By Charlotte Dodson | charlottedodson.tv
Photography | atdusk.com.au
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Do you often catch your mind wandering all over the place? Are you dwelling with regret over the past, or imagining the future with a fearful perspective? Sometimes we can get so distracted by our internal chatter, we're not even aware of where we are in the Moment. Yoga offers you the tools that are needed in order to get focused and 'be' fully in the present. Wherever you are in your life's journey, with a committed yoga practice you'll gain all the power, drive and momentum you need to live in the NOW!
By Sheryl S. B. Bakalov
This idea and concept can seem a bit "out there", but whether you realize it or not, you are visualizing (in other words, creating) your reality all the time. I've manifested a lot of things in my life that people would find extraordinary, such as all three mp3-players I've ever owned (I had not paid a single dime and 2 were brand new, 1 was gently used), my current relationship with my awesome boo (he's all I've wanted AND MORE), living in the area I currently reside in (one of the most beautiful and expensive cities to live in my area AND I scored a great place to live that is wonderfully affordable), and many other things.
I'm sure you can think of some awesome things or experiences, whether big or small, that you've been able to attract and manifest into your life.
Here are some of the most basic, tried and true, tips for visualizing the things you want in your life:
1. Know what you want: You've got to be clear on what you want, but be general. Make room for the universe to surprise you with the goods. Sometimes you can get specific, but even if you don't know exactly what you want, start thinking about your desired "end result".
For example, maybe you'd like to attract a thing, such as an e-reader. You might know exactly which one you want, so you can visualize yourself already having it and how it feels to have it. Or, if you don't care which one you get, as long as you have one, visualize yourself having one and what it would feel like for you to have one in your possession. The same would apply to an experience you'd like to experience, such as traveling to another country or doing something on your bucket list.
2. Get into the feeling of your desired "end result": It works best when you really connect to the "feeling" as if it is already a part of your reality. It also works best when you are general about the feeling of how you want your life to be like. (It sounds contradictory to knowing exactly what you want, but being general helps you let go of thinking about "how" it's going to happen and not get hung up that what actually shows up was MUCH BETTER than you had originally wanted). When you align yourself and your awareness to already having what it is that you want, and you can start to really feel as if you have what you want, then it will come to you much faster.
3. Let go and trust: This is important. Don't worry about "how" it's going to happen. Get into a state of an "it is done" feeling. If you are too attached to the thing you want, you actually repel it from coming to you. Have you ever tried so hard to make something happen (or tried to not think about the pink elephant) that it never came to you (or that pink elephant is now stuck in your head)?
Try this quick exercise illustration of the point I'm making: Close your palms and make fists with your hands. Squeeze as tight as you can (without hurting yourself, of course). Now keep them closed and notice the feeling of holding on to something so tightly, you can't enjoy it because it's trapped in your palms. Also, your palms are not able to accept even better things that are awaiting to come to you because they are closed. I hope this quick exercise illustrates the importance of letting go and allowing the things you want to come to you.
4. Not more than 3-5 minutes a day! Honestly, keep it simple. It's all part of the fun of this whole process. Yes, I said it, it can be FUN! Keeping it fun helps you let go and trust that what you are visualizing (aka: feeling) is feeling more like your reality and you have come to the point where you "just know" it's going to happen, therefore, it will show up much quicker.
5. Remember: You deserve this. You are attracting things into your life every single moment. Once you are aware of this amazing magic that's available to you, make it a fun process of self-love and self-growth, and start attracting the beautiful things that are deep down in your soul that you deeply desire and DESE
On January 25th, 2012 I tweeted that if humans came with an instruction manual it would be The Four Agreements. The Four Agreements is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz based on Toltec wisdom.
This book is best read when your mind is fertile and open to receiving, to ensure the seed that is about to be planted will grow into actionable knowledge and positive experiences.
She’s the girl you’ve suddenly found yourself aching to be like. You don’t know when or how it happened, but one day you looked at her and said to yourself “Wow. She’s really got it together.” You know the girl. She grows herbs in her garden, finds the time to participate in that 5K Mud Run you’ve wanted to do, reads books you’ve thought about buying, and works full time just like you do. What gives? And HOW is she still single?
To clean our homes too often we use highly toxic industrial products to the environment. However, there are some very simple and effective natural products that will make your home shine.
-Marseille soap : It can be used to maintain a clean home, but also to wash clothes.
Laundry recipe: Grate 150g of soap for 3 liters of hot water. Shake before each use and pour one cup by washing. A few drops of essential oils can be used to perfume the washing.
Mindful Musing: Success
It has been said, about success, that its meaning is very different to different people. I would like to first off write that I disagree. Success, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, means an outcome, or result that is either favored or desired. What you choose to be successful at, now that can be different. And how successful one can be, well there are varying degrees, but the term Success is very simply goal oriented. If you set a goal, and you reach it, then, my lovelies, you may call yourself successful.
One person’s superfood may be poison to the person sitting next to them. This is why most fad diets don’t work in the long term. A healthy and balanced diet that works well with your blood type and your level of intolerances to certain foods is what will ensure your health and vitality.
Today I talk about ways in which I make adjustments and choices in my life to be the best person I can be. When we work on self transformation we can have the life we dream of whilst also affecting beautiful change around us.
Here’s an absolutely delicious (and healthy!) twist on chocolate pudding. Its main ingredient is
avocado blended with cacao powder, protein powder, vanilla extract, natural sweetener and
coconut milk. This version I created made a smooth and velvety pudding which was beautifully
sweet, while being ‘choc’ full of healthy fats and protein. You can play around with the ingredients if
you like; raw honey instead of xylitol, omit the protein powder if you don’t consume dairy and try
switching coconut milk for almond milk if you prefer.
1 ripe avocado
¼ cup – protein powder, chocolate or vanilla flavour works really well.
¼ cup – cocoa powder
¼ cup – light coconut milk. Any other milk will work well in this recipe.
1 tsp. – vanilla extract
2 heaped tsp. – Xylitol or preferred sweetener. (Adjust sweetener according to taste, it will also
depend on how sweet your protein powder is).
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stopping a
couple of times to scrape any mixture down from the sides. – Done, it’s that easy!
I then place my pudding in the freezer for five minutes to thicken the mixture to my liking. This will
be easier said than done depending on your patience.
Top with chopped nuts or slivered almonds - a sprinkling of Himalayan sea salt also works perfectly
you’re a fan of the sweet & salty combo.
Jessie is a young Australian entrepreneur and the founder of *link to www.grandcircle.com.au* Grand Circle, she embraces a Paleo diet and lifestyle, practices mindfulness and is a true believer in chasing your dreams and following your bliss.
My Blog: grainfreeaffair.blogspot.com.au
Also check out my IG page: whole_health where I frequently post healthy Paleo based meals
incorporating lots of fresh produce.
More often than not we see exercise as a solo task. It is perceived as something to endure to keep fit and thin. Runners are a particularly solitary bunch often highlighting “Me time” as one of the greatest benefits. Don’t get me wrong this is very true. Sometimes it can be wonderful to simply lace up your shoes, step out the door and just run with no specific goal or expectation weighing on you.