Saturday, 12 December 2015

Space Energy Cleansing

Today I did a space energy cleansing for my house, a much needed (and perhaps a bit belated, too) process, since the energy had started to feel slightly "heavy". This is something I enjoy doing in a meditative way and apart from my space it helps me, also, being focused and uplifted, positive and joyful.
There are many ways to do a space energy cleansing, but I'll keep it short and simple and explain you how I like to do it, most of the times.
To take things from the beginning, before anything else, you need to clean, declutter and tidy your space physically! Dirt and clutter keep the energy stagnant and block its free flow. Then, it is equally important that your space is bathed in ample sunlight and fresh air. So, open the windows and let fresh air and light come in! And remember to do that daily.
Now, it's time to move on to the energy cleansing itself.

  1. I take a clear glass bowl, or a drinking glass, fill it with water up to 3/4 and add 2-3 teaspoonfuls of coarse sea salt (the less processed the better). Salt has the ability to absorb and dissolve any form of negativity. I place the bowl in the middle of the room. I, then, light a white tealight candle and gently place it on the surface of the saltwater to float. I dedicate this candle to the space energy cleansing that will follow. I do the same for every room we tend to spend more time in, like the bedrooms, sitting-room and kitchen. 
  2. I put on the CD of Space Energy Cleansing by Dionysia Klarinetatzi. Alternatively, you can use sounds from singing bowls, gongs, bells, or even sounds of nature (like running river water), classical music, mantras, chanting, etc. The raising vibrations of these sounds have a positive and purifying effect on the space energy.
  3. I light a charcoal tablet, place it on the burner and add some pure frankincense resin on top of it. I walk around the room, slowly, with the burner in my hands, waving the smoke, especially into corners, or where the energy feels particularly "heavy". I keep the intention of the energy cleansing of my space in my mind. I might repeat an affirmation, out loud, or in my mind, while I'm doing this, like "Perfect and utmost positivity in my space, for the highest good of everyone who lives, moves and breathes in it. Positivity in, negativity out!"
  4. I like to shield my space in light and love, using the Reiki symbols, on the four walls, ceiling and floor of the room. If you are not attuned to the Reiki energy, simply use your intention for perfect energy cleansing. Remember, intention is extremely powerful!
  5. I leave the candles and frankincense to burn out (never unattended!). I leave the bowl with the saltwater for 24 hours in the rooms. Then I empty the saltwater under running water in the sink.
Do you feel the difference? I do!!! And it's not just in my mind, although this is good enough some times, but people who visit our home after and energy cleansing, can feel it, too. 
You can repeat this process as often as you feel it's necessary; there's no right or wrong. You can follow all of the above or some of the methods mentioned here and combine them with your own. 
So, have a happy space energy cleansing, for smiling, joyful, lightened, positive spaces.
With Love,
Christiana
from 
 Under a sacred Tree 


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In this series of posts you may find recipes (cooking, beauty, household maintenance, etc.) but also tips, or ideas that have something special, something that makes them ... magical 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Self-Love in Action

If Reiki energy is a form of pure and deep love, then Reiki self-healing is a highest manifestation of love to ourselves!

And because I need all the manifestations of love to myself that I can get, I just started a program of daily Reiki self-healing! I can already feel the difference!

Reiki is a form of alternative, holistic, energy method. It is based on the healing touch of the hands of the healer on the one who receives the healing, through which there is a flow of universal life energy, the one that can be found in abundance in the Universe and that offers life/vitality. Reiki works on all levels : physical (body), energy (aura), emotional, mental and spiritual, in a balancing way.

Reiki self-healing is using the same touch on our own body! Healer and receiver become One to prove that we listen to our needs (for relaxation, serenity, satisfaction and balance on all levels, that Reiki offers) and we try to fulfil them through the self-healing itself.

A Reiki self-healing can be done by anyone who has been attuned to the first (at least) degree of Reiki. As in a Reiki session (to someone else), by gently touching our body on certain points that relate to our energy centers or chakras, we can send Universal live energy through our palms. It is a most relaxing, beneficial and rejuvenating experience! It is similar to many hours of deep sleep.
It is a real gift in our hands, to which we have access at any time, for the rest of our lives!

A 28-day cycle (or more) of daily self-healing is suggested after each Reiki seminar of attunement (A' degree, B' degree, C' degree). It's highly therapeutic, it helps to enhance the flow of energy and in cleansing which follows after each attunement.
A cycle like this can be repeated whenever we feel the need for empowerment, balance, peace, clarity.... like I do right now.

I begin with love and joy and I already experience the remarkable results!

I'll keep you posted!


*THE TERM HEALING AND ALL SIMILAR ONES ARE USED WITH THEIR BROADER, MORE GENERAL MEANING. REIKI DOES NOT REPLACE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OR THERAPY. READ MORE HERE

Friday, 18 October 2013

From Mom to Daughter ~ Yes, I make mistakes! And I stand up and try again!

My dear daughter,
My first thought -I think- when I was listening to your words and your tears bursting out with so much pain from within you was "screw the Reiki diplomas and readings about self-awareness and the help that I offer to others and the unconditional love that I teach... If we have reached this point and haven't avoided it, then screw them!!!"
I held my breath unconsciously! I had no other reaction until the blood would start to flow again into my head. I couldn't remember a prayer or anything at all!
I was disappointed and angry and desperate with myself, with you that you insisted on seeing just Nothing in-front of you and with a few words you knocked down everything I tried to build. You threw Nothing on my face!
I gathered the pieces and tried to breathe deeply several times, not because I remembered that this helps, but rather because my lungs were gasping for air for some time.
I felt numb... didn't know what to think! My fear was laughing with irony and sarcasm that all I had achieved was to raise a child who feels that no one understands her, that is desperate and that her own mother is to blame for the biggest part of this all, because she just couldn't make her feel that she loves her and accepts her for who she is.
When I finally reached my room, I needed to hold myself to find my balance again, my centre.
I put some music on... The last remains of optimism inside of me were whispering that fear is the worst guide in these cases...
I had to make it to refill my being with love!
I reminded myself that moments of crisis are to show that something needs to change... To find a new equilibrium, where things will be better, until perhaps they need to change again! Change is uncomfortable and some times painful. Yet, is necessary in order to evolve.
I knew that most of the things you said were said in anger and that you didn't mean them. I knew that when you would calm down perhaps you could see things differently. But most of those words hurt more because I could see some truth inside them... They hurt more because you did...
How can I come into your world and make you really see what I feel for you? Can I? Will it be for your own good?
To make you see that my love for you does not change, nor lessens when I don't approve some behaviour or choice of yours, or when I argue with you for them.
Because simply, YOU'RE NOT YOUR BEHAVIOUR NOR YOUR CHOICE!
My child, even the worst criminals have raised kids who have shone for their strength and positivity and have been admired when all people would expect and excuse them for the opposite.
The point is.... of course I have made mistakes and I continue to do so and this is only natural since I'm a human being and no human being is perfect. A mother even more so!
It is expected, perhaps even desirable that a child, no matter how right the acts or thoughts of the mother are, to doubt or delete them and her choices in order to become better. It's in the process of individuation, a healthy process, yet painful some times.
However, when we stuck to the mistakes especially those of the past, then we don't move forward, nor evolve. And this involves both of us.
I need to forgive myself for what I have done and what I haven't done and move on.
You have to forgive me for what I have done and what I haven't done and move on.
There are so many excuses and we can both create even more, but wouldn't it be better to stop needing our excuses?
I can only choose for myself. You will choose for yourself, no matter what I tell you, no matter what anybody tells you.
I choose to forgive and to love!
Forgiveness means to acknowledge my mistakes, be aware and responsible for my part and choose to release the emotions that are involved in the particular situation and not hold on to bitterness, sadness and anger inside of me. I move on. And hope to become better. And try my best.
I fill the empty space with love! Again! And only love! Love for myself first of all!
If I don't love myself, how can I be able to love the others and how can I be loved?
I remind myself that I deserve to be loved! That I don't need to be perfect in order to be loved, because who's perfect, after all?
I remind myself that I love myself Now and The Way I Am! That I don't need to lose weight, or have more money and nice clothes or a successful job or many friends.... or....
Because, if I need them in order to love myself, there will be something new to need when I get to have them.
Since the past is gone and the future is not here yet, the only thing I have is Now! I choose to love myself Now! My many Nows in a row make my life, a life in love and acceptance, a life in joy and fulfilment, in true happiness.
I choose love, because the choice is mine! Always mine! No matter what happens around me, what the circumstances and the behaviours of others, I always have the choice!
Since I cannot tell you what to do, I can only do for myself and hope that you copy me if you choose to believe it's worth it.
With true love,
Your mom.
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Those letters from Mom to Daughter wish to become a series of posts... They are letters that have the magic property to transform themselves into letters from daughter to mother, from mother to herself, from a mother to another, from me to you... and the series of transformations is endless and they all coexist!
They might have risen from a situation in my own personal life, or a vague thought in my mind that I give it flesh and blood, or a discussion with a friend... it doesn't really matter.
They are healing to me, I hope to you, too.
With true love,
Christiana


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Let's talk about it ... or an alternative .. view to my hypermetropia

It's been quite some time since I first realized I need to hold my book further away in order to be able to see more clearly... and it's about time I do something more about it.

However, some things are not told by doctors, they don't even test you for them, you must think about them for yourself, search for them, if you so wish... I don't deny my tendency to turn inside and do a self-inspection, perhaps a bit more than the usual, but the following has come to me rather than I have come to it! It came as an alternative "view" to my hypermetropia.

You don't need to be of an age to find some meaning (or none at all!) to what follows. Nor your hands need to feel suddenly a bit ...shorter when you try to read a book or even worse, a number on your mobile!!!
This post is for all ages!
So let's begin!

❥ Everything is a matter of perspective and position. I guess I don't need to explain this further... either you accept it and we go on, or not.

❥ You have a clearer picture from a distance... The closer you are to the subject of observation, the more blurred the picture gets. Two-three steps to the back can make the difference and give you a more complete picture... plus, a more focused one.
Especially, if you are inside the ... problem/issue under observation! Then, the need becomes stronger to take a distance from things, in order to be able to see clearly ... and take a breath, too!

❥ Things remain the same! They don't change (at least not the way we think they do). They weren't blurred before and became clear now. It was you, who couldn't see before and had to change your position in order to see. Don't be hasty to blame yourself! Acknowledge your willingness and even your ability to think about changing your initial point.

❥ Space and the movement in it usually happens in relation to time... Except from changing our position, we often need to also wait... Patiently! This is not easy at all, I know. But it proves to be worth it!
Things usually get to a solution by themselves, or at least they get better IF ... we give them some time.
Of course, if we insist on a linear perception of time... otherwise things ARE a lot more simple! 

❥ Finally, some things cannot be seen with your eyes and it's not your long-sightedness to blame, nor will they improve with a pair of glasses! Perhaps you should try some other way? Emotions, intuition, your heart or simple your faith? Those gifts we were born with, obviously for some reason?

In closing, I'd like to give you a simple example to help you digest all of the above...
There are so many times when we might think that a certain reaction of ours is given, that some things are given... but they aren't. We're used to reacting in a certain way to certain situations and it's a lot easier for us to recall our most recent reaction to a similar situation, instead of asking ourselves "why" and "could it be better otherwise"?
Our reactions, the ones that need some ... alignment, are usually based on fear.
The desperate screaming, or hysteria towards our kid that is playing or daydreaming instead of studying, are deep down due to our fear that he/she might go to school without being well-prepared ⇝ become a poor student ⇝ get involved with similarly poor students that will be a bad influence ⇝ become a skunk and a useless person with all that this involves! What's the result of this? None of the desired and of course, none not expected, from my experience!

How different would it be if our reaction was based on love? Yes, wherever love comes in, it does miracles and it also dissolves any fear!
Instead of screaming and yelling, we could come in the room with a smile, start a conversation about something IRRELEVANT and neutral, reminding to ourselves over and over again that our kid is very productive, very clever and that in any case, we love him/her very much! On our way out, we could ask "what's your program for today?"
This means that we refer to him/her as a mature individual, responsible for his/her acts and choices, without causing an action (our screaming) - reaction (the kid's screaming and eventually the fact that he/she ignores us) scene.

Not easy at all, especially in the beginning! It takes double the time and effort to un-learn something!!!
But it's worth all the effort! I speak from experience!
Little by little things become easier. ALL it takes is patience and love!
Why not, a final ingredient, as well, that does WONDERS!
Ask for help and guidance! Angels are all around! And if this sounds a bit weird, ask for help from wherever you BELIEVE IN!
And you'll receive 
So much for now...

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Kicking the piles of Ego...


This year I was blessed to find a yoga teacher right next to my house! Not easy in this countryside area.... Not easy at all!!!
She was the answer to my request and I'm so grateful!
The yoga class does good to my body and spirit! When we finish the session I'm a whole new ME, ready to climb any mountain! Rejuvenated, centred and empowered :) Such a bliss!!! :)

Then, why do I have this quirky voice in my head EVERY SINGLE Wednesday morning (yes, you guessed well, the class is every Wednesday afternoon), giving me hundreds of reasons why I would skip the class ... just for once??? 

I call this voice my Ego, that LOVES to see me crawl imprisoned to my limits, fears, old patterns and hates it when I tell it to shut up and just do my thing, anyway! 

It's a part of me that I learn to love, first because it's part of me, and second because it serves as an indicator to what is good for me... The more the resistance, the best it is!!!
So, listen to your ego, send it love, and follow your path, anyway!
You'll be amazed on how many things it can teach you if you become aware, and how many tricks it can use to block you!

Can you name some of them right now?
 Have an awesome day! 

P.S. Awareness and learning to love my Ego were made possible due to the endless "kicks" by my soul friend Sylvia!!! Thank YOU!

Monday, 3 September 2012

I'm back ..... or rather, forth?

So nice to find you again!
Where have you been? Where have I been? Where do we meet again? Are we back or have we gone forth and we've found each other again?

No matter how hard you try, or how still you remain, how your steps bring you closer to what you think is a setback, is it ever possible to go back to a state that you used to be in or as it used to be like?

I hadn't had any meat (something that I felt I wanted to do for many years, but it seemed impossible, yet it happened very easily) since last April and I started to eat meat again in August... My girls asked me if "I had quit trying" . I explained that for me it was never about trying.... I was just following what my body (not only) was asking for. I was doing the same now when I felt I wanted to have meat again. Is this considered to be a setback?
I also haven't meditated for quite a long time in the typical way, you know, sitting with my legs crossed (or almost like this, because it's not MY way of sitting) and my eyes closed and listening to one of my favourite guided meditations. There have been months that I used to do that daily! Right now I feel I'm following some other kind of meditation, one I cannot put my finger on, yet, but feels more ... "earthy". Is this a setback, too?

Every summer, either due to the kids' summer holidays, or due to the warm weather, or due to a general ease, I adjust to a "no-program" that we adopt as a family... The hours I'm alone are much less, since the kids are not away for school, I spend a lot more hours with family and friends, here, at the beach or for a walk and I have no program in general, or perhaps I cannot follow one, for practical reasons and finally, because I choose to do so.
Every summer, the hours I spend on-line are minimised or even reach zero (you must have seen that...). I realise that this is a need of mine to live more in here and now, inside my body and less... on-line. I do not say this is good or bad, it's just something that suits me and I follow it.
Every summer I fear the heat! Just thinking about high temperatures I ... freeze! It's not just my idea, since my really low blood pressure does not help much in this case, but the last few years I felt I was fighting against the heat and that this even made me aggressive.... Perhaps you can imagine that this year, with all those heat waves we had here in Greece and with the temperatures almost stuck in red I was almost half dead ... half dead but fighting!
The first days have been exactly like that! But at some point, which I cannot tell exactly when that was, it was like I gave up. The fight was uneven and when I realised I was actually wishing I could lose three months from my life and skip into fall in a magical way, my sadness was such that it made me decide to go with the flow... Being careful of what I wish for, I wouldn't like to lose three months!
I slowed down even more, but now I consciously decided -or allowed- to do nothing more than the absolutely necessary when it was too hot. I stopped being mindful of how much I was suffering! Or I allowed myself to sweat and suffer. I'm so proud to tell you that every time a heat wave was over I realised with big surprise that I had made it! Not that I was looking forward for the next one, but it wouldn't ask me, anyway! I was one hundred percent inside my body and not in my mind, trying to cast a spell against it or to avoid what felt bad, which was not in my power to do so, anyway...

Can a seed fight against a clot of earth that for the moment looks unbeatable? I guess not, but instead this clot will define the seed's root, will bend it and make its life difficult, it might even separate the seed from all the rest.
But when the small seed becomes a tree, the same clot will not matter anymore.

Having decided to follow the Way of a Peaceful Warrior, I first had to find peace inside myself! Like a silent acceptance of what is! Acceptance, not resignation.
I accepted all that had to be done (preparations and things to be done, everyday or not, planed or not, easy or not) and I just started doing them. Without spending my energy on thoughts and scenarios for avoiding them, I just did one after the other the things I had put with fear on my to-do list and one by one I deleted them. My satisfaction was such that almost outgrew my exhaustion! And when my exhaustion was gone, my satisfaction was still there, giving me even more strength and joy!
The Peaceful warrior inside had won! And this cannot be considered as a setback.

So, I'm very happy to see you again, at a point forth in time and space, inside and outside ourselves!
We'll keep in touch.....

Monday, 18 June 2012

Magic recipe ...

In this series of posts you may find recipes (cooking, beauty, household maintenance, etc.) but also tips, or ideas that have something special, something that makes them ... magical 
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Today's first post is about an idea that can be easily and quickly implemented during our everyday shower, can rejuvenate us, and detoxify us on all levels.
After we have finished showering and while water still runs on our head, we visualize a waterfall of white light coming down to the top of our head, entering through and into our body, cleansing every organ and system, also covering us externally, discarding anything negative and we repeat out loud or in our head "White light cleanses, detoxifies and rejuvenates me on all levels, washing away anything heavy, unnecessary or ill, strengthens, and protects me for my highest good!" White light is discarded through our feet being silver now, taking with it anything that does not serve us anymore. It's very helpful to feel our feet firm on the ground throughout the whole process. We may repeat this affirmation and/or visualization as many times as we feel that we need to, through the day.

This easy and quick practice is ideal to begin our day, or end it, with, in order to help us remove all negative energy and ground some positive. Moreover, the combination with the water actually falling on us, helps us do the visualization more easily, especially if we haven't done a lot of practice.
I'm waiting for your experiences!

Note: The whole process should not last long, in order to avoid dizziness or instability. If you feel it's safer keep your eyes open or sit! After completing the process drink lots of water! It helps grounding the positive energy.