Tag Archives: happiness

Being Bi-Polar in Paradise

I recently spent several weeks solo-backpacking the beautiful South American country of Costa Rica. This was my very first time out of the U.S., with the exception of the Bahamas.  I turned 46 while on this amazing journey, I have … Continue reading

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Do Angels Wear Fur?

Picture this: I’m sitting on a deserted beach in Costa Rica… black sand, blue waters, sun approaching the horizon.… drinking in the breeze and the salty sea air….  When suddenly I notice a man walking toward me, with the distinct … Continue reading

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Wait a Minute!!

Oh the Pause… One thing I have been working on lately is to try & remember to pause, just for a couple of beats, before answering a question.  Humans are in such a frenzied pace these days… we rush rush … Continue reading

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Laws that are COOL?!?

Universal Laws There are 50 primary Universal Laws, according to psychic healer/hypno-therapist, Dick Sutphen.  I wanted to share a few of my very favorites.  I read over these daily, to help me remember them.  It’s part of my daily dose … Continue reading

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Have you met my buddy, Eckhart?

What are YOU putting into YOUR head? A long time ago I realized the power of what we put into our brains.  You know why?  What goes in, comes out.  For instance, if you spend all your time gossiping & … Continue reading

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A Cheap Bottle of Wine

and Other Visions…. Sometimes when I meditate I receive a vision of what “life” is like.  It’s just my subconscious mind giving me what I love:  visuals. I wanted to share a couple of them.  Once I saw a big … Continue reading

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My Gurus

An Homage to the Great Ones We all have authors, teachers & leaders we look up to.  They are generally the ones who got us started on our journeys of growth & enlightenment.  I just wanted to take a few … Continue reading

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Praying Creates Miracles!

The Power of Affirmations My buddy recently purchased a book from her Center for Spiritual Living‘s bookstore.  It has changed our lives!!  What is this magical book? Prayer Partners: How Praying with Someone Can Multiply Your Blessings, by August Gold & Joel … 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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Hello world!

Howdy folks!!  My name is Shakti (pronounced like “shock-tee”).  Well, I’m really Sherri, but my “tribe” name is Shakti. What I do is create a “Shakti’s Mind Medicine” daily vlog, podcast, & now blog. What exactly IS mind medicine?  Well, … Continue reading

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