International Day of Peace…Free Event

Be the change you wish to see.

September 21st is the International Day of Peace. Inner Peace leads to World Peace.

The event is completely FREE of charge and dedicated to creating Peace in the World for All.

Join in September 19th-21st for one of the world’s largest global meditation events in celebration of the International Day of Peace! In 2012, 248 cities participated. In 2013, 564 cities joined, and, in 2014, over 1,100 cities took part! Let’s rock the planet this year with our biggest event yet! Find a live event in your city on the World Peace Map–http://bethepeace.com/, or add your own.

Listen live at: http://upliftconnect.com/peace-day/
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Telephone: Dial 1-916-235-1003 and enter the PIN 502162#

Kitty Meditation

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I love ME time. Just chillin’ with my candles and soothing music. Breathe, one, two, three. Breathe, one, two, three. That’s my deep breathing. Thoughts come and go. I say “hi thought” and let it pass. Back to breathing. This helps me to listen to my higher kitty self. They tell me it helps lower my blood pressure, too. I don’t know about that. I just know it makes me feel good. I lay around a lot anyway without the candles and music. What do you think I think about all day?

Junebug: Animal Spirit Guide

Green june beetle. Author: Stephen Friedt

I am a huge animal lover and recently began learning about animal totems and animal spirit guides. They are our guides and teach us.  We all see animals and insects all the time. The difference in seeing an animal guide (or insect), is that you will see it in a peculiar place or it will come 3 or more days in a row. This does not have to be the actual animal, it can be a photo, come up in conversation, be seen on the TV, etc. It will be ‘out of the ordinary’.

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I have a sliding glass door from my living room to my back yard, which stays open 99% of the time. This June bug has come to my door and flying IN the house for about 4 days now. I started saying hello to him and keep my dogs from eating him. They love to chase him especially when he is flying in the house and making noise with his wings. How do I know it is the same June bug? I only see one everyday about the same time. A good book to check out is Animal Spirit Guides by Dr. Steven D. Farmer. S. Farmer is the husband of Doreen Virtue, a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms.

Update: Recommend Animal Speak by Ted Andrews; a popular metaphysical  and spiritual author, teacher, and lecturer. He is certified in basic hypnosis and acupressure. Ted is a clairvoyant and works with past-life analysis, dreams, numerology and more.

 

Spirits of the Earth by Bobby Lake-Thom (Medicine Grizzly Bear); a healer who has been schooled in both Western and Native American traditions. Of Karuk, Seneca, and Cherokee descent, he has taught and lectured across the US for more than 3 decades. Medicine Grizzly Bear sought to pass on his wisdom and experience from Native American medicine men, or shamans, to preserve ancient knowledge.

June Bug/Beetle

Source: Animal Totems Dictionary of Insects

Although there is naturally a great attraction to spiritual matters, June Bug/Beetle will show how to balance and remain grounded. His wisdom teaches to navigate what is hidden in the sub/unconscious realms. Pay attention to nocturnal activities: dream time, journeys, and moments of waking, along with meditational impressions. Expect emotions to come to the surface as well as being emotionally tested in order to clean and clear the way for new and better things. Mental, spiritual, emotional movement appears in sets of 3. Pay attention to synchronicities. He demonstrates exterior strength and fortitude and the use of a tough outer shell when needed. June Bug/Beetle demonstrates a higher intuition connection and a keen sense of discernment in all areas. He will show how to dig for answers to reveal the truths you need. He shows how to move with a sharp sense of timing. His medicine represents opportunities to recycle, reinvent and repurpose what you have, know, think and act. This self-reinvention may include participating in larger groups to expand knowledge and awareness. A balanced diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains. May or June is a significant indicator of events. The time period for June Bug/Beetle has various stages. Take notice of circumstances, dreams, wishes and encounters that may happen within the next two to five days. In 3 to 4 weeks lessons will be coming to swift manifestation. Be ready. In the last two to three years, have you been inspired to do something, have unfinished projects or endeavors that have been delayed? He will show how to progress forward as it is time to emerge.

How This Relates to Me

I started practicing Reiki (ray-kee) three years ago and have been on a spiritual journey since. I thirst for knowledge about everything metaphysical. Usui Reiki is a Japanese system of healing using universal energy. Different types of Reiki has developed over the years, but Reiki has been around since the beginning of time, the beginning of life force energy. I started a dream journal about 6 weeks ago and pay more attention to my dreams and meanings. I am working on developing my intuition, animal communication and connecting with my inner higher self. I encourage everyone to pay more attention to your everyday life. You could be missing an important life lesson. Take time to just ‘be’, connect with Mother Earth, nature and relax, or my word ‘chillax’. I know this is easier said than done, especially if you are busy 10-12 hours a day. I am a single parent and know how hard and challenging life can be. Step one, open your heart !Blessings to all!

The Earth and Sky Meditation: Meditate with Your Horse for Healing

This meditation source is from Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source for Natural Horse Magazine, meditation healing with your horse. I practice Reiki and used this meditation with my dogs. Everything is made up of energy, so this meditation can be used for any animal. All animals are energy magnets. They do not have the baggage and preconceived notions in their head like humans.

The purpose is to relax and connect with the animal.  The dog responses will be somewhat different from the horses because of animal characteristics. I have trouble meditating alone and it is easier for me to do with my dog. -Paula

Bella

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Meditation creates a peaceful space that can support a reharmonizing and rebalancing on all levels of being—not only our own, but also any being that chooses to share in this space with us. When we meditate, first we relax, then we internalize and stabilize this quiet inner space, and then, slowly, this space expands outwards to help those around us. It’s so gentle, but also so powerful. By practicing some simple meditative techniques with your horse, you can begin to see healing results almost immediately!

Explanation–The Power of Earth and Sky

In Japanese symbolism, earth and sky represent the two opposite aspects of the greater energetic whole that make up the universe, and the more that we can connect to earth and sky within ourselves, the more we can remember our inner nature of energetic connection and oneness with all things. In many spiritual traditions, the heart is considered the seat of the soul, the center of one’s being, where the earth and sky energies come together. It is in our hearts where our deepest healing can occur. The heart is also associated with love, and when we come from a place of love and compassion, we can more easily support our horses to heal.

Tips: Practice this exercise while standing several feet from your horse, arms at your sides, eyes open with a soft gaze downward about 3 feet in front of you. Allow your horse to move freely as he or she wishes. Allow 30-60 minutes of time.

Directions:

Take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Take another deep breath. Let it out slowly. Imagine that all of your stresses from the day can release from you with each exhale. Breathe in. Exhale slowly. Allow yourself to let go of all your concerns and just be aware of your breath.

Imagine there are roots coming down from the base of your spine. These roots stretch far down into the earth, grounding you. Feel yourself stable, grounded, part of the earth, just as if you were a beautiful tree. Imagine that the grounding energy of the earth can flow up these roots into your heart center, giving you stability and peace. For several minutes, breathe deeply as earth energy flows within your being. Feel peace and calm coming upward from the earth and flowing within your whole body, each breath anchoring you more strongly and deeply into earth’s power and stability.

Now imagine that the expansive, creative energy of the sky is flowing down into your crown chakra. It is a beautiful shower of light and healing, which brings with it spiritual and intuitive wisdom, and all things good and positive. It flows from your crown at the top of your head, into your heart. Bringing this bright spiritual energy into your heart allows it to open and expand. Within your heart is all the highest love, compassion and harmony that exists in the universe. Feel earth and sky energy mingling in your heart center, your heart getting brighter and brighter. Imagine earth energy coming up and sky energy coming down, mixing together and flowing out until you feel the beautiful light shining at your heart begin to expand within your whole being.

Feel your heart shining brighter with each inhale, and expanding wider and wider all around you with each exhale. Feel your heart expanding out your skin, into your aura, into the area around you, and infinitely out into the universe. Feel that with each breath you can also expand love compassion and harmony outward, creating a space that your horse can step into if he or she wishes. As you stand in this peaceful beautiful light that you have created with your mind and breath, simply invite your horse into the space. You can do so directly with your voice, silently in your mind, or as subtlety as a quiet intention to share your heart. Simply stand with your horse in this peaceful space and observe the response.

Typical Equine Responses:

Relaxation:

When meditating with your horse, one of the first signs of response showing that your horse is connecting to you will be of relaxation. Your horse may lick and chew, sigh, breathe deeply, yawn, or even lower his head and fall asleep. As we go deeper and internalize this quiet stillness in our inner being, our energy becomes more stable and the flow of healing energy within us deepens. The deeper into relaxation we go, the deeper our horse will go.

Healing:

The quiet space of meditation is also the ideal space to support self-healing, so besides relaxation, our horses can also show signs of healing physically and emotionally. Sore areas can show improvement in mobility and lessening of pain, behaviors such a cribbing can lessen, anxiety can lessen and so on. We aren’t “doing” the healing, but by supporting a relaxing space for our horse, we are helping them to find healing within themselves.

Connection:
When we ask our horses to share the quiet space of meditation with us, it creates a new space for communication and understanding between us. In turn, we can see a deepening of our bond in every aspect of our interaction with them—on the ground, while riding, just being with them. You will find that you understand your horse better and are more in tune with what he or she needs to be happy.

Horses as Meditation Teachers:
A lot of my students have told me, “I’m not much good at meditating.” Yes, and probably they’ve only tried it while alone, so I tell them, “Well just try it with your horse.” It’s amazing, but they find when they are standing in the field with their horses, it is much easier to quiet their minds and enter the meditative realm. I think this is because horses already are experienced meditators, so when we share their space, they actually help us!

Video

Manifest What You Want Meditation Video

It is a truly relaxing and powerful experience. Feel your energy, love, hearts desires and manifest instantly what you truly long for. This meditation is quick (10 minutes) and effective for modern and busy people.-Lilou Mace