// I’m back and better than ever//

Life is happening right now and I’m reveling in it. The extent to which I’m discovering who I am and what I can do is finally not driving me insane, and I’m able to understand without needing to oversimplify. It’s electrifying.

bethbrotz:

CHAKRA MEDITATIONS:  THE THIRD EYE
     First, a word about thoughts vs. insights.  Your mind and the thoughts it spews out virtually every waking minute are not only often untrustworthy; they can be downright insane.  But the longer you practice meditation, quieting your mind and going inward, the more you will experience something different - insights or impressions.  These are different than thoughts, and they feel different.  They feel like they come from somewhere other than your mind.  They just bubble up, and you may feel like they didn’t even come from you at all.  Unlike thoughts (and believe me, in time you will learn to recognize the difference), you can trust the insights and impressions that come during a meditation session.  This is the wisdom that comes from deep within you; it is your truth.
~
Now, on to the meditation.  With your eyes closed, begin to focus all your awareness on your sixth chakra, the Third Eye, which is located between and just slightly above your eyebrows. Imagine that you are breathing directly in and out of this area, which is about the size of a nickel, breathing in oxygen and energy from the universe.  Really feel the sensation of the breath there; continue this for a few minutes.
Then expand your awareness to include the color indigo - a deep, dark purplish-blue.  Continue focusing on your Third Eye and imagining that you are inhaling and exhaling directly there, but as much as possible, picture the color indigo as you do so.  Surround yourself with indigo.  Wrap yourself up in it like a blanket. Keep at this for a few more minutes, gently bringing your attention back if you discover that your mind has wandered.
Then, as you continue to focus your awareness on your Third Eye, say the following affirmations silently to yourself:
I trust my inner voice, because it is the voice of God (or my Source, or Universal Wisdom).
There is no self-doubt in me.
I am breathing in wisdom from the Universe right now.
Go back and forth between simply watching your breath, and saying the affirmations silently to yourself.  While you’re watching your breath, focus all your awareness there and try to fully experience everything there is to experience in each inhale and exhale.  When you find your mind wandering, then come back for just a minute or two to the affirmations.

bethbrotz:

CHAKRA MEDITATIONS:  THE THIRD EYE

     First, a word about thoughts vs. insights.  Your mind and the thoughts it spews out virtually every waking minute are not only often untrustworthy; they can be downright insane.  But the longer you practice meditation, quieting your mind and going inward, the more you will experience something different - insights or impressions.  These are different than thoughts, and they feel different.  They feel like they come from somewhere other than your mind.  They just bubble up, and you may feel like they didn’t even come from you at all.  Unlike thoughts (and believe me, in time you will learn to recognize the difference), you can trust the insights and impressions that come during a meditation session.  This is the wisdom that comes from deep within you; it is your truth.

~

Now, on to the meditation.  With your eyes closed, begin to focus all your awareness on your sixth chakra, the Third Eye, which is located between and just slightly above your eyebrows. Imagine that you are breathing directly in and out of this area, which is about the size of a nickel, breathing in oxygen and energy from the universe.  Really feel the sensation of the breath there; continue this for a few minutes.

Then expand your awareness to include the color indigo - a deep, dark purplish-blue.  Continue focusing on your Third Eye and imagining that you are inhaling and exhaling directly there, but as much as possible, picture the color indigo as you do so.  Surround yourself with indigo.  Wrap yourself up in it like a blanket. Keep at this for a few more minutes, gently bringing your attention back if you discover that your mind has wandered.

Then, as you continue to focus your awareness on your Third Eye, say the following affirmations silently to yourself:

I trust my inner voice, because it is the voice of God (or my Source, or Universal Wisdom).

There is no self-doubt in me.

I am breathing in wisdom from the Universe right now.


Go back and forth between simply watching your breath, and saying the affirmations silently to yourself.  While you’re watching your breath, focus all your awareness there and try to fully experience everything there is to experience in each inhale and exhale.  When you find your mind wandering, then come back for just a minute or two to the affirmations.

Something about meditation scares me and I think I finally figured out what it is, and unfortunately the fear goes back to when I was a child with a recurring lucid dream that fucked with my mind. Long story short, my mom died many times in these dreams. I want to heal, I want to gave faith in myself, my abilities and the god/s that have faith in me so gifted me with them, but I have to take it easy, or I will lose my mind. Any support anyone can give me, kind words, encouragement, advice on different forms of meditation would be greatly appreciated. Wish me luck! And good luck to all of you as well.

(Source: namaselle, via lagoonlaguna)

midnightcurls:

Painfully true.

midnightcurls:

Painfully true.

// The Divine Ear//

yamadonna:

This high pitched ringing in my ear won’t stop! I have no idea where its coming from. First it seems to come from my right ear then its seems to come from my left. But when I focus the ringing echoes from everywhere but nowhere at the same time. I googled “ringing in my ear” and something called Tinnitus popped up. Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears. It can be induced by listening to loud noises for long periods of time or it can be a side effect of something more serious…

And I’ve been dealing with it for a year now. 

For the average person tinnitus may be the problem but to someone on their spiritual grind, the ringing is known as Divine Ear. Divine Ear is a type of clairaudience. Clairaudience is the ability to hear sounds or voices from spirits, ghosts, guides, demons, anything supernatural. According to my research and experience Divine Ear happens spontaneously. It is produced through consistent meditation. 

What you may be actually “hearing” varies from person to person. Like I stated above it is a form of clairaudience so the ringing may be spirits or angels. It could be your the etheric body as well as those around you (the sound can fluctuate). All this may be the start of telepathy for some. It varies for each individual. Others may experience something different such as hearing actual voices. The voices may make sense or not. Sometimes the voices sound like they’re speaking another language. The ringing can also be accompanied by various symptoms such as dizziness, spontaneous “conscious” out-of-body experiences, seeing shadows, etc. 

All is good, if you “hear” ringing or not. Divine ear is just one of the many signs of spiritual evolution. Just remember it’s something that has to be embraced. You can’t ignore it and shouldn’t be ignoring it if you’re on your spiritual grind. It’s fucking stupid to think “Oh I’m going to get to know myself. So I’m going to meditate and do all that I need to do to exercise my psychic abilities”. Then something happens, not what you wanted to happen and you want it to go away. Oh no, it doesn’t work like that. If you’re going to put in the work you have to be ready to take all that comes with it. This ringing happens to be one of many. Wait till you start seeing spirits walk around your house unexpected! 

Thats another post for another day.

Articles to check out: 

http://nofearmanju.weebly.com/opening-the-third-eye.html

http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/spiritual-dilemmas/what-is-that-ringing-in-my-ears/

(via yamadonna-deactivated20140109)

talkingtodeadguys:

If you’re someone who overthinks and needs balance because you’re scatterbrained or feel as if you need something that will help you focus - This is it. I suggest to not continuously flip between different tabs as you’re reading this because you’ll probably miss the point. Erik’s taught me and a large amount of other people through his mother’s blog ChannelingErik that grounding helps you get out of your own head to get more in touch with the earth. You can also get in touch with it by doing a number of things (you can take up gardening, hell) - but these are the basics.
Sit down on the floor (or ground if you prefer to be outside)
Relax and clear your head
Straighten your back and take deep breaths
Take your palms and imagine energy or vines flowing from your fingers and into the ground (you can lift your palms in front of you over the ground or place your palms directly onto it)
Imagine that energy flowing into the center of the earth (use whatever imagery works for you)
Imagine transferring energy from yourself to the heart of the planet
Imagine exchanging the earth’s energy with your own (for example - visualize its core also sending energy up to you and back into your body)
Keep going into the visuals intensify and you’re able to clearly fixate on it in your imagination
You can do this for 2 - 5 - 10 - 15 minutes for as long or as little as you like. 
Grounding can technically be considered to be a form of meditation with just an eensy weensy bit more visualization. You’re getting on the ground and you’re relaxing yourself. You’re ridding your mind of those nagging little and wandering thoughts like - “I wonder if I should work out today - Did I leave my headlights on? - Did my roommate steal my Doritos? - I need to clean my carpet - I wonder if I have any money for it.” When you’re clearing your head the goal is to let those first questions enter your mind and to not bother answering them. Whether or not your roommate stole your Doritos can be figured out after you ground yourself. Not like you’re trying to eat while you’re meditating anyway. After you clear your head, you’re using any visual of the earth’s core that you feel is best for you. There is no “correct” way to visualize - whether you imagine the center of the earth Hollywood style or you pick up something that you remember seeing in your high school textbook. You focus on that when you imagine energy, roots or, ‘root like energy’ flowing from your fingers down to the earth’s core and exchanging energy with it. Don’t get caught up in trying to decide how much of an X-Men or Poison Ivy you’re trying to look or how strange you might seem to a passing sparrow. When you’re absorbing energy, just let it flow through you. Don’t expect to get a shockwave like you’re becoming Captain Planet. Sometimes you might feel warm, or get prickles, or you won’t feel anything except you seem a bit more at ease. What we can guarantee is a sense of calm whether it feels like a spa like cleanse or a breath of fresh air. For those of you that have anxiety, are stressed, overthink, or just need something nice and easy that can help you relax - we encourage you to try to do this at least once to three times a week. If this doesn’t work for you gardening could be your thing.  

talkingtodeadguys:

If you’re someone who overthinks and needs balance because you’re scatterbrained or feel as if you need something that will help you focus - This is it. I suggest to not continuously flip between different tabs as you’re reading this because you’ll probably miss the point. Erik’s taught me and a large amount of other people through his mother’s blog ChannelingErik that grounding helps you get out of your own head to get more in touch with the earth. You can also get in touch with it by doing a number of things (you can take up gardening, hell) - but these are the basics.

  1. Sit down on the floor (or ground if you prefer to be outside)
  2. Relax and clear your head
  3. Straighten your back and take deep breaths
  4. Take your palms and imagine energy or vines flowing from your fingers and into the ground (you can lift your palms in front of you over the ground or place your palms directly onto it)
  5. Imagine that energy flowing into the center of the earth (use whatever imagery works for you)
  6. Imagine transferring energy from yourself to the heart of the planet
  7. Imagine exchanging the earth’s energy with your own (for example - visualize its core also sending energy up to you and back into your body)
  8. Keep going into the visuals intensify and you’re able to clearly fixate on it in your imagination
  9. You can do this for 2 - 5 - 10 - 15 minutes for as long or as little as you like.


Grounding can technically be considered to be a form of meditation with just an eensy weensy bit more visualization. You’re getting on the ground and you’re relaxing yourself. You’re ridding your mind of those nagging little and wandering thoughts like - “I wonder if I should work out today - Did I leave my headlights on? - Did my roommate steal my Doritos? - I need to clean my carpet - I wonder if I have any money for it.” When you’re clearing your head the goal is to let those first questions enter your mind and to not bother answering them. Whether or not your roommate stole your Doritos can be figured out after you ground yourself. Not like you’re trying to eat while you’re meditating anyway.

After you clear your head, you’re using any visual of the earth’s core that you feel is best for you. There is no “correct” way to visualize - whether you imagine the center of the earth Hollywood style or you pick up something that you remember seeing in your high school textbook. You focus on that when you imagine energy, roots or, ‘root like energy’ flowing from your fingers down to the earth’s core and exchanging energy with it. Don’t get caught up in trying to decide how much of an X-Men or Poison Ivy you’re trying to look or how strange you might seem to a passing sparrow.

When you’re absorbing energy, just let it flow through you. Don’t expect to get a shockwave like you’re becoming Captain Planet. Sometimes you might feel warm, or get prickles, or you won’t feel anything except you seem a bit more at ease. What we can guarantee is a sense of calm whether it feels like a spa like cleanse or a breath of fresh air.

For those of you that have anxiety, are stressed, overthink, or just need something nice and easy that can help you relax - we encourage you to try to do this at least once to three times a week. If this doesn’t work for you gardening could be your thing.  

(via modernoracle)

I have always believed that defining something puts limitations on it, and yet I find myself trying to define my soul in an effort to understand who I am. When will I learn? I try and try, but perhaps that’s the problem, I’m trying too hard.

I am nothing but me, and whatever that entails is incredible. I may be unprecedented, but that doesn’t make me wrong, that doesn’t make me weak, that makes me awesome. Everything I’ve gone through to get to this point was shit, but I survived. I learned how to live and find love within myself. It’s about damn time I stop questioning myself. I am what I am and I do not want to change that for anything.

Honesty:

My self-doubt is crippling me. I know this and fall back on it often. I have got to get out of this cycle.

I have no faith in myself. In the same vein as self-doubt but far worse. Everything I know is true I convince myself is impossible, that somehow I cannot exist as I am told I am.

I fear the inability to protect those I love from harm.

I do not know if I’m holding myself back, or if i’m simply not impressive at all.

I never give myself credit. I surprise myself when I’m right so play it off as if it’s a one-off, not to be repeated.

I need to stop treating myself this way. It’s simply not fair. I’m incredible, and there are truths that can coexist no matter how seemingly contradictory they are. I’ve acknowledged my fears and that I am holding myself back. Now I can work on letting go.

musings from a young woman trying to understand herself