To become an Earthworker takes practice. Self care is imperative.. Because, it doesn't matter what any energy shift, movement or insight offers you, there's always work to do for your own personal evolution. A guru or teacher simply points the way. Your growth is empowered by the achievements gained in your own personal efforts.
The following tips and exercises have been gleaned from years of spiritual work which may be beneficial to you. EVERYONE'S path is uniquely their own. Try them out as your intuition guides you.
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New Thought for a New Millennium by Thomas Hubl
Trauma is often unspeakable, even invisible. It is its nature to provoke denial—in the survivor, who may dissociate from the experience; in the oppressor, who may seek to avoid, distance, or minimize culpability; and in the community, which remains silent and unresponsive to suffering or encourages outright disbelief. Too often, cultural traumas are made the subject of conspiracy theories in which survivors are not only doubted, but vilified and attacked. These things, too, are the inheritance of trauma.
Whether it reveals itself as denial, rejection, dissociation, or ignorance, the avoidance of trauma shows up as an inability to meet life, which is the foremost symptom of separation. Circumventing awareness of trauma and its effects is the most essential form of spiritual bypassing. Too often, we naïvely seek only “light and positivity,” or we spend hours or lifetimes using a meditation or other witness practice to unconsciously distance ourselves from the pain and grit of our own and others’ suffering.
Our intentions are good, but by avoiding the raw nakedness of what is real in an endless search for the ideal, we miss the deep spiritual intimacy that can only be experienced through a willingness to profoundly be in and with the painful dark. Of course, this is much too difficult to do alone. When we come together, willing to witness and receive one another’s pain without judgment, without turning away, without minimizing or attempting to vanquish, we discover trust, connection, and healing release. We uncover our essential unity, held in the generous embrace of the Divine.
Shadow, like conflict, is a driver of evolution. It eventually pushes us to advance in complexity and clarity. The disassociated, contracted energy we hold in the dark lake seeks integration; dark chi longs to return to the light of consciousness, fulfilling its course along the great spiral of life. A willingness to go into the dark with a light is evolutionary work; it brings healing, clarity, and integration. If we’re committed to the work, it opens us—not to more pain and darkness but to a more brilliant luminosity through which we can access higher capacities, deeper potentials, and a clearer, more creative state of being.
These are the necessary ingredients for authentic future emergence. READ MORE ON THE PDF BELOW
Earthworker Awareness Exercise #1
Channeled Monday 1/31/22: guidance came through from Source to use as needed:
- Be curious, point your awareness at the resistance or it’s underlying emotion
- Name it: the more fully the description, the better/easier it will be to access and shift
- Accept it fully with detachment - the resistance is going to want a reaction or tell you a ‘story’
- Be fully present with it. Resistance wants you to wish it away quickly and/or to fix it with some solution. Your superpower is simply let your awareness BE with whatever is arising without being pulled in.
- The final step to be used at any point of this process, is to ask for help from your guides and surrender into listening for what’s most needed.
- Advanced step: feel into the awareness of the ‘I’ of the emotion/resistance or thought. the ‘I’ is the you thats FREE of <insert fight/fear/resistance>
Awareness Exercise #2
- In a relaxed posture, center yourself, close your eyes and become aware of everything within you.
- Start off by noticing your physical body – the fact that you are aware of it means that you must be more than your body.
- Then become aware of your emotions – the fact that you are aware of how you feel means that you are more than your emotions.
- Finally turn your attention to your thoughts – you will notice that thoughts just pop in and out of your mind without you actively thinking them. Because you are objectively aware of the thoughts in your mind, you must be more than your mind.
You will realize that whatever part of yourself you focus on there will always be a sense of awareness that is somehow above and beyond everything else.
This inner awareness or inner essence is the real “you”. It is the basis of all your experiences: asleep or awake, “dead” or “alive” – it is eternal.
"The mantra, taking us into the present moment and beyond the ego, slips through the narrow gate into the city of God."
- John Main, Benedictine Monk.
What mantras are.
Mantras are the repetition of words and phrases of special significance, and can be said either out loud or internally. All of the spiritual paths have some version of mantra.
To name just a few well known examples; Hinduism has the Gayatri mantra, Buddhism Om Mani Padme Hum, Christianity the Jesus Prayer, and Islam the Sufi zikr.
How Do Mantras Work?
Sound and Vibrations.
Many of the spiritual traditions say that the universe began with a word, or sound from God.
Mantras are a way of introducing and focusing this vibration, or sound, in ourselves.
Sound is a form of vibration. In fact everything in the universe vibrates at a certain frequency. Thus, by repeating a mantra we introduce the vibrational frequency of that mantra into ourselves, so that we too begin to resonate with the words and vibration of the mantra.
By saying a mantra you are literally tuning yourself to resonate at the same vibrational frequency as God, or the specific deity associated with that mantra, or the healing power or intention of that mantra.
Eventually, as you come to resonate at the same frequency as the mantra, the mantra gains its own momentum. At that point, as they say in Sufism, "you stop doing the mantra, and the mantra starts doing you".
The OM mantra
Relax and center yourself, sit-down, close your eyes, tune into and align with the Divine, and either use the OM mantra or do some other meditation.
You can focus the mantra to work deep in the heart, in the spine, or in the crown chakra,
It also helps to see the mantra as an expression of the Universal Divine. From that perspective, you don’t simply say the mantra. You let go into it, you feel it, you resonate with it, you develop a relationship with it, and ultimately you look to drop into the place where you and the mantra are one.
Amma's Ma Om breathing Mantra Meditation.
- Breathe in 'Ma' from your feet to your head and breathe out 'Om'.
- Then breathe in 'Om' and out 'Ma' visualizing all the cells resonating happiness.
- Repeat cycle 9 times
An alternate nostril breathing exercise – purifying breath:
Step one: Use right thumb to close off right nostril.
Step two: Inhale slowly through left nostril
Step three: Pause for a second
Step four: Now close left nostril with ring finger and release thumb off right nostril
Step five: Exhale through your right nostril
Step six: Now, inhale through right nostril
Step seven: Pause
Step eight: Use thumb to close of right nostril
Step nine: Breathe out through left nostril
Step ten: This is one round. Start slowly with 1 or 2 rounds and gradually increase.Never force.Sit quietly for a few moments after you have finished.
There are many, many different techniques of pranayama such as inhaling for 4, holding for 4 and exhaling for 4.
Do not hold your breath if you have high blood pressure. More advanced methods of pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) need to be practiced with an experienced practitioner. Practicing on an empty stomach is preferred.
Your nose is exceptionally clever. Simply by practising a few rounds of alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) for a few minutes each day, you can help restore imbalances in your brain – improve sleep – calm your emotional state – boost your thinking - calm your nervous system.
Left nostril for calming – right nostril for energy:
Your nose is directly linked to your brain and nervous system. For thousands of years the Indian yogis believe that many diseases are connected to disturbed nasal breathing.
Breathing in through your left nostril will access the right “feeling” hemisphere of your brain, and breathing in through your right nostril, will access the left “thinking” hemisphere of your brain. Consciously alternating your breath between either nostril will allow you to activate and access your whole brain.
It profoundly helps to settle, cool, calm and nourish an agitated mind and wired nervous system. Even after only two minutes you can feel and notice a distinct difference as to how you feel.
12 benefits of alternate nostril breathing:
1: Revitalizes you:
A few rounds of alternate nostril breathing is a quick pick me up if you are feeling flat, tired or even stressed. It provides your body with a much needed dose of extra energy.
2: Improves brain function:
When you mind is dull – concentration and clarity is poor. Alternate nostril breathing brings equal amounts of oxygen to both sides of the brain for improved brain function. Five minutes of alternate nostril breathing before an exam or interview is a great way to access your whole brain for improved performance. Remember the brain loses hydration first so drink water as well.
3: Cleanses your lungs:
A daily five minute practice morning and night of alternate nostril breathing is great way to remove stale air and impurities from the bottom of your lungs. Did you know that the body’s waste products are eliminated via our lungs?
4: Calms an agitated mind:
I’m prone to worrying. A few minutes of focused alternate nostril breathing is helpful (for me) in calming my “over thinking” and “over-doing” mind.
The ancient yogis believe that if you can control your breath, then you can control your mind.
5: Merges the left “thinking” brain and right “feeling brain:
Alternate nostril breathing optimizes both sides of your brain so you can access your whole brain, and all the benefits that go with it.
Try it out next time you need to drive your car. Cover your left nostril with your thumb and breathe only through your right nostril for one minute. This should keep you more alert when driving.
6: Encourage a calmer emotional state:
In times of emotional distress and upset, a few rounds of mindful nostril breathing will soften the intensity of over reactive emotional states. The longer you practice, the more stable your thinking, and the calmer your emotions will become.
7: Improves sleep:
If you can’t sleep at night lay on your right hand side, gently close your right nostril with your right thumb and breath through your left nostril. This will activate your parasympathetic nervous system which will calm you down and slow your heart rate. Left nostril breathing is cooling, calming, and nourishing for your whole being.
8: Great preparation for meditation:
Alternate nostril breathing is a simple little trick that can be practiced for a few minutes before you begin your meditation practice.
9: Soothes your nervous system:
By focusing on your breath and deepening it, your brain will register this message and trigger the parasympathetic nervous system. You have effectively switched your nervous system from a stressed response, into a relaxation response.
10: Regulates the cooling and warming cycles of the body:
Left nostril is feminine, nurturing, calm, receiving and cooling. Right nostril is masculine, heat, competitive, doing, active and force. Favouring one nostril more than the other can effect the heat or coolness of your body.
11: Clears and boosts your energy channels:
Slightly forced alternate nostril breathing improves and directs the flow of energy throughout your body – preventing sluggishness. It oxygenates your blood and allows the energy (prana) in your body to be strong and flowing.
12: Enhances rest and relaxation:
A restless mind cannot relax. Alternate nostril breathing melts away an imbalances between the right and left hemisphere of your brain and calms your thinking. This is perfect for helping you access rest and relaxation far more efficiently.
Sourced: Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing:
Jin Shin Jujitsu System
Humans are multi dimensional beings. We consist of manifested energy (the physical body) and un-manifested energy (the energy body). We are made up of a complex system of energy patterns. Energy spirals down from the unmanifest(invisible) to the manifest(visible), creating physical matter.
The Jin Shin system is manifestING energy and plays a critical role in the development of the body having a large impact on its genetic expression. Starting from conception and playing a major role in what evolves as constitutional strengths and weakness.
Daily Self Help With Jin Shin Jujitsu
DAILY EXERCISE1: Finger Holding to balance, clear and harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Your personal harmony of body, mind and spirit rests in your own hands!
Hold each finger/thumb for 4-5 minutes - do both left and right fingers - left fingers help left side of the body - right fingers help right side of the body.
DAILY EXERCISE 2: Using the ‘Main Central’ flow, is a great way to start the day.
• This helps the endocrine system and lessens fatigue
• These flows help the Immune System.
• Also, holding your fingers every day (page 8) can help to keep the organ energies balanced, and release stored up emotions, allowing you to ‘be the best you can be’.
By using these simple self help tools you can take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, and empower yourself to deal with daily stresses and challenges of life.
MAIN CENTRAL TREATMENT
Welcome to a very powerful tool for self help and the maintainance of the source of our life force energy. The six simple steps of the Main Central Energy will help you to recharge and revitalise all body energy.
Place the fingers of the right hand on the top of the head (where they will remain until step 6).
Place the fingers of the left hand on your forehead between your eyebrows. Hold for 4-5 minutes or until the pulses you feel at your fingertips synchronise with each other.
Now move the left fingertips to the tip of the nose.
Hold them there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.
Move the left fingertips to your sternum (centre of your chest between the breasts). Stay there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.
D; hiccups; run down; allergies; coccyx; releases toxins
Move your fingers to the base of your sternum (centre of where your ribs start, above the stomach).
Hold them there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.
Move your fingers to the top of your pubic bone (above the genitals, centre).
Stay there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.
Keep your left fingertips in place & move your right fingertips to cover your coccyx (tailbone).
Hold for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses you feel at your fingertips synchronise with each other.