What to Look for in a Path or Route When Starting Your Meditative Walking

Mindfulness is a life-style, not an activity. I always tell people they can do meditative walking anywhere: walking up and down the hall in your house, going to the end of the driveway to get the mail, walking into and around the grocery store, walking to lunch, walking on an indoor track or on a lovely trail in a wooded area. It makes no difference in our overall outcome. Walking meditation is a silent art form. Talking to our walking buddy or talking on the cell phone are off limits. I like to be in places that create a peaceful…

Directives for Walking Meditation

1.  Create an intention for the walk.  The various intentions I created for my walks are similar to these: ·   To feel content and at peace at the completion of the walk ·   To feel more deeply connected to myself and to my Creator ·   To experience a peaceful flow of energy during the walk ·   To embrace and honor nature and her healing qualities   ·   To softly increase my physical endurance 2.   Stand quietly in Wu Chi (emptiness) at the beginning of the walk.  We stand in this way until we feel grounded and connected to self and nature.  To do this, we stand with…

Energy Psychology

Energy Psychology is primarily “Emotional Acupressure” or stimulation of various acupoints in order to de-stress and release anxiety, fear, phobias, trauma, troubling beliefs and just about any negative human thought, issue or emotion.  There are many different techniques developed by many professionals in the field, and all of these modalities originate in either Ayurvedic Medicine or Chinese Traditional Medicine. Emotional Freedom Technique is one of the most widely known and easiest to learn.  Radiant Energies Balance, my specialty, is an energy psychology that I’ll share with you during the blog challenge. Thought Field Therapy was the first Energy Psychology Technique…

Wholeness Meditation Using REB

Listen to recording:  (Download) Take some nice deep breaths and allow your body to begin to relax.  Each breath takes you into a deeper state of relaxation.  Choose a desired outcome for the meditation…a virtue that you would like to experience more deeply.  Kindness, loyalty, love, safety, freedom, creativity whatever virtue that you want and need deep within.  Keep the virtue you have chosen in mind as we progress deeper into the meditation. With your eyes closed allow yourself to drift softly and gently into relaxation.  Begin to use the REB relaxation posture.  Your right hand is resting on your…

Laughter – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Some research says that it takes 7 warm and loving hugs a day to break even emotionally.  I say it takes 7 hugs and at least one good belly laugh…you know the kind that causes you to gasp for breath, hold your stomach, cry and have to run to the bathroom before you laugh yourself into an embarrassing accident!  Check out this Laughter Yoga International website including the great videos: http://www.laughteryoga.org/index.php Laughter Quotes from The Quote Garden:  http://www.quotegarden.com/laughter.html “I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” ~Woody Allen “At the height of laughter, the universe…