Category Archives: Root (Physical)

5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Yerba Mate Instead of Coffee

Not a lot of people have even heard of Yerba Mate, that is, unless you live in South America, in which case you probably drink it more than Coffee. However, in the rest of the world it has mostly remained a novelty drink.

This is however, rapidly beginning to change, with more and more information present and available as to its magical benefits.

Here are 5 reasons to switch from Coffee, to Yerba Maté!

1. It’s stimulation lasts much longer!

Obviously, both Coffee and Yerba Mate contain Caffeine and thus cause a bodily and mental stimulation. Both contain roughly 75-80 mg of caffeine in an average cup. However, the caffeine in Yerba Mate seem to work differently.

Most research shows that the stimulation lasts much longer than Coffee, and simultaneously seems to induce a sense of wellbeing! It both stimulates you, and soothes you at the same time.

2. Antioxidants galore!

It has an extraordinarily high level of Antioxidants, which neutralize disease-causing molecules! Continue reading

Why Native American’s Use Feathers For Smudging

For thousands of years, Native Americans and other cultures have used Features as sacred objects in rituals. To them, feathers were a representation of a gift from the higher realms, and should be treated with a great deal of respect.

The uses of Feathers are also very reaching. On a purely spiritual level, it was believed that carrying a feather around, especially particular kinds of feathers, would imbue the wearer/carrier with the blessings of the higher realms.smudging_feather

On a more physical level, they were known to be incredibly useful for spreading the smoke of sage, or other incense around in a space to energetically cleanse a space, and create a particular energetic environment.

Just remember, if you find a feather on the ground, it’s a good idea to wash it with Sage smoke. Running the feather through the smoke would cause any mites that could be on the feather to die, which would preserve the feather for a very long time.

Helping Heal Hatred: The Secret Cause of Hate

Typically, hatred is seen as a negative and therefore unacceptable thing in our society. But hatred is a valid feeling, and when we deem something as bad and unacceptable to feel, we resist it within ourselves. And in a universe based on the law of attraction, whatever we resist persists. Instead of denying our hatred, we need to admit it to ourselves.

When we feel hatred and peel back that hatred to expose the more vulnerable emotions underneath it. Only then can we end hatred in ourselves and therefore end it in the world.

“Hatred is a cover emotion for fear and hurt. So address the fear and hurt directly then focus on things that cause you to feel empowered and safe and watch the hatred melt away. “

Spirit Food: Healing the Root Chakra

The root chakra is an energy center located at the base of the spine. When it vibrates there’s a vibrant red color in your aura. The root chakra is connected to grounded physical, emotional, and mental well-being.  It’s known as the first chakra with a strong connection to survival, generational patterns, and security with food, money, love, etc. The root chakra holds the base of our lives. Check out Chakras 101: The Root Chakra to find out more.

Working consciously with the root chakra can have a profound effect in healing the mind and body connection. Your root chakra may be closed, open, or overactive, so here are some guidelines to evaluate what your root chakra is doing.chakras

When your Root Chakra is closed: You may feel abandoned by your parents, friends, or a partner. You feel that you’re constantly scrapping by, going without, and holding on to life barely surviving. You may have thoughts relating to a lack of money or food. You feel that you’re not connected to anyone in your presence so you act aloof and withdrawn. You have negative self-talk that you hate your body and you’re not good enough the way you are. Depression, no endurance, anxiety, lack of focus, and restlessness are what you feel on a daily basis.

When your Root Chakra is open: You feel that you’re wanted and belong with your family or friends. You’re healthy with a strong connection to your body and happy with your current physical manifestation. You’re financially secure and manage money well, with a steady flow of having what you need and want. You work with the world and trust in the universe.

When your Root Chakra is over-active: You have materialistic thoughts placing your self-worth on what you have. You may develop an overactive sex drive, with greediness, anger, aggression, annoyance, controlling and impulsive behavior. It’s difficult for you to accept change and have very rigid boundaries with the people around you. Continue reading

How to Build a House out of Nothing but Nature

In this video, the wizard from Primitive Technology builds a heated house from nothing but tools gathered from the environment. Rocks, Sticks, and Clay. It’s incredible, check it out!

He Writes:

I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology.

To learn more, check out his youtube here!