Yesterday I returned to one of my favorite places for reflection, rest and deep reconnections to my inner self, my Higher Self, the self that is eternal love and energy.
I haven't been to a float tank in awhile, but I have been yearning to go for a few weeks. I have been following the actions of the White House with great interest, and because so much has happened so fast, I feel like I've taken in a year's worth of information in just a few days. It's been a wild ride, and the inundation of news and opinions was making me exhausted at the end of the day.
If you are not familiar with float tanks, they are also called "isolation tanks" or "sensory deprivation tanks." The idea being that in our daily lives we our flooded with noise, media and things clamoring for our attention. The float tank gives you a moment to not only tune it all out, but go into complete silence, let go as you float on a cushion of salt water and completely relax.
When I'm in the tank all I hear is my own deep breaths rolling in and out. This in itself is a form of meditation, but it goes so much deeper than this as there are no distractions to my calming breaths. It's just me, feeling my body stretch out as I float, and total peace. There is also something about floating in the water that feels so soothing, so calming and like I'm being held and comforted.
If you have not yet tried a float tank, perhaps this is a great time to see what it's all about. It is growing in popularity and tank centers are popping up all over the place. I wish there was one closer to me, which is why I haven't been in awhile, but the hour drive to this one always feels worth it afterwards.
Stay positive my friends, and above all, rest and rejuvenate! Taking care of yourself is always important, and these days, it is more important than ever.
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