9 Ways to Increase Your Spiritual Awareness

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Spiritual awareness is all about connecting with our inner self, divine consciousness and the world around us. Which will enable us to feel at peace and to harness our full potential, to be of service to the world, being spiritually aware creates a harmonious balance in body, soul and mind and can help you to develop healthy connections in relationships with family, community and ourselves.

The 9 tips to Increase Your Spiritual Awareness

1. Spending some quiet time to meditate and pray is a good way to start the process of being spiritually connected. Read post on my top 10 resources to learn meditation and my top 5 recommended meditation books

2. Be in the vibration of Love. Spend time with loved ones, and do activities that you are passionate about and that brings you highest joy. Being joyful raises your vibration and connect you further with the divine and your inner self . Read post on 5 ways to raise your vibration

3. Trust your intuition. No one knows you better than yourself, learn to believe in yourself and listen to yourself. When you start to trust your intuition it will help guide you in your decisions in life regarding career, money and relationships. Read post on 5 simple ways to develop your intuition

4. Start writing down your thoughts, feelings and experiences. It will help you become more self-aware of your negative thought patterns, feelings and your behaviours. Knowing this will help you to make changes that you need to make. Read post on 4 ways to become more self-aware

5. Spending time in nature can help reconnect you with the earth and keep you grounded. Walking in nature is a great way to recharge and reflect which is beneficial to both body and mind.

6. Set aside time to learn new things. In growing and stimulating the mind. Take a few classes at a local college, read spiritual and inspirational material.

7. Have a good exercise regime and a healthy diet. If the body and mind are at its best, other aspects of life become easier to connect to.

8. Take the time to help others in a voluntary capacity helps to feed the inner soul. while the outward benefits are the ability to be more compassionate towards others.

9. Spending time interacting with like minded people. This will help build relationships that can give positive mental and physical reinforcements.

5 Ways To Raise Your Vibration to Connect With Your Higher Self

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Raising your vibration will enable you to connect further with your higher self. The higher self is our higher consciousness or god’s consciousness it is our true self.

Your higher self gives you guidance whenever you ask for it, by sending messages to you through one or more of your six human senses. Which include seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling/touching, tasting and knowing. The more we use and trust our senses the stronger, accurate and more frequent the messages become. You can also use your intuition to guide you in all of your decisions in life regarding career, money and relationships.

Here are five simple things you can start doing now to raise your vibration to connect with your higher self:

1.Forgiveness

Not forgiving yourself or others will block your connection to your higher self. Undealt with past hurts or personal mistakes will create negative feelings and thoughts that could stay within your sub-conscious and affect your emotions and thoughts in the present moment. If you are still attached with your past situations, it is hard for you to face the reality and your present situation. So, make sure that you choose to forgive and move on. You have to take actions to ensure that past emotions and thoughts will never affect your present moods and activities.

I use Hoʻoponopono it is an ancient Hawaiian Huna practice of forgiveness and cleansing. “Allows one to develop a working relationship with the divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment our errors in thought, word, deed or action be cleansed. The process is about freedom, complete freedom from the past.”– Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Ho’oponopono means, “to make right,” or “to rectify an error.” According to the ancient Hawaiians, error arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories from the past. Ho’oponopono offers a way to release the energy of these painful thoughts, or errors, which cause imbalance and disease. These are two self-forgiveness methods I have tried that work:

Hoʻoponopono Mantra by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Simply repeat the four phrases together. To re-program the subconscious of the past negative thoughts and painful memories.

I’m sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
I love you.

Self-Forgiveness Exercise by Serge Kahili King [1]
1. Take a deep breath, and let your body relax as best you
can.
2. As you inhale, say your own name mentally.
3. As you exhale, say, “I release you” or “I forgive you.”
You can be as specific as you like. If your name is Shirley,
you might say something like, “Shirley, I forgive you for
what you did at the party last night.”

4. Do the whole process, combining breath and statements,
at least three times, or until you feel better about
yourself.

[1] Kahili,K.S. (2014) Happy Me, Happy You: The Huna Way to Healthy Relationships. USA:Quest Books. p.71

2.Gratitude

Be grateful for your current experiences or people that have enriched your life. When you are aware of what you have received. Give thanks to the universe, higher self or guides for what they have given you. The more you express gratitude the more you will receive that for which you are grateful. The ways are have shown gratitude is by saying:

“Thank you, higher self for your guidance, healing, support and love.”

“Thank you, universe for bringing people into my life that gives me joy and love”

3.Love

When I wake up one morning, my higher self, told me “I am perfect, love and accept yourself as you are.” I thought about the message and I realised that they were certain parts of myself I did not accept. What I did was I took a hard look at myself and wrote down the aspects of myself that I did not fully accepted and I said to myself “I accept myself for who I am.” I felt at peace and a lot lighter within myself.

I also recommend to write down all the positive things you have done and have accomplished, it does not have to be huge, it could be making someone laugh, helping someone with their shopping, etc. Go look in the mirror, place your hand on your heart chakra and say out loud all those positive things you have written. Start to visualize and think about the difference you have made in their lives and how grateful they felt towards you. Feel their loving energy pouring into your heart, clearing away all wounds, replacing with love.

4.Meditation

Meditate everyday from 15-45 minutes a day is the fastest way to raise your vibrations. Once your mind is calm it is easier to connect to your higher self or guides, whether you feel the connection or not, your higher self or guides are there. Read post on my 10 best Free Guided Meditation Websites to learn meditation and my top 5 recommend meditation books.

5.Mantra or Prayers

Saying certain powerful mantras or prayers helps to raise your vibration. The Powerful prayers and mantras below, I have found to invoke the higher self. A great book called Passage meditation by Eknath Easwaran explains the right way to say the prayers and mantras. Check out his free introductory course on Passage meditation.

The powerful prayers and mantras that worked for me:

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father
who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily
bread
And forgive us our
trespasses
As we forgive those who
trespass against us.
Lead us not into
Temptation
And deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom
and the power and the
glory Forever.

Amen.

Psalm 23
Lord is my shepherd
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Mantras:

“I and my Father are one” John 10:30 King James Version

“I AM that I AM” Exodus 3:14

Top 7 Documentaries About Consciousness and the Universe

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Below are my top 7 documentaries that have provided some answers to my questions about what is consciousness and humanities core function in the universe. These documentaries shares evidence, insights and intrigue on what is happening in the universe and our evolution as sentient beings. Check them out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

 

Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?

 

Thrive website:
http://www.thrivemovement.com

 

Reality and the Extended Mind

Pick up Adrian’s new book ‘Origins of Consciousness’ here:
www.amazon.com/OriginsConsciousness

 

Consciousness Mechanics: The Movie

Website:
http://iamniverse.com/

 

The Sacred Geometry Movie

Spirit Science website:
http://thespiritscience.net/

 

Pineal Gland Consciousness & Sacred Geometry

David Wilcock website:
http://divinecosmos.com/

 

David Wilcock – Ancient Sites And Their Energy

David Wilcock website:
http://divinecosmos.com/

 

Tuning In – Spirit Channelers In America

What is your recommended documentary let me know by leaving a comment below.

How to Heal & Balance the 7 Chakras

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Chakra is the Sanskrit word which means ‘wheel’. Chakras are wheels of rotating energy.They are the energy centres in our body in which energy flows through. There are seven major chakras and many minor chakras. Each of the body’s seven chakras is associated with specific locations on the body, such as the solar pleuxs, the heart, the throat, or the crown of the head.

Each chakra is associated with a endocrine gland and certain organs which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Also each of the seven chakras corresponds with our emotions, behaviours and different aspects of our life. The chakras vibrate and are open at different levels relative to the awareness of the individual and their ability to integrate the characteristics of each into our life.

You can target a specific chakra depending on the problem you want to solve or the goal you want to achieve. Sometimes energy can be blocked in one or more of your chakras. which can often lead to health issues, stress and unbalance within yourself. it is important to understand what each chakra represents and how you can restore its balance.

There are many chakra healing methods; from sound therapy, colour therapy, yoga, reiki healing, pendulum drowsing, crystal healing, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), aromatherapy and guided meditations. These chakra healing methods are great, but they only treat the symptoms and not the cause, you have all that you need to heal yourself and that’s already within you.

These are the three steps to heal your chakras:

1/ Take care of your heart – If we can learn to control our breathing, which makes the heart’s rhythms become more balanced, the changed of flow from the heart to the brain will change the impact of the brain’s performance. eating a balance diet which includes eating greens, doing physical activities, will help to improve the heart, as well as your overall well-being.

2/ Have positive thoughts – you must release all limiting beliefs that are causing blocked energy within the chakras. You can do this by eliminating your negative thought patterns and changing them with positive thought process. Read the article on how to write affirmations.

3/ Breathe & Meditate – Breath is the essence of life and being, within breath is vital energy or life force called prana. Prana is a flowing life force energy that is in all living things, that can help to restore the body’s natural flow of energy. A breathing meditation practice called chakra breathing, chakra breathing can help you to bring awareness to a chakra, by centering your attention on one chakra as you inhale and exhale, the prana energy from the breath is directed and guided to that chakra. Start at the root chakra and work your way up to the crown chakra. If you want to you can also visualize or say the affirmations while you are meditating.

Begin chakra breathing meditation:

  1. Sit forward slightly, to avoid leaning against the back of the chair, make sure your back (spine) is straight and your legs are shoulder width apart, and your feet are flat on the ground and palms are facing up on your lap.
  2. breathe from your diaphragm, slightly tense your abdominal muscles, at the same time, push your abdomen outwards as you breathe in. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose to a count of four, keeping your mouth closed, and hold it a few seconds. Breath out. Release it by blowing it slowly from your nose, on a 10-count. Let the stomach fall naturally when breathing out by relaxing the diaphragm, abdomen moving in as you breathe out. Repeat four times.
  3. Start with the root chakra and work your way up to the crown chakra. Close your eyes and focus your attention and awareness on your root chakra by either placing your finger on the chakra for a few seconds or visualizing or being aware of your root chakra. Inhale in through the nose and direct the breath to the root chakra and exhale through the nose and allow awareness to settle into the third eye chakra. If your mind starts to wander, just refocus your mind on your breathing and on the root chakra. Do this for two – five minutes, then move on to the next chakra.
  4. Once you have done all the chakras, just before opening your eyes, take three slow deep breaths and slowing open your eyes.
  5. Ground yourself – drink water or walk in nature.

Healing and Balancing tips for all seven chakras:

1. Root Chakra – (red)

  • Affects our physical survival, security and safety. To heal the root chakra, you need to release all your fears. You can do this by replacing your negitive thoughts with positive thoughts using affirmations.
  • Be in the present moment – If you feel unbalanced, like dizzy, confused or clumsy. You need to ground yourself by fully being in the present moment, so we don’t feel disconnected from our physical body. Focus on your physical life, take a walk in nature, do some gardening, do some exercise, do any activity that keeps you in the present moment. Read this article on how to start living in the present.

2. Sacral Chakra (orange)

  • Associated with sexuality, pleasure, relationships and creativity. To heal the sacral chakra, release all blame and guilt you may be holding on too and forgive yourself.
  • Release emotions – Do activates that helps with releasing emotions like dancing, drawing/painting, writing, drama, sports, therapy etc.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow)

  • Effects our personal power, and purpose. To heal the solar plexus release all your letdowns and disappointments within yourself.
  • Build yourself up (be strong)– Focus on your goals and on what you want to achieve in your life. Take risks and challenge yourself to do better and to be better. Learn what you need to learn to take yourself or goals further. Always strive to grow and develop yourself on a personal, spiritual and physical level. If you fail, learn from the failure and come back stronger.

4. Heart Chakra – (green)

  • Associated with love, self-acceptance, compassion for self and others. To heal the heart chakra, release all your sadness and loss. Let the pain flow away. Try saying these affirmations:“I give and receive love unconditionally”, “I am loved and I am worthy”, “I am powerful and loving at all times”
  • Love yourself – Work on accepting and loving yourself as you really are, write down all the positive things you have done and have accomplished, it does not have to be huge, it could be making someone laugh, helping someone with their shopping, etc. Go look in the mirror, place your hand on your heart chakra and say out loud all those positive things you have written. Start to visualize and think about the difference you have made in their lives and how grateful they felt towards you. Feel their loving energy pouring into your heart, clearing away all wounds, replacing with love.
  • Give your love and your heart – give your heart to something or to others will help you to heal your heart chakra. Help someone in need, volunteer at a charity, hug a friend, nurture animals or others, do things that you love and enjoy doing. When you give your heart to something, you will start to feel the love in your heart again.

5. Throat Chakra (blue)

  • Associated with communication and self-expression. To heal your throat chakra, release your denial and the lies you tell yourself and others. Accept yourself. Try saying these affirmations: “I speck my inner truth”,“I express myself in loving ways”,“I am open and honest in my communication.”, “I express myself creatively”
  • Speck your inner truth – voice your opinions, feelings and principles that come to you and express them to people who are interested to what you have to say.
  • Actively express yourself (good for introverts) – try doing activities were you are actively expressing yourself, but also listen to others who are expressing themselves to you. Things you can try are singing, drama, creative writing, therapy, chanting, affirmations, teaching and public specking.

6. Third Eye Chakra (indigo)

  • Associated with extrasensory perception and intuition. To heal your third eye chakra, release all illusions within yourself. Rely on your own intuition, trust yourself and make your own decisions. Try saying these affirmations: “I see my inner guidance.”,“I trust my intuition.”, “I can see clearly.”
  • Do visual activities – create visual art, coloring, drawing, photography, working with memory, dream work, hypnosis, guided visual meditation, past life regression therapy, tarot reading, trataka, star gazing.
  • Develop your clairvoyance – Your third eye needs to be opened first, read article: how to develop your clairvoyance
  • Ground yourself – If your third eye is overactive, you may get headaches, start to hallucinate and have difficulty concentrating. You need to ground yourself by fully being in the present moment. There are many ways you can ground yourself, you would need try different techniques. Some grounding methods to try: Walk in nature (preferable barefoot), eat foods that are grown underground, gardening.

7. Crown Chakra (violet)

  • Associated with spiritual enlightenment and higher consciousness. To connect with your crown chakra, you would need to meditate. Calm and still the mind, let go of all your earthly attachments. you will be able to connect to your higher consciousness.
  • Spiritual activities and practice – spend time with people or places that has a high vibration such as sacred places, spiritual teachers, om healing, group meditation and spiritual events. Watch and read spiritual and metaphysical books, documentaries or films. Go to our resources page for website links and books.
  • Try OM chanting –The sound of OM or AUM expresses the manifestation of the divine consciousness in form. It is believed that the divine consciousness took the form of the first vibration manifesting as sound “OM” when we repeat the chant with the correct intonation, it can resonate throughout the body so that the sound penetrates to the centre of one’s soul. we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes with the universe and the divine consciousness within us.
  • Prayers – Saying certain powerful prayers helps to raise your vibration. I have found to invoke the god consciousness. Say The lords Prayer or Psalm 23

*Please read: It is recommended that you consult a medical professional before following any advice or practice suggested in this article.

Top 10 Recommended Spiritual Books

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Below are my top 10 recommended spiritual Books. These are the books I read when I first started my spiritual journey. I still read these books today. These books appeared in my life at the right time, when I needed help. The books Soul Plan and Unlock your Intuition has helped me to fulfill my life purpose and to tap into my subconscious for answers.

The other books have given me practical guidance on how the mind, body and spirit work together. To bring balance and harmony within yourself. The spiritual books have further my understanding of spirituality and teach me how to live a spiritual life in the modern world.

If you want practical spiritual guidance and to learn how to heal your mind, body and spirit. Check out the books and let me know what you think, by leaving a comment below.

What spiritual book would you recommend? let me know by leaving a comment below.

 

Soul Plan: Reconnect with Your True Life Purpose (Paperback)


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Power of the Soul: Inside Wisdom for an Outside World (Paperback)


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