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The ART of “Flowing”

How to Live the “Art of FLOWING” The other morning I was sitting on a bench by a pond, just basking in the sun and breathing in the moment…and I began observing the ducks swimming by.  They moved with such … Continue reading

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Transparent ME

 Time for MY STORY Let’s see…. to make a long story (NOT) short……  hmmmmm…. much to tell.  I hope you hang with me.  🙂 I’m writing this story today in the hope that I may be able to help even … Continue reading

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The Animals They Speak to Us!

Animal Totems      Today I’d like to talk to you about animal totem messages.   Did you know the animal kingdom is ripe & ready & willing to speak to us??  We need only pay attention.  Listen.  Open up … Continue reading

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ALOHA!!

Aloha, beautiful people!! Today’s topic:   Ho’ oponopono What’s that, you ask? It is the ancient Hawaiian healing technique of reconciliation & forgiveness.  It’s a beautiful exercise & one I have practiced on occasion.  It seems kinda weird at first, but … Continue reading

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RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!!

 

Hello, beautiful friends!

Today’s topic is THIS PRESENT MOMENT, Right Here Right Now….

I know you’ve heard the phrase, “Stop & smell the roses.”

Well, let’s take that about 5 leaps further!  There’s the story that The Buddha was teaching a “sermon” one day.  He sat still & silent for a couple of hours, staring at a flower.

Suddenly, one of the monks attending broke out into a smile.  He “got it”.  It is said that this was the first moment of ZEN wisdom.   🙂

Now that is a prime example of living in THIS present moment.

Why is this so important?  Appreciating THIS moment, & all that it has to offer–instead of living in the past or being focused on the future–brings meaning & pleasure into life, & shuts out fear & anxiety.  And who couldn’t use a lot less fear & anxiety in their life??

The past is past.  No sense in living in guilt or regret over something you cannot change!

The future will worry about itself.  Your worrying or fretting about something that isn’t even HERE yet, will not help ANYone!

The only POWER is in the present moment.

One way to live in the NOW is to get in the habit of really noticing the world around you.  Stopping to smell the flowers, taking a moment when walking from the car to the office to appreciate the cloud-scape in the sky, or the landscaping… etc.

You can practice conscious breathing exercises I have taught about in previous blogs, or conscious eating.  Conscious eating is the art of really being PRESENT when you are dining.  Bringing your full attention & awareness to the meal & 

appreciating every morsel.  Really tasting your food & enjoying the pleasure it brings to your palate.

Another great exercise for present moment living is the Body Awareness exercise taught by Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth.

Just simply sitting there quietly for bit, & “tuning in” to your body, feeling the life energy that is alive & flowing throughout your body.  Almost like a tingling sensation you can actually feel if you practice & learn to pick up on it.

This particular body awareness exercise actually strengthens our immune systems & aids in self healing!  All of these types of practices help anchor us in the present moment...

the only place to be!!!

 

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Mind Medicine.

I look forward to next time!!  All my love always,

Shakti

 

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Today’s Message: Finding the Beauty!!

In today’s hustle & bustle, many of us are just trying to “get by”. How about a different approach?  The medicine I prescribe for your mind today is… look for the beauty in the world… things to appreciate, things that … Continue reading

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