Posts Tagged "chakra"

Body Talk

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

Your Body is a Mirror of your Life.
You are an Energy Being.
Everything starts in your thoughts, your consciousness …

Energy follows thought, thought creates action, therefore everything that happens in your life, and within your body, starts within your consciousness. This is who you are, how you experience your ‘being’. Your experience of ‘being’ is energy which is not just in your brain, it is in every cell of your body. How you communicate with your body, through your consciousness affects every organ and every tissue. This you already know.

wisdomThroughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood, as you decide what to believe, what to accept or reject throughout life some decisions leave you with residual stress.
We absolutely know that stress affects our health. Every magazine on the bookshelf will carry a topic on stress and its affects from time to time. The interesting issue is which stress affects which part of our body. (e.g. stress associated with type “A” behaviour patterns, people who are highly competitive and work to compulsory deadlines, has been linked scientifically to heart disease.) The way you are able to cope with stress, your mental attitudes and how your consciousness is communicated throughout the body will, needless to say, affect you in the moment, but also have a lasting affect on your future health.

How we each deal with emotional stress depends on the understanding that:

  • Energy follows thought
  • Energy can be felt
  • Energy can be changed before it affects the physical body.
  • We create our reality

To many of us these statements are overly simplistic. We have known that stress is carried in the body for a long time. Science proves this. We have learned that certain areas of the body carry memory in the cells of different areas of life; such as heartache and grief in the chest and lungs, anger in the solar plexus, (liver and gall bladder) and bitterness and resentment in the joints.

We may already have an understanding of the force flows through our body, whether we think of the Chinese meridians used in Acupuncture or the Indian chakra system. In Chinese medicine the flow of energy is called ‘chi’ and in Indian ‘prana’. These ancient systems were brought to us from the eastern philosophies at the turn of the twentieth century but have become better known during the eighties and nineties with the popularity of yoga, Reiki, Thai chi, meditation etc.

This is one way of understanding how the energy circulates through our body and governs the important physical, emotional and mental well being. The vital energy centres, called Chakras (Chakra ~ pronounced with a ch sound as in church ~ is Sanskrit for ‘wheel’) are each seen as a cone shaped vortex of spinning energy from the front and back of the body. Each spins at a different speed, holds a different vibrational frequency, and relates not only to the area of the body in which it is situated, but the various sacred passages through life.

We can re-align our thoughts and energies to heal our bodies by deepening our connection with the Divine, getting to ‘know’ our angelic helpers, strengthening our spiritual practice and the regular use of affirmations such as “I am safe, happy and loved”, “I am loving and attract loving people into my life”,”Every cell in my body works in perfect harmony” and my personal favourite “I am blessed”.

(Taken from Module 4 of Educating Heart & Soul home study course)

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Nourishment For The Soul

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013

Here in the UK we are experiencing cold, wet and stormy weather, which has been causing great suffering and misery for many. At a time of celebration, reflection and renewal, many thousands of households are without power and are struggling simply to find warmth. My heart and prayers go out to all of them. At this time of year, when the days are short and the sun only appears for what seems like a few fleeting hours, I often think of summer, and especially all the magical, spiritual moments I have been blessed to enjoy over the years.

In summer or autumn each year I run my Angels Abroad retreat in West Crete. I always enjoy it. I always learn from it. I meet wonderful people some of whom are new to me and others are old friends. But the main thing about these retreats is the experience of sharing spiritual growth and healing. For the teacher or facilitator the weeks contain hours of preparation and planning, which when done successfully come across as relaxed and easy going… after all everyone is on holiday aren’t they?

People come along with different needs and expectations. For some the whole idea of a retreat, or a spiritual holiday is new. Many participants, over the years, have brought pain to be healed, disease to be addressed and issues that need releasing. In the safe space, relaxed atmosphere and expert guidance of a retreat we can look within ourselves with more clarity, more depth and hopefully more honesty.

Without exception I can honestly say that over the thirteen years I have been teaching lovely people on my Angel retreat in Crete (and sometimes twice a year) I have always deepened my own growth and understanding while supporting others along their own self discovery. After all, as I keep saying: ‘the teacher often teaches what the teacher needs to learn’!

This year was no exception and I had some amazing spiritually uplifting moments while we were visiting the sacred caves of the hermits and sacred areas in the rocks which have now been built into churches. In one beautiful modern church I was standing under the light of the stained glass window and felt a powerful presence which was overwhelming. When my friend Juliet showed me the photo she had taken we remarked on how the green light had fallen across my heart chakra and the red light towards the sacral and root. Quite a powerful healing gift I would say! Others felt something similar and many of the group either sat silently, not wanting to leave, or wandered between the icons with tears in their eyes. There was something special happening throughout the morning, which although we could not explain in words, we all felt in individual ways.

Group retreats are always different. Dynamics can change depending on the character and personality of each of the participants, but whether peaceful, challenging, demure or hilarious, each retreat is always another step towards our spiritual goal… and always, without exception, nourishment for the soul.

My 2014 Angels Abroad retreat will be in July and I sense that this will be a powerful experience and a catalyst for great change for all of us. I hope you’ll consider joining me. Full details are at the website

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