Think Piece: Death

Hello all and welcome back! Sorry, I didn’t get around to posting earlier this week; I’ve just been super busy. Today, I’m uploading a little think-piece on death. I’ll probably post these about once a week or whenever a little thought pops into my head. I talked about this briefly on twitter not too long ago, but today we’re gonna be discussing death. These are just my thoughts about what happens next based on books I’ve read and articles (some of which I will link) and my own experiences with death.

Death makes a lot of people sad and scared, and I used to be one of those people. When my grandmother passed, there were days I would just cry and cry. It hurt knowing that they’re not physically here anymore, even if the soul still lives on. It hurt to seem my mom lost and in pain, and it made me fear for the day I’d lose my mother because I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without her. After my grandmother’s death is when my awakening began, and I’ve changed my opinion and feelings toward death quite a lot.

Death is the big finale we’ve been building up to our entire lives. It is the endless sleep, ultimate nirvana, but only if we’ve learned and achieved all we have to on this physical plane. The human existence we experience as spiritual beings are to help our souls evolve. After death, we’re continually reincarnated as human souls until we’ve lived every kind of life possible. We have to be the abuser and victim; the man and the woman; the poor and the rich, because only then can we understand the true meaning of life and awaken to our highest selves.

There’s a theory that we continue to reincarnate until we become self-aware, only then can we reach nirvana. We may be able to break the cycle of rebirth, but only after we’ve been put through continuous trial and era. When we become self-aware and realize that we are spiritual beings having a human existence, we begin to awaken. Our ultimate goal as spiritual beings is to reach the endless nirvana and end the cycle of reincarnation.

If you enjoyed this little think-piece about reincarnation, check out another piece I enjoyed reading here. I hope you all have an amazing weekend, sending you love and light always!

Grounding 101

So you’ve decided to dive into the wonderful world of spirituality and want to open up your abilities, maybe read tarot cards or try out a pendulum, but before you jump into these things you should start from the beginning. I ask you this: Do you know how to ground yourself? How do we ground ourselves and connect ourselves to this earth and physical body?

Starting from the basics, we have to center ourselves with grounding and meditation before we can fully open up to receive all the blessings the universe has to offer us. So, what exactly is grounding? In simple words, grounding is a process where you center and calm yourself. You connect with the earth and your physical body, and in doing so, you have better mental clarity and focus. Grounding is important because it balances us out and helps us feel emotionally and physically balanced. When we are grounded we feel connected to the world around us, and when we’re not grounded, we tend to feel disconnected and foggy, like our head is in the clouds. We may feel easily agitated, uneasy, or overwhelmed, and this is why we need to be grounded.

Now you’re asking: How exactly do I ground myself? Well, there’s a lot of different grounding techniques out there, but let’s start with a simple one: walk around outside barefoot and connect to the earth. Seriously, find a field or walk around your backyard barefoot and take a moment to just be here, present in the moment, on this earth. Take deep breaths in and out as you feel the earth underneath your feet. Let her energy flow through the soles of your feet and throughout your body. Another technique is to sit underneath a tree with your back pressed against the base of the tree. Let your eyes close, control your breathing, and begin to imagine roots growing from you into the earth as they do from the tree. Feel the connection you have to the tree and nature around you and really sit in the feeling. Remember you can only fly as high as your roots are deep.

The last two techniques I’m going to discuss for grounding are ones that can be done inside! The first is meditating with the purpose to ground. The easiest way to do this is to do a¬†root chakra¬†meditation. I’ll further elaborate on chakras later, but the root chakra is what helps us feel safe, grounded, and connected to the earth. It helps to meditate while imaging a grounding cord coming from the base of your spine, listening to 396 Hz beats, or meditating with a hematite stone are all some ways to help unblock the root chakra and help you ground. Lastly, you can ground yourself by sitting near a window, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Then slowly open your eyes and tune into your sense by noticing five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can feel, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. This is one of my favorite ways to ground myself when I can’t go outside and before I do my tarot readings.

I hope you all enjoyed this piece on grounding and understand why we have to cover the basics before we get into the fun bits. Next, we’ll be discussing meditation and the 7 chakras, so keep a look out for those upcoming posts! Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or concerns, all feedback is welcome with open arms. Sending you love and light always!

Clear Mind, Happy Heart: An Introduction

Hello and welcome to Clear Mind, Happy Heart. This is the start of my blog and official digital documentation of my spiritual journey. My name is Kensly Landry and you can find more about me on the about page. My spiritual awakening began about a year ago after going through a severely traumatic period in life. I was young (though I suppose I still am, just with a lot more knowledge), lost, but I slowly found my way back to myself as I began to change and become more mindful of my thoughts and actions.

Spirituality was the first thing that ever made sense to me, you know? I had grown up going to different Christian churches with different family members, but I could never believe in the idea of there being one true, perfect god. I think everything has a good and bad side (our shadow), and this keeps us balanced. I also couldn’t stand people attempting to justify homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc. on account of the bible. I know not every Christian is like this, but it pushed me away from accepting that religion. Nonetheless, I am glad that happened because I never would have found my true calling as a spiritualist and tarot reader.

Through tarot, I learned about grounding, meditation, and so, so much more about myself as a spiritual being as I continued to expand my knowledge and that’s the gag, I still am! I am learning and will never stop for as long as I exist here on this physical plane and maybe even after that. I am a student of the universe and am willing to accept all the lessons it has to teach me. I want this blog to be a tool to aid others and for you to teach me just as much as I teach you. We are stronger as a collective and we all need someone to help guide us or even just someone to talk to along this long journey. Sending you all love and light always! Thank you for reading this, and I hope you continue with me along this journey.