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Day Eighty-Seven:The Path to Self Realization -Jnana Yoga-Lesson One-The Four Margas of Yoga

Quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (29)

Do you ever feel like life is just happening to you  and that you are

entirely out of control of your path and the outcome?

I think we all do at some point-what would life be like if

we came to the realization that life is set up to teach is lessons

that will allow us to evolve in a forward continuous flow as

a river towards the sea? That is the goal of Jnana Yoga; to

come to understand that each experience, no matter how

challenging or breathtaking is there to solidify our sense of

self and mold our divine and glorious selves. If we view life

from a philosophical stand point it will be easier to navigate

through it armed with the knowledge that the intricate web

of experiences hold the keys that allow us to thrive life rather

than survive it!

Letting go of ego based thinking is the goal of Jnana Yoga. When a yoga

student can listen with intent and begins to embrace the knowledge

shared with them by their instructor or their spiritual teachings, they

are pursuing the Jnana path. In order to release ego based thinking

one must become introspective and contemplative and trust that

the key to becoming self aware lies within each and every one of us.

An individual that is pursuing the yogic way of life will not be

satisfied with practicing the physical postures solely but will delve

into the philosophies and nature of yogic spirituality.

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Read More at this Incredibly Resourceful Site

http://www.sanatansociety.org/yoga_and_meditation/jnana_yoga_gyana_dhyana.htm#.VTUW89JViko

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Morning Meditation-Louise Hay: 

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Journal Entry: Do you feel like life is ‘happening to you’ or do you feel that

you are an active participant? Think of a time when you were an active

and willing participant in your life. What was different then? What brought

you away from that way of thinking? What could you do to get back to that

way of thinking.

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Some Great Insightful Videos about Self Realization and Jnana Yoga

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Evening Meditation:

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Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Seventy-Three: How Understanding Past Lives Helps Us Make Sense of Experiences of Today

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I walked up to the door of the rickety house from a century past and

grasped the rusted brass door knocker and tapped gently on the 

paint peeled wooden door-once beautiful, now clinging onto life.

A typical looking older woman, dressed in the conservative attire of

an older woman-polyester pants and short, brittle grey hair opened

the door…out wafted the smell of stewed cabbage…The house

was dimly lit as she led me through the top floor and down to

an even duskier basement level. She opened the door to a room

that, in it’s past life had been a home-based beauty salon. The 

shelves were still lined with vintage beauty products from ages

past, covered in a thick film of dust…She said to me with a distinctive

Ukrainian accent: “Oh dear Emily, Jill told me you were coming for

a session today, please have a seat in the chair behind you.”

I boosted myself slightly up so I could comfortably get established

on the squeaky leather salon chair with it’s hairdryer still intact and

hanging loosely behind my head. She asked me how long I had been

wearing my only piece of jewelry-my mom and dad’s understated 

solitary diamond ring-I responded with a few years.She said

that that was long enough to obtain the information she required. 

She asked that I remove it and pass it to her, which I did.

She held the ring in her right palm and closed her eyes as she grasped

my left hand. After some moments her body started to gently jerk. 

She proceeded to tell me that I had lived numerous

lives and that this life was my last earthbound life and that I will

learn all of the lessons I am required to learn before returning to 

the other side to stay. She then described all of the roles that I played in

the delicate play of life: An aboriginal medicine woman, a chef in China,

a child soldier in Africa, a nanny in France, a young Buddhist monk…

All of the passions and deep loves of my life started to become clearer

to me after hearing her offerings. I always had deep connections to these

cultures. For example-my pull to Buddhism when I rediscovered it was 

unfounded and so deep-it felt like I had found a long lost friend…Similarly

when I hear African music I feel like I am home. The half an hour I spent

in that wise woman’s basement transformed my thinking. It was as though

she put all the pieces of my deepest longings and skills together-

allowing me to see that the lives I previously lived continued to resonate today.

I also feel that since that time 20 years ago in her basement the 

experiences I have had in this life have been easier to navigate- and

more purposeful-especially the most challenging and tragic ones-

having been armed with the knowledge that in this last life I have

earthbound I need to learn all that I must as a person in order to

become established on the other side when I am done here.

There are a couple more awesome things that I have enjoyed

contemplating when pondering the idea of past lives and that

is that you can meet up with people in this life again that

you have known from other lives-like past loves and family.

Have you ever met someone and felt such a deep connection to

them that you know you have loved them before?

Another is skills that you are amazing at so quickly that it 

can’t possibly be that you haven’t come into this life already

armed with those innate skills. I could go on and on about the

magic of past lives and the endless possibilities on how believing in

them can enrich your life-but I will spare you an entry that babbles

on too long. Below you’ll find some other perspectives that give

you something to think about.

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Journal Entry: What connections do you have today that run so deep

you feel they couldn’t be solely from this life? How can you integrate

those things more into your life today? What people in your life have you

met and felt such a deep connection to that you feel you must have known

them before? Are you comfortable having a conversation with them to 

see if they feel the same?

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This is a Fun One:

A Beautiful Playlist to Rejeuvenate your Day!

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Evening Meditation

Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Sixty-Eight: Transforming Damaging Negative Thoughts into Positive Affirmations

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Innately I have always been very hard on myself. If someone else treated

me the way I treated have treated myself in the past they would be

shunned and locked up forever never to be seen again. Never in my

wildest dreams did I realize that I was the one keeping me down all

those years. Yes people mistreating me just made me turn on myself

at a deeper level, but I had the power to treat myself with the respect

I deserved. So many years have been sacrificed and if I had only known

about a simple thing called a Positive Affirmation I would have been

rescued from myself.

Louise Hay one of the pioneers of positive affirmations outlined

a way to re-script the way we talk to ourselves within our own minds

in her profound book: I Can Do It! (A free version of the audiobook

is below for your enjoyment and growth)

My sister struggled with her own self talk as much as I did even though

she seemed very tough and impenetrable. She found the book and started

to transform into a more positive and fulfilled soul. She and I read it for 30

days and put the positive affirmations into practice in our own daily lives.

What a powerful, yet seemingly obvious cure for negative and self deprecating

behaviors. I was always deeply kind to others; now it was my time to be just as

kind to myself.

When I am over taxed, stressed and life is kicking my ass, I fall comfortably back

into the pattern of negative self talk-so as I sleep I listen to Louise recite some

very specific and usable positive affirmations for every situation and in the

morning I look in the mirror with love as a pose to disdain.

That is a beautiful thing.

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Our world and others can be so hard us, lets not be so hard

on ourselves. You are a beautiful gift!

Morning Meditation

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Journal Entry: Create a line down the centre of your page.

Write a title on top of the left column-Negative Affirmations

and the title Positive Affirmations on the right column.

Now write down as many of the specific things you say to

yourself all the time that are not nice (be honest!)

and then turn that negative thought into a positive affirmation.

Ex: Neg-“How could anyone love me?” Pos-“I am lovable and wonderful”

Do as many as you can!

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Some other Inspiring Videos for your Growth

Earthways Yoga Positive Affirmations

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Guided Evening Meditation with Positive Affirmations with Micheal Sealey

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Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Sixty-Four: Universal Poetry Within’-The Ancient Poetry of Rumi

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Have you ever felt such an intense connection to something or

someone that you can’t help but feeling a sense of familiarity

when standing in front of that thing or person?

When I first read the Sufi poetry of Rumi I fell in love with

his words and was astounded when I realized these words

came to him organically in 1244. His poems are so

universal and can pass for intense modern poetry because

of their innate and pure simplicity and wisdom.

(Back story time people) My husband and I were in a band

about thirteen years ago; we disbanded after our first child was

born. We had been writing our own songs and the creativity

was kinetic in that group.

In the past six months my husband ran into two of the members

of our band and I heard from the third through Facebook.

Our guitar player has been coming to play ‘our’ music and some

renditions of covers as well-every weekend.

In the weeks leading up to the weekend-mostly in the car-when

I am alone and the radio is not on-songs are coming to me

organically. I have to keep  my smartphone handy so I can

record the songs as they come. When Terry-my hubby-drives

I scrawl the words that are coming out into several notebooks.

In the past few months I have written over 25 complete songs.

They all tell stories-some tragic; some non-sensical-some

intense-some chill. I have been through other difficult times

in my life, but never have I had so much creativity come

flowing out.

In later research I learned that Rumi met his mentor, a dervish,

Shams-E-Tabrizi on Nov.15th, 1244 and became a changed man.

Rumi was so inspired by Shams that when he went missing after

answering the door-Rumi’s bereavement sent him into a state of

such intense grief that he began reciting his lyrical poems

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This is when he came upon this belief:

Why should I seek? I am the same as he.

His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself.

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In retrospect I feel that so many of the most creative people

have come from a place of darkness and that place has

allowed them to see the light more intensely-therefore

allowing them to create such emotionally poignant pieces

of art.

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Morning Meditation:

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Journal Entry: read some of Rumi’s poetry and respond in your journal.

Why are you connected to that specific poem? What did you learn about

yourself through the poetry?

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A Selection of Poetry by Rumi

http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/rumipoetry1.html

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Rumi-The Full Documentary

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Playlist of Poetry by Rumi-with Visual Inspiration/Music

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If You Feel Compelled to Whirl like a Dirvish here is a video:

Evening Meditation:

Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Sixty-Two: “Unleashing The Psychic Toxins”-Tears As A Necessary Pain Reliever

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In a fast paced world it is near impossible to have time to feel anything

let alone take a half an hour out of our week to sob our little hearts out.

About once a month (when my hormones are at their peak) I have a

balls out massive three hour crying marathon. When this occurs it

feels as though my world-as I know it-is crumbling down around me.

The darkness comes to play for a while and will not let the light shine

through.

After the cry-puffy eyes ensue and I feel as though a massive weight

has been lifted. All of those raw emotions that I have pushed to the side

by keeping intensely busy; hiding myself away; using Haagen Daaz to

ease them…cease to be held in. They are out in the world-released from

within me. Crying is like a letting go of all the psychic toxins-purging all

of my insecurities and fears…if this does not happen semi-regularly I

can feel the pain of the toxins running rampant within me.

I wonder about people that cry only once or twice a year or barely ever.

How do they do it? I don’t know-I think crying shows strength-a strength

to bare and share our scars with ourselves and those we love.

Crying is necessary; it is healthy; it is pure and unadulterated.

Never be afraid to cry my friend.

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Morning Meditation: A nurturing mediation by Louise Hay

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Journal Entry: Think about the last time you had a really good cry.

How did you feel when you were done crying? Did you feel a sense of

relief? Is there anything that has happened in your life that you feel you

have been running away from? What would happen if you let it catch up

to you?

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A Playlist of songs that may help you get to the crying point:

Kundalini Yoga to Release Negative Emotions Etc.

Another Great Piece of Wisdom from Deepak Chopra

Beautiful and Nurturing Evening Meditation

Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Sixty-One: “You Just Have To Try”-Letting the Fear Go for Your Greater Good

After fifteen years of wishin’, hoping, trying and using the law of attraction by

starting a collection of tiny versons, my 1973 VW Camper Van materialized on a for sale by

owner site. It was being held for a man that wanted to transform it into a

ice cream van; but eventually, with much persistence and many, many texts

proving my worthiness; the owner told me it was mine. That is what happens

when you have patience with your dreams. In the past several weeks; after

many months of fear-I began ripping out the fifty plus year old pieces from the van

to rejuvenate and revive them. Once the process began I couldn’t stop taking the

van apart and beautifying it one piece at a time. I have never even taken so

much as a seat belt out of a vehicle and now I am at least 3/4 of the way through

a complete interior restoration. It is the most exhilarating feeling I have ever

had-I feel so much pride as each piece becomes transformed from tired and

rough to beautiful and at it’s utmost potential.

People have come to my house and said-“you’re so creative, how do you know

how to do all these things?” My answer is always that they too can do it. All

you need to learn how to do anything is:

a. A library card  (or Google/Youtube)

b. to let go of the fear that you may fail (you can always try again)

c. the vision (it will guide you and inspire you).

F.Y.I.: Growing up with no television also led me to learning new things

as I had to fill my time with something to amuse myself as a child.

Inside of you there is a tiny creative voice that is just waiting to be

heard-listen carefully.

Don’t confuse art with creativity-you can be creative at anything;

speaking; communication; culinary skillls; planning a party; dressing…

the list goes on and on and on.

If  I was afraid of trying new things, about 90% of the things I have

accomplished in my life would not exist. If I really think about that

I can’t imagine my life without trying-I imagine it would be devoid of

both colour and passion…

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Journal Entry: Think about your life and try to remember things you

passionately wanted to try but were to afraid to. What was something

you put off out of fear for a long time and then  jumped into feet first?

How did that make you feel? Was there a chain reaction afterwards?

Think about a time when you tried something and felt you failed (there

is no such thing as failure-just learning ;))-did that impact your ability

to try other things? Make a list of 20 things you’ve always wanted to

do and start checking them off!!!

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Morning Meditation:

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Tiny Buddha Article: Let go of Fear by Stopping the Stories in Your Head

http://tinybuddha.com/blog/let-go-of-fear-by-stopping-the-stories-in-your-head/

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(My second time posting this ;)-The first 20 Hours-Trying New Things

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Evening Meditation:

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Peace, (Try) Love & Namaste Em 

Day Fifty-One: Lesson 7-Emerging From the Roots-Muladhara-The Final Chakra

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Am I grounded? If you had asked me that even weeks ago I would have

tried to stifle the out-pour of laughter or tears; but now I could answer “I think I

am getting there” with an average amount of self confidence. I must admit

that my root chakra has always been a kindred spirit; I just didn’t have a

label for it. It is represented in many paintings by trees since it is the human

soul’s version of a root system-hence it’s strength which is to ground us to

our pure version of ourselves. Trees and I go way back-even in my earliest

childhood years-when things at home were dark and foreboding I would

sneak out my first floor window and run to the forest behind my house.

The trees would comfort me and watching them sway gently side to side

made me feel their nurturing, stabilizing power. I felt their energy and today-

my most healing times are those spent in the company of my woodland

friends-Mother Nature’s profound sculptures.

My second level of Reiki; there was a young man there dressed in beautiful

nymphesque clothing-a kindred fashionista; drawn to hippie-natural

threads-we complimented one another on our outfits and then continued

on. He felt very familiar; but I couldn’t put my finger on how, where or why?

At the end of our group Reiki session we shared our observations about the

process and he said that my root chakra was very strong. Though it was

a surprise to me; the amount at which I had grown since my Level 1 class

allowed me to truly believe that all the spiritual work I had done, and

the copious amounts of self Reiki treatments I did had paid off. I felt

like an ever evolving tree; roots finally intact; the rest on its way to

reconstructing itself into something more than I was before life tore

me down.

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Today’s focus will be on raising our awareness of how

our root chakra can be healed and what we can do to strengthen

and balance it.

Morning Meditation: Deepak Chopra

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A Stunning Playlist while You Write or Work Today:

Journal Entry: Do you feel rooted and grounded? If not remember a

time when you felt sure and grounded; what was going on at the time? How

do you think you could recreate that sense of being in your life?

Root Chakra Information from Chakra Anatomy Website

http://www.chakra-anatomy.com/root-chakra.html

The Root Chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine. It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment and with the Earth. Muladhara is the most instinctual of all chakras – it is your survival centre. Your fight and flight response is initiated from this chakra. This is your primal, animal nature.

root chakraThe energy of Muladhara allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during trying times. It connects us with spiritual energies of our ancestors, their challenges and their triumphs.

Since Base Chakra carries our ancestral memories, basically everyone experiences challenges or blockages within muladhara. War, famine, natural disasters, and any events that threaten our basic survival, are all recorded within energies of the first chakra.

These memories are imprinted in the subtle body and are passed down from generation to generation creating unconscious generational patterns. It is our work to take responsibility for our own lives and bring to light that which is unconscious.

All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. Usually, balancing one chakra will create change in another chakra.

It is important though to balance the Root Chakra first, before we proceed to others, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth. We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure.

First Chakra at a glance:

Root Chakra Affirmations

I feel deeply rooted.
I am connected to my body.
I feel safe and secure.
Just like a tree or a star, I have a right to be here.
I stand for my values, for truth, and for justice.
I have what I need.
I am grounded, stable, and standing on my own two feet.
I nurture my body with healthy food, clean water, exercise, relaxation, and connection with nature.
I am open to possibilities.
I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to grow and transform.
I trust in the goodness of life.
I make choice that are healthy and good for me.
I trust myself.
I love life.

Sanskrit name: Muladhara – root support
Element: Earth
Color: Red
Shape: Square
Petals of the lotus: Four
Seed sound: LANG
Vowel sound: O
Rights: To have
Endocrine gland: Adrenal cortex
Physical association:The skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, blood
Psychological function: Survival and self preservation
Identity: Physical identity
Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
Challenge: Fear
Plane: Physical plane
Planets: Saturn, Earth
Deity: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha
Mythological Animal White elephant with seven trunks
Sense organ: Nose
Predominant sense: Smell
Incense: Cedar
Herb: Sage
Sephira: Malkuth
Tarot suite: Pentacles

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Learn about yoga poses to balance your first chakra. Yoga is an exercise for your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. By practicing yoga, you can connect with the deeper parts of yourself that may not be accessible to you during your daily life. You will also learn to releaseexcess root chakra energy.

Yoga Session for the Root Chakra

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Evening Meditation:

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Day Fifty-Lesson 6-Unleashing Your True Passion & Self Confidence-Sacral Chakra (Svasdhisthana)

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As a high school counsellor I was on the front lines of the direct effect

the absurd way that sexuality, sex and intimacy were portrayed on the

viral network. How can a child grow up in our era with a healthy sense

of intimacy? How can they protect themselves from being tainted by

the over-sexualized media giant that penetrates them for so many

hours a day. I think if they trust their instincts about intimacy and

show one another mutual respect they have a fighting chance at a

healthy intimate outlook on their sexual health.

The sacral chakra is the core of our sensuality, passion and the

ability and ease at which we express our true selves.

Another topic of note when looking at the sacral chakra is how

conservative and constrained our society is-I am talking about

how we are programmed to sit still for an eight hour school or

work day-and not act too cray cray-so as not to make others feel

uncomfortable. We are so afraid of seeming odd, weird or crazy that

our true passionate nature-which is the most core sense of our being-

is held down and muffled; kicked under the proverbial carpet of

expression. I find it very sad that I have to tone myself down all the

time-I am a very colourful person but in most situations I make sure

that I play the role I am supposed to like a good wife, mother and

upstanding member of the community. Are we all hiding behind our

masks? I believe we are. It takes so much effort to put on our

‘faces’ our ‘costumes’ and read from the script of the real world-

by the time we get home we are so exhausted it is a relief to just

let it all hang out once again.

Today we are focusing on the sacral chakra-the core

of our passion and sensuality.

Morning Meditation: Balancing the Sacral Chakra

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Journal Entry: When was the most passionate time of your life?

What was going on in your life at this time and how did it affect

you this way? What could you do now to tap into that passion once

again?

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Some fabulous information about the Sacral Chakra from Chakra Anatomy

http://www.chakra-anatomy.com/sacral-chakra.html

The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.

sacral chakraThe gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations. The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.

The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.

The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “loose control”. And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.

As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.

No wonder we have so many issues with our passion centre, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.

Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?

The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity. Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process.

A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative, and connected to her feeling.

Sacral Chakra at a glance:

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Sacral Chakra Affirmations

I love and enjoy my body.
I have healthy boundaries.
I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.
I am passionate.
I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.
I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.
I know how to take care of my needs.
I value and respect my body.
I am open to touch and closeness.
I allow myself to experience pleasure.
My sexuality is sacred.
Emotions are the language of my soul.
I take good care of my physical body.
I am at peace.

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Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
Element: Water
Color: Orange
Shape: Circle with crescent
Petals of the lotus: Six
Seed sound: VANG
Vowel sound: Oo
Rights: To feel, to want
Endocrine gland: Ovaries, testicles
Physical association: Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder
Psychological function: Movement and connection
Identity: Emotional
Developmental stage: 6 months – 2 years
Challenge: Guilt
Plane: Astral plane
Planets: Mercury, Jupiter, Moon
Deity: Indra, Rakini, Vishnu
Mythological Animal:
Incense: Gardenia, damiana
Herb: Fennel, corriander
Sephira: Yesod
Tarot Suit: Cups

As you try these sacral chakra balancing poses try listening to

this incredible Kundalini music by Uma Mohan:

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The best sacral chakra yoga poses are those that work with movement in the hips and lower abdomen. Some poses are aimed at opening and some are aimed at moving energy through this area. Learn yoga poses to open the flow of creativity in your life, to feel more sensual and to experience your life with more passion.

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Sacral Chakra – Sun Salutation to encourage graceful, flowing movements. Movements that keep us fluid and flexible in body, mind, and spirit. Learn the sequence of 12 powerful poses to balance your second chakra.

 Evening Meditation: Chakra Balancing Music for Sleep

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Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Forty-Eight: Lesson 4-Visuddha/The Throat Chakra-There’s Power in Speaking Your Truth

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Have you ever felt like you are holding your tongue more often than

you are speaking your truth? Yes there is honor in silence as the

great sages tell us. We try to be humble and kind and there is a 

sense that by saying nothing we are taking the higher ground. But

if we are silent for the wrong reasons it can be a slow and torturous

way to exist in your world. The more you hold your tongue the more

the words build up and then they reach the peek of resentment and

come tumbling down the mountain of truth. There is strength in

speaking your truth-even if the listeners of your truth may disagree.

If you are in a healthy relationship you should be able to say absolutely

anything that is on your mind (other than those nasty little hormonal

thoughts or the daggers that creep out after a shitty day). An unhealthy

relationship is one where you are constantly screening your inner script

and only saying what your co-partner would like to hear.

The key in speaking your truth can be to ensure that what you are saying

comes from a place of sincerity and honor. The last thing you want is to

leave a collaboration with someone only to beat yourself up for not

releasing those little gems or ideas or for not saying something that

maybe didn’t compliment the other person’s discourse. 

If you feel silenced in a relationship you may want to consider letting

it go, or if it is one you will not let go of, redefine your role with that

person by coming right out and saying what is unbalanced in that

relationship.

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Morning Meditation:

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Winter Trees at Sunset

Some information about the Throat Chakra:

http://www.oneworldhealing.net/chakra-healing/vishuddha/

Throat Chakra Music 

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Journal Entry:- As you listen to the Throat Chakra Music create your

own journal page resembling the image above. Draw and make connections to 

your symptoms as well as what you can do to heal them. 

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Create Seven Positive Affirmations relating to speaking your truth.

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Yoga for the Throat Chakra

Evening Meditation:

Peace, Love & Namaste Em

Day Forty-Seven: Lesson 3-Anja & Intuition-Opening the Third Eye Chakra

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Have you ever had a strong sense that you need to call someone? A

feeling that something will slip from a surface or spill? An undeniable

urge to change lanes or a vision of something you fear happening?

We all have an intuitive sense of our surroundings but our faith

in them is the issue that can cause blockages within. When we don’t

listen to what our intuitive thoughts are saying we miss opportunities

to tap into a formidable source.

When my sister was going through her spiritual awakening the last

two years of her life here on our humble earth-she said something

to me that I follow to the “T”. “Em, if you think of someone, don’t

think just go for the phone and call them right away.” I have tried to

follow this instruction as we do have connections to others that are

stronger than we know.

If we turn on the light of intuition we see the magic that has always

existed around us. Intuition crosses all boundaries of religion, culture,

etc.; all those things that divide us. If we open ourselves to it we

are opening our “brow, Anja or third eye chakra” Third eye meaning

what you don’t see with your physical eye, but the ability to see what

lies beneath-sense with your third eye.

Please understand that you don’t have to be spiritual, religious,

special, psychic, shamanic etc. to clear the debris from your third eye;

you just need to want to experience the gifts this intuition will

fill your life with.

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Today’s focus will be on learning how to recognize blockages

with your Anja and how to tap into it’s power by healing it and acknowledging

what the possibilities it provides are.

Morning Meditation: 

Journal Entry: What would your life be like if you “emancipated yourself

from mental slavery and followed your heart and intuition?

Bob Marley’s Song-Redemption Song-Listen to the words

before you write.

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All of the Following Information is taken from The Curative Soul

http://www.curativesoul.com/chakras#.VOdk8-bF82w

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6th Third-eye or Brow:  Indigo chakra located between and just above the physical eyes, in the center of the brows. Its Sanskrit name is ajna.  The third-eye chakra is associated with the mind, ideas, thoughts, dreams, intuition and psychic abilities.

If the third-eye chakra becomes unbalanced, we may feel bombarded with our own thoughts, unable to process them effectively and may feel stuck in an emotional and intellectual rut.  We lose our sense of intuition, making our judgment clouded and causing us to make poor decisions.  With a blocked third-eye chakra, we become closed to new ideas and fall off the paths of our true destiny.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced third-eye chakra: headaches and migraines, nightmares, seizures, neurological disorders, personality disorders and neuroses, learning difficulties, and hallucinations.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced third-eye chakra: eye problems, glaucoma, ear problems and hearing difficulties, spinal conditions, and scalp/hair issues.

Healing the Third-Eye Chakra:

Balancing and opening the third-eye chakra promotes clarity, inspiration, and innovation.  It allows us to follow our dreams and enhances our innate psychic abilities and spiritual connections.  A balanced third-eye chakra helps us process the timeline of our own lives, enabling us to learn from our past, be present in the now, and see and achieve our future.   Dream interpretation becomes easier, intuitions are stronger and clearer, and we feel a deeper connection to the universal plan of our lives.  This sense of being “guided” opens up doors of possibilities to reaching our goals. It is important to wear or carry crystals/gemstones to heal the third-eye chakra and maintain its positive energy flow.

Healing Foods for the Third Eye Chakra

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Music to Open Your Third Eye Chakra

30 Minutes of Yoga to Activate the Third Eye

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Evening Meditation:

Peace, Love & Namaste Em