Energy Healing

Energy healing

Have you come across exotic-sounding terms such as “Chakra”, “Prana”, “Aura”, and “Tantra” in your course of reading books or articles on spirituality, sex, and healing in the so called “New Age” era? But is all of this really “New Age?”   Let’s explore these exotic terms!

Chakra or energy center is a term used in Pranic healing, which is an ancient Hindu system of energy healing. “Prana” means life energy. “Aura” is another terminology traced to Pranic healing. Aura is a non-physical body that consists of energy, which is the energy field that exists around our physical body. The aura that covers our body is said to have seven layers pertaining to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual as manifested by energy. Energy healers study the colors and thickness of auras, energy channels, chakras and are able to give ideas on the state of health of individuals. There are seven colors associated with aura and interpreted into seven personalities. These colors are all present in an individual but one or two are more pronounced.

Green –healing, peace, nurturing, new growth, fear, need for security, jealousy and envy, balance

Blue – spiritual, peacemaker, verbal communication, freethinking, relating to structure and organization, emphasis on business, male energies, sadness, possibilities

White – unconventional, chameleon, very high spiritual vibration, godly, divine, inspiration, seeing spiritual big picture, compassionate

Yellow- mental alertness, analytical thought, happiness, optimism, child-like, ego driven, thinking at expense of feeling

Red – life force, survival, raw passion, anger, frustration, menstruation, determination, sense of importance, feeling overwhelmed by change

Orange – creative, communicator, sensuality, physical pleasure, emotional self-expression, creativity, lacking reason, lacking self-discipline, health, vitality

Violet – psychic, wisdom, authoritative, female energies, matriarchal, sense of superiority, controlling, imagination, intuition

Although Tantra is popularly associated with the peculiar practice of sex and spirituality, it is another method of energy healing. It comes from the word “tan” which means to spread or expand. The concept of connectedness is a recurring theme in Tantric writings on sex and spirituality. As a method of healing, spirituality and sex figure prominently. It is presupposed that the union of man and woman can reach spiritual levels during orgasm, which removes the body and mind off collected impurities. These impurities being negative energies can in turn manifest as physical illnesses.

Unlike Pranic and Tantric healings, which have Hindu origins, Reiki originated from Japan. It is relatively younger than Pranic and Tantric healings having been rediscovered in the early 1900’s. Reiki stands for universal energy, an energy brought forth by higher intelligence. Students of Reiki are taught how to tap into this energy to heal physical, emotional, and mental illnesses.

Although Pranic, Tantra, and Reiki are all systems of energy healing, they differ in the type of energy tapped for healing: life energy, sexual energy, and universal energy respectively.

The concepts of the connectedness of mind, body, and spirit is the connection of individuals to all living and nonliving things around them and to the universe. The way energy impacts physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are some of the salient similarities of these three healing modalities.

Why Do People Turn to Energy Healing?

Pranic, Tantric, and Reiki are considered alternative methods of healing. In spite of the availability and relative accessibility of modern medicine, more and more people are turning to alternative forms of healing and utilize these methods of finding relief.

People explore energy healing for many reasons. For several reasons both explainable and unexplainable, many times modern medical treatments have failed to heal ailments and conditions in many people.  Research or data may not be able to support this statement. But for the families of the dying as well as for the dying patient, they would take the risk of using alternative methods ranging from herbals and organics, faith healers, witch doctors, and “New Age” healing techniques just to be get well.

People perceive modern medicine to be a money driven system. Medical treatments are often times focused on the band aid approach of masking he symptoms opposed to targeting the cause of the illness. Although recent developments in hospital practices are gradually promoting the holistic treatment of a patients, the perception still persists. Unlike in energy healing, since energy and spirituality are intimately linked, the patient feels that all aspects of his/her health are being attended to.

Energy healing is non-obtrusive and natural thus, safer. Repeated surgical procedures are physically and emotionally traumatic for most patients. It is but a logical and attractive option for both patient and families to look for less stressful health interventions. With the rising popularity of “New Age” ideology, going natural is the way to go.

Energy healing is a good way to relieve stress. Meditation is part and parcel of energy healing methods and this is an added come-on for highly stressed people. Sophisticated equipment is not required thus it becomes all the more convenient for students and future students of energy healing.

The battle between alternative healing and mainstream medicine continues as both present the benefits of their approach. We must explore what nature has for us and restore good health.

 

 

Reduce Stress with Binaural Beats

Reduce Stress with Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats are specific frequencies that can bring you into a profoundly deep state of meditation within minutes using the latest innovations in sound technology. They utilize a specific audio mixing technique designed to alter the listener’s brain wave activity. By sitting or lying down in a quiet environment and wearing headphones these beats can be used to create Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwave patterns.

Binaural bests were first discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. However, Dove didn’t realized the full potential of this technology, he merely observed that it occurred. It was another 134 years before Gerald Oster penned an article called “Auditory Beats in the Brain” which was published in Scientific American in 1973.

These binaural beats are auditory brainstem responses, originating in the superior olivary nucleus of each hemisphere of the brain due to the interaction of the two different impulses.

The frequency of the two tones is between one and 30 Hz. Let’s take the example that the difference between the two tones is 10 Hz. This 10 Hz difference is experienced within the superior olivary nuclei as a beat. The brain has a tendency, through the frequency following response, to resonate at the same frequency as the auditory stimuli being presented. In our example this would be 10 Hz, which is that frequency of the Alpha state. If we offer a binaural frequency of 5 Hz, the brain will begin to resonate with that and produce Theta brainwaves. If we present a binaural beat of 3 Hz, Delta brainwaves are detected. Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwaves are connected to altered states of consciousness that can be used to reprogram the subconscious mind, eliminate negative thought schemas and release emotional connection to memories.

Now that you have an understanding of Binaural Beats, take these steps to relieve stress, anxiety, to clear the mind, to activate creativity, repeating affirmations, doing visualizations, and to get rid of negative feelings using binaural beats.

  1. Grab you laptop, tablet or cd player
  2. Grab your stereo headphones- You need head phones in order for the binaural beats to be effective.
  3. Get a Candle and matches- this helps with the calming effects
  4. Find a quiet and comfortable place free from distractions –make sure that you have nothing else that will require you attention and mental focus
  5. Be prepared to spend at least 15-30 minutes listening to the binaural beats- the sounds are heard in the brain and needs 7 minutes in order for it to get in sync with the sounds and to benefit from the effects.

Now get the sound ready for listening, light your candle, cue the music, sit or lie down in a comfortable position, put on your earphones, and viola.

Once you start listening to the beats, make sure that your mind is focused on listening to the sounds make sure your attention is focused on the sounds from the track. Your mind will enter into a meditative state.  At this time you are also free to begin repeated your affirmations and begin with your visualizations.  While you are in this meditative stale your task is to remain focused on the task at hand which is to focus and refocus.  If a negative thought or feeling come to mind, replace it with a mood or feeling that makes you feel good.

Remember that this is a process and you are training your mind.   Listening to binaural beats is a doorway to improving your overall mood, feelings, and to activate your hidden potentials.  Be patient, find the time to invest in you for you.

Turmeric, Nature’s Gold Mine

Turmeric, Nature’s Gold Mine

Turmeric is not technically a vegetable, it is a spice that is the main spice in curry and is one of the most powerful herbs used that can reverse disease. Most often used in Asian and Indian cooking, it belongs to the ginger family. It has many healing properties as it is grown in Asian countries and have been used in the Middle East, and India for thousands of years in herbal medicine.  The botanical name for Turmeric is Curcuma Longa.

Turmeric contains curcumin that is believed by experts to have exceptional anti-inflammatory abilities and also treat many ailments, such as toothaches, bruises, menstrual problems, blood in the urine, hemorrhaging, colic, flatulence, joint pain, arthritis, relieving indigestion, and chest pain. It is also effective for fighting cancer because most diseases are caused by and thrive under a state of chronic and long term state of inflammation of the body, according to Dr. Bharat B. Aggrawal, Ph.D., a biochemist at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Recent studies found curcumin to prevent cancer and inhibits the growth of cancer cells as it interferes with cell-signaling pathways that suppress the transformation, proliferation, and invasion of cancer cells. In a study conducted at the UK Cancer Research Center, a phase 1 clinical trial, curcumin was given to 25 patients with pre-cancerous changes at different organs and it was found to stop pre-cancerous changes to becoming cancer.

Analytical research has found that certain types of cancer rates are lowest in countries where curcumin is consumed at levels of about 100 to 200 mg a day regularly. These studies found that these effects are most likely profound on skin, bowel, breast, and stomach cancer cells.

A 2007 study done in the United States, found that a combination of curcumin and chemotherapy killed more bowel cancer cells than chemotherapy alone. Another 2007 US study of mice found that curcumin helped to stop the spread of breast cancer cells to other parts of the body.

Turmeric can be used as an added spice to foods and can be juiced along with other fruits and vegetables. You can also add 1 or 2 teaspoons of this spice to your juice, make turmeric tea, use it in soups, add it to smoothies, rice, steamed vegetables, and eggs.  You can even use it as a face mask mixed with honey and lime.

Enjoy nature’s gold mine and boost your health!

The Healing Power of Sunlight

The Healing Power of Sunlight

The Sun is the main source of life for all living creatures on planet earth. Life comes from the sun. Every living form of creation benefits from the exposure to sunlight.  Without sunlight there would be not life.  Sunlight is a powerful healer.  It helps to produce radiant health.  We have been programed to believe that prolonged exposure to the sun causes skin cancer.  If this were true, people who live in third world countries and the islands would all be victimized by cancer.

Sunlight has many proven benefits. Exposure to sunlight helps in the production of vitamin D. Vitamin D can only be produced by a large portion of your body being exposed to the ultra violet B rays.  It is recommended that a fair skinned person remain 15 or more minutes in the sun, while a darker skinned individual would require an hour or longer.

Exposure to the sun helps release serotonin. Serotonin helps improve your mood by helping a person to feel more calm and relaxed. Serotonin is release from the retina when the sunlight passes through special areas of the retina in the eye.

Sunlight helps build strong bones. Strong bones are created with ample vitamin D.  The lack of vitamin D causes rickets, osteoporosis, and osteomalacia. Rickets is a disease that causes the softening and wasting of bones in children.

Another benefit of sunlight is that it induces sleep. The vitamin D that it formed from the sun helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium is a nerve relaxer.  You can always have a better night sleep after being in the sun for a few hours.

Sun exposure help treat skin conditions. Many medical doctors and naturopathic doctors have recommend UV radiation to treat skin conditions such as jaundice, psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections of the skin, and acne.

German soldiers used sunlight to heal and disinfect their wounds after WWI. The soldiers became aware of the healing powers of the sun after Niels Finsen, Nobel Prize winner in 1903 made this discovery.   Finsen was the first doctor to use sunlight to as medicine.  He noted that light was an important necessity to the health of any living organism.

Sunlight also helps build the immune system by producing white blood cells (lymphocytes). White blood cells are vital to fighting infections in the body.

With all the benefits of that are freely entrusted to us by sunlight exposure, why are you still sitting in the house, in the dark, your shades pulled down. It’s time to step out and absorb the wonderful UV Rays of the sun for your vital health.

Go ahead, take a sunbath and reap the benefits of nature’s free gift.

The Freedom of Being Jobless

The Freedom of Being Jobless

 

So you are an employee!  What is an employee? By definition, an employee is a person in the services of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed. One who works for an employer, a person working for a salary or for wages.

When you look up the definition of a servant it states that a servant is servant in the form of a noun, is an employee of an employer, technically one who works for a master. A servant is distinguished from an “independent contractor” “officer,” “vice principal,” “agent.”

So in other words, if you have a job you are a servant.  A servant, in my opinion is a slave.  Think about it.  You wake up day in and day out, get dressed, hustle to someone else’s job to be their slave, servant, or employee, all the words are interchangeable.

Are you happy with this lifestyle?  Is this really fulfilling you as an individual?  Can you truly say that you are content living as someone’s slave?  I know many will answer no to this question, but then ask, what else can I do?

Well let me tell you what else you can do.  You can begin to focus on your true self. What drives you? What motivates you? What talents were you born with?  What is it that you really enjoy doing?  Believe me I know that driving in hectic traffic every day is not one of them. Once you identify your talents, what can you do to develop those talents so that you can perhaps teach them to someone else?

This is where you start.  Grab a sheet of paper.  Write down the things that you would love to do. Once you write those things down, develop a plan to begin working towards accomplishing those things.  Before you know it, you will be on the road to freedom.

Freedom from being a slave, an employee, a servant.  You will be teaching someone else to discover their true self and while doing that you will discover other wonderful hidden talents that you never knew you had within you.  And guess what?  You start the process all over again and you work on crafting those skills.

Not only will you find joy in helping someone else discover their talents, you may soon find that your “expertise” is being requested by so many others.

So instead of being an employee in confinement for so many hours in a day, you will be your own boss, setting your own hours as to when you want to work or when you don’t want to work. More time for family, friends, travel, and your freedom to do what you love. The freedom that you are entitled to have, the one that you were born with as a human being.  Not a slave!!!

 

We Limit Our Children

We Limit Our Children

We were all born with the ability to create, to use our imagination and to expand on our ideas. But somewhere along the lines that artistic freedom of creativity was suppressed.  How was it suppressed?  Well let’s explore this scenario.

Aden is two years old.  Aden is at home with mom and is given paper, pencil, and crayons.  What does Aden do?  Aden scribbles, draw lines, and/or all sorts of creative marks on the paper.  Aden’s mother takes the paper and says to Aden “this is beautiful” or “great job.” The paper is placed on the refrigerator door or on a wall somewhere.

This cycle is repeated not only with drawing, but when Aden creates his own dance moves, his own words, his own humming etc.  You get the picture.  Aden always receives praises, encouragement, and empowerment from not only mom, but other relatives when they are around. The positive words that are spoken to Aden cause him to want to be more creative, artistic, and helps to expand his imagination.

Aden spends the next two years in this encouraging and empowering home environment.  Now Aden is four and he has to attend school, pre-k. In class Aden is given paper, pencil, crayons, and markers and is asked to draw what he feels like drawing.  When he completes his masterpiece, this time, the teacher does not react in the same way as his loving mother and family members reacted in the past.  In fact, Aden’s teacher doesn’t bother to look at his drawing.  It’s time to transition to another activity.  Aden is crushed!  No positive words said to him for his masterpiece! Aden becomes sad, but again the teacher doesn’t notice that he is sad because she thinks that he is just being a “good boy.”  It’s time for dismissal.  Aden is picked up to go home.

How was school today, asks Aden’s mother.  Okay, replies Aden.  Not telling his mother how he really feels.  Day after day, this is the norm that becomes part of Aden’s new school life.  He not only learns to suppress his feelings, but he is no longer hearing positive encouraging words he used to hear when he uses his imagination to create his art. Aden learns to accept that he is now limited by what he is told or asked to do.

Aden continues with school as an average student and graduates high school.  Only to find that he is limited by what he can and cannot do while in school and now at home.  So he convinces himself that he will be fine and just lives in normality.

As you can see, Aden has been taught to suppress his gifts.  Who knows what allowing what he would have created had he was given the opportunity to continue to use his imagination to create what he feels.

This is the cycle of limitation that have been placed on both ourselves and our children. We have been taught to suppress everything because we have to do things a certain way.  We have to walk on the dotted line instead of walking freely.  We have to sit still for hours so we can pay attention.  We have to be average and follow the norm.

I urge every parent that is raising a child to allow your child to be free. Please do not misinterpret my message.  Yes children need guidance, but we need to learn to provide children with the opportunity to be creative, to use their imagination, and to discover and use their great ideas and talents to create.

Teach children that it’s OK to stand out. That it’s OK to be the “oddball,” the” nerd,” the “different one.” Let them explore in nature, let them wear the weird color shoes and clothes that they like. Let them sing off key, maybe they are perfecting their vocal chords.  Let them beat on the tables with pencils, they are developing their drumming skills.  Allow them to scribble, draw weird shapes, and throw paint anywhere and everywhere on the paper, they are developing their artistic skills.  Let them be.!!!

Improve Your Arguments

Are arguments inevitable?

It’s natural for two people who love each other to get into occasional arguments. But when the arguments develop into a common factor in a relationship it’s a burden for the relationship.  Couples should try to avoid speaking to each other when emotions are flared with the ignition of anger and frustration and decide that it is time to end the conversation. Follow these steps to reduce harmful and unnecessary arguments.

  1. Avoid being right all the time. A “right” or “wrong” perspective should not always be placed on every point of view.  Who says everything has to be logical at all times.  Get rid of pre-judgments, bias, and look at things from outside the box, be rational. Always listen carefully to what is being said and if necessary, reflect for a few minutes before responding.
  2. Avoid the expectation that your partner has to think like you do. Each individual is born with unique thoughts, perspective, feelings, and ideas.  This personalized individuality is what creates differences that should be embraced in the relationship instead of being perceived as challenges.  How boring would life be if everyone had the same ideas, feelings, and thoughts.  Instead use the differences between you and your partner to help create dialogue that can flourish your relationship.
  3. Avoid bringing up past conflicts. Let the past remain in the past.  Focus on today and plan for the future.  To refuel a past conflict is a toxic virus in a relationship. Instead learn from past conflicts without holding it against your partner.  Deal with situations and/or issues when they arise and deal with them individually.  Keep in mind that bringing up past conflicts can cause old wounds to resurface and add fuel to resentment.
  4. Avoid finger pointing. Stay away from using “You” all the time.  “You started this!” “You didn’t do it this!” “You should check yourself first!” During a discussion or argument try to express yourself by starting off with how the issue affects you and how it makes you feel.  Your conversation should include statement such as “I disagree when…”, “I find it hard to…”, “It would make me feel better if….”, “I find it easy when….” Engaging in conversation with your partner using this strategy will allow him/her to have a better understanding of how you are feeling.  Your partner loves you and would like to engage in a discussion opposed to an argument.
  5. Avoid expressing negative emotions in an aggressive manner. Instead of using harsh words when you are upset during an argument, express the need to discuss the situation at a different time. It is not wise to say things that can be hurtful to your partner. Words are powerful and are not easily erased in someone’s mind and thoughts.  Bear in mind that reacting in an aggressive manner can create barriers for effective communication.

Putting these steps into action will definitely have a positive impact on your relationships.  Arguments are inevitable, but they don’t have to be stressful nor painful.

You Should Meditate

You Should Meditate

I have learned to deal with every changes in my life from a positive perspective. To do that, I stay calm by meditating in order to keep things in perspective. Well, honestly, mediation is not that simple, but on the other hand it is.  Let me explain.  So, you feel miserable and you have so many problems or mishaps that continually come up in your every day life, not to mention tragedies.  At this point you feel that you have no way out.  I have the perfect solution, Meditation. I can attest that it has completely changed my life.

What is mediation? Mediation is the practice to achieve a calm state of mind.  People practice meditation so that they can focus their mind to achieve a higher state of awareness for their personal development, to attain peace of mind, and to acquire health.  When it comes to meditation, people hold different spiritual and psychological practices in order to develop or achieve a higher degree of mental awareness. Many people with different religious and spiritual backgrounds have developed their own methods and techniques of meditation that allows them to arrive at a higher state of awareness and achieve a peace of mind.

There are many benefits to mediation. Meditation has been known and practiced by humans millions of years ago. It was used and is still used to achieve a positive effect on the mental and health states of any individual. Let’s explore some of the positive benefits of meditation.

It helps reduce stress. During the process of meditation, the mind becomes calm and helps the individual relax.  Calmness and relaxation helps a lot in reducing stress.  The calmness and relaxation is achieved through the breathing exercises that is an integral part of mediation.  Stress reduction is one of the main reasons why people begin to meditate.  relax. Since meditation helps calm the mind and relax the individual, it helps a lot in reducing stress.

Meditation helps improve your health. There are documented cases that show where meditation was have helped in curing an illness. A landmark study done in 1976 by Australian psychiatrist Ainslie Meares which was published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The study documented how a patient’s cancer regressed after sessions of intensive meditation. Meditation is also known to lower blood pressure levels, boost the immune system, and helps protect against heart disease.

 

Meditation Improves concentration.  One practice in meditation involves focusing on a particular object such as a candle light, or reciting a mantra. Doing activities like these have been shown to improve a person’s concentration.

It helps with the acceptance of events.  Another aspect of meditation is the ability to take things as they are. This helps a lot in reducing a person’s frustrations over things that he/she is unable to control.  There are many therapist that use this technique to help their client who are undergoing anger management.

Mediation helps with changing your attitude. There are many people who are have a hard time dealing with situations because of how their approach.  I always tell my clients, if you can’t change a situation, change your attitude about it. Mediation helps to relieve anxiety and helps release muscle tension which in turn create a deeper level of relaxation and a better peaceful mind.  At this state of relaxation, is makes it easier to look at things from a different perspective.

In reality it has taken you as long as you have been alive to become the way you are today. It has also taken you that long to achieve what you have achieved, to possess, and to arrive at your current condition. Take the time to meditate to think about who you are, if what you have in your life is truly what you want, and if you are completely satisfied with the way your life is going. Your responses to these questions will help you determine the steps you need to take in order for you to begin making the necessary changes to improve your current life situation. Make the change to begin to meditate.
Yes of course it may all seem to be ridiculous or impossible, but I can attest that the day I made the choice to begin meditating, it was the best day of my life. I really want to suggest to you that meditation can really help you through your life.  It’s a decision that you have to make with yourself.  Please give yourself a chance to reap the benefits.

In this day and time with all the things we have to deal with in our lives it is very hard to remain in a positive mood and be happy all the time. But just taking a few minutes a day meditating by yourself will help you keep things in perspective.

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.

Remember your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.