What do you think of when you hear the term 'self-care?' Do you imagine a candle-lit scene complete with essential oils, dreamy music, and a bubble bath? Or do you think of a self-care day, playing hooky from work, and lounging on the couch with Netflix?
The phrase 'self-care' has become nearly as ubiquitous as it is challenging to make time to do. Yet the importance of self-care cannot be overstated as it is through the practices of self-love that you preserve the vitality, focus, and effectiveness of your goodself.
Self-care doesn't have to entail luxury, though- it can be as simple as saying 'no' when you need to, prioritizing tasks, or making your internal dialogue kinder.
Many times our resistance to self-care comes back to our beliefs about it. If we believe that self-care necessitates a self-pitying attitude or indulgence, we may tend to avoid it. Yet self-pity and indulgence have little to do with day-to-day self-care...
Tingling sensations between the brows? Seeing repetitive numbers everywhere? Feeling an unexplainable urge to adopt a healthier diet? If you're experiencing any of these, they could be third-eye opening symptoms.
The third-eye is synonymous with the Ajna Chakra. This energy center sits in the near center of the head slightly above the eyebrow level. Since ancient times, cultures across the globe have included icons of the Ajna Chakra to imply an ability to 'see' and sense beyond the traditional five senses. Our third eye, when properly activated, taps us into our intuition and to information that might otherwise escape our perception.
Here are seven third-eye opening symptoms you should be aware of:
1) Increase in dream intensity: Because your Ajna Chakra deals with perception and intuition, it's no surprise that your dreams become more memorable when you are opening your third eye. If you've been practicing third-eye meditation, have you noticed that your dream...
Hiking in the mountains on a dry fall day, I stopped in my tracks when I noticed a long black snake crossing the trail before me. I admired the sleek creature but kept a very respectful distance before continuing on my way. Seeing the serpent was one of the more notable moments of my hike that day.
Just like few of us would fail to stop and take notice- from a safe distance- if we saw a snake appear in our waking life, so too do we take special note when a snake reveals itself in our dream scenery. The snake is a polarized creature with unique pull on our consciousness, at times interpreted as an auspicious symbol while on many occasions provoking intrigue, confusion, or downright fear.
All this begs the question, what does dreaming about snakes mean? Let's explore the myriad possibilities of snake symbolism in dreams.
Dream Interpretation: Snakes
Before picking up one of those big fat dream dictionaries from the local book store, consider the power of personal associations when it...
Are you an entreprenuer? Someone who decided - intentionally or unintentionally - to accept your abundance through a business of your own?
If you are, then you know the challenge of finding balance. There will ALWAYS be ways to improve your business, and it's exciting. But, you want to have creative endeavors outside of it! You want the business to assist in expressing who you are, not hold you back.
Seeing portions of our lives as separate and apart from each other creates the paradigm of separation, which gives rise to a competitive dynamic - a this OR that mentality.
Here is the problem that many people are facing when creating balance. Your aspirations for business success and your desire for more time and ease with personal and family life are NOT separate, yet we treat them as such. Truly, they are not, and both are simply perspectives of the same life / lifestyle. When we can move from needing to pull time / energy away from one thing in...
Anytime a planet appears to be moving backward in orbit from our Earth perspective, we say it is in retrograde. Mercury never literally moves in reverse; it merely slows down, creating an illusion. While all planets occasionally enter retrograde cycles, Mercury goes retrograde the most often. Mercury's retrograde periods also seem to affect our daily lives significantly.
The internet abounds with warnings and premonitions about the woes of Mercury retrograde each time it happens, which is usually several times per year. We interpret this seemingly backward motion as an omen of delays, misunderstandings, technological glitches, and an inauspicious time for doing business or making significant decisions.
Our fears and experiences surrounding the retrograde reflect the nature of the planet Mercury in the scope of astrology. Ruling the intellectual signs of Gemini and Virgo, Mercury rules communication, opportunism, and thought processes.
Whether it is a significant decision to make about your career or just simply choosing what to wear on a date, it seems that you are unable to decide which is which. It is somehow considered as decision paralysis. You are left hanging and thinking over and over again on which one to choose. Most likely, you have a fear of making decisions. Overthinking inhibits you from moving forward and makes you unproductive, especially during the day. It can also cause serious health issues such as anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, and harmful coping mechanisms like excess eating. Women overthink more than men do but the same effects are found for both genders if they tend to overthink.
Overthinking definition - as the word implies, "over" and "thinking," you are thinking of something too much for too long. You can't decide whether or not you will choose one over the other. For example, you want to buy new shoes, and you have read all the reviews from Amazon. And...
Tree-huggers at heart will rejoice to meet the entrancing rainbow tree. A tree with paint brush-like strokes of neon green, red-orange, and deep maroon may sound like a science-fiction creation, yet the rainbow eucalyptus grows on our very own planet earth!
Here are 10 Reasons why you should add a visit to a rainbow eucalyptus tree to your bucket list:
1) Living Rainbow Bark: Shedding bark reveals a striking bright green color, which eventually fades to orange-red, then maroon, and brown tones. Because the tree sheds in parts, all of these colors can be present at once, creating a rainbow effect.
2) Never the Same Tree Twice: You might also call it 'the tree of transformation' because it is continuously shedding and growing fresh layers of bark. Its striking pattern of color continually shifts.
3) Quick Growing: In its native home of the Philippines, this eucalyptus plant is widely used for pulpwood because of its swift growth at around 3 feet per year. It's fast...
Do math problems scare and intimidate you? Have you ever had math thoughts and just felt so frustrated because you found it so confusing? There’s a way to make math easier and much more fun. It is through Vedic Math. It is a system of math techniques for doing math problems. This system is based on Veda, which is an ancient Indian teaching.
In Vedic Math classes, mathematics is not hard to learn and use. The technique can simplify arithmetic and even algebraic operations. Many people around the world find it useful. If you’re having trouble with math in your daily life, you may benefit from learning the rules of Vedic Math and Vedic math formulas.
Many experts state that Vedic Math is a handy tool for students or even individuals who need to solve math problems fast. If you want to be prepared for exams that require mathematical computations or just need to improve this skill, then Vedic Math can help.
Vedic Math is...
There can't be very many creepier thoughts than to imagine our minds controlled by influences outside of our awareness. Is hidden information lurking around every sensory corner, vying for space and ascendance in our brain?
Subliminal messages are embedded signals below the absolute threshold level (ATL) of our conscious awareness. These messages represent "Being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to produce a discrete sensation but often being or designed to be intense enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the individual."
In layman's terms, we couldn't detect these silent subliminals, even if we were looking for them.
How does Subliminal Perception Work?
Our minds perform dual functions simultaneously. While our conscious minds control executive functions and represent a relatively smaller amount of information processing, our subconscious thoughts are a more profound and extensive terrain. Within the subconscious, many physiologically automatic...
The Full Moon happening on March 9th is an "adjustment period."
Albeit... a VERY powerful one :)
You are now adjusting to the NEW frequency... that you've cultivated in the recent months... (& that's why you're feeling this way)
A lot of people are feeling...potent emotions at this time.
Some of these emotions might not even make any sense... or seem to have a logical place in your life.
A lot of people are feeling a nudge to make a big shift in their life... but where... when... and how?
In spite of this... parallel to this powerful transformation is a growing awareness that you're doing it!
Sometimes life will stretch us out of our comfort zone to reveal to us a very special sensation... a tangible feeling and recognition that...
"I got this!"
I know you have emotions coming up... and perhaps stressful "life puzzles" you'd love to solve right now... and of course that unsettling feeling of complete uncertainty!
Here you are my friend... perhaps enjoying a...