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Resistance Busting Techniques

Once I imagined it, no other seemed to spark joy in me. A few months ago, inspired by an Instagram picture, I decided I would like to begin collecting a few minimalistic style gold rings. I had a few specifications immediately: they must be high quality, they can’t be too expensive and they must spark joy in me. After purchasing a couple plain gold stacking rings I was ready to invest in a more substantial piece. After searching the internet, markets and a few jewelry stores I began to piece together exactly what this ring should look like through continuously finding what I did not want. I was data collecting but did not yet realize I was also creating resistance. Instead of enjoying the process of figuring out exactly what my new ring will be, I was beginning to grow frustrated. And once I was able to imagine the ring clearly, no other ring seemed to spark any joy in me. My frustration grew. Frustration is at a much lower vibrational level than the joy I expected to feel when

Your Body as Mind or You as Mind?

Where are you putting your energy?  Take two minutes right now.  Close your eyes.  Breathe comfortably.  Don’t try to think or focus on anything.  Where did your mind go?  How long can you manage to not think about what your annoying coworker said to you yesterday? Or the C you got on that paper you thought you aced last week? The type of thoughts your mind was pulling to your attention is an indication of what emotions your body is addicted to. That’s right. Your body can become addicted to emotions. When you have certain thoughts or stressors in your life, chemicals are released into your body. If these thoughts or stressors happen on a consistent basis, your body can become addicted to these chemicals. And like any other kind of addiction, your body starts to crave the feelings and emotions that trigger the chemicals so it can get its fix.  Were your thoughts about anxious situations? Feelings of lack? Anger? Sadness? Whatever the theme was i

The NEW New Years Resolution Part 2

Now, that you have your goals down on paper , we are going to start calling them to us!  Step One : We are going to begin with changing your brain waves to the coherent Alpha or Theta waves. There are different ways to accomplish this. Personally I have found Binaural beats , and breathing exercises very effective. The goal is to enter a relaxed trancelike state. If your the gadget type, you can purchase Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband , which is suppose to monitor your brain waves through a head piece to help keep your meditative state in the optimal range. I haven’t tried it out myself but if enough of you are interested I will give it a test drive! Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it out yourself or would like to see me review it! Another option is to download Dr. Joe Dispenza’s guided meditation from his website   .This meditation focuses on bringing your attention and awareness to the space around individual parts of your body and then ending with your atten

How to get into Alignment

The best advice I’ve ever been given: “Get as happy as you can, as often as you can.” One of biggest roadblocks of my journey came in the form of the elusive alignment requirement.  The word alignment was popping up all over the place.  Let’s start with the basics. What is Alignment? The definition of Alignment can vary from teacher to teacher. Some, as with Eckhart Tolle, see Alignment as being mentally situated in the present moment. Alignment comes when we are not dwelling on the past or anticipating/worrying about the future.  Mindful meditation is a great exercise to train your brain to slow down and focus on the present. A student of mine combats the stress of university by practicing Yoga. She shared with me that the only time she could slow her brain down and relax was during Yoga class. I immediately recognized this as her Alignment practice! Yoga allowed her to be present not focus on the past or future. However, one should not simply restrict thi

Coincidence or subconscious? How our emotions impact our furry friends.

I have always been a big animal lover. As soon as I moved from an apartment to a house, I welcomed my first cat. Through the years my house has been a home for many cats and dogs in need. Some were in the twilight of their animal life and only stayed with me for a brief time while others were abandoned early on in their life, came to live with me when they were young and are still curled up next to me as I type. When a new member joined the crew there was only a short period of acclimation before everything settled. Sure, Jace, the ginger cat, has never quite appreciated the enthusiasm of Charlie the pug but overall everyone was happy and healthy. The beginning of this year was really rough on me. I felt lost and unsatisfied in life. I was searching for answers and it was accompanied with an anxiety that was overpowering. I was suddenly questioning everything in my life and secretly began to feel trapped caring for my fur babies. I still loved them the same but I felt lik