The air that we breathe not only has the power to keep us alive, it also has the power to heal us.
So far, this year I have made sure of one thing, and that is to step outside my comfort zone.
Why would one do this to one’s self?
To grow, of course.
As we come to the half way mark of 2017 I feel reflection is in order on what I have learnt in this year thus far.
Breath, breathing, sound, and that of air and its movement have been the main elements of my lessons.
First off in January, at a retreat in Sydney, I learnt the art of connecting your breath with your body to enhance pleasure, and to bring an overall sense of health and wellbeing to your body.
Highlight # 1
Secondly, in April I was invited to conduct a workshop on Canberra. While I was waiting for my workshop time slot I took a workshop led by the beautiful Morgan Jai Morincome from www.sacredinnerwild.com. Morgan led us in singing, sound and creative song. I highly recommend singing as a form of connection with not only the people you are singing with but with yourself.
I began this workshop with a very sore back, so sore in fact I wasn’t sure how I was going to conduct my own workshop that day.
By the end of the hour, Morgan led us in sound and song which somehow, miraculously and completely, took all the pain out of my back.
Thirdly in May, at Pambula Beach’s SoulFest, I had a massage from Sharean, and Carolyn came along and did some vibrational sounding over my body as I had the massage. This was incredibly moving and I felt very calm and relaxed from this.
I also took a breath work shop with Sol and Shanti from central Tilba in NSW. The group was guided through deep breathing to help heal anything that needed to be healed. The key to this was the practice of ‘proper deep breathing’ using a relaxed jaw, and drawing breath deep into your hara (stomach) and high up into your heart, then releasing that full breath along with any energetic or emotional blockages.
Tying this all together is Highlight #4
Questions to self
‘How am travelling this year so far?
‘Has there been a pattern in the first part of this year? And if so what is it teaching you?’
I’d love to hear about any similarities in your life work, relationships, courses or workshops and if they have taught you one stand out theme.
I encourage you to explore the power of your breath, through signing, breathing, deep sounding, singing for pleasure and healing.
Love and many blessing
Let’s face it, we all get angry. Even those of us who are adept at being mindful and doing meditation still get triggered, which leads into some form of anger.
Here’s what I do when I’ve been triggered.
1.This triggered me.
2.The root reason for me is that I don’t like people taking away my choice and freedom when it is unjust.
3.I am angry because I am a responsible dog owner who walks my dog on a lead when required and I pick up my dog poos off the beach. Also, I love to have a variety in my daily walks and the Pambula river mouth was our favourite.
4. My name is Annie and I am pissed off at the local council for taking away my freedom of choice and taking away a very big enjoyment of mine.
6. My name is Annie and I choose not to hold on to this anger anymore and I will write a letter to them expressing my disappointments.
Don’t hold on to your anger, it is not good for you.
Try to find where your anger stems from.
Search yourself and name the reason for your anger.
Hand, it over and let go or do something about it.
For more tips on how to transmute your negativity and anger into light love and positive action please contact me.
Love and many blessings Annie