In this moment: What is alive in you?

Using breath as your ally, imagine the inhale and exhale as a flashlight highlighting what is manifesting within.

Developing awareness takes courage. The courage to go slow while being attentive to how you are naturally unfolding.

Again, ask yourself “What is alive in me?”

Give yourself a few minutes to witness what arises.

I-PhoneLookers and ShoeLookers

Being an I-PhoneLooker or a ShoeLooker keeps us from experiencing the ten directions of a loving life.

As you keep your head down I challenge you to find the heart of love in every thought and feeling that arises from what you view.

ShoeLooker experiencing Hearts of Love
202016 Santa Fe, New Mexico • Ann-Marie

Then bring your head up, breathe in the fresh air and look around.

See the spontaneous smiles of two-leggeds. Listen to the the HumourMakers and feel again how the body comes alive with laughter. Smell the scent of snow coming over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and witness the excitement of your body. Feel your heart beat. Notice the preciousness of your human body.

Let yourself evolve into a MiracleLooker…

Think into Emotional Truth Clouding

Think into how you emotinally tell yourself stories that aren’t necessarily true.  Think into how your emotions cloud your reality and then perpetuate illusions.  Think into all this…

Emotional Truth Clouding
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico 190619 Ann-Marie

And breathe it all out!  This is not who you are.  

Well, then who are you?

Living from An Awakened Mind…

Give yourself a few moments to Zen-down the narrative to one question:
“How do I live in a blameless world?” 

Listen for the answers. They will come as you open into a no-blame and spacious growth mindset.

Walking into the Sunrise of a No-Blame World
Santa Fe, New Mexico 020216 Ann-Marie

What becomes alive as you walk into the Sunrise of a No-Blame World?

Entanglements

Entanglements with family, friends and colleagues happen. They usually arise from lack of trust,  disrespecting established boundaries and the inability or unwillingness to directly communicate our needs. 

The icy frozen environment of entanglement
Santa Fe, New Mexico 200211 Ann-Marie

It is not uncommon when in the midst of entanglement with another to feel there is no way out. The inner roughhousing between you, your Monkey Mind and Gremlin can not only be hurtful, disruptful and damaging but can infiltrate your well being and the well being of others.  

When caught in the web of entanglement remember, Everything is a teaching.  
•Clearly ask yourself, “What needs are going unmet for me?  
•What needs are going unmet for the other person?”  
•Once unmet needs are established ask, “How will I meet these needs?”
•Listen with a Growth Mindset and do at least one action each day until the mind and heart have settled.

For a Needs Inventory from Center for NonViolent Communication click here:
https://cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventory

What are you practicing today?

We practice Qi Gung. We practice violin. We practice being kind. We practice sitting meditation and mindfulness exercises.

Practice is about deepening. As we deepen we develop the muscles needed to go deeper into the consciousness of the Body, Mind and Spirit.

And so…
If your mind is practicing despair your body will experience despair.  For instance, if you are practicing watching the news, reading the news and listening to the news your BodyMindSpirit will take the hit.

The practice of “staying on top of the news” may then evolve and deepen into recreational bitterness with friends and internal hysterics within you. 

Choose carefully what you are practicing today…and notice what arises.