Monday, January 31, 2011

Mind, Body and Spirit


Healing your body is essential to living a happy and exuberant life, but you must also pamper your mind and spirit. Small things like keeping fresh flowers on display serve to uplift and inspire you to keep your mind stayed on peace. How about some roses today to lighten your mood? I bought these a few days ago and they make me so happy every time I look at them.


The Native American tradition of burning Sage to purify a home and living space is a perfect way to clear out low frequency, unbalanced energy. I like to use it when I stay in hotels or after my house is cleaned, to enliven the air.


I love my Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp, given to me by a very special friend. Not only is it beautiful, but it has amazing health benefits. The amber glow coming from it will have you transfixed and right away you begin to feel it's calming effects. Basically, it emits negative ions which help to alleviate allergies, eczema and increase alertness, stability and energy. TV's, AC's, computers, cellphones, etc. all deplete the negative ions in the air, thus contributing to very low indoor air quality and a host of ailments. There are actually tiny positive ionic particles floating in the room that the Salt lamp neutralize. "In fresh country air we find up to 40,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100. The [healthful] impact of negative ions is powerful." courtesy saltlampspro.com


Try this other-worldly pose while enjoying the benefits of your Salt Lamp. The Half-Squat pose is a great for strengthening and toning and perhaps, readying your body for a daily run.

I have decided to take on a daily run, even in the snowy winter weather of the area where we are now on an extended stay. Yoga definitely is a good prep for a nice smooth run. After, a great way to relax and massage the muscles you've worked is to lounge on a Yoga Ball. Just stretch out onto the ball and let it support you as you roll around in complete bliss. I have two and they work wonderfully in tandem.


Now is a good time for a healthy and wholesome snack. I love these Go Raw Spicy Flax Snax. They are so tasted and crunchy and the Flax Seeds are such a potent source of fiber and and Omega-3's. 


And if you are looking for a coffee substitute; a stimulating, warming drink to pep you up, try a homemade Ginger Beer. Ginger is a fantastic herb for digestion, colds and poor circulation. Simply chop up some fresh organic ginger root.


Then add it with very hot water to the blender and liquefy. Strain into a glass and then sweeten to taste with Organic Raw Honey.


Enjoy this delicious drink daily and watch your coffee cravings melt away. I made some today and it was oh, so fine.


For your spiritual nourishment, now that your mind and body are in a balanced state, you can settle into this insightful book by Ernest Holmes. The Science of Mind is the seminal work on Christian New Thought. It is literally the practical study of Christ's teachings. Here is a quote from the book, "Nothing is real to us unless we make it real. Nothing can touch us unless we let it touch us. Refuse to have the feelings hurt. Refuse to receive anyone's condemnation. In the independence of your own mentality, believe and feel that you are wonderful. That is not conceit, it is the truth." (p. 307)


And congratulations to Foma for being a winner of this week's give-away! She received an inspired message from the Love Cards - sent to her inbox. I still have two more gifts to offer, so feel free to send me a comment or email if you'd like a sweet message of your own!







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