This time of year often brings with it a flurry of activities: work, travel, holiday parties, shopping trips, cooking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, smiling, hugging, teeth gritting…You know the drill. There is a reason that the holiday season is followed by FLU SEASON.
With all of the hustle, hurry, stress, and fun, (yes, there is fun in all of this holiday madness), it can be easy to let our normally healthy habits slide. However, it is important that we take some time every day to care for and nuture ourselves. After all, we can’t fully give to others if our energetic tank is low.
So, it is with this in mind that I created this relaxation and rejuvenation meditation. In this meditation, we explore not only giving the mind and body permission to relax but also focusing our thoughts on building a positive, healthy image of ourselves: ‘The Best You, You Want to Be”.
The meditation is fairly short, about 22 minutes. You can listen to it whenever it fits your schedule, first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, after dinner. Just remember, the purpose is to relax and enjoy some “ME TIME”, so listen at a time and in a place where you can fully relax and focus on the meditation. Never listen to any meditation while driving or doing an activity that requires your full attention and concentration.
Now, sit back, relax, and let the healthy, happy thoughts flow!
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Whether you call your higher power Spirit, Universe, God, Yahweh, Allah, or Goddess take a moment today to get quiet and make a connection to that higher power.
Your Higher Power knows what you need to do to move forward in the direction of your goals AND it wants to help you do so, however if you are closed off from the wisdom and guidance of your Power you will not receive this knowledge and the path to successful achievement of your goals will be little red with roadblocks.
In making a connection your Higher Power, you create a bond that puts you in the vibration of that higher power and allows you to hear the messages your Power sends to you and the trust you need to follow this message. Listen to what your Higher Power tells you, express gratitude for the message, and take steps to honor or follow the wisdom you receive.
Each morning, I take a few moments to make this connection: I find a quiet place to sit, take a few breaths, clear extraneous thoughts from my mind, and ask the Universe, “What can I do today to be of service to others?” Then I listen for the Universe’s answer. Within a minute or two, I receive a message/thought from the Universe. Often it is an action I can take such as writing a blog, being more present with clients, or sharing my knowledge. Other times it is more of a thought or feeling, “Trust me”, “Relax and have fun”, or “Just be happy”. When I take the Universe’s advice my days flow smoothly and I am calm and relaxed. On the days I forget to follow my message the day inevitably has a few hitches and I feel anxious and rushed.
Make connecting to your Higher Power a daily habit, learn to trust the messages you receive, and take action. I guarantee you will find the journey to your goal easier and more enjoyable.
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As we head into the busy holiday season, it can be easy to lose track of your goals.
Take some time over the next few days to create a plan of action of steps you can take to move in the direction of your goals this month. They do not need to be big steps, often baby steps are the best way to get closer to your goals.
Good luck and have fun!
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If you are like most of my friends, clients and coworkers, Monday is always a bit of a drag. I mean, how many times have you said, “TGIM?”
Fortunately, there is a great way to beat the Monday Blues and get your week started on the right foot, play the gratitude game!
Gratitude has a myriad of physical and psychological benefits which include: increased feelings of happiness, greater ability to relate to and get along with other people, better self-esteem, greater success in achieving goals, and a stronger immune system. Who couldn’t use a little of those things on a Monday?
To play the game, make a list of at least 10 things for which you are grateful. Take a few minutes and do it right now. Write it on a sheet of paper, put it in the notes on your phone, or share it with others in the comments below, then notice how you feel after you are done. I guarantee you will feel happier and more positive about the week to come!
Enjoy, have fun, and have a terrific week!
PS- I am grateful you read this post 😉
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When you are on the path to manifesting better things into your life, you make mistakes, especially in the beginning:
- You don’t trust or believe the Universe is listening.
- You get impatient or frustrated when it does not arrive as quickly as you would like.
- Or perhaps you even get angry and throw a tantrum like a little child and demand the Universe give you what you asked for immediately.
Manifesting is a process, one where you learn what works for you and your Higher Power what does not. With every step you take down the path to manifesting your dreams and goals, you evolve and grow.
Throughout this process the Universe (God, Jesus, Higher Self, Allah, etc.) patiently waits for you to learn and apply the necessary lessons. No matter how much you resist or fuss, the Universe never gives up on you or your dreams.
So today, take a few moments to say, “Thank You,” to the Universe or your Higher Power for it’s patience, guidance, and support.
You make even close your eyes, take a few breaths, and repeat the following prayer or create one of your own.
Enjoy the connection you make to Spirit and have a happy, healthy day!
As I was meditating this morning, a message came to me and I was encouraged to share:
Enjoy and do with it what you will.
Have a happy healthy day.
A few weeks ago, I was working in a group of fellow manifestors and I posed this fill-in the blank statement:
Today I intend to powerfully and successfully manifest________________________________.
Answers ranged from a new job, a car, a dream home, peace on earth, good health and the most common, financial abundance.
Now, theses are all great answers, but it got me thinking, “What IS financial abundance?” Or “What exactly does good health mean?” The answer to these questions is likely different for each person that completed my original statement. It occurred to me with all of these vague answers how is the Universe supposed to know what to deliver to you?
For example, you say, “I want to manifest a new job.” So, the Universe sends you a job, at a fast food restaurant. Not exactly what you intended. Then you end up frustrated because you got a job, but it isn’t what you wanted or dreamt. And the Universe says, “Hey, you said a new job you didn’t give me specifics! Don’t be picky”
Ok, maybe the Universe leaves out the “picky” part.
The point is, often we ask the Universe for something we want, but we are so vague and wish-washy about it that the Universe is left in limbo trying to figure out what we want it to deliver us.
The best way to resolve this miscommunication, is to get REALLY specific about what you want the Universe to deliver to you, put in every detail you can think of: how does it feel, what does it look like, smell like, where are you, who is with you, when is it taking place, how much? Keeping adding as new details occur to you.
Here’s an example:
Hello Universe, I would like a new career that allows me to work anywhere I choose in the world and on my own time schedule. I prefer to work alone or with a group of 3-4 people who share my ideas and passions. I want to use my skills in life coaching to help people achieve their goals and live their best life. I want to receive $15,000 every month in income so that I can travel, donate to my favorite charities, and start my own arts endowment.
Even though you get specific about what you want, DO NOT get too attached to the outcome. You have given the Universe a blueprint to work from, but as in any development process alterations may need to be made for the plans to work out in the fastest, easiest, most beneficial way.
After all if you ask for $1,000,000 and you get $3,000,000 will you be disappointed? Probably not!
I am a fan of adding, “This or something better”, to the end of my manifest requests just to let the Universe know I am open to a variety of options and solutions.
So, the next time you choose to manifest anything: a new car, great health, your soul mate, a nice dinner, or anything else make sure you help the Universe bring it into your reality by giving it a roadmap to follow and allowing the Universe to take a few detours to make the journey more fun and exciting!