Day: October 8, 2012

The Silver Lining & The Rainbow!

Who knew that beyond the silver lining was also a rainbow! 

If nothing else this photo is a reminder to hold on when the storm is brewing. The storm will only last for a short period of time and when it has passed and the sky has cleared, the silver lining reveals itself and if we hold steady and remain grounded, we may also get the opportunity to see the rainbow!

I’ve seen many storms and been through all kinds of weather. The silver lining is always there. I may not see it right away, but it’s there. Looking back now at all the storms that have passed, I see more of those silver linings that may have alluded me at the time. The storms often felt unbearable and many times I wanted to just give up. I am glad now that I have held on and that I did not give up. Those storms shaped me into who I am and who I have always been … I just didn’t know it. The storms show us our strengths and what scares us is not knowing just how strong we are. It’s not the storm that causes as much fear as the not knowing. We fear the “what ifs” far more than we fear the “what is”.

The clouds may continue to roll in… but don’t fear the storm, for it shall pass as all the many storms before it.

Hold tight for the silver lining will some day appear and bring with it… rainbows!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Chakras!

What the heck are chakras you say???

Chakras are the points in your body where energy flows from. When a chakra becomes blocked .. illness can set in or we may be thrown off balance, mind, body and soul.

It’s good to do chakra meditation and other chakra alignment work to keep you well and in balance.

Here’s a brief description of the 7 chakras from mindbodygreen.com: 

1. Root Chakra – Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.
Color: Red

 2. Sacral Chakra – Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.
Color: Orange

 3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.
Color: Yellow

4. Heart Chakra – Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above heart.
Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace.
Color: Green

 5. Throat Chakra – Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth.
Color: Blue

6. Third Eye Chakra – Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.
Color: Violet

 7. Crown Chakra – The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. Location: The very top of the head.
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.
Color: Violet (some use white for the crown)

A simple chakra meditation I like to do is as follows: 

– First settle in a comfortable position and do a few breathing exercises to relax.

– Imagine each chakra point as the color that represents that energy point. You may visualize it as a colored ball, a window, a flower, a door, etc.

– Visualizing one chakra at a time  – see the image  – see it’s vibrant color and then open it. (if you visualize a ball.. make it spin, if it is a door ,a window or a flower, then open them.)

– Don’t move on to the next point until you are comfortable with the first one..

– Once you have gone through each energy point – go through them again and again until you feel you are done.

– practice makes perfect – it can take some time to get the hang of it, the more you do this the better you get.

– When you feel like you are done  – be sure to close each one before ending your meditation.. stop the ball from spinning or close the windows, doors and or flowers.

Let the healing begin!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 

Magical Mondays – Where Do You Go?

Often, when I go to bed I meditate before going to sleep. In my meditation I always go to the same place, I guess you might call this my happy place. I had never given this place much thought until recently. The other night as I made my way to that familiar place, I paused for a moment and gave more thought to that place and why I go there and how it makes me feel. I’d like to share with you now, my thoughts about my own happy place.

My happy place is a creek bank on the edge of a large field. Behind me is a row of trees that separates the bank from the open field. The bank is slightly sloped and filled with tall grasses. I can hear the water softly rambling just below where I lay in the tall grass. It’s always a sunny beautiful day with the random fluffy cloud that may pass by as a gentle breeze flows through the air. The smell of nature fills my senses and the warm sun gives me that cozy feeling of love and happiness. The birds sing their songs and fly overhead, often landing for a moment in the trees…. butterflies flutter across the land and I am at home.

I am alone, there on the creek bank and yet not afraid, not worried, not lonely, never sad or upset. When I go to that place, that little creek bank I am whole, I am happy and I am at peace. I lay there taking in the warmth of the sun, the nurturing feeling of the ground beneath me and the bliss that nature provides. I lay there first thinking of my breathing, slowing my pace and getting myself settled in for whatever journey Spirit wishes to bring my way.

In the past I would go to my place, do my thing and then on into the meditations, but in this moment I took the time to fully appreciate the entire process. Appreciating my happy place and all that it offered, how it made me feel and the content that it brings me.

So, now that you have heard all about my happy place… give a little more thought to your own… where do you go and why?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker