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Want an energy gateway on your body? Sacred geometry tattoos are the doors!

30 Jul, 2018
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Access the energies of Sacred Geometry symbols through tattoos on your body
By Nikita Jhanglani

Have you ever thought of getting a tattoo? If you have, you’d know that it takes forever and more to select that perfect design. I’ve been thinking of getting one for years but still haven’t been able to choose between a literary quote, a stack of books, and a slice of pizza!

This takes so much deliberation because something as permanent as a tattoo should be an extension of your personality, reflecting your choices and your beliefs in life.

However, do you know that there is much more to tattoos, beyond being a symbol of your personality? That tattoos can heal, elevate, and transform your soul?

Say hello to sacred geometry tattoos!

Ancient geometric symbols…
Sacred geometry tattoos are derived from ancient geometric symbols that hold a deep-rooted significance in the religious and spiritual context. These symbols include simple ones like a point, a straight line, and a circle as well as more complex ones like the Fibonacci spiral, the Golden Ratio, the Seed of Life, or the Tree of Life.

… are all around us
Several of these symbols can be found in nature as well as on old structures, temples, jewelry, and so on. For example, all planets are circles. Ocean waves are shaped like a Fibonacci spiral. Sacred geometry is a pivotal design element of The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Mandala drawings are inspired by symbols like the Seed of Life and Flower of Life while Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is proof that the Universe favours geometry.

Yantras, made of these sacred shapes and patterns, help with conscious awareness for healing and integrating the soul into wholeness. The Sri Yantra, embodying the union of Shiv and Shakti, is believed to be the most powerful of these yantras.

The story beneath
Tattoos inspired by sacred geometry symbols date back to the days of ancient Egyptian pharaohs and represent specific aspects of life, e.g. circles represent relationships, squares have a connection with stability, and the Flower of Life represents life forms.

These symbols, and thus the tattoos, are believed to remind us of the connection we share with nature.

Get thy self inked and heal!
According to tattoo artists, sacred geometry symbols have not just a personal but also a strong spiritual significance. Because of their closeness to nature, these symbols hold healing powers. And the easiest way to connect to these energies, to allow them into your body, is by inking them on yourself.

Intrigued but confused about which one is the right one for you? Thriive Sacred Art therapists can guide you. Connect with us: http://beta.thriive.in/thriive-seeker

Nikita Jhanglani is a technical and creative content writer, editor and book blogger. Currently, she is into world domination, one checklist at a time.

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Doing these 2 indigenous rituals will help you to get the most out of today’s total lunar eclipse

27 Jul, 2018
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Move away from darkness and into the light with these healing rituals 
By Susan Hough

“Ceremony and Ritual connects us to our own essence, to help us tune into the Spirituality among the Dagara people.”
Sobonfu Somé

Today’s total lunar eclipse will occur with the Full Moon (Blood Moon). This will be the longest lasting total lunar eclipse of the 21st century (1 hour and 43 minutes).

Releasing the Darkness
Because this Full Moon is also an eclipse, it is about finding what is in the shadow that needs to be released. There could be a moment when the darkness of the eclipse can feel like it is overtaking you. But with the support of your community you can push through it and give birth from whatever that darkness needs to share with you. Together, in being connected, a deeper transformation can occur and awaken the love between us.


Doing this in the indigenous ways means all come together as a community because each one holds something individual and makes the community whole by bringing the energy that is needed.

Indigenous Moon Rituals for Healing

Sitting in a circle and celebrating these rituals brings a sense of togetherness and peace to the community as a whole and to each individual. Because truly we are all better when somebody holds the space for us to let go.

This moon is about releasing stagnant energy, thoughts that no longer serve you and breaking habits that are holding you back, with the support of your community, which always has your back, holding that space for you.

One indigenous ritual you can do for this Lunar Eclipse is a Fire Ritual. You gather as a community each writing down or speaking any fears, worries, or stagnant energy that needs to be released. Build a fire and by burning this paper or visualizing letting go of these things into the fire it will allow space for what you need in this moment. Let go so you can receive love for yourself, your community and the world.


Another ritual to bring nurturance and sweetness to each person, the community and the world is the Milk and Honey Ritual. Go to a water body and make an offering to it with Milk and Honey. The milk signifies nurturance and the honey, sweetness. 

Your healing will affect the healing of not just yourself, but also your community and the world. By pushing through what blocks you, along with your community, it will awaken all to new beginnings and open all to love.

Susan Hough is a Life Coach and ritualist as well as the founder of ‘Living Your Gifts”. After 20 years working in very traditional mental health, Susan knew that wasn’t her path and her search led her to a Daraga Teacher named Sobonfu Somé. Susan became one of a handful of Westerners to get initiated into the rites, rituals and healing wisdom of her tradition. Through the combination of Western and Dagara Wisdom, Rites and Rituals, Susan helps everyone from teens to adults discover how powerfult hey are. To know more about Susan Hough, please visit: https://www.livingyourgifts.com/ 

 
Susan Hough will be presenting at the 11th Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences being held at Pyramid Valley, Bengaluru, from 29th Sept – 2nd Oct, 2018. To know more and to get the Early Bird Offer, visit http://gfss.thriive.in/

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Following these 4 secret tips can keep the spark flourishing in your marriage

24 Jul, 2018
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Marriage need not be the beginning of stagnant energy and the end of romantic emotions
By Madhulika Arya

 

A few days ago, I was waiting for a friend at the food court of a busy South Delhi Mall, observing the mundane chaos caused by a couple with two young kids at the next table. Sipping my Americano, I couldn’t help but notice that the parents only talked through their children; they looked bored and faced away from each other. It was clear; this outing was only for the children’s entertainment. The kids, though, were focused on their ice cream.

I tried to imagine how, this couple who’d probably begun their journey as “Strangers in the Night, exchanging glances” had ended up as “Strangers at home, escaping glances!”


Love, attraction, chemistry are all offshoots of Energy. When two people choose each other, it is a sign that their energies have sparked. But, keeping that spark flourishing over the years, needs work. Here’s a holistic take on how you can keep that fire burning:


1. Real expectations bring greater acceptance 
Comparisons are odious: someone said this first in 1440 and hundreds of years later, it still rings true. Comparing your relationship to anyone else’s is ringing its death knell. So, desist because you will never know what is behind closed doors. Every relationship is a new and individual case. Be real with your expectations. Try to understand how different you two are from each other and embrace those differences without trying to “work” on them. Think back to the time you wanted to change one of your habits. Wasn’t it difficult? More often than not, we are unable to change ourselves, and accept this fact. Similar standards should be applied to your SO (Significant Other).


2. Communication is the key to greater intimacy
With so much of our time spent on virtual social media communications, real-life conversations — where you need to exchange the energy of attention, correct body language, a genuine effort to make eye contact and listen to the other person in the room — actually feels like a chore. Make it a point, then, to spend some time with each other everyday with all e-devices switched off. Talk about things that matter to both of you. Listen to, and not just hear, what they have to say, whether it is about an argument they had with someone at the office or a conversation about their likes and dislikes. Speak up instead of bottling up your own emotions and once this communication channel is opened, make sure it remains unclogged.


3. Forgiveness brings peace and allows love to flourish
No relationship is a bed of roses, but the thorns should be a means of making it stronger rather than a weapon to tear it apart. Conflicts will arise when two individuals come together but a genuine regard for the opposite person, a willingness to introspect and apologise should be a welcome surrender. Apologies do not mean a battle lost. Saying sorry for something you realize you did wrong will not make you the ‘weaker one’. Accepting an apology without nagging your partner is equally important. Show compassion to humble honesty without getting into power play.


4. Make them your priority 
Spend 15 minutes everyday visualizing yourself acknowledging your partner for everything they’ve done for you that week. Then, acknowledge them in real-time with words of appreciation and gratitude. This will bring a refreshing energy and make them feel really good about themselves and bolster your relationship. This is also a great way to remind them that they are still No.1 in your life (and it won’t be long before they begin reciprocating).

Even though a long-term relationship might seem like hard work, the best relationships are ones where the right efforts make it ‘effortless’. Here’s to happy romancing even after many years of being together.

Need a deeper, professional insight into your situation? Thriive-verified therapists can provide counseling that’s designed for your specific needs and help you bring back the verve into your relationship. Know more HERE – http://beta.thriive.in/thriive-seeker


Madhulika Arya is a curious observer of Life.

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He made us laugh and we smiled every time we saw him on the screen. He brought that ray of sunshine into our lives with each and every role he played on screen.

Yes, Robin Williams had that genius power within him. Today he would have been 67 years old.

The recently released documentary about him, Come Inside My Mind, makes it pretty plain that he was an infinitely gifted artist and an immensely generous person.

Our tears well up for a life that still had so much joy to give the world but behind the scenes battled unknowable sadness. As Robin Williams himself said at one point, “Every person is driven by some deep, deep, deep, deep secret.”

It’s not as if Williams was silent about his own struggles with addiction and even Depression.

In fact, he’s quoted to have said, “If you’re that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”

It is not possible for those who haven’t experienced Depression to completely understand what it does to the one suffering from it. But one can always reach out to lend a supporting shoulder to the one who is depressed. Don’t wait for them to ask, perhaps they are just not capable of asking.

For those seeking a cure for themselves or for people they know, alternative therapies provide solutions that can give long-term relief and are safe to use.

Here are 4 therapies that can help in treating Depression:

1. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Therapy (NLP) describes the dynamic between neuro, which is mind, and linguistic which is language and how their conjunction affects one’s body and behavior. NLP believes that language can create certain neurological patterns. The therapist can be effective without even knowing the problem in detail. This typically resolves issues in several brief sessions and tends to be pretty quick with results.

2. Emotional Freedom Technique originated from the ancient Chinese study of Chi and the paths of energy flow. It helps to transform physical or emotional issues by tapping on the meridian points with fingertips along with a specific affirmation. It relaxes the mind and balances the body.

3. Sound Healing is finding much popularity as an alternative therapy for many kinds of illnesses. It works by inducing deep healing brain states that attune the body to press the “Restart”button. Frequencies of waves from gongs, singing bowls and tuning forks can find and focus energy on weak areas of the body or mind. The rich, pure, vibrancy of tone helps the listener to relax and achieve deep states of well-being and clarity.

4. Life Coaching changes the way one operates at a deeper level. It does not stop at just examining behaviours, habits, and goals. Life coaching facilitates the person to delve into their deep-rooted beliefs and thought patterns. It also helps to connect them with their supreme power (Core of Existence) within. This enables them to become aware of their resourcefulness and to be their ‘authentic self’.

If you feel you are dealing with Depression and seeking alternative treatments, get in touch with us so we can connect you to the therapies and practitioners that are right for you: http://beta.thriive.in/thriive-seeker

Let Depression no longer be the reason to lose our loved ones.

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Did you know your fights with your siblings are a gift from your ancestors? Family Constellation is the way out!

16 Jul, 2018
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Letting go of patterns from the Past for peace in the Present
By Nikita Jhanglani


Resistance is loyalty to the old and prevents development. Every expectation is thus linked to something already known. Only what shakes me to the core leads me onward. The rigidity breaks, growth follows. In the end, we can only marvel at where we find ourselves. 

~ Bert Hellinger (founder, Systemic Constellation Therapy)

Haven’t we all heard how we’ve taken after our parents or grandparents or some relative in different ways—the way we look, talk, or the way we react to things.

But is this all that we inherit from our ancestors? Believe me, there is more. Looks like we unconsciously inherit a lot from them that shapes our beliefs, habits and lifestyle.

Bonds of Guilt
A had a prosperous business. He, however, couldn’t enjoy the luxury that came with his hard-earned wealth. A chance meeting with a Family Constellation Therapist lead him to realize how the depth of his bond with his late grandfather subconsciously stopped him from splurging on things other than his basic necessities.

A’s grandfather had seen poverty all his life, unable to enjoy the luxuries and comforts that A could now afford. According to his therapist, A’s love for his grandfather connected them so deeply, that now, A subconsciously held himself back from enjoying what his grandfather couldn’t. The therapist helped A disconnect from this guilt.

Family Patterns Become Barriers
Hitesh Vashisht, accomplished Consciousness Coach and Workshop Leader from Gurgaon, says, “Family Constellation is an insightful way to get aware of all the family drawn patterns that act as a barrier in our evolution.”

Family Constellation, a branch of the Systemic Constellation therapy, studies an individual as part of a larger group such as a family or an organization. It focuses the way they relate with their immediate family members. As humans, we inherit certain patterns from our ancestors, related to health, wealth, relationship, or lifestyle issues. These traits could lead us into unhappy situations with our family members without us understanding the underlying cause.

Stronger Connections
B shared a troubled relationship with her siblings. They argued everyday about everything. This disturbed B so much that she was often unable to sleep. Headaches became her constant companion. Lack of sleep led to stress and affected her performance at work.

When she heard about Family Constellation, she agreed to give it a shot hoping it was the ray of hope she’d been waiting for.

B enrolled for a session.

With the help of representatives (people or objects) standing in for herself and her siblings and their energies, and a long interview with the Family Constellation therapist, B got an otherwise unseen insight into her siblings’ perspectives. This opened her eyes to their feelings and her own patterns of behavior. This helped B mend her relationship with her siblings. Today, B experiences a stronger connect with them.

“Family Constellation helps the subject have a holistic look towards a situation or challenge, keeping in view the involved parties or factors of influence,” explains Vashisht.

We can’t choose our families but we can choose how we relate to them. If fights and feuds are your family norm, use Family Constellation Therapy to get straight to the heart of the matter. You’ll be amazed at what lies beneath the surface. Let Thriive connect you to a trained and verified therapist. Know more: http://beta.thriive.in/thriive-seeker

 
Nikita Jhanglani is a technical and creative content writer, editor and book blogger. Currently, she is into world domination, one checklist at a time.

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Here are 5 reasons why a breakup can be good for you

13 Jul, 2018
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Did you know that a breakup, though devastating, could be the start of a new 
(and fabulous) chapter in your life? 
By Sridevi Datta


Heartbreaks feel like the end of the world especially because we believe in happy endings and desperately cling to the old age adage “They lived happily after”.

Nothing wrong in that!

But what if there was a twist in the tale?

What if I told you that breakups can be life-altering? That sometimes they can become the beginning of something powerful and exciting?

What if I told you that regardless of circumstances, anyone who is breaking up with you is actually doing you a favor?

Curious? Read on.

After the breakup, you become independent

How many times did you let your choices be dictated by this other person? Too many to count, right? Seeking external validation never brings happiness. Doing what you know is good for you, brings contentment. So, whether it is feeling comfy in your PJs or having your supper in bed, you are no longer accountable to anyone. You own your choices. You own your time. And slowly you begin to inhale that first whiff of freedom.

You understand what you always wanted from the relationship

Remember the time you felt your Ex could have listened more? Or, that they were more sensitive to your needs? Now, you no longer feel the need to apologize for such thoughts. You begin to see flaws that always existed– things which you refused to pay attention to in the past. The self-sabotaging patterns become evident. You are able to see with clarity what you’ve been doing in your relationships and what you now actually need.

After the breakup, you regain your sense of self worth

Relationships teach us something about ourselves. When we get involved with someone our energies mesh so completely that when the relationship breaks off, both partners (the breaker-off less than the breakee) feel a bottomless void within themselves. This is when a spiral of self-pity, addictions to sadness, even melancholy rush in to fill that deep emptiness. However, once you actively choose to break free from the obsessive cycle and apply your mind to other activities that bring joy to your heart, you regain your self-esteem. You begin to laugh with greater ease. Everything becomes beautiful once again.

You begin to re-align your inner resources after the breakup

“And suddenly you know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ~ Meister Eckhart

Many a times during the course of a messy breakup, you delete your inner resources. You forget how brilliant you were in so and so activity and how you had the ability to excel. After the breakup, once again you begin to see/hear/ feel those resources.

A Breakup is the beginning of something new

Once you accept the fact that nothing you could do could have prevented the breakup, you begin to heal. You grow stronger and you are ready for something new. You understand that you can now re-channelize all those energies into something empowering and wonderful.

Does this mean that breakups are simple?

No of course they are not.

It means that now is the time to let your inner resilience shine through.

If in spite of everything, you do continue to feel lonely, isolated and stuck, life coaches and counselors can help you get back on the path of empowerment and embark on your new path to freedom. Thriive can help you connect with the therapists that are right for you. Know more: http://beta.thriive.in/thriive-seeker

Sridevi Datta’s articles have been published on Live Mint, Huff Post, Women’s Web, Mother’s Always Write and Money View. She writes on culture, parenting and personal finances.

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Looking forward to a promotion? The answer lies in your dreams!

9 Jul, 2018
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Thriive Global Ambassador and world-renowned Dream Interpreter & Symbology expert, Prof. Kaya, reveals to us, in his own words, the means and benefits of decoding dreams for career success.
 

”I truly believe that symbolic language, in dreams, even though it seems to be all mixed up (to the dreamer) is actually very precise. It’s a very concrete language that speaks to us directly, if we’ve developed the quality to understand. That’s why learning to interpret our dreams will bring back spiritual autonomy to humanity.

Developing Discernment

Though we all dream, not all remember them. But we can develop techniques for that. We must teach them to children too so that they too can begin to develop their discernment from within. They will understand that dreams are telling them what is positive and what is negative. This is similar to our tendencies, which are a mixture of positivity and negativity. And while they learn to analyze life through their dreams, they can apply the same principles to reality since life is like a dream.

Decoding Messages

If I dreamed that I forgot to take my keys when I went to the office, it means either I don’t want to go to work or I have blockages in me that are stopping me from working. Or, it might even be a sign that I need to take a break, to take some time for myself. So, the subconscious will have created these situations in the dream to tell you or to teach you about something.

Perhaps you drop your keys on the floor and as you bend down to pick it up, your back cracks a little bit. And this will be helping you because your body needed a break and you were ignoring the nagging pain you were having for a few days. You don’t even understand why this thing happened, but it did, for your health and something needed attention, to be liberated within you.

Synchronicity

Even in dreams, or in life, nothing happens by coincidence. Everything is totally synchronized in the universe. You get a cab at the right moment to arrive at the right place at the right moment…or, miss your train because you were not meant to be somewhere. You are being guided by the universe because it was meant for you to be on time or reach late, respectively. In both situations, you could meet someone, who will change your life forever. This is not a coincidence.

So, everything we do always has a perspective that is much deeper, and sometimes we can see it and sometimes we can’t because it’s very subtle. But it is always there and we must pay attention.”

About Professor Kaya:
Professor Kaya is a best-selling author and international speaker. His notable work includes Dictionary Dreams-Signs-Symbols and The Source Code. A global expert on Dreams, Signs & Symbolic Language, he co-founded with his wife Christiane, the University / City Mikaël (UCM) that is established in several countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia. UCM is recognized by the Government of Quebec, Canada and Switzerland. It also holds a scholarship from Google. 

Prof. Kaya & Christiane Muller will be presenting at the 11th Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences which is being held in Pyramid Valley, Bengaluru, from 29th Sept – 2nd Oct, 2018. For more details and to avail the Special Early Bird Offer on donor passes, click here: 

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Doing These 5 Things Will Help You Connect With Your Kids In This Digital Age

4 Jul, 2018
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Bond with your kids and make them smarter with these 5 steps

It’s no longer surprising to see a 3-year old surfing an iPad to choose a nursery tale of her choice. Children refuse to eat food unless they are seated in front of the TV showing their favourite cartoons. In fact, e-devices seem to have become the babysitters of the technological age. Is this a good trend, though? Not really, as studies have shown.

Too much exposure to digital devices has resulted in lowered attention spans in kids. Spending a major part of the day seated lowers the energy levels of the body, which begins to store calories (meant to be burnt) as excess fat. This, in turn, leads to a reduction in creativity and sharp thinking. Too much absorption, of both parents and kids, into the virtual world also gets them disconnected from each other.

What can a parent do about it?

Experts agree that being mindful is the first step in creating greater bonds with children. Since kids mimic parents, one must check one’s own digital consumption. Reduce it considerably if it is eating into the time spent with your kids. Next step is to engage with them in meaningful activities:

We’ve got these 5 things you can do to connect with your kids:

1. Art & Craft Therapy

Join your kids in splashing colour on the easel without inhibitions or colouring mandalas with minute precision. The fun comes with many other benefits: enhanced concentration and creativity.

2. Explore local landmarks & heritage sites

 
Children love history. On a weekend, gather a group of your kid’s friends and their parents and hire a trained guide to narrate the history of the place you live in. e.g. do you know why the Asiatic Society building was built so high, at the top of so many steps? It was supposed to present an imposing first impression to anyone coming into Bombay from Britain via the sea route. Such tales spark the kids’ imagination and can be a great resource to navigate life successfully further ahead.

3. Get your hands dirty with clay and soil

E-devices lend only a second-experience of all activities. Indulge your inner artist with pottery sessions. Give free reign to your inner gardener as you experience the earth and its energy even as you and your kid work with soil and seeds to pot a plant. Use quick growing seeds and see how fascinated your kids will be as they witness this miracle of nature even as it inculcates within them a compassion for living things.

4. Story telling

 
Grandparents, especially grandmoms, were the source of innumerable stories in one’s childhood. But times have changed and grandmoms today are leading active lives that don’t often include story time with their grandchildren. Turn the tables and let your kids make up their own stories. Set up a day for family storytelling. Break the ice by beginning with the first sentence and encourage them to come up with scenarios, the wilder the better. Bold is better will become their credo in life and no one can argue about the benefit of that.

5. Get physical with Kid’s Yoga

If you thought yoga was only for fuddy-duddy adults (hot yoga, anyone?) then here’s an eye-opening stat for you. Kids as young as 4 are doing yoga today! The payoff? Better control over their breath makes them more mindful, increases their concentration and self-confidence and of course gives added flexibility to the body. Join a mommy-baby yoga group and boost your energy levels.

We’d love you to share with us the activities you do to bond with your kids.

Bring your kids along to the 11th Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences for a 4-day digital holiday, where you as a family can recharge both body and soul with Mindful Workshops specially created for kids by our experts. While they are enjoying themselves, you can attend Presenter sessions by Global Masters who are changing the world as we know it and Art & Soul Xperiences to create your own unique energy vibe. To know more and to subscribe to the special Early Bird Price, connect with us here: http://gfss.thriive.in/

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