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What’s your energy doing – Part 2

Centre and Ground

Arghh! The day has started and your walking from room to room aimlessly trying to get your act together while your mind is in a haze. You’re losing track of time and can’t find your keys, desperately needing to walk out the door. What’s going on?

Well, that’s not a good start to your morning and you can only imagine how the rest of your day pans out at this rate. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have the routine of de-cording myself from others and others from me daily. The second part to my method of madness is, I centre and ground my energy.

By centring yourself, you bring all your energy back so it’s nice and snug within you. You might ask yourself what difference does this makes to going about your day, BUT it makes a huge difference! It helps align your energy so it’s more organised. Instead of feeling scattered and fragmented, it’s allows you to pause and come back to a centred place. It activates your mind so you can think straight. That hazy mind simply dissipates and a gentle clarity begins in your mind. You’re able to focus and systematically work out what needs to be done and in which priority. So instead of feeling like a kite blowing in the sky, you’re back here in your body.

Once you’ve brought back all your energy into your body, the next step is to ground or earth yourself, meaning to ground your energy. By grounding, you create an anchor into the earth. Our energy is similar to an electrical current and electricians will always ground or earth electricity as a way to work it. It allows to you be more solid in your body which generates our ability to take action, strong deliberate action. Accompany this with being clear minded prior to taking action, well you can see where I’m going with this.

A clear mind with focused attention creates a clear path. Add intended action to this and you’re going to accomplish a lot more with less energy spent. We all have deadlines and a schedule to work with and by simply centring and grounding your energy at different times throughout the day, you’re moving away from stress and chaos. You’re more present for yourself and those around you and the best part is, your energy isn’t like a raging storm.

As I share this method with my clients, I explain no one likes to be around or work with a ‘stress head’. This chaotic energy has a ripple effect on those around them (here is where I will de-cord again).  It’s not somebody else’s job to manage your energy just because they’re around you. We’re responsible for our own energy and how it impacts on our self as well as others.

I encourage clients to try this exercise daily for a week and to notice the difference in themselves and how others react to them. It’s really easy and can shift a heavy mood into a more even keeled state – that’s the magic of working with your own energy.

Let’s practice these steps right now:

Grab a pen and paper so you can write down how you feel afterwards (this helps to anchor these feelings within you).

We’re going to use our imagination to work with our energy.

To CENTRE

  • Just take a few slow, deep, deliberate breaths inhaling, holding and exhaling
  • On your second breath in, imagine you’re pulling all your energy back into your body – like tucking yourself into bed
  • Take a few more slow, deep, deliberate breaths and let your energy settle back into your body

To GROUND

  • Each time you exhale, gently push your energy into the ground and imagine a huge anchor dropping into the earth
  • Now when you breathe in, imagine your energy mingling with the earth’s energy grid, like stirring milk into your coffee
  • The earth’s energy is like the foundation of the house. Keeps everything that’s built on top of it strong and steady.
  • If want to be to take it a step further, wait to feel a different energy current move up your body from soles of your feet – that’s the earth’s energy coming through

So don’t let your excuse for always being late or cramming too many things in your day by keeping your head be in the clouds, there’s a time and place for that. Change your habit (yes, it’s only a habit) to being more focused with the ability to take clear and decisive action by practising a couple of steps every day.

 

Part 2 of a three part series.
Part 1: http://simonnelee.com/whats-energy-part-1/

 

MIndful May Challenge #3

Never underestimate the healing powers of sound and our own sound at that. Many of us are aware of the healing powers of a cat’s purr (it’s true)! Our own internally humming out loud at a certain frequency creates vibration within our body. You may have to practice to get the right depth of your humming but you’ll know when you get there. It’s as if you feel yourself vibrating from the inside – an amazing sensation!

Have your pen and paper ready

  1. Find a spot where you can sit down for a few minutes
  2. Bring your focus to your heart chakra and take a few breaths – 1 MINUTE
  3. Then proceed to slow down each breath in, hold and exhale
    1. All done gently (no forcing) – 1 MINUTE
  4. Now start slow, deliberate, deep belly breaths
    1. Get comfortable with your deep slow breath flow
  5. On each exhalation, begin a soft, slow humming
    1. Keep deepening the hum so it travels down the torso
  6. Observe the sensations within the body as the humming vibrates and moves through you – 3 MINUTES
  7. Write down what you observe
    1. How do you feel now?

 

Mindful May Challenge #1

We want to give the mind a job as we begin to gently slow ourselves down. Coming into the present moment with the mind in observation mode allows us to step into third person style viewing.

A neat little trick of self-awareness.

Let’s start!

Have some pen and paper ready

  1. Find a time that suits you morning, day or night. Get into a comfortable position that you can stay in for a couple of minutes
  2. Close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath
    1. Breathe in gently to the count of FIVE
    2. Softly hold your breath for the count of FIVE
    3. Release slowly your breath for the count of FIVE
  3. Repeat this cycle of breathing x EIGHT
  4. When you finish, write down what you notice about yourself e.g. heart rate, tightness in the body, softness, relaxed, frustrated, relieved, thoughts, feelings, sensations etc

You have just finished 2 minutes of being mindful in your day.

 

 

 

Do you Reiki your FOOD?

As we all know, Reiki has the beautiful ability to increase vitality, increase the life force of whatever it comes into contact with. Whether it be petrol for our car, a healing for a person or animal to just clearing and balancing the water we drink. There are so many ways to incorporate Reiki into our daily lives that the for me, it’s about how creative I can get with Reiki.

So how can Reiki change our food vibration?

We all need food to survive and for a lot of us, we’re short on time so fast food and packaged food can be staples in our diet. Choosing to Reiki our food can bring freshness and vitality back into our food, allowing for nutrients to return to their optimum levels. I infuse Reiki into my cooking all the time and it’s turned into a habit and quite a successful habit at that. Not only do I Reiki my food but I get a burst whilst of it for me while cooking!

The food always has this lightness to it in aroma, flavour, in texture and sensation (similar to how water tastes different once Reiki ed). When I share my meals with others (I’ve cooked), there is always a softness in conversation throughout the meal. As we digest our meal with a Reiki vibration, it also impacts on our own vibration. It mingles till these two vibrations integrate. Just imagine how healing and nurturing it is for our digestive system, for our organs and for our general well being. Don’t get me started on how it aids a blissful sleep either.

Last week my mum had eye surgery and stayed with me whilst she was recovering. Every meal was infused with Reiki for a speedy recovery and healing. I do have a neat little trick that I do for special folks that are feeling vulnerable or just unwell. I not only infuse Reiki into the meal but I also add love, joy and belonging into the vibration. So as you can imagine, my momma was up and about, bossing me around in no time again :D.

So next time you cook a meal or snack for yourself or friends, take a moment to Reiki your food prepping, cooking and presenting. It only takes a couple of moments to Reiki OR if you’re Reiki II level, place the symbols in our food and let magic happen!

Love to hear how Reiki has changed your lives AND if you’ve become known as a fab cook!

Cleansing the Energy in your Home

Most of the time cleaning your home can change the energy, however if you’ve had a stressful time or even if life has been hectic, that heavy feeling can linger.

Have you ever walked into a person’s home and felt edgy? They may have had a disagreement with someone recently and the energy hasn’t been able to leave the home as yet. It can feel uncomfortable being the visitor and the person living there might not ever realise it’s making them edgy also.

Feelings of sadness, loss and grief can also leave an impression for all entering the home. This is what I’m referring to as cleansing the energy in your home. I liken it to letting your clothes dry in the sunshine, they feel warm and smell fresh. When you put these clothes on, the energy of them transfer across and mingles with your own energy.

To cleanse the energy in your home, is like grounding your home. Aligning the energy so that calmness can enter and increase clarity and harmony in the home.

There are many ways to clear the energy of your home and I will share with you two methods that I use to completely shift your home’s feeling.

  1. Meditation
    1. Get yourself into a comfortable position and focus on your breathing. Slow, deep breaths so that your attention starts to come inwards.
    2. Imagine the layout of your home and go through each room spreading ‘white light’. Sometimes I like to roll it out like a mist or fog.
    3. Take your time with each room and once you’ve finished every room, let the mist float all around yourself cleansing your own energy state.
    4. You can take it a step further if you wish or stop here if you like.
    5. The next step is to imagine spreading a colour you have chosen for each room. E.g. the living room you may choose orange, the bedroom can be pink or green, the kitchen can be yellow and the bathroom perhaps blue.
    6. Once you have finished, sit quietly for a few more minutes and let yourself connect with your home’s new energy.
    7. I would recommend doing this meditation weekly for yourself and home.
  1. White or Lavender Sage Smudging
    1. You can purchase this from any health food store.
    2. Have a bowl ready to catch any embers from your sage stick. Light it up and when the sage stick flame is on fire, blow out the flame, as it’s the smoke that creates the ritual for smudging.
    3. Have all doors and windows closed for the duration of smudging.
    4. Have an intention (similar to a prayer, a mantra) e.g. I cleanse all stagnate and old energy from this room.
    5. Proceed with your smudge stick and bowl to every corner of each room and let the smoke float throughout the room saying your intention (out loud or in your mind).
    6. When you have completed each room, then allow yourself to be smudged. Let the smoke waft over you from your feet all the way up to your head. It’s as if you wash yourself in smoke.
    7. Put the smudge stick out either with water or a bowl with sand in it.
    8. After 10 minutes, you can open all doors and windows to air your home out and ENJOY.
    9. I usually smudge my home every week and if I’ve had a particularly intense day.

So instead of letting all that dense energy stay in your home, you can cleanse the ambiance at a moment’s notice . From heaviness to calmness with a simple ritual of a Meditation or Smudging, inviting new revitalised energy into your home.

15 things every mum needs to know about Meditation

15 things every mum needs to know about Meditation

Mums of today are like Wonder Woman, with their superhero ability to multi-task, juggle multiple roles as driver, teacher, personal chef, mediator, executive assistant, fixer and knower of all things (just to name a few). So in amongst the chaos of daily life, experiencing each moment, and taking time out to smell the roses isn’t always top of the to-do list, which is when we can miss out on some of the joys of motherhood.

What if you could add a new super power to your toolbox and all you needed was 5 minutes a day to start?

Below are just some of the best benefits of regular meditation for the busy mum.

 

  1. Finding your groove

Hustle and bustle means we’re always thinking and planning ahead. Simply put, we’re not enjoying being in the present. Finding your own rhythm where your body, your emotions and your mind are all in support of each other is something we take for granted.

  1. Tick Tock

You begin to become aware of each moment, what your thinking, what you’re feeling and with this, you’re able to pause and experience what is occurring within and around you. This is how we slow down our perception of time. What mum wouldn’t want to have extra time in their day?

  1. Heart to Heart love

Regular meditation can help you begin to empathise with your child, understanding their world with a lighter heart. Connecting to your child in the moment is one of the most beautiful experiences, especially when you feel and connect from the heart.

  1. Children are our mirrors of life

Children regardless of age respond to their parent’s energy states. Whether you’re in your head or riding your emotions, the more centred you become, the more you influence your child into this grounding state. A little bit of calmness on the home front can go along way.

  1. Awareness levels increase

If you have a toddler, you need eyes in the front and the back of your head. When you meditate regularly, your peripheral vision and sixth sense increases and you’re able to sense your little one in whole different way.

  1. Less outbursts

By lowering your cortisol and adrenalin levels, you make it more difficult to ride that emotional rollercoaster. The ups and downs lessen and you find your own even keel. Calm and steady days ahead.

  1. You are the FUN mum

Having more energy for you, your family and friends means you’re a joy to be around. Fun seems to follow you!

  1. Taking care of mummy

Meditation is one of the most nurturing ways to take care of you. It has a ripple effect into every aspect of your life and all those you interact with in a positive manner.

  1. Healthier and stronger you

Meditation helps boost your immune system and strengthen your heart. A strong immune system is just as infectious energetically as a belly laugh and we all know how good a laugh is for our immune system!

  1. Less blues

Being more grounded in your body stops that pattern of highs and lows. Having a high is great, however impossible to maintain and there is only one-way down. Finding your centre, your own rhythm gives you, your own internal barometer of how to measure yourself emotionally and mentally daily.

  1. Watch out kids

You’re even quicker thinking on your feet. So watch out kids, pulling one over mum’s eyes is almost as easy as walking on water.

  1. Parent time

Instead of collapsing after the kids go to bed, you’re energy levels are now more consistent. You have time to connect with your partner/friends; Time for being a grown up and not just a mum.

  1. Kids start to listen

Being a mum and getting your message across is no mean feat. So just imagine, you’ve found your own rhythm, you’ve slowed down time and your grounded. Everyone will be calmer around you and hear what you’re saying (be prepared, they still may not agree but that’s what being a mum is about)

  1. Sleep means Sleep

You actually get to recharge deeply during your sleep time instead of collapsing into bed exhausted, playing catch up.

  1. True to who you are

You set the foundation of values in your family by being the example that they all can experience. Learning by example is the greatest gift to share with your children, as we all know ‘do as I say and not as I do’ never really works.

So to start off with, all you need is up to 5 minutes a day of connecting with your breath. You can do this anywhere, in the shower, lying in bed or even sitting in car (make sure you’ve pulled over first). Mindfulness is just a focused state of awareness that you can do anywhere, anytime. So instead of being Wonder Woman, you’re now Super Woman (you can fly without that invisible plane) and meditation is your secret weapon.