Welcome to Meditation Monday! Because of the major shifts that occurred during October 2012, this week we are going to discuss self realization. With this topic in mind, today's focus is going inward for answers.
During times of change, it is important to connect with self, finding balance in what may seem to be rough waters.
As I’ve written in previous blogs, meditation is one of the best tools for self connection. One thing that’s important to remember is that meditation can be done in various ways and in different segments of time. I personally recommend starting each day in meditation, creating quite space to prepare yourself for the day ahead. During these morning meditations, I give thanks for all of the blessing in my life; current and those to come. I also set intentions for the day and send love into the Universe, recognizing the power and importance of love. For Reiki Practitioners, this is also a good time to meditate on the Reiki Principals. This daily practice creates a foundation for self connection.
Once we have stepped out into the day, life happens. Some elements of the day will be wonderful, and some may be challenging. There is a flow, and we have to learn to ride the waves.
1. We must practice being present. We face numerous distractions that remove us from what is going on right in front of us. This can be internal and/or external noise. Perhaps it is a form of escape, or simply lack of attention. Either way, when you recognize that you have “checked out”, take a deep breath and acknowledge exactly where you are – in the now.
2. We have to reconnect. Recognize what is going on and how you feel about it. How are you connected to the present, or why are you attempting to disconnect from it? Go inward and notice where you are feeling. Where are your feelings being stored and processed? We often hold tension in our backs or stomachs, but you may be surprised to feel your thoughts and emotions in other areas. To locate your truth, and to gain better understanding of self, self-connection is key. From here, you can determine what needs to be addressed and what needs release.
3. Remember to step out of ego and avoid judgment. We tend to beat ourselves up for thoughts and past actions. This does not help; it hurts. Holding on to the past and living in criticism binds us to negative energies that hold us back. To move forward, we have to learn to be compassionate and gain understanding. In this, we learn, and through our lessons we find resolve. By finding resolve, we hold space for growth and create deeper levels of love for self. All of this illuminates our answers, as we dissolve our mess by letting it go, lovingly.
These steps may be repeated numerous times throughout each day. From one moment to the next, we are disconnecting and reconnecting. With practice, you can remain connected to yourself with more ease. You will then expand, recognizing your connection to all that exists.
Today, begin to strengthening your foundation. Creating a solid connection to self will allow you to go inward without fear, realizing that you have the abilities to manage the ups and downs. You gain more control of your life. You will also find answers, realizing how you participate in chaos; either adding to it, or transforming it into calm.
This week we are going to continue discussing self-realization, with focus on disappearance. Join me for Wisdom Wednesday.
Until next time…
Peace and Blessings!
Yew Chi Blogger
Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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