MY NATION TODAY: WHICH WAY DID WE CHOOSE?

A beautifully written piece that transcends boundaries and speaks to each of us in our own communities

Navya Singh

I’m a 20 year old girl, I have witnessed this country go through great changes and transformations in just these two decades. We have adapted to new developments and variations and somehow managed to cope up with them.

But If you ask me, what is that one thing that we have lost on our way to becoming this country is, respect. I don’t even remember when did we last do justice to this word without adding any prefixes to it and putting it to use.

I am a girl, a daughter of an army officer, a voter and I live alone in a city. Every word that gave me an identity in the last sentence, also contained a fear of each kind attached to it.

We have come down to become a nation, where people don’t want to respect other genders. We don’t want to respect the system or the…

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Out with the Old, In with the …

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Now that we’re into the second day of the new year, I’ve had time to reflect on what was 2018.  As always, the year was filled with happiness, sorrow, surprises aplenty and the mundane bits thrown in for good measure. As the festivities close – Happy Solstice / Happy Christmas – and preparation for the coming seasons begin, now is a great time to de clutter, minimising what you have to make room for the new.
 
Most of us always think first of de-cluttering our homes – which is always a good start and a really easy way to get the family involved.  Then, we might de-clutter our work spaces in preparation for more or new work, clear our email inboxes (one of my least favourite things to do!) and clear out the garage / shed.
 
When all that’s done and the family are proud of their efforts, do you then take time to de-clutter your personal space?  I used to think it selfish to take time out from caring for those I loved and catching up with friends or playing ‘hookey’ from work.  Until I realised that if I wasn’t functioning at maximum levels with a clear and calm head, then the wheels begin to fall off and everything comes apart.
 
After the revelry of the New Year’s celebrations are over and you’ve cleaned up the mess, take the time to de-clutter your life. Begin with your morning routine, par it back and work with only what serves you best. We are all subject to a busy and unforgiving world, so spending five minutes upon waking each morning to do a quick body scan, clearing out your head of anything that’s hanging around and unnecessary, journal your dreams if you remember them and breathe deeply. Give gratitude for the morning and your day, and then begin.
 
De-cluttering of your friends is hard but sometimes so necessary. Some people can become toxic to you over time and a lot of the time we aren’t aware of it. When you are on your own spiritual journey, you grow and expand. Sometimes others don’t. They don’t like that you change, that your attention lies elsewhere and they will do everything in their power to hold you back, to keep you the same. Toxicity quickly spreads. Nip it in the bud.
 
De-clutter the information you are subject to each day. It’s really easy these days to find a website, like an article and sign up for the newsletter. Before you know it, your inbox is bombarded with emails – hundreds of them appearing overnight, they grow like a fungus – it’s horrifying! I dread waking each morning to see how much the information ‘shroom has expanded in the time I last checked on it. I’m not sure about you, but sometimes the information is regurgitated from someone else’s article, or it’s so ‘fluffy’ I’m not sure why I’m reading it. So, my suggestion is : be ruthless. Keep the ones you know you will read daily, unsubscribe from the rest. Ten subscriptions is the maximum number you should have. If you sign up to a new email list, delete one you are already subscribed to. If you can’t, consider whether the new list is going to give you any more than you’re already getting.
 
On that, I am about to face my inbox with 5,678 messages (I kid you not, that is the actual number – should I be reading that as a synchronistic number?!) to begin 2019 with a clear mind.
 
I wish you all a safe and happy new year.  May the gods look upon us all with favour, the earth provide her bounty for us and we share with the world our unconditional love.
 
Namaste, Leanne

I am a conscious spiritual life coach / mentor, meditation teacher and healer. I work with people globally from all walks of life.  My purpose is guiding people into their true, authentic selves.  We are all significant, we are all powerful, we all seek our freedom.  By connecting into our intuition, developing self love & acceptance, reducing judgement and making conscious choices in all aspects of our lives, we rediscover our inner strength & self-worth, living a life of purpose and meaning.

Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

Walking in the darkness to find my Soul and finding Joy

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My absence has been long but called for.  Every so often, in the lives of some of us, an upheaval occurs through no fault of our own.  We face our worst fears and either succumb to them or we fight.  The darkness that comes with this is devastating, it rocks us to our core and we question everything that has meaning in our lives.  We question even our own existence.  This darkness can be all consuming or, through strength, it can be an opening to our inner world and our Shadow.  The result is connecting with our Authenticity, our Truth and our JOY.

This is not my first time down this rabbit hole.  My first was thrust upon me unexpectedly as most are – extenuating circumstances led me to be (thankfully) sitting in the ER Department of our local hospital when I suffered what they called a “vasovagal faint” – generally caused by a reaction to something (mine being a potassium injection) – wherein the blood pressure plummets and the heart stops.  Life ceases – for me it was 48 seconds.  When they brought me back – cracked sternum and two broken ribs later thank you very much – I knew everything was different.  My journey into the deepest, darkest depths began.  I walked this darkness for an indeterminable about of time, pasting on my ‘Suzie Homemaker’ façade each morning all the while the turmoil of my Inner Self was raging inside.

At that time I had no one to turn to; no one to guide me and tell me what was going on.  I questioned everything – my upbringing, my beliefs, my life, my values, the world, the universe.  No stone was left unturned.  Through all this, my inner voice – the voice of reason, my guides, the Universe – helped me through each calamity, helped me answer my own questions and showed me where to look for answers.

I came out of those dark months changed.  My biggest realisation (the most obvious!) was how short life was and how little time we have to do what it is we are here to achieve.  I realised quickly that putting off till tomorrow what we truly desire is fruitless, waiting for the perfect opportunity to run with an idea was wasteful, associating with people who were so far removed from our belief system was criminal.  And so, gradually, I began to make the changes in my life I now felt were imperative.  I began my quest to better my life and the lives of my children, to guide others who are seeking to do the same, to better understand the world in which we live but to also strive to make it better.  My biggest hurdle – How?

For several years, I worked on everything I thought I needed to do in order to make my life and those around me, better.  I learnt to heal myself and others, I learnt to commune with nature and the Universe.  I learnt to trust my inner voice, the voices of my guides and the guidance sent to me from Spirit.  Yet, something was missing.  I still had a feeling there was at least one, if not several, pieces missing in the puzzle.

Several months ago I felt the darkness descend once again.  I knew this time what to expect but it is never the same.  Where before, each day was filled with a revelation, an unveiling and dusting off of pieces of the puzzle, this was a gut wrenching, heart breaking upheaval.  I spiraled with little control over any emotions.  Little, if any, light seeped into the dark tunnel.  I knew that the work I had to do was truly heart centred, baring my soul to the Universe and asking for guidance.

I wept for events ingrained in my DNA, carried down through the generations; I wept for the world as it is now and for the possible world to come if we don’t change its path.  I knew though that I couldn’t wallow even when my outer voice, my Ego, told me it would be so much easier to stay in the sadness and let all this be somebody else’s problem.  I found the inner strength to work my way out of the blackness that surrounded my soul until I found the warmth of the unconditional love of the Universe and the self-love that had eluded me for so long.  I found my JOY.

Now, even as I question my choices, I do so with a peace and calmness in my heart.  I see life as it is – I am no longer concerned with the daily grind dictated by society or the labels we each carry.  Time is no longer linear – as if by magick, I dictate how fast or slow it passes.  I understand that judgement on others is not productive nor is trying to understand them and label them – they are who they are, their choices are theirs to make and the consequences of their actions are theirs to bear – just as mine are for me.  I see the tiny threads of the web that connect all of us to each other, to the planet, to the Universe.  I see birth, life and death as a cycle not a beginning nor an end.  We are here for reasons and our life purpose is to find that reason, to learn from it, to teach it, to live it, to embrace it and, above all, to love it.

Unconditional love is not something we learn, it is not a label, it is not something we can pick up and put down.  It is a way of living.  It is what we breathe in and out every day.  It is in our actions, it is in our attitude, it is in our values and our beliefs.  It is in all of us, undiscovered and waiting.  The threads of the web bind us together, we are all the same and yet we are all different.  Stop seeing life – truly open your eyes and look at life.  Don’t just hear the world around you, stop and truly listen to all the sounds – inside the human sounds are the sounds of the universe.  Everything communicates with everything else through the threads of the web, through Spirit.

Does the darkness ever truly lift?  Does the questioning ever stop?  I don’t think so,  If it did, it would mean we would cease to exist.  Embracing change in our lives is part of our spiritual journey, as is asking questions and finding answers.

We cannot live a life of pure light, or pure forgiveness.  We cannot expect a life where no upheaval touches us – we are each here to live our human experiences which includes darkness and light, questions and answers, certainty and mistrust, inclusion and rejection.  Learning to accept and learn from these experiences is what leads us closer to understanding our purpose and living in unconditional love.

I am a conscious & spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher and healer. I work with people globally from all walks of life.  I believe my life purpose is to help guide people into their true, authentic selves.  We are all significant, we are all powerful, we all seek our freedom.  If we can connect into our intuition, develop self love and acceptance, give up judgement and make conscious choices in all aspects of our lives through rediscovering our inner strength and self-worth, then we are able to live a life of purpose and meaning.

Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

 

Transition 11 11 Portal Update

If you feel the turmoil happening now around the world, hopefully it’s explained here. Namaste

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The 1111 Gateway is triangulating a vast movement of energies in and out of Gaia’s atmosphere. Cosmic turbulence is reaching critical levels cosmic brothers and sisters. We will see fireworks, chaos, aggression, confusion, division and violence accelerate as karma is drawn to the surface. The spider is on the move, his senses telling him its game on. All who divinely channel the truth, who spread light like a virus through the dark matrix, our work has reached a point of critical mass. The dark dome will crash. The light matrix is poised, ready. Nothing is what it seems in the fourth dimension. There is a lot of confusion as negativity is released on a global scale. People are disconnecting from the 3d matrix, their souls pulling their organic bodies up out of the fray. We can see the pull upwards of lighter beings, the turmoil that is ensuing in Earth’s…

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5 Tips to Raise your Vibration

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Did you know that you are the main influencer of your energy and your vibration?  Your thoughts, feelings and your actions influence your reality and, as you command your reality, you have influence over your energy and vibration.  You are a part of the Universe and your energy and vibration extend beyond your physical body.  As you become more in tune with the Universe, so too your energy field extends and your vibration levels raise.  Did you know that the events in your life and the people you encounter are a reflection of your energy field and your vibration level?

Nourish your body : at some point in our lives we have all heard “your body is a temple” – that expression is the truth.  If you feed your body processed and sugary foods, your energy drops meaning your energy field contracts and your vibration levels drop resulting in apathy, frustration, short temperedness, anger and hate.  By feeding your body foods that come directly from the farm table to the plate, the natural goodness will only help your body to function at a cleaner, clearer level – your emotions and spirit will be buoyed by the earth’s richness in the vitamins and minerals.  Result?  Your energy field expands and your vibration levels lift to a level of happiness and joy.

Barefoot walking : connecting to the earth and allowing your body to be uninhibited by constrictions will help raise your vibration.  The earth emits energy frequencies and healing energies that can only permeate the body with direct skin contact and  the feet (which are natural receptors) is the best way to do it.  This is called “earthing” and the energies you gather from the earth will travel directly to your Root Chakra enhancing your safety and stability, ensuring you feel more secure and grounded in life.  I talk more about this and other ways to connect with nature here

Smile and the world smiles with you : Yes, smiling does use less facial muscles than frowning!  Which means less likelihood of premature aging (gotta love that!)  Have you ever walked down the street and passed someone who is smiling and happy?  Don’t you walk passed and feel the corners of your mouth twitch just a little?  Happiness is catchy – why not be the one who smiles at strangers and see their faces lift just a little.  Smile with joy in your heart and let it show through not just your smile but through your eyes also.  Let your happiness encompass all those you come in contact with each day.  Not only are you raising your vibration level but you are also helping others to raise theirs.

Gratitude : Too often we go through life expecting certain things to happen, whether from people or events.  Too often we don’t give gratitude for the things that others do for us, or for the day that we are about to experience or the day we have just had.  Understanding that each moment we live is the only time that moment will happen and to show gratitude for whatever that moment brings us – good or bad, happy or sad – is to truly live in the moment.  By continuously looking forward or to the past means we don’t truly live in the present moment.

Give back : When we are born into this world and we grow within our families and communities, as children we take – love, hugs, tenderness, friendship, learning – and as we grow into our teens, twenties and thirties, we learn to transform this into a ‘game’ of give and take – friendships, work relationships, partners.  Then as life progresses, opportunities arise for us to give back to those who are just starting out – our children, nieces and nephews – with the ultimate goal to be in service to all.  As part of our spiritual journey, we understand that we are all part of a great Oneness – that what we do to others, ultimately we are doing to ourselves.  To be able to give back and to be in service to others – through our work, volunteering, philanthropy or whichever means is most aligned with your life – is to honour ourselves, our teachers and the Universe.

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

 

Our Spiritual Vibration

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The world of spirituality is full of terminology not used in the mainstream world.  Sometimes these terms can be hard to define succinctly and appear confusing.  One such term is to “raise your vibration” – so what does this mean?

We are all made up of energy.  This is not supposition.  This is now acknowledged scientific fact.  Energy vibrates at different levels – some energy vibrates at higher levels than other energy and as Human Beings we each have a vibration that is uniquely our own, in much the same way as we each have our own DNA.

When you raise your vibration, your frequency vibrates at a higher level – so it is very possible that you will feel that in your physical being.  As your vibration rises, you will become more aware, enlightened and ‘alive’.  This can also produce a shift in your feelings and thoughts and you will realise that you have made a shift from where you were to where you are now.

There are many of us who are knowingly, willingly and consciously raising our vibration, and working with the planet who is also raising her vibration, to help shift the world from the state of extreme Masculine energy into a higher vibrational level of peace, love and community.  A state of Feminine energy

It is important to know that there is no good or bad vibration level.  High vibrations are an indication that someone is living more in a state of love, peace, clarity, forgiveness and compassion.  Lower vibrations are an indication that someone is living in a state of fear, lust, greed, depression and ego.  Part of the reason that we as humans are here on Earth, is to raise ourselves from a lower vibration – through conscious choice – into a state of awareness and oneness with the Universe, Spirit, Divine, God or the Goddess.

With each reincarnation, our soul has the tools to undertake this process, however it can take many lifetimes to achieve – tackling the hurdles of life, learning the lessons that need to be learned and moving towards living in service to the world – the shift of moving into our Higher Self.

There are many people in our world whose vibration will not shift in their current lifetime – this is not a bad thing.  They have chosen to live in a state of un-awareness.  Each of us is here to achieve whatever it is destined for us to achieve – or not.  If you live in a state of expanding awareness to the Universe and life or you do not feel the call, you are not living in a better or worse state of vibration.  By trusting in your soul and choosing an authentic life by living in the moment, you will ‘feel’ your body’s true vibration.

Part of your awakening process – and you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t feel called to be a part of the awakening of the planet – is that you will raise to your natural vibration.  This does not make you better than others; it is simply that you are ready to acknowledge the awareness of the spiritual shift and to move into your true self.  By doing this, you are helping to raise the vibrational energy of every other living being on the planet as well as Earth herself.

As you choose to live in a higher vibration, you understand that you may no longer fit in with many of those around you – family, friends, siblings and loved ones – and you will notice that you may stand out from those around you perhaps because of the shift in your beliefs and values, or because of the change in your approach to life.  Remember though, that as you have raised your vibration, you are also raising the vibration of those around you allowing them the possibility of continuing their awakening journey.  (I will write further on this)  You will find others who live in a higher vibration – like attracts like – and together you will create communities of support, love and understanding much like this Tribe.

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

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I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

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I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

The AUM

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The AUM is a sacred symbol originating in the ancient religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

It represents the sound, vibration and consciousness that is the Universe.

It is believed that the creation of the Universe began with a vibration which became a sound, the sound was AUM.  It is the beginning of everything.

The AUM is normally used as a mantra during meditation and during yoga practice.  The belief is that by chanting AUM, it has a profound effect on the body and mind.

The AUM symbol represents the four different states of our life :

A = the first is the conscious state of Vaishvanara, the state of our experiences through our five senses;

U = the second is the dream state of Taijasa, neither conscious nor subconscious;

M = the third is our hidden consciousness, the state of Prajna – what is not yet revealed or has not yet  manifested

The AUM symbol also contains Maya (Illusion) – the part that lies between ourself, our states and enlightenment.  Maya is what keeps us from transcending to enlightenment – the ultimate state.

The fourth is the Transcendental state known as Turiya and is the final state represented in the AUM symbol.  It is the ultimate, enlightened self representing purity, clarity and deep consciousness.  This is where the Self merges with Source, the Divine, Creator of all that is or God and there is no longer any separation.  It is represented by the silence after AUM and is the rarest of all states accomplished in the human experience – Infinite Consciousness.

The symbol we are all familiar with is the visualisation of the representation of the meaning of AUM.  It consists of three curves, a semicircle and a dot.

  • The large curve at the bottom is the conscious or waking state “A”;
  • The middle curve is the dream state “U”;
  • The upper curve is the hidden consciousness, the state of deep sleep “M”;
  • The dot is the fourth state of consciousness “Turiya”; and
  • The semi circle at the top represents “Maya” and separates the state of “Turiya” from the other three states signifying that the illusion that is Maya is an obstacle to reaching Infinite Consciousness.

Each part of the AUM symbol relates to a chakra in the body and as you sound each of the parts of the AUM you become aware of the four states of consciousness as you move up through your body:

  • “A” is the root chakra, the energy centre of the material;
  • “U” is the heart chakra, inward focus of the mind;
  • “M” is the third eye chakra, the state of deep meditation;
  • The silence is the crown chakra which connects us to Universal Consciousness and when we sit in silence, the illusions that separate us from the Universe disappear.

The AUM sounded in conjunction with a conscious energetic movement in the body that balances the chakras and moves you through the four states of consciousness is profound.  To sit in the silence and feel the connection with the Universe.  To know true peace is to have reached the state of the ultimate AUM.

Try AUM as a mantra when you practice your meditation.  Feel the energetic release through the body as you travel through the chakras.  Release and connect through your Crown chakra.  Enjoy the Oneness with the Universe.

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

Follow your breath and quiet your mind

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  1. Choose a time and place that suits you
  2. Choose somewhere you won’t be disturbed;
  3. Choose to meditate only when you feel ready;
  4. If you can’t follow your breath and quiet your mind, don’t stress. Stop and begin again later.

These are the four basic rules I give to all of my students when they come to me to learn meditation.

In a place of meditation, know that you are safe.

Meditation is your gift to your body, mind and soul – somewhere for it to slow, restore and replenish.

To begin:

  1. Seat yourself comfortably on the floor or in a chair – try not to lie down as you’ll fall asleep! The aim is to try to remain as still as possible resisting the urge to fidget or scratch!
  2. Place your hands in prayer position at your heart centre or gently in your lap with your left hand cradling your right, thumb tips touching gently;
  3. Gently close your eyes so they are relaxed;
  4. Straighten your back so you are evenly balanced on each buttock;
  5. Tuck your chin slightly towards your chest so your neck is straight;
  6. Begin to focus on your breathing – through your nose, breathe in to four count, breathe out to four count – try to ensure that the in breath and the out breath are of equal duration;
  7. Listen to your heart beat and notice that with each in and out breathe, the rate will begin to slow;
  8. Your mind will keep chattering away – thoughts will come into your head – try not to pay them attention, let them come and go without engaging them;
  9. Remain in this position for as long as is comfortable but try for at least five minutes;
  10. Enjoy the sensation of the breath;
  11. When you are ready, slowly bring your awareness back to the room and gently open your eyes.  Notice the relaxation in your body and your mind.

Alternatives to four count breath;

  • Say the mantra ‘AUM’ (pronounced ‘ohm’) each out breath;
  • Count backwards from 100 on each out breath and begin again each time you forget where you are up to; or
  • Open your eyes slightly and focus on the flame of a candle, a mandala or picture, or a spot on the floor in front of you and gently breathe in and out evenly.

Don’t become frustrated and stressed at the mindless chatter that will keep going on in your head – this is your Ego trying to engage you – learning to meditate is a new tool and your Ego just needs to get used to it!  If you can practice this for five minutes each day you will find the chatter will become less and the mind will welcome quiet.

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne