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ABC’s of Inner Peace

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Do you meditate? What response came to your mind?

YES,  NO, not enough, I DON’T KNOW HOW.

The feeling of not doing meditation right or thinking that you don’t know how often prevents you from creating space for yourself.  Taking time to be with yourself and listen to yourself is a sacred activity.  Let’s make it simple:

            A – Attention – Awareness – Acceptance

Bring  your attention inward.  Notice how your body feels. Notice how you are sitting.

meditatingBring your awareness to your body.  Feel your body relaxing as you bring your awareness to your shoulders, neck, arms, legs and feet.

            B- Breathe – Be

Breathe in, Breathe out. Breathe in the present moment, Breathe out everything else. Breathe in and out and rest in your beingness.

            C-  Center – Calm

Bringing your awareness and attention to your body and breathing brings you to your center.  Your center is your calm space – your inner stillness. You can gently observe your thoughts passing by like clouds.  The more you practice being centered and calm, the more you create space in your body and in your life.

**Research on different spiritual practices around the world all recommend deep breathing, and staying in the present moment to feel happy and peaceful. As you practice, your perceptions change and new insights guide your actions.

To paraphrase authors Andrew Newberg MD and Mark Robert Waldman, How God Changes Your Brain,  “spiritual practice, be it religious or secular, helps to bring a little more peace into one’s personal life, and if you take that sense of peacefulness into conversations with others, it may even help to bring a little more peace into the world.”

Guided meditations are also helpful. Check out my free white light meditation in the upper right of this page.

P.S.

1. For more information on how language affects the brain see http://omtimes.com/2013/08/mark-waldman-words-can-change-your-brain/

2. Richard Rudd, author of the Gene Keys, describes the difference between meditation, concentration and contemplation in the introduction to his book.

Brief excerpt- pages xv – xvi

  • meditation is a passive art in which all forms, thoughts and feelings are simply witnessed as they are, gradually gives rise to clarity-holistic-right brain
  • concentration is a path of effect- strive with your heart, mind and soul- to reunite your inner being with your true, higher nature-left brain- gradually gives rise to enlightened view of reality
  • contemplation is the middle path, unites left and right brain, utilizes aspects of both meditation and concentration in a spirit of deep relaxation, activated through them patience of the heart and later confirmed by the mind.
Catherine is an intuitive consultant, energy healer and spiritual coach. She has been a healing arts practitioner since 1982. Catherine has the unique ability to draw from different modalities, combining them with her intuitive gifts to offer practical and clear guidance for her clients. Catherine helps her clients clear their past, center in the present and take the next steps to create their future.

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