Wherever we are, we can train as a warrior. The practice of meditation, loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity are our tools. With the help of these practices, we can uncover the soft spot of bodhicitta, the tenderness of the awakened heart. We will find it behind that tenderness in sorrow and in gratitude. we will find it behind the hardness of rage and in the shakiness of fear. It is available in loneliness as well in kindness.
Many of us prefer practices that will not cause discomfort, yet at the same time we want to be healed. But bodhicitta training doesn't work that way. A warrior accepts that we can never know what will happen to us next. We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not knowing is part of the adventure, and it's also what makes us afraid.
Bodhicitta training offers no promise of happy endings. Rather, this " I" who wants to find security- who wants something to hold on to- can finally learn to grow up. The central question of a warrior's training is not how we avoid uncertainty and fear but how we relate to discomfort. How do we practice with difficulty, with our emotions, with the unpredictable encounters of an ordinary day?
Wikipedia: In Buddhism, bodhicitta, "enlightenment-mind", is the mind that strives toward awakening.The last, the way of the shepherd, is according to Patrul Rinpoche the best and highest ... Follow like Manjushree to dedicate with the aspiration to realise the innermost meaning and realise to attain Buddhahood as a spiritual warrior.
2: Apply a drop of Valerian oil, just above the lip and breath in and out.
Or rub on hands, make cup of hands and inhale. Inhaling calming sense.
3: You can also combine Valerian oil and rescue remedy.
4: Walking and physical activities are grounding. Getting your mind of things.
5: Talk to a friend, family member, or someone you feel comfortable with.
All the remedies above are natural remedies.
David D. Burns recommends breathing exercises for those suffering from anxiety. One such breathing exercise is a 5-2-5 count. Using the stomach (or diaphragm) — and not the chest — you inhale (feel your stomach come out, as opposed to your chest expanding) for 5 seconds. As you reach the maximal point at inhalation, hold your breath for 2 seconds. Then slowly exhale, over 5 seconds. Repeat this cycle twice and then breathe 'normally' for 5 cycles (1 cycle = 1 inhale + 1 exhale). The point is to focus on the breathing and relax the heart rate. Regular diaphragmatic breathing may also be achieved by extending the out breath either by counting or even humming.
Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the chest cavity and stomach cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly expands during this type of breathing.
This deep breathing is marked by expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest when breathing. It is considered by some to be a healthier way to breathe, and is considered by some a useful form of complementary and alternative treatment.
Diaphragmatic Breathing is also known scientifically as Eupnea, which is a natural and relaxed form of breathing in all mammals. Eupnea occurs in mammals whenever they are in a state of relaxation, ie when there is no clear and present danger in their environment.
During or after a session I mostly smudge your aura ( your energy field ) with Sage or Palo Santo. These herbs/sacred woods don't only smell uplifting and enchanting but also cleanse your body, mind and spirit. Smudging has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep. Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia. Classic garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is sometimes burned like white sage. It's also been used to improve sleep and soothe anxiety.
In times like today with so much air pollution & now Covid-19,
Sage & Palo Santo are also excellent remedies to purify the air in your house.
You can also make your own cleansing spray from 100 % chemical free natural essential oils.
Buy spray bottle, fill with water add any drops of your fav essential oils, shake and ready to use!!!
The best one know for it's antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti fungal properties is tea tree oil. A person can treat acne, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis or head lice using tea tree oil. You can dulite it or not, which ever way you prefer.
An aura is an protective energy field (electromagnetic field) that radiates about your body from the various main chakras that line up from the top of your head to the base of your spine. A human aura is like the energy field that is around a space ship like in Star Wars or Startrek 😊 Have fun exploring which oil you like best.