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During these unprecedented times it's helpful to have faith in the wisdom of uncertainty. The future is unknown, and yet we still believe that the sun will set this evening and will rise again tomorrow morning.
“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Even though you cannot see the sunrise at night you know that it will be back in the morning to light up the whole sky. This kind of faith will help you remain calm and hopeful during challenging times.
Create a morning and evening ritual of connecting with the sunrise and sunset. Appreciate the rising and setting sun and it will strengthen your faith in the universe. This connection will activate your parasympathetic nervous system and help you feel centered and peaceful.
The future holds infinite possibilities. When you know that you're a co-creator with the universe...
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Everything you need to thrive comes from the earth. In fact, your body is made up of the same elements that are found in nature. Like a flower that blooms among so many others, you're here to grow and flourish by staying connected to Mother Earth.
"Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” ~ Thomas Edison
Mother Earth provides exactly what you need to heal, lower stress, reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, and stay healthy. Like Hippocrates said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food." That means organic whole foods, herbs, and spices from the earth are the best natural medicine.
One way to connect is by standing or walking barefoot on the earth. When your skin...
Use this FEAR formula to become a mental alchemist: Flip it, Energize it, Activate it, Reclaim it. Flip fearful thinking, energize conscious thoughts, activate empowering mantras, and reclaim the power to turn fear into fuel.
“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Brian Tracy
To flip your fear start by observing the fearful thoughts swirling around in your head. Are these thoughts helpful or harmful? Use your conscious awareness to flip your fear-based thinking to a higher perspective. For example, if you're having stressful thoughts about an uncertain future you can flip your thinking by focusing on the present moment or imagining the best possible future.
Create a mantra for your new perspective i.e. I am safe and secure. Center this thought in your heart chakra. Energize your mantra by taking several deep breaths as you declare it to yourself. Next, breathe in and fill your heart center with...
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You have seven energy centers, known as chakras, that form the energetic architecture of your soul. Activate your chakra system to heal what needs healing by using the vibration of color and the power of natural elements.
“Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and in the world.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Activate your root chakra, located at the base of your spine, by standing barefoot on the earth to get grounded and discharge the energy of stress. Imagine your legs are like two prongs of an electrical plug that are being connected to its power source. Your first chakra resonates with the color red so eating red fruits and veggies will energize it.
Your sacral chakra is located two inches below your naval and is activated by water. Feel the pleasure of being immersed in water,...
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Think of your immune system as an energy field that either gets charged or drained by its environment. You can become more immune to disease, stress, worry, fear, and doubt by pausing to reset your biological systems.
“As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Reset your immune system to protect you from disease with the best possible nutrition, supplements, herbs, hydration, exercise, sleep, rest and relaxation. You can also supercharge your immune system by tapping on your upper chest to stimulate your thymus gland. Do this for twenty seconds three times a day to generate more T cells.
Your cardiovascular and respiratory systems can be reset from from fear to love by tuning into your heart while breathing deeply. It helps to place your hands over the center of your chest and focus on the mantra: I am love. Feel deep appreciation for your strong beating heart and clear breathing lungs...
Your lungs have been supporting you since the day you were born; now would be a good time to return the favor. Inhale fresh oxygen from trees and exhale carbon dioxide while feeling grateful for this symbiotic relationship.
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Support the lungs of Mother Earth by helping to preserve her forests. The Amazon rainforest has been deforested to provide land for cattle-ranching. You can help reduce this imbalance by leaning more towards a plant-based diet.
Foods that reduce inflammation in your lungs are: leafy greens, cherries, blueberries, walnuts, beans, lentils, olives and turmeric. Oranges and tangerines are also beneficial; in fact they look like your lungs when you cut them in half.
Tarzan was clearing his lungs every time he pounded his chest. You can tap on your chest...
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An uprooted tree is like a body trying to live without the guidance of its soul. Your ego may help you survive with stress and struggle but your soul will help you thrive with ease and grace. Choose to be healthy by trusting your soul to guide you through uncertain times.
“Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Health is not only the absence of disease, it's the presence of wellbeing. Your body is the physical expression of your mind and soul. Become rooted in soul consciousness to have a healthy mindset that is highly focused on wellness.
Stress lowers your immune system; being at ease strengthens it. It's your overthinking mind that gets you stressed out while your soul knows how to stay calm and make good choices. Choose to be at ease so your immune system can do its job. You can do this by spending time in nature, breathing...
Just like a mama bear is fiercely committed to her cubs, you are being called to fiercely commit to what you hold sacred. Get clear on your highest values and take a stand for what matters to you.
“I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.” ~ Margaret Mead
Use your fierce feminine and masculine power to speak your truth. It takes courage to stand up for your beliefs and commit to being a leader. Let your inner fierceness be a force for good in the world.
Fierceness builds strength. Just like lifting weights builds strong muscles, lifting people up develops inner strength. Commit to uplifting and inspiring others and be aware of how strong you feel.
Be fiercely committed to your health. Boost your immune system, eat organic, exercise daily, get up and move every hour, breathe deeply, get grounded, spend time in nature, bask in the sunshine, reduce stress, and get rid of toxins from your body, mind, and...
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Kindness matters. When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kindness. It’s your ego that needs to be right; your soul prefers to be kind. Kindness is as kindness does.
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama
Kindness is everywhere if you look for it. Be Kind could appear on a frozen lake as you're walking by and put a smile on your face. You always get to choose what you look for in life so choose to see kindness.
Choose to be kind to yourself. The more you treat yourself with kindness the easier it will be to show kindness towards others. Remember to fill yourself up with uplifting beliefs, thoughts, and feelings so that being kind is part of your natural expression.
You're choosing kindness every time you do what you say you're going to do. This builds integrity with yourself and creates trust with others. It's kind to honor your word because it means that what you...
Joy is your natural state. It's that spark of the divine that lives deep inside your heart and moves you towards the light of your highest potential. You'll find joy when you're fully engaged in the present moment.
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Children know that joy is their true nature. It's easy for them to find their joy because it hasn't been covered up by years of struggle. Trade all of your struggles for joy and renew your childlike zest for life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, it's an adventure to be enjoyed. You'll discover joy when you put your attention on being alive. Notice how good it feels to experience every moment of your life for the first time.
Joy is connected to meaning and purpose. It's how you feel when you're rising up to meet your full potential. When you remember what you came here to do, and start doing it, you'll experience the joy of living on...
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