Forgive the Attacker

When we are able to unconditionally forgive our attackers, there will be no more attacks.

For every attacker comes from within. The external attack is only a reflection of lack of forgiveness aka fear.

This isn’t about trying to control what’s going to happen – that only leads to more suffering.

We all hold memories of being attacked in different forms, whether physically, verbally, financially, etc. With those memories we automatically attach judgment that something went wrong, fear that it will happen again, and a need to keep it from happening again.

This way of being projects an energetic charge from aura that powerfully attracts more of what we are not wanting for ourselves and for the world – no matter what measures we take in the physical. Thus, the key to creating a more loving environment is in diffusing the energetic charge within our own field of awareness – ie: forgiveness.

How to forgive? Feel into the energetic charge that arises in our bodies when we think about the attacker, focus on breathing without pausing, and let the corresponding thoughts rise and fall on their own.

Headache Relief

HeadacheEach of the methods listed below addresses physical and/or energetic blockages which are the real cause of headaches.  Try them, and see how they work for you!

1.  Drinking naturally sparkling (no CO2 added) mineral water with lime juice and 1 tbl of unheated honey supplies the necessary enzymes, hydration, oxygen and alkalizing minerals to help your body eliminate the physical and energetic blockages that can cause headache.  Also, be mindful of any food cravings, and eat the fresh, raw version of those foods.

2. Lie in a comfortable position and practice long deep breathing with focus on the breath until a very calm feeling comes over you.  Then allow any thoughts that spontaneously come to mind and be present with them, just noticing what feelings come up.  With each thought and feeling, gently remind yourself that all is well, and that you are free to release all tension around the thoughts that evoke any feeling of tension.

3.  While sitting in a comfortable position, breathe with normal but somewhat forceful breath – in while bringing your shoulders up like shrugging, and out while letting your shoulders come down – Repeat 20-30 times.  This can readjust the bones in the neck and head.

4.  Accupressure is another method used to release blocked energy and restore balance to the body: With the middle or index finger and thumb of one hand, apply pressure to the area between the thumb and index finger of the other hand (see illustration).  Apply various amounts of pressure to different points in this area until the pain is reduced to a more comfortable level.  Using the same amount of pressure – use small, gentle circular movements on that point for 1-2 minutes, then release the pressure gradually.

When experiencing a headache that is the result of detoxification (such as after alcohol), supplying the body with drugs (including headache medicine) or toxic food/drink can alleviate the symptoms quickly.  While this is great for temporarily getting back in the swing of things, this also creates more toxicity which may create more unhealthful symptoms in the future, and is thus not recommended for optimum health.

How to Practice Long Deep Breathing

This is a very relaxing and relieving breath technique:

– Relax the facial muscles – let all tension in the face release

– Keep the lips gently closed – all breathing will be through the nose

– Take a slow, deep breath through the nose so that your breath fills the bottom of your abdomen (near the pelvic floor first), and allow the breath to fill and expand the abdomen, then feel it move up the lower back as the muscles around the spine expand.  From there, allow the breath to fill the chest from bottom to top, until the breath moves into the throat area.

– On the exhale, gently and slowly release the breath from the throat, chest, sides of the spine and abdomen.

– At the end of the exhale, contract the abdominal muscles in order to express all of the breath.

Throughout this way of breathing keep the breath long and light, with no pause (not holding the breath) at any time, even between the inhale and exhale.

Transforming Emotions

When dealing with anger, depression, fear, stress or anxiety, it’s important to get ourselves to a good place before saying or doing anything that may evoke regret.  Once we can attain a calm mind and deep breath, the words and actions we choose will be much more productive.

The key is to stay present with our thoughts.  When we notice any uncomfortable or painful emotion, it benefits us to stop what we are doing, and immediately focus awareness on the breath.

From there, the breathing can be slowed and deepened, bringing mental activity back under conscious control and turning emotion into inspiration.   To perform this alchemy, keep the lips together, face relaxed, and breathe deeply and lightly through the nose, all the way to the bottom of the abdomen.  Think about the breath filling from your pelvic floor, upward.  After the abdomen expands fully, allow the breath to move up the sides of the spine and into the chest.  On the exhale, release the breath from the chest first, then down the sides of the spine, and finally release it from the abdomen, contracting the abdominal muscles gently to get the last little breath of  air out.

After about three breaths, the mind should be more focused.  Now, while continuing this breath, allow the mind to identify any tension in the body and gently release it.  This may take one to thirty more breaths.  Do this until you feel relieved of mental stress and muscular contraction.

From this new perspective the perceiver is open to information that can be used to make the most out of any circumstance or situation.  Remember, EVERYTHING is easier with a calm mind and deep breath.