Nature's Healing Gift-Meditation Space

 (This photo is looking out at the Cascades and Lake Sammamish)

Meditating with the outdoors helps us resonate with the healing gift of Nature.  Often being mesmerized by the healing colors of a sunrise can be viewed through a window which I find very meditating.  These experiences wake something up inside of us, and help to set our lives into a more natural rhythm. Nature lovers have discovered this secret without ever studying meditation!

Nature's Healing Gift-Meditation Space

Consider finding a quiet or secluded space, to practice the following meditation:

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1.  Find a comfortable position sitting or lying down. Begin with a few deep breaths, breathing deep into the belly and relax.  Close your eyes notice how your body feels, as well as the activity of your mind and emotions. Experience whatever is present without resisting anything or trying to change it. Do this for about a minute.

2.  Bring your awareness to the surroundings. Feel the temperature of the air on your skin, created by possibly a breeze and the sun. Listen to Nature’s symphony —birds, bees, crickets, flowing water, and leaves rustling.  For the rest of the meditation, continue to experience these feelings and sounds.

3.  As you meditate, focus on where your attention is naturally drawn.   If it is a bird’s song, notice the quality of the sound.  Don’t analyze the sound and label it with your mind — simply notice it.   Whenever your mind becomes absorbed in thoughts, easily bring it back to the sounds and sensations of being in Nature.  Enjoy this meditation for as long as you want.

Nature's Healing Gift-Meditation Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Women-Angeles Arrien

I was first introduced to Angeles Arrien when I started my training in vibrational healing.  It was a goal of the school director and myself to attend a workshop by this amazing woman.  I am sad to say it never happened.  However, through her books and tapes, I have experienced her teachings.

Angeles Arrien was a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author and speaker. She developed through her books and workshops practices using the cross-cultural components of leadership and communication skills, creative problem-solving, health care, and education.

Inspiring Women-Angeles Arrien

Her book, The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary gave me the following archetypes to study.

Warrior: Show up and choose to be present
Healer
: Pay attention to what has heart and meaning
Visionary
: Tell the truth without blame or judgment
Teacher: 
Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.
Inspiring Women-Angeles Arrien

Another Inspiring Woman we will truly miss.  Thank you Angeles Arrien for being such a bright light and leader.

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery.

It’s the place of reflection and contemplation,

and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing,

to the deep wisdom way.” ~ Angeles Arrien

 

Ruda Mudra for Solar Plexus & MoreThe Rudra Mudra helps to govern and activate the Solar Plexus Chakra.  Here are the steps of the Rudra Mudra that will help you to gain control over the Solar Plexus Chakra and center the body:

1.  Sit down comfortably with your back straight and chin and chest held high.  Breathe in and out through your nose.

2.  Raise your hands and press the tips of each index finger, thumb, and ring finger together. The middle finger and little finger should extend straight out.

3.  Hold this posture for at least five minutes. You can perform the Rudra Mudra up to three to six times in a day.

The Benefits of practicing the Rudra Mudra helps relieve, regulate and or improve the following symptoms:

Rudra Mudra for Solar Plexus & More

 

 Sinus Relief From Essential OIls & More

Rub Thieves and Peppermint 100% therapeutic grade essential oil on the sinus pressure points located on the tips of the toes.  This can be done once or twice a day.  Then to bring additional sinus relief, squeeze the toe tips one by one.  These reflexology points, when pressed, help the sinuses to drain also over time can aid in the prevention of sinus infection.  This is a simple exercise that can be done while watching your favorite TV series.

Additional Sinus Relief-Toe Nail Pressure Points:

Sinus Relief-Essential Oils & More

The red points illustrated above on the toe nails act as pressure points.  These will improve circulation in the sinus regions and help to unclog and drain sinuses.  Gently applied pressure to these points on both feet will do the trick. 

Sinus Relief-Essential Oils & More

 

 

Inner Child Healing

March 19th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Inner Child Healing

There are many ways to loose your Inner Child. But know this, there are many healing techniques to help reconnect with your lost Inner Child.  This illustration may just look like child’s play and you would be totally correct.  However, if you would start having fun participating in some of these activities, reconnecting, and accepting your Inner Child, the healing begins.  Please GO jump into a mud puddle, BLOW  bubbles, DANCE on top of the furniture, ROLL down a grassy hill,  and be like a five year old…HAVE A BLAST!

Inner Child Healing

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is a little child within who needs love and acceptance.”

~ Louise Hay

Inner Child Healing

 Tuesday's Healing Word-Rituals (Healthy)

ritual is a ceremony or action performed in a customary way.  It can be  any act or practice regularly repeated in a set precise manner  to improve physical, mental or spiritual health.  Each morning I get up very early prepare my breakfast latte and my ‘Dave’s Killer Bread’ toast and begin my morning reading before my walk.  I don’t think of this as a habit, it is my Healthy Morning Ritual.

Tuesday's Healing Word-Rituals (Healthy)

“Rituals of healing have a profound sense of sacred.

When we use them to renew the fabrics of our lives

that become unraveled

by change, chaos, illness, and death,

a sense of balance and harmony emerge that reconnect

our energies and meet our needs of the moment.”

~Barbara Dossey

Tuesday's Healing Word-Rituals (Healthy)

JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING AND CREATING HEALTHY RITUALS.

Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

March 15th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Feminine Healing - 3 Goddess Crystals

In the index of Judy Hall’s book, The Crystal Bible-A Definitive Guide to Crystals, are listed the following three crystals as Goddess Crystals:

Feminine Healing-3Goddess Crystals

An earth-healing stone, Larimar connects to the energy of the earth goddess, helping women to reattune to their innate femininity and restoring their connection to nature.

Mentally, it brings serenity, clarity, and constructive thought.  Emotionally, Larimar brings calmness and equilibrium.  It heals trauma to the heart and reconnects to natural playfulness and joyful childlike energy.

It stimulates the brow, heart, crown and throat chakras.  It can be placed on these chakras and any constricted joints or painful spots.  It will dissolve energy blockages and quietly draw out pain.

 Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

Isis Crystal is named aptly after the Goddess Isis because it assists in triggering self healing with inner power and strength.  Isis Crystals have a five (5) sided tear drop shape on the dominant side of the crystal face (see illustration).

This crystal is extremely useful for healing anything that is broken-body, mind, emotions, or spirit.  It can be used to integrate spiritual energies into the emotional body, bringing in more balanced and joyful emotions.  An Isis Crystal is beneficial for anyone who is facing transition, especially to the next world.

 Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

Picture Jasper is said to be the Earth Mother speaking to her children. It contains a message from the past within its pictures for those who can read it.  This stone brings to the surface hidden feelings of guilt, envy, hatred, love, and thoughts that are normally pushed aside, whether from the present or past lives.

It brings comfort and alleviates fear.  It stimulates the immune system and cleanses the kidneys.  Picture Jasper instills a sense of proportion and harmony by balancing the Base Chakra.  When using this Goddess Crystal,  the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power.

Affirmations to Rid Chakra 'Demons'

There are emotions and states that are able to close down chakras, if they’re not processed adequately. Anodea Judith calls them ‘demons’ in her book, Eastern Body, Western Mind. The demons affect the ‘rights’ that are associated with the chakras, which are listed below:

1. Root Chakra:  D- Fear;  R-The right to be here    2. Sacral Chakra:  D-Guilt; R-The right to feel
3. Solar Plexus:  D-Shame;  R-The right to act    4. Heart Chakra: D-Sorrow; R- The right to love and be loved
5. Throat Chakra; D-Lies; R-The right to speak and hear truth    6. Brow Chakra; D-Illusion; R-The right to see
7. Crown Chakra; D-Attachment; R-The right to know
Affirmations To Rid Chakra 'Demons'
Using affirmations helps rid the chakra ‘demons’.  By working with affirmations, one becomes more aware of their emotions and feelings and chakra healing begins.  Are you ready to join me in the 15 day challenge?

Inspiring Women - Lucille Ball

Inspiring Women, features women recognized for their amazing contributions.   Hopefully you will appreciate their Feminine Spirits.

Inspiring Women - Lucille BallLucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, and film studio executive. She was the star of the sitcoms I Love LucyThe Lucy–Desi Comedy HourThe Lucy ShowHere’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy.  I chose Lucille Ball because of her healing gift of humor.  She made us laugh even when things looked dismal.

Lucy was a loveable, ditzy, redheaded, character, that we still can watch on reruns of  ’I Love Lucy’.  But Lucille Ball was also a brilliant business woman in a male dominated profession.  In 1962, she became the first woman to run a major television studio,  which produced many successful  television series such as Mission Impossible and Star Trek.

Many hospitals now offer laughter therapy programs as a complementary treatment to illness.  Close your eyes and visualize people laughing across this county at an inspiring redheaded comedian.  We love Lucy!

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

The RAM covers many of the Bighorn Sheep but I want to focus on Dall Sheep of Alaska.    I have had the pleasure to watch these magnificent snowy white creatures grazing on the steep sides of a mountain.  It almost looks like an impossible feat.  Following is what Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. writes about RAM, in his book Animal Spirits:

 Animal Spirit Guide-DallSheep (RAM)If RAM shows up, it means:

1.  Take steps to correct something that is out of balance in your life.

2.  Right time to pursue intellectual or educational interests and activities, so make plans to do so.  You are ready for new challenges.

3.  You’re  about to go through a spiritual initiation leading to an emergence of  a different sense of yourself.

Call on RAM when:

1.  You need a boost so that you’ll feel stronger and more powerful.

2.  You’re dealing with a challenging or stressful situation and want to maintain a sense of balance.

3.  You’re at the beginning of a new project or relationship and want to leap ahead while keeping yourself grounded at the same time.Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

If RAM is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You are very confident and believe in yourself and your abilities.

2.  You keep things to yourself and rarely communicate what you’re thinking or feeling.

3.  You are very imaginative and have a great deal of curiosity that increases as you mature, and you are willing to pursue whatever attracts your attention.

4.  You are spontaneous, willing to move quickly when a new opportunity presents itself.

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)