In my own spiritual practice I have seen how imbalance is created when I overextend myself. I then have less energy to create and play and my sabotaging mind jumps in full force to over analyze everything and create confusion.
As we move into the summer season, I want to share this video my son Jourdan made for me when I was in California. It explaines how we can use the power of the 4 elements as we move through all transitions.
Do you ever say to yourself, “I am so tired,” “My brain is not working today,” “It breaks my heart,” “It’s so hard,” “It will never change?” Pause for a moment and look at those statements. Are these your higher choices or are they default thoughts? Language is everything. It creates a conduit of communication to your brain, to your Higher Self and to others. Thoughts effect your emotions which affect your perceptions and therefore your actions.
I affirm that I AM a conscious creator.
Watch today’s video to learn how to change your language to change your life.
As we move into this Thanksgiving season in the US and my birthday, I always like to take time to express gratitude to all my friends, family, colleagues and clients who have inspired and supported me. It is easy to get stressed out at this time, so I am sharing this video in hopes that it will help you cope with the holidays to come.
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of gratitude!
We have just passed the Winter Solstice and the light is coming back! Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanza to everyone out there who celebrates these holidays.
“Life happens when you are busy making plans.” Love that John Lennon quote! And to navigate life in the best way possible I need a strong spiritual practice to give me a larger perspective and clarity.
Without taking the time for my practice I can burn out!
If this sounds familiar, you will want to sign up for my FREE Intention Intensive that will empower you to make choices that are aligned with your goals for 2016.
One of my early spiritual teachers Omraam Mikhëal Aïvanhof taught me that the first 12 days of the New Year represented the entire year. To support you in keeping a positive focus I am offering you a FREE series of guided meditations in MP3 format to bring you clarity and focus for the first 12 days of the year. You will receive a guided meditation each day starting Jan 1stand all you need to do is SIGN UP HERE. Gift your friends and family by sharing this offer with them. It’s important to sign up now so you don’t miss out on any of the meditations!
I have been very aware of the power of color during this Holiday Season: I even changed my signature nail polish to bring in a new vibration (I put on violet for my birthday this year).
Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes.
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions. They also have an impact on our sense of well-being. Although not all colors mean the same to all people and all culture they do influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
Watch today’s video above to find out more.
Also, Dec 21st is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Here is a simple ritual to celebrate:
Place some gold glitter in a bowl of water. Light a candle to bring light and prosperity into your life and into the world. Honor the Spiritual Beings for blessing us with their light.
Dip your hand in the water and sprinkle the glitter “sunshine” on your hair. If you are with others, let each person anoint another. You might also want to play a song that brings in the spirit of light like the classic“This little light of mine.”
Don’t forget to get a gift for yourself!
Give yourself the gift of a special custom ritual or reading to get your 2016 off to an amazing start. I have a limited amount of space and time available in December and January. Contact the office at 212-741-3358 or email me at Barbara@barbarabiziou.com to schedule a private reading or ritual for yourself or to give a this gift to another. Holiday gift certificates are available; they must be used by May 2016.
Happy Hanukkah to all my friends who celebrate this wonderful Holiday of Light. For those of you who do not know what this holiday represents, here is the short version. Whenthe Maccabees liberated Jerusalem they wanted to light the Menorah but there was only enough oil to burn for one day. By a miracle it continued to burn for 8 days, until new oil was made available. In memory of this, we light a candle for eight days and eat foods cooked in oil (e.g. potato latkes and jelly donuts). Even if you do not celebrate this holiday, I want to encourage you to light a candle for peace every day this week. And enjoy the latkes too.
As we move into this holiday season, it is hard not to feel the intensity in the air. People are moving faster and bouncing back and forth between happy excitement and total anxiety and stress. It is important not to get caught up in the collective fear. When we hear disturbing information we become tense and have a hard time communicating in a clear and focused way. It is easy to do what I call “foot in mouth disease.”
Ritual of the Week:
Do not answer your phone on the first ring or answer an email or text immediately. Instead, take a few deep breaths. This will calm your mind and regulate the stress hormones in your body. You will feel clearer, calmer and make better choices.
If you missed my free call on The 5 Rituals to Help You Prepare for 2016you can hear the replay right here by clicking the start arrow below:
Check out my article in MindBodyGreen: 12 Spiritually Uplifting Rituals to Try.I hope they bring you a greater sense of joy, calm and happiness this holiday season.
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One of my favorite stories concerns a scholar and a Zen Master. He came to the Master and asked him to teach him how to reach enlightenment. The master invited him to sit and have tea. He began to pour tea into the scholar’s cup until it began to overflow. The scholar was upset and started to shout, “Stop! This cup is full and overflowing.”
The Master stopped pouring and said: “You are like this cup; you are full of preconceived ideas and your cup is full. Before I can teach you, you’ll have to empty your cup.
The message here is that we are so full of our opinions and old stories that it is hard to allow in new things. To truly make 2016 different we have to be willing to let go of our old self-image and ride the waves of change. Remember that resistance creates roadblocks.
With only 30 days left until 2016, it is time to start preparing for the New Year. What old ideas, habits and things are you willing to release in order to make space for the new?
As many of you know, I was in Paris on Sept 11, 2001. Watching the events of the past few days has reminded me of the communal healing rituals we all needed to participate in to stay grounded in the wake of the fear and shock. Every crisis that humankind confronts teaches us that a feeling of safety and connection in the face of life’s challenges is not a luxury but a necessity. These rituals are the universal lifelines that offer us deliverance from fears real and imagined. They resurrect us from the heart of despair and return us to wholeness.
I was going to write about my Peruvian Pilgrimage today and with the events of the past week in Paris, I feel it is even timelier. It is so important to find ways to stay centered and in our hearts without letting the fear and anger take over. It is not an easy situation.
Peruvian wisdom is very practical and direct. Here are steps you can follow to live a life of joy, love, wisdom and prosperity.
Munay: Practice loving with open heart. The Peruvians believe that we are all children of the sun and that our job is to keep our hearts open. Every ritual begins with asking Spirit to release any heavy energy that weighs you down and blocks your spiritual growth. In this way you become open to more joy and blessings.
Yachay: We need the right kind of knowledge guided by wisdom to live in beauty. In order to do this you first learn from the elders and then pass on the wisdom to the next generation. It also requires time to learn about nature and the environment. Direct experience guided by your intuition is crucial. Can you apply what you are learning in the real world to make it a better place?
Llankay: We seek to develop right action so you do good work and leave a good legacy. We are the ancestors of the future so everything we do leaves a mark for the future generations. It is wonderful to receive the blessings of Spirit but what are you going to give back?
Kawsay: Respect for life and the life-sustaining processes. I was very impressed with the Peruvian’s attention to re-cycling and honoring nature. We took a boat on Lake Titicaca and they tied it to the dock with old tires. All the food I ate was organic and Non-GMO…. Hmmm…how do you honor nature, recycle and eat pure food?
Ayni: Reciprocity is the guiding principle of the Andean shamanic path. If someone needs a roof on their house, everyone chips in and helps. Then, when you need something, it is a given that you will get the help you need. Are you reaching out to help others in need?
Remember the time of the Lone Ranger is long gone…we are all in this together, part of a community of people inhabiting our very sacred planet.
Let there be love on earth and let it begin with our open hearts.
I have recorded a short meditation to keep you in your heart and guide you from chaos and anxiety back to calmness. Listen below: