Natural Practices to Heal Yourself, Your Community and Your World

Filled with Light

It has been another long hiatus from this online space but I’ve been doing some beautiful things offline!

Over the last several years meditation has become a practice for me and as I opened the door to 2016 I decided to commit to meditation as a healing tool for me.  Not only did I open the door to a new year but I realized that I opened my soul to be filled with Light.

I am now blessed to be leading women in group meditations and visualizations and watching them fill with Light and peace.

Here is a quick meditation you can do alone or with others (I love doing this one with my 5 year old son).

Smile Meditation

Close your eyes and begin deep belly breaths. (you might want to place one hand gently on your belly and one hand on your chest to feel your chest stay stable while your belly expands and contracts with your in and out breath)

Imagine your legs are a tree trunk and that roots extend from your feet into the ground.  These roots helped you to be strong and stable.  Fully present in this moment.  Connected to the earth and receiving its nourishment.

Now imagine that the top of your head opens up and Light is able to pour into you. Filling your head and flowing down your neck to your shoulders and arms (you might even feel a tingle or warmth in your hands because this energy is real!).

Now that you are filled with light and grounded in the present moment allow the corners of your mouth to turn up slightly into a smile.  How does your body feel?  Now grow your smile!  Notice how it lifts your cheeks and touches your eyes, allowing them to be filled with sparkly smiles.

Allow your smile to continue into your forehead, relaxing it and flowing into your arms and then moving into your heart.  Your heart is smiling!  How does that feel?  Allow yourself to sit quietly with your smiling heart for a little bit.

Now your smile moves into your belly and maybe gives you a nice happy tickle of giggles as it flows to your legs and ankles and feet.

Your whole body is smiling!  You can create this warm feeling anytime you want to.  Now wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a big hug!  Tell yourself out loud “I love you.  You are my best friend and I am going to take good care of you.”  There might be an emotional release as you say those loving words to yourself. Honour those feelings.

When you’re ready gently open your eyes. 🙂

 

I hope that this meditation blesses you and your children or friends!  Would you like an audio recording of this meditation?  And other recordings to go deeper into your practice and release more emotional blocks?  Stay tuned!  I will be releasing a meditation course very soon!  Email me at lindseyecker@hotmail.com for more details and to get on the mailing list for the course.

Blessings to you today and always,

Lindsey

“The Healer with the Amazing Gift”

 

Trees Move Me To Joy

Well, it’s been 2 years since I last posted… I’m not sure how that’s possible but it is. Sawyer is almost 4 and now we have added little Levi to our family.

Levi loves trees! Especially when their leaves are blowing in these beautiful autumn breezes. He could watch the leaves for hours mesmerized.

I wasn’t thinking about this blog at all except that I was chatting with a friend a few weeks ago and it made me think of this blog and my PSYCH-K practice and how I really enjoy both so much.  Then I saw this quote and had to write something:

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity. . . . and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” William Blake

How do you see the tree?  I will admit there are days where I walk briskly down the path not paying any attention to the trees or nature around me but this past Friday for some reason as I walked to pick up Sawyer from school I basked in the trees that are planted along the sidewalk near his school.  I lingered, I took deeper breaths, I smiled, I watched the sun peek in and out of the canopy of leaves – it was heavenly.

I hope to take more time for trees this fall, more time for life.

The last couple of days I have noticed many angry people around me.  I even mentioned it to my husband last night. 

Today, I was in a frustrating situation and felt my anger rise.  As I reflected back on the week I saw where my anger had reared its head in different situations and realized that what I kept picking out in others was God’s attempt to put up a mirror for me to see what I needed to recognize and resolve in my own life.

Just like the wicked Queen in Snow White, we may not like what our mirrors reflect back to us.  But these reflections are filled with potential, possibility and wisdom if we will only allow it.

By recognizing my anger, I am able to process its root cause and resolve it and heal from it in order to let it go.  When I do that I notice that there are less angry people around me and the reflection in the mirror of my life is much more of what the positive and peaceful me I want to see and be.

What are you noticing around you? Take a moment to see if your life is reflecting something back to you in order to help you change it.

Blessings,

Lindsey

Refreshed and Renewed!

I truly enjoy the extra time on long weekends.  This past weekend was no exception with the beautiful weather. 

In a busy week or busy life we sometimes forget how important it is to take time to be refreshed and renewed.  We even sometimes lose track of HOW to refresh or renew ourselves. 

It is valuable to take time to rest your body and mind with extra naps or early bed times.  It is also valuable find a way to renew your mind and body by doing something you’ve never done or something you haven’t done in a while.

Yoga and simple stretching can be so valuable to the renewing of your body.  Allowing the old blood and stale oxygen to leave your muscles and joints and then a new supply of fresh blood and oxygen to rush in can produce amazing results.

Meditating, prayer, focusing, deep breathing techniques and journalling can produce those same renewing feelings for your mind.  Perhaps even reading a new book with uplifiting content can help you rest and relax from a busy or stressful schedule.

Whatever it is you choose to do, honour yourself by taking time to renew and refresh your mind and body.  The benefits are too many to count and have long lasting effects.

Need help carving out the time or help figuring out how to do any of these activities?  I would love to take some time out to teach and rejuvenate with you!

Blessings, Lindsey

I love trying new things! Perhaps too much 🙂  I love to test out new theories or pilot crazy ideas and see what results I get.  It keeps me excited about life and what I’m doing and gives me energy as I make connections and sort out what works and doesn’t work in my life.

But sometimes I get discouraged.  Sometimes things don’t work out or other people don’t like my zest for trying new things.  Sometimes my successes even cause people to react negatively and they try to get me to stop.

A wise friend reminded me to just keep trying!  As long as I’m doing it because I believe it is for the greater good then I’m doing the right thing.  The passion and energy I feel and all of the interesting things I learn and reflect on are important for my life and the people around me.

Is there something new you would like to try to do?  Is there something that you have been trying without success and have recently given up?  Perhaps even something you tried that you thought was successful but was discouraged by others?

I encourage you to try it!!! Try, try and try again!  Simply trying it is a victory that will bless your life in many ways! And if you need any help getting over the hurdles or around the nay-sayers I’m here 🙂

Blessings, Lindsey

Dandelions are everywhere these days!  Blooming their sunshine yellow colour in the strangest of places!  They seem to be able to grow and thrive anywhere, including cracks in cement.

Nature is a wonderful teacher and these dandelions are just one of the many lessons we can learn from Her.  

There are times in our lives when we feel that our situation is not fertile or welcoming to our growth or well being.  We feel like we are between a rock and a hard place.  We think that there is no possible way for us to change our circumstances. 

Perhaps that is the lesson.  It isn’t so much about changing our circumstances or the environment around us but in blooming anyway.  Regardless of the tight spot we’re in, the lack of sunlight or nourishment. 

We can do our best to bloom where we are planted and see what beautiful things will blossom from there!

Blessings, Lindsey

More and More Proof!

It used to be that honouring the connection between mind and body was just for the very few.  The last two days I have been amazed at how many places I have seen “experts” talking about the importance of a healthy mind and soul in order to have a healthy body.

Here are just a few:

 

1) Dr. Christiane Northrop is writing a blog for Dr. Oz called: .Flourishing: Why a Healthier Mind Means Healthier Cells and says, “I’m excited to be writing a regular blog for Dr. Oz. I’ve often talked about bringing to light any subconscious beliefs that may be denigrating your health. Because your body is continually recreating itself at the cellular level, these subconscious beliefs can really impact your ability to flourish.”  Click here to check out Dr. Oz’s site and her blog.  http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/christiane-northrup-md/flourishing-why-healthier-mind-means-healthier-cells

 

2) I saw the Costco magazine when visiting my parents and even Costco is talking about the connection between the way we work the muscles of our body and the muscles of our mind and how stretching both of these types of muscles helps us to not only cope with but flourish through change and personal discovery.  Check out their latest issue of The Costco Connection to find out more information about Jim Clemmer and his book Growing at the Speed of Change.

 

Do you often get sick after a stressful work week or month?  Do you ever get tension headaches after a long day?  Difficulty with sleeping because your mind is running in many directions?  There are many ways that our mind and spirit can affect our physical health.  If you would like to explore this mind/body connection more in order to experience better health and a better life let me know, I’d be happy to help!

Blessings,

Lindsey

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