Friday, November 14, 2014
Please enjoy these Chopra Energy of Attraction mantras.
Eecha Shakti Namah - Day 1
This mantra helps you connect with Nature’s primal impulse of creative desire. Iccha means will, desire, or intention. Shakti is the creative power within. Iccha Shakti is the inherent power of consciousness to manifest what we desire or will. As we honor our creative power, we awaken our full ability to manifest our desires.
Rasa Hum - Day 2
This mantra connects you with the vital energy or feeling of life itself. Rasa is the passion and flavor of being alive. It conveys the juicy essence of existence, the taste and sentiment of living. Rasa Hum is affirming that your core self is that essential quality of life.
Ananta Swa Bhava - Day 3
This mantra awakens your truth to the infinite potentiality of your higher self. Ananta means that which is infinite and unending. Ananta Swa Bhava means I know my own state of being is infinite and unbounded.
Ahrah Kahrah - Day 4
This mantra awakens the energy of creativity, transformation, and materialization. These primordial sounds stir the forces of creativity into action.
Shreem Kleem Namah - Day 5
This mantra affirms that you deserve the fulfillment of all your deepest desires. Shreem is the mantra associated with Nature’s beauty, love, and abundance. Kleem is the sound that attracts those qualities to you.
Hum Sa - Day 6
This mantra activates the transformative attention of pure awareness. It affirms the essential truth “I am.”
Ananda Hum - Day 7
This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent bliss, joy, and fulfillment of existence. Ananda Hum aligns your Being to this reality.
Chit Sankalpa - Day 8
This mantra awakens consciousness within your desires or intentions. Chit is the nonlocal field of personal consciousness. Sankalpa is the seed of intention that contains all the information for that desire to manifest.
Om Hreem - Day 9
This mantra dissolves the illusion between the Self and the object of experience or thought. Hreem is the fundamental sound of Nature that helps individual awareness overcome limitations, and recognize its unity and universality through the power of love and attraction.
Ksham Hoom - Day 10
This mantra easily collects the diverse tendencies of the mind into a single impulse or point of focus. Hoom is the primal energy of spiritual transformation, purification and vitality. With the focusing influence of Ksham, this mantra opens a two-way flow of energy between the individual and the universe.
Yoyatah Hum - Day 11
This mantra awakens the quality of infinite flexibility and fluidity of pure awareness. This sound identifies one’s awareness with the frictionless movement of consciousness.
Samyama Hum - Day 12
This mantra activates the manifesting properties of your true self in meditation. Samyama is the awareness that integrates silent, focused, and fluid awareness into one’s state of consciousness, and that is your true self.
Sharavana Bhava - Day 13
This mantra attunes your intentions with the intentions of the cosmos. This activates the purposeful force of intention to transform present circumstances into favorable opportunities.
Shreem Namah - Day 14
This mantra helps to manifest divine abundance to bring us closer to spiritual fulfillment. Shreem is the mantra associated with Nature’s beauty, love and abundance. As we magnify this aspect of our awareness, we open our life to receive unlimited blessings and fulfillment.
Brahm Ananda - Day 15
This mantra expands the happiness or bliss of your true self to others. Ananda is bliss, and Brahman is the totality of the universe. When we use this mantra, we share our bliss with the all existence.
Gum Namah - Day 16
This mantra removes obstacles by creating a larger wholeness that includes everyone. The seed mantra Gum is the energetic force of Nature that overcomes difficulties and hindrances – not through opposition, but by expanding one’s consciousness large enough that it can include the obstacle.
Aieem Namah - Day 17
This mantra activates the creativity within pure awareness. Aieem is the mantra associated with Nature’s creativity and knowledge. As we use this mantra, we entrain our consciousness to create with wisdom and balance.
Hoom Namah - Day 18
This mantra invokes divine grace and support. The sound Hoom is a transformative energy, like a spiritual fire, in which old patterns of belief and thought are cleared away so that positive, life-affirming patterns can take their place.
Om Brahma Namah - Day 19
This mantra engages your true self with the creative power of the universe. Brahma is the divine force of creation. When we use this mantra, we are harnessing the force of creation in our life.
Parameshwari Namah - Day 20
This mantra invokes the sum total of the creative potential of creation. Parameshwari is cosmic creativity as the divine feminine. As we honor Mother Nature at the core of our consciousness, we instill the qualities of love, care and affection into all we manifest.
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu - Day 21
This mantra is a desire for peace for all beings. The meaning of this mantra is, “Let there be peace, health, and wellbeing for all beings, for everything in creation.” With this mantra, we create an influence of harmony and tranquility for all those around us.
Aham Brahmasmi - Day 22
This mantra affirms the universality of your individuality. It means, “I am the wholeness of existence – my consciousness is the same as the consciousness of the universe.”
Friday, October 10, 2014
Just read ONEKIDSMOM and SISSIE21's blogs and they both resonated with me.
Barb talked about bad behavior 'moments' and Sissie talked about 'journey' discouragement.
While one is a consistent turned athlete and the other a a month ago, both have lost/regained/lost substantial amounts of weight and both
(in my opinion) have difficulty staying motivated once arrives.
hours shorten and become a distant memory.
We don't get the same reward from a or a as we did from a
Motivation goes and discouragement goes
While weight is not my focus, I can relate to ups and downs in motivation - some days I'm a couch some days not, but because of some new apps, I'm finding myself 'interested' again and am actually tracking food.
especially my s, but have found a new (easier) way for me to stay motivated and wanted to share.
I upgraded my phone to ios8 and it comes with
which to put it kindly is awkward @ best @ least for me.
To get the info I track linked, I needed to connect multiple apps to each other including
, , and , but most importantly my 'new' MyFitnessPal.
I adore even though the only data that links to HealthKit is nutrition and weight (thru connection with Fitbit)).
I stopped tracking food on Spark ages ago for multiple reasons, and while as ONEKIDSMOM notes, "knowledge is not enough to guarantee behavior" if it's not easy, I'm not on-board. You know - excuses, excuses, excuses....
Tracking food on MFP is like 'falling off a log'. Quick Tools allow multiple meals to be copied in seconds and the coolest - you can import recipes from the web! www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/box
As a curmudgeon in disguise, I also love the ad-free site.
While I will continue to check in with my and teams, I wanted to offer a 'new' potentially motivating option and another way to become "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
My apology for the ‘spread out’ timing of these blogs, but so much research is still needed and I am hopeful I will not add to ‘disinformation’…
If you recall, there is a blood barrier that prevents serotonin from crossing, so the 5-20% (depending on who’s measuring) produced in the brain is used in the brain.
And as noted before, the neurotransmitter serves multiple functions, including body temperature regulation, sleep, mood, appetite, and pain.
While light/dark (Blog 3B) assists in and diet (Blog 3A) assists in appetite; mood, memory and cognition remain in the domain of the brain.
(National Institutes of Health)
And “Growing evidence suggests that those effects (serotonin) play an important role in learning and memory.” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23104855
So what can we do to increase serotonin in the brain and improve memory, learning and mood?
(especially as days 'shorten' for those in the northern hemisphere)
We can try ‘Mood Induction’ www.nature.com/protocolexchange/prot
ocols/2336 where we can use movies, music and feedback to alter our moods www.psych-it.com.au/Psychlopedia/art
icle.asp?id=108 or per Alex Korb, Ph.D. www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prefron
nin-activity recall positive events to increase “serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is a region just behind the prefrontal cortex that controls attention” (much quoted, but couldn’t find any research to back up his assertion)
In fact, the jury is still out on the mood-serotonin link… www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PM
More recent research suggests Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which focuses on how our self-talk influences our emotions and behavior
ur-therapy-cbt/#.VDLxnlcZkQp might indeed increase serotonin.
A study published September 2014 in Translational Psychiatry “is the first study to demonstrate differences in SERT methylation change in association with response to a purely psychological therapy” (CBT) www.nature.com/tp/journal/v4/n9/full
/tp201483a.html and a new brain scan “can provide an accurate image of whether the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain is working”. www.rigshospitalet.dk/RHenglish/Top+
CBT has major links to meditation awareness training (MAT) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24719002 which has been shown to increase regional brain gray matter density www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PM
And the combination, Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) has been shown to be effective in treatment of depression, bi-polar and anxiety disorders. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22340145 as well as increasing memory specificity contextualscience.org/system/files/B
RT2047-1.pdf You can find more information here: www.goodtherapy.org/mindfulness_base
So where does that leave us (besides pursuing my typical tangents)?
CBT has been (actually) shown to increase serotonin and MCBT has been shown to improve memory (which has been linked to serotonin).
To keep those wonderful neurotransmitters firing in my brain, I plan to analyze my self-talk and keep it positive as well as continue to meditate as I become "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
Thursday, October 02, 2014
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