Imagine A Women

Dear All – I love this by Patricia Lynn Reilly – Enjoy xx

 

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.

A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories.

Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.

A woman who listens to her needs and desires.

Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who acknowledges the past’s influence on the present.

A woman who has walked through her past.

Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life.

A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.

Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.

A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.

Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.

A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.

Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.

A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.

Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.

A woman who sits in circles of women.

Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman.

 

Love and Blessings to you all

 

Susan x

 

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FEARS…. GUILT…. REGRET….

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This is so true, I know only too well as a professional Hypnotherapist and Holistic Counsellor, how damaging yesterdays limiting beliefs can be. Working with my clients on a daily basis I see the damage that yesterdays JUNK can hold – FEAR GUILT, REGRET, HURT, LIMITING BELIEFS, be aware of the limiting beliefs that you may hold and take steps to rids these from your life and set yourself free to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Should you need help or advise feel free to contact me. susan@mindingthesoul.co.uk
Love and Blessings to you all xx

 

A Wonderful Poem On The Power Of Thoughts, Negative And Positive

Great power lies within us, It’s in the thoughts we think, Subconsciousness and reality,

Are a closely connected link. Our thoughts can change our future,They also shape our present,

The art though is controlling these,To make our lives more pleasant.

Negative thoughts will bring you down, They will destroy you from within,

Their very nature makes them hard to tame,But you must not let them in.

So always think of beauty, Of kindness, love and light,

And by always being positive, You are sure to win life’s fight…

Xxx Namaste The Power of the Positive Mind

Kundalini Yoga – Try It And Invite It Into Your Life Ft. 30 Min Session Video

On these restful days I hope you find plenty of peace, enjoyment and growth.  I would like to recommend Kundalini as one area of growth.  As described by About.com Kundalini is:

untapped energy (prana) at the base of the spine that can be drawn up through the body awakening each of the seven chakras. Full enlightenment occurs when this energy reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head. Kundalini energy is often represented as a snake coiled at the bottom of the spine.

The practice of yoga of any kind, and especially Kundalini yoga brings a great deal of peace to your life.  If it feels right I wholeheartedly recommend you make it part of your regular routine, as it also links into practices such as mindfulness, meditation and manifestation.

Kundalini yoga centers much more on spiritual practices and awareness and is less physical than some yogas.  However DO NOT go beyond what feels comfortable for your body or causes pain.  Your body will improve over time, as will your spirit so there is no need to rush anything straight away.  I also recommend that if you do enjoy Kundalini yoga do it on a regular basis, occasional bursts of yoga followed by long periods of no practice may be harmful.

But please do try Kundalini yoga and see if it works for you.  If it does and becomes part of your routine the benefits on all levels could be amazing!

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Deepak Chopra On Human Energy And Human Power With A Brief Meditation

Take 10 minutes out of your Sunday to listen to the fascinating Deepak Chopra talking about the power that comes from understanding at a inner level our 2entanglement” or connection to everything else.  The energy of your mind and body is the energy of the total universe!  Also enjoy the meditation he takes you through.

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Reblog: Improving Your Mood

Here is some advise we can all use from appliedalliance.wordpress.com Enjoy xx

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Improving Your Mood, Exercise, Facing Fears, Music, Relax

“The first few moments of the day are some of the most important as they can determine the mood for the rest of the day.”
Daniel Willey

Sometimes you are just having a really bad day, and you really just need to ‘strangle’ someone. When bad things happen, it is easy to become pessimistic, and not able to appreciate life to it’s fullest.

Cultivating habits that keep you in a good mood is vital.. Replacing sadness with happiness is hard for anyone, but getting a fresh start will help you along the way.

Exercising creates Endorphins, which stimulate creation of the chemical Dopamine, which makes you happy and it will help you stay in shape. Yes it is even harder to go and exercise while in a bad mood but challenging yourself to go and exercise helps

Listening to upbeat, happy music while singing along or dancing will take the anger or sadness right out of you.

Take a hot shower. Picture everything bad washing away. Watch your issues and flaws swirl through the water. Watch them disappear down the drain forever.

Chill. Take deep breaths; relax on a beanbag, whatever calms you down.

Try to do something that scares you (even a little) for example dancing on the street, approaching some cute girl and talking to her. Research has shown that when you do something like that it not only gives you confidence and develops an ‘I don’t care what people think about me’ mentality but also makes your mood better almost instantly.

‘You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy.’
Sidney Madwed

A Touching Story: Why Do We Shout When We’re Angry?

This came to my attention from Kim Allen and is a heart warming Hindu tale about why people shout when they’re angry.  Take a read xx

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked, ‘Why do people shout in anger at each other?’

His disciples thought for a while and one of them said, ‘Because when we lose our calm we shout.’

‘But why should you shout when the other person is just next to you?’ asked the saint. ‘Can you just as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner?’

When some of the answers did not satisfied the others the saint finally explained, ‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

‘What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small.’

The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

He looked at his disciples and said, ‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant. Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.’

Love and Blessings

 Susan xx

Claiming Back Your Inner Peace

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Inner peace is something we are all entitled to, but all feel at some time or another we have had to fight against the world to achieve.  The first part of the problem is allowing the world to control and influence us right to our core.

The journey towards inner peace starts with a choice, the choice to accept and use our own power over our lives.  This is important because it sets the intention and the goal  It gives us something to visualise and aim for in our lives – in every aspect of our lives.  Once we have made this choice the next step is potentially harder, but no less vital.

Trust.  If we spend our lives doubting our abilities or decisions they will always be lacking.  Beyond this though any inner peace you might have will be overwhelmed by doubt and insecurity.  We all have the tools we need to tackle any life situation, all it takes is a little trust from ourselves.  Judgements, both our own and others, can also block inner peace.  Whether they’ve come from us or from someone else it is us who gives them permission to affect us.  When anyone judges anyone they only judge based on their own life, they have no idea about anything else – making their judgements useless, and only as powerful as you decide you want to make them.

Past experiences can haunt us, disrupting efforts for a more peaceful existence.  Nullifying the negativity and pain is essential and the answers to this lie like many great truths in the ancient world.  One answer was developed by Socrates and the Ancient Greek Stoics in particular.  Self-questioning, observing and asking why:

  • Why does that make me feel like that?
  • What triggers this feeling?
  • What does this feeling do to me?
  • Why am I letting this happen?

As we question ourselves we begin to understand what we’ve been doing to ourselves, and to break the circle of negative thoughts once and for all.  Taking the experience as a lesson and being grateful for what it has taught you renders the experience less and less powerful until the memory is just another memory.  Mindfulness, developed by Eastern cultures, especially by Buddhism, is another vital tool.  Doing things mindfully, giving yourself fully and only to the awareness of the task you are doing, gives you space away from pain and negativity.  It gives you space but also time to reflect impartially on it as thoughts and realisations float freely through your cleared mind.

As I have said previously gratitude is also an exceptional way to deal with negativity, letting us learn and grow – embracing all things with positivity.  As we embrace our power over ourselves and remove the stumbling blocks we learn how to stop falling but bound high into inner peace and a life lived at our full capacity.

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Acceptance – Our Internal Spirit Level To Build From

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi

Acceptance is the act of taking an idea or reality on board fully and wholly.  Sometimes this can mean dropping the resistance and barriers we have built against it.  Acceptance is the tool we all possess which enables us to look at our selves and the world and to interpret it as it really is.

This is important because if you can’t see or accept the true reality of a situation how can you ever change it?  So, we can see acceptance as the great leveler – our own internal spirit level.  Once we accept something we have a starting point.  All you need is a starting point; from here you build and grow.  This growth can if we choose to develop and direct it take us to all our goals, empowering us through clarity of vision.

Acceptance has further applications in our lives however.  Not only does it gives us that starting point, eyes wide open, but it also lets us diffuse the things within us that can hold us back from many things in our lives.  Through the denial of events or emotions we enter into a battle with ourselves.  Like all wars this can drain us and limit the amount of energy and space we have for growing and enjoying life.  Every time we deny something we know to be true, even at some deep level, we feed it.  The more we feed it the bigger these self made monsters become the more we must deny them.

It’s a viscous circle.  Acceptance though robs these monsters of their power and removes duality from our existence, we cannot truly live in a state of duality.  Once we accept events or emotions for what they are we can begin to grow and develop and simply enjoy life.  Sometimes it’s not easy though.  It does take an amount of bravery and determination to overcome the fears attached to our denials.

Once you’ve done it though you will feel like you’ve been let out of jail.  We can apply acceptance to all of our lives whether it’s accepting the power over our own lives and changing what we don’t like or accepting the reality of a problem, emotion or event.

Empower yourself!

Love and blessings,

Susan xx