I did this 30 minute Kundalini Yoga video this morning and feel revitalised and refreshed. It’s excellent for beginners and anyone can take part….
Posts tagged ‘health’
Not only a great illustration but a valid message too –
I was talking to my friend Ike the other day. We were having one of those long philosophical talks about life in general. We started talking about our spiritual journeys and how we all need to grow and that we’re not here for nothing…there is a purpose to all of our lives as individuals. He then went on to say something on the lines of ” I really don’t understand why (generalising) when people have children, they put their own spiritual growth on the side pretty much as soon as they know a baby is coming and fully focus on that child.” The laws of the Universe will always tell you that you have to nourish yourself before you can love or nourish anyone else. We talked about how this can have a detrimental effect on everything because you are not focussed and in tune as you would be if you were on the path of spiritual growth.
So if you are a parent/guardian with responsibility over a child, even if you take out 15-30 minutes per day, make sure you do something for you. whether thats some really deep breathing/meditation or joining a class that you have always wanted to or just reading a good trashy novel. Dont forget to do what makes you happy. Your family will all benefit from it.
And don’t feel any guilt – you are allowed to have time for you.
I do believe that (on most occasions but not all) your wellness is in your own hands. If you have total control over your emotional strength (soul), physical strength (body) and mental health (mind), you are fine. You don’t get ill. All three need to be fine tuned, regularly exercised and managed appropriatly. Auranics gives you lots of information on all three of these through previous posts.
If you do get sick, try and meditate on which one of these needs attention and apply focus there.
I have not always believed this but as I am getting older, everything is beginning to make more sense. I am realising more.
Firstly, a big thank you for dedicating your work to such a great cause. Well done for wanting to make a difference.
Secondly, I would like to make an appeal to all of you – please can you try in every way possible to make your products and services available to the mainstream – not just those with lots of money. I personally could not afford many health and wellbeing things purely due to the prices. That meant that I could not enhance myself and grow because I didn’t have the money. I couldn’t afford a £40 massage or half of the therapies I have been fortunate enough to experience for many years. I couldn’t afford to go out and spend £20 on a natural cream for my skin problems for example. It wasn’t going to happen.
I am so disappointed when I go to exhibitions and see stalls with such great ideas at such high costs. For example, meditation CD’s at £12 for one……the cost of creating these is so low. I cannot understand this. Sell them at £4 so that anyone and everyone can benefit from achieving calmness of the mind. Not just those who are well off. Think of how many you would sell at £4!
When I went through The Journey, I had to find a Journey Practitioner who had passed the course and was fully certified. I was astonished at how much it cost. Some people charged well over £300. I was a student, at the end of my tether with the life I had. I could not afford that at that time. I researched and found the wonderful Gopi Gill who charged £150. I just about pulled together the £150 I needed and had my therapy. It changed my life and set a new precedence from that day onwards. I solved my issues and was able to move on. Now I recommend her to anyone and everyone. I could not have been able to do that at £300 a go. No way. Do you see?
Also, natural lotion and potion producers/retailers/manufacturers should try harder to make their prices comparable to the regular products so that we as consumers have a real choice. So if I want a natural shampoo, it should be around the same cost as a regular shampoo or maybe a bit higher but certainly not double the price.
Solution – analyse your 4 P’s. Price/Place/Product/Promotion.
Learn to source your raw materials from places like Asia where they are so much cheaper. They are pure producers and you will save lots and you don’t have to compromise on quality if you do your research. If import/export costs are high, go over when flights are at their lowest prices and fill your suitcases up with what you need. Those countries will also benefit from your trade – so you spread the benefit of your work even further. For example, if you make soaps, get your oils from India, import them to the UK and create your products here. Really analyse everything from production to supply chain management. Keep researching to find your solution. Every so often, dedicate some time to researching how you can reduce your costs thus making your products and services cheaper.
Find sustainable partners and pass the sustainability on….let it come through the supply chain so that your audience really reaps the benefits.
In the days of the internet where you can get anything, nothing is impossible. Please share; reach a wider audience. Help more people to benefit from the good stuff. Make this world a better place. Take responsibility and push towards this. I urge you.
Promote your products and services to an audience who can really benefit– ie regions where there are records of lower socio economic groups, areas where unemployment is high, poverished regions etc.
As I say in the About section of Auranics, these things should be available to everyone, not just those who already have everything money can buy.
So work hard to find cheaper suppliers, continue to find methods of production that reduce your costs, push forward to make your costs cheaper and pass these savings on to your audience.
Every product or service promoted on Auranics has been reviewed for it’s price. I will never recommend something that I believe to be high in price…no matter how good it is.
Finally, look inside yourself in an honest manor and ask yourself – do I really need this profit margin? If you do lower it a bit a pass the savings on, you can make a difference to more people. How fabulous is that?
(This post was not written to offend/blame/point the finger at anyone – it is an appeal. It has no malicious intention. It has been written from my heart.)
I found this book a couple of years ago and since then, constantly refer to it as a reference source. Juice Diet for Perfect health contains a great introduction on the subject and how it can benefit the human body both for prevention purposes and cure. Then it goes on to list just about every fruit and vegetable you can think of, explains an Introduction and it’s Qualities. The Intro provides you with the taste and how it can benefit you medically. The Qualities lists its key components – which I personally found really useful. The end gives you many stories about people who have benefitted and some delicious concoctions to try.
This book costs so little and has such great information – I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
The opening page will also give you an index of the Authors other books – some great ones there. These are methods that have been used for thousands of years in India.
It does require discipline to work. You can’t do it as and when you want if you want a cure. It’s a lifestyle change and will stem from you wanting to make that change.
Has anyone read it? I’d love to hear your comments.
I recently discovered the Brahma Kumaris – an organisation with spiritual centres all over the world dedicated to providing information on wellbeing. And the best bit is that technically – you don’t have to pay for it. However, the organisation survives on donations and still has it’s overheads to cover so attendees are asked to make a donation of what they feel they can contribute so that the services can always exist.
I live in Berkshire, UK and have been to their Global Retreat Centre in Oxford and their Spiritual Centre in London. They offer a fabulous array of facilities to anyone who wants to improve their lives/enhance their spiritual knowledge. It is focused on spiritualisation not religion which is why I think it attracts so many people from different backgrounds. We all want sanctuary and peace.
Their facilities can be categorised into the following:
1. They teach and practice Raja Yoga Meditaion.The following is a beautiful extract from a hand-out produced by them: ‘One of the primary purposes of meditation is to respore our true self awareness. We are taught and conditioned by society (parents/education/culture) to identify with everything that we are not – profession, nationaliy, belief systms etc. This is fatal to our wellbeing as they are all subject to change and decay. They are only labels and we are not a label. The purpose and practice of meditaion takes us beyond these false identities to reconnect us with our true identity as spirit, as a soul whose true and eternal nature is simply peace.’
2. They run a series of Talks with subjects like ‘Finding Peace in Chaotic Times,’ Why me? Why Here? Why Now?,’ ‘The Power of Attraction,’ ‘Pioneering Women in Spirituality’ and so on. I have personally attended many of these and always come away feeling a little wiser. I always feel these are truthful to my soul and they help me to think and challenge my current life/state.
3. One Day Retreats – I have attended one of these and they are great. I went to one on the Global Retreat Centre in Oxford, UK – beautiful surroundings. A really well presented day of information and a good insight into the organisation and how it can help you find your own calmness. They also serve a vegetarian meal midway.
4. They also have Drop In Centres where one can go and meditate, read, buy books and CD’s or just gain further information from the staff there.
For details of where these facilities are, visit the website BKWSU, select your region/country and see what facilities are available to you. All photo’s from this section are from the above website.
Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from those of you who have been. What did you think?