Compassion for Self and others can be felt through understanding, respect, and love regardless of any conditions and we must cultivate compassion in order to grow out of suffering.
Having compassion for ourselves means that when shit hits the fan and the lights dim a bit low, we stand behind our darkness and walk with it towards the light because we know how capable and worthy we are. It means that instead of criticizing who we are when we aren't existing at our highest standards, we understand where we are and move forward with mindful self-respect. And damn can that power to really befriend ourselves in a "all for one and one for all" kind of way completely change our lives! 🙏
I've recently dug deep enough to find a huge void I've been covering for so long. I realized I have had little to no self-love and self-respect, and here this whole time I thought I had at least a normal amount. Then again, that's how the spiral of life works, right?
So I've been sitting in a hole, allowing myself to love who I am no matter how deep I go. I'm not trying to crawl or climb myself out of it, I'm just trying to find the power to transcend and heal from it. Instead of abandoning ship, I'm sitting down and planting seeds, nurturing them with every yoga sequence, Ayurvedic drink, and "She Brings Me Love" by Bad Company replay. Finally facing myself in this void has been so personally fulfilling and I can already begin to see the ripple effect – how beautiful it all is 🙌
How often do you show yourself compassion? How do you bring yourself home? How can we all share more compassion with the world and ourselves? #allforone #oneforall #surrender #release #selflove #compassion #badcompany #darkside #breakthrough
#gowithin #soulgrowth #spiral #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
Every time I use my Goddess cards, Nemetona always comes up 🌛🌝🌜
Creating sacred spaces is one of my favorite things to do, so when I take the time to wholeheartedly set up my meditation and see this card I know I'm ready to settle in and begin.
Here are some options to set up a sacred space for meditation: • crystal grid for love, peace, protection, etc. and other crystal buddies to help the process
• light some candles (match their color with your intention as a bonus – for example, green for healing or purple for intuition)
• use some cards to guide you through your work
• play some music or a meditation video
• grab a blanket and pillow to cushion and comfort yourself • get into a comfy position (seated or lying) and envision soft colored light around you
How do you get settled into your soulful sessions? Do you do anything special for your meditations?
#meditation #orthoceras #himalayanquartz #himalayansalt #candle #lotus #crystals #septariannodule #nemetona #goddess #mandala #intuition #sacredspace #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
"Grow to the Top" is my mantra for The Dirty Lotus because in those four words, we're reminded of our life's transformation from terrestrial birth to beaming enlightenment.
We don't get there overnight, but rather take lifetimes to continue growing up and up.
But, this lifetime is different – for all of us. This lifetime is all about releasing what's been holding us back from growing to our best heights yet. This lifetime is when we can truly transform, and transform together.
Sure, some of us will choose to stay where they are now, but some of us – a lot of us – are choosing to push forward.
The Top is enlightenment: knowing where you came from, why you're here, everything you're connected to, seeing the higher perspectives in all things, etc. Most of us have this goal deep in our hearts and souls whether we are conscious of them or not. It's why you might want more out of life, why you might be attracted to things that make you feel more connected with All That Is, why you might have this longing for something you don't know while you don't know why.
We all begin life just as a lotus: a seed in mud. It is our soul's absolute desire to grow from the mud, and break through to the Top. But, because we are all connected and everything is One, we are the seed, the mud, the water, the petals on our flowers, and more. We are a dirty lotus because we are the point of creation and beyond. And we can all Grow to the Top together 💜🌻 #soulgrowth #liveyourtruth #pushforward #beallyouare #enlightenment #unity #lotus #lifeisbeautiful #UNIverse #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
Probably the most popular of the Sanskrit mantras, Om Mani Padme Hum clears the way to enlightenment and reflects the way of the Buddha.
Sanskrit is based upon the sounds/vibrations of the words, which have a bigger impact in the Universe than the meanings of the words (like the English language for example).
"Interestingly, each of the 6 syllables has certain Sanskrit meanings that are important.
These oppose certain internal forces that cause suffering.
Om (ohm)- Om is the sound or “vibration” of the universe. This sound is the most important of all; but in the context of chanting and mantras, it is meant destroy attachments to ego and establish generosity.
Ma (mah)- Removes the attachment to jealousy and establishes ethics.
Ni (nee)- Removes the attachment to desire and establishes patience.
Pad (pahd)- Removes the attachment to prejudice and establishes perseverance.
Me (meh)- Removes the attachment to possessiveness and establishes concentration.
Hum (hum)- Removes the attachment to hatred and establishes wisdom.
'So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?' – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones." > Matt Caron, Sivana Spirit
Repeating this mantra will truly transform your life at a cellular/vibrational level. Try to recite it as often as you remember (either with prayer/mala beads or randomly), add it to your yoga or meditation practice, or listen to YouTube videos playing the mantra with music 🦋✨
What are some of your favorite ways to use mantras?
#ommanipadmehum #mantra #holistictip #goodvibes #sanskrit #consciousness #mindfulness #soulgrowth #universaltruth #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
Crystals/gems/rocks take everything to the next level, but combining their therapy with energy healing surely amplifies their effects the most.
Crystals, like every other thing in the Universe, have electromagnetic energy. This energy can be translated into metaphysical properties that can be used for the benefit of many, many things such as protection, abundance, confidence, peace, love, etc. They vibrate at certain frequencies and help our energy to vibrate at a similar frequency, which is how we can use them to help us.
In terms of using crystals with energy healing processes like Reiki, we can cleanse their energy and charge them with powerful intentions backed by amplified energy and set up protection and healing grids to further promote wellness. We can also use them to help balance and boost chakra health in a healing session, along with many more opportunities. We pretty much add more good vibes to what is already good vibing 🌞🔮
What are some ways you use crystals to heal with energy?
#crystals #healing #energywork #holistic #balance #wellness #iloverocks #goodvibes #reiki #chakras #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
I have to give this "crystal" buddy the credit it deserves for pushing me into this new plane of existence 🖤🔮
I've never been drawn to fossils, but the second I saw this Orthoceras tower it adopted me. I didn't know it's metaphysical properties or how it could help my journey, but I could already feel the intense work we'd do together. Within the last three weeks, I've broke through a wall I didn't know was there and become more comfortably and fully present and ready for the Now than I could ever be without this fossil friend. Talk about getting to know your shadow and finding the gold in it🙌
If you're ready to put the past to rest, stop turning around, and fully become presently aware in order to begin your new level of life and work, seek Orthoceras 💣
"Orthoceras fossils have been found dating back to the Ordovician period ( 400+ million years ago) and are the earliest recognizable animals…Fossils are a wonderful tool to assist you in moving from the old to the new and to be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces that are available to you. Fossils can assist you in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the process of change." – Feel Crystals
#orthoceras #fossil #healingcrystals #breakonthrough #totheotherside #findthegold #transformation #newlife #soulgrowth #ascension #theworldischanging #crystaltower #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
Tea tree essential oil has SO many daily uses that can replace any antibacterial chemical cleaners and enhance any body cleansing products you already use, plus it can help bring more health and wellness into your life.
Mix about 15-20 drops with water in a spray bottle to clean your kitchen and bathroom with an effective product that doesn't fume you out of the room (feel free to add more cleansing oils like lemon, orange, or sage).
You can also add a few drops to your shampoo or body wash to bring a deep level of cleansing and clarifying to your routine (helps with acne, dandruff, etc.).
Using it in a diffuser or adding a drop or two onto a warm, wet washcloth can help clear up colds and and sinus infections too!
Tea tree oil is hands down one of the best ways to benefit your day-to-day while ensuring a more natural life.
What are some other ways you like to use tea tree oil?
#teatree #holistic #natural #healthyliving #bemindful #ditchthechemicals #holistictip #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
I've been inspired so much lately to create a space for like-minded people to come together and spread good vibes, healing, wisdom, and more with a small town feel.
You can scroll through the photos to catch my drift, but here's my idea:
Anyone who's interested in learning, talking about, or teaching things that make life happier and easier are kindly welcomed to come together on Wednesday evenings in the Wheeling, WV area.
High-vibing local healers are invited to gift any services they feel like offering and will have a chance to receive a healing themselves. If you aren't a Reiki, Access Bars, etc. practitioner and are interested in holistic healing or would like to get a free healing session, we'll create a chill space for you to come and check it all out.
These Soul Tribe Gatherings also provide a comfortable outlet for anyone to teach what they're passionate about. For example, if essential oils have changed the way you live your life and you think other people could benefit from the wisdom you have about them, come share!
It doesn't matter if you're a professional healer, conscious aficionado, or someone who just wants to feel some good vibes to boost your energy for the rest of the week, we can all benefit from a relaxing evening chatting and creating some positivity!
If you're interested, contact me through here or thedirtylotus.com. Namaste 🙏💜✨🌻
#soultribe #gathering #goodvibes #reikishare #sharewisdom #holistichealth #wheelingwv #ohiovalley #bookclub #reiki #accessbars #consciousness #awareness #soulgrowth #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
This weird transition phase in life is turning into the active phase of what we want to happen. Think about it for a second: comparing this moment to months ago, is there more of what you really wanted in your life? In a general sense, do you love your life more now?
Right now the Universe is giving the green light to many, many people to start working their truths. By this, I mean that there are SO many of us moving towards a lucky and victorious career change or a shift into learning and/or teaching more about spirituality, healing, mindfulness, heartfulness, consciousness, etc.
When you're about to cross a starting line – no matter how many times you do – you part from a piece of you that said you couldn't do it.
The human ego gets wounded when you decide to Be from your soul instead. And it gets even more wounded when you release the burdens and restrictions it placed upon your limitless being. Those limitations were a part of you…and while it sounds like paradise to really let go of it all, it takes loyalty to your passions and courage to stand by them. And that's where it can get tough!
Make this moment about partnering with your thoughts and words and begin to analyze them from an intellectual perspective. Let them come and go like a soft breeze, and know that every time you release old thought patterns, you accumulate more knowledge and healing 🌻
You can do this. You can step up and be potent in your expansiveness. You can grow and let your light shine – you will not fail, but you will continue to shine brighter. Let yourself 🌈🌙
#divineguidance #liveyourtruth #bepresent #changetheworld #letgo #begreat #comehometoyourself #assumeyourpower #levelup #startingline #growtothetop #thedirtylotus
When I started incorporating energy healing, my yoga practice developed from a physical level deep into a spiritual experience while working with and through the body. The connections in life became fused together, creating a beautiful opportunity to live from the heart, mind, and soul.
Adding energy work like Reiki to a yoga practice and lifestyle amplifies the abilities of yoga. It helps the awareness incorporate everything beyond the breath and awakes something so within that it’s primal. This spiritual experience is an open door. Complimenting a yoga practice and lifestyle with energy work amplifies the healing and empowering abilities of yoga.
Do you combine energy healing with your yoga practice? If so, how does it take everything to the next level for you?
#yoga #energy #unity #kundalini #soulgrowth #feelgood #ongnamogurudevnamo #connection #beflexible #healing #naturally #growtothetop #thedirtylotus