A common assumption today is that if you're not happy, then you should be able to push a button or take a pill to fix yourself. However, you're not a machine. Plus, there's no use trying to solve a problem doesn't really exist in the first place. The truth is that none of us is really “broken” and we don’t need to be “fixed”. It’s not a useful metaphor. You were born perfect. What may have occurred along the way are experiences you have had, decisions you have made and beliefs you have developed that have installed programming that does not serve you. The goal then is to reframe that programming. Delete it if you will and install a more powerful...
Many wisdom traditions worldwide have distinctive perspectives on spirituality. In the beginning, you can view spirituality as anything transcendent or sacred that you can connect to in order to enhance your personal well-being. However, if you choose to go deeper, you will find it is much more than that.
We have many different kinds of dreams. Some of them are worth paying attention to, and some of them can just be our brain processing things and cleaning itself out. For example, if the dreams you remember from last night are basically a crazy rehashing of what happened to you yesterday -- and it feels like nonsense -- then it probably is just your brain "venting" about your day. However, if you have a dream that gives you very strong emotional reactions or a dream in which someone gives you a warning about something, then those kinds of dreams are definitely worth writing down in a dream journal so that you can reflect on them later.
It's late at night, and nagging questions like "What am I doing with my life anyway?" are keeping you up again. Tarot's greatest strength is to enhance our perspectives so that we can choose to create the realities that we're really seeking. Use it for self-discovery, and it will continue to surprise you with rich insights!
A crystal grid is an excellent way to amplify good energy around any intention or goal. If you’re already working all the angles of a situation – why not bring in the subtle superpowers of the universe? When you start focusing your mind and your energy, the universe will respond and start changing situations around you, making it easier for you to see opportunities and get what you really want.
The point of your personal altar is to create a special little "you place." It's a space that helps you focus on your dreams and what you want to create for your life, a place just for you that has nothing to do with pleasing anyone else except yourself. Here you can contemplate, question what you want next and just let go of all unnecessary tensions and burdens you have to carry every day when you're out working from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Everyone carries their own kind of energy with them wherever they go. The longer someone stays in a place -- and especially when they're riding a literal roller coaster of emotions -- then the more that space starts to subtly absorb their energy. Energetic space clearing is the way to purify a place so that you can essentially start feeling happy about being there again. You finally get to break free of the stagnant energy patterns hanging about in your space that slows you down.
Your body can easily absorb essential oils through diffusers used in aromatherapy or through direct contact with your skin. Essential oils pack the "punch" of hundreds of medicinal plants from one harvest into just one tiny bottle. It preserves the original energy of the plant so well that you can use one bottle of oil for months or even years without refrigeration as long as you keep it in a cool, dark cabinet.
Essential oils and aromatherapy are gaining momentum as they support patient recovery in hospitals and in other health care programs. Most popular in Europe, geriatric and oncology departments love essential oils and diffuse them or administer them in other treatments upon request.
"EFT" is short for the Emotional Freedom Technique, and it works by literally "tapping into" the power of your body's energy meridians. Yes, it is similar to acupressure massage. Since the meridians are like your body's subtle nervous system, changing the flow of energy on any of these pathways helps you correct imbalances, relieve pain, release tension and toxins in your vital organs and so much more.
The positive, universal energy accessed in Reiki practice is the underlying life force that makes it all work. This energy is free, inexhaustible and accessible to anyone who attunes themselves to it with the help of an experienced teacher to guide them. The more that you relax and open yourself up to it; the more you can feel Reiki running like a current through the fabric of the universe.
In practice, Reiki has many similarities to Chi Kung, pranic healing and other forms of massage that incorporate energy work like cranial-sacral massage or Polarity therapy. Reiki's advantage is that it's easier with less technique involved. The Reiki practitioner simply places their hands gently on the body or over the body which allows the healing energy to flow through their hands and to the client. It's a deeply relaxing experience for people. While some massage therapists may add Reiki into their session, Reiki itself isn't a massage technique.
Practicing mindfulness takes us off autopilot. It allows us to stop at any moment to reflect on what we're thinking and see how that makes us feel. If we are aware of our thoughts in a moment, we can decide to do something different or change our thoughts to something better for yourself and those around us. This is the key to how it works so powerfully. Mindfulness lays the foundation for choosing better thoughts and feeling more at peace in the moment.
Affirmations work because its an effective way to reprogram your subconscious and it is a declaration of your intention to the Universe. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this practice; affirmations are a powerful way to change yourself or a situation in your life.
These days, the term "earthing" refers to sitting, standing or walking barefoot outside so that you have direct contact with grass, sand and the bare ground. The whole point of earthing is to physically connect yourself to the Earth's natural electrical field because you, my friend, are actually a battery. Your body has its own electrical field, storing and conducting electricity.
In the oldest traditional sense, meditation is a way to ventilate the mind. Instead of letting your mind drown in a relentless, runaway train of thoughts, you become the observer of your mind. You focus inward and start developing one-pointed concentration, which gives you much greater clarity and the opportunity to choose happiness no matter what situation you're in.