You do want to open your heart. Without it, life is cold and heartless.
Much of the world’s conflict comes from a heavy, closed heart. By opening your heart, and keeping it expansive, you will help yourself, others and the world to be a more loving place.
To help, here then are five practical suggestions …
The world is made of different races and nationalities. People have taken the distinct differences between groups to artificially divide themselves based on fear and prejudice.
Yet our multi-cultural, multi-international world is a tremendous resource. Just as each person is unique, each race and culture is special too.
Being more inclusive means being open and respectful, even to those who disagree with you.
By interacting and learning from others, we can value everyone more, including ourselves. Throughout our rich diversity and history, we all share the same planet together.
How can I help myself and others and learn from those who have different backgrounds from me?
Everyone knows it’s good to exercise. It lowers the risk of disease, boosts your energy, improves your memory and sleep and much more… To make things easier, it’s good to get practical healthy living tips.
But most don’t realize you also want to exercise your other bodies: your emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. So here is a menu to help you get healthier on all levels.
Here’s how to exercise … on all levels.
What is your life purpose? What gives your life meaning? We all know life has its ups and downs, times of clarity and confusion. Yet it holds a rich meaning, one that you unfold through living your purpose. Your purpose motivates you to do and be your best.
You could describe your life purpose as the life that you were born to live. This all-important topic is explored in-depth in Awakenings Institute’s Holistic Coach and Healer Certification Program.
This is a great way to get started. We put these questions into a free Life Purpose Quiz you can take now to clarify where you are and where you are going. You can also use it to monitor your progress over time.
Here then are three factors, often overlooked, that affect your life purpose.
You might stumble on your purpose. Also, you might discover it by doing something you enjoy.
We all dream of living fully and having a wonderful life. It makes us feel alive. Manifesting a bright future with dreams and goals can take you on a miraculous journey. The key is understanding dream development and how manifestation really works.
Our recent blog, “The Three Lines of Transformational Personal and Spiritual Development,” discussed dream development as one of three essential elements in the Transformational Triad. This triad focuses on realizing your full potential, which includes manifesting a more creative, prosperous, and fulfilling reality.
Today’s post adds more pieces of the puzzle and links to more related articles on this website. Whether you are a budding holistic professional like the ones in our Holistic Coaching and Healing Program or an individual who wants to manifest your dreams and goals, this approach can be transformational.
Much of the joy of solving a puzzle is discovering how the pieces come together. So it is, too, with life…
Our recent blog discussed self-development as one of three lines of development in what we call the Transformational Triad. We all want more from life. In our search, deep questions like “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” call us to rise to our highest potential.
While these questions are inspiring and engaging, they are also confusing. They can trap us in a maze. Our brains don’t generally know what to do with questions about the deeper meaning of life.
From a holistic perspective, where everything is known to be connected, it seems like you should be able to answer this question and you can. The key is to avoid looking in all the wrong places, which many people do.
Our answers to the age-old questions – “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” – form the foundation of our lives. It makes sense. Your perspectives on who you are, why you are here, and where you are going become your reality. These questions also define three lines of transformational personal and spiritual development.
Each of us is unique, as are our responses to these age-old questions.
As we evolve, our perspectives evolve.
It’s a beautiful journey and reflecting on these questions can open doors for a miraculous transformation we call “The Ultimate Paradigm Shift.”
From the perspective this shift, we would answer these questions in this way:
How do you deal with negative emotions? We all have difficult times: setbacks, losses and the consequences of poor choices. The more time you have lived longer you live, the more challenges you’ll face.
Of course, we want to shorten the times we experience negative impact and quickly recover and restructure. We also want to learn and grow from life’s challenges and hardships.
With uncertainty and tough times come troubling emotions: doubt, anxiety, loneliness and fear.
Releasing negative emotions is about reframing them. Let’s see how to reframe – look at through a different lens — challenging feelings that we inevitably face throughout life
The moment passes quickly.
Catch it before it passes; it will not last.
Until the next moment appears …
Actually, you can’t catch the moment.
You can’t hold or possess it.
You can store the moment in your memory
for future use and enrichment, and have it
be more a part of yourself.
What can you do with each moment?
In the end, you can only do your best
participating in the many moments
that make up your life.
With more twenty-five years in the field, we’re still learning more about the miraculous power of spiritual healing. Using a holistic approach, we now understand spiritual energy as our deepest and most powerful resource for healing, accessing higher wisdom, and setting your course in life.
“Our darkest moments
call us to find the light.”
This light is universal. When we discuss spiritual healing, we’re not referring to any specific spiritual beliefs, just the realization that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies.
From this perspective, we have also seen that everyone is evolving, that everything and everyone is in a beautiful process of becoming more … of progressing on a path to wholeness.
Even when a physical condition is the result of an accident or has a hereditary or environmental component, it may be understood to be a step on our evolutionary journey.
Dr. Christine Page described the power of spiritual healing this way in her book Frontiers of Health: From Healing to Wholeness:
The desire to evolve and grow is built into each and every one of us. Curiosity about who we are and why we’re here never wanes. It’s part of our essential nature and reason for being alive.
Effective tools for self-discovery can be priceless whether you are an individual seeking keys for growth or a holistic professional serving others. And if this subject is as fascinating to you as it is to us, you’d probably be thrilled to have a complete box of tools for personal and spiritual transformation.
This post provides an overview of seven essential tools for personal and spiritual transformation, with links to more free articles and opportunities.