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World Prayer for Love & Gratitude to the Water at the Nuclear Power Plants in Fukushima Japan

I don’t often post things like this.  But I feel it’s crucial for the health of the Planet – that as many people as possible come together and send collective positive energy, love, and healing to Japan.  If you have ever read any of the books by Masuru Emoto about the Messages from Water.  WE have the power to create miracles!  I am hoping that his request for World Prayer will reach as many people as possible, and we can collectively work together with the power of our thoughts to positively impact and help heal the trauma that is happening in Japan.

Below is a Translation of Masuru Emoto’s prayer request, and a link to his YouTube video about this.  (You’ll need to speak Japanese, or read the subtitles to follow along…)

PLEASE forward this to every one you know.  And even if you get this after the “planned Prayer event”  Keep the healing thoughts and prayers for the water at the Nuclear Power plants in Japan going daily until this crisis is over!

Together – Let’s Make a Difference!

To All People Around the World

Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!

By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 10,000 people are still missing…even now… It has been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, and it’s contaminating the ocean, air and water molecule of surrounding areas.

Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water to them.

Is there really nothing else to do?

I think there is. During over twenty year research of hado measuring and water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.

Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people’s consciousness.

Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth.   I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out the crisis of this planet!!

The prayer procedure is as follows.

Name of ceremony:

“Let’s send our thoughts of love and gratitude to all water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima”

Day and Time:

March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)

12:00 noon in each time zone

Please say the following phrase:

“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer.  Please forgive us.  We thank you, and we love you.”

Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position.

Please offer your sincere prayer.

Thank you very much from my heart.

With love and gratitude,

Masaru Emoto

Messenger of Water

http://www.youtube.com/user/WATERLOVEANDTHANKS

Posted by Aliesa George in Spiritual.

Are You Living Up to Your Potential?

In the Women of Facebook group that I am a member of, there was a message the other day encouraging each of us to write about a word that has special significance and meaning to our lives.  As I thought about significant words in my life, the word “Potential” seemed to resonate the strongest.

After almost a full day with this word in my every thought…  I sat down and began to write.  After the first couple of sentences began pouring  onto the page, I realized that what I was writing was coming through me, rather than just being my own individual thoughts.  When I asked who the message was from, and the answer I received was “The Collective.”

While I know that my “Collective” Guides wished to share this message with me.  I also believe that it is a part of my mission in life to share this message with YOU!  So I hope you enjoy reading these words.

Receive the gift of this message about your Potential, and pass it along to the many special people in your life who are standing in the doorway of their Potential waiting to walk through.  Whether it’s in regards to health and wellness, relationships with family and friends, or business success, perhaps with the encouragement of the “Collective” we can all achieve the greatness we are destined to share with the world  during our time on this planet.

Many Blessings for a Healthy & Happy Life as You Achieve Your Potential!     -Aliesa George

A Message About Your Potential:  from the “Collective”

Posted by Aliesa George in Mind-Body Health, Spiritual.

What’s Your Main Focus – Features or Flaws?

Do you LOVE Yourself?  Do you LOVE your body?

Are you doing healthy things on a regular basis to treat you with love, affection, and kindness?

I am well aware that I’ve got my own challenges with body image, and have spent my entire life struggling to overcome them. (Some days I’m completely happy with me, and other days I feel like I’ll never have the body of my dreams… which causes me to feel bad that I’m not a lean, wispy, 5’6″ and 110 pounds. But instead a mere 5’4″, compact & muscular, and a fluctuating 150-155–Funny, 20 years ago when I was only 118-125, I had the same poor attitude and thought I was fat!) And unfortunately, I know that I’m not alone. With the hype and peer pressure from the media, and magazines–too many of us always point a negative, critical eye to our own body and we end up focusing on our flaws instead of our features!

So let’s take a moment to celebrate how much we LOVE our features!

I love sharing this exercise, and hope that you’ll drop me a line and tell me about your experience.

Here’s What To Do:

  • Find a photo of yourself that you LOVE!
  • Blow it up to an 8×10 glossy and print a copy.
  • Get out a sharpie or your favorite magic marker.
  • Around your body, write as many positive words as you can think of that express who you are and the things you love about yourself.
  • Strive to fill the page with words. (if it doesn’t happen when you first sit down to write–don’t worry… keep your pen handy and as things pop into your head, you can continue to add them.)
  • Frame your photo & put it somewhere where you will see and reflect on it daily!

There is great power in positive words. The messages that we send and surround ourselves with (our mental self-chatter) really does affect our attitude and our health. Negative chatter = negative attitude, and positive chatter = positive attitude!

Tell yourself daily how much you love YOU, and use this exercise to keep all the great things you love about yourself front and center so you’ll confidently be sending yourself daily doses of positive energy to stay focused on your great features instead of your flaws!

Self-love is a key to wellness success!

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Mind-Body Health, Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting, Rejuvination.

Moving Meditation: Pilates and Other Great Mind-Body Exercise Methods

I read an article the other day and it said, “Pilates isn’t a mind-body exercise in the meditative way that Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong are, but it does use your mind to influence and improve your body.”

It seems evident to me that this author has probably never experienced a Pilates workout!  And in my study of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation,  I believe that these great mind-body methods are more similar than one might think for improving whole-body health.

Here’s Why:

  • All  have underlying principles & philosophies behind the exercises.   And even meditation (sitting still) is an exercise!
  • Each Mind-Body method has a system of utilizing the breath, and specific breathing patterns to improve technique and maximize benefits from your practice.
  • All require, concentration, coordination, and improve whole-body health, balance, and body control.

It’s not just, let’s move the body, but let’s be aware, in-tune, and conscious of what we’re doing, how, we’re doing it, the initiation point, end point, and in-between points for every movement.

I think it’s wonderful that we have options for focused fitness and enhanced wellness for improved mind-body health.   There is a method out there to help meet the needs of each of us as individuals.  And if you want to develop and fine-tune your skills, cross-training and exploring different mind-body methods may give you an increased appreciation for your body, health, and the ancient wisdom that is at the root of each of these techniques.

Look for my series of upcoming posts on the benefits of each of these great mind-body methods.

  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
  • Qi Gong / Chi Gung
  • Martial Arts
  • Meditation

And I’m curious to know… What’s your  #1 favorite Mind-Body Wellness method?  Answer the  survey, and if you have a moment – tell me why it’s your choice in the comment section below.

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Meditation, Mind-Body Health, Pilates, Polls & Surveys, yoga.

Through the Eyes of a Yogi: Connect and Discover Mind-Body, and Spirit

A good friend recommended the book Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda to me a while ago, and I’ve been slowly working my way through it!  It is an excellent read for anyone interested in a life story filled with exceptional information about the spiritual journey of a man, and Yogi, and religious insights for health, wellness, and enlightenment.

I have personally gleaned many little gems of information that have added deeper dimensions of perspective and awareness to my life, and I’m only half-way through the book on my first read.  Some books I don’t care to read more than once, this book I look forward to reading again, but with a pen and highlighter in hand next time through so I can mark the passages and insights that have relevance to my life that it would be great to quickly find for reference and review.

I have not done much yoga in my life yet, nor am I completely up to speed on the culture and religious values of the people of India, but this book is inspiring me to want to learn more and perhaps discover new insights for my life’s journey to higher states of enlightenment and a deeper connection to my spiritual self.

I can see some of the points of perspective that Joseph H. Pilates may have taken from his studies of Yoga and Eastern Philosophies that have been incorporated into the Pilates Method, system, and exercises.  And although the spiritual aspect of Pilates is not discussed much, I do know for me, as my mind-body awareness and physical health has improved with the practice of Pilates, there has been a positive shift and uplift of my spirit too!

I am looking forward to finishing this book, AND then starting again from the beginning for a second read.  Perhaps the Autobiography of a Yogi will even inspire me to delve into a bit more Yoga and perhaps add some Yoga training to my lifestyle for added growth of my spiritual and physical health and wellness…  It will be interesting to see what evolves!

Many thanks to my friend Deborah for the recommendation, and  I too highly recommend this book!

Posted by Aliesa George in Book Reviews, Health, Meditation, Pilates, yoga.

Soham Mantra for Meditation

I recently started taking a Yoga meditation class to deepen my connection to center!

While Pilates exercises are excellent as a form of moving meditation to focus on feeling and activating the energy flow throughout the body,  it’s also important to find that still, quiet place for rest, rejuvenation, and contemplation on well –  absolutely nothing, but altogether everything!

One of the biggest challenges with a meditation practice is learning how to quiet the mind and just be in stillness without the distraction of thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of different ways to meditate and probably just as many techniques to assist in centering one’s focus.

This week I learned the benefits of the words Soham, and using So Ham as a mantra for  Yoga meditation.

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Meditation.

What’s Your Definition of Wellness?

You Can Achieve Wellness Success!When was the last time that you sat down and really thought about your definition of what wellness means to you? Have you ever written down your thoughts, ideas, and personal definition?

Do you think of wellness only from the standpoint of how you look, or being a certain weight or size?  Or do you know you’re well because you have the energy and endurance to enjoy your favorite activities,  and have the stamina to play with your children and grand kids?

Perhaps it means that you’re happy instead of battling with your inner-self  and fighting to overcome moments (or a lifetime) of depression.  It might mean that your medical checkup is showing a strong heart, cholesterol and blood sugar in a normal range, and even though your chronological age is 55, by comparison you have the body of a 30 year-old! Wellness might be a sense of inner peace and calm, or the spiritual connection you feel with your Higher Power.

Maybe your definition is:  I’ll be well when I complete my first Marathon, or swim a mile without stopping, or my dog and I will both be well when we consistently take walks together (for the rest of our lives!)   I’m sure there are lots of things that you can put on your Wellness Checklist! 

Posted by Aliesa George in Goal Setting, Health, Pilates, Stress Management.

Focus on Health – The Benefits of a Peaceful Mind

Have you ever heard the term “Monkey Mind” and laughed with the visual of a bunch of monkeys jumping around being crazy and wild?  And can you relate to a feeling of having those little monkeys running around in your head causing your thoughts to bounce from one thing to the next and making it difficult to concentrate on what you’re doing or get anything done?

We are bombarded with millions of bits of information every second of the day.  Our brain has to sort, dump, and store based on relevance and importance for our survival and to insure that we enjoy pleasure and avoid pain.  In today’s society – television programs, commercials, and even YouTube have us eager to input micro-blasts of information and entertainment – rapid fire commando style.  We look for instant gratification, expect to point-click, and get what we want.  The faster you can get results -the better, and if it takes more than a few minutes you don’t feel like you have time to wait.

Does this lifestyle make sense to you?  Are you happy having to check your cell phone and text messages every couple of minutes?  Do you ever reach a feeling of overwhelm?  Wonder why you can’t get it all done?  Have you ever gotten completely frustrated with your progress?  Or just wish you could have a moment to think! 

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Mind-Body Health, Stress Management.

Stress-Reduction Tip: Fun in the Great Outdoors!

AHHHHH…  The Great Outdoors!

I find that nothing helps adjust my mental attitude like time spent outside in Nature paired with some vigorous physical activity.

It might be a walk, skate around the park, jog, bike ride, or self-taught “circuit boot camp” (stopping at every park bench, bridge, and piece of playground equipment to do an exercise or stretch.)

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Stress Management.

Touch for Health & PKP Kinesiology

I’ve been off the blog-wagon for the past few weeks, and am now on the band-wagon to spread the word about the benefits of Kinesiology and Touch for Health! To continue my education in Mind-Body wellness – I’ve enrolled in a series of workshops this year to learn muscle testing and body balancing techniques, that I hoped to incorporate into my Pilates teaching. Little did I know what new realm of knowledge I was about to step into…

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Mind-Body Health.