Below you’ll find all my posts and videos from the Goddess Series:
Goddess Series Episode 4: What Is Kundalini Yoga
Something that has really changed my life is finding Kundalini Yoga. A few years ago, I started smoking a lot of cannabis. I mean a lot. I would wake and bake, smoke throughout the day and have another session before bed. It consumed my life and it really helped open me up to myself. I feel like it got me thinking on a higher level and I started to become interested in spiritual things. Yoga, meditation and the Universe all started to become important to me. I was becoming fascinated with it and the more I smoked cannabis the more my mind expanded. I wanted to learn more about things like connecting to my higher self and living my most authentic life. I felt like I was becoming a hippie lol.
When I discovered kundalini yoga and the chakras, I was hooked. I would smoke a joint and do this type of yoga and I would feel freaking incredible afterwards. It was like I was vibrating at a whole different level. None of the petty crap from my past bothered me anymore. I released all my negative blocks and was present in the now. After this yoga, my body would literally be vibrating, I felt like some type of magic was happening to me. I felt more connected to myself and felt like I was being guided to greater things.
Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. Through body movement, breathe work and chanting, it helps to align your chakras and release your kundalini energy, so you can become your true authentic self. To learn more about Kundalini Yoga, I found this Introduction To Kundalini Yoga very helpful: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-mccrae/introduction-to-kundalini-the-yoga-of-awareness_b_6862914.html
I like to do this type of yoga basically everyday. I find that it just helps me to stay focused in the present and come from a calm, positive place. Which I think is so important. You need to be centered when chasing your dreams. I know I can get overwhelmed sometimes. I know what my end vision of what I want out of life is, but I can get so caught up in the day to day that it almost seems impossible. So, I do this yoga along with meditation & journaling, and feel at peace as I get what I need to get done for the day. Success is instilled in you through the habits you do everyday. I made sure to make kundalini yoga one of my everyday habits, so I would stay centered as I expressed the highest version of myself. It’s funny because they say not to unleash your kundalini energy if you’re not prepared to handle what goes along with it. What happens when you do this yoga and unleash this energy is that you get set into motion to becoming your true self. It’s not going to be easy and it’s not going to be a clear path, but as long as you keep working on yourself everyday you will become the best version of you ever.
Although I no longer smoke cannabis, I have found that what it opened me up to was amazing. Kundalini yoga will be a part of my life forever and I’m so happy I found it!
Here’s one my all time favourite kundalini yoga videos to follow along to and it’s the one I do almost every morning: Raw Kundalini Yoga (add link here)
And here’s a little video I made explaining kundalini yoga a little bit more:
Goddess Series Episode 3: 3 Proven Ways to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Why should you reprogram your subconscious mind? Well, because your subconscious mind is what truly controls how you react to the world. Until you do something to change it you will forever be stuck on “auto-pilot”. In the first 7 years of your life your subconscious mind forms all of its beliefs. Through how you see other people react, you learn how to feel about things like money, other people, careers, and life in general. So basically, the way you react to situations now is a result of your upbringing. You didn’t actually get to choose how you want to be. It was all programmed into you as a child. Fortunately, you can change this. Of course, it will take time, but you can actively begin changing your life now through the tips I’m about to share.
So, I’ve had a negative association with money and it’s something I want to change in me. I’ve had too many negative examples of people with money, but I feel like money can be a powerful tool to help elevate you and the people around you. Problem is that my subconscious mind argues with me about this because of the examples I have let into my mind. I feel like everyone wants money, but not everyone knows how to get it. I definitely know that I don’t know how. I tried to be around people that could help me understand, but I feel like it’s a journey that you have to take on your own. In order to change my thoughts about money I first had to focus on more positive examples of people with money. People who were wealthy and were a positive influence in the world. People like Tony Robbins, Oprah, Richard Branson, Marie Forleo and Russell Simmons. People like them use the money they earn and put it towards creating a better future for themselves and others and are a great inspiration to me.
How to reprogram your subconscious mind:
1. Through Listening to Affirmations
Something I really enjoy doing is listening to affirmations on YouTube. I find listening to these at night while you sleep and again in the morning really help to change how you feel throughout the day. I am big into “I am” affirmations. Stating that you are something instead of you want something, will help your mind believe it is true and that you already have what you desire. For me, I want to build in myself more feelings of positivity, confidence and wealth; so, these are the types of affirmations I search for on YouTube.
2. Through Repetition
Listening to affirmations one time will not change your entire belief system. You must consistently work on trying to improve yourself. Repetition is key. This is why I am very aware of what I am consistently focusing on. I want to make sure the things I’m allowing into my mind are helping me and not hurting me. Again, this is why I love affirmations. If you are constantly repeating the same thoughts about confidence, happiness and success; it gets programmed into your mind. The more you repeat something the more you believe it. This also works the other way too. If you are constantly thinking about how you can’t do things, that you’re stupid and unworthy, then your mind will take this as truth. What ever you think about the most will become your truth.
3. Find Real Life Examples
So, my example is that I have a negative association with money. The people I knew with money were not people who I wanted to be like, so I assumed money was the root of the problem. But, when my intuition kept guiding me towards wanting more money I started seeing more positive influences and focused on them. I focused on people with similar stories as me who had difficult pasts but overcame them and became successful. This is what you should do as well. Focus on the people who you would want to be like. This is different for everyone. If you want to be happier, for example, focus on people who you believe are the happiest, so you can reinforce the belief in yourself that it is possible. That’s what examples do, they reinforce the idea that it is possible to reach the state you want to be in.
Check out this video I made to learn more about reprogramming your subconscious mind:
I hope this helped you guys to understand how important it truly is to be more aware of your subconscious thought patterns. Your subconscious mind is always aware of everything you say, think and do, so make sure that what you’re letting in is benefiting you. What are your thoughts on the subconscious mind? I’d love to hear what you think! Leave me a comment below!
Goddess Series Episode 2: What Are Chakras
Chakras aren’t very common knowledge to most people. I know every time I talk about them, people never have a clue what I’m saying lol. Just like yoga and meditation, the chakras first came to us from India. They teach that the chakras are these energy vortexes in our bodies that align down our spine. Each chakra relates to a different part of your body and mind. The energy that theses vortexes suck in can either block your chakra or heal it, depending on the energy your have allowed near you.
A chakra that I know I have blocked is my throat chakra. Don’t worry I’ll explain the main chakras in more detail below. Anyways, I know my throat chakra is blocked because I can physically feel a heaviness in my throat area and I feel like I haven’t been able to express myself in years. When your throat chakra is unblocked you are able to express your truth and creativity freely. One way that I’m doing to unblock this chakra is by speaking my truth more and more through videos and blog posts. Since the throat chakra has to do with your voice, I always find singing in the shower helps too lol.
Here are the 7 main chakras:
- Root Chakra
The root chakra has to do with feeling grounded. It means you feel safe and secure in the home you are in and the body you are in. This is the base chakra that you must have fully healed in order to be able to fully express yourself in the rest of the chakras.
- Sacral Chakra
This chakra has to do with connecting with others and being secure enough to try new experiences. It is located right below your navel. You’ll feel more comfortable in social situations and be ready to say yes to more adventures!
- Solar Plexus Chakra
This is the third chakra and it has to do will feeling confident. If this chakra is balanced you will feel confident in yourself and your abilities. Your self-esteem will be at a all time high and you’ll be able to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
- Heart Chakra
When the heart chakra is balanced, you will be able to love fully. Not only love yourself, but have healthy loving relationships with others as well. This chakra is located, yes you guessed it, at your heart center.
- Throat Chakra
This chakra I mentioned above, it has to do with you being able to communicate freely. You will be more aligned with your truth and be able to share that with others.
- Third Eye Chakra
This is the sixth chakra and has to do with your ability to tap into your intuition. It is located at your third eye which is a little bit above the in between of your eyes. Being aligned with your intuition is important because you will be able to receive the guidance to live your best life possible for you.
- Crown Chakra
This chakra is located at the top of your head, hence named the crown chakra. When unblocked you will be connected to your higher self and more spiritual then ever. Apparently you will experience pure bliss and who doesn’t want that?
Honestly, I’ve been kind of embarrassed to admit how spiritual I’ve become. I blame this on my throat chakra being blocked lol. But seriously, I felt like I couldn’t share my new love for chakras because people wouldn’t understand or they would think I was weird. Talking about it more though has helped me get over this. I don’t care if people think I’m weird because I’m into things like chakras, chanting mantras and kundalini yoga. These are all just things I love that make me unique. And I’m so happy I’m finally able to share these interests without feeling bad about it.
Anyways, leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts about the chakras? I’d love to know if there are more people out there that are interested in things like me!
Goddess Series Episode 1: My 2018 Bucket List
I’ve actually never followed through with a bucket list before. I’ve half-heartedly written a few, but never looked at them twice. For a long time I’ve had the feeling like I couldn’t actually do anything I dreamt of doing. Mostly I was insecure about finances. I always kept the mentally of lack. Even when I had money to spend, I still felt like I couldn’t afford to do the things I truly wanted to do. It sounds weird, but it’s true. I had kept this fear based response with me even when I had the freedom to do as I please and it was keeping me miserable. This year I have had a shift in my mindset. No longer will I allow any type of fear to hold me back from living my life exactly how I want to.
When you stop focusing on the money and start focusing on the feeling you get from doing the things that will make you happy, you free yourself. Everything starts within the mind and if I continue to feel like I can’t do it, I will continue not doing anything. So this year, that all is going to change. Not only am I going to write this bucket, I am going accomplish everything on this list to the best of my ability. 2018 is a year of opportunity and if you don’t take action the opportunity to do something great will pass you by.
So, here we go. This is my 2018 bucket list:
- Hiking in Whistler
- Bungee Jumping
- Ice Skating at Robson Square
- Weekend Trips Downtown with My Girls
- Mexican Vacation
- Visit New York City
- Horseback Riding
- Spend a Day or Evening on a Boat/Yacht/Cruise
- Plant a Garden
- More Dinner’s at Fancy Restaurants
- Go To a Burlesque Show
Okay, so there we have it that’s my bucket list for this year and I feel like they all are very doable for me. I kept it short so I would not overwhelm myself. What’s your bucket list for this year? Have you done any of the things I’ve mentioned above? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
Check out my video too for a more detailed explanation of the items on my bucket list: