Tomorrow Sunday 24th will be full moon. The energy upon the earth will be intensified, and many people will respond to it with strong emotional impulses. Do not let your emotions force you to make irrational decision or drive you into a hole of darkness. If you experience this, It is just the full moon energy, it will pass and you will have a clearer mind by Monday. In between bring the light and clear your energy.
We also are starting a Mercury retrograde cycle that will last until March 17th, refrain to make any new important decision during that period, as you might regret it later. It is a time to reflect on past issues and tight up loose ends. You might do well backing up your computers, as Mercury, the planet of communication, is well-known to create communication and electronic problems when in retrograde.
It is a great time to finish up what you have already started rather than starting new things and gather the fruit of all your efforts.
I love this story, it is so relevant and applicable to most everyone, I wanted to share it with you as it is a great description of stress.
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’… She fooled them all …. “How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, ” and that’s the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”
“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night… Pick them up tomorrow.
Even though you may think you do not have the discipline or the strength to exercise will power, most likely you use it more than you think. There are two major ways we use our will, one is to resist temptation, the other is to go after what we want, finding the strength to reach our goal.
Will power also helps us to regulate our impulses and cooperate with others, to control our temper, for example. We also use will power to help us refocus when we meditate. Will power is a strength we can train. If you want to resist doing something you do not want to do, take some deep breaths, and then refocus your attention to your goal, this will bring back balance in your body. It will also have the advantage of releasing the stress in your body.
Being in a state of will power requires that you are rested. Physical exercise increases our ability to express will power, as it reduces stress, creating a better balance in the brain that in turn allows us to make better decisions. Studies show, however, that when we stop exercising our brain deteriorates again and all our good choices start falling away.
Do not forget that you can also exercise your will power to help others by resisting gossip, judging others, or being prejudiced.
Our brain is designed to have short bursts of stress followed by long periods of recovery. If we do not have these long enough periods of relaxation we do not recover from stress. Our nervous system becomes overloaded, it weakens our immune system and damages our organ functions.
When you feel overwhelmed or filled with anxiety bring yourself back in the present, and reset your brain by noticing how safe or well you are in the moment. Breathe deeply 4 or 5 times and establish a sense of peace. Our neuro-biology is responsible for our reactions, so do not take everything so personally.
Gratitude is always the best tool to re-code the neurons in your brain. Every evening look for one new thing you have experienced during the day that you can be grateful for. You will soon find yourself going through your day looking for the thing to reflect upon in the evening. It will help your mind to retrain itself.
We often remember bad experiences more than we remember positive ones. We also forget to acknowledge when we feel good in our body, taking it for granted. Yet, as soon as we experience pain or discomfort we become alarmed or at least concerned. This negative bias is innate to our mind. It serves as a self protective tool either against further pain, if we have been emotionally hurt in the past, or for physical survival.
In order to counter this negative tendency it is important to reprogram our brain by training it to acknowledge positive experiences. As we focus on positive experiences long enough, (about 30 seconds), they will be recorded in our subconscious mind, and stored in our permanent memory to be retrieved as resources when needed.
All positive experiences are significant, no matter their intensity. From enjoying your favorite food, to a fulfilling time with someone dear, or a walk in nature, acknowledging the pleasure and feeling gratitude for the experience will help you transform the natural negative tendency of your brain and bring a more positive attitude in your everyday life.
When we come to the realization that our emotions are energy put in motion we also understand that different emotions vibrate at different rates. They are determining the quality of our emotional body in our energy field. Some of this energy can be trapped in our body and what we call emotional baggage is literally energy blocks trapped in our energy field.
Trapped emotions affect our health, and releasing them can change our life. In re-releasing those different frequencies, the distortion in our energy field disappears and the body can go back to its normal free vibration. If for example, you have neck or back pain created by trapped anger or resentment, those emotions will be more readily expressed in your life as they are already in your body, vibrating at a particular rate. When tears well up when you talk about something, it is a definite sign of trapped emotions.
Trapped emotions can bring all kinds of diseases such as immune disorder, digestive problems, depression, asthma, self sabotaging tendencies, to name a few. People who have been emotionally hurt protect themselves by putting a wall around their heart. It makes it difficult to connect to others, to have friends or to have a happy romantic relationship.
So be aware of the pain in your body, where it is located, how it affects you, or the struggle you may have in repeating the same bad relationships. It might be time to look at the emotions behind it and free yourself from the emotional baggage.
Everyone can benefit from little strategies to protect their brain and cognitive abilities, so here are 5 easy steps to do just that.
– Eat right. Research from UCLA shows dramatic results in the increase of brain size with a diet rich on of DHA and omega 3. Let Walnut, fish and flaxseed, among others, be part of your diet. They are high on omega 3.
– Exercise. Regular exercise regulates the gene responsible for Alzheimer’s, and increases brain function in general.
– Be in love or bring novelty in your life. Being in love encourages neuro-plasticity. If you are in a settled relationship or do not have anyone to be in love with, add novelty in your life it will increase the level of dopamine in your brain.
– As our brain ages it reduces memory. Do mental exercises to increase your memory capability, and use the roman room method to remember specifics things. Imagine the rooms and furniture in your house for example and place a carton of eggs on the bed if you need to buy eggs. Placing an object in an odd place will help you remember.
– Focus. Multi-tasking decreases the ability to focus as it divides the attention. Multitasking can decrease our cognitive ability and our productivity by 30%. So focus on one activity at a time if you want to improve your productivity.
For more information, visit: http://www.nicabm.com/brain2013-2/confirmed/
Now that a new energy is available on earth, it is a perfect time to get some clarity on how you want to expand your life. What would you like to accomplish during this New Year? What is in the way? How can you manifest it and remove the obstacles?
Those are few questions you might want to ask yourself to set your goals for this New Year. Remember, what you can create is limitless. The only limitation is of your own making, it reflects your lack of believe or trust. So break the barrier, expand your mind, involve your soul and let your dreams manifest.
May your New Year be filled with light.
Uplifting news worth to share:
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
(Science/AAAS) – The presence of a rat trapped in a restrainer elicits focused activity from his cagemate, leading eventually to door-opening and consequent liberation of the trapped rat.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
“There is nothing in it for them except for whatever feeling they get from helping another individual,” said Peggy Mason, the neurobiologist who conducted the experiment along with graduate student Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal and fellow researcher Jean Decety.
“There is a common misconception that sharing and helping is a cultural occurrence. But this is not a cultural event. It is part of our biological inheritance,” she added.
The idea that animals have emotional lives and are capable of detecting emotions in others has been gaining ground for decades. Empathic behavior has been observed in apes and monkeys, and described by many pet owners (especially dog owners). Recently, scientists demonstrated “emotional contagion” in mice, a situation in which one animal’s stress worsens another’s.
If you want to be a participant in the earth transformation, there is a great opportunity to do so during the last week of December. This 8 minutes video is very informative and for you who are in my metaphysics class on Wednesdays, it follows the A. Bailey material we are studying.
Let’s bring the light!