Can Exercise Make You more Spiritual? Lucid Journeys+Exercise

“To love Nature is to love your Real Self, for Nature itself is an expression of the essence of what you are.” We do not see what is, we see what we are. In other words, what is within us determines our outlook.

Lucid, Yes Lucid Dreaming Journeys!


62598_463501607059230_1635583885_nLast night, after days of affirming I finally had a breakthrough!  Well to be honest, my dreams have been pretty powerful lately. I ask and the answers come, only I have to remain aware enough to see what is being shown to me. 

Last night was such an occurrence! Somehow, I was thrown into various scenarios, terrains, tunnels, depths of waters, deep woods, the open skies and in this ‘dream’ state I was able to transform myself and control not only what happened in the dream but alter the dream (scenario) at will and transform who I could become within the journey. I had many powers, and allies. I was gifted with flight, could travel into the depths of the Sea, run deep into the Forests, during day and night as these ‘realities’ shifted almost simultaneously, instantly and at will. If my mind perceived it quickly manifested. I was in my body for some and out of body for others. It was an unexpected occurrence, I had not planned on having, yet when the opportunity presented itself, I acted with what felt like full mastery, simplicity and familiarity. Once I truly saw myself as being apart from my physical body, I had the freedom to explore and have greater control of those dimensions. It was as if I was between  sheaths of very light, very subtle energies. I felt completely awake not fully sleeping. In this ‘dream state’ it didn’t feel like an ordinary deep dream state but lighter, more freeing. I felt fully alive! (please note, I have NEVER used drugs or hallucinogens to induce any of these altered states. I have always been able to do them freely and at will through meditation, breathing, chanting, and of course like those of my ‘distant’ Indigenous Ancestors, dancing and drumming.)

spiritual-awakening (1)Recently though, I’ve been concerned with my own level of spirituality. As a child, I was deeply aware and alive in my spiritual development way beyond my earth years. I meditated, had shamanic journeys, listened to Nature, retained memories of past lives, and was developing my psychic gifts beyond my immediate family line who were 1. bereft with Christian-based dogma and fear of Nature and personal power, 2. believed in the greatest lie, that shamanic psychic gifts were something to keep silent and undeveloped in our so called modern culture.

Throughout the years, I’ve realized that these gifts are a just that, gifts,  rather than a burden I could not truly understand back then. Lately though, I’ve been concerned  how the effects of GMOs flooding our American food industry has effected our pineal and pituitary glands and thus made our natural hormonal balances and access to higher realms purposefully ‘silenced’. Like those organic seed and sustainable farmers’ Monsanto has bullied into submission. And the sacred, divine bees practically brought to extinction in the process of our mass ignorance from the truth. Ahh but let me get back to these altered states of consciousness, I was ecstatic that my mind, soul and spirit worked in perfect harmony to allow such union with the higher realms. And it seems that exercise for me plays just as a valuable part of this inner outer uni-ty. 

Besides my focusing on my spirituality could exercise have helped to induce these altered states of consciousness? True, I affirmed over a few nights to ‘consciously’ dream, to remember my dreams, to be protected and spiritually guided in my dreams, for my bodies to be protected in different realms and planes, to keep my mind and memory intact, to be placed in higher vibrations, to know my spirit animal, to be at peace and harmony in all phases of my life. Each night I affirmed these many desires, commandments and affirmations and spoke ‘love’ into my heart and body. But it wasn’t until I had a day full of yoga, meditation and exercise that I was set into full motion. So I wonder just how powerful and effect these seemingly ‘physical tools’ are to our spiritual development and consciousness.

Just what is Lucid Dreaming? 

We often hear about the Astral plane, Astral projection, Astral Travel, but just what is the Astral phenomena really mean? Astral projection or astral travel is an out of body experience or OBE. Which is traveling outside of the physical body and ordinary reality.96925_orig

The Astral Body is just one of the bodies encasing or surrounding the soul of a being (human being), the others are the Physical Body, Etheric body, Astral (Emotional Body), Mental Body, and Causal Body. Each subtle body representing a different realm or plane of existence.

Lucid Dreaming is the phenomena of being aware of your dream and exercising complete control of that dream state. Thus in a state f lucid dreaming you have:

  1. Awareness of the dream state (orientation);
  2. Awareness of the capacity to make decisions;
  3. Awareness of memory functions;
  4. Awareness of self;
  5. Awareness of the dream environment;
  6. Awareness of the meaning of the dream;
  7. Awareness of concentration and focus (the subjective clarity of that state). (source: Wikipedia)

Lucid dreaming has been linked to Astral travel or astral projection as a precursor. A W.I.L.D. is a ‘wake initiated lucid dream’ where a dreamer goes directly from a waking state to dream state where as a D.I.L.D. (dream initiated lucid dream) one begins in a dream state then lucid dream state.

Poems and transmissions

Vision-Tree-by-Alex-GreyThis poem like many events lately have been highly synchronistic. Dates, numbers, “time,” events in dreams and in the outer ‘dream’ world seem to play into one huge movie, one event touching upon the next. I smile, take note, remember details, from past dreams, the messages, that were provided to me – ha! to ‘we’ Only lets me know I to be fully awake when I get these special forms of communication so that I am ‘sharing’ with others as I should. This ‘poem’ or transmission as the author defines is such a message and truly makes one ponder! Do you feel in snyc? In natural rhythm? Can you feel the energy and changes happening right now? 

Ascension Blue Chronicles

Poem excerpt by Raphiem – (read this in its entirety here)

Dream = Creation = Light / (Time x Space)

The act and intention of dreaming creates space-time
For space-time is the canvas upon which dreams are painted
No ascension finds us where descension has left us
And no space contains us where time has touched us

Dreaming is at the core and center of your being
It is a necessary must as is oxygen to your temples
If dreaming is non-existent then so are you
And your temple-body’s are just empty shells
Taken over and occupied by mindless hives

Genetically modified, intoxicated, polluted, poisoned
Digitized with a disarray of total harmonic distortion (THD)
Through your light, sound and electro-magnetic spectrum
X-Ray, Microwave, WIFI, Cell-Phone, TV, Film and Radio
They have calcified and shut down your glands (chakras)
Your dreaming pineal gland is barely functioning

You are kept distracted with fear and vile images
You are kept entertained by external gratification
You are kept busy ever stressed seeking survival
All with one agenda: TO STOP YOU FROM DREAMING

It all started as a dream and shall end as a dream
In your sleep you shall awaken and when you awaken you shall dream
And in that dream you will hear the unheard and see the unseen
And all that was forgotten shall be remembered

Some of these concepts are harder to understand intellectually than others, which means in order to understand them, we must move beyond logic into the realm of spirit. (

How to Open Your 3rd Eye

Perhaps there is no one-size-fits-all on how to to open your 3rd eye, be more spiritual, and live a more meaning-filled abundant life. There are many ways in the process of becoming ‘natrual’ organic and authentic. Awareness is key to real survival and mastery. The Natural Self is one of living beyond lower level dimensions, dogma, and paradigms that oppose sustainability and life. From the growth of natural hair to organic gardens that feed and sustain a community – there is no separation or difference. 

Personal Note: I haven’t tried Teal Swan’s tutorial (below), but thought it may be helpful for some. For foods that are more spiritual in nature which are more alkaline than acidic, I highly recommend:

  • Avocados
  • Green Leafy Veggies
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Organic and Certified Fruits and Berries
  • Coconut
  • Almonds
  • Sea Veggies
  • Watercress – (high in Vitamin C, E, K)
  • Walnuts
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Clean Water
  • SunLight!


  • Other forms of ‘food’
  • Meditation
  • Yoga and Exercise!
  • Happiness and Forgiveness
  • Affirmations of Light, Love and Cooperative Harmony
  • and Sacred Creative Healing Sex!


For mantras I simply use the sacred OM (AUM) the most basic of Earth’s frequencies before sleeping or aligning my energies.

Hope you find these helpful!







How to Activate and Open Your Third Eye – Teal Swan


Music: Fitness Grooves!

A Tribe Called Red

a-tribe-called-red-download-album-350x317Ha! I love working out to powerful music, Im usually the petite girl finding my space at the bench repping up in sequence to often loud ‘manly’ music or sexy I-am-woman anthems. Headphones,  iron and plyometric ready.  If im not stretching to music, or in a HIIT or Circuit training with music,  Im dancing to Music! It’s an important part of my training. So what’s New?

I just ‘discovered’ this Bboy style Native Electronica DJ group and loving their eclectic grooves! If you love Indigenous music like I do with flavors of Dub Step, Old school Hip Hop, and Roots Reggae this is a HOT act. Their music can also be found on Sound Cloud and on their website! I cant wait to workout to them tonight!!! Burpee Challenge, Here I come!!! ~ xo Ria


Come out Yoga with Us, Wed, April 30th at the Appleby Branch Library!

Peace and Blissings,

Come out and Yoga with Us, Wednesday, April 30th at the Appleby Branch Library!  I will be concluding my  One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves 2 -part Series include; 

  1. Free Kids Yoga, (April 30, 2013)
  2. Poetry and Reading of “The Message of Water,” from the EMOTO PEACE PROJECT, and  (April 24, 2013)
  3. yogawithria

    naturalself by riasweetraw believes  Sustainopreneurship is the future!

    By giving back to community we not only strengthen our communities but empower our children with tools that last through and into adulthood. One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves was birthed with the idea that creative sharing  of information, facts, storytelling and the arts are empowering tools to teach love, tolerance and the importance of social responsibility. One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves foundation is too use the creative force as a partnership business model to educate community, families and thus sustain our ecosystems and quality of life.

    Here is more of what  One Human Family Awareness + Love Earth Ourselves Project provides:

      • yoga
      • poetry
      • arts-education performance
      • conflict resolution
      • eco-literacy
      • organic garden initiatives 
      • community partnerships

I’d love to see you there!

Until then, Namaste and Eat Well!


Ria Sweetraw Takharu
NaturalSelf by riasweetraw  |  be informed, be active, be love!