You Truly Can Make a Difference–Send Love.

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I was recently having a conversation with my daughter and we were discussing all the chaos and cruelty that is happening in the world currently – I don’t watch nor read the news however the big stuff filters in through social media – we  were discussing some of the atrocious behaviour that is happening and how difficult it is to digest such cruelty. I agree that it is just awful however I know what we focus on, add energy to we bring more of that about and that is not going to assist the suffering. I reminded my daughter that we as individuals can make a difference and a way to meet this kind of chaos is to send more love, to be love, to consciously focus on loving kind thoughts and not on the fear and drama. Of course we need not bury our heads in the sand but not linger in long conversations adding to the drama and chaos.

I have set myself a challenge to do The Loving Kindness meditation each day for the month of October and I believe this is my small way to make a difference to the loving energy in the world.

Feel free to join me in the challenge.

Be The Change–Loving Kindness

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I was recently looking through a list of qualities that I want to strengthen in myself and what I felt the world could do with more of – I know if I want to see more love in the world then I must BE more loving, so to see more kindness in the world I must up my own level of kindness.

I decided to set myself a challenge – for the entire month of October I have committed to doing the Loving Kindness Meditation every day.

This meditation was my introduction to mediating – it was taught to me by a beautiful woman called Sylvana – I am deeply grateful to her for sharing this with me.

If you aren’t familiar with this mediation I have included it below and also I have a made a recording of it on my YouTube Channel if you prefer a guided version.

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Closing your eyes, bring your awareness to where you are

physically connecting with the earth, send down some roots deep down into mother earth, now bring your awareness to the vast father sky above and allow your thoughts to connect into the universal energies.

Bring that universal energy down into your body and bring up the energy from mother earth to meet together in your heart.

Just rest there for a moment, feeling those energies combined in your heart.

Imagine someone you love unconditionally, with them in mind, and sending love to them repeat to your self,

· Just as I am happy, you too are happy

· Just as I am peaceful, you too are peaceful

· Just as I am loved you too are loved

· Just as I am liberated, you too are liberated

Imagine someone you don’t know very well, it might be a teacher or the person at the supermarket, feeling the love in your heart, again repeat to your self,

· Just as I am happy, you too are happy

· Just as I am peaceful, you too are peaceful

· Just as I am loved you too are loved

· Just as I am liberated, you too are liberated

Imagine someone that has irritated you or upset you, and feeling the love in your heart repeat to yourself,

· Just as I am happy, you too are happy

· Just as I am peaceful, you too are peaceful

· Just as I am loved you too are loved

· Just as I am liberated, you too are liberated

Just rest in this loving feeling……………………………………..

Keeping your eyes closed, gently bring your awareness back to this space, back to your body and when you are ready and fully present gently open your eyes.

Feel free to join me – share this and together we can make a difference.

Namaste.

Celebrate Your Wins -

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We have a little less than a third of the year left so its a great time to stop and reflect on your goals.

Where are  you in relation to what you set out to achieve this year.?  Are you on track, where do you need to course correct, where do you need to up your activity and what have you already achieved.

Its easy as we get busy in life to not stop and fully recognise our achievements – it is important to celebrate your wins. I have a wins buddy – we have been sharing our wins with each other 5 days a week for almost 2 years. Each day we send up  10 wins that we have achieved for the day ( we use Skype for this as we are on opposite sides of the world. This assists to keep me success focused and to not let the little things slip by uncelebrated.

Sometimes when you achieve a goal that you have been working towards for a while there can be an underwhelming feeling and not the elation you may have anticipated. This is where the thrill of the challenge is all part of the journey. I have experienced this for myself and this is when I pull myself up – have a little reality check and honour the achievement. Every goal, big and small is worth acknowledging and celebrating.

How do you celebrate your wins?