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REAL LOVE Part 3: Relationships as Mirrors

REIKI NEWS & REVIEW:

By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

 

Photo Credit: Luke Hayfield, 2010: Ever Yours –

Relationships are the PERFECT opportunity to take a long, hard look in the mirror and examine all of our inner workings. If we pay attention to the signs we receive, how our body is responding, the intuition we feel and the lessons presenting themselves to us, we can learn a great deal about ourselves through our relationships.

Understanding Relationships

What we consider the best and worst relationships are an ideal expression and realisation of where we are at in our lives, mentally and emotionally. Sometimes the hardest relationships are our very best teachers. The mirror(s) we want to avoid at all costs may hold the most treasured gems for us. The exact nugget we need to help us release some old junk and free up space to start anew, allowing positive influences into shift into alignment with our path and authentic selves.

What We Learn from Relationships

There are various things we can learn – or insights we can gain – by utilising the patterns of our closest relationships to our advantage.

We may uncover:

  • Conditioning we have picked up from our experiences
  • Self-limiting beliefs we keep manifesting and reliving
  • Patterns of behaviour and toxic cycles we indulge in
  • Deep-seeded fears masked as (or in) defence mechanisms, patterns, behaviours, etc.
  • Stories we believe and tell ourselves to protect our heart
  • What we do or don’t want in future relationships
  • How we really feel about ourselves and our worth
  • Habits we need to work on to better our relationships (including the one with ourselves)
  • That the most infuriating traits of other people may be parts of ourselves we try to keep hidden or dislike
  • What our trigger buttons are and what they are trying to protect us from
  • How we are using relationships to stay stuck or procrastinate
  • Ways in which we can learn to love unconditionally
  • The reason certain people were placed in our lives, or have left our life
  • The importance and relevance of events in our lives and where they are leading us (our purpose)

The list may sound incredible, and sure, everyone wants to learn and grow! But, sometimes it’s so much easier said than done. To uncover some of these things, it may require you to open up old wounds to let them air out. You’ll certainly feel pain, again, as you learn to release all that was trapped within you on your road to healing. When we have fear and shut down, we trap the fear inside of us…along with all the icky feelings that coincide with it. In order to heal, we must let the pain out by feeling it and moving through it, rather than closing around it. It takes great courage to open yourself up to uncover the secrets hidden in your relationships. And it takes commitment. Commitment to growth, to abundance in your life, to make the hard decisions that may come along with opening your eyes.

Embrace Change

Change can be difficult, and committing yourself to this great adventure is no exception. You need to be willing to see things differently and accept everything that comes up for you during this process. But once you’re good and ready, it can and will be the most rewarding experience of your life. Opening up to unconditional love and expanding to a higher version of yourself is a priceless journey and an unforgettable one.

Next Month’s Article & the Series

Next month I’ll cover “Self-Love.”

In this 11-part series, you will learn about (real) Love and what it means. I have taken excerpts and information from my book, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self,” to teach readers about (real) Love and what it means. I will discuss how relationships are the backbone of our existence, how we can utilise them for the unique opportunity to see parts of ourselves needing to be healed, and how loving ourselves is the greatest gift we can give and receive. I will also touch on behaviour patterns such as fear, omissions, trigger buttons and desires tie into our relationships and ultimately the quality of our lives. Lastly, I will then conclude the series with the ‘Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone (and Yourself).’

At the end of the 11-part series, you should have a better understanding of the inner workings of your mind, heart and soul. You should also begin to feel more joy, love and fulfilment both in your relationships and your life in general.

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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REAL LOVE Part 2: Conditional vs. Unconditional Love

REIKI NEWS & REVIEW:

By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo Credit: Ahmed Ibn-Lahoucine, 2010: Love

There is a huge difference between conditional and unconditional love, though perpetrators of conditional love will have you think they are one in the same. That’s because we (the perps!) use what we believe to be “love” to manipulate and control.

However, that is not really love we are using; it’s simply a guise for underlying fear that we wrap up in a pretty bow and label “love.” With that being said, the two types – conditional and unconditional – could very well be worlds apart, even galaxies apart. And there are some very apparent identifiable distinctions.

How many times have you heard someone say (or have you thought yourself), “If he loved me, he would do A, B and C!” or “She must not love me, because she didn’t do X, Y, Z.” 

Love is confused and becomes muddled. We give it meaning, assign parameters on it, envision it a very specific way and that’s how we judge it from that point forward. “It is not love unless……(insert conditions here).” 

As with most things in life, measuring and comparing gets you nowhere fast. Nowhere healthy and meaningful and sustainable, anyway.

What is Conditional Love?

So, conditional love is just that: setting conditions upon love, which by its nature cannot be measured or contained in a pretty little box. Conditional love is judging based on certain criteria, guidelines and specific rules or limitations. Love – and the person you are loving – become prey to your ego and conditions. Things are only good when the conditions are met. If they are not met or exceeded, “love” changes and so do your feelings for that person. You may punish, argue, withhold your own “love” and affection, or respond with any number of tactics to let the person know that you are disappointed and not pleased. Conditional love ends up feeling not so great. This is one of the main alarm bells that goes off to signal that real love is not present.

What is Unconditional Love?

Unconditional love is real and true. It knows no boundaries and does not change because of anything external. It’s fluid, ever-evolving and feels so good. Unconditional love knows no fear. It is giving without expectation of receiving. It’s grateful and does not participate in any negative emotions or feelings or actions. Unconditional love treats others as a gift to cherish.

Understanding the Two Loves

It’s pretty simple: If you are feeling something negative (emotion, feeling, thought, action, etc.), the root is fear. Where there is fear, love is lacking. If you are feeling positive and light, the root is love.

Not feeling good is conditional love (what can I get from this?).

Unconditional love (what can I give or share?) feels great.

It may be beneficial to reflect a while on how you are giving and receiving both types of “love” in your life. Remember both kinds as you journey through the rest of the chapters in this book.

Next Month’s Article & the Series

Next month I’ll cover “Relationships as Mirrors.”

In this 11-part series, you will learn about (real) Love and what it means. I will discuss how relationships are the backbone of our existence, how we can utilise them for the unique opportunity to see parts of ourselves needing to be healed, and how loving ourselves is the greatest gift we can give and receive. I will also touch on behaviour patterns such as fear, omissions, trigger buttons and desires tie into our relationships and ultimately the quality of our lives. Lastly, I will then conclude the series with the ‘Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone (and Yourself).’

At the end of the 11-part series, you should have a better understanding of the inner workings of your mind, heart and soul. You should also begin to feel more joy, love and fulfilment both in your relationships and your life in general.

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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ARTISTIC ABS- FLATTER ABS IN A WEEK

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By Columnist Julie Rammal – International Celebrity Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Pro:

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Photo Credit: InShape News, 2014 – Abs–

Every muscle and organ has its own function and task, but our core is the Queen of your body. It is the fundamental part of our body that keeps your posture upright, supports your back, keeps your immunity stable and keeps our major organs in position. Basically, if you did not have a core, you could not do 90% of things you do daily. So, begin loving your core.

Now that we all share something in common – abs, the question is who has the prettiest and best – designed abs? The way we train our abs can differentiate how our abs look like. For example, if you do heavy weight training you develop more of the 6 pack abs look. If you exercise holistically, you will develop a more natural look.

Here are some super fantastic workout videos that you can do in the convenience of your own home. Alternate these workouts every other day, for one week, and you’ll begin to notice a difference.

360 Degree Abs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNrlNKjnGhw

Core Twister Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpLc2URn7ts

In case you do not have the internet, try the classic holistic ab routine below in 5-easy-steps.

  1. Lie down on your back, bend your knees, and places your hands behind your head. Inhale, elongate, your spine, and as you exhale lift your head and shoulders up and return back to starting position. Repeat 10-20 repetitions.
  2. From step one, keep your head and shoulders up and pulse 10-20 times and hold. Repeat 1-3 sets and return back to starting position.
  3. Elongate legs and arms as you lie down on your back. Slowly engage your abdominals and roll up to touch your toes and slowly roll back down. Repeat 10-15 reps.
  4. Lie down on your back and place your hands behind your buttocks. Elevate your legs 2-3 inches off the ground and hold for 10-30 seconds. Perform 1-3 sets.
  5. Lie down on your back and breathe in deeply through your nose and as you exhale, imprint your spine into the flow. Take 10-15 breaths to cool down from your session.

Love your abs, and they will love you back.

About Our Alternative Complimentary Medicine News and Review Columnist

Julie RammalJulie Rammal is an International Celebrity Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Pro, and a leading holistic fitness and Ayurvedic practitioner. She has trained some of the biggest stars and Royal families in the middle east. Therefore, it is no wonder she is called, “The Middle East Princess of Holistic Fitness.”

Growing-up in over 40 countries, Julie has helped thousands of people to find themselves by connecting back to their body and mind. Her diverse fitness background in: Aerobics, dance, gymnastics, Pilates and  Yoga have led her to create the first holistic fitness DVD that focuses on changing, connecting, and training the body and mind together in a 2-week program to make you younger, firmer, and slimmer! Her recently produced DVD, “IN LIGHT OF CHANGE” (52 minutes, www.jsport.co) was a huge hit seller.

Julie demonstrates a variety of fitness moves inspired by aerobics, primal movements, stretching, Yoga and Pilates. She honors the mind and body. Julie focuses on spreading her messages of natural holistic fitness, health, and motivation to inspire our current and next generation to connect to a healthier and naturally fitter, stress free population.

 

Disclaimer: The information published in this column are based on the author’s own professional and personal knowledge, and opinion. This information and opinion are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

REAL LOVE Part 1: What is Love?

REIKI NEWS & REVIEW:

By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo Credit: Willian Soares, 2011: Love

The word “love” is one that is thrown around and misinterpreted often.  We all want to share love with someone, to give and receive love, to feel loved. But, the term “love” has so many different versions and its meaning has become rather subjective…and diluted.

Understanding Love

Love is a ruling theme in our lives (well, duh, it’s what we came from and what we always return to). We search for it during all stages of development, from childhood to adolescence, to adulthood and into our golden years, and as we begin to fade out of this world into the next one. We seek out love from our parents, family, peers, employers, acquaintances, just to name a few.

We find ways to measure someone’s love – and our own – and use that to build a case for or against them. Love is used as a guise for fear, insecurities, voids and deep-seeded issues we have yet to resolve within ourselves. It’s so relevant to our existence here on Earth, as Human beings. But, we have become so far removed from the actual meaning of love. This begs the question, what is love – real and true – anyway?

And while we’re at it, how about chewing on these additional questions and/or beliefs for a bit:

  • Is “love” born or birthed? Or can it be created, built?
  • Is it about the person our focus is on or is it about ourselves and our inner world?
  • Is our “love” for another person, or is it a space that is safe for us?
  • If we desire love so damn badly, what exactly happens during the evolution of a relationship to break down or diminish what we feel is love?

Love Defined

Love is something so relevant, so powerful and encompassing, yet we all have our own interpretation of what it is. Some versions are watered down, some are based on magical fairytales we hear as a child, and some are developed by watching those around us as we were growing up. No matter what the specifics, love has become a subjective term, verb and noun.

Real love is sort of like faith. It’s so big and so divine, we just have no idea how to conceptualise it or put it into words. It’s so much bigger than us, yet it is us. That’s right, we are love. We are magnificent love and light, poured into a physical form. We – love – are much like the sun, radiating in a world free of limitations and fear.

Love is free and unlimited. It cannot be contained, it cannot be diminished or destroyed. It’s void of time and space. It recognises interconnectivity amongst all things. It’s the one breath of life that touches each and every living organism. It is the voice of the soul, the whisper of the heart, and holistic remedy for the body.

Love cannot be quieted when it has a message to share. Love is not prejudiced, and it is not blind; love sees through eyes that are as clear as the sky is blue.

Love is soft. It blossoms like the sweetest and most beautiful flower, giving its nectar away for all that pass by in need.

Love is a hand, a hug, a touch or a nudge. It’s what you need when you need it. The warm embrace that makes you feel safe and comfortable. But it is also that swift kick to your rear-end at the exact moment you are in need of one.

Love embraces, appreciates, and holds space for others to feel safe, whole and never alone. Love walks beside you every day, to support and play. Love stands behind you so you cannot fall. Love walks in front of you, to encourage you on.

Love is eternal. It has no end, evolving from one form to another, and back, again.

The Love Scripture

For many years now, I have found this scripture to be very much accurate in its depiction of real and genuine, timeless love:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)

4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8. Love never fails.

Therefore, it can be said that:

Love is everything.

Love is who we are. It’s the fabric we are woven from.

Love is all there is.

Next Month’s Article & the Series

Next month, I will discuss, “Conditional vs. Unconditional Love.”

In this 11-part series, you will learn about (real) Love and what it means. I will discuss how relationships are the backbone of our existence, how we can utilise them for the unique opportunity to see parts of ourselves needing to be healed, and how loving ourselves is the greatest gift we can give and receive. I will also touch on behaviour patterns such as fear, omissions, trigger buttons and desires tie into our relationships and ultimately the quality of our lives. Lastly, I will then conclude the series with the ‘Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone (and Yourself).’

At the end of the 11-part series, you should have a better understanding of the inner workings of your mind, heart and soul. You should also begin to feel more joy, love and fulfilment both in your relationships and your life in general.

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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REIKI HEALING Part 12: Fear and Love

REIKI NEWS & REVIEW:

By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

 

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Photo Credit: BK, 2015: Symphony of Love

There are two things in life that drive most of what we do and say: fear and love. While we often confuse the two emotions as we are faced with decision-making and forming thought processes, it is imperative to understand the difference and how the events in our life show up as a result of our original intentions.

What is Love?

Love is all that we are; it’s our true essence, our natural way of being. When we are living out of love, we are heart-centered, and we think about and believe all that feels good to us, which is uplifting and inspiring. Our choices give us a sense of peace and empowerment.

What is Fear?

When we are living in fear, we are often get confused and nervous, and the decisions we make don’t feel right. We may feel anxious or have a gut-reaction to what we do, say or decide. When we are concerned about choosing the “right” or “wrong” thing, that worry is a clear indication that we are basing our decisions and building our life around fear.

Love Driven Decisions

When we make choices based on love, we are rewarded. Love keeps us in active alignment with our higher beings, the divine, our connection to ‘All There Is’. Anything chosen, spoken or done out of alignment produces positive results for us and for the highest good of all involved. Without resistance, and with clear thinking, listening to our inner guidance, we are brought to a place where we want to be almost effortlessly.

Fear Driven Decisions

On the other hand, when we make choices based on fear, then often times that we fear present themselves. By resisting our own alignment and inner guidance system, we may attract what we do not want. Consequently, we are frequently validating our thoughts. Therefore we worry and are anxious about being shown that “we were right” to fear in the first place.

Overcoming Fear with Love

Keeping in mind that our vibration is what attracts the situations in our life (people, places and things). Therefore, it’s vital to make a conscious effort to keep your thoughts positive, and your heart open. What do you wish to attract? Whatever you focus on, that is what you will receive. Being in love gives us clear-thinking and connects us to our innate wisdom. Our bodies are a barometer that is telling us where we are at during any given moment. Listen to your gut, to the wisdom of your heart and soul, and do what feels good to you.

Check in with yourself often and ask, “am I choosing this because I am afraid of the outcome or am I choosing this because it feels right to me?”

Remember, the Universe does not know the word “no,” so anything you think about is a “yes!” If you focus on what is unwanted in your life, you are thereby saying yes to it and inviting more of it in. If you instead concentrate on what feels good and right, you are saying yes to more of the good stuff. Additionally, we hear spoken words without speech. Your vibration, while silent, is still sent out into the world and solidified into form and matter (“thoughts become things,” Mike Dooley). Your thoughts, beliefs and feelings are heard and felt, rearranging your external world accordingly.

Stay focused on the good in your life, always be grateful for what is, choose out of love for yourself and what feels right, and watch your life unfold in the most magical and unpredictable way.

Next Month’s Article

Next month, I will begin an 11-part series on ‘Understanding and Living Love’. In this 11-part series, you will learn about (real) Love and what it means. I will discuss how relationships are the backbone of our existence, how we can utilise them to unleash unique opportunity, and to heal parts of ourselves. I’ll also focus on how loving ourselves is the greatest gift we can give and receive. I will also discuss how

Furthermore, I will also discuss how behaviour patterns such as fear, omissions, trigger buttons and desires tie into our relationships and ultimately the quality of our lives. I will then conclude with the ‘Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone (and Yourself)’. At the end of the 11-part series, readers should have a better understanding of the inner workings of their mind, heart and soul and should begin to feel more joy, love and fulfilment both in their relationships and their life in general.

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

Follow us on Twitter for more news, tips and inspiration.

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Chad Chesmark: The Law of Attraction More Than Just Hocus Pocus

 

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Photo Credit: Brad Cooper, 2010: Universal Law

Chad Chesmark, motivational speaker, and hypnotist, has spoken out about the Universal Law of Attraction. Chesmark says that there was a time that he thought this law was just pure hocus pocus. Now he says his views have changed.

Standing on stage at the age of six, as an amateur magician began Chad Chesmark’s career, though he didn’t know this at the time. Many shows and years later, Chesmark knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He longed to be a better performer, and, of course, speaker. Now armed with several university degrees that focus on communication, sociology, public relations, and theatre arts, Chesmark, a certified hypnotist, speaks at corporate and public functions, and to teams about leadership. He’s in demand, and he’s exceptionally good at what he does, because he loves speaking and motivating, and this shines through at every performance.

But when you ask Chesmark about his belief in the Law of Attraction, he laughs. “The Law of Attraction is clouded in myth, dogma, and the metaphysical. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.”

Chesmark says that he used to be a sceptic and one that was hard-core. So-called “gurus” had tarnished the Law and tried to make it into something that it simply wasn’t. This aspect was the one single point, says Chesmark, which drove him crazy.

However, in saying this, Chesmark admits this didn’t stop him applying the Law of Attraction to his life goals. Why? Well, because he knows that the Law works, and incredibly well.

So, what are the basics of this Law? Well, simply put, you focus your attention on what you want to achieve, rather than letting all those negatives such as fears, worries and frustration, get the better of you. Just like when you learnt to drive. You needed to focus on where you wanted to go, rather than looking at that big tree on the side of the road. Watching the tree will take you there, said your driving instructor. You visualised this and couldn’t help but flinch from the pain. So, you forgot the tree and focused on the path ahead, so you safely get from A to B in one piece. The same principal also applies to anything we do – push bike or motorbike riding, skating, skiing, and even life. Look where you want to go, and this is the direction you’ll take.

The key to mastering the Law, though, is not thinking consciously about change says Chesmark. It’s allowing your subconscious to lead the way. Rather than fixating on knowing how to apply the Law, don’t think at all. Let your subconscious to take control.

Chesmark says the secret to getting the Law of Attraction to work comes from reprograming your subconscious mind. You need to hear the positive, talk positively, and visualise the positive. A little like hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil, but with a far better outcome.  Therefore, if you want to be debt free, you need to listen to ways to build wealth, tell yourself you have great wealth, and visualise your bank account statement in credit.

Send out positive vibrations, and you will attract a positive outcome. The Law of Attraction is that simple.

YOUR BODY’S VOICE- LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR BODY

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By Columnist Julie Rampal – International Celebrity Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Pro:

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Photo credit: Andre Pierre du Plessis, 2010 – Give it Away

Holistic Fitness is a new anti-aging workout that’s designed to help you survive the new technological wave and future. This methodology, created by Julie Rammal, is used by celebrities, the royal family, and many families worldwide. The workout was kept a secret for years and is extremely popular because it delivers result in just 3 training sessions with over 15 major benefits including its anti-aging, slimming and firming effects. However, the true secret is that holistic fitness listens and communicates with your body.

On a quick note, holistic fitness contains the finest ingredients of ancient and modern fitness practices, and alternative and complementary medicine and is truly the future of movement. It combines the best of Aerobics, Pilates, and Yoga, as well as Primal Movements, Martial Arts, and Dance, along with Stretching, and focuses on being connected to nature. How cool is that?

Reconnecting to Your Body

In this century, most of us have lost complete connection to ourselves and continue to disconnect more with artificial surroundings, toxic food, and poor posture, also stress, and technology. We have also lost the ability communicate with our body and to heal ourselves. It seems as if humans have lost their natural ability to know what is right or wrong. However, this problem can be overcome by listening to your body.

How to Listen to Your Body

To begin to listen to your body, try this exercise routine daily for 5-10 minutes until you can finally hear your own body.

Step 1: Shut down all noise and find a comfortable place to lie down on

Step 2: Close your eyes and begin to focus on your breath

Step 3: Let go of all physical tensions and become aware of any physical tensions that remain on your body (shoulders, back, neck, hips, etc..)

Step 4: Use your subconscious to place your hand instinctively wherever it wants to go on your body.

Step 5: Wherever your hand went is a place where the body needs attention, and potentially there could be something going on there. Begin to meditate on this area for the remaining 5-10 minutes and notice if any colours, messages start to arise.

Remember, this practice takes awhile to hear your body communicate. But once you understand the principal the results will astound you.

Visit the J Sport YouTube or Facebook site to help you learn even more:

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About Our Alternative Complimentary Medicine News and Review Columnist

Julie RammalJulie Rammal is an International Celebrity Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Pro, and a leading holistic fitness and Ayurvedic practitioner. She has trained some of the biggest stars and Royal families in the middle east. Therefore, it is no wonder she is called, “The Middle East Princess of Holistic Fitness.”

Growing-up in over 40 countries, Julie has helped thousands of people to find themselves by connecting back to their body and mind. Her diverse fitness background in: Aerobics, dance, gymnastics, Pilates and  Yoga have led her to create the first holistic fitness dvd that focuses on changing, connecting, and training the body and mind together in a 2-week program to make you younger, firmer, and slimmer! Her recently produced DVD, “IN LIGHT OF CHANGE” (52 minutes, www.jsport.co) was a huge hit seller.

Julie demonstrates a variety of fitness moves inspired by aerobics, primal movements, stretching, Yoga and Pilates. She honors the mind and body. Julie focuses on spreading her messages of natural holistic fitness, health, and motivation to inspire our current and next generation to connect to a healthier and naturally fitter, stress free population.

 

Disclaimer: The information published in this column are based on the author’s own professional and personal knowledge, and opinion. This information and opinion are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

 

REIKI HEALING PART 11: OPEN TO RECEIVING

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By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo Credit: George Sangren, 2009: Open to Receiving –

 When we come into life we experience what is called “contrast.” Contrast is simply “differences.” We may call things good or bad, but really they just exist and have no positive or negative conotations; they just are as they are – neutral. Therefore, we make everything subjective and we decide if it is pleasing to us or not. We also determine when we are open to recieving something new in our life.

Being Ready to Receive

Every experience that you have causes you to give birth to new ideas and your own expansion. For example, by witnessing something unpleasant, you then realise that you want something pleasant. Overtime, you store up all the things you want in your life, and they wait in a vibrational “escrow,” until you are aligned and open and ready to receive them.

Life is always causing you to think thoughts of new things you want. More of what you have or less of what you have, more of what someone else has; you constantly desire things. These desires sometimes get in our way because we do not know how to get from where we are to where we want to be, and that causes us a lot of frustration. The beliefs and judgments and stories we tell limit our openness, and the conditioning we have adopted as our own all affect our willingness to receive.

Understanding the Art of Allowing

Whether you are going with the flow of life or resisting is what makes or breaks your experience and the outcome you manifest. When you are in the flow of life, you are “allowing,” or utilising the “Art of Allowing” which means you are voluntarily participating in life as it unfolds naturally and without resistance. This philosophy means you are letting go of any thought, feeling or belief that fosters negative emotion within you. You throw your oars overboard, lay in the canoe, relax, and let the “River of Life” take you on its intended journey.  We can never know how to get from A to Z, there are too many factors and life is just too big and wondrous. All we need to know is where we want to go, be excited about getting there, and let go – surrender and let it all happen. If we are grateful ahead of time, practice “Ask and it is Given,” and have faith, life unfolds beyond our wildest dreams. A life that feels incredible to us.

The Effect of Resistance

Resistance puts a kink in our flow. It encourages us to swim against the current, try too hard, focus too much on the negative or lacking aspects of life and literally push back on what we want, forcing, trying to know everything and meddle. We try to control our experiences then wonder why “life is so hard.” If we believe this, then life is going to be hard as we regularly need validation of our thoughts and miss the effortless flow of life because we are too busy focusing on our perception that life is difficult.

No matter what it is we think, we need validation. We may say, “Why me? What is wrong with me? Why can’t I have what they have?” Well, the reason we can’t is that we just believed we can’t have it; we feel a lack or that something is missing in our life. So many of us stop and sabotage ourselves.  We are about to reach our destination, it’s right around the corner, but because we cannot see it, touch it, taste it, feel it or hear it yet, we get discouraged and give up right before it happens. We say, “this isn’t working.” We turn around, forfeiting the treasure that could have been ours.

Being Open to Receiving

You cannot get to the solution with the same frame of mind that sees the problem. If you want a better situation, you have to feel better now and think thoughts that align with what you truly desire. You cannot do more, see more, and be more by racing to you want to be. Rushing while feeling bad will see you get stuck. Instead, you must surrender your (pseudo) control, and get in the flow. If you feel good now and appreciate what you have now, and you harbour the feeling of excitement and expectation that it is coming, you will flow there effortlessly. When you utilise the Art of Allowing, you feel fantastic. Life feels amazing, and all of your dreams are right around the next corner.

About this 12-part Reiki Series

In this 12-part series, readers will learn about the energy of life, how it affects us, how we can utilise it in advantageous ways and ultimately, how to achieve the Ultimate Success in their very own lives: true joy, love and happiness.  I will describe the Chakras (their location, connectivity and more), what energy healing is, and how the Laws of the Universe are at play at all times.  Additionally, I will detail how readers can open themselves to receiving, to flow with life instead of resisting, and how we are driven by fear and love. At the end of the 12-part series, readers should have a better understanding of their bodies, themselves and how to expand and enhance their experiences.

Next month I will cover ‘Fear and Love’. I hope you’ll join me then 🙂

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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REIKI HEALING PART 10: THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE

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By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo Credit: Ron Mader, 2013 – Universal Laws

There are a variety of basic laws of the universe that apply to each and every one of us. Understanding and implementing these can greatly enhance our lives.

These laws of the universe are always at play; they cannot be avoided or ignored. They have a very direct role in our lives and can be harnessed to improve our external manifestations. In this article, we will discuss twelve very relevant and powerful laws, and next month we’ll discuss ways to open ourselves to receiving the benefits of these laws.

The Law of Divine Oneness

This very basic Universal Law helps us to understand that we live in a world where everything is connected. Everything we do, say, think and believe affects others and the universe around us. And, this, in turn, affects us. All that is seen and unseen is inseparable, and all part of pure consciousness and universal energy.

The Law of Vibration 

The Universe moves, vibrates and travels in circular patterns. The same principles of vibration in the physical world apply to our thoughts, feelings, and desires, as well as wills in the world of energy. Each sound, object and even thought, has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself. Manifestations of matter, energy, and thoughts etc., are a result of the different frequencies of vibration. The universe is in constant motion, even if we cannot see it. Solid matter vibrates at a low frequency, yet it is still always in motion.

The Law of Action 

The Law of Action must be applied for us to manifest things on earth. Therefore, we must engage in actions that support our thoughts, dreams, and emotions as well as words. We must have the same vibrational frequency as our desires. Actions that are in disharmony with your ideas will not produce results. Plus, fear or a lack of effort cannot produce the result you want. Timely action with aligned thoughts back any said action, thus producing the desired result. Actions can be small, but they are necessary to set the ball in motion.

The Law of Correspondence 

This Law states that the principles or laws of physics that explain the physical world – energy, light, vibration, and motion – have their corresponding principles in the universe. “As above, so below. As within, so without.” Our external world is a direct reflection, a mirror, of what is happening inside of us.

The Law of Cause and Effect 

Nothing happens by chance or outside Universal Law. Every action has a reaction or consequence and we “reap what we have sown.” Our thoughts, behaviours and actions create effects in the material world that become our external life circumstances.

The Law of Compensation 

This Law is the Law of Cause and Effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships, and blessings. We are compensated in direct proportion to what we put out into the universe.

The Law of Attraction 

We create the events, and people that come into our lives because of our actions. Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn, attract like energies. Negative energies attract other negative energies, and positive energies attract other positive energies. Our external world and life situation(s), is a direct reflection of our vibrational frequency and our thoughts and perception.

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

This law is a powerful one; it states that all of us have the power to change our lives. Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones; each one of us can change these energies (manifestations or conditions) in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles. Energy is always in motion and will eventually appear in physical form and matter. Our thoughts eventually appear in physical manifestation.

The Law of Relativity 

Everyone has their own series of problems (tests etc.), and they appear for the purpose of strengthening the Light within us. We must consider each of these “tests” to be a challenge or opportunity, and remain connected to our hearts when attempting to solve the problems. This law teaches us to view our problems to others’ problems, or what our problems “could be,” and put everything into perspective. No matter how bad we think our situation is, it could always be worse. Nothing is big or small, good or bad until we relate it to something else and attach meaning to it. We cannot see good without comparing it to bad. We do not know what light is, in the absence of darkness. It is all relative. It’s all about perception. Every challenge is a blessing and opportunity to grow and learn. Everything just is.

The Law of Polarity 

Everything is on a continuum and has an opposite. We can transform unwanted thoughts by concentrating on the opposite pole. The Law of Polarity is the law of mental vibrations. Therefore, if you choose a better feeling thought, you’ll raise your vibration. To fully experience life, we must accept, be grateful and focus on abundance and blessings.

The Law of Rhythm 

Everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms become seasons, and cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of our universe. We can ride the wave of negative cycles by not becoming too attached, and focus on a brighter cycle. Everything flows in and out, rises up and down, the pendulum swings both ways. The energy in the universe is always in rhythm and perfect harmony, swinging left to right and back again.

The Law of Gender 

Everything has masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) principles, and this is the basis of all of creation. We must strive to balance our masculine and feminine energies to become more peaceful, joyous, whole and aligned.

It is important to understand that we can ignore these laws, but they are still functioning without our attention. The best thing we can do for ourselves, and the world we live in, is to become familiar with the basic laws and utilise them to improve our physical condition. Once applied, we begin to see evidence almost immediately (if we are open to it) of the beneficial effects of staying aligned with the universe and all of our desires.

True happiness does not come from outside of ourselves. We must seek and find happiness within (changing out thoughts, perceptions and vibrations), realising we are whole and we are Love. Then, and only then, can we begin to maintain joy and completeness, and master the art of manifesting all that we desire in the physical world, for the right reasons.

About this 12-part Reiki Series

In this 12-part series, readers will learn about the energy of life, how it affects us, how we can utilise it in advantageous ways and ultimately, how to achieve the Ultimate Success in their very own lives: true joy, love and happiness.  I will describe the Chakras (their location, connectivity and more), what energy healing is, and how the Laws of the Universe are at play at all times.

Additionally, I will detail how readers can open themselves to receiving, to flow with life instead of resisting, and how we are driven by fear and love. At the end of the 12-part series, readers should have a better understanding of their bodies, themselves and how to expand and enhance their experiences.

Next month I will cover ‘Open to Receiving’. I hope you’ll join me then 🙂

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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REIKI HEALING PART 9: THE CROWN CHAKRA

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By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo Credit: Scott Leslie, 2009 – Chakras

We all have chakras or energy centers in our body. In Sanskrit, Chakra means a wheel or disk. Chakras are “wheels” or vortexes of swirling energy throughout our body. We have 7 main Chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown.

The Crown Chakra is the seventh Chakra and connects us with the Universe and Source of All-There-Is. The Crown Chakra is located at the crown – the centre of the very top – of the head. The Crown Chakra is the meeting place of the finite and infinite, your body and ego meet your Soul. Its colour is violet or white and its element is thought. The Crown Chakra is the centre of awareness and understanding, connectivity, joy and peace. A balanced, clear Crown Chakra brings a feeling of balance, spirituality, purpose, connection with others and a higher power and wisdom. Signs of imbalance include a lack of spirituality, fear of death, lack of purpose, loneliness, feeling unloved or angry. The Crown Chakra asks us to go beyond our ego into the limitless depths of All-There-Is and to know that we are connected and united with a divine Creator.

Essential Oils to Clear the Crown Chakra

  • Myrrh
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Cedarwood
  • Rosewood
  • Helichrysum

Crystals to Balance the Crown Chakra:

  • Clear Quartz
  • Herkimer Diamond
  • Moonstone
  • Purple Flourite
  • Selenite
  • Kyanite
  • Amethyst
  • White Topaz

Crown Chakra Affirmation

I am part of the Divine, and I honour the divine within me and others. I honour my Spirit and welcome experiences that nourish and fuel my Soul and its journey. I welcome lessons so I may better understand and learn to trust the wisdom of the Universe. I trust myself, my intuition and my connection to All-There-Is. I am open to living in the present moment, letting go of that which no longer serves me, and am grateful for all the blessings in my life experience. I love and accept myself, and I am open to receiving goodness in my life and overall well-being. All is well in my world. All is well in the World. I am connected, I am wise, I am open, and I am full of Grace. I am at peace. All is well.

Simple Tips for Balancing Your Crown Chakra

  • Use the Colour Violet or White – Crystals, lights, clothing, furniture or accessories. Envision the colour violet or a bright white coming from the top of your head. Inhale, fill up with a bright white and violet light, and as you exhale, feel yourself opening to the connection of All-There-Is.
  • Meditate or Pray – Nourish your connection with Self and All-There-Is by meditating, praying or finding quiet time to honour all that is and bring yourself back into alignment with yourself and Source.
  • Let it Go – Release old attachments and ego beliefs, patterns or stories that no longer serve you. Learn to accept yourself and love yourself and let the ego slip away into the background.
  • Give it Away – Share your gifts with others and spread Kindness like confetti.
  • Choose Love – Ask yourself, “what would love do?” Respond to life and yourself in loving ways, gentler ways and kinder ways.  React slowly, take some time to choose the best response to life for the highest good of all.
  • Set Intentions – Set an intention each day, or throughout the day, to keep you aligned and present and mindful. Let your intuition guide you. Trust in the Universe and your own guidance system. It will not steer you astray.

About this 12-part Reiki Series

In this 12-part series, readers will learn about the energy of life, how it affects us, how we can utilise it in beneficial ways and ultimately, how to achieve the Ultimate Success in their very own lives: true joy, love and happiness.  I will describe the Chakras (their location, connectivity and more), what energy healing is, and how the Laws of the Universe are at play at all times.  Additionally, I will detail how readers can open themselves to receiving, to flow with life instead of resisting, and how we are driven by fear and love. At the end of the 12-part series, readers should have a better understanding of their bodies, themselves and how to expand and enhance their experiences.

Next month I will cover ‘The Laws of the Universe’. I hope you’ll join me then 🙂

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any way. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have about any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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