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

When You Surrender To Love

“Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” _ Deepak Chopra

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In Conflict, that’s how we live most of the time.

Not with anyone else, but with ourselves. In fact, the only reason we have conflicts with others is because we first have an internal aspect of ourselves that we do not accept.

So, we grow into fighting with our own existence. We fight against time, every minute we live is a minute taken away from our life. Right? We are accustomed to the idea that one day “this life” as we know it will be over and it will no longer exist. So what is the point?

Since I was a little girl, I have had this crazy urge to know why we are here. If we are gonna die.. What is the point?  Okay, if we are spirits.. souls.. why are we here? Where did we come from? How was the universe created? Is there a God? Where is he/she?

What is the point? Where do we go? What are we?

So many questions…

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Well, there was a point I just pretended they were no longer there. I did like everyone else I knew and got on with my life – better not to think of such grand life mysteries.

Luckily for me, I chose a very intense way of learning more about the absolute truths of infinity.. My way was, and still is, LOVE.

I decided love was to show me the way and guide me into light itself (I’m only aware of my choice at present.. it wasn’t so clear in the past).

Enough with the philosophy talk.. let me try and get practical here .. If you read one of my previous articles and discovered my Valentine’s day odyssey, you will be familiar with my heart having a voice of its own and becoming an actual moving power.

So I had some sort of revelation about love, how it actually works when it comes from the heart, and how it liberates your soul..

See, I have been in love so many times.. and every time I had a different lesson to learn, many times I learnt nothing , many times it was just pain (and in those times pain was the teacher).

However, this time pure unconditional attachment-free love is the master and professor of my life learning experiences.

Let’s rewind.. to a week ago.

Tuesday evening, 24th of February, I was on my way to meet this person.. The one who triggered this nuclear chain of events.

Life has this way of teaching and showing us things, even when we assume we have it all figured out, it will show us another aspect that we didn’t quite know was there, or was even possible.

I’m a rather stubborn person. I used to be terrible, now I’m just stubborn (I’m sure along my path I’ll have much to learn about this particular subject).

When I’m convinced a person no longer deserves my love and attention, I completely move on and don’t look back, not even if a part of me says it might be a mistake. Now, I know this reaction is led by fear and Ego, trying to protect my feelings.

The truth is that if you have truly moved on, there is no need to avoid, run or ignore an ex, because they will no longer affect you. If you had to take measures to remove this person from your life and away from you, it’s because they still have some power over you and maybe you haven’t learned what you were supposed to.

… I’m making a point there I promise …

The fact is this: I honestly thought this guy was on his way out of my life and this door was just about to be closed forever.. I didn’t want to have anything to do with him.. no friendship or any kind of contact .. He has already moved on and there is no point in keeping in contact.

I was so very sure and very happy to say goodbye once and for all, wish him all the best and tell him how much I wish him well. So I can be totally open to new people in my heart.

So I’m on my way to meet Mr Nuclear (having in mind it would be a quick one), collect my favourite book  “Awareness” by Anthony De Mello  – which I bet he didn’t even open in the last 3 months – and say goodbye.

So, he says “ Hey, my meeting has been cancelled. Do you have plans? Should we have dinner?”

I wasn’t sure what to say, as I didn’t want to spend much time with him. It was a bit pointless, I thought..

But being polite and all, I told myself “surely it won’t kill me”, plus I have some things I would like to tell him..

We ended up at Vinoteca in Farringdon. If you are a Londoner, you might know the place. It has a rather cosy atmosphere – but this is far away from the point.

As we sat facing each other …. Discussing how things ended, it was hard to hear him as I was trying to focus and not let my tears come out … The whole event was very civilised, but there was something else, a feeling I’m still learning about … The feeling of doing exactly what I was meant to be doing according to my destiny and soul…

I went on and told him how much I have been through in my spiritual journey since I had met him, so many doors have been opened and how happy I am. In fact, I have never been happier and so sure of who I am and what my life purpose is.

I found my soul mission, and guess what, that’s one of the reasons you are able to read this article … because I now know what my soul desires, and this is only a small part of how I wish to communicate with the world.

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“There will always be a door to the light “- Shiro Amano

He opened so many doors… I was trying to explain to him about karmic contracts and this feeling of knowing him from before incarnating on Earth. The look on his face always amuses me… that “WHAT are you talking about?!” expression…

Does it mean HE Is The One? We are meant to be together? I have no idea what so ever…

I haven’t even had the chance to get to know him well in this life … (I want to, but only time will tell if I will). Would that be as friends or in a romantic way? Again, I have no idea!

The point is, it doesn’t matter … I love him for what he has done, I love him because I remember our agreement made before incarnating in this life … I love him with no reason for loving him, even though he has one thousand faults as well as his one thousand qualities. It is what it is. We both felt this ridiculous familiarity from the first day we met. It is something one can’t explain; it has to be experienced.

I love him beyond this life and I want him to be happy, with me or not, it really doesn’t matter.

I guess this is what happens when you surrender yourself to love. You set whom you love free, so you can experience Freedom itself.

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“I have no fear of losing you, for you aren’t an object of my property, or anyone else’s. I love you as you are, without attachment, without fears, without conditions, without egoism, trying not to absorb you. I love you freely because I love your freedom, as well as mine” – Anthony De Mello

Your Soul grows into light and awe. You are in Love with Love itself. Your happiness doesn’t depend on the person, it never did, this love makes everything clear and bright and you find yourself within it.

On that Tuesday evening, I had another magical experience, not because of him, but because once again I was fully in my path feeling and following my truth wearing no masks and talking and flowing from my heart  (if he is reading this he is surely saying, well he is the reason and the trigger of it all – it may be).

It seems like life still has some more lessons on this matter installed for me. What they may be, I don’t know, but I will be sure to share them all with you.

He said to me “Now What? It doesn’t feel like I’ll never see you again..  Don’t be a stranger, stay in touch”.

I still don’t know if he really meant it or not, or if I will actually even see him again..

As we walked out of the restaurant, we laughed about the whole thing, he said no one had ever written about him before.

I went to bed that night in peace, yet I kept waking up early in the morning and his face kept appearing in my dreams and morning meditation. I looked at the clock, it was 6:00 am, and I had that feeling.. that he was also going through the same sleep disturbance…

I texted him later that day and asked, already knowing the answer.. “Were you awake early this morning? On and off around 6:00 am?”

He said: “Yes”..

He doesn’t believe in these things.. But I know, I know what they mean.

I’m no longer in conflict, I’ve surrendered to it , I’ve surrendered to love.

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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,

 

Self-Love Part 1

Do you truly love and accept yourself?

“This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.” – Voltaire

We want to start with the very basics. For anyone’s well being, Self-Love is essential. People are looking for Happiness everywhere but the right place: inside themselves! For any human being to be able to experience true happiness, it is imperative that they fully love and accept themselves.

We interviewed some people in the streets of London and many refused to talk, not because they were camera shy but because they didn’t think they had anything great to say about themselves, or they didn’t think they had love for themselves.

However, some brave ones were happy to talk about Self-Love and what it meant to them, as well as sharing what they love about themselves. Take a look at the video below:

 Let’s talk about Self-Love

I can speak about Self-Love openly. Why? Because there was a time I did not love myself. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I used to hate myself. I was very lost, I no longer knew what I wanted, where was I going, and what my goals and dreams were.

I thought money was the main concern I had to deal with, and that achieving success and financial freedom were the things I needed to do to be free and happy; turns out when that started to happen I felt even emptier as I was building my wealth above a foundation in which I did not believe.

Well, there is a lot I want to talk about, but for this article I’ll focus on the fact I didn’t love myself and used to put the on the great mask, presenting this “facade” to everyone.

See, I’m one of those people that they call bubbly, I’m always smiling, and yes to a certain degree this is what my life is like, mostly cheerful. The reality is that I was trying to avoid the main issue.

  1.   I didn’t love myself
  2.   I didn’t even know who I was

So, I decided to continue playing that role until it got to a point that it no longer served me. I was tired of wearing the mask, and I was ready to start getting to know the person underneath it.

Believe me, I read all of those new age books. I used to tell myself oh yes let’s try this, let’s do that.. Oh yes I love myself, but never had the courage to look inside.

When I started looking inside I didn’t like what I saw. All those years of avoidance, not dealing with my internal feelings – Oh man they pile up – and it gets harder and harder, it was a big pile, practically 30 years of it.

Anyway, through meditation, energy healing and other spiritual practices, I gained the strength I needed to be able to face myself, to listen to the “I” right inside, and finally started to acknowledge that the things I truly believed were not the things I included in my day-to-day life nor my work.

So I had to change…I had to start an inner journey to find out who I am, what I love, and what makes my soul sparkle…

Do you know what is it? What makes your soul sparkle?

Okay, so maybe you don’t believe in the soul etc .. Let’s re-phrase.. What makes you feel real?

Something you love doing so much it doesn’t even matter what the results are like because you are having so much fulfilment while doing it. It makes your entire body vibrate differently, it makes you warm and smile inside.

I take it you get the point…

I guess listening to yourself and finding out what makes your soul sparkle is the first real symptom of Self-Love.

Does it make sense? I hope you are getting it.

It’s not straight forward (it might be, if you are already on this path). It was not so obvious for me when I was so far away from understanding this Self-Love business.

So, you might be asking yourself .. mmmm I do want to find out . Do I love myself?

Here is a simple exercise.

I started with baby steps, doing a really simple experiment that can open all sorts of doors.

The mirror experiment  

Look yourself in the mirror, stare into your own eyes and say:

I Love you, I love you , I love you – I Love and Accept myself for who I am.

Once that’s done, you will know right away how far from truly loving yourself you are.

If you can jump right away into the core of your eyes and swim in your own soul, feeling the bliss that follows with it, that’s what it’s meant to be like when you truly love yourself.

Or..

If when you say those things it’s nearly like they are not meant to be said out loud, there is a discomfort, shyness, maybe even a sadness or a feeling of untruth…

Me? I had all of those. It was baaad.

The good thing is when you realise you want to be honest with yourself and work on it.

Start with this simple exercise every day, maybe morning and evening or even more. The more you do, the more things start to change – believe me this is a powerful tool.

Anyway, I guess the point is..

  • Do you truly love yourself?
  • Do you truly know who you are?
  • Do you truly do what you love?
  • Do you truly know what you love?

If any of the answers above are NO, don’t panic, most people will not even dare to ask themselves those questions until is too late to do anything about it.

The good thing is that you got here and that’s the beginning of a new journey. If you are willing to do the work and find out what is behind the rainbow, you can.

Start small with the mirror exercise, and do it at least once a day for 30 days.

We will soon post more on the subject. Feel free to ask questions and remember, “The Power is Yours”.

For more Eye gazing techniques here are some helpful links :

 

Keep Calm and Love Yourself

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Sab

 

 

 

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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