As time passes I find myself more peaceful, calm and happy. More spiritual. But this doesn’t mean I don’t swear, get angry or upset.  I get anxious some days when I’m thinking about where to park my car, thinking about timings of meetings and thinking about whether I locked the front door. But these things are small things, and if I am getting overly anxious about the small things (like asking myself “what will I have for dinner” about 10 times) then I know that it’s not me, because I am not an anxious person. It’s an energetic, spiritual issue rather than a personality or behavioural issue. It’s about not being present.

So when I say I find myself more peaceful calm and happy, it’s because I am spending more time focussing on BEING peaceful, calm and happy. When I get anxious, I stop, breathe, and spend some time in silence, imagining that I am bringing myself back to myself. Un-hooking myself from things outside of me that I have fed with too much energy. Pulling myself back to myself. Then I feel calmer, bigger in my energy, more present. When I are more present, I can be available for life, and the little things do not throw me at all. They are what they are and I can handle it.

So this is a simple note this week, but an important one. Especially as people are investing so much energy in dinners, social occasions, shopping, wine and presents. All these things are not important when it comes to your Spirit. Being present is the biggest gift you can give to yourself, and also to the people around you.

Try this exercise:

  • Stop, breathe, connect to your body, connect to the ground (this step takes a while, please don’t think you’ve done it until you feel like you’ve done it)
  • Say out loud “I bring myself back to myself”
  • Imagine your energy, however that may look to you, raining back down on you. Spilling onto you, into you, all around you.
  • Feel yourself get softer, calmer, more grounded.
  • Say out loud: “I am here, now, in this moment. I give myself permission to be happy.”

How do you feel now? This is the vibration of peace, of calm, that you can connect with now and every day. Let it take you through the holidays, the craziness, the dark nights and the short days (or the summer days if you’re in the Southern hemisphere) and float on a bubble of peace. All because you are putting your energy into peace, and not loosing yourself in fear and other people’s craziness.

If it’s not enough for you, try my newest SoundCloud meditation, it’s about 10 minutes long but well worth it, and it’s great knowing you have this at hand anytime you feel overwhelmed.

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