Happy Yule, Winter Solstice, Christmas
Whatever you call it, how ever you celebrate it, I hope it is full of loved ones, joy and peace.
Tis the Season. Let there be peace on Earth.
Some of you might be wondering how we obtain peace during these uncertain times.
Peace isn't a season. Peace is a state that we work on to feel inner calm and stillness during all seasons and periods in our lives.
This is not to take away from the beauty of this season. (Yes, the profound beauty of giving and caring and the increase of good will towards fellow beings that December brings)
This season is a beautiful reminder of the peace we can carry all year long.
So you might be wondering at this point, how do I find this peace?
Growing inner peace is a practice of learning to grow your inner calm and mindfulness during difficult times. It's a practice of learning to be present throughout the day, standing in your own brand of calm during stress or change.
My very dear, loving friend Sheila Trecartin at Ultimate Healing Concepts taught me that being present was about being in every moment, whatever you are doing. Being present while washing the dishes, walking in the woods or sitting with a loved one. Life is full of distraction and it takes away from beautiful, magical moments because we are not being present. This statement was profound for me. It really shifted the way I wanted to learn to live within each moment.
Sheila offers animal and human readings and is offering an incredible membership program in Sagacity. She posts meditations and podcasts and answers to questions that really help during these periods of rapid change and spiritual growth. Check out her page and her brand of beautiful magic. www.ultimatehealingconcepts.com
Being present is about being mindful. You can find your mindful centre through meditation, affirmations and deep breathing, all of which connects us to Source. These are just a handful of wonderful tools to keep in your toolbox to find the magic of being present . A reminder here, there is no right or wrong way to meditate. Find your groove and add tea, crystals, candles or nature. Do what feels right for you. Have fun! Enjoy the journey!
Speaking of meditation.....When I first started meditation to calm my mind I was frustrated when my mind wandered and I would be upset with myself for not doing it perfectly. I'm sharing that information so you don't get stuck in that same mindset. It created a lot of upset for nothing. Be kind to yourself. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.
I won't lie to you. At first it felt weird working on mindfulness meditation and being intentionally present. It was hard to calm the chatter taking place in my mind. Even now, there are days when I have to work at calming the mind to find my peaceful center. I never give up. The days when I struggle are the days when practicing mediation pays off the most. Even as I write this blog, the Universe is showing me that I must always practice what I write. I will sit in stillness, smudge, light a candle, connect with Spirit and practice my own magic. Sometimes the practice of deep breathing is what gets me through a stressful work experience or if I am feeling overwhelmed while I am out of the house.
Along with meditation, deep breathing exercises are a practice. Its a powerful tool to cleanse the body and mind. To begin, get comfortable, focus on taking full deep, rhythmic controlled breathes in and out and learn to relax your body. Let the stress of the day or situation leave you. Visual white light melting away any stress that your body is holding on to. Practice with 4 or 5 deep breaths. Deep breathing assists the body in reducing blood pressure, improving clarity and releasing toxins. It's good for Body, Mind and Soul.
For free guided meditation check out YouTube or download Headspace for free.
Another incredible way to connect to Source is walking with Nature. No headphones, no phone. Just a walk with yourself and the beautiful energy of the trees and wild life. That too, is a beautiful form of mediation. I promise you, It will feed your Soul.
This season, gift yourself by creating a sacred space in your home. Your sacred space is a little peace of solitude that is just for you. It doesn't have to be elaborate., a floor cushion or chair will do. This is a spot just for you. A spot where you can sit and let go, refocus and be still. I have an indoor sacred space and an outdoor sacred space by a large pine tree outside my door. I understand that some people are limited by space or have small people that they share space with. Find what works for you.
So what do you do in a sacred space? You get grounded. You can clear and balance your chakras, practice magic, smudge, light a candle, do breathing exercises, and set intention to let go of all that doesn't serve your journey to peace by meditating or you can just sit and hold space for yourself and others. Heart love. Its a beautiful thing!! If you are new to this, find what speaks to you and work on it until it becomes habit. If you just start with 2 minutes a day of deep breathing exercises to calm the mind that is a great step. Make it part of your daily routine. Love yourself enough to do it. You are worth it!!
In closing, I wanted to share with you, a movement that is taking place across the globe. This movement is #golov20, a movement of love and heart connection by Dr. Joe Dispenza. This movement is centered in peace. It's creating heart coherence by focusing on the love we have for others. Please check out these videos below.
If you are interested in a global meditation there is a wonderful site to check out for anyone holding light for the planet. It takes place Monday, December 21, 2020
Wishing you and yours peace for today and always.
Peace, Love and Light
Winona - Two Hawks Woman
Water/Dragon/Shamanic Crone Witch