Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.
Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc.
Liquids: green teas
Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley
Feeding Your Throat Chakra Speaking One’s Truth
Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
Spices: salt, lemon grass
Feeding Your Brow Chakra Awakening Third Eye Senses
Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.
Liquids: red wines and grape juice
Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort
Feeding Your Crown Chakra Opening and Clearing the Spiritual Communication Center
Air: fasting / detoxing
Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.
Recognizing that I am not separate from all that is.
Being satisfied with what I have.
Encountering all creations with respect and dignity.
Listening and speaking from the heart.
Cultivating a mind that sees clearly.
Unconditionally accepting what each moment has to offer.
Speaking what I perceive to be the truth without guilt or blame.
Using all of the ingredients of my life.
Transforming suffering into wisdom.
Honoring my life as an instrument of peacemaking.”—Jean Smith (via elige)
Praise others for their contributions. Positive recognition is one of the most powerful motivators there is. When you give your coworkers kudos and encouragement they are more likely to be more generous with each other. That’s the power of paying it forward.
Show up. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, be the first to step up when your boss is looking for help on a project. Adopt “be the change” as your mantra.
Keep your promises. When you do what you say you will do, you contribute to an atmosphere of trust. If you are going to rally your coworkers to make changes, they need to believe in you — and each other.
Don’t be a downer. If you’ve let yourself become one of the “downers” in your group, you could be part of the problem. Shift your attitude and you become part of the solution.
Befriend fear. Leaders have the courage to step out of their comfort zone. Remember that fear is nothing more than an expression of your anxious thoughts. Taking action, even if it turns out to be wrong, is better than doing nothing at all.
The great Black liberation artist Nina Simone wrote this song in response to John Lennon’s pacifist “Revolution” single, performed by The Beatles. Lennon, in a more militant frame of mind a few years later, said he thought it was best reply to his lyric and embraced its message.
100 ways to show love to yourself and your community
In honor of love day, which is today and every single day, here is a growing list of ways to show love to yourself and your community. Thank you to everyone that contributed to this glowing list. I love you so incredibly much! You are what makes love alive and brilliantly visible!!! Check out more and add to the list at www.soularbliss.com AND ADD TO THE LIST!!!!!!
Tell yourself the truth about who you are
Create a vision map that creatively showcases how you intentionally want to live your life
Write your own definition of what love means to you and put it into practice
Make a list of your personal boundaries within relationships. Identify what a healthy relationship means to you
Get enough sleep. Each night get up to 6-8 hours of sleep so that your body can recover from the present day and rejuvenate for the day ahead.
Start and/or support an organizing campaign to create systemic change in your community
Make community events accessible to all people. Create safe spaces that allow the fullest expression of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, body expression, political belief, spirituality, economic status, relationships status..etc
Practice healthy polyamorous relationships
Ask the best ways to support each other
Build a communal bank account
Say “NO” to things that do not encourage communal growth
Lying, that is, being inauthentic, makes us unhappy. And remember, Satya, or Truth, is the 2nd of yoga’s yamas (observances), and is foundational to almost all spiritual paths. Lying occurs in various forms, and Lauren nicely spells them out in this article.
“Don’t demonize your adversaries. It makes them more defensive and less receptive to your views. People respond to arrogance with their own arrogance, creating rigid polarization. Be a perpetual learner, and constantly challenge your own views.”—#5 in 13 Principles of Spiritual Activism from the Satyana Institute (via beyondthemat)