2019 July

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July 28, 2019

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, the negativity, all the work that’s piling up either in our career or our own personal life. I know for myself I can be sitting enjoying my morning coffee not a care in the world, not a thought in sight, listening to the birds or my dog snoring when all of a sudden BANG it’s like the world has come crashing down. It starts with oh I should do some weeding today, oh right and there is some laundry that should get done, oh frick I did I pay that water bill??? (You get the picture) With each thought my chest starts to tighten, my mind starts racing and then without any notice I’m stressed, panicking and running around getting upset at the most ridiculous things over a few SIMPLE thoughts.
Why does this happen? Well for one reason it’s because we as a society/generation whatever you would like to call us we do not live in the present moment. We have come to expect immediate results and gratification and when we don’t get what we want immediately well we are off trying to figure out how we can do that. It’s a continuous rat race, running around in circles as if we are a hamster running on it’s wheel. At no point do we ever go HUH well maybe it was meant to be this way, maybe we should just sit and enjoy this moment. This is called our EGO and it’s a nasty little bugger that won’t stop because it will never be satisfied.
Our ego’s job is to dangle a carrot in front of our nose to guide us down a path to achieve a goal and when we achieve that goal GREAT! But not great because within minutes our ego is hungry for more and it doesn’t want to stop. It’s like an unmedicated person with ADHD as long as they are on a path that they will achieve a goal then they are happy, once they are off that path BANG they are onto something else.
So how do we stop this vicious circle? Well I personally use grounding techniques. Here are a couple of my personal favourites.
Spend time each day just sitting and taking in life no electronics just sit and listen to the birds, hold your cup while smelling your coffee, etc.
Run your hands under or splash your face with cold water
Walk barefoot in the grass outside (obviously if weather permits)
Remind yourself who you are and say it out load 4-5 times
Go for a walk and notice the trees, the flowers, the wind, the air, the snow, whatever the season notice things around you.
Breathe! Take a nice deep inhale, hold and then exhale – do this a few times.

July 1, 2019

When you think of Spirituality for most people the first thing that comes to mind is God or religion. Some people also think of being connected to the cosmic life.
To me spirituality is becoming more connected with yourself on a deeper level so you are able to deal with the chaotic world around you in a calmer way.
GREAT, so where do we start this magical journey of a more connected calmer self?!?! I’m glad you ask… We are going to start with meditation. ***commence the groaning and eye rolling*** 🤪🤪
Believe me I get it you have all the reasons and excuses as to why you don’t want to meditate – I don’t think there is one out there that I didn’t use myself. But the reality is meditation is one of the top 3 things you can do to keep yourself healthy. The other 2 are physical activity and nutrition. I personally rank meditation out of the 3 as the top because if you don’t have a clear mind/vision nothing else matters and you will not achieve your fullest potential.
OK FINE I’ll play along with your silly meditation what do I need to do.
1. Pick a time that you can devote about 10 to 15 mins each morning uninterrupted. My ideal time for meditation is 5:15 am because during the week hubby is on his way out the door shortly after this so the house is quiet. Even on the weekends I try to stick to this time – but if all else fails weekends are at 6:15 am. This may mean you have to set your alarm 15 mins earlier or maybe you just decide to not hit the snooze button 10 times.
2. VERY IMPORTANT – pick a spot in your home (not your bed or bedroom) and make it your own Zen/meditation area. The reason behind this is so you are happy to go there and sit. My spot is in my “Healing Room” where I do my BodyTalk sessions because well I love that room and what it stands for. Anyways I purchased a couple of throw pills so this way I can put them off to the side after I’m done. Some of you may have an area where you can keep it set up but that’s not me.
3. Make sure you use headphones/ear buds they are very helpful to keep your mind focused.
4. IMPORTANT! Set everything up the night before. 
Take a few minutes to set everything up (ie: phone, laptop what ever you are going to use for the video). I also put my throw pills on the floor, fill a cup with water and some lemon juice I put in the microwave so all I have to do is press start in the morning.
5. Morning – RISE, PEE, MEDITATE! Every morning I have my alarm set for 5 am. I get up, press start on the microwave, pee, chat with hubby for a few minutes and then go sit in my room and get comfy while drinking my hot lemon water. It takes me about 3-4 minutes to get comfy.
6. Enjoy! If you treat this like it’s a chore it will be and you will have a hard time reaping all the benefits.
I’m not asking you to meditate for hours on end 10 – 15 mins each day will be just perfect and if you decide later to start increasing GREAT but if not that’s cool.
For myself I do guided meditation because I find it easier to focus and clear the mind chatter.
Here is the guided meditation we are going to use:
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