Happy New Year! That’s what you say this time of year if you are Chinese, Persian or part of an old culture like Babylon that worshiped the earth and it’s cycles. Spring officially begins on March 21st and the spring equinox marks beginning of the years life cycle. So this is the New Year folks! Time to celebrate!
The winter cold is over and seeds planted over winter are ready to start their sprouting! Spring is traditionally a time to plant new crops in the earth and we are encouraged to mirror those actions in our personal lives with actions like starting new projects and making new beginnings.
This is the time of year to clear out the dust from last years crops and plant something new! But how do we do that? Where can I start to make a difference in my life? The answer? A little at a time.
This is a spray that I use in the morning when I wake. I gives me a boost, makes me smile and is good for general breathing and wakefulness, alertness and brings a joyful fragrance to the mind. I call it morning breath.
This exercise was developed based on a few books I read and also the audiobook by Andrew Weill, MD.
It promotes health by returning the functions of your body to normal levels and allowing you to let go of stress and negativity.
How do we reach our potential?
Potential is all around us. It is abundant in every kernel of our experience. Anyone who has seen MacGyver knows that if your the right person in the right situation you can make a hot air balloon out of homemade glue, random scraps of nylon, a metal shed, and some gas canisters and fly off to safety (Season 3, Episode 6). MacGuver sees the potential in everything and thus always gets to his destination. If you can pick the right lotto ticket you can change your financial status instantly. The potential is there for anything to happen right now, if only we can see it.
Our potential is unknown to us, it is an every expending mystery whose corners always go deeper. So if we are to reach our potential, how do we figure out where to go? How will we get there?
Divination (from Latin divinare “to foresee, to be inspired by a god”, related to divinus, divine)
Divine – The Intangible Understanding of the Universe
Nation – Gathering of Information into a System
Divination is basically the gathering of the intangible into a system by which it can be made tangible.
Often people speak of Divination in it’s popular sense, the attempt to read the future. Divination is more than that, it is used to read what we cannot see with our own eyes or senses. The Diviner draws a symbol from a system of symbols he has studied and uses his knowledge of that symbol, the system, and his intuition to give the “Seeker” insight to the parts of the Universe he cannot see. This allows a Seeker to see the Universe more clearly in order to make better choices.
In Ayurveda we are said to have five bodies which we must all keep in balance in order to be happy. In addition to the physical body there is the mental body, the emotional body, the wise body and the divine body. Health is about more than just maintaining ourselves psychically. Often emotions get in the way of our judgement. It is important to keep ourselves balanced in order to avoid stress to our entire being.
Emotional Freedom technique is a modern adaption of acupuncture which seems to help me with my own emotional growth.