I spent a few days towards the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 at a music festival:
doing lots of yoga.
The weather was beautiful and it felt so freeing to be able to relax in nature and take some time off before heading into a busy 2015.
On the 1st of January, the first day of 2015, I was privileged to participate in a healing visualisation. Don’t worry, I’m not going all hippie on you. I wasn’t even sure what to expect, as it’s not something I had done before. It took place in a big tepee, the same place I had been doing yoga in the days prior to New Year’s – a very relaxing setting.
I won’t go into too much detail about the process (it went for a full hour), but I wanted to share with you a brief overview of the practice in which I set myself a big goal for 2015.
The facilitator, Andy, asked that we think about one goal we want to achieve this year.
Immediately, my mind was filled with the 50+ goals I had been considering for 2015. But as I lay on my back with my eyes closed, I was instructed to just choose one goal. To really feel that goal in my heart, that I can truly achieve it, instead of just thinking about it in my mind.
The main message I took from this visualisation was to feel with my heart, instead of staying in my head. I kept repeating this little sentence;
Feel with your heart instead of staying in your head.
Feel with your heart.
He talked about how so often, your mind takes over, trying to convince you of what is logical. It gives you hundreds of different reasons why you can’t achieve a certain goal – finances, physical limitations, personal beliefs – taking you further and further away from your heart’s true desires as your brain is filled with thoughts and reasons for you not to do something.
After learning this, and really tuning into my heart, things got a lot clearer for me.
And my goal for 2015?
To be less stressed.
Even if I don’t think I’m stressed (which most of the time I don’t), I am going to actively do something to de-stress – every single week.
To stay accountable to my goal, I’m going to tell you about it. Every single week.
It might be on my blog, on facebook, instagram or twitter – and I would love for you to follow along on my journey.
I will be talking about stress, adrenal health and the autonomic nervous system and sharing the research and methods I discover that improve overall health.
I hope that I introduce you to some new methods of stress reduction, and that you feel inspired to try some of the methods for yourself.
Stay tuned for the first one next week 🙂
Have a beautiful weekend,
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