All posts tagged: love

Nourish |Appreciative, connective & intimate relationships

February invites in the culture of love; the topic of being a little more connective and melting into the essence of tenderness. Finding consciousness is the foundation to being that little bit more aware of being connective. How often do we project our wants upon others? Learning to be more connective To be heart centred is to be in alignment with the touching of the self, at this point you receive the match of coming together in relationships. Feeling into others, to see and to listen with deep alignment. Where the other person is you. Gratitude & acknowledgement Appreciate and acknowledge love in action, look for it and learn to soften to anothers heart and gesture. Invite in this gratitude and acknowledgement into your relationship space. Giving up the right to be right In the western world we are constantly evaluated and trained there is value in being right, but to what purpose? It is important to listen and observe, to retire the right to be right. To provide spaces of ‘listening scapes’ where learning …

Anger | The heart is a furnace

“When the inverted anger becomes part of the body, the simple effect is that you have absolutely no relationship with your Self… Inferiority complex or superiority complex are a cover-up of inner anger. Manipulation and lying are parts of inner anger. Not being self-sustaining or having a foundation to work it out is an inner anger. Misbehavior, wrong calculation, self-destruction, destroying the business, destroying the relationship are all inner anger… On the other hand, anger comes from the place of the Agaan Granthi. It is the area of the heart, it is the blood, it is the circulation, it is the diaphragm, it is the heart pumping. The whole life depends on it. So in the center of the heart is a furnace. Either it can cook for you or it can burn down your house and there is nothing in between. That is the tragedy of it.” -Yogi Bhajan

Atmosphere | The oils of beautiful aroma

To create a light euphoric atmosphere sprinkle Clary sage around a room, or put a few drops into a bowl of warm water. Having lived and worked with essential oils for several years I tend to take them for granted, yet visitors always comment on the beautiful aromas and I could not imagine life without this essence. I would rather live with the scent of freshly picked flowers and herbs than with the array of household pollutants we buy to freshen our spaces. Essential oils should be chosen according to the ‘mood’ of the party or the occasion. Bergamont, orange and rosewood for summers evenings Frankincense, pine and orange for Christmas Ylang Ylang and rose for romance Orange and Lemon for energy and vibrance Geranium and Lavender for relaxation and decadence Rose or rosewood for feminine spaces The choice and permutations are only subject to personal preference and budget – experiment!

Rose | The oil of seduction

Rose oil has always been highly prized with Roman Emperors being so fond of the aroma that they poured rose water into the canals running through their gardens. Certain essentail oils have ‘heady’ euphoric qualities and can bring the magic and mystique of ancient civilisations in return. With the heavier perfume note of rose being suited to bedrooms and seduction, as its our is on a level similar to that of body scent, as opposed to light citrus oils that are reminiscent of the fresh outdoors and open spaces. Rose is the most favourite scent and perfume of all time. It has been used throughout centuries, being mentioned in the Kama Sutra and Perfumed Garden and is still being incorporated into most high class perfumes of today. Rose otto has always been of cost, and always will be, due to the small yield of essential oil from each flower. Yet the cost is high in comparison to that of other essential oils. Rose otto is distilled from the variety of rose know as rosa damascene. …

A womans relationship with the moon

“Woman is the moon. It wanes and waxes. Everything grows because of the moon. Everything ripens because of the sun. And everything is conceived because of the combination of the harmony and those two polarities of male and female, sun and moon.” – Yogi Bhajan LEARNING WAYS WE CAN LINE UP WITH THE INTERNAL RHYTHMS OF LUNAR POWERS Understanding your moon centres and mapping them can help make sense of a woman’s changing emotions. Through careful observation.  Take a calendar and mark down where you think you might be and observe any changes.  Over time, you’ll understand more about yourself and your nature and be able to navigate your changes with more ease.   THE MOON POINTS The moon is the ’emotional flow of energy, hormones and imagination”. The energy of the moon is interactive within the micro and macro cosmos, our body and universe. We recognise how lunar cycles interact with Mother Earth, ocean tides, plant and hair growth, animal rhythms, and a womans hormonal cycle. Lunar energies also influence our emotional equilibrium. Moon …

Mantra of I am Divine Love

Divine Love Mantra – Aham Prema   You’ll find this mantra embracing you the way mother embraces a child. The basic meaning of the mantra “Aham Prema” is “I Am Divine Love.” When you chant this mantra you are declaring that your basic true nature is love—Divine Love. Such a powerful (and irrefutable) declaration creates a vibration of pure love within and around you and instantly attracts other like-minded and love-minded beings.  This mantra is often recited by those who wish to attract a spiritually-based relationship. And that is a special kind of relationship indeed. Aham Prema is also a good mantra for those suffering from bouts of self-hatred or self-loathing. The “I” that tries to declare hates its “self” is quickly dissolved into a pure vibration of Divine Love. Meditation Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or a chair with the spine straight. EYES Eyes are closed (listen and focus on the mantra) MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb tip touches index finger tip and the other fingers are straight) Gyan mudra stimulates the …

Shakti Power

Call to the Divine Mother, because the Mother is nearer than the Father ~ Paramahansa yogananda In the East, the great feminine has always been held in high esteem, not as a secondary source of power but as the primal power; the shakti that flows through our body and all of nature. In numerous texts on yoga, meditation and Eastern mysticism, we find references to different types of shakti Power – The great feminine energy that exists both within and without our bodies. As a force in the universe, shakti powers everything, from the planets in their orbit to the radiant power of the sun. Wether referring to the power behind gravity or the power of behind the speed of light, shakti its the term used to describe the operating power of the cosmos, from the smallest atom to the grandest galaxy. Any kind of force, power or influence has its genesis in shakti, and shakti is feminine in nature. In us, shakti is described in innumerable mystical texts as a serpent like power cell …

Recovery from burnout

It is a mere season, one of feeling wobbled from juggling far too many plates whilst within a quick sand of sloppy decisions. But here begs the question of how do we dig ourselves away from the daily slog that feels to have no end or freedom? Answer; by resourcing simple practices that evoke a sense of gratitude back to ourselves away from the daily noise. Reigniting a bounce to the step and owning a pure delight for springing from our duvet each and every morning away from mental pressure. With limitless advice and buy ins at our fingertips we have all the answers, yet the language within this space is that it’s the simple good stuff that allows you to get back on track. ‘The cause and effect of what you ‘do’ being an extremely important one to meditate upon’. The good news is it’s ready to action from this very minute with an integrated approach to wellness with a healthy dose of tlc. SLEEP Getting enough sleep is the number one cause for …

Validate our Women

The Swarm of International womens’ day is nearly upon us where women must be celebrated for their ‘capacity’ to achieve. Over time it is not uncommon for a womans own self worth as a person to be undervalued and self sabotaged. The risk here is that a woman can feel inherently less more loveable and less worthwhile. Importantly, when a woman does achieve, there is cause for celebration. Yet I suggest on this day we celebrate the effort and attitude of all women with their tenacity ‘to get there’ and ‘push through’. Placing value on the ‘actual attributes’, such as effort and the strength of attitude within their tool kit within any transitional phase. One’s sense of self and place in the world must be one that no longer involves unique and idiosyncratic conditions. Simple, no nonsense, unadorned and embellished … Women have and own pride with your power, efforts and attitude. Contributor for Guest Speaker & Fitness Lecturer for Who am I? I am a 42 year old mother, certified fitness strategist and Health and Wellbeing lecturer. …

Simple Agility

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. I want to make a new groove, a time where we can identify with putting tweaks in the day to be a little more mindfully present, to Translate some good intent and action. [It’s] tiny tweaks: the tiny tweak of “I love this person—but every time they come home from work I hardly get up from my computer to even say hello to them,” ~ Susan David ~ Smart folk recognize the need to take a step back — to put the shiny new toy down for a minute to identify with the important values within the day. Emotional agility lets say, based on well established gratitude. Can we capture a moment in exchange for something truly meaningful? It is no conspiracy, we can consciously iron out a few personal imperfections here and there and find some unprecedented positive experiences and happiness with it. How do we engage, in practical ways, …