Cravings ~ Part 2

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Does this Sound Familiar?

After several rounds of eating your favorite dessert question, “What is causing this to happen’ & “Why do I want this right now?” Pondering these questions en route to the fridge, pantry, special drawer, or better, as you’re entertaining it – will surprise you to learn your answers to these questions.

The key to releasing cravings is to recognize them as they arise. Attention placed on the current emotional state automatically sets up an interruption of the pattern. The interruption is “noticing” the craving. Craving a particular food is an indication that your body already has too much of it. It indicates imbalance in the body, which can lead to food allergy. Sugar, caffeine, carbohydrates, meat, and dairy all affect mood and only lead to health problems in the end so, try not to indulge in negative cravings, as they will always spiral out of control.

Cravings come from the unconscious. They’re patterns that we’re used to and do not think much about because they provide comfort. We all have a need for immediate satisfaction, to seek after the pleasure principle, whose innate response urges us to insulate our true feelings with something – whether with food, drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, gambling, gaming, or whatever. Whatever one’s delight, it is meant to dissipate physical tension, at least temporarily to soften the edges.

Cravings offer a positive side, too. It’s the way the body sends us messages to maintain balance, to refuel our energy or lift our moods. For instance, the body may require Vitamin C to help heal a cold. Desiring an orange or citrus would be a result of a good craving and positive habit to reach for an orange. Body wisdom is working by sending us messages to maintain balance. Yet, if we ignore these messages for any prolonged period to find equilibrium, the more we get out of control and suffer the negative repercussions of our faulty habits and unresolved emotional cravings.

Learning to listen to the needs of the body is essential, as are the responses we get from eating food that causes symptoms (gas, indigestion, acid reflux, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, skin problems, bad breath, headaches, achy joints, etc). So, whenever the body is craving something, pause for a moment and wonder, “What’s really going on here?” “Is this craving coming from my body or my emotions?”

When we find ourselves impulsively reaching for some food, take a moment to slow down, breathe, and reevaluate the situation and consider what your heart and Soul are really asking for. Remember that the pause alone sets up an interruption to the behavior to overcome the craving. The choice is yours. We may choose to honor our bodies needs with Love or to hop onto the vicious cycle of negative pattern repetition where dissatisfaction, self-loathing, and low esteem await claim.

The point of focus is to look for food imbalances, emotional deficits and behaviors in your life that are often the underlying cause of cravings. Many times what we think are emotional cravings are cravings caused by nutritional imbalances that affect emotion, and vice-versa.

To help move through the emotional impulses and understand the why. I have the tools to help you.  Schedule an appointment to bring balance and well-being into your life.

Alisa Battaglia©2009-2018

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Appearances of the Heart

Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely. ~Lama Thubten Yeshe, “Wisdom Energy”

There are many who claim to be accelerated on the evolutionary path to enlightenment who parade around in a sheath of spiritual ego full of self-aggrandizement. Their attention is anchored with concern over how they appear to others and thus, they exaggerate their own importance, power, and reputation masking their inadequacies under the guise of love and compassion. With a need to secure false personal power in the eyes of others to appear expert on matters that elude them, their emotional bodies are easily thrown off balance and threatened when their thoughts and ideals are questioned and processes examined. Quick to mask their overcompensations from feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, or victimhood, they react with quick emotional force. Taking things personally, with a swift wave of the hand they judge and dismiss differing perspectives and approaches of others on the path. Be weary of such manipulations. Discernment is needed here. The hallmark of a true initiate is non-attachment and clearly unconcerned with others emotional positions, as they are steadfast upon bridging inner and outer connections on many levels and to transmit that synthetic union to others through world service. Their lower bodies are aligned and integrated with a focus on living a more Soul infused reality as the expressive link in consciousness.

While the spiritual egoist espouses to tout the law of love, they miss the mark and project onto others a love-less vibrational state de-spiriting those in their chain of connection. These characters having reached a small measure of congruency between what they think, feel, say, and do, and their uncontrolled emotional bodies ever lead them astray. Emotional reactivity leads to imbalanced thought. Imbalanced thought creates a whole new set of frequency patterns.

While to err is to be human, it is most wise to take personal responsibility to grow and make better when it is due. Halting judgment and embracing another’s ways of being is a good place to start. With finger-pointing fear based approaches, many refuse to own their projections lost in their own demagoguery. The virtues of humility, trust and the integrity of simultaneous interplay between teacher/student as a co-creative experience, is lost to their desire for guru-hood. Overriding true wisdom and halting acceleration, is the ever-common failure of the Path Seeker to control the emotional body into a calm sea of glass.

I have extracted and revised a piece of my work, “The Seven Attributes of Heart” to express the many evolving layers of heart consciousness that differ only by degree of vibration that is discernable as our level of awareness rises.

A selfish heart functions from conditioned logical responses, while the emotions are a continuous shifting of moods and sentiments wrapped into the self. A desirous heart is concerned with sense gratification and is motivated by that which brings pleasure. An egoic heart, pride and vanity plays an important role so that others may fall in love with the mask perceived as Self. Misidentification further thickens the veil of glamour and illusion. A compassionate heart stimulates the innate potential for healing and through the path of selfless service, love flows gracefully and lovingly brings calm and influence upon others. A listening heart is a self-aware organized consciousness of integrated perceptions between inner and outer worlds, open to the channels of knowledge and illumination. A wise heart perceives a world of differing forces that must congeal into a unified whole if there is ever to be systemic harmony. Virtuous, without distortion of any kind, the tide of beingness is in rhythm with an undifferentiated Kosmic awareness. A spiritual heart recognizes the essential unity in all things and merges with supreme consciousness with reflection in the Kosmic self.

Like a huge mirror our ability to govern the law of our own being always operates in accordance with our actions. We must come to realize that we each are responsible for our own happiness and our own misery chained by the instinctive forces that enslave us. We must move beyond these forces into self-mastery by using the gifts with which we are endowed to promote our inner ideal. Each day we can overcome the effect of our selfish hearts and brackish deeds if we act wisely by evolving our hearts vibration to more inclusive values. This leads us to live a noble life with potential to change the world.

 

Alisa Battaglia 2/11/2009

Negative Emotions & Food – Part 1

Every moment of every day your thoughts – all the endless chattering inside your head are manifesting themselves as your reality. If your internal voice is a monologue that constantly criticizes your every move as a failure, you will fail. ~The Intention 

What we put in our mind is as important as what we put in our mouths, just as the exercise of our mind is as important as the exercise of our bodies. This makes sense, as the body-mind is one system where every thought creates a biological reaction in the body. In fact, life-negating thoughts are infectious and have a powerful negative effect on the healing system of the body. For instance, if our thoughts are filled with fear, guilt, anger, depression, or anxiety we often necessitate a physical compensation of eating comfort foods to return some sense of balance despite the physical consequences. Over time these compensating eating behaviors become fixed in the unconscious mind, thereby turning this process into uncontrollable cravings that creates destructive patterns in our lives. Negative emotions acidify the blood – a precursor to dis-ease states.

In my own process to wellness over a span of over two decades, I discovered that there was a direct link between my emotions and food cravings. That the food I ate was only one source of energy – a secondary source of energy in my life because it was secondary to the primary sustenance that comes from feeling good in my body from movement, having healthy happy relationships, a fulfilling vocation, creative outlets and most importantly a spiritual practice.

The quality of my life in all areas directly affected my thoughts and feelings, which were closely linked to what I would eat and drink. When I was bothered by something I gave up a wholesome meal for a small box of chocolates – an impulse buy at the checkout counter. I used food as a way to insulate my pain. I have always exercised and have never been overweight, but assuredly, if I had not worked on my emotional eating patterns and discovered a correction between my negative mood states and the effects certain food had on my physiology, I very well could be. I found, however, that it was not so much about weight, but developing body wisdom and affirming attitude towards life. This important distinction between what primary food and secondary food is makes or breaks quality of life.

No doubt, the kinds of food we eat are essential to our health. The food we digest is assimilated into our bodies and transforms food and nutrients into blood. The bloodstream picks up nutrients from sunlight infused food, the digestive tract, oxygen from the lungs, hormones from the endocrine glands and enzymes from other parts of the body, and transports to all tissues, structures head to toe. It also picks up wastes and transports to the lungs, liver, kidneys, lymph system, etc. for detoxification and eventual elimination. Blood builds, fuels, cleanses, moistens, cools and warms all structure and function.” The energy output of our food that creates our cells, new tissues, organs, skin and hair is a factor held within the pH (acid/Alkaline) balance of our blood directly linked by food and negative emotion.

Most people consider food the only aspect of nutrition, but I discovered that when I was nourished on a deeper level that my body would shift into an intuitive eating pattern. For instance, when I was grounded in my body, I noticed that it would tell me what it needed to feel nourished. When I did not observe my body’s wisdom and ate something other, I often got a stomach ache. This became a trial and error process of what to eat and when to eat. I also discovered that the body self-regulates. Self-regulation—the inner wisdom of my body, lets me know through healthy food cravings that I need to eat more raw food, protein, fruit or vegetables nutrition, and so on. For instance, if I have a craving for salt or sugar, I take note of my monthly biorhythm & what may be temporarily out of balance due to hormone fluctuation of nutrition imbalances. I then seek to fulfill that craving in a healthy way.I find that eating a large tablespoon or two of thick raw honey readily satisfies a desire for sweetness or raw 88% cacao chocolate increasing serotonin the brain.

To activate the body’s self-regulation it is essential to eat when our bodies are hungry and not according to the dictates of the clock.  Self-regulation requires that we no longer ingest toxic foods, sugars and high fructose corn syrup, transfats, chemical additives and highly addictive substances.

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You Are How you Vibrate Part 2~ Creating Coherence

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“Spirituality is a lens through which we view life  and a gauge by which we evaluate it.” ~Elder Dallin H. Oaks

How we manage our energies through our feeling states, breath, language and the stories of our bodies determines our level of sensitivity or capacity for assimilation of the global life energies around us. Natural senses are part of life’s nonverbal communication system that endows us with inner balance, clarity, and enthusiasm. It is how Nature connects and communicates (communes) with other life residents.

Whole-self wellbeing, alignment of the Body-Heart-Mind-Spirit organism, is essentially the result of harmonious vibration in the energetic flow between Nature Intelligence and the Kosmic circuit. The reciprocity of this nurturing and balancing energy exchange awakens our senses onto our screen of consciousness that Natural intelligence loved us to Be. We are often surprised that there is a mutual benefit of cooperative experience when our consciousness is in tact with Nature intelligence. We further discover that the unity that results from the interconnection of these natural attraction forces validates that “Love is the only reality of the world because it is All.” The vibrational evolution of the Kosmos, the co-evolutionary pathway between Earth and the human psyche as part Nature is ever expanding with the Whole in the Now moment of incarnation. If we are to expand our vibration that is the vast interconnectedness of sentient global life, we must embrace a psychology that identifies Spirit and Nature as a singular relationship.

Inner congruency within self (what we think, feel, say and do) and self in relation to global life produces alignment that magnetizes the physical and non-physical realities to interface. This attraction calls to us Kosmic coincidence to awaken our creative Soul potential on Earth.

For instance, our seed thoughts, feelings, and words (sound) are a vibrational mix of information of the Now moment that creates a resonance to match it by stimulating the etheric forces to activate a response – our intent into a living, creative, earthbound existence. Matrices of like vibration become attractive forces for one another and entrain to create either coherence or dissonance within our Being.

Yet, if we zone out instead, tranquilize in delusion, suffering, negative emotion, selfish ideas, and desires take root because the physical self and the non-physical self are not merged within the same space-time continuum. There is no bridge, no congruency. The inability to merge with the nature within and the nature without produces bifurcation, a split in consciousness in the recognition of the unified Self and with all Life. Lack of interface between the ego personality and the higher self as Soul always maintains separateness fostering the illusion that we are alone, unloved and even unworthy to be alive. We are in fact never alone, we are Loved and absolutely worthy to exist.

While the wisdom of Nature is love, social constructs are organized to divest this wisdom of Nature innate in the human psyche by distracting us from the present, the spontaneity of the Now moment – the “living bridge” between the past and the future. This social control pattern is easily recognizable throughout the ages, especially with advancement into the technological age, where we are lured in to identify with and rely on external objects to think for us. These technological appendages dull the super computer brain and sensory apparatus into vibrational light code lock down. Any time we attach our thoughts to identify with Nature separated thinking we stand apart from our inherent Self and isolate ourselves from the whole of life. Instead, we hide within the walls of social media, fake news, excessive indoor living, and adopt addictive strategies as we step into error to experience the adverse effects of those directive scripts. Raising our vibrations requires that we bypass those constructs that derail us.

Paying attention to cultures stressful complexities of how to manage life through disconnected stories about life rather than participating in life, is like watching reality TV all day and saying you lived. The cultural learning process that deconstructs the natural born human as part of nature from Nature is not a teaching of the human Soul, rather it is a destructive directive script that teaches us through rational thinking to build walls and hide from our consciousness, our natural integrity within Nature and the blessings born from our connection. For over 50,000 years, nature connected people lived harmoniously with each other and the land because they gained consent from Nature to survive. In a world of social decay and environmental collapse, it is time to reclaim our humanity and reconnect with our origins in Nature so that we may survive as a species onward and organize to nurture Natures supportive ways.

The authentic reality is that our eternal non-physical self is always in high vibration and since the Soul is the human standard of our inner striving, we must align and keep steady to that signal of the expanded version of ourselves. Thinking high in spiritual aspiration and ideals—where the Law of Life magnetizes to us what we are thinking and then brings to pass more of the same is how we deliberately create our reality. The choice is solely ours. Through our sensory body, we manufacture positive streams of vibration or negative streams of vibration to attract those imaginings into Earth reality.

To strive toward the higher standard of the Soul, we must first have a self-loving willingness to align with the higher vibrational aspect of ourselves because in order to change lower energy that densifies our negative experiences, we must potentate a higher energy to transform it. This means that intent with the motivation or enthusiasm for life must underlie our caring how we feel in our bodies. We must intend to love Self enough to warrant feeling good all the time, without excuse or negotiation. Without the self-preservation of the pleasure bond that engages with the global life streaming that is love, distress would subvert the way via the pleasure principle of substitutes. This survival mechanism innate to the stirrings of our Soul and Nature knows that we have to love to feel good. Feeling good produces a pleasurable exuberance for life, which becomes our natural state of Being. The feeling state of exuberance helps us to cultivate body wisdom as an ally to higher manifestations and multisensory capacity amplified through Nature-Spirit connection.

Our feeling states both positive and negative offer great teachings as a way to correct our errors. The negative feeling vibration of resistance is a vital warning signal that something is out of integrity – out of flow in our stream of wellbeing. Divisiveness is always an indicator for reorientation toward unity. Bad feelings offer us an opportunity to align Self with the empathic center of Unity – Soul wisdom. With the feeling center positively focused, we move closer to our inner stream of wellbeing – congruency with the pure positive energy of the Soul’s range of vibration.

Until we can find feeling balance in the giving and receiving of the Kosmic circuit, we need lots of practice. Otherwise, our high vibrational inner being will not join, but will lower or drop down into the denser or negative vibration of the ego personality dramas. The more we practice aligning and keeping steady to the signal of wellbeing we discover a whole range of responses and get a “sense” of things. Our senses begin to navigate the complexities of how these innate feeling signals work in our body with great proficiency. We discover that “Assimilation through resonance” occurs when we experience the “feeling” of letting go. Letting go or surrendering is most pivotal in releasing a whole range of sensations that produce negative charges in the nervous system. Striving for the feeling of non-attachment to resistance, allows empathic life energy to flow through us endowing us with its intelligence.

Alisa Battaglia©2013-2018

You Are How You Vibrate ~ Assimilation through Resonance Part 1

Master your senses, what you taste and smell, what you see, what you hear. In all things be a master of what you do and say and think. Be free. Are you quiet? Quieten your body. Quieten your mind. By your own efforts Waken yourself, watch yourself, And live joyfully. Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you. ~From the Dhammapada

Whole Self wellbeing is about being connected – connected to Source Energy and our immediate and imminent source is the Spirit in Nature. Nature is an energetic expression of Spirit that pervades All life. Sensory attractions are an aspect of how Nature communicates. At birth we are all born part Nature (Spirit) with intact natural sensory attractions that when left upon our own accord guides free form creativity or free will. While these natural senses are present at birth, they must be exercised or developed, and even protected to maintain connection with the non-verbal communication system of the planet.

The non-verbal communication system of the planet is a web like matrix. Webstrings or filaments of light are the conduits that carry the intelligent life energy from one life form to another creating a shared matrix of bio-spiritual information. Information is garnered through our sense attractions. “As does everything else in nature, each natural sense and sensitivity plays a role in surviving. Each signals something special about our relationship with the natural world that exists in ourselves, each other and the environment. That signal is part of life itself. The communication system of our planet consists of an immediate, growing, ever-branching network of differing connective attractions of, by, and from the creation force in nature. Each natural sense is an intelligence in and of itself. It is wise to use this intelligence to build good relationships.” (Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature, 3rd Ed)

Imagine these lines of communication (webstrings) as an umbilicus from Earth sentience to each life in Nature. And that like any loving Mother when a child separates from nature’s essentials (sustenance) she assures that her offspring is self sufficient with survival skills or is genetically encoded with natural attraction sensitivities to maintain their connection to those essentials. Fulfillment of these essentials interconnects the natural world as a community and thereby provides sustenance for All.

Evidently, Earth is not dead where just dwellers on her surface are alive. The planet is a sentient superorganism that self regulates in concord with the life forms that inhabit her body through collective blending, melding and the interconnecting of diverse mineral, plant and animal specie, and human cultures, to ecologically balance and sustain the life that inhabits her. The directive consciousness of Mother Earth that connects and communicates (communes) with her life residents knows each and every one of us. This may help us to trust and understand that this reciprocal relationship that requires us to be empathically rooted in nature and intimately allied to other species, arises to express and optimize the integral properties of the whole.  The Nature of Earth is Love and humanity as Nature is equally an expression of that Love.

Participating in Nature intelligence and simple observation of Natures processes elucidates the ecological fact that not only do we receive our instinctual survival drives from the creation force in nature, but also the moral sense of kindness and cooperation. When our lives are nature-connected and psychologically attuned to the loving wisdom of Earthwe return to Love and the abode of reason – of sense-ability.

In addition, by joining consciousness with Nature’s archival wisdom we have access to blueprints from eons of biological experiences and relationships held within the global life community. Most interesting, is that these natural sensory attractions that inform life systems also form and sustain our genetic makeup. This gives us information about our hereditary blueprint, of the nature centered thinking of people who lived this way for over 50,000 years. It also lends vital clue on how to rewire our DNA, to rejuvenate cellular memory to expand our consciousness and experience full somatic enlightenment through this shared matrix and finally, to fulfill our co-evolutionary Soul potential with the Soul of the Earth (Sophia).

Alisa Battaglia-Schiff©2010

The Invitation ~ Walking With Beauty

“To habitually think in multisensory ways is to consistently be inspired by nature’s beauty within us.” ~ Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature

 

Within each of us is hidden beauty. The quality aspect of our inner nature imprisoned in a body-mind until it is fine-tuned to Nature’s luminous spiritual light, the lens where inner beauty can pass unadulterated in expression. As a stone is to a gem cutter, in a similar manner, our inner beauty is imprisoned in the larger stone and layer by layer with each cleaving blow we eliminate non-essentials that are contrary to our inner nature.

Keeping our vision clear and held in our upper most consciousness of that which is to be revealed, express or crafted, eliminates from our field of expression, all that hinders a gradual release into a fuller faceted embodiment. In such a way, the revelation of raw beauty emerges as a luminous diamond.

The diamond within us holds the beauty of our potential, not the world of outer appearances. Our beauty is the source of our deepest dreams and highest aspirations; it holds our key values and guiding principles to manifest our vision and purpose.

Our authentic self speaks to us through the spectrum of imagination. These are our colorful dreams, imaginations and kaleidoscopic visions produced by the refractive light of our Diamonds essence. From them we poise our attention to liberate light from the psychic bondage that holds together the dark layers of our conditioning, emotional discord and physical dis-eases. Dark layers are created by disconnect from our imminent Source in Nature, while the intrusive presence of age-old intra-psychic forces loom souring the hearts of humanity and exuberance for living.

Does the future vision of life engender excitement and anticipation? Authentic self-expression is always in alignment with our deepest dreams, values, purpose and vision  divinely guided through the intuitive connection with the Spirit of life. “How well is personal vision and purpose honored that supports experiencing quality of life?” Where we place our attention is indicative of what we value, the intrinsic qualities of worth we choose to support our life with. Example: Nature, Beauty, Spirituality, Love, Balance, Integrity, Intimacy, Freedom, Joy, kindness, Gratitude, Honesty, Abundance, Excellence, Family, Friends, Learning, Play and so on. How is the Value of Life Honored?” The more we honor our deepest values, the more ease and freedom there is helping us to fulfill, satisfy and enrich our lives producing depth in connection. Depth allows us to step into our purpose as divine co-creators. Immersion with Nature offers access to inner wisdom and compassion to govern the law of our own being. This gift only comes from living the integrity of our excellence in alignment with Natural Law.

Taking the first vital step into the Path of Heart encourages cultivation of the Inner Diamond within to learn the language of the heart. The second is to discover our Wings to flow in tandem with Nature’s rhythm into full somatic enlightenment. Anais Nin wrote, ” We do not see things are they are; we see things as we are.” When we cultivate the inner diamond at the heart, we begin to walk in Beauty, as what is within is also without.

 By Alisa Battaglia, 2013

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