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Chrissie Blaze

Finding Peace in a Stress-Filled Day
by Chrissie Blaze

My husband, Gary and I teach workshops, classes and seminars on many aspects of psychic and spiritual development.  One of the challenges many people have is to focus their attention clearly on what they are doing.  This is one of the secrets of success and inner peace. The more “in the now” we are – whether it’s when we’re praying or preparing our taxes – the more profound the results.

Power Prayer by Chrissie Blaze

Unfortunately, the society in which we live is geared towards distraction.  Our cell phone rings constantly with no respect for our activity at the time.  Interruptions are the norm of our hectic lives.  We inhale them, and then wonder at our increasing stress levels.  Even when we watch our favorite show on television, we are constantly distracted by advertisements.  When we surf the internet we are bombarded by flashing neon ads, and even now as I sit at my desk in a high-rise building I look out over Los Angeles to see a plane trailing an advertising banner. 

So what can we do to find peace?  Is there no escape from this continual bombardment of our senses?  It is difficult to go within while we’re agitated.  It can be impossible to find an hour to meditate when the kids or cats are waiting for their dinner.

While we know of the vast importance and power of our mind, most of us have little time to plumb its phenomenal depths. 

Swami Sivenanda, who was a Master of Yoga and one of the greatest spiritual saints of the 20th Century (1887-1963), taught the practice of Attention.  Buddhists call this practicing Mindfulness.  It is the same thing and an excellent practice for us all.  If we consciously decide to use this practice, we can then use the frequent distractions as aids to even better concentration. When the cell phone rings mid-conversation, ignore it and continue your focus.  In other words, remain conscious of the fact that the interruptions are external and that in reality we are in control.  We have the freedom to choose whether or not we will react to the distractions, or we will act from a place of mindfulness.

Workout for the Soul by Chrissie Blaze

Let’s give it a try today. Whatever you are doing, whether it is washing the dishes, reading a book, or listening to someone speak, make sure you are only doing that one thing.  Put the whole of your concentrated mind, the essence of your being, into what you are doing.  Although it often appears to us that we can do many things at once, we actually only do one thing at a time, but we switch backwards and forwards between the two or more things we are doing.  By concentrating fully on one thing, you are throwing the whole of your mental powers behind that.  This is one of the best techniques to develop the deep concentration necessary for successful visualization and success in all aspects of your life.

The more focused we are in the present moment, and the better our concentration, the more effective will be our work, our prayers, our intention, every single thing we do.

The following exercise is another powerful tool we can use to focus our mind.  At the same time we will be sending ourselves healing, and also sending out our love into the world through the intent and spiritual energy released through the prayer. It is a win-win.  When life is hectic, take two minutes out of your day and try it.  It will make a difference to you – and to the whole world!


· Make sure your breathing is deep and even.

· Remember, the deeper you breathe, the deeper are your thoughts and the steadier is your concentration and focus.  Keep your attention focused on the breath for a few minutes. 

· Now raise your hands in front of you with the palms facing outwards (the prayer mudra). 

· Say the following prayer focusing all your mind on the words and meaning of what you are saying, with the exclusion of all else.

· Afterwards, see if you can feel energy flowing through you. Many people feel this as a tingling sensation in the palms of the hands, or as a feeling of heat.

·  You will find that the better your concentration, the more powerful your prayers will become, and the more you practice this the more you will feel the results.

Prayer for Self Healing

Oh Divine Creator of the Infinite Field
May the Essence of Your Infinite Love
Flow through me like a River of Light
Bringing healing to my body, mind and spirit.
May it flow NOW, at this very moment
Giving me the strength that I need to
Overcome my weakness
The Love that I need to fill, nurture and heal me
Now and forevermore.

Oh Wondrous God
I humbly ask that, if it be Your Will
I may be healed at this time
I pray that Your Healing light
May serve as a beacon of strength
Showing me ever more fully
Thy Infinite Power
And allowing this to manifest
More surely within my Heart

© Copyright Chrissie Blaze.  All Rights Reserved.

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Chrissie Blaze
Chrissie Blaze, a teacher, author, astrologer, media personality and senior Aetherius Church minister was a close student of Dr. George King (Yoga Master and founder of The Aetherius Society) for 25 years. Chrissie Blaze has written books including Workout for the Soul: Eight Steps to Inner Fitness, AsLan Publishing, Inc., November, 2001, Mercury Retrograde: Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious Times of the Year, Warner Books, Inc., April, 2002, and The Baby’s Astrologer: Your Guide to Good Parenting Is In the Stars, Warner Books, Inc., 2003 publication. Please visit www.chrissieblaze.com for events, articles, horoscopes and more.




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