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Shifting into your Heart – visualisation

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The heart is more powerful than the brain. The heart is about 100,000 times stronger electrically and up to 5000 times stronger magnetically in the brain. Scientists at the Institute of HeartMath have been conducting research over nearly 2 decades that has shed light on what research is now characterised as the energetic heart.

The heart, like the brain, generates a powerful electromagnetic field, however the heart generates the largest electromagnetic fields in the body. This field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about 60 times greater in amplitude in the brainwaves recorded in an electro electroencephalogram (ECG). HeartMath studies show this powerful electromagnetic field can be detected and measured several feet away from a person’s body between two individuals in close proximity.

Our heart is where we truly live…so how do we get there?

The following information and instruction on experiencing the heart is by Audwin Trapman, who is a Love Energy Healer, Angel Healer, Light Worker, and Educator from Toronto.

We have been fooled into thinking that our heads are where we live.  This is a grand deception to keep us from experiencing the Light that we are.  At some point you will decide that it is time to know your Truth, when that time arrives you will want to know how to move your consciousness from your head to your Heart.  Once in your heart you will experience total calm, you will feel the energy flowing in your whole body, and you will experience a totally quiet mind with not a single thought running through it.  Peace, truly.  Here is how you do that.

Important note:  I encourage everyone to try this because the difference between this exercise and others you may have tried before is this one actually moves your consciousness into your Heart Center instead of just being a third party observer of your Heart Center, (ie. just focusing your attention on your Heart Center).  Both have their rewards but at some point the shift to actually being in our Heart has to happen.

  • Visualize a ball of Light in your head. The ball of Light is your consciousness
  • Let the ball of Light sink down your neck, your spine, until it reaches heart height.  Relax any tension in your head, your scalp.
  • Visualize your Heart opening and the ball of Light entering your Heart.
  • Hold the Light in your heart and keep your head relaxed.

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At this point you will feel an entirely new sensation.  Your Heart will energetically blossom and your energies will expand very noticeably.  It is not uncommon to need to take a deep breath.  These are good signs that you are on the way to the shift to Heart Perception.

The mind/ego will attempt to kick you out of your Heart, so please don’t be surprised to find yourself back in your head again.  At first this will happen within seconds.  Success is dependent on repeating this exercise for days/weeks/months or however long it takes until you can hold yourself in your Heart every minute of every day.  You will find that your mind will try to bring you back into your head with worrying thoughts or stories.  Tempting as it is to linger on those thoughts just recognize them for the attempts at distraction that they are and bring your Light back into your heart.  At some point you will notice that when you are in your heart your mind goes silent, it is like a switch is flipped that silences your thoughts.  If it is your goal to live in the NOW then you will find this shift very helpful.

Ideally shift to your Heart anytime you find yourself having to make a decision, or find yourself in a challenging situation, or are having negative thoughts.  The Heart has all of the wisdom of your brain at its call and also Divine connection to the Light.

Helpful tip:  Try doing this exercise in the bathtub WITH YOUR EARS UNDER WATER.  Listen to your heartbeat under water, relax, and then after a few minutes of relaxing simply let the ball of Light travel to your heart.  I have also found it helpful to do this shift when half asleep…

Please visit Audwin Trapman’s website for further information on healing and if you wish to book a healing session.

Ocean Retreat – Guided Imagery

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Let’s Begin. Take a deep, slow breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Keep breathing in and out, focusing on how your body feels at this moment. Feel the pace of your heart and lungs becoming slower. With each breath, breathe IN relaxation and breathe OUT tension and tiredness. Feel your body sinking more and more into deep relaxation.

Start by taking a few deep breaths…. slowly…. and evenly…..remembering to let your belly rise as you breathe in…. and to let it fall as you breathe out

Breathe in relaxation…… and breathe out tension and tiredness….. Take another breath in….. and let it out.

Now, imagine yourself on a beach in the early evening…… The salty sea-breeze is still warm against your skin…. but the sun has just begun to retreat into the horizon……..

As you sit in the white sand… on the edge of the surf…. you can feel the cool water washing gently over your toes……… as the waves roll in….. and out…….. take a deep breath in……. and let it out……..

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Allow your limp body to sink into the sand while you look out over the deep blue waves into the sky…. you see the brilliant orange sun…. dipping below rows of saffron and indigo clouds to meet the horizon….. the sun-set covered clouds drift in…. and out….as their shadows rest on the surface of the water.

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Far off in the distance…. you notice the mast of a sailboat…. It gently glides across the water…. The peacefulness of the waves is calming & comforting…. as your thoughts float in and out… Allow your chest to rise…. and fall….. as you take a slow deep breath in….. and let it out.

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Your body feels heavy.. as you.. close your eyes…. and soak in the last rays.. of the golden summer sun…. you fill your lungs with the crisp ocean air… and let out a big sigh…… relaxing into the moment…… letting everything else melt away……. for a moment…. completely content.

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The imprints of your thoughts……. drift… drift in like the clouds….. forming shapes across the sky…. Floating weightlessly.. in the peacefulness of this moment…… time passes.. without measure

As you slowly open your eyes… you return from this motionless state…..feeling relaxed and calm. You discover that the warm summer day has given way to a beautiful moonlit evening….. The clear night-sky…. reveals bright clusters of stars as the reflections glisten on the water……..

The tide has come in… and you feel the cool water now, brushing against your legs… and see it stretching it’s way up the beach… Taking in the serenity of this place.. one last time…… you rise to your feet….. and move slowly up the beach… allowing the steady pace of your steps… to carry you safely and calmly… into the rest of your day…. feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Now, take a deep breath in…. and let it out…. take another deep breath in…. and let it out…. Remember that whenever your feeling tense…. or need a break in your day… you can bring yourself back to this beach,,, back to this moment… to recharge your mind and body.

When you are ready, open your eyes to discover the new, refreshed you.

Making headway by being in the know-NOW

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Imagination is everything, it’s the preview of life’s coming attractions – Einstein


My friends and I have had numerous mini symposiums surrounding being in the spirit of now, also known famously as ‘The Power of Now’, ‘The Sedona Method’ or ‘The Secret’. But what does it mean and how easy is it to change your mind, your thinking. Here are my thoughts about being in the ‘Now’, how it relates to energy, and also harnessing the creative energy of the mind.

How often do you find yourself reviewing a movie in your head of past events, things that happened recently or in the distant past. We all do it, constantly analysing and thinking about things that didn’t turn out the way we expected, or things did occur the way we saw it.  We are constantly living reactively about the past and the future, instead of being happy with what or where we are right now. We rush ahead wishing for all the things we don’t have, or dwelling on the past of what we could have had, constantly judging, criticising, worrying or getting angry. Often we end up being disappointed, because we get into this reactive state, because we had expectations or ideals. The Buddha also taught that the root of suffering is to be found in our constant wanting and craving.

But we need to realise that each moment has the potential to transpose or transition, each choice we make, and coupled with timing or circumstance, can change the path in an instant. We must realise that it’s the moment right now that counts, and you could be potentially missing opportunities, because you are stuck in a pattern of thinking. I’m not saying being consciously aware in the ‘Now’ is all there is to it either, because I also believe in creative visualisation, and what we think we attract. I believe that we all have great potential, and we have the ability to re-program ourselves.

In essence change your thinking, and re-program to start living in the moment, believe in your abilities and dreams and go forth without worrying about the outcomes. Eckhardt Tolle states ”To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be.”

As long as you are in your mind, you cannot find the present moment. To our ego, the present moment hardly exists, it’s concerned with keeping the past alive, because we think it defines us, and it projects the future as a survival mechanism or fulfilment saying ‘one day when this happens, or if I get this, I will be ok, or happy etc’.

Having spent the last three years personally dealing with the end of relationship and at the same time acquiring a rare autoimmune condition, I can attest to the struggle of my mind on a daily basis. The reviewing of the past, the what ifs, the whys? or limiting thoughts of how things will be based on events of my past. It’s been my biggest struggle and biggest lesson. Prior to this, I lived in a state of anticipation, living in my head of wants, desires, and also waiting. I was putting myself on hold because of someone else, assuming that they too wanted the same, and that in time it would magically it would all happen. I was wrong, and I wasn’t being true to myself, I was shifting the responsibility away from what my inner compass was saying.

But I have learned that I cannot control what has now passed, nor should I get into a state of worrying of what my mind conceives may happen in future scenarios. Life can change in an instant, everything changes, life is a cycle. For my own well being I am learning to be in the ‘Now’ and what I am discovering from this is ‘Peace’.

So let’s look at changing your thinking NOW, because you control the way you think, feel and act in life instead of viewing it as ‘circumstances’.  You can choose to react in fear, hurt, anger or react in courage, forgiveness, and release. The Law of Attraction says that “whatever you put your focused intention on, you will attract to your reality”.

Everything is made up of energy, including us, and it operates at different frequencies. We have the ability to change frequency of energy with positive thoughts. Gratitude is always linked with the law of attraction and being in the Now, because by being grateful, having positive thoughts and feelings, and by focusing on our dreams (rather than our frustrations), we can change the frequency of our energy, by bringing more things of those frequencies into our lives, and be open to seeing opportunities that we might otherwise be blinkered to. What we attract depends on where and how we focus our attention, but we must believe that it’s already ours, or soon will be.

So think about your life right NOW and consider the following….

  • What does your life look like in this moment? Are you living the way you want to live? What is holding you back?
  • What do you want to change.
  • Take control of what you attract by how you think and feel
  • Focus on positive things, be grateful and you will attract positive events
  • Allow yourself to feel good NOW, in this moment, whatever happens
  • Think about what you know really want and make a vision of this. You must learn to Become this.

Tools for doing this:

Spell Map/Visionboard – this is a collage of goals put into words and images that you can see regularly and keep you focused and positive. It brings you into a state of awareness of feelings, and what you are attracting, it will keep yourself in check. I have done this many times over the years and it does work! The important thing is to be realistic, and you must believe in what you want to create.

Creative Visualization – this is the ability to see what you want to accomplish in advance using your imagination – or I call it daydreaming. To practice creative visualization, set up a goal, daydream or desire about what you want to achieve in order to enhance your life. Sit back, relax, close your eyes and daydream about the goal you just set up. Don’t put any limitation on it. Be realistic and certain about your goal. Keep in mind that there is no one who is going to interfere with the goal or fantasy you have just created and there is no one who is going to prevent it from happening.  Only you, but no one else, have the power either to accomplish or deter its manifestation.

Examples of visualisation:

Albert Einstein once said in his autobiography that he came up with the theory of relativity by imagining what would happen if he could travel through space on the tip of a light beam.

At an early age Nikola Tesla trained his visualization process. In his autobiography entitled “My Inventions,” Tesla described: ‘Every night and sometimes during the day, when alone, I would start out on my journeys through mind visualization, see new places, cities and countries, live there, meet with people, make friendships and acquaintances and, however unbelievably it is a fact that they were just as dear to me as those in actual life and not a bit less intense in their manifestations’. He used to practice this kind of mental visualization constantly until he was about seventeen, at which age he began creating inventions for the modern world. He described that he needed no models, drawings or experiments in a physical place. He could picture them all as if they were real in his imaginary mind, conduct experiments and collect data.

The Russians used the power of imagination in the 1980 Olympics. They split their athletes into four groups: Groups A through D. Group A used 100% traditional physical practice; Group B: 75% physical 25% mental; Group C: 50% physical 50% mental and Group D: 25% physical 75% mental practice. After the Moscow Olympics and the Lake Placid Olympics, the scores of these world-class athletes were tallied and those in Group D had won the most medals.

Be focused, and attract your dream life now by flying into your imagination…

What’s your view on life at this very moment?