Daily Inspiration for the Mind
Feel like you're getting in a lot of arguments or having problems communicating? This happens when we need to slow down and get clear with our intention.
When we rush our communication, we get defensive and reactive. Conscious communication has been called the highest yoga. Sending out loving vibrations and uplifting intentions with our words shifts the dynamics in our conversations.
Next time you're around someone, practice holding the intention of 'I want you to feel loved.' See how practicing this intention heals your communication and charges up your life positively.
Here's a quick meditation to help bring love into your life because we love you! Take a moment to close your eyes and breathe deeply.
Look the vibrating cells of your body and see that each of them are hearts. Now send those hearts out into the farthest reaches of the planet and see people feel relief from your love. Feel yourself in the company of people that are just as caring as you and feel the trust and strong connection between you. Feel the flutter of romance with someone who sees your soul and wants to care for it as they sense in the look of your eyes that you too want to accept them fully and help them see the joy available to them.
When we give love we open ourselves to recieve it. Give hugs, lend a hand, offer uplifting encouragement and share smiles and you will magnetize yourself to attract love of all kinds. Love yourself with all your heart and that doesn't mean your body only, it means your soul which is there to guide you and help you love every moment as a blessing. Love is simple, it just is.
If you're feeling particularly stressed, are you asking for help from those around you? There's a pretty good chance someone you know has been through what you're facing, especially a sibling or family member.
Admitting when we are overwhelmed can provide release, build a bond between you and who you share your feelings with, and ultimately, help you find new ways to cope.
Practings meditation daily can help anyone develop their connection to spirit. Throughout history there have been records of people who could contact other dimensions and meditation allows us to open the gateway to other realms.
Whether you want to contact angels, spirit guides, deceased loved ones or your own soul, there are meditations you can practice to develop and fine tune these skills. Try taking classses on it, reading books about it and oh yes practicing those meditations that are offered.
In fact, all classes and books on developing spiritual communication abilities involve meditation because it trains your brain to a specific resonance that becomes more familiar and it tunes you into a frequency. That connection becomes stronger as you exercise the muscle. In India, they teach children to read with their third eye and closed eyes!
Did you know meditation can help heal your relationship? We often lose sight of our intention and become defensive if we don't take time to slow down and direct our mind to be loving, compassionate and have the intention to care for the person we are in a relationship with.
Meditation helps us overcome the insecurities that can ruin our relationships because we try to impress the other person or become unloving because our ego is trying to prove we are worthy of love.
Instead of thinking about ourselves and what we can get from another person, meditation allows us to see the soul of the other person by opening our intuitive knowing. This allows us to move above the insecure identity we project onto our partner so we can love both ourself and them unconditionally as well as put our mind in a place of kindness and being caring instead of greediness.
Here's a quick meditation to clear negativity!
Rub your palms together vigorously. Sit tall, close your eyes, and press your palms together in front of your heart. This brings the left and right sides of the brain together.
Now take in a deep breath and push all your air out through your lungs. Repeat that two more times and release all negativity with your exhale. Keeping your eyes closed, breathe normally, feeling the love of the entire universe in every cell of your body vibrating vibrantly. That energy surrounds you and connects you to everything.
Now, you set your computer program. Mentally or out loud, say three times, "I am positive and loving right now." You can do this anywhere, anytime. If you're in a meeting, breathe, watch the negativity leave, see your body connected to the love grid, and mentally say the affirmation.
Daily Inspiration for the Body
The chia seed is native to the Central Valley of Mexico and has been known and consumed for over 5000 years. It was used as a survival food by the Aztecs: it was said that a tablespoon of chia could keep a warrior fit for 24 hours. It also served as an offering to the gods.
Fruit in the form of your choice – raw or juice - is welcome in the morning, as it helps to hydrate you and to fill up with antioxidant vitamins. Start the day by eating a fruit with highly protective virtues such as apples, grapes or citrus.
Kiwis, melons, mangos and papayas are great options as well. Grab one to go, or blend in a smoothie or juicer and get a head start on your nutritional needs for the day!
Did you know you can self-impose a sleeping disorder? Psychophysiologic insomnia is one of the most common and difficult types of sleep disorder to treat. When you worry about not getting enough sleep, lying there thinking about it can start a cycle of sleeplessness and anxiety that can cause weight gain, stress and insomnia.
The next time you've had no rest, try not to stress about it when you get back under the covers the following night. Reading a book, having a warm bath and listening to music can help you stop thinking about sleeping, and actually give you some shuteye before you work yourself up into a larger issue!
It’s important to prioritize a healthy and regular schedule of your meals and snacks.
Many people skip their breakfast or lunch and then eat a huge meal at dinner time, or even worse, they snack all day. This type of meal schedule can only bring you health problems.
The ideal is to eat every 3-4 hours, this way blood sugar is stabilized and the production of insulin is regulated.
Here is an example of a food schedule based on eating every 3-4 hours:
1. Breakfast at 9-10am
2. Snack (optional) at 11am
3. Lunch at 12-1pm
4. Snack (optional) at 2-3pm
3. Dinner at 4-5pm
4. Snack (optional) at 7-8pm
Did you know that it's not just people in a hurry who can benefit from smoothies? These smooth beverages, made from fresh, natural ingredients, can help meet our needs in all circumstances. Preparing a delicious smoothie is easy, fast, and nourishing while bringing a new twist to your daily menus.
The first meal of the day is essential to start out in the right way. When you're hitting all your healthy food groups, breakfast can bring you energy for the morning and also contribute to the overall hydration of your body.
It's an important meal because it largely determines your dietary balance of the day. When done right, eating a healthy breakfast can improve your concentration and performance at school and work and give you more strength and endurance when heading out for some physical activity.
Daily Inspiration for the Soul
Do you have trouble speaking your mind? Balancing your Throat chakra can help you be more vocal and stick up for yourself. Lots of people go their whole lives without actually saying how they feel even though it's incredibly good for our health and relationships.
Eating blueberries and blackberries can help you stimulate the Throat chakra so you can communicate better. Wearing blue lapis lazuli stones as well as turquoise or blue-coloured clothing can help us balance an overactive or underactive Throat chakra. If it's overactive, you may be speaking without thinking, which can drain us of our vital energy.
Stretching the neck in yoga poses (such as plow pose) can also help balance your Throat chakra so you can find your voice!
Do you feel broken-hearted? Here's how to heal your Heart chakra.
The nerves respond to emotional trauma just as our body responds to physical trauma and needs to be healed. Getting healthy, high-vibe energy to flow through your heart can be done by using heart-opening mantras or doing yoga poses that stimulate the muscles in the surrounding area, like upward-facing dog, wheel pose, and forward bends.
Focus on self-love affirmations like, "I release the pain from past relationships and forgive the people in my past. I am open to healthy relationships."
Bring more of the color green into your life through decorations, clothes, and accessories to solidify your intention and increase the strength of the Heart chakra's energy.
Today's Mantra: "I am strong, I help people see the strength in themselves. I am a humble and find my self worth in my values and virtues and not external appearances."
Did you know you can open your spiritual connection by doing inversions? Your Crown chakra (which is at the top of your head) is your satellite to the spiritual world.
Bringing circulation to your head through inversions energizes the Crown chakra. Inversions don't have to be difficult; they can be as simple as a standing forward fold or bridge pose.
Spend more time upside down - it could help you turn your life right side up!
Red is the color that resonates with your Root chakra, which governs your primal/survival instincts and your willpower.
Wearing red clothes, meditating with red crystals, eating red foods, incorporating red into your home decor, and visualizing red energy at the base of your spine are ways to help activate this chakra.
Even music with a deep bassline can help activate your Root chakra. Higher pitched frequencies activate our upper chakras while lower pitches activate the lower chakras. The sound of drumming can also help us connect to the earth's energies that we need to be a part of in the physical world to navigate and stay grounded.
Do you know which color is linked to your energetic center for creativity? It's a vibrant orange like you'd see in a beautiful sunset or a blazing fire!
Want to maximize your creativity? You have unlimited creative energy if you make sure your Sacral chakra is balanced. You can tap into its energy by strengthening the muscles around your core and bringing more vibrant orange into your life through your clothing, paint and home decor, accessories, and foods!
So go ahead, buy that orange hat and matching hoodie and see where your consciousness shifts to bring more joy and creative energy into your life! Your ability to manifest also lives in your Sacral chakra, making it a huge source of your personal power.