Archives for the month of: July, 2010

Does anyone else feel like life is just becoming too busy/crazy/hectic? Like you can’t keep up with all the changes and demands of the world we live in and just want to take off…somewhere? Perhaps, perhaps not, but many people close to me and myself included, experience this now and again. Sometimes it seems like there is too much to juggle and you struggle to find your purpose. Perhaps from time to time you experience a feeling of spiritual despair, where you ask, “What is the point in all this?”, or say “I just don’t want to do this anymore”. And when I say ‘this’, I refer to this life that I/we are leading now.

As I’ve written before, the year 2007 brought a lot of changes into my life and I began to take a different path, or had a different focus in my life…things I wanted to focus on, things I felt were important. I left my stressful corporate job, began travelling, began to focus more on practicing and teaching yoga, and went back to school. While I’m generally happy and content with the changes I’ve made, I still I have moments or periods of time where life feels too overwhelming and I just want to run away (usually to Mexico or Spain).

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If you look at a few of my entries previous to this one, you can see my emphasis was much about maintaining a sense of peace within, changing our thought patterns/outlook on life and having positive intentions. In doing so, we can change the world around us and see it from a different perspective. I whole heartedly believe that to be true – that our lives will transform if we can transform ourselves from the inside out. Its not always an easy process. It can be frustrating, you can doubt yourself, or get too caught up in this illusion we call life. Focusing too much on work, school, or a mirad of other things that when you really take a close look at them, aren’t really all that important. We or our global consciousness at the time had lead us in this direction. At one time we lived a much simpler life, living off the land, building our own homes, trading and sharing with our neighbours. I think this will once again become a reality, perhaps sooner than we think. I look forward to living this kind of life again, but also admit, that the transition to that place may not be an easy one.

My point of all of this is that there are tools available to help deal with the stress and transitioning that we are all going through. I came across the Global Coherence Organization last year around this time, and for those that just don’t know where to start or need some reminders now and again, this site is amazingly helpful.

The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based initiative to unite millions of people in heart-focused care and intention – to shift global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace.

The purpose of the website is to:

  • Increase personal coherence for the benefit of ourselves and the planet
  • Help shift the planetary consciousness baseline from self-centeredness to wholeness care
  • Increase connection and social harmony
  • Empower our ability to navigate through global changes with less stress and more ease
  • Empower environmental responsibility and stewardship of the planet

    Based on heart coherence, earth monitoring and community building, there are webinars, news, information and resources to learn about the ways the planet is shifting (please click the link for video) and how that affects us…most importantly, what we can do to make these transitions as smooth as possible. It allows you to track your progress: how you’re feeling physically, spiritually, emotionally and so on.

    One of the resources which was sent to me recently, was the State of Ease. Its a downloadable PDF which is full of helpful information and reminders to deal with the added stress which many are experiencing due to the planetary shifts.

    The Shift is beneficial to the whole and we can help by holding the vision of peace, balance and harmonious connection among people. As we all know, our personal stressors are part of our individual growth and are not occurring just because the Shift is taking place. Since our background is in stress research and coherence-building, we will occasionally provide a few approaches that have proven effective in helping people move more easily through situations that life brings us…

    My intent is for this entry to reach even one person. As I learn and attempt to transform myself…I wish to inspire and lend a helping hand….

  • That quote by Mahatma Ghandi has been on my mind in the past few weeks. In fact that quote is now written next to the image of Ghandi on the 50 Rupee note stuck to my fridge, as my constant reminder… 

    How can we as individuals embody the emense change or changes we want to see in the world? At the moment, in a world plagued with war, natural disasters, environmental crises and government corruption, it seems like a hefty task. It is to some degree, as the change must come from within. 

    It is up to us to transform ourselves, our consciousness. If we wish to see peace, we must embody that peace. If we wish to see compassion, we must first learn to fully love and accept ourselves.  As we as individuals begin to change our conciousness, our global consciousness will continue to transform. Our intentions  can move mountains. 

    Tibetan Monastary, Spain

    Tibetan Monastary, Spain

    This photo was taken a few years ago while I was in Andalusia, Spain for a Reiki retreat, and the quote from the Dalai Lama now has a greater meaning to me… 

    Lately, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the possibility of it creating further devastation, has been the topic of conversation. Please refer to Gulf Vision by Transformation Harmonics

    So, how do we go about labeling something so seemingly devastating, positively? I believe that we first have to accept that it was in fact our global consciousness (or our global mentality) which manifested this event. And perhaps such a ‘crisis’ had to occur – one which is threatening to our eco system and our well-being – for change to take place. Devastation had to become so fundamentally apparent that we (hopefully) have began to realize that it is time to let go of processes which have long been out of date. We as a global community have the potential to change the outcome of this event, not see it as a crisis, but as an oppotunity. We must continue transforming ourselves in a positive manner with positive intention. 

    How can our intentions and transformation create such a profound impact, when we may not physically be playing a part in cleaning up the oily mess? I hope many of you have heard of Dr. Masaru Emoto, and several of his books on the energetic properties of water. The most simplistic explanation, is that our words – spoken, thought or written – carry an energetic vibration which can transform the qualities of water in a positive or negative fashion. Dr. Emoto discovered a way to study and photograph the affects these vibrations have on water and the crystals they form. For exapmple, the crystal formed by love is profoundly different than the one formed by the vibration of hate.  This in a sense is a physical representation of how intentions, words and thought patterns affect the energy which surrounds us, which we ourselves are composed of. 

    This being said, is it not possible to transform the water and the energy surrounding the Gulf of Mexico with our positive intentions, our positive thoughts?

    Are there other events which we can change in our own lives and our global community?

    Considering our bodies are composed of 85% water, how do our thought patterns, belief systems and choice of words affect ourselves?

    Please feel free to comment, I would appreciate your feedback and would be happy to clarify any questions…