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Invocation for Healing

 

Getting ready to greet 2016 right! Leave what does not serve you here and step into a beautiful future ❤

“If you desire a bright tomorrow you must build a brighter dream.  Dare to let your dreams reach beyond you, know that history holds more than it seems, we are alive today because our ancestors dared to dream….

Let us dream for today and for tomorrow.

Let us dare to dream” ~Maya Angelou

Oprah & Deepak Become What You Believe–free 21 day meditation

I have been doing the Oprah and Deepak Meditation challenges for a while now and I am very excited about this next one!!! It said to share with someone you love so here you go ❤

What do you believe…?

Are you ready to discover the key to who you are today, so you can open the door to who you want to be? When you learn to tap into the innate power of your beliefs, you become the author of your own life. You are what you believe. And belief is, perhaps, one of the most powerful forces in life.

Join Oprah and Deepak on an inspirational journey to connect to the very core of your being and direct the movement of your life. Embrace your positive beliefs and step into your highest potential, dissolve the unconscious beliefs that are holding you back, and connect to the might of our humanity through the power of shared belief.

Your transformation begins on Monday, November 2nd in Oprah and Deepak’s newest 21-Day Meditation Experience, Become What You Believe.

Embark on this life-changing new experience – it’s free. Register today, and share it with someone you love.

Wanderlust 108

I just stumbled across this and I am ridiculously excited!!! 

WHAT IS WANDERLUST 108?

Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation — but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made.

And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we’re pretty sure you’ll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you’ll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there’s a lot to do when you’re not on your mat.

WANDERLUST 108 BROOKLYN SCHEDULE

9:30 AM Check-In + Bag Check
10 AM Kula Market Opens
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Pre-Run Stretch presented by TriggerPoint™
11 AM – 12:30 PM 5K Run w/ High & Mighty Brass Band
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Dance Party + Yoga w/ MC Yogi & DJ Drez
1:15 PM – 2 PM Yoga w/ Dharma Mittra
2 PM – 2:30 PM Meditation w/ Sage Rountree
2:30 PM – 5 PM Acro Yoga, Hooping w/ Matt Giordano, Slackline, Music + More!
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Foam Rolling Self Massage presented by TriggerPoint™

http://wanderlust.com/events/about-wanderlust-108/

Meditation

There’s so much that can and should be said about meditation.  In my intro I said mediation is life.  I stand by that 100%. Meditation is essentially your direct line to your higher self (also know as God in whichever form you choose to call it *the note here being don’t get caught up on the semantics of the name as much as the meaning of the connection you are forming*)

The first and most important thing one should know about meditation is this….YOU CANNOT DO IT WRONG!!!!!!

I feel that some people tend to think meditation requires you to sit in a room with your legs crossed, and your thumb and index fingers chanting waiting for some profound moment to come. Not all meditations will lead you to some great epiphany. Take the pressure off of yourself and know no matter how your meditation comes out it was PERFECT. Sometimes you won’t be able to quiet the rambling as quickly as you can on other days, sometimes you’ll fall asleep and sometimes you’ll complete it knowing you were able to connect with your higher self.  All of these things are 100% perfect because you are exactly where you need to be in the present moment.  Meditation takes practice, it’s no different than if you wanted to build your bicep, you wouldn’t lift a 20lb weight one time and then get mad you aren’t super buff would you?

As a recommendation *keeping in mind it’s different for everyone* I always say find some soothing music of your preference (youtube has tons of meditation music) and simply find a space where you can get comfortable and quiet.  You can sit up, you can lay down, whatever it is that will help you get settled into the moment is the goal, then you simply listen to the music. I find taking a couple of slow deep breaths helps me settle in then I begin to follow the musical notes.

As you begin to get comfortable with this you’ll notice that there are gaps in time where you aren’t hearing any of your every day mind rambling, and THAT’S your goal.  It’s not a crime to have thoughts during mediation your goal is just not to carry full conversations during that time.   You’re not looking for absolute silence you’re looking for temporary moments of quiet in order for you to actually HEAR what I call clear thought.  Sometimes it will initially seem as if these thoughts are random but if you keep yourself attuned within the day things will appear in your life to make some of these things clear.

As an example during meditation one morning I ended up on a tangent about the Jewish custom of sitting Shiva.  I could not tell you why of all things that was on my mind.  It progressed into a thought about a Jewish man I knew *mostly because I couldn’t imagine him not clean shaved* which then progressed into how he’s such a great and sweet person.  At the moment I determined this was not a CLEAR THOUGHT but everyday rambling and so I cleared it from my mind.  When I went into work that morning I found out that same man was going to be having surgery within a few weeks as a result of having double hernia’s.  My thoughts lead me to him for a reason it just wasn’t clear why until after the fact.  Those thoughts of love directed towards him were called to the front of my mind on purpose.

So to conclude I’d just like to reiterate 1. you cannot do it wrong 2.you can have thoughts just try not to hold conversations (remember you’re learning to make the distinction between mindless rambling and CLEAR thought  and 3. the more you do it the more natural it becomes.

Good luck and happy travels 😀