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Self Care Contemplation

When we think of self care we often think of getting massages, napping and going on vacations or resting with a glass of wine. Yes, we need a break from the hectic pace of life.  Today, I want to go deeper into the heart and explore some questions that are very fundamental to our self care.  When we are programmed to believe that we are to conform, to please others and to what family and society believes to be right for us, we can easily erode our self trust. This in turn can damage our sense of self and our commitments.      At the end of the day, we want that inner satisfaction of a day well done. Or...

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Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Oil

Sesame oil - the king of oils is the base of Shanti Body oil. It helps to strengthen the bones, muscles and joints as it contains rich amount of calcium. It has rejuvenating properties mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. Known as “til" oil in Sanskrit, this powerful extracted from the tiny seed is enhanced by curing the oil. Curing purifies the oil and supports absorption into the skin. Every Pure Ishvari oil is made using these traditional cooking methods.  Additionally, powerful herbs are coked into this body oil.  Bala - translation Strength,  Licorice - for hydration Dashamula - robust strength in muscles and bones Shatavari - supports in reducing collagen breakdown in skin Tulsi - for its high...

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Borrowed Energy = Distraction

Have you ever heard yourself say, "I was feeling awful and then I felt better because my friend told me how great I am."  You may have felt good for a few minutes and then perhaps the dread of your situation returned a little later. If so, that is the ego finding a distraction on borrowed energy from another to feel better.  Sometimes in life we need this kind of support. There is nothing wrong with asking for this. It is when we continue to constantly borrow the energy of another to feel better that we begin to disconnect from the amazing power and light that we are.  Next time you notice needing this, check in with yourself. What are...

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Being in the Steadiness of your Heart

Emotions are beautiful - it makes being human even more meaningful. Sometimes they can be intense and strong. Sometimes, it may feel like our emotions rule us. That is because, the emotional heart can rule our experiences. That means, we feel run over by intense emotions such as anger, sadness, rage, judgement and often it can lead us to taking impulsive actions such as creating conflict, or yelling or completely giving into sadness and tears in such a way that we are swept up by it.    There is a sacred space for emotions in spiritual healing. Emotions are a beautiful feedback system that is built into us. Just like physical pain tells us to stop touching a flame, emotions...

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT IN YOUR HEART

We are all programmed to think that we are our emotions. We are attached to everything we feel and over time have come to believe that we are what we feel/think.  Today, I invite you to observe your emotions. That means, when an emotion arises, just notice all the qualities of that emotion. Here is an example. What does anger feel like? Does it flow or does it burn? Does the anger feel stagnant or dynamic?  When we begin to observe the emotion versus diving deep into it, we can see what feedback the emotion is wanting us to have. Once we receive the feedback, we can grow and evolve for our highest good.  So today, observe the emotion. Breathe...

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