We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances like traffic jams to more serious worries, such as an illness or the death of a loved one. No matter the cause, we still experience stress. Stress, which triggers the body into releasing cortisol, is often called the stress hormone. Cortisol is the hormone that causes your heart to pound, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense. This is all in preparation for the Flight or Fight response that is needed in a survival situation, like running from a wild animal.
Fortunately, that is no longer something we have to concern ourselves with. Instead, we have our thoughts to contend with. Did you know that the average person has between 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day – with the majority of them being negative? Add to our fast-paced culture, and we are living in a constant state of stress.
Can you imagine the toll we are putting on our bodies? Stress with its constant release of cortisol, leaves us feeling fatigued and irritable. Stress can also cause us to experience symptoms like headaches, intestinal problems, anxiety, depression, and poor sleep.
Yet, taking just five minutes a day to be still, and breathe can help to release stress, lower the heart rate and calm the nervous system. In other words, a light 5-minute mindful meditation can calm and destress the mind and body.
So, here are 3 quick meditation tips for de-stress at work:
1. Breath: Yes, it’s that simple. Start by sitting comfortably and closing your eyes to avoid distractions. Place all your attention on your breath. Breathe in slowly, hold for 4-6 seconds, or whatever feels comfortable for you. Then slowly release your breath. Wait for another few seconds before inhaling. The pause helps to further slow and relax the mind and body. Repeat 3-5 times, and you are done.
2. Body scan: In this technique, begin by closing your eyes and placing your focus on any area of the body that feels tense. With each exhale image breathing out the tension. Pause, then inhale, breathing in a soothing healing breath. Feel into the area until the tension begins to release.
3. Visualization: for this technique, recall a place that you consider calming and restful. Whether the image is real or imaginary, it doesn’t matter. Image yourself at this lovely peaceful location. If available, you may want to play a soundtrack that can further enhance this calming experience. A short 5 minutes meditation may be enough to bring balance at the moment.
Here are 3 quick meditation tips for de-stressing at work. I hope you found this helpful!
Big Hug, until next time!
In my line of work as a leadership coach, I find it interesting how many times I have heard clients say, "To function in my profession and workplace, I have to hide my spiritual side." If you can relate to this, then listen up. After all, you are a multi faucet being with depth. Your spiritual side is part of the richness of who you are at core level.
Most people spend most of their waking hours at work. If you are a spiritual person, it only makes sense that you would want to integrate your spiritual principles and way of being into your work life.
Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. As a spiritual person, there is the fear of having your professional reputation damaged by someone who has a conservative viewpoint.
However, there are plenty of ways you can remain professional while still staying true to your values and spirituality in the workplace.
Here are Three quick tips for integrating your spiritual side into your professional life:
1. Conduct yourself according to your value
Part of being spiritual is holding true to your values. So, what are your values? Consider how you are respecting or disrespecting your values in your professional life and in the workplace. Then start incorporating your values in your work.
2. Conscious Communication
Through conscious communication, relationships can be fostered and nurtured. Consider how you communicate in your workplace. Be mindful of the words and tones you use. Consider how they align with your spiritual principles? Then, ask yourself, ‘How can you mindful express your point in a way that lifts and improve your business relationships and productivity
3. Maintain a Positive Attitude
Attitudes are contagious. So, consider how you present yourself and how you approach conflict. After all, a positive attitude influences the workplace in an uplifting, productive matter. So, consider the situation and how to best approach it. If you are angry, frustrated, or experiencing negative thoughts or feelings, ask yourself, How is this serving me? How is my attitude adding or improving to the problem? How can your attitude help to create a happy, healthy work environment?
As you can see, by being true to your spiritual side, embracing this part of you, and integrating it into your professional life, you can improve relationships between co-workers and clients, increase productivity while fostering a healthy work environment. More importantly, you will be sharing your authentic self fully without compromising your spiritual principles. So, try incorporating one or all three tips above and share your thoughts with me.
Big Hug, talk to you soon!
Love is the Foundation from which everything sprouts. When you realize the Universal truth of Oneness, you will then realize that Oneness cannot be achieved when your sacred vessel is fractured.
In other words, the sacred unity of Oneness cannot be achieved if you loath any aspect of your Divine SELF, the sacred vessel.
Unconditional Love is loving freely without any demands or limitations.
So ask yourself, ‘What limits or demands are you placing on yourself?’
When you consider the law of attract as quoted by Abraham Hicks, “The essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn.”; then, to achieve Oneness one must first be in a state of unconditional love for SELF in order expand that outwardly, ultimately merging with the source of true LOVE… Creator. Otherwise you will be forever reaching, yet never experiencing true Oneness. That is not to say you are not loved, as Creator dearly loves you. However, to merge in the dance of Oneness, you must see, believe and accept your Value as a BEING of Light created from LOVE itself.
Once you experience SELF Love, The gateway to Oneness begins to Open and your life Purpose becomes an extended expression of who you are.
I AM Perfect in my Imperfection.
I AM a sparking facet of Creator; therefore, my true essence is LOVE.
'I AM' LOVE!
Yet, without caring about yourself, humanity, or environment this Life Purpose would be impossible to achieve. At the must basic level it all begins with SELF Love.
Self love is appreciating the wonderful creation and expression of our 'Creator' within OURSELF. Thereby making us a facet of the multi-dimension Creator. You are a wonderful part of creation and Creator, in realizing this and loving ourselves deeply, we are then able to see the Creator in each and every person that we meet. Ultimately, being able to love OURSELF unconditional, allows OURSELF to experience a fraction of how our Creator loves us. Yes, deep, unconditional love, just for being you.
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The Heart Center meditation is considered a Zen Mediation for clearing the heart chakra. It is a wonderful way of releasing the heaviness of the heart so you can embrace new events with an open, balance heart center.
After all, consider all the times you place your hand over your heart; whether in sorrow or in times of joy. The heart stores the emotions of your experiences, to be felt, processed and release, when you are ready. Unfortunately, there are times when a painful event is so intense that we may choose to bury it. After all, out of sight, out of mind... So we think.
Meanwhile, out hearts are still holding on to the emotions. the fear, anger, guilt. These heavy, dense emotions have no place to go but deeper into the body causing unknown havoc you physical and mental health.
Yet, there are ways to release these unexpressed emotions. One way is through meditation. The Heart Center meditation is a simple way to release stress, fear, anxiety during that can lead peace of mind as well as lighten your heart.
To begin, lay down with your hands crossed over your heart center, place your non-dominant hand over your dominant hand. Next, cross you ankles, in the same manner. Call in two angels to assist you. Image one angel standing at your left side, while the other stands on your right side. If angels are not part of your believe system, image a stream of energy on each side of you supporting you as you need it.
Now, follow your breath slow and steady, with each cleansing breath notice your dominant hand becoming heavy, weight down from all the negative emotions that your heart has held and is now releasing. With each cleansing breath allow your heart to purge and release.
When your hand begins to feel full simply raise your non-dominant hand to the side, palm facing up to receive grace and healing energy from the angel on your non dominate side. When your dominant hand feels full, hold it out to your dominant side and bring the non-dominant hand to your heart, delivering grace and healing energy to your heart and heart chakra. The angel on your dominant side will collect and cleanse the heavy emotional energy from your dominant hand, releasing your heart of the weight and ache of carrying it. Continue this process until your heart feels light and free, or until you gently fall asleep.
With Gratitude and Blessings!
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ReSoul Retrieval refers to a form of shamanic practice that aim towards reintegrating various interpretations of the soul that might have become disconnected, trapped or lost through trauma.
In this guided meditation you will journey in search of your lost soul parts, reclaiming and nurturing your soul and restoring wholeness of Self.
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