About Narina

Narina Riskowitz, Owner, Holistic Trainer, Coach & Therapist, I assist clients to achieve transformation in emotional, physical & mental well-being; & spiritual growth.

Signs and Symbolism

Inspiration from the Natural World 

The universe communicates and teaches all the time. Just stop, take time to tune in, listen, notice and heed the signs.

Once, during a time of loss and transformation, I searched for a sign and a dragonfly came. He hovered and flew about for a while, so I could observe it. I noticed how it flies and shimmers iridescently. I realised that the dragonfly has something profound to teach. The other-worldliness of this beautiful creature inspired the cover design of my new book, The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life.

Like the butterfly, the dragonfly is associated with light, transformation, and personal growth. Dragonflies change direction quickly, and seemingly fly without any effort at all. So, we can learn adaptability, lightheartedness, and flexibility from this magical creature.

In the shamanic tradition, dragonfly as a totem animal represents prosperity, good luck, strength, peace, harmony and purity. The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolises change, change in yourself, and self-realisation. If you see dragonflies often, you have been called to look within and see what areas you could possibly improve on, and what you can shed in order to bring more light and freedom into your life. Dragonflies may also point to a great metamorphosis coming up in your life. Pay attention to the animals and signs around you. The dragonfly symbolises great transformation and personal growth, and invites you to dive into your emotions for fuller understanding of yourself and your personal journey.

The dragonfly is unique as it starts life in the water, climbs out its environment, and grows wings to fly. These are the kinds of changes that we can aspire to when we contemplating the miraculous dragonfly. The dragonfly encourages you to remember that you too can rise above it all and make your life more then you ever dreamed. You can make it a magical masterpiece.

Dragonflies have flown the Earth for 300 million years. A dragonfly symbolises our ability to overcome times of hardship. They remind us to take time to reconnect with our own strength, courage and happiness. The dragonfly has a short life and helps us be mindful of each precious moment; to value the opportunities to live, love and grow each day.

Dragonflies are said to have once been dragons from another world, so when you see one, their magic, power and mastery is right beside you.

The Magic of the Unconscious Mind

In Transformational Therapies we work with the subtle, yet powerful and magical Unconscious Mind. We can experience its intuitive nudges as a ‘gut-feel’ that comes to you out of nowhere and it’s worth tuning into its subtle guidance and inner wisdom. The language of your Unconscious Mind is more symbolic. It uses and responds to symbolism, which is why dreams, imagination and visualisation are so powerful. Learn more about working with your Unconscious Mind, tuning into its subtle nudges to become whole and create magic in your life here.

Soar with the Dragonfly over the Rainbow 

Why not take a journey with the dragonfly over the rainbow? A 12 Step journey of Self-mastery. You will be inspired to rise above the ego, transcend the ordinary, open up to the extraordinary with awareness and intention. Learn to flow through challenging experiences, releasing resistance, embrace the growth. Practise acceptance, gratitude & forgiveness. Open up to your full potential and unfold as your true masterful self. The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life.

Dragonfly (extract from the book: The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life) 
Emerging from its watery bed, a winged perceiver
Gliding through the air, effortlessly
Masterful in flight
Hovering ethereally 
Changing direction, swiftly
With inspiring lightness
Dazzling colours reflecting the light proudly, creatively 
Ever flexible; highly adaptable 
Fully present; highly attuned
Dragonfly, you have mastered water, air and light, in radiant colour
You have mastered movement and change, freedom and flow
A master of self, a powerful teacher
As you show us just how
You realise your fullest potential.

Resources

Meditations: Guided Meditations for Self-Transformation
Books:
The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life
Lifting the Veils of Illusion, 7 Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment 

Courses: Events Calendar
Personal Sessions:
Time Line Therapy™ is the most powerful way to let go of all fears, self-doubt and limiting beliefs that keep you from feeling confident and reaching your highest potential, and developing empowering beliefs and a natural confidence instead. Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach and resolves issues remarkably quickly without having to go into a lot of details. For more information click on this link: Time Line Therapy™

Focus on Mental Health

Recently the BBC reported a sharp rise in Anti-Depressant prescriptions in England. A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were dispensed in England in 2018. NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued – for conditions like depression and anxiety – increased by just over 5% from the previous year (67.5 million in 2017). This new total is almost double the number from 2008. Read the whole BBC article.

This increase could be as a result of increased awareness of mental health conditions in society. We live in turbulent times and the resultant uncertainty, can cause anxiety, stress and depression. Whilst more people seek medical advice, what else can you do to address the cause of mental and emotional discomfort? Medication serves more as a plaster on the wound, but seeking assistance from a mental health professional can help to get to the root cause. As you explore new mental and emotional approaches to the situations you are faced with, you can adjust your habitual reactions and mental thought patterns, allowing you to experience more permanent changes in your mood and mindset. 

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is our modern day illness. Stress, fears and limiting beliefs over time can create physical dis-ease. Bruce Lipton says that more than 95% of all modern day illnesses in the body are caused by mental stress. 

What can you do?

Consider Complementary Therapies

Reiki is a wonderful form of relaxation. A Reiki treatment helps to relieve stress and brings balance in your body and life. Reiki can assist in the healing process of mental, emotional and physical conditions. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and soul, creating many beneficial effects including relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many people have reported miraculous results.

Research has proven Reiki can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower heart and respiratory rate
  • Reduce bleeding and pain
  • Raise red blood cell count
  • Relieve insomnia
  • Calm anxiety.

Read more about Reiki here

Hypnosis is a normal, natural state where you feel increasing levels of relaxation. By inducing a relaxed altered state, we can communication with your unconscious mind; that part of you that is responsible for bringing about desired change in feelings and self-belief. Like Reiki, Hypnosis, induces Theta brainwaves – that in-between awake and sleep state, during which the mind and body restores itself and achieves a deeper state of healing.  Read more about Hypnotherapy

Get out in Nature – Spring is here and nature beckons us to get out and moving. There is a strong link between our mental health and our connection with nature. Embrace nature and all its elements. Getting out and enjoying nature is refreshing and has many healing benefits. Movement, like walking, is a great anti-depressant as it triggers Serotonin, the happy, feel good, hormone.

Meditation has proven to elevate conditions of anxiety and depression and promote relaxation and good health. For a mindful approach to healing and releasing emotions, you can listen to our guided meditation: Healing Emotions the Mindful Way. Follow this link to all our Transformational Meditations.

Further Resources

Sometimes we need a little assistance to heal our wounds and release emotions of the past. In my experience Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach to emotional healing and resolves issues remarkably fast without having to go into too much detail. Time Line Therapy™ is equally effective in overcoming limiting beliefs and building empowering beliefs and confidence. For more information click on this resource link: Time Line Therapy™.

Take yourself through a stepped self-help process of mental and emotional adjustment with this book: Lifting the Veils of Illusion, 7 Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment.

Advance your growth by following up with the newly released The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life, and learn to run your mind like a master.