CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Making A Connection With The Energies Of Your Crystals And Stones”

The primary step for knowing how you can work with stones and crystals will be learning to sense their energy. There are a few ways in which you can open the paths of establishing communication between your crystal and you.

However, the most significant thing when it comes to working with stones and crystals would be to have personal experiences with stones and crystals.

In order to start a particular relationship with stones or crystals, you can start rubbing the hands together so that you can awaken the centers of energy in the hands.

In this way, you create a field of energy. You can even become conscious of certain sensations in the hands, and warmth or tingling may also arise.

After that, you should put the hands over your crystal or stone, or you can place it directly in the hands. Then, tune into its frequency and notice if any sensation is there that you can feel. What can you feel from the crystal? That the needed time in order to truly connect or tune into what you sense.

You can begin with the physical body. While you hold the crystal, think of the physical sensations which you pick up. Do you sometimes feel cold or hot, grounded or energized?

Is your heart beating faster or are you feeling lightheaded? You have to check how the physical body feels while you are still holding the stone.

Then, keep holding the stone, while you are tuning into emotional sensations which you can feel. Pay attention to how you actually feel on emotional level.

Do you sometimes feel excited or happy, grateful, calm, relaxed or sad? You have to pay attention to your feelings which you are still holding the stone.

The following step would be tuning into the mental state. So, what are your mental experiences? Are you feeling scattered? Do you experience mental clarity?

Can you feel the anxiety or stress melting away? You just have to tune into everything that happens and be in attendance with this experience for several minutes.

Right now, as you are having this information, or having these experiences with the crystal, you should see whether you may understand how this stone can be helpful for you in life. If this stone provided you with calmness and relaxation, it may be the perfect one you can utilize for relieving stress or sleeping.

Perhaps this stone provided you with awakening and excitement. This may be the ideal crystal you may utilize when you feel the need of being more productive or energized.

There will really be no wrong or right to the interpretations when it comes to using your stone. You should be your personal guide and believe in everything that comes towards you.

You can even hold the crystals at the Heart Center, listening for any message from it. Remember to thank your stone and also sent it some light and love for the connection it had with you.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “7 Signs Your Calling Is A Modern Day Shaman”

Ascension Avatar note: With prominent Native American heritage, gifted (or cursed?) with OBEs, levitation, and having survived three NDEs… this article really ‘called’ to me today… 🙂

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A Shaman is a person who helps others to awaken their consciousness and heals the wounds of the humanity.

In this article we’ll share 7 signs which will tell if you can be a shaman or not. Here are the signs that you are being called on the Shamanic Path.

1. YOU FEEL A STRONG CONNECTION TO NATURE

You understand that everything in the world is connected. Thus you feel close to the nature. You see yourself as a part of the nature. You can even experience the joy and the pain that a dog (or any other animal) feels. Like other Shamans, you believe in the concept of ‘the web of life’.

2. YOU ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND IT HARD TO FIT IN WITH OTHERS

Since the ancient times, shamans have been living a life of solitude. They lived outside the villages and were considered as ‘different’. However, they were the reverent figures as they possessed the wisdom of this world and the other world. Their gift of sensitivity and empathy was also respected.

3. YOU’VE EXPERIENCED A NEAR-DEATH, OUT-OF-BODY OR MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE

To be called a shaman, you must experience death and rebirth. Thus, most shamans experience a near death experience or a life threatening problem. Only after healing from this condition can a shaman really possess true powers.

4. YOU’VE FELT A SUBTLE HEALING ENERGY IN YOUR HANDS

You have the ability to control and manipulate energy in others’ bodies.

5. YOU CAN EASILY ‘READ’ OTHERS

People having Shamanic frequency are able to feel and tell people’s emotions and problems. Thus, you can even tell sometimes about the possible solutions for a problem without even knowing it.

6. YOUR ANCESTORS WERE ALSO HEALERS

Many a times it is observed that the shamanic abilities are inherited from the forefathers. Thus if your father or grandfather was a shaman, there is real chance that you are too.

7. YOU CAN SEE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN’T SEE

You have been introduced to the hidden dimensions at a very early age. Thus you can see and feel things that others cannot. To control this huge influx, you must have fluidity in your mind.

What do you think about these signs? Are you showing any of these signs? Maybe you know someone who is.

Let us know your thoughts!

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

JESSICA KLASSEN: “Allowing Nature To Be The Example For Our Children’s Bright Future”

“If we look at Nature, we see that absolutely everything within it is important and there for a reason. As we are all a part of Nature, this means that we are important and here for a reason as well.”

This is one of the key lessons that I teach, not only to my own 3 children, but to all of the children that I meet when I am touring with my book, “The Sapling.”

There is nothing within Nature that happens by accident. It is all planned and perfection. We are the same. There are no accidental or extra people on this Earth.

We all arrive with a gift to share, which is why it is so important that we grow into who we truly are, just like a tree, for example. Because if a tree did not grow into their full potential, we would all be denied their gifts, and look at how many of us would suffer. The rest of the world actually depends on us being true to ourselves.

And what about those people of the world who don’t seem to be contributing?

They are simply not in touch with who they really are and the true desires of their heart. When we turn to Nature and truly connect with the Earth, we become centered, grounded, and compassionate human beings. It is hard to deny our Soul’s longing within the authenticity of Nature.

“The Sapling” follows the journey of a little tree who feels small in a big world and becomes afraid to grow. With the encouragement of her friend, the Big Tree, she realizes there is nothing to fear and becomes the Tree she is meant to be.

As I’ve been touring schools, libraries, and daycares, I have been sharing this story as well as the lessons in energy and Nature communication. I absolutely love connecting with children and feel that I am learning more than I am teaching. I am happy to say that I have been pleasantly surprised at most places. I can see that the parents and teachers have been making Nature a priority within these children’s lives. These children are open and happy.

In others, unfortunately, even the children have become jaded and cynical, convinced that all that exists is what they can see, and even this is with a negative slant. This, of course, is no fault of their own. When I tell them that trees can talk to us, or that it was the trees who shared the idea for my book with me, they blurt out “that’s impossible!”

Such a sad statement from a little mouth. This is the time of their life when they should be reinforced with the knowledge that all things are possible.

Many schools and daycare centers are taking regular Nature walks and implementing gardens. I truly appreciate these wonderful teachers who are making the basic life skills and birthright of growing our own food a priority. Especially for the children who are not fortunate enough to learn these skills at home.

I have actually had some children ask me, “why would you grow it yourself when you can just go buy it?” When I reply that the veggies from the garden, either theirs or a local grower, are not only tastier but are more nutritious because they are fresh and grown in kinder conditions, they look at me as though I am some sort of alien.

I have been left questioning the motives of some teachers who are discouraging having gardens for the students because they “don’t have time” or “can’t be bothered.” Is the role of a teacher not to teach? Learning how to connect with the Earth and grow your own food, literally reap what you sow and see the rewards of your efforts, should be the basis of all curriculum. Where would any of us be without nutritous food?

I was speaking with a group of students recently, aged 12-14, and teaching them about Energy and how important healthy food is to maintain a harmonious and balanced life.

Their teacher, a morbidly obese woman, was sitting at her desk during this lesson, sucking on a can of Coca-Cola, proudly declaring that she was diabetic.

Thankfully, her students looked as disgusted as I was.

In my opinion, she should not be allowed to have this kind of toxic influence upon children. Not only that, I feel that if you know what is bad for you and you still refuse to clean up your lifestyle, you should be denied healthcare in regards to the health issue that you yourself are denying taking action towards reversing. If you want to willingly poison yourself and destroy the vessel you were granted, go for it. But I shouldn’t have to pay for it. I haven’t visited a doctor in years, and it is not just because I was blessed with good health. I have made a conscious, daily lifestyle choice to honor and respect my body.

In Canada we have free health care, which is a wonderful thing for some, but has also allowed others to be irresponsible. When you are hurt in an automobile accident and take disability because you are unable to work, you are watched quite closely to ensure that you are not “cheating the system.” Perhaps the same should happen to those with diagnosed health issues. They should be monitored to ensure they are following a plan of exercise and healthy diet, rather than happily taking the prescriptions and not changing anything else.

Needless to say, it is obvious that many of our teachers need to be de-programmed from our dysfunctional society.

I often ask Nature what needs to be shared, or what we need to know. The most recent message I was given was in regards to communicating with Nature, as well as with our own Souls. I was told, “The clearer your energy, the easier it will be. Think about it. How well can you communicate with someone who is drunk or stoned? This is how many of you appear.”

I take it that Nature sees many of us in a stupor, either from unhealthy food with additives and preservatives, drugs, both prescription and recreational, as well as our environment and unhealthy habits, be it smoking, gossip, or attachments to drama.

I absolutely love the way in which Nature speaks; straightforward and no-nonsense.

And this leads to Nature’s next message;

“Life’s only requests are that we show up and give our best.”

So how do we show up and give our best?

Bringing awareness to our Energy has become the basis of my teachings now, both with children and Nature Communication workshops.

Basically, we need to clean ourselves up first. This is how we will rise to our greatest potential. The Trees shared with me the importance of humanity understanding their Energy, and to become aware of what they were putting out into the world, and what they were taking in.

 

Some basics that I share to help others notice their Energy and bring it into/maintain balance:

 

Earthing:

Getting outside and noticing the natural world around us does wonders for our Energy bodies, and especially if we can do so in barefeet. As we are natural conductors, being that we are mostly made of water, we need to ground this energy out, and unless we are barefoot on the Earth, it is very hard to do.

When I make my visits, most kids LOVE to be barefoot, but many reply that their mothers do not allow it. Sometimes it is because they once happened to step on a bee or got a sliver. These random occurrences should not keep us from connecting with the Earth and absorbing her healing energies. Earthing has been proven to release inflammation from our bodies and reduce the risk of many common diseases, such as cancer.

In cold climates, such as Canada, going barefoot year round is not an option, but we have other ways we can ground our energy. Simply placing our hands upon a tree or a rock and asking them to ground us will do the trick as well. Grounding also helps us to release the energy of others that we have picked up as well.

Eating Healthy:

As mentioned earlier, eating healthy, living food, especially if it was grown yourself, is the greatest gift you can give to your body. Also, do yourself a favour and toss the microwave. They really do just scramble the Energy of our food and kill it. What is left is a toxic “filler” that will not nourish you, but instead slowly poison you.

Love Yourself:

As love is the most powerful energy of all, self-love keeps our energy bright and strong, fending off illness and revealing the true purpose of our hearts. It allows us to overcome all fears and obstacles. I would have never followed through with publishing my book if it was not for the daily practice of repeating “I love myself”, as well as looking myself in the eyes in front of a mirror while saying it. It truly moves mountains. Just as Nature has self-love and total confidence in her abilities, so should we.

Clean Environment:

Whether this is your home, your habits, or the people in your life, your environment should reflect the inner work that you are doing. Also, turn off wi-fi when you can, and limit time spent on all gadgets. When I place my hand near a device with wi-fi, it literally hurts. Our children are far more sensitve than we are, so even if they don’t realize it, it’s hurting them.

Understanding Energy:

Understanding the basics of Energy, such as, what we put out we attract back to ourselves. When the Trees shared this importance with me, they showed me how we all have these many pathways extending out from ourselves, much like the branches of a tree. As many of us are unaware of what we are putting out there, or “feeding” we often attract and create more situations that are unfavorable without even realizing it. These pathways of Energy are similar to a stream of water. We can stop feeding them and dry them up, or we can feed them and make them like a raging river. It is truly our choice what kind of pathways we wish to feed.

It is also important that we understand that Energy never dies, it only transforms.

I recently once again learned this lesson. It was in regards to a stand of Oak trees that I tried desperately to save from being bulldozed. Sadly, I didn’t succeed. Not long ago I drove by where they used to stand and I felt that same pain in my heart for them. I felt that I had failed them. Then I was suddenly flooded with the awareness that all of my fighting and tears that I cried was not in vain. That Energy was not lost. It is now fueling and supporting the work I am doing with “The Sapling.” It is strengthening my reach and the message of the trees.

Change the Way You Look at Nature and Yourself:

When we learn to observe without judgement and with appreciation for what we see, Nature quickly reveals that what you look at will change for the better. Wildlife will be attracted to you, people will surprise you in the greatest of ways, and you will do the same when you start to look at yourself this way.

We know when someone looks at us in a special way, and we naturally respond. I remember how my grandparents used to look at me with such wonder and gratitude. And I feel that I was often the brightest version of myself in their presence. Nature will do the same. It is as though she says, “Well if you think that is beautiful, then check this out!”

As I spend more and more time with more and more children, I realize that they know all of this but simply need the permission to feel it. To be reassured that magic is real and is found in the natural world all around us, and therefore within us as well. This is why I will have them feel their energy body within their hands. In this way they can feel something without seeing it.

I love watching their faces light up as they exclaim, “I can feel it!” They will share how their hands are either tingling, pulling, throbbing, being pulled together or throwing off sparks. I let them know that there is no wrong way to feel it, as everyone is different and unique. And even if they don’t feel it in their hands, it’s likely that they feel their energy flowing in their scalp, their feet, or in their chest.

It is fun to know that Nature can feel our Energy, either within our touch, our thoughts, our words, or even when we look at it. And the most comforting thing that I have learned is that Nature longs to feel us, our touch, and to absorb our Light. We are truly meant for one another, and living in harmony is possible once again for humanity to achieve, so long as our our children, the next caretakers, understand that this is not only possible, but necessary for our happiness and continued life upon this Earth.

I love teaching children that they have an impact on the world-as everything they think, say, feel, and do is Energy, and therefore affects the world around them.

I like to ask, “what kind of impact would you like to have on the world?”

As Nature keeps us in true, uninterrupted contact with our Highest potential, I find it no surprise that in all legends and many stories from our ancestry, that the “wise ones, wizards, and healers” almost always lived in seclusion in the woods. In this way, they stayed true to what was important, away from the programming and trappings of society.

They were able to commune with Nature and hear her wisdom, and in this way, help others.

The time for change is now. Nature is here to assist and help us through this window if we are willing.

She wants us to succeed and rise to our greatest potential, as she can see us, the true us that is Divine. She hurts for what we have become just as any parent would hurt for their children.

It is my hopes that all children never lose their sense of wonder and the knowing that this world is a magical place to be, so long as they keep their eyes, ears, and heart open to the truth.

I hope that you have found this helpful! I would love to hear from you via my website http://www.jessieklassen.com. While there, feel free to sign up for my free weeklyish newsletter where I share my lessons and experiences from living a life close to Nature.

Much love,
Jessie

 

About the author: Learn how to communicate with Nature while enjoying fun activities and energy exercises that will encourage spiritual growth, self-confidence, and awareness in you and your child while developing a close relationship with Nature in Jessie’s children’s book, “The Sapling.” An inspiring story from the Trees for the children of Earth, “The Sapling” has vivid, full color Nature illustrations that will appeal to younger children and powerful Life lessons that will grow with your child, just like a Tree! Full color demonstrations easily display dozens of activities and exercises for you and your child to enjoy. “The Sapling” is the first book in Jessie’s Nature Child Children’s Book Series, committed to helping children grow into who they truly are meant to be through a close relationship with Nature. It is available worldwide on Amazon, smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada and to the Treesisters for reforestation and the conservation of our Earth. Jessie is also a farmer, Reiki Master, and mother of 3 sensitive children. Deeply connected to Nature, she has been inspired to “share the words that Nature wants to have heard.”

 

 

~via BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

THICH NHAT HANH: “We Need a Revolution — It Starts with Falling in Love with the Earth”

The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment — giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick.  Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and trace elements.  When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis.  With every breath, we can experience communion.  With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life.

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things.  We need to realise that the Earth is not just our environment.  The Earth is not something outside of us.  Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realise that you are the Earth.  You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth.  Look around you — what you see is not your environment, it is you.

Great Mother Earth

Whatever nationality or culture we belong to, whatever religion we follow, whether we’re Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or atheists, we can all see that the Earth is not inert matter.  She is a great being, who has herself given birth to many other great beings — including Buddhas and bodhisattvas, prophets and saints, sons and daughters of God and humankind.  The Earth is a loving mother, nurturing and protecting all peoples and all species without discrimination.

When you realise the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself.  This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need, and the future of the planet depends on whether we’re able to cultivate this insight or not.  The Earth and all species on Earth are in real danger.  Yet if we can develop a deep relationship with the Earth, we’ll have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change our way of life.

Falling in Love

We can all experience a feeling of deep admiration and love when we see the great harmony, elegance and beauty of the Earth.  A simple branch of a cherry blossom, the shell of a snail or the wing of a bat — all bear witness to the Earth’s masterful creativity.  Every advance in our scientific understanding deepens our admiration and love for this wondrous planet.  When we can truly see and understand the Earth, love is born in our hearts. We feel connected.  That is the meaning of love: To be at one.

Only when we’ve truly fallen back in love with the Earth will our actions spring from reverence, and the insight of our interconnectedness.  Yet many of us have become alienated from the Earth.  We are lost, isolated and lonely.  We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption.  But the Earth is always there for us, offering us everything we need for our nourishment and healing: The miraculous grain of corn, the refreshing stream, the fragrant forest, the majestic snow-capped mountain peak, and the joyful birdsong at dawn.

True Happiness is Made of Love

Many of us think we need more money, more power or more status before we can be happy.  We’re so busy spending our lives chasing after money, power and status that we ignore all the conditions for happiness already available.  At the same time, we lose ourselves in buying and consuming things we don’t need, putting a heavy strain on both our bodies and the planet.  Yet much of what we drink, eat, watch, read or listen to, is toxic and is polluting our bodies and minds with violence, anger, fear and despair.

As well as the carbon dioxide pollution of our physical environment, we can speak of the spiritual pollution of our human environment: The toxic and destructive atmosphere we’re creating with our way of consuming.  We need to consume in such a way that truly sustains our peace and happiness.  Only when we’re sustainable as humans will our civilization become sustainable.  It is possible to be happy in the here and the now.

We don’t need to consume a lot to be happy; in fact, we can live very simply.  With mindfulness, any moment can become a happy moment.  Savoring one simple breath, taking a moment to stop and contemplate the bright blue sky, or to fully enjoy the presence of a loved one, can be more than enough to make us happy.  Each one of us needs to come back to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth.  It’s not money, power or consuming that can make us happy, but having love and understanding in our heart.

The Bread in Your Hand is the Body of the Cosmos

We need to consume in such a way that keeps our compassion alive.  And yet many of us consume in a way that is very violent. Forests are cut down to raise cattle for beef, or to grow grain for liquor, while millions in the world are dying of starvation.  Reducing the amount of meat we eat and alcohol we consume by 50% is a true act of love for ourselves, for the Earth and for one another.  Eating with compassion can already help transform the situation our planet is facing, and restore balance to ourselves and the Earth.

Nothing is More Important than Brotherhood and Sisterhood

There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth.  We’ve been homo sapiens for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscious.  Our love and admiration for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination.  Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation.  We need to re-establish true communication — true communion — with ourselves, with the Earth, and with one another, as children of the same mother.  We need more than new technology to protect the planet.  We need real community and co-operation.

All civilisations are impermanent and must come to an end one day.  But if we continue on our current course, there’s no doubt that our civilisation will be destroyed sooner than we think.  The Earth may need millions of years to heal, to retrieve her balance and restore her beauty.  She will be able to recover, but we humans and many other species will disappear, until the Earth can generate conditions to bring us forth again in new forms.  Once we can accept the impermanence of our civilization with peace, we will be liberated from our fear.  Only then will we have the strength, awakening and love we need to bring us together.  Cherishing our precious Earth — falling in love with the Earth — is not an obligation.  It is a matter of personal and collective happiness and survival.

 

 

~via WakingTimes.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Amazing Tree Energy — How Trees Help Us Heal”

Trees are the most spiritually advanced living beings on the Earth who are constantly in a meditative state and subtle energy is what they speak as a language.

Trees can help open your energy channel and help them reciprocate with healing their blockages. A relationship with the tree is a mutually beneficial one which needs to be nourished.

Healing Abilities Of A Tree

Taoist masters observe that trees not only have the power to convert Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen but they have the capacity to absorb any negative energy and convert into something useful. The trees are firmly rooted in the earth and the more firmly the trees are rooted into the earth, higher they reach the heavens above. Trees are the wisest absorbing the vital energies from the earth and universal forces from the higher dimensions.

Tree: Healer And Friend

As a spiritually advanced living being, they co-exist with nature and human beings. Trees are quite intelligent and they do have a sense of touch and feel and they have conscious emotions too. Trees have the ability to calm you down when you are under the weather and they can also end all your miseries — however, this relationship needs to build up.

Choose A Tree To Work With

Through the time in history, trees have been used for various healing and medicinal purposes and for this the bugger trees have always been the best choice, especially the Pine trees.

They radiate Chi, nourish the blood system, strengthen the nervous system and ensure longevity. These trees fill the soul and our spirit. Pines are the immortal trees. Although pine trees are mostly the best choice, many other trees or plants can be used. The larger trees contain the most energy. Among the most powerful are trees growing near running water. Some trees feel warmer or hotter than others; some feel cooler or colder than others.

Here are certain trees that have the energy to heal and you can choose one among them to work with:

1. Cypresses and cedars lower the temperature and feed Yin energy.

2. The Willows help fight the dry winds to eliminate excess moisture from the body, reduce blood pressure, and strengthen the urinary tract and bladder.

3. The Elms calm the mind and strengthen the stomach.

4. Maples fight the dry winds and help reduce the pain

5. Banyan trees (Indian Fig) purify your heart and help eliminate bodily moisture.

6. Cinnamon can remove the cold from the heart and the stomach

7. Fir trees help to absorb bruises to reduce sweating and first heal bone fractures.

8. Hawthorns help digestion, strengthen the intestine and fight low blood pressure.

9. Birches lower body temperature, eliminate body moisture and help detoxify the body.

10. The Prunes feed the spleen, the stomach, the pancreas and calm the mind.

Establishing A Communication With A Tree

To communicate with a Tree, you have to have the heart to understand they are as human in their emotions than you can believe. When you talk to a tree, you will notice that they respond. As you choose to begin working with a tree, you have to see to the fact that a tree is nothing but a counter part of you and they are all but trying to tell you to be humble and humane with them.

They have the power to unlock your intuition and help you in your spiritual journey.

 

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com