Honor Your Process

SoulOpenedUpBookOne Day My Soul Just Opened Up – Phase V Honor Your Process

One important thing to adopt from this phase is…The Process, Your Process is by Grace.

The Process can prepare You for achievement or disappointment.

Even though the desire may be for achievement, the process may set You on a “curved path” because you’re just not yet ready for the “straight on” experience.

Therefore, Honor Your Process.

Below are commentaries on how to honor specific processes:

Day 31 – Honor Your Process with … Authenticity

My personal feelings make me who I am…they make me unique.

I should never compare my feelings to anything else…they are mine for my process.

Being authentic allows me to be as divine as I was created to be.

Day 32 – Honor Your Process with…Patience

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Patience comes from Faith —-> that leads to Trust.

Trust comes from Truth!

Because we don’t know everything working in divine order…we must “Trust the Truth”

Patience is allowing yourself to bend while trusting you won’t break. This involves remembering things happen in Divine time.

To Honor Your Patience…Know That you are in the right place at the right time for the right reason doing what you are suppose to be doing. Then wait for acknowledgment on the right thing to do next 🙂

 

Day 33 – Honor Your Process with…Faith

Faith is Knowing spiritual laws.

Spiritual Laws are Not based on belief…Spiritual Laws serve you in truth.

Otherwise, if someone is giving you a belief system that isn’t serving you…this is evidence the belief system isn’t a Spiritual Law within your faith process.

However, for “Living Faith” to serve you…you must surrender:
-worry
-fear
-doubt
-your will to control things

If you are in search of Spirit…Faith ignites Divine Spirit.

Day 34 – Honor Your Process with…Discipline

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1st — Discipline is Doing

To have discipline, we must love ourselves enough to want to do things of value correctly in divine time (when needed).

Discipline diminishes stress while building character.

You want disciple because its rewards include: value, trust, willingness and choice.

Eat to Live Neo-Kemetically

Fresh Pineapple and Rice Breakfast Bowl

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On the morning I decided to create this breakfast bowl, I wanted to eat a pineapple I’d purchased and refrigerated some days ago; but because my acid reflux hasn’t completely healed yet, I’m always trying to find a way to eat citrus fruit without upsetting the tummy.
So I figured I’d compliment the pineapple with some left over brown rice and balance the acid with the alkalinity of decaf hazelnut coffee. (quite the alchemist right?)

Since becoming a conscious vegetarian, and it being too hot and humid to want oatmeal; I’ve mostly eaten banana and nuts for breakfast in an effort to stay away from processed cold cereals.

So I put together this breakfast bowl and love it so much… decided to blog about it.

Here is what I used:
-two finger full grabs of pineapple chunks cut from a whole pineapple;
-left over brown rice from a previous meal;
-half a handful of raw almonds;
-handful of raw walnuts;
-tablespoon of raw chia seeds:
-tablespoon of margarine;
-two tablespoons of brown sugar.

To prepare my pineapple chunks:
-first washed the entire outside of the fruit before cutting on a cutting board;
-used a large knife to cut the top and bottom off;
-standing the remaining pineapple up horizontally, cut downward the fruit in half and then quarters;
-carved the yellow fruit from the quarters;
-discarded everything but the yellow carved-out fruit;
-washed the yellow fruit, diced and stored what not using in the refrigerator.

Washing the nuts:
I measured out the almonds and walnuts into a strainer to rinse over water. It is my experience water brings a certain flavor to raw almonds and walnuts even if the nuts are already clean. (Holy water right?)

Constructing the Breakfast Bowl:
-in the breakfast bowl, warmed the refrigerated left over brown rice for 40-seconds in the microwave until slightly warm enough to melt the margarine;
-mixed in the margarine, brown sugar and chia seeds;
-added the water-washed nuts to the bowl;
-topped the bowl with my fresh pineapple chunks;

My Neo-Kemetic benefits:
Pineapple: named for nurturing the pineal gland, activates the 1st-eye.
Raw Almonds: for vitamins that nurture my other two eyes.
Raw Walnuts: emulates brain matter to assist in memory of my purpose.
Chia Seeds: brings on the black dot metaphor of cosmic transference of energy.
Brown Sugar: reminds me the sweetness of color made soft by the margarine.
Brown Rice: the starch staple to make a vegetarian feel full, strong and powerful.

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And…I might try this recipe again by preparing at night and allowing to refrigerate for a cold and refreshing breakfast on a hot humid morning.

Hotep!

Phase III – One Day My Soul Just Opened Up Commentaries

Phase III of the book speaks to honoring others and I realized a lot about how we sometimes go straight to judgmental-mode when we think we are “Helping.”

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For instance Prayers:  what I’m inter-standing is that The Divine will honor the prayers of the Self over the prayers of others for that Self.  So that, we must honor what ever that Self is praying for over what we want for that Self.

One of the hardest things to do (especially as a loving-protecting parent) is to NOT expect others to live up to our expectations.  The Divine honors the choice of the Self.

Again I mention:  Freedom = to choose who you are; what you believe; and how you will live.

 

Day 17 – 22 in comments to this post.

Peace – Justice- Harmony

 

Honor Yourself With CONSERVATION

From the book “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up – Day 13” authored by the beautiful woman Iyanla Vanzant.

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This day’s commentaries really spoke something special to me because I’m a person who tries to battling with time…thinking I can plan things to happen just when I’d like them to.  But what I’m realizing is…no matter what I plan, life can NEVER be RUSHED. Everything always gets done in Divine time.

Somehow, I had convinced myself that Not Being Busy equated to Laziness (or rather was programmed).  But on the contrary, for a (former) Type-A person like me; personal Conservation  is hard work in that it means “always keeping something for yourself”.

Personal conversation should not be mistaken for greed; but rather that we are a natural resource to this earth.  We are meant to contribute, but we can’t if we don’t conserve.

After reading this day’s commentary, I realize I should stop fighting to give away my knowledge and service and conserve it for those worthy.  Yeah Me 🙂

Now I consider Conservation of mind, body and spirit as a relaxing method for self healing that includes nurturing myself by slowing down; simplifying and finding patience.

Namaste…

 

 

Mother’s Watching

Luau Sunset

She loves us from Nature…

…sending fresh air to our lungs as the trees release oxygen.

…singing a lullaby by way of chirping birds.

…touching us with gentle winds that blow over our skin.

…feeding us colorful fruits and vegetables that keep us healthy.

…showing us useful lessons from Her animal kingdom.

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Believe it, Mother (Nature) is watching us. What? Are we trying to hide from Her?

…spending too much time “inside” our homes; in office buildings or trying to make other connections by way of religion?

QUICK! Open the door and windows so Nature can see you!

Turn off the TV and hear the song of chirping, whistling and rustling!

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Let the Sun touch your skin and the Ocean waves take you into Her rhythmic dance!

Play in her lush grasses and make mud pies from her royal rich soils!

No need to run in fear and fright from raindrops as she softly bathes the world the way She knows is best!

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Be Smart, Be Kind, be Her loving child.

Mother is Always Watching.

Meditating TekKen Pose

TeKken Pose to Open Energy Channels

There are a lot of questions on how to meditate…how to do it correctly?…how long to do it to be effective?

MeditationEnergyMy journey leads me to understand meditation not only can be done anywhere, anytime and anyway; but a true Neo-Kemetic Yogi practices to stay in meditation perpetually.

 

One of my favorite ways to begin a focused meditation session is the TeKken Pose as described by Master Yirser Ra Hotep of YogaSkills.com. Master Ra Hotep has spent over 30-yrs researching illustrations (written in the stone) in Kemet (Ancient Egypt) and seeking understanding on how the images display and describe the practice of yoga.

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Usually, the goal of Smai Tawi (Kemetic Yoga) is to open energy channels for yoking the mind and body…the benefit being to enhance health and healing.

The sequence in the first video link below starts with a standing TeKken pose and finishes seated…practicing an alternating breath exercise. Shu is the Kemetic word for “breath” and the NTR responsible for gravity.

Because Smai Tawi incorporates “moving with breath in meditation”, I personally embrace this form of yoking the mind and body (ie definition of yoga).

The TeKken (otherwise known as the obelisk) represents different forms of symbolism from different perspectives. To keep this blog short, I’ll just pass along my accepted perspective that the TeKken represents rays of sunshine.  The Sun is energy, and as I often sun-gaze, the sun-rays look to me like TeKken.

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The TeKken pose is a simple but highly effective way to settle the mind and open energy channels for meditation. I encourage you to watch the YouTube video links below; and in addition elaborate how I begin meditating using the sequence:

Get Focused
*Standing straight up with my shoulders back and relaxed; feet together; hands to the sides of the thighs; and head comfortably level forward (looking into the future) usually directs my mind to set an intention for the exercise. Sometimes I need to take 3-long breaths here to clear my mind.

Stay Focused
*In the video, Master Ra Hotep instructs holding the tongue to the top of the mouth to enhance energy connectivity.

Become a Ray of Sun
*Once my arms are over my head with my hands pointing to the sky, I meditate being one of the many rays of Sun emitting light from the sky.

 

Open Throat Chakra
*Lowering the back of my head while in pose opens my throat energy channels for enhancement of communication paths as I face the sky (ancestors). After 3-breaths, I return my head to its level position looking forward (into the future again.)

Perfect Aura
*After taking a few deep breaths with the head comfortably looking into the future again, I meditate on using the sun-ray/TeKken created to develop an aura of light and protection while dropping my arms back to my sides.

Sometimes I repeat the sequence until I’m satisfied with the enlightened aura of protection I’ve created.  And then I’m prepared to begin my personal session of meditation…hopefully still focused on the intention I initially set.

There are many videos on the web for variations of the TeKken Pose. The first video link below is great for those who are very new to Smai Tawi and not ready for intense flexibility poses.  About 4-minutes into the video, Master Ra Hotep starts TeKken Pose instructions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4HLmdEfPU

This video link below doesn’t require a lot of flexibility; but incorporates at least 9 to 10-minutes of standing.  The forward bend is great for channeling energy through the spine and lower back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4SL1w5C3d0

Many will agree…Meditation is Medicine.  Once you feel comfortable to begin a practice, I hope it brings health and healing to you too.

As always, thanks ALL for the shared text, images and video 🙂