The Shift to Consciousness

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With awareness comes disidentification from thoughts, emotions, and reactions. This is not to be confused with denial. The thoughts, emotions, or reactions are recognized, and in the moment of recognizing, disidentification happens automatically. Your sense of self, of who you are, then undergoes a shift. All you need to do is be aware of your thoughts and emotions– as they happen — this is the shift from thinking to awareness, an intelligence far greater than the ego’s cleverness begins to operate in your life. Emotions and thoughts become depersonalized through awareness.  – Eckhart Tolle

Anger, Sadness, Joy, Depression and Anxiety are all emotions your mind controls, if you allow it to. When I talk about being unconscious this means you are allowing your emotions to control your mind. Don’t think, thinking happens. The next time you snap at someone take a moment to be aware of why you chose to react so swiftly. Maybe next time you choose consciousness, you don’t react abruptly, you are aware of the emotion. Being aware of the emotion is being conscious you then are in control of your mind, your emotions.

Your inner happiness is your soul choice which in return is your conscious life, your lifes happiness.

Self Love

xo Payton

People Don’t You Understand, The Child Needs A Helping Hand

 

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“People, don’t you understand, the child needs a helping hand
or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me, are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads and look the other way”
Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto 1969

“I don’t want to be alive, I just want to die now.” An eight year old little boy said this. This is not the first time I have heard of children having these types of thoughts.

I have recently started teaching yoga at an elementary school. I asked the children what they knew about yoga and why they wanted to learn about it. The two comments that obtrude the most to me were, it makes me calm and school is stressful. The fact that almost every child said school is stressful breaks my heart. These children are in grade three and they already find life and school stressful. This is their outlook on life at eight years old. I personally do not remember elementary school being stressful. It was a place of fun, friendships and adventure.

What are we doing in our school systems now that our children are having panic attacks, fighting, judging one another, who is cool, a loser, normal, who has money who doesn’t.

Yes, in highschool I felt a lot these feelings. Not in elementary school. It now starts at an incredibly young age, children as early as eight years old are having thoughts of suicide, resentment, hatred and judging. Children notice everything. If you have children or are around them often enough I hope you notice what they are talking about. Our society today has so much hate and negativity. Our children are unsure how to handle such negativity so they become negative towards the negativity which in return becomes acting out as us adults call it.

Today there are numerous apps that kids can get for free on their smart phones. One that I have heard of in particular is called ask me anything. There is an age limit on this but guess what kids lie, especially now because we have given them the access to do so easily. On this account literally anyone can go onto your page and just like it says, you can ask them anything. Can you imagine your daughter or son on this account? There also is an app that looks like a calculator, you use the numbers to create a passcode and you can store nude photos or anything you want there. A 13 year old showed me this.

Do you not remember how difficult growing up is? I bet you, still to this day, are learning about yourself. Your children for the first time are learning everything, be conscious of this. Just because you might have had a bad day does not mean they know that. Do not choose to be unconscious around your children. Every single day you choose your daily routine; what you wear, what you eat, if you are late, on time, if you smile, laugh or scowl, you choose your thoughts. Don’t think, thinking happens. ‘I think’ is just as false a statement  as ‘I digest’ or ‘I circulate my blood.’ Digestion happens, thinking happens. A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. This is difficult to grasp at first, I assure you if you choose to practice this you will in time notice when you think about something opposed to your thinking naturally happening.

Overtime we have chosen to be negative. Somehow over the years being negative became easier than choosing to be happy. There are Nordic countries that fine you for smiling at someone on the street. I would be in jail for the rest of my life, for smiling at someone? What happened to our earth to our race? We are humans, brilliant life forms. Yet we are choosing to kill one another, put one another down, do drugs when we can’t handle life. We choose to smoke weed to numb ourselves, get wasted to forget, smoke cigarettes to calm our nerves. I am no angel what-so-ever, when my mother passed I chose the very cliche behaviour to mend my pain. Our race has begun to make the conscious decision to be unconscious to handle certain major life events. Today start to make the decision to be conscious and aware throughout your day. It may be hard at times, you may cry, you may get irritated, angry, mad, happy even. It is a rollercoaster ride that is very much worth every emotion that may come of it.

 As a child these thoughts never crossed my mind. One word, YouTube. I get it I love Youtube I have a YouTube account. We are using this device for many wonderful social aspects but also many violent. There have been teenagers that place suicide notes on youtube, people in street fights, rappers in gangs that our children listen to as role models. They have access to way too much on the web and they absorb literally everything.
They see these things and think it is okay for them to do. It’s no wonder they act out. Most likely your child just wants to be recognized, told they did a good job, that you are proud of them.If  we take a different approach with our children opposed to yelling, ignoring or beating them I bet they would not only respect you more but they will listen to you. Children are very simple. Honesty is everything.

When I was eight I remember standing in my driveway with bare feet staring up at the sky and I thought to myself, this is the weirdest thing, life. What exactly is it? I just live, and then die? I don’t get it, what is the point? Since that day I had tried to understand life. My niece is now eight, the other day she came into my room and said to me, aunty I know what purpose is, it’s unlocking new doors. Life is an odd thing but the earth knows that you can figure it out.
Incredible, she most likely is not aware of what this truly means but she is conscious. At such a young age she is already able to grasp what many adults take years to apprehend. So my question to you is,

Do we comprehend consciousness as a child vibrantly but as we get older we begin to notice all of the negativity around us that we start choosing the unconscious state because not only are a lot of our peers commencing this option which in return makes this choice of being unconscious seem normal. And then something major in your life happens and now you are conscious of how unconscious you were the entire time?

Thirteen year olds are choosing to get high instead of doing their homework and this isn’t a problem? Teenagers want to get fucked up on the weekend, I did a cap of molly for $2.50. It’s cheap and easy to get. I was fucked for hours. This boy is seventeen years old. Does this comment and much others that are all over social media not completely freak you out? Why are so many of us fighting one another? Half of you reading this will think I am a complete lunatic and that is fine.

I notice very often people snap at one another. They are angry, many have scowled looks on their faces throughout the halls of schools, sidewalks, grocery stores, banks and libraries. I understand life is not phenomenal all the time, it can and will be hard. I weep, I get angry, I get irritated. I choose to be aware and conscious during this time to understand why these emotions have over ruled my natural form, my natural being. I am not saying I want to see everyone running around with a giddy grin on their face saying I love life it’s amazing, that would get exhausting and eventually we would take things for granted. Sadly for most of us it takes a vast life event for us to grasp the understanding of consciousness.

I used to to be so over the top happy. It really pissed everyone off and everyone thought I was annoying as hell. This hurt my feelings. I was unconscious. In high-school one individual still to this day stands out to me. He hated my happiness and joy for life, so I thought. I assumed he would purposely try and bring me down. I was too carefree to care about his yearning of tranquility in the dawn. It wasn’t until my mom passed that I became conscious of how unconscious I chose to be towards his feelings and many others feelings.

How do you choose to be conscious? Right now you are choosing to be conscious. You are alert, you are aware of what you are reading. You may have to read it a few times to grasp the concept, and I hope you do, but you right now are choosing to be conscious. Thank-you. It is hard to grasp at first, I make myself meditate, although I despise it some of the times. I did not want to remember my mother’s passing I wanted to be present in the now and forget it, it’s in the past I just want to bury it and move forward. Everytime I close my eyes I see her on her deathbed, I do not want toI recognized with my anger and how quickly I became anxious of this topic that I was clearly still on a journey of freeing myself from the pain of her loss. I chose to be conscious and aware, to allow myself the time to feel what I was feeling but I as an individual could not and would not allow my emotions to control me any longer.

Over the last few months days of me weeping turned into hours, hours turned to minutes and now it has been five months. I notice the pain, I feel the pain and I am able to free myself of the pain of her loss. Choose to recognize yourself, your thoughts, your emotions. You are valid, but do not forget that every single life form is valid as well.

How do you teach love, compassion and joy for life? You show your children. It must be shown at home. Actions speak louder than words. You, as a human no matter what your age, have to show not only our children but every human compassion and love. You cannot teach love you show love.

In my yoga class at the elementary school there is a girl who is seven. We were all sitting in meditation pose. As we all sat there in quite I began to hear sighing, again and again. I opened my eyes and saw this little girl in such vexation. She sighed again. Hun, are you alright? I asked. This is so hard, I can’t just lay here. She broke into tears. I went over to her and laid with her, not touching her. She released tears for almost five minutes. I could feel her agony, her accuanation. After her breathing evened and she sat up I gave her a hug. She said she was sorry. I said, what for? You have nothing to be sorry for honey. Emotions can be very overwhelming. It is okay to allow yourself the time to have these moments when necessary. I knew there must be an underlying reason. I wanted her to share this on her own so I waited. Within seconds she prompted, No I am sorry. I am suppose to take care of my little brother and sister during recess and I forgot, I don’t want to let my little brother and sister down. At eight years old she could not allow herself the time to enjoy the class as she was so worried about her younger siblings. Children need to know responsibility but they should not feel obligated.

My purpose of this post is to make not only parents conscious but siblings, teachers, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, any type of person that is classified as a guidance teacher for our young to be conscious. Be conscious of the child’s anger, their tears, their frustrations with school and everyday life. Choose to save our race.

“Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don’t get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin’,
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto”

Your Destiny Is The Sum Of Your Typical Day – Ryan Pritchard

Author:

Payton Williams

March. 13.2016

#compassion #love #selflove #inspire #themovement #children #motivation #humans #saveourrace

HOW TO JUICE WITHOUT JUICING

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JUICING BUT NOT

  My niece and I went to the bathroom together the other day. I had, had a beet smoothie the previous day. Children absorb literally everything. She exclaimed “Uhm aunty, why is your urine red? Are you okay? Ewwwwwwwwww; it’s gross!” I swear the ‘ewwwwwwww’ went on for 2 minutes! Children are hilarious. She looked so confused and worried for me. Once I explained why my urine was a soft red colour and gave her some history on the benefits of beets, the nutrients they give our bodies she was all for it! She actually thought this was super cool. She now asks for beet juice often and loves it. By adding honey and peanut butter to your ‘ beet juice’ it enhances the sweet flavour of the beets naturally and what child doesn’t like sweets?! I don’t have a juicer myself so instead I bake the beets at 400 degrees for an hour, this may vary depending on the size of your beets, you want to be able cut through the beet. I then let them cool completely; generally I allow them to cool over -night on the counter. Be aware of the juices with beets after baked, they will stain like a red wine.

HOW TO BAKE YOUR BEETS

  1. Wash/rinse them off
  2. Cut the stems off (you can use the stems in a salad or what I like to do is keep them in a container and use them in my smoothies, the stems have a ton of nutrients but do not taste amazing on their own)
  3. After the beets are rinsed off wrap them in tin-foil, make sure there are no open spaces
  4. Place in oven for 60 minute at 400 degrees – or until you can cut through them
  5. Let cool (about 20 minutes)
  6. Place in fridge

SMOOTHIE RECIPE

  1. 1 cup fresh water
  2. 1 spoonful chia seeds ->let the chia seeds set for about 2 minutes before adding anything else
  3. 1/2 tsp organic natural honey
  4. 1/2 tsp organic natural peanut butter
  5. 2 kale leaf
  6. 2 beet stems/leafs
  7. 1 whole beet, sliced into cube
  8. 1 spoonful organic natural avocado (use accordingly for thickness)
  9. 1/2 cup coconut milk

I used to keep the water from when I steamed my veggies and put it in my smoothies thinking ‘Wow, I am brilliant! Getting all these extra nutrients and vitamins in my smoothie!’   WRONG!! More so than not veggies are sprayed with chemicals which boil right into your water; unless you buy 100% organic or grow the veggies yourself do not keep the water that is left over you will just be drinking the chemicals! Get rid of it!

BENEFITS OF BEETS

  •  high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
  •  an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a “beet” today wasn’t cultivated until the era of ancient Rome. -DR. MERCOLA
  • they are naturally sweet, I don’t put anything on my beets. I eat them raw after baked.
  • Boost your stamina, anti-cancer properties, fight inflammation, rich in valuable nutrients and fibre, detoxification support.

FUN FACT ABOUT BEETS: they were and still are used as an aphrodisiac by many cultures.

“Eating is a primal need associated with pleasure, somewhat akin to arousal. ” – Tori Avery

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xo payton

#health #fitness #beets #juicing #inspire #nutrition #smoothie #healthybody #healthysoul #encourage #strength #compassion #love #nutrients #vitamins #organic #vegan #glutenfree #natural

I do have a blog post on the benefits of chia seeds, amazing health benefits!

Always Be Youself Selfie


“The underlying emotion that governs all the activity of the ego is fear. The fear of being nobody, the fear of nonexistence, the fear of death. All its activities are ultimately designed to eliminate fear, but the most the ego can ever do is to cover it up temporarily with an intimate relationship, a new possession, or winning at this or that. Illusion will never satisfy you. Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.”

• Eckhart Tolle

If you haven’t yet, read his books: ‘The Power of Now’ & ‘A New Earth’.

xo Payton

Street Stylez: One Hairstylist With a Huge Heart

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Melissa Payton owner and operator of ‘Your Day Your Way Bridal’ is a local hairstylist with a huge heart. She currently works out of her home salon, specializing in bridal hair and make-up, extensions, hair colour, make-up artistry and cutting. As I sit with Melissa and ask her “Why have you organized this event?” her response,

“There are multiple reasons. Trying to think of just one reason is impossible; at the end of the day I just want to be a kind human, set an example for my own children and potentially be able to open the eyes of other people to want to do the same thing. I am not expecting to change the world; but a shift would be really awesome. I am only one little human but it might be enough to change the view of others.”

In my head i’m thinking;

Where are humans like you? This woman is amazing! I feel blessed every single day to have such an incredible role model in my life as a sister and a friend.

 My sister doesn’t want me to give history on the passed few years of our life so I will only say this, for someone who just went through a monumental loss in their life to be hosting such an incredible community event speaks volumes of kindness, compassion and tender love. It literally gravitates off of her whole being, no matter what happens she’s laughing. Every single day she shows me courage, strength, love, affection, patients, gratitude and joy for life. If you know her, you know this is just who she is as a being to all humans. It’s majestic.

I have had the pleasure of accompanying her while going around the community inquiring for donations from local business’ and corporations requesting food, clothing, toiletries, children’s games – everything under the sun, she has considered the works! When someone says no, she says “Thank-you for your time” and with a beautiful grin she shakes their hand and we leave the store. She looks at me “You can’t win ’em all” she laughs and I think to myself who is this beautiful creature with such a phenomenal outlook on life who truly just wants to make others feel good literally from the inside out.

As I sat with Melissa and her daughter Charlee, whom I might add is eight last night  organizing all of the goodies people so graciously donated my niece goes “Gosh mommy, there is just so much stuff!” 

Now if that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what does.

 * DONATIONS FOR STREET STYLEZ *

  • The Three Oaks Foundation have donated multiple boxes of toiletries, facial creams, toothbrushes, soap, 3 gift cards to local business to gather more necessities for the event
  • A chef who is a good friend of Melissa’s has volunteered to come cook warm meals all day for everyone
  • The Salvation army in Belleville has donated their facility
  • There will be portable shampoo heads so people can enjoy a warm shampoo with a nice head massage
  • Six local hairstylists have volunteered to cut hair throughout the day
  • Friends have donated natural organic syrup for pancakes
  • Tim Hortons donated coffee
  • Design republic created the ‘Street Stylez’ design
  • Donini chocolate donated chocolate treats
  • Giant Tiger on Bridge and Sydney in Belleville donated three boxes of toques, socks, undergarments and mittens
  • M&M meats donated beef for chili
  • Owner and operator of Deja Vu entertainment has donated his time to come DJ for the event
  • Belleville Beautician has donated hair products; for shampoos and styling
  • $25.00 from Metro grocery which is being used for food to cook throughout the day
  • A huge thank-you to all and any social media networking companies for all their support in promoting Street Styles.

A special thank-you to an angel friend and Exit reality for a gracious monetary donation that will be put towards gathering supplies for the event.

These donations have made ‘Street Stylez’ possible to create homemade gift bags for each and every person to have something to take home with them when they leave.

I am more than honoured to be apart of such an incredible event! Any inquires please contact Melissa Payton directly at:

melissa@ydyw.ca

#STREETSTYLEZ #2016 #YDYW #YDYWBRIDAL #MELISSAPAYTON #HAIR #MAKE-UP #CHANGE #MAKINGADIFFERNCE #HOPE #LOVE #CHERISH #CUTSFORACAUSE #VOLUNTEER #GOODVIBESONLY #BIGHEARTS #COMPASSION #CUTS4LOVE #SALVATIONARMY #DONATIONS #ONEHAIRSTYLIST #ONEBIGHEART

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#STREETSTYLEZ #2016 #YDYW #YDYWBRIDAL #MELISSAPAYTON #HAIR #MAKE-UP #CHANGE #MAKINGADIFFERNCE #HOPE #LOVE #CHERISH #CUTSFORACAUSE #VOLUNTEER #GOODVIBESONLY #BIGHEARTS #COMPASSION #CUTS4LOVE #SALVATIONARMY #DONATIONS #ONEHAIRSTYLIST #ONEBIGHEART

As I finish my post my sister is insisting I thank myself; so here you go Melissa- I am thanking myself. I love you!

WHY drink Cinnamon, Cucumber, Lemon, Chia Seed Water??

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“Shit girl that looks super gross!” exclaimed my sister as I made my super awesome water this morning.

“I am not drinking fish eggs!” she said, I laughed. I get it, it looks super gross! BUT, hear me out before you make a decision on this crazy concept of ‘majestic’ water as I call it.

My reasoning for starting to make this crazy concoction was the need for me to intake more water throughout the day; basically like every other human being on the planet. We all lack water intake, if not kudos to you! I on the other hand have a hard time in-taking the proper amount of water throughout the day.

Sometimes you have to just make shit fun, you know? So I asked myself;

How can I improve my intake of water?

Instead of making up excuses about my intake of my water, I started adding random stuff to my water without realizing how many VITAMINS & NUTRIENTS I was giving my body naturally! (Mind Blowing). I saw someone with Chia Seeds in their water and was like “Woah those are cool!” So I asked her what the heck are those? Those tiny little balls floating around in your water. They looked like fish eggs in bubble tea; I was so fascinated by them I started to investigate! Once I did some research I learnt so many amazing benefits about the nutrients in chia seeds I started adding other things like cucumber, lemon and cinnamon to my water just to make it look exciting – plus the taste of it is actually unreal! Given that I started collaborating all these fabulous ideas to make my water a little bit more fun and exciting without even knowing all the amazing vitamins and natural nutrients I am giving to my body — I am so enthused to share what I have learnt with you all!

CHIA SEED BENEFITS

  • Rich in fibre, omega 3 fats & PROTEIN!
  • Linked to healing diabetes
  • Easy to digest

<—–FUN FACT ABOUT CHIA SEEDS—–>

AZTEC WARRIORS ATE CHIA SEEDS TO GIVE THEM HIGH ENERGY AND ENDURANCE. JUST ONE SPOONFUL COULD GIVE THEM 24 HOURS OF ENERGY

Who Are AZTEC Warriors?

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Benefits Of The Backbend

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Backbends

They are invigorating and strengthening! They stretch your hip flexors & help open your shoulders and chest. By increasing mobility & awareness of the spine back bends improve posture and can alleviate some back and neck pains!!

How To Improve Your Backbend?

One of the most valuable things you can do is to initiate the bend by tilting your pelvis backward in a posterior tilt and lightly drawing your lower abdomen back. When you learn to align your pelvis and engage your abdomen this way, it helps you to keep your lower back long and compression free (this is also known as low cobra).

Low CobraBhujangasana(Cobra)


Prone Position: bring both the hands near the chest and place the palms on the ground with the fingers together pointing forward and thumbs pointed towards the body. The elbows should be raised towards the ceiling close to the body. Place the forehead on the ground.

Asana Position: while inhaling slowly raise the forehead, bend the neck backwards and then slowly raising the shoulders, chest and abdomen from the ground until the arms are straight, very slowly, vertebra by vertebra, stretching backwards. Continue to maintain asana, breathing normally.

. BENEFITS .

• helps to remove backache and neck ache as well as keeping the spine supple healthy. By arching the spine blood circulation is increased to that region toning the nerves along the spinal column and improving the communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

• the pressure on the abdomen is also beneficial to the abdominal organs and in particular the digestive organs, it stimulates the appetite, relieves flatulence and constipation.

• tones the kidneys which help with purification of the blood, removing any stagnant blood and improving the health of the whole body.

• strengthens the adrenal glands which is responsible for secretions of adrenaline, cortisol and other stress hormones, the balancing effect on the hormone secretions is the benefit of asanas.

• tones the liver, making it beneficial for those with a sluggish liver.

• helps the functioning of thyroid gland, which is responsible for metabolic activities.

• expands and opens the chest which encourages deep breathing as well as helping correct rounded shoulders.

• useful for slipped disc and sciatica as it relieves the pain and can also relocate the slipped disc.

• in normal day-to-day life we do a lot of forward bending but not much backward bending, therefore it is good practice for a healthy back and to give general balance to the body.

Check out my YOUTUBE channel PAYTONWILLIAMS for tutorials 🙏🏻 Namaste

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