Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Yup, this is truly my favorite time of the year and I’ve been enjoying it thoroughly. Wishing you and yours a most wickedly awesome Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve and Samhain!

On this Hallows’ eve
The tricksters are out to play.
Light your candles and
Dance with the shadows!

The Halloween Tarot made it’s appearance…

Jenn Grosso – Day 303 of 365 Picture A Day Project’Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~ William Shakespeare

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Jenn Grosso – Day 304 of 365 Picture A Day Project

“How else could it have occurred to man to divide the cosmos, on the analogy of day and night, summer and winter, into a bright day-world and a dark night-world peopled with fabulous monsters, unless he had the prototype of such a division in himself, in the polarity between the conscious and the invisible and unknowable unconscious?” ~ Carl Jung

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Jenn Grosso – Day 285 of 365 Picture A Day Project

“Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” ~ Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

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Jenn Grosso – Day 300 of 365 Picture A Day Project

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The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids

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A Where Is My Guru #BookGuru review of The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids: Your Guide To Raising And Resonating With The New Children by Maureen Dawn Healy.

“Everything is energy. This isn’t a new insight but something that we keep coming back to, especially as our collective consciousness evolves and expands into something new. I see children navigating their lives through the world of energy. They want to feel good so they play, sing, scream, and shout to let their energy out.”

The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids is all about showing parents how to teach their child or children how to harness their energy, how to constructively direct energy versus allowing it to spiral out of control into tantrums and disruptive behavior.

“Indigo energy… operates often from the imaginative, intuitive, and creative space without regard to “real life” and sometimes even gets misdirected.”

Maureen discusses what an Indigo child is and compares this with the label of highly sensitive children, and talk about how Indigo children need a slightly different approach than other children. However to me, any and all parents can use the lessons in this book to introduce the concept of energy into their child’s life. This book is a guide not necessarily for the “new” children of today, but of the relatively “new” concepts of energy management.

Maureen provides examples throughout the book from her practice with working with children and their parents, as well as many concrete examples of practices she teaches her clients such as affirmations, grounding, yoga, meditation, breath of fire, chakra clearing, smudging, shifting energy, prayer and more.

At the very end of the book, Maureen offers a most beautiful prayer that will touch any parent’s heart. The Indigo Parenting Prayer, here’s a small excerpt.

“May I find peace within and teach it to you.
May I find courage and faith when troubles arise.
May I show you how to persevere and overcome obstacles.
May you feel my love every day of your life.
May I really see you and celebrate you.
May we laugh a lot and play together too.
May I be strong enough to let you dream your dream…”

If you’re wanting to teach your children/child how to understand their own energy and how to manage when they have an excess of it, pick up The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids and join me this Friday on the Where Is My Guru to wrap up this month’s Guru Mama Series.

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Everyday Gratitude

Starting off every morning in gratitude, can certainly transform our day. This awesome practice isn’t limited only to mornings however, at any moment we can begin again. We can stop, take a deep breath and feel gratitude. Moving forward from that moment into the next with a thankful heart.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie

Gratitude, Autumn leaves, getting lost in the pages of Wild and more on the
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Photo: Jenn Grosso Day 266 - 365 Picture-a-Day Project

Photo: Jenn Grosso Day 266 – 365 Picture-a-Day Project

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” ~ Mary Oliver

Up for a month of gratitude? Check out Be You Media Group’s Gratitude Experiment.

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Fall Balancing Through Breathing

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Honoring the inner harvest and balancing light and shadow aspects of ourselves during this Fall season, Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or alternate nostril breathing, is an excellent breathing exercise/meditation for this time of year when the weather and energies are shifting and we seek to find balance once again.

Nadi Shodhan Pranayama is also helpful with clearing out blocked energy channels in the body (nadi = subtle energy channel; shodhan = cleaning, purification; pranayama = breathing technique), which in turns de-stresses the mind releasing accumulated tension. It calms and balances our entire system.

How to do Nadi Shodhan Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing):

  1. Sit comfortably with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Place your left hand on your left knee, palm open to the sky or lightly face down.
  3. Place the tip of your index finger and middle finger of your right hand in between your eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on your left nostril, and the thumb on your right nostril. You will use the ring finger and little finger to open or close your left nostril and thumb for your right nostril.
  4. Press your thumb down on your right nostril and breathe out gently through your left nostril.
  5. Now breathe in from your left nostril and then press your left nostril gently with your ring finger and little finger. Removing your right thumb from your right nostril, breathe out from the right.
  6. Breathe in from your right nostril and exhale from the left. You have now completed one round of Nadi Shodhan pranayama. Continue inhaling and exhaling from alternate nostrils.
  7. Begin with completing 9 rounds by alternately breathing through both your nostrils. After every exhalation, remember to breathe in from the same nostril from which you exhaled. Keeping your eyes closed throughout; continue to take long, deep, smooth breaths without any force or effort. Increase the number of rounds per sitting when you feel comfortable to do so.

Remember to not force the breath, keep the flow gentle and natural. The fingers on your forehead and nose should be applied very lightly and with no pressure.

Nadi Shodhana, one of the things we’re loving on the Be You Media Love list.

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