For millennia humans have sought the meaning of spirit and some believe it started when apes stumbled across and ingested magic mushrooms to expand our consciousness into what it is today. This is called the stoned ape theory proposed by Terence McKenna.
Well Fit Human Retreats is “Creating Positive Impact through Personal Growth.”
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I’m always grateful for another day above ground and the opportunity to live in Summit County, Colorado. The picturesque mountains and people we’re surrounded by are incredible, however, this world has so much more to offer and when I stopped to look at my daily actions I realized I have more to offer too.
When clients engage me to help them work through their relationship challenges one of the common themes I hear is that of loneliness. People describe living like roommates. Managing the affairs of the household pretty well but not managing the affairs of the heart. They say things like: “whatever I do it never seems to be enough”
In the world we live in today there seems to be a disconnect from our physical “seen” reality and our spiritual/energetic “unseen” reality. I have personally noticed a shift of the “average” person being drawn to crystals, minerals and their metaphysical properties. Crystals and minerals contain within them an energetic frequency and it is my personal belief that they are also living beings.
How do you know if and when your spirit is out of alignment? Just listen to your body. Our physical and emotional bodies send signals when the spirit is out of alignment. Our bodies speak to us through signs and symptoms of dysfunction, disease and state of being. That is how you know when the spirit is out of alignment.
As a health and wellness professional how do you incorporate a clients spirit into your practice? The definition of spirit is; the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul. Seems a little intangible. How do we, as experts in our field recognize the entire human being we are working with?
Spirituality is defined as “That which is of the Spirit”, and that “Spirit” within us is what makes us who we are. Our spirit peeks out into the world and interacts by how we think, act and feel.
Reiki is traced back thousands of years to ancient Tibet. The Tibetan monks used Reiki and Reiki symbols for personal growth development, as did the Japanese people. Personal growth and development is a spiritual path that doesn’t claim any particular form of religion, but yet encompasses all religions. You can be spiritual, but not religious and you can be religious and spiritual. There is not right or wrong, in my humble opinion. To each their own, whatever resonates with that individual and works for them.
There are many schools of thought on what wellness is, how it’s defined and what comprises it. One definition is “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.” The key word is “active.” Being healthy and well does not simply mean being free of illness and disease, it means working toward being the best person you can be, physically and mentally.
What is the thing that is the same inside of all of us? Some would call it the spirit, others call it awareness, consciousness, being. No matter what you call it, we are all human beings. There are two dimensions to life, the human dimension (form dimension) and the being dimension (formless dimension). The human dimension is anything you can see, touch, experience in form. Our forms are all different and beautiful in their own way. The being dimension is what this article will focus on
Topaz is an aluminum fluorsilicate with a chemical composition of Al2SiO4(F,OH)2 with a hardness of 8 on the mohs scale. The crystalline structure is orthorhombic, which means that the crystal system has three axes of unequal length that all intersect at right angles with each other.
The term Mindfulness has become more prevalent in modern day conversation and life but what does it really mean? Although there are many variations and interpretations of the word, in my experience the key component of mindfulness is awareness and pure presence; to make a conscious transition from autopilot, distraction and multitasking to a purposeful focus; an exploration of the present moment free of judgement, free of reaction and full of curiosity.
When I was a little girl, I attended Catholic Mass every Sunday. “In the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, ” we chanted. Since I was raised in New Mexico, it was also common to attend mass in Spanish. I heard, “En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo.” We made the sign of the cross with our right hand, kneeled and put our hands together in prayer, and sang songs.
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worthy of listening to, worthy of our trust and sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." — e.e. cummings