One of the most important lessons I learned was that meditation looks different for everyone. Unfortunately, via modern media, we have been spoonfed this image of meditation only looking like sitting cross-legged, fingers pinched together, eyes closed, in a pristine and serene setting. While this sounds like a lovely and heartwarming experience, it is not something that most of us can achieve.
A frequent conversation that I have with my clients is on how to reframe the idea of meditation. Many people think that they cannot meditate, which is simply untrue. We just don't know what to make of this foreign idea if we're not used to calm, quiet, and stillness.
Below is an unpublished interview that discussing the importance and fallacies of meditation.
As the present economy shifts and changes, I have noticed that many of us do not have the extra finances for the spiritual support we need. Many of the additional expenses we may have previously allotted ourselves have been reallocated. Our resources have gone to more practical items like housing expenses, rising food and gas costs, health care, and the essential cost of living.
That doesn’t mean the need for spiritual support has changed; it means people are getting less help when they likely need it the most.
In addition to the many ways that exercise can enhance your magical practices and routines, the number of tools at your disposal is infinite and only contained by your imagination.
Magical tools can aid in making exercise more efficient and pleasant.
Are you a disciplined person, or are you more "fly by the seat of your pants"? I used to think that I liked spontaneity until I realized how ungrounded it left me. Over time, I realized that I needed routines to help me remain consistent. If I don't follow a routine, I feel out of sorts and don't get as much accomplished as I want.
Routines can help make tasks that you don't enjoy more tolerable. For example, I have found that creating rituals out of tasks I don't like makes them more pleasant for me to complete.
Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.