Community, community, community!! This is sometimes hard for some of us 🙋♀️I have moved 7 times in the last 10 years (I know yikes, right?). I am an entrepreneur and a mom and sometimes those things are just moving along so fast I get lost in it all. My head is down and I am doing what I need to do. This weekend I went to a conference -- community. Some of it was challenging for me, it was loud, hectic, packed with info (my head exploding hahahaha) but also, I met amazing women. I was reminded that sometimes I hide!!!!!
Whaaaaaat? Yes, sometimes I hide. Seriously, behind working and momming (yes, that is a verb). I had to come out from behind the computer, the steering wheel, the laundry pile, the refrigerator, the dog leash, the phone, etc. and into an uncomfortable place (out of that comfy zone) to grow. With support!!!! That is it. The support.
Wow!!!! It feels awesome to be around people who are doing something that means the world to them, something that is risky because they haven’t done it before, and are pushing themselves to a new level. NOT hiding anymore!!!! Let’s not hide in 2020! Let’s move together so that we can support, encourage, teach, learn, and grow BIG. Sometimes it is people you don’t know or have never met before because they are just getting you in a new way, different from your family or your friends. They get what you are trying to do because they are trying to do it too!
So where are you hiding? Look at it, observe it, and be honest about it so you can do what it is that when you think about it, makes you a little queasy Hahaahah. That is it. If the flutterflys in the stomach start beating and it makes you want to run to the bathroom you are on to something. Let’s bring THAT out. Really, I am serious.
I am going to have some things coming down the pipe here so that we can all move into that bigger space. And when we feel ughhh, or I can’t, or yikes, or who am I to do that, or I don’t know, or someone else is already doing that or or or or . . . we will be there to say You CAN!
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Join the community to push yourself in a good way, a positive way, maybe a scary way but an oh-so-important way. Come on!!!!!
“We are a big deal” -- Amy Porterfield.
Love you all!!! Happy Tuesday.
This is me and Julie at the conference 💜💙💚
I am a whirlwinder!!! Sometimes my energy is all over the place and then I end up exhausted. No bueno!!! Channeling that energy to the present moment can make all the difference. Sometimes I refer to this as yoga off the mat.
Honestly, most things, if done consciously, by being in the moment, can be a meditation. I wanted to write about this because in addition to our monthly three-minute meditation is the beautiful practice of being in the now. In this exact moment, doing nothing else but being right where you are, is in fact another form of meditation. Washing the dishes, doing the laundry, walking the dog, taking a walk, in line at the grocery, in the carpool line, watching your kids practice their sport, helping with homework, the doctor’s office, on a phone call and on and on and on.
This practice will energize you and invigorate you as you observe what is happening without mental chatter, the to-do list, on the phone and the computer and eating (hahahaah yes, ugh I have caught myself here). It is free and anyone can do it anywhere!!! Simple, yet sometimes tricky.
See if you can stay with the moment or does your mind want to whirlwind to what next, what else etc. No judgement, don’t beat yourself up if you are bouncing all over with your mind. Observe.
For me what I have learned, especially as my energy is shifting is that I have MORE energy when I am present, moment-to-moment, and NOT trying to do multiple things at the same time. In fact, when I catch myself feeling exhausted, I have looked back at the past couple of hours and have realized how much I was doing “at once” and whew it took a toll.
One way I contain my whirlwinder, swirling, multitasking mind is when I realize I am feeling tired and I observe my swirling mind, I stop, close my eyes, breath (long and deep, inhale 5, hold 5, exhale 5, through my nose) and then start again. Bang! It brings me back to the present and helps me focus. I found this little heart when I looked down as I was walking my dog. A little sign of presence.
Try it out. Observe, breathe and be in the moment. Let me know what your experience is.
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Today we’re starting a mediation to “synchronize with the divine universal flow of light”. What does that mean? It means there's an energy all around us, all the time in everything, even we are energy. And sometimes we're in flow with that energy and sometimes we aren't. When we’re in the flow, things are a lot clearer, we have much more clarity and focus. (We’ve all experienced the opposite: when you're trudging and it's just not flowing, it can take so much more effort.)
This meditation helps balance you and then you can connect to the universal energy, flow. That will allow you to magnify your purpose. From there things will go smoother. It doesn't mean you're not going to hit a bump but it means that when you do, it's going to be the right one to keep pushing you forward. This meditation is like a light trail for us to follow.
I also love the mantra for this chant! Waheguru, waheguru, waheguru, wahe jio. So powerful. It has three parts:
Wahe which loosely translates to Wow!
Guru which means teacher, someone who takes us from darkness to light, from unknowing to knowing,
Jio means soul. But in this context, it's not just our soul, but the soul of all things, the universal soul.
So put together, think of it like this:
Wow, knowing. Wow, from darkness to light. Wow, I am part of the universal soul.
Through this meditation we tap into the universal flow of the energy surrounding us. If you can, start with your purpose present and, if you’re still unclear on your purpose, don’t worry, maybe you will uncover it as you do this meditation. You could simply ask yourself, what is my purpose and then go into the meditation. Make sure you have a journal at hand and spend a few minutes afterwards writing down what comes to mind. Please stick with this for 40 days so you can experience the commitment to yourself.
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Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.