How to Attract Good Energy.

One of the lessons I appreciate every day, from becoming a Reiki Master is the awareness towards energy; I have developed while I’m teaching yoga.

Our minds, bodies and spirits are composed of energy, which vibrates out and is felt by others. Those vibrations resonate within us and impact our own energy stores.

As we move through our day, we are sending energy into the world and we receive energy back.

High frequency energy can boost our feelings of well-being, dissolve feelings of anxiety and improve communication.

Low frequency energy results in feelings of discord, conflict and resentment.

Although is challenging not to be exposed to low frequency energy…

Our goal should be to attract good energy and repel the bad.

It is not complicated to raise our energy level and aligning yourself with positive vibrations.

Allow yourself to consider the following 9 daily tips to tune up your inner vibrations and start feeling positive energy flow your way.

1. Cultivate gratitude.

You can practice gratitude each morning by thinking of 5 things you’re grateful for. Then think of at least one person you’re grateful to have in your life.

Consider keeping a gratitud journal, where you can quickly jot down a list of little joys and things that give you a sense of happiness and contentment. Remind yourself of all the bad you have been through. When you see how far you’ve come and all of the difficult storms you have weathered, it will make you more appreciative of what you have in your life now.

2. Align your current self with your future self.

Things you spend time, energy and money on will impact you far beyond today. If you want to have positive energy flowing through you, you need to start making decisions that will steer you to become the kind of person you want to be, with the job and relationships you want to have.

Ask yourself these questions:

What do you most desire in the world?

What goals and dreams are you working toward?

Now imagine what this life you want feels like.

Who are you in this ideal future? What are you doing?

Start to align your current self with the future self you want to become.

As you start taking steps toward creating the reality you wish for, you’ll feel motivated to take control of more parts of your life.

The more actions you take toward the positive, the more you create your own favorable reality.

3. Act in good faith.

We all know that we should treat each other with fairness.

Treat others with the same respect and consideration, that you would like to be treated.

Unfortunately, we don’t always follow through with these principles when we interact with each other on a personal or even professional level.

4. Embrace compassion and kindness.

Research shows that people who are kind and compassionate to others are more satisfied with their lives, enjoy better physical and mental health, and have stronger relationships.

Giving to others creates a positive feedback loop — the more you give, the more good feelings will be received in return.

Nonetheless, be careful not to give more than what you receive in order to keep an even energy flow.

5. Find your inner strength.

Insecurity, self-doubt and fear are good-energy killers. Those negative feelings rob you of confidence and undermine your ability to bounce back from adversity. Embracing inner child meditations, in order to identify intermittent patterns of behaviors, or the search for behavioral help, supports detachment from unresolved childhood issues.

When you have developed resilience by overcoming difficult situations; inner strength grows.

6. Change the tone of your thoughts.

Negative thinking can be hard to stop. It’s easy to allow yourself to slip into pessimism or take on an air of indifference. But if you want to attract good things, you must let the positive guide you, not the negative.

Think before speaking. Once you speak your thoughts become decrees.

7. Pay attention to the energy you’re emitting.

Negative energy is bound to impact your relationships. It may be subtle, but the attitude you approach others with will generally be reflected back at you. What kind of impression do you make on people?

If you naturally seem to draw others in and people seek out your company, chances are you’re doing a good job of emitting positive energy. If people avoid you and sidestep your assistance, you’re stuck at a lower, negative, vibration. Focus your energy on the positive.

You can’t expect to attract good energy if you’re giving off loads of negative energy. Think about the kind of vibes others get when they spend time with you. Do you exude a sense of peace, calm and happiness? Or are you more gloom and doom?

8. Cut off negative influences.

Negative vibes can disrupt your sense of well-being and drain you of happy feelings and contentedness. These negative influences can be people, places or things that have an unfavorable sway over your life. It may be that there are people in your life who are toxic to your overall happiness.

Cut off these negative influences and begin creating the life you want to live. Look for the negative influences in your life.

You may be able to completely avoid or remove some of them, which is a surefire way of eliminating that influence.

For those that are a permanent fixture, work to limit your exposure to them and mentally fortify yourself before you encounter them.

9. Expand your circle.

Surround yourself with positive, successful go-getters who are supportive and caring. Keep company with those who bring positive energy with them, and make sure you nurture and protect those relationships.

The same way you try to limit your negative influences, make sure you start spending time with positive ones.

Bring your own good energy into your circle and help create a positive synergy that will permeate the group.

Lastly, the universe manages to align you with people, things, situations that match your vibration. The higher you are vibrating, the more you will see things that are beneficial to your wellbeing, manifest in your reality.


Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

Closing the Circle…..

It is always necessary to know when a stage of life is over. If you insist on staying in it beyond the necessary time, you lose the joy and the meaning of the rest.

Closing circles, or closing doors, or closing chapters, whatever you want to call it. The important thing is to be able to close them, and let go of moments of life that are closing.

Was a goal accomplished?

Is a relationship over?

Did you retire from a job?

Do you no longer live in that house? Do you need to evolve or reinvent yourself?

You can spend a lot of your present time wallowing in the whys, in continuing to review the movie, trying to understand why this or that fact happened. The wear and tear is already going to be infinite, because in life, you and I, your friend, your children, your siblings, all of us are heading towards closing chapters, turning the page, ending with stages, or with moments of life and move on.

We cannot focus our energy towards a goal or manage to evolve towards better relationships; as long as we persist in staying on the same frequency, because it is the one that makes us feel most comfortable. . We can not be in the present longing for the past. Not even asking ourselves why this or that event happened.

The erosion will be infinite because in life we are all on our way to closing chapters, or we rescue what has potential for resilience, starting from scratch or we let go of it, allowing ourselves to let it go in order to move forward.

Last but not least;

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it be guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on, we fight to let go. When we allow ourselves to let go, we accept change, making room for the new.

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

Surrender and Trust…

It all starts with you, look at yourself with love, appreciate what is presented to you. Every breath, every moment of difficulty, every joy comes to you to leave you a life lesson.
Everything is fine…, everything is for the best.
Simply give thanks, let go and trust the light to spread and guide you.

With Love,

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

What does Yoga mean?

Hey there Beautiful Souls;

Yoga means the union of spirit, mind and body, according to the texts of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

This philosophy of life teaches us that, through meditation, physical practice (what is known asanas), self-knowledge, service to others and devotion to God, we can achieve this union that is within each one of us, but that as we grow up it erodes, due to the experiences we face in life.

The United Nations decreed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, a practice that began in India more than 5,000 years ago, and is currently performed on all continents.

Yoga continues to expand and fashion in the West, at a level that in 2016 alone in the United States it moved $ 16,000 in the industry related to classes, clothing, equipment and workshops, according to a study published by the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance organization in 2020.

Likewise, the number of followers in the country went from 20.4 million to 36.7 million from 2012 to 2016, the research highlighted.

Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, weight, social class, or religion. You just need to have the willingness and desire to learn, breathe and a mat. This is a unique process where each person must be attentive to the limitations of their own body without getting discouraged, in addition to being patient with poses, since everything is progressive.

Last but not least;

We are in the third round of voting in the “I am Yoga Warrior 2022” competition, we are on the right track in order to advance into the Top 5; so please don’t forget how important your vote is today and every day during the “I am Yoga Warrior Competition 2022.”

I am grateful and continue to count on the support of all of you; to get to share my story (in Yoga Journal Magazine) of physical and emotional rehabilitation; after my accident in my last year of military career.

Also to receive resources that will allow me to continue integrating the resilience project through yoga in the local military community; simultaneously representing my fellow teachers in the local yoga community.

A community full of empathy and facilitation of love through service.

Please Cast your Vote at the link
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Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

Can You Keep Balance Through Drishti?

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Trust, Breathe and do not lose your drishti about deserving better.

Hey there beautiful Souls;

I want to briefly approach the word “Drishti.”And is because when I teach balance poses in yoga, I encourage a lot the intention of maintaining balance while in a difficult moment; as we all find ourselves during our life’s journey.

When we are able to connect with our breath, we can surrender with trust into our instincts. This becomes a self-love act, in the event that we start to embrace adversity with poise and self-trust to prevail into our higher selves.

We learn how to set boundaries without setting for less than what we deserve.

Now let me explain the term “Drishti” which is actually a focused gaze, actually a great tool for developing concentrated intention.

Also, I would like to humbly request your support by voting for my participation into the I am Yoga Warrior 2022, competition in order to be able to share my physical and emotional rehabilitation through yoga (integrated into 90 physical and aquatic therapies); also how yoga helped me move out from a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as result from a car accident I had on January 8, 2021, while I was still serving into Active Duty Military.

Please click into below link and read my story. Furthermore, the reason why I would like to keep integrating resilience through yoga to my local military in order to provide my brothers and sisters in arms permanent resilience skill to keep healing physically and from combat trauma.

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Always with love and light,

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

“No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving.”

Hey there beautiful Souls, I so much love this quote from Ann Frank, a former survivor from the Holocaust and writer.

I discovered her during my high school years; back then I read her diary.

Hence, being that shared and based throughout scientific research that there is predisposition into our DNA towards resilience; if you allow yourself to reflect regards how the ubiquity of hardships across history and across cultures and societies has taught us that helping others is, in fact, helping ourselves—in a way, paying it forward. I would have no doubts that your motivation to act on daily basis with more kindness, solidarity and love would increase.

It is an energy that elevates frequency collectively.

However, in order to help others you need to help yourself first, otherwise you will not be able to boost your energy frequency high enough to help others, without becoming vulnerable to lose yourself or relapse into any type of adversity.

Always remember that the final stage of any healing process is becoming able to use what happens to you to help other people.

As well, is important to maintain into perspective that helping others without keeping track or any personal agenda, represents our higher selves manifestation, instead of our ego acting or even reacting throughout the shadows from our subconscious. If you would like to learn a little more about our vulnerability towards this behavior, follow this link The Shadow Into The Psychic House.

Returning to our main subject, helping others might or have been the best defense against hardships people had for a very long time in human history, and it might still be the best available defense against misfortunes people have today in societies where formal social insurance institutions are sparse or do not exist.

Even within prosperous societies, generosity may lead to improved health and psychological well-being.

Last but not least;

“You have two hands, one to help yourself and the other to help others.”

Namaste

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Retired Veteran; Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

Unfading Flowers.

Happiness comes not from what goes on
outside of you but rather in how you perceive life
from the inside.

We all have different journeys, different paths along the way. We all are meant to learn some things. We might be meant to leave from certain places, but we might be meant to stay.

I have learned throughout my yoga teachers trainings that we are Divine beings living a human experience with a free will, which makes us vulnerable to miss the mark along our journey.

We are not here to make judgements about ourselves or others. We are here to grow and evolve into a better version of ourselves. Hence, let us keep in mind that mistakes are the most valuable teachers which bring us lessons we can use for life.

Whenever something doesn’t turn out as expected or simply doesn’t resonate with your frequency,
ask yourself:

What can I learn from this?

Write this new knowledge down.
Apply it to make your life better.
A better life from a beautiful mistake.

The healthy tendency to focus on and emphasize
positive experiences and file them away for frequent recall while allowing ourselves to dim and let go of memories of distressing times is one of the major components of a resilient and happy life.

Last but not least;

“You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability” -Brené Brown

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

DIVINE TIMING…

Everything that happens in life is perfectly aligned by a divine force, once you start believing in that higher power you realize that control is an illusion.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t take any action and just sit on your couch all day long, it simply means you accept life as it is with receptivity and faith as a source to believe in yourself. It means to fully engage into your potential to evolve into a better version.

You don’t try to force things to happen. You don’t flow against the current of the river, you allow yourself to release any resistance all the way from your cells tissue and your mind.

You start living life effortlessly mindfully, in other terms with awareness of each moment because you realize that everything is connected.

There may be some things that may feel really bad right now, but in the future you realize those bad times made you a strong person. So trust the divine timing of life, nothing is a coincidence in this Universe. Keep in mind that everything is aligned and connected.

Our body generates enough electricity to fuel an IPhone in 70 hours. https://wp.me/P7G3QF-xL

Everything we do is controlled and facilitated by electrical signals running through our bodies.

Think about how would our brain communicate with a skeleton of 206 bones and more than 600 muscles if it wouldn’t be the outcome of positive or negative charges of electricity that had been produced across our membranes when atoms switch charges.

In other words energy is our main Life Force. Hence is throughout our energy that we become able to connect to this divine and universal force, which descends to us and allow us to align with it in a vortex flow. However in order to experience that we must raise our frequency and vibration.

How to raise your vibration in order to align yourself with the vortex:

1. Gratitude:

Being grateful for what you already have surfaces your vibration and opens you up to receive more.

2. Meditate:

Meditating is a great way to ground yourself and feel connected to the Universe.

3. Affirmations:

Positive affirmations are very powerful because they release you from negativity, fear, worry, and anxiety. When these affirmations are repeated over and over again, they begin to take charge of your thoughts, slowly changing your pattern of thinking and ultimately changing your life.

There are some you could such as these ones below as an example

I am calm and peace.

I am in the vortex or the source.

I trust that I am loved and supported.

Every cell in my body vibrates with joy.

4. Connect with nature:

Go outside and connect with nature. It is a great way to ground yourself and feel connected to the Universe.

5. Self care:

Taking care of yourself is and essential way to raise your vibration. Go through physical health assessments at least once a year. Put on your face mask as long as required during this global pandemic period. Read a good book or simply do what feels good and makes you happy without jeopardizing yourself and others.

6. Visualize:

Close your eyes and see what you want to manifest. Visualize your dream life or goal . Imagine every aspect of your desire and see yourself with it.

7. Drink water:

Water helps you cleanse you from toxins and impurities that could be weighing down your vibration. Water raises your vibration from the inside out.

8. Journal:

This is a great way to clear and organize the mind. Journaling will raise your vibration by releasing worries onto the paper by freeing them from your mind.

Last but not least;

“You are only vibrations away from what you want” (Abraham Hicks)

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

BE THE PERSON WHO BREAKS THE CYCLE…

Hey there, I have learned throughout my years of facilitation as a yoga teacher, master resilience trainer and reiki master that enlightenment is not an altered state of consciousness; it is coming out of an altered state of consciousness.

Sometimes we are faced abruptly into adversity, which is meant to test our faith within ourselves and even our connection to the Universe, Divine Source or God. It happens through many ways.

It could be undergoing physical suffering, as well as mental or even heartbreak. In summary, life is full of adversity, since the moment we are delivered out of our mother’s womb (our safest zone) in order to face this world full of difficulties.

However, if we keep ourselves attached to the past experiences that caused us any type of pain; we lose connection to ourselves, to what we want, to our life’s purpose and to our source of love and gratitude, God.

If we accept and realize that is within ourselves to break the chain of resentment, lack of forgiveness, to shelter compassion and love then we will be able to heal and evolve eventually into a better version of ourselves.

During this week of reflexion meditate and see yourself able to:

Choose understanding if you were judged.

Choose accountability in order to make anything up.

Choose acceptance if you were rejected.

Choose compassion if you were shamed.

Choose to be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than who broke you.

Choose to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.

Forgiveness and love were the main teachings of our greatest master of resilience, Jesus. Throughout his short life, his crucifixion and resurrection he left us a great message and lesson that resonates a lot with Victor Hugo’s quote “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Last but not least;

It is within our will and practice of selflove to move on from the darkest night and allow our sun to rise.

Namaste

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

How to improve your “Emotional Intelligence.”

Emotional intelligence is our capability to recognize our own emotions and those of others. This encourages the development of discernment between different feelings so we can label them appropriately. If we become able to structure our emotional information it will guide our thinking and behavior, towards easier transition into different type of environments facilitating us to achieve our goals.

While emotions are associated with bodily reactions that are activated through neurotransmitters and hormones released by the brain, feelings are the conscious experience of emotional reactions.

Feelings are sparked by emotions and shaped by personal experiences, beliefs, memories, and thoughts linked to that particular emotion.

Strictly speaking, a feeling is the side product of your brain perceiving an emotion and assigning a certain meaning to it.

In summary the difference between emotions and feelings are as described bellow…

Emotions are neuro-physiological reactions unleashed by an external or internal stimulus (emotions are physical). This explains why not being able to decompress trapped emotions as response to environmental stress can erode our cells tissue eventually creating physical and mental struggles.

Feelings are a self-perception of specific emotions, being a  subjective expression of emotions (feelings are mental).

Here are some tips to improve your emotional intelligence:

1. Reflect on your emotions.

2. Assertive communication, but still respectful.

3. Ask for others perspectives.

4. Accept criticism. Ask what you can learn rather than resist.

5. Press the “Pause” button. Allow your attention to your breath, press your tongue towards the roof of your mouth (behind the front teeth) inhale deeply through your nose and when you exhale allow yourself to let go of any resistant feelings that clouds your critical thinking (the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment) process.

6. Practice maintaining your positive attitude regardless of others.

7. Respond rather than reacting to conflict. (Review tip #5).

8. Practice self awareness. Keeping attention into the present moments protects from triggers rooted from unrelated past experiences that might unconsciously boost behavior projections.

9. Explore and understand the “why.”

10. Empathize, Empathize, Empathize.

11. Be observant.

12. Hunt for the good stuff (make inventory of each emotion, looking forward to find something good or a lesson out of each life’s event).

Example:

If a job interview was suddenly cancelled and rescheduled, focus your energy thinking that the Universe is giving you more time to prepare or that it could be heavenly protection from driving on the road that specific day.

13. Allow yourself to embrace yoga. The practice of yoga helps achieve a balance within the internal and external environment, thereby seeking to attain mental, spiritual and physical well-being.

14. Practice always. If you practice at least *21 days how to improve your emotional intelligence you will see the difference making it part of your daily routine.

Last but not least;

” See thru the eyes of compassion. Listen with ears of tolerance. Speak with the language of love.” -Rumi

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; RYT-200 hrs; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

* Scientific research has shown that 21 is the required amount of days to develop cellular memory in order to create a good habit.

We are like a Snowflake…

We are different in our own beautiful way.

However, when you choose joy you feel good and when you feel good you do good… You do good and when you do good it reminds others what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

This year has been a global wellness lesson for all of us. Having to embrace a pandemic, that pushed us to leave our comfort zone and even more how to learn to go and grow with the flow.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

Remember although we fall, we break and fail sometimes if we keep our thoughts focused on thinking; what is the best I will take out of this?

You will allow yourself to rise, to heal and overcome whatever is on your way.

Merry Christmas and thanks for so much support through so many followers of Semperlee Yoga Blog.

I feel so honored, humbled and grateful to be part of your choice as a blogger.

I also hope to serve you even better every single day.

Last but not least, may all our thoughts, words and actions contribute to the peace, healing and love of this humanity.

Namaste

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

The Night Before Christmas.

Greetings Beautiful Soul.

Take this gift from a Christmas Star.

A diamond shines no brighter than that lovely Christmas star.

It shines in all its brilliance its seen from near or far.

A symbol of the Christ child as he lays upon the hay.

It tells to all the waiting world a King was born that day.

See Bethlehem star shining like the chamber of your heart, free of pain full of faith, hope, love and new beginnings on your path.

Let us keep our thoughts forever turning to the savior and the light within our heart.

I hope you a beautiful day and wonderful Christmas Eve. With Love

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.

When the tough gets going…

Life is a gift, but we need to make the best out of it and when the tough gets going the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.

Remember if you already survive your challenging delivery and arrival experience the day you were born, then look at yourself in the mirror and repeat “I am resilient.” In other words that you are born with the gift of facing life’s chances and adversities with its required surviving skills.

Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions.

TIPS FOR MAKING DECISIONS

• Never make a decision when you are emotionally charged whether happy or sad.

Never make a decision when you are hungry.

Take at least 24 hours to make any big decision.

Never agree to something when you are not sure if it’s the right thing for you.

Do not allow yourself to be pressured into a decision.

Never make a decision based only on one factor.

Last but not least;

“Life is a ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent of how we respond to it.” -Charles Swindoll

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; Reiki Master; Spirit Guide Coach; Master Resilience Trainer.