Conscious Acts

Elizabeth Blaycock

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 Simple Ways To Reach A Higher Vibration

By, Jenna Wylie

We all have times where life isn’t clear and we feel like we’re walking through mud. Here are a few tips to help us find more happiness and fulfillment, and make it through the ups and downs!

1. Sleep

Now for those of us who aren’t mentally on top of our game, sleep (too much or the inability to sleep at all) may be a nightly battle. A few tips to more restful sleep:

  • Spend time earthing every day. This means getting your bare feet in contact with the ground. The earth’s energy is very healing and there is a lot of evidence that when we connect with the earth our circadian rhythm becomes more normalized, thus helping us sleep and wake up at healthy times. You can even make or buy grounding pads to sleep on to maximize the benefits of earthing.
  • Create a good sleep environment. Cool and dark works best for most people. Try to keep your room as free of electronics as possible. There is evidence that EMF’s can be a cause of insomnia and sleeping disorders. Turn your phone on airplane mode and leave your computer in another room or away from the bed. Be aware of walls with lots of hidden wires, or smart meters on the outside wall of your bedroom.
  • Before you go to sleep, write down everything that is on your mind. List the things that are bothering you or that you’re worried about or just the thoughts that won’t leave you alone. A ‘brain dump’ so to speak, that you can leave on your nightstand to think about tomorrow.

2. Spend Time Outside

It is easy to hide away indoors when we are feeling ‘off’ but going outside and spending time in nature can be soothing and very healing.

Whether it’s going for a walk, playing an outdoor sport, or simply splattering yourself out on the lawn (my personal favorite,) reconnect with mother earth to find inner peace.

3. Hang with the Right People

“You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

Even on my lowest days, my husband always manages to poke through my walls and make me laugh. His ability to love me on any kind of day gives me safety and support that is priceless.

 We are deeply entangled with the people around us. It is so important to spend our time with people who bring balance and don’t constantly drain our energy or fill us with negativity.

Sometimes this means letting go of someone. Spend your time with those who lift you up, love you, and encourage you to be your true self.

4. Get in this MOMENT

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

~ Socrates~

In his book ‘The Screwtape Letters,’ C.S. Lewis tells of letters written from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Woodworm, a junior ‘tempter.’ Woodworm is responsible for the undoing or damnation of a certain human referred to as ‘The Patient.’

One of the demons’ tactics is to keep The Patient focusing constantly on the past or future. They know that if they successfully keep him from thinking about the moment, if he is consistently stuck on things in past or future, he will never be able to accomplish what is important in the now.

Do what it takes to let go of the past. Who you are today is more important than anything you have been, and will determine who you will be. Learn how to pull yourself back into the present.

5. Be Honest

A lot of anxiety and sadness comes when we lie to ourselves or those around us. This also applies to times when we ‘hide’ from those we love out of fear. The truth is, people who truly love us will keep loving us no matter what.

It is easier in the end to be honest and upfront with those close to us than to bury ourselves behind a good face.

I heard once that we all have three selves: who we are when we’re alone, who we are when we’re with close friends/family, and who we are when we’re in the general public.

The closer these three selves come together, the happier and more content we will be. We need to learn to to be true to ourselves, to be free, and to give others the same privilege.

6. Find Your Confidence

When depression sets in, when anxiety wrings you dry, when you’re in a fog and just aren’t sure of anything anymore… breathe. Remember that you are a piece of the universe. You are one with the stars and the galaxies and the birds above your rain clouds.

Look deep inside and find that connection with God or the Universe or Mother Earth, and know that you are not alone. This moment of dark won’t last.

Feel what needs to be felt and then hold your chin up and face your demons with power. This life is yours. Though your mind and ego may seem to hold the reins, in reality they belong to you and you are the master.

7. Balance Your Chakras

A lot of instability emotionally comes from your energy being unbalanced. This can happen for many reasons, and is often subconscious until you pay specific attention.

Balancing your chakras is an excellent way to meditate, clear muddy energy, process emotions that are stuck, and become more in tune with yourself. Here is a simple method I’ve found effective:

  • You can do this anywhere anytime but I’ve found it is easiest if you are somewhere comfortable where you can relax. Lay down or lean back in your chair.Take some deep breathes and try to let go of external distractions. Focus on your breathing and on feeling your body.
  • Let yourself focus on your energy. It surrounds you, runs through you, and is in constant motion. It is connected with the earth and the universe and everything that is in you.
  • Start at the bottom and either physically or in your mind hold your hand over the chakra, and move it clock-wise motion with the flow of energy. This is more about feeling than thinking. Focus on the flow and whether or not it feels fluid and clear. If not, focus on the imbalance. Is there physical discomfort? Thoughts or images that come up? Accept, process, and continue in motion with the energy until it is clear.
  • Move up to the next chakra and repeat. Continue until you’ve gone through each chakra individually.

For more specifics about the chakras, please see here.

8. Spend Some Time With an Animal

Who doesn’t feel better after cuddling a puppy? Or having a kitten on their lap? Or even getting to hold a big reptile? For me, almost nothing compares to being with horses.

Their beauty and power have always touched a deep place inside of me. Animals, because they accept and love us so easily, have great ability to help us accept ourselves and experience healing. Go play with a pet!

Here’s to all of us and our journey and the growth that comes with it. May we find in ourselves our greatest potential and happiness!

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Elizabeth Blaylock

What’s Next

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Jun Sung (Violin Covers)

Let’s look at a smattering of ideas, shall we?

Well before January 5th, 2016 when Mercury goes Retrograde. Great way to start the year, Well I just discovered that, so moving forward. Doreen says, the angels say, “we are going through energy reassignment.” My friend has been telling me that as well.

Here is Anna Merkaba at Sacred Ascension‘s take:

“Beginning December 25th, 2015 with Uranus stationing direct, all major planets in our solar system will be moving direct/forward, Manifestations can be quickened during this time.

Through the planetary alignments you shall feel a difference in your understanding of self. You shall be presented with various outcomes and timelines from which to choose from in order to continue your mission here on earth, and the timelines that you shall see, shall be seen by all and selected by all whom you are to be walking with on your path.  A mutual cognition of a new reality structure and a mutual agreement upon the timeline and experiences to be had shall be made…

…For through fully aligning yourself with the Fifth Dimensional frequencies you shall then be able to manifest the realities of your choice! You shall then be able to fully move into  a new phase, whereby all the senses of your present cognition and those unbeknownst to you yet, shall activate and allow you to see beyond the veil, allowing you to experience a different type of reality of BEing, allowing you to walk through veil of forgetfulness arriving at the very core of your own being, communicating freely with those of the higher dimensions and those of the third dimensional earth…

…The acquisition of new technological prowess has allowed humanity to enter a new era of technologically driven automation. And it is through the technology sector of your world, that your earth shall see a rise in new biological structures which will allow you to propel the knowing of your true origins and agendas placed before you by your higher selves upon the entrance into the Matrix System of Planet X…

For through the knowing of your past the knowing of your the true origins, humanity shall be able to take the final step into the destination of full awakening, into the destination of full awakening to that which they are, and propel themselves further still…

….It is through the new seedings, who shall walk freely amongst humans, carrying the collective consciousness of all who have come and gone. It is through these new beings the “new kids”, who shall transform said energies and absorb said energies and erase the past in human cognitive understanding, that the change that you all are longing to uphold shall take place.

It is through your endeavors and the endeavors of your kind shall the earthlings finally be able to grasp the understanding of Karma, and release it once and for all from their memory banks. And it is through the endeavors of each and every single soul presently occupying time and space continuum on the planet known as Gaia that the experiment of the 3rd dimension shall come to an end…”

Read more at:

Sacred Ascension

Here are a couple other goodies to nibble, no sugar, no calories.

Doreen Virtue’s Weekly Angel Reading

Astrology King 2016 Horoscopes

Blue Buddha by

Ellen Vaman

Monsters

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 Scary Monsters

There is a continuance on the Inner Child Challenge it just doesn’t seem to be over. The signs, synchronous occurrences and emotions that have arisen, are a clear indication that the process is still unfolding. The great thing is that I have the maturity and spiritual tools, and knowledge to recognize them and their origins as they arise. I really sort of avoided it in the last post but, our Inner Children have monsters in their closet.  I Love Monsters Inc. which is very appropriate for the discussion. So of mine have come out and I am really not that scared of them, but, I did not realize so much of them remained deep in the psyche of my Inner Child.

On Sunday I attended a grand party of friends and musicians playing and we had a fantastic time. Me a little too fantastic. I had been wanting to have a few drinks and I just never do. So this day I did, oh brother did I pay. I was purging heavily for a spell about 2 AM, my head pounding, by 8 AM i was fine. I was sharing this with my good friend and she says “oh well that makes sense that there was a Neptune aspect that would imply overindulgence, and purging without Ayahuasca with Jupiter going into Virgo, could be the release of Mars male ego energy residuals,” she also told me to nurture my feminine side. This all made sense to me and then today I see a curious article Lindsay Lohan says “Ayahuasca Changed My Life.” It was interesting, so I followed up with Sting talking of his experience. Down the Rabbit Hole I go. Which led me to a documentary you may have seen, Metamorphosis- Ayahuasca Documentary. I have friends that have ventured to the Amazon for this sacred ceremonial medicine so I had some understanding. What really strikes me here is the stuff that is hidden in the psyche that comes forth. I had tears all throughout the film. It shows some deep healing work with the Inner Child. It is a powerful documentary. It is my belief that this kind of work that is done without Ayahuasca is easy to back away from and not continue. If one makes the kind of commitment made to go to the Amazon, no matter how terrifying the work, you will persevere. I am not saying that I am making that commitment but I can certainly see the spiritual benefit of that journey of healing. This is really a full circle moment, the Ayahuasca Ceremony center is called The Blue Morpho, Shamanic Ayahuasca & Sacred Plant Retreat, prior to beginning this blog I had many visions of the Blue Morpho butterfly, which is how I came to this name. I am not sure what this all means, I know that fellow blogger Trina, at Akosmopolite shared her experience and found it transcendent. I also saw the film, The Blue Butterfly, years ago, that was a kids healing journey, it is a great film.

All this and the 888 Lions Gate Portal….whoa….its been very interesting stuff, but I got this. The journey continues.

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Water

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Rain

I am a water sign, Scorpio. I am very watery. Water is strong in my mind lately. I saw a post on FB that talked about the magnificent red woods of Norther California, and how that they were dying from lack of water. This cannot be! Unless some grand New Earth is actually manifest and they moved, and I am going to be there. If you have not been in the presence of these trees, well I don’t think I can express the feeling. Majestic, and ancient, they exist no other place on the planet.

So that leads me to my topic, water. Water so sacred, and divine, water so required, like love. Can we please, please, please!!! As a collective pray, chant, dance, sing, pray, smile……..for gentle, clean, and nourishing rains in needed areas like California. If you drum, drum. I think a drum circle is a great place to implement that intention.

As Thich Nhat Hanh says in The Great Bell Chant, “A beautiful child appears in the heart of a lotus flower. One single drop of this compassionate water Is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.”

The Pacific Ocean is in real trouble from the radiation from Japan. This cannot be. We can change this. We can.

Thank you for pure clean water, for gentle cleaning rains, for pristine oceans and seas. Thank you, thank you, thank you~

I see all water crystal clear.

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Remember

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Remember who you are. Who are you? Who am I? That has really been the big question all along. I suppose it depends on who you ask? When you ask them? It depends on beliefs, on illusions, and on theories. The Tibetans, and the Zen Buddhist monks may have a notion. You may have a notion too. The mirror work… still weird. I do remember as a child of say 10,  looking closely into a mirror almost eye to eye, staring deeply into my pupils and asking “who are you?” I had a notion that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore.  I recently shared a post on Facebook by my blogger gal pal Trina, at Akosmopolite, that blew me away. She does her best to tell you about her Ayahuasca journey. I can tell you I saw radiance on my sister. It looked to me she had seen beyond the veil. I am anxious to see what unfolds from her journey. I was truly moved by it. Trina didn’t opt in either, but I am adding her to the Retro Challenge.

So… I like to stay fluid in my perception of who I am, and who you are? I choose to be trans-dimensional in existence. Everyday life still is but it is usually pretty darn good. The image above inspired me. I have no idea who the artist is, sorry. It reminds me of my meditation journeys and some of the things I see and feel. Magic is all around us. The angels constantly show me, as I constantly ask to be shown signs. I feel a vibrational wave of love and awakening moving over the Earth. If I am delusional, I hope I remain so.

I just finished my burning bowl ceremony in the garden under the strawberry moon. It felt magical.

Namaste

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 7 Feng Shui Tips to Stop Feeling Drained All the Time

By Ken Lauher

Fatigue is a common problem in our society, as people try to juggle the demands and stresses of daily life: family, children, a career, romance, health, not to mention any hobbies or things we do for fun in those precious rare moments that we have free time. The uncertainty of the economy and keeping pace in a career to maintain job security puts a strain on health and relationships and, at the end of the day, it all makes many people very tired, if not completely exhausted.

The first step to feeling more awake is using Feng Shui in your bedroom for a better night’s sleep. But, often, even when people think they’re sleeping well, they wake up tired. According to commonly cited statistics, 20 percent of Americans have fatigue that interferes with their lives. More than 800,000 adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while others simply feel tired all the time although a medical cause has not yet been discovered.

But, no matter how tired you feel and even if your fatigue or tiredness is caused by diagnosed medical ailments, there are ways to naturally boost your mood and your energy. I’m not saying Feng Shui can replace medical science if you’ve been diagnosed with CFS or Adrenal Fatigue, but there is good news. No matter what’s making you tired, there are small, easy changes you can make to your environment — your home, apartment or workplace — that will increase your energy. Here are a few Feng Shui tips to get started feeling better right away.

  1. Make sure mirrors don’t “cut” your image in to pieces or are not hung too high or too low. Do you, or other residents of your home or apartment, suffer from low self-esteem? People with low self-esteem expend more energy on things such as introducing themselves to new people, speaking in front of a crowd, or taking chances in ways that may benefit them in the long run.

Mirrors that are cut into pieces, and, as a result, break your own image apart, contribute to low self-esteem, as do mirrors that distort your image or cut off the top of your head or the bottom of your chin.  Follow Feng Shui principles for mirrors, making sure they are are hung properly to give your self-image, and your energy, a boost!

2.  Alleviate the negative effects of cramped hallways. When chi can’t move properly through a space, it stagnates. Stagnant life energy around you drains your own energy. Think about it: Do you feel better in wide, open spaces, or cramped, dark quarters?

If hallways are cramped, it may be difficult to fix this without major renovations. But you can paint the walls and ceiling a light, bright color (such as pastel green or blue or even white) and make sure the hallway is well-lit to give a feeling of openness to the space. Hanging mirrors will also visually widen a space and make it feel less cramped, permitting the chi to flow.

3. Fix things around your home that annoy you, waste your time and drain your energy. Squeaky door? Drawer that’s needed to be fixed since you moved in? Every time you see or use these things, they may remind you of an uncompleted task, which drains your energy. By completing these “nagging” chores, you’ll be able to move more smoothly through your home or apartment, and through life. And having enough energy is a key to being able to pursue your goals and create the life you really want and deserve.

  1. Make sure your home or apartment has enough light in the right places. – Everything from dead light bulbs that should be changed, to dark entrances or simply rooms without enough light can sap your energy. Natural lighting is best (as long as it’s not so bright that it gives you a headache), so open the blinds or curtains during the day to let the sun’s energy flow into your home or apartment if you can. If chronic fatigue or depression is a problem, and you’re cooped up indoors all day, consider getting full spectrum light bulbs to boost your mood and raise your energy levels.

Take a half hour one afternoon and check all the lights in your house for dead bulbs. Replace dead bulbs right away; don’t let that become yet another unfinished task that drains your energy.

 

  1. Dead or dying lawns, trees and foliage may indicate, or cause, negative chi. If you’re hunting for a new house or apartment, a dead, brown lawn or dying foliage could be an indication of negative chi in the space. But dead plants and lawns also cause negative chi. In either case, dead grass, plants and flowers sap your energy. With a little work, you can reverse the energy in a space. Play close attention to keeping lawns and flowers watered and prune back overgrown brushes to give the yard around your home a well-kept appearance.

If you still can’t get anything to grow, consider a professional Feng Shui space cleansing to rid the area of negative chi.

  1. Pay attention to the scents around you. What’s the first thing you smell when you enter your home or apartment? Bright, fresh scents such as mint and citrus rejuvenate and revitalize a space and the people in it. Consider keeping a bowl of nine oranges near your entryway or growing fresh mint on a windowsill.

Steer clear of artificial air fresheners that give off perfume-y, flowery or over-powering scents. Consider real incense or natural scented candles made from soy to give your home or apartment a pick-me-up aroma.

7. Make your everyday life easier with better organization, giving you more energy to focus on the pursuit of your goals. Is your kitchen organized so that items you cook with are near the stove, dishes near the table (or the dishwasher) and glasses close to the refrigerator? Do you look for items in the right spots, or are you constantly hunting for things you need? Every minute we spend thinking about things that should be routine — such as where to find our keys before we leave in the morning — is energy wasted, energy that could be used to do things that create a better, happier life. Putting the basics in your life on “autopilot” makes it easier to live in the moment and to pursue the life of your dreams.

About the Author

One of America’s premier Feng Shui consultants, Ken Lauher helps thousands of people achieve their goals through Feng Shui. He can help you become a money magnet, attract passionate love, jump-start your career and get unstuck. Visit http://www.kenlauher.com to get your FREE Feng Shui guide and discover the ancient secrets that can help you unlock your true potential.

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Purifying Your Space

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 “Positive or negative energy is exchanged like a fair trade, the more you give, the more you receive.” ~ Master Jin Kwon

Every space holds energy. Even though you can’t see it, you’ve probably sensed it. When you enter sacred places be it like temples, monasteries or meditation centers, we experience a state of calmness and peace. Simple reason is the positive intent, the constant cleansing of energy by using bells, chants, hymns, and even smudging. Smudging is an ancient practice used for healing and energy clearing.

The simple rule energy follows is, ‘like attracts like’. Our thoughts, feelings, intentions are voluntarily transfusing energy – positive thoughts attract positive energy and negative ones attract energy. Our house is an integral part of the space. We consciously and unconsciously create both permanent & temporary energy patterns. Feng Shui professes, whether positive or negative, gradually energy begins to clog and congest all around the house depending on the way we move around. This stagnant energy becomes directly proportional to our thoughts.

Let’s say if we had an argument with a family member and it has left both the parties with anger, stress, depression and guilt for the words said were not the best ones. What happens to energy here? Dr. Maya Angelou believed in the power of words, she said, “They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs and your upholstery and your clothes. And finally, they are into you.” This is how energy works and affects the dwellers.

While such and many more circumstances are inevitable, we can still clear the negative energy using different cleansing techniques. To clear out old and make way for new, we would need: some time, small tools which are easily available and a conscious intention to get rid of the negativity.

Detect negativity

The energy debris can be a result of negative emotions, thoughts, occurrences, and stress that you have experienced in your space. But how to determine which place requires more attention and when to cleanse your house of the negative energy? If certain areas feel colder than the others, it indicates negativity. Also, the corners are hiding places for the blocked energy, working on these places would be favorable. Areas behind the bed, couch, fixed chairs, and cupboards etc. where heavy furniture is placed are home to such kind of energy.

Other indicators are if there is a lack of communication among the members, constant arguments, criticism in attitude, death or illness in the house or even when you move into a new house. Lastly, if your gut feeling says, any particular place requires cleansing, then you must.

Tool & ingredients needed: Sea salt/rock salt (preferably), flowers, incense, bells or Tibetan bowls, candles etc.

Cleaning the clutter

In order to create momentum and improve the energy, one needs to clean the house of all the unnecessary objects that have not been used for more than 2 years, are expired or just falls under the tag of useless, as per Feng Shui. When we clear the clutter, we are doing two things. One, we physically cleanse and secondly we are spiritually getting rid of the negative, stale and unwanted energy.

Another thing to do is, after every few months or maximum 6 months, move or rearrange the big pieces of furniture. When rearranging is not possible, simply moving them for over 12 hours, so that energy patterns break for good, will be helpful too.

Once moved, we can sweep first, pat the pillows, cushions, and clear the cloth mountain. Later on, sprinkle salt over the area. Salt is one of purest elements in the earth and it’s believed that no negative energy can stick to it. When it comes in contact with negative vibrations it neutralizes them.

Spreading light in the house

This is a slightly longer version of removing negativity and requires movement around the house a couple of times. It involves elements of earth, fire, water and sound. We would move around the house and stay for longer time where a sense of heavy energy is felt. Just be in focus and trust your intuition while performing this easy procedure.

Starting from the front gate is ideal. First offer prayers & thanks, start with a positive affirmation & intention of removing away all the negative energy in order to bring in vibrant, healthy energy. Lighting the candle/incense stick, saying a prayer and burning sandalwood incense or dried sage at the start enables one to ignite positivity.

Salt: Now fill a bowl with salt (rock/table/sea) and start by sprinkling it in the corners of every room or area where you feel energy is heavy and stuck. Salt can be sprinkled on cloth worn by diseased, or on the bed and couch if you feel the need. You are the best judge at the moment and follow your inner voice.

Clap: Using the element of sound, we will both recognize and remove pessimistic energy. Start again continuously clapping and go around the whole house. When we clap, we break the energy patterns, this is the reason why we clap when we are chanting hymns, bhajans and prayers.

If the clap is crisp and light, it is positive and if the clap is heavy and sluggish, it indicates negativity. Continue to clap for a certain amount of time to steer clear the negative elements.

Bells/Chimes: We would again use the sound element by using bells, chimes or Tibetan bowls, to break the patterns. Sound is a strong method to create peace and harmony. If needed, stay at a place longer when you feel energy is heavy and stale.

Mantras/prayers: An affirmation, prayer and mantra which soothe the mind can be chanted in every room. Simply walk in a room, say/chant/pray and feel the positivity seeping into the house. You can play an audio recording of any prayer anytime during the day. The sound of the mantra will rinse the negativity out of the house. You can also choose Gayatri Mantra for its powerful incantation and effect.

Natural fragrances: Infusing fresh aroma of the flowers, essential oils and incense is another great way to expel and evacuate the house of negativity. Under Hindu culture, at the time of sunset, lighting the candle/incense sticks at the entrance is an invitation to positivity, because sunset is the time for union of day and night.

When we invite people to our house, be aware of the kind of energy they scatter around. If negativity is felt, make sure to cleanse the house after they are gone. Feng Shui, Vastu and are other sciences have suggested multiple remedies to fix or cleanse specific areas in the house. Follow these simple steps or call an expert for cleaning the house, depending upon the situation persisting in the house.

By Sonali Bansal

A healer, yoga teacher, traveler & philanthropist, she is an independent writer/blogger. A creative soul, her inner calling lies in spiritual oneness. Overcoming the hurdles of human birth, she is a karma yogini. Channeling the light wherever she goes, her focus is on self development as this is the real art of divine worship for her.

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