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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

Have you started off this year already in a state of overwhelm, perhaps taking on habits from 2014 into 2015 and getting upset with yourself? Are you putting yourself down or going through a state of eating too much which is causing you to feel down on yourself and react from a non-loving way? In January, fear-based thoughts can tend to creep into our thoughts because we start to evaluate where we are in our lives and why we haven’t achieved what we wanted or perhaps why we are still stuck in an emotional rollercoaster of stress and anxiety. 

Does this sound familiar? I know personally, every January I tend to go through this process. From eating too much or going back into negative thinking because I haven’t done all I wanted to do, so it limits me from reaching my full potential and creates blocks.  So how do we move on from these blocks we have created in our life? It’s a simple shift in perception from fear to love.  All you need to do is change your thoughts, and you will change your reality so if you are continually thinking I am not good enough, I don’t like my body or I don’t have any money, change the way you perceive the situation or you will just create more lack in your life.  Sounds simple right? It really is.  Just make a commitment to see things differently and the universe will provide for you.  Sometimes placing trust in something like the universe can be difficult if you are in a state of rock bottom or you just haven’t experienced miracles in your life.   Start feeling more love to yourself and others, and even your bank account even if it is only showing $0.  The more love you show each area in your life, will create more flow.  Think about what you are saying, your words are creating your reality just like your thoughts.  What are you saying to your kids? What are you saying to your loved ones? More importantly, what are you saying to yourself? What’s your inner dialogue? Is it loving or fear based?

Start with some little steps, one step at a time. Focus on one area in your life where you are in lack or finding things difficult.  So, for instance, if you want a better body, start having a better relationship with your body by treating it better and nourishing it with foods and exercise which will make you feel joy.  OR start celebrating the money you have in the bank account, even if there is only $0, just feel good about it.  Hope you found this post useful, feel free to post a comment below. I would love to know how you shifted your perception from fear to love in areas of your life.

 

 

 

 

A poem + meditation practice

Today is the day I embrace change

I begin my day with gratitude, love, meditation and intention

I am willing to see the truth about me

I’m willing to let go of fear, stress and self-doubt

I choose to live in the moment and be present

I choose to ground through my feet and tune into my intuition

I choose to be connected to my body and be happy

I choose to love myself again and lead with my heart and not my head

I am love. I am abundance. I am authentic. I am worthy. I am patient. I am connected. I am creative. I am kind.

I’m loving my body and my new attitude.

I wrote this poem because of how I was feeling inside. I noticed after 4 days without my regular meditation practice I was feeling out of alignment, disconnected to my body and living from the ego and fear based thoughts which caused me to not take care of myself and instead talk negatively to myself with unloving words.  I felt unworthy of anything. I felt confused.  I woke-up today. I choose to embrace change and tune myself back into my body and listen to my intuition.  I don’t want to live from ego, I love feeling connected and balanced. 

Meditation is so important as it helps to calm our nervous system, we become calmer and able to deal with things easily.  Here’s a different way to think of meditation.  Every morning, we brush our teeth and take a shower to wash away the dirt from yesterday, but what about washing away yesterday’s stress?! Do you want to hold onto yesterday’s stress which after a period of time could turn into anxiety, stress and fear? Stress builds up in the body with pain and tightness. We tend to hold onto our stress and tension in our bodies, so by not focusing on our issues, we are just feeding our bodies with  more tension and tightness.  Would you prefer to live in the moment, trust your intuition and be more connected to your body? Making time to meditation and relax each day will help cope far more easily with life’s challenges.

I needed to experience what I experienced over the last four days because at least I know how to get myself back in alignment. I need to keep up my morning routine which includes meditation.  In Kundalini Yoga, it is suggested you pick a practice and stick to it for 40 days. I am actually going to increase it twice-a-day instead of once. I don’t want to go to sleep with the days’ stresses. I want to let it go so I can sleep more soundly and wake up feeling rested without any stress in my body.  It’s just like brushing your teeth or having a shower, you want to get rid of the dirt, but in meditation we are just getting connected, present and alleviating any stress in the body. 

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom,” Gautama Buddha

So, what meditation practice should you choose if you are new to meditation? There are so many meditation albums to choose from it’s hard to determine what will be best for you.  Over the next few weeks, I am going to introduce you to different meditations and breathing practices you can try at homePick a practice and stick to it for 40 days. I would love to know how the practice goes for you over on the Facebook page.  Feel free to leave a comment with any questions and I will respond within 24 hours. 

My mission is to help provide you with strategies and tools to get you connected to your body, live in the moment and be radiantly happy.  I want to make a difference in the world.  By letting go of suffering, busting through blocks that stop us from creating flow, you can create more flow in life and more of what you want.You will be happier, your kids and partner will be happier. It’s all about nurturing the nurturer.