“Get Back To Your Truth” Introductory Episode: Creating Waves of Silent Space aka Peace.
Happy November Rebel Girl Squad! Thanks for joining me on this Introductory episode of Get Back To Your Truth; From Ashes To Phoenix. I am your host Angela Montanez. For those just joining the podcast, I am an intuitive health coach, life hauler, energy worker, healer, spiritual communicator and medium. I help you to set fire to the decaying aspects of your life so you can go from ashes to phoenix. I am also a style blogger at BasicBitchStyle.com where I highlight minimalist Fit Fashion and founder at Door 24 Agency where I help my Rebel Girl Squad to live fiercely, peacefully, and healthy.
So a little bit about me. I have been on a 25+ year journey of my own burning down the singed and faulty-built aspects of my own life, losing 120+ pounds on a plant-based diet and being featured in People Magazine’s annual Half Their Size issue in 2016 and book in 2017. I was also featured on Good Morning America, E! News, Inside Edition, Forks Over Knives Success Stories and more. I would not have been able to create or attract this flow of opportunity without adhering to the voice of my Angels, my spirit guides, ancestors, and God. And I want to give you the tools to clear the ashes in your own life so that you too can hear clear enough to rebuild, redirect, and reclaim the life you truly want. Because it IS meant for you.
In Today’s episode, we are talking about creating space and peace where chaos exists. While meditating, I heard “Peace is the distilling of erratic vibrations we call noise long enough and deep enough creating waves of silent space.” The distilling of erratic vibrations with waves of silent space. How beautiful is that. And that silent space is naturally unfiltered love. Pure love.
We are essentially in a time of uproar, frustration, loss, sadness, and great fear. But we are also in a time of movement. A time of elevation. A time of purifying and erratic drawl. It’s sort of like when broken bones existed and never set properly. They must be re-broken and then reset. We are in that space. And it’s not easy. It’s hard. We are privy to the world’s suffering on social media and we have 24 hour access to international news that holds our attention and drains our energy. Many of us, like myself, are extremely empathic and are absorbing every bit of this energy. We feel sad. We feel angry. We feel scared. We feel helpless. We are also in a time of clearing. Anything not serving us will fall away—if we are brave enough to let it go. This also means the hidden intentions of those close to us rise to the surface and are revealed. We will be very surprised by this unveiling. We will see friends become enemies and the best circles fade. And this too will shake us up emotionally and we will heavily require some type of tool that can help stabilize us through this life transition and provide peace.
So how do we create these waves of silent space and create peace even for a few minutes? What type of tools can we utilize that we can manage in and out of the home to promote peace?
In order to understand our role in this worldly equation, in order to hear and process our human timeline and goals, in order to exhale and regain clarity, we must stop participating in the rat race of this tech-driven world. What does that mean and what does that look like? It means shut down. Yeah, I said it. shut it all down.
- The First Act Toward Creating Waves Of Silent Space is indulging in a Social Media detox.
You don’t need to be the first one to post your photo on IG about an event. You don’t need to tell people how pissed you are about FB posts. You don’t need to have FB disputes with those on your friends list. If you consider yourself as someone not attracted to drama, spare yourself the drama. Disconnecting does not mean that no one knows you exist. It means that the right people will always exist in your real life and make sure you are okay. So take a day, a week, a month. However long you need and don’t announce it. You want connection but not by seeking attention through your announcement of withdrawing from social media. That’s counterproductive, and that’s not the way to connect authentically or create peace. If anything, it will create anxiety cause you will be checking your status update to see who cares enough to respond to the fact that you are leaving the social media platform. Don’t do it to yourself.
If you must connect to social media for your job or your business, keep it strictly business, set a start and stop time, and disconnect once you are home or during your off-time.
2. The second tool for creating peace is a Television Detox.
Reality TV comprises more than over 750 unscripted and 350 new original unscripted shows on Television according to NatGeo. That’s a hell of a lot of shows, characters, drama, and emotions that we are intaking everyday and this does not even include the major television news outlets including affiliates and their shows.
According to the social cognitive theory, we have more of a chance of performing a violent behavior if it is seen to be justified. And with Reality TV drama, we see over-the-top cat fights, name calling, and glorified violence. Absorbing even a small amount of this daily will shift your mood and energy.
Focus on family. Indulge in a creative venture. Go outdoors and explore. Become a tourist in your own town or city. Or better yet, travel.
-Meditation can help preserve the aging brain.
Forbes.com constructed an article in 2015 on the 7 ways meditation can actually change the brain. in which they stated, “The practice appears to have an amazing variety of neurological benefits – from changes in grey matter volume to reduced activity in the “me” centers of the brain to enhanced connectivity between brain regions.” UCLA also came out with a study citing that claimed Meditation helps the aging brain. According to the report, “While overall life expectancy has been increasing, the human brain still begins deteriorating after the first two decades of life and continues degrading further with increasing age. Thus, techniques that diminish the negative impact of aging on the brain are desirable.” Altogether, their findings seem to suggest less age-related gray matter atrophy in long-term meditation practitioners.
-Reduces activity in the brain’s “Me” center.
A study done by Yale University found that mindfulness meditation decreases activity in the default mode network (DMN), the brain network responsible for mind-wandering and self-referential thoughts – a.k.a., “monkey mind.”
-Its Effects Rival Antidepressants for Depression, Anxiety
-Meditation May Lead to Volume Changes in Key Areas of the Brain
In 2011, Sara Lazar and her team at Harvard found that mindfulness meditation can actually change the structure of the brain: Eight weeks of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was found to increase cortical thickness in the hippocampus, which governs learning and memory, and in certain areas of the brain that play roles in emotion regulation and self-referential processing. There were also decreases in brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress – and these changes matched the participants’ self-reports of their stress levels, indicating that meditation not only changes the brain, but it changes our subjective perception and feelings as well.
-Just a Few Days of Training Improves Concentration and Attention
-Meditation Reduces Anxiety — and Social Anxiety
-Can help school-age children with cognitive and emotional benefits.
Personally, I love to utilize youtube for a variety of Tibetan Singing Bowl videos versus watching crazy videos that have no real merit. According to an article done by wired.com, there are more than 500 million channels on youtube presently. That’s a lot of input, a lot of voices, a lot of varied energy, and a lot of noise. This noise is in competition with current information clutter from television, netflix, social media, retail marketers, and more vying for your attention. Everyday the world is reaching for you to part with your money, your security and your sanity. If they can create noise, distract you, and keep you from thinking accurately then you will end up making decisions that may not benefit you but in-turn benefit their bottom line. So keep your money, your security, your sanity and meditate. It can be as simple as making breakfast listening to something instrumental or relaxing. You can listen to worship music or music from your faith of choice. You can enjoy a creative pursuit in silence such as painting, drawing, knitting, crafting, mechanics, reading, or any other activity where your focus is direct and your mind relaxed.
Some additional tools for creating space can include….
-Read a book.
-Listen to music from another era and preferably light-hearted.
-Indulge in active and creative activities.
-Light a candle and make an indulgent meal.
-Give modern electricity a break and safely light candles.
-Journal your thoughts and emotions.
-Spend time with positive people
-Spend time with pets and other tamed animals
-Spend time outdoors
And there’s much more that you can do to create waves of silent space within that are peaceful.
So loves, I hope you enjoyed this introductory episode on creating waves of silent space also known as peace. Be sure to look out for Episode 2 of Get Back To Your Truth. I would love to hear from you all and receive some questions that I can center some of my episodes around. And although I am not a medical provider and I do not claim to be one, I believe information is a free resource and the more we can assist and help direct one another toward progressive health, healing, and happiness, the better. So any questions you may have regarding peace, meditation, nutrition, health, fitness, yoga, movement, and the spiritual world are all welcomed.
You can also find me online at www.angelalmontanez.com on my style blog at www.basicbitchstyle.com, and across social media (when you are done with your detox) under @AngelaLMontanez. I have a signature program also entitled, Get Back To Your Truth; From Ashes To Phoenix and I also offer Soul Dive “psychic” and Medium Readings.
Thanks so much for tuning in. I look forward to chatting with you next time. Be well and remember to live fiercely, peacefully, and healthy.
UCLA Brain Study on Meditation:
Forbes Study on Meditation: