From ‘your thinking mind to your feeling heart’…
A blessing, a wish, from my heart to yours.
(Image found on Pinterest.)
So today’s blessing’s a little different.
A friend forwarded me a delicious closed-eye heart-breathing-gratitude centred practice from Gregg Braden, that has been scientifically documented to set in motion a cascade of wonderful things, physiologically, for hours after just doing it for 3 minutes!
And this is what inspired today’s picture choice and more…
I love this picture for…
… its stillness and the intensity of presence it evokes in me, its mesmerizing quality, and invitation to touch a place beyond words. I love the lighting, the colours, the expansiveness…. How about you?
May you dedicate time daily to shifting your awareness from outside to inside,
To moving from your ‘thinking mind to your feeling heart’,
To slowing down, to being deeply present,
To witnessing and appreciating,
To breathing, slower…deeper…with longer exhales…
To breathing from your heart,
To feeling and breathing gratitude,
So may it be. 🙏
Much love always.💚
And the practice?
1. Sit, spine straight, close your eyes.
2. To help move your awareness from outside to inside, from your ‘thinking mind’ to your ‘feeling heart’, touch your heart (with a finger, 2 fingers, an open palm) and focus your attention where you feel this touch.
3. Slow your breathing, longer exhales, for example, breath in for 5 counts, out for 8 counts (this communicates ‘you’re safe’ to your vagus nerve).
4. Imagine you’re inhaling and exhaling through your heart.
5. Connect to things you are grateful for, really connect to FEELING gratitude, as if you’re breathing gratitude.
If you’re keen to know more, here’s the full video. The first 19 mins have a ton of interesting relevant information that gives context to the practice. At 19 mins he guides you through it.
Check out The Alive Loren Podcast for an audio version. (Also available on Spotify I Apple I Google podcasts)
A while ago I decided to find uplifting images, ones that made me smile and lifted my spirit. And to send them together with a blessing, a personal wish, to my immediate family. Over time it’s become a ‘daily-ish’ morning practice via WhatsApp to a slowly growing recipient list. Recently I’ve started to share these blessings and images on social media too, with a prayer that they brighten the world of those who receive them.
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