What Does Empathy Really Mean?

To me there is so much more to empathy than just feeling someone's emotions. It means stepping outside of yourself in every situation and asking yourself “how is this decision or action going to affect others?”.

Living from the heart means being able to step outside of yourself and live from a place that is less selfish and more about common courtesy and the “bigger picture”. There is a real epidemic in society where people “want what they want when they want it” without thinking how their actions affect other people.

Here are some ways you can show empathy to others.

1. Be On Time

When you are late to appointments, meeting, or even just getting together with friends, then the other person's life is put on hold and it makes the statement that your time is more important than someone else’s. Always do your best to be on time and respect other people’s time.

2. Consider the Other Person Before Showing Up Uninvited

Before showing up at someone's home uninvited ask yourself: what might this person be doing? Maybe they do not want to be interrupted. Are they reading, watching a movie, sleeping, having a bath, writing. etc? Once again, it’s important to be respectful of other’s time.

3. Be Aware of Other’s Needs

For example, when paying for groceries, you notice that the person behind you is in a rush. Don't spend extra time talking with the cashier, move along efficiently. Notice people around you and be aware of what their needs are.

4. Avoid Cancelling Plans at the Last Minute

Give proper notice if you need to cancel an appointment. Recognize that people have to travel to work and cancelling at the last minute means that someone has wasted time getting somewhere and they could have been able to fill the space with another client. It takes time to plan events and it is crucial to know how many people are attending for catering and other details, so if you RSVP and then don’t show it is making a statement to the host that you don't care about the planning or budget of the event.

These are just a few examples of being mindful of other people. So, next time you make decision or before taking action on something ask yourself “how is this going to affect others?”.

Random Acts of Kindness to Raise Your Vibration

When life becomes stressful and I am triggered by my ego I will do something kind for someone in order to raise my vibration and it always makes me feel better. It is a great way to become more present and a reminder to live from the heart rather than the ego.

Here are some random acts of kindness that you can do for someone:

  • When buying a coffee for yourself pay for the next person in line.

  • Help someone load their car with groceries

  • Pay double for bus fare so that the next person can have a free ride

  • Pay someone a compliment

  • Give someone flowers

  • Shovel someone's driveway

  • Walk a neighbour's dog

  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter

  • Leave your server a generous tip with a kind note

7 Signs You Might Be Clairsentient

Clairsentience is “clear feeling or sensing”. This means you receive intuitive or psychic information through sensing or feeling subtle energy from people and places. Here are some signs that you might be clairsentient.

1. You were told you were “too sensitive” as a child

If you are clairsentience, you can feel the emotions of others so you were often overwhelmed.

2. You can sense the energy of buildings and places

You can easily sense the emotional atmosphere when you walk into a building or place.

3. You have heightened perception

You can easily read between the lines during a conversation.

4. You “just know” things

You can easily pick up when someone is lying.

5. You can sense “dark energy”

When you pick up on negative energy from people or places you feel nauseous and become deeply uncomfortable.

6. You are empathetic

You are deeply sensitive to other people's emotions and feel them like they are your own. Their physical and emotional pain affects your greatly.

7. You get overwhelmed by crowds

Being around a large group of people can be completely overwhelming as you are feeling too much energy and will cause you to be overstimulated.

7 Signs of You Might Be Clairaudient

Clairaudience is “clear hearing”. It means you receive intuitive insight or guidance from your spirit guides, your higher self or angels through your hearing. Here are some of the signs that you might be clairaudient.

1. You are sensitive to noise

If you are clairaudient you are highly sensitive both emotionally and physically.

2. You hear you name being spoken

Sometimes you can hear someone say your name or soft voices when no one is around. You can hear things that others cannot.

3. You have conversations with yourself

If you are clairaudient you tend to have conversations with yourself in your head. You tend to be able to “hear” divine guidance because you are so used to being in your head and can notice when you are receiving messages from your guides.

4. You feel a deep connection with music

If you are clairaudient listening to music is a way to connect deeply with your soul.

5. People are drawn to your wisdom

People who are clairaudient tend to be the counselors or therapists among their friends and family because they are receiving divine wisdom and guidance.

6. You hear ringing or high pitched noises

You can hear high pitched noises in your ear as a sign that your spirit guides and angels are near.

7. You get signs from songs and speech

When out in public you receive messages through the lyrics of a song playing or words that someone is saying in a conversation near by that you know are meant for you.

7 Signs You Might Be Clairvoyant

Clairvoyance is “clear seeing”. It means you receive intuitive information through pictures, visions and symbols. When people are clairvoyant they often disregard this as an active imagination. Here are some signs that you might be clairvoyant.

1. Your have a vivid imagination

You can daydream for hours and think in a creative and imaginative way.

2. You have vivid dreams

Your dreams are frequently detailed, very colourful, and visual and feel like they are real.

3. You can visualize easily

You can visualize situations and designs easily.

4. You appreciate beauty

You notice and truly appreciate all the beautiful and special things about the world.

5. You have an excellent sense of direction

You have an uncanny ability to be able to visualize where you are going and where things are.

6. You can see the “big picture”

You can see how things fit together and can visualize how things are meant to be and look.

7. You experience psychic flashes

You can see flashes of light, auras, colours, orbs, and twinkling lights around you.

5 Ways That I Connect with My Emotions Using My Senses

1. Music

I like all genres of music and when I need to connect with my emotions the type of music I listen to is an indicator to me of how I am currently feeling emotionally. Or, it is an indicator of how I want to feel. In essence, music is a great way to connect with your emotional body.

2. Movies

I am huge fan of movies and I really like that movies allow you an opportunity to connect with different characters and situations that you can relate to or can illicit strong emotions that you may be repressing.

3. Colour

Every morning before I get dressed I always ask myself “what colour are you being drawn to wear?” Colour for me is a great way to see what chakra I am needing to balance. Colour is very powerful and each has its own vibration.

4. Physical Body

The body holds emotions and can be used to identify what needs to be released or worked on depending on how your body is feeling physically. When meditating in the morning I do a quick body scan to see what my body is trying to tell me.

5. Smell

Being present and aware of how different smells make you feel is a great way to connect quickly with your emotional body and bring you into a state of peace. Smell is very powerful and has a strong bearing on your emotions. Marilena Aiello, a cognitive neuroscience researcher discovered that there is a partial overlap between the areas in our brains which deal with olfactory perception and those which process emotions.

12 Universal Laws

There are 12 Universal laws to abide by in order to succeed in life and achieve self mastery. These Universal Laws influence our everyday lives and you cannot change that.

1) The Law of Divine Oneness

The Law of Divine Oneness is the first of the 12 Universal Laws and it helps us to understand that in this World we live, everything is connected to everything else. Every thought, words, actions and beliefs of ours affect others and the universe around us irrespective of whether the people are near or far away, in other words, beyond time and space.

2) The Law of Vibration

The Law of Vibration states that everything in the Universe vibrates, moves, and travels in circular patterns. The same principle of vibration in the physical world apply to our feelings, desires, thoughts, dreams and will. Each sound, thought or thing has its own unique vibrational frequency. When you hear people say 'like attracts like', they are actually referring to how a vibrational energy can resonate with or is attracted to the same or a similar vibrational energy.

3) The Law of Action

The Law of Action must be applied in order for us to manifest things on earth. Therefore, we must engage in actions that support our words, feelings, vision, thoughts, dreams and emotions. These actions will bring us manifestation of various results which are dependent on our specifically chosen words, thoughts, dreams, and emotions.

4) The Law of Correspondence

The Law of Correspondence basically puts us in the drivers' seat of our own lives. Our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world, therefore, we need to accept responsibility for our own lives.

5) The Law of Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect states that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. This means that, we have to take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. Every action has an equal reaction or consequence and it is what we sow that we reap. You cannot plant a hibiscus flower and expect to reap a Rose flower. In other words, every thought, action, words are full of energy.

6) The Law of Compensation

This Law of Compensation is the extended arm of the Law of Cause and Effect which is applied to abundance and blessings that flow into our lives in the form of friendships, gifts, money, inheritances and other forms of blessings. These various forms of compensation are the visible effects of our direct and indirect actions carried out throughout our lives.

7) The Law of Attraction

This Law of Attraction shows how we create the events, people and things that come into our lives. All our thoughts, words, feelings and actions give out energies which, likewise attract like energies.

8) The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy is a powerful one. It states that we all have power within us to change any condition in our lives that we are not happy with. Higher energy vibration will definitely consume and transform lower ones. Therefore, we can change the energies in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles in such a way as to effect a positive change in our lives.

9) The Law of Relativity

The Law of Relativity states that each person will receive series of situations or problems for the purpose of strengthening the 'inner light' within us. This law makes it possible for us to stay connected to our hearts when we proceed to solve the problems or remedy the situation which is a 'test' for us.

10) The Law of Polarity

The Law of Polarity states that everything is on a continuum and has an opposite. There has to be darkness so that we might appreciate Light. There is Solid and liquid and we can see and feel the difference. We have the ability to suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by focusing on the opposite thought thereby bringing the desired positive change. This could also be likened to the law of mental vibration.

11) The Law of Rhythm

The Law of Rhythm states that everything vibrates and moves to a certain rhythm. This rhythm establishes cycles, seasons, patterns, and stages of development. Each cycle is a reflection of the regularity of God's universe. To master each rhythm, you must rise above any negative part of the cycle.

12) The Law of Gender

The Law of Gender states that everything has its masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) principles, and that these are the basis for all creation in the Universe. As spiritual beings, we must ensure that there is a balance between the masculine and feminine energies within us in order for us to become true co-creators with God.

Interested in learning more? Check out our workshop Self Mastery and the 12 Universal Laws.

7 Soul Archetypes

Before each of us begins our incarnational cycle on the planet, we choose one of seven Roles which serve as the blueprint for who we are, what special abilities we possess, and how we interact with others.

Our role is the type of soul we are, our special soul type, the spiritual archetype we embody. Every soul has a particular role that determines his dominant way of being. - Michael Teachings

1. Server (seeks to serve the common good)

Servers alleviate suffering. Wants to solve the world's problems in a material and physical sense. Bears up the burdens of mankind. Has a strong tendency towards domestic living in the home and family. Not too proud to ask for help.

They seek the well being of all – doctor, nurse, social worker, bureaucrat, waiter, waitress, housewife

2. Artisan (seeks creativity and the structure behind it)

Original and creative in thinking, artistic expression, and engineering. More artisans in the fine arts than any other role. Uses his hands to produce objects for use by mankind. Manipulates the objective world of things or symbols or things the physical world is material to be used molded and fashioned.

Artist inventor, poet, writer, craftsman, actor, architect, repairman, athlete.

3. Warrior (seeks a challenge)

Is achievement and accomplishment oriented. Responds well to reward and punishment behaviour incentives. Sees what is undone and does it. Good at implementing the directives of others. Likes to explore. Often athletic by nature.

Businessman, salesman, laborer, policeman, soldier, bouncer, boxer, athlete, truck driver.

4. Scholar (seeks knowledge)

Often sees life as an experiment. Views the world primarily in terms of its information. Life is seen as a classroom and the scholar is the star pupil. Everything is just so much data to be gathered and sifted. The world is a laboratory to experiment in. The physical appearance is often androgynous or neutral.

Scientist, scholar, writer, researcher, mathematician, professor.

5. Sage (seeks communication in all things)

The good communicator. Able to express the higher mental faculties of wisdom, beauty, love, harmony, and philosophy. This is the story doer type who likes to act out and dramatize his thoughts through art, music, teacher, salesmanship or entertainment. He enjoys playing to an audience.

Entertainment, performer, actor, public speaker, teacher, broadcaster.

6. Priest (seeks to serve the higher good)

Sees the potential of people and is good at eliciting it. Is equipped to bring out the hidden qualities of goodness in others. A leader of mankind in inspiring others to noble virtues. Has a heart of gold. Feels the urge to raise the consciousness of others.

Pastor, minister, preacher, counselor, psychologist.

7. King (seeks to lead, mandate)

A born leader, foresees what needs to be done and sets forces in motion to accomplish it. Concerned with initiating political or governmental action in arena of events. Often impressive or charismatic in appearance – regal bearing. All of the other roles tend to defer to a king.

Mayor, politician, statesman, governor, manager, overseer, steward, president, executive.

Interested in learning more about Soul Archetypes? You will learn about Soul Archetypes in our workshop Soul Purpose.

The Benefits of Honey

Honey has been used by the Ancient Egyptians to heal wounds and burns by rubbing onto the skin as it has many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Honey has many beneficial healing properties and practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have used it to remedy the following ailments:

  • Acid reflux

  • Fighting infections

  • Cold and cough symptoms

  • Eczema and dermatitis

  • High blood pressure

  • Stress

  • Weakness

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Vision problems

  • Bad breath

  • Arthritis

Honey contains a number of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds like flavonoids.

Learn more about honey and the healing properties of many other foods in the workshop Heal Your Mind, Heal Your Body.

What Is Inspired Action?

Inspired action is when you can step out of your logical mind and just “allow” an idea to come to you and then you act upon it. We as a society are so used to taking actions in an ego based way in order to try to control outcomes. Inspired action is the act of doing something when your intuition guides you to so that your life can unfold in a natural, organic way.

What Is Claircognizance?

Claircognizance is “clear knowing”. For me this is one of my main gifts and probably the one that has caused me the most confusion and difficulty in my life. Claircognizance is when you just simply “know” information that you couldn't possibly know normally. It becomes very difficult when you are communicating with someone when they are telling you something and you just “know” that they are not telling the truth. We live in a society where people are so afraid to be authentic that they end up living a lie. Being claircognizant it becomes very challenging because you can see past the illusions and know the truth despite what someone is saying to be true. I have learned to trust my inner “knowing” and rely on it heavily when discerning the motives and intentions of people. It has taken many years to fully understand this gift and how valuable it really is.

Sacred Relationships

To me a healthy relationship that is based on a soul connection has the following:

  1. Will be attracted to each other from a soul level rather than just the physical or mental level

  2. Will not need or want to change the person or make them "better".

  3. No attempt to control or manipulate

  4. You maintain your own individuality and feel free to be your authentic self.

  5. You inspire and empower each other to be the best versions of yourselves.

  6. Equality

  7. No emotional neediness or seeking for approval.

  8. Feel safe to be vulnerable with each other and support each others expression of emotions with compassion.

  9. Passion and intimacy - sexuality is a very important and crucial part of a relationship and a way to connect more deeply physically, emotionally and spiritually.

This is a beautiful written poem by the prophet Kahlil Gibran on marriage:

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. 

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

What Are Bach Flower Remedies?

Who was Dr. Edward Bach?
Dr. Edward Bach was a British Physician, who began to see disease as an end product, a final stage, a physical manifestation of unhappiness, fear and worry. He therefore, began to look to nature to find healing flowers. Over a period of years Dr. Bach found 38 healing flowers and plants that with the right preparation became the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. These remedies are enough to remove all negative emotional problems.


How do the Remedies work?
The Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.


How are the Bach Flower Remedies made?
The Bach Flower Remedies are made 100% naturally from spring water infused with wild flowers, either by the sun-steeped method or by boiling. The Remedies are hand produced exclusively in England. The Remedies contain 27% grape based brandy as a preservative. Or the alcohol free versions are preserved in glycerin made from sunflowers.


How do I prepare a treatment bottle?
Prepare a Bach treatment bottle by adding 2 drops of each Remedy (up to 7 Remedies) to a 30ml/1 oz mixing bottle and fill with spring water. As preservative (optional) you can add 1-2 teaspoons of brandy, apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin in the treatment bottle. From this mixture, take 4 drops (or 2 sprays) 4 times a day until you feel better.

Discernment

The biggest lesson I have learned in my life is to always use discernment when making decisions before just following the crowd. There is so much information out there these days about spirituality, technology, different “movements” etc etc. Before doing what you think you “should” do or believing that everyone is doing it so it must be right, stop, go within and listen to your own voice. Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Why would I want to do this or believe this?

  • Does this fit with my own values and morals?

  • Does this feel good to me? If it doesn't then don't do it. Your body will tell you if it aligns with you.

 

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

— Buddha

 

The Stigma of Spirituality

There has always been such a stigma surrounding spirituality and that it means that you no longer want prosperity and abundance and believe you will want to start living a “hippy type” lifestyle. People become confused and resistant when they start awakening because life starts falling apart (losing jobs, money, friends etc) and they don't know why and think that to be spiritual means being poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. True spirituality is awakening to your true divine nature and living a high vibrational life where you are able to manifest your dreams and live in prosperity and abundance doing what you are divinely meant to do. In order to live in a higher vibration you must shed all the belief systems and programs that you are taught from family, community etc growing up. which lead people to live in a fear, ego, survival based world (very low vibration). As you raise your vibration things have to fall away that no longer are a vibrational match with you (friends, jobs, etc), so it appears that life is falling apart when in reality you are making space for things, people etc that are aligned with your new vibration. When people become spiritually awakened and enlightened their soul takes over the drivers seat and the ego takes a back seat and you no longer want to achieve success in the same egoic way. When aligned with your true purpose you are living in a heart-based very high vibration life and success becomes easy and abundance and prosperity flow into your world. Just a shift in consciousness and thinking. You no longer see the need to compete out of survival but know that you are creating your reality and can manifest whatever you want because it is simply a universal law and you are now aligned to that.

All About the Sacral Chakra

As another chakra week ends on our Facebook page, we have compiled all the information we shared into a blog post for easy reference.

Sanskrit: Suhadhisthana Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located just below the naval and is associated with creativity, sexuality, commitment, passion and sensitivity.

When this chakra is balanced we feel sexual, creative and comfortable being expressive.

If you have low libido, have a creative block or are having reproductive issues or lower back problems these are signs that your sacral chakra is imbalanced.

Colour Associated with Sacral Chakra:

Orange

Orange is an energizing and creative color. It promotes a feeling of warmth and security. This color brings to mind thoughts and feelings of passion, pleasure and sexuality. Orange can make you feel sensual, safe and abundant.

Foods that will help balance Sacral Chakra:

High vibration foods that have bright orange colour or are fairly dense are great for sacral chakra.

  •  Mandarins

  • Mangoes

  • Carrots

  • Squash

  • Pumpkin

  • Yams

  • Seeds

  • Nuts

  • Oils

 

Solfeggio Frequency for Sacral Chakra:

(Re) 417 Hz

See this video

 

Bach Flower Remedy to balance Sacral Chakra:

  • Crab apple for getting rid of what you cannot digest

  • Elm for creativity to manifestation

  • Mimulus for finding your inner freedom

  • Oak for surrender

  • Rock Water for discipline and letting go

  • Vervain for accepting self and others

  • Wild Rose for taking part in life fully and joyfully

EFT Tapping for Sacral Chakra:

Tapping Into Creativity by Brad Yates

See video here

Yoga Pose for Sacral Chakra:

Goddess Pose

Crystals for Sacral Chakra:

Carnelian, Citrine, Coral

Signs of Low and High Vibration

The reality is that most of us share some forms of “low vibration” and other forms of “high vibration,” but the goal is to become aware of what you are excelling at and what you could improve on within your journey of inner evolution, or Involution.

One of the easiest ways to determine whether you are vibrating at a “high frequency” or a “low frequency” is by paying attention to how you physically feel. Do you feel light, energized, clear and healthy? Chances are you have a high vibration. On the other hand, if you feel weighed down, repressed, oppressed, stuffy or heavy, you are most likely operating on a low vibration.

Before you read the lists below, it’s important to remember 2 things. Firstly, you are rarely ever 100% “either/or” anything in life. Therefore, you’ll most likely fall along a spectrum of 25% high and 75% low, 55% high and 45% low – and so forth. So refrain from boxing yourself up into black or white labels.

If you have a low vibration …

  • You feel “stuck” or stranded in life, not knowing what to do next.
  • You struggle with apathy, or an uncaring attitude towards yourself and others.
  • You are emotionally distant.
  • You are emotionally reactive.
  • You struggle with constant fatigue and lethargy. * You have a primarily self-centric view of the world.
  • You often struggle with despair and desperation.
  • You find it almost impossible to get “unstuck” from old habits. * You have a prominent Shadow Self.
  • You struggle with chronic illnesses.
  • You feel physically unfit and unhealthy.
  • You bottle up feelings such as resentment and jealousy.
  • You find it hard to forgive yourself and other people.
  • You suffer from a guilt complex (i.e. you constantly feel guilty about something/seek things out to feel guilty about).
  • You don’t really know what you want in life.
  • You continue to make poor choices.
  • You struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, OCD or depression.
  • You find it hard to see the beauty in life.
  • You feel unfulfilled.
  • Your connections with others constantly bring you pain.
  • You are overly cynical and skeptical.
  • You are argumentative.
  • You complain a lot.
  • You have substance abuse issues. * You self-sabotage.
  • You focus primarily on the negative in life.
  • You struggle to feel gratitude.
  • You eat a lot of fatty or processed foods (e.g. meat, fast food, lollies).
  • You are needy or demanding of others.
  • You watch a lot of violent multimedia and/or listen to intense music with violent lyrics (e.g. heavy metal, screamo, rap).
  • You find it hard to make any real progress in life.

If you have a high vibration …

  •  You are self-aware (i.e. you are conscious of what you are saying, doing, thinking and feeling, as well as the affect this has on others).
  • You are empathetic towards others needs and you make a habit of seeing through the eyes of other people.
  • You are highly creative and are often bursting with ideas and inspiration.
  • You are emotionally balanced.
  • You feel connected to that which is “beyond” you (e.g. life, divinity, love).
  • You have a great sense of humor towards life.
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • You regularly feel gratitude for what you have in life.
  • Smiling and laughing comes easily to you.
  • You don’t experience much disappointment because you don’t cling to passing things (e.g. material comforts, friendships, indulgences).
  • You are self-disciplined.
  • You can delay pleasure if it does not serve you.
  • You do not “need” anything to feel happy.
  • You are in-tune with your body and its needs.
  • You nurture yourself often.
  • You nurture others often. * You often experience synchronicity.
  • You live in the present more than the past or future.
  • Your body feels strong and healthy.
  • You eat raw, unprocessed food.
  • You try to keep your life clutter free.
  • You forgive yourself and other people easily.
  • You feel as though you have found your calling in life.
  • Opportunities and new doors spontaneously appear to you in life.
  • Patience comes easily to you.
  • You don’t feel the need to argue or compete with others – let them win and feel right, it’s OK!
  • You are open to many different types of people, ideas, beliefs and experiences in life.
  • You feel confident in yourself and your abilities.
  • You are attracted to profound, calming and inspirational music/movies/TV shows. * You are highly intuitive.
  • Other people easily open up to you.
  • You often find yourself in the role of the counselor, peacemaker or teacher in friendships and
  • relationships.

Consciousness Frequencies - How do they work?

The progress toward the attainment of higher consciousness can be derived through the research of Dr. David Hawkins, in Power vs. Force, through a concept he calls ‘consciousness frequencies’. The consciousness frequency of humanity underwent a major shift around the Harmonic Convergence in 1987, and again surrounding the events of September 11, 2001.

According to Dr. Hawkins’ research, the scale of consciousness frequencies runs from 0-1000, with a turning point around 200, where we move from self-destructive to life-enhancing experiences. At the bottom of the scale is shame, progressing up through apathy, grief, and fear, to anger, pride, and finally, at level 200, to courage. Above this line, beginning with courage, it progresses up to neutrality, acceptance, reason, then further up to love, joy, peace, and finally reaching level 700 embarks on the various states of enlightenment. The journey up this scale is representative of our individual spiritual evolution.

According to Dr. Hawkins’ system the average human consciousness on the planet right now is just below 200, yet the collective human consciousness is above this line. This paradox is due to the fact that the people vibrating at a much higher level of consciousness along this scale helps to counterbalance the majority of others vibrating below 200.

The scale advances logarithmically. For instance, one person vibrating at love, which is 500 on the scale, counterbalances 750,000 individuals below the line, while one enlightened person at 700 counterbalances 70 million others below the line!

COURAGE TO REASON:

Courage (200) – The first level of true strength. This is where one starts to see life as challenging and exciting instead of overwhelming. This level promotes interest in personal growth, such as skill-building, career advancement, and further education. Here a person starts to see their future as an improvement upon their past, rather than a continuation of the same.

Neutrality (250) – This level is epitomized by the phrase, “live and let live.” It’s flexible, relaxed, and unattached. Whatever happens, there is no need to have anything to prove. One feels safe and easily relating with other people. This is a very comfortable place sometimes promoting a level of complacency and laziness. Here a person is taking care of their needs, but won’t push too hard.

Willingness (310) – At this level a persona is safe and comfortable, and can start using their energy more effectively. One begins to take action and thinks about time management, productivity, and getting organized, things that weren’t so important at the level of neutrality. This is the level where the development of willpower and self-discipline becomes important. This is the point where one consciousness becomes more organized and disciplined.

Acceptance (350) – This is the level where a powerful shift happens, and one awakens to the possibilities of living proactively. At the level of willingness one becomes competent, and now their

abilities are multiplied to good use. This is the level of setting and achieving goals. This level drives many people to switch careers, start a new business, or change their lifestyle.

Reason (400) – At this level one transcends the emotional aspects of the lower levels and begins to think clearly, rationally, and start making meaningful contributions. Hawkins defines this as the level of medicine and science. At the very high end, this is the level of Einstein and Freud.

LOVE TO ENLIGHTENMENT

Love (500) – Unconditional love, a permanent understanding of one’s connectedness with all that exists, a deep sense of compassion. At the level of reason, one is living in service to the mind. At the level of love, one now places their mind and all your other talents and abilities in service to one’s heart. This is the level of awakening to one’s true purpose. All motives at this level are pure and uncorrupted by the desires of the ego. This is the level of lifetime service to humanity and beginning to feel as being guided by a force greater than oneself. Examples are Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Hawkins claims this level is reached only by 1 in 250 people during their entire lifetimes.

Joy (540) – This is the ultimate state of pervasive, unshakable happiness. Eckhart Tolle describes this state in The Power of Now. This is the level of saints and advanced spiritual teachers. Just being around people at this level makes one feel incredible. At this level life is fully guided by synchronicity and intuition. There’s no more need to set goals and make detailed plans — the expansion of your consciousness allows one to operate at a much higher level.

Peace (600) – Supreme transcendence. Hawkins claims this level is reached only by one person in 10 million.

Enlightenment (700-1000) – The highest level of human consciousness, where humanity blends with divinity. Extremely rare. The level of Krishna, Buddha, and Jesus. Even to just think and study about people at this level can raise one’s consciousness.

All About the Root Chakra

We recently completed Root Chakra Week on our Facebook page, and we thought we'd compile all that information into a blog post! Please use this post to refer back to as needed for information about the Root Chakra.

The Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with security, family, and feeling grounded. Primal instincts and our more earthly thoughts and actions are all root chakra. Stresses related to survival, including financial, professional and housing indicate that you need to realign your root chakra.

Colour

The colour associated with the root chakra is red. Red is a very physical colour. It promotes a feeling of being grounded and connected to the earth. This colour brings to mind thoughts and feelings of survival and instinct. Red can make you feel alert, vigilant and primal.

Food

Any high vibrational foods with red pigment or grounding properties can help recharge the root chakra:

  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Beets
  • Pomegranates
  • Raspberries
  • Protein

Solfeggio Frequency for the Root Chakra

(UT) 396Hz

See this Video

Bach Flower Remedy to Balance Root Chakra

  • Cherry Plum for letting go
  • Clematis for grounding and earthing
  • Gorse for integration of joy and sorrow
  • Pine for taking responsibility for your life
  • Sweet chestnut for trusting yourself

Video for EFT Tapping for Root Chakra

Video by Brad Yates, available here

Yoga for Root Chakra

Tree pose

Crystals for Root Chakra

Bloodstone, Garnet and Ruby.