Spring has a way of reigniting our soul after the cold slumber of winter. It’s hard sometimes to be still and be present in the moment when we lead such busy lives. Between work, children and family commitments it can be extremely difficult to find time for ourselves. We begin to feel stressed and anxious, we become impatient, our temper becomes short, we find it difficult to relate to other people as we become consumed with everyday tasks. We ultimately become out of balance. Once the spiral of anxiety sets in, the rush to get things done takes over and we end up feeling physically tired and mentally exhausted. It is at this time we need to give back to ourselves for the hard work and effort we have given in those past few days, weeks, months or even years!
We all have different ways of finding and getting in our ‘zen’ zone, in fact many of us use different meditative practices to get there. Whether it’s through gardening, yoga, a spin class, walking, baking or tinkering in a tool shed, we all have our own individual meditative practices. Meditation isn’t just sitting in the lotus position, chanting deep ohm sounds into the universe! It can be as simple as gardening or dancing, anything that calms our mind can be seen as a meditative practice.
The meditative practice such as meditation, is a great place to start if you experience any types of stress, panic attacks or emotional disorders such as depression. Meditation encourages positive breathing techniques that assist you in calming your mind and your body, taking those much needed steps towards general wellbeing and balance. You do not need to be experienced in the art of meditation nor do you need a great deal of time. Simple meditations can take as little as 10 minutes while experienced meditators use guided meditations with advanced visualisation techniques.
Many people often find it difficult to meditate, their mind races! They feel they should be having an epiphany moment about their life or souls purpose, ‘but wait its not happening! OR I can’t seem to visualise this or it’s not working! The key is to remember that the brain needs a job to do while we meditate. The job we give our brain is to focus on the breath, the key in the art of meditation. Once we have mastered our breathing techniques we can expand our skills into visualisation, chanting and drumming. When the mind strays we merely steer it back to our breath. Breathing in and out.
When we focus on the breath during the process of meditation, it allows our body to surrender to the synchronicity of our being. We begin to listen to our body throughout the cycle of breath.
If you find yourself in a stressful situation at home, work, running errands or even out with friends, tune in and focus on your breathing. Focus and take a slow, deep breath through your nose as you count to 3…exhale and release through the mouth. Taking 3 deep breaths will calm your physical body and your mind will begin to clear. You can continue as long as you feel necessary. When the mind strays we merely steer it back to our breath. Breathing in and out. Meditation has proven health benefits and can improve;
- Focus and mental clarity
- General health and wellbeing
- Stress and Anxiety
- Relieves tension and physical pain
- Intuition and psychic awareness
Now take 3 deep long breaths and allow yourself to find your breaths natural rhythm. Place your palms facing upwards. This is the receiving position. You are now opening your central energy field, meridians and chakras to receive universal energy. Breathe in golden light as you focus on your breath. This is your natural state of being, an ebb and flow.
When you synchronise your breath in this way, with your mind, you are meditating.
Do I Need to Take Time Out?
When was the last time I had an hour to myself?
Is my mind racing?
Do I always say ‘YES’ to people?
Do I make time to spend with people I love and care about?
When was the last time I did something just for me?
Follow the Lunar Cycle
OCT 1ST, 31ST NOV 29TH DEC 29TH
The NEW MOON marks a time for new beginnings, ideal for new relationships, new home or career.
OCT 23RD , NOV 21ST, DEC, 21ST
The FULL MOON is an ideal time to finish projects, end old habits and patterns. Ideal for spell casting and manifesting outcomes, as the moon is holds strong positive energy at this time.
Spring Lucky Numbers
Aries March 21 to April 19
5, 7, 9, 13, 24, 27
Taurus April 20 – May 20
5, 11, 19, 24, 36
Gemini May 21 – June 21
1, 16, 24, 26, 39
Cancer June 21 – July 22
3, 5, 7, 21, 24
Leo July 23 -August 22
7, 18, 26, 33, 40
Virgo August 23 – September 22
3, 13, 15, 17, 20
Libra September 23 – October 22
11, 13, 21, 23, 27
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
3, 13, 23, 25, 26
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
4, 11, 13, 18, 34
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
13, 21, 26, 30, 31
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
3, 4, 16, 23, 29
Pisces February 19- March 20
6, 8, 11, 13, 24