Intermittent fasting – my little secret.

nutrition

All my life I have been brought up to eat three meals a day plus supper and snacks when I was hungry.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I was told.

At high school I never much felt like breakfast which drove my mum crazy. I was hungry by 1030 so I had a sandwich then an hour later off to the dinner hall for my nutritious and healthy bowl of chips and beans. We got an ice cream van that would visit the school at lunch time so off I popped for some wham bars and irn bru bars or penny sweets covered in sugar, enough to make your eyes water. Then on the way home a lovely can of fizzy juice and packet of crisps.

So that was growing up in the 90s for me, always eating, snacking grazing on junk food.

Fast forward many years and I am living with my boyfriend. Now his way of eating is majorly different to mine. He doesn’t eat in the daytime..wtf..how does he not collapse and die. If I go past lunch time without eating I am a hangry mess ready to pass out until I get my fix of food.

So years and years of me trying to get him to eat breakfast and making him pack lunches I just give in.. and in a strop usually. Now my boyfriend doesn’t have a sit down job he is a window cleaner and the fastest around. He is up and down his ladder hundreds of times a day. He routinely gets up at 7 am every day and works till tea time..yes he eats tea. Then he is back out again at night to walk around all the work he has done during the day to get payment from his customers.

How does he do it?? On such little fuel??

So it’s only taken me 11 years of being with him to start looking into this.

To be fair it took him 9 years of being with me to become vegetarian so I feel we may be equal.

Okay so I did my research.. youtube of course..where else!! I watched endless Ted talks on the subject and found some fab people who were already doing it. Dr pompa does fasting, markus and cara brotman and lots of guests of joe rogan. These people are in peak condition.

So I had to try this for myself to find out what will happen. I am on week one so very early stages. I stop eating at 6pm and start again at 12 the following day. I hope to push it further this week as I feel amazing.

I am getting so much more done and am not constantly in the kitchen. I have eaten pretty healthy for the last ten years and have juiced and made smoothies daily for the past 5 years but am always looking at ways I can increase my energy, strength and mental focus. I think I have found the way for me, but I am not telling my boyfriend this…not yet. All these years of moaning at him for not eating will no doubt be thrown in my fave like a giant custard pie.

So for now this is my little secret and I shall see how I go over the following months.

The Iceman Method

mind hacking, The mind

I have done a few courses with MindValley over the last year or so, Bending Reality Becoming Limitless.  I haven’t visited the site for a while and I came across the Iceman – Wim Hof’s new course.  I haven’t bought it yet as I’m trying my best to be less impulsive when it comes to spending at the moment but I am going to try out his methods this week and see what results I get.

Below is the technique that he shares with us on what he does daily and this is what I’m going to follow.  Now I am the worst person ever for hating the cold, even though I live in Scotland I am the coldest tattie in the world.. I love warmth and heat so this is going to be a wee challenge for me.

Step by step explanation breathing exercise.

1) Get comfortable
Sit in a meditation posture, whatever is most comfortable for you. Make sure you can expand your lungs freely without feeling any constriction. It is recommended to do this practice right after waking up since your stomach is still empty or before a meal.

2) 30 Power Breaths
Imagine you’re blowing up a balloon. Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in short but powerful bursts. Keep a steady pace and use your midriff fully. Close your eyes and do this around 30 times. Symptoms could be light-headedness, tingling sensations in the body.

3) The Hold, retention after exhalation
After the 30 rapid successions of breath cycles, draw the breath in once more and fill the lungs to maximum capacity without using any force. Then let the air out and hold for as long as you can without force. Hold the breath until you experience the gasp reflex.

4) Recovery Breath
Inhale to full capacity. Feel your chest expanding. When you are at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 seconds and this will be round one. The breathing exercise can be repeated 3 rounds after each other.

5) After having completed the breathing exercise take your time to enjoy the feeling afterward. This feeling will be more and more like a meditation.

When you start doing these exercises we recommend to take your time recovering from the breathing exercise. After doing the breathing exercise and you feel good, you can start with taking the cold shower.

Summary
– +-30 times balloon blowing
– Breathe in fully
– Breath out without force and hold until gasp reflex
– Inhale fully and hold for 10 seconds.
– Repeat until finished and recover from the breathing exercise

 

Bonus Power-ups
Add push-ups or yoga poses during the time you are holding your breath until you wait for the gasp reflex. Notice that you are stronger without air than you would normally be if you could breathe!

Cold Exposure
After the  body scan of the previous exercise, you are ready to let your body embrace the cold. It is very important to try to relax as much as you can, really be with the cold, only then can your body process the signals and start thermogenesis. As Wim says, “the cold is your warm friend!”

Cold Showers
If you are new to cold exposure, just end your warm shower with 15 – 30 seconds with cold water only. Begin with your feet and then follow with your legs, your stomach, shoulders, neck, and back. An initial shock, shivering and hyperventilation is normal. Try to remain calm and breathe easily. Close your eyes and really try to embrace the cold. Don’t pour the cold water over the head if you are not known with cold exposure. If you feel any strong physical uncomfortableness, like heavy shivering, numbness or pain, get your body warm again as soon as possible. Cold exposure works like weight lifting, you get stronger over time. There are little muscles around your veins that contract when they get into contact with the cold. After some time (only 1-2 weeks according to Wim) these become stronger, making your veins healthier and reducing the force that your heart has to use to pump blood around your body. You can increase exposure over time. At one point the cold will feel just as comfortable as wearing your favourite pajamas and you can skip the warm shower completely. Notice how you feel amazing after a cold shower and sluggish after a warm one.


These exercises are extremely powerful when done consistently and with intent. T

Self Hypnosis – Rewiring Your Brain

Self Hypnosis, The mind

Self Hypnosis can be used on a daily basis, before going to  bed and first thing in the morning and is very  beneficial at keeping yourself in a good state of mind.  Depending on what you personally need it for there are so many amazing people that give their time and energy to create great videos that help so many people.

Some of The videos I use are from the following people.

Firstly from one of the  most famous Hypnotists in the world.  Don’t worry though, you wont suddenly start squacking like a chicken.  His videos are amazing and keep on doing them and you will see results.

Michael Sealy – Hypnosis – Guided meditation

 

Thomas Hall hypnosis channel is another great one that I like to listen to.

SMy name is Thomas Hall. I’ve been practicing as a hypnotherapist for over eleven years now, and four years ago I set up my own YouTube channel providing users with free access to self-help hypnosis videos dealing with a range of ailments.
By far the most popular are those dealing with common mental health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and depression. Videos that help manage health and lifestyle problems such as smoking and over-eating are also increasingly in demand.

Jason Stephenson has  a great channel and tonnes of meditations.

 

Dr Joe Dispenza is another one of my favourites – Changing the habit of being yourself.  It is all about creating a new personality, so instead of focusing on the problem you create a new better emotion and really feel it, Repeat Repeat Repeat.

 

 

 

Being Now is not as easy as it sounds

happy times, meditation

When I watch my kids and their friends play together I am just so amazed and in awe of their total immersion in the world of imagination. They laugh so hard at the imaginery pet frog leaping over the couch. They fall out with their friends at the drop of a hat yet when it’s time for their friends to go home they don’t want them to leave. They forget so quickly about the arguments and focus completely on the games they are playing. I am always so envious at this instinctive behaviour. There is no thought of tomorrow, they have no sense of time and no responsibility.

I practice being now, I even have Be now tattoo’d upon my hand to remind me but I am still not quite there yet!!Which again is totally contradictory as if I was being Now then I am here and this is now.

Meditation and slow breathing is my go to for being now. I use my daily reiki precepts to remind myself to focus on today and my mindfulness to gain control of my now.

It’s definitely a journey and I am slowly but surely releasing my need to be chasing my destination.

Oh to be a child again….#lovelittlepeople

Helpful Responses To An Initial Awakening — The Kundalini Guide

The mind

http://www.kundaliniguide.com/help-for-initial-awakening/

After practicing kundalini this week I started noticing for the last three nights I would wake at 4 am and feel like I should get up, but last night I woke every hour. I did a bedtime kundalini routine this time instead of my usual morning one. I have had the most vivid dreams each night. I practiced kundalini last year and stopped to switch to Yin yoga and pilates as I had read far too much on kundalini energy and freaked myself out. Something keeps drawing me back to this energy, I don’t want to be scared of it but this time I am going to trust in it and know that it is for my highest good. Unless of course I can’t get my sleeping pattern back, then I may have to scream (dramatic Ahhhhhhhhhhh)

I would love to know of any others positive stories about kundalini energy or if you have had any side effects from this that you worked through.

Thank you kindly

Namaste

Xx

Consciousness Calibration

meditation, Rewiring the Brain, The mind

Concerning consciousness calibration, there are some very interesting facts.

* Powerful patterns are associated with health; weak patterns are associated with sickness. Every thought, emotion, word & action has one pattern or the other. Every moment of our day we are either moving towards health or sickness.

* Everything calibrates at certain levels from weak to high including books, food, water, clothes, people, animals, buildings, cars, movies, sports, music etc.

* A good amount of the music today calibrates at levels below 200. Hence it leads to behavior associated with lower energy levels of consciousness.

* Most movies will weaken people who watch them by bringing their energy levels down below the 200 level of consciousness.

* 85% of the human race calibrates below the critical level of 200.

* The power of the few individuals at the top counterbalances the weakness of the masses.

o 1 individual at level 300 counterbalances 90,000 individuals below level 200

o 1 individual at level 400 counterbalances 400,000 individuals below level 200

o 1 individual at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals below level 200

o 1 individual at level 600 counterbalances 10 million individuals below level 200

o 1 individual at level 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below level 200

o 12 individuals at level 700 equal one Avatar (eg. Buddha, Jesus, Krishna) at level 1,000

* Any meaningful human satisfaction cannot even commence until the level of 250 where some degree of self-confidence begins to emerge.

* When one’s consciousness falls below 200 at any given moment you start to lose power and thus grow weaker and more prone to be manipulated by one’s surroundings.

* Parts of one’s life will calibrate at a higher level of consciousness while other parts will calibrate a lower levels. It’s the overall average that determines one’s consciousness.

Here is a list of a few of the books/people  that David Hawkins has muscle tested

 

BOOKS

Bhagavad-Gita 910 bg-12-001-wallpaper_big2

Vedas 910

Zohar 720

Ramayana 810

Mahabarata 780

Kabala 720

Apocrypha 740

Tora 740

Koran 700

Heart Sutra 780

Lotus Sutra 780

Diamond Sutra 700

Gospel of Thomas 660

Dead Sea Scrolls 650

Book of Kells 570

Vedanta 595

King James bible 475

Lamsa bible 495

Genesis (Lamsa) 660

Psalms 650

Proverbs 350

New Testament (KJ) 640

Lamsa bible (minus

Old Testament& revelations,

but including Genesis, Psalms,

& Proverbs 880

Tibetan Book

of the Dead 575

San Hedron 240

Yoga sutras (Patanjali) 630 Patanjali+Pic

A Cource In Miracles 600

 

Spiritual Teachers

Huang Po 960

Gandhi 760

Mother Theresa 710

Meister Eckhart 700

Chief Detroit 650

Karmapa 630

Muktananda 750

Vivekananda 610

Ramakrishna 620

Rabbi Moses de Leon 720

Nisargadatta Maharaj 720

Ramana Maharshi 720

Ramesh Balsekar 760

Confucius 590

St. Patrick 590

Wallace Black Elk 499

John Calvin 580

John Wesley 360

Martin Luther 580

Dalai Lama 570

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 410

Robert Powell 575

Joel Goldsmith 455

HWL Poonja 370

Wei Wu Wei 475

Charles Filmore 485

Padmasambava 595

Satchitananda 605

Meher Baba 240

Sri Karumay 221

Tenzin Gyaltsen 599

Alice Bailey 445

Vernon Howard 455

Patanjali 660

Peter Ousepensky 335

Robert Schuller 405

Thich Naht Hahn 460

Nostradamus 220

Yogananda 540

Lao Tzu 520

Alan Watts 485

John Blofield 465

Poonjaji 520

Bernadette Roberts 445

Ram Das 420

Chungliang Al Huang 405

C.W. Leadbetter 485

John Bradshaw 460

M Scott Peck 475

Gangaji 475

Joseph Smith 520

Emmett Fox 470

Thomas Merton 520

Hazrat Khan 499

Sant Thahar Singh 315

C.S. Lewis 390

Sri Siva (Sri Guruji) 220

Joseph Campbell 410

Book of Mormon 510

 

wow I just hope to reach a higher frequency one day.

By Dr David Hawkin