Thursday, March 3, 2016

Giving



Welcome to our meditation... Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Go as deep as you can until not one more air molecule can fit inside your lungs. Feel the oxygen flow through your veins and stretch your chest wide. Now let it all out until all the air is completely released. Now breath in. Feel the freshness of the air entering your nasal passages. Feel your mind and body awaken to the new day. Feel yourself alive and feeling refreshed. Stretch your arms up, way up, then slowly bring them down to your sides and rest your hands gently in your lap. Take another deep breath. Keep your eyes closed and focus on the giving. Think of the areas in your life that are overflowing. What is something in which you have an abundance? As you go about your day, offer what you have to others. It can be gift wrapped in a smile. It can be left anonymously for an extra magical touch. You have completed a cycle. As you let go of what you have been blessed with, feel the energy of the giving flow through you. We can become very busy day to day trying to fulfill our needs. Time becomes scarce and the piles of clutter can grow around us. As we attempt to organize and bring some order to our surroundings we can become overwhelmed with what to give, what to throwout and what to keep. Our minds can trick us into thinking that because something is useful, we need it. The real wisdom is knowing that all things serve a purpose, but what of those things serves us best? And what would serve someone else greater? Most "things" in life can be replaced. To be able to give is the gift. Let us focus today on what we can give from our hearts. What can we let go of to better serve someone else? In return we will be energized. In return we will receive the joy of giving.

Colorful


Let us take a deep breath. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Breathe deeply. Imagine you in all your many colors. Parts of you are red or green or yellow. Others are orange or pink or blue. Allow your many colors to fill the room before you. We have a spectrum of emotion and energy within us. You are a beautiful rainbow, ever changing. Our many colors are woven together like satin ribbons on a Maypole. Overlapping. Creating vibrant patterns. When we enter into relationships with others, the patterns deepen. Let these be the ties that bind us. Don't allow a miss-step to unravel the intricate patterns you share with another. Let these challenging moments be a turning point in which our tapestry becomes stronger. Let us build upon them and deepen the bonds between us. It's all too easy to walk away. We all make mistakes. Remember what brought you together in the first place. Relationships are to be cherished. Let us grow old together and be there for one another as we continue forth in this journey called Life.

Control



Let us take a deep breath. Cleanse your mind. Cleanse your body. Let the air fill your lungs and breathe out slowly. Let us think for a moment about our life. The sweet song in the air that is Us. We created Us. We Control who we are. Even if we have been influenced by many, we made the decision to follow their footsteps. We constructed this beautiful being in all it's perfections and imperfections. The Universe, so abundant, so generous, allowed us to choose our own Way. Let us be thankful for being blessed with such a journey. Let us love the life we have created for ourselves, and know whatever we do today - we are free to decide what comes next. We can walk through the forest. We can dip our feet in the Spring. We can soar above the World. Where will you go today?

  

Self Esteem


Let us begin with a deep breath. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Look in the mirror. What do you see? Visualize each of your many pieces and parts. Start from the outside and work your way inwards. Focus on the pieces of you you have rejected, or others have criticized. Embrace them. You NEED all these pieces. This is the recipe that makes you, you. Realize that you are one, whole beautiful being. Why should we reject any part of us that we have been gifted with? Is there anger? Release it. Let your words and energy flow. Express your feelings. In pain we discover strength. Strength to love our WHOLE self. Let there be love where there once was shame or frustration. Accept all of you. All your wonderful pieces! You are a unique sculpture at the hands of the Universe. Embrace You.
   

Letting Go



So often we find ourselves wanting to hold on to things that no longer serve us. Take a moment to focus on replacing the old with the new. Allow your life to unfold. Seek a new adventure. If we spend too long wishing for different results - we allow ourselves to become stagnant. Free yourself. Let go and LIVE. A great ritual for letting go is to find an object in your home that no longer is useful or has become a burden to you in some respect. Sit with this object. Let it be the vehicle for something you would like to let go of mentally. Transfer the feeling and emotions you have onto the object. Allow it to absorb all the worry and negativity you've experienced by this mental burden. Then find someone to either gift it to or donate it. It has been said that when you gift something unto someone - all negativity is cleaned from this object because of the act of giving. So, no, you will not be handing your burdens off to someone else. Let it go, and once it's gone let your inner-self heal and move on as well. This chapter is now closed. It takes time to heal. The only way we can heal is if we allow ourselves to heal. We can do this by bringing in positive experiences to our lives. Seek out new relationships. New places. New passions. Don't live in the past. The past is in your heart forever, it's not going anywhere. Start today and begin anew. Your happiness awaits!
"Letting Go" Meditation and Guided Visualization




Behind


Welcome to our meditation...   Let us begin with  a deep, cleansing breath. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Clear all your thoughts for another time. Let us focus on just this very moment. Leave all your worries behind. Here in this moment we can celebrate. We can begin new growth. We can smile knowing there are endless possibilities before us. Seek out the inspiration that is all around. Turn on some music. Brew a pot of herbal tea. Squeeze some orange or lemon juice to enliven the senses. Sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and write down whatever it is you seek. The answers will come. When we leave behind what can be no more - we open ourselves to what is to come. New, fresh ideas. New friendships. New love. Do we walk each step with one foot behind us or one foot ahead of us? How do you see the life you live? Are you in the now? Be here. Now. Think of your movement. Which direction will you go today? Blessings and Peace.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Restore


Welcome to our meditation... Let us start with a deep breath. Stretch your arms. Stretch your legs. Roll your shoulders. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Let us focus our thoughts on the act of meditating. Envision yourself: How peaceful our surroundings. How peaceful our minds and bodies. A gentle being contributing positive energy to the flow of Life. Our thoughts weaving imaginative ways to bring us in tune with our World. We are not reacting, yet we are positively acting. The less we do, the more we do for this Universe. In this moment, by not consuming or utilizing the Earth's precious resources we offer our World a chance to restore itself. To heal. Continue to think of ways we can do less to give our beautiful Earth so much more. Invite some friends over to meditate together. Think of the positive impact that such a collective can make, on the Earth and each other. Eco-nurturing. It is a term that comes to my mind when I think of how we can try to do things better for our World. I recently heard a radio show speaking of the ways commercial and sport fishing have abused our waters. The balance has been disturbed. One of the best ways to bring our World back into harmony is to eat seasonally. Listen to the wonderful discussion on sustainable seafood with Kenny Belov, Co-owner, Fish Restaurant, Sausalito, CA The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans: Make Ocean-friendly Seafood Choices Today Carry the pocket guide that’s right for your region to help you choose ocean-friendly seafood wherever you live or travel.