How Yoga & Meditation saved my life

These are powerful words. Thank you for this article. I have to reblog. Namaste

Joseph Sacco

Yes, this title is a bit dramatic, but there is more than a little truth to it. I am also somewhat ashamed that I haven’t posted any of my own writing for some time, and I’m working on getting something posted, once a week.

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After some time off work, I joined a company, and found myself more unhappy than I have ever been at work. It turned out to be a combination of extremely poor leadership at the company and work that I didn’t enjoy. My stress levels were skyrocketing, and I leaned on some familiar ways of coping including a lot of binge drinking, which of course did little to relieve the growing anxiety and displeasure with my situation. When I wasn’t medicating myself, I began delving into other ways to help control my emotions, including reading about Buddhism, adding yoga to my daily routine, and meditating in the morning…

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This is amazing just what I’ve been saying all along.

You are a very complex being. You are, in fact, multidimensional. That is something that you will, or perhaps will not, experience soon. But, in the meantime, perhaps we may show you a little something. Our question for you today is, who is looking out through your eyes? Is it the person who is being […]

The truth shall set you free. You just have to listen.  via The Council: Who Is Looking Out Through Your Eyes? — Era of Light

The Event: The Wave — Era of Light

Greetings! From heart to heart in this moment we speak, I am KejRaj(KayRy). The reason I say ‘we’ speak is because besides my self choosing to deliver this message, I know I am also being guided by other forces in this journey.

via The Event: The Wave — Era of Light

I’m sharing this today, because I want to urge everyone to take time to meditate and become heart centered.  Today, I had a glimmer of this new “wave” that is coming in.  I felt such tremendous love for everyone, and it’s important that you are ready when this comes.  Mahalo

Why Worry? and what you can do about it.

 

Do you ever find yourself worrying about something, imagining the worst outcome of something over which you have absolutely no control over?

I’ve probably spent at least 30% of my life worrying.  No, maybe even 50%!

I’ve worried about my children, relationships, money, health, loss, always fearing what “could” happen.

I even worry about my car getting a flat tire while I’m driving on the freeway.

At some point, I decided that worrying was a futile attempt, as it didn’t do a bit of good for me or anyone else.

I realized that I was only sending the vibration of worry out into the Universe.

Worry is a non-constructive effort.

When my son was in high school was when I finally realized that worrying about him walking the streets at night was pointless.

That’s when I took up water color quilting.

 

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Exuberantcolor/Wanda S. Hanson

I could spend all of that time and energy on something creative.

I could spend the time used for worrying, cutting, and piecing together the pictures that I wanted to create.

 

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Water color quilt by Wanda S. Hanson

My mind would be healed as I worked with the colors and focused on creating something beautiful.

 

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Color Wash quilt by Wanda S. Hanson

It Worked!

I would become so lost in my art that time previously spent on worry, was replaced with a mind that wanted to create beautiful things.  And the time would pass so quickly!.

I just had to trust that my son would be okay.  And one night, when he arrived home, he sat down with me, and started helping me place some of the squares.  A very special moment for me.

Another thing I learned was to imagine a white light surrounding whatever it was that I was worried about.

Whether it was my car, a person, or a situation, I would call in my angels, ask for their help and protection, and put a white light of protection around it.

Then I would just hand it over to God.

I trained my little ego mind to delegate it’s concerns to the greater power.

I still worry at times.

But now, I recognize what’s happening, and redirect it’s course before it takes over.

I just live one day at a time and focus on the Now as much as possible.

Live each moment to the fullest and let the future take care of it’s self.

Now that I’m older, I even have less lines of worry on my forehead.

They’ve been softened and smoothed by the Angels.

Worry ends when faith begins.

For we walk by faith not by sight.  2 Cor. 5:7

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All of the beautiful Water color quilts are by Wanda S. Hanson, of Exuberantcolor.com  She has tutorials on how to make a color wash quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Must Change our Eating Habits

This is a good read on how we’ve been distracted and lost our way when it comes to eating. Thank you bluefishh

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About 40% of the items sold in American and British supermarkets would not really be classified as food. Food is any nutritious substance that humans need in order to maintain life and growth, and nutritious means that it enables a good standard of living to be achieved. Using this terminology to describe a lot of the food we eat today would be far from telling the truth.

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30 Days of Gratitude…Day 5….

Yes! But does it flow?

Sometimes, when you first move into a place you just want to get the furniture in  place, unpack the boxes, and start living your life.

Too many times to count, I’ve left pictures along the wall on the floor, thinking that if I hang them, something disastrous will happen, and I’ll have to move again.  I guess the act of leaving them on the floor keeps things in a temporary state, leaving me impermanent in case I need to fly the coop.

Maybe boxes get shoved into a closet to be dealt with later ( NOT).

When I finally overcame these fears (there must be some deep-seated psychological meaning to all of this) my life started to flow better, my mind became more clear, and I was able to recognize when something just didn’t feel right.

 

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Grandson’s room in Hawaii

 

As I walk around a room, I can sense the awkward flow of movement when something is blocking the flow of energy.

Now the pictures get hung, or stored, or donated.

The boxes, too.

The clutter is cleared.

 

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Bookcase was in this corner

In this room, the bookcase was sitting next to the closet, disabling the use of the large drawers near the floor.

It’s funny that now I go into other people’s houses and move the furniture.

 

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Bookcase now sits in this corner creating better flow

At home, I had a French arm chair sitting at my personal desk.  It was pretty, but it stuck out too far and obstructed the flow of traffic when one entered through the front door.

 

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Please excuse the mess!  Before picture with French chair.

So, I changed it. ( you can see the post where I redid my desk area here.)

 

 

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Enter Happy Chair that slides under the desk easily.

Take a look around your space.

Do a walk-through.

Is there anything blocking your path?

Are there any unfinished projects sitting around?  Is there a clear path from room to room?

If not, there could be something blocking your life path.

Lay the bagua over your room to see if any area that’s blocked or cluttered coincides with the area of your life on the Bagua.

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Lay the Bagua ( see photo above) over each room with the door to the room at the bottom of the page. The door of the room will fall into either the Knowledge, Career, or Helpful People area.

When I moved my chair from the desk and put an armless chair in it’s place (which fell in my Helpful People and Travel area of the Bagua) I was offered this trip to Hawaii.

When I moved the bookcase in this bedroom so that it wasn’t blocking the drawers, (also in the Helpful People and Travel area) he was offered a chance to go to boys’ camp for the Summer.

Coincidence, you may think?

I think not….

Try it, and let me know how it works for you.

Life can be so much easier when we are in the flow.

I express gratitude for the ability and understanding to keep my life flowing.

And so it is!

 

 

 

 

30 Days of Gratitude….Day 7…..

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My daughter loves to entertain….

A real chip-off-the-old-block, she grew up with parties.

When she was 9 years old, it was a blustery, wet day in Sacramento and she wanted to play with her friends.

She came up with the brilliant idea of having a skating party in our single car garage.

We cleared, cleaned, and decorated it with crepe paper ribbons and balloons, set up the record player, and invited all of the kids in the neighborhood.

With the garage door open, the sound track from the movie “Grease” playing, the kids enjoyed skating in circles while the rain poured down just outside, at her impromptu party.

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Fast forward 30 years, and she continues to have, Burger parties, full moon parties, Halloween, Christmas, and Hanukah parties, but on a larger scale, and usually all inclusive with her friends and their partners and children as well.

Many of these parties are made on the spur of the moment or only a week in advance.

This time, we are coming in behind two days of garage sale-ing to divest her of some furniture from a storage unit, and there are boxes all over the house that need to be stored.

I suggested that she post-pone the party, but she had already committed to her friend to have a natural skincare product line called Pure Mana from the big island of Hawaii, and it’s owners (organic farmers of coffee and macadamia nuts) fly in to be showcased at the party, and the invitations had already been sent out.

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Apparently, the warehouse for the cosmetic line had been destroyed in a huge fire, with all of the merchandise along with it.  So, friends in Oahu, got together, and volunteered flowers, catering, and my daughter, the use of her home for the party.

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Undeterred, we carry on with the plans to have the house ready for guests.

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Update:

The party was a success.

Everything fell into place.

There were more than 40 people attending.

It was a lovely evening had by all.

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30 Days of Gratitude…day 9…..

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Turning the Corner

We have 9 days left on this Gratitude Journey….

If you’ve been practicing Gratitude for the last 21 days, you are probably starting to see some results.

Things have started to shift in your favor.

Expressing gratitude is becoming a daily practice, a way of life, and you are noticing more things that perhaps you used to take for granted.

Maybe you’ve started noticing signs from the Universe that your angels are present.

Pennies, feathers, hearts, butterflies, repeating numbers are all signs.

For years, I’ve found pennies on the ground.

In the last few years, I’ve been consistently finding dimes.

Since I’ve come to Hawaii, I’m consistently finding quarters on the ground.

Things have been showing up for me just when I needed them.

 

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Mango!

I received two weeks free of yoga classes.

My daughter unpacked her Holosync CD’s that I’ve been wanting to try.

Mangos keep falling out of the tree in the front yard, just in time for my morning smoothie!

And things in Sacramento are beginning to fall into place, as I practice patience on this gratitude journey.

I cannot emphasize enough, how important it is to keep a journal and write every little thing down.

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Today, as we turn the corner on our countdown of the final nine days, lets begin (if you haven’t already) to write out an affirmation of something you dearly want.

Pick just one thing today and for the next nine days, write your affirmation 27 times each day.

State your affirmation in the present.

I am …

I now have…

I am grateful for…

You fill in the blanks

Taking gratitude to the next level of manifesting our desires we are the creators of our destiny in partnership with All That Is.

This or something better is my prayer for you as you allow the Great Knowing to be present in your life and become your best friend.

And so it is!

Expect the best!

You deserve it!

 

 

No; A Jagged Little Pill

It’s so important to have good boundaries. Sometimes not being able to say the “no” word, is an act of not loving oneself enough. Read on…Thank you sweet jasmine!

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Bonjour Sweet Peas! I was wondering why the word “No” gets such a bad rep. I can’t understand why we feel so badly using or accepting the word “no”. Don’t take it personally, but you will the victim and perpetrator of the word. It will never go away. The word will haunt us for the rest of our lives if we don’t put the thoughts surrounding it in check.

Let’s start with how telling people “no” can attract unnecessary guilt and shame. We all have friends and family who believe that we are to accommodate them at their leisure. Or church members who may tell you “do it for Jesus”. Since we have a conscience that drives us to feel “obligated”, telling them “no” impresses upon us a false sense of shame. We are tired mentally and emotionally. We’ve been going on zero fuel for 30 days straight. Our time…

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Emotions, Water and YOU!

Full of wisdom…sharing Sue Dreamwalkers post.

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As We head to the weekend I am taking a short break from the world of my blog .. I will be back next week… I was hunting for something to Post and dipped into my Achieves to retrieve this post which I posted in 2007. The Heading then was Water Water Everywhere!.. At the moment here in the UK we have Snow Snow everywhere… But snow is still water crystals.. and they too are pretty amazing as each one is unique … 
 
I hope you find this post interesting and I also hope you watch the Video link… I also wrote a post in 2008  showing the crystals formed when a thought was projected into water and frozen you can view HERE
Water is surrounding us in our bodies and around our shores and this video shows that our Emotions have a profound effect upon…

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