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How to Join the Global Prayer Action for #StandingRock – Saturday, Jan 28


screen-shot-2017-01-26-at-5-06-03-pmJoin people around the world this Saturday, January 28th, 1 p.m. Eastern time, to carry the prayer from Standing Rock to the steps of banks around the world who are funding harmful Oil Extraction.

If you’ve been reading news about President Trump’s Executive Actions this week, you know that prayers are needed to help the protestors at Standing Rock.

President Trump has effectively declared war on environmental protection, according to an opinion piece in the L.A. Times

On Tuesday, he signed executive orders that took the first steps toward reversing Obama’s rulings against oil pipeline projects. One of those rulings, from the Army Corps of Engineers, told owners of the pipeline to come up with alternative routes that would not endanger the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota.

Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is being ordered to “review and approve in an expedited manner” the North Dakota pipeline plan of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

BECOME INSPIRED TO JOIN IN PRAYER WITH STANDING ROCK PROTESTORS

screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-1-31-22-pmUnite in Global Prayer Action to elevate the consciousness of the financial institutions and governments, asking that they make the choice to invest in clean renewable energy, the future of our planet, and the protection and rights of all people.

PRAYER IS ENERGY HEALING IN ACTION

Do you get discouraged if your prayers aren’t immediately answered? The problem may be that we are praying for God or a higher being to do something which it is not in its nature to do… take direct action vs. inspire and guide us to make the right choices.

Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., teacher of the Hawaiian Huna Philosophy and head of Aloha International wrote On Prayer:

In prayer we are trying to do something or to get something done, either for ourselves or for someone else. We pray to get an effect, and since an effect is involved, energy has to be involved, and all prayer involves the transmission of energy, [in this case toward the people and situation at Standing Rock].

In the prayer form known as the Lord’s Prayer that is found in the Christian Bible, Jesus states that we should ask for energy (“our daily bread”), cleansing (forgiveness), and guidance. A little further on in the chapter of Luke (11), Jesus makes the famous statement about, “Ask, and it shall be given unto you….” This has been taken to mean that you can ask God for anything you like and you will get it, although in practice it obviously doesn’t work out that way. The reason is revealed only a few lines further. What is to be given is the Holy Spirit. In other words, energy, ideas, and inspiration. We find this same idea in the Old Testament, in Sufi, Hindu, and Chinese writings, as well as in Hawaiian – namely that what we receive from above is the wisdom and the power to act. But it is we who must do the acting.

This brings us to the point of fact that there are essentially two types of prayer: vertical and horizontal. By vertical prayer, I mean that which is directed toward God or the Higher Self or toward someone in spirit. From this type of prayer we can only get inspiration, knowledge, understanding, and energy. Note carefully that the guidance we may get is in the form of ideas and inspiration. We do not actually get the kind of guidance that tells us exactly what to do and how to do it. That kind of guidance implies the making of choices, and that is our sole prerogative.

Horizontal prayer is that directed toward our everyday life, either to heal or help ourselves or others, or to change the future. This type of prayer is accomplished by us, and its effectiveness is determined by our beliefs and by the amount of energy we put into it. We each create our own experience of reality, the circumstances we find ourselves in, and through prayer properly understood we can change those circumstances. But it is the individual who changes the circumstances, not God and not the High Self. From them we only get the tools; they will not do the work for us.

Please join in The Global Prayer Action for Standing Rock so that all involved get the guidance to resolve the situation in a peaceful, environmentally-conscious manner.

And please share this and invite your friends to help support the protestors at Standing Rock.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Healing, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org

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Famous Quotes on Achieving Success and Happiness – #FREEeBook plus #Author Interview


screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-4-14-29-pmSo many people do not feel happy, successful or satisfied with their lives. Perhaps, as author Atticus Aristotle writes, they have not set their minds on a specific goal. Do you underestimate your potential? Do you feel unhappy because of challenges or circumstances you face in your life?

We all have our ups and downs and it is great to have a resource to help lift us up when we need it. I recommend you pick up the FREE KINDLE of Success and Happiness – Quotes to Motivate, Inspire & Live By.

You will find advice from some of the most famous people in history, from The Buddha and Confucius to Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King.

The subjects covered range from Character and Karma to Anger and Desire. This is a great book to skim through for a thought for the day, to overcome fear, release anger or resentment, or to be inspired to keep fighting for what you believe in, especially in the political climate we now find ourselves in.

I found these quotes spoke to me today, especially the first, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“The time is right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” ~ The Buddha

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Gandhi

“Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours….” ~ Helen Keller

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ATTICUS ARISTOTLE

1) What inspired you to put all these quotes from diverse times and places and subjects together in one book?

It was actually the mortgage crisis that inspired me. That crisis brought to light the lack of ethics and morals not only in the banking world but also in the schools that produced graduates who would go on to run these banks.

2) Why do you think our minds are our most powerful tools in achieving success, and what stops us from achieving success?

In my opinion, and based on personal achievements and observation of others, when we set our mind toward a specific goal and know deep down that we can achieve it, we usually do.

What usually stops us from achieving success is self doubt, when our mind questions our ability.

Some people say they were successful because of a parent, teacher or other figure, but what those people do that inspires us is to put us into the right frame of mind, to believe in our self and our abilities.

3) What is the most important message you would like readers to take away from your book?

That the right frame of mind can make you soar higher than you thought possible.

Many of us never had a mentor who helped us eliminate self doubt or teach us the moral and ethical path. For those of us who go it alone, or need something more, the quotes in the book fill that void to give us that push we need or the moral compass to help steer us.

Success and Happiness – Quotes to Motivate, Inspire & Live By is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD at all online retailers.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet

www.theChakras.org
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Paulo Coelho Offers More Life Lessons


Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 8.13.46 AMPaulo Coelho’s latest book, Manuscript Found in Accra, is a gem like all his others. Inventive as always, Coelho tells his tale as a transcription of a manuscript written in Arabic, Hebrew and Latin, discovered by an English archaeologist in 1974. The document’s origin was traced to Accra, a city on the southern coast of Ghana.

The life lessons of this 192 page-turner by Coelho are immense, masterfully crafted, threaded, woven, brought to life, nourished and laid at our feet for our choosing. Not just lightning in a bottle but wisdom we already know – if we listen to ourselves, if we pay attention to the world, if we care what happens and dare to make a difference first in our own lives and thus in the collective consciousness of the Universe.

We learn those who never lost a battle, avoided scars and taking action, those who eschewed the powerful emotions of humiliation, loneliness, uselessness and despair, also missed the open arms of love and plenitude of beauty that crossed their paths. The manuscript warns that by wasting energy to forego adventure and to shun change, we will likely squander our blessings of love and be quickly and quietly killed by routine in the dead of night… and no one will mourn our passing.

The old storyteller reminds us that no one can go back but everyone can go forward and so our imperative is to scatter our seed wherever we go because we know not which seeds “will grow and flourish and enlighten the next generation.”

A delightful book… Buy it, download it, borrow it, somehow get your hands on it and read it again and again as I have.

A personal note – I wrote Chakra Secrets before reading Coelho Aleph, and was struck by the theme of past lives which ran through both stories. Now, I’m amazed that his latest book echoes some of the themes from my upcoming book, Chakra Secrets: On Mothering.

Has Paulo Coelho also inspired you? Let me know which of his is YOUR favorite book.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra

www.thechakras.org

Need to Build Self-Confidence or Self-Esteem?


 

“101 Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn” by Yvonne Thomas was written to help you approach problems and obstacles more effectively, overcome difficulties, respond to challenges, and continue forward towards your goals in life.

 
Thomas has collected 101 of her favorite quotes and is offering them in a free eBook to inspire you to improve your life, by helping build your self esteem and self confidence.

Here is the link to the ebook: 101 Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn

Thomas includes gorgeous photos with some of the quotes, a few of which are long-time favorites of mine:

“Expect wonderful things to happen to you. Get up each morning and say; ‘I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today.'” ~ Brian Tracy

“In every situation do the thing you fear. If you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the other 99, download your own copy to scan whenever you need a little push to take that next step to success.
Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

www.TheChakras.org

P.S. Yvonne Thomas simply asks that you post a comment on the Wall of ‘Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn‘ and let her know what you think.
 
 

FIND YOUR VOICE – BALANCE YOUR THROAT CHAKRA


“I am able to hear and express the voice of my soul.”
As you have balanced your lower four chakras, you have come to know who you are, how to interact with others, feel confidence, and love. Now, when you balance the throat, or fifth chakra, you are able to communicate your truth. Put your glorious self out for the world to hear your creative self-expression.

The Throat Chakra is associated with communication, the ability to speak honestly, to receive and process information, to know and speak our inner truth. It is the center of transformation and change.

Signs of an unbalanced Throat Chakra are an inability to express yourself, feeling stagnated, and holding on to unexpressed emotions. This can lead to frustration, inability to find the right words or even excessive talking, shyness, sore throat, stiff neck, and addictions like smoking.

When the Throat Chakra is balanced, we feel creatively inspired and able to express ourselves well. We have confidence in our beliefs and the self-confidence to share them, and the capacity to listen to others and truly hear them as well.

YOGA POSES FOR THE THROAT CHAKRA

Add these poses to your yoga repertoire to open the throat chakra:
the Half Shoulder Stand, Shoulder Shrugs and Circles, and the Fish.

THE THROAT CHAKRA MEDITATION
The healing green light of the heart chakra moves up the spine to the throat, where it becomes a beautiful sky blue. Breathe in the blue light, then fill your lungs and let your throat open wide and sing whatever tone or note feels right… AAAH! You know what to say and what not to say, how to communicate well. Feel yourself singing out clear energy, loving notes, healing vibrations for yourself and the entire universe. Make yourself heard and listen well to the love that returns to you.

Tony, a character in The Chakra Diaries, is unable to connect with women – everything he says is taken the wrong way, until he balances his Throat Chakra. Learn more about his transformation, during our June sale of The Chakra Diaries both on Amazon.com and our direct-from-the publisher specials for international readers at http://www.TheChakras.org.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

Heal Yourself as You Heal the Earth


Going green this Earth Day can reap benefits for both you and the environment. Breathe in the beautiful green of the Spring and balance your heart chakra. Once you are in touch with the love and compassion that is inside us all, be kind to yourself and the earth in these simple ways…

Eating organic, locally-grown food will reduce your exposure to pesticides and provide you with more nutrients in your fruits and vegetables (50 to 60% more antioxidants according to several research studies). While you’re saving your body from having to detox from toxic pesticides and unhealthy additives in your food, you’ll be eliminating the fuel spent on transporting fruits and vegetables and the waste of extra packaging. You’ll also be supporting sustainable agriculture in your area.

What you put on your body is as important as what you put in it, so opt for natural, fragrance-free personal care products. 95% of the chemicals used to make products “fragrant” are derived from scarce petroleum and are neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors. Fewer synthetic chemicals in your products equals fewer synthetic chemicals that can end up in our ecosystems.

A natural mineral sunscreen with a reflective barrier like zinc, in a non-petroleum base, is better for your skin and our ocean’s coral reefs. The CDC reported that 97% of Americans are contaminated with oxybenzone, a widely-used sunscreen chemical linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage that may actually increase the signs of aging. Even trace levels of sunscreen chemicals have been found to cause coral reef damage.

The use of chemicals to clean your home or workplace can be a source of indoor air pollution that is worse than any we experience outside. The commercial cleaners under the sink often contain concoctions of chemicals, many of which are toxic to our bodies and then to the environment once they’ve gone down the drain.

Dish and laundry cleaners are often detergents, not soaps, and are derived from petroleum, are non-biodegradable, and contain phosphates that pollute our groundwater and ocean. Safer choices are vinegar, baking soda, Borax and Bon Ami, or the latest chemical-free alternatives, like the Seventh Generation brand available at most natural food stores and supermarkets.

When doing your laundry, be aware that dryer sheets contain chloroform, camphor, ethylacetate and other hazardous ingredients. Instead, add a little baking soda to your wash water to soften and deodorize your clothes. Want a fresher-smelling bathroom, kitchen or car? Commercial air “fresheners” actually add to indoor air pollution, coating nasal passages with nerve-deadening agents and impairing our sense of smell. It makes more sense to open a window or turn on the fan or putout tropical flowers with a natural scent.

If you’re remodeling at home or work, avoid the fumes of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) as they are toxic and flammable. Luckily, many stores now carry low-VOC paint and other remodeling materials that will cause fewer headaches, dizzy spells and respiratory problems for your family or business associates and fewer chemicals damaging the environment.

Here’s to a happy and healthy Earth Day!

HOW TO KEEP PASSION ALIVE


Dear Becca,
Like Deborah in your book, The Chakra Diaries, I feel dried up, my partner looks at every woman but me, what can I do?
In a Funk

Dear Friend,
You can go from funky to femme fatale with just a little balancing of your chakras. The second or sacral chakra governs our sexuality and passion. Let’s start with your passion for life in general – everyone is attracted to someone who flirts with life and glows with love for themselves as well as others. Do you judge the way you look unkindly? Look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are, just the way you are. And move through life letting that beauty emanate from you. The second chakra is about movement and flow. Go for a swim or dance around the house. Stand with your feet planted firmly on the ground as you listen to music you love and let Mother Earth’s energy fill you. Breathe it up from the center of the Earth. Embrace the feminine, celebrate it.

When your second chakra is balanced, breathe in the energy of the bright yellow sun to fill your personal power center, the third or solar plexus chakra. Radiate self-confidence out into the world. Don’t be jealous of others’ charms, compliment them. Once you feel filled with love and joy, believe me, your partner will want to tap into that. The more love you give out, the more you will receive.

For a more in-depth chakra balancing, listen to this free Chakra Meditation from The Chakra Diaries.
Namaste!
Becca Chopra

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