Thursday, February 28, 2008

Are You Grounded?

We may have a lot going on in our personal lives which cause our stress levels to elevate. Add to that what is going on in our world and the levels increase even more so.

When we are experiencing feelings of stress, upset, anger, frustration or some other emotional form, we are ungrounded. Meaning our soul is not connected to our body. We are not experiencing in the 'now'. We are off thinking about other things. Being Ungrounded is usually a negative, but that is not always the case. Sometimes we are just off...somewhere else in thought, moving along in a daze, not paying attention. We experience Mental fogginess.

Anchoring your roots to the earth's healing energies can be achieved by learning how to relax and maintaining a balance within our physical and spiritual bodies. See my post on Balancing Your Chakras:Root. Have you ever been stressed and found yourself working out in your garden or felt the need to plant? Your hands working the earth, the soil. You are really grounding yourself. After you are done with this task, do you feel better? I know I do and enjoy working with soil, plants, even weeding.

We are spiritual beings, but sometimes we neglect our bodies. We need to care for the container of our spirit. Grounding brings to us health and well being. Usually grounding oneself can be done with visualization. See the exercise within the mention post Balancing Your Chakras.

Other Ways to Ground Yourself:
1) Learn to mediate, focus on your breathing. Inhale and exhale in a balanced rhythm. Be aware of this rhythm. Focus on the way you are breathing. This will bring your to the 'now'
2) Visulaize the color red. This color is associated with the root chakra.
3) Imagine you are wearing red shoes or slippers. Seeing red on your feet will remind you to stay grounded and bring your attention back to your physical self.
4) Hug a tree. Trees have deep roots
5) Imagine yourself as a tree and see your feet as roots deeply planted in the ground
6) Seating in a chair with both feet on the floor, your spine is straight. You are aware of your entire body in this position. Rest your arms on your thighs or on the arms of the chair. Notice your posture. You will feel strong and at ease. Allow the energy to flow through your entire body.
7) Saying Grounding Statements: If you are feeling stressed or another negative feeling, repeat to yourself...this feeling will pass, I feel strong and safe. Come up with your own grounding statement and repeat it to yourself or say it outloud.
8) Dance or sing a song that makes you feel good
9) Stump your feet. Feeling the power in your legs as your feet hit the ground.
10) Carry a smooth stone. Sometimes referred to as a 'worry' stone.

Create your own state of calm and comfort. Ground away those negative energies and bring awareness to your body.

Take this quiz to see if you are Grounded: CLICK HERE

Airborne: Immune Boosting Tablet

This may be old news for most, but just in case you have not heard of this product or tried it yet, I want to bring your attention to Airborne.

Tonight, for the first time, I purchased this product myself and I can honestly say, it works.

What is Ariborne?
It is a immune boosting tablet that helps your body fight germs. It was created by a school teacher who was tired of getting sick. She wanted to help her body fight against the germs that ran amuck in her classroom.

What are the Ingredients?
1,000 mg of Vitamin C
Seven Herbal Extracts: (Maltodextrin, Lonicera, Forsythiam, Schizonepeta, Ginger, Chinese Vitex,Isatis, Echinacea)
Amino Acids: (Glutamine, Lysine)
Vitamin A, C and E

Directions for Use:
For adults and children over aged 12, Drop one tablet in a glass of water. Wait until it dissolves and drink up. You can repeat this up to 3 times each day.

This product is useful to protect yourself against germs when entering a crowded room or environment, such as airplanes, offices and schools.

I took this product as soon as I felt like I was coming down with something today and hours later, I am truly feeling much better.

Be sure to read the cautions on the product box if you are pregnant or nursing or taking other medications.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Protect Yourself With Disease Fighting Foods

Eating just 2 grams per day of foods enriched with sterols and stanols can help prevent heart disease and lower your cholestrol.

What are Sterols and Stanols?

They are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, and vegetable oils.

According to Wikipedia, Plant sterols are known to block cholesterol absorption sites in the human intestine thus helping to reduce cholesterol in humans.In humans, sterols act to provide important signals and metabolic communications eg. circadian rhythms, blood clotting.

Studies have indicated that consumption of about 2 grams per day of stanols provides a reduction in LDL cholesterol of about 10%. The compound itself passes through the gut without entering the the blood stream or lymph. Its presence, however, reduces both the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs from food.

There has been studies which indicates there is a chance that sterols can interfere with the absorption of some carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, which your body uses to make vitamin A, so if you do eat sterols, eat servings of vegetables rich in bete-carotene aslo:carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, and dark leafy greens

How Should You eat Sterols and Stanols?

Eating just 2 grams each day is sufficient. Eating more actually counter acts the positive results. If you are already consuming foods enriched with sterols and stanols, eat those instead of eating additional foods.

Some Foods that Contain Sterols:
Corn oil, sunflower oil, beans, corn, peanut butter, olive oil, almonds, oranges, apples, avocados.

For a complete list of foods, go here

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Smell of Rain

This is one of my favorite stories. It touches my heart each and every time I read it. I hope it brings you some inspiration...

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor
walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing.
She was still groggy from surgery.

Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news.
That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana,
only 24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver
couple's new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.

At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already
knew she was perilously premature. Still, the doctor's soft words dropped
like bombs. "I don't think she's going tomake it," he said, as kindly as he could.
"There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and even then,
if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a very cruel one"
Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described the
devastating problems Dana would likely face if she survived.

She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably
be blind, and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions
from cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation and on and on.
"No! No!" was all Diana could say. She and David, with their 5-year-old son
Dustin, had long dreamed of the day they would have a daughter to
become a family of four.

Now, within a matter of hours, that dream was slipping away.
But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana.
Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw',
the lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort,
so they couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests
to offer the strength of their love.
All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the
tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to
their precious little girl. There was never a moment when Dana suddenly grew
stronger. But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here
and an ounce of strength there.

At last, when Dana turned two months old, her parents were able to
hold her in their arms for the very first time.

And two months later, though doctors continued to gently but grimly
warn that her chances of surviving, much less living any kind of
normal life, were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital,
just as her mother had predicted.
Five years later, when Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with
glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life.

She showed no signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment.
Simply,she was everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy
ending is far from the end of her story.

One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in
Irving, Texas,Dana was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of
a local ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.

As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other
adults sitting nearby when she suddenly fell silent.
Hugging her arms across her chest, little Dana asked, "Do you smell that?"
Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm,
Diana replied, "Yes, it smells like rain."
Dana closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?"

Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're about to get wet.
It smells like rain." Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head,
patted her thin shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced,
"No, it smells like Him.

It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest."
Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play
with the other children. Before the rains came, her daughter's words
confirmed what Diana and all the members of the extended Blessing family
had known, at least in their hearts, all along.

During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life,
when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her,
God was holding Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she
remembers so well.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Drug Recalls

This may be old news for some, but for those who may not be aware, it is important for your health.

All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.
STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been
linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain )
among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use
of medication. The FDA recommended that everyone ( even children ) seek alternative

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medi cine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
D exatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
D imetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold &Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour L iquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus &Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest &Head
Triaminic S yrup Cold & Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough

My cousin called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and they informed her that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because of a certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children :

Orange3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold &Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with
the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,

To confirm these findings please take time to check the

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Holistic Approach to Menopause

Each Woman experiences menopause differently. Usually starting around age 52, some experience symptoms in their 30's right into their 60's. Perimenopause is usually the 2-5 years beforehand, but during this time it can be dramatic or simple for women.

It's a rocky road of hormones and emotions. Symptoms can be in the form of hot spells, insomnia,mood swings,sweats, heart palpitations, risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, weight gain, irregular periods with some heavy bleeding. With some women trying to alleviate symptoms, they actually cause a greater hormone imbalance by seeking some form of medical treatment.

Good news ladies ! this phrase does come to an end...however with so many of us working so hard at full time jobs in and out of the house and caring for family...we have little time for 'us'.
We're burning out our hormones and we need some hormones to deal with this time in our lives. Our hormones are actually resetting for the second half of our life.

Some natural ways we can help ourselves. Adjusting our diet to be more healthy, exercise exercise exercise!, develop regular sleep patterns. A simple detox program to flush away years of built up toxins in our bodies.Taking a good multivitamin with some herbs and oils.

Examining our feelings with regards to family and relationships. Changing hormones can bring about moods of anger and you don't want to lash out at people. Come to terms and release some feelings before they turn into negative angry energy.

When I last went to my doctor, it was suggested I take Premarin. ABSOLUTELY NOT. I know this is a horse estrogen made from a pregnant mares' urine. Natural they say? What on earth is natural about putting horses estrogen in my body???

There are other alternatives. Along with what was mentioned above, acupuncture, NATURAL hormone therapy (HRT) and acupressure are some to consider. My brother is a massage therapist and often deals with patients experiencing menopause. He applies pressure to certain points on the body (hands/feet) to stimulate the ovaries, uterus, adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and parathyroid glands to balance hormones and reduces hot flashes. I'm lucky to have a massage therapist in the family. I get free treatments!

Another alternative is taking soy. Dealing with hot flashes? Revival Soy can help. An interesting fact is that soy consumption may actually help hot flashes and reduce your risk of high cholesterol, heart attack or even strokes. In my research of soy products, I learned that approximately only 30% of Asian women experience hot flashes. It appears their high intake of soy can be contributing to the reduction of symptoms.

I myself had started taking soy at the recommendation of one of my blog readers because she did say it helped her. I've been taking it for a few months now and I haven't had any trouble with hot flashes or night sweats.

Be sure to talk to your physician. Someone you trust and can freely speak about menopause, the symptoms and treatments.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Here's an interesting story that caught my eye. Artist Mark Gilbert draws portraits of patients at a British hospital and he noticed a positive medicinal effect on the patient.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them. "I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed "How is it that there is no work going on here?" I asked.

"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked.

"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy."

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world."

"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world ."

"If your parents are still alive and still married are very rare ."

"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair."

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Alternative Therapy

Chronic Fatigue is described as persistent and severe fatigue. You may encounter difficulty sleeping or concentration, experience a sore throat, depression and muscles or joints that ache.

Although the cause of Chronic Fatigue is still not clear, many people who suffer from this syndrome have a had time finding a Doctor who understands this syndrome. There really isn't any conventional treatments and doctors tend to prescribe antidepressants and anti- inflammatory drugs.

If you do not want to be on a prolonged period of taking drugs, you may want to consider alternative treatment. These treatments can also be used alongside conventional medicine.

Chiropractic is used to un obstruct flow of nerve impulses from the brain through the spinal nerves and throughout the rest of the body. The thought is when there are misalignments, there is interference with the transmission of nerve impulses and is often felt as pain. The chiropractor 'adjusts' the patient back to normal.

The use of Physical Therapy/Massage and exercise can bring about movement which is needed for overall well being. A low impact routine can help you face your daily life when experiencing symptoms of Chronic Fatigue.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese remedy for treating pain. Inserting microthin needles into acupuncture points, can provide immediate relief. Another acupuncture method is 'cupping' which uses small glass jars to draw additional blood supply to an area and helps relieve muscle tension.

Using a natural healing system and diet are others ways to approach the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue. When I say natural healing, I am referring to your healing abilities without the use of drugs. Herbal remedies, yoga, mediation, positive thinking.
Your diet should exclude sugar, caffeine, alcohol, saturated fats, dairy and gluten containing grains.
Eat more healthy and include more vegetables, legumes, whole grains, protein, essential fatty acids (nuts, seeds, cold water fish). Red meat should be eaten in moderation.

You should remember that if you suffer from Chronic Fatigue, you are not alone. It may help you to talk with others who face the same challenges.

Source: BeliefNet

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Balancing Your Chakras

What is Chakras?
This is said to be our energy center. They are the openings for life energy to flow in and out of our aura.
This energy is associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.

Seven Areas of Charkas
1.) The Root
Color - red
Physical Location - base of the spine
Purposes - kinesthetic feelings, movement
Spiritual Lesson - material world lessons
Physical Dysfunctions- lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders
Mental and Emotional Issues - survival, self esteem, social order, security, family
Information Stored Inside Root Chakra - familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch
Area of Body Governed - spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system

2.) The Sacral

Color - orange
Physical Location - lower abdomen to the navel
Purposes - emotional connection
Spiritual Lesson - creativity, manifestation honoring relationships, learning to "let go"
Physical Dysfunctions- low back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, libido, urinary problems
Mental and Emotional Issues - blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governed - sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine

3.) The Solar Plexus
Color - yellow
Physical Location - solar plexus
Purposes - mental understanding of emotional life
Spiritual Lesson - acceptance of your place in the life stream (self-love)
Physical Dysfunctions- stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases
Mental and Emotional Issues - self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
Area of Body Governed - upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

4.) The Heart
Color - green, pink
Physical Location - center of chest
Purposes - emotional empowerment
Spiritual Lesson - forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion
Physical Disfunctions- heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems
Mental and Emotional Issues - love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love
Area of Body Governed - heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands

5.) The Throat
Color - blue
Physical Location - throat, neck region
Purposes - learning to take responsibility for one's own needs
Spiritual Lesson - confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
Physical Dysfunctions- sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
Mental and Emotional Issues - personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra - self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
Area of Body Governed - throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperchalemus

6.) The Third Eye
Color - indigo
Physical Location - center of the forehead
Purposes - action of ideas, insight, mind development
Spiritual Lesson - understanding, reality check point, detachment, open mind
Physical Dysfunctions- brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression
Mental and Emotional Issues - fear of truth, discipline, judgement, evaluation, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - seeing clear picture (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, mental facilities, intellect
Area of Body Governed - brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands

7.) The Crown
Color - violet, white
Physical Location - top of head
Purposes - intuitive knowing, connection to one's spirituality, integration of the whole
Spiritual Lesson - spirituality, living in the NOW
Physical Disfunctions- mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound, environment
Mental and Emotional Issues - discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra - duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governed - top center of the head, midline above the ears

Chakras thrive on energy, prayer and also food.

Feeding Your Root Chakra
Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc. Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper

Feeding Your Sacral Center
Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc. Honey Nuts: almonds, walnuts, etc. Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds
Feeding Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc. Dairy: milk, cheeses, yogurt . Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel
Feeding Your Heart Chakra
Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.
Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc. Liquids: green teas
Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley
Feeding Your Throat Chakra
Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
Spices: salt, lemon grass
Feeding Your Third Eye Chakra
Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.
Liquids: red wines and grape juice
Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort
Feeding Your Crown Chakra
Air: fasting / detoxing
Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper
Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.

Keeping your Chakras aligned is important in your body functioning on an energetic level. When you have one or more out of balance, the other Chakras are working overtime and that is not good. Has your body ever felt tight or cluttered?
You may need to Unblock your Chakra to feel refreshed, Release tension and fatigue,Get back your energy after being "stuck in a rut", Feel more spiritual and "in line" with the world

Balancing Your Chakras Using a colored bath:
Sitting or laying down, inhale 3 times through your nose, release through your mouth. Picture white light (of God or the Uninverse) swirling around you in a counter clock wise motion. See the light start at your feet, going to the top of your head.

Next you will use the 7 colors associated with each Chakra as explained in the 7 areas of Chakras above.

Above your head, picture a purple light swirling around in a counter clockwise motion, then clock wise. If it feels 'stuck' keeping trying...picture the light moving from your head down to your toes and then back up again.
Next colors to use are:
light blue
pink or green

At first, you may have trouble seeing the moving light, don't give up. This just means you are out of balance. This meditation should begin to bring in healing colors and light into your spiritual being to help you to cope and deal with different aspects of your life in a more meaningful way.

Remember to eat the foods that feed your Chakras.

Another way to balance your Chakras is by using Binaural Beat CD recordings.The binaural beats will automatically begin affecting your brainwaves by aligning and balancing. All of your seven Chakra points are touched.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Do You Over Analyze?

One of the differences between the sexes is how negative emotions are handled. Men usually like to avoid them and women... don't.

In fact, women get stuck in negative emotions and almost cause a downward spiral. According to psychologist Susan Nolan-Hoeksems, women are twice as likely to develop depression than men. Her findings also include that women are more inclined to over analyze about the stressors and disappointments they encounter to the point of getting stuck there. They focus on the distress and possible causes, over and over and over.

In repeatedly going over negative thoughts and feelings, we examine them, question them...actually creating the problems to swell in size. When we analyze like this, it just makes life harder.

It seems when we have a pause in life, we fill this space with things to worry about. What this does is suck our emotions right out of us, our energy level is low and we can start to feel overwhelmed.

Women can worry about...almost anything! Appearance, family, health, their jobs, friends, relationships, money...

I have found when I lapse into my over thinking ways, I just ask myself one question, which leads to another, then another...having said that...this then leads into the expansion of the situation into another situation, then another. At times this creates a scenario in my head, that I actually can talk myself into thinking is true, when in reality, it isn't.

Many women analyze and obsess about relationships. Why? Because they are important to women. What we do though, is torture those around us. Constantly looking for reassurance, questioning, looking for support. This often creates an unpleasant atmosphere and what we are craving from those around us, we don't receive. We get makes others not want to be around.

Of course, some situations requires over thinking and is quite natural, but when it becomes obsessive, that's when we have to learn to stop.

How can we overcome over thinking?

* Be aware and understand that over thinking is not giving you insight, but clouds your mind.

* Use positive distractions and get your attention away from the over thinking. Read, take a walk, watch a movie

* Exercise

* Repeatedly tell your self to STOP when you catch yourself over thinking

* Make a conscious decision to not allow your over thinking or negative thoughts control you

* Write down your thoughts. Keep a diary

* Listen to music, dance...