1649Start the New Year With an Open Heart
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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 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 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
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With love and light,
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