When I first started meditating, my meditation teacher suggested I set up an altar space in my home. He wanted me to lite a candle, burn some incense and meditate on a round cushion facing my altar. Oh, by the way, my altar needed to face East, host statues of saints or deities, and photos of loved ones.
All these rules freaked me out. I was brand new to meditation, and the idea of sitting in a quiet room by myself was weird enough without adding anything extra to the experience.
Pay attention to how you feel in each moment.
Surrender all resistance or inner-drama as soon as you feel it.
Follow the feeling of fun and excitement.
Trust the Cosmos to take care of you.
Reach for a feeling of relaxed happiness.
Make all of your desires okay.
Now that we are in the thick of 2020, you might have begun to notice a new spiritual theme of creativity showing up for you.
The worldwide pandemic has hit the proverbial pause button on the old recording of busyness and over-scheduling. The current “pause” has created more space and time in daily life.
Take advantage of this unique experience. You now have the opportunity to reflect inwardly, connect to what you really want for your life,
I remember the first time I discovered a mood ring as a little girl. I thought I’d found a wearable piece of magic.
The notion that a ring changed colors according to my mood delighted me so much that I begged my mom to buy it for me.
Needless to say I promptly lost it two weeks later while swimming in a lake. What can I say? I was a kid.
Consciousness is a difficult thing to grasp because our human brain has a hard time understanding things outside of our physical senses.
But it’s not impossible to wrap our brain around the abstract idea of consciousness because we’ve learned to trust other things that we don’t fully comprehend so we can use them and benefit from them.
For example, the economy is an extensive system with many moving parts, and usually,
Figuring out what to do with your life is the ultimate challenge we all face. And the question comes at us again and again in every new stage of our life. When you don’t know the answer, it brings up all sorts of resistance—your fear, your frustration, your struggle, your confusion, your doubt. I get it because I’ve been there too!
I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who knew what they wanted out of life.
Meditation is on the rise. Lots of folks are touting the benefits of quieting your mind for a few minutes a day. Lower blood pressure, less, anxiety, a better night’s sleep, a clearer mind, and a calmer attitude are just a few of the benefits of meditation.
What the health experts aren’t telling you is that when you begin to meditate, especially if you develop a consistent meditation practice, you can have experiences that science can’t easily explain.
It was such a beautiful day on Sunday-no humidity, warm but not hot, sunny and crisp. One of those days where the air feels so good that you try to spend every minute you can outside.
Late in the day my husband and I decided to take a walk through the park near our house. We took our time meandering our way through the neighborhood that leads to the park laughing about a funny story my husband had told at breakfast.
You have read about Awakening, but you don’t know if it is happening to you? This information will help. Keep reading.
Typically there are two types of awakening.
The Dramatic Oh-My-God-What-Is-Happening Awakening
This is the kind of awakening where literally your world falls apart. You have a traumatic accident, life-changing event, near-death experience, lose a job, spouse, home. Something big happens and you look around and your life is no longer what it used to be.
I talk to a lot of people in my work. Often times a client will start our conversation by saying, “This may sound crazy, but….
I can feel other people’s emotions
I am having weird dreams where I space travel
I see beings in my meditations
I know what other people are going to say before they say it
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All of us experience Aha moments from time to time. An Aha Moment is that feeling of epiphany when a new idea, thought or solution pops into your awareness. It is accompanied by a sense of clarity and knowing that stops you in your tracks. The Aha Moment is an insight that didn’t come from your logical analytical brain. It doesn’t feel like a regular old thought. It has a different flavor.
Have you noticed that Aha Moments do not come when you are in problem-solving mode?
I am noticing that when I feel anxiety it is because I have stepped out of the present now. It can be something as simple as wanting to take a shower and worried that the delivery man will come while I am bathing. That snippet of worry creates an anxious feeling in my chest that is uncomfortable and unsettling. It only takes a small future worry for me to slip from my peaceful state of being.