Just as we may get rid of clutter every spring by cleaning our closets and home to let in air, freshness, and new beginnings, the following six steps are helpful in decluttering and renewing our minds:
1. Forgive and let go of resentments.
We have heard of the power of forgiveness, but it’s worth repeating: Clinging to negative thoughts and feelings over something that happened 20 years ago affects the health of the body. The mind and body are connected. Stomach issues are a good example. When we experience ongoing anxiety due to negative thinking or too much stress, the stomach often produces excess acid.
2. Release emotions.
Cry and let your emotions out (without dumping them on others). After releasing your feelings, don’t awfulize — think of worst-case scenarios. The mind is powerful; what we believe, we become. Expecting and visualizing the worst is a misuse of imagination.
Being open to solutions, using affirmations in the present tense, such as “I am healed,” “I am empowered,” and “I have clarity of mind,” helps to move your focus away from the limitations of a negative frame of mind.
3. Take a break from the news.
Take a break from the news and bombarding your mind and energy with negativity, and instead, fill your space (and mind) with music, hobbies, and media programs that uplift you.
Watching negative news is not good for emotional health or creativity. Studies by a British psychologist, Dr. Graham Davey, who specializes in the psychological effects of media violence, have shown that consuming negative news may contribute to the tendency to catastrophize, and the development of stress, anxiety and depression.
However, if you feel the need to watch the news so you can be aware of what is going on in the world and help, then look at the news consciously, with a sense of purpose and spiritual awareness. Once there is understanding that what is going on in the world is a reflection of the mass consciousness of humanity, it becomes a spiritual opportunity to observe our reactions and see wherein we need to do inner-work so we can better contribute to the world by our evolution and healing. As Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
4. Don’t take life for granted.
Life is a gift, and we live in alignment with creation when we use life in a way that honors the planet, all living creatures, and ourselves. See all sentient beings as sacred expressions of creation. How can it be otherwise? We all share the same life force that animates our bodies, but we all express this energy uniquely by the choices we make.
When we learn to live with reverence for life, we obtain an almost mystical connection to the wonders of the universe and a profound sense of gratitude for the blessings in our lives.
5. Take a break from the noise in your head.
In the busiest of households, it’s important to carve a little space and time to be by ourselves. It can be in nature, a chapel, a particular spot in your home such as the bathroom, or even the car. What is important is to find the time to be silent mentally, watching your breath flow in and out serenely. In the silence, you will touch a deeper level of your being that knows only peace.
Being silent affects the health of our brains because we shift from the left side of our brain, which controls linear thinking, to the right side, which is the intuitive, creative, and relaxed side of the brain.
6. Above all, look at love as a state of being.
Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others. – Dr. David R. Hawkins
We do not need to feel the emotion of love as when we feel love for our life partner, a child, or a pet. Instead, by keeping our hearts open and embodying compassion, empathy, grace, and joy, we spiritually and emotionally encourage balanced interactions with the world.
These steps, when applied consistently will help to lighten the energy of our minds and hearts, and will contribute in shifting our perceptions from fear to seeing the universe as friendly, expansive, and supportive of our journey.
By Marie Jimenez-Beaumont, www.tut.com
Without anyone’s help, you can shift your consciousness into a reality that is markedly different from the one you currently experience. We want to emphasize this point because we see so many of you looking outside of yourselves for change, looking for evidence of the shift, evidence of the evolution of humanity.
You do tend to find what you are looking for, so if you are looking outside of yourself for corruption, you are going to find it. If you are looking outside of yourself for evidence of greed and hate, you are going to find it. If you are looking outside of yourself for evidence that the planet’s environment is doomed, you are going to find it.
So we would like to invite you all to look within yourselves and to look with precision for that which you want to find. You have all of it inside of you as well, but you decided before you incarnated which aspects of yourself you were going to emphasize in this lifetime. But even if you are good, compassionate, and loving by everyone else’s standards, if you pay attention to that which is not in your world, you slowly begin to atrophy those aspects within you.
It is important for you to look within yourselves for that which you do want to activate and that which you do want to create your reality with. You are no longer on autopilot in this lifetime. You have been given the keys to the kingdom require choice. Once you become aware that it is all inside of you and that it is up to you to activate the vibrations you want to feel and experience, then it is up to you to do so.
It is up to you to stop looking outside of yourselves for that which you do not want to experience, and it is up to you to start looking within yourselves. Know that the world cannot change without you. You are the piece of the puzzle that needs to be right where you belong, and right where you belong is a very high vibrational state. When you look within yourselves for that state and find it, all the other pieces fall into place.
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When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
“Angels are messengers from the Universe or Source, and by channeling messages from the angels we are able to gain insight into our lives. Our guardian angels are our first connection with the angelic realm. The task of our guardian angel is to guide us through our life lessons and experiences. Our guardian angel (or Spirit Guide) helps us to build upon the knowledge and wisdom that we have already accrued and acquired throughout this life time and those before. Our spirit guide links information together and help us to discover underlying patterns and find clues and insights about them.
Our angels’ insights and revelations can come to us through a vision whilst daydreaming, dreaming while sleeping, and just upon waking from a dream. Channeling messages from the angels is a direct route to angelic inspiration and insight.
It is most important to establish and maintain a loving, personal relationship with your spirit guides and angels based upon faith, trust and love. This assists with building and identifying with your inner-self. Channeling messages from the angels increases our spiritual awareness, and allows us to glean incredible insights.
Channeling messages from the angels can be easily achieved with faith and practice.
* To begin, either grab a pen and piece of paper, or have a word processing document open on your computer.
* Relax as much as possible and make sure that you are totally comfortable. Ground and centre yourself, and focus upon your true intentions.
* Calm your mind, body and soul, and open your heart.
* Summon your guardian angel (spirit guide).
* Ask your guardian angel to open a harmonious channel for you.
* Write down exactly what you hear, are told, any visions or impression you may have – everything that is given to you without censoring or changing it in any way.
* Meditate upon your messages and have faith that your subconscious and inner-self are understanding and resonating with the messages.
With faith and trust and patience and practice, you will be able to clearly hear and interpret the messages from your angels and guides.
Spiritual information is always encoded in Light, so after channeling messages from the angels, you may note that you carry more light in your personal energy field or aura.”
By Shaun Russel, “The Event Is Happening,” Facebook
Here’s a very healing meditation exercise for all of your body and soul.