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.