In modern day psychology if a person says “I just feel so worthless, I feel like a very bad person” they are quickly sent to a psychologist. The psychologist then gets paid to assure them with a concerned tone that they are not a bad person, that their flaws are probably imaginary, that they are not worthless and they deserve a place on this planet.
To contemplate your flaws is a taboo. We don’t speak about it. We are urged not to do it. We are urged to instead, contemplate on our virtues.
I googled “How to cultivate inner beauty” to see what kind of resources are already available for us. I found one post that said that in order to cultivate inner beauty you should make an “I love me list”; a list of why you love yourself. That made me smile alright!
So I decided to go through some of the main ingredients for inner beauty in women. There are many more that could be added to the list – like for example – compassion etc, but I felt that it was already strongly implied in many of the points.
I’m not very good with these introductions, so let’s start!
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Take a look at this beautiful chakra table created by Konstantin, the excel wizard!
This is a table of human development of the chakras. I did not invent this table, you can find it here (the original text is in russian but you could put it into google translator if you are not russian speaking). I noticed that there is very little information of this level available in English, so with the help of my trusty russian boyfriend (and his mad excel skills), we were able to translate some of this ancient wisdom to share with everyone! The table was designed to gives a graphic illustration of the seven year cycle of human development according to the Vedic Treaties Chakravidya. The table shows the ideal progression of an individual, but of course, we should also take into account the specific characteristics of each individual in particular. However, the general principles are outlined as follows:
According to this philosophy, our life moves in 7 year cycles corresponding with each of the 7 chakra centers located in our light body. We have one dominant chakra for each cycle, corresponding to each row of the table. In the first 7 years of life (age 1-7) we are influenced by the root chakra, from ages 8-14; the sacral chakra, from 15-21; the solar plexus, and so on and so forth.
Within these 7 year cycles we also climb another 7-chakra ladder (corresponding to the top row of chakras on our table and the columns they represent) which takes us from The Root chakra to the Crown Chakra. These influences affect us (ideally) on a yearly basis. Every cycle begins with fear (the root chakra) and every cycle ends with spirituality (the crown chakra).
After completing a 7 year cycle, we enter the first stage of our second year cycle. This is our Crisis Year since the first year of a new cycle is under the influence of the Root Chakra: Fear.
Another noteworthy occasion is when we are under the influence of 2 of the same chakra centers – this is indicated by the gray boxes in the table. These are the years that that particular chakra is most dominant in your life.
Each chakra in this table is represented by these key themes associated with each energy center:
The Root Chakra: Fear
The Sacral Chakra: Feelings
The Solar Plexus: Proactivity
The Heart Chakra: Harmony
The Throat Chakra: Philosophy
The Third Eye Chakra: Wisdom
The Crown Chakra: Spirituality
Year 1-7 The Root Chakra: Fear
1 year (fear+fear): Survival. The one year old child is motivated by the root chakra in both dimensions. Since the root chakra is primarily the survival-instinct chakra, these little people are motivated by fear and their only goal at this age is to simply survive.
Did you read my previous post about Life Themes – a way to organize making changes in your life? My theme for this week is De-cluttering. Are you stuck for a theme? Let’s do it together. Team support and all that. We start tomorrow. So here’s our plan for the week, it’s pretty simple really:
This is a blog post about making your life better.
If you want to make your life more beautiful, more cozy, more successful, more productive, more meaningful, more balanced, more organized, more fun and just generally more awesome – it ain’t going to happen over night.
For the sake of simplicity I am going to use the word “better” to encompass all of those attributes (beautiful, cozy, successful, productive etc.) So, how do you make your life better?
By making improvements.
By making improvements, you upgrade your life. You level up. Improvements must be made consistently, and you must put in a sustained and focused effort.
Today,we are going to organize your improvements, and carefully craft a plan for taking action. It isn’t good feeling “I really need to make some changes in my life!” but having no idea where to start. Today, we are going to figure out where to start. And tomorrow, you start.