For today's meditation you will journey to the ends of the Universe and back. You don't have to close your eyes and start willing your mind to go on this epic visual journey. Some very creative people have created a webpage that does it for you! So sit back, relax, breathe deep and enjoy your cosmic journey. Allow whatever to come up that feels right for you. Your mind might slow down and just open into the incredible work done by some fun computer programmers who love space. Or you might start to get lots of insights, thoughts and feelings on who you are and how incredible the cosmic web we live in is. Go with what's happening, trust yourself, and remember to breathe slow and deep. This is your Universe. This is what you are created from. You are the drop in the ocean and the ocean in a single drop.
(I suggest playing 100,000 Stars full screen. Try taking the tour by clicking the button on the top left. For a real cool experience turn the lights in your room way down or off. This one is especially fun if you play with it at night.)
100,000 Stars created for Google Chrome.
This screen grab doesn't do it justice. Click here and go try it!
Meditation Monday is a series of blog posts to help you start your week off with good vibes, relaxation and a deeper, more positive connection with yourself and the Universe. You'll find nontraditional meditation suggestions, like this one, along with the regular stuff (deep breathing, mantras, etc). I wish you a wonderful week!
This video is so fun I had to share! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax as you enjoy the fact that this video has nothing to with anything. It's here simply to entertain you because you're awesome and you deserve fun stuff in your life!
“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”
Below is one of my all time favorite quotes, and one I return to repeatedly. It can be applied to so many situations, but for me, it has a very spiritual meaning. During the last few years I've been learning to embrace the idea that meditation and spiritual ascension is not leading to a certain destination. This can be a hard thing to grasp as we so often think in terms of goals and end results. Everything I do in life generally has a start and a finish, a tangible moment of when I've done or achieved what I wanted and I can then move onto the next thing. But the more I dove into meditation, energy healing, ascension and understanding how I am the Universe and the Universe is me, the more it all seemed to unfold bigger and wider, in this never ending spiral of expansion. It seemed like for every step I took the finish line moved forward also. To think of spirituality in terms of a never ending journey at first overwhelmed me. Although my life was getting better, I felt so lost because I did't feel like I was getting it. As I came to understand there was nothing to get, and that there was no finish line, I began to feel better. I have found so much solace in Winston's words, and I now think of it as he said it, as "the joy and glory of the climb." Happy weekend everyone, and may these words touch your soul also and light up your path as they did mine.
Repeat the words below slowly, really letting them sink in. Notice if anything comes up as you do so. You might start to get twinges of countering thoughts such as, "I attract good AND bad, I need to be cautious." Or you might just get a feeling, a heavy feeling that makes you want to stop because you don't feel amazing, so how can you be a magnet for the amazing? Whatever it is that comes up, if anything, just notice it. Imagine you step a few feet away and you just look at it. You don't try to do anything with it, you don't argue with it, you don't accept it. You just see it. And as you step back and notice from this detached place continue to repeat the mantra.
Repeat it slowly. Let it go through you like a river of slow moving lava, just pushing through, unstoppable, but not rushing, and not afraid of anything in its path.
I am a magnet for good and amazing things.
Good morning! This always clears my mind and makes me so happy when I watch it.
“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way.”
― Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
I read this thing in a book recently that I found to be so simple and effective. It was talking about when emotions arise that can make you feel contracted rather than expansive. I think this is a great way to categorize emotions. You know which ones make you feel like your body is tense and tight, locked in, like your energy has stopped flowing and everything is pushing in against you. Things like anger, regret and fear contract you. Where as happiness, love and trust open you up and you can feel the lightness of everything having that infinite flow to it.
This book said that when a contracting feeling comes up just tell it, "Thank you but no thank you." And then focus on the emotion you do want to feel instead. This is a great way to step into your role as the conscious creator of your life as you begin to master choosing your emotions. It'll also allow even better things to show up for you as you're constantly going to be shifting into the higher vibrating feeling. I've been using this and I love it.
A great time to play with this is with something that really gets you going but isn't a deep trigger. So you might not want to start with someone who knows exactly how to poke your deep wounds. Instead, try something like when you're in the car, just as you're about to descend into some serious anger at the person in front of you who's driving in a way that royally pisses you off. What good does your road rage do anybody? There's plenty of bad it's doing - it's causing stress to flare up in your body, and stress is a major factor in many illnesses, such as heart conditions. It's also putting your focus on what you don't like, rather than allowing you to see what you do like. Rather than going into those contracting emotions say, "Thank you but no thank you," to the anger. See the anger as a real thing, like a ball or a cloud, a thing being offered to offered to you that you're kindly passing up. And then notice the blue sky, the trees, a song you like on the radio. Whatever it is that is expansive and happy. Tell yourself, "For my highest good, I won't allow those heavy feelings to be in my life, my body or my energy. I choose to feel good for me, and I choose these good feelings above all else."
Happiness is not something ready made.