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Reiki Master Teacher and Sedona Healer Cynthia Tierra

Healing From The Heart Sedona AZ

A Spiritual Perspective on Death  June 14, 2017

From the moment each of us came into this world, we started down an inevitable path towards death. Many people fear death. Fear of death originates from fear of the unknown. Humans have many beliefs about what happens after death. In some cultures death is openly acknowledged as an integral part of the cycle of life. In our culture, death has traditionally been a taboo subject, making it difficult to see death as a loving transition.

Some religions see life as a singular experience to prepare you for death and the afterlife. If you live a good life and follow all the rules, you are promised a space in the serene eternal place of bliss. If you are bad, you could end up forever in Hell. This is a philosophy of control by fear. If you only get one chance and when you mess up, the consequences are dire, it’s no wonder so many people fear death. In some religious traditions there is the possibility of forgiveness, if you are judged worthy, but determining your worthiness is not up to you. Your fate lies in the hands of the Supreme Judge, or a savior. Fear based beliefs breed fear.

Love based spiritual practices promote love. Death can be viewed as a loving experience, a part of life to be embraced. When we entered this world, most of us were embraced by loving parents who welcomed us. It would be nice to leave this life in a similar way, surrounded by the love of those who will continue on.

Death is a new beginning, not an end. If you accept the concept of death as a transition and not an ending, when we die, we get a chance to examine our lives and evaluate our lessons. Death is a stepping stone to further spiritual growth, ascending beyond physical form. The Soul is eternal. Only the body dies.

There is no reason to fear death. Even if life is strictly biological, what good does it do to waste energy fearing rather than accepting the inevitable? Life is meant to be enjoyed and experienced, moment to moment. We never know what is going to happen in our lives. We can only plan and make decisions based on what we know at the time using our personal skills. Some of us seek guidance from spiritual sources. Others feel they are going it alone, although in reality none of us is ever truly alone. No matter what method we use to make decisions, no one can be absolutely sure of the future. The future is yet to come and is flexible. The present is all we really know for sure. People who fear death fear losing life, because this life is familiar and secure. Strive to live your life with joy and love. View death with a loving outlook. Embrace death with the same love you have for life. We are all here for a reason and we all feel love during our lives. Remember the loving moments and go on to create more. Life and death are both about experiencing love.

Holding Love Ones That Have Crossed Over

Find a quiet space. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Breathe gently into yourself until your mind and body quiet down. Become aware of your heart and breathe. Just breathe until your mind and body become still and your heart and mind open.

If there is someone in your life that has crossed over, and that crossing affected you deeply, allow that person to come into your thoughts. Open your heart to the spirit of the person that once walked in the world with you. Be in a spiritual space and be present in love. Remember what was good about this person and hold this goodness in your heart. Be in heart-felt compassion for any challenges your loved one experienced. Know that all challenges disappear after death. Expand your heart in gratitude for all that you learned through this person, whether the lessons were pleasant or difficult. Be in this space until you feel peace inside.

When you feel full, breathe deeply, exhaling through your mouth, bringing yourself into the awareness of this moment. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes. Live with loving memories.

©2017.CynthiaTierraHealingFromTheHeartSedonaAZ.AllRightsReserved

How To Bring Your Mind Body and Spirit Into Balance    June 7, 2017

If you lose your balance, you may fall and suffer an injury. All of us have done it and it hurts. If you move out of energetic balance, you can suffer from physical, mental or emotional pain. Sometimes pain will manifest physically with broken bones or illness. You can be out of balance emotionally and feel depressed. You can be out of balance mentally and become obsessive in your thoughts.

When you use the scales to weigh your gold, you want have equal amounts of gold on each side. This is true balance, the Yin and Yang. Opposite energies balance each other out. Sometimes you will go too far in one direction. Sometimes you may go too far in the other direction. The goal is to spend most of your time in the middle. In order to understand joy, you need to understand sorrow. Experiencing the variety of emotion is part of human experience. How can you appreciate the good times if you have no concept of what it’s like to be at the other end of the spectrum? Yet, if you spend too much time in sorrow and pain, that can become your way of life. If you feel intense anger and spend your time in anger, you are depriving yourself of peace and love. Yet, always being in a space of perfect peace without knowing how it feels not to be at peace deprives you of basic human understanding of the nature of emotion.

When something in your life is out of balance, it’s up to you to do whatever is necessary to shift the energy in a different direction. Usually this is a process of moving through your present experience towards achieving balance, rather than shifting the energy totally in the opposite direction. Going from joy to sorrow and back can be exhausting. Finding a neutral middle ground allows time to reflect without being totally engrossed in the experience.

The Buddha spoke of detachment. Detachment allows for clarity and helps create energetic balance. If you’re feeling depths of emotion or depths of thought, this is part of human experience to be accepted and learned from. Accept your thoughts and emotions as your creations. Embrace them. Then, detach yourself from them in order to better understand what within you created this experience and what your lesson is from it. Going through this process of observing your feelings, thoughts and responses will help you move into balance.

©2017.CynthiaTierraHealingFromTheHeartSedonaAZ.AllRightsReserved

Your Spiritual Anatomy   May 31, 2017

Your body has a physical anatomy made up of the different anatomical systems, skeletal; circulatory; nervous; endocrine, etc. Your body also has a spiritual anatomy made up of the aura, the meridian lines, and the chakra system. This is known as the subtle body. Illnesses and imbalances in the physical body originate from problems in the subtle body. The subtle body is the layered energetic system in our auras, a series of seven interconnected layers.

The first subtle body layer is the Etheric Body. Closest to the physical, it is considered to be the blueprint on which the cells and organs are built. It contains an exact replica of your body with the same organs and structures. Imbalances and weaknesses in the etheric body eventually manifest on the physical level.

The next layer is the Emotional Body. The emotional body is the container of your feelings. It follows your body outline, but extends further than the etheric. It is composed of colored clouds of energy in a continuous flux, altering according to your mood and emotional state. This field is often the aura of colors around you. The emotional body holds your emotional and psychological stability and your sensitivity to those around you.

The Mental Body layer overlaps the emotional body. Associated with thoughts and mental processes, the Mental Body is usually perceived as bright yellow. In this body, you interpret information according to belief structures you have acquired in this lifetime.

The Astral Body layer comes next. This energy contains the essence of your personality. It is the boundary layer between your current individual personality and spiritual awareness.

The three remaining subtle body layers are not as clearly defined and are composed of fine energy.

The Causal Body layer links your personality to collective consciousness, and is the doorway to higher levels of consciousness.

The Celestial Body layer or The Soul, focuses universal energy and is connected to the Higher Self.

The Spiritual Body layer is the container and integrator of all other subtle energies. It has access to universal energies and maintains the individuality of each being.

When clearing and cleansing your energy or aura, address the subtle body by asking to be clear on all layers and levels of your being.

©2017.CynthiaTierraHealingFromTheHeartSedonaAZ.AllRightsReserved

Letting Go  May 25, 2017

Sometimes all it takes to get what you want is to let go, to detach yourself from the situation and trust everything will work out for the best.

I have a stone that I was given at a vortex site. As I walked by it, I got a message that this was a special gift for me. One day it disappeared. I searched everywhere to no avail. Even though I tried not to feel bad, my mind and my emotions kept bringing me back to my sense of loss. When I meditated about my reaction, I got a strong message to release it and let it go. The following day, I got an intuitive sense to ask the woman who monitors the locker room at the gym if she happened to find a stone recently. She reached into a drawer, removed my stone and handed it to me. Small miracles happen every day when you let go of your attachment to the outcome.

Let go of the very thing you are attached to and whatever is for the greater good will come to you. Life is about trusting all is well no matter what is happening and letting go of attachment to outcomes.

©2017.Cynthia Tierra Healing From The Heart Sedona AZ. All Rights Reserved

Working With Spiritual Gemstones   May 19, 2017

In my practice as a spiritual healer in Sedona, I often work with gemstones and minerals and sell gemstone chakra balancers. Here is spiritual information about stones.

Stones vibrate with earth energy. Some vibrate on a cosmic level. All rocks and minerals serve a basic purpose or function, to carry messages, to heal, to open energies.

To determine the nature of a rock, hold it in your hands to feel the vibration. The vibration can be subtle or strong. Each rock has a place and a purpose. Almost all of us have been attracted to a rock or stone at one time or another. Stones call to people. Each stone or rock has unique spiritual energy that will match with your needs and fit with your energy.

A rock that is meant to be with you and serve a purpose in your life, will call to you. Gemstones, rocks and minerals are available in most metaphysical stores and fairs. You can also pick up rocks from trails or beaches, or even parking lots. If you are attracted to a stone, it is probably meant to be with you. Before removing any stone from its surroundings make sure you have permission.  Sometimes a stone is not meant to be taken away. People have taken stones from a volcanic area in Hawaii and sent them back later because the energy wasn’t right.  So keep in mind, some stones are only there for you to connect with in the moment. If you feel drawn to a stone or rock and want to take it w, ask if it is meant to go with you. If you hear “yes” Give something back in exchange for the gift you are being given. A good offering is food for the animals or water for the plants. If you don’t have any food or water, any offering is acceptable if given with good intentions. The right rock companions can bring wondrous energy to your environment.

©2017.Cynthia Tierra Healing From The Heart Sedona AZ. All Rights Reserved

How To Balance Your Chakras   May 11, 2017

Set aside time for chakra balancing each morning and each evening and see how your energy shifts. You will probably feel more at ease and relaxed besides feeling healthier overall. Before you get out of bed in the morning and before you go to sleep, balance your chakras while you are lying down. Start by placing both of your hands between your legs and ask to balance the energy of your root chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your root chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize red light flowing to and through you while the first chakra is being balanced. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands on your lower abdomen, ask to balance the energy of your abdominal chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your abdominal chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize orange light flowing to and through you while the second chakra is being balanced. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands on your solar plexus, ask to balance the energy of your navel chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your navel chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize the yellow light flowing to and through you while the third chakra is being balanced. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands over your heart chakra, ask to balance the energy of your navel chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your heart chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize green light flowing to and through you while the fourth chakra is being balanced. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands over your throat, ask to balance the energy of your throat chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your throat chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize blue light flowing to and through you while your fifth chakra is balancing. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands over your third eye, ask to balance the energy of your third eye chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your third eye chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize purple light flowing to and through you while your sixth chakra is balancing. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Placing both of your hands on the top of your head, ask to balance the energy of your crown chakra. Ask that the light and Love and healing energy of the Loving Universe flow to your crown chakra, releasing all blockages and bringing it into balance. Visualize white light flowing to and through you while your seventh chakra is balancing. Wait until you feel balanced to move on.

Relax for awhile and allow the energetic flow to adjust.

Express your gratitude to The Loving Universe for balancing your energetic flow and ask to remain in balance.

Once you have practiced, chakra balancing will become second nature. Then you can balance all your chakras as necessary and focus on individual chakras that correspond to your symptoms.

©2017.Cynthia Tierra Healing From The Heart Sedona AZ. All Rights Reserved

How To Avoid An Argument Before It Starts  May 5, 2017

As a spiritual healer in Sedona, I see many people who are concerned about their relationships and are upset when they have been in arguments. Spiritual healing involves going deep within and can bring forth unpleasant feelings and memories connected to past responses to arguments. To avoid an argument before it starts, don’t participate. This may sound obvious, but it isn’t. Otherwise we would never argue. Most arguments involve personality conflicts. Both personalities involved in the argument feel they have something to gain or lose in the outcome; someone must win and someone must lose. In reality, all arguments are losing situations.

Arguments create a loss of peacefulness and harmony. When people argue, an exchange of negative energy occurs. For some people, arguing is the primary method they connect with others. Sometimes, a person becomes an argument magnet, seeking out and attracting conflict because arguing gives them an artificial sense of power. Argumentative people may appear confident, but in reality they are feeling powerless. They do not recognize that power is internal, not external. Rather than working within themselves to understand their emotions, argumentative people seek gratification from proving they are right .A balanced person can choose not to participate in an argument. Emotionally balanced people have no purpose in arguing since balanced people are connected with their own personal power of love. Being at peace with oneself in a loving space eliminates the need for personality conflicts. Personality conflicts come from a need for control, which originates from non-loving emotions. Argumentative people usually feel a need for control. You have no control over the emotions of other people, who choose to argue with you. You can control your responses in confrontational situations.

Whenever you are tempted to argue with another person, stop and reflect inward. Ask yourself why this issue is so important to you. Where is your anger coming from? Why are your emotions surfacing? The other person has triggered a response in you. You can choose how you will react to this response. Most people who argue are focusing on the other person, rather than themselves. Potential arguments offer you a golden opportunity to learn about yourself.

When another person triggers an emotional response in you, this reaction comes from memories of past experiences that are surfacing in the present. These memories of past events and experiences dredge up unresolved emotional issues. Dredging up of old emotions is an automatic response. Automatic responses that originate in the past do not belong in the present. Acknowledge that other people trigger your emotional responses, but admit to yourself that these responses belong to you. Ask the Loving Universe to help you move with your emotion into a loving space in the present moment. By choosing not to be emotionally dragged into the past, you are choosing to be loving in the present. Feel love for the adult, who acts like a two-year-old in order to gain a false sense of power. Remind yourself that the most powerful force in the world is love. All it takes to avoid an argument before it starts, is love and self-understanding.

©2017.Cynthia Tierra Healing From The Heart Sedona AZ. All Rights Reserved

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