Life begins where fear ends

Recently I had some profound realizations about my self-created limitations and fears. Through meditating on them and feeling them deeply it supported me to understand and feel what’s underneath. It gave me the chance to release them, heal them and open up my heart to more of who I am and to my Truth.

Fear in itself is always attached to a deeper feeling, a pattern or belief that we adapted in one stage of our life (or past life). Often we can feel the fear somewhere in our bodies. Can you feel it sometimes? It’s that wavelike movement or pressure of felt sense as it ripples through your belly, your throat, your chest, and your shoulders. The ‘fear – struggle’ may emerge from the abandonment and rejection of the life as it moves through you. It may even be your believe that there is something wrong with you, and that you have failed or that you have to keep yourself in a certain ‘frame/norm’ to be accepted and loved…!

But I tell you; no you don’t have too. Be courage’s, open up to your own vulnerability, feel what’s there, soften, surrender and look deeper; give yourself the permission to be ‘weak’, which in reality is actually ‘strong and brave’. Only than you can realize whats stops you from moving forward. Through that you can heal, step up as the empowered you in your truth, take the actions that you were scared of taking and have been avoiding, to be fully present, show up and participate in life, in relationships, in your work. To finally live the life you came here for to live that makes your heart sing again.

Love and blessings
Franziska

The intensity of this time – some useful “Tips”

Many feel like being on a rollercoaster ride and going through intense changes and realisations in these last weeks. You are not alone! There is a lot going on energetically as well as astrological and it will be intensified over the next few months. So hold on but don’t be scared!!

In these times it’s so important:

  • to do or start ( if you haven’t yet) a daily practice like meditation, yoga or it can be a walk in the nature etc. But make sure to do it daily and MINDFUL; be present, breath deeply, let go of thoughts, worries and anxiety through the breath into the earth (visualize it). Make sure to always come back to a conscious breath that supports you to come back into the here and now.
    A regular practice can help you so much to find your center again, gain clarity, let go of worries, anxiety and just to get out of your headspace. Everybody can do it and you can do it as long as 10 min everyday. Of course longer is great but better short than not doing it at all!!

 

  • Trust, that things will shift again and be gentler. This energy is bringing a deep cleanse and transformation on personal and collective level. It’s about finding your Truth within, letting go of patterns and beliefs that do not serve you anymore so that you can live a life in better alignment, clarity and flow.

 

  • Do NOT go into fear, anger and hopelessness when reading, watching and hearing the news. We only hear a part of what’s going on and this is very selected and isn’t always the Truth. So trust there is also a lot of good things happening and that everything happens for a reason. Keep a positive mindset and vibration; it’s going to help you and everybody around you too!

 

  • Take your power back and start to open your heart. Start to live from your intuition (your gut feeling) that always acts from love; and trust it. Know you are co-creating your own reality, your experience and how you encounter it; take on that responsibility.  And again, live in the NOW!

 

  • Work on changing and letting go of negative feelings, guilt and shame towards yourself and others. It is a great time for deep healing on all levels. Get support if you need someone to help you in that, its ok, we all need help and support sometimes!  This will assist you to start to life from your heart again, in much more flow, clarity and harmony. That what this time prepares you/us for!

Love, support and blessings
Franziska

“Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.”
-Wayne W. Dyer

  • “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
  •  -Wayne W. Dyer

LIVING MINDFULLY – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The experience of mindfulness and being present through the ‘Buddhist Tea Ceremony’

A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to attend a tea ceremony at the Temple Nan Tien in Australia (NSW); the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The tea ceremony in Buddhism is a tool to experience the state of being fully present, to take what is given without judgment and also to realize the changing nature of sensations, including feelings, emotions and taste. I experienced a big awakening that I didn’t expect:

We all gathered at a round table with a radiant female monk. First, she placed tea leaves on a small plate, smelling them to fully experience the tea flavour. The plate was then passed around the table so each member of the group could smell the tea. The monk then filled a teapot with the leaves and very mindfully opened a thermos from which she poured water into the pot. While the tea brewed we all closed our eyes, focusing on the breath, being still and present until the tea was ready to drink. Once the tea was poured into little cups and given out to each person one by one, we chanted the mantra of Lady Kwan Yin (the Goddess of Love, Mercy and Compassion) “Om Mani Padme Hum” three times to give thanks and gratitude for what was given to each of us.

We were only allowed to drink the tea in 3 tiny sips. After each sip we would stop, close the eyes, taste the flavour fully and release the arising sensation through the breath. The procedure started again with the next person making the tea; step by step and without rushing. The only difference from the second round on is that each person would pour the tea for the person next to them (clockwise).

At first, I was surprised by how irritated and impatient I felt that everything was done SO slowly. At the same time, I was deeply impressed by the monk doing everything so methodically, with such calm and presence. When it was my turn to brew the tea I started to realise how much I tend to impatiently rush through life. I’m often not present and already with the “next thing” or doing one thing while thinking of another.  But also it showed me how often I want to have a few things on the same time, rather than enjoying each little sensation, experience or something I was given or bought for myself on time.

The purpose of each person pouring tea for the next is to be open to what is given (by life) whether we like it or not; to withhold judgment and be open to the experience, not to fight it, but fully dive into it and then let it go. I was also reminded of how often I still want things differently than they actually are, judging them or labelling them with “good/bad, pleasant/unpleasant” rather than just being grateful for what was given, to fully experience as what it is, which then only allows me to fully let it go again and learn from it. During the process, I began to feel a deep connection with each member that was sitting around the table and the beauty that comes from unconditional receiving and sharing  the experience together as a group.

Are You aware of:

  • How much you rush through your day and think of the past or future? Are you “missing” the experience of living life in the present moment?
  • How many times are you not fully present, labelling your own feelings, emotions, or other people and situations as good or bad?
  • And through that actually forget to live and experience life at its fullest in the present moment!

Start to experience for yourself in little steps, in your daily life what it means to live more fully. Be present and focused. Learn to unconditionally receive and share with no attachment. Give it a go. It will amaze you and give you a whole new life experience of the “little mundane” things.

  • First, begin to FEEL it rather than THINK it. Only observe and surrender, don’t judge. Breathe and let go. “Empty your mind”!
  • Take a little more time when you eat. Sit down. Look at your plate: What does it look like? How does it smell? Do you notice any emotions with it or feelings of like/dislike? For the first couple of bites, pause after each one. Close your eyes for a few seconds and feel; how does it taste? Feel how it affects your entire body. What are you thoughts? Only observe, try not to judge what’s arising and let it go through conscious breathing. Surrender to what is arising.
  • Become present during your routine workout. Feel your body, feel each movement and sensation. Observe if there is any change occurring; how does it affect you mentally and emotionally? Are you present or still “at work” or already thinking of the “next thing”? Observe without judgment, breathe deeply into your body, and experience any change that may occur.
  • Be reminded: THE NATURE OF LIFE IS CHANGE!
  • When you feel busy, stressed, or anxious, just stop and sit for a few minutes. Take deep inhalations and exhalations. Feel your body, feel the chair you are sitting on, feel your feet on the ground. Listen to the sounds around you and to your own deep breath. Become fully present and just breathe. Feel where in your body the feelings and anxiety are present. Breathe into it and just observe, do not fight it. Observe how it changes its nature; stay with it, breathe deeply until it becomes a “neutral” sensation.
  • In public transport, put your mobile phone aside. Look around you. See who is there with you. How do you feel, your body? Are you in the here and now? Just observe. Is there any labelling of people, your own feelings, the situation? If so, just observe, and let it go again through the breath until your mind becomes “empty” again.
  • During little moments throughout your day, the more you can stop yourself and breathe consciously, thereby bringing yourself into the present moment, the more you will be able to experience mindfulness, focus and presence in your daily life. With that more joy, clarity, compassion and connection to your ’inner wisdom’ and others will come into your daily life.
  • If you feel the call start to learn a mindfulness technique like Mediation, Yoga, Tai chi or Chi Gong. It will will deepen your understanding and experiences  of living a mindful life.

Let me know how it goes and have fun with it!! Give me feedback and feel free to ask questions.

Have a wonderful present and mindful time!

Love and blessings
Franziska

 

If you would like to read more about the origin and rituals of the Buddhist Tea Ceremony here are a few resources with slightly different explanations.:

http://www.lagrange.edu/resources/pdf/citations/2011/01_Penrod_Art.pdf
http://www.japanese-tea-ceremony.net/history.html

Website of the Nan Tien Temple:
www.nantien.org.au/en

“Death – Rebirth; the Path of Awakening to your Truth”

Again and again I feel to dissolve, to disappear,
to fall apart only to realise nothing is at it seems
or the way I believed.
Just before I felt in my truth, walking my path
empowered, but than within the next moment of time
I’m feeling an other layer of the illusion is drifting away.

For a few seconds it’s leaving me behind with
a deep sadness, a feeling of “dying”;
for a moment I realise on a deeper level the illusion of “reality” again
and the infinite cycle of death and rebirth even
within the life span of a human life.

Anew I understand the necessity to learn and
to accept that I will never “know it all”, to accept
the constant change and subjectivity of “my reality” –
the re-awaking/re-birthing in its infinite process
and with that my self responsibility of co-creation
with Universe – everything around me
is just a mirror of my own perception.

Its up to me – its up to you; to show up again, to see
the light, the beauty and the gift in each “death and rebirth”,
to open the doors that present itself, to learn, to flow,
to share, to love, to let go, to surrender, to trust, to receive and accept
the infinite process of evolution – of growth –
the path of awakening to your Self – to your Truth!

With love
Franziska Guentensperger

Meaning of the “Waves of Oneness”- Logo

Please read more about bout the significance of the Logo of Waves of Oneness, that includes the “Enso and the Flower of Life”. It is a big part of the philosophy of what Waves of Oneness stands for also in terms of the offered treatments and services.

Ensō (circle)

Is a sacred symbol in the Zen school of Buddhism and is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy, even though it is a symbol and not a character. You may hear it called the Circle of Enlightenment, the Infinity Circle and even the Lost Symbol of Reiki. If you actually took the meanings of the two Kanji symbols that make up the word, ensō would translate as Mutual Circle or Circle of Togetherness. In the sixth century a text named the Shinhinmei refers to the way of Zen as a circle of vast space, lacking nothing and holding nothing in excess.
At first glance the ancient ensō symbol appears to be nothing more than a miss-shaped circle but its symbolism refers to the beginning and end of all things, the circle of life and the connectedness of existence. It can symbolize emptiness or fullness, presence or absence. All things might be contained within, or, conversely, excluded by its boundaries. It can symbolize infinity, the “no-thing”, the perfect meditative state, and Satori or enlightenment. It can even symbolize the moon, which is itself a symbol of enlightenment—as in the Zen saying, “Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon itself.” In other words, do not mistake doctrines, teachings or explanations, which are intended to guide one toward enlightenment, for enlightenment itself.
Ensō can also represent the moon’s reflection on water, thereby symbolizing the futility of searching for enlightenment outside oneself. Ensō symbolizes many more things including: strength, elegance, the universe, single mindedness, the state of mind of the artist at the moment of creation and the acceptance of imperfection as perfect.

It also represents the oneness of life and all things contained within it, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, personal development and refinement of character, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, endlessness, perfect harmony, it also represents the oneness of life and all things contained within it, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, personal development and refinement of character, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, endlessness, perfect harmony, the circle of infinity and the cyclical nature of existence. The ensō is a manifestation of the moment, an expression of absolute enlightenment, a visual manifestation of the Heart Sutra and a representation of our true and innermost self. The ensō is a universal symbol of wholeness and completion; “form is void and void is form.” When viewing ensō, one can see that that form and void are interdependent and, in fact, define each other. There are so many definitions available, that each of us is truly left with the responsibility to select or create our own definition of ensō.

Creation of an ensō symbolizes a moment in time in the life of the artist when the mind is free to simply let the spirit create through the physical body. Ensō is a fascinating expression of individuality as expressed by variations in ink tones, brushstroke thickness, shape of the circle and even the positioning of the single point where the circle begins and ends. An ensō might seem simple to draw but only a few painters are known for their excellent ensō, which are said to represent their mastery of Zen. It is believed that in the hands of a Zen master the power of the ensō symbol is released, helping those who meditate upon it to reach a higher level of consciousness (…)
Zen Buddhists believe that only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete can draw a true ensō. Some artists paint ensō with an opening in the circle, while others complete the circle. An open ensō may express the idea that the ensō is not separate from all that is; rather, it is a part of something greater. The open circle reflects that the ensō is not contained within itself: but opens out to infinity. It might also speak to imperfection as an essential and inherent aspect of our existence. Ensō can be the open circle of emptiness in which the self flows in and out while remaining centered; or it can be closed and express a mandala or cosmogram. Leaving the ensō open is like leaving room for the spirit to flow in and out of the circle of emptiness; allowing it to breathe. Breath and emptiness are essential ingredients for meditation, contemplation and the creation of a spiritual life. This is a Zen symbol of the absolute, the true nature of existence, the duality within life and the imperfection of all things. It is a symbol that combines the visible and the hidden, the simple and the profound, the empty and the full. The very imperfections and contours of the ensō, which must be painted by human hand rather than constructed as a mathematically correct circle, make the ensō a manifestation of perfection. It is perfect just as it is, even in all its imperfection. Ensō suggests to the student to stop striving for perfection and allow the universe to be as it is. Abandon the idea that there is a one size fits all path that ends at some specific point, place or time. When you believe that you have arrived at some final destination on your path, ensō reminds you to start again exactly at the point where you are now and to embrace and enjoy your unique experiences on life’s journey.
– Text Source: www.modernzen.org

 

Flower of Life (in the inside of the circle in the logo)
The “Flower of Life” can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the “Great Void”. Everything is made from the Creator’s thought. After the creation of the Seed of Life the same vortex’s motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life. This structure forms the basis for music, as the distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music. It is also identical to the cellular structure of the third embryonic division (The first cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight). Thus this same structure as it is further developed, creates the human body and all of the energy systems including the ones used to create the Merkaba.
If we continue creating more and more spheres we will end up with the structure called the Flower of Life. The flower of life holds a secret symbol created by drawing 13 circles out of the Flower of Life. By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe. This is the source of all that exists; it’s called the Fruit of Life. It contains 13 informational systems. Each one explains another aspect of reality. Thus these systems are able to give us access to everything ranging from the human body to the galaxies. In the first system, for example, it’s possible to create any molecular structure and any living cellular structure that exists in the universe. In short every living creature.The most common form of the “Flower of Life” is hexagonal pattern (where the center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter), made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle. The “Seed of Life” is formed from seven circles being placed with sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which acts as a basic component of the Flower of Life’s design. The Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt contains the oldest to date example. it is carved in granite and may possibly represent the Eye of Ra a symbol of the authority of the pharaoh. Other examples can be found in Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern.
Leonardo da Vinci has studied the Flower of Life’s form and its mathematical properties. He has drawn the Flower of Life itself, as well as components therein, such as the Seed of Life. He has drawn geometric figures representing shapes such as the platonic solids, a sphere, a torus, etc., and has also used the golden ratio of phi in his artwork; all of which may be derived from the Flower of Life design.

 

HAPPY NEWS: Yoga classes and Workshops 2015, AUSTRALIA

Dear everyone,

I’m very excited to start teaching yoga classes each Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings at the beautiful studio Urban Raw Soul in Alexandria, Sydney from October 2015 onwards!

Come,  join, have some fun and do something good for your body, mind and spirit 🙂

Details:

– Wednesday 6:45pm – 7:45 pm (open to all levels)
Class description:
Slow Flow classes are light and creative, but slower paced than our Urban Flow classes. Poses are generally held for longer periods, and the transitions between poses a little slower to ensure alignment and movement with breath.

This is an excellent class in which to begin your yoga practice, as you are able to familiarise yourself with foundation postures. Learn the core asanas (postures) for your Urban Flow practice.

– Sunday 10am – 11.30am (open to all levels)
Class description:
A longer class for the weekend unwind – a unique combination of our Slow Flow followed by meditation.

MORE COMING PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE SCHEDULE FOR NEW CLASSES!!

Also check out the two Energy Healing Practitioner workshops coming up and keep in mind to pay the deposit to secure yourself a spot in these amazing, powerful and transforming workshops!!!

As usual I offer individual Energy Balance and Intuitive Reading/Guidance sessions to assist you on your path. Get in touch with for questions and to book your appointment, face to face or over skype/phone!

I look forward to hear and/or see you soon!

Love and blessings
Franziska

Newsletter November 2014

Dear all,

I hope all of you are well and riding the intense new moons and full moons we are going through with ease, flow and grace. Lots of things are happening worldwide at the moment and sadly lots of fears get spread. I encourage you strongly to check with your heart of what feels true for YOU and what doesn’t of what you read and hear. Also it is very important in this times to do the things you fully enjoy and center yourself; spend time in nature and with your loved ones, mediate, practice yoga, dance, draw or listen to beautiful music.

Listen to you heart, find your truth within and trust that all is in Divine Order. This statement may not make sense for your mind, but the mind is not able to perceive the bigger picture of things. Trust that all will eventually unfold in the highest good for all. Feel, think and speak the message of Love/Light, Truth and Faith; this will be very supportive to ALL and lift the overall vibration. 

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Welcome to Waves of Oneness

First of all I would like to welcome you all to my website.

Here you can find inspiration, ideas and support for yourself and others. Please feel free to give feedback, ask questions or write us your thoughts, ideas and inspirations.

We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

I would like to share and give more insight about the project “Waves of Oneness” and about my personal path:

After many years of working in different jobs, travelling and ‘searching’ for my real and fulfilling purpose in life, my search came to an end when I travelled to India in 2011. I thought I’m coming to India ‘only’ for my beloved Ashtanga Yoga practice and to study at the Source of Asthanga Yoga in Mysore, but beyond all my expectations, this journey brought me onto my path in a much deeper way than I could have ever imagined.

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Self-empowerment

Self-Empowerment / Self-Love

Out of my personal experience and working with people, Self-empowerment and Self-Love is one of the very first essential steps for wellbeing on a physical, emotional and energetic level. Only by realizing and accepting that we are the creators of our lives in all aspects and finally taking responsibility for our thinking, actions and the way we choose to react towards situations, events etc. we encounter along our path, are we able to create a life in good health, balance and abundance in all aspects.

If we are suffering from disease on a physical or emotional level we have to understand that only we can heal ourselves. Of course often we do need the support and guidance of others, be they a doctor, a healer or a friend. However as an Energy Consultant and Therapist I feel it is very important to be clear that I do believe in complete healing of physical and emotional illnesses, but only if you are ready for change, if that is the chosen soul path and if you are willing to take responsibility for your healing process. It is necessary to start working consciously and mindfully on yourself, to observe and realize the consequences of the way you think, act and believe. You must be ready to change and let go of what is necessary to live on your most perfect path. That might include a change of lifestyle, change of thought patterns and beliefs or letting go of relationships.

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Mindfulness

‘’the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”

How is it possible to reach that non-judgmental state of being? There are many tools out there, which promise to help us in gaining higher consciousness, understanding and focus. May that be yoga, meditation, painting, singing, gardening or walking at the beach or in the forest. It is very helpful and I would say essential, to have a tool which supports us to come back to our centre within and to reflect without judgment. Just to let arise whatever has to arise and let it go again and to realise the changing nature of all things: life, relationships, emotions, thoughts!

Try different things and see what might work best for you. Once you find something that feels right for you, stay with it!  Practise it as regularly as you can. That is the key that will bring you understanding and focus. Even if, some days, it is just a couple of minutes sitting for example, do it and take more time during days when you can. Stay with it. It will support you in going deeper and deeper in your own true nature. There might be times you feel it doesn’t help you anymore or you are stuck, but be assured that it’s just part of the process.

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Healing

I’m writing this from my perspective as an Energy Consultant and Therapist and out of my own experiences so far. It feels to me that once I got to the point of realizing more about Self and this human experience I also started to understand what healing really means and I could actually start to heal. Healing means, simply said, coming back to myself, back to my own divine essence.

I believe that our ultimate nature of being is perfect health on all levels, but we forget and can’t see and feel that anymore. So we have to get rid of the shadows again, which trouble our wellbeing.  This is NOT a fight against symptoms; it is a process back to your most perfect state of being. As a facilitator I will be able to support you in clearing blockages and help you with guidance and tools, but you have to walk the path as no one else can do it for you.  Often you will experience that you first have to face the dark in order to see the light again and realize the principle of peaceful coexistence of dark and light; the Yin and the Yang.

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