To avoid a burn out syndrome and be of service to others we must we must prioritise caring for ourselves as in self-care. These seven principles are applicable for all and not just for healing practitioners. We all are healers in our own right, it is perception which fails us to see otherwise. Self rejuvenation requires us to nourish our mind, body and of course soul. A neglect of self care creates imbalance and where there is imbalance, our performance is impacted.
Seven Principles of Self-Care for Healers taken from the direct teachings of Healing Touch Founder, Janet Mentgen
Physical Clearing (Take care of our physical body, our physical existence.)
Happiness is simple. It is found within and we need not seek it. It is here, right now, with us. Happiness is our essence and our source. Happiness is also a choice. Choosing happiness only increases our happiness and creates happy lives, happier societies and a happier world.
– A large contributor to happiness is a feelingof making progress towards a worthy goal.
Practical Happiness in Two Steps
Create a list of a handful of activities that can actually make you happy. Keep in mind, does your list come from things that you haveor things that you do.
Incorporate them into your life on a regular basis (do them habitually), and you’ll be happier regularly.
“The reason why man seeks for happiness is not because happiness is his sustenance, but because happiness is his own being; therefore in seeking for happiness, man is seeking for himself.”
― Inayat Khan
9 Habits of Happy People
Keep a Gratitude Journal-write in your journal daily. As stated by experts, writing 5 things daily about what you are grateful for is key to attracting more happiness.
Spend time in Nature-the outdoors impact one’s vibration and actually bring in positive vibes found in nature referred to as negative ions. Sun, sun and sun. The sun is a great secret to super health. Get sun daily, be happy daily.
Meditate-meditate for only 10 minutes a day. This will create a habit that will allow you to notice your thoughts throughout the rest of the day which in turn will help you to be more present.
Random Acts of Kindness- Be kind to people you don’t know as well as those you do know. Do this daily and watch it increase.
Exercise- Movement is the nature of man.When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins which are responsible to trigger a positive feeling in the body. Stagnant lifestyles produce unhappy folks. Movement directly impacts the brain. A balanced brain requires movement.
Eat Right-Brain chemistry is impacted when we eat the right foods. Likewise we negatively impact our brain by choosing the wrong foods. Our emotional health, weight and lifestyles are all connected with food choices. It is our due right to educate ourselves on eating right in order to be feeling right. Opting for foods closest to their natural state may simply the choice between healthy and unhealthy foods.
Creativity-Find a creative outlet to express yourself. The options are unlimited. Discover or reflect to find your creative click and pursue it, maintain it by simply doing it often.
Remove Unhappy Sources-An easy way to increase your overall happinessis identify sources of unhappiness. This could include things, friends, people, places and situations that bring your down, trigger anxiety, or stimulate depressive feelings. Simple rule to remove unhappiness is to simplify your life.
Self Improvement- Learning a new branch of knowledge, polishing up your skills, taking workshops/courses, reading self help books, seeking out a mentor, a spiritual sensei or working on becoming the best version of yourself all contribute to a healthy dopamine release. By improving ourselves, we grow in self worth and this is crucial to overall happiness and wellbeing. Choosing to become life long learners is the correct attitude towards bettering oneself and contributing to society in positive ways.
We are in the works of arranging a live talk for seekers in Saudi Arabia and abroad with renowned Islamic lecturer, writer and leader and head of the Chisty Foundation.
Syed Salman Chisty is the 26th generational descendant and custodian of Khwaja Mohiuddin Chisty’s shrine in Ajmer, India. The latter was by far the greatest Muslim mystic to have lived and spent his life in the teachings and spreading the way of love in India. Syed Salman has been engaged in practical research studies on spiritual world traditions and their interaction with world cultures and traditions. His passion for spiritual world cultures has enabled him to travel to many sacred sites around the world. In addition, he has a regular participant in international conferences on interfaith dialogue and has represented the Chisty Order in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Senegal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bosnia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, among other countries.
A founding member of the Chishty Foundation, Syed Salman has also served as its director for the last past five years. He has also written several articles on spiritual understanding, and related subjects for various English national and international newspapers, journals, publications, blogs, and websites globally.
The Secret lies not in talks and fancy speeches. The secret lies in bowing your heart in the presence of mystics, the inheritors of light. We seek their grace, their gaze, their blessings to further our journey on the Path of Love. Seek this from your soul and act upon it in spirit, even though you are physically distant for distance is an illusion. You are where your heart is. Syed Salman Chisty, essentially represents the doorway to the teachings of his great grandfather; the Sultan of Hind. Utilizing an existing platform simply helps hearts connecting to people of wisdom and love, from all walks and traditions for those on the Way of Love… Qudra Healing
Traditions states the Prophet Mohammed (S) would look towards the region of Hind or India and would smile. When asked by his companions on the significance of Hind, he (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, I feel the smell of Divine fragrance from the direction of India.
Syed Salman’s base in Ajmer, is the largest Islamic shrine in the subcontinent. Pilgrims from all faiths and background flock sharing the tradition of love towards one and all. At Ajmer, we see the Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim all harmoniously immersed in love culture. Love culture is transcendental and timeless teachings on the way of the heart and attracts seekers from all walks, irrespective of their chosen faith or beliefs.
We truly look forward to this talk on by the young inspiration. If you are a seeker and interested to join us, kindly fill out the form below. The talk will be on a Skype-like platform. Date and time will be updated on our network.
“The essence of Ajmer is unconditional love” Syed Salman Chisty
On March 30th 2017, we had one of our most revered Wisdom Teachers in Jeddah share the following dream with us on the subject of dolphins. In a previous post, these Angels of the Sea, are seen communicating actively through dream realm to hearts of transmitters. This dream as narrated by our dear friend sheds further light on dolphins and human connectedness.
The communication was so pure and so freely shared there was not this division of animals and humans”
“I had a dream last night that I wanted to share with you. I just …when I woke up this morning and then was doing spiritual contemplation and then thinking about my dream I really wanted to share with you because it was all about Dolphins and I was in the ocean. Well I was in the ocean and it was like the Red Sea. It had beautiful turquoise water and parts were very shallow. There were schools and schools of these beautiful beautiful dolphins that would come right up to the shore and there was such a sense of playfulness and there were people. A couple of people in the water having these experiences communicating and loving the dolphins and they were so gorgeous and then there was a really huge one that was like turquoise and his body was so shiny and so turquoise and I don’t know… there was just so much love and what it brought to mind was that there was a time and there is a place. Maybe not in this physical universe certainly but maybe in the physical universe at another time during a different grand cycle where you know there was just no separation between souls… or any other sentient being that you know wouldn’t be classified as a human form and there was just no separation in consciousness or communication. The communication was so pure and so freely shared there was not this division of animals and humans.”
According to Hakim Archuletta, plants you need in your life come to you. They are meant for your healing and make their way to you effortlessly. Working solely with a particular plant for healing is also coined as mufaradah in Islamic Medicine. At this point in time, this is what we have been instructed to do and inculcate into our healing practice at Qudra.
This year, we have been working with a particular plant for healing as a supplement for seekers. It is an all in one super plant and has entered our domain. Consultations and courses available for seekers. To find our more, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
I’m in love with the tree that stares at me
I stare at thee, you stare at me
We gaze on eternally
You heal me
You speak to me
In a language wordless expressively
In dreams you appear
Healing those who come through me
I seek your shade
Bestow your grace
I’m in love with the tree that stares at me