This morning as you are waking up, write a question in your journal:
“If this one thing happened today it would be a successful day today”.
Then just sit for a while. Sip on your coffee or tea. Meditate. Stretch. Breathe.
When you are ready, go back to your journal and write down the answer to your question.
What comes out will be your intuition; that wise voice that is always there inside, waiting for you to listen.
When the answer comes out you will know where and how to focus your energy.
Have a blessed day,
1. Candle Meditation
I like to do this one when I am in the bathtub or in my bedroom. Light a candle and dim the lights. Sit upright and with a soft gaze focus on the light of the flame.
Breathe. Keep gazing and don’t think about anything in particular. If you find your mind wanting to wander, breathe, and continue to focus on the flame.
2. Colors of the rainbow meditation
This is a great one to do if you don’t have much time. It is a very restorative practice. Sit in your relaxed position. Close your eyes. Breathe. Visualize one by one the colors of the rainbow and form an image of an object or scene that represents that color. For example, RED - a deep red rose or red delicouse apple… ORANGE- a slice of an orange or a bright marigold flower, YELLOW- a banana or daffodil flowers, GREEN- peas or a field of grass, BLUE- the color of the ocean in a tropical locale or the sky, indigo- inner layer of a fire flame, and violet- flowers or burgundy wine.
3. Listening To The Silence.
This meditation comes from Meditations with James Van Praagh:
The times just after waking or just before sleeping are times whenour minds are most susceptible to suggestion. This is a good meditation to do just before going to sleep. Be sure to sit up straight. Have your journal nearby. As you inhale imagine the oxygen molecules entering your body with their healing energy. As you exhale, release all of the stagnant energy that you have accumulated during the day.
As you sit, focus on your breathing. Write down any thoughts that come to mind. If a person comes to mind write his or her name. When no thoughts come, enjoy the silence. When a thought arises, jot it down.
When you have finished review what you have written and compare your words from when you started the exercise to what you wrote at the end. By the end of your meditation your mind may have been clear and uncluttered enough to give you some important insight about something or ideas that you can follow through with.
I use this type of exercise when I am in need of guidance or clarity about something. I believe our intuitionor inner voice has much wisdom if we can be still and quiet long enough to listen.
4. A simple meditation from the joy of meditation by Jack and Corneila Addington:
Meditate on the thought: ” I love the life of God within me”.
One gift we can give ourselves is the gift of being quiet and still. Just be. If we can get and stay in that peaceful place even for a few minutes, it will have a positive effect on our day.
This morning, before the busy-ness of the day begins, grant yourself this time. This is a great time to write in our journals. When we get quiet and listen: listen to our own hearts, our own intuition, God, the universe etc. – it can be amazing what surfaces.
Here are a few ideas for your journal writing this morning:
Be sure to breathe and set a positive intention for your day.
Have a great one!
Debra : )
There are times when you are just in “the flow” : you are focused, you are doing a task that has meaning for you or you are good at, and you are just immersed in the activity. This kind of activity is really good for us. It helps our confidence, time passes quickly, and we are at our ease.
When we are not in the flow we are either struggling or bored. Being in the flow brings optimal balance and energy.
Here are seven ideas to be in the flow more often:
Debra : )
When you are writing in your journal tonight or meditating or taking your walk, consider what inspires you. When are the times that something within you just lights up? Focusing on inspiration really puts us in touch with the good stuff: the things that matter and bring us to life and serve ours and the world’s greater good…
Perhaps write a list of things, people, or times that pop into your mind when you have been inspired.
For example, this would be my current “inspiration list”:
You never know when you will get your next inspiration. Be open to inspirational sources. They are all around you.
If you don’t know what you want how are you going to live the life you were meant to live? It is important to get clear about what you want. For many of us though, that is not always obvious.
If you are not sure about the path you are on or you are not content with some areas in your life, you need to get some direction.
Journal writing can really help with this. When we write, we are tapping into that special voice we all have within us: intuitive, wise, connected to the divine.
Tonight before bed, take a little time for yourself: take a bath, listen to some relaxing music, meditate, etc.
Then when you are centered, get your journal and ask that voice some questions:
Set your journal aside on your bedside table. If after this writing session you still feel unsure about your life, take a deep breath. Ask for guidance. Go to sleep. If you wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning your journal will be nearby when that voice is speaking and you are ready to listen…
Debra : )
Something that has helped me fall back asleep during restless, sleepless nights is thinking of a story I want to write.
I think of the setting, characters, plot development, etc. I think of as many details as possible as I lie there in my bed. Before I know it, I have fallen back asleep. Perhaps this works because it got my mind off my worries or the fact that I was not sleeping.
We can use our journals to write down these ideas as well- and, who knows? We may have some great ideas there for some future stories to write. I often think when we are in that semiconscious state our minds are often more creative, more intuitive, and more spiritual.
Another thing I might do when I am in this semi-asleep, semi-awake state is tap into my dream world. Sometimes I can bring up dreams I had many years ago! When I do this, I enjoy the images and then fall back into a nice sleep.