Raising your consciousness, really just means becoming more self aware. By being more in tune with your thoughts, feelings and emotions you can expand your perception of reality. Raising your consciousness involves stretching your mind beyond your comfort zone to enter into a deeper sense of understanding. That understanding is by seeing for yourself that we are all connected and we are all one. From an atom to a galaxy everything is connected.
1.) Actively Cultivate Mindfulness
The first thing you need to do if you want to raise your consciousness is cultivate mindfulness What mindfulness means simply put is living in the present moment.
If you are not mindful of you are more likely to fall a victim to your own emotions and thought processes as you get “worked up” either dwelling in the past or dreaming about the future.
Each and every time you need to catch yourself and bring your consciousness back to the present moment. Bring your attention to what is going on around you and get back in the moment. This may take some time but with practice you will effectively “train your brain” to stay present.
2.) Don’t Hesitate! Meditate
The absolute best tool for cultivating mindfulness is meditation because when you meditate, you develop a deep mind – body connection. This connection allows you to tune into your thoughts and emotions and helps you to be more aware as you then become the observer of them. Continue reading →
Our sense of smell is the only sense that is directly tied to the limbic area of the brain, which is considered the emotional control center. And when we inhale essential oils they go directly to the brain. The other four senses — taste, sight, touch and hearing — are first routed through the thalamus before reaching designated areas of the brain.
Therapeutic-grade essential oils can have amazing psychological and physiological effects since the limbic system is directly connected to parts of the brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, stress levels, memory, and hormone balance. Every essential oil has therapeutic calming, sedative, stimulating, and balancing properties. The inhaled molecule of the essential oil travels through the nasal passage to a receptor neuron that transports it up to the limbic brain, particularly the hypothalamus. The limbic center in the brain controls all the physical, psychological, and emotional responses that the body performs based on stimuli that come from the outside. Therefore, the capacity of essential oils to target the limbic center makes them a powerful tool in the treatment of many health diseases.
When you inhale essential oils, the tiny nerves immediately send a signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that moderate your mind and body. The chemical messengers in the nasal cavity have direct access to the brain, which makes inhalation the most direct delivery method of these amazingly nurturing components in essential oils. Continue reading →
Astral projection is an out-of-body experience in which the ‘astral body’ separates itself from the physical body. This is an ancient technique the Egyptians used frequently.
The astral dimension is just a few frequencies higher than ours. It is a collection of our consciousness; a manifestation of our dreams, fears, thoughts and ideas. There are beings of all kinds residing on this plane, and when we can learn to focus our energy long enough, we can experience this level of reality together.
1. What does astral projection feel like?
This is very difficult to explain. Everything that is out of this world is lacking suitable words that will explain it. It may begin with a ‘sensation’ or a pressure in the head.
After a few seconds, the astral torso begins to lift out of the body. It is similar to being hypnotized by an unknown force accompanied by a huge noise in the head that might sound a bit scary.
The moment you are out of the body a feeling of being weightless overwhelms you. You are floating. However, the movements of the astral body are nothing like moving your physical body. But you can learn how to will your body to move.
2. What happens to your body during the astral projection?
The physical body is still alive and functioning but remains in a sort of stasis while the astral body is gone. They are still connected by a silver cord.
However, there’s a common belief that if the silver cord is cut, the physical body dies. On the other hand, astral travel practitioners agree that it is not quite possible to sever the silver cord.
3. What is the astral plane?
An astral plane is a level of existence; it is our collective thoughts manifested. It has it’s own laws that need to be followed in order to exist there. Continue reading →
You think you know your brain? Well, think again. It is our most important organ, no doubt! But it can indeed trick you & give you quite the scare sometimes. Here’s why:
1. Your neurons are cannibals
Your brain, as they say, occupies hardly 2% of your body weight but still consumes almost 25% of the body energy. The tens of billions of neurons in our brain require constant energy input.
Keep them devoid of energy and they will start eating themselves, spreading a ruckus around your brain. When your stomach is rumbling with hunger, your neurons are hungry too & this is when they begin to eat parts of themselves for energy.
This very cannibalism is a part of the communication process urging you to eat. So dieting, my friends, is a bad idea for a healthy brain.
2. Your brain gets stuck in an endless loop if you don’t deal with unfinished thoughts
All of us, sometime or the other, have been a victim of some catchy song or tune being stuck in our head for days. Scientist have named this phenomenon as ‘Earworm’. They say that basically the brain hates unfinished thoughts & has a constant urge to do something about it. So if you might have noticed the earworms that get stuck in your head, it is mainly a repetition of the same verse/stanza. Continue reading →
”On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that’s pretty good.”
It is easy to let these lessons slip from your mind when feeling depressed or down. Its so important to remember who we are, where and what we came from. I often refer back to this list and I hope you gain as much from it as I have.
I got an email this morning from a guy named Chief, who shared the following music video with me and explained what he was doing. He writes:
Every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football pitch is lost due to logging or destructive practices. That’s over 80 acres by the time you’ve finished watching this video. I’m going to be planting one sycamore tree for every person who subscribes, likes, or shares the video.
Doing all three will be counted as separate trees, just be sure to tell me in a comment if you share the video. I’ll be planting them in parts of Scotland which have been devastated by deforestation, with progress being posted across social media. Thanks for helping me make a difference.
After watching the video, I was so inspired, I just HAD to share it with you. How awesome of a man is this?! He’s creative, inspired, and most importantly, compelled by an amazing purpose to stop the deforestation and to replant what has been destroyed.
The song, as you are likely aware, is a deep and true-to-form re-creation of “Colors of the Wind”, from Pocahontas. I gotta say… I freaking love it!
Thank you Chief, what you are doing is an inspiration. Your song is amazing!
Here is a download link to the song, which will touch Chief’s heart so much that he will be compelled to plant a tree as a way to say thank you. Oh, and don’t forget to share this video! That will also compel another tree being planted!
Otherwise… How will we ever know how high the sycamore really grows?
I mean, you might as well go out and plant some trees yourself! Gather some friends and make a weekend of it!