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The 3 Minute Solution for Greater Wellbeing

Are you feeling stressed? Out of sorts? As if you’re dragging a weight around with every step?

If so there’s a 3-Minute Solution to give you the pattern of balance for better wellbeing. This pattern is important energetically and neurologically.

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There’s no need to drag yourself through life. Let go of the struggle and give yourself the time and love to find balance.
Leon Brown
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Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

 

All of us get stressed when we lose our connection to our true self – to Who We Truly Are. If we’re not to get stressed we need to maintain one of the fundamental patterns of a healthy life – our balance.

Neurologically and energetically staying balanced is a major key to increasing the ease of connection to Who We Truly Are. When we’re out of balance our system has to constantly compensate for that, which is a drain on our energy and a drag on our efforts. When we’re out of balance we never run at our optimal state and tend to generate more toxicity than usual – a bit like when your car is out of tune it’ll throw up more oil and crud into the engine.

Balance can be static, similar to the picture at the left above – weight on either side of a fulcrum needs to be even if the fulcrum is to stay level. That might work for rocks but it doesn’t work in our human existences. We can’t sit still – there’s too many fun and worthwhile things to be doing.

That means we need a dynamic balance, not a static one. That is what Albert Einstein was speaking about, as quoted on the right above. In energetic terms, it means if we have energy flowing out we need to have the same amount of energy flowing in if we’re to stay balanced. That is the kind of balance that maintains each of your chakras. Your chakras are vortices of electromagnetic energy – they are similar in pattern to a whirlpool. They maintain their shape and structure not through a rigid structure, like your bones, but through the pattern of a balanced flow.

Neurologically a balanced flow is even more important. You have neurological information and impulses flowing from your brain down your nerves and into your body – that’s called the efferent flow. That’s how your brain tells your muscles what to do.

You also have a neurological flow that goes from your toes and fingers back up your nerves and into your brain – called the afferent flow. That’s how your system knows if what it did worked or not.

Maintaining a balanced neurological upflow and downflow helps balanced flows other in your system – like your kundalini energy. It’s essential for wellbeing, both energetically and physically.

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A whirlpool is an example of dynamic balance. Its pattern is maintained by the flow on one side of the pool balancing the flow on the other. If either flow was to decrease the whirlpool would disappear.

 

With this simple exercise you can maintain this essential balance in your system. It doesn’t take long – in fact, if it takes you more than 3 minutes then you’re forcing it, rather than guiding the flow.

Done correctly, this simple exercise will bolster your wellbeing by maintaining a healthy flow in your system. Like many of the techniques I teach, it’s simple but not easy. It requires a clear focus and a strong intention. As with all things, the more you practice it, the better you’ll become at it and the easier it will be. Then it might only take you 1 minute!

Here’s how you do it:

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  • Focus on the upflow and downflow in your spine. You can focus on your energy or nervous system flow, whichever works better for you. The effects are the same.
  • Intend for both flows to perfectly balance each other.
  • As they come into balance you may notice your body’s relief. Just as good physical posture is easier on your muscles, good EM posture is easier on your nerves.

If you can, do this at the start of each morning to give you good energy for the day and last thing at night to help you recover from the stresses of the day and to improve the quality of your sleep. That way, you’ll really capitalize on your 3 minutes to create tremendous energetic, neurological and physical well-being for yourself.

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How Cycles Give You Energy

The one thing that science and spirituality can agree on is that it’s all energy.

Tesla Gandhi

Energy is both a wave and a particle. It both causes things to vibrate and is the things that do the vibrating. The vibration goes in a cycle, or circle, which the particle traces out as the wave lifts it and then lowers it.

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Waves move particles in circles as they pass through.

 

It’s this cyclical nature of energy which underlies this most ubiquitous of nature’s patterns. The cycle is everywhere in nature, from sunrise to sunset and the passage of the seasons. It’s there in the flow of water from ocean to cloud to rain to river to ocean, and it’s there in the lifecycles of insects and plants.

Your modern life may feel divorced from nature but you still live through the ebb and flow of cycles. They influence all aspects of your life, from the cycle of choices and consequences or the karmic cycle, to the cycle of energy. This is a natural consequence of having everything in your life being created by energy.

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All of life is a cycle.

Have you ever felt caught in a circle, as if you’re back in the same place from where you started despite all your good work? Or your head rattling noisily as your thoughts go round and round? Those are more consequences of energy moving in cycles. The key to growing with ease and grace is in the way you complete each cycle.

Whether a cycle ends up as an expansive one or another repetition of the same-old-same-old is due to how you completed the last cycle. There are essentially three ways to complete a cycle:

  1. Avoidance or denial of the cycle. This means the cycle is actually still incomplete which inevitably means the cycle will be repeated.
  2. Acknowledgement of the cycle. That creates the possibility of change. As one cycle is truly completed, the next one will be different.
  3. Acknowledgement of the cycle and connection to a chosen future. This is the foundation of true transformation. Conscious connection to a chosen future creates the path for the new cycle, rather than leaving it to random chance. This is the most expansive cycle of all.

By completing your cycles you free up your energy and open the door to greater expansion. This is a particularly powerful step to take with your intuition.

Completion can be as simple as saying ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you’ to each of your thoughts. Do that next time you get them going round and round in your mind and you’ll soon notice how your mind begins to grow quieter. Even the simplest acknowledgements like that helps you let go of what you don’t want – and if you then re-focus on what you do want, like a more expansive future, you’ve just made your path a whole lot easier and more graceful.

You can find the video for this blog on this website or at https://youtu.be/A3c8R77SfFM where you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Epicycles or The Truth is Always Simple

The truth is simple.

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Fractals can appear complex but they’re built from simple patterns and simple rules repeated many times.

Just like a fractal.

A fractal can appear complex but is always simple underneath. That’s what gives them their elegance, as well as universal application.

You’ve experience this yourself many times. Whenever you learned something new it seemed complex and confusing, but as soon as you ‘got it’ it was suddenly simple. Just how well you can hold on through the confusion, until you get to the simplicity, has a lot to do with how much you learn in life.

Confusion is mental pain. Just as with physical pain, our mental pain can be either good or bad. If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, or pushed yourself in a workout, you’ll know what I mean.

Good physical pain is that achy stretch pain that means your body’s working beyond its usual capacity – but bad pain is hot or sharp pain. It’s important to tell the difference between good and bad pain because good pain means keep going but bad pain means stop before you do damage.

If you think all pain is bad pain you’ll never get fit because you’ll avoid it – you’ll stop if you feel any type of pain. That’s true if we’re talking about physical or mental pain. The more you’re able to tell good confusion (new truths) from bad confusion (lies) the more you’ll understand and be able to learn and grow.

This is where simplicity helps.

The truer something is the more simple it’s going to be. True things line up with universal reality, which lies don’t do. It’s explaining away the misalignments which make lies so complicated.

This has always been true, as epicycles demonstrate.

Epicycles were how they explained away the misalignments in our solar system created by insisting the sun, and all other planets, orbited round the earth – that our solar system was geocentric. The invention of telescopes showed up these misalignments as the planetary movements could be observed more closely – and they weren’t moving the way they should move if things really were geocentric.Epicycles1

Hanging on to the old belief felt less confusing, less mentally painful, than other possibilities. So, avoiding this pain, caused them to make things more complicated as they explained away the observed misalignments. They invented epicycles.

If the planets were going round smaller circles as they went round the bigger circle of their orbit the misalignments could be accounted for. Problem was that telescopes got better and better, which meant they needed epicycle on top of epicycle as the number of misalignments they had to explain away continued to increase. Things just kept getting more complicated.

Finally, Copernicus was able to realise the truth. The planets were heliocentric, not geocentric.

With the sun at the centre of things perception was aligned to reality and things were suddenly so much simpler. No more epicycles were needed.Epicycles

One significant advantage of simplicity is the clear focus it gives you. This level of clarity makes it easier for you to produce the results you’re after. It means that whenever you’re confused all you need to do is ask yourself – would things be simpler if that was true?

If the answer’s yes, then it probably is true. You’ll need to adapt to the new reality.

If the answer’s no, then it probably isn’t  true. You can forget about it.

There are other, simple ways to learn to discern the true. You have an inbuilt system which is actually part of your immune system. It’s not so much a way to tell the truth, but to know what things align to your personal expanded reality. You can learn how to work this part of your system through developing awareness of your Soul Seat.

You can download the audio meditation to learn how to do this at: https://fractology.info/p/soul-seat-series-2-attunement/

You can watch the vlog for this subject at: https://youtu.be/s1LjS8tEfgI

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Positive, powerful co-creative wave

As the collective cWave surfingonsciousness shifts further towards a co-creative existence we have a powerful opportunity to accelerate our own growth and expansion. The coming wave of energy has the capacity to lift all of us to a greater level of co-creative power than ever before – as long as we’re ready and aligned to it. We’ve been expecting this wave for some time and, as it comes closer, a little more detail would be useful as each stage of the wave tends to require a different alignment – just ask any surfer. I’ve added some links to some videos that’ll help you align to each phase.

Phase 1: As the wave is building the water level seems to drop and the motion of the water goes backwards. This is similar to the extremely low tide that occurs before any tsunami. At this point you need to point your surfboard towards the shore and paddle like crazy to build momentum for what’s coming. This is the phase we’re in now. It may feel like things are going backwards but it’s just the polarity building towards what comes next. Now is the time to increase the amount of energy you’re putting into the projects that’ll take you to your next level of expansion.  This phase will probably last until about August of this year. Click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uQFfpe6C18 to watch David Tennant (former Dr Who) sum up this current period for you.

Phase 2: The water stops dropping and the flow begins to reverse. This is the time to get up on your board and make sure you’re probably balanced. That means you want to ensure that any systems you’ve put into place for your future projects are having the effects – both direct and indirect – that you want them to. This period will probably cover the latter part of 2017 until the later part of 2018. Click here http://www.ted.com/talks/jeanne_gang_buildings_that_blend_nature_and_city to learn about how everything in our lives, including the buildings we live in, can be a system for interdependency and co-creation.

Phase 3: This is the fun phase that most of us focus on, but it’s important to remember we can’t get there without the momentum of phase 1 and the alignment of phase 2. In this phase the wave is moving through powerfully. It’s not only lifted our surfboard, it’s got enough strength and vigour that we can do all that cool stuff – shooting tubes or whatever it is that surfers do. This is the phase in which all your creative endeavours will manifest with ease, grace and joy. It’s an incredible time – and one we’re all looking forwards to. The main challenge here is to increase our capacity for the positive, for joy and pleasure. This period will probably start either late 2018 or early 2019 and continue for at least four or five years. This is the time we’ve all been working towards, to make sure we’re positioned to make the most of it. Click here https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow to learn how to flow with happiness.

Phase 4: This is the last phase that comes with mastery of all the previous phases. Things are now easy and we’re able to simply go with what we’ve created. It’s important in this phase to really enjoy all the fruits of our co-creations as the new cycle will be coming soon. We will move into this phase in the mid 2020s. Things are going to be good for a long while. Yay! Click here https://www.ted.com/talks/don_norman_on_design_and_emotion to learn some design techniques not only for your work and creations, but your life itself.

If you align yourself to the wave that’s coming, with special attention to each phase, your life will expand over the next few years to a level you won’t have conceived of before now. It’s going to be exciting!  We wish you joy of the journey.

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Variety, spice and a healthy life-balance

Turmeric +Variety is the spice of life.  This applies to many different aspects of life, and none more so than our diet.

We’ve all heard about how important probiotics (healthy bugs) are for our digestion and general health.  The necessary variety in our diet has got a lot to do with keeping a healthy microbiome (our gut bugs as a whole) and so keeping ourselves healthy.

Here’s some things we can all add into our food from time to time to not only spice up our diets but also to increase our health.

Garlic helps our immunity in large part by helping the mix of our microbiome to switch to a healthier one.  It is a wonderful prebiotic (something our probiotics love to eat).

Radishes contain arabinogalactans.  These are a particular type of fibre that, when fermented by our gut bugs, produce short chain fatty acids (SCFA) which are essential for the health of the colon (large intestine).

Carrots also contain arabinogalactans.  The variety here is also provided by the wonderful colour range we can now get them in.  They also contain Vitamin A, which is important for the gut wall, as well as our liver.  Liver health is essential for strong digestion, as well as for nail and hair health.

Jerusalem artichoke is one source of inulin.  This is a form of dietary fibre we can’t digest, which means it passes through the small intestine to be fermented in the large intestine. This helps to increase healthy bugs, improves regularity and keeps our colon healthy.  Inulin also has no calories so it can be a big help in weight management.

Jicama is a native of Mexico and it’s probably something you haven’t had before so there’s variety in it’s novelty value as well. It’s a juicy, sweet and nutty tuber with a distinct crunch. It is most commonly enjoyed raw, but you can cook it too. Its white flesh stays crisp when cooked briefly.  It also has a high inulin content.

Asparagus is another inulin source, as well as a source of magnesium, which is important for our muscles to relax as well as our digestive enzymes.  It has a variety of nutrients which are also good for the gut wall.

Leeks are also good for the gut wall.  They are high in bioflavonoids, which helps Vitamin C be more effective, as well as dietary fibre and manganese which helps activate digestive enzymes.  They also have a lot of Vitamin A, which is good for our liver as well as the gut wall. They can be helpful for a weak digestive system.

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Business Cycle and the Collective Consciousness

Any of us who have lived through the GFC know that the world economy goes up and down.  It does this in regular, if not predictable, cycles.  These cycles have a close connection with the state of the collective consciousness (for more information please see the post https://www.fractology.info/a-while-longer/ ).

After the GFC things were in recession for a long time. Things were tough for a lot of us.  Many of us were consequently focused on matters of negative gain.  We were in so much fear and pain we just wanted for it to be gone.

Now the cycle has turned and much of the world is beginning to move once again into expansion, though it may be a year or two before this fully gets underway.  During an expansionist time we don’t generally want to think about the negatives; we would much rather focus on the positive.

While this is a wonderful thing, in this current cycle we would benefit much more by focusing on what positives we want now so we can get ourselves aligned.  In this way we will be able to gain the maximum benefit as the cycle moves forward.

You can read more about the current business cycle here:

https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/market-and-economic-insights/business-cycle-update-March-2016
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2017: The Year of New Realities

SpaceIn 2017 we’re going to be holding another Wesak retreat.  This is to mark the upturn in the energy trend we’ve been experiencing over the last few years.

We spoke about that trend in the post A while longer . . .

If you haven’t read that post yet, it would be good to do it now.

In 2017 we’ll be moving into new realities.  At that time the co-creative, interdependent energies will begin to grow stronger.  With this energy we will be able to finally truly begin to manifest into the physical the new realities we have all been working towards for so long.

We will be holding the Wesak retreat in Ankhor Wat, as we spoke about in an earlier post.  The retreat will be from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May.  We are looking to finalise details over the next few months.

If you want to look into travel plans for yourself, the closest place to the temples is Siem Reap.  Unfortunately this is not the best time of the year to visit this place as it is the beginning of the rainy season.  However, this is the time when the energy is on the turn so this is when we are going.

The rainy season can be a dramatic time, but the weather can be hot so we will be looking to stay at a place with air conditioning and a generator as there are, apparently, often black outs at this time of the year with everyone using the air conditioning.  On the plus side, there will hopefully be fewer other visitors this time of the year.

 

 

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3 Keys to an Aligned Path

SignpostWe all want many different things in life and, as a consequence, it seems we are so often pulled in so many different directions it is exhausting.  It seems impossible for us to have everything we want.

Yet it is possible.  The more aligned our path in life is to our true essence, to the most complete expression of who We Truly Are, the easier and more graceful our progress becomes.  There are three keys that can help us create this.  Each key is a point of focus on our path and if these three are aligned all things along our path tend to fall into place.

First key:

Our ‘to do’ list are things which we already know how to do, we just have to organise ourselves to get them done.  Usually these are things that we need to do over the next couple of months, at most.

Second key:

Our goals differ from our ‘to do’ list because they require us to learn and grow, to master some new skill or overcome some old obstacle.  That’s the point, actually, because our goals motivate us to grow.  Generally, most goals will take us two to five years to complete.

Third key:

Our dreams differ from our goals because they aren’t real to us right now.  That’s the point.  When we focus on our goals we’re generally taught that we need an ‘action plan’ for them and that we have to consider what is possible.  Dreams enable us to consider the impossible and give ourselves permission to play with the idea of what it would be like if we had a life which is currently out of our reality.  By allowing ourselves to play with these extraordinary ideas we begin to connect with them.  Without dreams we wouldn’t be able to grow beyond our current reality.  Considering what our life could be like in thirty to forty years is a good way to tap into our dreams.  That length of time is enough for our minds to be able to accept that anything is possible.

Yet oPath2ur dreams give an overall alignment to our life.  They enable us to find the best way to align our goals and our ‘to do’ list.  It is the long focus of our dreams which create the easiest and most graceful alignment of our path, and also enable us to go beyond our current reality.

Often in so much less time than thirty to forty years!  If only we give ourselves permission to dream of our happiest life.

 

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Understanding Power and Authority

Invariably we reach a point on our path where we need to accept, or open to, power.  This is because we are all part of the Divine and the Divine is, of course, powerful.  We cannot become who We Truly Are without becoming powerful.

That, howevFractal2er, is the difficulty for many of us.  So many of us have experienced the negative side of power so that we believe that power is having ‘power over’ another, and we are naturally uncomfortable with that.  We instinctively know that having power over another Being carries with it considerable risk; risk to the other, than we will negatively impact their integrity, and risk to ourselves, that we will step off our path if we become distracted by the effects of power.

Yet if we are to become who We Truly Are we need to become powerful.  So what are we to do?

Understanding wisdom helps.  Wisdom is knowing how and when to use power in order to have a constructive rather than a destructive outcome.  At least with wisdom we know we aren’t harming the other.  Yet even with wisdom power can be a burden.

Understanding the true nature of Authority overcomes this issue.

Let’s coFractal5nsider that power flows, like all else, from the creative flow of the Universe.  Each of us, whether we are conscious of it or not, directs that flow in order to create our lives and all the things we do and create within it.  Exactly how we direct that flow determines whether or not doing so will add to our integrity, and self-connection, or will distract us from it.

Consider for a moment that we all have a different fractal pattern. For example, there are three different ones in this post.

Now imagine if the creative flow of the Universe was flowing through each one. It’s easy to see how the creative flow would come through with a different alignment.  It is this aligned power which is what our Authority is.

If we attempt to expand our power with an alignment which is not ours, then we will limit how much power we allFractal4ow through.  It is this lack of inherent alignment which has the effect of corrupting our own system.

When we allow our power to flow through with inherent alignment to our integrity, it then holds within it the natural expression of our essence.  This is what we call Authority.  It also enables us to open to the power of our Divine self without resistance, because all we are doing is fulfilling whatever is our function within Universe, as we were meant to do.

So it isn’t true that power corrupts, unless it’s not aligned to our integrity.  That is, power without true Authority corrupts; but power that comes from Authority builds our integrity, as well as the world around us.

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Cooperation looking like true evolution

It’s fascinating to watch the way the collective consciousness is manifesting things to support its development of interdependent archetypes and a new, interdependent perspective on life.

Homo-SapiensOne of the ways that is emerging is the discovery of new human species in our ancient family tree.  This is causing many scientists to review their understanding of how humanity has evolved.

Up until now the theory of our evolution, not surprisingly, has been modelled along codependent lines.  Essentially the evolutionary ‘winner’ was considered to be the most competitive; this is a view which gives value to the more aggressive.

This is how, for example, the Neanderthals were believed to have become extinct.  When modern man arrived in Europe it was around the time that the Neanderthals disappeared.  New findings, however, show that the Neanderthal was probably more effected by a volcanic winter and actually still exist today.  About 30% of the Neanderthal genes are still in the modern population, spread across different individuals.  For example, if you have straight hair it probably comes from them.

This finding has encouraged scientists to begin to see our evolution as a more cooperative (read interdependent) process than a competitive one.  Modern humans didn’t kill off the Neanderthals but co-existed and even interbred with them.

This view has been further reinforced by the increasing number of finds of more species of human.

There was much more interaction and cooperation in our past than we have been taught.  The story is changing.  This is another step towards building a more interdependent story for ourselves.

 

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Effective Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things we do during our day.  It enables us to heal ourselves, to recharge the batteries, work through problems and challenges at a deeper, subconscious level, and to rebuild our kidney energy.

Have you ever found it difficult to get to sleep?  Have you lain awake while your mind went at a million miles an hour? Or got to sleep only to wake through the night over and over again?

Or, alternately, have you ever gone straight to sleep and woken hours later, though it only feels like ten, with a deep sense of peace and restored energies?  A sense of such relaxation that your first impulse is simply to stretch out along the bed?

This first scenarios is due to first our system is in the over-adrenalised state of a fight:flight response.  We are hyperalert, listening out for the threats lurking around us.  This state has survival advantage when we are in hostile territory.  Unfortunately, in our modern world we respond in the same way to the stresses of work, life and relationshps just as we would have when there were predators or hostile forces nearby.

Even worse, as we get exhausted due to lack of sleep our adrenals have to work even harder to keep us going, making it harder for us to sleep the next night.  We’re not reaching the deeper stages of sleep, and this means we’re not regenerating and receiving all the benefits of sleep.  In fact, this cycle of stress-poor sleep-more stress is the same cycle experienced by those with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).  Unfortunately for many of us the stress of our lives has caused sufficient trauma to our systems that we are in this state.

In the alternate state we are operating from our rest: regeneration system, rather than our fight:flight one.  Our system is running off dopamine and endorphines, which represent the healthy and happy biochemistry, rather than adrenaline, which is neither happy nor healthy.

brain_wavesIn sleep, our brain cycles through the different states.  These are indicated by the level of activity, or brain wave, in our brain at any time.  The beta state is linked with stress and worry over stuff like the mortgage, or state of the world, or what we need to do.  The alpha state is anything from being relaxed but alert, down to when we’re dreaming.  We need to be at least in alpha to get to sleep and dreams assist us to solve problems but in alpha we don’t regenerate.   Theta gives us truly restorative sleep, though delta is deeper.  Most of us spend no more than a few minutes in delta in an entire night’s sleep.  We cycle up and down from alpha to delta through the night. In healthy sleep we spend most of our time in theta.  With more stress, the longer we’ll spend in alpha and the less in theta and delta.

sleep cyclesThe way to achieve effective sleep is to be able to get down into theta as quickly as possible and stay down there as long as possible.  As you can see on the right, in the lighter cycles we spend less time in the deeper states, and some cycles miss the deeper states entirely.  When we are stressed we skip over the deeper cycles and keep to these lighter cycles. This is another way of saying we spend all night wrestling with our problems.  One way to ensure we get into the deeper states is to find a way to put our problems aside during sleep time.

Simple lists can help us put our problems aside.  By writing a list of what we’re going to do the next day our mind can let go of them until then.  But only if we can put this list into a space which is associated with our work, and that is separate from our sleep space.  In other words, putting our lists on our devices, if we take those devices to bed with us, sometimes is not enough of a separation.

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In Fractology we understand the power of our focus.  This is the whole point of the glass being half full or half empty.  Of course, the simple truth is that it is both, but whatever we focus on strongly effects our attitudes and our experiences, and hence our energy, our health and our general enjoyment of life.  When we focus on what is full, what is empty falls away from our awareness.   Focusing on our own unique resonance, or by flowing appreciation to ourselves, is another way to help ourselves disconnect and reach deeper states.

The more we can support our system to reduce its adrenaline load the better we will sleep.  This is why exercise can be very helpful.  Recent studies of interval training has shown that it is a powerful way of reducing the levels of adrenaline in our system.  Interval training means doing just one minute of exercise at a time, but that minute is all out.  Doing this when we first get home from work is an excellent way of reducing our stress and assisting our bodies to switch off.  As they say we only need six minutes of this intense effort a week, in six lots of one minute, by doing it each day after work we can nearly ensure we achieve this level.

There are many other techniques, some of which work better for some people than for others.  The most important point is, as always, to find the techniques that work for you, that enable your system to get the maximum ‘reboot’ of your fractal system in those deeper states of sleep.  This is one of the ways we can all help ourselves to flourish.

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What nail polish and water on the moon prove

moon and oceanAbundance is not just a state of mind, it is whole skill set.  Part of the skill set of abundance starts with knowing that there is always a way, there is always an answer.  In fact, it is knowing that the answer already exists, if we’re able to shift our perspective enough to see it.

Here are two recent examples of this:

My sister realised the ambition of a lifetime last week and left for a trip to Antartica.  So cool! (Literally and metaphorically.)  The night before she was due to get up at the crack of dawn to get on a plane to New Zealand, from where her boat will leave, she wanted to send a card to some relatives of her husband.  All good, but the difficulty was she wanted to paste a four-leaf clover into the card before she sent it, and she couldn’t find any glue.  It’s probably somewhere in my niece’s room, but as my niece does teenage housekeeping her whole room is a bombsite and the glue may or may not one day be excavated.  So my sister was getting anxious about getting this small job done before she left.

I happened to be staying with her that night. I didn’t have any glue with me. It’s not something I usually carry, and it was too late to go to any of the shops.  So what to do?

Get stressed and hunt through my niece’s bedroom?  Give up and leave the job incomplete?  Or assume there’s an answer and let it come to you?

I chose the last option.  A minute later I suggested she use nail polish, which my niece had and knew where that was. It worked very well.

This is why this is a skill of abundance.  When we realise there’s always a way there’s never any need for the answer to be ‘no’.  There’s always a way for it to be ‘yes’.

In the same way, I remember when I was young that the scientists considered it impossible that there was water to be found anywhere in the solar system except on the earth.  This was one of the largest obstacles to the thought of humanity having a permanent presence anywhere except on this planet.  But now they’re finding water is more abundant than they ever believed possible.  When they started looking for ways to make such a venture possible the ways began to turn up.  It’s even on the moon, and a new satellite is going to find out just how much.

If you want to read about it more you can at:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/lunah-map-university-built-cubesat-to-map-water-ice-on-the-moon

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Ritual of Cleansing and Release

cleansingandreleaseThis ritual is an application of the Law of Exchange. Rituals work because they are like living symbols.  It’s their symbolic content which directly impacts our subconscious but it is the living quality of these symbols that makes them so powerful because it is that which effects our Body’s consciousness.

This ritual is particularly helpful when we’re wanting to release something that has affected our body, like some old trauma, or something we’re finding it hard to let go of.  The reason we often find it hard to let go of things is because we know, as soon as we do, something else is going to turn up in its place.  Unconsciously we resist letting go because we don’t know what’s going to turn up next.  It’s a case of ‘better the devil we know, than the devil we don’t’.  By using this ritual we set clear guidelines as to what is going to turn up next.  It’s one of the reasons this is so effective.

For this ritual you will need:

Pen and paper

A lighted candle

A bowl of warm water (you can put some essential oils or rose petals in it) and a washcloth

A safe warm space  (This ritual may be done naked.)

Prepare by tearing the paper in half from top to bottom.  This will leaves us with a left-hand-side piece of paper, and a right-hand-side piece of paper.

The left represents the past.  Write on the left-hand-side piece of paper up to (meaning no more than) 5 things you wish to release.  The reason there is only 5 is because this ritual works and if you release too many things at once it will create chaos in your life.  You can always do the ritual again later.  Remember, you can grow easily and with grace.  Give yourself the grace of doing so.

The right represents the future.  So then on the right-hand-side piece of paper write one (1) appropriate thing you wish to receive in exchange for each thing released.  We should have an equal number of things on both pieces of paper.  Something appropriate doesn’t mean the exact opposite of the thing we release, but something meaningful and appropriate for where we’re at in our journey.  For example, if we release guilt we may wish to receive peace or serenity, or confidence or power.  Or if we release greed, we may want to receive clarity around your purpose, or unconditional love, or abundance.

Once we have our lists we’re ready to proceed. The ritual is simplicity itself.  You can dress it up, if that would feel more meaningful for you.

To perform the ritual, light the candle. Burn the left-hand-side piece of paper to release those things you want to release.

Then do a ritual washing from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. This is the pattern in which things tend to leave our bodies. A ritual washing can be done with the bowl and the washcloth, or even in the shower.  The main thing is to wash yourself with focused intention that you are washing away the things you want to release.

When we’ve finished our ritual wash,we burn the right-hand-side piece of paper. We do this with the intention of opening to our desires.

Tip out the water when you’re done. Some people report the water seems heavier at the end. Perhaps it is from the weight of all those things released.  That is something you’ll have to make up your own mind about.

The only thing that remains to be done is to watch for the changes to flow through your life, and to look forward to our positive outcome.

 

 

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The Power of Resonance

We speak a lot about resonance and its power.  Sometimes we may think or feel this is an esoteric concept without any real power in the physical world.  But it has great power.  This is a video of a bridge that was brought down shortly after being completed due to the resonance created by the wind of the chasm creating vibration within its structure.  As you watch this video, remember – this is all the result of resonance.

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A while longer . . .

In recent emails I’ve discussed how the current turbulent energy is going to continue until mid 2017.  This is the feeling I’ve had for a long time.

A while ago I came across the following information that resonates with me.

The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) go through cycles of conjunctions, waxing squares, oppositions, waning squares and conjunctions again. A waxing cycle flows positive energy to the global collective, while a waning cycle is more depressing.  This has an especially potent affect upon codependent minds, creating cycles of optimism and destructive desires. In history, periods of waning cycles (around 1343, 1850, 1915, 1939) correlate with destructive events such as plagues, economic depression, famines and world wars. Periods of waxing cycles (such as after the second world war or between 1990 and 2000) correlate with economic booms, building and expansion and collective optimism.

I have since found the graph below to be quite helpful so I thought I would share it with you.  For me, the effect is not so apparent in whether the cycle is above or below the line, but whether or not the trend is up or down.  Notice the current negative trend will shift direction to a more positive one around 2017.