In this video clip, Sonia Choquette (author of Tune In and The Power of Your Spirit) will show you how to take a few minutes each morning to activate your heart energy, get in touch with your authentic self, and start living a more joyful life. When you feed your inner spirit, your world will be much easier to handle.
In a workaholic culture like ours, your second chakra energy is your lifeline. Your second (aka sacral) chakra is the orange, water-element chakra in your hips. It’s the home of your sensuality, playfulness, and ease.
To truly walk the path means to be consciously engaged with what we’re feeling and experiencing in in every single moment. So when you get up in the morning and take a shower, are you already thinking about a busy day ahead, or instead feeling the fullness of the moment? Enjoying the water as it splashes down over your skin?
When we’re eating breakfast, do we just go with what we always tend to have? Or are we actually consciously asking our body what would best suit it? If we conduct action – any action – and we’re not fully, consciously engaged in what we’re doing and not aware of what’s going on around us, then we’re not present. We’re lost in a program and living in an illusion.
The magnitude of current events is creating a widespread shift in conscious awareness from the inside out. There is nothing like direct experience to accelerate the learning and awakening curve.
Another awesome video from Tragedy and Hope featuring an inspirational speech by the late philosopher Alan Watts on the importance of enjoying the life you currently have now – not the life you might have one day in the future. “You can’t live at all, unless you can live fully now,” says Watts.
If you’re like me, you enjoy residing in a vast realm and feeling like you’re part of the whole. Just gazing up at the twinkling stars at night or looking into the kaleidoscope-patterned wings of a butterfly, can send me into revery. I like that I’m part of all that is, but sometimes I can’t seem to get into that vibe. My mind knows it’s true, but I can’t feel it.
Humanity has been on a historically long journey to finally arrive at a world that is complex and interdependent. We are at a point in human history where we are leaving behind one age and entering the next. The epoch we are leaving behind is the modern age. The epoch we are about to shift into has been given many names – digital, post-modern, new age, etc – yet has so far suffered from lack of true and genuine foresight.
Feeling edgy and out of sorts, or simply sensing that you’re on the edge of your seat about to make your next move? For perspective, what you are feeling is both personal and your tapping into the collective dance of radical shifting involving how Earthly life is lived. It’s not just about one day, or one month, but certainly April is an intense time for most people to handle!
When the brain entrains to the heart, connectivity increases between brain and body. Conversely, the location of consciousness in the brain leads to an increased disconnection between brain and body. When one shifts into heart-oriented cognition, mental dialogue is reduced. Sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve pathways and the baroreceptor system directly link the heart and brain, allowing communications and information to flow freely. Messages flowing from the heart to the brain during this shift to coherence significantly alter the brain’s functioning, especially in the cortex, which profoundly affects perception and learning. A new mode of cognition is activated…the holistic/intuitive/depth mode
The pineal gland is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the anatomical part of the human body that acts as our spiritual antennae, connecting us to the non-physical, spiritual planes of existence. However, to many scientists and rigid materialist thinkers, it is strictly an endocrine gland responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, a substance which, among other things, aids in the regulation of our circadian rhythms. Far from cased closed, this small, but intriguing piece of the human organism is the source of endless discussion and consideration, as many people believe that by cleansing, detoxifying or decalcifying the pineal gland, one can more readily achieve spiritual states of consciousness and can experience with greater depth and clarity.
We are many and varied but we are not so different. We all want love, support, connection, passion, freedom, creativity and a sense of meaning in our lives. How and where we find those things is unique to each of us and our destinies are not the same.