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Guided Meditation: Chakra Clearing And Grounding

” The seven chakras when awakened cause a transformation of consciousness, and physical changes in the body. The body will experience ultimate health and the mind will posses a “Knowing” not of this world. An awakened chakra spins or turns, and the sensation can be felt in the body. Chakras is a Sanskrit word meaning, “wheels or disks of energy.”

The kundalini energy that travels through the seven chakras of the body is called prana. Prana is the vital life-force energy…the spark of life within us. Without prana, there is no life.

The visual rendering of the seven chakra symbols was achieved beyond the Earthly senses and came about as a knowing from realized people who had achieved balance in the main chakras.

Kundalini or Shakti energy is known in all shamanic cultures around the world as the “divinizing or spiritualizing energy” in a human being. It’s the dormant energy that rests at the base of the spine waiting for the chakras to align in harmony to awaken it.

When this awakening begins, the kundalini energy activates each of the seven chakras as they are ready. The movement starts at the Root Chakra. Awakening and a new higher levels of consciousness are achieved as this vital energy rises through the other chakras.

“Kundalini has come to mean seat of fire – with the Goddess burning her way through any blocks She finds.” Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith

Problems with the seven chakras individually or in conjunction show themselves through physical ailments within the body.

What causes the blockages in the seven chakras?

The causes could be memories buried deep within the subconscious mindfrom childhood trauma, abuse, a learned restrictive belief system, emotional injuries that haven’t been forgiven or just lack of attention can cause a chakra to shut down. Tension builds up at one of the chakras from repeated denial, guilt, repression and unfelt emotions. Eventually, everything is affected from posture, metabolism, breathing, and emotional state. Disease in the body is caused by chronically repeated blocked pranic energy.

These seven chakras hold all the good and bad thoughts, deeds, and actions you’ve committed in all of your souls lifetimes here on earth. It’s the repression of emotions that causes pain, suffering, and disease.

Accepting your rejected feelings…feeling them deeply  and forgiving are the keys to healing your soul and dis-ease. “

Read more here: The Seven Chakras and How to Clear Them for Extraordinary Health and Happiness

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Taking Responsibility – The Art Of Self-Empowerment

Greetings!

We are going through some auspicious moments in terms of manifesting the new earth in our current physical reality. We have been constantly absorbing, integrating and grounding the latest light waves/light codes/downloads, however you choose to call them and I’m sure many can feel still feel the intensity, or not, either way, it’s all good. As I am writing this, I hear something that sounds like a tibetan bowl, it is a sound that’s saying – Ta Daa! This is it. Welcome Home!  Celebrate.

One thing I feel guided to point out at these times is that no matter how helpful all this light information is from whichever Source, no matter where it comes from and from who, we need to be able to flow from within-outer. No one outside of yourself knows your journey better than you do, ever. That not only implies discerning everything through the heart/intuition, but also it is of utmost importance to cultivate our inner guidance, as in being able to consciously and directly connect to our Soul and to our Heart’s  deepest core truths. Become more aware of how information from outside sources feels. All this information is meant to empower you, but there are different expressions of it and sometimes, because we express the information through words and through our level of consciousness, it might not come out as empowering as it was meant to be at times.

 Ultimately, it is all about how we absorb information. Do you empower yourself or do you give your power away ? In truth, all information serves a purpose, it’s all light information, but it also a facet of self-mastery to know what to do with it.

This is a natural outcome of purifying and strengthening our relationship with ourselves. That is not as simple to practice as it sounds, but it is a lot more simple when you adopt a surrendering and self-embracement attitude in every moment. A deeper sense of self-mastery is required. We tend to do a lot of things unconsciously to counteract that harmonious relationship with ourselves. As in, we tend to judge, criticise, overthink, overanalyze and fill our focus with a bunch of nonsense, therefore create a mental fog through dysfunctional perceptions that distort things from how they really are.

We all do that at times, it’s alright, give forgiveness to yourself for it. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, I am saying there are a lot better things to focus our  energy on, instead of holding onto the undesired. For example, on nourishing, nurturing and cultivating harmony within ourselves. There are multiple ways to do that and you already know them. They are always simple and come from the heart. A strong, transparent and harmonious relationship with yourself opens up many heart pathways and all lead to the reconnection and merging with the Soul Source.

There is also still an unconscious tendency floating around to deny our humanness, when we embrace a “more spiritual” lifestyle, to deny the experience of being human and all that comes with it: emotions, thoughts, physicality, the reality of being human etc. I see this unconscious pattern daily. But a higher truth is, our humanness is the key to our reconnection to the Divine, to the Soul Source. Being human and what comes with it, is already very spiritual, our whole existence is highly spiritual. There is no one and no thing more spiritual or less spiritual. We are already Spirit and much more.

Embrace and accept the gift of being human, there is no coincidence you are one. I can’t express into words the beauty of being human and the beauty of experiencing it. It is a great gift. Try and see the gift, feel it, feel the gratitude for the now moment, for all the now moments, for all and everything and for all your experiences and lessons, even for the less pleasant. I can almost hear a big cosmic shout going ” How can I be grateful for that bad thing that happened to me a millenia ago? “

 I’d recommend not to attach to any experience, whether perceived as “bad” or “good.” They are not who you are. Things don’t happen to you, you made them happen for your own Soul reasons. Of course, some situations are really not very pleasant, we’ve all experienced situations like that. The key is to not place your focus on the experience, but what it showed you, what it taught you, what it triggered within you or the aspects that merged within yourself as an outcome of it.

Sit in silence and reflect on the situation. Why is it happening and what is it trying to show you ? Is it something to let go of ? Is it something that triggers the integration of a higher state of being ? What’s shifting within you ? What’s the gift that it brings ? When we stop shouting like someone else is responsible for our states of being, for our situations, for our creations – clarity follows. The gift is there for you to grab it, but we can’t see it, because we are too busy shouting and pointing the finger.

However, you can change that in a nose twitch.  You change that when you take responsibility for every single thing in your life, for yourself and to place your focus on what you truly want to create, without ignoring what is, but accepting and surrendering to it, as all is as it should be. Equilibrium.

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Complete Forgiveness Guided Meditation

Forgiveness is the key to true freedom. Judging and criticising ourselves constantly and stressing ourselves with the past and perhaps, the future, are one of the many things we adopted and thought of them as normal things to do throughout the years. We became addicted to that.

These serve their purpose as it might show us a deeper rooted dysfunctional pattern, but at times it is on a more shallow level. As in, we just do it, because it became a habit. Eventually, these outdated habits need to be broken and transformed into the new ways. The new normal needs to become a constant state of self-nurturing and nourishing. Consider this shallower level transformation, a final purification and a general integration of a deeper state of self-love. In the grander scheme of things, there isn’t even something to forgive, as all is perfect as it is. – Eddie

” In order to be freed from the past and to welcome new and abundant energies in our lives, we need to forgive ourselves and others for errors and transgressions. Fear and ignorance often lead to words and actions that hurt either ourselves or others. Freedom from shame, guilt and rage can be ours to enjoy if we learn to forgive. “

Love and Light,

Eddie

The Freedom Of Fearless Forgiveness

“You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” –Don Miguel Ruiz

Forgive all things, not because all things are worthy of forgiveness, but because you are worthy of peace.

Forgiveness is first and foremost an act of self-love. In a world where the majority of people are using people and loving things instead of loving people and using things, self-love is all the more important an ability. Self-love is having the wherewithal to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first upon realizing that we’re all living within a “crashing plane.”

Indeed, the “crashing plane” that is our human condition hitherto, is a disaster situation screaming for its inflicted members to learn the much needed ability of self-forgiveness. If it can be taught, and it can, then self-love might finally be able to triumph over the scourge of narcissism that has been plaguing our species, and systematically destroying the world, for a millennium.

Pay attention! The pathetic, and now grossly cliché, excuse of “it’s just the way things are; there’s nothing we can do about it,” doesn’t fly anymore. And really it never has. The oxygen masks have been deployed, and we are all of us being held responsible for our actions. There is no wiggle room here. Either we get busy placing the much needed oxygen mask on ourselves (fearless forgiveness), or we get busy dying (cowardice cognitive dissonance). The choice is yours, and it begins with forgiving yourself.

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Sincere forgiveness tears down the prison bars of our own expectations:

It turns the tables on the petty, small-mindedness of the ego. It exonerates us from the existential burden of mortal guilt, even as it frees our soul to be a force beyond the ego, a force to be reckoned with. Like Lewis B Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

Indeed, deep, visceral forgiveness is accepting – balls-to-bones, ovaries-to-marrow – that though we were once prisoners, victims, or slaves to an immoral system, through the sacred practice of daily soulful emancipation, we can become liberated spirit warriors with the ability to turn the tables on the very notion of slavery itself, be it mental, physical or spiritual.

When the ego rules, one cannot forgive. The ego is too busy with its whiny, woe-is-me disposition toward a world that “owes” it something, to even fathom the concept of forgiveness. The reason why authentic forgiveness is so rare in the world is precisely because the majority of people in the world are operating under outdated, parochial, and ego-centric programming. Under such programming, even the concept of forgiveness itself is seen as something outside of our power, as something that is only in the hands of a higher power. When, really, it can only ever be within our own power, and within our own hands.

Deep forgiveness keeps the ego in check. It subjugates the ego, making it a pawn to the truer power of the soul. This is because genuine forgiveness forces one to take responsibility for our individual humanity in regards to the humanity of others and the interconnectedness of all things. Through authentic forgiveness true liberation is within reach.

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Fearless forgiveness is courageous vulnerability:

Self-forgiveness is taking personal responsibility for the burden of having a paradoxical self in an interdependent cosmos. It is the full-on acceptance that we are each fallible, hypocritical, prone-to-mistakes, fumbling, stumbling apes who will make exceptional mistakes. Fearless forgiveness is declaring to the universe how this is absolutely okay. It must be okay, lest we shoot our own progressive evolution in the foot. Like Mark Twain eloquently said, “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” But we are the heel and that which gets crushed. With fearless forgiveness we transcend both the heel and the crushing, launching ourselves into courageous vulnerability, where we have the capacity to learn from our mistakes, have fun with our hypocrisy, and have a good sense of humor in regards to our fallibility.

“But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?” –Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes! Nietzsche hits the nail on the head. He speaks directly to the power of self-forgiveness, and even further to the power of fearless forgiveness. In order to escape the prison of the self (to become new again) we must be able to forgive ourselves our prisons (burn in our own flame). Then, and only then, do we self-overcome, and finally transcend the prison (become ashes and rise again as a phoenix).

But first we have to declare to the universe, to the gods, to the so-called powers that be, that we are no longer a prisoner. That we will no longer make the mistake of playing the victim. That we will liberate ourselves from all forms of slavery. That we will forgive ourselves our unexceptional nature (individuation), so that we might liberate our exceptional nature (self-actualization). As Laurence Sterne said, “Only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never forgives; it is not in his nature.” So let’s be brave. Let’s personify courage itself. In such a state of fearless forgiveness, not even fear itself need be feared.

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Forgiveness is existential liberation:

Forgiveness is one of the most difficult abilities that a human being can master precisely because it is a self-overcoming into newer, hopefully healthier, versions of the self. Genuine forgiveness frees us from our desperate need for things to be a certain way. It emancipates us from our slavery to things that are out of our control. It is equal parts letting things go and letting things be what they need to be in order to adapt and overcome. Like Jack Kornfield said, “Forgiveness is giving up all hope for a better past.” The past is what it is. Forgiveness is a moving on, a getting-back-into-flow, a getting-out-of-our-own-way, while allowing for a better future to be a possibility.

It gets us back into flow by parting the waters of historical guilt. It places us in the forefront, in the vanguard of our own life’s developing adventure. We are suddenly allowed to be the champion we always knew we could be, starting small with the all-powerful blessing of self-forgiveness, and then moving forward with it as a daily practice. Before we know it, an artistry, a skillfulness, begins to form, and we become the empty canvas upon which that artistry becomes its own mastery.

Remember: forgiveness is never a forgetting. It is in fact only ever a deep remembering, and an even deeper letting go. It is a sacred reminiscence, and an even more sacred release. Forgiveness begins at home. If you can forgive yourself again and again, you might earn the right to forgive the rest of us. It takes unwavering strength to forgive so deeply. It takes resolute bravery, sometime in the face of stanch anger and absolute villainy. But as Khalil Gibran profoundly opined, “And God said “love your enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.” So it is also with forgiveness: And God said “forgive your enemy,” and I obeyed him and forgave myself.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Gary Z McGee

(Cover image by Cameron Gray)

Breaking Up Addictions

Addiction: noun _ The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.”he committed the offence to finance his drug addiction”Synonym dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion

The word addiction carries a negative energy; it’s seen very badly. It’s equal to losing control over something. But it’s also mis-seen by humanity.

See, addiction can get confusing. People tend to really attach this word to drugs and bad actions, and forget to look into it in detail. What is an addiction? What can we be addicted to? And, most importantly why are we addicted to something? What is it that we are trying to avoid so badly that we must obsess about something else to avoid facing it?

Why are we so committed to distracting ourselves from dealing with the truth?

Even spirituality can become an addiction, everything that’s an imbalanced behaviour is equally destructive. It isn’t until we understand the extreme importance of Equilibrium and Harmony in every aspect of our lives that we can really break through all sorts of addictions.

Addictions to affection, to attention, to TV , to drugs, addiction to foods..

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What is your drug?

It’s definitely a subject for much consideration. As with many things, we think substituting a negative addiction for a more acceptable one is fine. But, in truth it can be equally bad for oneself and those around.

Addictions get in the way of connecting to the all. They blind us, trapping us into self-limitation, We can’t experience the true flow of abundance when we are trapped in compulsive behaviours.

Recently, I have read how Ayahuasca has been a powerful addiction eradicator. How people whom have really bad addictions such as drugs, from heroine, cocaine and crack to cigarettes and alcohol, have managed to find balance within such destructive patterns.

I can only speak from self experience and how my own addictions have shifted and are still shifting. I can say the transformation is definitely happening.

 I could speak of miracle stories of people I know, but I wanted to focus on the simplicity.

I want to focus on the magical letting go thing that happens when you surrender to going within. I know each one of us has their own unique and sacred journey to follow. However, I wanted to raise the fact that switching addictions is also not a healthy behaviour.

I speak from my own experience. After my Ayahuasca experience, some of my addictions were showed to me while I crawled through hell. I understood that drinking alcohol is a major distraction, and that it allowed me to escape from finding out more about what I was escaping from.  Taking recreational drugs was the next level of escaping. It was like pressing some sort of pause button to not have to deal with whatever I was hiding from myself.  I already wanted to drop those addictions. I say addictions not because I would do them over and over again, but because I’d do them to escape from something. Every time I took drugs it was more obvious how I was avoiding dealing with myself. And how much I hated the fact that I would still choose to do get drunk or high, even though this cycle only created more pain and un-faced issues.

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Why are we so scared to look within and find out about who we truly are?

We all have demons, and it’s much easier to go by avoiding dealing with one’s darkness. Luckily, all those changes I have been through, including the death of my dear brother Leonardo, were part of a transformational path that is taking place.

While Ayahuasca shook me into realisation, Kundalini Yoga was also a major technology that allowed me to drop addictions. I stopped drinking alcohol or taking any recreational drugs and it gave me a chance to see my relationship with it.  My destructive relationship of self-avoidance. It set me free to rise and go within.

It brought out many other addictive behaviour patterns such as co-dependency with intimacy, attention seeking, anger outbursts and many others, which are things I’m still working daily on.

I guess the most important thing is really awareness to be able to observe, so you can have an understanding of why you do this and how it affects you.

I truly encourage you to do some self-exploring, and with kindness look into your addictions. And ask the questions: what am I running from? What is the avoidance I’m trying to hide with this habit?

Ask yourself for guidance, meditate and go into your heart, ask this wise best friend for help. Let it show you. Let it teach balance. Set yourself free to flow in abundance of all life’s gifts, and let go of limitations and embrace things your heart feels is your truth. Open yourself to unconditional love, say no to duality and separation. And, equally important, forgive yourself for every addiction you had, because they were part of your teaching, you chose to experience them to  help you unleash the power within you; the power you hide so well not even you can see.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos

The Envisioning Method Meditation By Vishen Lakhiani

What is the Envisioning Method?

It’s a process to get you in a state of flow. While you’re in this state of mind you will be actively using your mind to envision various objects, feelings, and emotions that are all scientifically proven to create a tremendous beneficial effect on your body, mind, and emotions.

There are 6 steps. And they will happen very quickly not taking much of your time. And once you’re done you’ll gain all that time back multiplied in terms of productivity, creativity, and an elevated state of clarity and relaxation.

1. Compassion
2. Gratitude
3. Forgiveness
4. Visualisation
5. Perfect Day
6. Blessing

For me personally this is one of the most complete, simple and effective meditation methods I have tried so far, and I have tried A LOT of them! It includes everything a spiritual practice of the modern man should have and it’s just 20 minutes. I recommend doing it first thing in the morning, writing down whatever ideas come to your mind afterwards and reap the benefits. I encourage you to let me know your comments, experiences and thoughts.

Thank you for watching,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas