before you start meditation

Before you start

 

Meditation Tip

before you start meditation

 

Before you start to meditate it can help if you take a few slow, steady, deep breaths with your eyes closed. This will help calm your mind and ground you for your meditation. Breathe in and out through your nostrils and just be aware of the depth and speed of your breath – slowly does it for the best results.

 

 

Fear

 

Healing Tip

 

healing tip - fear

 

In December 2012 a friend told me about a 3 day workshop called Goddess On Purpose to be held in Creswick the following March. I registered not knowing much about it. But I knew a workshop like that would be inspiring. As the time approached I thought about cancelling the registration as I figured I could use the $500 elsewhere – like paying my clinic room’s rent! That March I did not have enough clients to pay my rent and I felt stressed, anxious and fearful.

I had heavily invested in a bigger room, bought new furniture, a new computer and had started paying for reception services. My clinic room in central Albury was where I saw my future to be.

At the workshop I realised I had been allowing my ego to make business decisions instead of tuning into my intuition. Fears were running me, fear of failure, fear of success, you name it I had it running as a program and driving me onwards to bigger (and supposedly better) things. I also had a headache for the first 2 days! I needed to make some very difficult decisions.

So I returned home with the intention to at least give the idea of moving the clinic back home some thought. And the rest, as they say, is history. And I have never been happier. I love the peace and quiet of the room and it saves me a lot of travel time and money. I enjoy bringing clients into my home. Meeting Ian and Nugget, our dog, is a bonus.

This time last year I started a program with an American healer and psychic. He was able to clear many deeply held fears that I had brought with me into this life. Now, when I look back on my first few years in business as a natural therapist, I can see how much fear I had, and how it affected me. The fear was in the driver’s seat but yet was completely invisible to me. I will be eternally grateful to this healer.

Do you have fears running your life?

Here are some things you may not know about fear:

  1. The purpose of fear is to keep us safe. It is only when we have too much fear that we need to be concerned. Does fear hold you back from doing new things?
  2. Fear is generated in the kidneys. The opposite of fear is willpower. We need to use our willpower to continue to move forward when there are fears.
  3. The kidneys filter the blood to eliminate waste products into the urine. They also regulate the heart and blood pressure. Living in fear can therefore affect kidney function and blood pressure.
  4. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. You may have heard that chronic stress exhausts the adrenals. Stress triggers the Flight/Flight response and then adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones) are released from the adrenal glands. Regular relaxation and meditation take us out of the Flight/Flight response.

 

What can we do about our fear?

Observe ourselves and our responses to life.

Continue to do some daily meditation and relaxation practices. Laugh as often as you can.

You will get clues about your fears from your dreams as well as when you sit quietly and reflect on your life. Talking to friends and family about our fears will often give us more perspective.

Food for thought?

 

 

Aim for consistency

Aim for consistency

 

Meditation Tip

meditation

 

To really experience the benefits of meditation you need to be consistent.

Try to meditate each and every day. Remember, the more you can make it a routine the easier it becomes. Meditating at the same time and in the same place helps with re-training the brain. It will also give you a time you know you have all to yourself so you can look forward to it. Let your family know that this is your time and ask them not to disturb you while you are meditating.

 

 

It takes time

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditation takes time

 

Be realistic with the amount of time you set aside for daily meditation. Meditation is neither a torture test nor a marathon. It’s okay to start with 10 minutes each day and then slowly build up to whatever length of time feels comfortable for you. Remember that you are re-training your brain and that this takes time, persistence and patience.