12/12 FULL MOON – Heart’s Desire – Solstice/Christmas Solar Eclipse (Vedic Astrology) By Kari Field

The last full moon of 2019 will fall on Dec. 12 (9:12 p.m. PT). This is a prime time to envision new realms of possibility in matters of love and money and to let your heart speak louder than your head. Followed by the winter solstice on Dec. 21, and a solar eclipse on Dec. 25, the Dec. 12 full moon heralds change and possibly a new, more fulfilling phase of your life’s journey.

In Vedic astrology, this full moon falls in the area of the sky known as Mrigashira (Mriga means deer, and shira means head). Symbolized by the energy of a wild stag, Mrigashira is called the searching star, as it continuously seeks out what nourishes the heart and gives it a sense of belonging. As a deer seeks out its flock, this full moon desires a meaningful connection with others.

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is encroaching and daylight is dying away. The solstice is just around the corner, when the power of darkness reaches its annual climax. This bright full moon will shine through one of the longest nights of the year, illuminating the darkest corners of the psyche with piercing clarity and insight. Use this time to ask your heart what it truly wants, and don’t be surprised if the answer is different than what you’d thought.

Soma, the Hindu god of the moon, resides in Mrigashiraand holds the intoxicating nectar of immortality sought by angels and demons alike. It’s said that this nourishing juice bathes the earth with its rejuvenating and sustaining moonlight at night. Its power will be amplified on this full moon, inspiring our heart’s true desires to rise to the surface.

At the same time, there is also a restless and anxious edge to this full moon that could disturb sleep cycles, agitate people and animals, and send minds wandering to far-off places. If you find yourself walking around in a fog, or feeling testy, simply take a breath and hold space for that feeling, without trying to repress or change it.

Issues of trust and commitment could feel particularly poignant around this time. From Dec 10-12, heart-centered Venus joins critical Saturn in a planetary war that could lead to some possibly harsh reality checks. The good news is that it could also inspire you to set some much-needed boundaries. Have you been giving someone or something too much benefit of the doubt in the spheres of relationship and/or finances?

The Science Of Incense And The Brain By Matt Caron

The Power of Incense

If you’ve ever used incense, it may be doing more than just giving you a pleasant smell…

For many thousands of years, incense, and particularly frankincense, have been used in many religious and spiritual practices around the world. In fact, many ceremonies would be incomplete without it. But the use of incense extends far beyond just its ceremonial purposes; science has shown that incense does amazing things to the brain.

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A Calming Effect

For years, scientists have been curious about what incense does do us. After all, many ancient texts refer to incense being used to help those that are agitated or upset. Frequently, priests and doctors would use the smell of incense, or even its resin, to calm a patient down. Intrigued by this, a group of researchers located primarily in Jerusalem began to put incense under the microscope. And what they found shocked them.

Incense, the Positive Drug

Through experimentation, scientists figured out there was an active compound in incense known as incensole acetate. This compound was then given to mice in a controlled setting. Researchers noticed that the incense compound actually had a dual effect: it was an anti-inflammatory, and it boosted their mood significantly. Armed with this information, they began to probe a little deeper. If it was true that incense had these positive effects on the brain and body, what is the actual mechanism?

It turns out that incense activates areas in the brain that were almost unknown until that point.

THERE ARE 4 TYPES OF INTIMACY, AND ONLY 1 INCLUDES TOUCHING by MARY GRACE GARIS

Something about the mere word “intimacy” evokes an image of not necessarily being in the middle of sex, but at least being in a situation that’s setting the mood for it. Perhaps the parties involved aren’t fully dressed, or perhaps they’re just inching closer toward each other. At any rate, no matter what you’re imagining specifically, it’s likely aligned to the concept of beingintimate with someone, which is a notion many of us regard as first and foremost a physical act. That’s where we’re not quite right. Truly connecting with someone calls upon a combination of the four types of intimacy, and most of those don’t involve any type of touching whatsoever.

According to an Instagram that therapist Alyssa Mancao, LCSW, recently posted, fostering a sense of closeness in any relationship (romantic or otherwise) requires a combination of all four types of intimacy: emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical. But since you obviously won’t have natural off-the-charts natural chemistry with every person in your sphere, understanding what each of the types of intimacy has in common is crucial for maximizing the power of each.

According to Helene Brenner, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of I Know I’m In There Somewhere, A+ intimacy boils down to connection and attention. “Intimacy is a one-on-one connection that involves a synchrony between two people,” she says. “If you want to feel intimate, the first thing you and your partner need to do is stop all the other things you are doing and give each other your undivided, undistracted attention.”

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While intimacy can’t be forced, it can be workshopped and improved upon. Below, Dr. Brenner shares what what each type of intimacy calls for—and how you can work on strengthening that ingredient.

Emotional intimacy

To bolster emotional intimacy, break it down into three parts: slow down, keep it simple, and share what’s hard to say. Thoughtfully process your feelings before you speak, and when you do speak, contextualize your emotions so you can communicate them as direct and potent statements. Think: “I got hurt.” “I got scared.” “I love you.” “I miss you.” “I’m scared to tell you how much you matter to me.” Don’t rely of qualifiers to pad out your earnest feelings; instead, get right to the root of your unfiltered honesty. And above all, allow yourself to be vulnerable.

“Take the risk not to protect yourself. You can’t simultaneously protect yourself and be emotionally intimate. Let your heart be seen.” —psychologist Helene Brenner, PhD

“Take the risk not to protect yourself,” Dr. Brenner says. “You can’t simultaneously protect yourself and be emotionally intimate. Let your heart be seen.”

Mental intimacy

Consider mental intimacy as a meeting of the minds: It’s satisfying, challenging, and possibly stimulating (imagine two little brains in Paris, sipping red wine by candlelight).

“For some people, this is great wit and repartee—they love bouncing off each other, challenging each other,” Dr. Brenner says. “[Mental intimacy] can also be great talks about movies or a play you saw, or the career you both are in, or the causes that matter to you.”

So, have a topic to return to with your partner that fuels you both. Maybe it’s a business venture you want to start together or a sporty passion you share, like tennis or rock-climbing. “Make sure you spend significant amounts of time engaging together in what stimulates you mentally,” she continues. “And a little playful competition doesn’t hurt, so try playing board games against each other, as long as you’re fairly evenly matched.

Spiritual intimacy

 This one can skew tricky because it’s rare for two people in a couple or friendship to be similarly in touch with their spirituality. But, spirituality can take different forms or expressions: Maybe it’s a code of values or ethics, versus using actual spiritual language or practices.

“If your partner is not spiritually inclined, find spiritual intimacy by expressing to your partner what your spirituality means to you, how it makes you a better person, or gives more meaning to your life,” Dr. Brenner says.

“Find spiritual intimacy by expressing to your partner what your spirituality means to you, how it

partner what your spirituality means to you, how it makes you a better person, or gives more meaning to your life.” —Dr. Brenner

You can also boost spiritual intimacy with your partner by connecting in a quiet, poignant moment. “If you are having a moment that feels ‘spiritual’ to you with your partner, share your joy in the spiritual meaning you get from that moment,” she says. “Then look for the ways that your partner expresses deep spirituality through the actions they do and the values they live by.”

Physical intimacy

Ah, the type of intimacy many people make their absolute speciality—and, to be clear, it’s not not important! Physical touch might well be the love language you both speak well, and that’s great.

“Physical intimacy is essentially about relaxing into it, joining in the flow of it, getting into the moment, and sharing, giving, getting, and expressing what feels good. It’s all about connection, excitement, the giving and getting of pleasure, and closeness,” Dr. Brenner says. “Ask for what feels good. Go for what feels good.”

7 Crazy Facts About Buddha You Didn’t Know By Matt Caron

Since our post, 10 Interesting Facts About Buddha, was so popular we decided to let you in on some other facts you may have never heard of. Here’s some things about Buddha that most people never know about:

Buddha was most likely not a vegetarian

Buddha had a certain creed that was important to him and his followers: do no harm. That extended to animals and diet…hence many Buddhists are vegetarian today. But Buddhists eat what is given to them, and don’t request anything or complain. Because of this simple philosophy and Asia’s culinary history, it’s very likely that in his travels Buddha was offered meat and ate it.

Buddha was canonized by the Christian church

Buddha’s story spread by word of mouth quickly in the ancient world, but had many different “versions”. European travelers documented their discovery of a religion known as Buddhism in Asia. They would often retell the stories. This, of course, included the origin of Buddhism. But over time, the origin became the transformation of a sinner into a saint in Christianity…and instead of Buddha, it was Josaphat. Many other stories were written about Josaphat, and his tales were loved by many Christians. They included healings and prophesying. Eventually the tales became so popular that he was canonized into sainthood! If you’d like to do more reading on this fascinating subject, you can read a book about it here.

Buddha probably didn’t have the top-knot hair bun

When Buddha’s stories began to across the world, Greek architecture and sculptures dominated artistry and influenced art. This also extended to Buddhist statues. The hair bun, the toga style robe, the halo, and the stylistic realism are all elements that most likely came from Greece. For more info, click here.

Buddha treated women equally

Most monastic orders, especially at that time, did not allow females to participate. But Buddha did. This was a stark contrast to the exclusive Brahman caste of India, with its male-dominated system.

The “Fat Buddha” was not Buddha

Many times, people think that the “fat Buddha” (often seen in Chinese restaurants) is Buddha; but that’s not true. The fat Buddha is a representation of a Buddhist monk that lived in the early 900’s. This saintly monk was known as Hotei a Budai. The confusion comes from the teaching that everyone is a Buddha themselves, but has yet to uncover it…but apparently, this man did. That’s why you’ll only see China with this depiction — the rest of Asia shows Buddha as slender.

Buddha did not care about “gods”

Buddhism was a stark contrast to many of the orthodox teachings of Hinduism in its day. Perhaps the greatest example of this is the conception of gods in Buddhism: there are none! Buddha did not believe that gods or goddesses were really relevant to the supreme goal of enlightenment. Therefore, they could be left out of the main teachings. It’s up to the practitioner to find what works for them. But belief of their existence is needless.

Buddha’s tooth

Supposedly, Buddha’s tooth is still around today. It was removed during his cremation ceremony and smuggled into Sri Lanka where it is still present today.

How Yoga Therapy Can Change Your Life By Jeremy Raynolds

According to the most popular definition of yoga, extracted from Patanjali’s yoga sutras, yoga is “inhibition of the modifications of the mind.” In fact, this is the purpose of yoga, which practitioners achieve after years of dedication.

But for beginners, Patanjali’s interpretation of yoga may be too “metaphysical.” Have you tried to come up with your own definition of yoga, based on your personal experience? If you ever practiced yoga for at least a month, you realized that it’s more than a system of physical stretches. It’s an overall method for the body, mind, and spirit. It has changed many people’s lives, so it’s no wonder why researchers call it yoga therapy and include it in many of their studies. One particular study showed that the benefits of yoga are undeniable on both physical and mental levels. This practice has the potential to improve one’s quality of life.

Personal experience proves what research says

If you start going through comments on YouTube, Reddit, and Instagram, you’ll often see this claim: “yoga changed my life!” It’s not an exaggeration. As soon as they start practicing on a regular basis, people start experiencing the many health benefits of yoga.

Let’s go through a few of those personal experiences, so we’ll see what yoga really means in the lives of people.

1. Yoga makes you understand: you’re enough

2. Yoga improves your mood

I don’t want to be so bold to say that yoga can help people overcome depression. Those who are going through depression don’t need a statement like that. However, many practitioners find yoga helpful during their treatment. Here’s what one Reddit user said: “Given I am currently going through a pretty nasty depressive episode, it made me feel really tuned in to my emotions and feelings.” This thread is wonderful since other users share how the practice helped them overcome anxiety, perfectionism, and even depression.

There’s a perfectly good explanation behind these experiences. It’s not a placebo effect. It’s the ability of yoga to make you feel present in the current moment. You realize that you’re not your past and future. You are here and now. As you delve deeper into the practice, you stop being attached to your thoughts and feelings. You catch that deep, valuable thing inside you as a human being, and you connect with your center. That’s the healing power of yoga.

3. Yoga can even change your face

The so-called “face yoga” is dubbed as superficial. “Real” practitioners say it has nothing to do with yoga. However, it’s also a practice that has changed people’s lives. A Reddit thread, named “How face yoga has changed my life,” shares the personal experience that a practitioner had.

You’ll notice that these exercises aren’t just for toning the face. They also involve proper breathing, which is the real game-changer. Hey, you have nothing to lose. If you train your jawline every night before going to sleep, it’s possible to tone it.

4. Yoga makes you stronger

This is an aspect that guys are particularly interested in. Throughout its history, yoga was developed as a practice mainly for men. As it evolved throughout the centuries, more women started practicing it. If you scroll down your Instagram feed, you might get the impression that it’s a feminine practice, since it looks so graceful and it’s mostly practiced by women nowadays. When men get into it, however, they realize that yoga involves more strength than they ever imagined.

There’s an interesting Reddit thread around that topic. The practitioner says: “I couldn’t be happier and it also appears to be increasing my core strength.” Another user-contributed with their own experience, saying he’s always stretched after lifting weights, but never understood how much they could improve their mobility until they got serious with the yoga practice. Many yoga postures require strength in your legs, arms, and mostly your core. With a steady and progressive practice, you’ll develop both the strength and flexibility to achieve and maintain those postures for several breaths.

This effect isn’t limited to the body, though. One of the most important benefits of yoga is that all physical effects extend to your mental and emotional wellbeing. You become more resilient to stress, and you start working harder in anything else you do.

5. Yoga makes you a better person

The effects of yoga go deeper as you progress beyond the physical practice. When practitioners start learning about the philosophy behind the method, they start understanding the real importance of yoga. A software engineer shared an interesting experience on Quora. Increased physical body awareness was one of the first visible effects they experienced. They took this awareness deeper, starting to analyze each action they undertook. They started eating and communicating with greater awareness. They became more relaxed. Most of all, this person learned how to be a more compassionate individual.

How will yoga change your life?

No one can answer that question for you. Yoga is such a personal practice that everyone experiences it differently. As you get committed to it, you’ll start shedding your own layers. You’ll be getting deeper into your thoughts, emotions, and physical body by the day. Some effects will be instant. You’ll feel like you’re more relaxed and hyped after your very first class. But for the real effects, you’ll have to make a commitment. This is a life-time practice that requires some effort but gives a lot in return.

If you went through this article, you’re interested and you’re ready to make the commitment. Start practicing yoga on a regular basis! Roll out your mat each morning and you’ll be grateful that you gave yourself the opportunity to grow.

How To Do Soul-Searching Based On Your Zodiac Sign By Kayla Matthews

Who are you inside? What makes you tick? What gets you motivated to jump out of bed in the morning? Conversely, what bores you to tears and makes you want to pull the covers back over your head? Find out through soul searching! Base your quest on your zodiac sign.

What Is soul searching?

Soul searching means finding out what you want in life. It’s important to note that this process isn’t about what your parents wanted for you. Nor does it necessarily entail having 2.5 kids and a white picket fence. Soul searching means spending time solo and burning away the mental clutter that fills your brain daily. It entails digging deep into what drives you — more than the need to earn money, more than primal desires like lust. When your life and your soul purpose align, you’ll experience more fulfilling relationships and a heightened sense of inner peace.

Aries — the individual

Aries folks embody the rugged individualism in which many Americans take pride. They don’t like taking orders — so their soul-searching journey should involve unplugging from cellphones and computers where their bosses can reach them. Getting as off-grid as possible lets this sign discovers their driving passion.

Leo — the performer

Leos love taking center stage and letting their star-power shine. This zodiac sign finds boredom intolerable and needs a getaway with lots of excitement. A great soul-searching trek for Leos would involve exploring exotic underwater caves or scaling treacherous mountain peaks.

Sagittarius — the leader

Sagittarians are natural-born leaders. They also take to solo traveling like ducks to water, so they’ll likely enjoy their soul-searching adventure. Since this trait embodies big-hearted generosity, a volunteer trip to an impoverished region to help build homes or provide medical supplies can help them find zen.

Taurus — the sensualist

Taureans get a bad rap for having nasty tempers, but given their druthers, this misunderstood bovine sign prefers to chill out and take it easy. They’re also the sensualists of the zodiac, so a spa getaway that indulges their senses helps them do their soul-seeking. If you’re a bull on a bear market budget, create a zen-like experience at home with a steamy bubble bath and relaxing yoga.

Virgo — the purist

A perfectionist Virgo dislikes dealing with last-minute itinerary changes and lost luggage. They also put enormous pressure on themselves to become perfect, and they might hesitate to get away during the school year or hectic times at the office. A solo getaway in a forested area appeals to their purist nature and lets them unshackle themselves from the need to be the best long enough to unearth their true motivations. If they’re in university, Virgos can plan such forays for a gap year to calm academic fears.

Capricorn — the workhorse

Like hardy goats, Capricorns are the workhorses of the zodiac. They personify discipline and patience and often enjoy working with their hands. They’d do well with a guided yoga retreat, as it marries the physical with their higher spiritual self.

Pisces — the dreamer

People often accuse Pisceans of having their heads in the clouds. It’s true — many people born under the Pisces sign love going on adventures in their mind, but not in body. As such, this sun sign does their best soul-seeking in the comfort of their own home via a staycation.

Cancer — the nurturer

Those born under the Cancer sign love to surround themselves with friends and family, and they may find solo travel intolerable. One great way for a Cancer sign to do some soul-searching? Load up the family and take a volunteer journey together. They could help build homes for the homeless or assist with care for animals separated from owners during natural disasters.

Scorpio — the mystic

Those born under the Scorpio sign are the philosophers of the zodiac. Of all the signs, they most enjoy delving into the subconscious and shadow self. Their soul-searching journey may take them as far away as Tibet or as close as their balcony to gaze at the moon. As long as they have uninterrupted silence to tap into their deeper self, they’re content to seek away.

Gemini — the peacemaker

Those born under the sign of Gemini can seem eccentric at times, but they value harmony. Like the duality inherent in their zodiac symbol, Geminis may swing between needing to be surrounded by people and desperately seeking solitude. As such, they do their best soul-seeking on retreats that combine group activities with solo adventures. They might enjoy an all-inclusive resort that emphasizes fitness classes and outings — but that takes place near an uncrowded beach.

Libra — the judge

Libras strive for balance and unbiased solutions to every problem — including the one that reads, “What should I do with my life?” They enjoy mediating conflicts with others, and as such, they make fantastic team players. Going off on a group adventure to scale a mountain or traverse challenging terrain appeals to their problem-solving nature and helps them discover their purpose.

Aquarius — the diplomat

Aquarians are intellectuals who get along well with others, even if they come off as stoic. However, this sign also embraces spontaneity — so jetting off to Paris for a weekend could be just what the soul-searching doctor ordered. They don’t mind innovating if their luggage gets lost, and exotic destinations often appeal to their curious side.

Search your soul the sun sign way

Everyone benefits from soul searching. The process can help you determine everything from the correct career path to whether or not you should stay in a personal relationship. Follow these tips to find the perfect introspective trek for your zodiac type.

Resilient

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I have been in therapy for decades, I have seen many therapist, I just realized that one of the “compliments” or “comments” that I have continuously gotten from them is that I am resilient. It takes me time to really hear or digest when another person gives me a compliment or positive feedback. Of course, if it was negative it would be much easier to take ownership for, since receiving this kind of comments my whole life.

I never really understood or considered what they were saying or trying to convey to me. I was too stuck in thinking I wasn’t good enough, that a compliment or positive word, could not penetrate my damaged psyche.

What does being “Resilient” really mean?? I didn’t bother to google it, or give it a second thought until after seeing the millionth therapist/person to repeat the same thing, she as so many before her, that one thing that was evident about me, was that I am resilient! Here it was that word again. This time I heard it, this time I wanted to know what it meant. I finally decided to as my reliable friend “Google” for the answer.

Here it is:

Definition of resilient

: characterized or marked by resilience: such as
a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture
b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Similar:
strong
tough
hardy
quick to recover
quick to bounce back
buoyant
difficult to keep down
irrepressible
adaptable

flexible

Opposite:
vulnerable

sensitive

I guess they were right. I have had to bend, flex, stretch and change in order not to break.
From now on when I hear this directed to me, I will take it as one of the highest compliments I could get.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

Happy Birthday Tiota!

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Happy Birthday Tiota!

I have not seen you in over a year, since I moved to Seattle, and now you have also moved. I miss you and our times together.

No matter the distance, You are always on my mind and close to my heart. I love and miss you very much.

Here is to wishing you a very happy birthday 60th, but mostly wish to see you soon! Until then, I am sending hugs and kisses!

Happy Birthday Tiota and many more! 

Love always, Rebe

13 Beliefs You MUST Reprogram To Find Inner Happiness By Monika Grace

When we go through our Ascension journey, different wounded aspects of us will resurface to help us see our own shadow. This shows us where we hold limited perceptions, dis empowering beliefs or repressed trauma. It can be immensely tiring and scary to face our old wounds. But if you give yourself the permission to go to those dark places and temporarily face your old wounds, one thing is for sure, you’ll give yourself one of the greatest gifts one can ever receive – a re connection with your most authentic self.

There is no doubt in my mind that facing our old wounds can be not only painful but also extremely exhausting. It takes a lot of energy to reprocess past trauma and painful memories, so it’s important to learn to be kind to ourselves during this process and nurture our mind, body, and soul as much as we can.

“When you get tired, don’t give up, instead, learn to rest, recharge your batteries and move forward”

I had to remind myself this the hard way last week. I’ve had an awful week full of immense shifts that brought me down to my knees. I didn’t know what hit me.

My personal wounds

There was another healing cycle of facing and healing the old wounds with growing up in a toxic environment run by my narcissistic mother. As a little girl, I wasn’t allowed to play much, to be creative, sensitive or just be. These are all characteristics of the feminine energy. I remember so vividly how many times I felt deeply unsafe, unsupported and neglected. I craved to be nurtured by my mother but when I noticed that the love she gave was followed by abuse, I started to withdraw and stop myself from wanting to be held, loved or feel safe in her presence. I closed myself off from receiving. It was immensely painful but I felt like I didn’t have a choice. I felt trapped in that family with no opportunity to escape.

My mother shamed me hard and punished me for doing anything that I loved or valued. She would laugh at my artwork, rip to pieces anything I’ve made and she would go out of her way to shame me for being sensitive. As a result, I learned to suppress this part of me in order to fit into that toxic family. So reopening this part of me became my greatest mission in this journey, no because I had to but because I wanted to.

Suppressing our trauma

As children, we tend to suppress anything that our parents don’t value because we know that our entire survival depends on their approval. But this also comes with feelings of being betrayed, abandoned, disappointed, unworthy and undeserving that we develop as a result of those experiences. The more such abuse goes on, the more those feelings get affirmed in our vulnerable little minds.

Sadly, this never just stays in the past as these traumatic experiences become the wounded lens through which we see the world. We carry those beliefs and feelings into our adult life and then attract to us people and experiences that match those beliefs and feelings we carry within. This is because our own view of our Identity has been imprinted with false disempowering beliefs of not being safe, worthy, lovable or allowed to have the things we desire.

Unless we rewire them within our subconscious and imprint new feelings in our central nervous system, that wounded perception of who we are will keep recreating our life whether we want it or not. It happens on autopilot and it’s all driven by the subconscious mind that controls 95% of our unconscious programs including the beliefs we hold, thoughts we think and feelings we feel. This energy then powers the actions we take in life. So if we truly want to heal we must heal at the root level of our being.

I thought I’d share some of the core beliefs and wounds I was healing around safety, worth and receiving in the past few days to help you heal from the past and receive what your heart desires:

Feelings to heal

  1. Feeling betrayed, abandoned, unloved, neglected,
  2. Not feeling safe to receive
  3. By far the biggest feeling that hurts us the most in childhood is NOT FEELING SAFE or SUPPORTED
  4. If we don’t heal these feelings and beliefs, they act as an active vibration in our energy field that keeps magnetizing to us the same stuff over and over.

Beliefs to reprogram

  1. It’s safe for me to express my Feminine energy fully.
  2. It’s safe for me to receive love.
  3. It’s safe for me to receive money.
  4. It’s safe for me to be healthy.
  5. It’s safe for me to have healthy boundaries with others.
  6. It’s safe for me to trust my heart.
  7. It’s safe for me to fully express my creative genius.
  8. I deserve all that I desire.
  9. I am worthy.
  10. I deserve to be nurtured and cherished.
  11. I deserve to live in joy and happiness.
  12. It’s okay for me to rest when I get tired.
  13. It’s safe for me to be sensitive.

In order for a woman or a man (those dominant in the feminine energy) to be open to giving and receiving love and support, they need to feel SAFE. Many of us used to demand that safety from the external environment first (our boyfriend, girlfriend, job, parents and so on). And while it is important to have healthy boundaries, knowing our values and worth, there is something even more important for us to embrace in our ascension journey and that is to nurture our INNER SENSE OF SAFETY WITHIN US. This comes from a deep inner knowing of a SACRED DIVINE TRUTH that we are always safe and protected by the soothing arms of the Universe and Ourselves.

I invite you to nurture this inner sense of safety within you from now on as it will help you become your own best friend and build a new IDENTITY that is based on feeling safe in all situations. Put any past pain and trauma behind you not by running away from it but by acknowledging that it indeed made you feel that way and then letting it go.

We cannot truly heal anything unless we have the courage to face our feelings. Yes, fear can still resurface from time to time but when you built up your deposit of inner safety, you’ll have a secret weapon to use when needing to transcend any limiting fears to follow your truth.

How to self-heal this from within

When any trauma resurfaces for me, I am always taken to those childhood memories when the trauma occurred. I get clear about how that situation made me feel, then validate those feelings, reprocess those memories and then reprogram myself for what I want to have in my life instead. This double healing is super powerful because it helps to heal the mental and emotional body all at once. You’ll feel an immense release of heavy energy instantly after the healing is done.

The whole process can take anything from 5 to 30 mins but the way you’ll feel in the end is like entering Heaven’s door – utter bliss washing all over your body and a sense of liberation from what was holding you back in the past. It’s truly worth the discomfort that you may feel when going through it. Let me know in the comments whether you’ve had challenges around not feeling safe within you and how you managed to overcome them? I love learning from others as much as I offer my views, tips, and perspectives, so I hope to hear from you.

Sending you many Divine healing prayers and blessings.

Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United StatesCanada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.