DAY 255: You Have Neuroplasticity


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Neuroplasticity is not something you caught on a plain or while playing with children who have the sniffles. Neuroplasticity is your innate capacity to change your brain and therefore your experience. You do not need to do anything to employ its transformative power. It is YOURS from the moment you were born. When you are willing to contemplate a different possibility and expose yourself to new ways of thinking, you are starting to tap into it.

You see, from the brain’s perspective, nothing is carved in stone. You can change your body, your health, your life.

The reason why most people cannot heal is because they believe that they cannot. They adopted a belief that keeps them in the paradigm of repetitive injuries, chronic pain, disease and low quality of life.

It does not have to be this way!

Dr. Joe Dispenza says:

“We have a natural ability called neuroplasticity, which means that if we learn new knowledge and have new experiences, we can develop new networks or circuits of neurons, and literally change our mind.”

And that’s the key: if your mind thinks differently about your  healing capacity, then your body must follow.

What do you believe to be true about your body and your health?

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 254: From Me To You!

 

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Being able to help someone feel better is the reason for writing this blog and doing my work, day after day after day. I am grateful every single time my words and my teaching make a difference in someone’s life.

Earlier in this gratitude journey, I offered my “Sacred Oak Tree Meditation” to anyone who wanted to have it.

A few days ago, I received this email from Shelley in South Africa:

“Rucsandra, I just wanted to say thank you so much. I have been doing your meditations everyday. In fact, they are the reason I have been able finally to get some kind of sleep at night! You definitely have a gift! May Spirit return the blessing to you seven-fold.”

It moved me to tears.

I want to offer you my three guided meditations:

  • “The Sacred Oak Tree Meditation” for mental and emotional well-being
  • “The Stress Release Meditation”
  • “The Magic Meadow Meditation” for being in the moment

Just write to me at rucsandra@mitreawellness.com and I will send them to you with my love.

 

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 200: A Different Form Of Meditation

This seems to be quite a milestone for my blog and to celebrate it with you, I am posting this cute video I took a couple of years  back.

Meet my dog: Merlin. He is as chill as you see him.

Merlin taught me how get grounded through play. He showed me that meditation does not have to be “rigid sitting with your back straight” meditation.

Meditation can be as light and as unconventional as long walks through beautiful ravines.

Meditation can take the form of playing with abandon, being present in the moment and enjoying the interaction with a beautiful being.

I am so grateful that Merlin came into my life. He brings lightness and love, presence and joy.

Love,

Rucsandra

 

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 186: Remember Our Friend, The Amygdala?

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The little scaredy-cat, as Dr. Lissa Rankin called the amygdala, is responsible for the effects of stress in our bodies.

So what are we supposed to do with the stress, you will ask.

Life IS stressful, you will say.

And I will respond: life is life. What stresses us out is our uneducated ways of dealing with stress. Uneducated, because the vast majority of us were not educated with respect to understanding life and what we perceive as stress; we were not taught how to quiet our overactive minds and ease the grip of fear in our hearts.

And here’s the truth: most of us continue to ignore the fact that there are ways to learn how to live stress free.

We’ve heard about meditation, but we dismiss it as something out there; something that people with flowers in their hair would do, or the monks in the Himalayas.

How about if Harvard (you know, the actual Harvard University) says that meditation helps?

People taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results under the MRI that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University:

“… reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.”

Our little friend the amygdala gets happier and healthier when we meditate.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 98: The Quiet Inside My Mind

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Today I am grateful for feeling quiet inside my mind, inside my own being. I celebrate the calmness and ease that have become my internal state. It hasn’t always been like this. I lived the larger part of my life, like most people do, in worry, in fear, in emotional turmoil and anxiety. The transformation did not happen over night; it rather came in small increments over the past few years as the result of my continuous efforts to understand myself, to release the past and to allow faith to guide me.

I studied many different healing modalities and had many teachers. I read countless books on the connection between emotional health, subconscious programming and physical health. I attended seminars, workshops and learned about meditation. I continued to learn about the physical body and expanded my studies to the emotional body and the energetic body. I went on to understand the spiritual aspect of who I was. I welcomed new ideas and challenging thoughts.

You  might think that because of all that, I have reached this wonderful place of calmness. That isn’t true. Learning everything that I have learned expanded my horizons, but created no change; it increased my awareness of the countless possibilities and the very numerous paths that are available to all of us, but it did not bring about the sense of calmness and balance that I am now so grateful for.

What allowed the transformation to take place was not all the knowledge I accumulated or the intellectual understanding of specific concepts. The transformation did not happen because I worked with great teachers and facilitators.

It was my own inner work that made the shift a reality. The teachers and the books have showed me that there were doors to be opened, but I had to desire and have the courage to open them. I had to decide for myself  to actually take the first step after  opening one of these doors. And I had to find the inner resources to continue walking forward. I had to make the decision to not succumb to fear and keep walking; over and over I had to make this very decision.

Now, I want you to know that every once in a while I still have a day when my mind is cluttered and fear starts to get a hold of me, but I am not willing to spend any precious time in a cluttered and fearful place, so I use my knowledge to release fear and resistance, clear my mind and return to a state of inner balance.

Doing my own inner work was worth it. Still is.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 69: The Willingness to Contemplate

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The willingness to contemplate is extremely powerful. I love these words: the willingness to contemplate. Dr. Wayne Dyer says:

“The law of flotation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things. […] The Wright brothers didn’t contemplate the staying on the ground of things. Alexander Graham Bell didn’t contemplate the non-communication of things. Thomas Edison didn’t contemplate the darkness of things. In order to float an idea into your reality, you must be willing to do a somersault into the inconceivable and land on your feet, contemplating what you want instead of what you don’t have.”

I AM INVITING YOU TO HAVE THE WILLINGNESS TO CONTEMPLATE the possibility that in every event, circumstance and interaction with other people there is something to be grateful for. I am not trying to convince you. I am simply inviting you to be willing to contemplate something different and to be willing to look at things in a different light.

Even if it seems quite impossible to you to release something painful or forgive someone who has hurt you and made you suffer, if you open yourself up to the possibility that there might be more to it than what meets the eye, you will soon start to see that there was a touch of grace in that situation and a reason for you to feel grateful.

You do not need to struggle with this; just be willing to see it from a different angle and your openness and willingness alone will create the space for deeper awareness.

I believe that one can only teach from one own’s individual experience, so tomorrow I will tell you about a time in my life when I realized that even in the hardest of times, we have the choice to find that spark of gratitude or be consumed by anger. pain or grief.

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading