Meditation is a great tool to train the brain to focus and to let go of the constant chatter of the conditioned mind. The conditioned mind is formed from the ages of 0 to 8 years of age by learning "how the world is" through they eyes of our caretakers/parents and teachers who are around us during that period. The brain is like a computer and the "conditioning" or computer program is set for how we experience life. Once we leave the home of our caregivers we then have an opportunity to create "a new life" for ourselves. This is the time when we can change the "conditioning" or computer program of "how the world is". We can only make these changes by being present and the ability to be able experience life free of the conditioned mind. Meditation allows the brain to go to that place of stillness, rest and rejuvenation and allows for deep profound change and inner healing. Thus allowing for changes to be integrated and for new neuro-pathways to be formed in the brain. This translates to how we experience the world. A daily meditation practice is recommended every morning an evening and if you are working on changing any area of your life, meditation provides the space for this to occur. It has now been scientifically proven that a minimum of 6 months of daily meditation or Reiki practise, twice a day, (morning an evening) is required to make any conditioned thought processes permanent.
Reiki is another great tool that allows for the conditioned mind to be still or present. It creates a focus of wellbeing and healing and allows connection to our true nature. Reiki (or Reiki Ryoho), is a hands on healing modality/art that promotes wellbeing. It is great for stress, anxiety and illness which restores and rebalances our energy and thought processes; allowing for the body to do what it was naturally designed to do, and that is, heal itself.
The word Reiki is Japanese in origin and it refers to the universal energy. (Rei) means something mysterious, miraculous and sacred and (Ki) means the atmosphere, the unseen, or the energy of the universe. Reiki can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy of the universe that sustains all life. If you would like to learn more about Reiki, Staley Health provide Reiki Courses and Clinic where you can learn or experience a Reiki treatment.
3. Nurture Relationships
Having healthy relationships with other people is one of the most important factors to contributing to a sense of wellbeing. This can include your partner or spouse, family, friends, co-workers and others in the community. Investing time and energy and learning how to nurture your current relationships can lead to great benefits for all involved. If you are having any difficulties with a current relationship Staley Health provide holistic counselling in a safe and comfortable environment to teach you ways of resolving and healing any relationship issues that you maybe experiencing.
Exercise is another important factor in creating wellbeing. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Having a good diet is also a key element, avoiding excess alcohol or drugs, processed foods and sugar. Creating a wellbeing support network for yourself is important. Regular check ups with your health care practitioner can also help.
5. Be Thankful
Being thankful for the many blessings that you have in your life is another way of connecting to wellbeing. When we are grateful for all of the wonderful things we have in our life right now it actually attracts more happiness and blessings to us. Keeping a gratitude journal or reminding yourself everyday of just 3 positive things leads to increased wellbeing and abundance.
6. Identify your good points and strengths
Every person on the planet is different and we all have different strengths and weakness but finding out what you are really good at and using those talents can increase your wellbeing.
7. Create Flow
Flow is the state of being is when we are completely in the moment and when we appear to "lose track of time". This usually happens when we are doing an enjoyable activity at work, home in the creative arts or sports. People that are able to be in this state of flow experience more joy, happiness and inner peace and are able to achieve great things.
8. Give to Others
Making a contribution to the community, however small and no matter what it is, increases social wellbeing. A lot of people feel a sense of contribution through meaningful work, but this could also mean volunteering your time to help a neighbour, friend, family member or a community group. Doing something kind for someone is not only very helpful to others but also to ourselves. It is also very important to give to ourselves as it is a way of nurturing our own enjoyment and experience of life cancelling out the negative thought processes related to depression, stress and anxiety.
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Dr Roger D Nelson, Director of Global Consciousness Project at Princeton University, has been researching consciousness since 1997 using random number generators located around the world. These random number generators are electronic devices connected to computers that generate random numbers in the form of 0’s and 1’s at the rate of 200 per second. This is the same in concept as tossing a coin repeatedly. The data is uploaded to a main computer at Princeton University and the data is logged. Chance dictates that if you toss a coin 100 times, it will land on heads 50% of the time, and tails 50% of the time. And this is typically what the random number generators do-most of the time. The fascinating thing about this research is that these random numbers seem to become less random when the global consciousness is focused on one single issue. The most stunning example of this was on September 11, 2001. Not only did the random number generators become less random when the planes were hitting the Twin Towers in New York City, but according to Nelson, “The random number generators started changing 4 or 5 hours before the first plane hit”. Another example is when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in August 2005.
The above research offers compelling evidence that we are a global human family – a global consciousness – and are connected in ways that we may, or may not have not been aware of, up until now. This research appears to scientifically confirm what many of the ancient mystics have said; namely, our thoughts have an effect on reality.
The Maharishi Effect says that positive results can come if a very small percentage of the population focuses on a single outcome at the same time. The percentage is the square root of 1% of the population. This means that only 100 people are needed to effect change in a city of one million. Only 8,367 people are needed to effect change for the whole planet (based on 7 billion people).
If those of us who strive for world peace and unity can contribute our efforts to raise the vibrational level of those within our sphere of influence, we stand a better chance of effective positive change on our planet. We can do this! And it starts with each one of us focusing our deliberate intent on peace, tolerance, kindness and love.
On 11th November, 2016 at 11am Nikki Staley will be holding a Global Mediation at The Kindness Co in Torquay. This mediation will be televised world-wide to enable everyone to participate in whatever time zone you may find yourself. Remember, we only need 8,367 people to participate and you will be the change that we wish to see in the world. You can participate by coming along to the Kindness Co at 5 Zeally Bay Road, Torquay at 10:45am for a 11:00am start. The meditation will go for 15 minutes. If you are unable to attend you can attend via Skype. A link will be provided for you to connect via Skype one week prior to the event.
Please share this with friends and family to help raise the consciousness of the planet. To join simply click here https://www.facebook.com/events/555770277931886/.
Nikki has her Doctorate Degree in Philosophy, specialising in Metaphysical Science, is an accredited Holistic Counsellor, Reiki Master and teacher who was born in Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Association (AHHCA) and the Australian Reiki Connection (ARC) and is an honourary member of the U3A. She also has completed her Nationally Accredited Certificate II - First Aid Training and has a Working with Children card. Nikki has appeared on many radio shows and was even offered her own TV Show. She loves sharing her knowledge through her classes and speaking appearances on holistic health and wellbeing. She is currently studying psychology at Deakin University. For more go to www.staleyhealth.com.
Nikki is a Metaphysician, Holistic Counsellor, Reiki Master and Teacher. She loves sharing her knowledge on holistic health and wellbeing.
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