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9 Ayurvedic Detox Tips to Cleanse Your Body

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Ayurveda, the ancient holy science is very beneficial not only for our state of mind but for our bodies too. Here we discuss how we can detox using Ayurvedic ways.

Ayurveda is not just about nutrition or herbology, it has a unique tool for diagnosis, diagnosis of understanding the human constitution is different from person to person. Each one has a unique metabolic system. – Maya Tiwari

As you move forward in life, its time to let the past be behind. It is time for you to let go of all things negative – thoughts, words, and actions. It is also time for you to let go of the external contaminants that you were exposed to. This includes poor food choices and even pollutants in the environment around.

According to Ayurveda, our bodies contain Agni, which is a Sanskrit term for fire. It helps digest our food and everything around us that we experience. It also helps immerse in the emotions that we feel and experience. Our bodies are made up of doshas or energies, and they control the body and its functions – Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. With the help of Ayurvedic cleansing, the toxins will be drawn out of the body and excess energies will be removed from the doshas too, which helps create harmony and balance within the body.

Our bodies become blocked and imbalanced when it is exposed too much to the food of poor choices and external pollutants. Even what we touch, feel, hear and smell have an emotional association with our senses, and they get blocked too. This is often seen as physical manifestations – bad body odor or even foul breath, aches and pains, indigestion, lack of clarity of thoughts, lethargy and more.

Ask yourself one of these questions, which will tell you if you are in need of a reboot:

  1. Do you suffer from digestive problems?
  2. Do you crave for any specific food type?
  3. Do you feel exhausted or lack energy?
  4. Are your thoughts unfocused or unclear?
  5. Do you have trouble going to sleep?
  6. Are you always stressed or anxious?
  7. Do you feel ‘off’ but don’t know why?

As long as your illnesses are not caused by an underlying health concern, you must try an Ayurvedic detox routine which will bring balance and harmony to your mind, body, and soul. This will happen when the digestive fire is reset and will allow the body to detox and get the toxins removed. Ayurvedic detox tips must not be confused with weight loss, rather it is a time for the body to slow down and heal itself.

The duration of the cleansing ritual can be chosen by you. It all depends on the body’s balance and the level of commitment you have. If you feel like having a reboot after a holiday season or maybe after an unhealthy weekend, try a one or a two-day cleansing ritual. If you feel your body needs a full-time serious detox regime, a week-long cleanse would be good enough to try.

Steps to Do Your Ayurvedic Detox at Home

 1. Gentle yoga

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Before you place your feet on the ground, every morning, performing gentle stretches and yoga poses to get the life force or prana, moving within your body is a must. Move along with the breath you take and do what you feel is right for the body. You can focus on your neck, your arms, your wrist and more, and include yoga poses such as the Eka Pada Apanasana, a reclined twist, and a side body stretch to name a few. 

2. Scrape your tongue

You must use a tongue scraper every morning to remove the film that coats the tongue. This should be done when you brush your teeth each morning. Scrape from the back of the tongue until all the residue build-up is gone. Use a copper tongue scraper, say Ayurvedic experts.

3. Warm liquids should be consumed

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Early morning the first food that should touch your lips should be a glass of warm water with lime juice or lemon essential oil. In doing so, the body’s digestion system is reset.

4. Avoid caffeine and cold drinks

You must make sure that while the cleanse is on, you should not touch cold drinks or caffeine throughout the day. They interfere with digestion and are not good for the body at all.

5. Consume Kitchari

For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as much as possible, you must consume kitchari. There are many ways to prepare the same, but the normal kitchari is easy to make and simple to have.  This is a dish that will remove the toxin build-up from the body and keep your hunger cravings at bay.

6. Stay away from processed foods

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Processed foods disrupt the body’s digestion system, and this is why it is best not to have them when the Ayurvedic cleanse is on. Stick to organic produce, fresh fruits, and veggies through your cleansing ritual.

 7. Try self-massaging

As a part of your bedtime ritual; you can do a self-massage every evening which will help bring out the toxins from the body. This is a massage that will let the muscles release out toxins. For the same, you should start the massage at your feet, and massage towards the heart. Use warm oils for the same. The joints should be massaged in a circular motion. Ensure that every part of the body is massaged, except the face. Allow the oil to stay on the body for around half an hour, before you head into the shower for a cleanse.    

8. Write it out

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When the day comes to an end, take time to reflect on your day. This should be your ‘me time’. Even if it is just for five minutes that you do it, do the same before the lights are turned off. At this time, you should ask yourself how you feel. How the day was and how the day made you feel as well. Be as honest as you can with yourself. As you pen down those thoughts, emotions, and feelings, allow them to let go and this will help you be mindful of your thoughts and feelings.

9. Do a system flush

If you have chosen to do a week-long cleansing ritual, your body will have gained a lot of toxins by the time you are on day four. To help get rid of these elements, you should try having a laxative. It all depends on the level of your digestive system and the state of it. You can have warm prune juice or half a teaspoon of Triphala which should be mixed with warm water.

So here were the nine tips on how to get an ayurvedic cleanse at home. If you are unable to do a full cleanse, no worries, you can start small and include the nine tips in the ritual. You will start noticing the benefits slowly and experience a positive effect on your body, mind, and spirit.

In a nutshell…

We hope this post on how to detox your body using the Ayurvedic tips comes in handy. Do remember to do your yoga asanas and stretch every morning, and also stick to the cleansing ritual as much as possible, even if it is a one or two-day cleansing.

Om is a blogger at Retreat Kula, a booking website that specializes in yoga and Ayurveda retreats in India. He is always on the lookout for interesting places to visit. It took him 25 years to realize where his true calling lies, but once that was done, there’s been no looking back.

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What Is a Spiritual Bath & Why You Need One Right Now

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Spiritual baths have been used in many cultures and have been known since ancient times. These special bath rituals were designed to purify the aura, cleanse the soul, clear the mind, and heal the spirit. The main goal of such baths is to help clear any blockage that can lead to more serious illnesses and restore one’s energy levels.

So, if you feel emotionally exhausted, overwhelmed, or stressed, you definitely need to take a spiritual bath! Spiritual baths can also be used as a powerful manifestation tool to bring the desired benefits of life, such as love, abundance, success, creativity, etc.

In this article, we will introduce you to spiritual bath rituals and give you helpful tips on how to get the best experience out of them. Read on!

What Is a Spiritual Bath?

Before we start dwelling on the instructions and practical tips on how to take a spiritual bath, let us give a quick explanation of what a spiritual bath actually is.

A spiritual bath is a bath ritual that is designed to cleanse your mind and spirit by using powerful ingredients that charge the bathwater with healing vibrations that help you to remove blockages, toxic energies, and stressful situations that are no longer serving you in any constructive way. The spiritual regeneration occurs from soaking in warm water infused by the powerful essential oils, healing herbs, and crystals; as well as from setting a clear intention announced in a form of affirmation or mantra.

How to Take a Spiritual Bath?

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Step 1: Preparation

Before you start taking a spiritual bath and setting the intentions, you have to make sure that your bathroom is ready for the spiritual ritual. You need to transform your bathroom into a sacred space that resonates with spiritual intentions. Clean and declutter your bathroom and tub.

It would be great if you also paid attention to the Feng Shui of your bathroom and reorganize everything according to its principles. Check out our article 7 Feng Shui Bathroom Tips, Taboos, And Cures to learn more about it.

Clean your tub, straighten your countertops, and make room for the things you want to be surrounded by during your spiritual bath practice. Anything you bring into this practice such as oils, crystals, or candles should be intentionally picked to invoke a sense of your intended energy cleanse.

Step 2: Take a Shower

Take a quick shower and clean yourself.

Step 3: Set Your Intention

Decide on the intention of your spiritual bath. The energy you give to this bath is what you will get back. 

Step 4: Fill the Bathtub and Gather the Ingredients

Fill the bathtub with water at a temperature that feels most comfortable. As the tub is filling up, gather all the ingredients you need. You will need the ingredients that will be mixed directly into your bathwater, such as herbs, essential oils, and salts, as well as things that will complement the bath and the atmosphere, such as candles, incense, and crystals. You may want to light incense, palo santo stick, sage, or a few candles. Maybe you will want to play some meditative music that will relax your mind into a calm, meditative state.

Step 5: Say a Prayer or a Mantra

Before you get into the bathtub or as you are stirring in your ingredients, you may want to say a prayer, mantra, or intention aloud. It can be anything you want, as long as it aligns with your general intention for the spiritual bath.

Step 6: Bath for 30-40 Minutes 

Step into the bath and soak for about 20-30 minutes. Try and keep as much of your body submerged as possible. Cup your hands and gently pour the water over your head. As you relax in the water, clear your mind of all negative thoughts and focus on your intention to let go of all stress and negativity. While soaking, you can repeat your intention, mantra, or positive affirmations to charge yourself with positive healing energy.

Step 7: Let Your Body Breathe

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After you get out of the bath, let your body air dry naturally rather than with a towel. This will help your body continue to take in the positive energy. When you are mostly dry, get comfortable and rest for at least 20-30 minutes. You may want to lay down, focus on your breathing, meditate and just relax. 

Bath Ingredients

There are many different ways you can prepare spiritual baths with different ingredients. You can use just one or two ingredients or opt for even more. It is entirely up to you! Here are some options to choose from:

#1: Salts

Using natural salts for your spiritual bath will help you to release any kind of toxic energies, negative thoughts, and feelings. Pink Himalayan salt, natural sea salt, and Epsom salt are great for this purpose. Use 2-3 good handfuls or less.

However, make sure you are not using regular table salts for your baths because they contain anti-caking agents and have gone through a refining process that has removed many of the beneficial minerals.

#2: Baking Soda

Using baking soda for spiritual baths helps to purify your aura from any negative energies. In addition, soaking in such a bath leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. Use ¼ cup-2 cups.

#3: Rose Water

Boil fresh rose petals until all of the color is out of the petals. Let them cool and add to a warm bath. Feel free to add in some extra petals, fresh or dried, to your bath for extra aroma.

Rose water makes an excellent spiritual bath to uplift moods and make you feel more self-love if you’ve not been taking good care of yourself lately. Throw in some rose petals for good measure and let the fragrance of the bath fill your spirits with loving energy and appreciation of who you are.

#4: Lavender

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For your spiritual bath, you may want to use whole buds boiled in water or pure essential oil. Lavender promotes relaxation by its calming effect on your mental and emotional state. Such a bath is a great stress reliever. Use enough lavender to produce an aroma.

#5: Carnations

Boil fresh pink and red carnations in a pot of water with honey and coconut milk. Then strain the mixture to keep the liquid as an ingredient for the bath. Taking a bath with such a mixture helps to heal a broken heart and infuse your aura with love vibrations.

Here is a list of some more ideas for what you can use in a spiritual bath:

Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Palo Santo, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Lemon, Frankincense, May Chang, Clary Sage.

Herbs, flowers, plants: sage, eucalyptus leaf, juniper berries, peppermint leaf, angelica root, bay.

Crystals: moonstone, amethyst, labradorite, smoky quartz, selenite, obsidian, clear quartz, citrine.

The Bottom Line

A spiritual bath is a wonderful self-care ritual that each of us needs. Anytime you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, it is important to take time for yourself so a break like this can be helpful. This can be something you want to include into your weekly routine or during your day of self-care. Taking time for a spiritual bath will definitely help you to regain balance in life and feel more energized, calm, and peaceful.

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EMF Protection Crystals: Top 10 To Lower Your Electromagnetic Sensitivity

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Over the last few years, people have become much more concerned with EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation and now we are facing a new possible threat EMP (nuclear electromagnetic pulse which is the abrupt pulse of electromagnetic radiation resulting from a nuclear explosion). Now more than ever we have to be concerned about our health and find effective ways to protect ourselves. In this article, we will discuss one of the ways you can protect yourself which is EMF protection crystals. Also, in this article, you will find an explanation of the EMF influence on our health and common symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity that you may experience.

What Is EMF?

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. Sometimes it is also known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR). In other words, EMFs are electromagnetic frequencies that emit microwave radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, computers, Bluetooth technology, microwave ovens, and other devices and electronics. Thus, smart devices and electronics around us send out electromagnetic waves that pulsate through our bodies and can cause negative effects on us that make EMF a very real issue in our modern world.

What’s the Danger of EMF and RFR?

Cell towers emit RFR (radiofrequency radiation), which is a type of EMF. Radiofrequency radiation is low in frequency and non-ionizing which also causes harm to our bodies.

EMFs and RFR that we are exposed to on a daily basis have grown drastically in the past couple of decades, yet mysteriously the standards have remained the same. 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set the RFR exposure limits back in 1996. That was before smartphones, wifi, and Bluetooth came out. Despite the fact that our world has changed drastically so that we are now inundated with EMFs on a regular basis, the FCC recently determined that the standards should remain the same. The reason behind that decision is a mystery. Interestingly, it’s happened well after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) gave RFR the classification of “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Many studies have been conducted in the field of electromagnetic radiation and over 500 of them have shown that exposure to RFR is harmful even at levels that are much below most of the national and international guidelines.

More than 250 published scientists have appealed the guidelines due to the EMF symptoms that have been shown to arise, including:

  • DNA damage
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Cellular stress and free radical damage
  • Weakened immune system
  • Organ and bone marrow damage
  • Fatigue
  • Reduction in memory and concentration
  • Infections
  • Neurological conditions
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Insmnia
  • Muscle pain

Why is 5G Is Dangerous?

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5G is based on millimeter wave technology. In comparison to 4G, which wasn’t absorbed into your skin, 5G is absorbed by your skin and eyes. When the radiation is absorbed into our bodies by our skin and eyes, it raises the temperature of the skin, just like a microwave oven.

While minimal studies have been done on millimeter wave technology, the real problem with 5G is that no studies have been done on it and on the dangers it may cause. Therefore, we have yet to discover what the real danger of 5G on our physical and mental health is and how it will affect our behavior, functionality, and lifespan.

Symptoms Of Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Electromagnetic radiation is emitted by many devices, but in particular, Wi-Fi routers, cell phones, laptops, tablets, computers, microwave ovens, smart TVs, air-conditioning units, and Bluetooth technology. Most people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity are not only affected by radio frequencies but also get sick due to exposure to EMF. 5G towers are another source of EMF that raises another big concern for our health.

If you’re wondering if you have electromagnetic sensitivity, here is a list of common symptoms that you may experience:

  • Waking up tired
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Light headed or a floaty feeling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling spaced out
  • Irritability
  • Feeling generally unwell
  • Memory loss and forgetfulness
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Lacking energy
  • Feeling drained
  • Feelings of clumsiness
  • Feeling over stimulated
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping problems/insomnia
  • A change in appetite
  • Nausea
  • Skin tingling 
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Decreased attention span
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Irritated skin that feels like its burning
  • Pain in the forehead between the eyes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in the solar plexus
  • Ringing in the ears (especially at night)
  • Heart pain and heart palpitations
  • Trouble thinking

Best EMF Protection Crystals

Now let’s talk about how you can protect yourself from EMF. Keep in mind that not all crystals have the power to effectively block EMF. Different crystals cover different elements of your health and wellbeing which is why it’s important to work with the right EMF protection crystals. The crystals listed below are perfect when shopping for EMF protection jewelry, amulets, or talismans. Let us share with you the most powerful EMF protection crystals that will help you to lower the risk of electromagnetic sensitivity.

#1: Hematite

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This dreamy dark mineral crystal is certainly one of the most powerful EMF protection crystals. Hematite is a blood cleansing stone that clears out the EMF radiation around you. This is a great stone for placing close to your workstation or wherever you tend to use technology.

#2: Orgonite

This is one of the most common and popular EMF protection crystals. It is a substance made of resin, crystal shavings, and metals. This mixture of elements is designed to harmonize your bio-energy field and neutralize nuclear radiation. Orgonite can be used in a form of orgone energy bracelets, orgonite pyramids, or orgonite crystals.

#3: Black Tourmaline

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This is another EMF protection crystal that works wonders. This black stone is the ultimate talisman to keep you safe. Black tourmaline is so much loved by many healers for its cleansing and purifying properties! It forms a protective shield around the body and creates powerful protection against EMF. Besides that, it banishes feelings of being a victim, attracts inspiration, compassion, and prosperity, and even strengthens the immune system.

#4: Fluorite

This is a stone that cleans and stabilizes the aura. It grounds and harmonizes spiritual energy. Fluorite neutralizes negative energies and stress that accumulated around you. It works best acting as a barrier against EMFs emitted from computers. You can wear fluorite in the form of a bracelet or necklace to protect yourself from EMF radiation.

#5: Shungite

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It is believed that this 2-million-year-old stone is able to stop anything hazardous to human health right in its tracks and to fully absorb and dispel negative energy. Shungite protects against EMFs from computers and phones and is especially effective in the home around any electrical devices. Moreover, it is a powerful antioxidant. It cleanses water then infuses it with potent healing vibrations.

#6: Lepidolite

It is a mica mineral full of lithium. It clears electromagnetic pollution and dissipates negative energy. It is especially effective against EMF coming from computers. Also, lepidolite reduces stress and depression. This is a stone of transition, calming, and supportive during deep emotional distress. It infuses people with a sense of calm when they are feeling stressed.

#7: Pyrite

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Pyrite is known as a super saver when it comes to environmental and energy protection. This is a powerful protector against EMF radiation that neutralizes its negative effects. Moreover, pyrite is an excellent energy booster. Therefore, it’s an excellent stone to place in your office or wherever you tend to work.

#8: Aventurine

This beautiful stone absorbs any environmental pollution and leaves you in a healthier state. It removes EMF radiation emitted from electronic equipment. In addition to that, aventurine stabilizes the mind and boosts creativity.

#9: Citrine

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Citrine is a beautiful crystal that is often used as an EMF protection stone. It helps to repair the body damaged by EMF radiation, as well as to purify the aura from negative energies. Just keeping it around can absorb the negativity. The iron hydrate in citrine makes it a stone to use in humid and sunny seasons for clearing the EMF radiation in our surroundings. It’s believed that the best way to use citrine for EMF protection is to wear it for at least 7 hours.

#10: Rose Quartz

Did you know that when you’re trying to cleanse your space from EMF, it can drain your positive energy as well? That’s why rose quartz crystal is a must! This beautiful crystal pumps your blood circulation so high that everything toxic in your body is flushed out and recharged. Rose quartz helps to fill the space with positive energy.

How To Use EMF Protection Crystals?

There are different ways you can use EMF protection crystals. Here are some of them:-

#1: Wear crystal jewelry

This is one of the simplest ways to utilize the healing power of the crystals is to choose EMF protective jewelry. By wearing the EMF protection crystals daily, you will always be protected no matter where you turn. Wearing pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and anything close to the skin is going to be a game-changer when it comes to EMF. Protective jewelry is a great way to bring the benefits of crystals with you everywhere you go.

#2: Carry EMF protection crystals in your pocket

Just put one or two of the EMF protection crystals in your pocket so that you can benefit from their protection everywhere you go throughout the day. What can be easier?

#3: Display EMF protection crystals around your electronics

Simply display your EMF protection crystals close to where you use the most technology. However, you need to be careful with crystals that have powerful magnetic properties close to your laptops and external hard drives as they can have an effect on your data records. Quartz crystals should also be used with caution – when they are displayed very close to electronic devices, they can be semi-conductors of energy and even amp up the EMFs. Therefore, it’s recommended to use Rose Quartz crystals in an effort to heal from EMF radiation rather than placing them close to your devices as a form of protection.

#4: Place EMF protection crystals around your bed

You can display your EMF protection crystals around the four corners of your bed to create a grid of protection around you throughout the night.

The Bottom Line

While science is still at the research stage of how strong the negative impact of EMF radiation can have on our bodies, there is enough evidence that EMF can negatively affect our overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, it’s essential to have protective measures in place. EMF protection crystals can make a huge difference. They have the power to transmute energies that create a protective shield around you.

Take our Crystal Quiz to find your healing stone!

Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. 

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The Art of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice for Suffering Souls

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Are you battling anxiety or depression? Does waking up each day feel like a struggle? If so, you could be having undigested emotions weighing you down. Huh? See, trauma, abuse, or a sudden illness can make us have unpleasant emotions leading to soul loss. Unless you start your healing process, these emotions remain hidden in your subconscious, causing havoc to your life for years to come. Indeed, we can never wish away our unpleasant feelings. But we can deal with them through the art of deep listening.

What Is Deep Listening?

Deep listening is a form of mindful meditation whereby you become fully present to your inner self or those around you. Simply put, it is a spiritual practice of listening to connect. Here, you engage in quiet moments that help you awaken your buried emotions.

Similarly, you nurture a connection with anyone talking to you at that moment, sharing your goals, dreams, fears, and concerns. Hence, it entails listening to yourself or others to form a connection.

Active Listening vs. Deep Listening

Active listening refers to you choosing to be fully present in a conversation. It forms the basis of deep listening because you focus on what the other person is saying as you become an active listener. Deep listeners go a step further to connect to those non-verbal communications from the other person. More so, deep listening includes listening to our emotions to connect to them.

Why Do We Need to Practice Deep Listening?

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Listening with intention helps you understand your surrounding and the people closest to you. In turn, you learn how to best respond to your emotions and those of others. This understanding is necessary when undertaking your soul loss healing process. Below are more benefits of deep listening:

#1: Develop Resistance Against Surrounding Distractions

We live in a digital age where smartphones, computers, and other smart gadgets distract us all day. These technologies make it almost impossible to maintain eye contact when talking to someone else. Likewise, they eat into our self-care time, robbing us of a chance to connect to our inner feelings. Deep listening encourages us to maintain undivided attention to our inner self or those near us.

#2: Resist the Temptation to Respond Without Deep Thought

One of the barriers to effective communication is selective listening. Here, we choose what we want to hear, then formulate responses that we think are suitable. A biased listener is always quick to offer solutions without taking into account the other person’s feelings. Likewise, if we never take time to listen to our inner self, we may judge ourselves based on the stigma surrounding our conditions.

#3: Facilitates Soul Loss Healing Process

Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness? Do you feel like you are going crazy because that is what society brands you? If so, you may find yourself hiding away from friends and family, fearing being caught off guard by their out-of-control emotions.

However, did you know that a bit of deep listening practice can unearth the unresolved emotions behind mental illness? 

A person who understands the root cause of their mental conditions can practice self-care and have self-compassion for healthy living because shadow emotions are never permanent. Mindful meditation allows you to change your emotional triggers, hence, facilitate the soul loss healing process. 

Deep Listening Must Be Intentional

Now, anyone can practice deep listening at any time or place. However, did you know that not everyone can listen without bias or aiming to be a problem solver? Yes, deep listening is not easy. It takes time and practice to develop the skills.

The Techniques

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Now that we have an idea of what deep listening is all about, here are some top deep listening techniques you can start practicing today:

#1: Heart-Gut Centering

Are you making a life-changing decision? Find a quiet place at home or outdoors. Set up your mat or pillows to sit comfortably. Place one hand on your stomach and the other against your chest. Concentrate on listening to your inner voice. What do you hear?

The head, heart, and gut are the centers of our decision-making. The head is our rational brain, the heart is the emotional brain, and the gut is the intuitive brain. There are lots of instances where we follow our gut feelings or heart feelings. These are the times where logical thinking using our brain may not be adequate in assessing emotions.

Listening to your heart and gut allows you to be a rational thinker who weighs your feelings and emotions. In turn, you avoid cognitive dissonance, a state of inner conflict that can lead to anxiety and depression

#2: Listening to the Surrounding Voices

When was the last time you were still and listened to voices all around you? It may be the whistling trees in your backyard, a shaky door, a ticking clock, or the sound of your breathing. Whatever you get to hear, allowing yourself to connect to your surrounding gets you into a mindful state. This awareness state refreshes your mind, expands your thought process, and renews your wisdom and intelligence.

#3: Journal Your Thoughts

Are you feeling lonely, depressed, or in a crisis? Put what you are feeling in writing. Conscious writing is an excellent way to practice deep listening. You use pen and paper as an avenue for your creative energy and ideas to flow. Doing so gives you mental clarity, regaining a sense of sanity when overwhelmed with emotions.

Here are some tips to get you started:
  • Use a pen and paper instead of your smartphone or notebook. Journaling your thought this way is real and tangible.
  • Write it as it is, immediately the thought pops in your head. Do not overthink.
  • Maintain a dream journal.  Capture what you remember from your dreams, then reflect on it.
  • Grammatical errors are allowed. What matters is getting your thoughts on paper.
  • Read aloud what you have written. It will give you a chance to hear your thoughts and voice your unspoken pain and trauma.

Conclusion

Deep listening is necessary if you want to develop mindful thinking and grow your emotional intelligence. These two aspects ensure you stay in tune with your inner self and be more susceptible to non-verbal communications from others. That way, you live in the present, embrace your uniqueness, and cut yourself some slack, especially when undergoing a challenging emotional experience. 

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