The Mind as Healer

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During the Hay House Online Summit on Healing last week, I watched Dr Joe Dispenza’s lecture on “Programming your Mind for remarkable recovery”.  In this he discusses (amongst other things) the impact of meditation on not only our daily lives, but also on the lives of those who have suffered or are suffering, illness.  I have spent the last week thinking about meditation and what an impact it’s had on my life.

I began meditating about 14 years ago.  My yoga teacher at the time, a truly wonderful spiritual woman, always ended our yoga class with a 30minute meditation.  As a new mum, it was bliss and I couldn’t wait to go to class twice each week just to experience the meditation.  From there, I developed my own meditation practice and have made it a large part of my life with daily practice of between 5minutes to 2hours.  Two years ago I felt called to train and became certified as a Meditation Teacher so that I can help others who wish to begin or progress along their journey.

If you’ve watched any of Dr Joe’s videos, you will know that he discusses in depth the science behind meditation and what they have found in people who have incorporated a practice into their lives – they are able to heal their bodies from dis-ease, anxiety and stress.  I am also a believer in the power of the mind and our consciousness to work with Spirit and the Universe to accomplish amazing things.

Through meditation, the physiology of the body changes – each cell is imbued with more energy, the energy helps the body to feel younger and more alive.

Meditation has been proven to :

  1. Lower blood pressure;
  2. Reduce anxiety by reducing the stress hormone;
  3. Improves the immune system primarily through the decrease in stress which puts pressure on the cells of the body; and
  4. Decreases tension pain – headaches and insomnia are two ailments that benefit immensely from meditation.

Meditation aids in the healing of the body by placing the brain into an Alpha State – the mind is relaxed and the neurons are able to establish pathways as well as categorise and store information received.   We access this state naturally while we are asleep or are daydreaming.

This helps you to :

  1. Be more creative;
  2. Be emotionally stable;
  3. Develop your intuition;
  4. Increase clarity;
  5. Be more focussed; and
  6. Increase self awareness.

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By placing the body into a calm state, you are helping it repair itself and preventing new damage from the effects of stress.  By quieting the mind, you are reducing the stress induced thoughts that keep the body’s stress response triggered.  Over time, the long term resilience that is built up allows the body and the mind to recover from stressful situations far quicker and overall, experience less stress in life situations.

Do you practice meditation?

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

Self Image | Self Realisation | Self Love

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Photo by Wang Xi

Society has set parameters around what is deemed to be acceptable and unacceptable insofar as how we, as women, are supposed to look.  As we get older (and a little wiser!) we realise that these ‘rules’ are harsh and unrealistic.

I happened across this article from Uplift this morning and it resonated so much with me that I had to re-post it here.  I hope that it helps many of us, and our children and grandchildren as this applies as much to boys and men as it does to girls and women, to realise that the expectations set down by society are damaging and demeaning.  Learning self love and acceptance goes a long way in loving who we are and our importance in the universe, as does learning to accept those around us in the same way.

I have always been fascinated by other cultures and the lessons that they teach – this is a perfect example of such a lesson from the Japanese culture.  I am not one for cultural appropriation but I do believe that other cultures can teach us so much, as we can teach others lessons from our culture.

So, I hope this article and the concept of ‘wabi-sabi’ helps each of you in accepting who you are – blemishes, love handles and all!  If we can begin by accepting each other in the same way, our small collective consciousness can help influence other collectives and help move this aspect of our society into acceptance.

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

9 Signs you might be an Empath

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Photo by Larm Rmah
  1. You feel ‘things’ without any plausible explanation – it’s just a knowing;
  2. You confuse the feelings of the immediate collective with you own feelings;
  3. Usually you are an avid daydreamer, visionary or you lucid dream;
  4. Your perception of time is a little ‘off’;
  5. When you speak, people stop and listen – you can be referred to as a ‘wise woman’ and people will come to you for advice;
  6. You really hate being in large spaces with loads of people – public events, concerts, trains – as you find them ’emotionally draining’ and stressful;
  7. Most empaths are really hard on themselves and take criticism to heart;
  8. You have the ability to see alternative outcomes to situations as you are more aware of the energies around you and the other person;
  9. You have a hard time asking for help – didn’t you know we are Wonder Woman incarnate?

Whether you have a few or a lot of these traits, being an empath is a gift, not a hindrance.

Honour the powerful connections you have running through you as these abilities are yours for a reason – now you just need to figure out what that is!

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

3 Ways to Honour your Inner Self

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Honouring our Inner Self is the greatest gift we can bestow upon ourselves.  When we are truly at peace with who we are, we can truly then serve the world.

Initiate Self-Love : Inner Peace begins from within.  By learning self-love, acceptance of whom we are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually is to truly understand the gifts of the Universe.  Each one of us is beautiful and sacred, a temple for our Spirit to experience life so learn to treat yourself with the love, support and nurturing it deserves.  Be gentle with your thoughts and self-talk – your body is your best friend, talk to it as you would your best friend.  There is nothing in this world that is perfect – perfection is an illusion.  To reach perfection is to fail – there is nothing more to achieve once perfection is reached.  Not one Goddess from our histories was perfect – Artemis was lanky and lean, Aphrodite was soft and curvy and small breasted while Frigg was tall and ‘motherly’.

Connect with Nature, the Mother that Nurtures us all : when we spend time outside, in our backyards, the park or hiking, we instantly connect with the Earth and with our Inner Self.  The Earth nourishes each of us by providing the food we eat, cleansing the air we breathe and allowing us to ground our inner Self.  Take off your shoes and enjoy the energy from the Earth, lie in the grass and enjoy the sunshine – allow yourself to soak in the healing energies she offers.  In return allow her to take your cares and troubles and calm your heart.  By creating a regular practice of connecting to the Earth, your inner strength and wisdom will flourish.

Know your boundaries : all women, irrespective of their nationality, customs or beliefs, have an issue with boundaries and the hardest of these is our ability to just say “No”.  It is a part of who we are and is part of the Divine Feminine.  However, it is necessary in the world in which we live, to realise that we cannot please everybody.  A part of learning Self-Love is knowing when to say no to demands that do not serve our higher good whether they be requests, relationships or habits.  Learn to release them whilst remembering the lessons they’ve taught us.  It is not possible for each of us to be a master of everything but to know what we are masterly at and to acknowledge it.

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