5 Ways To Know Your True Nature

You can learn much from Mother Nature especially as she prepares for winter. Just as the daffodil seemingly lies dormant in the earth or seemingly the chrysalis is lying dormant, so must you trust that in your REST there is great transformation and preparation taking place.

The daffodil does not need anything else to blossom.

The chrysalis does not need anything else to become a butterfly.

Innately you have all you need if you just trust your perfection to blossom completely unto yourself.

When you meet the world and appreciate each opportunity to be who you are, you can realize your greatest potential that often lies dormant for a time.

Feelings sometimes labeled wrong or bad, are mistakenly taken for something to suppress or get rid of, when in fact, they are part of the blooming process of your innermost being.

Here are 5 ways to begin a practice of allowing, of being in this place of dormant knowing.

1. Silence – find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed (including distractions of phones, pings, and other) for at least 5 minutes. You may find it helpful to put a timer on so you can remove your attention from time keeping. Then just BE in the silence. There is nothing else to do. Just experience yourself in the whole and perfection that you are. Judgements and contemplation is not silence.  A regular practice of silence can be astonishingly healing.

2. Meditation – light a candle and allow your gaze to be with the flame. Follow your breath flowing in and out, allowing for deeper breaths, more relaxed shoulders, eyelids, any other area of tension to release and become more relaxed with each breath. Do this for at least 1 minute and longer if you can.

3. Walk in nature observing the life that is going dormant or has already moved into it’s dormant state. Feel the settling in energy and observe with delight the natural laws of Mother Nature.

4. Rest – Take a 10-20 minute “cat nap”.  Set up a safe and comfortable place to experience the deliciousness of rest during the day. Wrap yourself in an energetic cocoon of warmth and nurturing rest.

5. Nourishing Sleep – each night as the sun begins to set, allow for the settling in process. Gradually bring the constant borage of artificial light, activity and random chaos to settle. Establish a safe and nurturing sleeping environment free of the digitally programmed world and come back to your true nature to reconnect with your deepest innermost sacred self through natural sleep. I love using natural herbs and essential oils like Valerian root, chamomile or lavender and will add a natural magnesium drink if I am feeling anxious and unable to settle into deep sleep for the night.
Don’t allow for the rushed, overwhelmed, over stimulated condition humans seem to be racing towards forfeit your need for restorative rest and nourishing sleep. Make  time for deep reflection to tune in and realign to the highest truth that blossoms only from deep within your own roots.

You are whole.

You are complete.

You are perfection.

That’s a promise. It’s just that you may have just been distracted or interrupted, from your own true nature.

I encourage you to take the opportunity to bloom into yourself with one or all of the steps above.

Peace and Blessings.

Stephana Johnson helps overwhelmed high achievers get out of pain, boost their energy and look & feel amazing – naturally. Send inquiries to stephana@yogilachi.com www.yourholisticmentor.com

Let The Dark Side Win (Sometimes)

Monday Morning Mentoring

It’s Winter Solstice this week. That’s a special time for us here in the Johnson household. We have the spiral walk – a tradition that is now 7 years strong. This was introduced to me by a Waldorf homeschooler and let me on a path of discovery of Rudolf Steiner and his beautiful work for the teacher as well as the student.

Today I want to talk about the Dark side as we lead into the shortest day and longest night…watch video here:

 

The Process and the Foundations, How These Two Pieces Are Key To Health, Wealth and Happiness

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 10

I won’t lie, this past week was a challenge. Thanksgiving in the states, families converge and it is a time of celebrating togetherness and love.

While I had no intention of cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner, that’s just what I did. It wasn’t a burden just something the I could do to keep the peace and contribute to another’s contentment and experience of normalcy, which I believe is the goal for some folks.

I am still challenged with this “opinion” work. How will I ever be able to be free of my opinion of just about everything? First I must ask, what is the pattern in place that is a requirement of my opinion about such subject? Random opinions? For what reason? Mostly they really do no good. They are meant to help? No, I don’t think so. They might be that a connection or sense of belonging is needed? Perhaps. That seems more likely.

I still so want to get it right. What in the world does that even mean? I try. By golly I try hard at everything. Always focused on improving.

Is that good? I don’t know.

I know things are shifting. Things that were important even a week ago seem unimportant. My values still remain steadfast. Kindness – above all. Compassion. Creativity. Competency. Trustworthiness. These have been with me as beacons for over 10 years now. I recall actually writing these out in Austin with my 15 month old son. They are as strong as ever. So that’s something.

It has now become a routine action as I wake almost to the minute at 4:45am with no alarm. I’m just awake and ready to create. That is fun. Because I chose this time and it feels good to have that wee early time to do my meditations.

I want so much for my sons – I want to give them everything and I thought that I was by staying in the marriage. That is the painful piece right now. That loss. That 17 years of connection. I am using the tools of EFT to help with the sadness and the loss and the loneliness. The self worthiness that comes up – that’s there to be cleared. So stay the course. Accept and expect the process to be as such. That it’s not something to be instantly fixed or replaced with something else.

I am building new foundations. New peptides. New blueprints. It is a gift to be a part of the Master Key MMA. So grateful to Mark for his words this Sunday. Coffee talk! I love so much being connected to truly kind and good people. That fills me with hope. With the impetus to continue my work and live my definite major purpose here on this earthly plain.

I will remember his story this week – the mama on the porch, growing a baby, watching the stars, healing a sick husband, taking care of the home all the while – growing that little baby.

What precious life is growing in the earth right now? What is lying dormant in wait for the spring to blossom. Blessings. True and miraculous blessings.

Peace, Love, Joy.

Is It Better To Get My Nutrition From Supplements or Food?

Tuesday Tip of The Day

“Is it better to get my nutrition from supplements or food?”

This is a question I get often. I always believe it’s best to get nutrients from our food, growing what you can yourself, getting food locally, bio-organic and pasture raised or organic in the stores.

Kale is abundant in the garden now and I can eat up to 10 cups of this a day in a salad, stew and with kale chips.

That’s a lot of nutrition right there. With nutritiously dense soups and stews this time of the year, (from bones and meat from local pastured beef) it doesn’t take a lot in terms of time or money to maintain good nourishment free of supplements.

However, I do personally additionally take MCT oil and EFAs and occasionally extra D3 K2 and magnesium as well as other trace minerals. I also cook with a lot of herbs and roots on a regular basis using food as my medicine.

#tuesdaytip #optimalnutrition #yogilachi

 

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