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Have Your Meditated In the Past And Let Your Practice Go? Have You Heard About Meditation and Thought About Starting It?

We are drawn to meditation for many different reasons. Some of us start the journey of meditation because of a doctor’s recommendation, seeking health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, stress reduction, and restful sleep, to enhance the physical well being.

Some of us look to meditation when seeking relief from the fearful, angry, painful, envious, or self- endangering or plainly futile thoughts that constantly flood our minds.

In other words, we are drawn to meditation to enhance our emotional well being.

Some of us want to create healthy relationships in our social world. Some of us want to create abundance and prosperity in the material world. Still, some of us come to meditation in search of greater self-understanding and expanded states of consciousness, in order to enhance our spiritual well being.

It is accurate to say that the purpose of meditation depends on the meditator—but it is also true that anyone who meditates regularly receives profound benefits on all of these levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As Dr. Deepak Chopra says:

Meditation isn’t a random or chaotic experience. On the contrary, it is a systematic process that allows the mind to experience its non-local source, the field of pure potentiality. That is why meditation can be taught and why it produces repeatable results. The purpose of meditation is to be here now, at this moment. It doesn’t require a special diet, effort, ethics, religion, culture or concentration. All you need to learn to meditate is to: Let go, Stop trying and most importantly Understand that meditation is effortless.

When we are not trying to do anything and are not thinking about the past or the future, or analyzing and judging, our mind will naturally and spontaneously settle into the inner silence of meditation.

When we meditate, we create peace, calm and stillness in our body, and mind that helps us to connect with our ever-present inner stillness, which is the source of all infinite creativity, infinite potentiality, and infinite contentedness, manifesting in our lives through us.

During meditation connecting to that silent source and bringing our awareness in utter calmness to what we truly want? whether it be material, physical, emotional, social or spiritual, it can help us bring clarity and helps us manifest that which we truly want to enhance peace, love, health, and prosperity in our life.

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Suffering From Anxiety, Stress, Frustration? Meditation Helps Balance Emotions

In addition to several benefits one sees by the regular practice of meditation, meditation is also a  powerful support to call upon, when it comes to relieving emotional distress such as anxiety, depression, and chronic resentment or regret. As scientific studies show, once we meditate, breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall.

Though our bodies are quiet and in a  resting state during meditation, our mind is awake.

It’s wonderful to know that we don’t need to repress what we feel internally in order to feel inner peace!

In fact, repressing emotions never leads to emotional freedom but only adds to the accumulation of toxicity in the body.

By not repressing or fixating on emotions, they can move through and from the body.

Regular meditation practice allows us to spend more and more time in peace and the silence of pure awareness. It becomes simple to let go of old patterns of feeling and thinking as this sense of spaciousness expands in your everyday life.

We start to gain some distance from our stressers, as we put our focus on our breath, a mantra, or a different object of meditation.

There is a calming of the internal commotion as we start to witness our mental activity, without trying to resist or change it. Over time one will begin to notice that some distance was made around the emotional state.

We begin to see that there is more to who we are than our thoughts, and we might observe the sensations associated with the state in which the negative dissolve altogether.

Let’s allow ourselves to cultivate a regular practice of meditation. 

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Manifest Your Destiny

Everyone has an insight, a voice that comes from within ones soul. This is
the voice responsible in influencing and directing us throughout our life.
That voice is constantly telling us

“Get up right now! Take charge of your life and manifest your destiny”.

In order to do this you must transform yourself and take charge of your life. If you stay stagnant then life will not happen for you. You might never experience the
true potential of yourself. Life is not only about the style of living,
sleeping, eating, working and traveling but to explore, experiment,
observe, thoughtful processes and taking risks towards change.

Change leads to improvement.

So an important question is how to improve? How to bring about change within one’s self?

For that purpose, what you need to do is to take actionable steps to
improve yourself. Push yourself out of the traditional and comfort zone,
family values, controlling powers of other human beings and meet the real
you! This will definitely transform your life.

Why success comes to only those who work harder for it?

It is because millions of people have no idea what are they capable of
doing. Following conservative ways to live life blindly is no different than
being dead, doing nothing and simply copying.  Ask yourself, “Are you a copycat?”

This series of posts will  get ready and open for change that you have
never experienced before. You will be challenged to be out of your
comfort zone and live the life that you’ve always dreamt of.

You are free to live in your own unique way with a strong identity rather
than being a copy of others!   If you strive for change, you would build a
world of success of your own.

Shake off the insecurities, confusions and doubts to enhance confidence,
power and ability to attain your heart’s desire.

Let’s begin with what we mean by manifestation.

“It refers to the process, an action or an event that clearly enables us to
see or show us something abstract or conceptual”.

Basically it is indicating the movement of transformation of a mind
concept into reality-based act. That is why we stress upon taking action to
bring your thoughts, feelings and ideas into a tangible experience.

You Are Important

Your life has a goal, which is to win. Winners are leaders, those who lead
life in their own way and leave their legacy behind. The one thing that
holds us back from creating our legacy is in our unconscious; our past, our
mistakes, our regrets and unpleasant memories. Left unchecked, all of this
no doubt holds you back from progressing and attaining what you desire.
The human mind has an inborn tendency to seek and grasp on negativity.
Biologically, there is a part of our brain called the “lizard brain” that is the oldest part of our brain stem, responsible for the most basic of instincts; survival. This part of the brain governs our flight or fight attitude towards challenges and breaking comfort zones and is designed to keep us safe from harm.
We know no one wants to live a of the living dead, producing nothing, being
stuck in a 9 to 5 job doing the same thing over and over again just to pay
bills. That is a very distorted and warped version of life. Some people die
at 25 years old and don’t get buried until they are 79 years old.
If you don’t know where to start, let us share with you a simple step by
step formula. We’ll take very simple step.

Think less, speak less, and observe more with your eyes and your heart. It takes faith, action and the belief that you will succeed.

You will get to where you want to be. Trust in yourself, your capacity and your ability to achieve it. Never ignore the power of change as this power takes you towards your personal growth.

The key to unlocking your true spirit and road to find the peak of manifestation is to “Be Consistent And Never Give Up” because true change takes consistency.

We now know that you are ready to go and continue with this course.  In the next post in this series you will learn how to identify your starting place, where you are right now.  We will look at both your positive and negative thoughts and how to remove the negative so that you are a clear channel to manifestation!  We will also look at the process of setting SMART goals!  This method will allow you to set and achieve your goals, propelling you toward manifesting your dream life!

 

 

Surprising Ways To Live More Spiritually

Spirituality can be defined in a wide variety of ways.

For many seekers it’s about connecting with something greater than yourself. You might call it God, the universe, or nature. Whatever words you choose to describe it, it’s an experience that gives deeper meaning to your daily routines and ordinary actions.

While searching for something sacred can produce dramatic results, the process can be simple. It doesn’t require extensive therapy or taking a year off work to trek through Tibet.

Try these 15 ways to live more spiritually, starting with where you are now.

The Inward Journey:
1. Accept yourself. Recognize that you are worthy of love and happiness. Embrace your strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself credit for your efforts and learn to enjoy your own company.
2. Develop self-compassion. Examine how you speak to yourself. Choose kind and inspiring words. Forgive yourself for past decisions and move on from the past. Treat yourself extra gently when you’re struggling.
3. Set intentions. Plant powerful intentions in your mind. Identify the things that you want more of in your life and what you want to contribute to the world.
4. Use affirmations. Create empowering statements that strengthen your motivation and boost your energy. Repeat them throughout the day. Ensure your affirmations are positive, specific, and written in the present tense.
5. Create rituals. Spend your first and last moments of the day cultivating your spiritual side. You could pray, meditate, or list the things that you’re grateful for.
6. Think positive. Look on the bright side. Focus on what you like about your coworkers and neighbors.
7. Be mindful. Make conscious choices instead of going through life on autopilot. Notice your habitual reactions and ask yourself if there are more constructive solutions that you could try. You might praise your children instead of nagging them or empathize with your boss instead of arguing with them.

The Outward Journey:
1. Slow down. It’s difficult to appreciate life when you’re rushing around. Stop for a few moments and pay attention to your breath. Focus on one task at a time and discover the joys of being fully present.
2. Limit distractions. Cut down on activities that drain your time and provide little lasting satisfaction. Track how much time you spend watching TV or checking social media.
3. Smile and laugh. Spirituality can be fun! Look for the humor in challenging situations and be willing to laugh at yourself.
4. Practice self-care. Protect your health and wellbeing by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and sleeping well. Manage stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
5. Build a community. Reach out to others with similar spiritual interests and values. If you’re part of an organized faith community, participate actively in events and discussions. If you’re looking for new friends, try going to retreats, author talks, or Meetup groups.
6. Find a teacher. Do you feel like you would benefit from some instruction and guidance? Search online for meditation centers and yoga studios where you can find someone to work with or ask for referrals.
7. Encourage cooperation. Nurture strong and supportive relationships with your family, friends, and coworkers. Work on your communication and listening skills. Be generous with sharing your time and resources.
8. Take risks. A spiritual journey involves challenging your self-imposed limitations and embracing uncertainty. You may sometimes feel uncomfortable as you look more deeply into yourself and question your assumptions, but the rewards are worth it.

Find meaning and purpose by welcoming a greater sense of spirituality into your life. Changing your daily habits can transform the way you see the world and help you to discover more bliss and mental clarity.

Getting Ready for Meditation

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]It is very important to note that with any new undertaking, there will be questions and adjustments, and your mind will probably want to talk you out of it as well.

If you persist and experiment, you will get to where you need to be with your meditation practice.

Understand Meditation is an effortless process. Just learn to let go and Simply be!

Take the time to read through some books or get some audio/visual tapes to acclimate yourself with the art and practice of meditation. In this way, you will know what to expect.

Start to focus on your breathing throughout the day. When you are hurried and rushed, do you notice that your breath is shorter and more labored? If so, begin by focusing on each breath, taking deep breaths in through the nostrils and releasing through the mouth. You should also notice the rise and fall of your stomach as you focus on your breathing.

Be intentional about your meditation. Meditation is a practice and a learned skill. Have an earnest desire and intention to include meditation practice in your day to day life. Start just five minutes a day initially.

Its OK if you are not dress appropriately for meditation, though wearing loose clothing will increase the level of your comfort and concentration,  but If you are trying to sneak in ten minutes of meditation in your lunch hour, dressed in your business skirt and heels, should not restrict you from reaching internal peace, having said that  Do  Set aside a time and space that is distraction free, where you can wear loose fitting clothing and where you can focus ,concentrate and simply let go.

Begin with the practice of releasing tension in all your body parts. Focus on the feet first and release tension in that area; move up to your ankles, etc. Do this until you have reached the top of your head. For some practitioners, tightening and releasing muscles as they go along makes for a greater awareness of the release.

Practice your breathing techniques together with the release of tension in your body parts. At first, this will seem difficult; however, it will become easier as time goes on. You will be able to tighten and release your muscles and breathe in and out to release that tension.

Stretching your muscles a bit before sitting to meditate is a great way to get blood circulating and get in the moment.
Choose a focal point, if you wish. For some, meditation is only done with their eyes closed, while others need a focal point. Yours could be a picture on the wall of a serene setting.

Let others in on your new-found desire to learn meditation. If those around you know you need quiet time, they will respect your solitude – especially if it will give them a happier and healthier you.

Be consistent with your mediation practices. Do not let circumstances take over control of your mediation practice, and if it does be with it -do not resist , do not worry , but do get back to your practice whenever you are ready, as meditation will  bring peace and wellbeing in all aspects of your life.

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Essential Oils for Effective Relaxation

Relaxation is an important part of a daily regimen. Most people focus on daily work schedules, exercise, home care, taking care of children, and other personal chores for daily living. Relaxation should always have a part of your day, but most people ignore the importance of relaxation and rest. Resting the mind and body helps refresh energy and brings back a balance of body strength and fortitude.

Relaxation essential oils also induce a mindful state of calm that helps you forget of the day’s stressful events or what daily chores are needed for the next day.

Relaxation does not necessarily mean that you are required to sleep. Relaxation includes meditation and drawing your mind away from the stress and into a complete peaceful state. A total relaxation state soothes your whole body and reduces the tiring effects of stress and sleepless nights.

Most people have a busy and hectic life going to work, taking care of children, and finding the time to clean the home. Essential oils for relaxation can help you relax and stay calm during hard times that would otherwise cause you to lose control from high levels of stress.

They can be used at the end of the day to help you unwind and calm your nerves.

You can also use essential oils in aromatherapy within your office. Although the goal for relaxation methods is to calm and create a sense of peace, they do not make you tired. Using essential oils in the office will give you peace throughout the day and help you maintain your temper during high stress moments. Used in the office, the oils will calm your mind during the work day so that you do not feel overwhelmed by stress or deadlines.

There are several essential oils that can help you relax in your home or in the office. Essential oils such as ylang ylang, chamomile, and neroli will help you relax throughout the day without making you tired. Each have their own unique effects, but when they are used together they are a powerful aromatherapy to ultimately make you feel at peach.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang is an extremely potent essential oil that is sensual and relaxing. The balancing effects from the exotic aroma leaves your whole body and spirit feeling relaxed. It is also a romantic aroma and it is perfect for date night or cuddling up with a loved one at night.

Lavender

Lavender oil is known as one of the most calming essential oils because it has significant calming and relaxing properties when used aromatically, topically, and internally.* The calming nature of Lavender essential oil makes it useful for easing feelings of tension and can help to promote soothing, positive feelings.* Lavender oil is a popular choice for promoting an atmosphere that is conducive to a good night of sleep, as the light, floral aroma of the oil is useful for creating a calm environment. When you want to take advantage of the calming properties of Lavender oil, consider the following uses:
Take Lavender internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
Diffuse Lavender in the bedroom to relax before bed and prepare for a restful night of sleep.
Add a few drops of Lavender to a warm bath after a long, stressful day to help ease tense feelings.

Bergamont

An incredibly unique essential oil, Bergamot is known to have both calming and uplifting properties. When stress levels or tensions are high, Bergamot oil provides a wonderful way to promote a calming atmosphere, while simultaneously encouraging uplifting feelings. With its light, citrusy aroma, Bergamot oil is an extremely useful calming essential oil, especially when it comes to dispelling feelings of stress and uplifting mood. If you are ready to learn about the powerful calming properties of Bergamot oil firsthand, try a few of these application methods:
Diffuse Bergamot at your desk or in your home office to help with high levels of stress or tension.
Promote a sense of calm and harmony by applying Bergamot to the feet before bedtime.
Combine Bergamot with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a relaxing topical massage at home.

Clarity Sage

The chemical profile of Clary Sage oil makes it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils—something that people knew even long ago. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was used for several purposes because of its soothing properties. Today, Clary Sage essential oil can be highly useful for promoting feelings of relaxation and calm. Take a look at some of the easiest ways to harness the calming properties of Clary Sage oil:

  • Combine a few drops of Clary Sage oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz over your pillow before going to bed for a restful sleep.
  • Diffuse Clary Sage at the end of a long day to help promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.
    When you need a quick and simple way to relax, apply Clary Sage oil topically to the pulse points (neck and wrists) to help create a sense of calm.

All of these oils will help you throughout your day even if used individually. Used together and they will remove the heavy emotional effects of stress and tension.

Removing the negative effects of the day can help you maintain your balance, and it is a major factor of dealing with anger management.

You will find yourself more productive, and you will have a better customer service friendly attitude. Use these essential oils in combination with other stress relieving oils and you will find your whole presence to be more positive.

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The First Step To A Better Life

Asking and wishing for what you want doesn’t always mean you get it.

We all learn that lesson as children. Learning how to ask is a lesson many people never properly learn. Knowing how to ask for what you want can mean the difference between getting it and just continuing to want it.

Even more important than knowing how to ask, is knowing what you’re asking for. Understanding what you want and the reasons you want it can give you valuable insight to the thought process that is necessary to achieving your desires.

Asking for riches without know what you want those riches for may not bring you the happiness and satisfaction you anticipated. Realizing why you want money can help you understand what your real desire is.

Do you want it to provide security for your family, or because you really want the power money buys.

The goals here are different. And while obtaining one, doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t get the other, it also doesn’t mean you will either.

Asking for another job is good example. Why do you want another job? Is it a second job you want? Or one that pays more? Or are you really wanting a job that you can enjoy doing?

Not knowing why you want another job, can lead to dissatisfaction when you get what you asked for.

Easy Breathing Practices

 Breathing exercise or Pranayama in yogic terms has many healing properties but the immediate benefit is it helps relaxing and clearing your mind.

Breathing with awareness is an important step to get started in calming our mind, getting into present moment and ultimately towards meditation. Breathing may be as simple as breathing in and out with full awareness. Breathing should be done at your own pace and at your own comfort. As  always with any exercise do what feels right for your body that day and at that moment.

For mediation to be successful, you will need to read up a little, listen to some CDs, and most of all practice a bit of breathing properly. Here are a few easy breathing practices to make your beginning mediation experience an enlightened one.

Proper Sitting for Proper Breathing

First and foremost, make sure that you are comfortable. Sitting upright with a straight spine will help the energy flow and prepare you for proper breathing exercises. Do not sit too rigidly, or you will be uncomfortable and unresponsive to the proper breathing format.

Relaxation of the Body

Once you have gotten into a comfortable seated position, it is important to relax your body to prepare it for breathing techniques and meditation.

No matter how well you practice your breathing, if your body is tense, you will not have success. Begin by relaxing the muscles in your toes, moving to your ankles, and work your way all the way up to the top of your head. Once your body is in its relaxed position, then it will be time to begin your proper breathing techniques.

Pay Attention to Your Breaths

In the beginning, simply pay attention to your breaths. Be attuned to the rhythm of the breaths, focusing on the in and out of those breaths. Do not try to control those breaths; just be aware of them. It is very important to be aware of how you are breathing in the beginning before trying to learn any new technique on how to breathe. Being aware is an important part of the process.

Pay Attention to Your Body

Once you are acutely aware of how you breathe, it is important to pay attention to your body. If you are not experiencing your stomach rising and falling with each breath, you may be tense in the moment. It is important to have your breath enter into the nostrils and leave through mouth naturally.

Establish a Rhythm

It is very important to establish a breathing rhythm. Once you become aware of your breathing, you will notice that it is easier to establish a rhythm. Once that rhythm is established, you will find your meditation to flow easily and you will get the most benefit out of that meditation.

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Essential Oils for Energizing Yourself

Essential oils can help you release stress and bring back important energy levels in your daily active life.

Using essential oils in aromatherapy in your home, car, office, or any other place you spend vital amounts of time can help your energy levels increase. Just a day of use from these important oil products will have you feeling more vitalized and the reduced stress will allow you to deal with the day’s pressures more calmly.

Using essential oils is an easy process. Certain aromas will help with different illnesses, disease, stress, and energy. Choosing the right oil for your aromatherapy is important to help relieve the different adverse effects on the body. Once you choose your essential oil, you can place just a few drops into a burner, a light bulb, on a heater or even on your body in light amounts to continually benefit from the powerful scents. Throughout the day, using the essential oils will activate your body and mind with positive outcomes.

Stress is a powerfully negative effect on your body and inner strength.

Aromatherapy helps eliminate the stress whereby increasing energy levels and counteracting the harmful processes of high levels of stress. Stress and energy counter each other and stress will eventually win as the day ages. Your body replenishes levels of energy after a good night’s sleep, but stress can adversely affect sleep patterns allowing stress to ultimately win the battle. This will keep you tired and agitated during the day, which is why aromatherapy with essential oils will greatly benefit a busy lifestyle. With the continual backlash of work pressure, deadlines, and home care your stress can take over your life. Essential oils will help your mind and body fight back.

Essential oils for aromatherapy in the office are especially useful.

Probably the most stressful parts of our day involve the work pressures in the office. Just a simple few drops in a burner in your office can greatly combat the stress levels that rise during a busy work day. Other office employees will even appreciate the smell of a good essential oil that rids the rest of the office of harsh smells.

Not all essential oils are strong, pungent smells that travel long distances. Some essential oils are subtle and light. Even at low levels, your body is able to smell the scents and use them for positive benefits. They can help you relax and increase energy levels even at low levels.

Looking for a natural kick of energy?

If you’re feeling tired, bored, listless, or uninspired, reach for energizing essential oils and dietary supplements. You might be surprised at the difference these natural gifts of the earth can make in your everyday life.

doTERRA Motivate brings together some of the most encouraging essential oils.

Citrus and mint essential oils contain monoterpenes, which are known for their uplifting and energizing properties. Put a drop of doTERRA Motivate on your shirt collar or on aromatherapy jewelry to take advantage of its aromatic benefits. Motivate Touch can be applied to pulse points throughout the day. Most citrus or mint oil will have similar energizing effects, so you can also try Grapefruit, Tangerine, or Spearmint. These oils are energizing, refreshing, and stimulating.

If you’re starting to lose passion and creativity in tackling the responsibilities in your daily life, try doTERRA Passion. This spicy and herbal blend helps inspire creativity and re-ignite passion. The power of this blend comes from the phenols and esthers, which give a warming and renewing effect.

You can take Mito2Max daily as a healthy, long-term alternative to caffeinated drinks for increased energy and vitality.* This dietary supplement improves mental energy and supports stamina naturally without the use of harmful stimulants.*

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