Meditation and the art of letting go

Pretty much all of our struggles, from frustrations to anxiety, from anger to sadness, from grief to worry, all stem from the same thing … from being too tightly attached to something. For instance, when we’re worried, we are tightly attached to how we want things to be, rather than relaxing into accepting whatever might happen when we just do our best. When we’re frustrated with someone, it’s because we’re attached to how we want them to be, rather than accepting them as they are-flaws and all. . So, the answer to most of our struggling and suffering is to let go, to stop clinging so tightly to everything and everyone. However, that is easier said than done and takes practice-as much practice and energy as we do remaining attached to people, places, things and beliefs that do not serve us and in some cases even hurt us. Letting go of those things is a slow and deliberate process and involves you allowing yourself some quiet time, in meditation, even for a short time, daily! Meditation and focusing on your breath will bring you back to the present moment, allow you to see what is true for you and what is illusion. Meditation will allow you to little by little, let go and stop suffering. Today, invest your time in you through self care and through creating a new habit of meditation.You always know what's best for you, meditation will allow you to grow and change in ways you never thought possible.

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Just for today, I create a stress free world for myself. I close my eyes, think positive thought and breathe goodness in and out. I allow myself to be quiet and still and I am amazed at what I find-Life is just waiting to share its secrets with me. I am now totally centered in the love and joy of being alive. I flow with Life. Peace of mind is mine. And so it is.

Go with flow

This is a reminder that no matter what you are going through now, up or down, high or low, it will change and those changes will be easier if you just go with the flow. No matter how much structure you create in your life, no matter how disciplined, organized or focused you are, there will always be things that you cannot control — and if you let them, those things can be a huge source of anger, frustration and stress. The simple solution is to learn to go with the flow. Today, set your intentions to roll with the punches; to accept change without getting angry or frustrated, if it doesn't look exactly what you thought it should be; to accept what life gives you, rather than trying to mold life to be exactly as you want it to be. Today recognize that Life is not something static, but a flow of change, never staying the same, always getting messier and more chaotic, and in truth, always becoming more beautiful. "Change is always hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end." Today, go with the flow and enjoy the journey.

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Just for today, I relax and go with the flow. I let go of all expectations. I flow freely and lovingly with Life. I know that only good awaits me at every turn. I flow easily with new experiences, new challenges and new people that enter my life. I feel safe in the rhythm and flow of my ever changing life and all is truly well in my world. And so it is.



Worrying is such a waste of time!

The biggest waste of time in all of our lives is worrying. Time spent worrying, is time spent not living. Worrying by its very nature takes us out of the present moment and into the past, ruminating over what has already happened or into the future, projecting what might possibly come to pass. Worry keeps us trapped in our heads and keeps us from truly enjoying life, as it’s unfolding. Although some amount of planning and looking ahead is always necessary, the act of worrying is always optional. Today, recognize that worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.

Just for today, I recognize that worrying is a waste of time. I now release all negative thoughts about the past and all worries of the future. I know that the thoughts that I choose to think and believe now are creating my future. Those thoughts create my experiences tomorrow, next week and next year. Everything is working out for my highest good. And, all is truly well in my world right now.

You always have a choice!

Today is the day you can begin to choose to love yourself totally without expectations. Today you can begin to recognize that love is something you can choose, the same way you choose anger, or hate, or sadness. You can choose to forgive someone who has hurt you and begin to finally heal. You can choose to be grateful for what you have. You can choose love. It is always a choice within you-no matter what stories your ego created about how you have been so wronged in an unforgivable way. Today, begin to know that you always have a choice. Today choose love-it is the most powerful healing force there is and it will create miracles in your life.

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Just for today, I know in any given situation that I have choice between love and fear. I choose love. It does not matter what other people say or do. What does matter is how I choose to react and what I choose to believe about myself. I choose to forgive. I choose to love and accept myself exactly as I am. And so it is.

Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year and the start of summer. It is a day that is filled with light and signifies change-changes in seasons and changes for you. And, all that light can help you and I to learn how to nurture and care about ourselves in new ways and in some cases, perhaps for the first time. It can teach you how to make your emotional needs your top priority. Today no matter what you have on your to do list, make certain that your needs and well-being are on the top of that list! Make you your priority!

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Just for today, I recognize that nurturing myself is a joyful experience and I am worth the time that I spend on my healing. I deserve the best and I accept it now. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. I am in the process of making positive changes in every area of my life. I am safe. It is only change and out of this situation and every situation only good will come. And so it is.

Be grateful

Sometimes it is easy to forget how, in truth, we all have so much to be grateful for. However, if we allow ourselves to re-focus our attention on all the things that we have to be grateful for, everything changes. In fact, gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Today surrender your struggles, your disappointments, your resentments and fear and choose to be grateful for the changes that are happening in your life right now, even if you cannot see or appreciate the goodness that is in store for you. Today choose to be grateful for it all.

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Just for today, I intentionally look at all the positive things in my life and I am grateful for them all. I am grateful for every experience I have ever had for it has shaped me into the person I am today and that is exactly who I am supposed to be right now at this very moment. I am willing to release the need to be unworthy and for struggling and suffering. I am worthy of the very best in Life and I accept it now. I am grateful to be alive another wonderful day and everything is working out for my highest good. And so it is.

Reclaim your power!

Many of us think that life happens to us and that we have no control over it. We believe Life is hard and unfair. and that it isn't our fault that we are not happy or don't have the Life we desire. Ultimately, making our own happiness the fault of those around us. However, when we continue to make excuses and blame others, we are actually giving our power away. Today offers you an opportunity to reclaim your power- to take back your power, stand on your own two feet and start loving your life. Today, stop looking to others to define who you are, or who you are not and to stop wasting your waking moments worried about what others think of you. The only way you can truly be happy is to realize that your thoughts, emotions, actions, and decisions are your own responsibility and no one else’s. Today make the choice to re-claim your power to create the life you desire. Be your own leader of your own Life!

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Just for today, I release the need to blame anyone, including myself. We are all doing the best we can we the knowledge, understanding and awareness we have. I am a powerful person because I create my own life and my own reality through my thoughts and beliefs. I claim my own power and lovingly create my own reality. I am courageous. I am whole. I stand in my power. And so it is.

Make your dreams your reality

What have you been dreaming of? Most of us have forgotten how to dream outside of our sleeping world. Maybe it’s because all of our dreams have been shot down in favor of the practicalities of making a living and putting food on the table. Maybe we’re afraid to step out and take a chance, to think of a world filled with unlimited possibilities. Today, if you have been dreaming of a new way of being, then now is the time to make it happen! This month has been all about getting a clear about what is no longer working for you and what has become your truth. Today it is time to take a step towards making your dreams come true. Remember, anything you desire to change on the outside must first be changed internally. The physical transformation happens later. Seeing the vision inside is the most important part and has to happen first. Today, make your vision real by putting it plainly in front of you, whether through a written action plan or a vision board. Then, keep it in front of you every single day so you do not forget or lose sight of your dream. Today, take one small step to make your dream life become your reality.

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Just for today, the Universe supports me in fulfilling my dreams. I have the courage to live my dreams. I will not allow noise, chatter or setbacks to distract me. I will allow patience, commitment, purpose and grace to guide me. I deserve the best in life and I accept it now. Everything I need comes to me at the perfect time in the perfect way. All is truly well in my world. And so it is.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

It is a Full Moon in Sagittarius and full moons are always a time of culmination and release. This Full Moon can show you the things that have been keeping you stuck and how to move forward in new ways. Today, take some time to reflect on what beliefs have kept you from making some much needed changes in your life. And. since Sagittarius governs your ideals, you might just find yourself releasing the beliefs you once held so dear, so you can find more freedom in your life. There are so many new adventures that await you, today be willing to let go; be willing to change.

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Just for today, I am willing to change. I am willing to release my old patterns and negative beliefs. They are only thoughts that stand in my way. My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling. I know that I am safe. It is only change and Life supports me in every possible way. And so it is.

Let go

Tomorrow is a full moon in Sagittarius and you may have already been feeling the sensitivity and the intensity of the Full Moon energies. This full moon will help you get clear on a new set of ideas, goals and visions based on who you are now. Today take some time to get clear on what you want to release tomorrow. You have grown and changed and now it's time to lighten your load for the next steps on your journey. Today, let go of all that no longer serves any purpose in your life-people, places, things, habits, beliefs and old ways of being so that you can let the new take their place.

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Just for today, I am willing to let go. I joyously let go of all the things that no longer serve me. I let go of all expectations, knowing and trusting that Life will always take care of me. I choose to believe that it is easy to change a thought or behavior pattern. I am making positive changes in every area of my life. And everything is working out for my highest good. And so it is.

Harmony

When you create harmony in your mind and your heart, you will find it in your life. The inner creates the outer. Always. Just for today, no person, place or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. And, when I create peace, harmony and balance in my mind, I will find it in my life. I am at harmony with all the people, places and things that surround me. I am at peace and everything in my life works now and forevermore. And so it is.

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Speak up

We all want to feel good and happy. So, when something is upsetting us, for most of us, all we want to do is to feel better as quickly as possible. We feel obligated to pretend that we are stronger, more "together" and happier than we actually are. And, it is extremely rare for most of us to ever sit down and openly talk about our real feelings. Today, offers you and I a chance to speak what is in our minds and our hearts. It is a day to stop trying to convince ourselves that we are fine when we are not and to express what is inside of us. You have a lot to say, so make sure today you speak up and speak your truth.

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Just for today, I listen to my feelings and I am gentle with myself. I know that all my feelings are my friends. I am safe when I express my feelings. I can remain serene under all circumstances. I trust the power that created me to protect and guide me at all times. Life supports me in every possible way and all is truly well in my world. And so it is.

Let go so that you can grow

Every day we can find a million and one reasons to feel discouraged, or incompetent, or vulnerable, or harried—all things that hurt when we hold onto to them and refuse to let go. Today, offers you a chance to birth new aspects of yourself by letting go of what doesn't feel healthy or serve any purpose in your life. Today, recognize that every moment is a chance to let go of what is weighing you down, so you may grow and find more peace in your life. Today be willing to let go.

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Just for today, I give myself permission to let go. I forgive everyone for all past perceived wrongs. I release them with love. I recognize that the very person that is hardest to forgive is the one I need to forgive and let go of the most. I let go of all fear and doubt and Life becomes simple and easy for me. And so it is.