These days we hear a lot about being mindful. But do we know what it means exactly? I have been practicing and teaching meditation for twenty years now and I humbly can tell you exactly what it does mean.
As women, we hold many roles. We nurture, we provide in and outside of the home. We lead, we teach, and we believe in the importance of this. But often we worry that it won’t be enough for those we love, guide even protect and more. But do you give the same energy to yourself?
Let’s begin with understanding mindfulness. It is about being in a present state of thoughts and emotions, without judgement. An awareness that runs the conditions of our life experiences.
Now add into the equation, the Law of Attraction. This Law is moved by emotions that are a response from your perceptions of your own life. Everyday this perception will create the conditions of every relationship, personal, careers, financial, and, inevitably, affecting your physical energy and condition. The power to choose the thoughts we have is mind boggling. It is also natural and sacred.
The next step is how? Meditation is a portal to mindfulness. Meditation is the “mediation” between your thoughts and how you respond emotionally. All we do is think and feel; don’t you agree? So now that we understand how important it is to be mindful of our thoughts we now need to understand the power they have. Why not choose to claim this power? It energizes all the responsibilities you have and in the higher frequency will be responding to the abilities that you have as a woman in today’s world!
Simple Exercises for Daily Meditation:
Your morning is the opportunity to direct the energy of the day. You can begin in positive direction or to allow the energy to be a free for all. Think of when your thoughts are going in all different direction, you feel pulled, anxious even depressed.
It is important to keep the positive intention “energized,” especially when patterns of thought or the patterns instilled for days, months or even years have a subconscious influence over the new thoughts. In other words, you have been thinking about it for a long time and the thoughts and emotions connected are of lower frequency (create feelings of sadness, anger, doubt, etc.)
Evening / Bedtime
This is a very important time because of the subconscious mind and connection to sleep. When we are asleep our conscious mind is basically in off mode, but the subconscious is strong. Therefore, dreams can be filled with guidance and an opportunity to heal.
Sleep habits can be disrupted because of the lower frequency of the body. This is created by stress or suppressed emotions. Positive or higher frequency thoughts (happy, grateful, joyful) will raise the vibration of the lower and this is will be accepted by the subconscious, basically lifting the lower to higher). Now the magnetics of the energy body will draw higher vibrational opportunity to you. This will be seen in relationship with self, others, careers, finance and ultimately health.
Is it fair to say when in higher frequency we never experience sadness, fear and challenges in life? Absolutely not! But when you go through challenging times, you will have a stronger and more positive approach “naturally” that moves you through the experience. You will learn, heal and create from this vibration now!
The first minute of your day is most powerful to set intention! Breath awareness awakens the spiritual frequencies.
• BEGIN WITH BREATH AWARENESS / BEGIN WITH A MININUM OF 4
• INHALE COUNTING TO 4 SILENTLY / EXHALE COUNTING TO 6 SILENTLY
• AFTER 4 BREATHS INCREASE INHALE TO 6 / EXHALE TO 8 FOR 4 BREATHS
• Relax or continue with affirmations!
AFFIRM WHAT YOU WANT!
MORNING AFFIRMATION – Begin with breath techniques. IMPORTANT!
Today I walk in my Truth, Acceptance and Power.
I am free to express my Creativity in all I do.
I am free from all relationships and challenges that no longer serve my Happiness and Security. I Am worthy of this.
(Take a deep breath SMILE and say “Thank You” aloud)
MIDDAY – Begin with breath techniques. IMPORTANT!
Take time to do breathing techniques repeat the affirmations above. Remember to take conscious time-outs to do a few breaths smile and be aware of how you feel.
Use the shelf we have talked about. In all its simplicity, it is powerful. It stops the emotional cords from getting energy and allows them to “unplug,” if you will. You will see this in inner peace, focus and your breathing.
EVENING / BEDTIME – Begin with breath techniques. IMPORTANT!
This is a time to be grateful for the day. If you know you will or cannot do right before going to sleep, do before going out or before you get too tired. Consistency is very important. Begin the conscious breathing from above. Energize this affirmation and the daily one you have been using.
“I Am grateful for this day and the opportunity to learn, heal and create my day. SMILE!
REMEMBER ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME TO ENERGIZE THE POSITIVE DIRECTION. IF YOU “NEED” TO THINK ABOUT WHAT IS CREATING CONFUSION, SADNESS, ANGER, FEAR, ETC. TIME YOURSELF. GIVE IT 5 MINUTES. SAY “OK I CAN THINK, FEEL (EVEN WRITE) ABOUT THIS FOR 5 MINUTES.” YOU ARE TAKING ACTION AND DISCIPLINING THE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE. BECAUSE YOU CAN!!
Beth Lynch, Intuitive Consultant, Medium and founder of Inner Light Teaching, has helped families understand grief and healing for 2 decades. She shares the power of understanding the relationship between the Spirit (relationship with God) and Self (personality). She is a graduate of Delphi University in McCaysville, Georgia, as a certified metaphysical and meditation facilitator and intuitive consultant. Lynch is ordained under the Church of Wisdom.
She has been practicing meditation and alternative options to life for 20 years and knows firsthand the importance of balancing a spiritual practice, motherhood and career. She has founded the Inner Light Awareness and Practitioner Program and is passionate about teaching meditation to all ages. She volunteers in her communities to teach and share meditation and how it can guide one to a happy, healthy and abundant lifestyle.
Beth truly feels life experiences will be our greatest opportunity to learn and our greatest teacher. Embracing all roles in life as a mother, woman and intuitive she feels is a blessing and hopes to help others recognize the privilege of life.
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