Archive for April, 2014

April 9, 2014

This is an easy fun Mirror Meditation

The Ultimate BE*WITH*ME  experience

Goal:  to experience oneself as an observer

SIMPLE STEPS:

Set a timer:  choose something between five and ten minutes.  Setting a timer allows full focus on the exercise without having to attend to the timeclock.

Sit or stand comfortably, in front of a mirror:  mirror can be full-length or face/head only.  Please use a mirror big enough to at least allow visualizing your entire face and neck.

Make eye contact with yourself.  After making initial contact and holding your gaze and attention, let your eyes wander to other parts of your body if you feel called to do so, and return your gaze and attention to your own eyes as soon as comfortable.  Release any thoughts that come, and notice and release any judgements, comparisons, etc.

Breathing easily, let your shoulders fall away from your ears, torso and neck relaxed, and let the facial muscles relax, let the mouth relax, and find a place of comfortable stillness as much as possible.  When feeling calm and centered, attempt to “BE” the image in the mirror, watching your “real” self from behind the glass.

Physically try to imagine yourself “inside” the body of the reflection.  

Let the reflected image of you be a compassionate watchman or watchwoman.  Notice physical feelings and emotional feelings.

Let go of thoughts with the same ease that they appear.

After the timer goes off, thank yourself from both directions (image thanks the “real” you, and you thank the “illusion”).  And then

make written notes of your experience: These notes, journal entries, blog entries etc are for your personal exploration; please do not feel that you need to share anything at all.  If you feel moved to share with people in your life or other people in the project, please feel at liberty to do that as well.

 

note:   This exercise is not yet named!  If you have an idea for a catchy fun powerful user-friendly name, please share it with us.  Also, this exercise is phase one of an initiative called Conversations With Cancer.  We will be developing a larger context and language for that outreach and others, and would love input about the state of any Well Being issues where you might experience a shift, as well as any thoughts about who might benefit from experiencing this work.

 

i can see !

April 3, 2014

“Oh Lord make me a channel of thy peace!”

So speaketh St. Francis.

I always envision him with birds and flowers and gorgeous abundant nature around him, and I wonder if God is laughing in response, saying “oh brother, open your eyes and look what I’ve provided you; you are the ultimate infinite channel!”

My eyes get more and more open every day I choose to connect deeper with the humanity around me, each time I choose curiosity and courage, and each time I give myself permission to let other people empower me to figure it out *in*community* rather than going it alone.  Self-sufficiency keeps me in the problem; stepping forward into communication — even if I haven’t fully solved the situation myself!– is growing in the solution.

I’m committed to not impairing myself today.  WHEN I’m successful in not impairing myself — when I can stay out of my way and limit the way my thinking brain pays attention to things — I have a greater and greater chance of letting the abundances around me find my eyes !

What a beautiful enlightenment it is to realize that everything we’ve been petitioning for was — and IS !– right here all along.

The Universe of LoVe and evolution of being  is PAID in full ~~  Prayers Answered Immediately, DONE!