This week is Thanksgiving in the US and the biggest message I hear is this:
“Blessings are everywhere if you stop to be still.”
But gosh darn it, we live in a society where being still is equated with being lazy.
Be still? I have too much to do! Who has time to be still?
But if you are desiring love or more spiritual connection, creating time to be still is not just good energy maintenance. It’s essential to building your intuitive muscles, so you can actually hear what it’s trying to tell you and you stop repeating the same unhealthy patterns that don’t get you the results you want.
It’s the voice that says:
“Email that person…let them know about your idea.”…and you do and you end up with a publishing contract for the book that’s been sitting on your hard drive forever!
“Go out with him, even though he doesn’t look like the guys you are normally attracted to..and you do and you end up going on an 8-hour, amazing date!”
“Tell them how you feel, even if it’s uncomfortable..today!” and you do and end up saving a friendship and coming closer together than ever before.
By the way, all three of those scenarios are based on true accounts from clients and colleagues.
So how do you do it? Be still.
Step 1: Write down a compelling reason.
The logical mind likes tangibles. So get out a sheet of paper and write down exactly what you desire this still time to help you cultivate. As you write it you are sending a strong signal out to the Universe about your intent and your practice has an anchor and point of focus.
Step 2: Decide on a time.
Again, I’m a huge fan in timers-my iPhone makes it super easy to set 3 minutes and have a beautiful chime go off after my quiet meditation time is over. The most important thing is that it be something you can be consistent with daily. So if it’s 1 min, start there.
Step 3: Define your space and stillness activity
If you’re anything like me, sitting still can be really really challenging. So more than the actual physical stillness, is the mental and verbal stillness. Get creative and get into your body if you tend to do the mental spiraling out thing.
Ex: Maybe you decide your “still” time is literally your walk to the mailbox but you don’t bring your cellphone or any other distractions with you. Turn off all gadgets (except for your timer) and remind yourself to just be quiet and mindful as you walk.
Especially during holiday times when a ton of family dynamics or conflicting emotions come up, having a stillness practice can save your sanity!
Q: What is one of your big intentions for 2018? Are you willing to be still to tune into the stirrings and nudges from your intuition to support that? Share with me in the comments!
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