I teach meditation protocol because it helps you get into the here and now, rather than worrying about the past, which is over, or being concerned about the future because it isn’t here yet. So why worry? Being in the now is where peace is, and it’s where your stress gets relieved. You get stressed when you bring in the old stuff from the past and start ruminating over why did I do this and why did they say that, blah blah blah. It’s destructive because when you do that, you release harmful hormones into your body which, over time, if it goes on long enough, will make you sick.
Holidays are fun things, usually. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they are bad. I guess it depends on who we are with. But mostly it depends on our mindset. Whenever we go into an activity, whether with family, friends, or colleagues, what’s more important is how we choose to experience the setting.
Our ego will often tell us, “Let’s see who will be there,” or “I won’t enjoy it because I don’t know those people,” or “I don’t think I will have a great time there because I don’t want to see this person or that person.” Our ego makes up all these stories preventing us from experiencing peace and joy. Its goal is to keep us on the edge and in a state of anxiety.
However, we have a part of our mind that we can connect to in order for us to enjoy our time out. This part of our mind only wants the best for us. It wants us to be peaceful, happy, abundant, and positive. Anything that will enable us to live fully and be helpful to ourselves and others.
One easy way to access this part of our mind is to take time out regularly, even just a few minutes everyday, preferably every morning. Sit in the quiet and do a couple of deep, slow breaths to relax. You will feel so much better. You will be nurturing yourself so you can go out for the rest of your day.
Let’s spend a few minutes relaxed, without twitching or feeling uncomfortable to commune with our Higher Self. By knowing that we have a Higher Self we open ourselves up to a whole new experience. We discover another part of our consciousness different from our everyday thinking. It is different than the mind that is always on the defensive, always judging what’s good and what’s right and what’s bad, telling us how to protect ourselves. That way of thinking creates so much noise in our lives.
When we commune with our Higher Self, we find relaxation, serenity, joy, calm, and creativity. We see the whole world from a different perspective. We can hear the Inner Guidance that will direct us in ways that will offer us the answers to the questions that we’ve had in our minds.
Let’s sit in stillness and enjoy this precious present moment where all possibilities exist. Forgiveness, joy, and all the good stuff. We know what’s in the past and we don’t want to go there and the future could be a little scary but right here in this moment is joy.
But what does it mean to be joyful? How do we get to be joyful? Where does it come from? What does it look like? The truth is joy is never outside or it’s in anything going on in our lives. It has nothing to do with that. Joy is an internal experience it comes from within. It’s the ability to go within our higher self and connect and in that connection we find joy. Connecting and communicating with our higher self allows us to hear the guidance that we need to answer all our problems. All the solutions that we require are right here right now.
So remember to give yourself a bath of joy from time to time. This is something you can do for yourself especially when you feel tired and stressed from the busyness of the day. Just go somewhere quiet and sit and let it wash over you simply because you request it. After all, you deserve it, because you are a holy child of the Creative Source.
Change happens almost every day. Most of the time we don’t notice it. They can happen quickly before we realize and often we are powerless to stop it. But even with the change we can know that in the final analysis, it all ends up as it should. Everything falls into the right place at the right time.
When changes happen in our lives, health, businesses, environment, or relationships, it can seem very unsettling. Yet if we allow ourselves the grace to appreciate the change for whatever it has to teach us. Just like water, let the change flow naturally through us and let it bring us to the place we need to come to for our own growth.
As we sit down in the stillness, let us focus on always choosing to see the goodness in change. This shift of mindset will greatly help us learn to embrace change rather than fight it which in truth is useless and harmful.
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