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POSITIVE THINKING

Bust Through Blocks With Ego Eradicator Breath

If you are looking to bust through blocks in your life then Ego Eradicator Breath can help. This is a Kundalini Yoga Exercise that is very powerful.

What I mean by “blocks” are any mental and emotional patterns that are holding you back from moving forward in the direction you want to go.

Examples of different types of blocks are:

  • Being stuck in a pattern of thinking in which you have a hard time seeing the idea, item, or situation any other way. This can be like not seeing any way to earn more money, or feeling convinced that you will never fall in love (or fall in love again), or thinking that negative things ALWAYS happen to you.
  • Emotional blocks are often ways of acting that keep you repeating a pattern such as sabotaging your own work by being late regularly, or closing yourself off and pushing a partner away every time things get serious, or never planning ahead so that you miss important things in your life and blame it on others.

So often you do these things unconsciously. In your heart, you want more and you want to love differently but your ego is trying to keep you safe. Unchartered territory can seem scary.

When you feel like you are stuck in a rut (these are called samsakras in yoga – ooh, that is a whole other post), you can practice Ego Eradicator to help you get out of the rut and move forward. It works on an energetic level. You will understand what I mean after you practice the breath.

Ego Eradicator Breath

  • Begin sitting comfortably in a chair or on the floor in easy pose (legs crossed).
  • Lift your arms up to a 60-degree angle (see video). Keep your elbows straight and your shoulders relaxed.
  • Your fingertips will curl and rest on to the pads of your palms at the base of your fingers. Thumbs are stretched out.
  • Close your eyes and roll them in and up to focus on your third-eye or above your head.
  • Practice Breath of Fire. Take quick inhales and exhales of equal length. The area above the navel point naturally comes in on the exhale and releases on the inhale. You can watch this video here too.
  • Continue for 1 – 3 minutes. Or a few rounds if you are just starting out.
  • Finish by inhaling deeply and bringing your arms overhead to touch your thumbs together. Then open your fingers, exhale and relax your arms down. 

This breath is not recommended if you are pregnant or menstruating.

This breath is more like a meditation. It helps clear and strengthen your energetic field, your aura.

Ego Eradicator exercise is a great introduction noticing how your breath and body can help you release blocks and patterns that you have been holding onto so you can feel more energized and confident to move forward.

I talked about this breath in this blog post: Spiritual Tips for When a Family Member is in the Hospital.

Ego Eradicator breath helps strengthen your nervous system to respond to stress with greater ease, increases lung capacity, and is both relaxing and energizing.

I do this practice every day. In the morning when I wake up. When I feel stuck or frustrated during the day. At night when I want to get rid of all of the junk, I picked up from other people, news, etc.

Let me know in the comments what you think of this exercise!

Harvest Full Moon Ritual

This is one of my favorite full moons of the year!

You probably have memories of catching a bright orange moon coming up over the horizon this time of year and just being stunned by its beauty and power.

This year, I am hosting a private Full Moon Gathering in my neighborhood for friends.

I want to share with you a ritual you can do this weekend to tap into the feeling of gratitude and abundance.

Around the country, farms are being harvested and farmers are reflecting on their bounty.

As we change into the autumn season, it is nice for you to apply the same principles to your life.

So often once we accomplish one thing we start thinking about the next thing that we have to do.

Use this moon to pause and rest after the work that you have done.

Remind yourself of your hard work. Look back to see how far you have come. Take moment to look at the fruits of your labor, your harvest, and be grateful. 

Let’s take some time to reflect on what seeds you have planted, which ones you nurtured, which ones grew, and which ones you are harvesting right now.

Harvest Full Moon Ritual

Supplies:

journal and pen

Optional:

Stones – pyrite, carnelian, or citrine

Incense – Sandalwood

Candle – white, orange, yellow, or gold

This ritual is inspired by the Medicine Woman Tarot deck and Guidebook.
  • Gather your supplies and find a special spot under the full moon. If it rises too late for you to do this, no worries. Simply find a cozy spot in the evening.
  • If you do not have the supplies I suggested, you can always pick what you are drawn to based on what you have on hand. Trust your intuition.
  • Light your candles and incense and place your stones in front of you.
  • Close your eyes and Think about seeds being planted, then nurtured, then growing into food, providing sustenance and joy to many. Now think about the seeds you have planted and what they have become.
  • Begin to think about what you are enjoying right now if your life. Start to write these down in your journal.
  • Then think about the efforts you put in to make your current reality possible. Write them down. Thank yourself for your efforts.
  • Think about the people who have helped you get here. Write them down and send them a mental thank you. 
  • Take note of how your efforts have helped others. 
  • If your mind starts to wander to more things you “have” to get done, bring your thoughts back to the present moment. Remind yourself that you are celebrating coming this far. Enjoy it!
  • Smile and be happy about what you have worked for.
  • Then say or write down: “My ability to draw in the things, people, and situations I desire is increasing daily and my desires are constantly aligning with the greatest good for all.” (quote from Medicine Woman guidebook).

We try to be “on” all of the time. Allow this Harvest Full Moon to remind you of the cycles of the seasons. You have worked hard to get here. Be thankful and rejoice.

Going forward you can reflect on what you have done right and do it again.

Make this cycle of celebration a ritual. When you feel stuck in the future or feel like things are hard, you can remind yourself that you have been in this situation before, got past it, and then celebrated your efforts in the end. 

Let yourself feel good right now. It is that energy that will help you duplicate and grow your efforts going forward.

Disclaimer: I have been using the Medicine Woman deck and Guidebook for 4 years in my daily life and treasure it so much. The links I share are affiliate links because I believe in this so much. I am actually thinking about doing a Medicine Woman Tarot Training in 2021!)

Spiritual Tips for When a Family Member is in the Hospital

Quick tips that can help with the overwhelm and anxiety that comes with a family member or friend being in the hospital.

This is a topic close to my heart. I have wanted to make and share this video for about 2 years now.

Over the weekend, I received a text from a mom friend saying that they were at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and her son and just been diagnosed with Type One Diabetes.

My older son, Simon, was diagnosed just over 2 years ago. This mom was feeling scared and overwhelmed and wanted support.

I shared encouraging words and wished I would have sent her this video.

A lot of the reason I share the work and tips I do is because of my experience of being at the hospital for 4 days dealing with a new diagnosis.

I wish had these tips years before when other family members had been in the hospital.

These tips can also help in daily life and times of stress.

Tip #1 – Ask angels for help

  • I strongly encourage you to create a relationship with angels. Ask angels to surround your loved one and to help keep them safe. Ask them to fill them with white light, peace, and love.

Tips #2 – Ask God to take away your worries

  • Ask God/Universe/Universe/Divine to take away your worries. It is not your job to worry. Ask for your worries to be taken away. Imagine a magic wand drawing the worries out of your mind and off of your shoulders. There are unseen forces there to help you.

Tip #3 – Ego Eradicator Breath

  1. Sitting tall raise your arms up to a 60-degree angle. Straighten your elbows and relax your shoulders down.
  2. Curl your fingertips on to the pads of your palms at the base of the fingers. Stretch your thumbs out. (The arms being up is optional, especially if you are in a situation such as a hospital room!)
  3. Close your eyes and focus above the head.
  4. Practice Breath of Fire by breathing only through your nose with quick and even inhales and exhales. (example in video).
  5. Allow your navel point to pump in and out.
  6. Continue for 1 – 3 minutes.
  7. To end, inhale deeply and bring the thumb tips to touch overhead. Open the fingers, exhale and relax the arms down. 

These 3 things were a huge help in the hospital and still help me to this day.

I hope they help you too!

Free Spirit Guidebook Sneak Peek!

Today I want to give you an exclusive sneak peek of the lessons, photos, and videos of the guidebook that I created!

The intention of this guidebook is to show you how to live a free spirit life by taking you from:

  • coping to thriving
  • worrying to hopeful
  • cranky to jazzed up
  • frazzled to free

It does this by combining ancient techniques with modern concepts to create 30 empowering lessons that teach you how to use nature, breath, thoughts, imagination, and energy to live a free spirit life.

working nature, crystals, breath, decluttering, thoughts, life coaching, energy, visualization, chakras, moon phases.

I also created a mini-guidebook that shares one lesson from each of those sections that will be available for free to newsletter subscribers.

The guidebook will be available for exclusive pricing for a limited time to you if you are on my email list so stay tuned! (Planning on launching in September or early October.)

It also includes some fun bonuses:

  • Working with your Printable Oracle Cards – Printable oracle cards to help you go deeper into the lessons, create personalized rituals, and tap into your intuition.
  • Moon Charting – A guide that will help you take living by the light of the moon to the next level.
  • Moving Forward – Printable planner and ritual sheets to bring the work from this guidebook into your daily life.

I am so excited! 

(There is sound so mute if you need to. XO!)

I am also looking for affiliate partnerships to help share this guidebook far and wide.

If you have a business or an audience that you think would benefit from this book then I would love to connect.

Also, if you simply end up loving this guidebook and want to share it with others, I would love to chat with you too.

Please reach out to hello@kerryburki.com with “Affiliate” in the subject for more details.

I am camping this weekend and will start reaching out when I return next Tuesday.

Tips for Creating More Time in Your Day

Last week I found myself reading this article about people bashing Kylie Jenner for not washing her face long enough on Instagram.

Argh! The article popped up from a news site on my laptop. This is not how I wanted to be spending my time. Lol!

I decided to come up with a few tips to help you and me spend more time doing things we love instead of things we don’t.

You can still carve out time for celebrity gossip and Netflix binges. I just finished watching every episode of the BBC comedy, Miranda. (BTW, it is hilarious!)

I just want to help you make sure you are doing that while also living a life you love.

Watch the video above or read on for my tips!

TIPS FOR CREATING MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY

  1. Eliminate reminders or alerts on your phone and computer that ultimately distract you from the task at hand or getting things done or doing something you enjoy more.
  2. Write down a list of the things that you love to do. Hang this somewhere where you can see it regularly to remind yourself that you would rather be doing one of those things than scrolling through social media.
  3. Create positive reminders on your phone of things that make your heart sing. Schedule them to go off when you have a tendency to be zoning out.

HOW DO YOU CREATE MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY?

SHARE IN THE COMMENTS AND INSPIRE ANOTHER SOUL

I share how I have done this in the video. Have fun creating more time in your day and doing more of what you love!

xo,

Kerry