Meditation has a reputation as an activity related to religious practices and hippy-dippy pseudo-science. This is unfortunate, because meditation is a simple, effective stress management tool that can be used by a anyone and solid medical research has shown that meditation is highly effective as a way to lower stress and even manage pain.
It’s particularly effective at the end of a long, stressful day you can set aside a short period when you get home from work, meditate, and then enjoy your evening with a clear mind and more relaxed body. Continue reading →
Our shaking you up is never meant to frighten or harm you. On the contrary, we only wish to awaken you to your own power and light. The deeper your slumber, the harder we sometimes need to shake. The energy patterns of your consciousness have ossified into certain ways of thinking and believing that have become narrow and limiting. We are here to help change the patterns of thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you. Please understand that there are other dimensions of consciousness that are far more in line with the gifts and talents you are meant to express in life. We want to awaken you once and for all time! Continue reading →
Life is a story we weave together from the thoughts, feelings, and emotions we experience each moment. Yet we live the majority of our life in the memories of our past and the expectations of the future. Rarely do we live in the purity of the present. These past memories and future expectations that we embrace throughout the course of our lives are what breed the stresses we feel in each day. In fact, the average person is a bundle of conditioned reflexes and nerves that are constantly triggered by situations and circumstances. Often the circumstances are simply the ups and downs of living each day. But there are times in our lives when the stresses, pressures, disappointments, and anxieties can seem overwhelming. Continue reading →
In the past forty years, meditation has entered the mainstream of modern Western culture, prescribed by physicians and practiced by everyone from business executives, artists, and scientists to students, teachers, military personnel, and – on a promising note – public figures. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has become a major advocate of mindfulness and meditation. She finds the practice so powerful that she even brought in meditation instructors to teach her entire team how to meditate, which they now do twice daily. She says, “It brought a kind of energy and an intensity – intention that we have never had before. Now, people are sleeping better. People have better relationships. People interact with others better. It’s been fantastic.”
Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths dispelled. Continue reading →
Let me ask you a question. How much time have you spent today thinking about either the past or the present? Obsessing over things you can’t change or events you won’t be able to control? If you’re like most of us, probably too much.
Which is why right now I want to share a very simple tool with you that will allow you to both step out of the past for good and stay out of the future. A tool that will allow you live in this moment, which is the only place that you can truly find success and happiness.
It’s important to give up all worry to our Higher Power. And when we pray it’s vital that we say “Thank You for everything, You give and You take away, all for my highest good”.
It’s crucial that we let go of thinking about all the consequences of what might be. That is contrary to surrendering to our Higher Power. When we worry that any challenge did not end with our desired outcome we’ve already demonstrated that we don’t believe in the love of our creator. Thus we’ve demonstrated what we feel inside. Take the word demonstrated, it contains “demon” and “strated”, and the first part shows us… that we are our own worst enemy when we give up on faith. And thus that part of a word “strated” like stratum means we place ourselves in a different group, on another level separate from our Higher Power. Continue reading →