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,

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 68: Emotional Cleansing Part 14 – Be the Hero of Your Life

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You can change what you think and what you feel to resonate with the powerful and high vibration of GRATITUDE.

Buddha said:

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

Every day and in every circumstance there is something to be grateful for. This way of thinking might initially create a lot of resistance. Some people refuse to find a reason to be thankful and so they choose to be victims. They believe that things happen to them, are being done to them. “How can I be grateful for the fact that I have this illness, or lost a loved one, or lost my job, or had parents who abused me, or that my alcoholic husband spent all my money?”

Even if you feel some resistance to the thought of feeling grateful for everything in your life, start with a small grateful step and keep going. Even in the darkest of times there is always something that you can be grateful for. I know this for a fact and from personal experience.

Gratitude has the power to cleanse your emotional lens. Think of gratitude as the master cleanser for your emotional life. When you are grateful for something that occurred in your life despite the fact that other people might think of it as a failure, tragedy or hardship, you are raising your vibration to the level of the Source Energy.

Nora Ephron says:

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

The truth is that life will only look, feel and be the way you are willing to see it.

Life never treated you unfairly. Life offers you extraordinary opportunities to grow, in every single moment, with every single challenge. Gratitude pulverizes victimhood; it frees you up. The instant lift and rush of energy created by changing your thinking from victimhood to gratitude opens the door to your soul. You become the powerful creator of your own life, of your own reality. You become the hero of your life.

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 67: Emotional Cleansing Part 13 – Feeling Like a Victim?

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During the last 12 days I wrote about the concept and necessity of emotional cleansing; I offered you powerful emotional clearing techniques that I use all the time for my own emotional balance and health; I invited you to look deeper inside yourself.

Today I want to tell you that one of the greatest tools that you can employ to clear your emotional being is GRATITUDE. I know you have heard this before and probably you are already using the power of gratitude in your life.

When you are grateful, your whole energetic field clears; the powerful vibration of gratitude in that very moment clears away emotional turmoil, shame, anger, pain, sorrow and grief. This process requires awareness and the willingness to accept  a deeper part of who you truly are. Gratitude requires you to go and reach that part of you which is Universal and eternal and which has great knowledge and understanding of all life’s processes.

Brian Tracy says:

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”

Maybe this is a harder concept  to wrap your head around or maybe you are already employing the full power of gratitude. The truth is that by being grateful, entirely and truly grateful for everything that happens in your life, you refuse to be a victim. 

I want you to take a moment and think about a time when you felt like a victim, when you felt like things were happening to you, when you felt victimized. Ok, take a moment and do just that.

Good. Now I want you to find one good thing around that situation, one good outcome within the event that hurt you and hold it in your awareness.

Is this hard for you to do?

The truth is that for as long as you feel like a victim, gratitude will be out of your reach.

Victimhood binds you with ropes that are impossible to cut. Victimhood keeps you in situations that you do not want to be in. You feel like life happens to you, you are lost in suffering and cannot see that life is happening FOR YOU.

I want you to be free. I want you to be grateful. I want you to feel powerful, because you are. You are unique. Your special set of gifts and talents can help many people. But first, you must let go of feeling like a victim.

I’ll write more about this tomorrow.

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 66: Emotional Cleansing Part 12 – My Gift to YOU

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How are you? Have you received my gift, the Sacred Oak Tree Meditation? I want you to have this meditation because I know its power. It helped me throughout the years and it helped my friends, family and clients. If you have not done so yet, email me at rucsandra@mitreawellness.com and I will send it to you in an MP3 format, so that you can listen to it on your phone, iPad or computer. My gift to you, to help you cleanse emotionally.

You will find many situations when the Sacred Oak Tree technique will help you. For example:

  • You are going to spend time with family and you are worried and starting to judge or be afraid of what might go wrong. Become an Oak Tree first, release everything that troubles you and then go meet your family with a clean slate.
  • You are concerned about your finances or your job. When you feel the first sign or concern or fear, visualize becoming the Sacred Oak Tree. Over and over and over. The less afraid you feel, the more you can see opportunities and invite the right people in your life.
  • You are ready to go to a meeting and you’re not sure about what to say, what others will say, you might be apprehensive or afraid of the other people’s reactions or judgment. Clear yourself with the Oak Tree technique first and then go into the meeting.

This meditation will clear your energy and release your stress. How will you know what the effects of using this technique really are? You will feel them. You will feel calmer, your mind will be clearer and you will start to deal with everything from a powerful stance of authenticity. In turn, every situation will resolve with more ease. You will find that people will come to you with solutions and responses and your relationships will improve.

To access the core of POWER inside yourself, you must be clear. Your emotional lens must be clean. The Sacred Oak Tree Meditation cleanses your lens. The more you use it, the faster it works. You will only need to think of the Oak Tree and your energy will clear, your fears will release and you will face any person or situations as YOU, the powerful and beautiful YOU.

For the next few weeks, set your phone or computer alarm to ring a two times a day and remind you about the Oak Tree. When the alarm rings, take two deep breaths, become the Magic Oak Tree and and let it do the work. Within a few minutes you will feel YOUR CORE OF POWER becoming stronger. You will feel lighter and clearer.

This is a technique that will assist you anytime you are starting to doubt yourself. Practice it as much as you can and it will become more effective and more powerful.

Love,

Rucsandra