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Want to Find Some Peace? Meditate, Baby!

When the Center was open, every Thursday for six years I taught meditation classes. Many people still ask me how to meditate. There’s so many different ways to meditate! Simply put, meditating is focusing or concentrating on one thing, like Tai Chi. That’s why I love Tai Chi so much. There are many tools that can assist you in your meditation practice. For instance, a candle flame, music or humming. You can also meditate while gardening, doing dishes or other sedate activities.

However, there is one constant – BREATHING! My breathing has changed in the last year and a half since I closed the Center. Back then my breathing was what I call too serious. Not that I don’t take meditation serious – I do. I was being too serious in trying to control everything. Now I sing and hum to relax my energy. As I relax my breathing becomes deeper as I sing. Changing the way I meditate makes me feel more connected to the experience. Without listening to a meditation CD or reading from a book, I create my experience and it works perfect for me. You may want to try this idea – choose a meditation from a book and read it into a recorder. Listening to you tell you what to do – can be very powerful. I challenge every one of you to create your own experience! If you’d like to come to a guided meditation, I welcome you to my home on Thursday from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Meditation in the Shining Wheel 

Discover the Energizer YOU! And Fun Video!

Shine On!

Discovering the energized you and raising your energy is important when it comes to being happy and healthy. A higher energy level boosts the immune system, keeps internal organs fit and releases those natural “feel good” hormones. The body functions better, the mind thinks with focus and stress is reduced. The following lists several ways to boost your energy level:

  • Practice love – Begin by loving yourself; look in the mirror and say “I love you!” Name 10 things you love about yourself. Express love to family and friends. If you have a pet, hold them, love and enjoy them.
  • Breathe – Inhale and exhale through your nose. Your lower belly should expand and contract as you breathe.
  • Drink water – Drink half your weight in ounces of water each day.
  • Smile, laugh and have fun – Smile radiantly, sincerely and joyfully at every opportunity. Laugh; watch a funny movie, share jokes with your friends, laugh at the absurdities of life. Make time for fun activities.
  • Stretch and Exercise – When you awake in the morning stretch your body; during the day take breaks to stand and stretch. Give your body a workout; walk, bike, swim or try Tai Chi! Go dancing or dance by yourself. Find an activity you like and do it regularly.

There are many other ways to raise your energy. I am excited to offer a new class about raising your energy! The class material will offer even more ways to raise your energy. We will discuss the benefits in greater detail and we will have fun with several suggested techniques. So, if you would like to learn more about the benefits of raising your energy and some brilliant tips, come to the class “Techniques to Raise Your Energy” on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

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Action to Enlightenment & Bonus Video!

Shine On!

There is no right or wrong way when you are ready to take action to enlightenment or spiritual growth.  You have the potential to develop your awareness.  Humans seem to naturally seek that awareness in a variety of ways.  You have the ability to personalize your spiritual growth by choosing from a wide range of ideas and tools.  The most important thing is to take action.  Try different things – what feels right for you?

Often people search their past, looking for what happened to them and why. They ask “Why am I the way I am”?  It may be wiser to lovingly accept yourself as you are and move forward.  Others may begin to move forward but overload on the massive amount of information available through books, classes and the internet.  After feeling buried in the opinions of others they feel confused.  Seeking and learning are good; however you must believe in and trust yourself.  Choose what feels right for you.

Enlightenment does not mean a complete about-face to what you know and/or have grown up with. You need not set aside your fundamental religious beliefs unless you choose to do so.  Many Lightworkers practice a formal religion as well as taking part in other spiritual activities.  Think of your enlightenment as using your peripheral vision.  Instead of looking straight ahead, you are opening yourself to experience self discovery and love!

There are several actions you can take to bring your spiritual life into focus.  Here are just a few:

  • Learn techniques to ground and balance
  • Tai Chi – slow, deliberate and focused body movement
  • Learn breathing techniques to increase energy flow
  • Regular periods of time set aside for meditation
  • Spiritual Coaching

So, do you need help coming up with techniques that work for you? I would be honored to guide you on this journey. I offer many different ideas and tips – just give me a call and schedule a Coaching Session.  Remember – The most important thing is taking action!

Grounding & Video!

Shine On!

Grounding is very powerful. It is the action of consciously creating an energy connection from the human body to Mother Earth. Everything is made of energy. When energized, your frequency increases. When grounding your body, the Earth acts as an electrical ground. Just like the third prong on an electrical cord, the Earth absorbs excess energy.

Have you ever felt dizzy, slightly nauseous or “spacey” during or after some activities? This may be your body telling you there is an excess of energy. You have the ability to release this excess by grounding. To avoid this build up it may be very wise to ground before energetic activities. Grounding may increase spiritual awareness. As you ground, your mind clears and becomes focused. You may feel more fully in the present with greater awareness of your surroundings. Grounding may also enhance whatever you are experiencing.

A few examples are:

  • a Full Moon ceremony,
  • an energy healing session,
  • Tai Chi or
  • meditation

It may also do wonders for activities such as exercise, special time with a friend or even at work.

For me, I found the most effective way to ground myself is to visualize roots growing from the base of my feet and sinking down to the Earth’s core. For a full description of this, watch my video! Other suggestions are:

  • Eating something healthy
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Practicing Tai Chi
  • Carrying or wearing gemstones, especially Snowflake Obsidian

There are many other ways to ground yourself.  You may want to try different methods and stick with the one that works best. Bring grounding into the different aspects of your life and notice the difference it makes. You may need to ground several times during the day, depending on your energy level and the activities you are taking part in.

If you’d like more information about grounding, make an appointment today for Spiritual Coaching.

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