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Ancestral

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Today’s Challenge: Feel and experience gratitude for your ancestors.

We have not arrived here alone! These bodies we wear are the result of our ancestors’ dna.  There is *much* that we inherit, programmed into this dna that has shaped itself into the “I” we think we are.

Whether or not you know/knew your biological ancestors – Whether or not you feel that you have/had good experiences with them – Today shine your heartlight on them.

Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands.

Take a few moments in this light, and call forth your ancestors into your heart. Parents, grandparents – maybe even further back. Bring those who have come before you, into your heartlight. As you breathe, see them filling with light. Express your gratitude to those present in your heart, and wish them well. Allow yourself to remain with this experience for some time. If you encounter any resistance in this process, simply notice that.

Take another deep breath into your heart – experiencing gratitude for yourself. And express a grateful breath out.

Move in your heartlight throughout your day.  Annnnd: Go!

Photo by Mario Purisic on Unsplash

Be the ~Heart Light~

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Let’s bring our loving heartlight into every moment of this day.

Breathe i-n-n-n-n-n. Breathe o-o-o-o-o-ut.

Bring your awareness into the center of  your heart. With each breath in, see your heart filled with brilliant, clear, sparkling light- growing brighter and stronger. With each breath out, see this brilliant, clear, sparkling light expand through every cell of your be-ing.  Breathing in, the light becomes more brilliant, more clear. Breathing out, even the space around you becomes filled with this vibrant light.

Let your heartlight fill you and move your through your day, and fill every space you enter. Annnnd: Go!

Gently and Strong

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Today’s Challenge: Be gentle with your heart, today.

Even  as we find a sense of flow and the underlying joy of life, pains and sorrows and pressing concerns can loom large, and seem overwhelming. Sometimes, we try to ignore or “muscle through” feelings of being down, of being sad. Sometimes we wear our grief as a heavy mantle over our hearts, and trudge through our day just to get it done. Sometimes, we are just plain tired. Of. It. All.

Today, let’s give ourselves space to feel what we are feeling, and hold it all in love. Let’s find the strength of being gentle with ourselves.

Bring your awareness to your heart. Notice how you are feeling. Take a deep, slow breath into your heart. Experience your heart being filled and surrounded with gentle, loving, care. Slowly exhaling, allow yourself to relax into that gentle, loving, care.

Breathing in, your heart fills with bright, strong light, enfolding you in a gentle, loving embrace. Breathing out, every cell of your being is filled with this bright, strong light.

Rest here for a while –> Let yourself feel all your feels. And let it be ok. Let your loving heartlight hold you strong with loving, caring, nurturing,*sparkling* light.

Take another deep, strong, breath in. And a slow, gentle, breath out. Let your heartlight lift  you up and carry you through your day.

Annnnnd: Go!

 

Stillness

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Today’s Challenge: Move through your day in the flow of the stillness of your Be-ing.

Some days it seems like life just comes speeding at you with one crazy thing after another. Can you imagine truly going with the flow in a state of stillness on those days?

Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in deeply, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out fullly, this light expands through every cell of your being. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands ever further.

Notice the space between your breaths – that moment of stillness. Let this stillness begin to wash over you, fully immersing every aspect of your being.

Imagine your day unfolding, and experience yourself moving through this day simply floating in this stillness, no matter what events flow through.

 

With a full deep breath in and a full deep breath out: Move through your day in this flow of stillness.
Annnnnd: Go!

 

Gratitude Day!

globe in handsToday’s Challenge: Shine the light of love on the world.
Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing.

Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands.
Now visualize the entire earth in the center of this heartlight, filling with the light of love with every in breath. Becoming clearer and brighter with every out breath.
Tap into your sense of gratitude and appreciation, and expand this feeling into the earth and the life she sustains.
Move through your day in this flow of gratitude and appreciation.
Annnd: Go!

 

Richness and Beauty

universe says your welcomeToday’s Challenge:

Experience the moments of richness and beauty in this day.

Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling with bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands.

Resting in this space of expansion, call to mind a time when you felt totally filled with amazement by the beauty of a moment in your life. Breathe in the scene, the full experience of that moment. Breathe this richness slowly, deeply, into the very heart center of every cell of your being.  And, exhaling, slowly, this richness and beauty expands.

As you move through your day, see this day through this lense: see the richness and beauty of the simple moments all around you.

Annnnd: Go!

Self-Judgment

Today’s Challenge:  See how you judge yourself.

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Sometimes we are tougher on ourselves than we would ever be on anyone else.

Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling with bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands.

Notice how you speak to yourself, how you think about yourself during the course of the day. Notice every time you judge yourself. Good. Bad. Worthy. Not Worthy. What other measurements do you hold yourself up to?

THAT’S IT. Just notice. You’re not going to try to change anything. Just notice.

And take another deep breath into your heart. And a slow breath out. And move on with your fabulous day.

Annnd: Go!

Judgment

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Today’s Challenge: See how judgmental you are.
See how many things that happen throughout your day that your first thought about them is “that’s good,” or “that’s bad.” (or some other more colorful language that roughly equates…)
Right now: Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands. Move in this light throughout your day.
Then, notice what unfolds during the day. Look at your reactions to/ interactions with people, places, things, events. Does *everything* get a good/bad-type assignment in your mind? (sometimes maybe shared with the people around you?!)
THAT’S IT. Just notice. You’re not going to try to change how you react. Being Judgmental is neither good nor bad (😉) Just notice.
Each time you notice, quietly take another deep breath into your heart. And a slow breath out. And keep moving on with your day.
Annnnd: Go!

*Be the Light*

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Today’s Challenge: *You* be the Light in your life 💖Bring your awareness to your heart. Breathe slowly and deeply into your heart: see your heart fill with bright, sparkling light. As you inhale – your heartlight grows brighter and clearer. As you exhale, this beautiful light radiates outward from your heart, filling every cell of your be-ing, filling the space all around you.
Walk in this light all day. Annnnd – Go!

Drizzle

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In the dim, dimly growing lighter, moving into morning moment,
A lone warble. Repeats. Repeats. Response.
Stillness.

Gray grows, gradually glowing into lighter gray.
An eruption of trills triggers a cascade of whistles and song.
In the damp, punctuating chip, chip, chipping,
Comes forth the mewling light.

5/4/2017

Resilience

Resilience ~ The Courage to Grow

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