It’s January Clear Heal Nourish Empower
The wind is blowing, the earth is spinning, it is early morning in Maine. I’m staying in, embracing the “not having to go anywhere ness of life.”
Clear, Heal, Nourish, Empower
Clarity The quality of being clear. Lucidness, clearness, coherence, freedom from doubtfulness or uncertainty.
When I was sailing in the Bahamas I was amazed by the clarity of the water. I could see 20 feet down into the turquoise sea. I want to have that feeling of clarity every day.
Declutter: Clean up and organize your house, closets, bedroom, office, or desk space. You will have more clarity when there is less stuff scattered around.
Release Stress: Make a list of the top five things that stress you. Let go of one of them.
Talk: Talk with friends who are positive. Those who share your vision or those who share something in common with your life, and are helpful.
Meditate: Center. Breathe. Tap. Ground. In the morning do a quick grounding meditation *(see below), before lunch, then again in the evening.
How do you clear away the dust covered thoughts, that keep circling around in your head and open the curtain to clarity and light?
Healing The process of becoming sound or healthy. Healing can be of the mind, body or spirit. It looks different to each of us, the key is to feel better. To do something which enhances your well being!
When I feel off center in by being and I don’t feel healthy. I want some healing. I run down the road. ( I don’t like to run but love the results), and then I take a very hot bath. It seems to wipe away all the gunk. The running and then the relaxing. I am also very fond of receiving massage so I receive a lot of body work.
Breathe! I know, so simple. Sit yourself down in a comfortable seated position, chair, floor or even lie on your bed. Now breathe deeply into your belly. Feel the warmth of your breath moving down your body. Breathing will help soften your body and relax your mind which will take the edge off of stress. Stress causes disease. If you want healing to come in, stress to leave.
Ask: Angles, spirit guides, religious figures, nature, the moon or the sun, ask the entity which you respond to best, for some healing. Visualize a white light around your entire body and allow the light to expand in ripples out from your body, then into the room, then into the house, and then outside into the world.Spiritual healing can come in different forms. Sometimes the pain you ask to release will disappear, other times you will gain better coping skills to deal with your condition in a more positive way.
Receive: Allow yourself to receive goodness from others. Look around you and be grateful for your abundance. Book a massage, or reflexology session, or what ever makes you feel good!
What are some things that you do in your daily life that lead to healing?
Nourish To provide with food or other substances necessary for growth and health.
Nourishment of the body as well as the spirit. Is key to a healthy life. I love to eat good food. I grow a garden of healthy greens. I go to the farmers market and I buy organic food from the local farmers. Supporting farmers is a wonderful circle. I buy their amazing food and they make a living selling it. Gardening and preparing good food nurtures the spirit and the body. Here is a list of other ways to nourish.
Look: Look out of your window. What do you see? Nature gives you spiritual nourishment. Even if your view isn’t great. Find something in it that is alive and inspiring.
Move: Move your body!! Dance, use a hula hoop, bend, stretch…use your body in a way that feels good. Take an exercise class, go to the gym…do something to move. Our bodies are made to move. If you stop moving your body, it get rusty and the parts begin to break down.
Meditate: Meditation is the mental form of the physical exercise. Like moving your body, you are exercising your brain. Just for 5 minutes. Slow down, sit down and close your eyes. You’re allowed to bring your smart phone with you…set the timer for five minutes and keep your eyes closed. Allow your mind go where ever it goes. No judgement. Just be.
Journal: Take out a new note book, an old journal ( the one you started last year), or a scrap of paper. Grab a pen and just write. Write your dream, find a word to prompt you, *( see below) find the freedom in writing. No one will see your entry. It’s for you. You can keep it or toss it in the fire or the shredder when your finished. Journaling helps release anxiety and stress. It helps resolve those endless thoughts that circle around in your head and the release of stress, is the antidote to healing.
Eat: Healthy food, and food you love is great nourishment. I enjoy a bowl of soup this is my best nourishment. Its like taking a hot bath. What food makes you feel good, alive, nourished? Before you eat, say a short prayer of thanks, be grateful you have this delicious food. Chew slowly. Enjoy each bite. Even if its a sugary doughnut, if it truly makes you feel good, eat it and love yourself while doing so.
What food or actions nourish your body and spirit?
Empower To give (yourself) the power or authority to do something. To make (yourself) stronger, more confident.
When I build a fire outside in the yard I feel the power of the flames licking at the sky. I feel empowered when I give myself permission to be me. When I engage in my life and I act on an idea or an inspiration.
Do nothing: Maybe your pushing too hard…Sometimes when you let go and stop for a few days everything falls into place.
Visualize: how do you want to be, what do you want to do, where do you want to go. Create a collage with pictures and words which create the vision of what you want. Or write down a list of positive words *(see below)
List: Make a list of all the things you love, or want to do,or how you want to be in the world. Be positive. Write about what you like. Lists are great because they are short sometimes one word statements. They get your creative juices flowing. Save the list so that you can elaborate later.
Take Action: Give your self, your partner or your child a foot massage. Or massage your pet. Dogs love the physical attention. This action empowers you because you can feel the energy in your hands as it brings direct relaxation to the receiver.
Claim your life! What do you believe in? What do you want to do? What makes you feel empowered?
…the wind is blowing, the earth is spinning, the dogs bark to come in, the cat brushes her snowy paws across the kitchen floor… I’m in love with all of it. I am continuously aware that this is all there is. Here and now.
2017 clear heal nourish empower
*Christina’s quick grounding meditation: Stand tall parallel with both feet on the floor. Feel your toes, imagine that your toes are thick and long and supporting.
Feel your feet on the floor then imagine they are tree roots, visualize them going deeper, into the lower levels of your house then into the ground outside. Feel your entire body as stable and rooted into the earth.
Now take a deep breath and as you exhale, imagine the breath coming all the way up from the ground below, up through your feet, through your legs, through the center of your body and out through the top of your head.
On the next breath imagine your exhale coming from the sky, from the top of your house, from the ceiling of the room you are in, now into the top of your head through your body, down your legs and connecting with your feet and beyond, deep into the earth.
Take a third breath and as you exhale blow the breath into the center of your chest, into your heart.
Do this quick meditation with your eyes open. You will feel grounded and ready for the day.
*Christina’s list of 7 positive words: Accepted, Beauty, Dazzling, Magnificence, Fluent, Graceful, Luminous.
Christina’s list of 7 writing prompt: Green butterfly It was in this box How tall is she It’s a magic hat Shark fin soup Hawaii A snow bank