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Ascension Movement

It’s no news that Earth is going through a major shift in its current energetic grid. We are stepping into a new era where collective consciousness is being raised into a higher frequency, facilitating humans to feel and experience new dimensions. This transition period can be identified as an Ascension Movement, occurring all over the planet.

Our aim is to enable this shift by sharing experiences relevant to this transition – we believe that by raising awareness on this matter we are consequently helping with the process itself. Therefore, on this page we focus on points that directly influence the Ascension Movement.


A Complete Guide To The March 20th Total Solar Eclipse

“There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It’s the laws of physics that allow us to say exactly what time the sun is going to rise. What time the eclipse is going to begin. What time the eclipse is going to end.”- Neil deGrasse Tyson

The first of two eclipse seasons for the year is upon us this month, and kicks off with the only total solar eclipse for 2015 on Friday, March 20th.

And what a bizarre eclipse it is. Not only does this eclipse begin just 15 hours prior to the March equinox marking the beginning of astronomical spring in the northern hemisphere, but the shadow of totality also beats path through the high Arctic and ends over the North Pole.

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An animation of the March 20th eclipse. Credit: NASA/GSFC/AT Sinclair.

Already, umbraphiles — those who chase eclipses — are converging on the two small tracts of terra firma where the umbra of the Moon makes landfall: the Faroe and Svalbard islands. All of Europe, the northern swath of the African continent, north-central Asia and the Middle East will see a partial solar eclipse, and the eclipse will be deeper percentage-wise the farther north you are .

2015 features four eclipses in all: two total lunars and two solars, with one total solar and one partial solar eclipse. Four is the minimum number of eclipses that can occur in a calendar year, and although North America misses out on the solar eclipse action this time ’round, most of the continent gets a front row seat to the two final total lunar eclipses of the ongoing tetrad on April 4th and September 28th.

How rare is a total solar eclipse on the vernal equinox? Well, the last total solar eclipse on the March equinox occurred back in 1662 on March 20th. There was also a hybrid eclipse — an eclipse which was annular along a portion of the track, and total along another — on March 20th, 1681. But you won’t have to wait that long for the next, as another eclipse falls on the northward equinox on March 20th, 2034.

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The path of the March 20th eclipse across Europe, including start times for the partial phases, and the path of totality, click to enlarge. For more maps showing the percentage of occlusion, elevation, and more, click here. Credit: Michael Zeiler/GreatAmercianEclipse.com.

Note that in the 21st century, the March equinox falls on March 20th, and will start occasionally falling on March 19th in 2044. We’re also in that wacky time of year where North America has shifted back to ye ‘ole Daylight Saving (or Summer) Time, while Europe makes the change after the eclipse on March 29th. It really can wreak havoc with those cross-time zone plans, we know…

The March 20th eclipse also occurs only a day after lunar perigee, which falls on March 19th at 19:39 UT. This is also one of the closer lunar perigees for 2015 at 357,583 kilometres distant, though the maximum duration of totality for this eclipse is only 2 minutes and 47 seconds just northeast of the Faroe Islands.

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Views from selected locales in Europe and Africa. Credit: Stellarium.

This eclipse is number 61 of 71 in solar saros series 120, which runs from 933 to 2754 AD. It’s also the second to last total in the series, with the final total solar eclipse for the saros cycle occurring one saros later on March 30th, 2033.

And speaking of obscure eclipse terminology, check out this neat compendium we came across in research. What’s an Exeligmos? How many Heptons are in a Gregoriana?

The 462 kilometre wide path of the eclipse touches down south of Greenland at 9:13 UT at sunrise, before racing across the North Atlantic towards the pole and departing the Earth at 10:21 UT. The sedate partial phases for the eclipse worldwide start at 7:40 UT, and run out to 11:51 UT.

What would it look like to sit at the North Pole and watch a total solar eclipse on the first day of Spring? It would be a remarkable sight, as the disk of the Sun skims just above the horizon for the first time since the September 2014 equinox. Does this eclipse occur at sunrise or sunset as seen from the pole? It would be a rare spectacle indeed!

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An equinoctal eclipse as simulated from the North Pole. Credit: Stellarium.

Alas, this unique view from the pole will more than likely go undocumented. A similar eclipse was caught in 2003 from the Antarctic, and a few intrepid eclipse chasers, including author David Levy did manage to make the journey down under to witness totality from the polar continent.

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Practicing eclipse safety in Africa. Credit: Michael Zeiler/GreatAmericanEclipse.com

Safety is paramount when observing the Sun and a solar eclipse. Eye protection is mandatory during all partial phases across Europe, northern Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. A proper solar filter mask constructed of Baader safety film is easy to construct, and should fit snugly over the front aperture of a telescope. No. 14 welder’s goggles are also dense enough to look at the Sun, as are safety glasses specifically designed for eclipse viewing. Observing the Sun via projection or by using a pinhole projector is safe and easy to do.

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A solar filtered scope ready to go in Tucson, Arizona. Credit: photo by author.

Weather is always the big variable in the days leading up to any eclipse. Unfortunately, March in the North Atlantic typically hosts stormy skies, and the low elevation of the eclipse in the sky may hamper observations as well. From the Faroe Islands, the Sun sits 18 degrees above the horizon during totality, while from the Svalbard Islands it’s even lower at 12 degrees in elevation. Much of Svalbard is also mountainous, making for sunless pockets of terrain that will be masked in shadow on eclipse day. Mean cloud amounts for both locales run in the 70% range, and the Eclipser website hosts a great in-depth climatology discussion for this and every eclipse.

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The view of totality and the planets as seen from the Faroe Islands. Credit: Starry Night.

But don’t despair: you only need a clear view of the Sun to witness an eclipse!

Solar activity is also another big variable. Witnesses to the October 23rd, 2014 partial solar eclipse over the U.S. southwest will recall that we had a massive and very photogenic sunspot turned Earthward at the time. The Sun has been remarkably calm as of late, though active sunspot region 2297 is developing nicely. It will have rotated to the solar limb come eclipse day, and we should have a good grasp on what solar activity during the eclipse will look like come early next week.

And speaking of which: could an auroral display be in the cards for those brief few minutes of totality? It’s not out of the question, assuming the Sun cooperates.  Of course, the pearly white corona of the Sun still gives off a considerable amount of light during totality, equal to about half the brightness of a Full Moon. Still, witnessing two of nature’s grandest spectacles — a total solar eclipse and the aurora borealis — simultaneously would be an unforgettable sight, and to our knowledge, has never been documented!

We also put together some simulations of the eclipse as seen from Earth and space:

Note that an area of southern Spain may witness a transit of the International Space Station during the partial phase of the eclipse. This projection is tentative, as the orbit of the ISS evolves over time. Be sure to check CALSky for accurate predictions in the days leading up to the eclipse.

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The ISS transits the Sun during the eclipse around 9:05 UT as seen from southern Spain. Credit: Starry Night.

Can’t make it to the eclipse? Live in the wrong hemisphere? There are already a few planned webcasts for the March 20th eclipse:

Astronomia Practica plans to post photos in near real time of the eclipse from northern Scotland.

-Slooh has plans to broadcast the eclipse from the Faroe Islands.

-And our friends over at the Virtual Telescope Project also plans on webcasting the solar eclipse:

… and speaking of which, there’s also an exciting new Kickstarter projectentitled Chasing Shadows which is headed to the Arctic to follow veteran eclipse chaser Geoff Sims (@beyond_beneath of Twitter):

And stay tuned, as North America and the Pacific region will witness another total lunar eclipse on April 4th 2014. And we’ve only got one more total solar eclipse across Southeast Asia in 2016 before the total solar eclipse of August 21st 2017 spanning the U.S.

Let the first eclipse season of 2015 begin!

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

This article was taken from Universe Today. Original source : http://www.universetoday.com/119241/a-complete-guide-to-the-march-20th-total-solar-eclipse/

What Does St. Patrick’s Day Have To Do With Our Ascension Process?

“Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” –Saint Patrick

 Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the death date of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who shifted in 461. Most people are familiar with St. Patrick but may not know that he is an ascended master.

This is a beautiful piece of meditation music. Don’t be surprised if it affects you deeply. I could feel it in my spine and it made my whole body light up!

 Several sources relate the story of St. Patrick and his ascension. Here are four excerpts that help to put the pieces together, followed by the links for more information.

“At age 16 Patrick was kidnapped by Irish marauders and sold as a slave to a chieftain in Dalriada, a territory of the present county of Antrim, Ireland, where for six years he tended his slave-master’s flocks. In his “Confessio” (his confession of faith, written in his old age) Patrick relates how this captivity put him in a place where he had time to realize his own sinfulness and his need for a relationship with God. This time in slavery led to his spiritual re-birth. His testimony is well worth the time to read it.”

“After a series of visions, dreams, miraculous escape from his captors, deliverance from roughneck sailors, and finally a return to his family, Patrick received a call from God through a vision, to return to Ireland to minister to the Irish people. He was then in his mid-twenties. Response to this call was the beginning of the rest of his life.” More: Saint Patrick.

“Saint Patrick was a direct chela of Sanat Kumara who had previously brought the word of the Lord to the Israelites as the Prophet Jeremiah. He serves in the lineage of the saints of Ruby Ray, who are known for their intense, fiery, uncompromising and selfless love. Saint Patrick taught the mysteries of the threefold flame manifesting in nature as the shamrock.” More:  Saint Patrick

“In the book The Masters and Their Retreats by Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Sanat Kumara tells us that it was by his calling that Patrick was raised up to be an apostle of the Christ and to subdue the seed of serpent in Ireland.”

“Therefore I, the Ancient of Days, called my son, freeborn, unto slavery that I might deliver him to freedom and to the mission of implanting the violet flame in the hearts of my true sons and daughters that they might one day carry it to the New World in the name of Saint Germain.” More: Saint Patrick and the Snakes in Ireland

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Source: Ascended Masters and Their Retreats, by Werner Schroeder, 2005

This St. Patrick’s Day falls during a time when we are already experiencing multiple energetic effects. See this post for more information ~ Portal and Ides and Full Moon and Equinox ~ Oh My!

  This is a huge time for all of us and the energies are supporting all sorts of wonderful experiences as well as a lot of clearing for Humanity. It’s a roller coaster ride with no safety bar and it’s the Ride of Multiple Lifetimes ~ Miracles and Magic abound!

 St. Patrick’s Day is the kind of holiday that also generates a lot of energy from Humanity, energy that has been building since Friday, as people planned and started their celebrations and donned their green apparel. This energy adds to the energies we are already experiencing and since it is mostly joyous energy we can expect it to help those who are having difficulties releasing to find it easier to go with the flow. I guess you could say this energy adds a touch of grace, making for a smoother ride for those who embrace and allow.

 But the other interesting aspect of this holiday is that it is largely about Ireland. Those of you who follow Montague Keen, through his wife Veronica, know that Monty has mentioned Ireland several times as the key to Humanity’s True History and that discovering this history will be the first step in restoring Truth for all of us (also note that, above, Sanat Kumara refers to the same theme).

  The Bridge to Freedom Crew feels that the current energies, bolstered by today’s holiday,  support the breakthrough that we expect to come from Ireland. Strong foundations are being created right now for the Truth to be revealed.

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Following are five excerpts from Montague’s messages about this as well as one paragraph from another source.

“I believe the destruction of the ‘real’ culture of the Irish people is what Montague Keen is speaking of, and I believe it is what was deliberately destroyed under the cover of conversion. I also believe this book contains the ‘real’ truth of Christianity, which has little to do with the teachings of Jesus.” More: The Crux of the Matter…

 “For 2000 years, the Cabal has tried to wipe out the Irish people. They are responsible for the brutal deaths on millions of Irish people. The evidence is there for those who wish to research this fact. The Cabal wanted to destroy the Irish DNA, but throughout history, the Irish have travelled and settled in various countries. So you will find their DNA all over the world. Why is the Cabal so frightened of Irish DNA? What would happen if the Irish everywhere woke up and realised the truth?” More: Montague’s Message for Sunday, 2nd September 2012.

“Ireland will play a huge part in restoring truth. All will be revealed as the Holy Land of the Aryan people – the people of the Light. Their light will shine brightly once more as they travel to the four corners of the Earth, as they did in days gone by, to share their light with others. Ireland is ready to give up her secrets that were so brutally hidden or destroyed by those who took control. The Irish, everywhere, will embrace the truth. All nations will come together in friendship, never again to declare war or suppress others for greed or control.” More: Montague’s Message for Sunday, 23rd September 2012

 “You were justly delighted to find actual evidence of Irish missionaries in West Virginia [Ogham writing, this being ancient Irish writing], 1000 years before Columbus was supposed to have discovered America. Yet another lie exposed. The Vatican wants you to believe that the Irish were savages when their so-called St Patrick and his armies went to Ireland to destroy all the evidence of the real truth of who we are and our true history. I remind you, once more, that Ireland is the key that will unlock everything. All the answers are there, in one place. The timing is right to uncover everything.

The corruption began in what is now known as the Vatican. It will end when its corruption is fully exposed and understood by those who blindly accept what the Vatican has decreed to be truth. It believes it controls your planet and all the life on it. Through the act of baptism, you give them this power. But there is no truth in what they teach. The real truth is so simple. Go into your hearts, for it is there, waiting to be discovered. Love is what you need to guide you, and it will do so. Leave the hellfire and damnation where it belongs – in the Vatican – where it was created by evil minds to ensure that you followed its commandments out of fear.” More: Montague Keen – June 16, 2013

  “All the false prophets who have preached hellfire and damnation, will disappear into oblivion very quickly. The only religion you will choose to acknowledge is the “religion of love” as was taught in ancient Ireland. This was condemned and silenced by the Church of Rome.” More: Montague’s Message for Sunday, Nov 10th, 2013

 “It was no accident that you resonated with what was told to you about Ireland, as you knew in your souls that this path must be followed in order to expose the truth that cannot be found in any other place. For that little island holds the key that will release you from the shackles of the Cabal and all that is false and negative. Because the Cabal has always feared the truth coming out, it has done all it can in its mighty power throughout history, to ensure that Ireland and her secrets remain hidden forever.” More: Monty’s Message for Sun. Nov. 24th, 2013

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

This article was taken from The Golden Age of Aquarius. Original source: http://thegoldenageofaquarius.com/2014/03/17/what-does-st-patricks-day-have-to-do-with-our-ascension-process/

The Art Of Feeding The Soul With Stacy Lynn Floyd

So, I have a confession to make: I still eat junk food. Yes, I stopped drinking, I meditate every day, and I try to be mindful and have awareness. When it comes to food, though, I’m still not in the process of feeding my body with the best it requires.

Well, maybe I am. I’ve always tried to listen to my body and went for the nourishment that I thought I needed. But it’s no easy task letting go of some unhealthy habits and addictions that reflect emotional issues when it comes to food.

I have been reluctant to look into my eating habits and discover a link between those and my physical and spiritual health; although I have taken some detox diets in the past and experienced the countless benefits of it. It has been a problem of mine to embrace more mindful eating habits.

Speaking with Stacy has surely made me acknowledge that it might be time to look into what feeds the soul.

Feeding your soul; that’s certainly a very interesting topic, so let’s start with getting to know about Stacy and her Journey. Please click on the link below to find out more.

As discussed in the interview, everything is an illusion and nothing is real. But at the same time, we are still attached to the illusion and the collective consciousness behind it that inevitably brings a set of beliefs to it. Unfortunately, what we feed ourselves does have an impact on our body – good or bad – and that’s when a specialist like Stacy comes into action.

Stacy says “Everyone has a different need, and all dietary requirements vary from person to person. What may be good for me may not be good for you.”

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Stacy Lynn FLoyd – Holistic Health Coach

 

Our uniqueness as nature’s creations is also reflected in how we relate to food and how it affects us.

I’m still very new to the art of feeding the soul. I’m also no expert on all of the impact that processed food has on our body, and how that relates to ones spiritual wellbeing. I do have my superfood regime, which includes a glass of water with half a lemon mixed with Spirulina and Chrorella. I have that first thing in the morning, every day. I thought it was a very good commitment; but maybe it is time to look into food from a different perspective.

It’s really best to hear from Stacy more on the subject itself.

After so much to consider, I have a question for myself which you may share. Am I ready to start feeding my soul? There is one way to find out…. Getting right into it.

If if wish to get in touch with Stacy Lynn Floyd ,Certified Holistic Health C oach, visit www.stacylynnfloyd.com

Thanks for reading ,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos

 

Meditation Talk With Marco Dean

I first met Marco Dean in February 2014; I was passing by this famous holistic shop in Covent Garden called Mysteries and looking for something interesting to do, maybe a new course, when I came across a free meditation class.

As I looked at the picture of this man, I couldn’t help but feel a bit curious about the whole thing.  “Mmm I wonder what this class will be like?”

Up to that point, I hadn’t had much meditation practise – apart from a few courses I had taken in the previous year (2013) – so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or what kind of meditation he would be teaching.

Little did I know how much that class would dramatically change my life.

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“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.”_Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Marco held a class on alpha meditation, with shamanic background; with very simple meditation techniques that can be practiced for as little as five minutes a day, and can definitely have an effect on your way of thinking. Not because it changes what you think, but because it enables your consciousness to operate on a better level.

It’s like exercising.. You exercise to have a healthy body, and you eat well, you brush your teeth to make them clean. Well, with meditation, you exercise your brain! It’s weird to explain, as it’s different for everyone.

Nonetheless, meditation has been scientifically proven to enrich and benefit your brain capacity as well as having various other related health benefits.

Quantum physics studies have also acknowledged the power of the mind in creating your own reality. Your thoughts are interacting with everything around you, down to the very atoms.

Therefore, when you start meditating and perfecting your consciousness, “things”start happening.

Anyway, everyone has to start from some point, and I was lucky enough to take part in this weekly meditation class for a year, and now I meditate every day.

Marco is a very interesting character, very mysterious and quirky; it took me a while to get him. That’s the thing with mystics; they make you think, they puzzle your mind, and they don’t give you any answers. Instead, they make you question everything and find out for yourself.

Here is our interview with Marco. I hope you enjoy it.

One of the things I love to hear from Marco in class is the freedom he gives you when you ask a question.

For instance, when asked “How do I know I’m doing it right? Have I reached Alpha?”

The Answer was always the same “You don’t, no one actually knows, it’s subjective, it’s different for everyone – there is no right or wrong.”

Here, you find another short video where we talk about meditation.

If I could have everyone around the world practicing something on a daily basis, it would be meditation. It helps to find yourself, your one truth, it makes you grow and connect to your inner powers and discover that life has much more to offer than what you thought it had.

It will change you into who you are meant to be, and it will open the doors for an amazing journey into self-discovery and empowerment.

For Alpha meditation techniques visit our tutorial links and how-to meditation videos.

If you wish to get in touch with Marco you can reach him through mysteries for readings  on http://www.mysteries.co.uk/index.html

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos 

Life Coaching With Simon Crowe

Simon Crowe is a Life coach. That’s the best term to define his line of work.

The words life and coach put together always intrigued me. Do we need a coach to learn how to live?

Do we need help to find what is missing? To succeed? To strive?

I’ve always been a very “independent” person, says everyone who meets me. Maybe coming and “making” in a foreign Country so far away from my family is one of the give aways of my independency, but I had never had coaching before – or had I?
The homosapiens in the animal kingdom need nurturing. We won’t be able to talk, write, count or learn society rules unless we learn from one another. From the day we are born, we are interdependent.. We learn so that we can be independent, but just how independent are we?

Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all_ Erik Erikson

 

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At present, I have this theory.. See if you follow.. If we are the universe, God within ourselves etc., we can accomplish anything we want and we have the power for it within ourselves. However, if we were meant to do everything by ourselves, why would we have the need to have a whole external creation? If we were meant to learn everything from ourselves, there would be no need for the existence of other people in the first place. And if we are all ONE, they are also parts of ourselves playing different roles in this infinite of realities. This is not so straightforward.

Simon has a way of triggering some questions, questions we already had but maybe were afraid to ask; even better with his way of working, he enables us to have clarity and to look for the answers within.

I guess the best way to understand his work is to take a look at his interview, below:


It takes me back to a thing he said to me “Having a clear purpose is something very powerful, it creates an energy around it that drives things into being.”

It makes perfect sense to me. Thanks to people like Simon, if you are willing to commit and expand your dream into extraordinary proportions, you can have some help – life coaching.

Life is not straightforward at all, and thanks to our unique magnificence, we encounter the people we need in our path to encourage us along our journey.

I recently read an article written by Gary Z McGee where a balance between co-dependency and independency is crucial for spiritual growth.

“By reconnecting with the cosmos, by embracing your interdependence, you not only free yourself from the burden of slavery, you also free yourself from the burden of freedom. The world suddenly goes from being a thing that needs to be conquered to a thing that needs to be surrendered to. Indeed, it is when you embrace your interdependence for the first time that you discover, as Alan Watts did, that you’re no longer a victim of the world, you are the world. And that’s a spiritual connection like no other.” – Gary Z McGee

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To get in touch with Simon Crowe and find out more about his extraordinary way of working, please visit his website

http://www.simoncrowe.com/

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos 

A Kundalini Journey With Maren Lander

“The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful – great and full – that you are alive, and you enjoy it.”  Yogi Bhajan

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I have to say I’m very new to Kundalini Yoga. I had my first class in October 2014. I had heard all sorts of things about it and read many online articles going on and on about it.. So I had to find out for myself.

I expected it to be a long process before I started experiencing the so-called Kundalini raising, but hey I’m a fast mover so I’m not surprised how quickly I got right into the Rainbow Snake rising fire!

London is a big place, so you would think it’s easy to find all sorts of things here, but it took me a while until I managed to find a good Kundalini Yoga teacher. It didn’t take me long until I felt so inspired by Maren’s words that I had to ask if she would give us the pleasure of interviewing her.

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Maren Lander Kundalini Yoga Teacher

 

Maren is one of those people that, as I like to say, carry light wherever they go! Her Aura has this encouraging and friendly glow to it.

Her journey is definitely inspiring. You can watch the whole interview here.

While I was interviewing Maren, (our very first interviewee for the Power Within Us) I could relate to her words and fast track changes she had experienced.

Like Maren, I too stopped drinking after I started to practice Kundalini Yoga frequently, and noticed a shift in my relationships. When you change, people around you may not understand what you are going through; a big part of society doesn’t understand ones need to break free and find their soul mission.

Some will never get what we mean; every experience is unique and very personal. When I heard Maren saying after her first Kundalini Yoga class that she had this amazing feeling and on the way back from it she was cycling home and singing Wahe Guru at the top of her lungs completely hooked, I could only imagine how she felt (I’ve had my own experiences with the practice which I’ll save for another article).

The point is, Kundalini Yoga is a very powerful tool towards enlightenment. It enables you to find yourself and your truth. If you struggle with Self-Love and Self-acceptance, you can also rely on Kundalini to guide you into a strong inner transformation. It will work with the very core of your being.

Maren has her own say about the Kundalini relationship and Self-Love. Here is another video with inspirational words about it.

Kundali and Love are directly related. Bearing in mind that Kundalini connects you to the source and the source energy is pure love, to experience unconditional love you must first love and accept yourself unconditionally. Therefore, Self-Love is the key to this process.

To get in touch with Maren please see her details below:
http://www.lebensart.co.uk/  or send her an email  maren@lebensart.co.uk

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos

The Heart Opening Expression

“Wherever you go ,go with your heart”_ Confucius 

Silly Heart, Frenetic Heart, Wise Heart. 

Right, let’s do this. Probably not the easiest thing I have ever written about, but it certainly has to be expressed. I’m not even quite sure how to go about this experience; let’s say I’m just reporting it.

It was February 14th 2015; I was on my way home, looking forward to writing, and editing the videos and pictures of our Valentine’s Day filming, when I got this Facebook notification that totally messed up my evening.
It was pretty much like being at the edge of a cliff and left with no other option but to jump.

Maybe you need to know a little on the background situation here…

See, I really believe that the world is in need of love, and people willing to open their hearts to it.

Earlier that Valentine’s Day we were filming near Piccadilly Circus. Our task was to ask people to send love messages to their loved ones or to the world. The message with the best social media results was to receive an Amazon voucher as a prize.

Being such a Love missionary, I was a bit let down and disappointed by the fact that a lot of people didn’t want to send their love to the ones that matter in their life. Not even to friends or family, they were more interested in taking pictures with our massive heart balloon props. In fact, some wanted to pay to take a picture with the prop, but would refuse to send a small message of love on Valentine’s Day.

Here is the prop so you know what I’m talking about: (cute prop, I know).

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Okay, fair enough, people are afraid of expressing themselves – afraid of exposure. I just thought it would have been much easier to find people interested in sharing love on Valentine’s Day. At the end, we found some brave ones that were able to do it. Their videos are on our YouTube channel:

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxq69eIrlpZGirt-C2SONeA


It sure got me thinking …


If I’m putting all this effort into getting people to open up their hearts and if they are refusing to do so, something must be wrong with my vibration. If the law of attraction is correct, and like attracts like… Right?


So, what was really happening inside myself? Why was I reflecting/manifesting an unsatisfactory result?


Back to the Facebook alert (right I’m doing this – courage).


So, my plans were to stay home or maybe meet some of my friends in Central London. I was quite happy to stay in and focus on writing and editing the videos for the website launch of the 
Power Within Us etc. (it’s a project I’m running). 

But when I saw on my notifications that the guy I have been “in Love” with for the past 3 months was nearby, things took a sudden turn of events… 


Something rather strange happened. 


My heart went totally crazy, it started vibrating, beating so fast and strong it was absolutely overwhelming. 

I could hear its voice loud and clear saying, “This is it! He is nearby, let’s go and see him. It’s Valentine’s Day, we must go and take a chance.”

See … I immediately panicked! I was pacing up and down my flat trying to calm myself down, I was alone at home and had to take full consideration of my heart’s request and make the right decision.


My first thoughts were:


 “Wait a second! We are no longer dating, you haven’t seen him in a month, things didn’t end well; and not only that, you already have a set date to catch you with him this coming week, there is no need to stalk the poor guy and act like a crazy person – you might freak him out even more. After all, he already stated he is no longer interested in you.


Reason was speaking now, and I was letting my mind analyse every possible outcome and try to predict losses and the impact of my actions.

But once again my heart spoke:
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“How pathetic of you Sabrina, preaching to the world that people should open their hearts and declare their love and feelings to others when you can’t even get past your mind and follow what I’m telling you to do.”

And BOOM! Something clicked! I wasn’t connected to my heart. 

You know those moments, right? When life rips off the blinkers?!


It was like a big slap in the face. Wake up, Wake up, it’s time to make the dream come alive. It’s time to live fully, to listen and follow your heart with no questioning, with no doubts!


Ohhh dear, it was so hard to see it. I was ignoring my feelings and needs, making all sorts of excuses in my mind to why I should not follow my heart and go after what I wanted. 


I thought I was losing the plot for a second. I had to sit down and ask again, try to connect to my inner truth (so called higher-self), you know.. Make the right decision.. 


So the question popped into my head, right from my soul:


“What is the only true thing stopping you from following your heart and not taking a chance to meet this person you truly want to be with?”


And here is the full honest answer: “FEAR!” Fear of rejection, fear of not having my feelings corresponded to, fear of been made fun of, or for acting in a way others would not understand.


Okay, so after this inner chat, there was only one thing to do.


Fear was the only real reason why I would not follow what my heart was demanding me to do. So it was time to be brave and to stop being such a hypocrite. 


It’s very easy to carry a massive flag with spirituality written on it, go around and preach:

 “Fear is the enemy, love is the answer to everything.” 
Then go and launch a project with the intention to change the world into a more open hearted place. But when it comes to you fully acknowledging and being aware of what is happening with your feelings and emotions. When it comes into your personal life and decisions it is not so easy to let go of the fear and do what you preach!

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Not this time.

No No, Not this time! 
I told my mind to f*ck off (sorry about the language). I said out loud: Fear is not controlling me. It’s my choice, it’s my life, and I’m taking over. And I screamed – AHHHHH!

“I’m listening to you heart, for the first time, I’m not gonna let any doubt, any question or any fear get in the way. I’m going after what you asked me to do and see what happens.”

Crazy? Maybe…

So, I got ready and marched in my truth. My heart beating so fast, I felt like a hummingbird, weird comparison I know.. I’m weird. I don’t care, that’s what makes me who I am, my full weirdness.

I was so scared and I had no plan, I just went for it. I didn’t know what I was going to say, I didn’t even know if he was still going to be there or if he had gone to another place.
What about if he was with someone else? No no, it did not matter… I was following my heart.

See, back in the day, that would have been a perfect time to have a big double vodka something, but I’m not drinking (I’m on detox) – exactly ! Haaaaarrdddd work!

As I walked in, with no plan and not knowing what was going to happen, I started to feel this inner bliss, I no longer cared for the outcome. I was so happy to be listening to my heart that whatever happened was not longer the point.

See, for once, I got what the enlightened say.. Happiness is in the path .. That’s what it means. It is the process, not the result .
It is to fully embrace your soul desires with no fear.

While I’m at the bar, looking at him from a distance, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I had to say hi and that’s as far as what my heart had told me to do.

When he came by to talk to me, I could feel my whole body vibrating, what an amazing feeling.

It was so weird to hear his voice from the place I just came from, everything was crystal clear, pure and so bright. He was completely oblivious to what was happening to me in that moment, he had no idea whatsoever what all that meant to me, and how it was setting my heart and soul free.

What I felt was something absolutely new. It wasn’t bad or good. It was stillness bathed in the purity of the soul’s voice.

I didn’t know what was next, I had never taken a fully heart centred action like this before, my Ego has always been en-charge, this time there was no Ego, only love. Unconditional heart energy leading the whole process.

I wish he knew all the complexity that was going on in my universe, and how internal doors were being unlocked.

When he kissed me and touched me, it felt amazing, but again fear and mind started to rationalise everything that was happening. I was once again afraid of the results and what could happen. Nonetheless, I was living in the moment, so I was going to follow my feelings.

After we kissed we agreed to leave together, but just like the wind and fluidity of life, things changed. After a few minutes, something made him change his mind and regret his actions.. Was that a reflection of my second of fear and doubt? Or was it to do with his fear and his doubts? Who knows..
It was all too much for me to deal with. My heart was so wide open it was hard to breathe.

In any case, after saying goodbye and going separate ways, I left with this amazing bliss.

Yes, maybe the outcome was not what I was expecting or maybe I had no expectations.
It was all such a rush of new pure emotions that it was hard to understand what my feelings were.

Sure, it was amazing to have kissed him on Valentine’s day, after not having seen or spoken to him in weeks.. And even when he said he couldn’t be with me it hurt, but everything was so… REAL.

The whole experience was truly amazing.

I clearly remember walking home and my heart was vibrating in this new frequency.

Ever since February 14th, my heart has been cracked open.  I can no longer ignore its voice.

All I can do is to be thankful for finally understanding what it means and how it feels to be open hearted and flow from your heart.

You see, when you don’t live fully heartedly, it is as if you have been sipping life from a cup.. Taking small little sips and never fully tasting the flavour. You have only glimpses of the taste.
When you make the leap and have the courage to let go of everything else and follow your dreams, listening to your heart’s truth, you become life itself, you drawn in its flavour, connecting with the source. Everything is magical and so alive.

All I can say is that I wish you nothing less.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”          Helen Keller

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People have no idea how absolutely utterly completely undeniably amazing is to do something from your heart, something pure, something complete, that is your truth.

When you walk on your truth standing high and tall with your arms open and you listen to your heart without questioning, without judging, without letting anything else come between you and your heart and what you truly believe in –It’s just unbelievably amazing, there are no words, it’s just magical.

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos 

The HUG experiment

So let’s Hug it Out!

“Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.”

– Jacques Prévert

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Did you know hugging is good for you?

Someone told me “Who doesn’t love a hug?” – Sadly not everyone knows how important the power of hugging is.

In a world where society is so “evolved”, and information is available at a fingertip, it’s easy to forget some very basic things like the warmth of a hug. People are isolating themselves and missing out on a simple gesture that can make a big impact.

Our PW team has gone to the streets of London to prove hugging is a very simple act, but not everyone is willing to give it a try.

 

Little do they know about how such an act can be so full of goodness.

So, let’s get scientific! Here follows a bunch of reasons why you should never waste the opportunity to hug someone and why it’s so damn good for you.

  • The Oxytocindeal – Hugging immediately increases the oxytocin levels in your body. That’s an important chemical component associated with social interaction, trust ,relaxation and love – to name but a few. It has a variety of effects into your body’s well-being, so let’s take a look at a quick list of goodness it can bring you.
  1. Strengthen Immune System – When hugging, the gentle pressure acts directly on the thymus gland, which balances and regulates the production of leucocytes (white cells). So yep, hugging makes you stronger!
  2. Combats Stress and reduces anxiety – the censorial response our skin gives after a hug is directly linked to our nervous system. It also reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone) if they are longer than 20 seconds.
  3. Lower Heart disease– lowering stress and high blood pressure, hugging is all around good to keep your heart healthy and working better.
  4. It makes you Happier- Hugging stimulates the production and release of endorphins, so open your arms and get to it.

There are many other benefits of hugging but I guess touching and connecting, strengthening trust and interdependency are my favourite ones.

Hugging reminds us that we are humans and are here for a reason, connection to one another is certainly part of the human experience, so open your arms and join forces with us.

Hug it out!

We will be hosting free hugging events soon, so stay tuned for more news on it. In the meantime, check our Hug feast in the streets of London

“There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Eight or more might seem quite high, but while researching and writing this article I asked my child, “How many hugs a day do you like?” She said, “I’m not going to tell you how many I like, but it’s way more than eight.” That really made me smile and touched my heart. And, I realized how organic and deep the need for hugs is.” – resourced at mind Body Green

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

 

The Hamster Wheel

Are you running around in circles? Keeping busy asking no questions?

It’s hard to believe, but a lot of people live under their own shadow. Afraid to shine, afraid of what they could have been.They have no idea who they truly are. They have absorbed their own existence through the eyes of their external reality – they judge themselves through the eyes of everyone else but themselves.I guess it might be very hard to imagine a world where there is no one else but you. Because so many of us let everything else have such an impact in our essence.

But if it was the case, and you were the only human left on the planet with no one else to talk to or interact with, it doesn’t mean you would fade into non-existence; you would be still you, having to deal with a lot of yourself.However, living through other people’s opinion of ourselves is normally what we experience. We were programmed like that, so it’s not a surprise.

I’ve been and still am absorbed in the Hamster Wheel. It’s hard to stop running in the wheel, when it’s all we know and it’s all we have had.

Until BANG! Life shakes you out of it. It hits you in the head so hard that it forces you to get out for a moment and look around.

I know very much about those moments, I’ve had plenty of those. But that’s not what I want to talk about today.I want to explore this crazy frenzy of running like a rodent in circles like there is nothing else out there for me. Pretending I’m content with whatever crumbs I find on the way.Back to the Hamster Wheel … Whenever I fell out of it – because life had hit me in the head -I had the chance to look around from outside the Wheel and try to make some sense of why I have been there running round and round all this time.There is no questioning about why you are in the wheel, no time to ask – while you are running it.

But hey! When things get bad and you fall out of it, the minimum you can do is to question why you were there in the first place.You might try to change things around and stick to a plan and make sure you don’t get back in it, but unfortunately for me, all the previous times I was on the floor looking at the wheel, with my big hamster eyes, trying to find a meaning for the whole thing, I got sucked back into it, started running, and forgot all about my questions.It wasn’t until recently that life hit me hard enough to shake things up so much that the wheel was no longer working and I had a chance to stay out of it for a while – against my will of course.They say pain teaches you.

Death has this power.. It’s overwhelming, it changes things..Death puts things into perspective, it shows you how powerless you can be and how fragile life can be.It does make you wonder if you are doing things right, and what is the point in running around in circles.When my brother was murdered I went into shock, and I woke up. At that time in my life I went through so much inner change and discovery that I didn’t want to hop back on the wheel.

I knew for a fact my time was limited and I didn’t even know how long I had. For all I know tomorrow is no guarantee.It got me thinking about all my dreams that I left behind, all the passion I had in me and what I have been doing about it. Chasing my happiness in the wrong places without even knowing who I was.Outside of the Wheel, I started questioning who I was and who I am now.It made me look back and realise that everything I had been scared of wasn’t about living a meaningless life – because I’ve always done so much and also gave my best to live it fully and do things with no regrets. I was very scared because I didn’t know who I was.

I was afraid of embracing my own dreams and allowing myself to live them.So yes.. I woke up, I got out of the Wheel – I still have to hop on it from time to time ..  But I refuse to stay there.I want to live, I want to get to know who I am, and I want to change the world and myself. I want to make a difference. Not for anyone else – but for myself.I’m nowhere near getting there, but the journey is ahead and I have started to walk it.

How about you?

 Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos

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