And THEN an unexpected bonus has already occurred for both Jess & myself that we weren’t even expecting:  we both noticed we were sure “winning” a lot in life all of a sudden.  Winning raffles & drawings, receiving free coffee drinks & classes… the list goes on.  It’s like the Universe is saying to us:  “YES!!  We love what you’re doing here!  Keep it up!  In fact, here’s some bonus happiness for you just to show you how proud we are of you.”

It has been a real treat, & we are only about 1/3 of the way through the process!  The next question will be:  Do we ever stop?!?  If it’s this awesome, let’s keep going!  We have found ourselves, now that we’re a few weeks in, already revising our prayers.  It seems like the first set has already been instilled into our lives.  And so now we have both moved on to the next item on our “checklists”.

SO exciting!

You should try it, too.  And be ready for MIRACLES.  ♥♥♥

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The ART of “Flowing”

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Blue River, Dillon, CO

How to Live the “Art of FLOWING”

The other morning I was sitting on a bench by a pond, just basking in the sun and breathing in the moment…and I began observing the ducks swimming by.  They moved with such grace and effortlessness.  At least that’s how it appears on the surface.  We know that their little webbed feet are working double-time underneath the surface of the water, but we don’t see that.  Reflecting upon this made me understand the correlation to Living the Art of Flowing that has been one of the greatest life lessons for me these recent years.

It has come up again and again, and so I know it is of supreme significance in these radically changing times to practice and perfect this Art.  We too can remain calm and serene…all tranquil on the surface, even though day to day life can be quite hectic much of the time.  And so, let us dive into the Art of Flowing, embracing its teachings in order to apply it to the depths of our busy lives so that we may also glide effortlessly along…no stress, no worries…just flowing.

My friend, Sarah, and I have been on a grand adventure together this year, learning all about letting go and living in the flow.  It has been very enlightening and exciting every step of the way.  We have shared many moments of fear, doubt, insecurity, etc.  But also many MORE occasions of true magic, joy, peace, bliss, and not the least of all...laughter.  All this occurred as we learned to take that leap of faith and allow flow and synchronicity to become Supreme Ruler of our lives.  It takes S.O.A.P. to do this:

  • S – Surrender
  • O – Openness
  • A – Allowing
  • P – Practice

Surrender old “stuck” beliefs that no longer serve you.  Here’s a technique:  Imagine someone has blown a whole sink-full of dish-washing bubbles all over you.  You want to gather them up off your body and make a big pile of them to blow back onto that person, in fun retaliation.  So just as you would scoop those handfuls of bubbles, in your mind, you are scooping all limiting beliefs that keep you from living in your highest form.  Make a “ball” of these gathered energies/thought-forms.  Thank them for serving their purpose in your growth.  Then imagine blowing them away into infinity!  That is surrender.

Next you will want to open to new possibilities.  It is very simple.  It is all about intention.  Just set the intention to be open to new concepts, new ideas, new paradigms.  You will be very pleasantly surprised what will begin flowing toward YOU just by sending this out.  It’s kind of like putting a classified ad up for something you are looking to buy.  But instead, you are advertising to the Universe that you are open and willing to experience new things to replace the old that you have just released.  How exciting!

OH, hey, here’s our “magic word”, allowing.  In this step of the SOAP formula you are now allowing all that good stuff to come pouring into your life.  Offer no resistance.  At least try not to.  This may take some practice.  Those old patterns can be hard to overcome.  But again, it’s all about your mental projection, your intention, to allow new thought patterns and new ways of looking at life to seep in.  Gradually you will get there, and you will never want to look back.

Then you practice your new arrivals.  Let’s say you live a very full life, with a jam-packed schedule.  The “old” you would stress out BIG-TIME anytime anything came along to mess up your tight scheduling.  You realize this behavior does not serve you, as the stress is causing ulcers in your stomach.  You have gathered and thanked all the thought patterns around this and bid them a fond farewell.  You have opened to a new way of living, with much more flexibility.  You now begin to allow interruptions to occur without throwing you off balance…you simply look for the bright side, and you adapt.  Now you continue to practice this new way of living, until eventually it is ingrained and old habits are replaced by less-stress lifestyle.

By utilizing this formula Sarah and I did it!  We learned how to master the Art of Flowing.  However, there is never really an actual “arriving” at this place, as it is an ever-evolving, continuing and emerging practice to Live the Art of Flowing.  And we still hit a few bumps along the way that test us.  But, trust me, it just gets easier and easier, and more and more magical and fun as we go along!

Stay tuned for much more on Living the Art of Flowing…

Till next time,

Shakti

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The Most Important Thing to Know…

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I wanted to be sure….

There was something in my last post that I wanted to be sure everyone got….  It’s been on my mind a lot, and has had quite an impact on my life.

I said that I had recently learned an important lesson.  It was about how Life is not about GETTING.  It is about GIVING.  This comes from the book, Say “Yes” to Love, by Yael & Doug Powell.  I have shifted the entire premise of all my relationships to this principle, and it has changed me!  In the best way possible.

Let me reiterate.  If you are focused on getting, you will experience the LACK of what you want, what you expect.  There will be disappointment, to say the very least!

But if you make a big shift in your thought process, & in your heart as well… and simply focus on giving love, it will change you.  I guarantee it!  Now  you have missing no thing (nothing), because you have released expectations.  And guess what… a miracle happens!  Your relationships blossom and flourish as a result; and you wind up–simply by default, due to the Universal Principle of the Law of Attraction–GETTING more love back than you ever imagined!!

Now ain’t that just somethin’!?!

 

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Transparent ME

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 Time for MY STORY

Let’s see…. to make a long story (NOT) short……  hmmmmm…. much to tell.  I hope you hang with me.  🙂

I’m writing this story today in the hope that I may be able to help even one of you, who may be stuck in a land of mental imparity.  What I mean by that is:  mental “illness” is a state of being.  But does NOT have to be your “forever story”!

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive) a number of years back.  What a DARK period of my life!!  I wouldn’t wish it on my most dastardly enemy….  I “bought into” the diagnosis, went on the meds, & lived a nightmare for several years.

Let’s take a look at that period of my “being” bipolar, then we’ll step back & see what led up to that point in my life.  So, after the diagnosis, I began to see a psychiatrist.  He would meet with me on a regular basis and we’d talk for awhile, he’d adjust my medication, and I would leave his office every time feeling crazier than when I went in.   Hm.  It was not made clear to me by this Dr. that therapy for a mood disorder was twofold:  medication AND psychotherapy, or counseling.  I thought he was my “counselor”, but OH NO…. ’twas not the case!  As a result, I ended up just medicating myself & not really getting the help I needed.  The meds really messed with me (as any of you on mood-stabilizing drugs can probably attest to), and had me in one big, hot mess!  In an attempt to make this long story short(er)… I went in and out of mental health facilities on a couple of occasions, was extremely suicidal, got to the point where I literally could not FORCE myself to get out of bed, and also ended up losing custody of 2 of my children.

Surprised???  Those of you who know me as the bubbly, happy, “self-help guru” of today would probably never have guessed that was a part of my past, huh?  That’s why I’m here!  To give a testimony… to bust the myth of mental illness.  I call it the “mental illness trap”.  And I truly believe with all my heart that is what it is.  It is a dark, murky, disgusting mire that drags you down & keeps you there, like quicksand.  If you lose yourself completely in it… you are truly lost for good.  But I’m here today to tell you it definitely does NOT have to be that way!  There IS a way out!  I know because I found it.   🙂

So let’s take a look at how I arrived at bipolar-land.  Most of my entire life I have been what some people love to call “flighty”.  Forever, exhaustingly, changing jobs, homes, boyfriends (& yes… several husbands), churches, etc.  No “stick-to-it-iveness” whatsoever!  This obviously has caused much drama and stress in my life, and especially in the lives of those whom I love dearly.  (INSERT:  a thousand, billion thanks & kudos to my sister, Julie, for always being there for me to pick up the pieces… bless her beautiful heart!!!)  All of this led me to question, like ALL the time:  “What is WRONG with me?!?!?!??????”  Therefore, I eventually did search out a “real reason” for my being the way I am… and the long road of looking for answers led me to bipolar disorder.

NOW.  I want to share how I got OUT of that ugly trap.  I literally “quit” bipolar disorder, cold turkey.    !!!!  I will never, ever forget the day… (what was it again??)… oh yeah!!  August 6, 2005.  Or was it August 5, 2006…….    😉   ANYWAY.  I just woke up one day, sick to death of my “no life” life, and decided it was time to change.  Had to be done.  Not necessarily for me, at that time, but for my kiddos.  I still had little Sarah to look after, and the hopes of getting the other 2 back one day.   Just like with any other thing people quit cold turkey, you have to, as my friend says, “get pissed off enough about it to say ‘enough’s enough’!!!”   (That’s a lotta “enough”s!)   😀

What I actually did that morning was [*gasp!!*]… take personal responsibility.   :O   Some of you may be saying, “What’s that?”   And if so… Ima slap you in the face!  Ok, just kidding.  But seriously, I realized I had been using my “disorder” as a scapegoat, to avoid taking that personal responsibility.  I was blaming anyone and everyone else for the mess I had made of my life!  It was time to bite the bullet, so to speak, and admit I was the one & only cause… and then to do something about it.

As with any “hole” you create in your life, by quitting something or whatever creates it… you need to FILL it with something else.  That’s the ONLY way to get passed the hell, and get through to the other side.  So I filled myself with self-help reading material.  Thank goodness!  The BEST thing I learned, and what I believe was the crucial piece that moved me forward in the healing process, was………………..  drumroll, plz……………….. Positive Affirmations!!

You are what you think.  And as Mike Dooley, from The Secret, always says,  “Thoughts become things… so choose the good ones.”  That’s why I chose at the very beginning to call my articles “Shakti’s  Mind Medicine… everything I write about pertains to the way we think.  It’s Oh-So crucial!!!!!  I cannot stress it enough!!!  And trust me, I’m STILL learning, day by day, because I forget sometimes too.

The affirmations I used back then were along the lines of:

“I love myself.  I trust myself.  I will be myself.”

“I am restoring my inner radiance so I may light the way for others.”

“I am a child of God.  I am worthy of ALL GOOD.”          etc.

Nowadays, as the “new, bipolar-free me”… I say things like:

“At my core is a deep well of calm.”

“I am in the center of my power.  No attachments.  No resistance.  No urgency.  No agenda.  No fear.  No expectations.”

“Whatever I need to know is revealed to me, and Everything I need comes to me in Divine, right order.”

Whooooowee!  I knew this was gonna be a long one!  If you’re still here with me…. thank you   🙂   The last thing I want to add, because trust me, I could go ON and ON and ON…….  is something I learned just recently.  Looking back at my life, I realize my real problem was always just this:  I have always had this nagging sense of dissatisfaction.  About life.  About everything!  As if there was always “something missing”….. if I could JUST find that One Missing Piece….!!!!   And guess what??  I have finally learned that life is not about GETTING.  If you’re not focused on getting, you’re not missing anything!!!   So.  What do we focus on?  GIVING.  And what is the number one, most important thing we can GIVE?

LOVE

& I love you all very much.   🙂

Thanks for “listening”.

Till next time….

Shakti

***Medical disclaimer:   This article is, of course, only my thoughts & opinions, and never intended to be medical advice.  I do not advocate quitting mood-stabilizing meds, or meds of any kind, without the help & advice of a professional.  I DO, however, want you to know you CAN live a med-free life!!!  Trust in yourself, trust in the Source of ALL, your own Higher Power.  And know that I am always here if you want more information or have any questions.  bahasherri@yahoo.com

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The Animals They Speak to Us!

This beauty visited us in Eureka Springs, AR

Animal Totems

     Today I’d like to talk to you about animal totem messages.   Did you know the animal kingdom is ripe & ready & willing to speak to us??  We need only pay attention.  Listen.  Open up to their interactions.

The FIRST thing you need to know about animal totems is that in order to receive messages from our animal friends, one must be OUT IN THE WORLD where animals are!!!  This is a call to return to nature.  We have been so fascinated with technology these past few decades, that we have lost touch with the natural world.  Animals are out there!  So get on outdoors and join ’em!

I want to share with you the four general types of animal totems.  (An animal totem is an occurrence of a creature of the natural world showing up in a special way in your life path to give you a message of some sort or other.)

  • Life Totem
  • Journey Totem
  • Message Totem
  • Shadow Totem

I shall describe each totem & give you examples from my own journey.

The Life Totem is the animal that could be called your “power animal”.  Let me tell you how I discovered my power animal… I have been obsessed with dolphins my whole life!!  Hee hee!  But truthfully, I have always loved them so.  They  make me think of true freedom, the one thing I value most in this life.  And actually one time I did a meditation included in the book, Healing Ancient Wounds, by author John Barnes.  It was specifically designed to aid the reader in  determining their power animal.  It was a beautiful meditation, and was not much of a surprise to find my power animal to be the dolphin.  HIGHLY recommend that book!

The Journey Totem shows up for a period of time in your life to help you through a journey of some sort (hence the name).  The prime example in my life was the great blue heron.  For about two straight years, and those being quite recent, this magnificent bird was showing itself in the most incredible, unbelievable ways to me.  Even my kids and boyfriend couldn’t believe where and when this Journey Totem of mine was appearing!  The message to me was loud and clear:   patience!  I heeded the lesson well, and am ever so thankful to my spirit brother, the great blue heron.

A Message Totem is, again quite obvious, an animal that has a specific (usually one-time) message for you.  They make an extraordinary or unusual appearance in your path that lets you know…”Hey!  That was crazy!  There was something special about that animal appearing to me.”  I have had so many amazing Message Totem appearances I wouldn’t even know where to begin.  But a recent one that stands out is when I was in the depths of despair (can’t even remember why now, ha!) and was feeling extremely low about myself and about life in general.  I was entertaining some pretty dark thoughts…. when an extraordinary thing happened.  I was sitting by a creek, and a young doe appeared behind me and to the right …quite close!!  Closer than a creature of that kind would ever knowingly come to a human in the wild.  When I looked up the message of the deer, it (of course) made perfect sense to me:   be kind and gentle with yourself.   VERY apropos…..!

The Shadow Totem is one that makes us uncomfortable.  It is an animal that appears to us with a message that usually pertains to a hard lesson in life.  I believe my journey totem, the great blue heron, was also at times my shadow totem.  I was really struggling with patience for a very long time.  It was a very difficult thing to learn to just trust and let go and be patient, but a lesson I am sooooo thankful to have overcome–finally!

So if you believe an animal is trying to tell you something… more than likely it is!!!  This is all I do when I feel I am getting a message from the animal kingdom:  I GOOGLE it!!!!  Hee heee!  Say a bat flies right by my head one evening… (this happened to me, though in broad daylight!!), so then I went home & googled “bat animal totem message”, and found out this exquisite creature was reminding me that I was entering a time of rebirth.  Again, spot-on!

I hope you enjoy your journey alongside the animal kingdom!  Mama Gaia’s creatures are so special and so in tune… they have GREAT GREAT wisdom to share with us… all we need do is listen.

Bright Blessings!!!

Shakti

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The Permeable Person

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The Permeable Person 

In honor of my tai chi instructor, Bill Douglas, co-founder of the World Tai Chi / Qi Gong Day

(which was this past weekend on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum), today I want to talk about how to be a PERMEABLE PERSON.

Bill has been teaching tai chi & qi gong programs for a many years as stress & health management techniques.

He always prefaces his sessions with a lesson in PHYSICS.  It is very important to learn what we are really made of.  We are not solid objects– we humans– as one would believe.  In fact, the chair you are sitting in  also IS NOT a solid object, contrary to our perceptions.  Everything is made of energy & energy fields’ & atomic particles.  In fact, we are FAR more energy field than atomic particle.  Research says that if you could somehow get rid of all the empty space (energy field) that humans are made of, & “smoosh all the atomic particles together from the WHOLE human race, we’d only all add up to one grain of rice,” Bill teaches.

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Bill says, “Doesn’t that make you feel lighter?  As if the wind could blow right through you…. We are not solid, impenetrable mass.  We are open & permeable.  Chi (Qi), or life energy, can flow through US just as easily as it can flow through the air around us.  The only limits are our thoughts.”

 This leads me to my Mind Medicine of the day.  When people “come at you” with their insults or irritating ways, or whatever it may be, & usually “get your goat”… get a rise out of you…  this happens because you have walls within your energy body that you have built up over a lifetime of hurts.  It is RESISTANCE within us that allows these things to affect us negatively.

Instead, try to be permeable… completely penetrable.  NO WALLS.  Allow things “coming at you” to PASS RIGHT ON THROUGH!!!  Sort of like water off a duck’s feathers.  But even deeper than that.

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, teaches as one of the agreements:  Don’t take anything personally.  !!  This is the heart of being a permeable person.  Always know that whatever is being directed AT you, is not ABOUT you.  It is almost always about the person it is originating from.  ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS!  It will save your relationships!  It has made ALL the difference in mine.   🙂

So, work every day at becoming a Permeable Person, & see the transformation in your life!  You will become peaceful & calm, & see the world in a whole different light.

Breathe on, my friends!!

Love & Light always,

Shakti

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ALOHA!!

Aloha, beautiful people!!

Today’s topic:   Ho’ oponopono

What’s that, you ask?

It is the ancient Hawaiian healing technique of reconciliation & forgiveness.  It’s a beautiful exercise & one I have practiced on occasion.  It seems kinda weird at first, but once you get into it, it turns into this beautiful meditation.

This method of healing has been practiced by the Kahunas (healers) of Hawaii for many many years.  It is a very simple exercise of repeating the four phrases:    I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, over & over.

Now, I would like to suggest tweaking it a bit.  I have learned from other great teachers that the 2 most powerful words in human language are I AM.  And because of this I believe we should be careful what we put after the words I AM.  It is a statement of fact to the Universe & should be taken very seriously.  For example, if you are always saying, “I am sick & tired…” of whatever… guess what?  You are telling the Universe you are sick & tired, and it will be so.

For this practice of Ho’ oponopono, may I suggest either leaving out the phrase “I’m sorry”– because “sorry” is suggestive of grief or suffering.  Within the definition of the word sorry are the words regret, pity, wretched, useless, pitiful etc.  See what I’m saying?  We don’t want to lay claim to such things!!  Or perhaps we can substitute that particular phrase with “I apologize”.

Now, let’s take a look at the meaning of Ho’ oponopono.  The word is translated as “to make right“.  The practice became popular in modern times through the author, Dr. Joe Vitale.  He writes about this practice in several of his books, such as The Secret Behind the SecretZero Limits, and The Abundance Paradigm.

What the “mantra” does is clear & cleanse & heal the part of yourself that creates challenges in your life, whether they be a certain person, a situation, or an event, etc.  We must all realize we are 100% responsible for all that is in our lives.  We create it on a conscious level through our thinking.  And even on a subconscious level through programming we have been receiving our entire lives.

So basically you are speaking to your connection to your Higher Power.  These phrases are like saying, “Please forgive me because I have been UNAWARE.   Please forgive me because I did not consciously know what subconscious programming was inside of me,” according to Joe Vitale.  You are cleaning & clearing all unconscious programming you’ve been accumulating throughout your life.

The phrase, Thank you takes you to a place of gratitude, & all KINDS of good things come to us when we are in a state of gratitude!  And of course, the phrase, I love you never hurt ANYBODY!!  ALL GOOD!

So give it a try.  Find a quiet place & some time where you won’t be interrupted.  Relax with a few deep breaths.  And then begin to repeat the three or four phrases for a few minutes.  Just see how it makes you feel.  You might feel more peaceful… you may feel “lighter”.   I love it!

I hope you enjoy Ho’ oponopono.  And come back & see me soon!

With much Light & Love,

Shakti

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Hello, beautiful friends!

Today’s topic is THIS PRESENT MOMENT, Right Here Right Now….

I know you’ve heard the phrase, “Stop & smell the roses.”

Well, let’s take that about 5 leaps further!  There’s the story about The Buddha’s “silent sermon”.  He sat still & silent for a long while, staring at a flower.  That’s it.

Finally, one of the monks in attendance broke out into a smile.  He is said to be the only one who understood the sermon.  That smile, that realization, is said to be the origin of ZEN.   🙂

Now that is a prime example of living in THIS present moment.

Why is this so important?  Appreciating THIS moment, & all that it has to offer–instead of living in the past or being focused on the future–brings meaning & pleasure into life, & shuts out fear & anxiety.  And who couldn’t use a lot less fear & anxiety in their life??

The past is past.  No sense in living in guilt or regret over something you cannot change!

The future will worry about itself.  Your worrying or fretting about something that isn’t even HERE yet, will not help ANYone!

The only POWER is in the present moment.

One way to live in the NOW is to get in the habit of really noticing the world around you.  Stopping to smell the flowers, taking a moment when walking from the car to the office to appreciate the cloud-scape in the sky, or the landscaping… etc.

You can practice conscious breathing exercises I have taught about in previous blogs, or conscious eating.  Conscious eating is the art of really being PRESENT when you are dining.  Bringing your full attention & awareness to the meal & appreciating every morsel.  Really tasting your food & enjoying the pleasure it brings to your palate.

Another great exercise for present moment living is the Body Awareness exercise taught by Eckhart Tolle in his book,     A New Earth.

Just simply sitting there quietly for bit, & “tuning in” to your body, feeling the life energy that is alive & flowing throughout your body.  Almost like a tingling sensation you can actually feel if you practice & learn to pick up on it.

This particular body awareness exercise actually strengthens our immune systems & aids in self healing!  All of these types of practices help anchor us in the present moment...

the only place to be!!!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Mind Medicine.

I look forward to next time!!  All my love always,

Shakti

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Body Wisdom

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Hello, beautiful people!!

Today I want to talk about body / mind communication.  Psychosomatic health & wellness.

What is “psychosomatic”?  Psyche- pertaining to the mind.  Somatic- pertaining to the body (as separate from the mind.)  Put the 2 together, and we have a beautiful & simple way the body communicates to us what may be “off” in our lives, in our mindset.

The Ancient Greeks believed that anytime they experienced illness or injury, it was the gods sending them a message.  They had the right idea.  Whenever we experience a health concern (& this especially applies to chronic conditions), it really is the body’s way of alerting us that we need to alter something in our lives.  We just need to tune in & listen to our bodies.

Let me give you some examples:

  • Skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, can point out that you need to “get comfortable in your own skin”.  Be content & happy with WHO YOU ARE!
  • Chronic pain in the knees or feet tell us we are afraid to move forward, or to step out in a certain direction in our life path.
  • Problems in our shoulders & back indicate we are carrying too much of the “weight of the world”.  We need to lighten our load.

Get the point here?  Most of our body’s communications are pretty obvious.  There is an EXCELLENT resource for this kind of information.  Louise Hay wrote a book called, You Can Heal Your Life.  In this most awesome resource she includes an index of symptoms & conditions, & what is most likely behind them. She also includes a “prescription” mantra to help “fix”, or move out of that chronic health problem.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RESOURCE!

The bottom line is, our bodies contain all the information & knowledge & wisdom we need to correct our health challenges.  We must learn to tune in & listen.  When you understand what a certain illness or disorder is communicating to you, then it’s time to sort of “sit back” & take an inventory of your life & all its wonderful aspects, & maybe re-align or re-adjust something.

Very helpful information indeed!

If you visit my website @ http://www.guidetoascension.com, you can find on Pg 1 my email address.  Feel free to send me a comment or question any time!  I’m here for YOU.  And on Pg 2 you will find a link to Louise Hay’s book.   🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a most bright & blessed day.  Yours,

Shakti

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Vitamin O ?!?

Greetings & HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Today I want to share something with you you’ve probably never heard of…VITAMIN O!  Ok, there’s no such thing, scientifically / biologically.  But MENTALLY?  Yes indeed!  I am borrowing this from the author, Marc David.  He wrote Mind/Body Nutrition, a verrrrrry good book.

So what is “vitamin O”, & why is it super important???

“Vitamin” O is OXYGEN!!

It is all around us, in plentiful supply.  It’s free… we need it to survive… but GUESS WHAT?  We don’t take in enough of it!  At any given time.

Human beings are notorious for our shallow breathing.  Why?  Because life is so busy, so harried & hurried.  We nearly live in a state of constant stress, to some degree or another.  We only use a FRACTION of our lungs’ vital capacity when we breathe.

I’m encouraging everyone who reads this to begin to practice more CONSCIOUS BREATHING.

What do I mean by that?

Conscious breathing is paying attention to your breath.  Forcing yourself to breathe more fully, more slowly.  In fact, I recommend taking a moment at least a couple times a day to do a Conscious Breathing Exercise.  Sit back & relax for a few moments (but with a straight back, allowing plenty of room for lung expansion), taking 4 counts to COMPLETELY fill your lungs– to the “tippy top”!  Then the challenging part is the exhalation.  Do this to a count of 10 to 12.  It’s really hard at first.  But the whole point is to squeeze every last “drop” of air from your lungs!  After doing this process about 4 times, YOU WILL FEEL AMAZING!!  It clears your brain, revitalizes all your organs & body systems, & re-energizes your whole body!

Vitamin O is also very important in the body’s metabolizing process at meal time.  Did you know that if you breathe deeply throughout & after a meal, & eat more slowly (& consciously), your body metabolizes food to a MUCH greater degree??  It really does, & I will share more about Vitamin O & how it can help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted in a later post.  (This is the cliff-hanger…)   😉

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!

Love & Light,

Shakti

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