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|Posted on 20 August, 2021 at 19:00|
Why Letting Go After A Breakup Is Hard
Unfortunately there’s no way around it — breakups are challenging. While everyone processes the end of their relationships differently, most people are able to resonate with feeling emotionally drained, stressed and heartbroken. Once you develop a deep emotional connection with another person, it can be difficult to let go of them and the role they played in your life. Some may have the opinion that holding on makes you strong, however sometimes it is when you let go; that you discover your inner strength. If you are experiencing depressive thoughts after a break up or are currently in an unhealthy relationship, please seek help immediately.
Take a look below at 10 reasons why letting go after a break up is difficult:
1.) Soul & Ego based beliefs:
Often you may find yourself feeling a sense of attachment to the partner that you experienced the deepest sense of love with thus far. Deep within, you believe that you two are destined to be together and you find yourself accepting this love — even if it has been faced with multiple hardships. Sometimes when the partnership does not feel healthy anymore or desired on either end, the relationship is still maintained due to egotistical expectations. Your ego has the ability to hold grip to your life and the choices you make, or do not make.
Many people are terrified of failing in any aspect of their life, and relationships are a measurable ingredient of the recipe. After ending a relationship, you may fear judgment from your loved ones, believing that they will view you as a failure for being in an unsuccessful relationship. You may also experience an ache for the person who consumed a large portion of your life, also known as loneliness. The fear of being alone may have you feeling a sense of emptiness which can lead to thoughts of whether you will find love or be loved again. Whether your relationship was long term or brief, you may find yourself afraid of the emotional stress you will have to navigate once you’ve separated yourself from your partner. It is important to remember that the fear and anxiety you may be feeling is valid and that you will heal from it.
3.) Unhealed inner Trauma
When your traumas are left unresolved, you are likely to bring the footprints of this into your relationships, even the break up. To be able to process a break up in a healthy manner, you must have a healthy sense of Self and being. Regardless of whether your trauma occurred in your childhood or adult life, it changes how you handle experiences and the hardships you face — as well as the ability of how well you cope. Unhealthy masculinity also can feed the feminine energy and vice versa. We sometimes encounter this in our relationships can cause codependency, which can lead to difficulty letting go after a breakup.
4.) Loss of Identity
Sometimes when you end a relationship, the part of your identity that relates to your partner is suddenly absent. You may find yourself looking in the mirror questioning who you are without them in your life. When your life has become largely influenced by your partner, you may lose clarity of your self concept once the relationship ends. A sudden change like this can take a previously established self identity and lead you feeling empty and confused about who you are as an individual.
5.) Invested time
When your relationship ends, you may feel like you have invested too much time to call it quits. After investing such a long portion of time and energy into a relationship, the fear of starting over with a whole new partner can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that any time invested still holds value — regardless of the outcome.
6.) Your mind plays tricks on you
Sometimes you experience nostalgia that leads to believing that the love still exists. When you recall on the positive parts of the relationship, your brain essentially starts to validate the decisions made in the past in regards to the partnership such as; getting together in the first place and wanting to create a future together. It is also common that you may be drawn to that person because of the comfortability and familiarity bond you two share. Even if you know that a situation is not good for you, it can feel easier to stick with what you know rather than to venture into unknown circumstances.
Ultimately, a break up is a loss and you have to give yourself time to grieve this loss; time is wisdom.
What you can do to heal through the process:
I.) Accept that break ups are challenging to experience. If this is your first time experiencing a break in a relationship, understand that it will take time to navigate as well as heal.
II.) Do not focus on starting a new relationship, invest in yourself instead.
III.) Remember that it takes time to make and integrate new choices into your life.
IV.) Find the magic in the concept of letting go, it will be a larger than life reminder that there is endless possibilities for you.
V.) Use affirmations in your daily life that will create the your own positive narrative.
VI.) Ground yourself when you find your mind racing, you will regain control over overwhelming feelings and anxieties you may be struggling with.
VII.) Meditate regularly to gain a sense of calmness, peace, and balance in order to benefit your emotional well being and health.
VIII.) Eating a well balanced diet will benefit not only your physical health, but mental health as well.
IX.) Drink enough water to avoid dehydration which can impair energy levels, mood and brain performance.
X.) Journaling helps improve your mood and provides a safe space for you to identify any thoughts and feelings, both negative and positive.
XI.) Perform breathing exercises to help you relax and ground yourself when feeling overwhelmed.
XII.) Move your body frequently so that energy is able to flow through you easily.
XIII.) Allow yourself to feel emotions; you are human and experiencing a range of feelings is normal.
Breakups are extremely challenging, but fortunately there a strategies that may ease the process of healing. It is important to remain optimistic while you navigate your new norm after a break up. Take comfort in that although you experienced a heartbreaking loss, the same experience also left you with valuable lessons you learned. Time will pass and with the help of these coping mechanisms — you will heal!
|Posted on 20 August, 2021 at 18:55|
Mindfulness as a New Parent
Time is a precious commodity once you embark on your parental journey. The joys and struggles of becoming a new parent may simultaneously include; sleep deprivation and constantly feeling overwhelmed. Although, there is recommended rituals to improve your daily routine as you adjust to your new norm — some of those recommendations may not fit into your challenging schedule. Practicing mindfulness has an abundance of benefits such as; enhanced sleep, increased productivity, elevated energy levels and reduced stress. If you are left perplexed on how to find time to practice mindfulness when you are already feeling strained, adjusting your mindset is crucial. By transforming your daily experiences into ones that promote wellness, balance and peace, you will find that living mindfully is not a lifestyle to be sacrificed.
Here are 11 ways to practice Mindfulness while also Parenting:
When practicing breathing techniques, specifically deep breathing, you are receiving plentiful health benefits such as; lower blood pressure, a lower heart rate and an improved mental state. Paying attention to your breathing patterns is an excellent form of practicing mindfulness. Inhale through your nose and then proceed to exhale from your mouth slowly. Try matching your breathing patterns to the ones of your baby by syncing their inhales and exhales to your own. Be aware of what feels right for you and how your body and mind respond to this exercise.
Try recalling a time where you’ve had a shower and then noticed an increase in your mood. Showering can facilitate a period of liberation from your daily parenting tasks, all while providing a form of sanctuary. Water also carries high vibrational energy that promotes healing by removing any negative energy from your auras, leaving you feeling cleansed and fresh. Listen to the water and feel the touch of it on your skin while taking in the aromas of the soap. Recognize how your body feels during your shower experience, it may become one of your most pleasurable daily rituals.
Walking provides the body with movement that is essential to releasing stored energy. Getting outside to walk can offer you a new perspective from those we encounter indoors. Integrating mindfulness with movement combines mental exercise along with physical exercise. While walking, feel the ground beneath you, notice your legs supporting you as you stride, notice your arms either holding your baby or pushing a stroller, and feel the air touch your body as you move with it.
Stretching removes negative energy that can contribute to unwell effects such as; stress, worry, fear and anxiety. Since sitting is a rarity as a parent, you have the opportunity to move your body and stretch frequently. While carrying your baby, notice your muscles and bones providing you with strength. Try laying on the floor with your baby and stretch your body, or stretch when you wake up and start your day. The ultimate goal is to feel relaxed, reinvigorated and reenergized.
Accept that you have and will make mistakes and handle some experiences without the original intent you had. Give yourself the courtesy of forgiveness for being human and try to focus on the learning aspect of the experiences you will have. When you become a parent, plans you originally intended on may change. Instead of being harsh on yourself, reflect on a time in your life that you had to make an adjustment and it ended with a better outcome than the original plan. By practicing this, you are creating a present that has less opportunity for overthinking your choices which prevents feeling satisfied in the moment.
6.) Letting go:
Let go of expectations that limit your ability to parent authentically. Sometimes a dream we have for ourselves does not support the reality we live in. By letting go, the expectations will feel noticeably lighter and you will be able to focus on the present signals of your baby’s needs and what it means to parent authentically. Try reflecting on your definition of a ‘perfect mom’, do your findings apply to you? Are they achievable and reasonable? Once you set that clouded idealization aside, you realize the beautiful life you have created right in front of you.
7.) Acknowledging differences:
Having support systems is a wonderful tool to utilize on your parental journey. Support systems offer insight and advice while you navigate your new role. However, be mindful of how much insight you are accepting into your life. Be aware of how much you compare yourself to others, we all walk on different paths and you will find that if you continuously make comparisons, your joy and sanity will be stolen from you. Try doing a complete body scan. Start at your head and go all of the way down your body trying to focus on any sensations, emotions, tensions and thoughts that enter your mind while using social media or in a support group. You need to break the comparison cycle because it’s a game you will unfortunately never win!
8.) Feeling all of the feelings:
Parenting is filled with an array of emotions. Leap into them! When you lean into the fierce sea of your emotions, you slowly lose resistance and avoidance and sink into your feelings unapologetically with an abundance of possibility opening up with it. Practice embracing your emotions without feeling obligated to give an explanation to yourself or others. Learning to skillfully feel gives you the gateway of being deeply connected with yourself, and creates freedom to engage in your life and do what is truly meaningful to you.
You do not have to do it all! Trying to be everything to everyone, including yourself, can create an abundance of stress. As a parent, your increasing demand will eventually catch up to you and involving other people or practices, may ease some stress from your role. The upper limit will only increase as you create the initiative to collaborate with others; as well as planning ahead. Try planning as much as you can ahead of time, or assigning other people to take care of some tasks for you. You need to be more essential, yet less involved. It is quite the paradox however, the more you are able to embrace it — the less stress you will feel.
10.) Connecting to baby:
Spending time with your baby will promote the connection between the two of you and will give you the opportunity to use your senses to practice mindfulness. By connecting to your baby, this allows you to tune into their energy, and as you two grow closer; your energies may sync. If your baby is acting out of character, perhaps look within to see if they could be absorbing your energy or mood. This is called an empathic connection. By being in tune with your own emotions and energy, you are able to set a solid foundation for your baby who is not mentally mature enough to control their adaptability to emotions just yet.
11.) Stopping the shame:
Drop the shame and judgment at the door! Shame leaves you with self flagellating thoughts that jar you to the core. If you are doing your best with the information you have, there is no need to be ashamed of yourself. When feeling shameful, observe the emotion and let it pass. Setting boundaries for yourself is an excellent strategy to avoid feeling shamed by unsolicited opinions in regards to your parenting — although remember to be open to effective and loving advice when rightfully solicited. Try practicing effective mantras to promote self worth. Knowing your value will leave you feeling free to develop new ideas and prevent you from ladening yourself with shame.
Parenting is a life long privilege that should be savoured and attentively thought of with mindfulness. You need time to be aware and honour your needs. Taking care of yourself is not a selfish act that should be frowned upon, in fact it is crucial to being a present and effective parent. Enjoy taking time with your children, for these mindful moments are magical times that are for you and your babies to share; independently. Once you allow yourself to be present with what is here in the moment, you will notice the results are profound.
|Posted on 13 August, 2021 at 15:40|
10 Ways Your Spiritual Journey Can Make You Feel And Look Younger
There are plenty of studies demonstrating the profound effects of the mind and beliefs of aging. Although we all have genetic predispositions, our health and aging are not predetermined. When we make conscious choices in our behaviours and where we centre our attention, we are able to transform our bodily experience to decrease feeling and looking aged.
These 10 strategies are pragmatic ways to tap into your inner creativity, energy, and vitality that will leave you feeling and looking rejuvenated!
1.) Create Effective Energy Protection
Protecting your energy and creating grounding regimens is crucial to your mental and physical health due to the fact that it is detrimental to your overall happiness. We find ourselves giving a large portion of ourselves away every single day to our peers, coworkers and loved ones. It is important to recognize that our personal needs are equally necessary as everyone else’s. By protecting your energy, you are giving yourself the gift of a healthy headspace and ultimately, not 'wearing' negative energy.
2.) Heal Your Inner Traumas
If you have experienced psychological trauma, there may be some signs of internal suffering such as; anxiety, mood swings and stress. Finding the strength to look within — with the intention of discovering any unhealed wounds you may have — is the start of the healing process. Healing yourself is one of the most important things you can do for your own well being. Healing your wounds will elevate your vibrational energy for a more vibrant auric body.
3.) Revisit Your Beliefs Systems And Values
It is essential that you are intentional with the beliefs and values you choose to uphold. You will come across a point where your values are tested. In order to stand firm, we must know our ‘why’. By revisiting the beliefs and values you choose to live with, you are able to rediscover the clarity and confidence that guides you in making choices aligned with those beliefs. When you eliminate the worry and confusion from your life, you will feel healthier and radiate a beautiful, confident energy.
4.) Identify If Your Fears Have Any Validation
Fear is a debilitating energy that can halt you in living to your fullest potential. If you have identified that the fear you are experiencing is irrational and non factual, surrender yourself in order to find a sense of peace. Fear can be seen on our body, our face, our energy and it can age our appearance.
5.) Take A Breath
Bring awareness to your tendencies by responding instead of reacting. Giving yourself the gift of time and breath will allow you to respond in your true manner instead of giving a reaction which may leave you feeling regretful in the future. Ask yourself if this is a situation you wish to engage in and what energy you want to represent yourself with while handling a potential conflicting situation will allow you to live in the moment and absent of regrets that wear us down.
6.) Take Chances
Many of your life’s greatest achievements and memories may have required you stepping out of your comfort zone. Taking a risk to achieve a goal requires courage to face the uncertainty. By doing so, we grow as individuals during the process and become resilient and confident while exposing ourselves to the opportunity of new experiences. Taking chances is invigorating and keeps us youthful as the energy of fun chance-taking lifts our spirits.
7.) Raise Your Vibration
Manifest your own positivity, light and love by raising your vibration. Channeling your efforts into raising your energetic frequency by; drinking water, maintaining a balanced diet, exercising and meditating. These are all excellent practices that you could gift yourself with. When you lift yourself up, you bring others with you, and you both generate a youthful and radiant energy!
8.) Visualize Yourself Vibrantly
When one visualizes themselves as youthful, healthy, and full of vitality, this can bolster positive affects and optimism. By practicing this specific mindfulness, you are setting the intention to live your life through your own visualizations which will eventually take you on the path of experiencing yourself as what you initially inspired to be - youthful.
9.) Love Yourself
It may seem easier to love others than it does to love yourself however, self acceptance is critical to developing a healthy relationship with yourself and others. When you love yourself, it means they have the ability to recognize your own self worth and are able to live as authentically as possible. Loving yourself means accepting all of the aspects of yourself and showing up with vulnerability therefore, youthfulness shines!
10.) Follow Your Intuition
Sometimes intuition is subtle, characteristically and is often ignored. When you access and follow your intuition, the results are life changing! Let yourself be guided on the path of least resistance, while also practicing acceptance towards the natural direction of your journey. Listen to your inner innate wisdom that you possess deep within. When you live intuitively, what you can achieve is unimaginable. Sometimes when we are in our own head that process feels stressful, overwhelming and honestly, it feels like it aged us as we navigated through it, intuition eliminates this tiring process.
Inevitably, everyone biologically ages, however, you have the chance to feel youthful and rejuvenated again! Take these steps and become the person you strive to be. Your body is a product of what thoughts you allow into your mind and soul.
|Posted on 13 August, 2021 at 0:45|
How to be your Authentic Self in a Relationship
Being authentic in your relationships parades that you possess self love, that you believe who you are as an individual. When prioritizing authenticity in your relationships, it is necessary to honour each other’s personal needs, thoughts, emotions, values, traumas and goals. By doing so, you’re creating a stable foundation for your relationships to flourish as opposed to failing due to the lack of true self and communication. Being your authentic Self in a relationship is the true meaning of intimacy.
Here are 10 ways to be authentic while in a relationship:
1.) Knowing Who You Are
Being authentic begins with being in tune with yourself. Self reflection is the start into an authentic life. Taking the time to self reflect on your wants and needs will set the tone of a healthy relationship.
2.) Accepting The Other Party For Who They Are
Many people think they can sculpt their significant other into the person that they desire them to be. Instead of coercing someone onto a path that is not theirs, accept them for who they are unconditionally — including their flaws. They may already be living authentically and are content with who they are. Understand that the only person you can possibly change is yourself.
3.) Defining Your Own Relationship Without Comparisons
Social media gives you insight into other’s relationships. You see photos of two people who seem to be in the perfect union, however, you are only seeing the moments that they have chosen to display. Those curated images may leave you plagued with thoughts such as, “Why doesn’t my partner and I do these things?”. However, the proper question to ask yourself is, “Do we WANT to do what others are doing ?”. Instead, remind yourself of yourself and your significant other’s true desires and celebrate the authenticity you share between one another.
4.) Setting Goals Together
People in relationships thrive when they are working towards a goal. When noting what you have achieved together, both of you will receive a psychological boost. Reassess your goals every so often together to make sure they have not become overwhelming, and adjust accordingly as time passes. Being authentic and genuine with one another about the accomplishments you wish to achieve will provide a clear path to success.
5.) Honouring Time For Self While in a Relationship
Having alone time to reflect in a relationship is a significant part of the intimacy equation. It is vital to carve moments and time out for ourselves when in a partnership. The beauty of self reflecting is returning to your significant other with a renewed sense of Self. It truly makes the time you share as a couple more intimate and special when you are self aware. After all, you are unable to be the best you can be for someone else if you’re not your best Self.
6.) Identifying Your Own Personal Feelings
The ability to effectively identify and articulate feelings, whether negative or positive, is detrimental to being in an authentic relationship. In our culture, remaining aloof, trying to avoid vulnerability is the normal. People also minimize their feelings towards their partner as well in fear of rejection and embarrassment. By doing so, you and your partner will experience major relational loss. Confidence, strength and vulnerability are not opposing forces. Choosing to not be authentic with your own feelings, within and in your relationship, can halt growing closer to one another. Dare to express your joys, quirks, triggers and affections. Those are some of the most integral building blocks of a close relationship.
7.) Cultivating Your Relationship Based on What You Both Want as a Couple
Progress in life is all about reinvention. Discussing the tone you would like to set as a couple will set healthy boundaries and assist in reaching your desired values of your relationship. Change is something that requires daily dedication. After reflecting as a couple and beginning your journey to the relationship you both desire, it is also important to reflect on the process itself. Reinventing your relationship once the tone is set is not a “quick fix”. It is deliberate practice until you both realize you are where you want to be in your relationship.
8.) Protecting Your Boundaries
It is extremely common to be empathetic towards your partner while they explore their thoughts, emotions, and their energies. Although, if you are an empath you most likely identify with the feelings of others and absorb their feelings or mood as your own. It is essential that you know yourself and what you are and are unable to handle. Effective boundaries with your partner helps you set limits based on your own needs and energy levels. This way you can limit your exposure to their potential draining energy. It is important to acknowledge that you are to separate individuals.
9.) Stop Assuming
When one assumes in a relationship, unnecessary grief and arguing takes place due to lack of communication and creating your own conclusions without clarification. Allow your partner the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge that sometimes there is “no hidden meaning”. Addressing your own insecurities will also decrease the assumptions that you create out of fear. We are all made differently; if you work on clarifying instead of assuming, you will be able to move closer together in your relationship and find a language you both speak and understand.
10.) Enjoy Yourselves
Have fun and try visualizing life with less severity. If being able to find joy during challenging times in the relationship is difficult to you, try reminiscing on a time that you and your partner enjoyed together and allow those positive memories and thoughts back into your soul. Naturally after some time, the positive vibrational energy will return and you will be able to practice that strategy in any other future hardships you two may face as a couple.
When we live in the idea that we are misunderstood, unhappy, and lost in our relationships, that is when we lack authenticity. Unfortunately we may find ourselves placing blame on our partner due to this. Relationships give us many valuable experiences and teach us various lessons of compromise, self expression, boundaries, love and empathy. Every relationship we have gives us the opportunity for ascension and growth. Relationships are designed to challenge us with the purpose of promoting us to heal and align with our purpose. We would all love to believe that relationships only contain happiness and joy, however we would be quite naive to believe that such a powerful bond between two individuals, does not experience grief and challenges. Although, when you accept who you and your partner are, truly and genuinely, you then become closer to achieving the purpose of your soul and a key to a successful relationship, authenticity.
|Posted on 24 June, 2021 at 19:35|
Finding Balance During an Energy Shift
If you are sensitive to energy, then no doubt you have noticed the intense shift of energy over the last
couple weeks! We have just experienced a solar eclipse during a mercury retrograde and now we are
entering a super moon. Regardless of the shifts in universal energy, each of us will experience varying
changes to our energetic body as a natural, and essential, occurrence to our ascension process.
Changes in energy can have some of the following effects on us:
● Dizziness or lightheaded
● Mild headache
● Stress, anxiousness, sadness, overwhelmed
● Emotions are heightened or up and down
● Digestive issues
● Body’s sensitive to touch
● Want to be alone
● Intolerant to noise
● Feeling that everything around you is chaotic
● Shadow Self appears in overdrive
● Sense of time speeds up
● Feeling resistance to making changes
● Things manifest very quickly
Managing energy, and managing how you perceive energy as it relates to your reality is challenging
enough, but when you add in the shifting collective energy, it leaves you asking one question: “Why is
nothing working?” Many energetically sensitive people are looking for a way to calm the energy around
them while they are left feeling like their energy is out of control, or one extreme to the other. Many of
the energy balancing or grounding tricks are not cutting it right now, leaving you feeling like giving up or
avoiding this energy shift all together, basically wake me when it’s over! No matter how little benefit you
feel from your normal ‘go-to’, keep doing it because you will get some relief.
Here are some great ways to manage energy:
● Keep hydrated
● Eat healthy foods
● Spend time in nature
● Go for a walk
● Breathe work
● Healing crystals
● Burn sage or other healing herbs
But what if these are not working? You know they are great tips, and you use them daily to release or
ground but they are not working, and you are feeling overwhelmed and lack motivation. Let’s be honest,
energy shifts can bring us major discomfort! When the energy is causing so much discomfort to your
daily routine that you cannot find solace even after pulling out the big guns and trying every trick you
have up your sleeve, you know it is here to stay until you go through the energy NOT around it. There is
no avoiding or escaping this, it is here so you can learn and grow, enabling you to come out of this with a
deeper understanding of Self.
Here are some strategies to use with the tips above to help manage even the most powerful energy shift:
● Acknowledge and accept the collective energy
o You resist what you do not know, so accept and acknowledge the energy that is here,
and you cannot change it or stop it, embrace the shift
● Stay focused on your own energy body and heal your auric field
● Observe and release thoughts
o You do not have to understand or interpret all thoughts that pass through your mind
● Set intentions to focus on self-care to clear and ground energy
● Observe and release your resistance to self-care
o Feelings of shame or guilt may surface, observe your emotions and reactions
● Give yourself permission to be yourself, take care of yourself, and set boundaries
● Recite positive affirmations
o To help you keep the mindset of managing energy and embracing self-care
● Set small self-care goals for the day
o Change the goals as needed to reflect your desires
● Allow yourself to make choices
o Do what you want to do without judging or setting standards for yourself based on what
works, or is accepted by, others
o Make choices that define your desires and support your goals
● Don’t apologize
o Stop apologizing for your emotions, thoughts, or ideas to make others comfortable at
the cost of your discomfort
o Speak your truth as it relates to your life’s purpose
Essentially, this energetic shift is like a huge download of information in a system that is not yet updated.
Resisting this download can create chaos causing a ‘system failure’, but if you ‘upgrade’ you can manage
this shift of energy to stay in balance. When energy shifts cause you such discomfort to the point of
feeling overwhelmed or disconnected, allow yourself time to observe, heal, and ground your energy.
Managing energy and managing how you perceive energy, as it relates to your human experience is
essential in honouring yourself and living life authentically. Don’t wait for someone to give you
permission to be you, that waiting room holds you hostage. Go within, listen, feel, and let go, so you can
stay balanced in body, mind, and soul.
|Posted on 9 May, 2020 at 10:10||comments (18176)|
Benefits of Mindfulness for Children
Children intuitively go within and become at peace with their imagination, a trait that becomes more challenging as we age, or as we accept more responsibility. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment, children are naturals at focusing on items or people that they are interested in, encouraging children to continue this practice has so many benefits to their overall mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness.
Children that practice mindfulness in their daily routine will benefit from the following:
✅ Decrease unwanted stress and anxious feelings
✅ Learn something new with heightened ability to focus
✅ Gain more insight and increases awareness
✅ Less emotional moments and increased ability to achieve a state of calm
✅ The ability to listen to the needs of their body, mind, soul
✅ More balance
✅ Encourages better communication
✅ Promotes the ability to consider positive life choices
✅ Promotes overall wellbeing
Encouraging and teaching children to lead mindful lifestyles will help them feel more confident, and ultimately more motivated, to successfully achieve their goals, now and in the future. Mindfulness means, we focus on one thing in that moment, to help your child live mindfully, consider giving them one task to complete at a time, or minimize the amount of activities or hobbies they participate in. Having some down time each day is essential to promoting a mindful lifestyle. It is always important to go within, and now more than ever, it is important to stay within! Daily mindfulness does not have to take a long time, mindfulness can be fun and easy, simply find the mindfulness exercise that your child feels the most benefit, explore many types of exercises, and ask your child what works for them, and enjoy the journey!
|Posted on 8 May, 2020 at 22:10||comments (2)|
8 Undeniable Traits of The Authentic Leader
‘Consciousness & The Business Leader’
Authentic leaders are exceptional people who are motivated to shape goals, influence greatness in self and others, and create meaning behind their life experience, to affect the greatest good for a vast number of others. Authentic leaders possess the following 8 undeniable traits:
- Awareness of ideas coming from consciousness
- Deep thought processors
- Ability to balance the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual self to manage stress, promote wellness and lead their team to the same level of mindfulness
- Clarity through enlightened wisdom and ability to identify own limits
- Understand there is a deeper meaning to life and to their work
- Greatly influenced by knowing they are intuitively connected to this industry
- Consciousness is on purpose, living our life purpose is greatly affected by the motivation and confidence to pursue it
- Living with the mentality that ‘This is not a job; this is a life purpose’ and the decision to engage with the desire to benefit the greater good
- Intuitive ability to set future goals for optimal organizational success
- Deeper wisdom to forecast potential challenges
- Ability to intuitively to see future trends for maximum organizational growth
- Discipline to connect to consciousness and execute the steps necessary to bring the idea to fruition. Even if others may think it is far-reaching, these are the best leadership minds
- Creation and innovation come from motivation and the ability to see beyond black and white, they are ‘outside the box’ thinkers
- There are no limits to what can be created, and the Authentic Leader knows that anything is possible, otherwise, we would never benefit from diagnostic medicine, blue tooth technology, electricity, etc.
- Patience to adjust the plans as needed and to give the idea time to manifest
- The ability to build relationships through genuine interest in knowing what makes others passionate and motivated
- Successfully foster a community with culture and openness
- Compelled to encourage unity with a ‘family’ style dynamic
- Deep understanding of what motivates individuals and where their passion lies, and what their long-term goals are
- Those who work together play together
- Team environment not ‘co-worker’ mentality to bring like-minded people together to achieve organizational goals
- Driven to build this like-minded team by choosing people who are a ‘good fit’. Often Authentic Leaders are compelled to offer employment to someone simply based on their ‘gut’ feeling and ‘knowing’ that it will be a good choice. Feeling like a new team member was a ‘missing link’ to the team
- The natural ability to motivate others with their positive attitude and serenity from the awareness that allows them to emulate confidence
- Concise and clear communication with others
- Authentic Leaders often initiate team building events, morning rallies, tailgate talks etc.
- They do not use the word ‘no’, rather they consider all avenues of possibility
- Authentic Leaders often do not need praise or recognition, because they are manifesting ideas from consciousness, for the highest good
- Motivated to maintain a healthy work-life balance with the ‘work hard-play hard’ mentality
- Effectively manages time for hobbies and outside interests
- Surrounds self with beauty at work and home for inspiration, such as fashionable wardrobe to dress for success, down-to-earth office design to maintain grounding, shiny jewelry and even new toys like cars, boats etc. to enjoy down time
- Understands the importance of going within and practices meditation
- Driven to achieve an optimal level of health and wellness through physical activity
Authentic Leaders have sharp minds, intuitively curious life-long learners, and masters of awareness. Anyone can be a leader; however, the most influential leaders are the people that possess the skills of the Authentic Leader and have a genuine desire to think big, to optimally manifest ideas that affect a large amount of people! Authentic Leaders go within and elicit the consciousness for a continual flow of ideas, with patience, flexibility, and motivation.
|Posted on 5 May, 2020 at 10:15||comments (2012)|
How to Connect with Your Higher Self
The Higher Self is a part of you, not separate from you. It is the part of you that sees, feels, and knows the highest level of wisdom that your soul and physical being needs to exist at the highest level of authenticity: your consciousness.
Here are 10 simple steps you can take to connect with your Higher Self:
1. Get in a comfy position.
2. Take deep breaths. Inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth (fill your belly with air).
3. Clear your mind. Imagine how you clear your head and start to drift off when you are ready to sleep for the night.
4. Acceptance. Know you are always connected to your Higher Self.
5. Notice changes in your body, mind, soul.
6. Take note of any thoughts or memories that pop into your mind, emotions, physical sensations, scents, sounds, tastes, or images. These are all messages and affirmation that you are connecting to your Higher Self.
7. Ask your Higher Self yes or no questions for clear messages.
8. Continue to deep breathe if you feel blocked or have difficulty letting your mind wonder.
9. When complete, thank your Higher Self and gently allow yourself to come back to the present moment.
10. Write down any messages you received during this exercise, even if you do not understand them right now, keep note of them and review them later!
You can do this as often as you want, your ability to connect will become quicker and easier the more you practice. Remember, you are always connected to your Higher Self, it is a part of you not separate from you!
|Posted on 5 May, 2020 at 10:00||comments (12)|
How to Distinguish Between Ego &Higher Self Intuition
What is Higher Self?
The Higher Self is a part of you, not separate from you. It is the part of you that sees, feels, and knows the highest level of wisdom that your soul and physical being needs to exist at the highest level of authenticity: your consciousness.
The Higher Self provides insight, usually expressed as a 'gut feeling', that is clear and succinct and provides you with the overwhelming urge to act immediately, without fear or worry, just a sense of peace and clarity.
What is Ego?
The Ego is your belief system about what you think your identity is. It is not your authentic self but rather what you believe yourself to be.
Your ego evolves, as you change! Your ego is the part of you that believes you are worthy. The belief that “I am not good enough to be loved” or “I am not experienced enough to apply for that job” or "I am too old to wear a bikini" or "No one else could do better than I do" etc.
Ego looks at areas of your life and formulates a limiting belief, based on how the ego perceives you, even if it is not valid and creates a long list of reasons to validate these beliefs. The Ego may create and react to low vibration energies such as fear or anger.
Is It Ego or Higher Self Intuition?
We are often faced with having to make choices in life and sometimes we are confused by the thoughts that flow through our mind. Next time you need clarity, use this quick checklist to help you with deeper awareness, is this Ego of Higher Self Intuition!
Higher Self Intuition Checklist
- Do you feel that the message provides empathy and compassion for all the people involved, including yourself?
- Do you feel calm and peace about the message you received?
- Do you feel that this message came loud and clear, even while the energy around you felt unbalanced and emotionally chaotic?
- Do you feel you allowed yourself time to act on this message, while not in a state of anger?
- Did you receive one clear message, without any justification for this sole reason?
- Do you feel the message provided a compromise for all the people involved?
- Do you feel compelled to follow the guidance of this message, or have a knowing that it is the right thing to do?
Ego-based Message Checklist
- Do you feel the need to ask others for their opinion, to feel they understand?
- Do you feel the need to share this situation with a lot of people or post on social media?
- Do you feel that you received multiple messages with many overwhelming options?
- Do you feel you made a decision based on anger or spite?
- Do you feel you made a snap decision 'in the moment' when you are visibly angry?
- Did you feel sad, lost, withdrawn, unfulfilled or anxious after making this choice?
- Do you feel remorse, or have a nagging 'gut feeling', that you should correct your actions but ignore this message and continue on?
- Do you feel that there is only choice, and it is to remove yourself from a challenging situation, there is no option to work this out?
- Do you feel this message offered a good outcome for you, but not others involved?
- Did you feel 'on top of the world' or powerful by making this choice?
It takes practice to distinguish between the Ego and Higher Self insight but, trust the process and learn from your choices between the two types of messages. The more experience you have, the easier it will become to discern between the Ego or Higher Self insight!
|Posted on 27 April, 2020 at 20:00||comments (333)|
Dealing with Grief from a "Physical Distance"
There may be times in life that we cannot be physically present to show our love and support to friends and family whether it is for a happy celebration or in times of sorrow. In most cases, we commonly experience reasons such as vacation, illness, living afar, work obligations, etc. Today, we are faced with the unique challenges associated with a pandemic that will keep us from physical connection when we want to be present the most. Our desire to extend support from afar has also been challenged, as we are limited in our ability or in the availability of items such as: flowers, cards, food or baked goods, etc.
Grief is a human emotion that is unique to everyone, like a fingerprint. The process and timing to this emotion is just as unique, so when we are pressured to react in a way that is not how our body, mind and soul needs to experience it, this can cause challenges with relationships, ideas of self-worth, personal responsibility and our overall understanding of the meaning of life! Grief is something that most of us will experience whether it is from a death, divorce, job loss and now even the inability to visit friends or family due to physical distancing! Yes, we are grieving a life we once knew, maybe even took for granted, and on top of that some of us may be faced with grieving for a loved one that has died.
Tips to Help us Grieve from a Physical Distance:
· Acknowledge all the layers of your grief
o We may be grieving the life we once knew, grieving the inability to physically connect as a group, grieving the loss of a job perhaps causing financial challenges, grieving the ability to witness the birth of a baby, grieving the inability to be present for an ill loved one, grieving the death of a loved one and grieving the tradition of celebrating someone’s life the way we've historically honoured them before. There are layers, acknowledge each of your unique layers of grief.
· Allow yourself to feel emotion
o Often, we bury our emotions deep down so that we do not have to feel the discomfort of the emotion, or to be brave for others. It is okay to experience emotions, often they are up and down and all over! Allow your feelings to be felt, do not resist them, or they may become trigger points down the road. Feeling your raw emotions at the time you have them makes them relatable and healing is able to begin, putting emotions off may later cause confusion and further misunderstandings of self and others, delaying healing or creating new wounds.
· Engage in activities that make you smile
o Joy is often an emotion that we hide or suppress in times of grief, along the way we have been taught that we need to be sad when someone dies and smiling or laughing is a sign that we ‘don’t care’ or are being disrespectful. Joy is an emotion that humans ultimately want to find in their lifetime, our loved ones want us to remember them in a way that will make you smile. A smile is the soul’s emotion that shows someone made an impact on our lives. Yes, we will be sad for the life we no longer get to be involved with daily, but we also need to feel free to show joy for the memories that impacted our life, otherwise we are not acknowledging all the good they offered us while living.
o Take notice of your living space, if it is full of clutter, your ability to cope with grief will be more challenging, it may affect your ability to focus within or on responsibilities, affect your ability to get meaningful sleep and ultimately creates a chaotic energy that may increase levels of anxiety. Take some time to remove clutter and open up your living space for healing energy to flow.
· Make self-care a priority
o Self-care is a survival necessity! Self-care promotes feelings of balance and joy, acceptance of our self-worth, confidence and helps us stay motivated and healthy. Practicing self-care allows us time alone to relax and focus on our own well-being. Start your day off with a shower, get dressed as you would if you were going out of the house, get lots of sleep, drink water and eat high vibration foods such as fruits and veggies or take time to learn a new hobby. Give yourself the time you need, only you will know how much time you need and when you need it.
· Be mindful
o Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the moment. Being mindful decreases feelings of anxiety, increases our ability to feel happy and promotes wellness. Allow yourself time to complete one task a time, avoid multi-tasking. While you are doing any activity, be fully present in the moment while using your senses to keep you grounded and appreciate the environment surrounding you.
· Walk or get active
o One of the reasons we want to be physically present is because of our innate desire to hug or offer physical touch. Our ability to be present helps us intuitively determine the level of support we need to offer and if our loved one is ‘OK’. When we hug, our brain releases chemicals that make us ‘feel good’ therefore, improving our mood, lessening feelings of depression, or offering a feeling of relaxation or reassurance. During a pandemic, physical distancing restricts us from showing our support this way, and we need to find ways to ‘feel good’ in the absence of physical touch some options are: walking, yoga, exercise or other activities that offer ‘feel good’ chemicals to release into our body.
· Limit time around negativity
o During grieving, our energy is running low and our ability to filter or repel low vibration energy that may affect us negatively, is weakened. Limit time watching or listening to the news or participating in activities that do not bring your peace. Spending your time becoming more saddened will only overwhelm you and add to the layers of grief.
· Connect to family and friends in other ways
o Thankfully, technology has given us opportunities to connect via video, phone, email, text, etc. The ability to connect this way helps us feel connected and offers a solution during times of physical distancing.
· Create your own tribute
o Plan your own personal tribute to honour the life of your loved one. Celebrations of life do not have to be within large groups, or even immediately following death, in order to be an effective way to show respect. Often, people choose or request to be honoured in an intimate way, this is just as respectful and meaningful. Trust timing is essential, your efforts will be acknowledged by the departed no matter when and how you honour them.
· Seek out a professional
o If you feel that you are struggling with grief, reach out to a professional, many therapists now offer their services online or over the phone. Having someone to talk to may offer insight and alternative ways of coping with loss.
Collectively, the world is experiencing grief. Just as the Earth and each human goes through this time of healing, we are reminded that grief is a personal evolution, we must go within to find true healing, peace and direction. When we allow ourselves the time to go within to navigate our grief, healing occurs, when we heal ourselves, the world heals too. Do not let your grief get lost in the events unfolding in the world around you, understand your loss is an enormous life changing event and deserves the time and energy you require. When devastating events happen that affect the world, or large populations of the world, the ability to heal and grieve as a community offers profound healing energy, that facilitates a global support system, ultimately, affecting us individually. We come together in ways we never imagined, to support complete strangers, because we are now bonded together by these events. Humans instinctively support each other in challenging times due to empathy and the ability to feel sorrow, pain and suffering, this calls us to action. We are "all" in this together, even if from a physical distance.