Meditation

Meditation

It is well known that the practice of meditation can lead to a better quality of life.   However, many people don’t practice it due to the misconception that meditation takes years of study and practice, and that the goal is to empty the mind of thoughts, which can be extremely challenging for most of us.

Truth is, there is an easier way to meditate that is just as effective. The trick is not to fight your thoughts or trying to expel them completely from your mind, but to let them come and go, without judgment or criticism, without labels and emotions, and without allowing them to stay or get a hold of your mind… just observe them as they pop into your mind and let them go as you re-focus your attention on your breathing.

Yes, it takes practice to quiet the mind in this fashion; however, it is very possible, it can be done relatively fast and it is certainly much easier than becoming a Tibetan monk! 😉

Personally, I can tell you that practicing meditation has been wonderful for me. Besides helping me be more relaxed and centered on a regular basis, I have become more aware of my actions and reactions to life events and circumstances. This has helped me be more accepting of ‘what is‘ which has brought more peace to my daily life.

It is for this reason that I consider the practice of meditation a crucial part of personal development. First, I’ll share with you some facts and the basic benefits of this practice. Next, I’ll disclose the biggest challenge that prevents most people from starting -and sticking to- a meditation practice.

I’ll also give you a couple of suggestions to help yourself overcome this challenge if you recognize it in yourself.

And finally, I’ll also reveal how to start practicing meditation with ease so you too can experience these benefits in your life. Ready?

Let’s start by describing the health benefits of meditation. In time and with frequent practice, you’ll eventually reach a state of peace that seems to linger throughout the day. As a result, your heart rate and breathing pattern slow down, which in turn gets the oxygen you breathe more evenly distributed throughout your body. In turn, your muscles don’t feel tight anymore, your blood pressure levels improve, the production of cortisol (stress hormone) in the adrenal gland diminishes, and your mind gets clearer allowing for creativity and other abilities to flourish. Moreover, your immune system response improves so you get sick less often as your digestion improves. Also, you get a more positive outlook on life in general which helps you keep a positive attitude throughout the day.  And, you get this all by just practicing 15 to 20 minutes per day!

As these changes take place, your body starts repairing itself. This reduces physical, mental and emotional stress which enhances your life experience as a whole. This reason alone supports the daily practice of meditation; it should be a part of your daily life; just as important as eating and sleeping.

With all these benefits… how come most people do not practice meditation? It is due to this ‘challenge’ I was referring to earlier. Can you guess what it is?

Most of us lead busy lives. We have jobs, families, friends, events, deadlines, appointments, responsibilities, and so much more. It can be difficult to leave aside our daily obligations, concerns and on-going inner chatter even if for a few moments, and that is the biggest challenge of them all because if you don’t consciously decide to set aside 15 to 20 minutes a day to practice meditation, there is no program, book or training that will help. However, once you commit to doing so, the rest is much simpler.

You must know that you don’t need a class or a teacher to learn meditation. You can learn this practice easily over a short period of time, by yourself, in your spare time. All you need is an effective and simple program, plus your commitment and a bit of practice. An important factor is to be patient with yourself. There is no rush because the end result will be worth it. Once you accept that it will take you some time and practice to master meditation, your mind relaxes and it becomes easier.

While there are a variety of meditation techniques, they are all based on the same principles. Here are the recommended guidelines to start this practice.

    • Get some quiet time
      It may look like a challenge, especially if you have a busy lifestyle and/or young children. A good way to start is by taking a look at your daily routine and look for a time span of 15 to 20 minutes that you can dedicate to yourself. Make it part of your daily routine and stick to it.
    • Choose a quiet place
      This may be another challenge if you live in a busy city. For some, the early morning hours may work. For others, night time is better after the kids are asleep and the TV is off. Find some quiet place where you can be by yourself and with no interruptions for a few minutes.
    • Learn to quiet your mind
      Easier said than done, but very doable. It becomes easier with time. Here is a trick that works: choose a small object –like a pendant- to focus on. Look at its shape, color, size, etc. Just focus on the object and let everything else go. Once you master this, it’ll be easier to close your eyes and relax your mind.Another method that works is to become the ‘observer of your thoughts.’ Just observe them and don’t get engaged in them. Do this every time you notice your thoughts creeping in. Do not fight them or become opinionated. Just watch the narrative going on in your mind as if you were watching a soap opera. Then, let go of the thoughts one by one as they appear.
    • Choose a comfortable position to meditate in
      The sitting position called lotus is a common posture to meditate in. You sit on the floor with your legs crossed and place the right foot on top of your left tight and your left foot on top of your right tight. This position may be uncomfortable for beginners, so just sitting up with your spine stable and straight will work. Lying down is not recommended as you may fall asleep.
    • Focus in the “NOW” moment
      Focus on the present moment and let everything go. This is not the time to think how to solve a problem with your obnoxious coworker, how to motivate the kids to do their chores, or how to best tackle your long to-do list for tomorrow. Give attention to this moment. Contemplate your “HERE.” This is your NOW. That is the only thing that IS. The rest is either in the past or in the future. Concentrate in your present -NOW.

As you practice meditation you will start experiencing wonderful results in your life. I suggest you include it in your daily routine as an integral part of your personal development plan.

Your energy levels and your ability to focus will soar. Your overall well-being will improve. Don’t despair if at first you don’t see any major changes. The important thing is to keep at it.

You will know you are making progress when you allow yourself to simply be, when you notice you are not judging your every thought and your mind quiets down instead of jumping from one thought to another. You will notice you are being aware of the present moment as you feel at peace throughout your day.

Your thoughts and emotions take a back seat.
There is a sense of inner freedom and peace, as you
 are just living this moment NOW…

The following video shows you the basic meditation posture and technique
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Namaste!

 

 

Reiki

Reiki

The Power to Heal is in Your Hands!

Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art based on ancient wisdom. From health to spiritual and financial abundance, Reiki can be used to create abundance in every aspect of life.

The word itself derives from two elements. ‘Rae’, which means Universal, and ‘Ki’ that refers to Life Force Energy, or that which gives us life.

Thus, we can refer to Rei-ki as The Universal Life Force Energy or the vital energy that we are connected to through breath.

Every time we breathe, we bring into ourselves this Universal Life Energy. It is also said that, Rae is the Universal Spirit (also called God or The Source) and Ki is manifestation of that spirit in all living creatures; however, it is important to mention that this healing art has no religious affiliation of any kind.

When we work with Reiki, we are working with the Spiritual Force or the energy that we all share, energy that lies within us and is available to us all.  As we work with Reiki our intention to balance the chakras or sacred energy centers from which all of our functions, integration and enlightenment spring from.

When the chakras are in balance we enjoy physical, emotional, and spiritual health. There are seven main chakras: crown, brow/third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and base/root.

Each chakra represents one energy center that corresponds to nerve endings and ganglia that branch out from the spine. Furthermore, each center is associated with stages of development, archetypes, colors and sounds, physiological functions, mental awareness and states of consciousness, as well as other aspects of being.

Basic Characteristics of Every Chakra

Chakra Sanskrit Name Color Location Area of Influence
Muladhara Red Coccyx – Base of Spine Survival, Security, Responsibility
Svadisthana Orange Below the Navel – Lower Abdomen Feelings, Connectedness, Sexuality
Manipura Yellow Above the Navel – Stomach Power, Self-Confidence, Ego
Anahata Green Chest Relationships, Love, Acceptance
Visuddha Blue Throat Expression, Loyalty, Organization
Anja Indigo Between the eyes Intuition, Insight, Third eye
Sahasrara Violet Crown – Top of head Knowingness, Connection to Source

Reiki works in a comprehensive manner. It offers to empower and balance your chakra energy system as a whole to bring your body, mind, emotions, and spirit into harmony. We work with this energy in a non-judgmental, non-invasive, kind, and compassionate way by positioning our hands in specific places on or above the body (with or without touch) and with a focused intention to heal or make things better.

This healing therapy does NOT rely on physical manipulation like massage therapy, physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. It doesn’t need drugs, medication or herbs for it to work either. Furthermore, there is no need for a diagnosis and unlike Allopathic Medicine, Reiki has not different treatments for specific ailments or diseases.

As you study this healing art, you will come across many different modalities. Last I heard there were over 40. This can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you are just starting to get familiar with this healing art. Therefore, I suggest you stick to Usui Reiki as this is the one from which all those other modalities or practices have derived from.

The main focus of Reiki is on healing the energy patterns that may be disrupted or blocked. These blocks have caused the clogging -or closing- of our chakras which in turn have brought about unwanted signs and symptoms that are creating discomfort and disease. Our energy flow can get obstructed as a result of a variety of energy-snatching causes like negative experiences, worries, feelings, emotions, day to day stress, malnutrition, and even germs and pollution.

Thus, manipulating our energy will help us reestablish the balance in the energy flow within so we can live in harmony within our inner world and with our outer world.

Reiki therapy is totally harmless and has a wide range of uses. As mentioned above, there is no specific methodology for a muscle pain or a headache. And there is no special treatment for depression or anxiety either. The same form of Reiki can be used to heal any ailment and complaint because it focuses in healing the spirit as a whole and realigning the energy flow at its core.

This treatment helps reduce stress and apprehension; it lessens pain, relaxes, brings calmness to counteract the effects of a busy lifestyle, and creates a deep sense of peace, relaxation, and well being.

This healing art can be used on all living creatures -humans, animals and plants- as well as to “cure” disruptions in the energy field of the surrounding environment and even to clear the energy around your business. Yes, as amazing as this may sound, Reiki has also been used to create financial abundance. It aids in the removal of blocks that may be clogging up energy paths which prevent us from moving forward in business.

Another fascinating aspect of Reiki is that physical distance is irrelevantDistance healing can be performed to help those that are far away, and even to send peace to certain parts of the Globe.

The results of distant healing are not well understood, but it is believed that we share this life force through an invisible net that links us all; so when we are working with this powerful energy, we are directing the healing force through the net –so to speak- to a specific target and with a particular intention.

And for those of us who are more inclined to scientific data and research, did you know that Reiki has electrical and magnetic qualities that can be measured? This document by Bernadette Doran, BS, RMT, Director of Equilibrium Energy & Education, a wellness center in Chicago, will walk you through to the science behind Reiki and the irrefutable proof of magneto-biology which makes Reiki work. You are going to be fascinated by “The Science Behind Reiki“… a free download that will open your eyes to the possibilities!

To bring this all up to a simple definition, this healing art is a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free healing therapy that nurtures a sense of balance and harmony with the intention to heal the individual as a whole… the all encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. Isn’t it awesome?

The power to heal ourselves and others lies in our hands… Literally!

Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever to learn this healing art and become a Reiki Master… I invite you to visit my personal Reiki blog where you’ll have the opportunity to learn in-depth information about Reiki and to take a FREE 7 Part Introduction to Reiki Audio Course – the same course that initiated me into this magnificent Healing Art.

May the Force Be with You!

I invite you to relax watching this short video… enjoy the soft music, learn the many ways in which Reiki can heal you, and discover the Reiki Principles for a Blissful Life! Take a couple of minutes to unwind and feel the Reiki flowing through you! Enjoy!

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Affirmations

Affirmations

It is a fact. Positive affirmations work. When you learn to use them properly, they can help you manifest your most cherished desires to create permanent change in your life.

An affirmation is a solid declaration that something is true. This doesn’t mean it is actually true, but it is true for you as you are the one saying it. For example, if that little girl believes that she can open that heavy portal, she most certainly will! Keep this in mind while you read this webpage.

Your subconscious mind is at work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is aware at all times. Every time you think, do or talk, you are affirming something without even realizing it. All of your inner chatter is based on affirmations too.

Therefore, your flow of thoughts and words is creating your reality as you get to experience it, on a moment by moment basis. This is not only extremely powerful, but it can be both, exciting and dangerous as well. Here’s why…

Unfortunately for an untrained mind, thoughts lean toward the negative side about 90% of the time. Thinking in this manner creates negative emotions and this feeds negative output… no wonder life can seem like an endless struggle for so many people!

And it gets more interesting… Affirmations and beliefs are intimately connected. Our beliefs are based on statements we’ve heard or what we’ve observed while growing up which -through repetition- have become engraved in our subconscious mind and have given form to our present thought patterns. For instance, take a look at the baby boomer generation. Most of them had the desire and motivation to succeed through hard work. They’ve been self-confident, self-reliant, independent and entrepreneurial in spirit. They did not shy away from challenges; actually, they approached them eagerly. This behavior is based on beliefs that came from having grown up in a time of change, expansion, and middle-class affluence where the principle of hard, honest work was a reason of pride. These values were ingrained in their subconscious minds.  Look around…. do you know anyone that fits these parameters? Most likely they were born between 1946 and 1964.

As you’ve seen, not all beliefs are negative in nature or wrong. Some of these beliefs have contributed to our growth and development as human beings in a positive way. As such, certain beliefs give shape to our values and help us determine the difference between good and bad behaviors. For instance, most of us have been taught that stealing is wrong. This is a belief, as we were not born knowing this. This is by general consensus, a good behavior. However, other beliefs may be hindering our progress and growth. These are the ones we must change into beliefs that can help us improve the quality of our lives. One way to do this is… you guessed it, with affirmations.

With all of this in mind, we can presume that most of our daily declarations are based on old programming. If this is so, it may be a good time to examine our beliefs, get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and adopt new beliefs based on our newly acquired paradigms.

One way to do this is by using short positive sentences to help us reprogram our mind and create change. We can target certain beliefs that have been holding us back with specific statements. These assertions have the power to modify thought patterns, beliefs and outcomes.

It is important to focus consciously on stating positive phrases and nurturing positive thoughts. The more determined you are to see changes in a particular area of your life, the faster you’ll see affirmations working for you.

Your subconscious mind takes everything at face value. It cannot tell the difference between true and false, right or wrong, yes or no. This can help you reprogram your mind; however, old beliefs have deep roots so the stronger the roots, the bigger the challenge.

This doesn’t mean it’s impossible to change old beliefs. You can yank out those roots but it will take perseverance, practice and perhaps a bit more time. Knowing this helps too, as you can be more patient with yourself through the process.

You’ll know your affirmations are working by focusing on your feelings. When you affirm something and you feel excited as if  ‘it‘ had already happened, you are resonating with your words, because they feel true to yourself.  This means that your subconscious is accepting the “new” truth and forming a new belief.

On the contrary, if you state something that makes you feel uneasy it means that your subconscious mind is resisting the change. If this happens you can either revise your statement, modify the words you are using, or keep on pressing with passion and conviction until you imprint the new idea in your subconscious mind.

A word of caution, though… Due to the fact that positive affirmations challenge your beliefs to reprogram your thought patterns, it may take some time to see results. This is why many people claim they don’t work. Being patient and persistent while believing in your heart that they will work, is imperative. As you do this repeatedly and with unwavering dedication, your dysfunctional beliefs will eventually be replaced with new positive beliefs. It’s just a matter of time. Do not give up! Only then will positive change come easily and naturally.

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Incredible, you say? Just take a look at how this works as well as the recent scientific evidence that support this powerful affirmation delivery technology!

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Keep these three sentences in mind at all times –and act on them-
as they have the power to better your life in amazing ways!

Your Affirmations Control Your Thoughts.

Your Thoughts Dictate Your Actions.

Your Actions Affect Your Results.

”There is undeniable energy in positive words and thoughts”
– use them to your advantage!

 

Vibrational Healing

Vibrational Healing

How to Raise Your Vibrations with Vibrational Sound Tools

One of the greatest discoveries of the modern days is that the Universe -and everything contained within- is energy. And as we learned in our science class, energy is not solid but made up of sub-microscopic particles in constant movement.

pianoVibrational Healing is one of the many interesting implications that rise from this fact. From inert objects to live creatures, every single thing in the Universe is vibrating …constantly. Unfortunately, our limited perception doesn’t allow us to see these vibrating particles with the naked eye due to their microscopic nature and the ultra fast rate at which they move. Thus, every object appears as solid when in fact, it is not. This is one of the greatest illusions of life.

From the macro-world to the micro-world, this simple fact has enormous implications on every aspect of existence as it contradicts universal laws that until quite recently were taken as solid truths.

Therefore, we are NOT independent individuals, but parts of a whole vibrational soup; we resonate with-in and with-out and as such, we affect our selves, our environment and each other as we go.

Just as the strings of a piano, if we were in sync with each other we would be able to perform a magnificent symphony. Think about it! In an ideal world, these vibrations would reverberate in unison complimenting each other for a well balanced and harmonious existence of all and for all.

For the purpose of this article, let’s focus on the micro-world, that which lies within each one of us and which applies to every system, organ and cell that forms every human body. After all, change starts within… always!

Perfect health is possible when we maintain an ideal rate of vibration. As such, it is safe to assume that -regardless of the aggressor- illness and disease develop from an alteration in vibration which disrupts the energy field and causes the imbalance.

Vibrational Healing is based on the belief that discord is present in the energy field long before it becomes a physiological problem. Thus, in order to restore health, vibrations must be brought to balance again; and in order to keep healthy, vibrations must be maintained high.

chakrasEastern Medicine therapies are based on the concept of chi balance.

Also, ancient Indian texts often refer to the human energy field as centers of power within. They explain how these energy centers correlate to the endocrine system and how this net of energy connections affects the physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual states of being.

Interesting Facts that Support Vibrational Healing

  • Dr. Otto Warburg, cancer researcher and 1931 Nobel Prize winner, discovered that human cells have an electrical voltage.
  • In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio determined that the average frequency of the human body during the daytime is between 62 and 68 MHz. A healthy body frequency is 62-72 MHz. Megahertz (MHz) is the equivalent to one million oscillations per second. When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised.
  • Bjorn Nordenstrom, a Swedish radiologist and author of “Biologically Closed Circuits” discovered that a cancer tumor could be dissolved by running a milliamp D.C. current through an electrode placed within the malignant tumor.
“If parts of the body become imbalanced, they may be healed
through projecting the proper and correct frequencies back into the body.”
~ Jonathan Goldman, author
“Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics”
  • Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of “The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life” says that the human body has an electrical frequency and that this frequency is intimately related to the state of a person’s health.
  • Royal Raymond Rife, M.D., developed a frequency generator to pass frequencies through an affected or diseased area in the body. He discovered that some frequencies can destroy disease, and others can prevent disease altogether!
  • Although still controversial, the human field energy may also be seen. Seymon Kirlian, a Russian amateur inventor and electrician, created a photographic process to see the human energy field or aura.

This sample of evidence supports the more recent Quantum Physics research: We are beings of energy.

Just as we have a system of arteries and veins throughout the body to collect and deliver nutrients in the blood from one part of the body to another, we also have energy paths that distribute energy throughout.

These are called meridians, and have become more known recently thanks to mainstream talk about reflexology, chakras, acupuncture and EFT.

When this flow of energy is moving uninterrupted and free of blocks, we are in a stable state of good health but, when blocks are present, energy accumulates in one area and creates lack in another. This causes a weak flow that derives in illness or dis-ease. Worse yet, much like a garden hose, if the blockage is severe and not corrected, the biological hose may rupture causing major problems.

Therefore, low energy levels translate into poor health, but keeping vibration in sync may be a challenge for those with rushed lifestyles as they face stress and other external aggressors constantly. No wonder society in general is sicker than ever, despite the numerous medical advancements!

Vibrational Healing can help restore the proper energy flow for optimal health and performance; and one of the great advantages of Vibrational Healing is that it seems to have no negative side effects. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s go a step further and connect a few more dots.

at_the_edge1By now, you have most likely become aware of the obvious relationship between Vibrational Healing and manifesting our desires. After all, the law of attraction literature is always advising to raise one’s vibrations.

This is because good things have a high vibration, so when you resonate with that you are able to manifest and attract what you want, health included! But the question remains… what exactly are you to do to raise your vibrational state?

There are many ways in which you can raise your vibrations.

Visualizationaffirmations and meditation are all valid Vibrational Healing techniques that can aid in raising your vibes. However, it is my belief that a more comprehensive approach works best to increase vibrations on a regular basis.

hands-on approach to Vibrational Healing should include movement and sound therapy. Here are a couple of suggestions…

Ancient practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung are a great starting point. These guide you through a series of movements that facilitate and open up the flow of energy through the meridian points, providing vibratory balance to your system as a whole.

These practices offer additional benefits, such as strength and flexibility, improvement of breathing, oxygenation and blood flow, stress reduction, centeredness facilitation, connecting of mind and body to create serenity, and awakening one’s potential, to name a few.

A lesser known practice to increase one’s vibes takes place by engaging the sense of audition. This Vibrational Healing can be done with tuning forks.

These tools are used to change your inner tuning by creating the right resonance that aligns your body, mind and spirit. This is done by creating a vortex of sound that leads to a still point. From that moment of stillness, the body can re-tune itself using the fork sound vibration. It is the nervous system that initiates the re-tuning as it starts vibrating to the sound of the tuning forks.

Sounds like complicated science, I know, but fortunately it is easier than that and very, VERY powerful. You do not need to go to a special practitioner, nor do you need to have the trained ears of a musician for tuning musical instruments.

And now you can learn to listen to your own nervous system which is the mirror of your own internal resonance. From there, you will easily go to align your vibrations by using the tuning forks. For more information, please click on the banner below…


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Give Vibrational Healing a try! The benefits are many!

Your mind and physical body will thank you…