You But Mirror The World!
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Are you concerned about what is going on in the world? Are you feeling depressed or weighted down by an overpowering fear for what the future may bring? So many people who I meet these days share their worries about the world and their fear for the future. I completely understand. I have been there myself, feeling deeply paralyzed by despair to the point of profound isolation. Many things are still concerning me of course…but not to the point of despair. The truth is that I had an old unconscious belief from my childhood where I was not being safe in the world. This attitude from the past kept me in a perpetual cycle…until the day I woke up to the “new me.”
The Buddha said that: “first the world created our mind, and then, we create the world with our minds and thoughts”. The brain holds the memory of our past from the reactions and patterns we developed from our first experiences as children. Looking out at the politic scenes and the affairs of the world, seemed to be mirroring back to me my old beliefs and issues around lack and safety. I remember the day when after an abrupt battle with grief and struggles, I finally understood how my depression was more about dwelling in the past and not living my heart desires. Anxiety was about fear for the future. I became acutely aware on how we can be missing up on life, living into our head and not into reality, not fully embracing the only moment that we ever have… the only one on which can be build our visions and future, and the only one which can make a difference in our life and the one of those we love. I understood how I had been sleeping and unaware, living in the traffic of my mind rather than being awake and living my life.
Thinking greater that what brings us down, and turning it around to a vision for what needs to happen, can be very empowering and life changing. By being the “perfectly imperfect” “self “that you are in your totality, by trusting into your dreams and visions, by committing to be fully present in the here and now, and by taking responsibility, you empower yourself one step at the time, to mirror the world in every moment, rather than let the world control your thinking. Many others like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst, to name a few…have led the way by thinking greater that what was bringing them down and by modeling revolutionary possibilities. As Gandhi said: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.”
HEALTH TIPS OF THE MONTH
Planting Seeds Of Happiness And Health
Into Your Subconscious Mind
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
~ Earl Nightingale
Meditation before sleep to plant seeds of happiness and health
into your subconscious mind:
Do you know how powerful your subconsciousness mind is? In fact it is much more powerful than your mind. 90-95% of your thoughts would occur in your subconscious minds. Most of the nerve fibres between the central nervous system and the autonomic nervous system originate in the The Enteric Nervous System( ENS). Nearly every substance that helps run and control the brain has been found in the digestive system. Just like the brain, the enteric nervous system uses at least 30 neurotransmitters. For example, 95% of the body’s serotonin, the “feel good” hormone, is found in the gut. This second brain of yours is truly an amazing sensory apparatus, to which responds not only your emotional state, but your immunity. It is seen as the organ of the subconscious mind, and is connected to your gut feelings. It is vital for your happiness and for your health as they are intimately connected.
Your subconscious mind sees you as you believe yourself to be. It does not differentiate between what you believe and what the truth is. Since the natural state of your subconscious is sleep, it is in your sleep that the body regulates itself.
For this meditation, I invite you to: Create a peaceful, loving and sacred space for yourself before bed time. Make the time to center yourself. Sit comfortably with a straight spine, breath slowly and deeply and connect to your deepest dreams and desires. Ask yourself and feel it in the body: ” How would it be like for me: to experience radiant health; to live with freedom of movement; to have a fulfilling and rewarding job that I like; to be in a happy, loving and nurturing relationship; to love and accept myself unconditionally; to be a conscious, attuned and responsible parent; to create my own business or project; to grow older being happy and healthy with the freedom of my body and mind…what ever you want to manifest into your life. Experience the feelings into your body, choosing your thoughts and emotional state. You need to feel it as if it is already manifested…how does it feel like? Think it, feel it, see it, smell it, taste it, enjoy it. Be aware at the same time of your analytical mind or judgements as you do the meditation. Be gentle to yourself if you go into judgement mode. Simply pause and come back to what you want to experience. Do it with curiosity as you may learn about yourself and see what are your blocks. You want to enter your sleep by reminding your subconscious to automatically fulfill your life-enhancing wishes.
These moments just before sleep are precious times to imprint the thoughts, feelings and emotions of whatever you wish for, connecting with your intentions as if already being fulfilled into your heart, body and mind. This meditation is a programming tool for connecting with your intuition and planting your subconscious mind with the seeds of your intentions. As you do, you will become more aware of your surroundings and of upcoming possibilities. You will start noticing a flow of synchronistic events in your life and new opportunities that you would not have seen without these meditations. Soon, you will be making the conscious choices from which… you will thrive.
This is how powerful you can be!
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Linomel-Muesli For Breakfast
( Alternative to the Budwig cream)
Serves: 1 Yield: 1 bowl
- Fruits of season, It can be one fresh coarsely-grated apple or pear varied . Choose mixed fruits( ie:fruit salad) or one type of fruit on its own..
- 1 cup of berries. It can be half a pomegranate with 1/2 cup of blackberries or blueberries.
- 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil.
- 2 tablespoons of organic cottage cheese/quark (look for 1 or 2 % fat content.).
2 tablespoons of freshly ground whole flax seeds.
1 tablespoon of soaked almonds or walnuts.
- fresh juice of 1/2 lemon( optional).
Prep Time: 5 minute Total Time: 10 minutes
- Step 1: Add the ground flax seeds to the fruits and mix well. Let sit while preparing the cream.
Step 2 Mix a blender or a hand-held electric mixer the flax seed oil and the cottage cheeses/quark for 1 or 2 minutes at a slow speed. The cream must have the consistency of whipped cream with no excess oil. Do not add anything else until it has a creamy consistency.
Step 3: Serve the cream on the top of the fruits, and garnish with nuts or hemp seeds.
The mixture can be flavored differently every day by adding different fruits, shredded coconut, raw cacao, cinnamon etc…