Neo Mindfulness March Theme -- Awaken!

Emerge! Awaken! Rebirth!

Feeling Spring’s new life flow through our veins as we begin anew this season. The seeds that have hibernated in the ground now swell as the soil warms. The transformation of seed to sprout is not necessarily pain free. The seed's skin breaks open as the sprout becomes plump and ready to set its little vulnerable roots into the earth. Pushing through the dirt, little by little to break through and feel the sunshine and the rainfall.

What in you is becoming plump and breaking through into a new chapter? How can you show up for yourself as you rebirth into your next phase of existence? As we open to this next season we make an intention. How can we get to know ourselves a little better, a little clearer? Sometimes, getting to know oneself can cause great irritation because this means that you are willing to see what are your faults and what is your baggage. But, the lighter side is we get to know our dreams better and see are qualities that help us to become stronger and more whole.

It is an adventure to say the least!

We have come together in this space to get to know ourselves in good company. We are all here hoping that we have come to the right place to understand our purpose and our path. But for a moment let's put that great big intention aside and sit in contemplation of the raw reality of what is now!

What would you like to start in this spring season? I like to accompany these deep transformations with the astrological wheel. I am not an astrologer but I am deeply entranced by astrology. I have been following it for many years. I feel that it is a great catalyst alongside mindfulness to help us transform. During these days of Aries, how can we seize the moment and make big strides in our own personal transformation? Ready to leap forward in great stride! This is a great time to assess our identity. How can we access our deepest truth? How can we observe our opinions so that we can be more impartial and see with more clarity? Questioning our self is a really great way to look for answers. We want to go on our transformational journey but first things first, where are we beginning from? Take time in these first few days of this emerging month to look at yourself and your life. Be open to see where you are at in your life at this time.

Mirror Meditation  

Look in a mirror, look into your own eyes. What do you feel when you see yourself? What do you love about your reflection? So there are two kinds of people, in this instance. There are the people who actually do love their reflection and can admire their own beauty, maybe too much? Then there are the people that feel very uncomfortable looking into the mirror. So, let's look in the mirror and see beyond our reflection. Look into your eyes, right into the pupils. Look deep into your own mind. If you are having a hard time focusing into both eyes focus one eye at a time. Check in with your breath. How deeply and fully are you breathing? Can you feel your ribs expanding all around? Focus back on your reflection. Is your jaw tight? Is your forehead creased? Try to relax and go back into the pupils. Give yourself a few moments. Take 10 breaths before moving back into your day. 

 

Over this month, take some time to look into your eyes. Get to know yourself. Who are you?