Coping with Loss of Loved Ones 

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When someone you love passes, it can feel like you have a hole in your heart. Honor how you feel. Know, too, that you never lose them for love never dies, it connects you heart-to-heart across time and dimensions. Love is the eternal bond. Love is forever.

The actual death of a being you love can sometimes be anticipated, but you can never know in advance exactly how you will feel and respond. Even with advance preparation, shock occurs and a kind of disassociation with reality appears as you process the passing. This is not foreign to the mourning phase.

While death is as natural as birth –  It is quite comforting for people to learn more about circumstances of the death and to be able to telepathically communicate beyond the veil to better understand the gifts of the relationship. This helps with letting go and can be validating.

It’s common, even years after a loved one has passed, to feel deep sadness on the anniversary of his or her death. This feeling is something to be honored, for you are honoring both the being and your relationship. Also keep this in mind: other side communications, with your loved one, have no expiration date. Telepathic communication beyond the veil is immortal, timeless, and easily facilitated years or even decades after passing.

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Grief over loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences you can have. For your personal spiritual transformation, you will want to honor this stage and work through it as things happen. This advance healing preparation will help you later on and well beyond. Here are a few Mala suggestions for healing the heart from the Let Go Collection by #MalaCollective

Trust mala
Patience mala

 

Release mala

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The best thing you can do is to honor yourself as you move through your process by practicing self-compassion and tending to your grief in an honest and gentle way.

To Healing,

Kelly Krishna Dunn

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The Sea of Trees Aokigahara Forest Japan


The Sea of Trees film screening takes you to the Aokigahara forest, Mount Fuji in Japan. #TheSeaofTrees is a American drama mystery film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, and Naomi Watts. 

Check out The Sea of Trees Film Review http://layoga.com/entertainment/film-inspiration/sea-trees-film-review/

Initial screenings today Friday, August 26th 2016 in both New York at Village East and in Los Angeles at Sundance Sunset. More worldwide screenings are set to be released on September 2nd. 

The film is scheduled to be released in a limited release and through video on demand Today! 
L’chaim! (To Life) 
Kelly 

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Meditation for Creating Self-Love Healing through Ayurveda

 

Ayurveda Self-Care has changed me. Bringing a much greater awareness of how disordered eating has a negative impact on the quality of life. Much has already been said about anorexic ballet dancers, but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away.  Young girls within today’s culture experience crushing pressure to be thin and attractive.  Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) can all have life-threatening consequences.

 

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Dance is a highly competitive, high-pressure and physically demanding profession. I have been dancing since I was three years old, competed throughout childhood, selected for apprenticeships to Russian Ballet Companies and American Ballet Companies such as the New York City Ballet. NYCB presented a full-time contract when I turned 14 which is traditionally a difficult time when young dancers make the jump into a major company and go Pro.

 

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You can imagine what the mantra or programming that was signaled every day to  a professional ballerina. “Do Not Eat” This became engrained in my nervous system and learned to have a sense of control over my body and the competition which is thought powerful for ballerinas. The same discipline that a ballerina uses to master a skill after hours of practice is the same force of will she uses to deny herself food.

Eating disorders range from anorexia nervosa (deliberate self-starvation) and bulimia (recurring binge eating and purging) to disordered eating, and ritualistic compulsive eating problems. Within the demanding whirl of being a teenage professional dancer, developed an unhealthy relationship with food. I had lost any sense of a center for self-esteem and self-worth. I either was relying on my own perfectionist idea, or was basing it on the ballet world’s idea of success, which I wasn’t living up to because being skinny meant being worthy.

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Since I wasn’t allowed to eat the development of discovering  Ayurveda  and how to eat healthy and enjoy the process was later on in my life. Ayurveda has brought in a new perspective about my relationship to food. Ayurveda understands all eating disorders are defined by having an unwholesome relationship with food to the point of negatively affecting one’s health. Ayurveda (India’s traditional and ancient system of health) has a unique perspective about eating disorders and may offer some insight to the individuals out there affected by them. Establishing more awareness about my inherent body constitution, satiating the absence of the feeling of love for oneself with food, or reinforcing the feeling of lack of self-love with food, are the underlying emotional reasons why a person develops this specific disorder. Ayurveda suggests that lack of self-love is the root cause for all types of eating disorders. During the course of Ayurveda Self Care Class I realized to add an exercise called Reverse Adi Shakti Kriya also known as Meditation for Creating Self-Love. Here you are mentally and hypnoti­cally blessing yourself. This self-blessing is to affect and correct the magnetic field, you discover how strong you are,  when you discover how strong you are, you can find the strength to overcome your personal demons.

Meditation for Self-Love

 

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Sit in Lotus Pose with a straight spine. The right palm faces down, blessing you. This self-blessing corrects the aura. The left palm faces forward and blesses the planet.

The eyes are closed and focus at the lunar center (middle of the chin.)

Breathe long, slow, and deep with a feeling of self-affection. Try to bring the breath to one breath per minute: Inhale for 20 seconds, hold for 20 seconds, exhale for 20 seconds and repeat 3-11 minutes.

 

The Ayurveda system of medicine, nutrition and self-care creates a perfect alliance with holistic treatment, recovery, and healing from eating disorders and disordered eating. Ayurveda combines the Sanskrit words ‘avur’ which means life and ‘veda’ which means knowledge. As we recover from an eating disorder some of the most powerful results are the deep knowing of the self that allows for a more meaningful life.

 

 

Sat Nam -8/18/16-Kelly Krishna Dunn

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Kubo and the Two Strings

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In Ancient Japan, a young boy named Kubo cares for his sick mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo’s life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo. In order to survive, Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. He also gains some allies in Monkey and Beetle.

 

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Kubo is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion fantasy action adventure film produced by Laika for Focus Features. It is directed by Travis Knight, written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler and stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei and Matthew McConaughey. The film is scheduled to be released Friday August 19th 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

 

With Gratitude 2 Kubo’s movie screening host #seasnax

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To the inner warrior within,

Kelly Krishna Dunn

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