Affirmation for the Week 3/28-4/3

“I meditate on a regular basis and reap benefits from this practice.”
“I close my eyes, think positive thoughts, and breathe goodness in and out.”

Card from I Can Do It Cards by Louise Hay

Do you have a meditation practice? What do you think about meditation? There are many forms of meditation. A goal of meditation can be to feel peace, but that is not the only goal. When we meditate, we are creating space to be with ourself and witness what is. Much of our lives are spent in distraction and avoidance or on autopilot. Meditation helps us to put that aside and allow room to be in silence so we can hear what needs to be heard and feel what needs to be felt.

If we haven’t meditated before or don’t have a regular practice, or even if we do, meditation can be very uncomfortable at times. There is an expectation that when we meditate we are supposed to feel peace and if we don’t then we are doing it wrong. Meditating just to feel peace can become a form of avoidance or spiritual bypassing. On the contrary, if you meditate and begin to cry or feel angry or upset, you can consider this a good thing- you have allowed space to be with what is and that is progress. Once you allow what is, you free up energy and can process and transmute, then you can experience peace and divine energy flowing through you. This is not to say that you won’t or shouldn’t feel peace of course and this doesn’t have to happen in any order, trust your experience. You can invite your angels and guides to help you with this process, and deepen your connection with them in the process. Maybe you might even like to do a meditation specifically to connect with your guides.

Remember, meditation is not a one and done one size fits all exercise. It is a tool and practice we can cultivate to use regularly to help us with anything in life. Meditation can be used to pray, inquire, connect, heal, give thanks and learn. There is walking, sitting, dancing, chanting, transcendental, and guided meditation among others. It has been said that your whole life can be a meditation. Why not give it a try? If you don’t know how to focus or think you can’t meditate, meditation is the perfect practice to learn how. Keyword being practice. You can start with just a few minutes every day- any time spent meditating is helpful and does count.

Have you ever heard of or tried Kum Nye? It is described as a form of Tibetan yoga or massage. I experience it as a form of focused meditation on specific body parts and movements or poses and how that effects us internally, inner massage I believe it is called but I am a beginner and still learning. If you haven’t yet and are curious, I recommend you look into Kum Nye and see if it interests you.

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