Monday Mantra:: I Pay Attention to All My Senses

Monday Mantra Attention to my senses

Sight, Taste, Touch, Sound, Smell. We use them daily. But how often do you actually pay attention to all of them?

I recently took on some focus on these senses and was amazed at some of the things in daily life I tuned out. I think sound was the most profound one of all of the senses for me. I realised that I was probably only paying attention to maybe 60% of the sounds I could hear in any one day.

The thing here is that we do actually need to tune these out in order to focus on specific tasks. But sometimes, these senses can be our best ally. If we’re able to take moments throughout our day and tune in to all of these things, we’re better equipped to really understand what’s going on around us, to really be appreciative of what we have and to really savour moments in all dimensions of our our senses.

Today, every time you stop to have a coffee or a cup of tea, pause.

Listen to the kettle boiling or the steam wand whooshing.
Listen to the clink of the tea spoon as you stir in sugar or milk.
Look at it. The colour, the smoothness of the texture, or the bubbly texture of a cappuccino.
Smell the tea or coffee. Breathe it in.
When you take a sip, taste it. Really taste it.
Then, expand that further between sips.
What taste lingers?
What else can you hear around you?
What else can you see?
What else can you smell?
Return to your cuppa and begin again.

This exercise allows you to focus on a specific sense around a specific topic and then it allows you to open that up and take everything in then brings the focus back to one topic again.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Choose Positive Language

As a teacher, it’s always interesting to hear new students come into the class room talking because their language is not as positive as those who have been studying Kinesiology for some time.

One of the key things we begin to teach our students is the power of language and how what we say has an effect on ourselves and those we converse with.

The mind is so powerful that it will often remember the last words or so you say in any sentence. And being so powerful, it takes on the words as fact. It does not discern what is tone or sarcasm. It doesn’t know what a joke is or what is fact or fiction. All it knows is words.

Think about what most people say when you ask them “how are you today?”. I often get the response “not bad”. When I hear “not bad”, that makes me feel a little icky and I’m not even the person saying it. Your body remembers ‘bad’ and takes that energy on. My trick for these people (and more for myself to raise my own energy) is to repeat back to them “So, you’re less than good?”. Not only do i raise my own vibration by saying the word ‘good’ but I also help others to raise theirs by allowing them to hear the word ‘good’. I once worked with a gentleman who when asked how he was today, he would always say “‘t’riffic” as in terrific and he couldn’t help but feel positive when he said it. That’s not to say that we should lie about it and pretend that we’re fine but we should attempt changing the words around so they feel and sound more positive.

Consider your sayings, the things you say often as a figure of speech that may be keeping you from your higher vibration or higher energy levels. (I heard a few “It does my head in” and “It’s quite difficult” over the weekend which are less than fabulous expressions – think about what you say and consider how the body might take these on as fact).

Language is incredibly powerful and without us knowing, we pick up other people’s sayings which is why it’s so important to be clear about the language you are using. For your benefit and the benefit of others.

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Try some of these sentences for some common things this week:

Feeling unwell
Instead of I feel sick
Try I feel less than good today or I feel less than 100% healthy

A Response to “Thank you”
Instead of no worries or not a problem
Try It’s a pleasure or you’re welcome

Tired?
Instead of I’m so tired
try I’m not very energised at the moment or I could do with a good night’s sleep

Start tuning in to what you say and consider how the body might take it on as fact.

This week, choose positive language.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Am Committed To Me.

Monday Mantra I am committed to me

I came to an awareness (or few) over the last week that has transformed my focus. Now that there is a wedding in the near future for me, I have been pondering weight loss, health and fitness more intently on a personal level. One of the key awarenesses I have gained is that when I have been at my goal health and fitness in the past, I was a strong, independent, healthy, happy, expressive woman. I was very much in my element and things went very well in all aspects of my life.

Then, when I realise that i’m so visible in that picture of health and vitality, I retreat and the weight goes back on, I start hiding from the world again. I think this has been because on some level I was doing it all for those around me (not because they asked me to but because on some level it was about seeking external approval). This time round, I will have Kinesiology on my side (first session today on this very topic) and will be able to work through what ever is triggered in me when I get to that visible stage. And committing to yourself is not selfish, in fact, if you commit to yourself, you’re in so much of a better position, both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to be there for others, so you’re really doing them a favour by putting yourself first.

This time round, I am committed to MYSELF. To my health, to my fitness, to eating well and to MY time. I am committed to saying no when it needs to be said, to put myself first. I am committed to working through all levels of my being to get to my authentic self because I know that these levels are intricately entwined. I am committed to becoming the strong, fit and healthy woman I know I can be.

I am committed to me.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Protect and Call My Energy Back

Monday Mantra I Protect and Call My Energy Back

I am reminded of this one often. I get home from a day of seeing clients or a full day of teaching and I suddenly feel like I have nothing left. It wasn’t until yesterday when a colleague of mine mentioned that they too sometimes feel like they have nothing left to give when they get home. That’s when I finally understood what was going on. There are two things going on.

  1. I’m not protecting my energy as I normally would and
  2. When I realise I realise I’ve given my energy away, I’m not calling it back.

Protecting Your Energy

First and foremost, it’s about knowing when to say no. Knowing when your body needs a rest can actually negate this a lot of the time.

I’ve also been using a little energy protection which is simple and effective. All I do is place my palm over my belly button. If you think about the belly button, it was source of nourishment and energy when you were in the womb. It is believed to be a source of Chi or life force energy so by placing your palm over the belly button, you’re protecting your energy. It’s the area in which your solar plexus is close to which is all about personal power and survival so when you’re placing your palm over your belly button, you’re almost activating your sense of personal power, or activating a shield of protection. I like this one because it’s easy to do without needing to visualise anything and no need to ensure you’ve got some “you time” to do it in.

This is of course, just one of many energetic protection processes you can do. I’ll be posting more processes over the coming months, so watch this pace.

Calling Your Energy Back

I wrote an article on this very topic a while back – you can read it here: Calling Your Energy Back.

Your energy is yours to do with as you wish however, if you give it all away, then you have nothing left to give to yourself or anyone else. So be wise about how you give your energy and be wise about calling it back when you’ve over invested.

Protect your energy and know when to call it back.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Am

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This one has appeared here before. And for good reason – it’s a good mantra! – I Am.

This time though, we’re going to use this mantra to remove all notions of labels. Removing of all notions of what others think of you, all ideas of what you may or may not think of yourself.

You simply are and that is more than enough.

Lather, rinse, repeat: I Am.

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

Monday Mantra:: A change is as good as a holiday

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This saying holds true:

“A change is as good as a holiday.”

Much like a spring clean, a change can indeed create radical shifts in your world on an energetic level as well as an emotional level. When we change one thing, it changes how we feel and even how we interact.

Consider a change in hair style for example. It make you feel more confident and therefore, the way in which you interact with the world can change.

What about changing your living room around. Shifting the stagnant energy of furniture that has been sitting in the same place for years, can have a big impact on how you feel in the space as well as how you move within the space.

Much like after a holiday, you feel refreshed, having had that stagnant energy moved and new, relaxed energy infused.

Have a think about what subtle changes you can make today that might have the ability to change how you feel for the better. Perhaps your desk at work could do with some re-arranging, perhaps a new quilt cover set or maybe a new hair style or colour is in order?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

Monday Mantra:: It’s safe for me to say no

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I’ll be honest here – I tend to be someone who says yes to a lot of invitations and requests. I consider everyone else’s opinion of me and everyone else’s feelings before my own. Then I resent them for making me do something I didn’t really want to do. The key here is of course that I chose to do it but that fact gets hidden under everyone else’s priorities because I hide it there.

Did you know that a lot of people actually appreciate you saying “no” from the get go rather than cancelling at the last minute?

Be clear about what you want. Make a list of all the things you want to achieve, all your short-term gaols, your long term goals and even your day to day stuff you just want to do.  Then, look at each invitation or request and if it doesn’t match up with what you want or if what you want can’t be rescheduled to fit in some spontaneous invitation, then it’s okay to say no. And be honest with your answer too. It’s okay to say “look, to be honest, I really had my heart set on doing ABC today so I’ll have to say thank you for thinking of me, but no thank you”.

This habit of saying yes for everyone else’s sake is not an easy one to change but it can be done. I am still working on this one myself.

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

Monday Mantra:: A perceived small change can make a big impact

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Known as a divine paradox. What looks big is small, what looks small is big. Just because something appears to be a mountain, it is very likely a molehill. What appears to be a small gesture can very well mean the world to someone. Never underestimate the power of small things.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, then you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.”

Adding what seems to be a small “one 20 minute walk per week” into your routine may well be paving the way for a big shift in your weight.
A small change in the way you talk about money can pave the way for a big energetic shift in your finances.
A small smile to a stranger has the ability to change their perception on their whole day.

The same goes when you’re on the receiving end. A small gift has the potential to change your life for the better, even if you can’t see it in that moment. A perceived small pay rise has the ability over time to change your perceptions on how you’re valued and have a flow on effect to those around you and possibly to a bigger pay rise next year.

The other week, I bought myself a bunch of flowers for completing a big transformative study week and everyday for  a week afterwards, I felt great walking into my kitchen to see a beautiful bunch of flowers on the kitchen table. It shifted my whole week into beginning each day with a positive thought.

What small thing can you do for yourself or for someone else today that has the potential to make a big difference in yours or someone else’s life?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Monday Mantra:: I Pay Attention to All Aspects of my Being

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Firstly, let me apologise for the lateness of this Monday Mantra (on a Tuesday).

The delay was not intended but as I typically share my own journey through these mantra’s I wanted to be sure it was something I resonated with before I shared it (as I always do).

Yesterday was a busy and very long day. Largely to my own over thinking tendency. I had been mulling over the scales. I had worked really hard last week at the gym, I had been pretty good with my food and serving sizes and I had been in a pretty good headspace too. I just couldn’t understand why (again) my efforts were fruitless.

Thankfully, I had a Kinesiology session booked in and it was clear that this was to be my theme and goal for that balance.

“I now focus on my health and fitness on all levels”.

Now, in Kinesiology, we look at all aspects of the person – the physical/structural, the Nutritional/Chemical and the Mental/Emotional/Spiritual aspects.

I was missing the spiritual aspect too earth bound for this one (a rarity for someone who loves having her head in the clouds with the angels and all things spiritually energetic).

Turns out, on a spiritual level what I am holding on to is Knowledge. That is, I keep filling up and filling up on information, on books, on audio programs, on study and letting it all stick, not sharing it as liberally as I should in order to attain and maintain the metaphysical balance in my body. There were a few fears to acknowledge and break through around how this information would be shared including public speaking and being my true spiritual self and some Clematis flower essences for getting my vibration back into my spiritual self. All this physical, earthly work I was doing was being negated by the fact that I had neglected my spiritual side.

SO, next time you feel like you’re not getting results (in whatever it may be) begin looking at all aspects of the situation, of the body, of the being and see if there is actually an area you might be skimming on. It just might hold the key to your success.

PS – I’ll let you know how I go with the scales next week once i’ve gotten some of this spiritual Knowledge out.

Monday Mantra:: I Listen to my Body

Monday-Matnra-Listen-Body-KinesiologyYour body is always talking to you.

I’m tired, I’m Hungry, I’m uncomfortable (all of course are on both the physical and metaphysical levels).

Here’s how I listened to my body yesterday: I did nothing except the grocery shopping.

I laid on the couch all day. I had a very long week, I was exhausted and “off colour” all week. Out for dinner two nights, late clients all week, an interview and numerous clients. Now, i had the choice for the two nights out to dinner. I could have said no but I chose to ignore my body. Then after a very late night Saturday night with a friend’s black tie wedding (which was a whole lot of fun but oh so long to get ready for as a woman going to a black tie event), my body was saying “STOP”. So instead of my usual Groceries, cooking meals for the week, including lunches, I laid on the couch and after a good 10 hours sleep last night, I feel pretty good today.

Now, if I had of listened to my body and said no to a few things during the week, chances are that I would not be behind for the week already with cooking but I would have enjoyed my Sunday a bit more too.

What is your body trying to tell you? Are you listening? or are you ignoring its signs and signals?

If it’s tiredness, take a break.
If it’s an unusual symptom and you’re worried, go to the doctor.
If it’s a sick feeling after certain foods, try to remove those foods.
If it’s a an uncomfortable feeling in a certain place, listen to that and investigate what exactly might be causing it.

Your body is always talking to you!

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