Many people feel we must rush and perform at every waking moment; and if we are not physically active and producing, we are worthless. This is the recording that millions repeat in their minds upon waking up every day.
"Go. Go. Go." is all we know.
It’s Not Always Easy to Relax
When the world gets overwhelming we try to find ways to seek shelter. Before now, we have always sought outside of ourselves, but with meditation we learn to go within and enjoy the simple joys of peace and pleasures the natural world offers.
From Go to Slow
Many people think they must find a quiet, secluded room; that this room must be set up with special symbols, music or incense. While it is true some people do require these things to relax, I also know people who meditate while gardening, washing dishes, taking a bath or shower, or just gently walking. Many people also meditate when they craft or cook. We all know people meditate while practicing Tai Chi, so why not meditate while doing another activity that brings us peace?
Meditation is an act of quieting the mind and an act of mindfulness.Meditation is also an act of creation.Meditation is an act of self-love and self-care.Meditation gives us an opportunity to find joy, love and peace in this world, and in our own spirit.
Whether or not you are being physically active, or being still, it is your mind and spirit—working in unison through mindful meditation— that creates new ways of thinking, relaxing, and breathing.
Clear Away the Clutter
When you meditate, you are taking time to nurture yourself. You are no longer seeking outside of yourself, but you have chosen to go inward to find your peace. When you meditate, you empower yourself.
I teach people how to meditate and balance their chakras because I have seen too many people who have not learned appropriate self-care or how to nurture themselves. We, as a society, have not learned how to honor our spirit. Sometimes, we need to encourage that spark we were all born with to shine a little brighter.
Honor Your Life Force
I teach this because I love to see people shine and reach their full potential. I like to see people relaxed and content with their lives and relationships. Meditation is not about denominations. It is about seeking one’s own personal truth. It’s about finding that spark again and sitting with it—giving it the space it needs. Mostly, it’s about honoring your life force/energy/spirit in this word.
I like to teach the chakra balancing first, before the daily meditation, because it gives the person a good base to begin the process of self-healing and self-care; a good foundation of understanding who they are and how connected they are. I believe once they feel and understand how much they are loved and protected, and how much power over their own lives is within them, they will feel more empowered, inclined and inspired to meditate daily.