Just an inside scoop since we are in the position to Reset*Restore*Renew I just see it only fitting to share with you every season (or whenever necessary) I normally do a sage ritual. I may have mentioned it once before, but what I mean is there are times when I feel a certain aura around me and/or have some kind of feeling that I can’t put my finger on. If you are in line with your inner spirit you know what I’m talking about…negative energy needs to be released. It all ties together in the ream of the busy lifestyle we live, we let people in our lives, technology takes over and sometimes we just don’t know how to be and with all that going on causes havic in our lifestyle. So I thought I would share with you the history of why I do a spiritual cleanse…Keep An Open Mind & Enjoy!
Cleansing Your Spirit Native African Style
In today’s modern world there never seems to be enough time. We rush from the time we get up until the time we go to bed. We battle traffic, work, deadlines, e-mail, family matters, and love life. Everything we have to get done in 24 hours! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. People used to work a 40 hour week, now the work hours go into your private life and many people have to spend time on the computer or phone continuing work at home.
People often come to me for psychic/spiritual advice, and they are totally burnt out. They cannot understand why they cannot stop crying, yelling at people, being angry, and feel totally confused. The fact that they know something is wrong is the first step to turning their lives around.
In our high tech modern world, we need an antidote. It is time to turn back to the ancient teachings of Native African, which offers common sense, an uncomplicated approach to life, and a way to appreciate our existence.
Frequently people ask me about cleansing their spirit, and I give many different ways to do it. Here are two of my favorite methods.
Releasing The Past
One of the most effective and simplest ways to cleanse your spirit is by releasing the emotional baggage that you are carrying on you.
You can do this by writing down the situation or the name of a person on a piece of paper; also you must have a heat-proof container and matches. Place the paper in the container and light it on fire. As you watch the smoke go up, picture what you have written about going up into Spirit and releasing it from your life. Native Americans have always used smoke in sacred ceremonies because of the belief that smoke is going up to the Great Spirit.
You can do this as many times as it takes until you feel you have released the burdens you have been caring. You will find yourself feeling much lighter each time you do this.
What is Smudging?
Smudging is the name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. For thousands of years this ceremony has been practiced by Native Africans. This is a powerful cleansing technique. It is a ritual to remove negative energies and have them go in smoke to the Great Spirit.
Smudging can be used to cleanse your spirit, mind, and body. It can also be used to cleanse a house, building, vehicle, work place, or another person.
Most Common Herbs Used For Smudging
For removing negativity and for healing, White Sage is preferred.
Sweetgrass is used for blessing after sage has been used. It is used to attract positive energy.
Ok, so all that know me knows I love a challenge, I’m the challanger..either it’s fitness, no makeup, workout, no tv and if you’ve seen my previous blogs then you shall know if it’s a challenge I’ll try it once and blog about it. I believe challenges inspire us to do better and find inner strength no matter what the challenge is and as thesdaying goes it takes 21 days to change a habit. So here is your newest challenge….Come Join Me You Still Have Time!!!
Oprah and Deepak Chopra – Desire & Destiny – 21 Day Meditation Experience Review
Two highly celebrated individuals whose lives have been dedicated to the upliftment of others have joined forces to bring a synergistically potent and emotionally rewarding 21 day meditation experience. This is not the first time these two beautiful souls have joined together to create a meditative experience for the masses.
Dr. Chopra and Oprah ( ha that rhymes ) seem to be a perfectly natural union to help us achieve this inspiring goal – to connect and tap into our destiny via our truest heart’s desires.
This is an alliance of Dr. Chopra’s “The Chopra Center” located in Carlsbad, CA and Oprah’s “Oprah’s Lifeclass” an Emmy award winning primetime TV program hosted on her OWN network… quite literally – her network is called OWN ( Oprah Winfrey Network). I think its a wonderful union of both personalities and common purpose.
Deepak and Oprah Narrate Our Experience
Both Oprah and Dr. Chopra are heard narrating this audio-guided meditation program. It begins with Oprah opening each day and imparting some insightful and inspiring wisdom to aid us in our natural unfoldment, attraction of abundance, self-worth and so forth. Oprah exits, handing the baton to Deepak, at which point he takes us deeper into the general concept of the day tying together some eastern philosophy and introducing us to our key daily meditative focus points. These focus points are a “Centering Thought” and the daily “Sanskrit Mantra.”
Dr. Chopra instructs us in how to breathe and relax while letting go of all thoughts, focusing only on our mantra for the day. He explains that he will strike a bell ( and you hear the demonstration ) at the end of the meditation, at which point he will gradually bring our awareness back to our bodies and we’ll open our eyes. Before we enter the day’s meditation Dr. Chopra repeats the Sanskrit mantra for us a few times and a background of nature sounds plays ( birds chirping and such ).
I have taken the time to transcribe Day 1′s introduction and explanation of the Destiny and Desire 21 Day Meditation Experience by both Oprah and Dr. Chopra. Both deliver beautiful and inspiring words that usher us into this new collective experience with them. You really can’t get much better than this for free. Truly an excellent, thoughtful, well-produced program. I am registered and very much enjoying the program as I keep you updated. Even though the program has started I believe you are still able to jump in and join at any time. The “experience” ends December 1, 2013. Click here to be taken to the website in a new window.
Welcome everyone, I am so happy and honored once again that you are joining Deepak and me on our new 21 day meditation experience. This one is called Desire and Destiny. Whether you’re joining us for the first time or you’ve been with us for previous meditations, I know you will be profoundly changed by this world wide experience of joyful transformation. What I know for sure is that each of us has been put here for a purpose. We each have a unique destiny and that destiny unfolds with light and clarity when we are still enough to hear the whispers of our truest desires. When you let that deep, quiet, beautiful energy rise up from within it will begin to shape your intentions, shape your thoughts and especially your actions. And ultimately it will light a path to your most abundant wondrous destiny. Over the next 3 weeks we will journey together on that path toward more abundance. In week 1 we’ll begin to shift our perceptions by creating the space to feel our true essence at a vibrant new level. Then in our second week we’ll open up to the whispers of our deepest heart wishes so we can begin to create a more blissful life, guided by passion and inspiration. And then in week 3 we bring everything together as we move towards sharing our light and expanding the momentum of abundance in the world. Exciting huh? So here we go, take a deep breath, get comfortable and invite this beautiful new energy in. Let’s all listen as Deepak shares his wisdom and begins to pose the most important soul question. I remember when he asked me this question. Who am I? Then we’ll meditate together.
Over the next 3 weeks we will share a journey toward living each day of our lives with inspired passion and abundance. Connecting with our deepest desires, we will cultivate a state of peaceful awareness open to our pure potential, aligned with our souls purpose and realize our true destiny. As we begin, let’s consider what desire and destiny really are. Desire is often interpreted in spiritual philosophies as a selfish distraction, which when in indulged pulls us away from our connection to spirit. I believe that desires are seeds planted within to do just the opposite. I believe they lead us to our divine passion and purpose. They are our dreams our divine wishes, they are signs. When we pay attention to and explore our desires they help connect with our destiny. As the ancient Indian sages observed thousands of years ago our destiny is shaped by the deepest level of our intention and desire. Once we plant the seed of an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality our soul’s journey unfolds automatically, as naturally as a bulb becomes a tulip or an embryo becomes a child. Over the next 3 weeks we will contemplate a series of timeless soul questions to tap into our true desire and destiny. so where do we begin our journey? Long ago William Shakespeare observed a profound simplicity. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. This wise statement leads us to our very first essential understanding as we step forward into our journey together. The most empowering transformational step we can take in life is to discover the truth within. Close your eyes for a moment and ask, “Who am I?” This timeless question has no wrong answer. It is a question I encourage you to ask yourself every day “Who am I?”
|Theme||Who Am I?|
|Centering Thought||I am my deepest desire|
|Sanskrit Mantra||So Hum ( I Am )|
|Centering Thought||I am a powerful creator|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Om Kriyam Namah ( My actions are aligned with cosmic law )|
|Centering Thought||Abundance flows easily and freely to me|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Sat Chit Ananda ( Existence, consciousness, bliss )|
|Centering Thought||Abundance surrounds me|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Aham Brahmasmi ( I am the universe )|
|Centering Thought||I choose abundance|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Om Bhavam Namah ( I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility)|
|Centering Thought||A gift resides in every moment|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Om Vardhanam Namah
( I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me )
|Centering Thought||I am free|
|Sanskrit Mantra||So Hum ( I Am )|
|Theme||What do I want?|
|Centering Thought||My heart knows the answer|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with the universe )|
|Centering Thought||I am focused on what I want|
|Sanskrit Mantra||Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with cosmic law )|