Shakti invites you to enjoy this morning ritual.

Lavender Essential Oil.

From the book Essential Emotions, Lavender aids verbal expression and calming the mind.  Specifically, it calms the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true thoughts and feelings.  Lavender addresses a deep of being seen and heard.  Individuals in need of Lavender hide within, blocking their true self expression.  While they may be going through the motions of outward expression, they’re actually holding back their innermost thoughts and feelings.  The expression is not connected to the heart or soul.

Lavender supports individuals in releasing the tension and constriction that stems from withheld expression.  This bottleneck in communication can result in worried and racing thoughts, anxiousness, and sleep disruption.  Due to past experiences, they may feel unsafe or fearful of expressing themselves because of potential rejection.  Often they don’t allow themselves space to get in touch with all they truly think and feel.  Their true voice is therefore trapped within and goes unexpressed.  Strong feelings of being unlovable, unimportant, or unheard can accompany this condition.

Lavender encourages emotional honesty and insists that one speak their innermost thoughts and desires. As individuals learn to communicate their deepest thoughts and feelings, they are liberated from their self inflicted prison.  It is through open and honest communication that an individual has the potential to experience unconditional love, acceptance and peace of mind.  Through Lavender’s courageous spirit, one is free to share their True Self with others.

Meditation.

This month’s message is: Dissolving Conflictual Parts

Have you ever had conflicting parts?  One part of you wants to go work out at the gym and the other part wants to stay home?  Ok, that is an easy example.  However, what about one part of you wanting to be seen and the other part wanting to hide?  Or does one part of you want to start a business and the other part doesn’t?  How do you resolve inner conflict?  How do you find team players?  In this meditation, Dissolving Conflictual Parts, I walk you through the set up for achieving inner resolution.  And then I follow with a wonder guided meditation.  Set aside 30 min in the morning and take time out for yourself in this wonderful ritual.
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Movement. Yoga for calming the mind.

Inversions are one of the best ways to calm the mind.  Downward dog, Forward Fold, Bridge pose are a few easy poses that will support calming your mind and body.  Restorative yoga in the fall and winter are excellent ways to maintain your health.  I personally love Yoga With Adriene.  She’s an on line yoga teacher. If you have one in person, lucky you.  If you don’t, here is a gentle introduction to an easy flowing yoga that will make you feel good.

Yoga for Beginners

I like this one:

Restorative Yoga

And this one: