Connecting to Source Energy

Connecting to Source Energy

Source energy may be thought of as The Universe, God, Higher Power, Spirit, Divine Energy or more. Regardless of what you call it, that connection is there and it is a source of love and safety. This is where we connect to who we really are at the core. 

When life is busy, we get caught up in our daily routines and stuck into repetitive habits. Some of these habits may help us: exercise, meditation, connecting with those important to us and time in nature. This is an ideal state of balance with mind, body and sprit. Often, though, we may be stuck in the frantic pace of wake up and race through the day until we finally collapse, exhausted. And although we don’t look forward to repeating it all over again the next day, that’s exactly what we do — because we’re stuck and can’t think of any other way. 

This craziness usually continues until we get so out of balance and life yells loudly to get our attention. That is when we abruptly stop and realize we need to make some changes. This may be a health wake up call, career turn arounds or more personal concerns. Let me show you how you can make small steps to improve your life in a big way before this happens!

Steps to Connect

  1. Find or create a place of calm. Turn down life for at least 15 minutes, hopefully more.
  2. Close your eyes and start breathing slowly and deeply.
  3. Remember or imagine a time or place that brings you immense comfort.
  4. Rub your hands together to create a sense of warmth and connection, feeling your energy build. 
  5. Place your hands on your heart and continue breathing at a comfortable pace.
  6. Take this time to connect to your inner you, your source of power.
  7. You will become aware of Aha’s, new ideas, downloads, connections and more. 
  8. We are all unique. Trust that you are here for a reason. Allow this deeper awareness…
  9. You may “see,” “hear,” “smell,” “touch,” or “taste” something that connects the dots for you. 
  10. The more you do this, the easier it gets.

Enjoy this process.

Mantras for Open Mindedness

While mantras and affirmations are quite similar, they do have a few key differences. An affirmation is a word or phrase you repeat until you believe it to be true. For instance, one useful affirmation is, “I am loved.” A mantra is a powerful sound or vibration that can help you relax your mind. Let’s take a moment to focus on mantras and how they can lead to an open mind. 

Using Mantras to Improve Open-Mindedness

As you practice yoga or meditation, your teacher or guide may encourage you to chant, whisper, or silently recite calming sounds. Neuroscientists are beginning to find that mantras have the ability to calm your mind and nervous system. As you relax and repeat the sound, you may begin to access higher levels of consciousness and deeper intuition

Mantras can help you improve your open-mindedness because they tend to quiet negative thoughts and give space to creative thoughts. As you meditate, use your mantra to achieve a state of being where you feel confident and secure. Focus on the sound of the mantra and the feeling of your deep breathing. 

Uplifting Mantras for an Open Mind

The best mantra is one that evokes feelings of creativity, confidence, and happiness. Before your yoga or meditation session, think about what you want from this quiet time. Work on clearing your mind and making room for only positive feelings and calm thinking. Here are some mantras you can use to open your mind:

  • Om (Aum): Om is the best mantra because it is the base for many other mantras. It represents the essence of pure reality or consciousness.
  • Om namah shivaya: This uplifting mantra translates to “I bow to Shiva.” As you honor this Hindu deity, you can connect to your inner self.
  • Lumen de Lumine: Many consider this, which translates to “Light of Light,” a happiness mantra as it helps you overpower any feelings of darkness. The purpose is to drown yourself in feelings of lightness and be more open to the world.

Exercising an Open Mind With Energy Healing

Many cultures all over the world throughout the ages have attributed some or even all of their spiritual healing practices on the focus of energy currents in the body. When you tap into this energy, you can begin healing yourself by breaking through these blockages.

What Is Energy Healing?

Energy healing is the process of activating your body’s energy systems to remove blockages. These blockages can be caused by all types of disruptions — from anxiety, depression, and other mental ailments to back pain, headaches, and weight loss. Energy healing is a holistic approach to breaking through these energy blockages to promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

How to Channel Energy to Heal

According to Shakti tradition, there are seven energy centers, or chakras, that serve as central points for the transfer of energy throughout your body. When one or more of these energy centers become blocked, it can result in stress, health upsets, or other disruptions, both physical and emotional. To channel this energy, use meditation as a guide for opening the heart and mind. Sit in a quiet space free from distractions and close your eyes.

Focus on your breathing and take slow, deep breaths. Concentrate on the feeling of energy flowing throughout your body, unobstructed. The more you practice doing this, the more easily you’ll be able to pull the energy you need for healing yourself and others.

How to Heal People

Energy healing takes a lot of practice, time, and patience, whether you’re learning Reiki or another tradition. As you learn how to do it for yourself, you can start practicing reading and feeling the energy of others. As you get used to that, you can start channeling your energy to help others unblock their seven chakras, or wherever you notice the energy blockages. Over time, this unobstructed flow of energy throughout the body can lead to positive outcomes.

Healing Your Energy by Having an Open Mind

Illness is your body being out of balance in some way.  Whether it is a virus attacking your body’s immune system, or depression attacking your mind from within.  When things get scary your stress levels can increase dramatically which can aggravate an ongoing physical or mental problem or illness, or actually weaken your immune system which can leave you vulnerable for outside causes of illness to take advantage.

Developing and strengthening an open mind can help heal your energy, physically, mentally and emotionally.  Closed minded belief systems stem from fear.  Usually fear of the “other” or the “unknown,” but also fear of losing a sense of yourself or where you are in society as a whole.

By trying to face those fears head on, you can actually heal yourself mentally and emotionally as well as strengthen your physical defenses by not having the added stress and anxiety that being overwhelmed by fear can cause.

Being open minded and having an open mind means you are open to what the universe has in store for you, that you are open to other people, and other belief systems, even ones that are diametrically opposed to yourself or your own beliefs.  Having an open mind doesn’t mean you have to accept or believe the same way as every other person in the world, but it does mean you accept every other person’s right to live and believe their own way and not force them to believe or be as you are. 

By trying to be open to the belief that all people are equal and have equal rights to every right every other person enjoys and is born into, it can help your mind, body and emotions find balance and be more open to what the universe has in store for you.  By focusing your energy on being at its most balanced, it can help your whole self heal and grow to your highest vibration.

This is easier said than done.  Many fears are deeply rooted from early childhood and are systemic because they are tied to parents and grandparents in your subconscious.  So if you are going to change the way you think about your own fears it can cause mental and emotional dissonance to happen, because you don’t want to “betray” those that came before you or who you are in their eyes.  When belief systems are that deeply rooted it takes time and patience with yourself to feel okay about change.  But during the time that you are taking to make these difficult changes in being more open minded, understand that it isn’t a straight line.  You will make progress some days and other days you will not make as much.  The most important aspect of making changes like this is to continue to strive to do your best. 

Being open minded can help bring peace to yourself and help your mind, body and emotions all find balance.  It can also help your society and the world at large be more at peace and more balanced.  By healing yourself through having a more open mind, you will actually help heal the world as well.

Mantras for Having an Open Mind

Becoming more open minded can be difficult and can take time and patience with yourself.  Closed mindedness caused by fear and distress about other people, or other beliefs and behaviors, can be deeply rooted.  These types of fears and defensive mindsets are hard to change.  That is why mantras are such a good tool to use when trying to become more open minded. 

Mantras are phrases or ideas that can be repeated over and over to help reinforce a change you want to encourage your psyche to develop.  This can help reinforce actions for change and create a positive outlook about the changes you are trying to make.

Some mantras you might use if you are trying to develop a more open mind are listed below.

My happiness is not lessened by other people being happy.

By accepting other people exactly how they are, I can learn to accept myself exactly how I am.

My safety and security are not lessened by other people being safe and secure.

All people are equal and deserve to have equal treatment in all things.

I might not like or understand someone but they have a right to live and be happy as they are.

Equal rights for all people do not take rights away from me.

I am strong enough to fight my fears. 

My fears will not control me.

These mantras can be used alone or in combinations with each other as a series.

You can use music while you say mantras to help connect the words to a certain feeling.  For example, you can put on a calming soothing type music, or something upbeat and uplifting, while you repeat the mantras which will help you stay calm or reinforce a feeling of positivity for what you are trying to accomplish.

You can say mantras while doing something creative like drawing or painting or some other visual art.  This will allow the words to become associated with different colors or textures and become imbedded in the part of the mind that is connected to creativity.  Even if you don’t consider yourself “artistic” you can do something as simple as color a piece of paper with a marker or crayon of your favorite color.  You can also look at a photo or painting online or even a swatch of cloth in your favorite color while you say the words.  This will help create positive associations with the changes you are trying to create.

You can add mantras to your meditation routine or as an aid to begin a meditation routine if you have never attempted meditation before. 

Having an open mind can take practice, be hard work, and sometimes require an extreme change in how you feel about yourself, your place in the world, and other people.  It can be scary and require time and patience with yourself while you do this work. Being open minded can help heal old wounds that you didn’t know you were carrying around inside yourself.  Mantras can be an integral tool in opening your mind and healing the fears and underlying causes of being closed minded in the first place. Your being more open minded will help others in the world to feel more accepted and supported, so by healing yourself you can help heal the world. 

Mantras for Open mindedness

We want to be inspired, peaceful and creative — while reducing stress in our lives. There is strength in opening our minds to change. Ultimately, this is being open to new ideas, perspectives and information. The challenge is ‘how’ do we attain these goals. One great way is thru meditation and mantras. You may have heard of mantras, but do you understand the difference between a mantra and an affirmation?

Mantra: A Mantra is a ancient tool with hindu and buddhist roots that is used to shift the mind and emotional state. This can be attained through the repetition of sounds.  These sacred sounds and vibrations are repeated again and again to achieve a zen state, removed from your everyday state of focus. A great mantra to start with is Ohm.

Affirmation: An affirmation is a positive statement that you would like to achieve. 

“I am safe” 

“Everyday I attract abundance”

“I sleep easily and wake refreshed” 

Affirmations are a great way to change your mindset when used consistently. 

The key to a mantra is creating a zen state where you can influence your consciousness and mind — which impacts your life outside of meditation. Reach out to an advisor that calls to you for more insights

C) Exercising an open mind with energy healing

Energy healing is a very powerful tool for your mind, body and spirit. Do not get intimidated by this term if you are new to it. You are a powerful and amazing person with many skills, talents and abilities that you have not uncovered yet. Or if you have already jumped into energy healing, you can take it farther and deeper when coming from a more neutral, open mindset. When you approach it with an open heart and a lot of compassion you can learn and grow as a person.

5 Ways to strengthen your energy Healing with an Open Mind

  1. Consciously breathe into your heart space several times, with the intention to open up and expand your energy heart space. Between breaths, pause and listen for any insights or information. This may takes some time, so do not be harsh with yourself. Keep practicing this daily. 
  2. Focus on gratitude from a new perspective. Focus on the love and light in the world, rather than the darker side. Gratitude for your basic needs, and gratitude for you figuring out how to handle the growing and changing world around you. How are you grateful for others, those close to you, and mankind in general? 
  3. Share with others: This can be repurposing items you no longer need, paying for the person behind you in drive thru line, or simply sharing a smile. The flow of giving & receiving really does lighten up the tension in our world. 
  4. Express your creativity in whatever way calls to you. Maybe you remember ways you expressed yourself in the past — or maybe this is something new. Either way, carve out regular time to explore this area, and you will be a much happier you. 
  5. Play and Be Silly. Be like young children and stretch your legs and have some fun. Be downright silly. We are way too serious in our everyday lives and it is time to exercise your silly muscles.You will be very glad that you did!

These techniques will loosen you up to the positive and abundant flow of  energy healing. The energy healing can be for yourself and for others. Remember, with energy healing, we are simply a conduit. The key is to make that powerful connection to the universe, and let the energy flow. 

Staying Calm During Financial Turbulence

Financial stress can cause anxiety, negatively affect your mental and emotional wellbeing, and can even hurt you physically.  It is extremely important to find ways to be calm during hard financial times, but it can be the most difficult time in which to do so.

Meditation, Yoga and Reiki can all help with decreasing your stress levels and keep them from rising when financial hardships occur.  All three of these systems tap into the energy that flows through you and connects your mind, body and emotions together within your being. 

Meditation sometimes stresses people out because they say “I’m no good at meditation.”  Or they think they have to have their mind completely calm in order for meditation to “work.”  That isn’t the case.  Meditation, especially when you are first learning, can be helpful and doesn’t require you to “control your mind.”

Find a place that is comfortable that you can be alone for just a few minutes.  It can even be the bathroom if it is hard for you to find privacy.  Bring your awareness to your breathing.  Focus on trying to elongate your inhale, and then focus on matching the length of your exhale with it. 

Just allow your mind to flow, whatever comes in, just try to gently encourage it to flow right out again.  Try to not allow anything to take up root in your thoughts but if you find your mind spiraling about a thought, try to move your mind back to focusing on your breathing. 

This can help in as little as just a couple of minutes to calm your mind and body and help your emotions not overwhelm you. 

Yoga uses your body and mind connection to ease your stress levels.  Again, so many people say “I’m not flexible enough for yoga.”  That doesn’t matter for stress relief.  It doesn’t have to be a full workout and you don’t have to be a long-time yogi to benefit from the stress relief this can give you.  There are many videos of yoga for beginners that you can find online.    Pick one pose or a couple that won’t make you feel intimidated and that will be easy for you to do in the space you have. 

Standing Mountain pose can be done just about anywhere and by anyone.  You stand up as straight as possible, with your feet parallel.  You lengthen each part of your body slowly focusing first on your legs, then your midsection then lengthening your spine and straightening your shoulders.  You tuck your chin slightly and pull the crown of the head upwards.  You breathe slowly and deeply while holding this position and then let out a breath as you relax your body and release the pose.  This done a few times slowly can calm your system and help bring your mind to ease.

Reiki is an energy technique that allows a Reiki Master to clear your energy and aura of blockages and alleviates stress to allow your Chi to flow in a healthy way through your mind, body and emotions.  This is especially helpful if you have had ongoing financial worries for an extended period of time.  All that stress can build up and the energy blockages can even cause health problems.

Using any of these techniques consistently can help build up a higher tolerance for stress and anxiety and help to prepare you for unexpected financial stress.

Grow Closer While Staying 6 Feet Apart

Due to this pandemic, you may feel like your relationships are in a unique place right now. Many couples who don’t live together may find that you cannot see each other as often. Likewise, couples who do live together may find it challenging to adjust to spending even more time together at home. Learn how you and your partner can continue to grow your connection during these unprecedented times. 

Couples Who Live Apart

Couples who live apart can still stay connected while practicing responsible social distancing. When deciding on how you will connect during this time, there are a few questions to ask your partner:

  • How often should we see each other?
  • How can we practice safe social distancing while seeing each other?
  • Should we wait to see each other in person?
  • What ways do you like to connect while being apart?

Having an understanding of how you both plan on connecting is an important part of staying on the same page when living through this pandemic. You and your partner may decide it’s best to wait to see each other in person later. If you decide this, you can connect through video chat or phone call. You could also get creative and send each other handwritten letters or drawings. 

Couples Who Live Together

Couples who live together may begin to feel bored with the monotony of staying home every day. Shake things up by figuring out how well you know your partner. Use this as a time to ask each other deep questions to learn even more about one another. Here are some interesting questions to ask:

  • What is your first memory?
  • Do you have any hidden talents?
  • Do you think everything happens for a reason?
  • What has our relationship taught you?

This pandemic may create obstacles for all kinds of couples. The main thing to remember during these times is that you and your partner need to regularly communicate and check in with each other.

What Is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

To understand what meditation is, let’s start with a basic definition. If we go by Merriam-Webster’s definition, meditation is the act of engaging in contemplation or reflection in order to reach a level of heightened mental clarity and spiritual awareness.

History of Meditation

People have been practicing meditation for thousands of years. Developed in India around 5000 B.C., ancient wall art depicts people with half-closed eyes, seated in meditative-like postures. The oldest written record is a set of Hindu religious texts from 1500 B.C. However, it’s believed the knowledge was passed down as an oral tradition long before healers inscribed it.

Different Types of Meditation

There are endless variations of meditation techniques. However, the basic types include mindfulness, spiritual, focused, movement, mantra, and transcendental. Exploring any one of these types can lead you down an intuitive path of clarity.

Mindful Meditation Techniques

Learning this ancient tradition is easier than you might think. Start by sitting in a comfortable position with your hands in your lap. Sit up tall and keep your back straight, if possible. Close your eyes and breathe through your nose. Focus on the sound of your exhalation, and if anything interrupts your meditation, make a note of the sound or physical sensation, then return your concentration inward.

Benefits of Meditation

Practicing meditation comes with many benefits, from relaxation to reduced stress and anxiety. It can enhance sleep, enhance self-awareness, and improve memory. However, meditation isn’t just about finding inner peace. Use it to create a focus for your life and to help manifest your desires.

Meditation is a powerful tool for self-exploration and wellness. Use this guide when you want to introduce meditation to your daily life.

Manifest Abundance With Affirmations

Affirmations can be powerful tools of recognition, achievement and inspiration when fully utilized. This can be part of your Reiki healing sessions, or can be done separately. Take a moment to pause and dream about what you truly desire, and even why you really want it. One way to work through your ideas is to start writing it out on paper. Once you are clear and focused, you can create or find one or more affirmations that sing to your soul. 

Focus on messages that are concise and to the point — no long paragraphs. Then creatively make visual reminders of your messages. Write the words on paper, or on your bathroom mirror, of create posters with images and words. Place these around your home life and your professional life, so you are reminded of your affirmations frequently for maximum effect. Move them around to keep things fresh, so they don’t blend in with the background. 

Examples include: 

“Everyday, I feed my mind. body and spirit for unlimited abundance”

“I live an abundant life”

“Money and spirituality can co-exist in harmony” 

You can fine tune your affirmations as you reach them or change your desires. Another option is to create a vision board with visuals and words from your efforts that you put into creating your Abundant Affirmations. Have fun with this. Contact advisors that call out to you or those who specialize in Manifesting Wealth to help you on your journey.