So often we say that our mind makes decisions but our heart "gets in the way". Or "I know what I'm supposed to do but my heart is telling me something else".
I think we may have it upside down.
I think that our heart knows all things. Our heart has an electromagnetic field that is 60 times more powerful than our brains, as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG). So when we are making a decision, how can it be that our mind is the “rational” one? What if we’ve had it upside down this whole time and it’s actually our heart that's making the rational decisions?
I once heard a spiritual teacher say that our mind can be likened to a computer. It receives information via our 5 senses and computes it based on past experience. We also receive information in the form of emotions, which when computed by our mind can cause confusion, perhaps because they are so changeable.
Our heart, on the other hand, just “knows”. If you were to stop, breathe, breathe into your heart space and say “what I’m I really feeling right now, what is my intuition/guidance/etc. truly saying?” We would get the answer and chances are it would be correct. That’s not our mind being “rational”. That’s listening to our heart. Emotion confuses the mind, but the heart knows. So again, what if we’ve had it upside down all along?
Start listening to your heart. I’ve been told that it knows all things. Namaste.
Do you sometimes hear the saying “our thoughts become our reality” or something to that effect? This idea is not new, but it’s one that is certainly gaining traction. I won’t go too deep into the science behind it, and how at the molecular level everything, EVERYTHING, is energy. (Even at the tiniest point, all matter is mostly space.) But I will say this about vibration: nothing is ever stone still. There is constant and continuous movement. Movement creates vibrations, and vibrations will create a particular frequency. The frequency is the part I get excited about.
What is a tuning fork? It’s something that is used to bring something else into that particular resonance (or frequency). Picture a you-sized tuning fork right next to you. At one point (almost immediately, in fact) you start to vibrate at the same frequency as the tuning fork. Stay with me.
Science has now proven (although many already knew this) that emotions also have a particular frequency. Love has a high frequency while fear and anger have lower frequencies. Furthermore, people with certain illnesses give off particular frequencies while health vibrates at higher frequencies. Do you see where I’m going with this?
If you hold love in your thoughts, bring joy and gratitude into your actions and humble yourself into generosity then the frequency that you are vibrating at will shift. And, just like a tuning fork you will start to effect the vibration of all the things around you (people, opportunities, “coincidences”). Assuming your will is strong enough, of course.
This is where things like awareness of the moon cycles come into play. The moon is a giant magnet up in the cosmos, and it dictates the oceans & bodies of water which cover 70% of our planet (interestingly enough the same ratio of water exists in our body. Coincidence?) Every month, based on what astrological sign the moon is passing through, there is a unique “energy” that surrounds it. However, the New Moon in general is a time to let go, of endings and beginnings, and to set new intentions for the next 28 day cycle.
With this I invite you to take the reigns and create your life. That saying, “thoughts create our reality” – here’s where you get to play with it.
New Moon ritual for the un-ritualistic:
Sit in a quiet place (light a candle if you have one)
Take out a piece of paper or write in a journal
Make a list of all the things you want to let go of
- Physical illnesses, certain kinds of people (flaky, unavailable, etc.), ways of thinking or seeing yourself, negative self-talk.
Take that list and put it aside.
On another page write down all the things you want to bring into your life
- Material abundance, a partner, a raise, a job, proper sleep, will power, etc.
Now take that first piece of paper and as you rip it up say out loud or in your head,
“I now release all that does not serve me”
If it’s safe to – you can burn it, or emerge it in a bowl of water, or bury it in the earth or throw it up into wind (then pick it up so you’re not littering)
Then take the second piece of paper with everything you want to attract, fold it up, hold it to your heart and say,
“I am open for my heart’s desires to flow into my life”
Keep this piece of paper under your pillow, in your wallet, in a drawer, or even post it somewhere that you can look at it everyday.
As you get into the pattern of creating rituals like this, the frequency that you emit will begin to shift, and what you attract into your life will resonate with the particular vibrations you give off. You are the creator of your life. Enjoy.
It is safe to say that all sickness and unhappiness come
from the violation of the law of love. A new commandment
I give unto you, "Love one another," and in the Game of
Life, love or good-will takes every trick
Continual criticism produces rheumatism, as critical,
inharmonious thoughts cause unnatural deposits in the
blood, which settle in the joints.
False growths are caused by jealousy, hatred unforgiveness,
fear, etc. Every disease is caused by a mind not at ease.
Unforgiveness is the most
prolific cause of disease. It will harden arteries or liver, and
affect the eye-sight. In its train are endless ills.
~The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn
The spring equinox takes place March 20-21st!! What the heck does that mean?
Well, the spring equinox is a time of renewal, new beginnings and watching the seeds of our intentions start to sprout. This is a perfect time to buy yourself some flowers, write down your intentions/desires of what you want to create and bring into your life, light a candle and watch your thoughts become reality!
Here's a great website to shed a little more light on the subject.
The Goddess Box
"So she thoroughly
that one cannot
without giving pleasure,
and that every touch,
every last bit of the body
has its secret,
which brings happiness
to the person who knows
how to wake it.
~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Vitamin D is now being considered more of a hormone than simply a vitamin. That's because it acts like a hormone in the body, regulating things like our immunity, how efficiently we absorb and store calcium, and it can even lower our chances of suffering from autoimmune diseases. Check out the video below for more info:
What does ritual mean to you?
Does it incite images of witches? Or religion?
What if ritual simply meant: something that was done or performed in an intentional manner? Takes on a bit of a new meaning, doesn't it? In that case driving your car could be a ritual, brushing your teeth or cooking food. What about conceiving an idea, a business plan, a baby? Could that be seen as a ritual?
When we bring intention to our actions, the actions take on a new meaning. The act hasn't changed, just our perception of it. If every movement, thought, emotion, etc. sends a signal to our nervous system which then effects our neurotransmitters and even our immunity (not making this up, it's science), then imagine the difference it could make in our lives if we were to perceive every action and every conversation as a sacred ritual to be respected.
Try it out for a day. Even an hour. See for yourself if you notice a shift.
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” ~Khalil Gibran
"Life improves when we pay more attention to what we need and less to what we want, for what we are partial to makes us “partial”: limited, incomplete, one-sided. Human nature drives us to avoid uniqueness for its own sake, for those who fail to conform to the tenets of their tribe often find themselves expelled from it, and for much of our history such ejection was a death sentence. Safety lies in remaining in the mainstream, running with the herd, tending enthusiastically toward the mean, working assiduously to fit in. The human drive for self-preservation induces in us the drive to conform to the gang’s prevailing consensus reality. Competing with the will to self-preservation is the will to self-actualization, which directs us to free ourselves of imperfection, which drove the development of Tantra"
Read full article: http://www.drsvoboda.com/resources/articles/searching-for-samarasa/
Archives of love, via the typed word: