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6 Tips To Start Balancing Your Life Like a Boss

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 1.23.25 PMAs an entrepreneur with two young daughters and who holds family time as sacred time, runs a small tech-firm by day and, by night, works passionately building a second venture with a mission to empower others, I am constantly being asked, “How the heck do you balance it all?”

The truth is …. I don’t! And, before you click off this article thinking ‘well, thanks for nothing, lady’, just hear me out here! Nobody does. The word “balance” itself implies that some sort of destination has finally been met where the weight of one’s life has been distributed evenly in every regard: career, family, health, personal growth, relationships, self-care, etc. And, in this line of thinking, since you’ve already arrived, there is no need for improvement in any of these areas. But, it just doesn’t work that way! Even if all things are perfectly balanced for a moment (hooray!) – don’t blink because it just takes one of life’s infamous little curve balls to be thrown our way to completely knock everything out of whack.

So, instead, I personally work towards balancing my life. That little “ing” at the end of the word is oh so important. It implies that an action is taking place. And, balancing your life takes a lot of action. Daily action, even. It’s about developing a strong sense of awareness and checking in with yourself and your beloved ones on a regular basis to identify any areas that can use improvement. Are you getting enough quality times with the kids? Is your spouse feeling loved or neglected? Is your career or business running as smoothly as you would like? How are you feeling physically? Emotionally? Stressed? Are you feeling fulfilled at a soul level?

Keeping all of the balls in the air is no easy feat … especially if you are diving fully into the person you want to be. And, frankly, some days will be better than others. As humans we can only try our best. But, it is important to work consistently towards that sense of balance so that you can help others, take care of yourself, and make your impact in the world as stress-free and full of joy and love as possible.

When any one area of your life is significantly off-balance, it throws you off in every other aspect, taking you out of your “A” game and making you feel a little less awesome than you actually are.

Here are a few guidelines that will help you to maintain the harmony, peace, and balance in your life that we all yearn for!

  • Be your beautiful authentic self. You have to let go of any preconceived notions of what your life is “supposed” to look like. Definitely steer clear of comparing yourself to others. We all have different paths, circumstances, and dreams. What works for others might not work for you. Instead, focus on what you stand for. What is the impact YOU want to make in the world? Learn to be totally comfortable in your own authenticity. If there’s an area of your life that you are not completely satisfied with, then put in the work to change it! But, only do it because it aligns with your soul’s calling, not because it will make somebody else happy. You will never feel peace living the life somebody else has envisioned for you.
  • Accept with Gratitude. Life isn’t perfect. It gets messy sometimes – for all of us. So, we all need to learn how to dance in the storm. Your house is not always going to be spotless, you won’t be able to attend every single social event, you’re inevitably going to let your spouse or your kids down every once in awhile, and you may need to pass up on some seemingly awesome business opportunities. Being okay with that, accepting the imperfections, and seeing the beauty of your life with intense gratitude no matter what will give you that sense of balance even in chaotic times.
  • Prioritize. At this moment, what is most important to you? What or who lights you up? Are you spending a good amount of your time with the people that you love deeply and working on the projects you feel most passionate about? If not, where might you be a little off balance and need to pay more attention? Is there something sucking up a lot of your time that just doesn’t serve you or drive you closer to your vision? It may be time to cut back in some areas. (Yes, I’m talking to you Facebook and TV!)  And, most importantly, are you carving out some time for yourself too? Remember: If you crash and burn from not taking care of yourself, you won’t be any good to anybody else either.
  • Plan. Schedule everything! And, don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to opportunities. Spontaneity sounds lovely, but reality is that if you have big dreams include balancing all aspects of your life, you must plan accordingly! I use technology to my advantage here with digital calendars that sync up to my apple products. Everything from date night to kids schedules to business meetings and workouts to when I am going to write (which is also planned in a separate editorial calendar) all get put on the schedule. I then have reminders pop up to keep me on task.  Take some of the pressure off yourself by extensively planning your days. Take time to step back and look at your big picture. Then take a step back in and plan out all the details. Whatever works for you, just use it consistently.
  • Check your Slices. A fun activity is to do is a goal wheel where you draw a circle and divide it up into even sections, like a pie cut into slices. Each section represents an area of your life. Perhaps your “slices” would be named: family, career, fun, personal growth, spiritual, relationships, self-care, money, etc, or whatever resonates with you. How much energy are you putting into each area and how satisfied do you feel? It’s normal to have a slice or two that are totally dominating while others are just a few puny crumbs. Identify this and work to even things out.
  • Reevaluate from a Birdseye View. Make sure you pop your head out of the weeds and grab yourself an aerial view of your life on a regular basis so you can get a good honest look at where you’re at. Where are things going well and where do you need to revamp or recharge? If it’s not easy to get your head out of the muck to really evaluate things, than hire yourself a personal coach to help you hone in.  A coach is one of the best investments you can ever make! But, if you just can’t afford it right now, at least get yourself a network of peers, friends, or family members who can help guide your way on. Multiple brains are better than one and sometimes it takes an outsider to really call us out on our sh*t.

Don’t worry about achieving perfect balance because that will never happen –  life just isn’t designed that way. However, making a conscious mindful effort to regularly check-in and evaluate things will help you tremendously in the delicate act of balancing.

How do you find balance in your life? Please feel free to share and discuss in the comments below!

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Chakra Clearing and Balancing

 Just as the physical spaces we inhabit require that we clear them periodically of clutter, the energetic fields that are a vital part of our being must also be cleared of old thoughts, energy, and emotions. Clearing your chakras and your aura restores and strengthens your connection to yourself and your divine inner wisdom. Unfettered by energetic baggage masquerading as fear, pain, and self-hatred, your consciousness is once again free to grow.

Chakras are energy connections to major glands and organs in the body, allowing the electrical/energetic field to hook in with the physical.  Just as trauma is stored in your mind, body and heart, freezing sometimes in unhealthy patterns, traumas are also stored in your energy centers, or chakras.

If you find the thought of clearing your energy fields disconcerting, simply think of it as cleansing the energy that surrounds you and releasing any stagnancy. You may not be able to see the results of your efforts, but you will experience a lightness of being and clarity of mind.

You can begin by sitting or lying down on a comfortable surface. Take a series of deep breaths and allow your soul to connect with Mother Earth and the vast expanse of the Universe. Visualize your first chakra, situated near the tailbone, and imagine if you will, a valve opening there, much like a faucet. Imagine a cord dropping from your tailbone deep into Mother Earth and let everything that is stagnant within you flow through it. Let go of old energy, inactive thoughts, and anything else that no longer serves you. Ask the earth to accept what you are offering by turning this old energy into light. Continue to let old energy drain out of you until you feel like you’ve released all your energetic baggage. When you are done, imagine the valve closing. Before moving on to clear your next chakra, let vibrant terra cotta light travel upward from the earth and through the cord into your first chakra. Repeat this process with all seven of the body’s chakras. The second chakra is orange, the third is yellow, the fourth is green, the fifth is blue, the sixth is indigo and the 7th is violet. Afterward, visualize your crown chakra and draw beautiful, golden-white light from the universe flowing down through the top of your head. Release any worries or fears that you have been holding on to. Draw this light into your aura and enjoy the resultant feeling of peace.

 

 

Lesson 3 Why use Reiki and the color Orange.

Lesson 3
Why Use Reiki?

The different types of healing work available are a lot like religious practices, there are so many of them and new ones coming out every day. I have spent most of my Awakened life time studying both these groups. As in religion where almost all practices start with ¨There is one true God-Spirit-Being.¨ Many of the healing practices start with ¨There is one healing Energy¨ My philosophy is there is ¨One True Healing God Energy.¨ There are also a lot of roads leading to it and we must each find the road that is most comforting to us.

Spending much time looking closely at Quantum and Healing touch, the Matrix Energetics and many others I believe they are all great ways of tapping into this healing energy and I use many of their techniques. I think that those that have studied any of these healing processes will find these first steps very easy. For me I always seem to find my way back to Reiki and even after doing a deep energy healing I end the session with giving some Reiki to the person. So I will be using this healing work that is said to have been use by Jesus himself in our work here.

These different types of energy healing usually start at the same point. It is necessary to find and feel the bodies energy. You can do this in many ways, Eckhart Tolle says find and feel your breathing, you can also start with focusing on your finger tip, look at you nail, feel the sensation underneath it, surrounding it. As you do this you will start to feel a pulsing sensation, like the flow of your blood in your finger. Follow this up your finger and into your hand, then feel it moving up your hand and into your arm, you will be able to eventually feel it moving through your entire body.

This pulsation is your life force energy. It flows like a constant river from the top of your head, down your face, across your chest and at your abdomen it crosses through your body and then proceeds down the back of your legs. When it reaches the bottom of your feet it starts its journey back up the front of your legs and again crosses over to your lower back and heads upwards to your shoulders and on to the top of your head.

If you sit or lay comfortably you can start this process though finding your breathing then locate your energy and start to run with it around your body. Once you feel you have this process down, start to take control of this energy and place it where we want in your body. Using this is a great way to focus yourself and start healing parts of your body you feel are weak and in need of some support or cleaning.

It is possible to let this energy move outside our body and I think one can use any point of their own body to do this, most practices use hands because laying your feet or nose on another person would not be accept to well.

Now that you have control over this energy start to move it down your arms and out through your hands. You can use yourself as your practice subject. Place your hands on where you would like to send energy and visualize the energy moving from you, out through your hands and back into you at that point. Many experience this energy working as a slight movement inside their body, it can be intense at times but that is usually a sure sign that it is needed.

The Reiki symbol located between the Red and Orange Chakras is called Cho Ku Rei. (Koo-Koo-Re) Thanks Gene

You can see this symbols here http://reiki4all.net/symbols_chokurei.html
If you print out a copy and start drawing it you will start to feel its power. I have seen many of the symbols more a little different than they show them. Here in South America for example this symbol is backwards. I think each person if he opens him-her self up to his higher power they will find their own energy producing symbols.

Cho Ku Rei
Pronunciation "Koo-Koo-Re" it is called The Power Symbol
It´s meaning is God and Man Coming Together or Place the power of the universe here. The primary use of this Symbol is to increase Reiki power. It draws Energy from around you and it focuses it where you want to.

I have seen it as a connection between your Red Root Chakra and your Orange Sacral Chakra.

Once we have moved through all the colors we will start our balancing and tuning process. Our goal to move our vibration level to match that of the Chi so as to connect with as clean and pure a body as possible before we start doing our Earth Healing.

Lesson 4
O.R.A.N.G.E. (Our Resting Ability to Now Give Energy) The Sacral Chakra

This is where our pleasure in life lives, it is located about 2 inches below the navel. It is a large orange pyramid, setting in you lower abdomen and pointing upward toward your heart. It´s base rest on your hip bones.

It embraces the pleasure, abundance and good health in your life. It represents sensuality and sexuality as well as connecting you to your joy and passion. It is where you find the balance between control in your life and your ability to let go of it.

The crocodile is the animal representing this Chakra, reminding us that we need food, rest, exercise and pleasure in our lives. It is here that one understands who you are and that he-she has is enough in life.

Balanced Orange People are filled with pleasure and joy. They treat themselves well and are in great shape. You will find them working as masseurs, yoga, dance and exercise teachers. They love water and to swim with the creatures they find there. They encourage you to trust life and want you to know you deserve to feel well and balanced while experiencing the pleasures of life. They seem to be always rested, relaxed and enjoying themselves and those around them. They love who they are exactly as they are. They seem connected to creativity, joy and abundance in life and put blissful energy into everything they do. They are great to be around and if you let them work on your body, you too will feel blissful and at peace with yourself and the world around you.

Think of the Vibration level of the Orange Chakra as the A string on your Guitar. As we move up the colors we will also move up our tone, let this happen naturally start low when in Red and move up an octave with each color. By the time we reach Violet you should be at the tone of Chi.

What I want you to do as we move through this is, when you start running energy, start with the Red Chakra, place your hands on your legs and send the energy into your legs, see yourself connecting to the Earth, growing your roots system. Examine your balance in this area, look at your housing situation, how are you eating, how is your ability to create an income, what is your connection to your family like? Don´t judge yourself, just observe from a distance and identify any weakness you may have. You may be a Indigo Blue person now and have moved through this place long, long ago. However the effects of the world around you may have clouded the knowledge you learned from living through those life times. The knowledge is there and can be brought to the surface and use to help you correct any weakness you may have. Let yourself feel your history, believe in it, let it guide you back to your internal balanced place.

Now that we have learned to run energy into our bodies by sending it out through our hands, we are going to have a little fun. Before you sit or lay down, (I prefer laying in my bed because I can completely relax. Normally I will do my energy work in the morning when I first open my eyes, it can however be done at any time, just try to make sure you are not interrupted to many times. I like to completely unplug all electrical appliances in my bedroom when I am running my own energy, so not to have competion for the electric space around me. )

Now back to the fun stuff, get yourself a glass of water, preferably made of glass. If you can drink it without getting sick use your tap water. Set the glass within reach of where you are running your energy.

Start again with monitoring your breathing and slowly move into running energy. Now pick up the glass in whatever hand feels right. Focus on running your energy down your arm and into the glass of water. Now place the glass on your lap hold it with both hands and let’s boost your energy a little. I want you to pick something that will make you smile, if you can’t find anything just think about your friends, seeing you now healing a glass of water and what they would say Send that happy thought along with your Red energy into the water and on into your Red Chakra. You may feel a tickling feeling in your groin; don’t worry it’s just you growing roots with the water you have added. If you don´t think this is having an effect on the water just check this out.

http://www.life-enthusiast.com/twilight/research_emoto.htm

You are 50%-75% water, so think about the effect your positive, energy, color healing is having on your body. I think using the glass of water helps the water inside your body and that inside the glass connect.
When you are finished running energy through the water you can drink it and let it heal you inside, you can water your plants with it and watch them respond or even give it to your pets and watch as their coat starts to glow. I usually charge a large glass pitcher and use it though out the day.

I took a little break to join the full moon One World Healing Session and for a very special treat did another full moon healing up at the Buddhist Stuppa, we were joined by a large group of spiritual Lamas and did a special focus healing on what is going on in Tibet. Very nice healing energy in both. I hope as you move through this you will use your new healing powers and join us for the world healing.

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