How Well Do You Sleep?

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(Recently a number of people have been complaining of sleep problems, dug out this old article written in 2008 about alternative sleep aides)

Till I had my child I was what you called a sound sleeper. Power cuts, thunderstorms, firecrackers and even a wedding party in the front of the house couldn’t deprive me of my 9 hours of bliss. Motherhood changed everything as I found myself up at odd hours of the night changing diapers, burping the baby or simply fretting about his fever and flu. And I learnt just how debilitating sleep deprivation can be. I felt tired and groggy all day, irritable and restless and that’s when I realized just how valuable sleep is to the human body.

I tried all kinds of remedies, made a whole lot of changes into my and the baby’s routine and things improved drastically. I cant say I sleep as well as I used to but it’s definitely a whole lot better.

Here are a few time tested tips which have helped me find solace at night.

Don’t nap in the afternoon. Not only does it throw your body clock off gear it has the ability to keep you up at all kinds of odd hours worrying about the most mundane things. If you’re really exhausted, nap for 30 minutes at the most in the day.
Stick to a routine. Try and maintain a regular schedule of sleep especially on week days.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, heavy meals and stimulants before bed time. You may find yourself pacing the house during the wee hours while the rest of the world snores away.
Feng Shui aides – the ancient Chinese art of geomancy places a lot of importance on sleep and the bedroom believing that the bedroom has an effect on the way you sleep, and this is a very important factor in staying healthy and happy and accumulating wealth.. Your bed should be comfortable, and the energy should flow smoothly throughout the room. You should not have anything under the bed, so that energy can circulate. Remove slippers, shoes, old clothes from under the bed. Remove paintings of water features (too much yin) and keep the colours pastel as far as possible avoiding loud primary colours in the linen and the curtains.
There is a saying in Feng Shui that when you sleep with your feet facing the door you will never stay at home. You will find that you will want to be on the go all the time and never feel relaxed when you are home. You will be on the go constantly.
You should have a solid wall behind your bed head for a solid night’s sleep and never sleep under a beam.
Crystals aid sleep. Amethyst and moon stone are excellent sleep aids as they absorb the stress and are believed to have a tranquilising effect on the mind. Keep a cluster by your bed side or a few pieces under your pillow.
Aromatherapy does make a difference – I have found Lavender and Chamomile to be the most soothing. Ideal for relieving stress and tiredness, burn some Lavender or Chamomile essential oil and incense sticks in the bedroom at least an hour before bedtime
Breathwork. Conscious relaxation with yogic breath work helps your body relax. Focus on your breathing for a few minutes after you lie down, inhale and exhale deeply and slowly and consciously allow your body to slow down. I have discovered combining breathwork and visualization helps me greatly especially on tiring days.
Massage. If your partner cant give you a good massage, try massaging the soles of your feet with a little olive oil in which a few drops of lavender/chamomile essential oil has been added. Gently rub into the soles applying pressure to the sore spots.

Ear Reflexology brings stress relief to minds that cannot stop ticking way past bedhour – try rubbing your ears gently every night.

Hands on Reiki/Distant Reiki helps ease some of the residual subconscious stress subtly yet effectively.
Listen to relaxing music, mantras or chants which help you relax and create a positive environment around you before you sleep.
Remember no one aide helps everyone, sometimes you may like to combine a few tips or go with one for a few nights before it has any effect.

Wishing you a good night’s sleep.

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Weekly Tarot Forecast – India Today

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Thank you so much for your trust and support down the years. You will now find my weekly Tarot forecasts on India Today and Aaj Tak., here is the link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/horoscopes/story/weekly-horoscope-from-april-11-to-17-your-luck-for-next-week-1789689-2021-04-11

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“May ALL Be Free of Sickness” Medicine Buddha Mantra Healing Meditation

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“Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Radza Samudgate Soha” the Medicine Budha

One does not even need to go into the details of the suffering around the Corona virus to know that what the world needs right now is healing energy not the destructive energy of fear, ignorance and suffering.

If the news is disturbing you, or if you’re struggling with an ailment or are taking care of a loved one who is ill, the Medicine Buddha Mantra brings peace at a deep level. It can be chanted by anyone, healthy or otherwise and is believed to raise the purifying vibrations on this planet. Tibetan doctors believe if this mantra is recited 108 times by the patient into his glass of water, the water becomes charged by the Medicine Buddha and can be repeated till healing occurs.

“To the Bhagawan with equal compassion for all
Whose name when just heard dispels lower realms’ suffering
Dispeller of disease and the three poisons
I prostrate to Medicine Buddha Lapis Light.”

Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Radza Samudgate Soha

For more information on this you may like to read

https://landofmedicinebuddha.org/about-medicine-buddha/meaning-of-mantra-and-praise

During my morning meditations ill be this Medicine Mantra will be chanted for the next 40 days along with Reiki healing. If you’d like your name or a your loved ones name to be included for healing energies please leave a message on Whatsapp 9810138315. All fees will be donated to the cause of India’s street children and the rehabilitation and rescue of street animals and wildlife.

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“The patient is to recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water. The water is now believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of the Medicine Buddha himself, and the patient is to drink the water. This practice is then repeated each day until the illness is cured.”

Mita Bhan

April 2021 Tarot Forecast for all Sun Signs

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Thank you so much for supporting my Monthly Tarot Forecasts with your feedback and suggestions. Do share the forecast with your friends and family. For telephonic readings/email reports and select personalized readings message 9810138315/mita.bhan@gmail.com for details. If you would like to copy an excerpt or the whole reading kindly provide a link to this page.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Give your mind a rest. All that overthinking may take a toll. Detox, detach and hydrate. Spend more time outdoors if possible. And remember that what is meant to be will find a way back into our lives. If someone special isn’t picking up the phone, disconnect. If the results of the second round of the important interview haven’t been declared, step back for a while. Things can work out in your favor, but only after a little more patience. A soulmate may seek you out for a while. Will you be able to recognize him or her?

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

People pause and notice when you stand up for what you believe in. And speak out what’s on your mind. While everyone else is still complaining about the new normal, you’ve chosen a new attitude. A good month to make a difference in someone else’s life. Money matters go smoothly. New friendships could turn to long lasting connections. Open your mind to what’s unsaid. Give a little more attention to your physical health.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Sometimes adopting an easygoing, let’s see what happens approach is the best way to bring in more harmony. Joyous connections with loved ones make you realise that it is love which makes the world go round. A new hobby could spark your interest, but also bore you just as quickly. You may hear of an opportunity in a new company or a business idea could pique your curiousity. Before you rush, the cards urge you not to trust so quickly. Somethings may be too good to be true. Money matters get resolved, a long owed debt is returned.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A sigh of relief. A crisis gets averted. A misunderstanding is cleared. Pent up stress finds release.You start making progress, and just know that the results will come. Family members may need a little extra attention especially the men and the boys. Watch out for overindulgence in the good stuff, moderation is the key. Singles may find themselves preferring to stay uncommitted for a while. And married couples reach a stage of mutual harmony and understanding, even if it’s peaceful till the next argument, the happy vibe will be worth it. Mail brings a pleasant surprise.

Leo (July 23- Aug 22)

Whatever you have been struggling with will cease being such a pain. Gradual progress is seen in the month ahead. Decide in advance which battles you choose to fight and which just aren’t worth your time. Moments of high energy are best released with cardio or a good workout. Professionally stay away from other people’s drama and conflict. And on the domestic front, the chores may pile up if you’re not organised. Friends from foreign lands reach out for some moments of joyful connectivity

Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22)

When you give your time, energy or resources to a cause you believe in, you discover a deep sense of fulfilment. A lovely month to give back, share, donate and give away. Pay attention to the signs of hope, healing and recovery the Universe gives you. Meditation brings a deep connection with all there is. Professionally the recognition you receive allows you to advance towards your goals. Job seekers may discover new avenues of employment and students come closer to their dreams. Blessings shower upon you, the more you give, the more you receive.

Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22)

Resisting change will only frustrate and delay matters. Deadlines may loom large. Family demands may intensify. Meetings and negotiations may need a different strategy. A calm mind will help you tackle all challenges successfully. Someone shows you their true colours and comes to teach you to not be so naiive about everyone. Old professional associates are highlighted, perhaps you network or perhaps they reach out to you to discuss an interesting opportunity. Good news for those seeking to rise up the corporate ladder or change jobs. Just make sure you thank everyone who got you to where you are.

Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov21)

Watch your step. Mind your words. Unfiltered moments could lead to some angry and unpleasant consequences which could have been easily avoided. On the bright side, your excellent communication skills could win over your clients and charm your audience with the impact of your words. A good month to let go of old habits and addictions. You have the willpower, you only need to make a decision. On the romantic side, an online connection could go real time and you may be in for a little surprise.

Saggitarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)

Deep down you know, whatever you focus on will bear fruit. Renewed energy is seen especially in reviving old business connections and colleagues. Ideas may flow for a new start up or a business. You may toy with self employment or if a student, may choose to change your path a little. Repetition and routine bore you and you may make necessary changes in your life and even your home may see repairs and renovation. A wonderful month for completing pending tasks , the months ahead promise greater gains. Your heart is in the right place dear Saggitarius and someone special may already have noticed you.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan19)

How long will you carry your baggage for? Time to let go of old memories and start afresh. Replaying certain scenes, retelling the story will only make you feel more alone. A new version of you can only emerge when you release the old and start afresh. Moneywise, time to control the urge to splurge a little and do some long term planning. A little restraint goes a long way. Young women may be a cause for concern but again, when we let go of the uncontrollables, things start to move in the right direction.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)

Something’s changed for the better and you seem to be ready for some major life changes in the months ahead. Could be relocation, or marriage, or a new job in a new city. The cards urge you to use this time to set down long term goals and slowly start working towards them. Even in relationships, it’s best to be straightforward with your loved ones. Some people don’t get hints and you will need to spell out your expectations with them a little more clearly. Open communication, heart to heart chats are favoured in the weeks ahead. Air your grievances and spell out what you feel.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Things have a way of getting smoother if we just let them be. You find yourself in a better place mentally, professionally and even in your personal life. The storm has passed and now is the time to reorganise, redo and repair any damage. Demanding clients and bosses may make work feel tiring but somewhere, without even realising it you’re being considered for a higher role and greater responsibility. Travel plans may be delayed for some time, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t going. Relationships suffer when you get too possessive over your special someone. Learn to let go a little. What is meant for you will always come back to you.

Mita Bhan

Present in the Moment

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Everything we need to know has already been shared to us.

In the present moment.

Every thought or feeling we have is already expressing itself.

This is the point in time that can never be relived. Replayed. Followed up on.

The present moment is all there is. To live in.

Until the next present moment.

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March 2021 Tarot Forecast for all Sun Signs

Thank you so much for supporting my Monthly Tarot Forecasts with your feedback and suggestions. Do share the forecast with your friends and family. For telephonic readings/email reports and select personalised readings message 9810138315/mita.bhan@gmail.com for details. If you would like to copy an excerpt or the whole reading kindly provide a link to this page.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

So much to do so little time. This month sees you busier than usual completing old tasks and handling new responsibilities. Something may feel like drudgery and you may find it hard to say no to the evergrowing pile of chores and tasks on your desk. Try delegating if it get’s too much. Learn to say no to those who keep taking from you without giving back. Maintaining relationships may feel tedious at times, and duties may tire you. An old friend may reach out which should give you some relief. Financially a good month for receiving old dues. Just watch your health, in all this doing make sure you do something for you.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

March brings opportunities to learn something new. It could be a skill, an atitude or a life lesson. Whatever it may be, the cards urge you to keep an open mind and retain your sense of curiosity. Who knows the doors that could open for you could bring few unexpected and pleasant surprise. Job seekers can expect some positive developments in the weeks ahead and students may find a renewed sense of focus. If single and looking, be wary of those who seem too good to be true. Financially you are entering a period of slow, incremental gains and the plans you put in place last year slowly start to bear fruit. Not a good time to quit the cards say, keep going.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Control your impulse to lash out at someone or something. A part of of you may be itching to give someone a taste of their own medicine but it would be wise to release the resentment elsewhere and non violently. A busy month for communications, you may find yourself writing or speaking out more. In your rush to say it all, pause to listen to others. And do be open to opposing views. A wonderful month for decluttering and starting anew, the cards hint at a makeover for yourself or your home. An intelligent and impatient soul may pull your heartstrings and if married, don’t let the discussion turn into a shouting match. Detox frequently and make sure you meditate.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

A new source of income, a new job opportunity opens up or a passion turns into a business idea. The more open minded you are the brigher the future looks. A good month to organise and sort out your paperwork, a pending bank or insurance matter may need your immediate attention. Double check all contracts before you sign, a mistake spotted now could save a lot of time later. Family brings joy but also a different share of demands and you may find yourself counselling a troubled heart. The key to harmony is a sense of adaptability and adjustments especially when it comes to a special someone. Your heart is in the right place dear Cancerian, the more love you give the more you will receive.

Leo (July 23- Aug 22)

Feeling stuck at a dead end job. Bored of your routine. Unsure about whether to take the big leap into entrepreneurship. Nothing changes unless you do. Time to be brave dear Leo, and challenge the situation. A wise old advisor or mentor may be just what you need to get out of the funk. And if it gets too much to handle, the cards suggest a tiny weekend break or getaway. A nagging ailment may require attention and promises to heal with timely treatment. Finances look good as the cards promise a gradual increase of income over the following months. The more you give, the more you get.

Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22)

If you’re feeling tested, hold on a little. If things don’t go your way ask yourself what are you trying to control? Submit to the system or the higher authorities. It doesn’t mean they are right, it just means for now you have to do what is expected of you. At workplace a little supervision and mindfulness will help make things smooth again. Petty differences can be resolved with honest communication. Friends and family reach out to you, but why are you pushing them away? A new friendship could begin soon that could change your perspective of Life entirely. But first you need to let down your guard a little. Opening your mind opens up the possibilities for progress and happiness.

Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22)

You may choose to take things a little slow this month. A part of you just wants to retreat and recharge your batteries. A much needed break, or even simply withdrawing a little from the chaos around you will do your good. Spending time apart from your loved one will give you time to breathe again, especially if they are a little too possessive at times. A wonderful phase for inner clarity begins when you discover the beauty of meditation. The future you looks amazing, but first you need to go inwards. Job seekers may choose to change industries or even consider self employment, the cards urge you to follow your gut, but not rush it.

Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov21)

No more waiting for reverts and responses. Take a little more control. Quit relying on those who’ve let you down everytime. Somethings just have to be done alone. Your past efforts bring praise and recognition. While you rise up the corporate ladder don’t forget to thank those who’ve supported you down the years. An old flame pops in for a quick hello and goodbye and you may think twice about responding to their overtures. Financially a good time to consolidate and plan, your mind is sharp and you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do the needful.

Saggitarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)

Repressing old feelings helps no one. A nagging worry needs to be released either by way of a good long chat with a trusted soul, or with the help of a healer. Give up a bad habit for good and your bod will thank you for it. So much so that you will begin to feel a positive difference within a month. Time to reward those who have been loyal to you all this while. God has been kind and it’s time to give back and share. A young soul could do with some of your generosity or you may take time out to volunteer for a cause you believe in. Good things begin when we begin to do good for others.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan19)

It’s all about multi tasking this month. Managing job and home or even managing 2 jobs could be highlighted in the weeks ahead. Don’t worry with your excellent time management skills you will be able to handle it with grace and competence. A good month for students and those in the field of training, teaching or education, the cards promise good results based on your efforts. Steer clear of controversy and gossip, stay neutral and the storm shall pass. A cantankerous soul may provoke you into a fight and your best advice would be to not engage. Health matters progress smoothly and if you’ve been dieting or working out, results should come as a pleasant surprise.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)

A new chapter begins in your life and the more you let go, the more you open yourself to some wonderful possibilities in the horizon. A casual friendship can suddenly turn serious. Plans for marriages and travel are finalised and you may find yourself a little more energetic and a little more cheerful than before. Good news by way of a pregnancy or a present reminds you of the multiple blessings in your life. Even on the professional front the emphasis is on opportunities to be seen, heard, welcomed and recognised. Not a month to shy away dear Aquarian. Time to show the world just how special you are.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Emotions may cloud your judgement. Try and stay objective and don’t get too lost in the feeling. Sleep patterns may get affected as you adapt to a new routine or encounter sudden stress at the work place. Even in your relationships, avoid jumping to conclusions about someone. You never know what they’re going through until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Clarify doubts and ask twice to prevent misunderstandings. A good month for creative self expression the cards urge you to paint, sing, dance or cook to find your mystical space of peace. If planning to commit, the cards urge you to wait a little before things get clearer.

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Decluttering. Anytime, anywhere is good.

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The act of decluttering our possessions is one of the most positive things you can do for you and your home. By letting go of the broken, the worn out, ill fitting or just boring we lighten our baggage indoors significantly. Don’t you feel good when you drop the cartons off at your local charity? Or discover the joy of recycling?

I used to declutter twice a year during the change of seasons and wardrobes but discovered it was still feeling stuffy at home and have now begun decluttering just one drawer, shelf, desk every few days. Less time consuming less overwhelming and a little bit of feel good afterwards.

Good Energy one carton at a time.

Decluttering is no longer limited to Spring, anytime of the year is a good time. What I love about it is that it teaches us to focus on what is essential and what truly matters. And after a good session of letting go, I like to burn essential oils for purification and positive energy.

How often do you declutter and how do you feel about it?

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https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/marie-kondo-book-declutter/

Tarot for Today. Green Healing

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

A sense of unease and uncertainty may cloud your thoughts today. You may feel restless or irritable, Something may feel blurry or not right inside and no amount of self analysis will get you the peace you seek. Old conversations may play in your head on a loop. Someone’s silence may be frustrating. The Pandemic begins to get to you. On days like this, turn to Nature for help and healing. Connect with the greenery outside, or even a potted plant in your home and allow the Empress Gaia to do her magic. Do nothing, just contemplate her beauty in silence and discover a deep reservoir of inner strength. Experience for yourself the power of the Empress of Nature. To soothe, strengthen, calm and heal our souls.

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Tarot for Today are a part of the series of messages I receive after meditation. I hope they bring you clarity and happiness. If they do, please share the link with your family and friends. Thank you. For appointments message 9810138315/mita.bhan@gmail.com

Valentine’s Day Tarot Forecast for all sun signs


Happy Valentines Day all:) Hope you all have a day full of loving and joyful experiences with your loved ones. For a look at the messages of Love head over to the Elephant Journal for what the Tarot has to say and please ‘heart’ and share

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Mita Bhan

Healing Crystals and learning the three R ‘ s

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Healing crystals has been a passion for me since 2000. Fascinated by the colours, textures and properties of these magical stones, I have spent years studying them and applying them to heal myself and others. Needless to say, I have learnt a lot from crystals but in recent years a whole lot more.

Lesson One – Reduce Shopping

Ignorance was Greedy Bliss . When it came to buying crystals I used to be like a kid in a candy shop, peering excitedly at what was on display, asking the sales executive questions, feeling the coloured tumbled stones and cabuchons in my palm and loading my shopping basket.

I had no clue what was going on behind the scenes as I soaked in the natural beauty of crystals and researched and applied their healing properties. My collection spanned numerous boxes and soon one shelf became two and then three.

Did I need so much?

Ignorantly I was fuelling an industry that was not only raping our mines but exploiting the poor into destroying the environment. Horror stories of mining practices came to view and I decided to stop buying  any more new crystals in 2018. What I had in my collection would stay, be revered and used as healing tools. If people needed crystals they would be welcome to purchase from my existing stock but I would no longer add to my collection, nor take any requests to source a crystal.

Lesson Two – Reuse and Recycle Old Crystals

If you’ve stopped wearing the bracelet, or find the mala is collecting dust examine it for any chips/cracks or damage. Undamaged healing Crystals can be re-energised for a new intent or a new person provided they are cleansed right. An old healing bracelet which you no longer feel like wearing can be re-energized for the family room and hung on the wall. Old malas can be restrung into new and powerful combinations, the possibilities for re-use are endless as the inherent magnificence of the stone remains, and will continue to remain for centuries after you. I like to bury damaged and broken crystals back into the earth or have dropped them into the rivers. Back home to Nature where they came from.

Our Crystal mines are rapidly depleting. Chunks of land is blasted apart and too many labourers are being exploited. Let us leave what there is, buried in Earth and respect and cherish what we already have in our homes and offices. Mother Earth has been generous but as humans we’ve overdone the taking as usual. It’s time to conserve, stop buying and to work with what we already have.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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https://mitabhan.blog/2017/06/21/balancing-thyroid-with-healing-crystals/

https://mitabhan.blog/2013/11/14/the-healing-power-of-crystals-and-gemstones/