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This is a wonderful and easy meditation “Access The Neutral Mind This Holiday Season” which can be viewed online by Tommy Rosen. Mr. Rosen leads yoga workshops around the globe. His meditation requires chanting internally (chanting inside our head not audibly). The syllables we will be chanting are Wah-Hay-Goo-Roo. The word Waheguru is an expression that means “there is ecstasy in moving from darkness to light.” Chanting these syllables inside your head will have a calming effect and helps stop the mind chatter.  (This is our revisited post from December 20, 2013.  It feels even more appropriate to consider practicing during December, 2020.)

Holiday Neutral Mind 2Begin by sitting up tall with your spine straight and a sense of relaxation through your body. Place your hands in your lap; right hand sits in the palm of your left hand.

Close your eyes and focus them up to your brow point. Inhale deeply, pause your breath for a few seconds and then exhale.

Start repeating Wah-Hay-Goo-Ro inside your head. Focus your eyes slightly above and between the your eyebrows. Remember where the eyes go, the energy flows.

You can begin for three minutes and gradually increase the meditation to 11 minutes. To end the meditation, take a deep inhale, pause for a few seconds and exhale. Stay still for a moment feeling the subtle shift this has caused in your body and mind.

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Art of Walking Exercise

September 1st, 2019 | Posted by Velda in FEATURE POSTS REVISITED

Art of Walking Exercise

My walks take on more meaning since I read  Free Your Breath, Free Your Life- How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully by Dennis Lewis.  He offer forth the following Conscious Walking Practice:

1. Learning the Art of Walking: First step is awareness or being mindful about yourself. How do you feel and what is your motive when walking? Are you in a hurry, anxious, or tense, which will bring on discomfort and quick exhaustion?  The art of conscious walking depends on the rhythmical and harmonious movement of all parts of your body without unnecessary tension.

Art of Waling Exercise

2. Opening and Closing the Joints of  Your Body:  Allow your pelvis to swing naturally to open & close the joints, support movement of blood, exercise all internal tendons, ligaments and muscles.  Conscious walking opens up your breathing spaces. Neuroscientist Candace Pert tells us “Let the opposite hand swing forward with each step…Somehow this sets left brain-right brain information flowing, breaking up old patterns of worry and rumination.”

3. Becoming Aware of Your Feet:  See if you can discover a gentle rolling motion, in conjunction with the swinging motion of your arms and pelvis?  This helps release tension in the feet, legs, pelvis, and relaxes the shoulders.  Bring your awareness to how grounded you feel.

4. Sense Your Breathing: Breathing reaches deeper down in the body when tension is released from the way we walk. As this occurs, the efficiency and capacity of your respiratory system increases.  You are able to walk longer with less fatigue and feel more energetic.

Art of Waling Exercise

5. Walking Inside the Energy Atmosphere of Your Breath: Visualize you are walking inside the atmosphere of your breath. This atmosphere surrounds and interacts with the body as you walk.  This breath energy is your life force.

6. Walking Exercise Begins with Awareness: Mindful walking supports our health and well-being.  Awareness Walking shares  the same benefits as practicing tai chi or qigong.

(This Post Originally Debuted September 16, 2013, in Categories Energy Healing).

Join me during the month of September Walking with Awareness!Art of Walking Exercise 

Looking at the ‘Mystic Heart’

December's Mystic Heart

In Angeles Arrien’s book Living in Gratitude, for December, she has us look at the ’Mystic Heart’ (the moral capacity within the heart for selfless service and compassionate action).  She recommends that we take time to reflect and give gratitude for our own Mystic Heart and how it has expressed itself this year in our work, relationships, health, well-being, and difficult circumstances.

December's Mystic Heart

The utterances of the heart-unlike those of the discriminating intellect-always relate to the whole.

In this sense, the heart shows the meaning of things in great perspective.

What the heart hears are the great things that span our lives,

the experiences which do nothing to arrange

but which simply happen to us.

~ Carl Jung

December's Mystic Heart

Studies show the more we extend gratitude, appreciation, and compassion, the healthier our heart and immune system become. I am extending all my heartfelt gratitude to all authors, healers, teachers, students, clients, and family members that have contributed to my mystic heart journey this year.

“Where have you experienced humility of heart and simplicity of spirit this year?”

December's Mystic Heart

 (This Post Originally Debuted December 1, 2013)

Make February A Month Of Gratitude

Revisiting February Feature Post 2013 is very appropriate and personal for me.  There are challenging situations, which could be either physical or emotional, that show up unexpectedly in our everyday lives.  It is during this time that “Being In Gratitude” is important.

I continue to refer to Angeles Arriens’ book, Living in Gratitude – A Journey That Will  Change Your Life.  One of the sentences from the February Chapter of this book states,  “The month of February offers daily opportunities to both say aloud what is in our hearts and communicate our love through our actions: our own unspoken verses of love.”  The following quotes are also found in the February Chapter:

Make February A Month Of Gratitude

Attend to the Heart

We are given a gift of 86,400 seconds today.

Have you used one today to say

“Thank you”?


A Gratitude - Building Exercise – from The Dali Lama

1.  Spend five minutes at the beginning of each day remembering that we all want the same thing; to be happy, to be loved, and to feel connected.

2.  Spend five minutes cherishing yourself and others. Let go of judgments.  Breathe in cherishing yourself,  and breathe out cherishing others.  If the faces of people you are having trouble with appear, cherish them as well.

3.  During the day, extend that attitude to everyone you meet,  with “I cherish myself and you too  (the store clerk, the client, a family member,  a fellow bus-rider).”

4.  Stay in the practice no matter what happens.   (Disarmingly simple, though not necessarily easy.)

Make February A Month Of Gratitude



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


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

March 1st, 2017 | Posted by Velda in FEATURE POSTS REVISITED

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.


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