What is a Ritual, Intention, and Staying Present 

A Ritual creates Sacred Space with Focused Intent.  Creating a cosmic connection with your higher goddess~self, for healing, guidance and manifesting.  Turning daily activities and prayers into a sacred event.

Intention is the most important ingredient. Energy goes where the mind flows. Staying within your Heart and Vibrating with Love in everything you do is creating Magic.

Have Confidence and Freedom in yourself that you are creating a sacred space with your inner wisdom.  There are many elaborate rituals you can lead up to.  I recommend firstly to change your everyday routine into rituals by changing your intent, and staying present.  You have now turned bathing, eating, and walking into something sacred and fun!

A Ritual while Showering  for example can be: 

1.) Staying Present, Connecting with your higher Self, Fill with Light, Surround the area and yourself with a circle of light.

2.) Honoring your source of water by stepping into Gratitude for this blessing

3.) Ask with your Words, a short Poem, or by Showing with your minds eye for the Water to be purified as it hits you, and for the water to cleanse and bless your entire being….for example

“Precious Water flowing all round me,

please bless and cleanse my whole body, mind, and soul”

Also, ask or see the water being transmuted as it washes all the dirt, and psychic toxins into our Earth.

4.) Feel the water, Staying Present and focusing on your intentions as you join in the dance with the water! Participate in this Ritual.  Scrub away worries, pain, as well as your dirt.

5.) Give thanks, anyway you see fit, to the water, the shower/bath, and to the earth, and yourself

Make Rituals of creating sacred space apart of your daily life.  Practice with connecting to nature, cleansing yourself, your water, your food, creating sacred space for your home, your bedroom, and sending blessings of love to everyone you meet, family far away. Healing yourself, and protection rituals are important for us sensitive ones;-)

Land Clearing Ritual 

Land Clearing. 

If you are concerned with how the release of toxic energy affects the land, please join me in Daily Land Clearing Rituals.   Very simply you ask the Elementals to please cleanse and clear the land you are speaking of, through a Christed grid (which means it will be transmuted and will never to return), and replace with divine light and love in this now.  For example:

“Dear Angels and Elementals: Please cleanse and clear the land on which I stand (add name), and the surrounding areas of all negativity, through a Christed grid, and replenish with Divine light and love, in this Now.  Thank you”

See More on Land Clearning from my Favorite Flower Essence Goddess

http://www.greenhopeessences.com/wordpress/?p=1417 

Eating Ritual for cleansing and healing 

8 Steps to connect and heal your body – Eating as a Ritual

1.) Add foods that are whole from the earth, untouched from Man as much as possible to your plate.

2.) Sit alone or in a quite area, without cell phones, TV, or computers.

3.) Bless and cleanse your food.  There are many ways you can do this, so practice and do what feels natural.  Currently I fill myself with light, blow over my food watching it in my minds eye my food being purified.  With my hands holding the bowl, I send light from myself, and the universe into the food; I see and feel the food glowing with life force.  I then ask for the food to be blessed, everyone that came in contact with the food to be blessed, and to please bless our dear Mother Earth.

Have Fun While Cooking!!  Om-ing into your food while cooking purifies and cleanses it with Divine light.  Remember we are energetic beings and our energy goes into our food.  Never cook food for yourself or others while angry, on those nights picking up pizza or take-out might actually better for your family.   Send love as you cut those veggies, sing, om, dance.  Remember life is Fun!  Rejoice and know you are being blessed with a gift of food!

4.) Look and See your Food There is no coincidence that unprocessed foods arefull of beautiful colors, shapes, textures, and tastes.  Drink these in!

5.) Touch  Yes use your hands to eat whenever possible!  We don’t touch each other with utensils, kiss with utensils, why would you use them to put food in your mouth? They were made to shovel our processed sticky food in our mouths. We are passionate beings, and the dance of eating is a Ritual not a Race.  So take a piece of precious life force food in your hand and feel the textures with your hands and honor it as you look more closely.

6.) Smell not a sniff, but smell it in your entire being.  Notice in your body where you feel it.  Smell is very important for taste and digestion of your food.

 7.) Listen and Feel with your eyes closed listen and feel the food on your tongue; notice the textures in your mouth, and chew slowly at least 30 times.  When we see, smell, and taste our food our salivary glands kick in.  Chewing is the first part of digestion; yet we expect our stomachs to do it all.  Our salvia contains digestive enzymes that aid in the break down of food. We should be liquefying our food before swallowing and chewing our liquids.  I feel that the only substance we consume correctly is wine.  We look, smell, and slowly taste it holding in our mouths, and aerate it with slurping noises as we roll it from the front to back and to the sides of our mouths.  No wonder I love Wine!

For a moment visualize the lining of your stomach containing a bunch of plant-like roots.  The more you chew and liquefy your food the easier it is for your stomach to absorb nutrients.  It takes 30% of your energy to digest your food, by giving your body better food and helping in the digestion process you will be giving your self the gift of more nutrients absorbed and increased energy.

8.) Pause, and feel the food in your body and the life force spreading and healing you.  Honor the food and yourself for taking this moment in your life.  Focus only on eating, slowly, pausing between bites. Breathe to help you stay aware of when you are starting to feel full.

Connect and Heal with Food. Eating as a Ritual not a Race Part 1 

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Published in elephant journal on June 16th.

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/06/connect-heal-with-food-annalisa-robusto/

The sacred relationship of food, finding our way again  

Humans contain a life force; and the harnessing of life force energy has been around from the earliest times of humanity.

Animals, trees, and food are the same as us; we all thrive with a life force otherwise known as prana, mana or chi.

When we eat food in its perfect form, not processed, it still contains that life force.  The life force that is the light that heals and sends love into our bodies, healing us spiritually, emotionally, mentally as well as physically and energetically.

We have become a society that has lost their way.  We take everything pure and perfect from the earth and strip it, add sugars, stabilizers, emulsifiers, bleach, softeners, texturizers, then a ton more chemicals to preserve it, add flavor and color.  Then box it, bag it, can it, so we can eat it months from now.

With our busy schedules we combine eating and doing.  Eating while on the phone, while driving, on the computer, watching tv, or in a social gathering.  We eat processed fast foods, drink caffeinated energy drinks, and practically swallow our food whole!

Ideally choose unprocessed, untouched chemically by pesticides, preservatives or florescent light.  Try organic, closely picked to your home and eat as soon after being picked as possible.  Always eat fresh, and avoid leftovers.  Even juicing should be consumed within 20 min.

For example:  A fresh apple eaten as close to being picked is perfect in everyway.  It is a whole source containing Life.  No chemicals, or preservatives.  It hasn’t been stripped, grinned and beaten of everything it’s supposed to be.  Food straight from the earth in its natural form still contains its life force.

What is the big deal with processed foods you might ask?  Well, let us take a look at flour.  Picture a glass jar of white flour – does it look like anything that comes from our Mother Earth?  It makes a paste when you add water to it.  And that is exactly what is does when it gets into your body, it creates a sticky paste.  White flour has had its brain, and germ removed and has been bleached with chlorine.  There is nothing good in processed white flour; in fact it is downright deadly!  You are ingesting a poison, a sticky paste that stays in your body, stripped of any nutritional value sending your energy levels all over the place, acting like pure glucose (sugar) in your body, and then causes long-term health issues like obesity and heart conditions.

Most everything out there is full of sticky poisonous processed flour or corn.   Tortillas, wraps, tacos, chips, sandwiches, toast, hamburger buns, pancakes, french toast, pastas, lasagna, muffins, and cakes.   Replacing enriched flour with whole grains, 100% whole wheat must be the first ingredient, also try oat, rye, almond, rice and millet flour.  The less ingredients the better, or do without the processes completely.  Stick with grains, rice, millet, quinoa, and oatmeal.  Put that tuna sandwich on a giant tomato slice or use a sheet of nori to make a wrap.

I will make one last point here.  Some processed foods like coffee, sugar and chocolate are supposed to be in their natural form, and eaten in moderation.  We have taken them to an unhealthy level.  If you were to pick your own sugarcane you would have it in moderation, in it’s natural state, unprocessed.  Not adding it into every meal, by the spoonful; coffee and juice too.  If you took the time to pick it and make it yourself you would be consuming a limited amount, without additives.

8 Steps to connect and heal your body – Eating as a Ritual

1.) Add foods that are whole from the earth, untouched from Man as much as possible to your plate.

2.) Sit alone or in a quite area, without cell phones, TV, or computers.

3.) Bless and cleanse your food.  There are many ways you can do this, so practice and do what feels natural.  Currently I fill myself with light, blow over my food watching it in my minds eye my food being purified.  With my hands holding the bowl, I send light from myself, and the universe into the food; I see and feel the food glowing with life force.  I then ask for the food to be blessed, everyone that came in contact with the food to be blessed, and to please bless our dear Mother Earth.

Have Fun While Cooking!!  Om-ing into your food while cooking purifies and cleanses it with Divine light.  Remember we are energetic beings and our energy goes into our food.  Never cook food for yourself or others while angry, on those nights picking up pizza or take-out might actually better for your family.   Send love as you cut those veggies, sing, om, dance.  Remember life is Fun!  Rejoice and know you are being blessed with a gift of food!

4.) Look and See your Food There is no coincidence that unprocessed foods are full of beautiful colors, shapes, textures, and tastes.  Drink these in!

5.) Touch  Yes use your hands to eat whenever possible!  We don’t touch each other with utensils, kiss with utensils, why would you use them to put food in your mouth? They were made to shovel our processed sticky food in our mouths. We are passionate beings, and the dance of eating is a Ritual not a Race.  So take a piece of precious life force food in your hand and feel the textures with your hands and honor it as you look more closely.

6.) Smell not a sniff, but smell it in your entire being.  Notice in your body where you feel it.  Smell is very important for taste and digestion of your food.

 7.) Listen and Feel with your eyes closed listen and feel the food on your tongue; notice the textures in your mouth, and chew slowly at least 30 times.  When we see, smell, and taste our food our salivary glands kick in.  Chewing is the first part of digestion; yet we expect our stomachs to do it all.  Our salvia contains digestive enzymes that aid in the break down of food. We should be liquefying our food before swallowing and chewing our liquids.  I feel that the only substance we consume correctly is wine.  We look, smell, and slowly taste it holding in our mouths, and aerate it with slurping noises as we roll it from the front to back and to the sides of our mouths.  No wonder I love Wine!

For a moment visualize the lining of your stomach containing a bunch of plant-like roots.  The more you chew and liquefy your food the easier it is for your stomach to absorb nutrients.  It takes 30% of your energy to digest your food, by giving your body better food and helping in the digestion process you will be giving your self the gift of more nutrients absorbed and increased energy.

8.) Pause, and feel the food in your body and the life force spreading and healing you.  Honor the food and yourself for taking this moment in your life.  Focus only on eating, slowly, pausing between bites. Breathe to help you stay aware of when you are starting to feel full.

 

See Part 2:  Foods for Enlightenment

Healthy ways to Vent. And Protect Yourself from Toxic Energy Bullshit

Written By: Annalisa Robusto    

Published in elephant journal June 11th, 2012  here


Lets face it we are emotional beings!  We see our world through our eyes, react to our pain, and then spread it out energetically into the world.  Many times we “dump” our crap or emotional poison onto others and into the environment.  Storing the stress and emotional poison inside our bodies is not the answer either.  This can lead to physical problems and dis-ease in the body.  It is no mystery in today’s world that most all physical problems were caused by emotional issues that were not dealt with in time.

There is a magic to properly clear stored emotional pain and stress. But first you must recognize that we are also energetic beings.  We FEEL, and sense energy all around us.  As babies we learn to sense our parents interaction with us, and each other, before we even learn to speak.  People can pick up on your energy and be affected by it!  So before exploding your poison onto to your BFF, lover or Co-worker here are some things to try.

Healthy Venting and Toxic Buildup Prevention 

1.) journal, Journal, JOURNAL!!!: I mean get off of that computer and write!  In order to make sense of what is going on in your head and body, you have to get the emotions out of your head!  There is something emotional releasing about putting your pen to the paper and writing with a flow, versus typing. I have always felt an emotional release by putting my pen to paper. Writing has an energetic flow using one hand, versus typing which uses two.  We absorb energy through our non-dominant hand and release with our dominant one.    This is one of the Safest ways to vent.  Writing, or even yelling into the paper clears it Out of Your Body.  It also clears your mind, and allows room for clarity.

Journaling in the Rainforest of Bali

2.) Movement and Exercise:  Dance, Sweat, Walk, Anything, just MOVE!   It is our birthright to move our bodies getting oxygen, blood, and life force throughout them. This will also dig up old junk that has started to store as stiffness.   As a preventative measure, you can release this before it manifest into illness.

3.) Sing, Chant, Yell and Laugh:  If you are too Shy to Sing and Chant out loud, a perfect time to do this is from inside your car.  I love chanting while riding on my Vespa or floating in the Ocean.  Not only does this serve as a great release, Chanting and Singing also open up your energy centers, referred to as Chakras.  Chanting Omm, AME, and EEE, are my favorites.  Afterwards, throw on some of your favorite tunes and Sing and Yell it all out, and then Laugh… at yourself! A lot! Laugh at everything!  Don’t forget life is Fun!  You will be clearing and releasing-and you’ll feel like you just had a full body massage.

4.) Deep Breathing;-O  We can live without Food for weeks, water a few days.  But without Oxygen we can only survive a few minutes.  Yes, you already knew that.  But did you know that we stop breathing correctly after the age of five?  Most of us breathe only into our chest and do not pull the breath all the way into our bellies!  Putting your hand on your belly and taking a few deep breaths a few times a day will greatly increase your awareness and sense of peace.  Also, start to notice where you feel tension in your body when you are stressed.  Take in some deep loving breaths into this area and breathe out the stress.

Ok, so even after taking some of the previous steps you still might be need of some Good’ol  Girl Time.  Here are some suggestions for Safe Venting, or what to do when being vented unto:

Keep your space and temper in Check!

We are social beings and sometimes we just need to talk!  Let whomever you’re talking to know you are about to vent.  Check in with them; assess their needs and time limits before taking over as the Me-show.  When involving someone with Your issues watch that Your words and thoughts are not toxic and are coming from a place of detachment and observation.  If you are not here yet, then you are putting your friend at risk, and hopefully they know how to block your toxic garbage.

For an example of an aggressive venting, an ex-Boyfriend’s Jealousy would rear its ugly head after it was met with a few drinks.  One “Romantic” evening of Mai Tais on the beach quickly turned into a passive-aggressive dumping of his toxic B.S..  Nothing I said seamed to help.  Recognizing this I started to detach from him.  I watched him like he was on a movie screen, and instantly I felt no emotional attachment to the event.  Then I visualized between us an umbrella that had blown inside out, so that his anger would go right back towards him.  It was amazing to watch him vent, and I had no reaction.  I was able to stay completely detached, unharmed, and watch how silly he was in the middle of his own temper tantrum.  This was an empowering moment for me.

Another technique That I learned from the Clairvoyant Center of Hawaii, is to Visualize a large rose about 2 feet in front of you.  Psychically this guards your space, keeping invaders out!  It works!!   At a dinner party once, I was having a conversation with this guy who started to get really intense, pushy and in my space.  So I threw up a big Rose in his face, and he immediately backed down.

 

2.) Being a Good Listener and Holding Space for them.

Sometimes it is hard to just listen and not try to solve our BFF’s problems.  Holding Space for them, means staying present in the Now, and trying not to thinking about your own shit.  What friends in need really need is a stage for purging.  They will be able to solve their own problems by “letting it all out”.  Then they can see their problem from more of an outside perspective.  Being a good friend/listener means to hold space, listen, and repeat their words back to them, to help them “hear” themselves.  Again you are not there to solve their problems.  Just listen, repeat, and have compassion.

Recently a friend needed to Vent to me.  I visually put a barrier between us, and drew little spiraling clouds above our heads to send any harmful energy to the universe.  I asked and pictured the energy being released to be transmuted safely as it was sent into the universe. I imagined sparkles of light as the energy left us.  After doing this I said “Vent away”. This came natural to me after allowing myself to have fun with it and practice.  Protecting yourself especially if you are sensitive to energy is imperative to your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health.  Which leads me to a Sucubus…..

Suc-you-bus

Do you ever hang out with someone and afterwards feel completely drained?  Not only are these people giving you their toxic energy, but they can feed off of (sucking) your healthy energy.  It is important to limit interaction with these people, protect yourself when you do have to interact, and cleanse yourself ASAP!

Cleanse, Clear, and Replenish

Understanding that we are emotional and energetic beings, we can hold onto energy that isn’t ours in our Auric Field.  We also pick up on frequencies and radiation from all the gadgets around us.  Daily cleansing is a huge “investment” to your well-being.

The Best Ways To Cleanse?

Get into Nature!  What is the first place that pops into your head?  The Desert, the Mountains, The Ocean?  For me, all my life I knew that I had to put at least my feet in the ocean everyday.  When I start feeling weird emotions, and that everything is coming at me at once, I run to her.  I love when I am standing in the ocean with my toes buried in the sand.  I don’t have to ask for anything, the Ocean does it all.  In just 5 min I am grounded and smiling with full clarity.  Wow! Now that’s a cleansing Mother Nature Style.   Also, daily showers and Baths are doing much more then just cleaning dirt.  Being in Water of any kind will cleanse your energy, and hydrate you.  Adding Natures Elements, which is something Sacred to your daily routine, is what I call a Ritual.  Do something Daily!  Putting your feet on the ground as much as possible allows the Earth to Cleanse you.  Get off the computers, cell phones, and get outside and enjoy getting WindbathsSunbathsStar & Moon Baths, these will cleanse and invigorate your being! Pack a lunch, or take your food to go, and eat at a park.  Bring a blanket  and watch the trees, kids and animals play. Lay under the clouds and then watch the stars at night!  Connect to Nature, our God Given Entertainment, and Natural Cleanser.

 

Crystals and Flower Essences for clearing and protecting

Crystals support us, cleanse us, and absorb negative energy from us and before it gets to us!  Again, another gift from Mother Nature.  Surrounding yourself with Crystals is a wonderful loving gift for yourself.  Find homes for them at your work station, bedroom, and around your body.  I’ll write soon on how to Cleanse and Clear your crystals, make Elixirs with them, and Aura cleansing sprays with the love of Flower essences too 😉

Land Clearing. 

If you are concerned with how the release of toxic energy affects the land, please join me in Daily Land Clearing Rituals.   Very simply you ask the Elementals to please cleanse and clear the land you are speaking of, through a Christed grid (which means it will be transmuted and will never to return), and replace with divine light and love in this now.  For example:

“Dear Angels and Elementals: Please cleanse and clear the land on which I stand (add name), and the surrounding areas of all negativity, through a Christed grid, and replenish with Divine light and love, in this Now.  Thank you”

 

Props

Clairvoyant Center of Hawaii.  I recommend taking Meditation 101 Via Teleconference.  They offer amazing classes Long Distance.

http://www.clairvoyanthawaii.com/

See More on Land Clearning from my Favorite Flower Essence Goddess

http://www.greenhopeessences.com/wordpress/?p=1417

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