It’s Tuesday evening at Casa Bliss and I am sitting here in the silence. I can hear the humming of my computer, the wind chimes blowing on the porch outside, and my dog giving the occasional sigh in the next room. After spending 45 minutes at the grocery store this afternoon, I am so happy to be here in the silence. No radio, no television, no one. Complete silence and peace.
Thanksgiving is creeping up on us, and we all have thoughts about what to give those we love for the holiday. Well first let’s talk about you. What about You? What are you doing for you this year? I’m not talking about buying yourself a gift. I am asking what you are going to do about your heart, your mind, and making your own personal bliss.
With the bustling and noise of the holidays happening all around us, we can make this time more relaxing and less about giving things, and more about giving our love. When we truly look inside and reflect on what makes us more relaxed and healthy, we are more in tune with those around us and can begin to share those same feelings with them.
Our heart Chakra is the space we store unconditional love, emotions and hurts. Sometimes, when we have been hurt, it becomes blocked. We need to go inside there and pull those hurts out and let them go. The heart Chakra is green, so here is a meditation for you to being each day beginning today. If you find it hard to do this sitting still, just come back to this; even while you are with family or out shopping and you feel overwhelmed. find a quiet space, if even for a moment. Give it a try.
Sit comfortably on a chair or cushion. Make sure your spine is straight, yet relax your shoulders and keep your chest opened outward. Put you right hand over your heart and leave your other hand open and face up, relaxed on your left knee. Be aware of your body and make sure you are completely relaxed. Take a deep breath-in through your nose, out through your nose. Imagine a beautiful bright green light flowing out from your heart, expanding it as you breathe out, imagine making it bigger with each breath you take, and let any negative feelings for anyone you may have, go out with each breath. Let them go. Now feel your heart beat, and feel the warmth and love beginning to grow there with each breath. Give yourself all the love you need to fill you up with bliss. Breathe love and forgiveness in, let negativity go with each breath out. Keep your eyes closed and surround yourself with this beautiful green light full of love, forgiveness and bliss. Open your heart. Do this however long you need to, whenever you can.
Some of you may feel as though this is too hard for you, but you can do this anywhere, even with your eyes open. Just breathe. It all starts with your breath and the awareness of that breath. This is just one of many different ways you can learn to meditate. But it’s a great start, and you will feel better, even if you begin with 30 seconds and work your way up.
Now, you can sit down and make a list of things you can make, do, find, and give for the holidays. You can always start by recognizing Buy Nothing Day, and then follow up with Small Business Saturday.
If you are going to shop, by all means….shop mindfully. Safe and Blissful Holidays to all of YOU.