21 Natural Remedies for PMS and Other Premenstrual Challenges

21 Natural Remedies for PMS and Other Premenstrual Challenges

September 28th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

If you are challenged or have someone close to you who suffers from Premenstrual Syndrome/Tension (PMS/PMT) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), then this article is for you. Our modern society has largely lost touch with the original and sacred nature of the female cycle, which in turn has an enormous effect on a significant proportion of women. I will briefly touch on where things have gone wrong in our culture to harm the female cycle, what PMDD is, and ways that you can treat premenstrual challenges naturally by embracing the ‘whole’, beautiful woman that you truly are.

The female cycle was meant to be a sacred gift.

I’d like to start by saying that many moons ago, the female menstrual cycle was – believe it or not – celebrated as a gift of fertility and femininity, as our rhythm naturally aligned with the waxing and waning of the moon. Shedding of menstrual ‘blood’ was considered a special time for rest, purification and rejuvenation. Various cultures including Native American, Aborigine, Druid and African, regarded a menstruating woman to be incredibly sacred – blessed with a gift to heal, protect or to bridge into the higher realms of awareness. Some cultures and individuals still do honour this, although much of the knowledge has been suppressed, distorted and lost. During this phase, a woman is endowed with phenomenal power of the divine feminine. Denying this sacred rite, has had an enormous domino effect on women, including modern day pre-menstrual disorders.

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Finding Nirvana – Aligning Yourself with the Universal Flow

Finding Nirvana – Aligning Yourself with the Universal Flow

September 27th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

It’s clear the mainstream of humanity is becoming increasingly dissatisfied and dis-eased as the seeming relentless struggle to control life and the planet’s dwindling resources rolls on. Fortunately, a growing group of people are turning away from this mechanised madness by finding love, peace and fulfillment within. It’s all about recognising oneself as part of the greater whole and flowing with that, inside yourself.

Understanding how the microcosm of your life fits within the greater macrocosm leads to a sublime way of being. You find the mystical ‘nirvana’, inside yourself. Here’s how…

Infinite Creative Potential Exists Inside You

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Do You Have a Burning Yearning for Change?

Do You Have a Burning Yearning for Change?

September 19th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You might be one of those with a strong sense to want to change your reality, and indeed the wider world. Yet we’re so often told of the need for “acceptance and surrender”. The two truths, the two impulses, seem to conflict. And how exactly does consciousness change our reality for the better? You may have strongly catalytic tendencies that cause you to witness injustice in the world and want to do something about it. So what’s happening with all these different energies? How do you balance what’s going on within, and maximise your creative impact in the world?

Acceptance and Surrender are Not Always the Same

Firstly it is important to realise that acceptance and surrender are not necessarily the same thing. True spiritual surrender is not acceptance of ‘anything goes’. This just builds another identity. Yet true surrender is not needing a particular outcome from the situation. The key word here is ‘particular’. Because it’s right for the soul to yearn for change — to me, that’s a key characteristic of the soul. But to want and need a particular outcome would only be ego.

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Conscious Eating for Star Souls

Conscious Eating for Star Souls

September 18th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I must admit that, like many of us, I long to shake off the limitations and restrictions of having a physical body. I yearn to fly free in the higher densities, dancing and twirling as an expression of the boundless soul that I am.

When I woke up, I began to feel this freedom in my everyday life, every time I closed my eyes and let go. The contrast between unleashing my soul and squeezing it back into my dense, physical body was a total mismatch. I just couldn’t squash my soul back in! So, I immediately embarked upon a journey to find a way that my soul could thrive whilst still having a physical body…

Eating Consciously has the power to reconnect us to the Universal Flow.

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How to Positively Thrive in Times of Change… Including 3 Simple Strategies

How to Positively Thrive in Times of Change… Including 3 Simple Strategies

September 13th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

In a universe of constant change, change is the only constant. And yet because of the density and inertia of the physical 3D World society has built, it’s easy to be lulled into the status quo: that we can expect everything to be more or less like it was yesterday. This just builds complacency, laziness and fixed conditioned behaviourisms.

What if, though, you could recognise the underlying shift of energy taking place, harness this ‘River of Life’, and have it inspire and invigorate an entirely new way of being? As the old paradigm crumbles and declines, what if you could positively thrive through it and come alive? Here are 3 simple strategies for you to do that…

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The Importance of Blending Surrender with Willpower on the Spiritual Path

The Importance of Blending Surrender with Willpower on the Spiritual Path

September 7th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You’ll no doubt hear lots about the value and importance of surrender on the spiritual path — being able to accept the moment as it really is, without needing it to be a certain way. In other words, not needing a particular outcome.

So what about all the qualities of determination, courage and willpower? Do they fit in, and if so, how?

This exploration includes the first in series of new style Openhand Spiritual Philosophy videos…

True surrender is not simply “dropping the hot coals”

It is of course only the ego that continues to effort and struggle to get somewhere in life or to attain something. The ego being essentially, that unrealised aspect of the soul, which attaches to the physicality of life. So one of the most valuable steps we can take on the path, is that of surrender.

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Live Fully Now… But What Does That Actually Mean?

Live Fully Now… But What Does That Actually Mean?

31st August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I recently found an interesting video of some Alan Watts philosophy. It offers a very powerful essay in living in the now; about how we’re so often programmed in society to look to goals and aspirations ahead of us; so much so, we don’t actually live in the moment, and what’s worse, we don’t fully engage with the moment. (Here’s a link to the video, which so accurately expresses the mainstream view about ‘living in the moment’.)

But I ask: Why is it that so many people actually do strive for some future aspiration? Is it all negative, or is there something positive about it too?

Let’s look at that.

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Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

28th August 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it’s a haven of peace. It’s my sanctuary from the ‘storm’, whatever what is going on in the crazy world ‘out there’. It’s my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want to dance together to create a recipe. Nothing is ever the same twice, most especially when I make no-bake sweet treats. It’s like a mystery that unfolds as I dance from one ingredient to the next.

Raw or no-bake treats have been something I’ve relished since the beginning of my conscious kitchen journey. I take great joy in knowing that each little morsel nourishes my mind, body and soul in some beneficial way. The recipe that I am sharing today is enriched with the blissful properties of coconut, sweetened with dates. It’s naturally gluten-free, totally plant-based and incredibly delectable. Like so many of my recipes, I first created this when catering for a group of beautiful souls on retreat. The response was priceless!

Please do check out the video I’ve made (below) and let’s do this together…

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Reading Signs and Synchronicity on the Spiritual Path

Reading Signs and Synchronicity on the Spiritual Path

24th August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

As you inquire deeper into the real meaning of the moment, and of your life’s purpose, you’ll start to pick up signs and synchronicity, where the field seems to magically click in around you, as if by some pre-ordained force. What’s going on here? How might you best understand, and work with, the signs? They are powerful pointers to your journey of evolution, which we will explore here. This exploration also contains a video in the new Openhand Philosophy series.

Moving into Harmony

We live in a world that has become very disconnected from the divine flow. Humanity has created a system based on logical rules and regulations. Conditioning causes people to expect things to work a certain way, and to struggle for some desired outcome. All of this intentioning cuts across the natural flow of life. The result is, everything appears random and haphazard; there’s no apparent deeper meaning and therefore there’s a perceived need to try to control life, to get some kind of outcome.

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Breaking Through the Moment, Into Your Miraculous Cosmic Self

Breaking Through the Moment, Into Your Miraculous Cosmic Self

11th August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

It seems to me that just about everybody is searching for something — be it joy, love, material abundance or some kind of fulfillment. And so often, all that’s found, are dancing veils in a world of disillusion. Many people are close, tantalisingly close to the ultimate prize that will complete them. It’s right there, in every single moment — the potential to break through into your deepest Cosmic Self, the magnificent destiny of all toil and struggle; the answer to every question. But where do you look? And most importantly, how do you look?

The fundamental challenge every soul faces

It helps to first appreciate the fundamental challenge that every soul faces — identification, and thereby a degree of loss of vibration, within the physicality of life.

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How to Break Out of a Spiritual Rut

How to Break Out of a Spiritual Rut

2nd August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Have you found it yet? The passion that gets you out of bed in the morning all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Have you found the sweet spot, that breaks you out of any rut, and pushes you forward no matter what the difficulty or density?

Passion is the root of purpose — it gives meaning and direction. Why? Because when you’re in your passion, you’re accessing the elixir of life itself — the mainstream of your soul. And the soul instantly connects you to the Source of all Creation — an unlimited potential that constantly fires with new potential and possibility. The One in you is fulfilled, and simultaneously, a streaming bountiful and abundant expression flows from that. That’s why it’s essential you discover your passion…

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Breaking Through: Betrayed, Abandoned, Cast Adrift, and then… Reborn!

Breaking Through: Betrayed, Abandoned, Cast Adrift, and then… Reborn!

27th July 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Do you feel sometimes like you’ve been betrayed, abandoned and cast adrift on the ocean of life? It’s like nothing seems to add up, life doesn’t always flow like it really should, and there are ‘shadows’ everywhere who seem to make it their purpose to slow you down.

Don’t worry, even though sometimes you may feel alone and cut-off from the wider universe you know as home, you are not powerless — you have gifts beyond measure, and as long as you let the flow speak through you, it will find a way to connect you back up to the source. If you let the fullness of you express, it doesn’t matter what odds are ranged against you, you’ll overcome any obstacle and challenge they throw in your way…

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