Self-Healing

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Here is a list of reasons not to kill yourself. There are no guilt trips like ‘for your family’ etc. These are reasons you should stay alive because you will never experience them if you are not alive.
68 Reasons to not kill yourself:
1. new albums
2. your pets will miss you
3. starry nights
4. staying in bed when it’s cold
5. trying on stupid sunglasses
6. good coffee
7. shitty coffee
8. skinny dipping
9. watching a sunrise
10. watching a sunset
11. skyping at midnight
12. tree houses
13. rainbows
14. night swimming
15. walks in the rain
16. donuts
17. long drives to nowhere
18. hotel rooms
19. putting on new contacts
20. taking a bra off
21. warped tour
22. tumblr
23. reading a good book the first time
24. reading a good book the thirty second time
25. cuddling
26. putting your favorite outfit on
27. bubble baths
28. long showers
29. singing along to songs
30. singing badly
31. looking at art
32. going to the beach
33. telling someone you love them the first time
34. telling someone you love them the 100th time
35. kisses
36. going inside when it’s hot out
37. going inside when it’s cold out
38. Sitting on a rooftop
39. laughing
40. petting animals
41. good hair days
42. candles
43. tea
44. naps
45. good pens
46. being held
47. holding someone
48. seeing your favorite band
49. meeting your idol
50. good movies
51. stupid movies
52. watching your favorite show
53. buying that thing you always wanted
54. taking pictures
55. drawing
56. writing
57. bonfires
58. being nice to strangers
59 giving compliments
60. getting compliments
61. pizza
62. looking at clouds
63. new shoes
64. flowers
65. going to the zoo
66. lightning
67. falling in love
68. proving yourself and others wrong

My morning goes like this:

30 minutes of silence as follows:

- roll out of bed
- 5 mins seated meditation
- 10 mins of gentle yoga
- 5 mins oil pulling while I tidy up
- brush teeth/wash face/dress
- 5 mins contemplation/journaling + tea

Easy and effective way to start my day with intention. Can you wake up 30 minutes, or even 15 minutes earlier to implement a few of these daily practices? I encourage you to try, you’ll notice the benefits immediately. :)

The Root Chakra

Working my way up the body, in chakras!

To heal your chakra, work through the emotional issues listed under the overactive/underactive. Include some foods or scents in your daily diet/routine. Say the mantras a few times a day, with meaning (modify them to your taste and by your intuition). You can also always just meditate on the location and imagining a bright light that is the color of the chakra on its corresponding place on the body. 

What is it:

The root chakra is the first chakra in the body chakra system (the seven main chakras). It sits at the base of your spine, near the tailbone. It is in charge of feelings of security, survival needs, and protection. It connects you to the element of earth.

Color:

Red, anywhere from deep to bright, depending on the person. 

Stones Associated to it:

  • Garnet
  • Ruby
  • Bloodstone
  • Obsidian
  • Red Jasper
  • Coral

Scents and Foods Associated to it:

  • Dandelion root tea
  • Root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, radishes, parsnips, beets)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries (also for the sacral)
  • Apples
  • Pomegranate

Scents:

  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Angelica Root

Body Parts it Influences:

  • Senses of taste and smell
  • Oxygenated blood (in the arteries)
  • Muscular system
  • Feet and thighs
  • Excretory organs (rectum, urinary tract)
  • Reproductive organs (the sacral chakra also helps this)
  • Kidneys
  • Lower back

Energy it Influences:

  • Primal sexual energy, sexual urges
  • Expulsion of toxins and negative energy
  • Grounding energy, keeping your spirit in your body

When it is overactive:

  • Restlessness
  • Need/dependence on material objects
  • Over-obsessing over a material object
  • Selfishness
  • Overexercising
  • Uncontrolled sex drive
  • Aches on tailbone, or in legs and feet
  • Wanting to manipulate others
  • Confusion

When it is underactive:

  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interesting in the physical world or being in your body
  • Dissociation and outer body experiences
  • Aches on tailbone, or in legs and feets
  • Inability to sexually perform
  • Apathy to the world and to other people
  • Unclear of your life’s purpose
  • Confusion

Emotional Traits:

  • Self esteem and confidence in your body (not for other people to like, but you enjoying how your body feels)
  • Trusting in others and yourself
  • Trust in the universe
  • Emotional stability

Mantras to Help Balance it:

  • “I love my body. I honor that this is the form my spirit chose to inhabit in this lifetime.”
  • “I trust in you, universe, and that you will guide me towards my life’s purpose.”
  • “I am firm and stable. In every step, my feet are well connected to the earth.”
  • “I honor you, earth, for providing me with all I need to survive.”