5 Reasons to Reclaim your Power in the Midst of Chaos, Fear, and Anxiety

5 Reasons to Reclaim your Power in the Midst of Chaos, Fear, and Anxiety

5 Reasons to Reclaim your Power in the Midst of Chaos, Fear, and Anxiety

Letting go of Lessons

A wise friend convinced me many years ago not to believe in lessons so that I could stop setting them up for myself. I took it onboard and this advice changed my life. I don’t think I’m a student on this earth to learn lessons and I don’t believe that a God has it in for us. And I definitely refuse to acknowledge that any crisis has happened because I’ve been bad or we as a human race need to suffer or learn something. That just relinquishes your inner power and it suggests we are all the same yet nothing could be further from the truth.

When outbreaks or crises occur around the world, it really disappoints me to hear that people say it’s karmic or that the group of people affected did something wrong. There is no power in that for anyone. I witnessed this ugly side of humanity during the recent devastating Australian bushfires and it crops up on social media often.

The consensus is “If it’s not happening to me then it must be something you did wrong.” This is both naive and archaic. It really goes back to BC days when the rains wouldn’t come so there needed to be a sacrifice to appease the vengeful gods of the day. That certainly didn’t bring about rain because, as we know the seasons change, but it did help some people to justify that the authorities of the time had done all they could. (Unless of course, it was your child that was sacrificed.) As we now know, some years we get a lot of rain and others we get drought and bushfires. Life isn’t about what happens, it’s about how we handle it.

So why did this Pandemic Occur and how Can we Reclaim our Power?

From a spiritual and inner growth perspective, when enough people around the world become fearful for long enough, they create something of enormous proportion that magnifies their deepest insecurities. This plays out on a global scale and for many, it becomes their reality. A total loss of personal power. How long does it last? Until change occurs. And the change is within, you need to reclaim your personal power. It’s available for each and everyone of us.

I can’t speak for everyone and what their circumstances have been. But as an example, I do know that many people haven’t been happy with their lives, working hard to get nowhere with very few prospects for the future and worrying about spending money they don’t have.

Working and spending aren’t the culprits, it’s the reason behind it that’s undermining your stability. Why are you working so hard? To get ahead? Have you forgotten that you’re living now and not in the future, so you need to be present and stand in your own power today? Were you secretly wishing for something in your life to change or have you been hoping that there would be a magic wand waved that would change how humans interact with each other? Don’t feel guilty for wanting change, you didn’t make this happen.

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There is Power in Re-Evaluating Your Life

Crises are like vortexes, they magnify your insecurities to Shine a Spotlight on what’s Missing.

And The one thing they do powerfully, is help you re-evaluate your life. To figure out what’s really important. They redirect your vision to your original purpose for being here and offer you a new vantage point. The advantage of a crisis over the other major reset button (which is death), is that we’re still alive and we get to remember what’s happened. We have wisdom and experience so we get to choose differently.

The first thing I would ask you to do right now is to take stock. To acknowledge how you’re feeling. If you can’t connect with your emotions because your head is in the way, then give it a color or an animal. What color is it like or what type of animal would you be?

Or look at your mood. What mood are you in most often? Fear, apprehension, uncertainty? If you’re not sure, look around you because it will be reflected back into your life and magnified.

It’s early days yet and the growth for most of us is yet to come, but if you can begin to find some peace amongst the chaos, you will find you’ll experience a broader perspective. This happens when we remove ourselves from inside the problem so we can see a solution. You don’t need to wait for a vaccine or the authorities to make you feel safe, you can create your own security within. It has nothing to do with how much money you have, even billionaires feel insecure in these times. But creating your own security within changes everything.

Gaining power over your own life gives you these 5 advantages:

  1. You no longer see these experiences as bad, but as an opportunity for growth and expansion
  2. Fear no longer rules your thoughts or your decisions, so you take your power back
  3. The inner system your were born with, your Mood Barometer, becomes your guiding light, rather than the media
  4. From fear to freedom takes a very short time to occur
  5. You’re able to handle crises from a bigger picture perspective

Never underestimate the significance of taking your own power back, because when you do, you no longer need to blame others for what has occurred. This allows your inner guidance to grow stronger. In effect, you begin to stand outside the chaos, rather than within it. You are guided to places of safety naturally and find good new stories to keep your mood buoyant. You are less on social media and more in touch within and life begins to change around you.

Reality is not a Lesson but an Opportunity

You may think this isn’t facing reality, but actually the reality you are living now is very different to everyone else. It’s made up of how you feel about life and what is looking back at you, so in essence your reality was created by you. If you don’t like the way you’re feeling, then you have the power to create a new reality. It’s not a lesson to battle and contend with. There are so many realities we can create for ourselves, so it makes perfect sense that you would choose one that works, over one you don’t like, doesn’t it? Your reality is created by what you perceive about what you see, not what you’re actually looking at. It’s your mood that determines what you really see, not your eyes.

Two people can walk into the same party and one will look over at a corner and be drawn to the people arguing there and the other will be drawn to some laughter in another part of the room. One will describe the party as being a horrible experience and the other as a fun experience. It was the same party and they had the same opportunities, they both even had two eyes. So what makes them different? It’s simply their mood. Their differing moods helped them to perceive differently and therefore they were drawn to different situations. It wasn’t luck, it wasn’t personality, nor because one group was louder, it was a match. The group they each gravitated towards was a match with their own personal power. Their perception. This is also a glass-half-full scenario.

Find your Peace amongst the Chaos and Create Power in Your Reality

Meditation or mindfulness will help you to step out of the pot of chaos and see the bigger picture. It’s not one of lessons or blame, but compassion and humility. Regular meditation will help you develop trust and intuition and will connect you to who you really are. This isn’t a religious following, it’s tapping into the inner guidance you were born with. This practice will help you bridge the gap from fear, anxiety, doubt, anger and blame, to hopefulness, guidance, clarity, sureness, appreciation and opportunity. There are many meditations out there but I offer you this one that I use everyday, the Golden Light Meditation. You can watch it on video or as an audio download for your phone.

Use the golden light to wrap around everyone and everything, to help you find your peace amongst the chaos and create a your own personal power in everyday life.

Don’t set yourself up for lessons any longer. Instead, stand in this powerful place of knowing that you are well guided and loved and when you remove yourself from the chaos by meditation, you will also gain clarity in your direction and purpose. That’s reclaiming your power.

You really are well loved and guided.

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Gayle overcame decades of limiting beliefs about success and money to live a life she had only dreamt about. She spends her time between USA and Australia (home to their 7 grown children and Natural Health Clinic) and conducts workshops all over the world with husband of 30 years, Allan; helping purpose-driven women like you, shed their old patterns and beliefs to manifest the happiness they truly deserve.

People are attracted to Gayle for the high energy, intuitive insights and deep wisdom; and for the powerful transformation they gain through 6D Mood Mastery.

Are you ready to transform your life?

Her key course is 6D Mood Mastery©, and 6 Foundations for a Successful Online Business©.

Gayle is a Spiritual Counselor, Mother, Entrepreneur and Eternal Optimist. She is co-author of 6 Dimensions of Healing©, author of 6 Foundations of a Successful Online Business©  and Habits of Happiness.

Her mission is to empower people to recognize their own inner guidance so they can take the path of happiness to manifest their dreams.

5 Ways To Give Your Meditation A Kickstart

5 Ways To Give Your Meditation A Kickstart

5 Ways to Give Your Meditation a Kickstart

We all get to that stale point in meditation (or give up altogether), and wonder whether it’s working or not. Your meditation may not be working for you, so it’s important to know what you expect from this discipline. Sometimes people witness the peace and tranquility of yogis and think this is what meditation is about. But, in essence, if your life isn’t one of a yogi, then your meditation practice needs to fit into the lifestyle you have. (See our Golden Light meditation at the end.)

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is a form of relaxation for the mind. It isn’t about changing who we are or becoming something better. It’s not about emptying the mind or becoming open to suggestion. It’s simply being present and relaxed. So are you relaxed and inspired throughout the day?

Meditating on a mountain-top isn’t an option for most people (even though it would be nice sometimes). So it’s good to know that meditation can be done nearly anywhere, whether at home, outdoors, in an office, at a cafe and even waiting in line. When practiced regularly, meditation can become a really loving, nurturing, clarifying experience.

Soul Benefits of Meditation

Relaxation has many benefits for our mind, body and soul. There is a feeling of connection and belonging to the greater Universe; and it helps return balance to the body, clarity to the mind and freedom for the soul.  The natural consequence of these benefits is that we gain a more balanced perspective on life and make better choices for ourselves.

There are many ways to relax, like walking through nature or petting the dog and cat, but intentional meditation on a regular basis, creates a pattern which activates triggers of wellbeing. These triggers are a bridge that take us instantly from where we are now to feeling empowered. It may not be Nirvana the first or the second time, but it’s worth the persistence.

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Patterns of Relaxation.

We create patterns from the time we are born to the time we leave this planet. When we’re shown respect, we develop a pattern of respect. When we experience optimism, we develop a pattern of optimism. Similarly, when we’re exposed to worry and anxiety, we gain patterns of worry and anxiety. Through meditation, we can develop patterns of peace, harmony and an inner connection. Practiced regularly, we can override the unwanted patterns and feel in control of our lives.

Develop Some Triggers.

Triggers provoke memories and transport us instantly and inwardly to a particular time and place. We have triggers for many things in life. It can be a smell that brings back a memory, a song that reminds us of times past or a person that triggers memories of another. Meditation practice can trigger a peaceful mind, a harmonious body and a connection with soul. The trigger can be many things but often focused breathing or counting from 10-1 will become the trigger. A meditation trigger can be used anywhere, anytime.

How to Handle Wandering Thoughts.

When we try to empty our minds and stop the thoughts that are busy in our heads, more thoughts flood in to take their place. It is often much easier to redirect our thoughts than it is to empty our minds. For this reason, A. Using a guided meditation gives something to focus on that is moving and changing, and B. Gently witness thoughts pass by as if an observer, then bring the focus back to the guided meditation.

Tried it Once.

Don’t give up. It just means old patterns are more dominant. We develop patterns for everything, including how to think. So when our mind has been busy over and over again, we develop patterns of busyness. To override these patterns, we need to develop a new one. Every new pattern takes practice. It needs to make an impression. So the three factors for success with meditation are: A. Being gentle with yourself. B. Bringing thoughts back to the task as often as needed. C. Regular practice and persistence.

It’s called ‘Meditation Practice’.

Not meditation mastery or a fleeting meditation or a time of meditation. Meditation is a practiced skill. Just like any skill, there will be days when it’s easier than others to meditate. This doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with us or that we’re failing. Life changes and so do the patterns we create. Nothing ever stays the same and neither will your meditation practices.

Begin With Just Two Minutes

We all have our favorite guided meditations. I have some that work for different occasions. Those that build a bridge to empowerment and those that just tweak how I’m feeling, so that I can feel aligned once more. Then there are those that give me that boost of energy needed after a long flight. Download them and add them to your phone so they are available anytime. (Our Free audio meditations here.)

There are many ways to meditate, but to begin a new pattern, just doing a little, but often is surprisingly beneficial. Using a deep yoga breath, focus for two minutes. Doing this six times a day is much more effective than trying to sit for 30 minutes and getting frustrated with a wandering mind. For two minutes, you can even retreat to the bathroom at work or take a break outside and focus on your breathing. Once this becomes easy, the pattern has begun, so the time can be extended.

Mindfulness

The word mindfulness seems to have bridged a gap. Where people saw meditation practices as something that breached religion or was difficult to master, mindfulness has made it sound simple. Because it is. Mindfulness is all about focusing inward, being in the present moment and allowing yourself to relax.

Any new patterns of relaxation will be of benefit in every area of life, whether health, wealth or relationships, so persist, breathe and keep moving forward. You’ll enjoy the clarity you receive and the relaxed way your mind processes what were once complex problems.

Golden Light Meditation

To kickstart your meditation, add the Golden Light meditation to your daily routine. It’s easy and very effective at dissolving resistance.

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About Gayle Maree

Gayle overcame decades of limiting beliefs about success and money to live a life she had only dreamt about. She spends her time between USA and Australia (home to their 7 grown children and Natural Health Clinic) and conducts workshops all over the world with husband of 30 years, Allan; helping purpose-driven women like you, shed their old patterns and beliefs to manifest the happiness they truly deserve.

People are attracted to Gayle for the high energy, intuitive insights and deep wisdom; and for the powerful transformation they gain through 6D Mood Mastery.

Are you ready to transform your life?

Her key course is 6D Mood Mastery©, and 6 Foundations for a Successful Online Business©.

Gayle is a Spiritual Counselor, Mother, Entrepreneur and Eternal Optimist. She is co-author of 6 Dimensions of Healing©, author of 6 Foundations of a Successful Online Business©  and Habits of Happiness.

Her mission is to empower people to recognize their own inner guidance so they can take the path of happiness to manifest their dreams.

Methods of Relaxation

Methods of Relaxation

6 Easy Methods of Relaxation

Meditation is a term used for relaxing the body and releasing the mind from active thought. Fifteen minutes of meditation or mental relaxation a day can change your life. This is enough time to interrupt any patterns of behavior that are disrupting your lifestyle. At the end of fifteen minutes, you can choose a new direction for thoughts. The pause for meditation allows you to change your thinking to a new mood, a new program, and a new groove on the record, as it’s a new choice.

Methods of relaxation can be as simple as sitting and focusing on your breath, taking a walk in nature, listening to relaxation music, dancing as if there is no tomorrow, or petting your dog. There are many methods of meditation that offer you peace and tranquility, and that is their purpose.

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
                                 Joseph Campbell

Difficulty Relaxing

If you have difficulty sitting and relaxing for fifteen minutes, then remember that this is a new pattern you are developing, so let go of expectations and make a commitment to yourself to persist gently for twenty-one days. This consistency will help you develop a new pattern, which will become easier and easier to adhere to. As this method becomes your default pattern, stress levels will fall dramatically.

Here are six relaxation exercises, and practicing one of these daily can change your life.

When you find fifteen minutes out of your twenty-four hours is not available, or the mind is too active, then the first method offered takes just two minutes and when you have practiced the Two-Minute Method, it can be done anywhere, even in a traffic jam or waiting in line at the bank. Read through the whole set of processes before starting so you will be aware of the choices you could make.

1. Two-Minute Method of Relaxation

Sit comfortably in a quiet place as you breathe in and out. Look out the window at nature or focus on a picture on your desk; sing in the car, or just close your eyes on the train (not when driving) and focus on your breathing. If you can’t find a quiet place, use some earbuds, and listen to gentle background music for just two minutes. Do this three times per day. Simply focus on your gentle breathing, and allow your thoughts to float past.

Use this simple Two-Minute Method a few times throughout the day. You may start off three times a day and increase to ten times a day. This is something you will enjoy, and no doubt the two minutes will become longer until, eventually you can string all your two-minute breaks together. It is a handy method to practice as you are commuting, taking a lunch-break, or waiting in line at a bank, all the while performing these gentle breathing exercises. It may be helpful at first (but it is not necessary) to close your eyes, so no one will ever know what you are doing, but it will change how you feel and allow your body to move into its natural healing place. This balances your body from the inside out.

It can take a while to find the peaceful space you are looking for, but practicing relaxation exercises regularly will create a new habit pattern, as this is a lifestyle and not a fad.

2.  Focused Breathing (Twenty minutes)

Focus on your breath, gently breathing in and out. Notice how your breath winds through your entire body. As you breathe out, expel all the air in your lungs, then gently breathe in the beautiful life-giving energy again throughout your body. This is a gentle and easy exercise that brings focus to your body, and lets go of all the clutter of your mind. In Hindu philosophy, the breath is known as kundalini or energy and it ignites the chakras as you breathe and focus.

You breathe because you are alive, so enjoy this amazing process that happens without you even thinking about it. You don’t need to work out how to pump the air through your body; it happens automatically. Your heart beats by itself without your help, and your breath oxygenates your blood cells automatically. Not once do you have to think about how this process works; it is an amazing system, a marvel of creation.

Sit comfortably upright, close your eyes, and bring your awareness inward. Follow your breath in and out. As you breathe out, breathe out all the tension in your body. Breathe in relaxation. Occasionally, gently say to yourself, ” With every breath I take I feel more relaxed, and more peaceful.” Then focus on your breathing once more.

Repeat this process for fifteen minutes. If unwanted thoughts appear, just watch them float by and focus on your breathing again.

3. Body-Breathing

A slightly different method of following your breath is the body-breathing method of relaxation. It helps to release tension from the body, and occupies your mind as it requires you to talk to yourself when relaxing one area, and then another. This gets easier with practice, but the words aren’t as important as the relaxation so you are welcome to ad-lib.

Lie down in some place where you won’t be disturbed for fifteen minutes. Just lie comfortably on the bed or a floor, or whatever other surface you choose. You can record the following instructions in a slow, gentle voice and play them back, or you can make up your own.

◦            Close your eyes and gently focus on your breathing in and out. In your mind’s eye watch the easy breaths moving in and out of your body.

◦            With each breath, your body feels more relaxed, and more and more peaceful.

◦            Each time you breathe out, allow the tension to leave your body and relax.

◦            Focus attention down at your feet.

◦            As you breathe in, tense your feet, and hold the tension for a few seconds, then relax and breathe out. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Next, your calves. Tense them for a few seconds as you breathe and relax.

◦            Breathe out the tension in the calves.

◦            Tense your buttocks for a few seconds breathing in and out, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your stomach for a few seconds breathing in and out, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your back for a few seconds breathing in and out, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your chest for a few seconds breathing in and out, and relax.  Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your shoulders for a few seconds breathing in and out, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your arms for a few seconds breathing out the tension from your body, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your hands and fingers for a few seconds, still breathing and letting go of any tension, and relax. Breathe in and out.

◦            Tense your neck and hold for a few seconds, then breathe out all the tension, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your head and hold for a few seconds breathing out any tension, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your face and jaw for a few seconds, then breathe out the tension, and relax. Breathe in and out. In and out.

◦            Tense your whole body, every part and hold for a few seconds. Breathe out any tension, so that your whole body is more relaxed than it has ever been before.

◦            Gently breathe in and out. Notice the tingling in your body, as the tension is released, and a balance is achieved.

◦            Breathe in and out. In and out.

This is a great method to use in bed at night, if you can’t sleep. It helps both your body and your mind to relax.

4. Healing Light Visualization

°            Use the Body-Breathing method. When you are relaxed and gently breathing at the end of the Body-Breathing exercise, imagine a light, a healing light of a color you choose coming in through the top of your head.

°            Imagine the light coming in through the top of your head, and spreading its way through your body. Everywhere it touches it heals and rejuvenates.

°            Imagine this beautiful healing light spreading through your head, and around your face and jaw. It’s now dancing around your head, and flowing around inside your neck, rejuvenating every cell it touches, as it winds its way gently through your shoulders and down your arms to your fingertips.

°            The beautiful healing light flows across your chest, and into your heart.

°            It expands your heart, and dances down your spine, flicking color in every direction so that all the cells encounter this beautiful healing light, as it dances its way through your body.

°            It expands down to your stomach and your thighs, through your knees and down around your ankles and feet, moving into every toe. It dances in and through every part of your body, healing and rejuvenating and energizing.

°            Your whole body feels alive, it feels alive and fresh and new.

°            This beautiful, vibrant, healing light expands to fill your whole body and bursts outward from your body so that it is flowing in, through and around your body with effervescent rays of light.

°            It feels wonderful and rejuvenating as you breathe healing light; it is one with you, and feels gentle and loving. You feel as though you could stay in this light forever, as this is the best you’ve ever felt.

5. Expanding Light Visualization

You can use the healing light method, or just breathe and imagine yourself filled with light, any color healing light you are attracted to.

°            Breathe the light, so that it fills your body, and expands so much that it is bursting out of your body, and flowing all around you. Breathe the light so that you can feel the effervescence of this beautiful healing color.

°            As the light dances around you, it becomes one with the room, and expands its way through the room to incorporate the trees in your yard. You watch it flow from tree to tree, and it moves farther afield flowing into the trees of the whole town and city as it expands through the ground and the trees and everyone who walks on the ground or touches the trees, absorbs this beautiful light.

°            Everyone who absorbs the light walks around with this healing effervescence, that flows into all that they meet.

°            It spreads through the ground, incorporates the water and the lakes, flowing across the sea and whilst it spreads its way across your city, state and continent, this beautiful healing light also travels through the sea to other continents and cities, and spreads through the trees and the ground there also. This glowing effervescence affects each and every thing it touches, until the whole world is a pulsating, vibrating glowing light.

°            Everyone who meets this light is filled with the effervescent glow of love.

°            The light keeps expanding out into the sky and the universe, as it reaches its arms out to embrace the moon, the stars and the planets. The whole universe pulsates with this beautiful glowing effervescent light.

°            Breathe in the energy of this beautiful light, as you are experience being at the center of the Universe, — the center of this beautiful loving, all-encompassing light.

6. Flower Focus (fifteen minutes)

This was the first meditation we were ever taught. It was at a Sri Chinmoy meditation weekend in Melbourne Australia many years ago. I have used it successfully over the years in Healing Conferences and workshops for people who haven’t been able to relax their mind. It offers something tangible to focus upon, rather than relying on your imagination.

°            Sit comfortably with a flower propped up in front of you, a red rose, or another flower.

°            Focus on your breathing and relax; notice how your breath flows gently in and out.

°            Look at the flower. Notice all the colors and the shades. See how it starts with one color and blends into another. Spend some time looking at the colors blended together, see how they change from the base to the tip and take note of the colors of the petals inside.

°            Gently look at the folds of the flower, and note how they move into the other petals. Notice the shape of the petals, and how uniquely different they are, and how each is perfect in its own way.

°            As you breathe, start to appreciate how the flower is formed, the texture of the flower, the fragrance.

°            Notice how the flower connects to the stem, and how robust the stem is that supports the leaves and the thorns etc.

°            Focus on your own breathing now, and notice how your breath encompasses the flower. You have become one with the gentle peacefulness of the flower.

°            There are so many more aspects to focus upon, so form your own observations as you go. You want to absorb yourself in this exercise for ten to fifteen minutes, or longer if you prefer. You are slowly moving from one aspect of the flower to the next.  It really depends on the type of flower you have as to what questions you ask. When you are first using this process, it can be helpful to record the questions, giving yourself time to form an appreciation of what you’re observing.

Once you have started practicing these, you might like to take on the “30 Day Refocus Challenge” and begin to create your very best reality.

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