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Mind Matters

Attitude is everything!  A positive outlook on life makes living it easier.

A recently published Finnish study on the effects of a pessimistic attitude on heart health and mortality puts punch in the argument for maintaining a positive mindset.  (BMC Public Health). Researchers noted that participants with high levels of pessimism were more than twice as likely to die of heart disease than those with a more positive attitude.

A long term study on the association between a positive outlook and longevity (American Journal of Epidemiology) was conducted with a 70,000 women with an average age of 70.  Following them over a period of 6 years, researchers noted that those with high levels of optimism were 29% more likely to outlive those with pessimistic attitudes.

Our minds can make us sick.  Conversely, learning how to control the ‘monkey mind’ can give us a greater quality of life and better overall health.

Research is proving what most of us know…it is all about attitude.

 

 

Are you an Empath?

There is a difference between being an Empath and an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person, see Blog Post June 2015).   The difference between being Clairsentient and being an Empath is a much finer line.

Empaths attract people who are comfortable sharing their life’s drama and trauma with them.  Often stating that they ‘feel much better’ after sharing their story.  However, the Empath often feels drained, depressed and exhausted.

Empaths can literally take on the physical and emotional distress of others without being aware of what is happening.  They are often overwhelmed in crowded places.  Empaths, like Clairsentients, can instantly detect others’ feelings.

Many people with strong intuition are giant psychic sponges; soaking up emotional energy that is not theirs.  For the Empath this experience is greatly heightened. This accumulation of energy often leads to exhaustion, depression, and physical illness.

An Empath cannot change who they are, so their work is to create skills and behaviors that mitigate negative effects.

Setting boundaries with oneself and others is critical to Empathic health.  Don’t allow yourself to be a captive audience to sagas of misfortune and suffering.  This does not mean turning a deaf ear; it does mean setting limits.

Learning techniques for grounding that are appropriate for you.  Meditation, prayer, getting into Nature, an Epsom bath, with the prayerful intention of drawing out accumulated energy.  Earthing. Learn to discern what feelings are yours, and what feelings are not yours.  Taking care of your etheric body.  Finding methods of protection that work for you.  For example, wearing protective crystals.

Once these skills and practices are firmly in place, Empaths and Clairsentients can contribute much to the health and well-being of others and the planet at large.

Earth Day 2017

Sunday April 22 is Earth Day.  Among events, local and national, there will be a ‘March for Science’ in Washington. A non-partisan support for science from astronomy to zoology.

Earth Day began in 1970 in San Francisco and continues to grow around the world.

Check your local news for celebrations occurring in your neighborhood and/or go to www.earthday.org to view their listing of events.

Whatever you choose to do, I invite you to spend some time honoring Mother Earth for the bounties and blessings that flow from her womb; adding prayers for her safety and healthy preservation.

Inspiraton 2017

Around the world, in the earth and the heavens, the spring Holy Season is in its full blush.

This week I chose to share a few inspirational quotes in honor of this time of renewal.  Pick one or two and allow it to be a meditation this coming week.

“Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.” ~Nicolaus Copernicus

“Learning to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes radiance.” ~Morgan Freeman

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” ~Desmond Tutu

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” ~Desiderius Erasmus

“I thank God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of tress, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ~e.e. cummings

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~Arthur Ashe

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” ~Og Mandino

Happy Easter!

Affirmations

‘…emotional support or encouragement.’  I really like the synonym, ‘Proclamation.’  It has power!  ‘The King or Queen has made a ‘proclamation’ to be heard and heeded throughout the land!’

Positive affirmations are proclamations repeated to the self to support and affect change in beingness; a behavioral and attitudinal shift for the betterment of ourselves.

It is thought that the mind will believe anything if it is heard often enough.  For example, as children we may have heard repeatedly that we are not smart, we are dummies.  This message becomes hard-wired into part of who we believe we are.  As adults, we struggle to overcome this self-image.

There are many books, cards, and Cd’s available to assist us with this process.  One I like, Create the Best Life Ever Cards, by Taylor Wells, author of the book, Create the BEST LIFE EVER, are big flashcards with affirmations on both sides of each card.  “I know the power of my being.” Flip side is, “I am strong.”   Another proclaims, “I am sure of myself.”, the other side states, “I am peaceful.”

Whatever method you may choose to use positive affirmations as a tool for personal growth, I invite you this week to explore the possibilities.