Tag: compassion

Bring Yoga off the Mat!

I watched a documentary the other day and it was about Yoga and taking Yoga off the Mat. First it was a bit unclear to me how to do that and what it would exactly meant to do that. As Yoga is not just a practice or a physical exercise, it’s so much more and had such a deeper meaning than you might think.

For me, Yoga has been so far a practice to stabilise my Body and Mind in Peacefulness and Mindfulness, together with the Physical exercise aspect of it. It makes me feel good to do Yoga and it’s a great start of the day! I prefer doing Yoga in the morning, when I get up, before getting ready for my day. And Yoga is for Everyone! No matter what Age, Size, Shape, Ethnicity or Religion.

But, I learned now that Yoga does not just help you in that moment of doing the positions but that there is so much more to it! You can bring Yoga with you during your day in a way that you can reflect your Yoga into whatever you’re doing during the day or towards other people.

It’s like with Mindfulness, you bring your stabilised energies from your Body and Mind into your daily routine and keep that Feeling and Mindset during the rest of your day. I do feel it’s a process of Learning to do that, as we always can have “challenging” moments in our day when our Mindfulness or Inner Peace gets “tested”. Then, it will be the Art to try to keep Being in your Inner Peace space and Mindfulness and not let the challenges come to you or taking over your Inner Peace.

It definitely requires practice, as I noticed myself, but I Do feel when you Create the Intention to bring your Yoga Feeling, that you have established in your morning practice, into the rest of your day, it can change So much within your own Inner Peace, your Mood, your Reflection towards other people and your own Inner Happiness! And it definitely helps with fighting Stress, Anxiety and Depression!

I learned that Yoga is, indeed, so much more than the physical practice On the mat. And I’m so Happy and Grateful that I learned that about Yoga. I also learned that the Intention of wanting to practice Yoga should not be Just the intention to practice it for your Physical development only but Also for the Total development within your own Spirituality, Compassion, Self Love, Unconditional Love and Mindfulness.

I’ve seen this documentary on Gaia.com which is kind of the Netflix for Spirituality and Consciousness. Lots of videos, short films, documentaries, Series, but also practices for Yoga, Meditation and Pilates. I definitely can recommend this channel to you as there is so much knowledge shared about different subjects within Spirituality, Consciousness and Mindfulness.

I wish you a Wonderful Day and I hope you can bring your own way of Yoga into the rest of your day!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

New Year, New Beginnings!

I wish for you to manifest all your Wishes and Dreams, much Health, Love, Abundance and Joy for 2019!

2018 was for me a year with a lot of challenges that I needed to overcome, lots of waves to ride, but I did it! I managed to create a calm sea for my Self again as I decided to Let Go of things and people that no longer had a place in my Life and on my Journey. I can look back on 2018 as a year of challenges, but also a year of teachings and lessons, and I am Very Grateful for that as it’s all part of growing and self development.

2019 will be an exciting year! From the end of January I will start with a 12 months training to become a Shamanic Healing Practitioner. Beside Reiki Healing and Herbalism I will also be able to provide this by the end of this year. I love the feeling to be able to combine Healing practices with Herbal Medicine and Remedies.

Shamanic Healing is very intensive but very effective. For example it contains Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Journeying, Plant Medicine, using Rituals and Tools, Soul Loss, Power Retrieval, Cutting Cords and Release, Shamanic Surgery, Energy Field rebuilding, Cleansing, Protection and much more.

I am very excited to start as Shamanic Healing is not something you just decide to do, it’s a Calling. For me it’s all about helping People, Nature, Mother Earth and Animals. All I can do to provide my piece of contribution to Healing Humanity and the World. For me personally it’s my Soul Mission, my Life Purpose.

I will try to keep up with blog posts so you can follow this year my Journey towards becoming a Shamanic Healing Practitioner. Once graduated I will of course start providing sessions for clients.

I hope that you also have something to look forward to, or that you maybe have planned something for your Self to enrich your Life, I would love to hear about it!

Create a Wonderful Year for your Self and your Love Ones, and get the most out of it!

With Love,

Angelique ღ

Can you still keep up with this Life and Society?

Embrace all that Nature and the Universe provides us with, me might have forgotten how to use it all, but it’s still there…….

In this time and age of fast speed living, having a lot of things already done for us, pre-made to make things quick and easy for us, we often forget that we can get so much more out of Life.

Basically Nature provides us with everything we need, but we are too disconnected from a lot where our ancestors were connected to. And all this speed and fast pace living doesn’t always give us the best benefits of it all.

Our ancestors used all that Nature provides and gave their blessings for using it, being Grateful and showing Respect. In general who these days is really Grateful for what is provided to us? And what do we use with Respect and give our Blessings back to it?

It’s a shame that we became so disconnected as it gave us a lot of things that are not so beneficial for us or our health. We deal on a daily basis with stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear and mental health in total and always feeling the pressure of society to be successful and to achieve something in our life.

Why do we make it so hard on ourselves? As it’s not even that difficult to make a change that can make us more happy and healthy, we just need to start to take time for a bit more self reflection…..

Take a moment for yourself and ask yourself, “Am I truly satisfied with my life?”, “Do I feel truly happy within myself?”, “Do I feel inner peace?”, “Do I really love the job I’m doing?”, “Do I really look after myself?”, “Am I free of stress, anxiety and depression?”

Most people will have at least one question that will get the answer “no”. And then ask yourself “why?”. What is the reason why you don’t feel truly happy, or that you don’t really look after yourself that well, or that you struggle through life because of stress, anxiety and depression?

And basically, it’s not Society that makes us who we are and what we do….it’s Us, ourselves who decide to join this fast paced treadmill and living the life how we live it at the moment. We always have the choice to make better changes for ourselves, so why don’t we?

It’s shocking to hear and read about so many young kids, or young adults, who commit suicide because they are struggling so much with the pressure of life, society and the expectations that are out there. Pressure from Social Media as you need to show off how successful you are or how perfect you look…….. Do you already have that new hairstyle or clothes from that amazing brand? Do you spend hours on your make-up as you need to look like everyone else does? How many likes to do You get on your social media posts?

Again, it’s not Society, it’s all of us Creating this society.

If everyone, every single individual, would decide that this fast paced life, full of stress, pressure and expectations is no longer acceptable, because it’s causing us more harm than good, especially on our physical and mental health, Society would change. Our life would change, people would change and yes then it would become a definite better World.

Going back to “the basics” is not only releasing us from a lot of stress and anxiety and other physical and mental health problems, it will make us more compassionate again towards each other, as we will feel the need to help out each other more, it will make us appreciate more what is in our surroundings and what is Really important in Life.

See what life brings us as how it is at this very moment……..do you Really Feel that life brings us so much good? Look around you……people don’t communicate, don’t even look at each other as people are hypnotised by their mobile devices, and what are they spending their time on? Time is so precious…..why spending so much time on Social Media and devices while we can go out there, explore the world, being adventurous!

There are So many other things we can spend our time on, as time that is gone won’t come back……do you realise that sometimes? If tomorrow were your last day, can you look back on your life and honestly say you have done a lot of things with your life, important things, fun things, gained great experiences, met lovely people and shared time with them, helping and supporting others, seen the world around you?

Or have you filled most part of your life feeling under pressure, stressed, runned down, being in a job you don’t like and being on social media all day sharing selfies and the only communication you have with people and your “friends” is over text messages and liking peoples posts?

Social Media can be good if it’s used for the right things, but when we over-use it for things that are not important and create anxiety and depression to a lot of people, it might be time to think what we are really doing here and what we do to ourselves, our society and our children, who are growing up with this kind of stress and pressure.

Some might feel that “back to basics” is old fashion, or boring even, but is it?

If you feel resonated with things in this article, then maybe it IS time for a change, for yourself, but also to make a start in changing Society.

Explore the world, sniff in the smells of Nature, meet up with your friends for a coffee, meal or drinks and have an actual personal conversation, be true friends, support them if they need help. When was the last time you picked up the phone and asked a friend how he/she is doing, instead of asking it over text? Do you remember your friend’s birthday actually or is it only because Facebook reminds you of it?

Changing society is not gonna happen overnight, but if we all put our effort in it and start living life in a normal way, with each other and for each other, it will slowly take a positive turn. And I’m convinced that it will make more people happy and that there will be less physical and mental health issues.

We need to set a good example for each other, for our children, as we need to pave the right path for them, so they can live a life away from all the issues we are living with today and living a better life.

Namaste,

Angelique Mol ღ

Self Reflection, Release and Rise

There is So much Love within ourselves, we just need to Rise Up and not be afraid to show it and use it – Angelique Mol ღ

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The last 2 weeks, I had some days to use up, I had really time for myself, time for some Self Reflection which made me see things from a different perspective and to realize even more what it is that I want in my Life and on my Journey.

Today especially, I had another day of Self Reflection, but also a moment of Releasing. After being for a bit on my Social Media channels, connecting with people and interacting with people, and watching a few videos about different subjects in Life, it was like a mirror was held up towards my Self. Not particular about What I was watching in the video, but the emotions that came with it.

It made me realize that there is So much Love in the World and within ourselves, but for some reason a lot of people keep dwelling and focusing on Negative things, Bad situations, Sad things instead of diving in the Positive things, the emotions of Caring and Loving. In the videos I watched, it was all about Loving and Caring, Standing up for Your Self, taking the Power of your own Life and Reality…..and actually Doing something with it and about it.

I actually came at a point of Emotional Release, as I Do feel a lot of Love and Caring emotions within my Self and always think I Do use them well towards others, but how much do I actually use it for My Self? What do I want to do with my Self Love, in what ways can I even more be helpful and caring towards other, using my Self Love?

Where am I at this stage in my Life? What is my Life Purpose? Where does my Self-Love comes in this? And a lot became very clear to me, and I am Grateful for this time of Self Reflection and Release. As this means I am at a point now where I can Rise again.

Self Reflection

I also came to the realization that it is Okay to feel Lost sometimes, and that you struggle within Your Self, not knowing what to Do with your Life. But try to remember that you are here for Something. And it’s for your Self to find what it is. No Life is meaningless, every Life is Meaningful. And so is Yours. You Matter, like anybody else.

And that’s why it’s important to Give your Self some time for Self Reflection, to Release Energies and Emotions that no longer serve you and to Feel you have the Right to Rise again within your own full Potential, of what You want in Life and what Feels Best for You.

You might not get the changes you want overnight, you might have to work towards it, create things or situations, except help from others (as that’s okay as well, you don’t always have to do it alone), but hold on to your Dreams and Desires, as you Can make it come true. Just keep believing in Your Self.

Sharing Love and Compassion and Being Grateful every day are no hard things to do, but it certainly helps you moving Forward, and Connect you with the people who need to be on your Journey, either to help You or for You to help Them.

My time of Self Reflection and Release did help me to Rise Up again and to Believe in My Self and in my Dreams. And I am Grateful for the people around me who are always there for me and who Believe in me too.

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You can Rise Up as well and use your power of Self-Love and trust that you are Worth it. Share your Love, Show Compassion and Rise within your Consciousness and above all that doesn’t serve you any longer.

Dare to choose, dare to make the right decisions for You…..as deep inside Your Self you already Know what you want if you Really listen to your Inner Self.

Be You, Love You, Live You and live Your life.

Angelique ღ

2018, a Year “11” which represents New Beginnings

“Do you feel the urge to Create an Amazing Year for yourself?”

Every year, after our New Year’s celebrations people come up with all kinds of Resolutions for the New Year. Some will succeed in doing so when they look back on it at the end of the Year. But a lot of people don’t succeed and for that matter already don’t make Resolutions as they feel they’re not gonna be able to do it anyway. So, even the trying is gone ;-)

Funny enough, even though this year is only a few days “old”, I’ve heard from so many people that they Feel this is gonna be a Great, Fantastic or Amazing year for them. Which I feel is awesome, as that means that people set out the intentions to actually Create a Wonderful year for themselves!

In Numerology the year 2018 is a Number 11 year. So if you like to pick a year for New Beginnings, then this might be the Right year for you! Number 11 is a Master Number in Numerology and carries the foundation for New Beginnings. As you might know, setting out intentions is a powerful way to start Creating and Manifesting. Keeping your Mind focussed on what you like to achieve this year, can very much so Result in what you want to achieve this year, or in the years to come.

Last year there was a Lot of focus on becoming Successful, Rich, Earn lots of money……the advertisements were in your face basically All the time. But slowly towards the end of the year it seems that the focus of people (and advertisement) goes more into the direction of Health, Mindfulness, Balance, Healthy Foods, Less Chemicals, Illness prevention, Organics. And I think that is great!

Personally, I feel as well that 2018 is gonna be an Amazing Year! At least, I work on to set the Intentions to Create one, even though the first days of this year I was already challenged in a certain personal way, but, it doesn’t distract me from my own Goals and Resolutions for this year.

My year will be in focus of more study, Herbalism, Holistic Therapies but also how I place my Self in the World, towards others, my Friends, Family, Acquaintances. I always Feel that I can improve my Self in certain ways and I Feel that as long as I keep working on my Self, it will get better and easier. If I compare my Self now with my Self a couple of years ago, then I can say that I feel proud of what I already have achieved and how much I have learned and improved my Self, for my Self but also towards others.

I like to keep working on my Positive Attitude and Mindset, to stay in my centre when I get challenged in a certain way. As something only “hits” us as much as how we Let it hit us. It’s not always easy, as often after a certain challenge you might ask your Self why you let yourself getting so upset, or getting it to you so much. But, at that point it’s another learning moment and you try to do it better next time. It’s all a process of learning, accepting, allowing and moving forward again.

I feel Life becomes exciting when you’re facing challenges, get opportunities, meet new people and recognise how you Change over time. You might recognise yourself that you can have a very different Perspective on something now comparing to a year or a couple of years ago. Isn’t that awesome?!

Before I start to rumble on and on about challenges and opportunities, I like to use this moment, now you are here with me, to ask your Self how You can make 2018 an Amazing year for you. What would you like to change, what Resolutions did you came up with so far or maybe you like to keep it all in the open ;-) Which is great as well! Just Go with the Flow!

At least I hope that you are Excited as I am, for this new year and having a good feeling about it as well! I hope this Number 11 year will bring you Great New Beginnings in every possible way! Imagine, Believe and Achieve!

Angelique ღ