MD wants to know…
Hey Heidi. Do you meditate? And if so, what exactly do you do?
Thank you for your question. The answer is yes I do meditate, and as for exactly how I do it, well it varies.
With 3 little ones, a marriage, curve balls in life, and a full practice, my meditation is fluid. The reason I meditate is to quiet my chatty brain and connect to a higher vibration. It’s not always to get to a place where I feel the perfect Divine and my life is sunny and overwhelmed with joy. It’s simply a method of moving up the wrung of either feeling less bad, or enhancing my already content disposition. It’s a reminder that I have a choice in how I feel.
I do not, during this season of my life, have a strict practice that has me in lotus pose for an hour before the day begins. Right now, my meditation consists of smiling. Here’s why:
The other day, after a challenging series of misunderstandings/gripping of “reality”/needing to be acknowledged/light-bulb moment/annoyingly obvious solution type of day, I washed my face and when I looked into the mirror, I was frowning. I didn’t feel like I was frowning and it was a bit disconcerting that this was comfortable.
And, um, not super attractive.
So I smiled. And I felt better. I felt super strange smiling at myself because my smile did not yet match how I was feeling. But it certainly nudged me in the right direction.
So I’ve been practicing my meditation as of late by smiling for as long as it takes for me to shift to a higher vibration. At times it can take me 10 minutes, other times it takes me 10 seconds. This type of meditation, focusing on shifting my vibration one notch higher, works today. I do it when I’m driving my kiddos, I do it before I put my feet on the floor when I get up. I do it before I fall asleep. It works. And when I offer the Divine my attention, solutions present themselves, the mind quiets, and I get reprieve.
Try it. And let me know how you feel.
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