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As stated in former blogs, life on planet earth is an incarnation of polarity. We cannot have the north pole without the south pole, and we cannot have positive energy without negative energy.
Everything on this planet from the minerals to the animals to human beings are consciousness. From a spiritual perspective, everything is sending and receiving vibration, frequency and the most evolved energy, love.
Animals are biologically programmed to perform a function, which is not always kind. Luckily, humans are equipped with a consciousness that can depict the difference between moral and immoral. However we are losing that channel or intelligence.
Because of continuous programming of the mind, people have become so disconnected from basic understanding of human physiology. They'll believe in marketing commercials and lies sold to them from billionaire corporations, but refuse to listen to people who've spent their careers analyzing and studying various forms of science.
In terms of understanding how this applies to this topic, the more we fuel the ego, the more we set off our sympathetic nervous system. The adrenaline pumping through our body ignites the fight or flight response.
When grounded, calm, cool and collected, one taps into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the rest and digest phase of the nervous system (opposite of fight or flight).
We have the choice everyday to fuel the ego and the polarity, or switch or consciousness to focus on the light and trust the path that the truth will be exposed one day.
In other blog's I've also stated that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In today's collective environment, much lower frequency consciousness is being sent and received to the masses. The media is rarely uplifting, constantly promoting the sludge of the earth.
In today's current situation, we are losing the path of our divine nature and the true consciousness of love. As planet earth is polar, we are witnessing the rise of polar opposite energies that have two fundamental different beliefs.
Like Moses parting the sea, the waves on each side is getting bigger and bigger. This is scary, but this also provides a path to walk in divine nature. It is important to be aware but not get lost in the sludge or lower consciousness. It's a place ofego and lower brain frequency that destroys other people for their opinion or belief.
What happens when two tidal waves collide?
When two waves collide it creates a form of chaos. Think of a medieval war. Two opponents from opposite sides run and collide into one another and create destruction.
In physics, when two or more waves meet, they interact with one another. Wave interference happens when two waves that are traveling in opposite directions meet. When the two waves meet, they create an amplitude, which is affected by the interference. There is a constructive or destructive interference.
The constructive interference is when two waves meet, the crest or highest point of one wave overlaps another to produce a greater, or larger amplitude.
When thinking about war, the energies collide, scatter and eventually one side becomes the winner.
Why is this important?
It is important because we need to ground ourselves and realize the severity of rising polarities.
One side cannot rise in energy without the same polarity rising on the other side. That is in part of the lessons or "nature" of life on planet earth.
If we cannot ground ourselves, come in the middle and meet with reason and diplomacy, the unpredictability from two tidal waves crashing into one another will ignite a sense of chaos. Particles will spurt in the air, going in every which way and direction.
Water symbolizes emotion, and the emotional mess and chaos will lead to a clash like we've read in the history books.
As the polarity rises, this creates an opportunity to ground ourselves on the earth and with our emotions, and keep focus on the light.
Yoga, meditation, prayer, nature walks and journaling are simple tools to ground ourselves in difficult times. These tools also allow us to maintain awareness without getting lost in the sludge and the lower mind.
From my experience over the last several months, the energy is dense, chaotic and negative.
We are lost in the heads and really need to ground ourselves. Like a balloon, we need to root our tether. If we don't ground eventually the balloon will get lost in the sky and pop.
The lower mind fuels the tidal wave. The higher mind grounds ourself in spirit and walk in accordance to our higher self.
What is interesting about the tidal wave image, is that in the far far distance one sees the light. As the wave curves, it almost creates a heart formation.
If anything changes, I hope it is in the direction of the world adopting a heart-centered culture.
What are your thoughts? Other readings you may find significant during this time.
The Blue Zone is not a new concept. It's been around for years and a National Geographic writer discovered there are "Blue Zones" or communities in the world where longevity and quality of life exists, which led to him writing an article on, "The Secrets of a Long Life."
In my opinion, life is about quality, not quantity. Although many people desire to live a long life. They should want a long, healthy life. A long life in pain and suffering is not enjoyable, and thats where wellness comes into play.
Most people have heard the same old wellness tips over and over again, but ironically Blue Zones is proof that a life surrounded by various realms of wellness works! The author talked about nine lessons in his book that included:
Through his observations of Blue Zones throughout the world he recognized commonalities amongst the communities, which included:
It doesn't take much to adopt some of these qualities into your life. In fact, rearranging or preparing your "Blue Zone" space in your home is nothing new. It almost follows some aspects Feng Shui that promotes rearranging the home to have positive energy flow.
In my opinion, Blue Zones reiterate that the NATURAL ways of living trumps the ARTIFICIAL or engineered ways of eating, living and thinking.
So how do you do it? It's really easy and these tips are available for every - body.
Bring Nature into the Home or Build a Sanctuary
Plants have energy that is deep and wise. It doesn't take much effort to "dressage" a window sill or end table with plants, succulents or a vase of flowers. We are calm in nature and can find our indoor spaces filled with positive energy through the simple glory of flowers and plants.
Some people prefer to build a sanctuary with plants or other aesthetically pleasing home decors like candles, end tables chocked full of old books or antiques. Whatever you find pleasing, bring it into your home. This helps reduce stress and enhances the down shifting atmosphere in your space.
This space can be used for creative pursuits, to reduce stress, to connect to God, do a yoga class, or just to read a good book. Whatever you find pleasurable bring a little peace, love and Om, to your home.
For those who live in a house and have access to a yard, now is the time to build a garden! Gardens are part of blue zone communities and raised bed gardens are perfect for city homes. Not only are you getting in touch with the earth, but you'll have healthy produce to eat too!
Reduce Tech Use
I understand this is my judgment, but so far humans have not done well living in a life of hyper connectivity of social media and technology use. It is natural for us to feel or want something natural, whether that'd be a walk in the park or a coffee with friends.
I am not sure how much positive benefit Alexa has done for us, but it is important to reduce your access or usage of technology. One way to "Blue Zone" your bedroom is by removing the television. Between staring at a phone screen and a tv, the artificial light hinders our circadian rhythm, which is our sleep-wake cycle.
It is possible for us to retrain our brains to sleep naturally versus having to take sleeping meds all the time. And that first step is to reduce artificial light filtering into our eyes before bed.
Cook More Plant-Based Meals
Most people right now during COVID 19 are cooking from home. Instead of the easy-bake pizza or the bag of pop chips, reinvent your meals by simply adding more produce to them. Once this becomes easy or pallatable, trying cooking plant-based meals to incorporate more "Blue Zone" worthy recipes through the consumption of legumes, and plants.
Need inspiration? Check out my dairy-free recipe archive.
Or try these immune-boosting recipes that use up your pantry items!
Find Your Tribe
In today's world, it is easy to find social things to do, but difficult to make solid friends. The world is changing and so are people. However, support systems are necessary for emotional wellbeing. Most people don't need tons of friends, but maybe a good, solid one or two.
In lockdown, it is difficult to meet people in real person., but luckily online groups and zoom meet ups are still happening. So, you can meet people while in the comfort of your home. It is not easy to pop onto a new group during this digital time, but why not take a leap of faith and try it?
If there is one thing we've learned about COVID 19 it is that we are social creatures who crave interactions.
It will certainly get you out of your comfort zone.
Inspire Your Mind
Blue Zones are basically the old, natural way of living pre technology. I believe the natural ways of living are engrained in our DNA. Try to something weekly or daily that inspires your mind.
Maybe it's music you love, or reading quotes, or maybe listening to an inspirational talk on YouTube. Whatever it is, spend 2-3 minutes distressing your mind and body. For me, during tough times I began reading quotes to retrain my brain, and there are tons of quotes you can rummage on my Sunspiraiton page.
Whether you want to read quotes, or create a vision board, inspire yourself with optimal encouragement daily, or when you can.
Blue Zones are known for moving naturally. This is not via a scheduled, or regimen fitness workout, but by moving like walking or biking for commuting, planting a garden, or cleaning the house / sweeping sidewalks. In general, they are less sedentary.
Right now during COVID 19, being stuck inside still allows you to move with access to hundreds of free virtual fitness classes that are online. But, you can still move by cleaning (ahem, spring cleaning)NEAT or Non exercise thermogenesis activity. This includes anything like vacuuming, scrubbing, mowing the lawn etc. - really anything where you are upright and moving.
Sit less, move more. This doesn't mean lifting weights or doing 3 fitness classes per day. But NEAT allows us to organize our space while staying active outside of normal fitness routines.
Blue Zones are about bringing optimal wellbeing concepts into your home, and life.
Is your space Blue Zone worthy? If so, let us know what you do, or how your space is arranged to give other readers tips and ideas! Stay healthy! Let's Connect!
Life is a Series of Patterns
Have you ever heard that history repeats itself? Have you ever noticed patterns in nature? Or ever noticed the same patterns pop up in your life?
If so, you are not alone. It happens to everyone because life is a series of patterns.
“Mathematics is the beautiful language of the universe.”
Whether you are looking at the stars, or the patterns on a leopard, everything in nature has a pattern. The season itself follows the same pattern, year after year. The Fibonacci sequence appears in many places in nature from flowers to shells to the vegetables we eat.
Everything in life has patterns, which roots to mathematics. Even astrologers say that there are patterns in the sky that repeat itself.
Ironically, some astrologers found that around 2016 we were entering the same star alignment as World War II. Although history did not repeat itself entirely, similar themes were present. This is part of the reason why history repeats itself.
It's not necessarily a literal interpretation, but more of metaphors. Throughout history wars, class-ism, colonialism, poverty cycles, population-sweeping plagues and social movements are seen continuously through history. Some claim history doesn't repeat, but rhymes. Regardless, similar situations surface from the past.
It's like a Hollywood movie, same story different actors. When understanding this from a metaphorical standpoint, one begins to see history repeat itself.
“When you are paying attention to your thoughts, words, actions, feelings, food habits, reactions, decisions, secrets, patterns, and physique, you start tuning in consciously.”
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com