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There is a portal in your mind that leads to higher consciousness. It can be accessed through stillness in moments of pure awareness. Daily meditation, visualization, deep breathing, and journaling are effective ways to transform your mind with love. When you believe things are possible, reality changes.
“Love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power, in the universe.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Focus is power. A mind that is focused in the here and now has the power of a laser beam. It cuts through all the extraneous chatter of the monkey mind related to the past and future so that you can live fully in the present moment where life is happening.
Your body is the temple where your mind can meditate. As you turn inward to the space within you'll discover inner peace. Transformation is about waking up from the trance of your conditioned mind by quieting its incessant mental narrative.
Your imagination is...
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When you focus on the light within you become radiant. Your solar plexus is the power center for your body that generates vitality for life. As a magnetic being of light you naturally radiate health, strength, confidence, and courage.
“Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.” ~ Paulo Coelho
If you're feeling insecure and have a need to please others; or if you tend to bully and manipulate people to get your way, know that these are symptoms of a closed power center. You can heal your solar plexus chakra by bringing negative patterns of behavior into the light to be transformed. As you become illuminated you're more at ease with yourself and others.
Your third chakra is located above your navel in the area of your solar plexus. This is where your physical and spiritual powers come together. To keep this center balanced you can say empowering mantras, practice sun salutations, and heal past...
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...
You came into this world with a big inhale and you will leave with one final exhale. How you breathe in between is an important factor in your longevity. Deep, conscious breathing creates presence and expands your life force.
“The secret to longevity is to keep breathing.” ~ Sophie Tucker
Trees provide oxygen for us to breathe.They are firmly rooted in the earth while reaching upwards towards the heavens. You can increase your longevity by breathing deeply, getting grounded, and raising your consciousness. Spend more time in nature to increase longevity.
Are you wasting or maximizing your time? Imagine getting to the end of your life and being able to say that you valued your time on earth so much that you didn't waste a minute of it worrying about the future, regretting the past or complaining in the present.
The first step to living longer is to be aware of how well you're doing when it comes to taking care of yourself. When...
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Being fully engaged in the present is liberating. Mindfulness switches your brain from autopilot to full sensory childlike wonder. This shift in consciousness frees you to live in the eternal moment of now.
Declare “I Am Being Mindful” and consider this quote: “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Being mindful includes observing yourself without any judgment. When you see yourself from your soul’s perspective you will allow thoughts to come and go, emotions to rise and fall away, and you’ll calmly respond to what’s happening rather than react mindlessly.
Mindlessness causes stress and anxiety. This happens when the mind is jumping around from the past to the future; not paying attention to the what’s going on in the present. Develop mindfulness and you’ll turn off the stress response, activate the relaxation response, and return to...
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