uesday's Healing Word-Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest standards.  It is being honest and sincere with others and ourselves.  It means standing up for what we believe is right and our actions match our words.  When discovering in a personal or business situation that there has been a challenge in trusting integrity, there is always a lesson for me to look at and evaluate my own integrity.

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

INTEGRITY is choosing

COURAGE OVER COMFORT.

choosing what is right

over what is

FUN, FAST OR EASY.

Choosing to

PRACTICE OUR VALUES

rather than simply

PROFESSING THEM.

~author unknown

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

“To put the world right…we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”

~Confucius

Tuesday's Healing Word-Integrity

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

September 12th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

This is a meditation of care, concern, tenderness, loving kindness, friendship and a feeling of warmth for oneself and others.   To practice Loving Kindness Meditation, sit in a comfortable and relaxed manner. Take two or three deep breaths with slow, long and complete exhalations. Let go of any concerns or preoccupations.   Repeat the following meditation out loud.  Repeat all four stanzas, four times.  Once you have memorized the meditation, do this with your eyes closed. The following example on how to practice this healing meditation comes from Ann Marie Chiasson, MD’s Energy Healing Reference Cards:Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

(First Stanza - about yourself  x 4)

May I be at peace, may my heart remain open,

may I awaken to the light of my own true nature,

may I be healed, may I be a source of healing for all beings.

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

(Second Stanza – Bring up someone you love x 4)

May you be at peace, may your heart remain open,

may you awaken to the light of your own true nature,

may you be healed, may you be a source of healing for all beings.

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

(Third Stanza – Bring up someone you have difficulty with x4)

May you be at peace, may your heart remain open,

may you awaken to the light of your own true nature,

may you be healed, may you be a source of healing for all beings.

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

(Last Stanza choose a group, family, or all living things x4)

May we be at peace, may our hearts remain open,

may we awaken to the light of our own true nature,

may we be healed, may we be a source of healing for all beings.

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

(This Meditation was also used as a Forgiving Meditation, October 19, 2013)

Tapping in the Joy

I have attended several of Donna Eden’s workshops and have enjoyed her and David Feinstein’s Energy Medicine Books.  Here is one of her simplest techniques to practice that can help reprogram your nervous system to be more joyful, uplifting and life-affirming:

Tapping IN joy & MoreTapping In The Joy Energy:

1.  Next time you feel joy, fabulous, and life is good reinforce this energy by “tapping in” this joy at your Third Eye located between your eyebrows just above the bridge of the nose.

2.  Tap with the middle finger of either hand using a steady beat for 10 to 12 seconds.  This “taps” your feeling of joy into the first acupuncture point of your nervous system.

Variations of this Powerful Energy:

1.  Recall a treasured moment in your life and “tap it in”.

2. Treasure your body.  Thank it for amazing service and gratitude, “tap it in”.

Tapping in The Joy Benefits

TAP!   TAP!   TAP!

Nature’s Tree Healing Spirits

September 7th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in NATURE'S HEALING GIFTS

Nature's Healing Tree Spirits

(Can you find the Young Woman Spirit hiding & the Wise Elder Spirit resting?)

I know every one that loves trees, like myself (a true tree hugger), can attest that each individual tree has its own energy.  Trees also carries a spirit or a piece of energy from its species as a whole (like our DNA).  For instance my favorite giant oak tree in the backyard of my previous home has its own unique energy, but it also carries with it the otherworldly qualities of every Oak Tree that’s ever existed.  Native American teachings refer to trees as  ”The Standing People.”   These Native teachings speak of the special lessons and gifts trees give to humankind.  The two trees featured above are among other (Standing People) trees I have seen in my city’s local botanical park.  I invite you all to start looking for the personality of some of your favorite trees.

Nature's Healing Gift - The Oak Tree

Here are four Tree Spirit Guides that might come into your life (this list is by no means all inclusive):

Nature's Tree Healing SpiritsOak is one of the most loved trees in history. It has an energy that is strong, powerful, mostly masculine, deeply-rooted, and wise.  Oak also represents steadfastness, stability, and carrying an acorn with you will bring protection.

Willow is a favorite. She holds feminine energy, as well as being a representation of the moon and the goddess. Willow will bring you dreams and help in enchantments among many other things.  Visit a Willow if you are wanting to be open to clairvoyance and the powers of the third eye.Nature's Tree Healing Spirits

Palm  tropical tree is found in warmer climates. This magical tree totem will bring the sunshine into your life metaphorically speaking. In ancient Egypt, the palm tree was a phallic symbol representing the fertility of the gods, namely Osiris.

Pine tree has many spiritual properties which  include fertility, abundance, health, purification, and rebirth. It is associated with ancient wisdom, impeccability and eternal life.

Keep in mind that any type of tree can be your totem or spirit guide and will vary depending on where you live.  We will be reviewing more of the beautiful Tree Spirit Guides in the future.   You might want to go out and hug a tree today.  It is very healing.

Nature's Tree Healing Spirits

Letting Go

September 1st, 2016 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Letting Go

To let go does not mean to stop caring,
It means I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
It’s the realization I can’t control another.
To let go is not to enable,
But to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
The outcome is not in my hands.

Letting Go

To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
It’s to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
But to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
But to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
But to allow another to be a human being.

Letting Go

To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
But to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
It’s to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
But to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
But instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

Letting Go

To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
But to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
But to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
But to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more…
Remember: The time to love is short.

~author anonymous

Letting Go

We can truly accept and love ourselves and others without judging, when we LET GO!