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March 13th… My Birthday horoscope…

Pisces New Moon | March 13 | Sun and New Moon conjunct

  • Loving Venus | in exaltation, and
  • Mystical Neptune | in its home sign

And you know what else is wild, about this New Moon? It caters to Pluto, and we all know how powerful that can be.

Some will watch their life be transformed at this time.

Transformation comes through

  • Love or money | Venus
  • Dribbles, or tsunamis | Neptune

Stay Grounded

Pisces Rules The Feet

This New Moon is the yogic “counter pose” to that “controlled chaos” I keep talking about. Okay so what exactly needs to be counter-balanced?

Our control issues?

The chaos we face?

  • Is this the time to let down your guard?
  • Or stay on your toes and be alert?

Neptune always makes it hard to tell what’s really going on. This is when we master the fine art of being .: both :. at the same time:

  • Remain Vigilant
  • Be Open

Collectively we are embracing

  • Role Reversals
  • Changes in Status

Especially if your chart features fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.

Take a break this weekend. Share the love. This New Moon really does offer sips of sublime magic.

But, as always with | Pisces | Neptune | 12th House | avoid drugs and alcohol.

4 Spiritual Practices To Get The Sex Life Of Your Dreams By Olivia Isabey

1) Self-love

Before we can love someone else, we have to love ourselves. This is a simple spiritual truth. Easy to understand, hard to apply. This wisdom about love applies even in our sex life. For us to have an amazing sex life, we have to love our own self. We have to be our own first lover. The way to achieve this is to be generous and kind to ourselves.

How we can truly take care of ourselves can be divided into 3 parts: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Don’t forget one of the 3 parts as they all play into each other. To take care of yourself emotionally means to not talk down on yourself. Don’t allow negative thoughts to flourish. You are a divine creature. Negative thoughts lead to insecurity and a distorted self-image. Insecurity leads to less than fulfilling sex. We are often the hardest judges of ourselves. Instead of beating yourself up, think about what you would say to your best friend, and then say the same thing to yourself. How would you treat your best friend? Treat yourself with the same amount of respect.

Every day make it your practice to thank your body for allowing you to move, to breathe, and to think. Appreciate your body. Your body is your temple on this earth. There is also a physical form of self-love, which a lot of people forget about. Take care of yourself physically. Give your body a healing diet. Drink lots of water, and pick an exercise of your choice to keep fit. Yoga is a way to improve both the knowledge about your body and about the spiritual truth that guides us through life.

The body you are in is the body that has been given to you to walk around on this earth. So, treat your body as a valued treasure.

The spiritual dimension of our life is also often overlooked. If you are feeling depressed, there is a big chance you haven’t taken care of your spiritual side. We are physical beings, but we are also beings seeking spiritual enlightenment. Remember to feed this side of yourself. Meditate. Read ancient texts. Read books by people more knowledgeable than you. Take long walks in nature and ask yourself spiritual questions. Nourish your mind the way you nourish your body with healthy food.

Another good way to feed your spiritual side is to find a suitable mentor. This is an ancient way of finding the right paths that’s been overlooked in today’s society. The right mentor can lead you and show you a different part of the road you haven’t seen yourself.

2) Knowledge

We often regard sex as something that purely exists, the way every sunset exists. But few things are set in stone. The world is a place in constant change. Our sexuality, as well as our sex life, continues to develop through life. To get a better sex life we have to continue to expand our knowledge. We have to be students that seek knowledge, even when it comes to our own sexuality. There is knowledge that comes from books and mentors. There are even some good resources on the internet, for women and men. To seek out the right material is an important part of the spiritual journey.

Another way to expand your knowledge about your sexuality is to try new things, alone and together with a suitable partner. To expand the knowledge of our own bodies is to be both the explorer and the explored. Treat your body as a field full of hidden treasures. The experiences you can have with your body can lead to spiritual truths. This is especially true when it comes to sexual and sensual experiences. If we have a partner, we have to challenge ourselves to be creative. When you first meet someone, you learn about all their likes and dislikes. They undergo the same process and together you find a form of sex that is pleasurable for you both.

When it comes to sex, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine. Humans are after all creatures of habit. Make sure to go deeper. Be more intentional with your sex life. Explore new ways of having sex. Expand your knowledge together, take advantage of having a partner in crime. This is not the only beneficiary for your own spiritual path but also for the two of you as a couple.

3) Mindfulness

Sex in itself is an exercise in mindfulness. When you have really good sex you forget where you are, even who you are. You are fully aligned with the sensations in your body, when you have an orgasm it can be like the mind completely checked out. Your whole being is just an explosion of pleasure.

To practice mindful sex, let go of your thoughts. Forget about everything you have to do, forget about your insecurities, even forget that you are a body. The best sexual partners are the ones that have the ability to be fully present in the moment. So this exercise is not only good for you, it also gives the person you are having sex with a more enjoyable connected sex. Practicing self-love should make you less anxious about how you come across. Remember to not judge your partner. You are both divine creatures. Don’t think about their performance and don’t think about your own performance. Don’t think about your respective orgasm.

Observe your own breathing. Observe the sensation of skin under your fingertips. Observe your heart beating. Feel the energy vibrating in your body. When a thought comes up, let it go, let it flow through you the way water seeps through the earth. Mindfulness is also a good way to deal with different sexual challenges. For men, the practice can help with problems such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. For women, practicing mindfulness can help when they’re having problems reaching orgasm. Every time the sex gets too focused on a specific result, go back to your practice of mindfulness. Be in the moment.

4) Try Tantra

Tantra is a tradition present in both Buddhism and Hinduism. It’s an ancient spiritual practice but its knowledge and techniques are surprisingly easy to adapt to modern times and to who you are right now. Whether you are single or together with a partner.

Instead of seeking enlightenment through non-attachment, practitioners of Tantra seek to reach higher levels of awareness through uniting spirituality and sexuality. This is done through meditation, breathing exercises and massages. Tantra practitioners harvest their sexual energy and send it up towards their head, to their crown chakra. This can help heal sexual traumas and makes you let go of shame and different kind of blockage. You accept yourself as a sexual being. In tantra, when you unite the feminine and masculine present within all of us, you align your body with the divine. This increases awareness and your body becomes a portal to transcendent truths.

Even for someone with a more modest quest than enlightenment, Tantra is a good exercise and a way to become comfortable with the sensual energy that flows through us. In tantra, you work with your body. You become more present and aware of your senses. This can be done both on your own or with a suitable partner. If you are in a relationship tantra is a good way to deepen the connection between you and your significant other. Tantra is a way to work with sexual energy to rise with the expansion of awareness within us.

To take a Tantra course is a good way to learn more about yourself and your sexuality. If you are not ready for the full package just yet, there is plenty of information available for self-studies. Tantra is not only limited to the bedroom. The part of Tantra that works with sexual energy is only one part of Tantra. Study all aspects of the ancient wisdom, and bring your Tantra practice to the rest of your life, your feelings and your essence.

I hope you liked the list and that these four lessons can help you along the way as much as they helped me. Enjoy the journey

PISCES March horoscope

It’s your season, Pisces! With Venus joining the sun in your sign, you’re definitely feeling the love these days: flowers from friends, sweet DMs in your inbox and even a birthday card from your landlord?! The best medicine is self-love though, so at the new moon on the 13th, take a spa day away from the chaos—that Mars in Gemini is certainly stirring up—at home. Aries season begins on the 20th and gets you all fired up about making more money. The key to boosting your income is less about getting a raise and more about optimizing your schedule.

Love Horoscope: Since early January, your partner has been in their own world, super busy at work and basically MIA. This all changes on the 15th when Mercury glides into your sign and suddenly he has tons of questions about what’s going on in your life. Are you thrilled or feeling smothered by the constant attention?

Money Horoscope: The full moon on the 28th stirs up some drama when it comes to your shared resources. Someone is making you an offer you can’t refuse, but is this investment too much of a risk? You’ve been grinding away trying to rectify cash flow issues that followed you for all of 2020 and this could solve it all in one fell swoop. When the question is go big or go home, why not go big?

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!!

Why You Must Feel All Your Feelings To Transform Your Life

By Shreya Dalela

Let me start with an internal narrative that almost all of us experience sometime:

We sense an uncomfortable feeling arising inside us. As soon as we sense it, our mind starts weaving a story around that feeling — Why do I feel this way? I shouldn’t be feeling sad, fearful, anxious, {insert any uncomfortable feeling}.

Do you see what’s wrong with this narrative? As soon as we feel something that we’ve identified as ‘negative’ or ‘unpleasant’, we start trying to negate it or push it away. Hello, binge-watching on Netflix for hours! Take for instance the feeling of burnout or exhaustion:

“Many of us try to binge-watch our burnouts away, according to a study by YellowBrick. When surveying 2059 millennials, 16% chose to binge-watch a series on Netflix/Hulu to ease burnout. But that would be similar to replacing one poison with another. Binge-watching is terrible for your health.”Work-Life Balance Statistics 2021

If you’ve been there, I don’t blame you. Years and years of conditioning have made us habitual to invalidating our feelings. We might not even see anything wrong with it. But such a thinking pattern is harmful (and often leads to anxiety and depression). Now, the idea isn’t to become caught up in your feelings either. All you need to do is bring your awareness to them.

How can you tap into your feelings without feeling overwhelmed?

It might be difficult to implement at first, but one of the best ways that I’ve learned to deal with uncomfortable feelings is this: I start by simply acknowledging what I’m feeling. Just notice it without pressuring myself to express it, share it, or do something about it. Just be aware of it. This step in itself is so powerful because it makes me feel in charge of how I’m feeling. If I continue to feel intensely, I allow myself a physical outlet. If I am happy, I dance or hug the people I love. If I am angry, I go for a brisk walk or a run. If I am sad, I play sad songs and cry. If I am anxious, I write down my fears or do yoga with a set intention to calm down.

After that, I feel more centered and ready to process my feelings through journaling.

When I had started bullet journaling, I came across the concept of mood tracking which made me really curious. After exploring, I found out that tracking your moods is just one of the many ways of mood journaling.

 

What exactly is mood journaling?

Mood journaling is a journaling exercise to feel all your feelings. It brings clarity and awareness to improve your mental health. Not only this, it helps you observe any recurrent pattern, identifies triggers, and raise your energy levels.

Here’s a simple 4-step guide to mood journaling —

1. Start by asking yourself — what am I feeling?

For most of us, the vocabulary of our emotions is quite limited. For this reason, we struggle to label our feelings or put them into words. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. I love this wheel of emotions and you can use the same when you struggle with answering the question — How/What am I feeling? Don’t worry about getting too specific. You will become more and more aware of your feelings as you build the habit of mood journaling. In the beginning, you can label the broad

2. Tell yourself — it’s okay to feel this way

When we deny what we feel, we only make the feeling more powerful. Instead of ignoring the feeling or shoving it down, try telling yourself this instead — It’s okay to feel this way. I accept this feeling. Just like all other feelings, this is also impermanent. Think of what you’ll say to comfort a friend who is in a similar situation. Try using the same dialogue to reassure yourself. A lot has been talked about self-care. However, along with self-care, you also need to practice self-compassion. Show yourself some kindness and remind yourself that it’s only human to feel the way you do.

3. Try to answer — what triggered me?

Often, triggers such as memories, experiences, or events spark intense feelings inside us. Trying to uncover the underlying reason behind those feelings is difficult. However, through journaling, you can learn to tune into yourself and become more aware of why you feel those feelings. Sometimes, it’s possible to identify the trigger through conversing about the situation with a therapist. Remember that the time you’re feeling too intensely isn’t the right time to understand your triggers. Give yourself time and space to feel calm. Only then try to explore the potential reasons behind your triggers. Also, remember that your triggers may not always be related to any past issues. Sometimes, even being tired and sleep-deprived can exacerbate bad feelings. If you want to understand how other aspects of your lifestyle influence your feelings and moods, you should try maintaining a sleep tracker. For women, maintaining a period tracker is also extremely helpful.

4. Conclude with — can I do anything about it?

Sometimes, what we feel points to a deeper need of ours that needs to be addressed or a problem that needs to be solved. In other cases, it’s simply a feeling that you need to fully experience and let go of. For instance, feeling anxious about your exam might point to a need for revision. On the other hand, the feeling of longingness for someone who is no longer there in your life anymore is sadly something you can’t do anything about. In the latter case, you need to fully feel and process all the sadness to let it go. Learning to feel your feelings, and to process them in a healthy manner takes a long time but it’s totally worth it. Approaching your feelings holistically sets you on a path of inner healing and expands your entire being. You begin to build a deeper and healthier relationship with yourself. And in the long term, that’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself

8 Lessons I Learned About Money During My Spiritual Awakening

By Emily S

1) Money is just energy.

All money is, is energy. It’s an exchange of energy. We are evolving to a point where money isn’t even tangible, which is even further proof that money is not real. How can something that’s not even real maintain such control over our lives? If we have positive energy around our financial situation, money will be attracted to us. If we harbor negative energy and emotions around our financial situation, money will be repelled. I spent years in a state where I was neither making money nor losing it. No matter what job I had, I couldn’t seem to break the neutrality. I would spend a few months saving and then spend it all. It’s not because I was bad at budgeting — budgets don’t really work, because money is not something we can consciously control until we do the subconscious work to get there.

2) Money is a form of power.

For some reason, many of us believe that being powerful is a bad thing. It’s scary. For me, I grew up feeling afraid of my father. He was the powerful one in the family. He made the money. Power was scary, and I didn’t want to be that way. Boom– negative belief. But the thing is, power can be used for good or for evil, as we all know. As I further develop my third chakra, the power center of the body, I attract more power, and with power comes money.

3. Money is good.

I subconsciously held the belief that money was bad. I grew up watching my parents fight about it, hearing my dad say we didn’t have enough, and overall feeling stressed about it. I had begun to associate money with negativity. I never wanted to think about it. Luckily I was able to tap into my subconscious and clear that block– now I understand that money is good and useful in the world we live in, but also it is not something I need to worry about.

4. Money can help people.

For some reason, we like to believe that money isn’t important, even though it is. True, it isn’t the most important thing in the world, but it is a lot of fun to have money. We are so averse to the idea of fun in America. We also think that if we are in a job where we help people, we can’t make money. It’s the whole martyr archetype— “I help others so, therefore, I’m morally superior. It hurts me and I’m not making much money, but I will always help others and put them before myself no matter what because I’m just that great and selfless.” Know anyone like this? I certainly do. I think many of us fall onto the spectrum of martyrdom. I know I have. Women are especially susceptible. We have this false notion that helping others must come at a cost to us and that it must be filled with suffering. However, this is exactly what I just said it is– a false notion. We can help others while making money. AND. We can use that money to continue helping others. Boom.


5. Women can make money, too.

We are in a very fascinating stage of human evolution. For FAR too long, women have been dominated by men. However, we are finally waking up to the truth that we are equals. Intellectually, I think most men are very excited about this. However, subconsciously, we still have several thousand years to work through, and it has only just started recently. We have an entire society to change.

On a personal note, my mom was not in the workforce during my early childhood. I grew up believing that men make money, and women don’t. Or at least, they don’t make as much money. This belief–that women don’t make as much money as men– is rampant in our society. It is multi-faceted, relating to how we were raised as children as well as women. Women truly are taught a lot of negative things about themselves that men do not have to contend with. For me, there were a lot of issues surrounding personal power and the discomfort with making myself seen that related to money that I needed to clear. Nevertheless, even though we might intellectually know this to be true– that women can make money– if it isn’t being reflected in your personal life, then you might want to think about what subconscious beliefs you might be holding.

6. We all deserve to make money.

We have to get over this idea that we don’t deserve to make money. This is a belief that is usually buried deep in the subconscious. It can be embarrassing to admit, but many people have it. For me, I felt worthless for a long time in many ways. It’s not possible for someone who feels worthless to make and keep money. If I feel I have no inherent worth, then how can I convince others that I do? How can I convince others to buy my services if I don’t believe in myself? It’s simply not possible. This feeling of worthiness and deserving also sits within the third chakra. It’s not something that can be overcome simply with positive thinking. It’s something that you must go into the subconscious to heal and is often multi-faceted.

7. Money is abundant.

This is a huge block people have in our society. Money is so entwined with scarcity. When people don’t have money in their lives, this is often why. Growing up, I was told that we didn’t have enough money for certain things, even things that I needed. I grew up feeling ashamed for having needs. My family wasn’t poor, we were actually quite well-off in the beginning of my childhood. But both of my parents did grow up relatively poor. They were both self-made. They both worked hard. Working hard does lead to money, but it does not lead to big money. It leads to survival money. It is only when we combine our work with a high and positive energetic vibration that the feeling or idea of big money can be attracted. Since my parents grew up poor, they had a scarcity mindset. Even though there was enough, it was never enough. And that was passed on to me. Clearing this block is essential– we feel like we never have enough money even though we have more than enough already. Why is that? Not because it’s true, but because it’s thought-based. The majority of us are doing fine. Even if we have debt, we are still alive.

8. We don’t have to work hard to make money.

From a young age, our lives are set up in school to learn how to work hard, with an obscure goal in a non-existent future to make money. However, we are never directly taught HOW TO MAKE MONEY. Pretty wild if you ask me. School was never really fun for anyone, and the same went with college, in terms of the academic aspect. Sure the learning was fun, but then the studying and the tests were so tedious. And the sad thing is, I don’t remember any of the information, anyway.

When I looked at my subconscious beliefs about money, this was the most difficult one for me to contend with. After listening to some podcasts on the topic, and also personally knowing some wealthy people, the truth is, they don’t typically work very hard. What they do on a daily basis is take care of and think of ways to grow their money. That’s it. Since money is an exchange of energy, there will be some work involved, but if the work feels draining and negative, guess what– the money will be drained from you!

Angels And Astrology By Lisa Leon

Who are the Archangels?

The archangels I am referring are” Archangel Ariel, Chamuel, Zadkiel, Grabriel, Raziel, Metatron, Jophiel, Jeremiel, Raguel, Azrael, Uriel and Sandalphon.  Each of the archangels have a specialty or specific trait that is helpful to us on our journey throughout life. All that is needed is to call upon your archangel or any archangel in time of need. The angels will not intervene in your life without being asked.  All of heaven respects what is known as the free will zone and the angels will not assist until you have called upon them to do so. It does not matter how you ask or call upon them, a prayer, affirmation, visualization or simply calling their name and asking them to please come and help you with what it is you are seeking.


Astrological Archangels

There are 12 astrological signs and each astrological sign has a correction or lesson to be learned.  I have listed for you each of the twelve astrological signs, archangel available to help as well as insight into the astrological correction or lesson that needs to be learned. As I mentioned earlier the archangels are available to anyone who calls upon them in time of need regardless of your astrological sign or connection to the archangel.


Archangel Ariel: Aries / March 21 – April 19

Archangel Ariel is the angelic ambassador of divine magic and manifestation. Ariel is a healing angel who works closely with Archangel Raphael, especially when it comes to helping birds, fish, and other animals. Those under the Aries sign need a little help with finishing projects. They are great innovators who can use a little help with manifesting as they have a tendency to always start a project but not finish it.


Archangel Chamuel: Taurus / April 20 – May 20

Archangel Chamuel reminds us that every answer we seek is within us.  Chamuel is here to help you find love and lost items. Taurus people, the stubborn bulls, love themselves but sometimes need a reminder that love does not come from material items.


Archangel Zadkiel: Gemini / May 21 – June 20

Archangel Zadkiel is known as the angel of compassion, forgiveness, and memory. Zadkiel has long been regarded as the angel of memory, who can support students and those who need to remember facts and figures. Gemini can be all about diversity and also the most difficult to get on a spiritual path.  Call upon Archangel Zadkiel for strength to wait and have patience, without jumping to conclusions.


Archangel Gabriel: Cancer / June 21 – July 22

Archangel Gabriel helps us with getting in touch with our inner child. Gabriel is family oriented and is there to help in any way with parenting, children, family or pregnancy. Cancer people can be very emotional and sensitive so it is important to learn to break free from emotional bonds and show yourself to others.


Archangel Raziel: Leo / July 23 – August 22

Archangel Raziel is one of the archangels of healing who can help us release the past and all the negative, unhealthy habits that no longer serve us. Raziel helps us with forgiveness and healing the past. People born into the sign of Leo make great leaders, but can be a bit too concerned about what others think of them. One of the life lessons of a Leo is to not try to run everyone else’s life.


Archangel Metatron: Virgo / August 23 – September 22

Archangel Metatron is about being of service to others, clearing away lower negative energies and healing. Metatron seems to take a special interest in highly sensitive young people who are misunderstood. Virgos have a tendency to be judgmental and a bit critical of others.  Virgos can also be quick with the tongue without much regard for others. The sign of Virgo is connected to practicality, working and serving others.


Archangel Jophiel: Libra / September 23 – October 22

Archangel Jophiel is known as the angel of beauty. Jophiel has a distinctly feminine energy. Her mission is to bring beauty to all aspects of life. Archangel Jophiel can help you quickly shift from a negative to a positive mindset. She’s also wonderful to call upon to heal misunderstandings with other people. Libra can have a tendency to cover up their feelings and being too hard on themselves. Libras have many characteristics such as good taste, being sociable, easy to love, great listeners, supportive friends, spiritual, able to discern the truth.


Archangel Jeremiel: Scorpio / October 23 – November 21

Archangel Jeremiel helps us to clearly look at our lives and make better choices.  Jeremiel is the angel of hope who inspires divine visions, as well becoming a mentor and teacher who clearly guides us to see ourselves and others through the eyes of love. Scorpio people are highly intuitive, but they can be controlling and consumed with fear as they have a tendency to take everything way to serious.


Archangel Raguel: Sagittarius / November 22 – December 21

Known as the friend of God, Archangel Raguel is here to help with dissolving disputes and conflicts with others.  Raguel is considered to be the archangel of orderliness, fairness, harmony, and justice. One of the keys to happiness for a Sagittarius is when they take the ultimate challenge of being sensitive to others. They may be the most balanced sign in the zodiac but they do welcome immediate gratification and challenges.


Archangel Azrael: Capricorn / December 22 – January 19

Archangel Azrael helps heal grief-stricken hearts.  Azrael is known as the angel of death, but in a beautiful way as Archangel Azrael, he is there to console those who are dealing with loss in many forms. Capricorn people have a strong connection to the material world but they also have a strong tie to the home and family. They have a tendency to be emotionally blocked, feeling a lack of love.


Archangel Uriel: Aquarius / January 20 – February 18

Archangel Uriel brings personal insight, big ideas, knowledge and is all about saving the planet.  Uriel illuminates our minds with information, ideas, epiphanies, and insights. Rebel with many causes is how you might describe an Aquarius.  Aquarians are capable of helping humanity, as long as their own ideas do not become more important than the cause itself. For them, true spirituality means being part of humanity, not above it.


Archangel Sandalphon: Pisces / February 19 – March 20

Known as the angel of music, Archangel Sandalphon delivers messages through music and songs so that you may lift your spirits and remember who you truly are.  Sandalphon also is the angel who delivers your prayers to heaven. As one of the most spiritual signs in the zodiac, Pisces need to be surrounded by spiritual people as they are easily influenced and absorb energy like a sponge.  Pisces are ruled by emotion and not logic and need to learn that everyone has their own correction to make in this lifetime, and you can’t take on another’s correction

The Incredible Healing Effects Of Tibetan Singing Bowls

By Matt Caron

t might come as a shock, but there are real reasons Singing Bowls have been used for centuries.

Turns out they’re not just for fun! Their whole purpose is to restore vibratory frequencies of the body, mind, and soul that are out-of-harmony and diseased. The sounds they emit work as a type of energy medicine that has been known to heal pain, depression, and stress disorders. Interestingly, the healing process works by training the brain waves so as to synchronize with the sounds of the bowl. These unique tones emitted will prepare you for deep meditation, intuitive messages, as well as creative thinking. For those who have tried this technique before, you know the sonic waves emitted by these bowls awaken our ability to hear much more than what we would normally. As we listen to these sounds, we tend to feel them just as much as we hear them.

The director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, says,

“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

So with all this interest, it begs the question: How exactly do these Singing Bowls work in the healing process?

Tibetan Singing Bowls: The Healing Bowl Process

In the east, health is looked at much differently than in the west; illness is thought of as a manifestation of disharmony within the body, such as an imbalance in the cells or a given organ. Having said that, since matter is energy that vibrates at different rates, the structure of matter can be changed when you alter the rate of vibration. The body is said to be healthy only when each cell and organ resonates in harmony with the entire body. What these bowls do is cause the brain to switch to Theta brainwave frequencies that heighten one’s intuition, clarity of mind, as well as deep meditative and peaceful states. This positively affects our nervous system and engages our relaxation reflex while also inhibiting the pain or stress response.

When this alignment occurs, health and healing all come into balance, creating deep harmony within and without. This can easily lead to spontaneous healing. As the great Tibetan master, Bodhisattva Gwalwa Karmapa puts it so finely, these Singing Bowls emit the “sound of the void” which is really the sound of the universe. Given that the science behind this method is slowly being uncovered, modern medicine is just starting to measure as well as validate its ability to heal our body, mind, and soul

6 Things You Can Do For A Happy, Balanced Life In 2021

By Loretta Jane

1. Switch to a plant-based diet

Medical and nutritional experts largely agree that a plant-based diet is best for overall health and wellness. That doesn’t mean you have to embrace vegetarianism, but rather that the majority of your foods should come from plant sources. Think loads of nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables and heart-healthy oils. It should not come as a surprise that plant-based diets help improve gut health. They are packed with digestive-friendly fiber and often are high in water to help you meet hydration goals. Why does that matter? It turns out that one of the simplest things you can do to bring your emotional and physical health into balance is to show your gut some love. Gut bacteria are linked to so much more than digestion. Current research indicates that they are also involved in the immune response, leading to fewer or less severe bouts with common illnesses.

2. Learn a new skill

There are many reasons to learn a new skill, and moving toward a happier, more balanced life is just one of them. Learning something new is a great way to push yourself and gain self confidence. It can also help you meet new people that share similar interests. For career seekers, certain new skills look great on a resume and may help you land that dream job. All of those positives can directly improve happiness and overall mental health.

3. Focus on positive solutions

For a happy and balanced year, be part of the solution instead of the source of a problem. While that might sound harsh, the reality is you are part of one or the other. How you choose to view the world and respond to it will determine where you fit in the overall picture. Focusing on positive and upbeat solutions will put problems into perspective so they are no longer overwhelming. Breaking them down into manageable portions that you can overcome empowers you to move forward instead of staying stagnant.

4. Give thanks

Giving thanks is about so much more than a fall holiday or writing a note after receiving a gift. It is a state of mind that you can embrace each and every day. In fact, cultivating gratitude creates a positive mindset that helps you find more things to be grateful for in everyday life. The effects of gratitude are compounded, so, you will notice greater benefits after continued practice. How do you start a gratitude practice? Try one of these ideas to get started:

  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Write a personal thank you note
  • Pray or meditate
  • Make and add to a gratitude jar

5. Seek out opportunities for engagement

Humans are naturally social creatures, and you need interaction with others to truly thrive and find balance. The amount and intensity of that interaction vary from person to person, but everyone needs at least some on occasion. If you are not able to physically visit with others, a phone call or video chat can meet the need.

6. Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness has gotten a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. While the scientific community resisted early studies about mindfulness-based practices, newer research shows a strong link between it and better mental health outcomes. Of course, balance isn’t just about mental health. There is also evidence that mindfulness reduces stress and improves physical health, allowing you to live a fuller, happier and more balanced life. If you are interested in starting a personal practice, try taking one of the many mindfulness courses online or download a few guided meditations to explore your options.

Whether you try one, a couple or all of these ideas, you will gain important tools to improve your overall life and restore balance to it.