The Hearts Rise Up Blog
In this blog, you’ll find posts and articles, how-to’s, tips, and stories to help you dig deeper into self-discovery and expand your awareness; elevate to a higher level in your own personal and spiritual growth. Includes our Occupy Sanity Tool (OST) series monthly.
—We have come out of one of the strangest winters of our lives - having weathered the ups and downs of quarantine and COVID. Our lives are different. The stress of this time we are in plays havoc on mind, body, and soul. Amid the stress of loss (jobs, health,...
We’ve all had to make changes big and small in order to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are seven inspiring changes people are making in response to the pandemic.
It may be true that we come into and leave this life alone, however, while we are here, we seek a sense of belonging. According to the Oxford dictionary, belonging is "an affinity for a place or situation." We tend to be most comfortable and ourselves when we feel...
Have you always wanted to try meditation but never knew where to start? Though a beginner's meditation practice may seem mysterious and complicated, it's not as difficult as you may imagine. It's no secret that regular meditation can provide you with various physical,...
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Laughter
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable even hopeful. – Bob Hope
In a year, seemingly filled with many reasons to cry, I have been using the OST: Laughter daily. It might seem crass or cruel to even think of laughing with all the shock, pain, trauma, suffering, angst, and grief, to name a few feelings we’ve experienced. Yet, I learned in my 20s that I needed something to counterbalance my seriousness and my growing tendency to be depressed.
In an average year, many of us are aware of the Winter Solstice but this year is special with a Grand Conjunction…
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Gratitude 2.0
I first introduced the OST: Gratitude with a 3 step exercise in my blog post “5 Minutes of Gratitude Attitude Raises Your Vibration”. As I mentioned in that article, I continue to find: “…that a daily Gratitude Practice has improved my ability to move from a negative state into a positive one quickly.” In 2020, there have been times when I needed to ‘turbo-charge’ my practice; thus I’ve created the OST: Gratitude 2.0.
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Imagine
“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” ― Richard Bach
As a child, I spent countless hours in my imaginary world, where everything was possible. I suspect many of you did as well.
I would imagine traveling around the world or that I was living on…
I can be happy, and my smile mechanism can be in neutral. But when I smile, which is frequently, it lights up my face and my eyes. Some people appear to be smiling, whether they are happy or not, but a genuine smile is hard to fake.
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Surrender I'm sitting here writing this in pain. I've decided to pull out my Occupy Sanity Toolbox to find something to help, not with the physical pain, because I've done all I can to reduce/eliminate it. Instead, I'm looking for a tool to...
Surviving tough times – whether physically, psychologically, or mentally – helps make us resilient. Here are the ingredients I believe make us resilient…
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Patience “Impatience can teach us the lessons of patience better.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I was told from an early age to: Have patience. Be patient. All good things …
The Kybalion states that “The Law of Gender is in everything; everything has its feminine and masculine principles (i.e., yin and yang). Gender manifests on all planes of existence – physical, mental, and spiritual.”
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Mindemptiness “The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.” – Old Chinese Proverb
I was talking to a friend the other day about practicing mindfulness during chaotic times.
The Infinity Symbol is said to represent balance and harmony. If you consider its shape and flow, that makes perfect sense. If you look at something like the Infinity Symbol, you see that it is smooth and in motion. Contrast that to a square or a star shape, and you do not get the same impression
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST) : Breathe. The wisest one-word sentence? Breathe. – Terri Guillemets
I’m having one of those Homer Simpson moments. If you follow that cartoon character,…
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