Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heartstring Theory

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A few weeks ago, my sister told me a story about her friend, J, seeking to align her chakras. The guru said her chakras were not aligned due the location of her heart strings. From my understanding, heart strings are the connections we have to other people made out of love. J’s heartstrings were still connected to people from her past that aren’t necessarily present in her life right now. The heartstrings somehow kept her heart preoccupied and connected to them which caused her stress and inability to move forward smoothly. 

The guru’s suggestion was that maybe she should get her heartstrings back. In short, go talk to people at the other end of the heartstrings, close the door and get your friggin’ strings back. I think in layman’s terms: closure.

Most people fail to realize is that closure, though harder than a Jawbreaker, is the thing you do before, “The End.” I admire people who can skip this and just walk away. I’m not sure if it’s plain badass or cowardice or it didn’t matter that much to them or it was just too painful (as my friend, I, shared).

Tiptoeing yourself towards the other end of your heartstring could lead you to two results:
1.     Get your heartstring back and stamp, “The End,” on this person’s forehead OR
2.     Add another heartstring towards this person.

I only have a few heartstrings out there but believe me, they’re probably cement flavored Jawbreakers level. Yesterday, I tried to get back a heartstring and frankly, I don’t know if I got it back or added another one. Tricky things they are, I decided to back off and strategize some more.

Currently, I’m having a Twitter conversation with two of my friends about heartstrings. Here are some notable queries about it:
1.     Can you just cut it?
2.     What if the other person won’t give it back?
3.     Does it have an expiration date? (Very deep. Ala Chunking Express’ “If memories were sealed, would they have an expiration date?”

I haven’t really pondered on these questions but my top of mind answers would be:
1.     No you can’t just cut it
2.     Please tell me that you’ve read/watched Eat Pray Love. There’s a part there where Liz was on the rooftop of the ashram trying to make amends with her husband at the same time forgiving herself and what happened. (If you haven’t read/watched… RESEARCH!)
3.     Nope, they don’t have an expiration date. They can be hidden but once it’s tugged by the other person, oh you’d know its there.

I’ll get back to you once I’ve gathered all my heartstrings back. I’ll let you know how it feels and if it made a whole difference in my life. So kindly stand by starting tomorrow until the day my fingers are too rigid to type. Haha

While waiting for our heartstrings to be returned, I’ve gathered some useful information in understanding the fourth chakra in our body (where the heartstrings reside).

Chakra Four – Associations
Color - Green, pink
Physical Location - center of chest
Purposes - emotional empowerment
Spiritual Lesson - forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion
Physical Dysfunctions - heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems
Mental and Emotional Issues - love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love
Area of Body Governed - heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Exercises that stimulate the heart chakra
Chakracise your heart chakra by doing push ups, swimming (breast stroke), and hugging yourself
Foods that fuel the heart chakra
Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.
Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash, etc.
Liquids: green teas
Spices basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley
Gemstones - Malachite, Emerald, Rose Quartz
Flower Essences - Holly, Poppy, California Wild Rose

Good luck getting our heartstrings back! :

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

12 days to 26.. 9,490 to it.

Turning 26 is not as grand and explicitly laborious as 25. However, 30 suddenly doesn't seem that far anymore. So you quietly wrestle with the internal and external pressure - starting on the day you turn 26.

Can i just go ahead with my wishlist?
1. Truly awesome surprise
2. Pint of Pistachio ice cream from FIC
3. Trip/Vacation for 1
4. Moet and chandon :)
5. Churros
6. Auntie anne's plain pretzel
7. Reviewer for Civil Service Exam
8. Sangria!!!
9. Chili Fries
10. World Peace

Number 10 would always be the priority. Always.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lessons from Bob Marley

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they . Trquiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
― Bob Marley

An episode from Fringe

Fringe is a title of a series that follows a special FBI team. The team uses unorthodox "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. (Wikipedia)

Disregard everything and focus on the "parallel universe."

After being Stone Cold Austin for the longest time... I cried. Just a few hours ago.

According to my sister, I live in between two parallel universe... two realities actually.

Reality One: I'm genuinely in love with a person who she thinks I can possibly marry.

Reality Two: My past caught up with me. Someone she's secretly rooting for all this time.

You know how you really love someone and there's a BUT and then everything goes downhill? It's not like that. Its two existing matter occupying the same space.

He never chose me, why should I start choosing him?

- - This post has been drafted a few months ago. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mind boggling randomness

If there's emotional affair? Is there such a thing as an intellectual affair? And if so, does that constitute cheating as well? - IV

2011: a year of blessings and what nots

Looking back.. I would never change a thing that happened. I believe in the simple concept of cause and effect. As of this day.. I'm glad all those things happened and I'm here where I am now.

Coming from a turbulent year last year. I am blessed with nothing but awesomeness and love from my family, friends, new friends, short time lovers, and others. I've rediscovered my self and got my so-called groove back. And finally the best part is... I fell in love...

Yeah, cheesy but come on give me a break. For the first time in the longest time... I really can say that I want this person. Not to give it a shot or whatever but yes.. I want you! Its something rare yet instant for me. And its hard to explain to everyone why you chose this person. But i did. And i'm happy about it. As i said to most of my friends.. I'd rather be with someone of my choice than settle for someone who can give me the world yet can't give me this feeling. Believe me, i've tried it already and it's far from peachy.

Okay if my friends are reading this they would've vomitted at the sight of the word peachy.

Moving on, not only was i blessed in the arena of love, I was also blessed with numerous travels. (Oh in one of those trips I met him). Bantayan Island, Samal Island, Panglao, Bohol, Zamboanga, Bukidnon, Davao... Etc etc. Places not any normal person would be able to see and experience from themselves. I've conquered the longest Zipline in Asia, tasted the famous Alavar sauce from Zamboanga, had lunch in the middle of Del Monte farm in Bukidnon, drank vodka shots in test tubes floating on the water while our bags in a nearby sand bar were being sucked into the waves.

I was truly blessed and God knows i can never be thankful enough.

There were some casualties of course during this year but for me it was meant to be more than anything. One of the highlights of this year happened to me just yesterday. I met up with a friend who i haven't seen for two years because my ex bf made us fight. Getting her back was one of the best gifts of 2011. We've been through false alarm pregnancies, psycho ex bfs, suicide attempts and most importantly the loss of our best friend, JP.

For one of my closing statements: Thankful to those who stayed. God bless to those who left.

But above anything else... Just in awe of how everything fell into place and led me to where I am now.... Bliss. :)

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You are my joy

I still haven't figured out the real meaning of Snow Patrol's You Are My Joy but as of the moment.. I'm in love with it same as with JGQ...

Wishing and hoping and praying :)