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Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself By Micaela Marini Higgs

Don’t confuse loneliness with time by yourself.

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Being lonely hurts — it can even negatively impact your health. But the mere act of being alone with oneself doesn’t have to be bad, and experts say it can even benefit your social relationships, improve your creativity and confidence, and help you regulate your emotions so that you can better deal with adverse situations.

“It’s not that solitude is always good, but it can be good” if you’re open to rejecting the idea — common in the west — that time by yourself is always a negative experience you’re being forced into, according to Thuy-vy Nguyen, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Durham University, who studies solitude.

“We have some evidence to show that valuing solitude doesn’t really hurt your social life, in fact, it might add to it,” she said, pointing out that because solitude helps us regulate our emotions, it can have a calming effect that prepares us to better engage with others.

Choosing to spend time doing things by yourself can

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6 Tips For Healthy Zen Living – Dr. Gayathri Raman

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You know the saying “prevention is better than cure”? Well, in this month’s blog, we will be discussing prevention from a whole new perspective: it’s called healthy zen living. It will take us to a level that is so deep, that healing can only be understood by experiencing the change.

As I took advantage of these beautiful spring days, I planted myself under the majesty of the beautiful “Great Oak”. When I gazed upwards, I noticed the ease with which the branches flowed to protect me against the fury of the sun’s rays. The leaves were so content in their simplicity that they happily danced to the occasional breeze that would sweep in. I wondered just how content and healthy they must be feeling. With a little love, light and hydration, they live a life free from disease and suffering. It was then I began to question, since we are all made up of the same divine cells, shouldn’t we be able to live a healthy disease free life also?

Yes!! While we can’t prevent 100% of ailments, we can do everything in our understanding to TRY and prevent 100% of the diseases that quite possibly could come our way. I took a step back and began to reflect on my own journey. A journey that has taken me from illness to healing. From confusion to clarity. From

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Embracing the Power of Mantras & How to Use Them | Zenned Out By Eryn Johnson

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Mantras can be any thought, goal, idea, or vibration that speaks to you. But above all, they are sound. They connect you to the universe, because sound echoes everything in the universe.

This sound is incredibly powerful. Ancient texts have stated that the divine, or God, originally manifested as the sound of Aum.

THE POWER OF MANTRAS

Why are mantras so powerful?

They help you focus and calm the fluctuations of your mind, purify your chakras, heal your soul, change negative thought patterns, release stored tension, and dig deeper within yourself.

They are about becoming. Mantras help you become that which you wish to see. The more you repeat them, the more powerful they are.

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HOW TO USE MANTRAS

The great thing about mantras is how easy they are to use! Simply chant them out loud to harness the power of sound, or chant them silently in your mind. No props or tools required other than the breath and the mind.

Mantras are a beautiful way to set an intention at the beginning of your yoga practice, infusing it with more meaning. Closing your yoga practice with mantra is a powerful

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Tantra for beginners: 8 easy steps to learn tantra meditation

Tantra for beginners: learn tantra meditation

Tantra for beginners is exciting! It’s already a long time ago that we did our first tantra meditation, but I still remember it. Wow, from the critical mind to the depths of my heart. For the first time, I FELT my body, my energy, my heart, my love. I FELT intimate with everyone around me. It was mind-blowing. I hope it will be the same for you.

Tantra for beginners

So where to start? Well, first you need to know if you are really looking for tantra.

Step 1: why tantra?

When starting with tantra it is important that you know where you’re going. So there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself.

  • Are you sure you want tantra? Maybe mindfulness, yoga or biodanza (or Reiki, ayahuasca, shamanism) is better suited for you.
  • If tantra, what kind of tantra are you interested in? Red, White or Pink tantra?
  • Are you looking for an (exciting) workshop or do you want to (safe) practices at home?
  • Are you single and/or looking for couples meditation?
  • Do you see Tantra as fun or as spiritual/personal development?

Tantra for beginners: tantra themesStep 2: know the essence of Tantra

Tantra is growing in love and consciousness. So when you start with tantra you must be willing to face your conditioning and personal limitations for growth. In tantra themes, you can read about the six themes that are important in Tantra. The big difference with mindfulness is that tantra is very bodily oriented. Sensing/feeling/touching are key to Tantra. Tantra is also more Heartfulness then Mindfulness.

The big difference with yoga is the approach to meditation. Yoga is discipline, purifying body and mind. Feeling less, learning to live an almost ascetic life. Tantra is living from the heart. In the end Tantra is surrender, accepting life as it is and accepting all there is. Tantra is all for (conscious) indulgence. So power up…

Maybe you know Biodanza. It’s a beautiful form of dancing. It works with energy and movement. The difference with tantra is that tantra works also with (kundalini) energy and movement, but INSIDE you. So, yes in tantra we dance, but the real dance is inside. The focus is on the energy moving inside your body and between partners (energy circles).

Step 3: red, white or pink tantra?

There are many different types of tantra. White tantra looks like mindfulness, but then with the bodily/heart aspects as well. Red Tantra goes beyond that and involves sexual activity and lovemaking (also in the workshops). Red Tantra really breaks through the taboo on sex. So are you looking for sexually oriented tantra? Then search for red tantra, look for tantra sex (workshops). Read more via the link below.

White, red, pink, black tantra: the colors of tantra

Step 4: learn the Tantra basics

Tantra for beginners: tantra basicsFor Tantra everything is sacred. So whether you are at home or in a workshop, treat the place as if it’s a temple. Make it a temple. Treat yourself also as sacred. Shower, cleanse yourself, physically, emotionally. Make yourself beautiful, wear a longhi. See yourself, really see your partner, see all the beautiful people around you. Empower them.

Hugging is great. It fulfills the human need for body/skin contact and produces oxytocin, the happiness hormone. In tantra, we have another beautiful pose: to sit (naked) in Shiva/Shakti position. Every chakra is aligned, so energy can flow freely between meditation partners.

Learn about the tantra basics

Starters course a Taste of Tantra


Tantra for beginners


Step 5 start meditating

Let me first explain what we mean with meditation. It’s not that you have to sit still on a cushion for an hour. No meditation is everything that you do with awareness. So first thing maybe is… Relax, slow down for a minute, Then:

  1. Take a breather, have some time to breathe consciously. If you have a partner breath in sync.
  2. Awaken your senses. Listen to what can be heard, taste what you drink/eat with full awareness.
  3. Do the simple heart meditation.  It’s free! Just breath and focus on (the love in) your heart.
  4. Boost your energy! Dance, jump around, move your body. Especially your pelvis. Shake it!
  5. Do some eye-gazing. Look into the candle-light (or the eyes of your partner). Keep your eyes still.

Step 6 enjoy intimacy

Whether at home or in a workshop focussing on your heart will result in an intimate connection. You will feel more than oke with yourself. You will love the intimacy with your (rotating) meditation partner. Intimacy always proceeds to sexuality (at least that’s how we feel). Sex without love is nothing more then a workout, sex with love and awareness becomes lovemaking, sacred sex. So first and for all, enjoy intimacy. Overcome the tension and discomfort that you’re maybe having. Thoughts will come up, let them pass. Maybe emotions will arise, let them be. Tantra accepts everything, it’s oke. Enjoy intimacy, that’s your natural state of being.

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Save at home

For many people, going to a tantra workshop is one step too far. Well, no sweat, then you start at home. Plenty of possibilities. You find many (free) meditation practices here on this website. You could buy some tantra books, read and practice them. If you are interested you can also do an introductory course or tantric theme course. In those courses, there are many guided meditations and practices you are invited to do. See below for what’s available. There are e-Courses for singles and for couples.

e-Course Intimacy starts with you!

Step 7 grow in couples meditation

If you are single, without a partner, don’t worry. Growing into tantric meditation is endless. Boeddha became

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LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Lemongrass Is highly recommended for times when the emotions are embedded in misery and in need to overcome it.  It’s strong anti-depressant properties can always be relied upon to improve your mood.  This herb helps increase, clarify, and sweeten communication between people.  It’s antiseptic freshness makes it ideal for helping you to overcome illness.

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Lemongrass is ruled by Mercury and thus is helpful for developing magical skills.   It is commonly used to increase the power of amulets, to purify divination tools and spiritual preparations like baths. It can be added to water to cleanse a sacred space. It is a good anointing oil for meditation as it clears the mind, opens psychic channels and aids concentration.  Sprinkle Lemongrass Essential oil throughout the home, or use in aroma lamps scattered throughout the home, to repel any negativity from entering the home.

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Lemongrass is a cheerful, light hearted oil that serves as a reminder to keep things in perspective and not take them too seriously.  It can be used to get in touch with the inner child.  As a stimulating aphrodisiac it can be included in love potions and philtres.  It is said to have powers to encourage lust, protect one from infidelity and bring about honesty in a relationship.  Flavoring your food with it enhances romance and sexual pleasure.

Burn or carry a sachet of lemongrass when you are looking to remove or get through obstacles in your life.  Lemongrass is said to bring luck and ward off evil for those who are around it. With high spiritual vibrations and it’s cleansing properties, lemongrass has become an important

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Aura Cleansing – How to Cleanse Your Aura in Less Than 10-Minutes

Instant Aura Cleansing – Do This NOW!

Instant Aura Cleansing - A Powerful Technique to Cleanse and Uplift Your Aura Now!Are you carrying negativity and distortion in your aura? If you don’t regularly cleanse your aura… The answer to this question is likely yes… Even if you don’t realize it! The good news is that aura cleansing can be easy.

So today, I’m going to share with you a simple and yet, powerful practice to cleanse your aura and raise the vibration of your energetic being.

Without regularly cleansing your aura, you may likely be noticing some symptoms of needing a good cleanse. Feeling sluggish? Tired? A bit off… Or maybe you’re just not really feeling like yourself?

These are all signs you’ve taken on some harsh energy and that its time to cleanse your aura!

Aura Cleansing is a key skill to learn on the Spiritual Awakening path… Let’s look at exactly how to do it now.

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But first… What’s An Aura?

First a quick refresher… Your aura is, essentially the multilayered energy body that surrounds you in every moment.

Depending on your personal energetic structure that’s been created through the spiritual practices you do and through the level of your consciousness, how your aura is structured may differ a bit.

But one thing is certain. Everyone has an aura and as you go throughout your day to day life, your aura naturally takes on and absorbs energies from your surroundings.

Cleansing Detrimental Energies

Aura Cleansing Made Easy with this powerful and yet simple techniqueSo this is where aura cleansing comes in. It’s a method and process you can use to cleanse out any detrimental energies you may have taken on. Cleansing out the dense energy, thought patterns and lower vibrations of other people and places you may have taken on.

Cleansing your aura empowers you to shine with more of your authentic light, and authentic truth.

Raising Your Vibration!

Also, when your aura is cleansed so that it clearly and brightly shines around you, it has a way of raising your vibration. A clear bright aura empowers you to be able to reflect the highest divine qualities of your soul in the physical.

Your clear aura also acts as a protective mechanism. Because your aura is able to take in and store detrimental energies when it’s clear, it serves to protect you in this way.

How to Know if Your Aura Needs Cleansing?

But when the aura becomes very clouded or torn, (it can get ripped and all sorts of things) it becomes less effective in protection and can actually weigh you down.

It’s not really that your aura is weighing you down. It’s more that whatever energy the aura absorbs begins to weigh you down.

Either way, the simple remedy is of course, to cleanse your aura.

So that’s what we’re going to do now.

You Can do This On Your Own

I want you to know that you can do this process all by yourself. However, if you’re new to calling in energy, visualizing and flowing energy through your being, I do recommend that you invoke the assistance of your team of Guides, Angels and Ascended Masters of the highest Christ light.

However, as you step into more of your mastery and true sovereign divine nature, it’s not required to ask for any external help and you could do this all on your own, so both ways are fine.

But for now, to begin, let’s call in assistance.

Aura Cleansing Technique

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Do You Live with Anxiety? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope Written by Ally Hirschlag

Breathe: There are ways to calm your anxiety

Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or perhaps, instead, your palms get sweaty when you’re confronted with an overwhelming task or event.

That’s anxiety — our body’s natural response to stress.

If you haven’t recognized your triggers yet, here are a few common: your first day at a new job, meeting your partner’s family, or giving a presentation in front of a lot of people. Everyone has different triggers, and identifying them is one of the most important steps to coping and managing anxiety attacks.

Identifying your triggers can take some time and self-reflection. In the meantime, there are things you can do to try to help calm or quiet your anxiety from taking over.

 

5 quick ways to cope with anxiety

If your anxiety is sporadic and getting in the way of your focus or tasks, there are some quick, homeopathic remedies that could help you take control of the situation.

If your anxiety is focused around a situation, such as being worried about an upcoming event, you may notice the symptoms are short-lived and usually subside after the anticipated event takes place.

Question your thought pattern

Negative thoughts can take root in your mind and distort the severity of the situation. One way is to challenge your fears, ask if they’re true, and see where you can take back control.

Practice focused, deep breathing

Try breathing in for 4 counts and breathing out for 4 counts for 5 minutes total. By evening out your breath, you’ll slow your heart rate which should help calm you down.

The 4-7-8 technique is also known to help anxiety.

Use aromatherapy

Whether they’re in oil form, incense, or a candle, scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can be very soothing.

Aromatherapy is thought to help activate certain receptors in your brain, potentially easing anxiety.

Go for a walk or do 15 minutes of yoga

Sometimes, the best way to stop anxious thoughts is to walk away from the situation. Taking some time to focus on your body and not your mind may help relieve your anxiety.

Write down your thoughts

Writing down what’s making you anxious gets it out of your head and can make it less daunting.

These relaxation tricks are particularly helpful for those who experience anxiety sporadically. They may also work well with someone who has generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) when they’re in a bind too!

However, if you suspect you have GAD, quick coping methods shouldn’t be the only kind of treatment you employ. You’ll want to find long-term strategies to help lessen the severity of symptoms and even prevent them from happening.

6 long-term strategies for coping with anxiety

If anxiety is a regular part of your life, it’s important to find treatment strategies to help you keep it in check. It might be a combination of things, like talk therapy and meditation, or it might just be a matter of cutting out or resolving your anxiety trigger.

If you’re not sure where to start, it’s always helpful to discuss options with a mental health professional who might suggest something you hadn’t thought of before.

Identify and learn to manage your triggers

You can identify triggers on your own or with a therapist. Sometimes they can be obvious, like caffeine, drinking alcohol, or smoking. Other times they can be less obvious.

Long-term problems, such as financial or work-related situations, may take some time to figure out — is it a due date, a person, or the situation? This may take some extra support, through therapy or with friends.

When you do figure out your trigger, you should try to limit your exposure if you can. If you can’t limit it — like if it’s due to a stressful work environment that you can’t currently change — using other coping techniques may help.

Some general triggers:

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ANIMAL TOTEMS AND THEIR MEANINGS. BY CHEROKEE BILLIE

An Animal Totem is an important symbolic object used by a person to get in touch with specific qualities found within an animal which the person needs, connects with, or feels a deep affinity toward. 

You can have several animal guides through out your life. Sometimes an animal guide will come into your life for a short period of time, and then be replaced by another depending on the journey or direction you are headed toward. Your guide will instruct and protect you as you learn how to navigate through your spiritual and physical life.

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When you find an animal that speaks strongly to you or feel you must draw more deeply into your life, you might fill your environment with images of the animal to let the animal know its welcome in your space. Animal guides can help you get back to your Earthly roots, and reconnect with nature by reminding you that we are all interconnected.

In the American Indian culture animals have always been respected and the belief was that you could take on the aspects of your animal totem that is why Indians would use parts of the animal to wear on their body as they felt it gave them gifts from their animal.

Each of us is given spirit gifts (totems) at birth to help us discover our path on the “Good Red Road.” You can define your path and serve yourself and others while enjoying the trip, for the journey is more important than the destination. All members of creation – animals, plants and minerals – have unique characteristics, energies and lessons giving you direction. Your path consists of the gifts of those with whom you share the Earth combined with your choices and spiritual energies. We each have a special gift to share with others, sometimes multiple gifts.

Animals scarcely come to us because they have a lesson we need to learn a power they are willing to share with a friend.  They seek to give us a gift of understanding, universal love, energy, and knowledge.  In general, animals remind us that we are part of the earth; that each creature has a place; that each creature has a skill of it is own; that we have instincts given to us from Mother earth, wisdom born to us that we must awaken.  The Animal Totem that comes to you offers you power and wisdom if you will learn to communicate with it, with respect, trust, and understanding. Developing a relationship with your animal totem takes time, practice, and patience. Having an animal totem means that you have lessons to learn and a powerful spiritual friend.

From the time I can first remember I was attracted to Owl’s. Now I realize that Owl has been my personal medicine throughout my life. Everything that Owl symbolizes has been natural to me all of my life. Owl medicine is a feminine trait and is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection, and magic.

I offer personal and small group classes and mediations on animal totems, animal totem consultations over the internet or by phone, and animal totem and shapeshifting guided meditations. Contact me privately to find out about my personalized classes.

Find Your Personal Animal Totem

Find a place where you can be alone to meditate. Sit quietly and ask your animal to make its nature known to you. Feel free to use tools such as incense, smudge, and candles to help you. Since we are drawn to that which resonates with us, what animal, bird, or insect are you drawn to?

Don’t give up; sometimes your animal totem is nearby watching to see if you’re serious about connecting with it. Keep doing the above exercises until your animal totem makes itself known to you. 

 

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