Category Archives: Conscious Living

Sunshine for the soul!

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Everything grows towards the sun. It is the light of life and so we exist. Not only does the sun provide us with a rush of warmth, but it also is crucial for the body to nourish and help us maintain our bodies.
Sunlight helps stimulate the body and energizes us within. Most importantly, sunlight helps us maintain a healthy immune system and promotes a good mood and mental wellness.

Right now, the shorter daylight hours of winter can negatively affect sleep, productivity and mood so it’s important to surround ourselves with positive energies. This could be anything that brings you joy. Friends, pets, your own quiet time, walk on the beach what ever it is just live in the moment. Live in the Now!

******Light therapy (also known as phototherapy)emits full-spectrum light to simulate sunlight. While still a treatment being investigated, light therapy has been shown to have positive benefits in addressing many health issues, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), severe premenstrual syndrome, bulimia, and as a non-drug treatment for depression. Seattle is known for its gloomy climates and may have benefited from this form of therapy.

Fear and Anxiety Exercises

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Like most people I know, they have a lot of fear and anxiety triggered by stress.Your skin is your largest living organ in our bodies and we habitual absorb stress and negativity here.However, we can learn to flush this out before disease begins to take root.

Signs of stress or anxiety.
1. Soar Muscles
2. Muscles Twitching
3. Fatigue
4. Stomach Cramps
5. Constipation/Diarrhea
6. Dry Skin
7. Trouble Focusing
8. Insomnia

Exercise really work wonders. I love yoga nd Qi Gong the various forms of twists and breathing really balances you. However, we can’t always work out at out desk when we are having a stressful moments. However, here are a few tricks you CAN do while at work.

Temple Presses
Place your thumbs on your temples and let your fingers rest on your forehead. Put some pressure on your temples and breath in deeply and exhale deeply through your mouth.Do this all long as you need.You may feel a little light headed but that just shows you needed it.

Fear/Anxiety Taps

Take your right hand and rub the top of your left hand.Now do the same but using taps.Make sure you are breathing deeply through your nose and exhaling through the mouth.Now swithc hands and take your left hand and rub the top of the right hand.

Being thankful and laughing out loud.

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I keep a daily log of things that I am grateful for.Ususally, right before I get ready to go to bed, I will write a journal entry.This doesn’t have to be long. Ex:I am grateful for a great day, lunch with my friends,etc.I learned that the immune system’s natural killer cell activity is negatively affected by three “distress indicators” – one of which is lack of social support.One study of 75 medical students found that those who were lonely had more sluggish natural killer cells than students who were social.

Research has also shown that people who care for companion animals have less illness than people who do not. Companion animals’ owners also recover from serious illness faster.
My grandpa kept a small little Maltese dog with him and it brought him so much joy to care for this animal and I think it kept his mind off of his own illness.When he passed this dog cried and cried.They had such a loving bond that the dog died not too long after.

Laughter is also a good medicine for any malaise.I had an uncle who was terminally ill with cancer.He was cracking jokes till the day he died. Doctors said he should have died years ago.
I remember walking into his medical room I would see the nurses walking out laughing with tears in their eyes. He lived such a long time.

In observing others I find often people who focus on “me” and “mine” in their actions or casual speech are more prone to illness. This is caused by an unresolved emotional disturbance.

We’ve all have struggles and being grateful for what you have and not on what you don’t have, affects both our physical and emotional well-being.

We are all responsible for our own happiness.Leave the past in the past and be grateful you have a second chance to enjoy what the universe has to offer.

I say this to myself every day to program my mind from negative thoughts.

Healthy am I, Happy am I, Holy am I

I am loved beyond measure.
I and worthy to receive.
I am enough.
All my needs are met. I live in a state of balance and harmony.

Love and light my friends!

Life force energy

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I’ve always been interested in energy.Even in my sons Karate class his Sensei speaks of how to transfer your opponents energy for protection. Working for the government I hear of new energy programs having to do with magnetic energy in our military defense programs.

Energy is everywhere, it can not be destroyed..only transformed.Qi gong transforms negative into positive energy.Those with hot hands are more incline to Reiki Energy, like myself.I stumbled into Qi Qong to find various methods of relaxation besides yoga. I needed to balance my mental and emotional states and had a fondness for chakra balancing.I’ve also always been draw to aroma and massage therapy so reiki was right up my alley.

Sometimes even while thinking of reiki my hands activate and begin to feel warm and tingley.I always sensed peoples emotional disturbances with great accuracy.These are the emotions they hide and not the ones they portray.However, I would always absorb their negative energy and sometimes I would feel drained and sick at times.I would absorb their malaise and they would all of a sudden be in better spirits.

Since then I’ve learned to protect myself and to observe and not absorb.

Reiki has taught me many things.Thare are so many energies around us that we do not see and we consciously do not feel but they are there and they do effect us in many ways.

I have been practicing Reiki I and II on my self ,my children and even my pet.However, I intend to be a master so I can attune my children and hopefully they can carry it on.

I’ve incorporated Reiki into my massage and aromatherapy.Alot of the times people do not know that I am doing it but I do let them know they may feel tired and may secrete the toxins from their bodies in several different ways.

Reiki has been a blessing.!

Taking Naps

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We all need them so embrace them!

1.Accept napping as a positive thing. Remind yourself frequently that napping can make a day more productive – it is actually the opposite of being lazy.It’s a time to regroup and reset.

2.Do not fight your body’s desire to nap. Your body is telling you it needs a break so listen!

3.Take naps when you can. If your schedule does not allow a nap every day, consider taking a power nap while waiting for the laundry cycle to finish or sitting in your car during your lunch hour.

4.Consider time and duration. Napping for too long, too often or at the wrong time of day can be counterproductive. It could also mean your body is not getting enough nutrition and can explain your lack of energy.

5.Napping can mean just taking a break. Lying on a hammock or just staring at the sky above while in your own backyard.Doing this will refresh your body and mind.

Having your treasures later on in life….

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“There is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. You can put your body in shape like it’s never been before. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of yourself. And best of all, love can happen at any age.

“Life can just begin to get exciting when you’re in your 40’s.”

I am almost 40 now and I am finally living my life.All this time I was wasting away and accomplishing nothing and having nothing to show for myself, really taught me patience, a chance to really look at my self and discover what I really wanted and meeting people that inspired me to grow.

All of living is a process of coming of age, of reconciling the essence of the inner self with one’s outer being,with the world, and with changing expectations for that self in the world.
– Kay E. Vandergrift

Meditation….

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Benefits of Meditation:

1.Helps lower blood pressure, stress and anxiety
2.Decreases heart and respiratory rates.
3.Increases blood flow and more oxygen to the brain that is vital to all your organs.
4.Enhances immune functions.Less likely to get sick.
5.Reduces perception of pain and relieving chronic pain due to arthritis and other disorders
6.Maintains a happy mood level.
7.Brings awareness and mindfulness to everyday aspects of life

How to meditate.

1. It’s better if you are sitting down in a chair or sitting down on the floor with your legs crossed.

2. Take several deep breaths … all the way in then out.Take as much time as you want.Remember it for your own benefit.

3. Once you feel relaxed and you will…begin to sit in silence.Forget about the millions thingas on the to do list. This quiet time is for you and you alone so make sure no one is bothering you.Lock your self in the bathroom if you have to.It soft music helps you relax then by all means do it.

4. If you mind starts to focus on anything, just imagine this thought as a fog, that is evaporating into the universe. Do this until it goes away..

5. Don’t forget to breathe.It is important to focus on your breath.Remember breath is LIFE.

6. Keep doing this until you feel you are ready to get up.Do this daily…it makes a big difference.

Namaste!