What’s 2014 looking like for you? I bet New Year’s eve feels like many lifetimes away and the whispers of a summer getaway are already entering your thoughts.
Well, that’s what it is like for me. As soon as Spring waves her wand and the flowers magically burst with flourish in my garden, on the cacti and in birdsong, I feel myself celebrating as if I am already on holiday.
Call me a lover of light. Call me a celebrant of the longer days. Call me happy. But here’s the thing: most of my goals for the year begin to become side tracked by the promises of sunnier adventures and frolicks.
Are you more easily distracted as the Sun rays spill into your office or home? Does the idea of “work” feel like a grind? Do you ever find yourself day dreaming as Spring begins her splendiferous dance? One way or the other, are you finding yourself losing your focus around your goals and intentions?
I hear you. Distractions can allure us away from what we most want to move towards, so what to do?
Fear not, here are some of my favourite fail safe suggestions to get you and your dreams united:
1. Surrender. Let your body and mind celebrate the changing of the season. Sing, dance , allow your imagination fill to the brim. Write down what you would love to be doing other than working or doing chores. You may find yourself circling back to your original dreams and inspirations with renewed enthusiasm. DO some of the activities on your list.
2. Plan to take some time off. It could be an afternoon or a whole day. Whisk yourself off on a gorgeous picnic or a stroll in nature. Nothing like nature to restore and inspire oneself.
3. Immerse yourself in the quiet and bathe in the stillness. Indulge in some alone time – meaning NO devices or people. Let your day or morning or the hours unfold in their own way. Try it, it is so worth it.
4. Reevaluate your goals/new year’s resolutions. Do they excite you still? Keep the ones that do and discard the ones that do not. Add stuff you’re excited about it.
5. Meditation* or breathing exercises. These cleanse and refresh mind, body and soul. They help to get your mind in a quiet place to focus when you need a moment to regenerate.
The seasons are a wonderful tool to use to realign our bodies, minds, souls and dreams. We can move in harmony with life. We don’t have to feel constricted or hopeless. We can surrender to the joy that change brings by choosing to use our consciousness to direct our emotions, thoughts and being.
If you’re ready to dive deeper, need a little nudge to focus on your goals, meditations to calm the chaos, and/or a community to grow with, my brand NEW TenderLogic Consciousness community is the perfect place for you. Join me and other like minded seekers.
I’ve sweetened the deal for you, and am inviting you to spend some time with us for two free months to test the waters.
So now let me ask you: are you ready to open yourself up to love, light and the possibilities of your consciousness?
*Spring meditation is already available to Tenderlogic Consciousness Community members on FB.
This week, a dear beloved friend passed away. Some will say: she is at peace now. True. Others will say: this is so sad. True. But it is not the peace nor the sadness that unsettles me.
It is the spaciousness that her passing has opened that I find myself gasping in. It is as if the air here is ultra thin, light-filled and pristine; pricking my being awake through the tears and gratitude.
As I read the words: “At 9:49 am our beautiful Cira took her last breath. She cried two tears as she went….” I heard myself utter, “Wow, wow, wow.” Because that moment was so big. I felt realities and time coalesce. I felt the magnificence of her being, her last breaths and the vanquishing of pain into light.
Then my tears came freely, rolling into sobs. Because she did it so gracefully and breathtakingly, transitioning from body to spirit.
Now, days later, I feel the need to meditate in the sacred, unfolding quiet that is bathing me in profound peace and knowing. I am listening for her, imagining the light pathways as she journeys on into the light.
“Sister,” I whisper in my heart, “Merge with the clear light.”
Images of her smiling face rise in my consciousness. I hear her laughter and feel her boundless love. She is here and not.
Life and death merged this week in my heart. Contradictions bloomed and seeded luminous truths.
When I contemplate this circle of life, I know death is just another beginning. There is wisdom through this gateway if we listen and embrace the vast arrays of light that accompany this passage. We have the opportunity to touch the infinite and awaken truths that flourish when we shed our limiting beliefs about death.
These experiences of loss are so personal and yet amazingly universal. I am raw and newborn from this exposure. How about you? Have you had profound experiences around death? How did you come to peace with death, or the loss of loved ones? How do you relate to death and dying?
Tell us your stories so that we may explore the beauty of death together and grow stronger.
Sometimes . . . we just don’t want to make a decision.
We’re terrified by the impact it may have on our lives. So we dilly-dally through the day, distracting ourselves, avoiding the sensitive issue at hand. We look to others for advice and support. We pour money, time, and energy into orchestrated attempts to quash the reality of making the choice.
Decisions can make us feel as if we will be torn apart, or that the cost is so high that we will be devastated for the rest of our lives.
If you are at that spot between a rock and a hard place, have courage. I know it is not easy – I have been in that spot many times as well. Take your time, and make that space bigger, big enough to breathe and remember your wholeness.
Decisions can be reframed as choices whose purpose (on the deepest level) is to reconnect, nourish, and grow our sense of wholeness. Whether that decision is about staying in a relationship or starting a new business, the question must circle back to the self.
“Does choosing this way help me to grow? How? How do I feel and how do I want to feel?”
For today’s meditation, let us make space for big decisions!
Take a couple of deep breaths into your body, and close your eyes. Breathe into your body, and allow your senses to turn within so that you can feel the life within you, the goodness in your cells, the knowing that is in your bones, and in your heart.
Come in a little bit closer still, deeper still, to the stillness within you where the decision has already been made; a place of pure consciousness. As you find your place in this stillness, allow the pull of anxiety to fade into the background, and let your senses be bathed in the energy of non-duality – no good or bad, no right or wrong.
Breathe, and sit in the tranquility within you. Allow yourself to drift in your consciousness until you feel nourished and rested, and all the the neurons & synapses in your brain and body remember the connectedness, and feel the wholeness. From this place, you can come to your decision as your whole self – the self that will neither be destroyed by a decision, nor made by it.
You already are a whole, warm, tender, loving, loved, and kind being; and the decision is just one seed or direction that you explore.
When you feel that knowing presence of wholeness within you, take a couple of deep breaths and open your eyes.
Good decisions are made better decisions when they are made from a place of wholeness, and we feel the depth of our being anchoring within. Now that you are in communication with your true self, take the next step . . . the step that leads to your highest fulfillment.
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