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That Was Then – This Is NOW

Your yesterdays are now behind you…so, what are you doing TODAY?

Be honest with yourself. Are you constantly thinking of the way things “used to be,” if so you are not alone.

Many people wish for things that are in the past. They long for loved ones no longer on earth; the strength of youth now slipping away; a skill or career they used to do; broken relationships – the list goes on. But how does all of this looking back help you with today? In truth – it doesn’t.

We are beings filled with energy. We create thoughts. Our thoughts have a trail that lead to or away from us. When you think a thought, you give it energy. If you continue to look behind you and are feeling a constant unhappiness or wishing whatever you long for is still here, you are depleting your energy. As we weaken our energy it effects our Auras (an energy field that surrounds all living things.) A weakened Auric field can lead to illness and dis-ease. This problem is compounded as your diminished state leaves you feeling low and vulnerable. You are longing for things that are from your past, lowering your ability to ward off negative energies and your thoughts become even sadder. How can we get off of this dejected merry-go-round of yester-year?

A good way to start is to “ground” yourself. This helps you to focus on what is in the NOW. What is grounding? It is the act of re-connecting to the earth from which you are a part. How can reconnecting with the planet help you move your mind away from the past? When we incorporate a daily practice of grounding, it restores our minds to focus on the present. It allows us to release the thoughts of the past and focus on the NOW. That draining connection that has been constant will eventually slow to a trickle and hopefully cease altogether. You will feel lighter, you will become more engaged in your TODAY.

How to ground: One of the best ways to ground is to simply go for a walk. Leave your digital devices behind and put your feet on the ground and start moving. Without headphones you will begin to hear nature’s soundtrack. As you incorporate this into your routine, you may begin to notice the beauty that surrounds you. Nature paints her own tapestry and it’s waiting for you. Whether you live in the tropics or the frozen tundras it makes no difference. Bundle up and step outside. If it’s raining grab an umbrella. Just do it. Make this connection and get moving. This action will free up your mind and open your senses to the wonderful truth. Today is NOW. All of the things in the past are behind you – let them go. You are probably saying to yourself…that’s all there is to it, can it really be that simple? Yes, try it. Use the same technique used in meditation, release all thought, breathe in and breath out and LET THEM GO. Poof!

Learn to move your mind away from negative thoughts that are draining your energy and free yourself. You can do this. When you hear people discussing negative things, move away. If the TV is spouting negativity– power it off. If your environment is adorned with photos that make you feel sad, put them away for now. In time you can bring them out and hopefully smile as you are able to see them in a new light.

It took me years to realize I was holding myself back by constantly wishing for things of yesterday. Take control of your NOW. Understand that thoughts are LIVING THINGS. You have the ability to guard your mind. Get outside and explore other avenues of grounding yourself, such as hugging a tree. Make the connection and LOVE YOURSELF more deeply. Today is what matters, tomorrow you can begin another day of NOW. Move forward in good health and encourage others to find their own methods of LETTING GO.

To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day

Raise Your Vibration Through Laughter

Have you ever found yourself laughing for what apparently seemed – no reason at all?
That silly rumbling feeling that erupts and causes you to just LET GO?

We are vibrational beings. Each of us is a ball of energy and have a unique vibration. When we are in balance we are in harmony with the frequency our vibration was designed for. A healthy being has a high vibrational frequency of around 62-72 Hz and when it drops to lower levels your body can become susceptible to colds, flus and various forms of dis-ease. The definition of frequency is: the number of occurrences of a repeating current flow per second. Your mind, body and spirit is effected by your vibration. There are many ways to raise this and laughter is one element.

Have you ever been around someone that seems to only crack a smile and you know that this is the best you will ever get regarding a “chuckle?” How is your energy effected by this? Now think of the person you know that has an infectious laugh. How does this effect you?

I was raised in a family that seemed to have more to cry about than laugh. But I had the good fortune to have a parent that used laughter to combat negative energy. I look back in wonder remembering the threatening letters and phone calls from bill collectors. How they stretched a tiny pay check to clothe and feed 8 kids. Yes, of course there were many tears, but it isn’t really the lows that have stayed with me. It is the laughter. I remember once when my father was asked to speak at his sister’s 80th birthday he began a little story that started out, “We were so poor they invented welfare to feed us. Our house was in such disrepair we had to paint it to condemn it. As kids, we stole the bones from our neighbor’s dog to make soup, and when the dog died we thought we killed it.” On and on he would continue and the entire crowd was laughing so hard they were in tears. Yes, these are the tears I think of when I recall those struggling days of my youth.

Find your own laughter. Surround yourself with people that bring joy to your life. We do not always have the ability to rise above our daily woes, and for many they are dealing with grief, illness and despair. Yes, these are very real situations that some of us must navigate along our journey. It is in the realization that we are on a journey that we can look for avenues that may bring something sweeter into our horizon.

Do something silly. Play a game with your family members and even your pets. Watch a funny movie (check out OLD flicks too.) Find a way to laugh and raise your vibration. Once you LET GO and really laugh you will feel lighter. This lighter feeling you are experiencing is your vibration rising to the place is was designed to be.

Meditation can also bring a feeling of renewed energy. This too will raise your vibration. Begin today to find your voice and when you do LAUGH… at the world, the circumstances that are beyond your control and especially yourself.

To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day

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Tomorrows That May Never Come…

If I had but one message to sing it is this–Moving thoughts into action creates magic.

I used to be that person who watched others as they seemed to be doing something exciting while I sat silently in the background wishing we could trade lives. Was my life really all that bad? Well, sort of yes…in my opinion, after all it’s my life story and I get to tell it my way. But was I being honest? Were the images of my life experiences tainted somehow? Was I looking through a muddy pair of glasses? Was I a talker and not a do-er? Are you?

Think of your life story as a puzzle and today is one of your pieces. Every now and then we find ourselves looking back over past experiences and either cringing or smiling. If you were to draw a timeline and pop in the highlights and low-lights along your life path, you would see the puzzle pieces. Now take the same time line and write in the dreams and wishes you had along the way. For instance if you wanted to be a ballerina at age 10 write that in. If you wanted to travel to Madrid at age 33 write that in. I am not saying that all of your hopes and dreams were realistic, I am just pointing out that at one time or another you had them. Take a good look at those desires, what happened to them?

If you were to look at your thoughts as the living things that they are, you would begin to see that when you place a thought out there – “I wish I could play the piano.” – it swirls around waiting to land somewhere. This swirling around requires ACTION from you. This is the energy that FUELS the thought. Loving supportive thoughts to bolster this– “I can find a way, I can find others to help me, I can begin step-by-step.” Great you send out the thoughts…now what?

You must keep those thoughts humming by making the necessary steps to MOVE the thought into a reality. You may find some negative thoughts creeping in, PREPARE yourself for them as they will come! They may say things like,”Ha! You are too old to learn!, What are you crazy– when will you find the time? This costs money that you should be saving for a rainy day.”
Meditation can not only help you to MOVE THOUGHTS INTO ACTION but it can help you IGNORE the negative ones. Positive thoughts require you to make an effort. Take a baby step if needed– just begin to inquire about what it is you want to accomplish. Pick up the phone, research the internet, ask your friends. Send it positive loving energy and watch what begins to happen. A door opens, you meet someone that just happens to appear at the time you are putting these thoughts out into the universe. You have a whole world before you. You have seen what has been in your past. Do you want that tomorrow to have new promises and new opportunities?

I love wildlife and have always wanted to see owls up close. I had put this thought out there many times. I am not a fan of animals in captivity and went along to a falconry with my friends.  To my utter amazement I found that the birds all fly in and out of their pens regularly and some return and some don’t. They are there for numerous reasons, like a pet no longer wanted or an injury–that sort of thing. Had I not MOVED into this space I never would have seen a Snowy Owl soar over my head let alone come strolling past me in the grass!

Remember, thoughts are living things. Learn to give them loving energy. Your daily meditations are teaching you how to still your mind and when a negative thought pops in during your day, you already have the tools to NOT GIVE IT ENERGY.

You are an amazing being and there are many more puzzle pieces ahead. Your tomorrows will be filled with surprises and you will be able to write your adventurous story while others sit beside you in silence, but wait it doesn’t end here… this is the more DOING part…break that silence and help them make their dreams come true:) Why should you have all the magic?
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To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day

 

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