Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you can carefully observe  thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad.  Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future (Psychology Today).   Rumi’s poem below,  is using the metaphor of a guest house to form an image that each day is an opportunity to experience something new in our lives, even if it’s unexpected.

Our guest house can sometimes make us uncomfortable.  If we treat the house guests with warmth, generosity, and courage, we can learn invaluable lessons from the experience.

An important piece of chakra healing is the willingness to know ourselves including the shadow sides.  For healing to occur,  keep an open mind,  release judgments, and make  any necessary amends.

Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem

THE GUEST HOUSE

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

She may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought,

the shame, the malice.

Meet them at the door laughing

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

~ Jelaluddin Rumi 1207-1273~ (translated by Coleman Barks)

Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem

 ( Rumi’s Poem Guest House First Appeared  October 25, 2013, In Chakras’ Category.) 

March Tapping Fears Away

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a very simple and effective tapping practice for adults as well as children.  It is universally used by professionals as well as novice for physical, emotional, and performance issues.  Before beginning a series of tapping, rate the intensity of how you are feeling from 0-10 (10 being the most upset).  This will measure how often you may need to repeat the tapping series. The Tapping is done with two or more fingertips.  Read the script out loud, allowing your emotions to be heard.March Tapping Fear Away

Start with the following Karate Chop Set-up Script For Fear:

Begin tapping side hand and repeat the following out loud before each of the rounds you do.

1.  Even though I am so afraid and don’t know what to do. I love and accept myself.

2.  Even though my stomach does a flip whenever I think of.___,  and how afraid I am.   I love and accept myself anyway.

3.  Even though I don’t feel in control,  and that makes me even more afraid, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

You can tap with the fingertips of either hand, most people use their dominant hand.  Where there are two identical points on each side of the body, you can choose to do only one side or both.    Again, reading the script out loud allows emotions to be heard.

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Tapping for Fear

Karate Set-Up (above script)

Tap five times while repeating script on each of the following points: 

Top of Head:  This fear

Edge of Eyebrow: It’s everywhere

Side of Eye:  It feels bad

Under Eye:   It just won’t go away

Under Nose:  I’m afraid

Under Chin: I’m not safe

Collarbone:  This awful fear

Under Arm:  I don’t want this…

Continue rounds:  Until  fears decrease.  MAKE MARCH TAPPING FEARS AWAY MONTH!

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 (A post on EFT Fear Tapping was published  on March 18, 2016. It seems appropriate during this unsettling time, to revisit Emotional Freedom Technique).

 

 Foods For Color Energy Healing

We all know a little about the color of food we eat is important.  Here is more information found in The Complete Book of Color Healing by Lilian Verner-Bonds.  Different-colored foods taken into the body can be used to heal, lift the mood, and stimulate our health.   There is an essential connection between the vibration rate that a certain color has and the pattern of nutrients a particular food provides.  It is an important fact to know that the  color energy of microwaved, processed, and junk food has been removed.

Following is the Author’s Beneficial Food Colors List:

Foods for Color Energy Healing

These foods lift energy and dissipate lethargy and tiredness.  They quicken the blood flow and expand the arteries.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

Optimism and change are characteristic benefits of orange foods, which also help lift grief and disappointment.  Orange foods eliminate stagnant food from the gut and strengthen the immune system.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

Laughter, joy, and fun are encouraged, and depression is lifted.  The natural laxative-yellow foods eliminate all unwanted toxins and feed the central nervous system.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

The green chlorophyll foods improve physical stamina and alleviate apprehension, panic, fear, and nausea.  Herbs are a tonic for the entire system.Foods for Color Energy Healing

Blue foods help concentration and heal anxiety.  Peace and relaxation are the gifts of blue foods.  They also strengthen capillaries and help lower blood pressure.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

Foods of this color bring relief from insecurity.  They help to put structure back into one’s life.  They promote growth of new tissue and alleviate eczema and bruising.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

Purple foods promote leadership, and calm the emotionally erratic.  They are beneficial for mental disorders, the eyes, and the activation of spiritual awareness.

If we eat a Rainbow Diet, we will get our nutrients and the healing power of color.

Foods for Color Energy Healing

(Post First Published July 4, 2016)

Hug A Tree Exercise Revisited

(Post First Published December 20, 2012)

Hug A Tree Exercise RevisitedI  am always amazed what can be found on the internet.  Somehow by accident I landed on a site called ‘How to Hug a Tree’.  This made me very curious, I then actually did research on tree hugging.  WOW!  I guess I am not the only one that hugs trees.  I take daily meditational healing walks, which includes hugging trees.  It is so dear to my heart that I have decided to share some of the benefits below, followed by the Tree Hugging Exercise.

In Matthew Silverstone’s book, Blinded by Science, he reveals the scientific data showing trees improve many health issues such as mental illness, ADHD, depression, the ability to alleviate headaches, reaction time and concentration levels.  He lists countless studies of children who showed significant psychological and physiological improvements in their health and well being when they interacted with plants and trees.  Plants and trees facilitate the cleansing and revitalizing of all the stored up negativity and stress humans experience and give it a place to be absorbed.  Being in their presence realigns our vibrations to be more in alignment with their healing and grounding vibrations.

 Hug A Tree Exercise:

Hug A Tree Revisited Exercise

1.  I encourage you to set aside 15-30 minutes for hugging a tree exercise which includes walking amongst the trees in a quiet park, forest or woodland area.

2.   Select a tree that fits your mood ask permission to hug it and then encircle the tree with your arms while gently pressing your cheek to the trunk.

3.   Let your awareness feel the flow of life energy in the tree and the grounding energy entering through your feet.

4.   When you are ready, turn your back to the tree and lean against it and start bouncing softly.  This is very good for your heart chakra and helping you to sleep better at night.  You can start out only bouncing 15 times and work up to what is comfortable for you.

5.   I have 5 beautiful fir trees in a circle that I bounce 50 times on each one because it helps my sleeping patterns.

6.  Remember to thank the tree or trees when you complete the hugging exercise.

  HAPPY TREE HUGGING!

Emotional Energy Centers

April 1st, 2016 | Posted by Velda in FEATURE POSTS REVISITED

 

This month bwb is revisiting our first Feature Post dated December 1, 2012.  Have you ever wondered why we associate matters of love with the “heart area” of the body?   Why do we often hear following phrases such as; ‘weight off  your shoulders,’ or ‘pain in the neck,’ or a ‘feeling in the gut?’  Below shows the Emotional Energy Centers of the body.

emotional energy centers

Our mental, emotional and physical lives aren’t separate after all.   How often do we ignore what our bodies are telling us?  The next time you are wondering what that random pain in your torso is from, perhaps referring to the above diagram will be beneficial.  Also included below is a chart showing the possible physical and emotional signs of blockage for each Chakra.

Emotional Energy Centers

The following chart points our the possible physical or emotional blockages for the individual Chakras.

Blocked Chakras

There is always more….

Navajo Prayer Song (Inspires Our Walk)

Today I will walk out, today everything evil will leave me.

I will be as I was before,

I will have a cool breeze over my body,

I will have a light body,

I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.

Navajo Prayer Song (Inspires Our Walk)

I walk with beauty before me.

I walk with beauty behind me.

I walk with beauty above me.

I walk with beauty around me.

My words will be beautiful.

In beauty all day long may I walk.

Navajo Prayer Song (Inspires Our Walk)

Through the returning seasons, may I walk.

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.

With dew about my feet may I walk.

With beauty behind me may I walk.

With beauty below me may I walk.

With beauty above me may I walk.

With beauty all around me may I walk.

Navajo Prayer Song (Inspires Our Walk)

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.

My words will be beautiful.

≈In the Anasazi Museum, Chaco Canyon, N.M.

Navajo Prayer Song

This Post originally debuted January 20, 2013

What Is Your Emotion Color Today?

What Is Your Emotion Color Today?Studies show that the colors a person surrounds themselves with can have an effect on that person’s emotional state. Colors have certain wavelengths, which can be felt and experienced. Our emotions have wavelengths, which we can also feel and directly experience. There’s no denying that color and mood are inextricably linked. Our emotions are often described as ‘seeing red, feeling blue, or green with envy.’

Colors can make us feel happy or sad… they can make us feel hungry or relaxed.  Here is today’s opportunity (not challenge).  Look at the Color Emotion Chart below and select where you are today.  Are you satisfied? GREAT! If not, would you want to change your emotion?  What color could you introduce through either your wardrobe, selecting a designated colored gemstone for the day, or meditating on your new chosen color to help change your mood.

What's Your Emotion Color Today?

This Post originally debuted January 30, 2014

chakras and archetypes

Each chakra has a positive and a negative archetype corresponding to the qualities and challenges associated with that chakra.  The more responsibility we take for our personal archetypes, the more energy we have available for our health, creativity, and joy.  The following information is covered by author Ambika Wauters  in, The Book of Chakras – Discover the Hidden Forces within you:

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This Post originally debuted June 12, 2013

Water Facet Energy Balancing Exercise

Would you have ever guessed that balancing energy can be as easy as standing at your kitchen sink? Author Alla Svirinskaya writes about healing with water in her book Energy Secrets The Ultimate Well-Being Plan. She explains how we can learn to use water for balancing energy which will both purify and boost our energy levels.  Her following exercise is also good for removing negative energy:

Water Exercise to Balance Energy

Water Faucet Energy BalancingBegin with a large glass of natural spring water.

Sit quietly while you slowly drink it.

Feel the water pouring down inside of you.

Feel the coolness and wetness of the water when it enters the stomach.

Imagine the feeling as it passes through your body.

Water Faucet Energy BalancingNow turn on the cold-water tap.

Stand in front of it with your back straight.

Stretch out your hands towards the cold-water stream.

Turn your palms so they are facing each other around the stream.

Ensure the water flows down in-between your palms without touching them.

Water Faucet Energy BalancingAll the time, perform this exercise very slowly.

The sense of coolness changes to rejuvenation.

Let this empowerment spread through your body.

With increased sense of vitality and purity you can end the exercise.

Thank the water for the balanced energy it has given you.

 

This Post originally debuted October 7, 2013

 

 

Nature Heals - Dance With Trees

Dancing Trees (Last Verse)

Dancing trees in the mist, natures beauty alive and free, 

Truly incredible vision that the entire world should see.

Dancing trees, dancing trees, raise your arms and rejoice, 

Let the world see your dance, let them hear your inner voice.

~Rik Bertrand (Portland, Oregon)

Nature Heals - Dance With Trees

“When I found trees, the trees found me.

I’m home.  I’ve  found my passion.

  We are two authentic beings playing joyfully together,

supporting one another.

  When I am in the trees I am always in the present.

  Come join me, dance with me in the trees!”

~ Genevieve Summers, Founder of Dancing With Trees, LLC

 

This Post originally debuted April 26, 2013