Self Care Tips & Rituals
We hear a lot of about about raising your vibration but what are the benefits? Well, living in higher vibrational energy means that it can give you experiences of positive changes and you can feel better about your life. To ultimately improve your quality of life and holistic wellbeing to a higher vibration.
So very few of us are actually 'living' and to some degree we are all missing the opportunity to experience the quality of life which gives us true wellbeing, contentment and joy. We are all flowing through 'life' striving to find balance and happiness and many just 'getting on with it', reacting to what life brings in front of them. Others may be desperately taking actions to achieve future goals, setting conditions for their future self such as, "I will be happy if I have...." because that is what we believe it will take. The problem with this is it is coming from a 'lack' perspective which often projects a feeling of lack in our real life. What you belief on the inside is what you attract on the outside. We are all living a mirror of our inner self - thats the law of attraction and if you dig deep and truly think about this, you will find it to be true. If you want to change the outside, you must be committed to working on the inside at deep levels to shift the old beliefs, lack thinking, negativity, ego based reactions and negative karma.
To transform and truly manifest, we need to consider the physical and non-physical aspects in play. Yes, be driven to take actions but actions should be intuitively guided and trusted from a place that is a 'blank canvas' (i.e. cleared of negative energy). Thinking and feeling your desires, together with guided action is a powerful recipe for manifesting the things we want into our lives. The caveat here is that you will receive what is for your highest good and in divine timing. Once you begin to to truly trust this process, thats when the magic begins to flow.
Techniques such as kundalini yoga, breathwork, meditation, crystal activation and reiki aim to clear the energy blockages at an emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and environmental level so that your life flows more effortlessly in the most right and positive direction for you. Such tools can help raise your vibrational frequency and unblock the energetic pathways (inc. chakras) to allow more creativity, self expression and trusted intuition to flow through. We can all benefit from this as positive vibrational energy spreads and helps us have more positive interactions, increasing the wellbeing for all.
By no means is this a guarantee that life will only give you ups because it won’t. However, you can be better placed to manage your challenges consciously rather than reacting and responding aimlessly to every situation or even worse, waiting on someone else to drive your life forward. Investing in yourself takes personal dedication, commitment and consistency to being the best version of myself today and everyday, not sometime in the future. You and only you can do it for you.
Working in harmony with the energy of the moon cycles sounds all very new age but in fact this practice has been observed for hundreds of years. Just like the moon effects the tides in earth's oceans, the gravitational effect can have an impact on us not least because the human body is around 70% water. Therefore, the phases of the moon represent the natural ebb and flow of life and harnessing the full and new moon energies in particular are known to be highly potent energetic portals.
A new moon is when the sun and the moon come into alignment and signifies new beginnings, planting the seeds for new ideas, setting your intentions and defining goals. A full moon is when the sun reflects its light onto the moon and luminates it in our night sky. There is a strong gravitational pull on earth at this time and the energy can be used to release yourself of anything that no longer serves you. This is a great time for cleansing your space of lower vibrations and feel renewed.
Both the new moon and the full moon phases offer an energetic portal that amplifies your intentions and effects of any mindful practice for manifestation. Try incorporating the dates of the new and/or full moon into your regular meditation and yoga practice and notice what experience you have.
Within kundalini yoga, we talk a lot about the authentic you which is also expressed through the mantra Sat Nam. The essence of this is that the yoga practice aims to shift the energetic frequency within and around you so that you are able to express the true you, whatever that means for you. Once you begin to experience this level of truth, you are living in your own sovereignty and power, experiencing a more joyful life which in turn develops a stronger magnetic field so that you attract opportunities for your highest good. It is not always easy being authentic and maintaining harmonious relationships with others but start small, set an intention and be consistent. Here are 5 things that you can stop doing to help to help you on your way:
1) Saying yes when you mean no
3) Living and obsessing over the past
4) Putting yourself down
5) Believing others have the power over you and your life outcomes
Maintaining our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing has never been more discussed as it has during these precarious times and with that, a daily routine, ritual and practice is important now more than ever. . We are creatures of habit and when we have a positive ritual incorporated into our lives, it creates stability and aids the mind and emotions into a more positive direction. Being consistent is the key and it doesn't matter if it's a 5 min or 60 min plus daily ritual, just have something that gives you an anchor for the day. A ritual will help you get aligned to a more positive energy current for the day and this could be anything from meditation, yoga, mantra recitation, journaling, breathing techniques or any other positive creative action that resonates with you. Here are my top 5 tips: