Woo-Woo Stuff That Really Works
Often bandied about as something suspicious, weird, or outlandish, the term ‘woo-woo’ is associated with spiritual (but not religious) and celestial things. However, it blends traditional and New Age customs and beliefs and encompasses many holistic practices that benefit all well-being aspects.
On the healing journey to self-mastery, woo-woo stuff can help heighten your self-awareness so that you can dive deep into the inner core of your being and achieve breakthroughs that transform your experience and enjoyment of life. In addition, as you identify what holds you back from being at your core (where the true potential lies), practices that are considered woo-woo can support you and strengthen your belief in yourself.
You don’t have to be a New Age hipster to embark on the journey to self-discovery. However, having a desire to become a better version of yourself certainly helps. Working with the woo-woo doesn’t have to be serious, though. In fact, if you intend to have fun and enjoy the experience, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you get out of it.
Before you get stuck into woo-woo practices, the first thing that you need to do is to clear and protect your energy. We all radiate energy that reflects our mindset, how we feel, our dominant thoughts, and our perception of the world. When you meet someone for the first time, you unconsciously read their energy and decide if they are positively energized and magnetically appealing or someone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
Your energy is like an invisible designer coat that you wear wherever you go. It attracts people and situations that match your vibe (energetic frequency). When your vibe is high, your energy draws in people and experiences that are positive. Conversely, the energy that is of a lower vibration pulls in the opposite.
There are times when it’s useful to be able to instantly protect your energy – like when you’re in a crowd of people, in an environment that has an unsettling atmosphere, or when someone gives you the creeps.
That gorgeous designer coat is also going to catch the eye of people who are jealous, unscrupulous, and want to get the better of you. To stop this from happening, you must learn how to protect your energy.
You can transform your invisible coat into a cloak of protection by visualizing it so. Close your eyes and see yourself wearing a sweeping, midnight blue hooded cloak with beautiful gold or silver lining. Please take notice of how good it feels to be wearing such finery.
This simple but powerful visualization technique harnesses the spiritual forces surrounding you and puts energetic protection in place.
Out of all of the popular woo-woo practices, meditation is the one that is most widely accepted as being beneficial to your wellbeing.
Some people get into the Zen zone to escape the stress and the pressures of living a hectic life. Others use the practice to develop a positive mindset and self-discipline. In addition, switching off for 10-15 minutes every day can boost your concentration at work, lower blood pressure and anxiety, and improve sleep quality.
Meditation is a lot like staring out of the window to distract yourself from something else that you’re doing. So you can meditate with your eyes open or closed and in a sitting or lying position, anywhere that you like.
Meditation makes you more mindfully aware and gives you space to reflect on your thoughts. The more you practice this spiritual skill, the greater control you’re able to gain over your emotions so that it’s easier to deal with the rollercoaster of life.
Scientists who have studied the benefits of meditation practices have found that the improved focus in the meditative state can last up to five years. Research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which takes pictures of the brain and records activity, has shown that the changes in brain activity hold steady even when the subject is not meditating. If you keep up the meditation habit long-term, you also benefit from increased resilience to stress and improved mental health.
Detoxing Your Body And Workspace
Detox is the woo-woo buzzword for eliminating toxicity – in your body and environment.
Following a short-term detox diet (or cleanse) can help to minimize the toxins that your body has to process and gives your liver a break. In addition, digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, allergies, bloating, and chronic fatigue can also benefit from eliminating certain foods and intermittent fasting.
If you’re removing toxicity in your body, it makes sense to extend the cleansing practice outside of you. For example, you can detox open plan areas, co-working spaces, meeting rooms, and community zones like the staff cafeteria in the workplace.
Prevent a toxic office environment by clearing clutter, rearranging furniture, strictly maintaining specific purpose areas, and enhancing aesthetics with lush plants that freshen the air. The environmental changes will boost efficiency, productivity, and employee wellbeing.
Spiritual Connection With Self
At the core of your being is an intelligent, eternal consciousness, your spiritual (or Higher) Self. Think of it as the ultimate version of you. It has no hang-ups, issues, or emotional baggage and wants only what’s best for you. Your Lower Self (that’s you in physical form), on the other hand, is only concerned with getting its own way and isn’t fussed about doing the work that’s required to achieve self-mastery.
You are always connected to your higher inseparable (Self) ray of the Universe. But you need to set the intention to actually sense, feel or hear it communicate with you. You can do this via meditation, intuitive writing/journaling, or while you are asleep and dreaming.
Your HS is your teacher and can give you valuable insights into your purpose and reason for being. When you connect with Self and ask yes/no questions, you’ll get an immediate response that is gentle, loving, and nurturing. This ‘voice’ is easily identifiable from the negative and incessant chatter of the ego.
Handing Over Problems To Your Backup Team
You don’t have to be a believer in woo-woo stuff, like spirit guides and angels, to benefit from their presence around you. Everyone has an invisible backup team that is always on hand to strengthen your resolve and help you get through difficult times and dark days.
Whether you want to find a prime parking spot, ace an exam or interview, or heal pain and suffering, all you have to do is ask. There’s no fancy protocol involved in invoking celestial assistance. You can speak the words out loud or in your head. Then trust that the help you need is on the way. You may instantly feel calm and at peace, and a sense of love, hope, or renewed belief.