Three Ways to Feed Your Flame

Three Ways to Feed Your Flame

Find Your Pathway to Freedom and Joy! |  “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” ― Erol Ozan | Life is a journey, where each day brings unexpected twists and turns.  Every moment brings you to a crosswords, a point of choice. One road will lead you on a path that excites and ignites the flames of your creativity, passion and love. The other is a detour towards further distress, darkness and delay.  Unfortunately, this is the road we tend to choose when our energy and enthusiasm is already running low. What can you do when you’re feeling stressed-out, not good enough, depressed, or have simply lost your “oomph” and excitement for life? We’ve all been there…Everyone has periods of low energy, where their inner light seems to dim. So how can you best handle those days when you’re overcome with self-judgement, or resentment towards someone you love?  Maybe you’re mired in shame over something you’ve done, or not done? The first thing to do is to resist the urge to beat yourself up over it.  That only further douses your inner flame. The next thing is to recognize that this inner darkness has but one purpose: to guide you back in the direction of the light.  Then, be willing to see that there is a decision to be made, within your own mind, now. Ask yourself, “Which flame am I feeding?  The all-consuming fire of destruction, devastation and the death of dreams; or the inner flame of creativity, vision, freedom and joy?” That’s your work today.  And it can take as little as 5 minutes to rekindle...
Manifest What You Most Desire

Manifest What You Most Desire

Mastering the Power of Your Higher Chakras | Everyone has something they are working on manifesting.  Whether it be a career that suits your gifts and abilities, a more comfortable living space, greater health and vitality, a soulmate relationship or simply an experience of life that is happy and joyful — we are all gifted with the ability to create what we truly desire in life. In the past, most people manifested using the lower three chakras.  But because they vibrate at a lower rate, using these chakras can be labourious, time-consuming and feel like a struggle.  Now, many people are waking up to the relative ease of manifesting through the brow and the crown. Combining the qualities of Intention, Vision and Meditation represented by the higher energy centres, can result in faster, more precise and even miraculous manifestation!  I have seen such results in my own life — and over and over again in the lives of my clients.  Below are two methods for manifesting.  I encourage you to begin by using the first one, “From the Brow”.  Then, once you have received a few of your desired results, you can gradually start using the second method, “From the Crown”.  Remember, be very clear about you want and don’t be afraid to include some specific details. Manifesting using the wisdom of the chakras is a very empowering and rewarding experience. Please feel free to email me your manifestation success stories at davidraphael@awakeningmind.ca so that others may be inspired to use the chakras to manifest their dreams! All good...
Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Four Ways to Activate Your Inner Fire |  The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The official beginning of summer, the Solstice falls on June 21st and celebrates the themes of  light, power and love. With the increase in sunlight, our mood and energy becomes super-charged.  This makes the Summer Solstice the ideal time to examine your life and to shed light on those areas that are out of alignment.   With this fresh awareness, you can then choose to let go of the negativity that is blocking you — and take powerful new actions that will bring your goals to fruition. I invite you to take advantage of the abundance and intensity of the light and fire energy available on June 21st this year by marking the day with one or more of these Four Solstice Activities: Honour the Sun by simply taking a few minutes to sit outside.  Meditate with your palms facing upwards.  Breathe consciously into your Solar Plexus and activate the fire element located within this chakra (energy centre).  Feel a sense of gratitude as you receive this Gift of Light and Life Energy flowing to you and inside of you from the Sun. If you enjoy doing yoga, on the day of the Solstice take on doing the set of exercises known as the Sun Salutation.  These exercises invigorate and harmonize the energies of your body, mind and Soul.  On the morning of the Summer Solstice, face the sun and perform a set of 12  Sun Salutations.  Aim to make this a daily practise going forward. Re-examine your Intentions and Goals that you wrote months ago...
Bring Your Dreams to Fruition in 2015

Bring Your Dreams to Fruition in 2015

The Best Year of Your Life: 5 Simple Steps to a Creating Intentions for a Brilliant Year! | You are going to dedicate this year to bringing your most cherished dreams to fruition. I’ve created a very simple, 5-Step System that enables you to create exactly what you want in life.  And it works like a charm – when you work it! So let’s get started… Give yourself 15 minutes.  Find a quiet place to sit with your journal, computer or tablet. You are going to write out clear and powerful intentions for the upcoming year. Each intention should light you up, turn you on — and move you to bring forth the very best of yourself. 1.    What would have to happen to make this the best year of your life?  Write down one or more intentions for each of the following areas of life: (1)    Health & Energy (2)    Relationship (Love, Family & Friends) (3)    Career / Education / Personal Growth (4)    Finances (5)    Spiritual / Happiness 2.    Make a list of actions that will bring your intentions to fruition.   What do you need to do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis for your intentions to to manifest? 3.    Identify two or three qualities that you will need to cultivate within yourself in order to manifest your intentions with ease.  (Integrity, Power, Kindness, etc). 4.    Finally, write a sentence about how you are going to FEEL when you complete your intentions! 5.    Your list of intentions is a working document.  I strongly suggest you copy it onto the “memo” app on your telephone so that...
Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Negative Thoughts

Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Negative Thoughts

When we start to have negative thoughts, it can be hard to stop them! Here are ten things I do to overcome my negative thoughts and avoid going down a path that is painful and unnecessary. Try them out yourself! 1 . Sing. Every time I do sing I always feel better. When we sing, we express our feelings and this provides an amazing stress relief. Believe it or not, these days your TV cable company probably includes a free Karaoke Channel! 2. Do Yoga or Qi Gong. Both of these ancient practices take your focus away from your unsupportive thoughts and bring your attention to your breath. Consciously breathing helps your energy, or “chi”, to flow smoothly throughout your body, promoting good health and well being. 3. Tap it out with “EFT”. I use Emotional Freedom Technique almost daily! I love teaching it to people because it is the fastest way I’ve yet discovered to transform negative thoughts and emotions. In just a few minutes you can shift your mood, relieve stress and heal yourself at the deepest level. 4. Surround yourself with positive people. When you’re stuck in a negative spiral, talk to people who can put things into perspective, uplift you and won’t feed your negative thinking. 5. Don’t play the “Poor Me”. Step it up and create your life. Negative thinking keeps us stuck. We will always have the power to choose a better feeling thought and to make new, amazing things happen. 6. Contribute to Someone. Take the focus away from you and do something thoughtful for another person. Babysit for a single parent...