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.