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  • Dr. Charlotte Reznick PhD
    Jan 4, 2011
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      Start the New Year With An Open Heart

      The New Year often brings new resolutions - lists of them. With the best of
      intentions we strive to be a better parent, a better partner, a better worker,
      a better friend... the list goes on. Yet it often falls apart quickly...
      there's not enough time, our kids push our buttons... there's always a reason
      for not keeping on track. What if we didn't start the year with the pressure of
      resolutions? How about we throw away those lists and focus on something simple
      and basic, yet life-affirming and self-caring. Imagine how opening your heart
      can change... well just about everything.

      Think about how you'd approach your family, your co-workers, your partner, even
      yourself if you took a little time to nurture YOU and allow your heart to open.
      How would your life be different? Better? More satisifying? Imagine, like the
      picture above, where an open-heart could lead you. Where would you want it to?

      There's no time like the present so I'd like to share this short heart-centered
      and heart-opening meditation. You can read the script to yourself, create your
      own recording, or have a friend or partner read it to you. Remember to read
      slowly with pauses between phrases and sentences. Please let me know your
      experiences working with it.

      "Allow your eyes to gently close. Find a comfortable position. Be aware of your
      breathing and of the air going into your nose, down into your belly, and then
      out again through your nose. Let yourself find a peaceful rhythm breathing in
      and out slowly. One... two... three... With each breath allow your body to
      become more and more relaxed.

      "Let's breathe in even slower - to the count of one... two... three... four.
      Breathe out just as slowly. One... two... three... four. Take some time to
      practice sending your breath two to three inches below your navel.

      "Now be aware of your chest and your heart. Bring your attention to your Heart
      Center in the middle of your chest. Imagine it softly beating, and filling with
      love and wisdom.

      "Continue to breath slowly, focusing on your Heart Center. You may place your
      hand over your Heart Center, allowing yourself to be comforted. As you breathe,
      put your awareness there. You can keep your hand over your Heart for as long as
      you want.... as long as you need some extra comfort and self-love.

      "When you're ready, notice if any thoughts... pictures... music... or messages
      come from your Heart - from your Heart's wisdom... Ask your Heart what message
      it has for you today. Listen. Trust them. Trust yourself. You can even have a
      conversation with your Heart and ask anything you want to know. Take your time.

      "When you're ready, be aware of your breathing, your body, your heart remaining
      open, and, remembering everything, slowly return."

      Although many of the guided meditations I share with you can be found in my
      book, one very similar to this was especially created for [2][3]The Cave of
      Great Wisdom (Parent Support) CD. You can find it on Track 2. You might also
      enjoy Track 3, which continues to connect you with your heart's wisdom and
      receive the appreciation you deserve. For more info and if you're interested in
      purchasing go [4]here.


      Learn more about how you can help the children in your life open their heart,
      trust their intuition, and develop their inner positive resources. Read The
      Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy
      and Success (Perigee/Penguin).

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      With love and light,
      Dr. Charlotte

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      About Dr. Charlotte Reznick
      Charlotte Reznick PhD specializes in helping children and adolescents develop
      the emotional skills necessary for a happy and successful life. She is a
      licensed educational psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor of
      Psychology at UCLA. Dr. Charlotte is the creator of Imagery For Kids^TM:
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