Freedom. What do you think of when you read that word? Release from bondage? Chains removed? Carefree living? The ability to do or think or be what you want? Freedom starts from within. Freedom is a gift that we all possess, yet most do not realize they hold the keys to release themselves and be free.
If you are struggling with freedom and wish that there was a way to release the bondage that holds you back, it is time to meditate and focus on the areas and issues of your life that are holding you back. Look at the areas of your life and personality that need releasing. Once you let go of the ideas, beliefs, experiences of the past that are holding you back, you will experience freedom and release.
The full moon on February 10, 2017 is a good time to release all that no longer serves you. Make a list of all the things that you want to release from your life. Perform the following full moon ritual: Light a white candle. Go outside under the full moon and stand barefoot on the grass. Close your eyes and envision a white light coming down from the heavens above and surrounding you and entering your crown chakra, traveling all the way down your body and out the soles of your feet into the center of the Earth where it grounds you. Burn the list that you created and ask the Universe to release the things from your life that no longer serve you. Give thanks for all that you have.
Free yourself from the things that are holding you back from the life that you want. Don’t be afraid to release. Freedom will be liberating.
Humans transform very much like the butterfly. The metamorphosis of the butterfly from caterpillar, to cocoon, to butterfly is like the stages of human life from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood. This transformation is as natural as that of the butterfly.
Spiritually, we can experience a metamorphosis, as well. This is something that has to be wanted and allowed. Immersing yourself in teachings from spiritual teachers is one way to consciously evolve or transform. Practicing the teachings furthers the process. The regular practice of meditation helps you to get in touch with your higher self. You can receive guidance and messages during meditation.
Some change is out of our control. Aging, for instance, is inevitable as long as we are alive. Time stands still for no one. Change should not be feared, but rather anticipated. Think of the great improvements in yourself that can be made through change.
Look at your life and find ways to make changes that will aid in your metamorphosis. Be mindful, meditate, and practice the teachings of spiritual teachers. After all, the great spiritual teachers don’t possess the peace, patience and knowledge they possess by accident. It is developed by practice, dedication and allowance of metamorphosis of their soul.
Meditation is a ritual you should adopt and practice on a daily basis. Meditation is an excellent way to quiet your mind and calm you. It is the way you connect with Divine Spirit and your higher self.
During times of stress, you can turn to meditation to quiet yourself. During times of mental chatter, especially negative, you can meditate to quiet your mind and center yourself. Meditation has been proven to lower blood pressure because of the calming effect it has on your body.
You can gain a lot of insight by going within and tapping in to your higher self and Divine Spirit. Ask your questions and listen for the answers. Ask for protection, ask for guidance, ask for clarity, etc. The answers await you.
If meditation is new for you, starting with a guided meditation is a great way to get a meditation ritual going. Visit my Youtube page at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXEE_yMTwetFNEvKRiYi1g/sacredaura You will find different guided meditations to listen to under the playlist tab.
Start tomorrow morning and meditate after you awaken. Take note of how it affects your day in a positive way!
In numerology, 2017 equates to a “one” year – a year of new beginnings. It is the beginning of a new 9 year cycle. It is a year to start anew – make big changes and bright, new beginnings.
To coincide with the year, each person has a personal number that they will live each year. I am entering a “2” personal year. Um, I’ve found out that this year will require a lot of patience. Guess it’s going to be a big learning year, because I HAVE NO PATIENCE!! Haha Oh, it will be a year full of growth, I am FOR SURE, and I hope that I can be patient enough to learn the art of patience.
In order to figure out your personal year number, simply take your birth month and your birth day and deduce to one digit. Add that number to the number 1 which stands for this year and you have your personal year number for 2017. For instance, if you were born on April 10, you would take the number for April which is 4 and add it to the day which is 10 and you get 14. Add 1 and 4 to get the number 5. Add the number 5 to the number 1 and you get 6. Six would be your personal year number. Once you get your personal year number, visit this website to get a detailed description of what is in store for you in 2017: http://www.creativenumerology.com/index.php?inc=includes/yearlycycles.html
Use the information to prepare to make 2017 your best year yet!
by Laura Uzun
Like it or not, it’s a selfish world out there. Ultimately, everyone is out for their best interest. It’s human nature. Loving yourself like you want others to is the key to obtaining the love you want from others.
Start with gratitude. Every morning, after you wake up, give thanks for your life. Look in the mirror and repeat some affirmations to yourself such as: I am worthy. I am beautiful. I am loving. I am loveable. I am blessed.
Add a daily meditation routine to your schedule. You could do this any time you find convenient for you. Morning and before bed are great times. Meditation will ground you and bring you peace. Follow a guided meditation to assist you if you are a beginner or find it difficult to quiet the chatter in your head. Visit my Youtube page to listen to a guided meditation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXEE_yMTwetFNEvKRiYi1g/playlists
Focus on self-improvement. Face any fears or past experiences that continue to haunt you. You can do this through meditation or professional therapy and/or hypnotherapy. Once you are able to face what anchors you to the past, you will be able to move more freely into the future.
Learn to love yourself as much as you love others. We are our own hardest critic. Who is harder on you than you? Time to give yourself a break and remember you are human. Mistakes made are lessons learned when you decide to allow them to teach you and prevent you from repeating them in the future. Remember that nobody is perfect and that includes you!
As 2016 comes to a close, all I keep reading from various people is how awful and selfish 2016 has been with all the celebrities and other people having been taken from this world over the year. It made me think that at the close of every year, it seems that people generally tend to focus on the negative side of the year and can’t wait for a better incoming year. Well, this present moment is all we have and this is our reality. The past is over and the future is beyond. The present is here and now. Choose to stay positive and optimistic in this present moment. Don’t allow fear and worry to control your mind about the future of the unknown. Don’t allow regret to fill your mind about the mistakes of the past. Choose to make 2017 your best year yet. Focus on self-improvement. Love more. Listen more. Be patient. Be kind. Be compassionate. Be empathetic. Don’t judge. Don’t be jealous. Spend more time with loved ones. Choose experiences over materialistic things. Choose peace over conflict. Reflect inward. Spend more time praying and meditating. Be grateful. Be humble. Be generous. Be optimistic. Be who you want to be. In numerology, 2017 is a “1” year. The number “1” stands for new beginnings. Take some time on January 1 to “map out” your year. Decide what your new beginnings are going to be and then follow your map. Your destiny is in your hands and 2017 is going to be your best year yet!
written by Laura Hendrix Uzun