Yin and Yang-Finding Balance

The ancient yin yang symbol represents harmony and balance in nature. The contrasting black, (yin) and white, (yang) remind us that everything in nature is dualistic.  This philosophy dates back more than 3,500 years ago to the I Ching or Book of Changes, which greatly influenced Taoism and Confucianism.

The dualistic principles of yin and yang come in pairs, for example, dark and light, hot and cold, male and female, sun and moon to name a few. These opposing forces of energy must co-exist in order to create harmony.  Nothing is completely yin or yang and as a result, there must be a flow in order to achieve balance.

“The universe is the harmony of opposites, because there is no water without fire, there is no female with no male, there is no night without day, there is no sun without the moon…there is no good without evil! This symbol is perfect since the white and black are embracing each other; inside the white there is a black point and inside the black there is a white point.” -Tiziano Terzani

So how do we balance the yin and yang in our lives?  Time appears to be moving faster than ever and for many people life seems to fly by.  Too often we become stressed and overtaxed by our schedules and not able to meet the demands placed upon us. Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies causing fatigue, increased inflammation, lack of sleep, and a weakened immune system for starters.

We can re-establish balance in our lives by taking time to nourish and nurture ourselves. These are my top five favorite ways to restore, replenish, and bring harmony to my body, mind and soul.

  1. Earthing– Stand outside on Mother Earth with bare feet. Earthing is the process of absorbing earths free flowing electrons from it’s surface through the soles of your feet. It is a very effect way to ground.   (See my blog post on grounding for more info.)
  2. Connect with Nature–  Take a walk on the beach, watch the hummingbirds in your backyard, garden, go hiking. Nature is a natural anti-depresant.
  3. Meditate– Spend some alone time in silence. Quiet your mind from all of the Chitta Vritti Nirodha (mind chatter). Focus on your breath, a mantra or the flame of a candle. Give you mind a rest and feel the peace and calm that comes with meditation.
  4. Move your body- It is important to get the chi/prana flowing through your body so make sure you move at least 10-15 minutes a day. My personal favorite is Yin Yoga along with a hike in nature. This combination puts me right again!
  5. Sleep– Getting enough sleep is essential in maintaining overall wellness. If you have difficulty sleeping, begin your bedtime routine earlier and include a warm bath with lavender aromatherapy oil and epson salts. Just before bed listen to Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep). You can find Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep Meditations on Youtube.

“Through constant and loving care by daily cleansing, eating high-vibrational foods, drinking an abundance of water and moving the body, the body temple will vibrate at the highest frequency, allowing the soul to expand, grow and accomplish wonderful things.” The White Angels

The only true path to harmony in our lives is through balance. Finding the yin and yang, by nurturing our body, mind and soul allows us to live a happier, healthier and more abundant life.

Read Ani’s Book, From Stilettos To Wings

Never forget

It was a hot August afternoon and I was miserable. When would the pumpkins arrive I thought? I loved everything about fall, including the crisp cool air and shorter days. One more month I told myself as if that was going to make a difference in this sweltering heat.

I was on the hunt for corbels. I didn’t even know what a corbel was until I watched an episode of Fixer-Upper and convinced myself I needed a pair. I became obsessed searching one antique store to another, however the hunt was futile.

Hot and ornerier by the minute I decided to make one last stop. This antique store was a time warp. I felt like I was stepping into my Grandmother Ada’s house. The smell of dusty antiques filled my nose as I took a quick look around. Surrounded by once treasured, but now forgotten trinkets was an elderly woman sitting at a table filled with books.

“My name is Doris” she said as she reached out her hand. “I wrote this book about the Holocaust, I am a surviver. I was 14 years old when they took me to Auschwitz” she continued.  She had my full attention.  Doris began telling her story and tears rolled down my face as I listen intently. Continue reading

Thoughts Create

“Your life is the total accumulation of every thought your think”                -The White Angels

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. Look around and ask yourself, “What have I been thinking? ”

All of the experiences in your life have been the result of the thoughts in your past. What is important today is to chose carefully every thought you think. Be selective for these thoughts are forming your experiences of tomorrow. The truth is, the thoughts you think in this moment create your future.  Therein lies the power to control your own destiny.

Buddha said, “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.  Watch your words, for they become actions.  Watch your actions, for they become habits.  Watch your habits, for they become character.  Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” Continue reading

The Multiplicity of Angels

Angels are magnificent light beings too numerous to count. These divine messengers of God vibrate to the frequency of unconditional love.  The German philosopher, theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart once said that the angels outnumber the grains of sand on the earth.

“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him; thousands thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him”. Daniel 7:10

The Bible refers to “myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands of angels”.  The Greek word for myriads can be translated as tens of thousands, a number that challenges our imagination.  Imagine the cosmos filled with myriads of angels…how divine! Continue reading

The Light Within

The Light Within

Have you ever been around someone that just lights up a room? They illuminate a conversation and people are energetically drawn to them like a magnet.  They have reached higher levels of self awareness and elude a confidence that is without ego. They are a bright light.

You are all beautiful souls that are here to express your individuality. Each one of us is filled with divine light that burns brighter than the noon day sun. Unfortunately, some have forgotten their true identity and the light within is merely a flicker. Like a precious diamond that is covered by mud, these souls cover their light with negative thoughts and emotions.

“Each of you are a spark of light from Source.  Each spark is as individual as a snowflake. The soul is born of God and eventually returns to God. Each soul spark is born into a physical body, but the veil of knowledge masks your true identity causing you to forget you are a spark of God, a powerful co-creator with the Divine.” -The White Angels

Become a beacon of light to others Continue reading

Be The Change

Whenever I poke my head out of my meditation room and observe the chaos in the world around me, I get a little shell shocked. My knee jerk reaction is to retreat like a turtle and return to the safety and security of my shell, protecting me from the negativity found in the world out there.  

In our society of  information overload we are bombarded with a constant stream of negativity from a variety of sources. This can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. How do we decipher the truth from the propaganda? How can we make a difference?  Continue reading

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and with it comes fresh starts and new beginnings. You can actually feel the shift take place on the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. Suddenly we have more energy, a new outlook on life. Some of us begin the ritual of spring cleaning, going through our closets and drawers and getting rid of unloved items.

I am reminded of the episode on the Gilmore Girls when Emily Gilmore decides to get rid of everything that no longer brings her joy. Standing in her living room with piles of beautiful clothing stacking up she turns to her daughter Lorelai and says ” If it brings you joy you keep it, and if it doesn’t it goes out.”

How many of our belongings truly make us happy? Maybe it is time to channel our inner Emily Gilmore and keep only those things that really bring us joy. And it doesn’t just apply to material things. How many jobs or relationships have you held onto for too long?

When we throw out or better yet, donate items that no longer make our heart sing, we create space in our home. The same holds true when we tackle internal house cleaning. By letting go of any grudges, old beliefs and unprocessed negative emotions, we create space for more goodness in our lives. Continue reading

Car*pe di*em

What if you were told you had one year to live. What is the first thing that would come to your mind? Would you have a bucket list of desires yet to accomplish? Perhaps you would spend more time with your family or travel to distant places you have only dreamed of. You probably would not stay in a job that made you unhappy or maybe even a relationship.

With the thought of only one more precious year to live, you might be motivated to simplify your life or take a risk. What would you have to lose?

Now let me ask another question. What if you were told that you had many years to live, but this was your last life on the karmic wheel, your last incarnation? In other words, you were now done with this school called earth and ready to move on to a realm where there is no sickness, debt, unhappiness, suffering, and no pain. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Continue reading

10 Steps to Happiness

Happiness is a choice. It is a decision that we make moment by moment. Lasting happiness does not come from a car, home, job, lover, or any external influences. True happiness comes from within, not without.

The White Angels give the following ten steps to happiness.

Ten Steps to Happiness

1. Wake each day in gratitude and go to sleep each night giving thanks.

2. Take time to go within by sitting in silent meditation.

3. Talk to God, (even if you don’t know how).

4. Do something for someone else without any thought of receiving in return. Giving to others cleanses the spirit and removes ego’s grip.

5. Raise your vibration. Think positive thoughts, (your thoughts create your reality).

6. Eat healthy food. Food should be used to bring
nutrients to the body not pleasure to the mind.

7. Move the body by doing something you love.

8. Socialize. Meet like-minded people.

9. Laugh. Don’t take life too seriously (it will be over before you know it!).

10. Decide to be happy. It is a conscious choice.

The fact is, we are solely in charge of our own happiness. It is no one’s responsibility to make us or keep us happy. If we give our power to others expecting happiness in return we will certainly be disapointed. It is true that happiness will not come to you, it can only come from you.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”-Marcus Aurelius

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2019 New Year Forecast- Universal 3 Year

2019: 3 Universal year in numerology

Every New Year brings a season of new beginnings. It allows us a re-set button to start again. It is a time to resolve the past so that we do not bring into the New Year the energy of the past. 

2018 taught us lessons that we were either willing to learn or perhaps we ignored. It was a challenging year for many teaching patience and surrender. Many ended the year feeling lost and confused, unsure of what direction to take next. 
 
 2019 promises to be very different. This is a Universal 3 year in numerology. The energy of this year is Creative, Fun and Joyful! Many of you are sighing with relief as you read this.  Continue reading