Over the next 20 weeks I will be writing a series of articles entitled 100 Healing Tips for Personal Transformation and Upliftment that I intend to turn into an expanded book on the subject. I’m writing this series as a commitment to myself, not only to nurture my inner writer, artist, healer, and teacher, but also to step into my power as a purposeful soul who wishes to share her knowledge and wisdom so others may find their inner healers and teachers—or their Source of Inspiration.
Some of these tips are powerfully life enhancing and are truly meant to be practices for soul growth. I call these areas of life mastery that we are here to recall. I’ll point these out along the way. Ideally these are the keys for living an enlightened, joyful life of abundance. The other tips will be what I call uplifting actions that will open the passage way for new beginnings. They are ways to “reach for relief” when times are tough as I learned from the teachings of Abraham–a wise group of non-physical Beings who speak through the conscious channel Ester Hicks. You can find out more about their teachings by visiting their website www.Abraham-Hicks.com. Their teachings truly changed the scope of my reality so that I could begin to create my own destiny particularly in the area of healing my relationship stories. When we take action in a mindful way that attends to our soul’s needs we always feel relieved. Actions that “reach for relief”, or thinking that lightens our spirits, all fall in the category of soul re-alignment.
It is my wish through these articles, that you will attract to you the Healing Tips or inspired actions that will guide you in your journey of transformation. Keep in mind that these are tips that feel good to me and that I feel are life enhancing when practiced with discernment. Your greatest resource is always inside of you, so always follow what feels good to you until a solution arises within you. Remember not to escape your problems through this feeling good, but use these tools to come back to a more relaxed, calm you so you can then focus your attention on the solution. I’ve grown to appreciate these healing methods as my ways of revealing that which is most beneficial for me to act upon, move toward or embrace in my journey. The bottom line is that life is a journey to be explored, so have fun exploring these recommendations and listen to your guidance in all that you embark upon and experience.
Article 1: 100 Healing Tips for Personal Transformation and Upliftment
1. Meditate Regularly:
This is one of those tips that I categorize as powerfully, life enhancing and is an area of self mastery for us to practice for joyful, abundant and purposeful living. I know that you have all heard this before but some of you may not be doing it on a regular basis or you may not truly realize the power of the commitment to yourself and your Spirit that this process evokes. Of course meditation is becoming more mainstream as a way of releasing tension, anxiety and stress. Science has proven that meditation will heal most ailments when done consistently. But meditation is more than just a means to an end. Meditation, when done with intent, is the gateway to your truest knowing–a knowing that comes from your Higher Power. When the mind is still, the body can adjust to feel the Divine forces of God within. All is Mind. There is an Infinite Intelligence that we are all connected to and a part of. Each Soul can be thought of as a branch on the Tree of Eternity that is firmly rooted in the Earth Plane. With meditation and the stilling of the mind, our Inner Intelligence can begin to arise so that we become more integrated as mind, body and Spirit. I’ve learned from the teachings of Abraham-Hicks that this is the grand awakening and blending process. Meditation also puts us in a state of allowing which is another tip that I’ll discuss later in these articles.
The key to meditation, in my opinion is tri-fold. One is to show up consistently everyday if possible. Two is to meditate with intent and three is to detach from the outcome. The consistency of showing up creates a habit in your mind. As you begin to habituate to less and less thoughts, your body will “course correct” to come back in alignment with the wishes of the Higher Mind. Thus, you will enjoy deeper feelings of self love, self awareness, hypnotic states of pleasure, peace of mind and much more. This gently relaxed state of being that you habituate to, will eventually carryover into the whole of the day. Intent is important because it tells your body, mind and Spirit what you desire so that the Higher Forces of your Being can then begin to assist you. Meditation will take you on a journey of self love and appreciation. You’ll get to blissful states if you allow whatever is resisting them to be present and not pushed away. This is a part of detaching from the outcome and allowing yourself to be the conscious observer of the “what is” without judgement. All that you experience in meditation is beautiful in it’s own way and can serve some purpose. For more information about meditation, I recommend my downloadable PDF on The Art of Transformational Meditation. You can purchase it for $10 by Clicking Here.
2. Emotionally Detoxing–a Form of “Reaching for Relief”
Now I’m not a big proponent of picking at wounds or staying with negative emotions for long periods of time without a purpose to uplift oneself. But, there are times when we really need to emotionally detox and clean out our emotional baggage. These are the times when we need to let go and move through the emotions that have us stuck in the same old story of life. I feel emotional detoxing is important because we live in a vibrational Universe where like attracts like vibration. If we stay with this negative emotional charge, then it will just pile up and become worse. There are two methods of emotional detoxing that I’m going to recommend today. There are many more and some of them I will touch upon as other Healing Tips in future articles. First, I believe that meditation is a great way to emotionally reset. The breathing alone in meditation will help you to relax your body where we carry stress. There have been times in my meditations that I broke down into tears or had rage that came forth that was like the thunder of a tidal wave. Like the ocean, it couldn’t be held back. Some would think that this wasn’t a very productive or relaxing meditation. In actuality, it was precisely what was needed to move the emotional boulders that I created and suppressed in my life so that I could then rejuvenate my energy. I’m not saying this will happen to you, but that it was one of my experiences that I had to learn to appreciate and love.
Another great way to emotionally detox is to journal. With the support of your Higher Power, you can sit down and just start to write out all the things that you are feeling in a stream of consciousness. When you allow these emotions to be FELT, as they are meant to be, then you move past them quicker. Our emotions are teachers and way showers. They pinpoint our behavior sets that do not serve us or others. Typically behind these behavioral responses are some beliefs about yourself or others that are false and limiting. If you keep writing and asking your Higher Power what the gift is in these experiences, you’ll soon begin to have thoughts about them that point you toward the broader, wiser perspective of your experience. Even if you don’t resolve the issue entirely, you will have gotten it “off your chest”. I mean this literally because your emotional body sits in front of your chest. If it get’s clogged up, then it can begin to seep into the physical body and cause disease. A great book, especially for highly empathic people, about the gifts of our emotions is The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren.
As I said before, be aware of where you are at emotionally, share it in your journal and move on. You don’t have to dwell there for I’ve found that once you go down the rabbit hole you could begin a spiral downward that is difficult to come back from. The purpose of the journaling exercise is to open you up to greater potential of your life purpose as an expressive being in union with your soul. So this exercise should always leave you feeling lighter than when you started. I believe that behind every emotional story is the story of what you truly need, want and desire in life so ask yourself poignant questions while you journal. See the practice of emotional detoxing as a way to find your deepest wishes, inner strengths and True Self.
3. Mental Detoxing–A Form of “Reaching for Relief”
This is very similar to emotional detoxing except that this helps your mind to dump all it’s thoughts that are constantly pulling your attention away from that which you truly want to focus on. Again meditation and journaling are two powerful ways to mentally detox. However I do find that if I have a lot of things on my mind before I meditate, they will be there when I meditate as well. So write down everything that’s on your mind that you have to take care of before going into your meditation. In fact, this type of “brain dumping” is an excellent exercise when you have too many things on your mind. Leaving these thoughts, inspirations, to-do’s or action items on your mind causes chaos in your mind and we can’t handle too much chaos before mental fatigue and overwhelm set in. When you write them down in your journal or day planner etc, you literally take the thoughts out of the mental plane and ground them into the physical–off the mind and into the physical where they can then be prioritized and categorized.
I like to do this type of brain dumping when I have a lot of things to take care of for work and my personal life. Once I make the list of everything that’s been beckoning me, I can then place a star by the ones that I need to take care of today. The rest I ask the Universe to take care. I don’t move to the other items on the list until I complete those few things that I marked for today. I caution you to be reasonable with what you place a star next to. Your Higher Power only knows grace and ease, so really FEEL INTO what you’ve starred and make sure it feels good in your body. If not, you will feel dizzy or you will still feel overwhelm. After this, trust that the Universe will help you with the other things on your list. Tomorrow you can go back to your list and repeat this. If you trust, the Universe will help you. For instance, once I put on the list that I needed to do my laundry and sure enough, my mother in law came by the next day and asked if I needed help with my laundry! Of course, I graciously accepted this gift from the Universe and she and I happily went on with our day.
4. Eat a Holistic Diet–a Tenet for Living Well
Our body is our temple for this life. It’s an extension of our Divine Will in form. In order for the temple to be strong enough to serve the heart, it’s important to feed it what it needs the most. Thriving in our bodies is easy, when we feel fully nourished. Physically nourishing our self with life enriching food, is just as important as emotionally and mentally nourishing our self. When the body feels nourished then it has more energy to assist you in thriving and flourishing in form. The more natural, whole foods we feed our self, the better we will feel. I also try to eat as much raw food as I can or not to over cook my food. I’m still working on this as I’m a big “foodie” so I love to explore all kinds of food. However, I find that the more I stick to a holistic, organic diet the better I feel. So do your best and stair step your way into this habit. Find healthier versions of your favorite cookies and then eat them in moderation. If you’re having a lot of sweet cravings in your life, I find that this can be related to not allowing “the sweetness in life”. Ask yourself what is your “sweetness in life”? What void am I filling with this sweet habit? Your body knows what it needs most and high water content foods and adequate clean water will fulfill most of your diet needs. So eat mostly unprocessed, whole foods and you’ll feel more vital in no time. This combined with the first 3 tips will really begin to change your life. However, keep in mind that what we think and feel, we become. This will be a tip I discuss later in this article series as well. Suffice it to say, if you’re physical diet is great but your emotional and mental one is poor, then all the great food in the world won’t keep you from getting ill.
5. Dare to Dream
We are creator beings—literally! We are here on Earth as Soul’s knowing our creative potential. We just lost that wisdom after years of conditioning from our parents, schools, society, our own thoughts etc. However, we also knew that no matter what was taught to us, we’d always have the power to dream. If you had all the money in the world, what would you BE, DO and HAVE? Daring to dream in this way puts your imagination to use. Our mind is the builder—this is a spiritual truth shared by many religions, sages and gurus. You might have heard it stated as “What you think you become” or “What you put your attention on grows”. It’s all the same thing. We are meant to dream and wish for things and then KNOW that the Universe, God, Creator, Omniverse or whatever you choose to call it, will bring it to us. This creative process is outlined in many books but I like Abraham-Hicks book entitled Ask and It is Given. When you start to dare to dream, your Soul will be right there with you cheering you on and pointing you in the direction of your dreams through inspiration. You also begin to open your heart to what you came here to embody…the richness of life and the joy of creating. There’s no better feeling than the exhilarating feeling of knowing that you have the power to create anything! So ask your heart what it truly wants, feel it in your body and then follow the path of least resistance toward the fulfillment of that dream.
Remember to check in with me next week for the next 5 Healing Tips in this series. As always I welcome your feedback and advice on how to better serve you in your healing and awakening journey so please feel free to post your comments here or to contact me directly at MarieG@HeartTransformations.com.
Have a Glorious Day,
Marie A. Georgopulos