Daily Inspiration for the Mind
Every single person can access their intuition and life purpose through the practice of meditaiton. Meditation opens the mystical third eye which is known as the gateway to the soul and knowledge beyond the five senses.
A daily practice of meditation exercises different parts of the brain that become active when we meditate and strenghten our connection to our own intuition. We can develop a stronger communication line with our soul to hear what it is we came here to do through a regular practice of meditation.
This allows us to find what will truly make us excited to wake up in the morning. Meditation helps us shed the identity created by our environment and the ego that covers up our true loving purpose or it validates that what we always felt is indeed our purpose. Intuition increases our ability to know what is best for us to pursue and what is best for us to let go because the old saying is true 'all that glitter's isn't gold.'
Meditation can help you create a clear vision for your future. You can use meditation to fuel your vision by creating as much specificity in your mind as possible.
It's been proven that our thoughts do affect our reality, and although we can't rely solely on meditation to solve our problems, it makes a radical difference in how we use our time and our ability to make progress in our life.
Sit for even a few minutes in the morning or at night to visualize what you want to bring into your life and how you want to live from your heart. You may be surprised how quickly the resources you need either show up or pop into your mind.
If you've been stretched to your breaking point and feel like you're coming apart at the seams, it might be time to try some form of meditation to bring your stress down a few levels.
According to Harvard Business School, practicing a meditation technique can counter stress by bringing on a response that causes us to relax, lowering everything from our breathing rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate. Look into a yoga or tai chi class, or even look up some deep breathing for beginners articles. Meditation can be done alone or as part of a guided class with a seasoned instructor.
Do you want to have more energy? Here's a quickie meditation to get some!
Close your eyes and see the things requiring your energy around you. Look at each one and see if you actually need to be giving it energy. Let go of the things draining your energy. Are you worrying about the future? Going over something in the past? Trying to control something?
Now you're relaxed and you can see the huge endless expansive universe full of grids of ligtht that connect to your body. See light moving towards you steadily from all directions reviving your soul and energizing your spirit. Now you're ready and full of energy! Come back to this meditation anytime to recharge.
Feel like you're not making the best decisions for yourself or having trouble making decisions? You're not alone. Meditation is sweeping the nation because it connects us to our inner wisdom that knows what's best for you.
Meditation is free and you can do it literally anywhere. Feel yourself as a part of everything, connected to the pulse of the universe and feeling the energy of the planet. The decisions that feel right in your heart align with your own protection and joy as well as those that create a more peaceful existence for everyone.
What makes you feel relaxed and light is the path of the heart and may not be what people in your life are telling you to do. Sit with your soul and listen. Write does the feelings and ideas that come to you without thinking.
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.
Daily Inspiration for the Body
If you want to buy a pre-made dish at the grocery store, make sure to check out the label to determine the protein, fat, sugar, and calorie information. Our daily nutritional needs will vary between men, women, and children, by weight, and also by our individual lifestyles.
On average, women need about 2,000 calories a day and 1,500 if they are trying to shed some pounds, while the average man needs 2,500/2,000 for the same criteria.
To-go meals that are premade can often be high in calories but low in protein, something we need to maintain and support our muscles. In general, the calorie count should be between 350 and 450 for a portion, and the protein at least 15g per serving.
Did you know that sweet potato is not part of the potato family? With its bell-shaped flowers, this food has a sweet, sweet taste and orange flesh. Highly appreciated by children, sweet potato has an interesting nutritional value as it contains vitamins A, B, C and B6, potassium and folic acid.
With a slightly higher starch content than potato, sweet potato is considered a starch and provides about 130 calories per half cup. It adds variety to our menus and can be used to make pies, cakes, puddings, mashed or au gratin.
Vitamins, just like minerals, are indeed major elements for vision; eating a lot of these components helps to keep our vision system in good condition, and to prevent macular degeneration, or any kind of disorder of the eye. This is why it’s necessary to prioritize a diet that contain vitamin A, vitamin E or C, or else foods that contain minerals such as zinc and lutein, all of which have been tied to healthy vision.
We find a high level of vitamin A in carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach; vitamin E in nuts, avocado and sunflower seeds and vitamin C in fruits and vegetables such as papaya, strawberries and guava.
Did you know that good nutrition will act on the functioning of your brain? Nutrition can play a significant role in maintaining and even improving these functions. More than 40 nutrients are involved in the functioning of the brain. In this regard, it is also important to ensure adequate intake of macronutrients (Proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (Vitamins and minerals).
Proper nutrition can make our memory and concentration more efficient and help maintain our energy throughout the day.
Lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans are an excellent type of food to add to your salads, soups and spreads. There are even recipes that find creative ways to incorporate lentils into muffins and desserts! These foods are rich in vegetable protein and minerals, and are very high in fiber.
Their complex carbohydrates will keep you feeling full for several hours. High fiber foods have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease and can increase our energy.
Avocado is a rather special fruit, (It's also classified as a berry!) since it is the only one to contain fat (16%) and contains protein as well. This fat gives it its sweet and singular flavor, while bringing us a dose rich in 'good' fats (Unsaturated fatty acids).
Other notables for this fabulous fruit - it beats bananas in the potassium department - almost doubling in that area in fact, and delivers a good amount of vitamin C and E. You can toss avocado into salad, blend it into smoothies or even use it in your hair or homemade facial mask to reap even more benefits.
Daily Inspiration for the Soul
Do you feel heartbroken? Your nerves respond to emotional trauma the way the body responds to physical trauma and healing the energy in your heart chakra can help you finally release your pain and recover. Eating lots of green foods like cucumber, spinach and green apples will stimulate your Heart chakra back into balance.
Certain crystals also help heal your Heart chakra, such as rose quartz and aventurine.
A combination of green foods, crystals, and heart-opening stretches that make your spine more flexible will help you mend a broken heart. When a relationship is damaged, even if it's your relationship with yourself, it's important to make an effort to repair the energy field so we can remain open and optimistic.
Do you know when your throat feels tight that it is a sign of a blocked throat chakra? Not only that but breakouts and stiff muscles in that area could indicate you need to voice your truth.
If you stand close to someone who needs to speak their mind about something in their life, your throat will often get tight because your energy will pick up on their block. You can gently nudge them to see that it's good to say what their heart feels and it's safe to be transparent.
If you have persistent throat issues, mouth or jaw issues, sit quietly in meditation and ask your heart what you aren't expressing. You may be surprised what comes to your mind and it may be something you have pushed down for so long, you just got used to it.
Today's Mantra: "I feel better when I help people. I stop feeling bad for myself when I take the focus off of myself and show kindness and care to others."
Today's Mantra: "When I focus on something, I know I can learn anything. I am able to change my life because I am fearless. The path of my soul is fulfilled through the power of my heart."
Do you know where your third eye chakra is? Just as a bird has an internal radar that guides them to migrate, we too have glands in our brain that guide us to safety and the things that will nourish our spirit.
The pineal gland is in front part of your brain close to the forehead and eyebrows. It is sometimes surrounded by nanocrystals which means it's calcified and innactive. When we decalcify it, we can access a movie screen that allows us to see in another dimension beyond time and space.
And you thought you were just a simple human! The third eye is depicted between the eyebrows and you will even be able to feel energy in this center when you meditate and do yoga as it opens. Some people see flashing lights and colors when it opens.
Simple ways to decalify it are with flouride free toothpaste and flouride free water or chanting ONG for 11 minutes a day. Just focussing on this area will start to activate it as well.
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!