When life gets stressful it is easy to contract and focus on what’s not working. You begin to feel disconnected from Source and wonder why life isn’t going your way. It is easy to begin feeling sorry for yourself. Here are 4 secrets to help you reconnect to joyful living.
1. Let go of negative thinking. Stop judging yourself. Replace negative self-talk with words of and appreciation and encouragement. Write a love letter to yourself; put it in a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Wait a few weeks and then drop it in the mail. When it arrives drink in the words of love.
2. Appreciate your body and all that it does for you. Your body is your vehicle for this life. Treat it well. Take a relaxing bath and touch every part of your body and bless it. Ask your body what it needs to feel loved. Listen to your body’s wisdom.
3. Take time daily to expand your awareness. Recognize that you are much more than your body or your thoughts. You are Divine in form. One way I like to do this is by using the senses, take 5 minutes and focus on one of the senses- sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, let your awareness of it expand. Look at the world with curiosity as if you just landed on this planet for the first time. Listen to the sounds of the city or of nature. Smell the scent of rain, food or even garbage. Touch the surface of your desk, chair, or a tree as if it is your lover’s body- with awe and reverence. Chew your food slowly savoring each bite. Let your senses awaken your connection to the world around you. Recognize that you are part of this aliveness that is going on around you.
4. Be generous. Offer gratitude for all you have. Recognize that there are others less fortunate than you and send them a prayer or decide to help them in a way that feels right to you. Helping others is a great way to reconnect to your heart.
When you let go of negative thinking, love your body, expand your awareness, and generously give to others you naturally begin to feel more open, loving and connected. Life becomes a joy to live.
(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.
When you fall in love, suddenly you feel so good. You walk around with your heart open, smiling at complete strangers, feeling generous, happy and alive. You want the whole world to feel the love you are experiencing. The reason you feel this way because you are completely open to love and have let go of any resistance to what is. The object of your love has allowed you to know your true nature as Love.
Instead of falling in love with a person who eventually will disappoint you by being human, what would it be like to fall in love with your life? Having a love affair with your life is to being present in each moment and witnessing the miracle of life unfolding before you. It is appreciating all that you receive as a gift, without judging it.
Try this: Today, have a love affair with life. Can you remember the last time you fell in love? How did you feel? What did you do to express your joy? Take in the beauty all around you, buy yourself flowers, take a friend to lunch and tell them you are in love. Write a love poem about your life. What do you notice, when your life becomes your beloved?
It is easy to take yourself and the world seriously. I caught myself doing it today after paying bills and reading the news paper. The mind wants to create problems it can then try and solve. If you find yourself furrowing your brow, it is time to lighten up. For the next 10 minutes laugh at nothing at all. Call a friend and laugh together. Notice how it feels to laugh. See if you make someone smile. Share a joke. Act silly. Play as if you were a child.
I just returned from California Monday night. I went out there to attend the 20 year reunion of my nurse-midwifery class. It was great to get together with my sister-midwives again. It felt so natural to be together, it was as if no time had past at all. We each told about our history as midwives over the past 20 years. I was the only one no longer attending births. Even though I am no longer working in the hospital as a Certified Nurse-Midwife, as a Tantra teacher, I am still a midwife. I help men and women give birth to the awareness that they are ecstatic beings connected to all-that-is. I help my students remember their true nature and support them in nourishing a life based on love and joy. Midwifery takes many forms and I am loving being a Tantric Midwife.
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