Saturday, May 30, 2015

What To Do When You Are Not Doing Well


We all have days of feeling down or slightly depressed.

The reasons may vary - a quarrel wit
h a parent, partner or colleague, an approaching deadline, money or health issues, upcoming exams, etc.

No matter what caused your troubles, the outcome is often the same: your energy is low and you feel a victim.

Now, feeling a victim is never a good choice. It might earn you some attention or words of pittance, but it will not  resolve your problem.

In contrary, being peaceful, happy and content lifts up your vibrations. As a result, you attract happier occurrences and - as an added bonus, you deal better with hardships.

But how to raise your vibration?

Below you will find some suggestions. There are hundreds of further possibilities, so hopefully these tips will help you come up with ideas that are particularly helpful to you.
  • Have a short walk in the park, in the woods, along a lake or at the seaside. Whatever piece of nature you have near you is good! Hugging a tree is not a mere new age trend: trees are living beings who enjoy sharing their powerful energy with other beings.
  • Meditate (if you can). Personally, I find it hard to meditate in the midst of a strong negative emotion. But whenever I manage it, it works wonders.
  • Read a few lines or pages from an inspirational book.
  • Listen to music that you love and that makes you feel happy. Choose something positive and leave the sad tunes for some other time.
  • Use affirmations.
  • Take a shower or have a bath.
  • Spend some time on a hobby.
Assignment: Write a list with things that make you happy and have it ready for use whenever you need it.

Friday, May 29, 2015

If You Are In Pain, Talk To The Pain

Have you ever thought that you could talk to aching body parts - and not just talk to them, but actually alleviate the pain?
 
I had read that intention and spoken word have the power to create and re-create reality. However, it sounded like something that only "advanced" people can do.
 
Or so I thought.
 
Two weeks ago I was in a hurry to take the train. Suddenly, my right foot started hurting. The pain was bearable but uncomfortable, and most of all - it was preventing me from walking fast.
 
Without thinking much, I said out loud (there was no one around me):
 
"I'm sending love and healing to my right foot NOW."
 
The pain promptly diminished. I followed the inner impulse to repeat the sentence another two times. The pain disappeared and I could continue walking with my typical fast pace until I reached the train.
 
It did reappear another few times during the day but  in a more subtle manner. Each time I repeated the same sentence (either out loud, or in my mind), and it helped! By the next day it was completely gone.
 
You can try it too! It is important to have the clear intention that the pain will either disappear or at least diminish at this very moment. This is the reason why it is important to say "NOW".
 
Speaking aloud is definitely more powerful, but depending in where you are, it might be more appropriate to say it in your mind.
 
Let me know how it works for you!
 
Love,
River

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Say Something


Before saying something ask yourself:
Graphic by @ValerieThang, Fotolia

  1.     Is it important and needed?
  2.     Is it true?
  3.     Would it hurt someone?
  4.     Does it bring blessings?
  5.     Is it better than silence?
Some years ago I read those questions, felt inspired - and forgot about them.
Now I've decided to put theory into practice and use them for the next 7 days. I will print them out and have them at places where I can be reminded of them often. Next week I will let you know how it went!

Would someone like to take this 7-day challenge together with me? It would be great to hear about your experiences.

Love,
River