A time comes in your life when you finally get it...
When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you
stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice
inside your head cries out - ENOUGH!
Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes.
This is your awakening...
You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are ... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.
You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance.
You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and in the process, a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness.
You realize that much of the way you view yourself and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. You begin to sift through all the junk you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear and where you should shop and what you should drive, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.
Values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with and in the process, you learn to go with your instincts.
You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive and that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix.
You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.
You learn that you don't know everything; it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.
Then you learn about love. Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the man on your arm or the child that bears your name.
You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes.
You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don't have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.
You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up."
You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK and that it is your right, to want things and to ask for the things that you want and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands.
You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won't settle for less. You allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you, to glorify you with his touch and in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect.
And you learn that your body really is your temple. And you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear. So you take more time to rest. Just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul; so you take more time to laugh and to play.
You learn that for the most part in life, you get what you believe you deserve and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen, is different from working toward making it happen.
More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone and that it's OK to risk asking for help.
You learn that the only thing you must truly fear is the great robber baron of all time; FEAR itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears, because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear, is to give away the right to live life on your terms.
You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. On these occasions, you learn not to personalize things. You learn that God isn't punishing you or failing to answer your prayers; it's just life happening.
You learn to deal with evil in its most primal state; the ego. You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.
You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted; things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about; a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower. Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself, by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never ever settle for less than your heart's desire. You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind, and you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.
Finally, with courage in your heart, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
by Sonny Carroll
Chakras are energy centres, spinning wheels of light. The outside world is a reflection of our inner world and chakras act as energy vortexes, giving energy out and drawing energy back to us as. With our heart balanced and open, love flows out and back to us.
When any of our chakras are out of balance this affects us energetically, emotionally and physically. The body is a whole, and balancing one chakra will positively affect the other chakras, especially when it’s the heart we are supporting. We think of the brain as the control centre of the body, but I believe that the heart is the main centre, and so did the lovely Rumi who said;
“God is within your Heart. Look into your Heart. All the answers you need are already hiding inside of you.”
The heart chakra is located in the chest and is the bridge between the lower chakras and higher chakras. It is the love, and therefore healing, chakra.
Signs it is unbalanced can include jealousy, codependency, feeling needy, unhealthy boundaries, empathy and relationships, fear of getting hurt, as well as physical ailments such as poor circulation, heart and lung conditions and lowered immunity. The physical manifestation of dis-eases associated with the heart chakra tend to be linked to emotions such as sadness and grief. Depression and numbness can occur when we are not listening to ourselves, possibly we have barricaded our heart in fear of getting hurt. The following high vibration, pure oils can support our heart chakra to blossom:
Lavender, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Angelica, Hyssop, Melissa, Frankincense, Neroli, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Marjoram, Lime, Peppermint, Rose, Thyme, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang
Choose whichever you feel drawn to, breathe in and rub clockwise onto your chest.
Make sure all of your essentials oils are diluted in 5 ml grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil (avoid this if you suffer from nut allergy) use 2 drops of essential oil.
A balanced heart chakra brings us acceptance, forgiveness, unconditional love, compassion and peace. Anahata in Sanskrit means unhurt, unstuck and unbeaten.
Nurture each chakra and in turn the whole, to align and become your greatest version.
Excerpt from our course Aromatherapy & Chakra Balancing; Harnessing the Wisdom of the Plants for Optimum Happiness and Alignment coming soon.
Today we are going to share with you this extremely simple recipe for a sweet and delicious snack or even breakfast.
It is super easy and quick.
All you need to have are the following three ingredients:
Raw Cocoa Powder
You chop the bananas in slices and sprinkle cocoa powder and shredded coconut over them, et voilà.
It is healthy and perfect if you are busy or when you crave something sweet and you don’t have the ingredients for cake, etc.
Enjoy and let us know in the comments below if you try this or if you already had the same or similar ideas :-)
Simi & Sari
We are starting anew each present moment, but come the spring, this can feel intensified. As we transform with the seasons and leave the winter, it may feel like a time for warming and loosening up, decluttering on the inside and outside, letting go of our past and basking in the light. Clutching onto unforgiveness can keep us trapped in the world of the ego and it’s illusion of separation. A much more self loving choice could be to fully support your your being to do it’s spring clean this year. You will find loads of valuable content and tools in our online interactive course The Art of Self Healing Through Self Love, which took us on a journey of strengthening our presence practice, increasing our clarity and deepening forgiveness, as we created it.
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Forgiveness really is such a key step to healing. Let’s clear ourselves from the emotions trapped in our bodies by forgiving ourselves and others.
If we do, our livers, hearts, along with the whole, will be beaming this spring.
Let’s celebrate with Rumi:
Spring Giddiness ,
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let’s buy it.
Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. If it
fades, we fade.
Celebration of the spring is a perfect time to invite the energy of forgiveness to our life to let go and start a new. Simona recorded this beautiful healing affirmations you can listen to and repeat after her in your morning or evening meditation or anytime you feel is needed. Have a beautiful and healing spring <3
SIMONA & SARA