The more time I spend meditating and doing yoga, the more I realize that healing naturally takes so many different forms.
- Taking care of what food/drinks you consume,
- Taking care of what chemicals you put into your body,
- Taking care of what drugs you use (alcohol, caffeine, sugar, prescriptions all count)
- Taking care of the media you consume
- Taking care of the negative people and energies you hang out with
- Taking care of the way you spend your time
- Taking care of how much you complain
There are a hundred choices we make everyday which bring us closer to balance. Or not. We always know which way we are tipping the scale.
I have noticed in myself that I have always had a low-level disparate anxiety.
Meaning, it’s always there in some way, and there is no true source for it. It’s just there in the background like a hum. A buzz that doesn’t seem to go away. I used to accept it as part of me, and assuaged it temporarily through yoga.
But, as you know, I have been meditating every morning for 30 minutes for 65 days now – without a break. Every morning, I have a set ritual. I get up around 6am, maybe go for a quick pee and a drink of water, and then I get back under the warm covers, and sit for 30 minutes.
This consistent meditation practice has changed my life.
I always meditated previously in a haphazard manner – doing it somedays in the morning, some days at night, some days not at all.
Making sure that I take the 30 minutes to do this ritual no matter what else is going on in my life has changed it drastically.
I have let go mostly of this low-level anxiety that ebbed and flowed through my body everyday.
Miraculous, I know!
But, I have more to share.
I have also been working on opening up my heart chakra – I am normally a quite open, trusting and easy-going individual.
My heart chakra is wide-open to let the world in. But as soon as I feel troubled, or feel like I am under any kind of threat (imagined or otherwise), I close up like a bank vault. I am hard, unyielding, uncompromising, and completely closed-off. I hate being in that mode – it’s the way I have learned to protect myself, but I dislike being in that state.
There are other ways I could have learned to protect myself, and I’m trying those techniques out now (a topic for another blog post).
But because of all of this opening up, and de-thawing, I’m feeling so much release in my heart chakra. It is constantly piping up at me, while I’m going about my day.
So here comes the juicy part.
I have started placing my left hand on my heart while I meditate.
Such a simple thing, I know. But, wowza. As I build up my awareness in my practice, I have realized that my hand starts to get really really warm as time goes on.
As I become more and more focused, and as I got deeper into the meditation, I can literally feel my hand become warmer and warmer. Until they are burning hot. It seeps through my clothing to my skin and my heart and I feel as if I am touching my heart through my skin.
It is absolutely the most amazing feeling ever! If you have never done a meditation practice this way, I totally recommend it!
It is what Reiki healers are all about.
But I have never ever taken a course on Reiki healing or any sort of hand healing. As natural as it comes, I was able to heal myself using my hands – I feel the energy seeping from my beautiful hands to my heart. It is such an awe-inspiring feeling.
If I can create such a powerful healing energy by being present in myself, can you imagine what we humans could do if we bandied together??? I can’t even begin to fathom the power in numbers. So come and meditate with Toronto and let’s push terrorism out.