Friday, January 31, 2014

Creating a Daily Peace Practice: Part Two


Peace Practice, Part Two


As promised, here are three more great ways to add in peace to your daily spiritual practice or to create a peace practice. And if you missed the first part of this post, you can find it here.

(1) Adding extra “cool down” time and more stretching to the end of your workout just because it soothes, centers and grounds you.

(2) Choosing a peace blend or a comfort blend, or creating your own, when deciding which essential oils to use. I love anything with vanilla! SO soothing.

(3) Creating a peace room, or at least a peace corner, that can house comforting artwork, big-fat-comfy pillows, your favorite cozy throw or blanket, your fuzzy slippers or socks and a window that faces your favorite tree or offers a water view.

And one more (I had to include this one!): spending time just gazing at the moonlight and letting yourself soak up that soothing moon energy.




I encourage you to think about what it would mean to create an entire peace lifestyle.

And I need to tell you that though I know you are busy, especially if you are at all like me (single parent business owner), but answering the call to create a deeper spiritual practice is going to require giving yourself the time you deserve.

Homework

And while you’re thinking about all that, consider what kind of commitment you are ready to make to develop a deeper spiritual practice.

What commitment are you ready to make to yourself?

And what might that look like for you? How will it feel?

“Transformation doesn’t necessarily happen overnight. When we travel down life’s highway, we make small shifts. A slight move today, another shift tomorrow, and in six months’ time, we will find ourselves in a totally new place. We find a new sense of being right with ourselves and a whole new sense of connection with God.” –Mary Morrissey, New Thought Minister

“Contemplative practices cultivate a personal capacity for deep concentration and insight. Examples may include meditation, contemplative prayer, focused experiences in nature, yoga, art-making, and ritual or ceremony designed to create sacred space and/or support insight and awareness.” –contemplativemind.org

Want some additional possibilities for developing and deepening a contemplative spiritual practice?

Look at this page on the Contemplative Mind website:
http://www.contemplativemind.org/practices/tree

Developing a full-blown, workable spiritual practice, after experimenting with this, letting go of that, make take time. But getting started can happen right now. Today.

Start now. You won’t regret it. In fact, I promise you, it will change your life in ways you can’t even imagine.

Let me know how it goes!

Thanks so much for taking this month-long journey with me!! 


Have a great weekend!


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4 comments:

  1. Great tips!! I love the one for looking at the moon. You are so right that there is peace (and awe) looking up and being still.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, there is, both peace and awe.

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  2. Thank you for this timely post. I've been in internal upheaval mode for several months now, trying to find my way. I am going to take your advice to heart, and I am now going to go have a look at your Moon Healing eKit. Sounds great. Peace

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    1. Oh, thanks, Jeanne! I'm sorry to hear about the stress you've been experiencing. Let me know if you have any questions about it. I hope more peace is just around the corner for you!

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