Qi: The Vital Force That Holds The Balance Of Life

The concept of Qi has a long theoretical and practical history in traditional Chinese culture. Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) is considered to be the vital energy that circulates around the body (and throughout nature). The concept is a key principle in Chinese traditional medicine where the cultivation and circulation of Qi through appropriate exercise is responsible for maintaining and improving the health of the mind and body.

Conversely, deficiencies or blockages in Qi flow result in imbalances that are the root causes of all sorts of disease and ailments. For many centuries, Chinese medicine has been mainly directed towards the ultimate goal of maintaining Qi balance in the body through certain exercises known as Qigong, acupuncture & acupressure massage and medicine concoctions from natural herbs and roots.

Outside Chinese culture, other traditions have recognised and integrated the idea of vital force – such as ‘Prana’ in Hindu traditions, ‘Lung’ in Tibetan Buddhism and ‘Mana’ in Hawaiian culture amongst others.  The flow of Qi in the body has been extensively mapped  through various channels and meridians along the body. These points and meridians are also the basis of acupuncture and acupressure massage therapy.

Ancient Medicine & The Limits of Western Science

Although alternative medicine has been slowly integrated in the West (even in national health structures), the concept of Qi remains somehow alien and difficult to be integrated with the current models of medical Science. This does not mean that our two hundred year old modern Science has debunked the millennia old notion of Qi, but rather that it cannot be easily accommodated within its structures and logic.

Science is top-down analytic, that is, it explains phenomena according to their underlying measurable and observable chain of cause and effect. Chinese medicine, on the other hand is bottom-up and holistic, meaning that it explains observable phenomena according to imperceptible higher-order principles governing nature such as Qi.  Despite the differences between modern Science and ancient medicine,  I am a strong believer that Scientific knowledge is still young, provisional and always expanding its horizons. It is quite possible for western medicine to also integrate the idea of Qi in its theory.

For instance studies have very clearly shown the indisputable benefits of Qigong and Tai Qi exercises, acupuncture and acupressure yet Scientific methodology cannot translate the idea of Qi because it is immeasurable (for now perhaps).

The Healing Power of Qi

So what does Qi do? or else, what are the benefits of maintaining good Qi in the body?

The main practice of maintaining and cultivating Qi is the ancient practice of Qigong and/or Tai Qi. Wake up early in any city in China and have a stroll in the parks. You will see large groups of people from young to ninety year old practicing Qigong or Tai Qi in unison or individually.

According to millions of practitioners of Qigong or Tai Qi, the benefits are all encompassing – from a relaxed and focused mind to organ health, immunity to diseases, good blood circulation, healthy digestion and joint strength amongst others.

For example a large-scale study carried out by the University of North Carolina found that Qigong practice is highly effective in easing pain and reducing stiffness in Arthritis patients.  Another study published in the journal of American Geriatrics Society (April 2007), shows how regular Qigong practice enhances white blood cell production, revitalizes the bone marrow and increases the number of T-cells in the Thymus gland thus boosting the immune system.  There is a large number of other studies which continue to corroborate the benefits of Qigong in relation to health.

The practice of Qigong has been developed and refined over centuries by physicians who discovered that certain movements or exercises increase Qi circulation around the body and the internal organs.  Some of these movements have been mirrored on movements in nature, primarily certain animals.  This is very much in line with the Daoist philosophy which holds following nature’s cycles and rhythms as one of its core principles.

Start Moving with the Energy

I also practice Qigong exercises for 10 minutes everyday as part of my morning rituals.  I feel it invigorates me, uplifts my mood and gives me the right balance of mind to start the day.  Some people are put off from trying because they think that Qigong is something esoteric and complicated but in reality Qigong exercises are quite simple movements that can be immediately picked up from day one and practiced for a few minutes every day.

There are many resources available for learning Qi Gong online.  I found the exercises by Qi Gong Master Lee Holden particularly helpful and simple to integrate in my morning routine.  I have been practicing these simple exercises every morning and throughout the day for some time now and I feel it has greatly improved my overall health and well-being (Incidentally I never got sick since I started practicing).  Holden’s training program is extremely accessible to everyone.  It doesn’t require time or effort to learn – you just learn the first easy movements and you’re off.

You can of course also attend some local classes if these are available in your area or if Qi Gong is not available perhaps even learn some forms of Tai Qi (Tai Chi) which is also another Chinese practice aimed at improving the Qi flow in the body…but whatever your disposition is, it is highly recommended to spend some time trying it out.  If you are a Qi Gong or Tai Qi teacher or student, your experiences are very welcome in the comments below!

Source: This article was written by Gilbert Ross. You can find him on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and his blog Soulhiker. You can also take his course at Udemy.

This article was originally featured on Soul Hiker, and was used with permission from the author.

 

10 Steps For A Successful Lucid Dream

Lucid dreaming is one of the most extraordinary experiences you could have as a human being.  Being awake within a dream, you are able to consciously interact with it just as you interact in the real world. Everything is saturated with colour and vibrantly alive, and it feels far more real than waking life does.

There are many practical benefits to lucid dreaming.  For me personally, it reminded be of how much life is like a dream and helped me appreciate the impermanence of reality.  It helped me cultivate more consciousness and awareness in waking life by reminding me that I don’t have to be a victim to my surroundings, and can instead become lucid and take control.  It also led to both of my out-of-body experiences.

Lucid dreaming can propel you into a higher understanding of yourself and the reality you live in during your waking life.  On top of being exhilarating and fun, it’s also a very useful catalyst for spiritual expansion.

Here are 10 steps for having a successful lucid dream:

1) Dream Diaries

Spending at least 10 minutes in putting down and recording your dreams in the morning. Even if you wake up in the middle of the night, try to remember and write down what happened. This trains your brain to become used to retaining memories while you are dreaming and to bring awareness into the dream state.

2)  Reality Checks

Performing as many as 10 or more reality checks during the day, and these should be spaced out during the day. Does your reflection look normal in the mirror? Do the palms of your hands look normal close-up? How long do you stay in the air when you jump? Perhaps even make a marking on your hand and look at it throughout the day, and in your dream you will notice it missing.  When you notice it is no longer there, you will realize you are dreaming.

3) Manifest

Spending up to 20 minutes in the afternoon to incubate a lucid dream. The techniques to use here include meditation, self hypnosis, and visualization of what you wish to experience in your dream.  This is also helpful to do right before bed.  KNOW that you will lucid dream, and be thankful that you have already manifest a lucid dream.

4) Affirmation

Before you go to bed at night, repeat this to yourself: “I will remember to recognize that I’m dreaming”. Fall asleep repeating this in your head, and this awareness will subconsciously carry into your dreams. Know that in your dream, you will remember that you are dreaming.  Remove all doubt.  Affirmation is important.

5) Identifying Your Dream Signs

You may also have that nasty experience of always running out of fuel whenever you are on your way to write a final exam. Again, it may be that you always have that horrible experience of your teeth falling off from your mouth. The best and most reliable way of determining your personal dream signs is by keeping a dream journal. Whenever you check it, you can easily identify those dream signs that are regularly occurring.  When your future dreams contain them, you will realize it’s just a dream sign.

6) Imagination Of Desired Dream

Imagine yourself being back to a previous dream. But this time, you have to re-live the ending differently. Visualize the scene in the dream in such a way that the details are clearer than what is obtainable in the previous dream. Next, search for the dream signs. Of course, this should be some unusual characters,  locations and objects which should reveal the dream to be mere fantasy; something you wouldn’t see in real life.

Next, start telling yourself that you are dreaming. Although you are just day dreaming (and this is by no means a lucid dream) continue to experience an imagined lucid dream fantasy. Do whatever you would do if this were a real lucid dream.

7) Wake Up At Night

Research has shown that waking up during sleep can increase one’s chance of being lucid. So, in order to have more lucid dreams, you may want to wake yourself up in the night and bring yourself to full consciousness for a few minutes. You can spend those few minutes in reading about lucid dreams, meditating, visualizing, etc.  Maybe even set an alarm for 3 or 4 am.

8) Direct Your Half-Asleep State

At times, you may wake up in the middle of the night and found yourself in this dreamy state. If this occurs, there is no need for you panic for your body and mind are already relaxed. Just drift into the dream world and of course, this can easily be accomplished without the least effort.

9) Snap Out Of The Dream.  Fully Step Into Lucidity.

his step involves stepping into the lucid world and this means submerging your awareness fully into the lucid dream as well as stabilizing the dream to eradicate any chance of waking up.  Stay calm, don’t get over excited and wake yourself up.  Realize that you are dreaming, and keep your attention concentrated in the present moment within your lucid dream.

10) Have fun

It’s a wonderful experience to have, and there is nothing anyone or anything can do in a lucid dream to harm you.  If you find yourself scared when you become lucid, know that you are always being guided and protected, and that you can wake yourself up at any time you wish.  Talk with people, manipulate your surroundings, try to leave your body, appreciate the vividness of the world around you.

It’s important to remember that there is nothing to fear in a lucid dream.  Some figures you encounter may scare you, but remember that everything you encounter is a reflection of some aspect of yourself.  Love them and forgive them, and know that when you do so you are loving and forgiving a shadow aspect of you.

Lucid dreaming is not just for fun however.  It can also be used as a spiritual practice for self-healing and personal growth.  Here is an awesome TED talk video about nightmares and lucid dreaming as a medium for spiritual development:

Happy dreaming!

Steven Bancarz

Team Spirit

 

10 Common Habits Of Spiritually Conscious People

While no two people are alike, many people who are pursuing a spiritual path end up adopting similar habits and behaviours.  The spiritually-minded tend to do things differently than the rest of the world, and their actions and lifestyle end up reflecting their new level of awareness.

When it comes to habits, being able to relate to others on a level like this is important.  It allows us to see that we are not alone on our journey, and that we aren’t so “weird” after all.  It takes a lot of courage to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else, so it can be comforting and reassuring to know that there are millions of others out there who can relate to you.  Don’t be afraid to allow your actions to be an extension of your free spirit.

Here are 10 common habits of spiritually conscious people:

1) They often practice meditation or yoga

One of the most important aspects of a spiritual path is having a deep connection with the universe through one’s own consciousness.  Many people use meditation or yoga to increase their sense of unity with the universe and to receive energy from Source.  Some use it to simply separate themselves from their thoughts and emotions.

It’s not uncommon to see them sitting on a park bench or at a bus stop meditating.  Or maybe even at their job.  Some people may think it is weird, but for those who are pursuing a route of higher consciousness, they see them in a much different light.

2) They often have organic, gluten-free, or vegetarian diets

Many members of the global spiritual community are up to speed on current nutritional knowledge.  It may rub some friends and family the wrong way, but speaking about GMOs, the danger of pesticides, and the environmental destruction of animal agriculture is something that should be of great concern to everyone.

Spiritual conscious people may find themselves sticking up like a sore thumb when going out to dinner with their friends.  The body is a vessel for Spirit.  It’s only natural to be super aware about what you put in it.

3) They typically reduce, reuse, and recycle

Another habit of spiritually conscious people is that they generally like to be resourceful out of their concern for the well-being of the Earth.  Using less plastic bags, recycling more often, and using natural cleaning products are some of the habits spiritually conscious people get in to that others may think are a bit quirky.

“Biodegradable” is a term they are most likely familiar with.  Some even go as far as to live off the grid.  I mean, who doesn’t dream about having a property that is 100% self-sustained?

4) They practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude frequently is something that stems from an open connection with the Universe.  Being grateful for life on a daily basis is something that never slips the mind of who is spiritually centered.  Thanking the moon, the sun, the food you are about to eat, and the universe are things which you may find yourself doing that others may find weird.

5) They might own gemstones and crystals

It’s not unusual for spiritually-minded people to be seen wearing a gemstone like clear quartz or amethyst.  Some have geodes in their home and even carry crystals in their pockets and purses.  For quite some time, crystals have been widely accepted as a took for working with energy, and many people feel they offer them a connection with something beyond the physical.

6) They have a positive attitude

Spiritually conscious individuals have their bad days, but generally speaking, they are much more likely to spread love over fear.  They don’t ignore the negative, they just choose not to dwell there.  They tend to avoid drama and fighting as much as possible.  This is why when people begin to wake up, they notice they have nothing in common with their old friends anymore.

7) They are less likely to watch the news and/or television

Many spiritually conscious people feel that watching television is a waste of time. Time is much better spent outdoors, reading, exploring, or researching.  It is a general belief among people who are awake that the media is a machine put in place to promote fear and consumerism.  Some people may not have cable or satellite, and some don’t even own a television in their house.

8) They prefer cooperation over competition

While many people in the modern world believe we live in a “dog eat dog” world, most spiritually minded people tend to disagree and adopt a “we’re in this together” mindset.  When the ego is less of a priority, competing with one another doesn’t really seem to make as much sense.

It’s unlikely that they will lie and cheat to get ahead.  Knowing that Karma returns to you what you give out, spiritually minded people are eager to cooperate and get along.

9) They sometimes use unusual greetings in letters, texts, and emails

“Namaste”, “Love and Light”, and “Blessings” are sometimes the sign-offs for people who are ending a discussion in email or letter.  If you see someone close a conversation like this, there’s a good chance they are a little more activated than the average individual.

10) They usually avoid clubs and bars

Getting wasted every weekend just isn’t something that interest people who are on a spiritual path.  While other people spend all week looking forward to Saturday night to get drunk and party, spiritually minded people may instead look forward to having group meditation or chanting.  Personally, I look forward to having deep conversations with good friends over some tea.

The choice of drugs also differs greatly.  Ayahuasca, psilocibin and other “medicine plants” are sometimes taken for the purpose of expanding ones consciousness, as opposed to just feeling intoxicated.  When drugs are taken, they are taken ceremonially and with purpose.

It’s important to note that not all spiritual people do these things.  The point of recognizing common habits of spiritual people is not to see how many you can check off, but to allow people to see that they are not alone on their journey.  For every quirk you have that other people call you weird for, thousands of others can relate to that same experience.  You are part of an entire community, although you may not always feel like it.

Some of these habits may cause you to be ridiculed by the general population, but don’t be apologetic for allowing your spirit to guide you where it needs to go.  These aren’t just individual habits, but community habits.  The more we can be true to who we are and allow our lifestyle to be extensions for our true essence, the more the world will begin follow suit.

Thanks for reading!

Steven Bancarz

Team Spirit

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The Power of Vulnerability

vulnIt takes courage for one to tell the story of who they are with their whole heart, allowing the unknown to be known.

Connection with others is why we are here and is what gives us purpose in life. Neurologically it is how we are wired, we are naturally designed to survive together, to exist as a unit.

There is a massive discord in our connection to one another today. When one is asked about love they will reply with stories of heartbreak. When one is asked about connection they will reply will stories of distance.

Why is this so? There is a false sense of shame in the disconnection we experience: ‘If they see this in me will they still love me?’

Feelings of being unworthy or not enough contribute to this disconnection and cause vulnerability to feel excruciating.

Vulnerability means you are acting as your full, real, present self that is aware and engaged.

Those individuals who have a sense of worthiness got to be that way by believing they were indeed worthy. The fear of not believing we are worthy of connection keeps us from experiencing that connection.

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We’ve all heard it before: Let go of who you think you should be, to become who you are.

What makes us vulnerable also makes us beautiful and strong, it is a necessary balance within us.

Embody the willingness to do something, even if there are no guarantees or expectations, no longer controlling or predicting possible outcomes.

Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness; It is also the Birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging and love.

vuln8We live in a very vulnerable world, and one way we deal with detaching from vulnerabilities our is we numb ourselves to our own feelings.

We defuse our issues, cast our emotions aside and labelled them as too sensitive or unreasonable. If you feel a certain way, there is always a reason for it.

Acknowledging that we will always make mistakes along our journey, but are worthy of immense love regardless.

To let our true selves be deeply seen, to love with our whole heart without expectations may be scary at times, but it reminds you that you are alive.vuln4

 

“The soul would have no Rainbow if the eyes had no Tears” -Native American proverb

Much love to you,

Amanda Nix

The 4 Most Common Psychic Abilities. Which Ones Do You Have?

Psychic abilities come in many different forms and varieties.  Though it is common for many people to believe that all true psychics must be able to tell everything about the future, psychic ability rarely works this way.  Instead, there are a number of different ways that a people with psychic abilities and intuitive gifts may be able to receive information.

Chances are, you are at least a little bit psychic.  We all have souls, and all have intuition.  It can be something as simple as having a “gut feeling” about something, or knowing somebody will call you right before they do. Though not all of us have highly developed psychic abilities, everyone is hardwired with a sixth sense.  In fact, this may even date back to pre-historic times where it would act as an evolutionary advantage.

Here are 4 of the most common psychic abilities:

1) Claircognizance

Claircognizance translates as “clear knowing.”  Someone with claircognizance will simply know, with certainty, things that that they would have no logical way of knowing.  They often get flashes of insight, such as having a profound feeling that danger is up ahead.

Example: You know for certain that you will have a new job be a certain period of time, or know that you should take a different route than you normally would and end up avoiding a car accident.

2) Clarivoyance

 Clairvoyance translates as “clear seeing.”  A clairvoyant is someone who is able to see intuitive information visually.  A clairvoyant may simply see a number, a symbol, or a name written on a piece of paper.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be anything too complex or dramatic.  But the main ability is that they are able to receive information visually through their minds eye.

Example: You are able to guess if a coin landed on heads or tails at a rate significantly greater than would be expected by chance.

 3) Clairaudience

Clairaudience translates as “clear hearing.”  People with clairaudience receive information by literally hearing it in their head.  They often feel as if there is a little voice telling them what they need to know, kind of like how we can hear our own voices in our head while we are reading.

Example: You receive information about an unseen event or future circumstance audibly, such as “Tuesday you’re going to run into an old friend”.

4) Clairsentience

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Clairsentience translates as “clear feeling.”  Those with clairsentience are often times referred to as empaths  or intuitive empaths.  This one is probably the most common psychic ability, as a lot of people can relate to having a strong empathic connection to others.

They can literally feel the emotions of other people, which is not always fun and games. When the people around them have negative emotions, it can be very physically and spiritually draining.  Because intuitive empaths can feel what others are feeling, they are also often highly aware of when people around them are lying or being deceptive.

Example: Someone around you keeps telling you they’re “fine”, when you can feel literally feel that they are sad or angry.

Psychics Vs Mediums

It’s important to note that physics are not mediums.  Psychics are about to receive information around them outside of the 5 senses, where as mediums are able to communicate with spirits who have passed over.  When we hear the word “psychic”, we often think of someone who claims to be a fortune teller, or someone claims to have supernatural abilities that allow them to communicate with deceased relatives.

But the truth is, we all naturally have psychic abilities.  It’s not some New Age concept or a pseudoscientific issue.  It’s simply a matter of looking to the data of our human experience and comparing it with others.  Our souls and biological organisms are hardwired with a 6th sense, and every single person can testify to having at least some instance experience of their own psychic ability.

Which of these four do you have?

Thanks for reading!

Steven Bancarz

Team Spirit

5 Common Growing Pains Of Spiritual Ascension

For those of us who find ourselves travelling on a spiritual path, it can be very common to experience a few “growing pains” on our journey.  Things which hurt beyond belief, but which always result in more clarity, wisdom, and a deeper perspective.  Identifying these common struggles of the spiritual path can be helpful. It makes us realize we are not alone, and that there are certain archetypal energies that all people on a spiritual path end up encountering.

If you are experiencing some of these struggles, have faith. The change you are experiencing is occurring because you are becoming a more authentic and connected person.  The pain you feel is just a temporary catalyst that will propel you into your new self.

As you change, it’s natural to grieve the loss of aspects of your former self.  Don’t be attached to your old identity in your mind.  The key to deal with growing pains on the path to spiritual ascension is to accept the flow as life and to work with reality, not against it.

Here are 5 common growing pains of spiritual ascension we all experience:

1) Losing friends

This one can be especially traumatic for those people.  Becoming more spiritually connected can change a lot about you very quickly, and this can affect some of your closest friendships.  It may cause some of your friends to turn on you, distance themselves from you, and even bully you.

Before hand, perhaps you were willing to engage in behaviors that now just seem wrong to you, such as gossiping, complaining, or competing for the top position in your pack of friends. It’s also likely that the topics you used to discuss with your friends now make you feel empty, and that you now prefer to discuss issues that your friends don’t understand or are uninterested in.  They may even call you crazy for it.

Unfortunately, these differences in perspective and behavior can sometimes be enough to rip apart friendships that have meant a lot to you over the years.  Realize that all you can do is be true to yourself and allow the cards to fall as they may.  You do not have the power to convert anyone to your way of thinking, and you don’t have to.  All you can do is be genuine and sincere, and the universe will connect you with people who are more aligned with your new vibration.

2) Misunderstandings in the family

While most family members are less likely to walk away from you because you are on a spiritual path, they are still quite likely to be confused by your change in perspective.  If you have parents who are religious, they may even accuse you of being lost and separate from God.  Everyone knows that meditation is just another way Satan can whisper in your ear, right?

Stay authentic, and take responsibility for the energy you bring into each conversation.  Just keep being yourself and the “new you” will become more familiar to your loved ones.  In my own journey, my family members actually started to become curious and started asking me questions, and now their minds are so much more open than they used to be. Remember, it’s better to be misunderstood for being who you are than it is to hide yourself for fear of what your family may think.  It’s your life to live, not theirs.

3) Being mocked and ridiculed by society

While many people are on a conscious spiritual path in the world today, there are many who remain in the dark about their true nature. Becoming more spiritually minded can expose you to quite a bit of ridicule for being different.  Being mocked, made fun of, and bullied is just a part of being away in a world that is asleep.  This is probably the most common growing pain of spiritual ascension.

This why you often hear people making jokes about people who eat organic food, meditate, lucid dream, carry gemstones, or talk about spiritual issues and philosophies.  If you were to talk about these things thousands of years ago, crowds would gather in the street and people would be excited to share their experiences. Because of the emotional consequences of not going along with the herd in our day and age, it can be difficult to even come out of the closet with your spiritual beliefs.

The judgement that you may feel from being “out” can be uncomfortable initially, but trust that as time progresses it will become less frequent and easier to deal with.  As we become more comfortable with our differences, we project that comfort out into the world, and we receive less judgement as a result of our confidence.  The universe stops sending us experiences which hit on our weaknesses once we turn them into our strengths.  Stay authentic, sincere, and in integrity.  And when people make fun of you when you are in a space like that, it just makes them look mean and silly.

4) Career changes

When perspective changes, sometimes what worked before just isn’t a good fit for you anymore.  Suddenly, the job that you may have leaned on for many years feels empty, or even worse, damaging to your soul.  During a spiritual awakening, you may come to the realization that your job is not acting as an extension of your soul.

With some, a career change may be intentional and planned out, but with others, it may come in the form of being suddenly fired or laid off.  When you are a vibrational mis-match with how you are spending most of your hours during the week, it’s only a matter of time before either you or your employer decide it is in everyone’s best interest if you leave your job.

It can be very painful to have a sudden transition like this.  But have faith that it happened for a reason. Much more happiness and fulfillment lays ahead for you.  Life is too short to spend anything other than doing what makes your soul come alive.

Surrender to the universe, and it will carry you exactly where you need to be spiritually as well as professionally.

 5) Loneliness

Loneliness is a natural byproduct of spiritual ascension.  Naturally, as our relationships, jobs and lifestyles change, so will our ability to confide in the things we used to confide in.

In times like these, it’s good to reach out to the spiritual community.  Take a yoga class or attend a meditation retreat.  The universe will set you up with new framework to support your new lifestyle, but you have to make an effort to create that for yourself and meet the universe half way.

The good news here is that when you do find people on the same path, you can rest assured that they will provide friendships and acquaintances that are genuine and uplifting, where as before you may have been settling for some relationships that were fueled on competition and negativity.  You may notice you have less friends, but more of the right kind.   An increase in quality, and a decrease in quantity.

In the mean time, practice getting to you yourself.  Start practicing meditation, and learn to be comfortable with being on your own.  Learning how to be alone with about being lonely is essential to dealing with any sense of loss that has arose since you started pursuing your new path.

Although finding your spiritual self can be a fulfilling and enlightening experience, there will be some changes that will be challenging to adjust to.  Not everyone will experience all of these adjustments, but if any of these apply to you, just know you are not alone.  Be patient with the universe, and stay in integrity to the new version of yourself.  The rest will take care of itself.

If you are experiencing spiritual growing pains, realize that at the end of the day they are simply signs that you are growing and evolving.  All of the things that are listed in this article are actually signs that you are on the right track.

So don’t think that you have done anything wrong or that you are making improper choices by adopting a new lifestyle that seems to make people around you confused.  Stay true to yourself and in time, you will mature into a more comfortable and stable position.  When you align your emotions, thoughts, and intentions with bettering yourself and exploring your true nature, the universe always conspires for you to give you the life you need.

Be patient, and trust the universe.  In order to grow into new skin, you have to first shed the old one.

Thank you for reading!

Steven Bancarz

Team Spirit

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