"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
Week 2: Courage
On this 12th day of change, we offer a simple method of creation. Remember, "simple" and "easy" do not always mean the same thing. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to get to simple.
Today we ask you to look at your system of hero worship. Is there some quality or attribute which you believe you do not possess, that you think of as outside of yourself. Who did you look up to as a child? Are your childhood superheroes still relevant?
Maybe what you dreamed of for yourself as a child is connected to what you are seeking at this moment. Take this opportunity to draw upon those old memories and re-purpose them.
Look for ways in which the SuperYou can show up in your life.
Think about your childhood hero. Who is she or he? What did she or he wear? What did she or he do?
Write about it. Write the things this superhero can do and then list the things you like about this superhero.
Wherever you are, first please sit down. You can meditate in any position, but it is best for your situation to be in a position that is both relaxed and alert.
To keep your back straight during meditation you may lean against a wall or pillow.
Pick up your LifeParticle Card (or find a digital version at ChangeYourEnergy.com
); take 30 seconds to look at the LifeParticle Sun. This will help you shift your focus to what you want to achieve.
Now, you are the writer, the director and the main character of your story. Imagine the superhero is you. Hold that vision and let it come to life.
Visualize your own face as the face of the superhero. What are you doing? Are you smiling? What actions are you performing? How does it feel to be the superhero?
Now close your eyes, take a deep breath and slowly exhale until you empty out your lungs. Relax your shoulders and breathe like this two more times.
Keep your eyes closed and reflect on all of the things in your list. Relax your body and breathe in gratitude for each item.
Begin deep breathing again and with each exhale imagine something disappears from the room. Keep breathing and emptying the space around you for two minutes.
When you are done, shake your shoulders vigorously for 30 seconds to release any remaining tension. Do you feel lighter?
Now you can begin to feel free to release everything you know about your situation and get a fresh perspective.
Now say the weekly affirmation out loud. If possible, look at yourself in the mirror.
"I am letting go and accepting change in my life. I trust that all is flowing in accordance with my highest good."
Whether walking, sitting or standing, take time today to practice this technique. Relax your shoulders and take a deep breath into your chest. Keep doing this for three minutes.
Do your best to just "listen" to what comes up in your mind; keep breathing in and exhaling slowly. Repeat at least three times during the day or the next day.
Get the motivation and inspiration to stay on track with your personal goals by taking the 2014 New Year’s Resolution Challenge
Important Practice Tips
In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.
Try to meditate at the same time every day:
Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.
Be patient with the Healing Process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.
Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.
This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.