Tarot meditation reading – 30/11


Tarot meditation reading – Wed 30/11/2011

 

Exemplar of Bowls (King of cups)

“Ever-deepening love welcomes the living spirit to Earth.”

 

We have all heard the saying, “There is always calm before the storm.” This little saying embodies the very nature of our emotions. Our emotions have a somewhat watery nature and act much like the tides of the oceans – they can be calm, serene and cleansing, or they can rage and wreak havoc when the tides are rough. What most of us forget is that the biggest influence on our emotions is ourselves. Our unconscious and subconscious thoughts have a million and one emotions and feelings locked away, which we rarely address and are aware of. These feelings of ours which we tend to ignore or lock away, have a huge effect on our actions, reactions, perception and most of all the fluctuation of our emotions. The key to breaking through this separation of your thoughts and feelings, is to become aware of the influence of your unconscious by integrating and looking deeper to find an equilibrium and constant balance of healthy emotions. This requires a discerning nature and unconditional love. When we practice unconditional love and are detached from too much emotional noise, we can begin to maintain that balance within our emotions. This significant change brings about a greater understanding of the self and promotes you to go forward into the world with unconditional love and a greater sense of self. What a lovely world it would be if we all could understand and control our emotions to see the bigger picture! You can feed this new found balance with feelings of acceptance and the awareness of your whole being. Being satisfied with life and truly feeling that it is rewarding to be alive and in action, introduces a greater flow into your life, and in turn, the world. So, choose to be discerning, get to know and accept your deepest emotions to move forward in unconditional love because, the practice of ever-deepening love welcomes the living spirit to Earth once more.

 

Brightest blessings to you,

Isabelle Meiring

Holistic therapist and Spiritual counsellor

Port Elizabeth

+27 71 89 39 034

isabelle@theurbangardens.co.za

http://www.theurbangardens.co.za

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What ARE we? (extract from her book in progress – B.E human written by Isabelle Meiring)


“The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.” – Brown, Norman O.

So, here you are, roaming around in this physical body. You have two long things coming out of the sides of you with funny feelers at the end that you use to do everything – called Arms and Hands. Similarly, you have two even longer things coming out the bottom of you that carry you around and balance you – called Legs. If you can sense where I’m headed with this, we can go further on and agree to acknowledge the head, eyes, mouth and nose with all their lovely little functions. Not to mention your internal organs which work so diligently on over-drive to keep this vessel of yours going. Often, I find, people don’t recognize and credit the inner (and outer) workings of their body as much as we should. Never mind take care of them as we should! I doubt whether  you can imagine my distress, but I’m certain you will in no time.

From conception, not just birth, all our organs, limbs, cells and everything we need to BE and function optimally start to form in the most intricate ways.  Our bodies as growing foetus’ know exactly what we need at a certain time and what we lack more of. We are aware if we are comfortable or uncomfortable in the womb, we can sense tension outside of the womb from the certain nerves that trigger changes or imbalances in the limbic system (a system that controls and registers  pleasure) in our brain and we also know when we are being spoken to in the womb, so we react as we see fit – move, tickle and kick.  All of this awareness in our bodies is made possible by our wonderful brain.

A useful and pleasant mental picture I like to paint to better grasp the idea of the human body is seeing it as a tree (inside the silhouette of the body). This visualization is surprisingly accurate as you have hundreds of thousands of blood vessels, arteries and veins that run throughout your body . They run all along from the roots of every strand of hair on your head  to the ends of your fingertips and to the tips of your toes. They carry all the yummy things like oxygen, blood and nutrients to whichever organ it serves best to its job properly. We all remember the grade 7 science class about the constant gaseous exchange going on within our lungs, absorbing the oxygen, sending it to where it’s needed and releasing C02 all the way back out through the same route into the atmosphere. And I’m sure we are all aware (if you’re not, then you may need this book more than you think you do – but not to worry) of how the digestive system works together as a whole so graciously by churning and breaking down all the food we consume, then moving it through the large intestine, eventually reaching the small intestine that absorbs all the good vitamins and minerals it finds through its walls, then sending it back through the bloodstream in the body to serve more of these delicate systems in other areas. What a damn brilliant thing we are walking around in! The sole reason and ONLY reason all our bits and bobs keep constantly functioning is by the “energy” we intake. Now, all you weight-watchers that check the back of the packaging of each food you buy, you will know that KJ stands for kilojoules – which means how much “energy” is in the food you’re inspecting. Kilojoules, to me, seem to be a made up unit of measurement (us humans just love to do that) to somehow convey to the public just how much physical energy your body will be experiencing after consuming said product – whether it remains almost dormant within you or if it is energy that you actually put to use. Most of these “Kilojoules” are actually just telling you how much sugar – natural or artificial – the food contains. Eat raisins and you’ll have a natural sugar rush. Eat chocolate or drink sugary coffee and the same will occur.  It hasn’t got much to do with actual energy. The reason they labelled it in that manner is because we all know that the only way to stop sugar within the body from turning into fat is to use it! Hence, we associate sugar with energy, because that is how we physically see the results through movement of the body. The real reason our organs and bodies are functioning is the result of us putting nutrients into our body through food – not energy.

I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.”  – Shakti Gawain

So, if that’s not really energy, then what is, right? The answer is simple – We are. Energy cannot be seen. It isn’t a noun of some sort. It can be sensed, felt, pent up or dispensed. Have you ever tried to explain something to a person, but you just don’t seem to be getting anywhere? There’s that part of you that says to yourself; “Don’t waste your energy.”. It’s a basic, instinctual thought from your brain. You know when you are wasting energy, as you are dispensing it. You could be sitting in the lounge pondering on doubts and worries, or things that you know will upset you – you are then wasting energy on something useless to you (and your surroundings). So, you see, we can use energy without physically moving or doing something. You could, however, feel uplifted and energized after a chat with someone whom inspires you or when a friend gives you a hug (which I’m sure we have all experienced). Energy is recognized as certain vibrations and waves – similar to the workings in the wave patterns of your brain. When you are scared and fearful, your brain takes on a different wave pattern as to when you are happy , joyful or excited. In the same way, these vibrations can be negative or positive, useful or not, pleasant or unpleasant. That feeling you get when you walk into a room where there has just been an argument is uneasy and unsettling, because the energy that was just previously dispersed by the parties arguing is still in the air. In the same way,  that’s why they say smiles are contagious – the actual good energy being sent your way is. All energy you are exposed to, whether it is your own or from outside influences, registers in your brain so you can act however you think is best suited – through instinct and feeling. Your body registers immediately what vibration you are exposed to, sometimes it sits in your sub-conscious, other times in your conscious thoughts that you are aware of. What really gives things away is how our bodies are affected and how they speak to us. Every part of you – your internal organs, your skin, every cell – registers the energy being received into your body through your senses. There’s an age old saying that goes something like, “What the heart knows, the mind blocks out.”, which is so very true! Even if you don’t consciously feel the energy in a room or when you come into contact with someone, your body does. So as you carry on normally, your body is slowly telling the rest of you what’s going on, what it’s feeling and in turn, you realize it for yourself mentally. One can become rather sensitive to energies and much more receptive to the qualities of any certain energy than other people are. In these people I commonly find that their only difference to people less in tune or sensitive to it, is that they have – over time – learned to listen to their bodies’ moans and groans, acting on instinct and gut feeling, rather than keeping the mind and body separate from each other (which is the case with most of us nowadays), but acting as one being in unison – mind, body and spirit. It’s all there, and it’s all you – so start using it!

“All matter in the universe is made up of energy. All we are is matter. All we are made up of is energy.” – Albert Einstein

So, if the vibrations of energy affects the body so easily, what happens as a result to your organs and the bodily functions? Your body has its own subtle energies that are situated in different areas. There are literally thousands of them. Although, there are seven most acknowledged ones which are linked with the main organs and biological systems. These energies, when balanced and energized, allow for your body to function optimally. Each energy is situated in a different location of your body. For instance; one at the reproductive organs, one near the digestive system, and so on.  When they are lacking in their certain vibration of energy, it causes fatigue, disease and just about any deficiency or disorder you can imagine. These subtle energies not only affect your physical body, but also your emotions and mental state. (Like I mentioned earlier: If you walk into a room with a bad energy or atmosphere, you don’t only take it on physically, but you actually feel sad, angry or whatever emotion the previous person emitted in that room.)  Many times over again I’ve seen people that are exposed to a certain energy constantly, usually in their home or at their work place. If they are exposed to negative energy such as stress or constantly feel a sense of being under-mined, they have health issues mostly concerning the digestive system, because that one subtle energy body is being bombarded with energy of the complete opposite vibration, which results in an imbalance within it and, in turn, the biological system associated with it fails to function properly. These seven amazing little energy bodies that serve us so well are called Chakras.

” There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies. ” – Friedrich Nietzche

Brightest Blessings to you,

Isabelle Meiring – holistic therapist & spiritual counsellor

The gift of your true self – 24/11


The gift of your true self – 24/11/2011
If asked you who you are, most of you would answer by reciting your likes, dislikes, career, hobbies, hometown, fashion style and even star sign! That is all good and well but, that is not who you are. These activities and preferences no doubt shape your daily life that you like to live as YOU, although what we tend to forget is that, we are NOT our attitudes. You are not your hobbies, your new shoes or even your little everyday preferences – and no, you are not your star sign. We are also so influenced by our social circles, family and the media. We have just been innocently conditioned to apply the things that make us, us, to describe who we ARE. This is not quite it.
We all have a core, a pivot point, a soul (and an amazing one at that!). When you strip away everything you have and everything you have chosen to make yours to ‘define’ yourself, what do you see? Take a moment. Go back to the moment of your conception, before you knew the outside world. Think about your core beliefs, your inner thoughts and strip away the outside. Some of you may not like what you see or feel, but once you have established who you are truly – and you may even want to bask in it a bit longer, even write it down – , you are on your way to discovering a whole new world. Becoming comfortable with your true self and really ‘living in your own skin’ begins with compassion – compassion with yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself and give yourself a hug from time to time. Nothing can happen outside of you until you have compassion within. Only then will you be able to have compassion with the world and a new understanding of the workings of it. Sit quietly with yourself a few times a week and just enjoy the sensation of being. And being YOU, at that.
Too often our actions and reactions are influenced by the outside world, which makes them not our own. This results ultimately in your life not being your own. And what is the point of having your very own soul, your very own life, if you are going to live it by other people’s thoughts and actions? The greatest gift is life and life’s greatest gift is love. Love yourself. Go on and strip that which was not in your true self to begin with. You will see wonderful things happen around you, from the moment of this new found peace and awareness with yourself. Be at peace with yourself and live life from your soul and core, no one else’s but yours. It is truly a gift that we can never lose or exchange. So, friend, who are you?
Brightest blessings to you.
Isabelle Meiring,
Holistic therapist and spiritual guide.

Tarot meditation reading – 23/11


Tarot meditation reading – 23/11/2011
Nine of Arrows(Swords)
“Overcome fear and doubt by trusting your decision.” – In life, we all have goals, aspirations and ideals. Some days we feel more in touch with them than on other days. We feel more on the path to getting where we want to be and doing what we want to do. This alone is an accomplishment – having the knowledge of which way you are moving and what you want for yourself. We make decisions, plans and affirmations as to how to follow the path to what you envision for yourself and your future. Although, the truth is, that more often than not, we fall prey to routine and a feeling of being inferior, judged and controlled, making us less motivated and less aware of following the path to our goals. What one needs to remember is the sun within the body, shining bright. This sun of yours allows you to be fearless, with a healthy personal power. We often doubt our decisions due to outside influences but, what is important is what’s inside. Overcome those useless feelings of inferiority or being pushed off from the track to making your goals and ideas a reality. You shine, always. Overcome this fear and doubt by trusting yourself and your decisions.

Brightest blessings.

Author: Isabelle Meiring – Holistic therapist and spiritual counsellor.

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