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40 Signs you were meant to be a great energy practitioner

(Article from DiscoverHealing com)

The path to success is never easy, especially when you’re searching for your purpose or calling in this life. There are thousands of different jobs available in the business market today. But the occupation of energy healing might seem so intriguing and rewarding that you can’t fathom the idea another mundane office job or pointless side hustle. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Wellness through prayer, energy manipulation, and emotion balancing is used by practitioners the world over to help ease emotional, physical, and mental distress. As much of an art as a skill, these practitioners often possess remarkably distinct characteristics make them good at what they do.

If you’re interested in this field, check out this extensive list of 40 traits commonly found in professionals of holistic health and alternative healing.

1. You’re highly empathetic
You feel you naturally absorb the energies of others to a point where you physically experience anxious and depressive feelings. Because of this hypersensitivity, being surrounded by large crowds and loud places can often feel uncomfortable. Even when they’re not around, you may perceive the emotions and struggles of the people you care about, to the point where you feel the need to check on them.

2. You’re sensitive
Though it may be one of your greatest gifts, being overly sensitive can often make you feel like you’re drowning in emotions that aren’t necessarily be your own. You may be able to channel these emotions and energies toward energy healing and recovery.

3. It’s in your blood
Energy healing is a trait that may run strong in genetics. This might be your calling if you have family members in fields like:

Physical therapists
Veterinarians
Massage therapists
Doctors and nurses
Psychologists
Social workers
Counselors
Community activists
Environmentalists
Teachers
Botanists
Horticulturalists
Not only do these occupations require empathy, sympathy, and understanding, but they also can aid in the betterment of life for everyone.

4. You’ve got life experiences
The best energy practitioners have typically worked through their own trials and heartaches. By drawing on the lessons and growth that often result from these experiences, you may be able to help others on their own paths to wellbeing.

5. You can read others
You’re highly intuitive and have an uncanny ability to read people. Whether you’ve met someone for just a few moments or have known them for years, these traits may enable you to dial in on the attributes, emotions, and energies of others.

6. You choose the natural route
When you or someone around you falls ill, you may turn to homeopathic remedies and natural alternatives for help. You may often remind yourself and others that it’s likely easier to prevent illness than it is to treat it, and are mindful of staying in a constant healthy state.

7. You don’t get lost in the details
Instead of focusing on minor, insignificant details, you think big. From relationships and professional projects to life goals and travel plans, you use “big picture” thinking to ensure optimal results.

8. You like being alone
Regardless of your passion to help and love people, frequently being around others can drain you of your energy. Because of your sensitivity to the emotions and energies of other people, you enjoy being alone and require independent quiet time to recharge.

9. Helping people is your purpose
Many great energy practitioners feel that their primary purpose on this earth is to help others. If you feel this way – like helping others is actually your job and any money earned is simply an added benefit – you might want to consider a career in energy healing.

10. You’ve suffered from mental health issues
If you’ve had this struggle, you’re definitely not alone! Many energy practitioners have struggled with their own feelings of anxiousness, melancholy, or other issues. These things tend to arise because fitting into the fast-paced, ever-competitive world can feel impossible and exhausting to someone with your sensitivity. All of us are human and susceptible to similar struggles.

11. You can point out patterns
Odd as it may seem, noticing and perceiving patterns may be a sign of natural energy healing abilities. If you’re able to quickly and easily identify patterns in virtually everything – it may not be a coincidence; it may be a sign of your natural talents!

12. You’re an outsider
Unlike some people who yearn to be the center of attention or at the forefront of social events, you’ve always tended to be an outsider and have felt like an outcast for a majority of your life.

13. You are an introvert
You are a multi-dimensional being who has the power to dial in to both the seen and the unseen world. This can sometimes make the visual, conscious world difficult to navigate, which prompts you to withdraw and be more introverted than others.

14. You know when someone is suffering
You may have a keen ability to identify when someone is suffering. Without speaking to them or observing any blatant, indicative actions, you may simply feel and sense when someone is possibly struggling with trapped energies and emotions.

15. You’re interested in healing techniques
From muscle testing and energy healing to chakra balancing to releasing trapped emotions, the various energy healing techniques may captivate you. Whether you’ve tried your hand at them already or are simply drawn to the different methods, learning about different ways to help others sparks your interest.

16. You connect with animals
Regardless of whether you currently own or would like to own a pet, your connection with animals is undeniable. Like people who may be very vulnerable to their emotions, feelings, and experiences, animals are often helpless when it comes to communicating wants and needs. Furthermore, you – like many animals – have heightened senses that enhance your ability to help and comfort others.

17. You’re a peacemaker
Your uncanny ability to maintain peace in hostile, volatile situations could be a prime sign of your special abilities. Whether people come to you or you seek out others, your peacemaking skills make you a go-to source for tranquility, understanding, and harmony.

18. You don’t see in black and white
Instead of categorizing everything as black and white or right and wrong, you may think in shades of grey. This trait allows you to not only connect with others on a deeper level, but also enables you to reach levels of understanding that others can’t.

19. People are drawn to you
Despite your introverted predisposition, your energy may draw people to you. In particular, children and those in need are often drawn to your openness and non-judgemental character. Your calm demeanor and deeply empathetic spirit may make people gravitate toward you for comfort.

20. You’re different than those you surround yourself with
Though we are all unique and different in our own ways, as a potential energy healer, your differences may stand out immensely from your friends and those around you. Not only might you think and act differently, but you could also have very different hobbies and prefer to spend your free time in other ways.

21. You’ve experienced emotional trauma
As crushing and heartbreaking as emotional trials can be, they can also heighten your senses and improve your ability to ease those burdens in others. Whether you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, a life-threatening disease, violence, or a near-death occurrence, the upheaval you’ve been through can help you help others.

22. You have vivid dreams
Energy healers may have notably vivid dreams and nightmares. Your hypersensitivity to emotions and energies can often have a profound effect on your subconscious as you sleep.

23. You can control your own energy
Being able to control the energy in and around yourself is another trait energy healers may possess. Unlike others who have little control over their emotions and energies, you might be able to not only distinguish between energies, but even adjust them for your own personal balance as well as the balance of those around you.

24. You have physical sensations you can’t explain
Do you frequently suffer from discomfort in your head, joints, neck, or shoulders? Do you or have you experienced chronic, inexplicable physical distress? These may be common traits in someone who would make a good energy healer.

25. You put the needs of others before yourself
In an undying effort to eliminate suffering in others, you may often put your own needs or other important factors on the back burner. Regardless of the inconvenience or risk of loss for yourself, your impulse is to give, help, ease, and comfort.

26. People turn to you for advice
People may be attracted to your energy in a way that makes you a target for people needing advice, guidance, and help in life. Regardless of your confidence and ability to find your purpose or answer your own pressing questions, you’re likely excellent at guiding others through the ups and downs of life.

27. You’re feel spurred to show others deeper levels of consciousness
Do you feel a shift happening in our global consciousness? Do you feel a natural inclination to help those around you reach deeper levels of spiritual and emotional understanding? These may be characteristics of someone who might want to pursue energy healing.

28. You can sense changes in weather
Perhaps your heightened sense of energies allows you to notice small details that others don’t. For example, you may find that you’re able to detect changes in the weather sooner than the average person. This trait, called weather sensitivity, is often possessed by those in the alternative healing arts.

29. You listen to hear
Communicating with people can be a challenge, especially if you’re talking with someone who hears to you, but doesn’t actually listen to what you’re saying. As an empathetic person with a natural inclination to help people, you may be a superb listener who has the ability to deeply understand what others are saying. Because of this, you can better perceive who they are, what they need, and how you can help.

30. You make people happy
Along with your goal to help the wants and needs of others, you might also have a deep-rooted desire to ease people’s pain and boost their happiness. When someone is sad, your empathetic instincts can help buoy them up.

31. Nature is your solitude
As a bridge between nature and humans, you might feel most at home when you’re surrounded by nature. Whether meditating in the mountains, reading by a river, or walking along the seashore, the more time you’re able to spend in the natural world, the better your abilities may become.

32. You have uniquely spiritual superpowers
Maybe you frequently have unique impressions about other people or things to come, or find that a simple touch from you makes someone else feel better. Maybe you’ve experienced psychic powers or have been able to communicate with others without using words. These things don’t make you crazy; they make you special.

33. You’re easily exhausted
As a compassionate, empathetic person, you may hear, see, feel, and sense things that others don’t. You may sense and even personally feel the emotions or pain of others, which can make social situations extremely taxing. Because of this, you often find yourself exhausted after a day of interacting with others.

34. You’re drawn to holistic happenings
Your inclination to help others might have lead you down various holistic paths, or prompted you to live a non-traditional lifestyle. Whether you have a collection of healing gemstones or have spent a lot of time at holistic retreats, you’re always looking for ways to boost your understanding of spiritual, energetic realms.

35. Doctor’s aren’t your thing
Because of your homeopathic inclinations, you might tend to maintain optimal health and rarely need to go to the doctor for medical treatment.

36. You have a knack for leadership
Despite your preference to spend time alone and avoid big groups, you may have a natural ability to lead. Maybe you don’t shy away from opportunities to show others the way – especially when it involves anything surrounding energy healing and enlightenment.

37. Strangers open up to you
Friends, family, and acquaintances may often turn to you for help. However, you might also be approached by strangers, or strike up conversations with them, to find that they open up to you right away. Again, your empathetic energy tends to draw these people to you.

38. Children are drawn to you
You enjoy spending time with children and find that kids who are particularly withdrawn or shy feel more comfortable and less reluctant in your presence.

39. You’re always gauging the mood
Maybe you walk into a room and immediately assess the mood or vibe of the people in it. Whether you’re at a family gathering or a work event, your impulse to gauge the mood is evidence of your natural skills in energetic “pinging” that can be used to quickly read another’s energy.

40. You’re excited to help people
Perhaps the most important characteristic of energy practitioners is their passion. You might be constantly excited about the concept of using energy and holistic methods to ease an array of physical, emotional, or mental distress.

If you possess all or some of these traits, a career in energy healing might be the perfect calling for you.

From DiscoverHealing.com;

Become an Emotion Code Practitioner today and discover the power and joy of helping those around you in need.

Lovely lavender

Oh, lovely lavender! How I love thee!

(I’ve actually already written a post all about .here..

But thought it deserved another shout-out because of its many wonderful qualities )

I found a fabulous article on it and many other essential oils and had to share…

Here’s a snippet about it :—->

There two main varieties of lavender essential oil:

  • Lavender essential oil, the classic lavender, is distilled from the flowers of L. angustifolia. It has a sweet floral aroma and contains a high percentage of esters, mostly linalyl acetate. It does not contain camphor which distinguishes it from other lavender varieties. The oil is often used for its anti-inflammatory, calming, headache relieving, sedative and skin healing properties. One of the rarely known effects and qualities of L. angustifoliaoil is its ability to relieve menstrual pain [29,30].
  • Spike lavender essential oil is obtained from flowers of L. latifoliaMedik. This species of lavender contains high percentage of 1,8-cineol and camphor and therefore has a strong camphoraceous odour. Due to these components, spike lavender oil is recommended for skin damages (cuts, burns, stings), as a pain reliever, for headache treatment and for its antimicrobial properties. It has anti-bacterial, antiviral, antimycotic, anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties and is one of most common used and best investigated oil in aromatherapy. It is used for relaxing and stress relief, for nose and throat infections, for skin care, in wound treatments and for stomach problems. It has a pleasant aroma. Lavender oil is also commonly used in pharmaceutical products and as a fragrance ingredient in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes [31].

Here’s a lovely little bottle of Beautiful Bulgarian lavendula angustifolia variety for a decent price.
And here’s a cute little sample size of three different varieties available thru Amazon including French, Bulgarian, and Spike if you’re not sure which one you want..

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Holy frijoles I’m dyin ova heeah: Hot Flashes Essential Oil Blend for Menopause and Perimenopause

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Oh moy Gwad…, could it get any hotter in heeeeah?

for those suffering with perimenopause, or menopause,  you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about.

Hopefully, those of you suffering with symptoms of aging, hormonal havoc, and symptoms of menopause can find some comfort here…

Some essential oils perfect for when you get those fiesty Hot Flashes-

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit,
  • Lavender,
  • Rose,
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • neroli
  • cypress
  • Myrtle
  • Blue Yarrow
  • Fennel
  • geranium rose

Pick a few faves and add about 10 total drops to around 4 oz of rose water or peppermint hydrosol. Keep it in the fridge, and pull it out before bedtime, keep it next to the bed. A few sprays will help in the middle of the night.

I use Clary Sage, Rose, Peppermint, Geranium, Frankincense, Lemon, and a couple others for good measure in my blend.  I also created a special blend called Dragonfly; women going through changes .

( also you may want to consider taking some Evening Primrose Oil , I’ve read lots of articles and reviews that say it does wonders, and it seems to get rave reviews.)

If you’re not into creating your own, Here’s a blend from amazon already put together (granted, I’ve not tried this one, but it seems pretty good): Menopause Relief contains: Pure Essential Oil Blend. Contains: Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, German Chamomile, Frankincense.

or one by Amrita; Menopause Roll On Relief, Natural Hot Flashes Relief, Organic Lotion Base with Essential Oils of Sweet Fennel, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Jasmine and Vitex.

If you want to make your own you can buy essential oils and add them to a lovely floral water or hydrosol for a nice spray…

Balance blend for men and women:

This blend of essential oils has been noted to balance hormones and regulate prostate function in men as well as helping women through their changes.

It has also been used to successfully reduce or eliminate hot flashes for women:

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare),
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia),
  • 5 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis),
  • 5 drops Frankincense (boswellia carterii or Sacred Frankincense
  • if you dont have frankincense try Blue Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) or better yet Vitex.
  • 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita),
  • 10 Rose Geranium

FYI:::: ———-> Sacred Frankincense is also being studied for helping to cure cancer!!

Mix these essential oils into 2 oz. of a carrier oil like jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, store in a dark colored glass bottle with a tight lid with name of blend and date.

Then add 0.5oz (15ml) of Balance blend into 4oz (120ml) either rose, peppermint, lavender, myrtle, or blue yarrow hydrosol. Actually, to get this to fit into a 4 oz spray bottle, you’ll want to either get a little larger bottle or use a bit less of the oil blend, or– use up a little bit of the hydrosol on something else (like a facial toner mixed 1/2 + 1/2 with witch hazel) so it all fits into the bottle.

Shake bottle well, close your eyes and give yourself a nice spray on your face, neck, underarms, legs…wherever needed. Safe for entire body…but keep out of eyes, mouth and off genitals..lol.

 

Several essential oils that contain hormone-like substances related to estrogen are helpful during menopause.

These wonderful oils may be used in many ways, like: in a diffuser, in a massage oil, in the bath, or in salts, or just inhaled . These include:

  • clary sage,
  • geranium
  • clary sage YE womens health
  • Neroli
  • lavender
  • anise,
  • fennel,
  • cypress,
  • angelica,
  • coriander,
  • sage,
  • peppermint
  • lemon
  • rose
  • chamomile
  • jasmine
  • myrtle
  • Vitex
  • Pine
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Jasmine

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Such essential oils, will help relieve hot flashes, and many other issues related to menopause. Since essential oils go right through the skin, applying them to fatty areas of the body where hormones are manufactured and stored will create the most direct effect.

 

I also wrote a couple other posts and articles about this subject:

Dragonfly; Women Going Through Changes

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Menopause and Andropause

New Articles! DIY Anti-aging treatments, Natural Remedies for Menopause & Get Better Skin with Massage

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Springtime in Florida and neroli… my favorite soul medicine

all about Lavender and where to find the best Lavender essential oils

 

 

Mose of these links for products here are associated with my Amazon affiliate which the little bit of commission I receive helps pay for this and my studies.  🙂 Thanks to all who purchase using my links!

Holy frijoles I’m dyin ova heeah: Hot Flashes Essential Oil Blend for Menopause and Perimenopause

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Oh moy Gwad…, could it get any hotter in heeeeah?

for those suffering with perimenopause, or menopause,  you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about.

Hopefully, those of you suffering with symptoms of aging, hormonal havoc, and symptoms of menopause can find some comfort here…

Some essential oils perfect for when you get those fiesty Hot Flashes-

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit,
  • Lavender,
  • Rose,
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • neroli
  • cypress
  • Myrtle
  • Blue Yarrow
  • Fennel
  • geranium rose

Pick a few faves and add about 10 total drops to around 4 oz of rose water or peppermint hydrosol. Keep it in the fridge, and pull it out before bedtime, keep it next to the bed. A few sprays will help in the middle of the night.

I use Clary Sage, Rose, Peppermint, Geranium, Frankincense, Lemon, and a couple others for good measure in my blend.  I also created a special blend called Dragonfly; women going through changes .

( also you may want to consider taking some Evening Primrose Oil , I’ve read lots of articles and reviews that say it does wonders, and it seems to get rave reviews.)

If you’re not into creating your own, Here’s a blend from amazon already put together (granted, I’ve not tried this one, but it seems pretty good): Menopause Relief contains: Pure Essential Oil Blend. Contains: Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, German Chamomile, Frankincense.

or one by Amrita; Menopause Roll On Relief, Natural Hot Flashes Relief, Organic Lotion Base with Essential Oils of Sweet Fennel, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Jasmine and Vitex.

If you want to make your own you can buy essential oils and add them to a lovely floral water or hydrosol for a nice spray…

Balance blend for men and women:

This blend of essential oils has been noted to balance hormones and regulate prostate function in men as well as helping women through their changes.

It has also been used to successfully reduce or eliminate hot flashes for women:

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare),
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia),
  • 5 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis),
  • 5 drops Frankincense (boswellia carterii or Sacred Frankincense
  • if you dont have frankincense try Blue Yarrow (Achillea millefolium),
  • 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita),
  • 10 Rose Geranium

FYI:::: ———-> Sacred Frankincense is also being studied for helping to cure cancer!!

Mix these essential oils into 2 oz. of a carrier oil like jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, store in a dark colored glass bottle with a tight lid with name of blend and date.

Then add 0.5oz (15ml) of Balance blend into 4oz (120ml) either rose, peppermint, lavender, myrtle, or blue yarrow hydrosol. Actually, to get this to fit into a 4 oz spray bottle, you’ll want to either get a little larger bottle or use a bit less of the oil blend, or– use up a little bit of the hydrosol on something else (like a facial toner mixed 1/2 + 1/2 with witch hazel) so it all fits into the bottle.

Shake bottle well, close your eyes and give yourself a nice spray on your face, neck, underarms, legs…wherever needed. Safe for entire body…but keep out of eyes, mouth and off genitals..lol.

 

Several essential oils that contain hormone-like substances related to estrogen are helpful during menopause.

These wonderful oils may be used in many ways, like: in a diffuser, in a massage oil, in the bath, or in salts, or just inhaled . These include:

  • clary sage,
  • geranium,clary sage YE womens health
  • neroli,
  • lavender
  • anise,
  • fennel,
  • cypress,
  • angelica,
  • coriander,
  • sage,
  • and to a lesser degree, basil.
  • peppermint
  • lemon
  • rose
  • chamomile
  • jasmine
  • myrtle

Such essential oils, will help relieve hot flashes, and many other issues related to menopause. Since essential oils go right through the skin, applying them to fatty areas of the body where hormones are manufactured and stored will create the most direct effect.

 

I also wrote a couple other posts and articles about this subject:

Dragonfly; Women Going Through Changes

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Menopause and Andropause

New Articles! DIY Anti-aging treatments, Natural Remedies for Menopause & Get Better Skin with Massage

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Springtime in Florida and neroli… my favorite soul medicine

all about Lavender and where to find the best Lavender essential oils

 

 

Mose of these links for products here are associated with my Amazon affiliate which the little bit of commission I receive helps pay for this and my studies.  🙂 Thanks to all who purchase using my links!

your happiness depends on it

This is the beginning of an amazing post .

Your happiness depends on it…  by Dr Andrea Dinardo

Most people fight against what brings them despair instead of openly receiving what brings them joy.

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Shift your focus. Change your life.

Consciously receive (accept) the good that already exists in your life.

Your health. Your freedom. Your Vision. Your voice.

Accepting what is does not lower the bar.

Quite the opposite.

Acceptance opens your eyes to all the favour that exists in your life. 

Your relationships. Your home. Your creativity. This moment.

And it’s that good feeling that motivates you to strive for more of what’s right for you.

Instead of fighting against what’s wrong for you.

Begin by accepting what is.

Moment by moment.

Your happiness depends on it.

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Click here to read how to… Apply this Post in Everyday Life

 

 

Thanks Andrea, you’re amazing!!

10 Things to do in 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

And blessings to you and yours. I sincerely wish you the best year of your life yet! ❤

Below is a list of the 10 things I’m going to do this year…I hope you consider them as well 🙂

The angel drawing below is one I’m currently working on. I hope to not only finish it, but also get it on canvas, and painted too! My niece said I should name it sun portal, and a  friend named him Aaron, but since he’s an angel I had to add the -iel at the end, so he’s been named Aaroniel Guardian of the Sun Portal!

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Ten things to do in 2017:

1. Take it a day at a time.

You don’t have to know what you’re doing the next day or even the next hour. I’ve learned that the more you think in the future, the shorter the day seems and the months fly past you and you’re left feeling discontent and unsatisfied. It’s almost like everything has been in a blur, and you find yourself saying, “the year went by so fast”, even though you haven’t accomplished much. So do everything in the moment of ‘now’, and cherish each minute like it’s the last minute you have.

2. Let it go.

You know nothing is going to change, because you can’t change people unless they truly want to and you can’t change the past either, and the sooner you realize this, you will spend more time being happy than in a constant battle with your mind and your heart. They need to rest too.

3. Take risks.

If you never take any, the moment that turned out for the worst could have turned out for the best. This works vice-versa as well, but either way, you will learn from these experiences. You won’t forget how rapidly your heart was beating in these moments and how electric you felt. It will be worth it in the end, trust me.

4. Call up that person that you didn’t spend enough time getting to know, simply because you were too distracted with somebody else or just didn’t feel like you’d become something more than acquaintances. Greet strangers and embrace the idea of diversity. Ask questions about different cultures, morals, ideas, beliefs; educate yourself as much as you can.

5. Go ahead and wear that outfit you keep telling yourself that it doesn’t look good on you.

You bought it because you liked it, yes? So, show it to the whole damn world. If you do it with a smile and confidently squared shoulders—even better. You are beautiful.

6. Instead of procrastinating and wallowing in self-pity, get up and do something.

Sitting around is not going to do much but make you feel horrible, and you’ll create scenarios that may not even exist or be as big in your head that will cause matters to become worse. You want this to be your year of explosive progress? Set goals and strive to achieve them. You want to look back at the end of the year and say, “I did good”.

7. Spend more time with your family or friends.

Build a support system so strong, that you will never feel lonely. In fact, this support system will lead you to feeling content even when you are alone, because you won’t feel the constant need to either be with someone or have somebody who loves you, because you know you’ll have people who love you and the more love you surround yourself with, the easier it becomes to love yourself too.

8. Be kind always and be angry when you need to be.

Stand up for the ideas that you believe in and don’t back down from them just because you have a different opinion. Learn to love the sound of your voice when it bounces off the walls of a classroom full of people, because your voice has the power to change a million minds. Remember, you are allowed to feel whatever it is you feel.

9. Go on more road trips or just take a few minutes to be outside by yourself.

Inhale and exhale the air around you. Watch the stars, the sunset, the sunrise, the birds flying in the sky, the cars passing by. Walk in the rain sometimes without an umbrella, instead of running. Let the sunlight soak your skin more often. God, isn’t the world itself beautiful?

10. Be faithful.

This is the year you hoped to be better. Don’t let anything stop you from achieving that, because you are limitless as long as you believe yourself to be.

– aawordthings via Tumblr
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Angel drawing below by Candice

8 Hand Signs Yoga Masters Use To Get Rid Of Migraines, Anxiety, And Depression

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Many people practice yoga without knowing about Mudras.

If you’re looking for other ways to alleviate anxiety, depression and migraines…read on!

It’s time  to start using these hand gestures that stimulate different areas of your brain to promote health! Share these 8 poses with your fellow yoga lovers today.

This amazing article was written by Dr. Halland Chen, an MD who currently practices in New York at the Vein Institute and Pain Centers of America. —From The Hearty Soul

Eight Yoga Mudras for Better Health

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1. Gyan Mudra – Mudra of Knowledge

 

As the name suggests, this mudra increases our knowledge and improves memory and concentration. It stimulates the pituitary and endocrine glands and also helps with insomnia.

Description: You will often see this mudra used during meditation. Touch the tip of your thumb against the tip of the index finger. The other three fingers are stretched out, but can also remain slightly bend if that feels more free for you.

Other Instructions:  You can do this mudra any time of the day, but morning might be the most beneficial. It can be practiced in standing, sitting or even lying down.

2. Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Air

This mudra releases excess air from the stomach and can be beneficial for people suffering from chronic rheumatic conditions, arthritis, gout, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis and cervical spondylitis.

Description: There are three bones in each of the fingers called the phalanges (thumb only has two). Fold your index finger and place the base of your thumb against its distal phalanx (the bone close to the tip of the finger). The thumb comes over the index finger, and you should feel slight pressure. The other three fingers remain as stretched as possible.

Other Instructions: This mudra can be practiced any time of the day, on a full or empty stomach. To relieve the pain, hold it for 45 minutes and do it regularly. Once you achieve the desired benefits, you should stop with it as prolonged use can cause an imbalance in the body.

3. Prithvi Mudra – Mudra of Earth

This mudra is particularly beneficial when you are feeling exhausted and stressed out. It improves blood circulation naturally and reduces weakness as well as helps with the digestion system.

Description: In this mudrathe tip of the ring finger and the tip of your thumb touch. Press the tips together while the other three fingers remain as extended as possible.

Other Instructions: Preferably, perform this mudra in the morning, but other times of the day work, too.

4. Agni Mudra – Mudra of Fire

Agni mudra can also be called Surya Mudra (Mudra of the Sun). It stimulates the thyroid gland and deals with digestion, weight problems, and anxiety.

Directions: Bend your ring finger and press the base of your thumb against its second phalanx. The other fingers remain stretched out.

Other Instructions: This mudra should be practiced only in the mornings, on an empty stomach and in a sitting position. You should hold it for 5 to 15 minutes, twice daily. If you are feeling very weak, avoid this posture. Also, don’t overdo it in hot weather.

5. Varun Mudra – Mudra of Water

This simple mudra helps to regulate fluids in the body and is known for its beneficial effects on the skin. It moistens the skin as well as makes you glow.

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Depressed? Try these natural serotonin boosters

Too many times we hear, see and experience sadness, depression, and anxiety in our society. Many suffer terribly with these maladies and I wish I could help each and everyone…even if it’s only one soul that finds a smile in nature to ease some of their sorrow.

More and more these days, plants are finding a medicinal purpose in our lives, people like natural cures rather than subjecting themselves to harsh man-made chemicals and pills.

Essential oils like Citrus oils are happy and bright. I’ve written a lot on the subject of 

depression, anxiety and how nature’s gifts can help with these issues. 

Be sure to read this first if you’re new to using essential oils.

I also found another great checklist of nature’s seratonin boosters.. See this one for more on the subject.   increase seratonin with these natural remedies

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And try these essential oil blends to brighten your life:

..💖Love was created by ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS... it’s such a joyful scent and is reminiscent of my YELLOWSTAR ESSENTIALS blend, though mine has the addition of Roman chamomile, and Tunisian neroli …wearing it or inhaling  it brings back memories of being loved, being held, and sharing loving times and feelings.  💖
It’s very calming and helps overcome depression. This blend will help you deal with stress and other nervous conditions. Use when you are treating anxiety and overwhelming negative emotions. It especially helps you forgive others.💖
It also helps you overcome grief and let go of negative experiences. When there is overwhelming grief, the adenoids and the adrenals shut down, this blend may help open these glands so you can get control of the grief instead of it controlling you.

💖Scent:  Love has a soothing, subtle scent to it, with fruity overtones and warm undertones that make you smile.

💖Ingredients: Essential oils of: Lemon, Orange, Geranium, Bergamot, Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang Extra, and Turkish Rose, Roman Chamomile and Tunisian Neroli  in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

💖Caution: This blend contains photosensitive oils (may cause dark spots on the skin if the applied area is exposed to the direct sunlight). So stay out of sunlight for 2-3 hours after application.
Contains 66% Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO).

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Just email me at yellowstar2000@yahoo.com for more info. 😊

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Poetry and life advice by Rumi : The Guesthouse

Good morning and  happy spring!neroliflowers

We all know spring is a time for new beginnings, sprucing up, new growth, and renewal. But, not everyone is jumping with boundless joy everyday.

Sometimes we just don’t feel we have the energy to do that.

It could be that we are depressed, or hurting inside. Maybe it’s a darkness that won’t seem to leave, or a painful memory that won’t go away.  Whatever it is that is bringing us down; we may just need a helping hand.

Sometimes we all need a bit of a boost to help get us going, or someone to tell us everything is going to be OK.

Sometimes spiritual guidance can get us through really tough times.

And sometimes we just need a really big hug.

One of the best poems I’ve ever read does just that;

Rumi embraces our souls,

gives us wings to fly,

and gives us the courage to try.

Know that you are truly loved…<3…<3…<3

The Guesthouse by Rumi

Here’s a little wisdom from the great Persian poet Rumi.

The Guesthouse

This being human is a guesthouse
Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness
Some momentary awareness
Comes as an unexpected visitor

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture
Still treat each guest honorably
He may be cleaning you out
For some new delight!

The dark thought, the shame, the malice
Meet them at the door laughing
And invite them in
Be grateful for whoever comes
Because each has been sent
As a guide from the beyond

Translated by Coleman Barks

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Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi) was a 13th century Persian muslim poet, jurist, and theologian. His name literally means “Majesty of Religion”. He was born in Balkh (now part of Afghanistan) and died in present-day Turkey. His works are widely read in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and are in translation in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the U.S., and South Asia. He lived most of his life in, and produced his works under, the Seljuk Empire. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders.

How to feel better by breathing

Happy December angels!  8dd5782846607393551a19ee09a96b8f

I can’t believe it’s that time again. I know I say it every year, but truly, time is speeding up more and more each instance I look at the calendar on December 1.

It seems to fly by faster and faster… I mean, geez, at this rate, before I’m 60 time will be going so fast I’ll probably be making Christmas cookies on Easter! lol.

At any rate, it’s likely, and most probable that we all will get a little stressed out during the holidays.

This is some of the best and most manageable advice from a trusted source, that we could all use to help with a variety of life issues, like; 

  • give us a boost of energy when needed instead of grabbing a cup of coffee,
  • or to relax when stressed or if feeling panicky and/or anxious,
  • even for digestive disorders… (uhhh…especially after Thanksgiving, and pretty much during the entire holiday season)…ummmyeah. 

And it’s all based on one of the most natural things we do all the time –mostly without even a thought about it — Breathing. womansea

Yes, it’s just breathing.  But it’s the way we do it that can have the desired effect. These breathing exercises will help a variety of issues.

And what’s better, these techniques will not only help during the holidays, but all year through.

It’s from Dr. Weil, and I, for one, trust Dr. Weil’s  advice.

Dr. Weil is a well known Harvard trained  physician, and successful author, spokesperson, and broadly described “guru” for holistic health and integrative medicine, he’s well trusted in the medical community and has some excellent advice for more natural therapies.

The following is from his website:

Three Breathing Exercises

Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing exercises to help relax and reduce stress:
The Stimulating Breath, The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise (also called the Relaxing Breath), and Breath Counting.
Try each of these breathing techniques and see how they affect your stress and anxiety levels.
Exercise 1:

The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath)

The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness.
  • Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.
  • Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle.
  • Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.
If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this diaphragmatic breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.

Exercise 2:
The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise

This breathing exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.
  • Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  • Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  • Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  • This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. Exhalation takes twice as long as inhalation. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4:7:8 is important. If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4:7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply.
This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.
Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it.

Exercise 3:
Breath Counting

If you want to get a feel for this challenging work, try your hand at breath counting, a deceptively simple technique much used in Zen practice.
Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and head inclined slightly forward. Gently close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Ideally it will be quiet and slow, but depth and rhythm may vary.
  • To begin the exercise, count “one” to yourself as you exhale.
  • The next time you exhale, count “two,” and so on up to “five.”
  • Then begin a new cycle, counting “one” on the next exhalation.
Never count higher than “five,” and count only when you exhale. You will know your attention has wandered when you find yourself up to “eight,” “12,” even “19.”
Try to do 10 minutes of this form of meditation.

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Thanks Dr. Weil, and thank YOU, for reading. To learn more about Dr. Weil and his suggestions for better health, go to his website.