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#26 The Single Most Important Thing with Elizabeth Lukacs

May 05, 2021 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 26
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#26 The Single Most Important Thing with Elizabeth Lukacs
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Happy Doc Student Podcast
#26 The Single Most Important Thing with Elizabeth Lukacs
May 05, 2021 Episode 26
Heather Frederick, PhD

Elizabeth Lucas is an oracle who began her work in transcendental meditation at the age of eight and has been studying with shamans, mystics, and healers ever since.

She is passionate about linking body, mind, spirit, and emotions as a way to access our power within. She offers cutting edge programs, spiritual retreats, individual guidance, and online courses that give you access to your authentic, powerful, divine being.

There is a lot going on in the world right now and we believe that THIS is THE single most important thing you could be doing.

Empowering your energy system allows you to EVOLVE your immune system so you can stay healthy and live out your life purpose.

#1 – Root Chakra “I Stand – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Red
  • Location: Bottom of Tailbone
  • Power: Stability, Security & Feeling Grounded

#2 – Sacral I Chakra “Create - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Orange
  • Location: Between Hip Bones
  • Power: Creativity & Passion

#3 – Solar-Plexus/Self Chakra “I AM - Yes, I AM!”

  • Color: Yellow
  • Location: Top of Stomach
  • Power: Will Power, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth 

#4 – Heart Chakra “I Love – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Every Shade of Green
  • Location: Center of Chest
  • Power: Understanding, Compassion, & Love

#5 – Throat Chakra “I Speak – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Aqua, Aqua-Marine, Teal
  • Location: Middle of Throat
  • Power: Hearing & Speaking Your Truth (self-Expression)

#6 – 3rd Eye Chakra “I See - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Midnight Blue
  • Location: Middle of Forehead
  • Power: Intuition

#7 – Crown Chakra “I Know - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Deep Purple
  • Location: Top of Head
  • Power: Wisdom, Self-Knowledge, Divine Connection 

Learn more about the 7-in-7 course here: https://www.expandyourhappy.com/offers/U4wPD9ce

Contact Liz: info@deeplywelll.com 

Free BRIDGE meditation available at: https://www.deeplywell.com

Check out other free resources at:
http://expandyourhappy.com

 

Show Notes Transcript

Elizabeth Lucas is an oracle who began her work in transcendental meditation at the age of eight and has been studying with shamans, mystics, and healers ever since.

She is passionate about linking body, mind, spirit, and emotions as a way to access our power within. She offers cutting edge programs, spiritual retreats, individual guidance, and online courses that give you access to your authentic, powerful, divine being.

There is a lot going on in the world right now and we believe that THIS is THE single most important thing you could be doing.

Empowering your energy system allows you to EVOLVE your immune system so you can stay healthy and live out your life purpose.

#1 – Root Chakra “I Stand – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Red
  • Location: Bottom of Tailbone
  • Power: Stability, Security & Feeling Grounded

#2 – Sacral I Chakra “Create - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Orange
  • Location: Between Hip Bones
  • Power: Creativity & Passion

#3 – Solar-Plexus/Self Chakra “I AM - Yes, I AM!”

  • Color: Yellow
  • Location: Top of Stomach
  • Power: Will Power, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth 

#4 – Heart Chakra “I Love – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Every Shade of Green
  • Location: Center of Chest
  • Power: Understanding, Compassion, & Love

#5 – Throat Chakra “I Speak – Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Aqua, Aqua-Marine, Teal
  • Location: Middle of Throat
  • Power: Hearing & Speaking Your Truth (self-Expression)

#6 – 3rd Eye Chakra “I See - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Midnight Blue
  • Location: Middle of Forehead
  • Power: Intuition

#7 – Crown Chakra “I Know - Yes, I Do!”

  • Color: Deep Purple
  • Location: Top of Head
  • Power: Wisdom, Self-Knowledge, Divine Connection 

Learn more about the 7-in-7 course here: https://www.expandyourhappy.com/offers/U4wPD9ce

Contact Liz: info@deeplywelll.com 

Free BRIDGE meditation available at: https://www.deeplywell.com

Check out other free resources at:
http://expandyourhappy.com

 

Liz Lukacs: [00:00:00] You know, we all need balance in our life. And as doctoral students, there's a lot of stress. Well, the chakras can actually help relieve that stress. I'd like to show you how or tell you how to do that.

Heather Frederick: [00:00:20] You're listening to the Happy Doc, Student Podcast, a Podcast dedicated to providing clarity to the often mysterious doctoral process. Do you feel like you're losing your mind? Let me and my guests show you how to put more joy in your journey, and graduate with your sanity, health and relationships intact.

I am your host, Dr. Heather Frederick, and this is episode 26. Today I welcome Elizabeth Lucas, who is not only a mentor to me, but also a dear friend. Liz began her work in transcendental meditation at the age of eight and has been studying with shamans, mystics and healers ever since if I could, I would award her a doctorate in unlocking the secrets and mysteries of life.

She is passionate about linking body, mind, spirit, and emotions as a way to access our power within she offers cutting edge programs, spiritual retreats, individual guidance, and online courses that give you access to your authentic, powerful, divine being Liz. Welcome to the show. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:01:33] Thank you. It's great to be here, Heather.

Heather Frederick: [00:01:36] So a lot of you listeners know most of my podcasts are for the doctoral student working through a graduate program, but today's show is for anyone who's in a human body. I've got with me today, a woman who is going to introduce you to some concepts that may be new, we're going to keep it simple, but rest assured in the show notes, you can find details for more information, but Liz today you're going to share the single most important thing

everyone needs to understand right here right now. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:02:08] Great. Well, I've been in the field of working with people for 36 years. I know a lot of what's going on in the body. Okay, it's not just the body. It's the body mind, spirit and the emotional wellbeing that all tied together in what I call the whole higher self.

It is the four aspects of our being. And the single most important thing that we can do now in our lives is to bring in this inner energy and power it up to start amping out the energy, to balance our body, mind, spirit and emotion. And we do this by beginning with the energy based systems in our chakras, first.

Heather Frederick: [00:03:01] Okay, so we're going to stop there because I had told you before the show, there may be listeners who have never even heard of chakras. So we're going to back up and you're going to explain what these are. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:03:14] Wonderful chakras are energy based systems that reside in your body. They spin. They can be anywhere from the size of an apricot to the size of a grapefruit or even a beach ball.

What the chakras are, is they are systems starting at our tailbone. They're not linked to anything. They actually just spin in a circle all by themselves and they're from our tailbone and they go all the way up to the top of our heads. There are seven primary chakras. And as I said, these energy based systems are what empower our energy with them.

Heather Frederick: [00:04:06] And so most people that are listening to this podcast could use a little more energy, but not just that, it's not just about your energy and being healthy, which is so important. But when these different systems that you're going to go through one at a time are aligned it's really when you can create and live your life purpose.

Is that fair to say? 

Liz Lukacs: [00:04:31] It is. I mean, there's so many things then having your chakras empowered, what they can do for you. Each chakra has a certain power. A certain resonance that gives you strength to be able to create, to be able to know what it is you need to do in your journey. Being able to hear the things that are going on in your life and to be able to resonate with your heart and the things that you love.

You know, we all need balance in our life and as doctoral students, there's a lot of stress. Well, The chakras can actually help relieve that stress. I'd like to show you how or tell you how to do that. 

Heather Frederick: [00:05:17] Yeah. So what I would love to do is you talked about it going from the spine all the way up to the crown. So I want everyone to just envision this linear pathway right up the spine. And so Liz let's just take them one at a time. You said they start at the tailbone, right? 

Liz Lukacs: [00:05:33] That's correct. The first chakra is called the root chakra and that chakra is a deep, deep red. So, if you can imagine deep red color in the tailbone, in the center of your body, that is your first chakra and what this chakra actually does for you is it helps you to feel stable, secure,

and actually grounded. Sometimes when we're always in our head and we're always having to do so much, we can lose our sense of stability and feeling safe and grounded in our lives. That's why this chakra is so important for us is because it will help by just simply thinking about it, meditating on it or visualizing it.

You will find that your breath will start relaxing deeper as you feel more settled. That's the power of the first chakra.

Heather Frederick: [00:06:39] And that first chakra, the root chakra has a statement that you like to share. And what is that statement?

Liz Lukacs: [00:06:45] I stand. Yes, I do. 

Heather Frederick: [00:06:49] And that can be your mantra for the day. I think a lot of people listening are up in their head and that's great because that serves us, but sometimes at the expense of not being rooted in feeling stable and secure and safe.

So we've got the first one it's red. Root. I stand. Yes, I do. And as we go through these, I'm going to encourage you pick out the ones that are really calling to you. And we're going to give you some tips about what to do next with those. So let's move up. What's the second chakra?

Liz Lukacs: [00:07:23] That would be your Sacral chakra. And that is in between your two hip bones it's in your pelvis and it is the color of orange. So if you were to imagine, I'm sure everybody has seen a beautiful, beautiful sunrise or sunset. This deep, deep orange color is the color of this chakra. And it's just actually, so radiantly beautiful. I'd like you to try and imagine that color in your pelvis and then just breathe, breathe into it.

The power of this chakra is twofold, which is not common with all the chakras, but this one in particular has got two energies. One is creativity and one is passion. So there's a lot of times right where you've got to write something and you've got to be creative about it. You've got to get the information out and use your creativity to produce what you're going to write.

So you would say, "I am super passionate about what I'm meant to create" and you breathe. And you allow that energy from that chakra to help support you. 

Heather Frederick: [00:08:42] Many of you are part of my inspirational email journey, where I talk about the educational system and Bloom's taxonomy. And, you know as a doctoral student, one of your tasks is to create something that didn't already exist.

And so I know this Podcast may seem like a little, what, what is Heather talking about here? . If you feel stuck, it might be that you haven't nourished or empowered some of these lower chakras. And so I'm going to say, Hey, give it a shot. What do you have to lose? The statement for this one liz could be, I create? 

Liz Lukacs: [00:09:17] This is definitely that statement.

Indeed. I create, yes, I do. You see what you're doing with these kinds of statements. The "yes" statements "I'm doing, this" is you're actually acknowledging that you're going to use that chakra energy. And when your chakra feels you giving attention to it, it blossoms, it starts growing. It starts spinning, and you really want that in your life.

Heather Frederick: [00:09:49] So let's move up to the third chakra. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:09:52] Yay.  The third chakra, it resides right at the top of your stomach, just under your rib cage. This chakra is yellow. Imagine that the sun is shining brightly and beautifully in the sky. Now this is what your chakra does, on the inside. And what I'd like you to think about is that chakra bright,

yellow bursting, beaming, sunlight. It can shine in you as well. This chakras power is self-esteem, it's self-confidence, it's the knowing of "I am". Okay. And what this chakra can help you do is it can help you build your confidence in getting through something that might be a little bit challenging. You can seriously pause for a moment and place your hand or both hands.

 this third chakra right at your stomach. Think about the color yellow, breathe in and say. I am. Yes, I am. Now you may also wish to add, I am confident. I'm going to get through this paper and then breathe that in. I promise you. It is going to help you. 

Heather Frederick: [00:11:23] And Liz, we talk about, I mean, we, we both love all the chakras.

This one happens to be one really near and dear to my heart that I find myself focusing on a lot. And I think because I love that mantra, that statement so much. I am, I am. And every day, I kind of am surprised as to what comes I'll start "I am". And then I wait to see what comes and maybe it's confident or I'm at ease or I'm graceful, or I'm silly.

And that's what I focus my day on. And I think as you're moving through your doctoral program, again, so much of what you're asked to do is kind of up it's up in your head. And when you start feeling a little, imbalanced or uncomfortable. What I'm suggesting is maybe it's because you have these energy centers that you're not paying attention to.

So that third one, "I am" brings us to the fourth one, a heart chakra. 

The heart 

Liz Lukacs: [00:12:21] chakra is green and it's in the middle of your chest. And this chakra has a lot of different shades, different multicolors of green in it. So imagine if you're walking in a park, a state park, or perhaps you have had a vacation in a jungle or that you could be in a forest.

Imagine for a moment, all the different colors of green and that's what's inside this fourth chakra. So this chakra is about everything you love. And let me just give you a quick example of how this chakra works. We're having this conversation and right in front of me is a beautiful tree, that's a pine tree, and quite often a golden Eagle comes in perches on it.

So I love that. And when I do some stuff that I love, like sit in nature, and see all the green all around me, my heart chakra fills up. You see what I'm saying is when we do the things that we in our inner self need, we feel alive, empowered. Balanced stress-free. Yeah. So here I am. All of a sudden my golden Eagle flies over the pine tree and I'm like, Oh my God, I love, I love this.

So, promise me something. You guys get to that fourth heart chakra by doing some things that you love because you won't regret it. Now, this chakra simply states and most powerfully states: I love. Yes, I do.

Heather Frederick: [00:14:05] And, you know, Liz, as you're talking, I was thinking there might be a lot of people out there thinking I don't even remember what I love doing anymore.

I mean, not only are they in a strenuous program, but it's been quite a year for everybody where a lot of our hobbies and activities were kind of constrained. And what I have noticed personally, working with my energy system is the heart is the bridge between where I put a lot of my energy up and where I

sometimes have deficiencies and challenges below. And so this heart chakra for me really is the bridge between the two parts of myself. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:14:43] Well, and I love that you brought up the bridge. I have a really great meditation. If you just get to my website Deeply Well you can get it for free. It's a very short meditation.

That'll take you to a bridge where you can kind of bridge the upper busy, busy, busy working with the lower, I'm getting grounded and centered. And one other thing you mentioned, Heather. You know, a really good friend of mine taught me a long time ago, that it is the simplest and the littlest things that can mean so much.

If you pausing your very stressful moments of I've got to do, and you just step away for a moment and you breathe, or you take a quick shower or bath or something that you can do to pamper yourself just a little bit. I promise you, it's going to make a difference in all the demands that are in front of your life right now. 

Heather Frederick: [00:15:42] You know Liz  I argue a lot on this podcast that taking even just a moment for self-care unleashes someone's genius. What you just brought up was pausing can change your experience. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:15:56] Totally. Yep. So we're going to move up to the fifth chakra, right. Which is right in the throat. It is teal or Aqua or turquoise that color permeates from your throat.

It actually, it also has two different energies in it. However, I usually only speak of one. It is "I speak. Yes I do". But you also are hearing with this chakra, so I'm hearing my truth, or I'm speaking my truth. And sometimes this one can be actually the hardest chakra to work with. And that is because we have so much to do; who has time to sit back and think about what I need to say in my life? Or what if some of the things I want to say in my life are not resonating with the things that I have to do in my life to get her done?

Okay. So how you nurture this chakra is by just taking a few minutes when you're like get up in the morning or you're in the shower or you're brushing your teeth. And you're just simply saying: "I speak my truth today". All you're doing is empowering that statement to kind of settle into that throat chakra so that when you do need to speak something, like call someone and say, Hey, I'm having a really hard time here,

and I don't know how to get through this. Sometimes it's really difficult to ask for help. Don't be afraid to do that and use your throat chakra to help you. 

Heather Frederick: [00:17:45] And a lot of people who come on this podcast, Liz, talk about needing to advocate for yourself when you're going through a doctoral program and asking for help asking questions.

This chakra is so interesting in terms of speaking your truth, owning your research, asking yourself: what is it do I want to say here? But also hearing feedback. You're going to be getting a ton of feedback. So if you find that you maybe have writer's block, or feedback is just triggering you in a way that you know is not moving you forward,

maybe this is one you want to spend a little time with. I'm just putting that out there, guys. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:18:23] Yeah. Let me just remind you that this chakra says "I speak. Yes, I do". And then we move up to the number six chakra, which is in the center of your forehead. And actually, I think this one's really going to benefit you guys cause you guys do a whole lot of thinking, right?

So this chakra helps you to see, okay? It helps you to see intuitively like that gut feeling that you may have in your life. It helps you to expand and go gather information that may be you know, confusing you, like, if you need to get something and you don't know what or how you would just simply close your eyes and move up to here, that's the sixth chakra.

It's a deep blue color. And you're going to pause for a moment and you're going to say: what do I need to see? And then you're just going to breathe. And then we do have this intuitive gut feeling. We all know we have it. Okay. A sense, an inner sense, like call it a sixth sense. Trust your instinct, that you will know what you need to see and that it'll come at the right time in the right place.

This chakra says: I see. Yes, I do. 

Heather Frederick: [00:19:57] Yeah, that's a powerful one. And that brings us to chakra number seven, crown. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:20:03] Yeah, the crown chakra. So it's a lovely color. Purple. The deepest, most majestic color purple that you could imagine is in the top of your head and this chakra spins with its energy of knowing what is right for you,

and knowing what is not. So it also is divine wisdom or divine connection and this inner wisdom. So at the top, very tippy top of your head, this chakra spins in a very deep majestic purple color. And it says: I know.Yes I do. 

Heather Frederick: [00:20:52] So I challenged you before Liz started going through all of those to see which ones may be resonating with you.

And if you're like me, each one that she's on, I'm like that one, I need to more on that one, but chances are there's one that's calling you to work on right now or maybe two, but you know how I often figure this out, Liz is based on what I pick out to wear for the day, because a certain color may call me.

So that's something I want you guys to just kind of get curious about and go: that's interesting, I've been wearing a lot of orange or I've been really drawn to a lot of blue to just start wondering what your body may be telling you right now. We talked about some other tips and tricks here. I want to share the one I've been using since I've been working with you.

And that is a lot of you know I set an app on my phone, a mindfulness bell app. You can get these for free. And I set mine to ding every 15 minutes. It's just one nice little pleasant chime. And when it chimes, that's my reminder to take a nice deep breath in and often my phone will chime and I think "when was the last time I took a deep breath?" I really do think I only take my deep breaths now when my when my phone chimes. But I'm taking a lot more because they're coming every 15 minutes now, not just when I'm doing yoga or when I'm meditating. But what would be great would be for you to pick your statement for the day and set your phone and maybe it's:

I stand, or I know, I see I speak, which is the statement that you want to focus on? Listen, I know you're probably listening to this while you're driving or out taking your walk. So in the show notes, you're going to see all the statements. And that's one of the tips that I have for you. Liz mentioned, she's got a free meditation for you.

I'm going to have the link for that down below as well. But what I'm most excited about Liz is sharing something that you and I just recently created called 7-in-7. Do you want to talk a little bit about that program? 

Liz Lukacs: [00:22:54] Well, it's super exciting to me because Heather and I have been working on how can we help people with the single most important things that they can do in their lives.

And so we actually started kicking off January 18th of this year and we have done so much fabulous work together, and we're so excited to share the 7-in-7. And so what it is is it's working with each of your seven chakras, for seven weeks. Now, like you have more time to add to your plate, right?

Not at all. It's super easy. First of all, you will have a very brief meditation that you can listen to throughout the week, right before you go to sleep at night. And there's a workbook where each day you can pick to choose to do something, or not do it at all. The goal we have is that we want to help you learn how to build your chakra resources because your chakras and the energies that they hold for you

if they're not draining or depleted or fatigued or overstressed. If they are super amped, they're going to not only boost your immune system through your endocrine system, but they're going to give you the vital life force energy that you actually may be lacking in. And you've noticed because you're tired or just overwhelmed.

We don't want that to happen for you. And we are so excited to deliver this program, which the link will be below so that you can actually feed your chakras, clear them. Get them amped up, do the work and get supercharged. 

Heather Frederick: [00:24:46] So really this is the number one thing you can do right now to stay healthy and happy.

And I don't know who wouldn't want that. Right? Liz mentioned it's brief. Again, one of the things I said to her when we were creating this program is my audience doesn't have a lot of time. So when she talks about a meditation, we're talking about a couple minutes when she talks about activities that you do each day, these are things that you just

seamlessly weave in, like you take a deep breath and you say the statement for the day, right? So it is a program that is meant to go through and empower your energy system. One chakra at a time. So seven chakras, seven weeks. But Hey, if it takes you longer or you want to be on an accelerated program, that's an option too, because you're going to own the material. And the weekly commitment

is maybe 10 minutes. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:25:39] The goal we had was to build something that is quick, easy, fun, and empowering. So we did it and we're excited to share it and we hope you enjoy it. 

Heather Frederick: [00:25:52] So again, everything will be in the show notes below, but Liz, I usually end my podcast by asking people if they have any final words of wisdom or maybe a favorite quote that they've lived by.

Liz Lukacs: [00:26:04] Oh, that's very sweet. I, it always comes to mind for me, the Oracle in Delfi, she had over her doorway: Know thyself. And I really do believe that when we know our inner and outer self, our body, our mind, our spirit and our emotion, when we fully know ourselves, we are probably the happiest people that we can be.

So that statement know thyself is, is a really important one for me to share.

Heather Frederick: [00:26:40] And so if you're listening to this episode and you're thinking, yeah, I could probably tap in a little bit more into who I truly am. I'm going to recommend spending some time with your personal energy systems, your chakras, and let me know how it goes, Liz,

thank you so much. It's always so much fun to hang out with you. 

Liz Lukacs: [00:27:00] Thank you. It's been just a delight. Good luck, everyone. And be well. 

Heather Frederick: [00:27:06] Learn about the 7-in-7 course by clicking on the link in the show notes below or heading on over to my website, ExpandYourHappy.Com. We did create a coupon code for the listeners of this podcast, and it is HAPPYDOC.

Thanks so much for listening. And until next time here's to more joy in your journey. Oh, Hey, one more thing. The information, opinions and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only.