Is love the most powerful force on the planet?
I’ve pondered this question countless times. Each time I enter deep thoughts regarding this topic, I do believe the base of human existence roots to love.
I have two cats. Snickers and Smittens. They are like the sun and the moon. Snickers is as emotional as the moon and craves chronic affection. Smittens is as fiery as the sun. You don’t touch her unless she comes around. She hisses and sometimes swats her paw if provoked. Some would call her a bitch cat. No matter how fiery she is, she too craves love. Although it’s on her terms, even the most miserable human being craves love, affection or attention from other human beings.
One example is through the Christmas Carol story of Ebenezer Scrooge. He looked at his ghosts and witnessed his life as a miser. Through processing the emotions of his life, his family and Tiny Tim, Scrooge was touched by love. Love, and personal reflection, changed his life.
Years ago, I read a study that housing professionals conducted with homeless people. Through the eyes of the homeless individual, they saw everyone living these perfect lives with people they love meanwhile they suffered on the street not knowing when they’d eat or how much money they’d get that week. They too craved love.
I talked to many friends who’ve had cold or tyrant parents say that all they ever wanted was their mother to share that maternal love and affection with them or their father to show emotion.
So maybe love is the most powerful force on the planet?
Humans continuously search for love. I believe it is natural to want to give and receive love in various forms. We want something to love so we buy a pet. We love watching things grow so we plant a garden or raise a child. Many spiritual people are obsessed with finding self-love.
Even Einstein, a brilliant man of science, questioned the capacity of love. He wrote countless letters to his daughter, Lieserl, one that had a powerful impact on his thoughts of love, which you can read here.
Einstein stated, "To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of
Friday August 31
2 pm check in
4:00-6:00 pm Opening circle & light yoga practice
6:00 pm Dinner
Saturday September 1
7:30 am Breakfast, journaling
8:30-10:30 am Yoga practice focused on the Water Element
10:30 am- 12 pm Walk & meditation, free time
12 pm- Lunch (Water Element)
Free time with options for walking, kayaking, sauna
4:00-6:00 pm Yoga practice focused on the Wood Element
6:00 pm Dinner (Wood Element)
Sunday September 2
7:30 am Breakfast, journaling
8:30-10:30 am Yoga practice focused on the Fire Element
10:30 am- 12 pm Walk & meditation, free time
12 pm- Lunch (Fire Element)
Free time with options for walking, kayaking, sauna
4:00-6:00 pm Yoga practice focused on the Earth Element
6:00 pm Dinner (Earth Element)
Monday September 3
7:30 am Breakfast, journaling
8:30-10:30 am Yoga practice focused on the Metal Element
12 pm Checkout
Lunch to go (Metal Element)
Your body houses your suppressed thoughts & emotions. Clearing emotional energy is so important for a healthier you. The work will center around our Shadow Self, finding awareness and acceptance of our sometimes unconscious patterns. This allows us to develop a good relationship with our inner child and become the best version of ourselves.
It takes courage to cultivate/nurture the Self & I'm honored to partner with you on your healing journey!
Ladies- you are Unique! You are Amazing! You are Loved! You are a Superwoman! You give so much of yourself to others- isn’t it your time now? What is holding you back? Step into your Power! Join us!
Water Element- transform Fear & Shame into Courage & Trust
Wood Element- transform Anger & Frustration into Forgiveness & Patience
Fire Element- transform Panic, Anxiety, & Hurt into Joy & Openness
Earth Element- transform Worry & Over-thinking into Contentment & Presence.
Metal Element- transform Grief, Sadness, & Depression into Acceptance & Freedom
Imagine the abundance of new friendships with like minded women who are on the same path. See what the results of doing your inner work could bring to your life in the coming months and years!
Where are your beliefs and patterns preventing you from living the life you deserve? This retreat is life changing. Find new awareness and compassion for yourself as you learn to live from a space of love.
On this journey, you will:
If you’ve been running nonstop these days and your body, mind or soul are run down, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Unplug & unwind. Find balance as you recharge your Soul's battery.
After all, there’s no way you can dream bigger and support others if you don’t amplify your soul-care first!
Time to yourself within the support of the group is guaranteed to shake your soul free and rejuvenate you.
This journey is for you if...
Nectar Yoga B&B , named one of the top 5 retreats in British Columbia, is a delightful sanctuary. It is nestled away in the woods, a space of healing and solitude, a place for transformation.
Nectar Yoga, an eco- friendly B&B, is just a short ferry ride away from Vancouver.
Daily yoga practices will be in their beautiful geodesic, heated yoga dome, with a view of nature. This small space allows for greater intimacy and group connection.
Their accommodations provide a space for relaxation, without letting go of the comforts of home.
Nectar Loft- Modern beach style cottage furnished with local decor, kitchenette, fridge, sleeping loft & pull out sofa bed, outside deck
Forest Cottage- West Coast beach style cottage, outdoor shower, forest view seating area, mini fridge, private deck *SOLD OUT
Garden Suite- Nautical themed room located in the lower level of the main house, open planned room with separate entry, private bathroom, mini fridge, garden view
Main House- Master bedroom has a sleeping loft and a detached bathroom on the upper floor. Guest room has 2 single beds and a detached bathroom on the main floor
*All accommodations are double occupancy
*Photos courtesy of Nectar Yoga B & B
-3 nights accommodation at the lovely Nectar Yoga B & B- double occupancy
-9 delicious vegan meals (freshly prepared on site)
-Full Yoga Immersion programming (a total of six- 2 hour yoga classes, energy activations and pranayama, guided journaling, deep conversations, teachings on the 5 Elements and corresponding emotions)
-Individual 30-minute Reiki session
-Use of yoga props, cleaning fees & taxes, water & tea
-Private Facebook group
-Gift bag with self care items
Not included: Transportation to & from the retreat site, ferry costs, insurance (personal, medical, trip cancellation)
optional: in room massage (book in advance), Finnish sauna experience ($25 for up to 3 people), tarot reading, scooter rental, bike or kayak rental
What to bring: Your openness to explore, learn, and let go of anything holding you back.
Your passport (if you don't live in Canada), comfortable clothes to practice yoga in, yoga mat, journal & something to write with, water bottle, walking shoes, layers for cooler evenings, bathing suit
Our delicious meals will be plant based and themed around the 5 Tastes to balance out the Elements. All meals will be freshly prepared on site by Elizabeth Kovar.
Elizabeth Kovar M.A. is an award-winning vegan fitness trainer, author of Finding Om: An Indian Journey of Rickshaws, Chai, Chapattis and Gurus and international freelance writer and fitness presenter for BOSU and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Elizabeth studied yoga in six different countries and lived abroad in Australia (twice), India and Germany. Elizabeth is the creator of her vegan food and travel blog at: www.mindbodysoul-food.com and www.lemontreetravel.com. www.elizabethkovar.com
If you have food allergies or restrictions, please let us know.
Camron Momyer will be providing guests with a 30- minute individual Reiki healing session on retreat.
"In 2011 I completed my level 3 Reiki certification with Marie Manuchehri and began to entertain the idea that I may be capable of offering energy work to other people. Then, under the mentorship of Nicole Walsh in 2014 things began to click. I began to trust my abilities as a healer and it was no longer a matter of if but when. I felt like a fish that had finally found water and had no desire to go back to dry land." Find out more about Camron & Soul Sourced Energy Healing.
No matter what religion or spiritual belief – even atheism – lightness and darkness exists in the real world and within our individual souls. If you don’t believe than take a look outside at noon and then midnight. The yin-yang symbol is the perfect example of the dualities between masculine and feminine, lightness and darkness and hot and cold.
It is no secret that there is a psychological epidemic today. I believe social media and the internet contributes to this problem. Our brains, and souls, have not yet evolved to process this much information.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
― John Milton, Paradise Lost
I believe in balance and I don’t think we should view life through rose-colored glasses. It is important to be realistic about life but accept our thoughts, behaviors and actions. And trust me, I can speak on experience.
I view stages of life, or mindsets, as seasons. My mind dwelled on certain topics of life, which meant in some areas of life I was stuck in winter, dreading basically everything. Thankfully, I’ve transitioned out of winter into spring and hopefully soon, summer. Everything, even our thoughts, die, rebirth and evolve.
If it happens in nature, it happens to us.
What is heaven?
Heaven activates our higher mind. It’s our soul and our intuition. And its the place where we view things from a higher perspective to see the whole story. It understands cause and effect and brings wisdom to chaos. The higher mind empowers you with knowledge and brings a better perspective than the lower mind.
The higher mind differs from the lower mind, the seat of logic, and tends to accept the flow of life. Heaven is our higher consciousness and is also idealistic and artistic. It’s the place of our ideal manifestations and the place we want to see ourselves going. Some forms of spirituality note this as, “self-realization.”
Within heaven, we can also create hell through fear, sabotage, building walls or blocking receptivity. I also feel “hell” exists when a person is in the flow but creates problems due to their psyche or past wounds. Freak outs, crisis’s and chronically living in fear results in the evolution of hell amidst your heavenly state. Some spiritual beliefs/religions believe that “demons” are behind this, confusing the mind and steering people off track of God’s will or a godly life. Even if you do not believe in this, something stirs internal chaos to initiate negative thoughts and behaviors.
When this happens, keep reaching for the light. The higher mind speaks through the voice of our intuition and pulls us to live a better life. Heaven, as some say is paradise, is what we need to tap into our mind. Our bodies are a temple and the mind is the gateway to what we want to experience, manifest and be within ourselves.
“All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self.”
Hell exists in the lower mind. The lower mind is not always hell, but when in overdrive it leads us to the deepest and darkest areas of our mind.
The lower mind is the seat of logic and the headquarters to our ego and egoism. The lower mind focuses on reality using facts, reason and logic. The lower mind, when in overdrive, is critical, analytical, irrational, skeptical and linear.
Some claim that the lower mind is the representation of our wounded ego and deceives our higher mind by focusing on the limitations or things we lack in life and love. When triggered, the lower mind focuses on negative emotions and leads us to actions that do not serve our higher purpose; thus, igniting hell in our mind, body and spirit.
Most people live in the lower mind, and keeps in the mundane patterns of life and our choices, like a hamster in the wheel, re-running through the same karmic patterns. The lower mind is the gateway to fear, doubts and uncertainty.
Have you ever wondered why most corporations, hospitals, government and financial agencies, school systems and various religious center seem to never change? It’s because they function “souly” in lower mind thinking. Everything is linear and the only way to “reach” and satisfy the masses. Marketing and mass media tap into our lower mind, the reptilian part of our brain. Like a snake, these techniques instill fear, dissatisfaction and ignites the fiery depths of hell within us.
Those who are depressed, suicidal or struggle with mental health need to tap into heaven (their higher mind) to trump the hell that exists inside. Others who are “healthy minded” ignite hell into their mind through sabotage or being lured into the dark side of life.
It is very difficult to heal, or progress in life while solely looking at life through the lower mind. When here, the mind gets stuck in hell as it refuses to believe in faith, God or something higher than him or her. Eventually, the ego starts to circle in though and could lead to narcissism, selfish or self-centered behaviors.
Stay tuned next week for my blog post regarding how to balance the higher and lower mind.
What do you think? Please share your thoughts below.
Why are humans attracted to spiritual structures like a church, temple or sacred site?
The outer world (collective) mirrors much of our inner world (individual).
Your body is literally a temple, a reflection of the fusion of your inner and outer worlds.
And your inner world seeps into your outer world. The skin is the largest organ in the body. Some people are not blessed with great skin, but how many times during stressful time periods, spiritual crisis’s or with a poor diet, the skin breaks out with something. Your inner world also reflects the outer world. Your personality, how you present yourself, how you treat people and how you react in situations is your outer world that is exposed.
Though many people present a confident or a strong outer world, their inner world is suffering and crying inside. A goal is to balance both.
So why should you treat your body like a temple?
Treat your body like a temple…not a woodshed or a garage.
Energy In vs. Energy Out - this concept goes beyond what we eat, but refers to the energy we take in on all levels.
A temple is selective on what it consumes physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually. It understands the sacredness of energy and appreciates the “light from God.” It sounds like high standards but treating your body like a temple increases one’s frequency and vibratory field. It doesn’t mean one must live a boring, stifled life, but chooses to consume light, love and beauty. And beauty is inspirational.
Why do you think so many people appreciate fine art, the ballet or symphony music? Because it’s beautiful and inspires something, whether its creativity or a moment of happiness.
A woodshed or a garage is an open invitation to pretty much anything. It’s a dumping ground for a bunch of random shit – cars, tools, soil, gasoline cans – and letting too much from the outer world in may not always benefit the inner world. Although a garage has the borders of four walls, it’s an endless dumping ground, and also contains many cobwebs and doesn’t get cleaned out too much.
Do you want to be an energetic open door to other people’s garbage? The intermingling of auras and energetic bodies from darker acts in life, long term, catches up. It’s like the snow ball effect. Most people who are addicts in some area of life are usually not internally happy.
As much as pleasures of the flesh are fun and exciting, the soul usually suffers after long-term abuse of negativity, violence, substance abuse and sexual partners.
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
And this is where becoming the temple is important. I personally do not believe we can have it all. We can’t have our cake and eat it too as once the cake is gone, its gone. We will constantly be searching for the next cake, or spend countless hours baking.
Obtaining purity of the mind, body, heart and soul takes time. And if you believe in God, he is the ultimate surveillance camera. He knows what is going on in your mind heart. He will send people, situations, circumstances or experiences to help you become your own temple.
The more of a temple we become, we shine brighter with light, love, confidence and positive energy. If you look at a street light, it attracts the bugs. Why? Because darkness needs to feed off the light in order to survive but it is up to us to become bright as a light but have the capability to shield ourselves from things that no longer serve us.
We all need help along the way but it’s up to us to decide what route we want to take in life. In my opinion, becoming a temple sets us free from the many things that make our souls cry.
What do you think? Do you think we should treat our body like a temple?
A moral compass can be seen as “doing good,” or interpreted today such as, “I’m better than you” because I am doing good. The perversion of social media stigmatizes kind acts because everyone wants to be in the limelight or to be praised for their good work.
A compass is a navigation tool to get you back on path when lost in the wild or in the dark. Ironically, the needle points northward, which symbolizes our souls connection to God, the universe and source. The moral part of the compass includes the mental processes of our soul’s direction or guidance. It's the balance between the head and the heart.
"On the ocean of life, let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass."
-James David Manning
According to Psychology Today, one of the problems in today’s society is that we are “amoral,” meaning lacking a clear compass or a foundational guide. Although there are plenty of immoral things happening today, as well as throughout human history, it is evident that people are losing their way.
In the past, our ancestors used tools like the Bible, The Golden Rule or nature as their moral compass. Religion was used as a method, or a compass, to control the primitive pagans and instill some form of “humanity,” which led to the church controlling the state. Since then, we’ve evolved and it seems that people need a new set of values for their compass.
Humans are multifaceted creatures. There is no one perfect person and it easy to admire and love someone like JFK, Martin Luther King and Oskar Schindler for their courageous work. However, all three of these men were either womanizers or had multiple affairs outside of their marriage.
So how moral were these characters? It is only fair to analyze all areas of the character. It is easy to judge the moral humanitarian character as a ‘good’ person, but what about the destruction caused to the wife’s heart? Today, with the exposure of powerful men taking advantage of women, we see another part of one’s moral compass suffering. People are human and make mistakes.
But it is important to learn from these mistakes so one can better setup their future. People who don’t have a moral compass (or a connection to it) often make the same mistakes again and again. Most cannot look in the mirror and admit their mistakes, weaknesses or the pain they caused to other people.
So how do I improve my moral compass?
Respect is a quality that we should have for ourselves and others. It is defined as, “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.” We respect ourselves and others through our thoughts, actions and behaviors.
What do you think of yourself? How do you speak about others? How do you treat your body? How do you treat your coworkers? If we respect ourselves, we generally respect others (and our home).
Integrity is moral uprightness and the quality of being honest, and having strong moral principles. This is self-explanatory, but many people lack integrity. For example, a woman meets her soulmate. But, her soul-mate is married. Confused by lust and emotion, she cannot see that his heart is already taken and that he is a human being too. I’ve seen this happen where the two have an affair and the man ends up not leaving his marriage and the soul mate is crushed.
Let’s look at this scenario from the lens of respect and integrity.
Why do people ignore respect for their pure selfish motives? Why did the woman not have respect for her body, but also for the wife and child? Why did she not respect her emotions? High emotions clouds good judgement.
Instead of rationalizing and respecting the situation (or keeping it platonic), both succumbed to love, lust and animal instincts without integrity or thought of how these actions will affect other people. The reality is that infidelity always catches up and the truth will always be exposed.
Marriage is the most sacred bond on this planet and it is important to block temptations and respect the bond and vows that were created by two people. Read more thoughts on my "Soul Mate is Married" blog.
What are your thoughts on a moral compass? Check out my latest Sunspiration post on Steering your Ship with Your Moral Compass.
Sticking to your moral compass isn’t easy in today’s world, but it’s the one way to evolve our souls and consciousness.
And as one can see above, it works! Here is the brief overview of the experiment.
After 21 days, the Dr Masaru Emoto rice experiment, proves that love trumps hate. I'll be writing up an excerpt on my blog today, stay tuned! #consciousness #wisdom #knowledge #knowledgeispower #spirituality #spiritualawakening #soul #mindfulness #mindbodysoul #soulfood #om #namaste #mindset #mentalhealth #god #universe
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"There is no coming to consciousness without pain."
Day 3 - The rice remained mostly normal in both jars with the exception of the "hate" jar. I noticed that there was slight discoloration, an almost beige / yellow spot beginning to form.
"Consciousness is the ability to be present in your life in every moment without judgement of you or anyone else. Is the ability to receive everything, reject nothing and create everything you desire in life greater than what you currently have & more than what you can imagine."
Day 6 - On the fifth night, entering the sixth morning, I woke up with a clear indication of the first mold spot in the hate jar. The love jar remained partially white with some yellowing and the end of one piece of rice beginning to mold.
"The real revolution is the evolution of consciousness."
Day 8 - The hate jar continued to mold with a second mold spot appearing. The love jar's mold began to spread slightly onto the end of two other rice grains.
Day 9 - The hate jar's mold began to rot and blacken in color. The love jar's mold began to cluster from one end of the rice grain, and together in a cluster.
"The quest for wholeness can never begin on the external level. It is always an inside job."
"Love is the most powerful source of energy on this planet."
-Elizabeth Rae Kovar
First, it proves that self-loathing behavior literally eats us away inside. It's why we see people who are under so much stress suffer from illness and disease. I know when I've undergone stressful situations, I could see my body deteriorating (hair loss, circles under the eyes, lack of luster in the skin).
The mind, body and soul are interconnected and the more we hate ourselves and not accept our flaws, the more we "turn" the knife deeper into our wounds.
It also proves that self-love is crucial. Science analyzes aging as the deterioration process, which begins at twenty-five. Technically, the aging process begins when the sperm meets the egg. So the imprints that we have on ourselves and others is crucial.
When love fulfills us we can radiate during the deterioration process. The revolution of the world isn't more war and fighting, but a change within ourselves, starting with self-love. It's a change in consciousness.
The more you respect and love yourself, the more you respect and love others, animals and the planet.
Hate is like darkness. It's interconnectedness is as vast, dark and mysterious as the night sky. Keep reaching for the light.
1. Self Care
There are plenty of ways to initiate self care such as below:
-Spa / Sauna
-Hiring a Fitness Trainer
2. Read Quotes
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami
3. Discover Your Beauty and Grace
Sure, it's great to focus on our beautiful eyes or skin, but what about your character or inner world? Are you a nurturing person? Are you warm and affectionate? Are you a good cook? You have a lot to offer yourself and the world, focus on your gifts, accept your weaknesses and work on the things that you want to improve.
4. Change Your Diet
Today, the battle of the artificial vs natural food war is full on today. Eat more natural foods like fruit and vegetables. These foods fuel the body with vital nutrients that we lose during stressful and "fight or flight" states. Nature loves you, which is why it produces what it does.
5. Spend Time in Nature
Mother Earth gives us the strength, energy and love we need in order to push past our boundaries and bullshit. The energy we get from nature restores our minds, bodies and spirits.
Sit in nature. Breathe in nature. Walk in nature. Take a hiking class. Sit at the beach - whatever you want to do, just do it.
What are your favorite methods for self love?
Further thoughts on my Youtube Video below!
However, depending on what lens you view the world – via logic or spirit – affects the way you perceive problems, situations and relationships. The 21st Century is becoming very intellectual, which represents the new age Aquarian energy, but when the intellect is in overdrive we cannot “see” life beyond a scientific point of view.
The rise of humanity’s intellect began in the 1700’s with the Age of Reason also known as the Age of Rationalism, which preceded the Age of Enlightenment. The Age of Reason represented a genesis of the way man saw himself and balanced intellectual and spiritual pursuits without the risk of being burned at the stakes. This was a time of scientific exploration and various Christian-based artists and scientists expanded our knowledge of the world to what we know today. This era released the attachment to the superstitions of medieval religious beliefs, but still had connections to God, Christ and nature. At times, reason became the “new god,” but some prominent researchers connected to faith.
Three German researchers, philosophers and scientists I recommend researching include Immanual Kant, Alexander von Humboldt and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Why must the two be separate?
“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”
-Alexander von Humboldt
Many spiritual new agers claim, “we’re all interconnected,” and in my opinion, this is true but darkness is also interconnected.
If you look at the problems of the world today, look at the interconnection between drug abuse, violence, poverty, slums and destructive forms of sex. Some claim that the wealthy elite that rule this world contribute to the destruction of mankind. On the flipside, light and beauty is also connected. And beauty is inspirational.
“The soul that sees beauty may walk alone.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In order to understand spiritual experiences, we must shift our lens to view the experience from a scientific and metaphysical viewpoint.
Although there is a physiological shift that occurs during any spiritual experience, many people connect to their spirt and breath (spiritus in Latin means breath but also “spirit, soul, vigor and courage). You move, flow and walk through the natural elements.
I’ll share some thoughts on the spiritual experience of swimming in the ocean. The ocean is basically one massive salty bathtub. And our skin is one massive porous organ that “sucks” things into its bloodstream like a sponge. Salt is necessary for us humans nutritionally as its one of the many electrolytes that we need in order to survive. The world salt derives from the Greek word, halos, meaning “salt sea.”
“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe... the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. I see them before me and connect them immediately with the consciousness of my existence.”
-Immanuel Kant - Critique of Practical Reason, 1788
Now we must view salt, while understanding the scientific component, to explain the spiritual and mythological experience.
In ancient superstitious beliefs, cultures would use salt to “scare” negative spirits away. Some even salted their land to enforce crop failure of their conquered enemies. Because of salt’s ability to transform between a solid and liquid state and then back to a solid, signifies the death and rebirth cycle. Salt is beneficially destructive because it rids of certain entities, energies or enemies. Salt is also a masculine element.
Water represents emotions, cleansing and feminine energy. Humans are made of 80 percent water, which is why we naturally gravitate toward watery landscapes. Water connects us. Every cell, particle and joint in our body contains water, and the ocean’s current flows in a cyclical manner.
When understanding the two different view points, we see why “bathing” in the ocean is so cleansing, restorative and refreshing. Not too many people leave the beach feeling anxious or stiff in their joints. The ocean is one huge Epsom salt bath, which is why doctors prescribe Epsom baths to decrease joint pain or stimulate detoxification. Salt and water is cleansing, which is why Epsom salt baths trigger detoxifying effects of loose bowels or possible diarrhea.
So if you’ve swam in the ocean and found yourself having diarrhea the next day, it is because the salt is cleansing and removing the “junk” from your body.
And ironically, swimming in the ocean is like yin-yang, it balances the masculine and feminine energies. This is why Holy Water is so special because it is consecrated salt mixed with natural water.
It’s important not to overthink things, but why do we have to view things strictly through one lens (mainly science). Everything in nature consists of elements and has a physical (scientific) and metaphysical (spiritual) component.
The more we integrate this knowledge, the better we can ascend, appreciate and preserve the world we know (unlike scientific advancements and industrialism that has raped the shit out of this planet).
What are your thoughts? Do you think we should move forward with more balance in science and spirit? Let me know your thoughts!
Mine is the 1985 Fantasy Movie, Legend with Tom Cruise. I loved it as a child and I still love it today. If
During the summer 2017, I continued my spiritual search and expansion, but this time exploring Christianity. For some reason, Christianity has been the most grounding spiritual knowledge and wisdom I've ever read. It grounds me and connects me to God and the ethers that no other spiritual practice has done.
I guess I've been on this quest to discover the spiritual warfare between the light and the dark and between heaven and earth. What the hell is going on with people here on earth? They are constantly being pulled away from the light. Even those who think they're "heavenly," dance with the devil through drugs, infidelity, lying, greed and power control.
Anyways, last summer my intuition guided me to watch Legend. I headed to Fremont to one of the last remaining video stores and rented Legend. At the age of seven, I watched this movie enchanted with the unicorns and imagining I was Lily who would meet her forest man when she grew up. Now at 32, watching this I have a different set of eyes, through the lens of a researcher or scientist, that made me shout, "Holy shit, the answers to spiritual life have been here the entire time."
Jack and Lily adore each other and Jack showed her the majestic unicorns. Blinded by innocence, Lily touches the unicorns which opens the gateway for darkness to enter.
Within the first five minutes of the movie, I began to tear. Everything made so much sense. Darkness roams the earth to lure, blind, take advantage of and steer the innocent off the path of lightness.
Blix questions, "What be this bait? Please you teach me."
Lord Darkness replies, "Innocence. Innocence."
You have to keep reading to catch my point....
Father Night says, "She fascinates you because her soul is pure. To make her one of us charm her, woo her, change her spirit. Hypnotize her. Set her free and bring her to you."
So how does Lord Darkness do this? With glittery jewels and materialism of course, duh! A diamond is a girl's best friend, eh?
To push her further, a "beautiful" lady dressed in darkness appears and dances around here. From here, Lily dances with the devil and once intoxicated, her spirit shifted from the light to the dark.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
New International Version (NIV) 14
We see this in the temptation of infidelity, experimenting with drugs to vanity and materialism. Women who are charmed by the man who has it all, materially, is blinded and lured to that man for the wrong reasons.
I've seen this in relationships where a man and woman fall in love, but then the universe tests one of them and enters an ex or someone else who maybe more exciting but doesn't serve them/their soul anymore, to tempt them from real love or their next progression in life.
I've worked long enough coaching and training people who work in the corporate world to know that corporations are the darkness masked in light. They pump their employees with a good paycheck and some cool benefits all while linking their wrists with golden handcuffs aka modern day slavery. And slavery has existed in nearly every culture since the dawn of man, but this time people are actually earning a paycheck.
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves."
As seen in the movie clip above, you have to sacrifice something beautiful in order to gain power or advancement that is dirty to the soul.
Why not develop the divine feminine that is within? Grace. Beauty. Nurturing Love. Maternal Wisdom.
It's the Maya, or illusion, and we are here to develop our souls (inner world) not our earthly pleasures (outer world). Now, this doesn't mean we can't enjoy money and materialism, but I believe once we develop thyself, the rest follows. The point is that we don't have to plow through life as a tyrant or an asshole, using people, wrecking emotions, seducing bank accounts or placing the ball and chain on people.
The point is not to be fooled. There are many wolves in this world who want to slaughter the lamb.Be wise like a snake and innocent like a dove.
I won't spoil the movie's ending in case you haven't seen it, but one must question, does darkness take over, or does the light have enough power to override the dark?
Keep reaching for the light that is within you and everyone.
What do you think? Have any thoughts on this topic?
For some, the more they give themselves into the business world the more their soul becomes lost. Why? Most people prioritize their career and “bleed” countless hours of energy into their work. This leaves the soul “high and dry” waving its hand in the corner that says, “please pick me!”
For many, the soul is the last kid chosen for a game of pickup basketball. When picked last long-term, the soul gets discouraged, fearful and weak. It no longer wants to play basketball because it gets discouraged, or only shooting one or two shots the entire game.
For those that are wrapped up in the work world and are unhappy (and needing more in life) it is your soul’s way of tapping you on the shoulder, or throwing a basketball at your head, depending on the severity. Find out if your soul is in need of some “TLC” below.
"You have to go through those mountains and valleys - because that's what life is: soul growth."
You Can’t Sit Still – This ties along with people who work constantly. If your body and mind is restless – you need to calm down, take a breath of fresh air and do something soulful.
Your Eyes Twitch – If your eyelids twitch, it means you are stressed. Stress overtakes the body in the most negative ways. Take this as a wake up call that you need a break before issues get worse.
You Always Think Negatively – If the first words out of your mouth is a negative thought or putdown you really need to focus and trust your soul. There is much good in life that thinking the worst things all the time is a slow poison killing your mind and body.
You Have Limited Belief Systems – If your mind is stuck, so are your beliefs. If you believe “there are no good men out there” or “no one will hire me” than you are in need of soul development. When you embrace your soul, your mindset changes. The same is true in the opposite manner. When you ignore your soul and let fear and negative perceptions flood your mind, the mind will follow those beliefs.
The Same Patterns Repeat – Whether it’s your behavior or the same choice in shitty partners, repeating negative patterns are a wake up call for change. Something is “stuck” subconsciously or life is trying to teach you that same lesson again and again.
You Are Depressed – My yoga guru from India said, “Depression is not a disease it’s a lack of knowledge.” What he meant was a lack of life knowledge because those (with non-clinical depression) do not see the light in life or are blinded with illusions (materialism). The best thing to do when depressed is to skip drug and alcohol use. Spend some quiet time in nature and let the environment do its work.
You Want to Hurt Yourself or Others – If you are thinking about suicide or hurting others, there is a gap between you and your soul that you need to “refill.” When you connect to your soul you overcome the anger, hatred, bitterness and revenge that you seek on the world.
You Feel Lost – Do you feel that you don’t belong? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? If you feel lost, connect to your soul. It’s not a quick fix, but a long journey of discovering yourself and what makes you happy in life. Looking inwards ignites the light, power and passion that lives in each and every one of us.
Those who find their soul know how to maintain long-term happiness. Life is a challenge of highs and lows and not everyday will be a perfect sunny day, but when you know your soul, you are better equipped to handle life’s obstacles.
To sign off I leave you with this,
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
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
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