Coronavirus seems to be the topic of the moment. At the surface it seems to just be a new virus similar to the flu that’s spreading across the world.
In reality, I don’t think anyone really knows what the heck is going on and what information to believe.
On a deeper, more spiritual level, this entire situation is waking us up to address the fact that we haven’t been taking care of ourselves and we have neglected the health of the environment as well.
If there is one thing that Ayahuasca teaches us, it is that balance is essential and at the moment Mother Earth is finding her own way of balancing herself.
She is a living, breathing organism and system. Just like when we are sick and our immune system kicks in to protect ourselves, Mother Earth knows how to cleanse herself when she is starting to feel sick.
Similar to an Ayahuasca dieta, she’s entered a strict regime to detoxify herself from the poisonous chemicals that she has consumed. She’s cleansing herself of the same chemicals that we have consumed and thrown in her rivers and oceans.
She is getting rid of the pollution and making space for new creations. She is going through a massive rebirth.
I believe it is time for humanity to experience a collective rebirth as well. In this time of awakening, we can slow down and think about our own choices and habits.
We can ask ourselves.. What is no longer serving us? What habits and addictions can we let go of?
Through this moment of awakening, we can turn inward and focus on ourselves in order to grow together in the future as one family.
An easy way we can take care of ourselves is by reconnecting and realigning with natural processes instead of keeping the same habits that put us into the situation we are in today.
In the process of realigning with the healing powers of nature, we can become more happy, healthy, whole, and cultivate more love for ourselves, our family, our friends, and the entire world.
Basically, as we begin to rethink our own belief systems and habits, we will make space for ourselves to truly rejuvenate our spirit and grow.
I believe that the Master Plants like Ayahuasca, Mother Nature, and the Universe are calling on us to make the changes to stay alive and healthy by realigning with the divine principles of nature.
Here are six simple ways to recharge your energy and realign with nature during this period of transformation.
One of the best natural medicines for our body to heal itself is sleep. It’s cheap and effective.
We need sleep for the body to repair itself each day. Unfortunately, today a lot of us have sleep problems due to our diet and lifestyle choices.
Many of us sleep less than 8 hours a night, yet universally 8 hours of sleep per night is a great target to aim for.
You can improve your sleep quality by having a nightly ritual to prepare yourself for bed and also by syncing your sleep cycle with the sun and the moon.
Limiting caffeine consumption to your mornings and scheduling your workouts before noon will help you power down at the end of the day.
We are also very connected with the sun. Our cortisol level (which keeps us awake) rises and falls with the sun, so once the sun sets it helps to turn off your electronic devices, eat a light dinner before 7 pm, and do activities that help relax your body, such as stretching, yoga, meditation, journaling, and listening to peaceful music.
Aim to go to bed around 10 pm because from 10 pm to 2 am your body naturally will work on physically repairing itself. These first four hours of rest are essential, especially if you are an athlete or have been working out intensely.
Then, in the following four hours from 2 to 6 am the body focuses on psychogenetic repair before the sun starts to rise around 6 am. That means sleep in this period helps with recharging your brain and nervous system.
Sleep is obviously important if you want to increase your energy levels and perform at a high level throughout the day.
Water is one of the main elements that we are composed of. For that reason, it is extremely important for us to drink water to stay healthy.
The best solution for the pollution in our bodies is water. It is amazing at helping us get rid of the toxins in our systems.
A general recommendation is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
Besides the quantity of water that you drink, the quality of water is also key. You can ensure that you’re drinking high quality water by getting it tested for pH, dissolved solids, and other chemicals.
If you want to improve your water quality, you can filter your tap water to remove some of the harmful chemicals from it.
Also, it’s possible to go straight to the source and get water from a natural spring near you.
When you are properly hydrated, you’re able to think better and usually you will feel better as a result.
Food is another important factor to be aware of if you want to stay healthy and rejuvenate your body.
A simple, yet effective way to improve your daily nutrition is by buying and eating organic, whole foods.
When you eat foods that come from nature without being chemically altered your body feels better and has less waste to process.
Certain raw fruits and vegetables such as papaya, pineapple, avocados, and spinach have digestive enzymes that help us break down the proteins that we consume.
Having a productive digestive system allows the body to eliminate toxins and waste.
The food we eat literally turns into the cells that form our body, so it’s crucial to be mindful of what you are eating because you literally “are what you eat.”
If you are looking for high quality foods, the best place to find them is at local farmer’s markets or organic shops.
When you buy your food locally, you will get more nutrition from your food and at the same time supporting local business owners that have your health in mind.
Just breathe!! It’s the first thing you do when your soul inhabits the physical body and it’s also the last thing you will do before your soul leaves it.
Usually, we don’t realize the power of our breath until we’re sick and it’s difficult to breathe. When you are breathing properly, you are allowing more oxygen to flow into your brain and the cells of your body.
Breathing is a crucial part to maintaining excellent health. Breathwork exercises such as yoga, meditation, and Wim Hof breathing are a great way to boost your immune system and prevent sickness.
Specifically, I love and highly recommend Wim Hof’s breathing method at the moment. His method of breathwork exercises are challenging, but help boost your body’s immune system and kill off bacteria within your body.
Here’s a really helpful video where Wim guides you through his method. I suggest practicing Wim Hof breathing in the morning and then taking a cold shower to start the day right.
Box breathing is another breathwork exercise for those that are looking to de-stress and improve their energy levels.
This method is really simple for beginners.. First, you breathe in. Taking a deep breath into the belly for 4 seconds. Then, hold your breath for 4 seconds at the top of your breath. Afterwards, you exhale for 4 seconds, and hold your breath at the end of the exhale for another 4 seconds.
That’s one box breath cycle which you can repeat for as long as you want and need.
Here’s a diagram that explains this method better:
Our body’s need OXYGEN. In order to be in great shape and stay healthy, don’t forget about the power of the BREATH. Breathe in that fresh AIR!
There has been a lot of speculation going around that Electromagnetic Force (EMF) pollution is connected with the spread of the coronavirus. This hasn’t been proven yet, though there is evidence that EMF pollution has a noticeable effect on the body and it just so happens 5G technology was recently introduced last year in China.
Without a doubt our technology influences the way we think and feel. If you think about it, we’re constantly being bombarded by Wifi, bluetooth, and other energy signals throughout the day.
One way you can reduce the impact of these different energies and improve your health is by grounding to Earth's natural electromagnetic field.
Grounding is as simple as going outside and finding an area of the earth to connect with your bare feet. By the way, this is also a great way to boost your immunity by soaking in that fresh vitamin D from the sun :)
Once you find some grass, dirt, sand, or even concrete to connect with, you can realign with the electromagnetic frequency of the other by doing yoga, tai chi, or Qi Gong exercise to ground yourself.
Here are a few exercises for grounding.
I also recommend this podcast episode from Living 4D with Paul Chek, where they go deeper on the topic of EMF pollution.
Last, but not least we can’t forget about the importance of movement. Moving the body makes you feel good, relieves stress, and helps you sweat out toxins from the body.
My favorite forms of movement at the moment are walking, dancing, and jogging. Experts suggest 30 minutes to an hour of movement every day.
This is especially important since a lot of people are at home working from their computer right now. Make sure to get up and go outside from time to time.
Take a short break to walk and breathe in fresh air. It will make you feel better instantly.
Similar to Newton’s Law... a body in motion, stays in motion (and is also less likely to get sick.)
So no matter what type of isolation or distancing is going on, keep on moving and grooving. Don’t let the media stop you from your exercise routine.
Final Words: TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEMPLE
Most of the suggestions above that will help you improve your overall health during these times are also practical tips for preparing for an Ayahuasca ceremony or even integrating what you learned in ceremony.
It’s all about reconnecting with the energy of nature. Our bodies are dirty and full of processed junk. Our minds are filled with programmed thoughts. However, nature heals us and as long as we remember to come back to nature, we will be able to thrive.
These recommendations help support you in your journey to cleansing the mind, body, and spirit. Ayahuasca is also a very powerful tool which helps you awaken your intuition and inner guidance.
Once you understand and implement these basic health best practices. The journey to living healthier and happier is just a matter of fine tuning your instrument.
You all are Gods and Goddesses. YES YOU.
You hold the divine coding and energy of source within you, so don’t neglect your health and treat yourself like the divine being you are.
Take care of yourself and your body, which is your temple. Mother Earth is depending on you.
This article was inspired by a recent video from Paul Chek about how to prevent Coronavirus. In reality, these are basic steps to take to avoid any disease and to live a healthy life no matter what virus is out there.
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Stay healthy, live fully Warriors!!