Learn to Balance Your Chakras

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Everything is energy.

I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard that phrase. This is not just some new age, woo woo platitude: Scientists have shown us that, at the atomic level, everything that appears solid is mostly empty space, or energy. In fact, your body is over 99.9999% empty space.

And because everything is energy, it just makes sense that awareness of that energy is a critical component of your success as the Deliberate Creator of your life. That is why I created the Energetics of Attraction Digital Learning Course. It provides you with powerful knowledge and practical tools for integrating the Human Energy Systems into the framework of the Law of Attraction.

But because it is a foundational level course, I provide only a basic overview of the chakra system. I do have a full chakra course planned for early next year. But what can you do if you’re ready to jump in and learn more about the chakras now?

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The DailyOm is offering Sonia’s 10-week Chakra Balancing course for just $39.

When your chakras are healthy and clear, your life flows smoothly. When any one of them is sluggish, shut down, or its vibration is weak, the imbalance can show up as a physical symptom affecting a particular area of your body, or as an emotional or psychological symptom affecting your outlook.

And when one or more of your chakras are out of balance, your ability to attract and manifest your desires dramatically decreases.

With the Balancing Your Chakras on-line course, you will first come to understand the nature of each chakra. Second, you will learn how to tell if any of your chakras are in need of attention, and third, the course will show you simple behaviors you can do to work with each chakra to bring your life back into harmonious and healthy flow. The result is that you will start to feel more confident, energized, and peaceful-at every moment in any situation.

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Detailed information about each of the 7 chakras
  • How to determine which chakras are need of help
  • How to work with each chakra to bring your life back into harmonious and healthy flow
  • How to balance your chakras
  • Healing mudras for each chakra
  • Corresponding colors and tones for each chakra
  • Real life challenges we all face and how to use chakras to help
  • How to read chakras
  • Chakra exercises and visualizations
  • 22 video clips that give you practical and in depth information how to work with your chakras

If you are ready to amp up your ability to attract your desires, this chakra balancing class is a great resource. Go check it out.

And if you’re interested in more specific information on how to integrate energetic awareness into the Law of Attraction, go sign up for the Energetics of Attraction Digital Learning Course. I’ve got a Recession Busting 1/2 off sale happening right now!

Heal The Heart of The World for Valentine’s Day

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As you may (or may not) know, I had the honor of being included in the inspirational anthology, Healing The Heart Of The World: Harnessing The Power Of Intention To Change Your Life And Your World, along with many wonderful authors and teachers including, Caroline Myss, Neale Donald Walsch, Thich Nhat Hanh, John Gray, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Bruce Lipton and many more.

This anthology is filled with inspiring essays about specific ways to heal your own heart and our global heart.

In honor of Valentine’s Day I want to offer you this book at a special Heart-and-wallet-friendly price!

For this Valentine’s Week only, the price for this book is just $19.00 (normally $25.00).
Plus, if you order multiple copies the quantity discounts still apply.

You can order your copies by clicking on the add to cart button below which will take you to my secure order page.

If you would like to read more about Healing the Heart Of The World here.

Reduce Tension By Thinking Tall And Loose

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For the past few days I’ve been noticing a bit of tension in my jaw. I don’t think the tension is new. Rather, I think the awareness of the tension is new.

For much (most) of my life, I have carried tension in that area – jaw, neck, and shoulders. In the past, I would not become aware of the tension until it became acute and painful. Now, as I continue to deepen my awareness of my inner state – thoughts, feelings, beliefs – I find that my awareness of the state of my body is naturally heightened and I am noticing the tension in the early stages.

So noticing this tension is not a bad thing. If you want to change something you must be aware of it first.

I find it interesting though not surprising that this awareness has blossomed after reading the post Look Like A Million Dollars on Noel Kingsley’s blog.

Noel writes:

In order to maintain your proper slim shape, you should free your neck and ‘send’ your head upwards. Do this by thinking only. Also think of your back lengthening. Your body is very springy and it’s more than likely that your full height is taller than you normally experience. The important thing is that you don’t make physical effort to achieve this as you will only get stiff. Think loose and tall as often as you can. You are tapping into the natural instinct you have for good poise that you’ve had from birth.

It’s impossible for me to “think loose and tall” and continue to carry the tension in my jaw. I’ve been practicing this technique whenever I catch myself holding some tension in that area. I’ll stop and breath into my jaw, neck and shoulders. I’ll pull my head back slightly so that it is resting comfortably above my shoulders and I’ll imagine my head being gently pulled upwards like a hot air balloon tugging on its tethers.

This technique is especially helpful to me when I am sitting at my desk for a long stretch. I’ll catch myself beginning to hunch forward and compress down towards my keyboard. Remembering to think loose and tall helps restore a more supportive posture.

So if you want to feel more relaxed, reduce tension and maybe even gain a bit of height, remember to think loose and tall.

Carnival Of Healing Entries Still Being Accepted

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As the host of tomorrow’s Carnival of Healing, I was supposed to put out a call for entries earlier this week. My apologies for not doing so.

Because of my lapse, I am going to extend the submission deadline through today. If you would still like to submit an entry for tomorrow’s carnival, you can still do so through the end of the day today. I am especially interested in entries that focus on healing and self-care during the holidays.
In order to facilitate the submission process, please use the Law of Attraction Carnival submission form and add a note in the “Remarks” box that you are submitting for the Carnival of Healing.

Please note that if you have already submitted an entry through the Carnival of Healing submission form, you do NOT need to resubmit. Phylameana has forwarded all of the entries to me.

Thanks and tune in tomorrow for the Carnival of Healing!

Are The Stars Out Tonight: Basking In Mystery

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Since I have not yet begun writing any solstice entries for this year, I thought I would dust off an ezine article I wrote in 2004. It fits in nicely with his request for entries that “Champion the darkness.”

Here it is.

Are The Stars Out Tonight: Basking In Mystery

On a clear, crisp June night I’m lying in my sleeping bag at 10,000 feet in the Sierra’s Desolation Wilderness. Here, far from the light and haze of the Bay Area, the sky is deep black, but thick with twinkling dots and dim wisps of cottony light. When I look from the corner of my eye, the dim lights become more defined, easier to perceive as stars. To count them all would take years, if it was even possible. The number seems incomprehensible. And the mystery of what could exist out there, somewhere, at once inspires and humbles me.

Enthralled by the night sky, I struggle to keep my eyes open, knowing with a disquieting certainty that upon my return to the “real” world my focus will be drawn steadily and relentlessly away from the mysteries of the night sky.

The real world of responsibilities, work, relationships and bills provides a powerful distraction from the mystery of the night sky and the mystery of our lives. This point was driven home, recently, when I heard the following two intriguing but contradictory statements in the same day.

First, in a recording, Carolyn Myss observed that this is the first time in which entire generations will grow up without seeing the stars! Imagine growing up in a big, bright city, without the resources to leave, surrounded by light, smog and tall buildings that blot out all but the most determined of the celestial objects.

The second statement I heard came later that day, in an NPR story about the Hubble Space Telescope. A lead scientist for the telescope explained how, since the dawn of humanity we have been seeking to understand the origin of the Universe. This, he said, is the first time that we do understand it. We can see the spectral remnants from the Big Bang and actually listen to the sounds of the Universe moments after its formation.

What a strange world we have dreamed into existence. Our technology and science enables us to unravel the secrets of the stars while simultaneously creating communities that will never see them. As our understanding of our world and the Universe has expanded, we have, as a culture, become disconnected from the inherently mysterious nature of our existence. And as individuals we run the risk of losing touch with the powerful force of mystery in our lives.

When was the last time you laid out at night gazing into the sky? When was the last time you attempted to count the stars, or trace the outline of Ursa Major? When was the last time you wondered who or what might be out there in the vast reaches of space, or what your place is within this Universe?

Mystery is a source of power for humans. We draw creativity, passion, healing and inspiration from the Unknown. Artists, scientists, inventors and philosophers all speak of the mysterious nature of discovery, creation and problem solving. Shamans and Healers of all cultures understand that the unknown holds the power to heal and transform the Soul, Mind and Body. When we lose touch with that mystery, we lose touch with a source of personal and communal power.

Passion, too, comes from Mystery. Consider your intimate relationships, past or present. It is not the daily encounters or the practical matters that keep a relationship growing. Nor is it the moments of tenderness and intimacy. These are all integral parts of a relationship, forming the foundation and structure. But it is in the moments of Mystery and Discovery that the flame of passion is refueled: It is when your lover surprises you with a perfect gift. Or when you catch an unexpected glimpse of your partner kneeling over a flower to inhale its aroma. The door to Mystery opens also when your partner displays her anger for the first time, or when he trusts you with the sharing of a grief long held hidden.

These moments when you encounter something new and surprising about your lover take the relationship deeper into the mystery and are the moments of growth and renewal for each of you as individuals. It may be love that sustains a relationship, but it is the glimpses into the mystery that refuels love. Relationships begin to stagnate and die, not when love fades, but rather, when the doorway into the Mystery remains closed for too long.

This is equally true in your personal life. When you close the door that leads to your personal mysteries, you deprive yourself of a source of power and passion. One way to reopen that door, or open it wider, is to embrace the mysteries around you. How does a tiny acorn transform itself into a majestic oak tree? How do the birds know when it is time to migrate? How does this computer do what it does? What waits for us in the vast reaches of space?

Do not believe that the scientists know everything. If Christopher Columbus had accepted the prevailing wisdom of his day, he never would have set sail. If Einstein had believed the existing theories of matter, space and time, he would not have formulated the theory of relativity.

Bask in the mysteries. Challenge existing assumptions. Discover your own answers. Become curious and childlike when something intrigues you. Begin to open the door to the external mysteries and the door to your personal mysteries will soon follow. When it does, you will have access to a vast source of inspiration, creativity, and power.

Conditioning 1. Deliberate Creation 0

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Three-days coming. Three-days here. Three-days gone.

Did you ever hear that phrase about colds when you were growing up? I must have. And I must have heard it enough, or from someone with enough authority to cause it to become part of my conditioning.

By conditioning I mean that it was acting from a pre-conscious place within my mind. So, while I was not consciously aware that I believed colds last 9-days, hidden down in my conditioned belief system, the recording, “Three-days coming. Three-days here. Three-days gone.” was playing in the background. And that recording, that conditioned belief, made it very difficult for colds to end in less than 9-days.

Saturday night, as I was soaking in a hot bath, attempting to deliberately create my way back to well-being, that phrase popped, out of nowhere, into my awareness. Well, out of nowhere is not the best way of saying it. I’m well aware of where it popped out of…my unconscious mind.

And the only reason it popped from my unconscious mind to my conscious awareness is because, for the past 8-days, I have been so focused on deliberately creating well being.

In our work to become Deliberate Creators, our biggest obstacle and challenge comes from our conditioning. Part of the problem, a big part of the problem really, is that the vast majority of our beliefs and thoughts are based on conditioning.

Our conditioning influences how we think about certain people, including their race, their religion, their class, their clothing, etc. It influences what we think is possible or impossible. Our conditioning tells us what careers, hobbies, activities “people like us” pursue. And conditioning plays a very powerful role in determining how long it takes and even if we can return to a state of well being from injury and illness.

In the quest for deliberate creation, conditioning is the clear nemesis.

So even if you don’t win the with your conditioning on a physical, manifestation level, – as with this cold – just becoming conscious of what was previously unconscious conditioning is, in itself, a major victory!

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s fun to see the positive results of your Deliberate Creation. It would have been great to intend well-being back into my body Monday night and wake up Tuesday morning fully recovered! But becoming aware of this childhood programming that colds last for 9-days is a truly great thing.

Anytime you bring aspects of your unconscious conditioning into your conscious awareness you have taken a great step forward on the path of deliberate creation. So even if you do not see the physical manifestation, when you have an “aha” moment and realize why you have been manifesting some “unwanted” experience over and over, give yourself a big pat on the back.

And just in case you’re counting, today is day eight. So theoretically, if my conditioning continues to win this round, tomorrow should be the last day of this cold!

Holosync Update – Day 24: A New Discovery

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Actually, I’ve made two new discoveries since the last update. First, I realized how effective The Dive is at winding me down in the evening. I’ve been noticing, with the number of projects I’m working on right now, that my mind is having a hard time slowing down at night. Even on evenings that I am physically tired, my brain keeps churning, making it difficult to get to sleep.

A few nights ago, I decided to use The Dive – the first 30-minute recording – before bed to see how it would affect my ability to sleep. It worked wonders! The slow descent into a Theta brainwave helped quiet my mind and get me into a great space for sleeping.

So, while I’m not using it every night before bed, when I feel that my brain is on overdrive while my body is running on empty, I listen to the Dive and find it very helpful.

I’m not sure how I would define the second discovery: An aid in releasing resistance to growth, perhaps. Although, I suppose that’s really what the Holosync program (aff) is all about. But the experience I had last night was more about releasing acute resistance. Let me explain.

I’m blessed with a body that clearly lets me know when I am cut off from Source or resisting an opportunity for personal growth and evolution. Usually I pay attention to those physical signals and act on the message, i.e. let go of the resistance, before the symptoms become too strong.

Sometimes I don’t!

Yesterday was one of those days. Throughout the entire day, I was clearly feeling the symptoms of resistance. And, throughout the entire day, I was doing my best to ignore them. By the time evening rolled around, I could feel my body heading into its shutdown mode. That’s what my body says, “Look buddy, I’ve been sending you these signals all day/week/month and you haven’t been listening. Well, guess what, now you’ve got no choice!”

Thankfully, shut down mode doesn’t happen very often. I tend to listen to my body’s signals most of the time. But when I don’t listen and shutdown mode clicks in, it begins with a dull headache, physical fatigue, and a loss of appetite. If I don’t deal with it in the beginning stage, it grows into what would probably qualify as a migraine headache, extreme physical fatigue and nausea. It literally becomes impossible – or extremely difficult – to continue functioning on a physical level. And at that point sleep is the only solution.

Sleep allows me to release the resistance I am holding. From a personal growth and evolution standpoint, sleep is probably not the optimal solution. (Although I do some pretty good personal evolution work in a sleep state). Consciously choosing to release the resistance before I got to that point of shut down would clearly be more powerful. But when I have reached that level of physical fatigue and pain, consciously releasing the resistance becomes much more difficult.

All of that is a long way of bringing me to my new discovery about the holosync. Last night I put Ella to bed at 8:30 and, feeling like I was heading pretty quickly towards shutdown mode, planned to go to sleep along with her. While I dozed for the next few hours, I was unable to drop into a deep healing sleep, and by 11:15, when Melissa came to bed, I had entered full shutdown mode.

Now it’s one thing to say that the only choice is sleep, it’s another thing to access sleep when you’re head is pounding. Past experience has shown that when I’m in full shutdown mode, sleep can take anywhere from thirty to ninety minutes to access. I was definitely not looking forward to the next thirty to ninety minutes.

And then I got a very clear message that I should try the Holosync Solution (aff). So I did. I went downstairs, climbed into the glide rocker, turned on the holosync recording and immediately experienced a dramatic increase in the intensity of my headache.

Not a good sign. I almost abandoned the plan. But then I got another message giving me the hint that the Holosync would amplify whatever I was focused on. Focus on the pain, more pain. Focus on releasing resistance, less resistance, less pain.

With that awareness, I felt immediate relief from the pain. I focused on a feeling of deep peace and very quickly found the headache fading away.

It must have worked because the next thing I remember was waking up just about an hour later as the Immersion recording was coming to an end. The headache was gone, and I was centered in a place of deep peace and ready to go back upstairs for a few more hours of healing sleep.

Carnival of Healing #52 – A Time of Balance

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Welcome to the September edition of the Carnival of Healing.

I’m not much of a believer in “coincidence,” so when I realized that this edition falls on the Autumnal Equinox and during Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) I sensed that there might be some symbolic knowledge for you and me.

While I no longer practice Judaism, I was raised in a reform Jewish family, and one of the few holidays that we always observed was the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah, which began last night at sundown and ends at tomorrow’s sunset, is a time to begin introspection, a time to look back at the missteps of the past year and to consciously begin charting our course for the new year. It is a time to honor our ability to dream, envision the direction of our life. In Law of Attraction terms, it is a time to deliberately intend and pre-pave our life in the coming year. One ritual act associated with this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year. What a wonderful reminder and what a lovely intention.

It is no coincidence either that this powerful Jewish holiday occurs near, and this year, on the Autumnal Equinox which occurred at 12:05am EDT this morning. This first day of autumn is a day of balance. Light and darkness are equal and we sense ourselves being drawn into the dark time of the year. We are also at the peak of the harvest. My backyard garden is overflowing with tomatoes and squash and beans. It is a time of gratitude for all that we have grown during the past year. And a time to acknowledge and accept the areas of our life that we have left untended and set our intention to be more mindful and nurturing of those parts of ourselves.

The entries for this edition tie in beautifully to this time of year. They provide us with insightful ways to deepen our self-awareness, as well as practical reminders of how to nurture our dreams as well as our bodies.

Let’s begin over at Stellar Self, where Mary Guarino, PhD., recently discovered a Farmer’s Market at the height of the harvest and writes, “It was a total feast for the eyes, with a whole rainbow of colors in the form of a wide array of fruit and vegetable varieties.” She goes on to remind us that there is no better way to nurture ourselves than to eat fresh, locally grown produce.

Over at the Glittering Muse, David Garnet has written a wonderful, honest exploration of how a physical condition, when approached with awareness, can lead to a profound understanding of a deeper issue. He writes, “Just knowing or thinking about these things helps me begin to heal.” This time of year is perfect for exploring our inner world.

Patricia, at A Better You, has an inspirational and practical entry on visioning your future. Dream Your Dreams to Achieve Greatness and Inspire the World. She starts by reminding us that, “It is not selfish to dream, nor unproductive to envision, for all innovation begins with inviting imagination.”

Over at Live Consciously, Ben Spencer gives a glimpse of Clean Language and shows us how the metaphors we use in our language such as: I’m up against a wall. I’m lost in the dark. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I’m wasted can have a profound impact on our lives.

Interestingly, there were two submissions on sleep disorders. At this time of year, as the sun sets earlier, getting enough good sleep becomes even more important. If you ever have trouble sleeping, check out these articles for some good information.

First, All Tips and Tricks has this entry on How you can tell if your have a sleep disorder.

And then check out this practical article on treating insomnia over at the To Better Health blog,

Over at the Healthy Nut, there’s another inspiring story about the author’s personal triumph over type 2 diabetes.

And finally, Joanne Hay has a very informative entry on raw milk and why it’s so healthy for you.

And while you’re over at Joanne’s blog be sure to check out her entry on the Nourishing Meme. I responded to it here, and Phylameana, the organizer of the Carnival of Healing responded to it here,

If you liked this edition, be sure to check out the Carnival of Healing homepage which has links to all of the editions.

The next edition will be hosted at Live Consciously.

I hope you enjoyed this round up of healing blog entries. And I hope you find some time today, or in the next few days, to honor all that you have accomplished this year and begin dreaming your grand new dreams for the coming months.

And may these next months and beyond be filled with the crispness of fresh fall apples dipped in the sweetness of honey.

Carnival Updates

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Evolving Times will be hosting two blog carnivals in the next few days. On Saturday, September 23rd, the next Carnival of Healing will be posted here. And on Tuesday, September 26th, the third edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival will be posted.

The submission deadline for the carnival of healing is midnight tonight. And for the Law of Attraction carnival you have until midnight tomorrow. So if you’ve got something you want to say, please use the submission form at the blog carnival site to add your entry.

Here’s the submission link for the Carnival of Healing.

And here’s the submission link for the Law of Attraction Carnival.

You can read past editions of the Carnival of Healing here.

And past editions of the Law of Attraction Carnival are here.

The Nourishing Meme

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My thanks to Joanne Hay for including me in the front line of this Nourishing Meme. I’m not sure how I feel about her description of me as “Personal Evolution Guru.” We’ll have to talk about that.

Joanne has asked me to answer the following five questions to help germinate and contribute to the spreading of the Nourishing Meme.

These are our questions:
1. What is the most nourishing thing you frequently do for your self?
2. For your health, what will you never compromise on?
3. Where do you get most of your health information?
4. What single whole food or supplement has turned your health around the most?
5. What is your favourite natural therapy?

And here are my answers:

Q. What is the most nourishing thing you frequently do for your self?
A. Without a doubt the single most important self-care activity for me is being alone in nature. When I am alone in the silence and complexity of the wild world, I restore, refresh and remember my true essence. In nature, I am able to shed the physical, emotional and energetic toxins of this modern world. And I return to the world clear and better equipped to maintain my sense of presence.

Q. For your health, what will you never compromise on?
A. Getting enough sleep. I have known, intuitively, for much of my life that getting enough good sleep is the key to remaining healthy. Even in college, when my friends would pull “all-nighters” to cram for a mid-term the next day, I knew that I would do much better on the test if I was well rested than if I had crammed my brain full of information all night long.

As a side-note to this, I’m very interested to see how I feel at the end of my 30-day trial of waking up at 5:00 am. I’m into the fourth day and feeling great. I’ll keep you posted.

Q. Where do you get most of your health information?

A. My body. I have a serious “issue” with the allopathic health care industry. It’s my problem, not there’s. While there are exceptions, as a whole, I just don’t believe that they are providing us with valuable information and care. Because of that I have turned most often to my inner guidance for health information. I trust the information I receive from my body, and, when I act on that information, I tend to stay health. Ultimately I believe that consciously focusing on feeling good and aligning your underlying vibrational offering with that positive feeling is the most powerful tool to help you align with the flow of well-being that moves freely through this world.

Now, with all that said, there are times when I am curious about some physiological or mind/body event that is happening. In those cases I often turn to my acupuncturist for feedback. I also have access to a wonderful Naturopathic Doctor and Energy Medicine Practitioner who happens to be my wife!

Q. What single whole food or supplement has turned your health around the most?

A. I honestly can’t say there is one whole or supplement that has turned my health around. If anything, I notice that my state of well-being is most affected by my state of mind, the state of my emotions, and the state of my energy systems. I take very few supplements, I eat a relatively healthy diet, though I am not radical in my approach to eating. I eat what feels good, mostly whole foods, much of it from our garden and as much as possible, is organic, and locally grown.

Q. What is your favorite natural therapy?

A. That is an extremely difficult question to answer because it obviously depends on the situation. I love seeing my acupuncturist on a regular basis to help me maintain a positive energy flow and to catch anything that might be brewing under the surface. I also enjoy working with energy medicine practitioners with a positive, forward-looking focus (rather than looking at and attempting to “heal” old wounds).

And now, who shall I pass this onto? For that is a part of this Meme theme. Here’s who I want to hear from.

Phylameana lila Désy host of the Carnival of Healing and author of the Sprial Visions Blog.

Patricia a wonderful writer on the personal growth and author of A Better You Blog.

Steve Pavlina. If there is a personal growth Guru, it is Steve Pavlina. Let’s see if he’s willing to jump into the Nourishing Meme.

Ben Spencer over at the Live Consciously Blog, who incidentally happens to have a fresh new post on his site all about Memes!

That’s it. Thanks again, Joanne for starting off this Meme. Let’s see where it goes and how it grows.

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