Spirituality – Journal Prompts

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This month is Radiant Woman Circle our topic has been Spirituality.
Here are our Journal prompts. Make yourself a nice herbal tea, light a candle, get out your journal, sit down take a breath.❤️ xx
 
Journal prompts – Spirituality.
 
Our spiritual self informs our beliefs about the world, our purpose, our place in the bigger puzzle of life, and more. Spirituality can involve religion, but it doesn’t have to. It’s how we make sense of the world, where we find joy, and what we feel gives our life meaning.
 
What things are you most grateful for right now?
What does spirituality mean to you?
Where does your spiritual streak show up in your daily life?
What do you believe makes the world a better place?
Do you believe you find your purpose or believe your purpose finds you?
Do you believe you have a soul? Why or why not?
What gives your life meaning today?
What leaves you feeling purposeful?
Do you remember your dreams? Are you aware of the symbolic messages they hold for you?
Do you trust your intuition?
How much silence is there in your life for the whispers of intuition to be heard? Do you have a regular Meditation practice? Do you take time to Relax each day?
Which people, figures, or ideas have had the biggest impact on your spiritual life?
How do you define wisdom? Where do you look for wisdom in your own life?
When have you felt most connected to your spiritual side?
Do you believe more in serendipity or coincidence? Why?
What are some of your biggest unanswered questions in life?
For you Spirituality, Soul, what would you like to cultivate over the next month?
Where could you create more soul time?

I am You

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Hello lovely ones, so on 21st June i had the most wonderful day having a photo shoot with Annmarie King, the first one i have ever had and she helped me feel totally relaxed and beautiful.. This is one of the pics created for my branding for my business Radiant Woman. I don’t really put too many pictures of me out there but as a self employed Woman i realize this is needed to promote my business so I thought, why not have some that i love and i am proud of.

Going through the choosing process it dawned on me how far i have come, so i wanted to write a little bit about my journey.

What you see here is a 52 Year old Woman who, no matter what has followed her heart, i don’t want praise or recognition for my journey and to tell my story would be a book but i want to share this small part of the Mountain i have climbed with You in the hope of Inspiring you in times when it feels like all is lost.

I am You if you have suffered at the hands of bullies.
I am you if You have been in an unbearably unhappy marriage.
I am you if You have been controlled and manipulated in relationships.
I am You if you have experienced miscarriage
I am You if you have cried yourself to sleep at night with worry.
I am You if you have been through the most heart wrenching divorce.
I am You if you are a single parent struggling to survive and studying to make a better life for you and your children.
I am You if you have held the hand of your parent when they took their last breath..
I am You if your best friend in the world is diagnosed with Cancer.
I am You if your have been brought to your knees, more times than one.
I am You if you suffer with Depression and struggle to drag yourself out of bed some days.
I am You if you are in debt.
I am You if you have been an addict.
I am You if your child got into drugs.
I am You if you were told you were nothing.
I am You if you are homeless and have lost everything.
I am You if you suffer with low self esteem and low self worth.
I am You if you lost someone you love dearly.
I am You if you if you are in the dark night of the Soul.

I am You if you want to get up one more time.
I am You if you know you deserve more.

What i offer through Radiant Woman, through the mountains i have climbed is HOPE.
Thankyou for taking the time to read my post.
Namaste – I see the light in you ❤️🙏❤️

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Wolf Spirit Animal

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The power of the wolf spirit animal serves as a guide for you to trust your instincts and pay attention to what they’re trying to tell you.
 
Wolf symbolism brings forth intelligence, loyalty, freedom, and social connections, and demonstrating them in a more balanced manner.
 
Common Wolf Spirit Animal Meanings;
The wolf totem symbolizes a high level of intelligence and a deep connection with your instincts, just like the husky totem.
 
A wolf being present in your dreams or in your meditations is telling you to rely on your intelligence to resolve a problematic situation, or use it more often in your daily dealings.
 
The wolf meaning is also that of a pathfinder. You can depend on your wolf spirit animal whenever you feel lost, misguided, or deceived.
 
If you have the wolf as your spirit animal, you are being encouraged to trust in your instinct and intuition more.
 
When you’re surrounded by so much noise and activity, it can be good to be quiet and just listen to what your gut is trying to tell you.
 
Your wolf totem can help you become more aware of your emotional state and point you to the things that are causing emotional imbalance.The wolf symbolism urges you to pay attention to your inner voices because they will help you make sense of things and point you towards the right direction.
 
The meaning of the wolf also resonates with your desire for freedom and independence. You can function well in a group, or in a ‘pack’, but you can also flourish when you are on your own.
 
The wolf is a powerful animal that loves to communicate, and it has unending loyalty. Just like yourself, the wolf can also be very social and very family-oriented at the same time.
 
This is very similar to the true meaning and symbolism of the vulture.
 
Another wolf symbolism is loyalty, which can be demonstrated in a number of ways when it comes to love and relationships.Wolves are very loyal, and they will not have another partner when their own partner dies, just like the seals.
 
They hold very deep emotional bonds with their pack, and they will usually mate for life with their partners!

Journal Prompts – Expression

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This Month in my Radiant Woman Circles our theme was Expression. Here are some Journal prompts for you. Sit down with a cup of tea, your Journal, light a candle and contemplate take time out for you…

JOURNAL PROMPTS – EXPRESSION;
AM I LIVING TRUE TO MYSELF AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME?
DO MY THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS AGREE?
AM I SHY ABOUT SPEAKING UP BECAUSE I’M AFRAID OF WHAT OTHERS MAY THINK OR MAKING A SCENE?
DO I TEND TO DOMINATE CONVERSATIONS?
HOW OFTEN DO I FAIL TO KEEP MY PROMISES OR LET PEOPLE DOWN?
DO I USE MY WORDS TO EMPOWER – CONTROL OR PROTECT OTHERS?
ARE MY WORDS MOSTLY POSITIVE – NEGATIVE – FEAR BASED?
WHAT UNFINISHED COMMUNICATION MIGHT BE CREATING OBSTACLES IN MY LIFE?
DO I FIND IT EASY TO EXPRESS MY EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL NEEDS?
HOW IN MY LIFE AM I SPEAKING MY TRUTH/ NOT SPEAKING MY TRUTH?
HOW DO I EXPRESS MY CREATIVE SELF?
DO I SHOW THIS EXPRESSION TO EVERYONE?
HOW WOULD SPEAKING MY TRUTH AND EXPRESSING MYSELF FULLY MAKE ME FEEL, WHAT EFFECT MAY THIS HAVE ON OTHERS?
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ARE THERE AREAS IN MY LIFE WHERE I KEEP MY TRUTH HIDDEN TO AVOID ARGUMENT OR CONSEQUENCE?
IN WHAT ASPECTS OF MY LIFE AM I UNWILLING TO SHARE MY TRUTH?
CAN YOU COMMIT TO ONE THING THIS MONTH TO BRING YOU INLINE WITH LIVING YOUR TRUTH?

Throat Chakra

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The Throat Chakra – Unleash your creativity and find your true voice.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou

The balance of this chakra will determine how honest you are and how well you communicate with others. When your throat chakra is in balance you may find you are more creative and expressive and you will know what you want out of life.

Balance in this chakra will mean you become truly free and what you ask for will start coming to you, with little or no effort on your part!

Physical health:

This chakra is associated with the thyroid gland which is responsible for the release hormones which are important for our metabolism, development and growth in the body. If the chakra is restricted in energy flow you may experience fatigue, jaw pains and headaches.

We are verbal beings. We currently live in a mass culture dominated by the word,
and our current popular culture seems to thrive on gossip, actively encouraging its
citizens to talk about other people. Our word is powerful, and the way in which we
speak our words has great influence and real impact in our lives.
Who has not experienced the feeling of choking up, of being unable to speak? We
struggle at times to ‘find the right words’. We may feel we say the ‘wrong’ thing, and
experience harmful words flying from our mouths before we can stop them. At other
times, we may force ourselves to stay quiet, to avoid trouble, when we truly have
something we want to say.
All of these situations may indicate an imbalance in the throat chakra. This chakra is
the home and source of truthful and meaningful communication. The Sanskrit word
for the throat chakra Vissudha, means purification. When we team this concept of
purification with the purpose of this chakra, we begin to understand that truthful
communication which is clean and wise, impeccable and full of integrity is not only
desirable – it is good for us. When we have a healthy throat chakra, we are mindful
of what we say, and why we are saying it.
One of the most important functions of the throat chakra is the act of listening. This
includes listening to the outer world with our physical ears, as well as listening to our
internal world. When we focus attention internally and listen to what our bodies are
telling us, we begin to hear the truth of our own inner story. Thoughts and fears are
trying to communicate. Body sensations carry meaning and a yearning to be heard.
As we begin to hear our inner story, we experience a deeper resonance with our true
self, further aligning body, mind and spirit.
The throat chakra is also the gateway to our unique creative expression. Creativity,
be it through dance, art, language or music, gives expression to our inner
discoveries. We can develop our creative self through awakening the throat chakra.
As we open and heal the throat chakra, we actively begin to speak in a way that
creates a more harmonious life. We open up to authentic self-expression and we
become more attentive to our own truths, as well as the truths of others.
The throat chakra, more then any other, governs our relationship with vibrations and
resonance. We can resonate with the vibrations of music, people, ideas,
environments or even the universe. When we find this resonance, a sense of
harmony and rhythm is experienced. When not in resonance, one has a feeling of
discord. We may feel that we do not fit in or belong.
Although the energy of the throat chakra is more subtle than say, the base chakra,
it’s still incredibly powerful. Just think of how a singer can break glass with her voice
– the vibrations from this chakra can and do affect matter and therefore us. We all
tune into vibes all the time. Working with the throat chakra increases our awareness
of this energy and its impact.
There are a variety of techniques to aid purification including what the Buddhists call
‘wise speech’, periods of verbal silence and the practice of chanting. When the throat
chakra becomes purified, we awaken to the more subtle communication abilities of
telepathy.
Evaluating your throat chakra
Simply answer YES or NO to each of the statements below. If you score more than
four Nos it may indicate that your throat chakra is imbalanced. If you score four or
more YES answers, wonderful! You are balanced in the throat centre.
Δ I am a good listener.
Δ I try to improve the quality of my diet regularly.
Δ I have a good sense of rhythm.
Δ I have a strong clear voice.
Δ My creative life is important to me.
Δ I am able to express myself clearly and effectively.
Δ I pick up on ‘vibes’ easily.
Balancing your throat chakra:
Throat chakra crystals
Turquoise, aquamarine, sodalite.
These crystals may be placed on the location of the throat chakra (throat cavity) for
clearing, revitalising and healing. You may even choose to carry one of these crystals
with you throughout your day.
Throat chakra oils
Eucalyptus, lavender, chamomile.
These oils can be used in massage treatments, burned in an oil burner or you may
even add a few drops in to your bath.

Ether Meditation
Find a comfortable position, and softly close your eyes. Bring your palms together
and then slowly pull them apart. Keep playing with your hands, moving them
together and apart until you can feel a ball of energy building between your hands.
This is your etheric field. Play with the ball – let it get bigger and then smaller. Lift
the ball up and move it around your body, or through your body. Play with this ball
of energy. Imagine the ball to be a colour – feel what the ball is like when it is blue,
then try red. Sense the vibrations of colour.
5 Top Tips for balancing your throat chakra:
1. Have the intention of always being open and honest with your
communication. Try to keep communication meaningful, not indulging in
gossip, lies and pointless chit-chat.
2. Be mindful of the Buddhist precept of wise speech: “Is it true, is it kind, is it
necessary, is it the right time?”
3. Acknowledge that ‘listening’ is as much a part of communication as talking,
and practice active listening.
4. Be open to higher levels of communication (telepathy, clairaudience,
channelling).
5. Explore ways of connecting with your innate authtentic creativity eg. dance,
painting, the way you dress, cooking etc.
Everyday ways to balance your throat chakra
Experiment with wearing the colour sky-blue or bring this colour more into your life.
Open yourself to some new creative projects – it may be as simple as getting
creative with your wardrobe or experimenting with an unexplored medium like
sculpting! Spend a few minutes each day chanting the seed sound of the throat
chakra which is “hum” or find a mantra that works for you. Be sensitive to your
environment and the people around you and try and tune into the “vibes” – what
resonates for you and what doesn’t? Listen to your own inner voice!

Yoga for the Throat Chakra:

In our Yoga practices, one of the main ways i have found to clear the Throat Chakra is through chant. The seed chant for this chakra is Ham. We will be working with this chant in classes this Month.

Postures to balance the Throat Chakra are all that focus on the neck. Shoulderstand, Fish Pose, Bridge Pose & Inversions. Cobra and Cat cow with Lions Breath will all feature in Classes this Month.

May you reclaim the power of your authentic VOICE.
May you learn to listen to the gentle whispers of your hearts voice, guiding you towards the path of your highest destiny.
May you remember your TRUTH matters.

Natalie Southgate Chakradance.