BREATHWORK: PAUSING & PRANAYAMA

Whenever I am stressed,  shallow breathing  is the first sign that I am anxious,  and don’t feel safe.
A few consciously deep breaths bring me back to present moment… where if  I am in flow with life – everything passes…
Eckhart Tolle:
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of the past, you will experience more of the same.The past perpetuates itself through lack of prescence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

COMPASSION & SELF REFLECTION

“Compassion is not a relationship between someone who cures and someone who suffers. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present for others with their darkness. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our common humanity.”
~ Pema Chödrön

EXISTENTIAL AWARENESS

To cultivate equanimity is to  practice pausing, breathing,   observing… ourselves, others…and the world around us…

Whatever arises, no matter how uncomfortable  it feels, it can be used to extend to being non judgemental  toward  ourselves  is how we come to appreciate the gift of universality. Everyone is having an existential  experience.

We can easily  be subsumed  by self obsession, insecurity, fear and  doubt… spiral into negativity reinforces  spiritually bankruptcy…without a doubt it is   the worst kind of suffering…A  self-fulfilling prophecy triggering  addictive impulses, and compulsivity  to eat, act out sexually or financially, drink or drug in  excess… to satiate suffering…

Actualising  the  four limitless qualities:  love, compassion, joy, and equanimity is to  evolve from limited/conditioned mind   to limitless/neutral mind…

Being in flow is literally going with the flow…a continuum of letting go…

May you be happy, curious and compassionate!

LIVED EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH & HOPE

Every human being wants  to be loved, to be valued, to have the experience of connection, and to be happy.

If you are on the journey of recovery from addiction you do not have to walk  this path alone. …I invite you to join in with Tommy Rosen for LIFE UPGRADE a 40-day Guided Journey through the Recovery 2.0 Book with Tommy as your guide.

“Tommy has given us what I unreservedly regard as the best book I have ever read on the subject of recovery from addiction.”

– GABOR MATÉ M.D.
Author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

Course starts February 15th, 2019. http://WWW.R20.COM/LIFEUPGRADE

 

Become the best version of you.

With gratitude, grace and effort,

Elizabeth

TRAUMA & ADDICTION: DR. GABOR MATE

Dr Gabor Maté’s view is that  trauma may be the key to breaking addiction.

Ending the cycle of pain, silence, and stigma of addiction begins with asking for help. Maté holds on to the fact that this discomfort – which we are communally aware of – will force us to examine what’s gone wrong in our collective psyche, and to seek to correct it.

He  is is known for supporting  drug decriminalisation, a refers to the success in  Portugal, where it is no longer illegal to possess a small amount of heroin or cocaine, where  the country has seen a reduction of drug-taking, less criminality and more people in treatment.

He states, it’s not really the drugs that are being decriminalised, it’s the people who are taking them – and given that they are, in his view, always victims of trauma, and never merely “bad” or “dangerous”, that’s entirely logical.

Decriminalisation is only the beginning: reform must cut much deeper. “The whole legal system is based on the idea that people are making a choice,” he says. “This is false – because no one chooses to be an addict, or to be violent.”

 

ELIZABETH HEARN

 

Addiction hypnotherapist, counsellor, and broadcaster Elizabeth Hearn  is internationally regarded  for her social change, global health   therapeutic programmes  specific to  people in all stages of  recovery.

From  life-altering  adversity to  resilience,  thriving, fortitude, and forgiveness.  30 years of lived experience in social change and global health that spans  four  continents, cross-culture, class and gender. From  rural villages in India to the corridors of power within the financial, film and fashion industries, Sydney, Tokyo, New York, L.A. Pune & Mumbai.

A former fashion editor, photojournalist, art director,  stylist and author, (The Babes Bible, Quadrille 2000) she lives in London with her husband and teenage stepson.

Her lived experience in addiction recovery began October 12th, 1988. She continues to thrive,  celebrate  life  with gratitude and unbounded  generosity of spirit.

 

 

RELIEVE STRESS: INFORMED BY HYPNO-PSYCHO THERAPY – Elizabeth Hearn from iCAAD Events on Vimeo.

ANTHONY WILLIAM: THE HEALING PATH

 

“We wish each other “sweet dreams,” when really, we should wish each other “healing dreams.” To advance the soul, mend the heart, and empty yourself of harmful emotions, you don’t want every dream to be perfect and tranquil and flowery. You don’t want your dream life to be an all- out wonderland. You want your dreams to have some hardship in them, because you want the good stuff to be happening when you’re awake.”
― Anthony William, Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr

Maintaining optimal health is simple: eat less, hydrate, move more, meditate, create a quiet place to just be…stillness comes when we let go of the negative need to “be in control” of me, and you.

Optimal health is my daily intention to be my best. do my best…from the air I breath to the food – everything is in balance when I am consciously choosing to be well.

I recommend all of  Anthony William’s books, especially if you want to start with tackling healing  the accumulative toxic effect  of sugar, fat, alcohol, and processed foods.

 

 

MEDITATION & MINDBODY WELLNESS

 

 

A regular discipline of meditation helps us become conscious, neutral, alert, and present in all circumstances. We will not lose our Self in nonsense and commotion, but instead, with the sensitivity of meditation, we can realize the interconnection that does in fact exist, helping us act on the abundant and constant flow of opportunities that surround us, opportunities we’re normally blind to.

How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.

The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting.

Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort.

Bob Roth. Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.

Khalsa, Gurucharan Singh. 21 Stages of Meditation: Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan . Kundalini Research Institute. Kindle Edition.

STILLNESS

 

I  started meditating in my teens.  Transcendental Meditation bridges the surface with the depth. It makes use of the mind’s natural tendency to seek more satisfaction and then gives the attention an inward direction, so that instantly, automatically and effortlessly the attention is drawn within.

The active thinking mind settles down towards the most satisfying level of awareness. This is the experience of the ‘inner’ that meditation texts have extolled throughout the ages. How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.

The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting. Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort. How do you get a mantra in Transcendental

Bob Roth, Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.