Let Go of Unconscious Manifesting in 7 Steps

 

Did you know that YOU are ALWAYS Manifesting?

However, most of the time you are doing this unconsciously. So without even realising it, you are attracting things, people and experiences into your life that you don’t want, rather than calling in what you DO want.  Therefore, it is important to understand the difference between conscious and unconscious manifesting. 

Manifesting has become a popular buzzword in mainstream media and is shedding its old associations with sages, shamans, witches, and new age culture. Today, it’s seen as a gateway or portal to a new wave of consciousness that’s helping to evolve our collective awareness into the high frequency of the Age of Aquarius

In the context to which we are referring to, Manifesting means to make something happen or appear just by thinking about it and believing in it strongly, with clear and certain intentions.

Think of manifesting as a garden: the seeds you plant are your thoughts and intentions, and what grows reflects those. When you’re conscious about your manifesting, it’s like carefully selecting the seeds you want to plant, nurturing them with attention and love, and watching them blossom into the reality you desire. This involves setting clear intentions, visualizing your goals, and taking inspired actions that align with your dreams. It’s an intentional process where you’re fully aware of what you want and are actively working towards it.

On the other hand, unconscious manifesting is like letting random seeds fall into your garden without paying much attention. These seeds can be anything from doubts, fears, and negative self-talk to the influences of people around you. Without realising it, you might be nurturing these unwanted plants with your focus and energy. This can lead to situations and experiences that you don’t really want but seem to keep cropping up in your life. 

Unconscious manifesting is driven by habits and beliefs that operate below the surface of your awareness, shaping your reality in ways you might not even notice.  Note that these unconscious patterns are usually established in our early childhood during our formative years within our family of origin.

To shift from unconscious to conscious manifesting, here are some steps to make this happen:

  1. Become more aware of your thoughts, beliefs and feelings – notice where you are putting your attention and focus most of the time.
  2. Notice the old patterns, unhealthy behaviours that no longer serve you and consciously choose to let them go. 
  3. Replace them with positive, empowering beliefs that align with your true desires. 
  4. Make sure that you are clear on your intentions and know that you truly deserve what you want.
  5. Spend time each day visualising your goals and feeling the emotions of having already achieved them. 
  6. Surround yourself with people and environments that support your vision
  7. Remember, manifesting is a co-creative process with the universe, and by bringing more consciousness into it, you can cultivate a beautiful garden of experiences that truly reflect your heart’s desires.

Letting go of unconscious conditioning sounds great in theory, but on a practical level we usually need support and guidance to make it happen. This is because we have blind spots that hide our unconscious thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. Having someone to reflect these patterns back to us can make the process faster, deeper, and more lasting. This support can come from a counselor, therapist, coach, or support groups and communities.

If you would like more information or support  to Manifest Consciously book in for a chat with Emma 

How to get Un-Stuck according to your Constitution

Find your Stuck Style: Part 2

 

Now that you have discovered your constitution type (and your stuck style), you can figure out how to bring yourself back into balance.

Before we go on, it is important to know that we can be healthy and balanced no matter which Type we are … so none of these Types are wrong or bad, instead we just develop an EXCESS of these qualities.

So these Solutions “below” are simply ways to reduce this excess. So you can … Get Un-Stuck and create more balance in your Life, your Mind and your Body.

 

  1. THE AIR TYPE

 

If you resonate mostly with the Air Type you will experience being stuck as anxious, overwhelmed, nervous and ungrounded.

Here are some things you can do to reduce these emotions and feel more grounded:

  • Minimise movement or travel
  • Do 1 thing at a time rather thabn multitasking
  • Stay warm and out of the wind
  • Reduce time on screens & technology
  • Connect with the earth, land and nature any way you can
  • Eat warm, cooked and lightly spiced earthy foods such as soups, stews, casseroles cooked with ghee, olive oil, cumin, fenugreek, black pepper, ginger and fennel 

If you feel stuck in your body then you need some gentle, rhythmic movement such as:

  • Tai chi, slow hatha yoga and dance, stretching
  • Warm oil massage
  • Havening Technique – see more here
  • Dynamic Breath Work

If you feel more stuck in your head then stillness is what you need such as: 

  • Meditation or slow breath awareness
  • Sitting still in a protected, sunny spot inside or in nature
  • Holding 1 restorative yoga pose for 5 minutes or so (such as childs pose)
  • Resting – a power nap or guided yoga nidra relaxation

 

  1. THE FIRE TYPE

 

  • Staying cool, calm & collected is the most important thing for you. 
  • Avoid getting overheated in the midday sun, high intensity exercise or competitive sports
  • Exercise in the cooler hours of the early morning or late afternoon and evening
  • Choose gentle to moderate exercise. This will bring you out of your head and into your body. 

Here are some ideas: 

  • Hatha yoga
  • Gentle dance
  • Walking
  • Slow running
  • Relaxed swimming  (Note: you may have resistance to choosing dynamic exercise or competitive sport, as this is your usual go-to.. So try something slower instead – trust me on this!)
  • Eat regularly around every 2 or 3 hours, and avoid letting yourself get too “H-ANGRY”
  • Choose foods that are raw, lightly spiced or bland such as fruit, vegetables, basmati rice
  • Avoid chilli & spicy foods, oily or friend foods or foods cooked on a high temp such as BBQ
  • Don’t  take life too seriously – have fun, laugh, see the funny side of things
  • Put your focus on something other than your stuck-problem – ideally an area of your life that is flowing easily or a project that you love or is easy for you to do.

Get out of you head by:

  • Stepping back from a intense project or work session (especially if feeling frustrated)
  • Break up your work day or with something not work-related – talking to friends, having fun, stretching or moving body
  • Spend time in nature and in particular in or around natural water sources
  • Meditation, quiet reflective time

 

  1. THE EARTH-WATER TYPE

 

If you resonate mostly with the Earth-Water Type, you will experience stuck-ness as heavy, cold, sluggish and depressed. 

Be aware that if we feel sluggish and stangant in our body then most likely we will also feel foggy and dull in our head and mind also.

Here are some things you can do to balance these excessive earthy qualities with more lightness & warmth:

  • Bring in the qualities of warm, dry and light wherever you can in your life
  • Reduce cold, damp & oily foods such as: dairy, oily & fried foods. Instead choose: broths, roasted, toasted or grilled food that have extra spice such as chilli, ginger, black pepper
  • If you get stuck in a routine rut, then shake things up by doing different things every day.
  • Avoid waking up late as this increases fogginess, instead wake up around 6am
  • Include more movement into your life. Ideally this is a dynamic movement that raises your heart rate, warms your body and breaks a sweat. 
  • Exercise is best done first thing in the morning to set yourself up for your day feeling awake and energiesd.
  • Here are some ideas:
  • Fast jogging and running
  • Aerobic exercise that includes jumping and flowing movements e.g. circuit classes at the gym
  • Dynamic Yoga such as Ashtanga or Power Flow
  • Pilates classes
  • Energetic forms of martial arts
  • Fast pace swimming
  • Dynamic dancing & other movement

 

To stimulate your mind and shift any fogginess in your head try these:

  • Brain gym exercises, such as standing on a Balance Board
  • Activate both left & right sides of your body which stimulates both sides of your brain
  • Spend time with enthusiastic and proactive people
  • Do things that you love that gives you a sense of excitement & therefore, more energy

 

NOTE: Please know that the above ideas are not a replacement for medical advice, so if you are experiencing significant physical, mental or emotional imbalances, then please consult your doctor or health practitiioner. 

 

For more information click here or to talk with Emma book in a Free Discovery Call

HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCE STUCK-NESS?

Find out your Stuck Style

When you are feeling stuck in any area of your life you may experience this in three different ways. This relates to your constitution and how you are wired on a primal level.

Find out your constitution type and how you feel stuck – most of the time.  We usually relate  to one of these types more than others, however, we can have a dual type or a tri-type.

 

A)  The Air Type

When we have a lot of air in our constitution, we have a tendency to irregular routines, alot of movement, ideas, creativity and feeling ungrounded. 

So when we feel stuck and stressed, this affects the mind and emotions by feeling anxious, nervous, overwhelmed, spacey and unsettled. 

When we have an excess of air in our body we may experience some of the following: dry skin, hair and joints, coldness,  irregular digestion in particular constipation and/or flatulence (yes that’s right – wind!)

 

B)  The Fire Type

When our constitution is made up predominantly of fire, we will experience life through an intense lens, with a tendency to be passionate, determined and driven to an end goal. 

When we feel stressed and stuck this will show up in the mind and emotions as frustrated, impatient, intolerant, angry and basically “hot headed”.  

This stuckness can appear in the body as rashes (usually red), overheated, diarreah, inflammation, premature greying of hair and excess heat.

 

C)  The Earth-Water Type

This type is made up mostly of earth and water, which of course creates MUD, which as you can imagine is grounded, heavy, sluggish and also nutrient rich and nourished. 

When the Earth-Water type feels stuck and stressed, they will feel some or all of the following: depressed, stubborn (like stuck in the mud), teary, easily fatigued and lack of motivation. 

Stuck-ness for this type will manifest in the body in possible ways such as: lethargy, excess weight, oily skin & hair, tiredness and low energy.

3 SOLUTIONS TO THESE STUCK STYLES AND MORE CONTENT IN THE NEXT BLOG POST…..

 

3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET UN-STUCK

When we are feeling stuck in our life, it is usually because we are resisting something that we don’t want to see, feel, experience or acknowledge. And usually, when we feel like this, it is because we are STUCK IN OUR HEAD.  We are over thinking, thoughts and stories are cycling around in our mind and needlessly ruminating about past events or circumstances. And ironically, by staying focused on the worry’s and problems, we don’t actually figure anything out… inevitably stay stuck in the problem.  

Stuckness will show up differently for all us as we are unique beings with our own personality & soul, however, no matter who we are, there are some simple tricks to help you get out of a stuck feeling, mindset or situation.

 

Here are 3 things you can begin with:

1. Create more STILL & QUIET TIME in your life. 

More quiet and still could look like 30 secs of meditation in the middle of a busy day or week-long retreat away from work and busy-ness. Either way, this has the potential to switch our rational thinking brain back-on, so we can think more clearly, which improves our problem solving ability and allows us to make better decisions.

As soon as we come into stillness, we slow down our physical body. And when the physical body slows down the breath will follow which is connected to our nervous system, shifting our fight & flight response to more of a relaxed state. Once the breath and nervous system slow down, then the mind and thoughts can also slow down and become quieter.

Being in a quiet space will have a similar effect. Finding a quiet corner in your house away from noisy children and animals or finding some nature to be in during your lunch break, such as sitting on a park bench or resting on a grassy patch. Being in nature, by the way, is one of the best things we can do for our mental health. When we minimise the stimulation of our 5 senses, we naturally reduce anxiety and overwhelm which is often associated by feeling stuck. So when we can sit quietly with closed eyes

 NOTE:  This is ideal for people who experience stuck as:  ungrounded, overwhelmed and anxious

 

2. Create a MORNING ROUTINE & RITUAL

How we begin our morning plants seeds for the rest of our day, so our morning routine & rituals have the potential to set up our day in a positive & productive way. Again this comes down to our individual preferences, however there are some basic guidelines that will serve and support all of us:

EXERCISE.. This is top of this list… if you are feeling stuck, this is one of the number 1# ways to get unstuck. This is because when we exercise we discharge stored emotion as energy and ‘stress hormones’ such as adrenaline and cortisol. The stress hormones are then replaced with ‘feel good hormones such as endorphins and dopamine.  And when we feel stuck, so do our muscles, joints and physical structure. And when movement helps to loosen up our physical body then our mind can loosen up also, allowing any stuckness to shift a little or a lot.

NOTE: Exercise is ideal for people who experience feeling stuck as heavy, depressed and down.

 

HEALTHY FOOD. Food is a very personal choice and depends on our individual constitution and digestive capacity. Regardlness, wholefoods consumed in their original state are best,  such as fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, fish & meat protein… rather than packaged and processed foods. Most of us, need to get our stomach fired up in the morning so starting with warm tea or cooked foods is best, rather than cold juices or smoothies for thing. 

Most importantly, whatever you chose to eat or drink, ideally makes you feel energised. This is a sign tha you have digested well and received nourishment from the food or drink.

 

BEING ORGANISED.. Feeling prepared for your day can make a huge difference as to how it unfolds. When we start our day feeling disorganised and unprepared, we can feel like we are on always on the back foot adding to the confusion, overwhelm and disorientation. 

When we create regular routines and daily rituals, our entire system responds magically, especially our nervous system. In the same way that a baby responds well to routine, so do adults !!

 

3. Get clear on what you DO want

Perhaps you know the old yoga saying, ‘where our thoughts go the energy flows’. This idea is also supported by the Law of Attraction which is based on the premis that what we put our attention on, we will manifest.  This principle, however, works both way.

When we feel stuck in our life, our immediate reaction is to go into FIX-IT mode and put our focus on the problem, the issue, the body symptom, the perpetrator or the story.  What this does however, is simply channel even more energy into the problem itself.  Certainly, we don’t want more problems and issues.  This can be thought of as a PROBLEM STRUCTURE. 

Instead, we can shift into a different way of looking at things called a CREATIVE STRUCTURE. This is simply putting our focus on what we WOULD LIKE to create, to attract, to manifest.  Therefore, we energise, call in and magnetise what we want in our life. 

This is a simple idea, however, actually training our mind to stay focused on our desired outcome is more challenging than it sounds. Our common thoughts get worn down into groove-like channels like dusty old river beds, and when it rains, the water will inevitably flow down the most worn-in channel. Therefore, the more we think a thought, the easier it is to keep thinking this thought. So changing our old thought patterns can require dedication, commitment and diligence. 

NOTE: if you experience Stuck-ness as frustration or impatience, this a a wonderful remedy for you because you can feel a sense of achievement by getting started on a project or end goal.

PLEASE NOTE: When we are facing very old emotions, stuck thought patterns, limiting beliefs and even trauma, we may require some assistance and support to help shift out of these old ways of thinking and being. In this case it advised to seek professional support.

 

 

10 Essential Tips for Creating your own Red Tent

A Red Tent is a nurturing, sacred space that honours & supports women. It can be a space just for yourself at home or for a group of women in a communal place. It is an soft, feminine environment that encourages connection with self & others, healing, rejuvenation and empowerment.  

After 15 years of living & breathing the Red Tent philosophy, here are some gems of wisdom that I would like to share with you:

  1. Understand the Red Tent Concept:
    • The Red Tent is inspired by Anita Diamant’s novel “The Red Tent,” symbolising a safe, sacred space for women to gather, share experiences, and support each other. It’s a place for rest, reflection, and connection, often aligning with menstrual cycles and lunar phases. 
    • This is an ancient tradition in many indigenous cultures, also known as the Moon Hut or Lodge, Women’s TeePee etc.
  2. Define the Purpose:
    • Clearly define the purpose of your Red Tent. It could be a space for your menstrual cycle, for post birth recovery, rest after illness, spiritual growth, emotional support, creative expression, or community building..
    • Tailor the activities and environment to reflect this purpose.
  3. Choose the Right Location:
    • Select a quiet, private, and comfortable space. 
    • If the red tent is for yourself,  it could be a dedicated room or corner of room, on an outoord deck or a garden area or in a Tee pee. 
    • For a communal Red Tent it may be in someone’s home, Tee-pee or a rented venue. 
    • Ensure it has minimal distractions and is easily accessible for participants.
  4. Create a Sacred Atmosphere:
    • Decorate the space with intention. 
    • Use soft lighting with candles and low light lamps
    • Comfortable seating, such as cushions, rugs and anything soft
    • Include natural elements, and meaningful symbols. 
    • Incorporate fabrics in red and other warm colors to create a cozy, safe & welcoming environment.
  5. Incorporate Rituals and Traditions… or not
    • Introduce rituals that resonate with yourself and/or the participants. These can include opening and closing ceremonies, storytelling, meditation, sharing circles, or creative activities like crafting, journaling or music.
    • Or you can chose to keep it simple and simply sit in stillness & BE. 
    • You may chose to create an alter which is a deeply personal and evolving space, reflecting your unique spiritual journey that features sacred objects such as candles, crystals, sage, bells, photos of teachers or deities, and pieces found in nature such as shells and feathers.  An altar embodies the sacredness of everyday life and serves as a bridge between the mundane and the divine.
  6. Respect  Privacy and Confidentiality:
    • Foster a culture of trust and confidentiality. Ensure that everything shared within the Red Tent remains private. This helps create a safe environment where women feel comfortable expressing themselves.
    • For your own personal red tent – this is an opportunity for you to express your full self openly & honestly, perhaps through journal writing or  expressing emotions. 
  7. Emphasise Inclusivity and Respect:
    • Create an inclusive space that respects diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. Encourage open-mindedness and compassion, and ensure that all participants feel valued and heard.
    • In your own red tent, this can be a time where you allow all aspects of yourself to express & reveal themselves, through words, sighing, moaning, emotions, singing & music, movement or postures.
  8. Provide Comfort and Nourishment:
    • Offer comfortable seating options like cushions, blankets, and mats. Provide healthy snacks, water, and herbal teas. Consider the sensory experience, including pleasant scents of essential oils and soothing sounds of ambient music or nature. 
    • This is especially important during menstruation or post birth when women’s bodies are especially sensitive and need deep rest & rejuvenation.
  9. Plan Activities and Themes:
    • Plan activities and themes that align with the interests and needs of the group. These could range from discussions on women’s health, spirituality, and personal growth to creative workshops and relaxation techniques.
    • In our own red tent, we may go there to simply meditate, be still or be in silence. Or perhaps this is where we practice yoga, dance, journal, play music, do crafts or brainstorm creative project ideas. 
  10. Acknowledge the Importance of the space. :
    • In this busy modern world we live in, our senses are constantly being bombarded by external stimulation, in particular through technology so being in a quiet, calm space can be quite a rare thing.
    • When we drop into our safe haven, our usual defenses tend to fall away – leaving us with feelings & emotions that may be closer to the surface than we usually experience in our every day life, such as sadness or anger.  If there is old trauma, this may arise too, especially when in a group setting. 
    • For this reason, a red tent is important for our physical wellbeing & mental health, so that we get to connect deeply with our inner intuitive self and return to our calm, whole and joyful self.
    • This way when we come back out into the world we feel centred, reset, grounded, rejuvenated, energised, empowered and inspired for our daily life.

 

After your sacred time in your “Red Tent” you are able to emerge feeling rested & restored, and ready to give your all to your family, friends, work, life and community.

For more information contact Emma

 

SELF CARE FOR A SPECTACULAR LIFE

 

Do you struggle with the fine art of self care ?

Caring for yourself, while at the same time caring for family and friends ?  Knowing when to say YES or NO ?

I know this is something I am constantly aware of and is a ‘work in progress’ in my life … Day by day and week by week, I am continually making adjustments along the way.

As a mother of teenagers … parenting is completely different to how it was 10 or 15 years ago.  Back then, when my children were young, I would book in my 30 – 60 minutes a day of self-care – for yoga, meditation or a massage… or a dinner out with friends etc.  SELF CARE DONE.

Now, I do have more time available, however, my teens plans often get changed at the last minute … so that my ‘flow’ can get interupted suddenly and unexpectedly, in amongst my new found space.

I still give myself 30 – 60 minutes of yoga / mediation a day, regular beach walks and catch ups with friends, however, I am experiencing a need for a deeper type of self care… beyond the yoga, massages and beach walks.

The self care that is emerging is connecting in with the way I live my life; choices I make – big and small, in every moment of everyday.   The work I chose to do.  The people I chose to hold close. My living environment.  The food I chose to eat. Everyday choices.

I call this Self Care for an SPECTACULAR LIFE.

Because every choice we make along the way is planting seeds for our future in some way, conciously or unconsiously.  And ultimately, we are attending to our most inner needs on a deep, fundamental level.  In a way, there are no small choices… every choice is big and important.

Every time we say yes or no to someone or something, it is like we have come to a fork in the road. Saying yes, takes us along one path and saying No will take us down the other path.  Perhaps one path is wider and more commonly used, while the other path is overgrown and less travelled .. even a little scary.  Either choice will put us on a new or different path from the one we are currently on.

And sometimes we travel along a path for a little while and realise that it’s not right.. and so we may back track to the fork to take the other road, or even take the adventurous route through the forest to find the other track.

Ultimately this is a super exciting prospect –  knowing that we can make these choices and chose our life ahead.

When we make choices and decisions in our life, it can be enlightening to notice the layers of intentions involved in the decision making process. Sometimes this is very simple and straightforward, such as I am hungry, so I need to eat. Although, there may be deeper intentions at work, often less seen or completely in shadow. For instance, I am hungry (for more sweetness in my life), so I am choosing to eat chocolate or a sweet desert.

I realise this may seem easier said than done.

The first step is noticing.

Noticing when a decision or choice does not turn out the way you had hoped … or didn’t end up feeling ‘right’.  This may be an ‘icky’ feeling in your stomach or ended up creating conflict with someone.

Intuition definitely plays an important role in this process.  And intuition works best when we give ourself a quiet moment to connect in with our deepest feelings and needs.  From this place we can make the most loving and empowering choices for our wellbeing and those around us.

From here we can make a different choice next time, so we are continually refining and evolving the practice of deeper self care.

How Strong is your Inner Structure?

Several years ago, a wise yogini shared an interesting idea during a yoga class. She said that when the world starts unravelling, it will be those with a STRONG INNER STRUCTURE who will have the resilience and endurance to get through the tough times.

Although I had no clue what she was really referring to, I immediately felt the truth of the words she spoke.

Now, that these UNRULY times are upon us, I TRULY UNDERSTAND what she was saying.

As the external structures and stability around us seem to crumble, the need for inner stability and strength becomes paramount.

How is your Inner Structure holding up at the moment?  Is it steadfast and strong, or is it wavering? …. Given the world events, it’s completely understandable if your inner structure is flailing around a bit. Surely it is for many of us.

So what is a strong inner structure?   And how do we develop this SUPERPOWER?

Inner Structure could be thought of as resilience; an inner strength that sits not only in our body, but also within our mind, our emotions and our energetic body. It does not necessarily mean being rigid or fixed, however, there are times when this is appropriate … and other moments, when being fluid and flexible offers the most strength and support.

When we are strong on the inside, we are less affected or ‘thrown off’ our center by what happens out in the world around us – relationships, work, the environment, crisis’s, set-backs – as well as our own physical and mental distractions.  Therefore, we do not rely on external experiences, people or places to make us happy, instead we come to reply on our internal resources.

This inner strength may be thought of as awareness or an inner stillness.  We can develop the skill to observe, witness and respond, rather than being drawn in and reacting to the drama around or within us.  When applied in our everyday life, this practice is commonly known as mindfulness.

Through yoga, we can better understood this via our holistic aspects of our body & self. These are 5 layers or sheaths known as koshas and include the: physical body, energy body, mental body, wisdom body and bliss body. Despite their layered structure, they are intertwined, fluid and inseparable from one another.

‘When these layers are clear and aligned, there is more integrity and therefore, more inner strength is available to us.’

Annamayakosha:  Our PHYSICAL BODY is the most dense layer and located on our exterior. It is made up of the food, liquids, herbs & supplements we consume.

By chosing clean, whole foods and regular exercise such as yoga, which purifies the body, we can create a strong, grounded & clean physical body. When we begin noticing our body and it’s sensations in a neutral, objective way, we can begin to develop awareness or mindfulness. This simple practice keeps us “in our body” rather than in our head.

Pranamayakosha:  The BREATH or ENERGY BODY, is made up our prana or energy. This layer includes our 7 chakra’s or energy wheels which sit along our central channel or central nervous system and indicate when we are balanced or not.

By simply paying attention to our breath, we develop connection to our energy body. Breathing exercises, retention of the breath & bandhas (energy locks) purify and direct the prana throughout the energy body equally & expansively.

Manomayakosha:  THE MENTAL BODY refers to our everyday “lower mind’ and emotions. This is where our ego resides which can manifest as our frantic ‘monkey mind ‘or ruthless ‘inner critic’.

This is where meditation, self-enquiry and reflection come in handy. We become aware of, and are able to witness out thoughts and emotions as they arise. Therefore, by seeing ourself as separate from our thoughts & feelings, we can chose to be drawn in and believe … or stay impartial.  As spiritual teacher, Eckhard Tolle says ,”don’t take your thoughts too seriously”.

Vijnanamayakosha:  The ‘WISDOM BODY or ‘higher mind’ is where Buddi resides, which relates to our intuitive intellect and discernment. This helps us connect with and see the truth or reality as it really is, rather than being being pulled into the opinions and  belief systems of others.

As the other layers of the body become more purified, clear and still, the wisdom mind develops more clarity. Trusting our intuition is something we can develop over time by embracing quiet, meditative moments and allowing truths to rise up.

Anandamayakosha:  Our BLISS BODY is the most inner layer which – interestingly – sits around our HEART.  Here we experience absolute joy, peace and of course BLISS.  This brings us closer to Atman (Ultimate consciousness) providing us a direct experience with the divine.

Once we let go of the distractions of the lower koshas. and connect with the buddi and discernment of our wisdom body, we have more access to our Bliss state, which is eternally available to us.

By acknowledging ourselves being made up in this way, then we can get an inkling about how our body and mind are connected… and therefore, work together to create an inner strength or not.

By putting our attention on these various layers, separately and together, we bring more awareness to where we may be out of balance or alignment. For instance, by noticing our shallow breath and allowing it to regulate naturally or through breathing practices, we help to strengthen our Energy Body.

Another way to look at our inner structure, is in terms of SHAKTI, which is the universal stuff from which everything comes from. The essence of Shakti is pure energy, like a very fine electricity, from which we can yield potent creative power.

For Shakti to be truly effective and useful, it needs to be well balanced with wisdom and a quiet, aware mind, known as Shiva. If not, Shakti can be a brutal and destructive force that may be channelled in unhealthy ways.  This, however, is a story for another time….

I am very grateful for the years of practice, therapy, knowledge and inner work that I have invested in – to help build my strong ‘inner structure’. Of course, this is a work in progress, however, now the urgency is calling me to continue the work of refining and developing these subtle energies within me.

If you would like more information or guidance on how to strengthen your inner structure, you can contact Emma here.

A gift for you

Emma Louise Roger - Yoga Therapist

Enter your details below & receive a 5 minute Calming Meditation