WEEK 5 – Allow energy to flow again

Discomfort signals a blockage of energy – the life force that flows through us.

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Fishing nets: Vathy, Greece
  1. Read all the steps and notes below before starting this meditation.
  2. Get comfortable and completely relax remaining as still as you can. Notice your body breathing as if for the first time.
  3. Don’t be concerned if your mind is racing or thinking of this or that – let it – just choose to focus on your breathing for now
  4. Regardless of the activity in your mind, dedicate the next fifteen minutes to allowing yourself to experience whatever comes up for you whether it’s thoughts, feelings, visions or emotions.
  5. Set a timer for 15 minutes (choose a gentle alarm!) and start when you are comfortable and ready.

NOTES

  • Allow everything in this present moment, no matter how negative or how positive. Nothing is wrong or ‘shouldn’t be’. There are no mistakes, there’s just what is!
  • Notice with curiosity any thoughts that may try to explain away your experience. It’s enough to simply notice these ‘explanations’ – especially any familiar or reoccurring ones.
  • Without any effort or striving, you may also notice sensations or ‘shifts’ – notice them, but don’t try to nudge or force anything.
  • Notice the eyes of compassion and grace, free from condemnation and judgement.
  • Do this every day of the week
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WEEK 2 – Notice your discomfort

Discomfort is your doorway into present moment awareness

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  1. Read all the steps below first then set your timer to 3 minutes and be ready to press start (choose a gentle alarm!)
  2. Get ready on the count of 3 to completely relax and remaining absolutely still, noticing your normal breathing
  3. don’t be concerned if yout mind is racing – let it, just choose to focus on your steady breath for now
  4. When you are ready, press start. Regardless of what your mind has told you about the cause of your discomfort or is telling you now, dedicate the next three minutes to allowing yourself to experience any sensations of discomfort as they arise; allow your focus to zoom in on the most predominant sensation and just rest on it. Refocus as many times as necessary.
  5. Do this every day this week

WEEK 1 – Acceptance

Accept each moment as it is – rather than the story your mind tells you about it  

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Writtle, Essex
  1. set your timer to 1 minute and be ready to press start
  2. Get ready on the count of 3 to recall from the last few days, a significant movement of energy in your body – 3-2-1; hold that memory.
  3. don’t be concerned if you cannot remember some or any of the details
  4. regardless of what your mind told you about it or is telling you now, dedicate the next minute to being absolutely still in honour of that energy movement. Start the timer.
  5. Do this every day this week