Armor of Antidotes

Let yourself be protected from fear by the Armor of Antidotes. Below is a short list.
•Meditate and find wisdom alone on your cushion
•Meditate and find wisdom with others (see Silent Support below)
•Dive into calligraphy or collaging or qi gung
•Do breathing exercises on the porch in the fresh air
•Make a simple and colorful meal
•Sip miso as you read an absolutely wickedly wonderful book
•Zoom with a friend and write five syllable poetry together
•Plant seeds and watch nature unfold
•Reach out and love up an elderly friend on the phone
•Create your life!
•Be. Here. Now

For silent support:
Join colleagues from around the world to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” each day from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. Our fourth week begins tomorrow. It has become a refuge for many of us.

The Zoom room opens around 5:50am Mountain. So come early and settle in. Then at 6am we begin. Here is the registration link which will give you the Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09



Time to Shift!

We know more about what this is about now. We know it’s unfolding. We know more will be revealed.

We know the demons. The fears. The difficulties. The death. The frustrations. The cabin fever. We know what works and what doesn’t. And in many ways we know too much.

While you are in lock-down I challenge you to shift wholeheartedly and begin having a frolicking good time. Laugh just for the sake of laughter. Dance for the sake of dancing. LIve to the fullest in a new way and notice what emerges.

Have fun…go for it. Even if only for five minutes. Let me know what happens for you!

The Apocalyptic Mind

When the “What-Ifs of Fear” throws you into the Apocalyptic Mindset ~
Imagine a Stop Sign in your mind’s eye.
Redirect your thoughts by breathing into the Serenity Prayer:
Grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Breathe into and live from this Infinite Mindset.
•Remember who you truly are by presencing the love that emerges with youself and your Beloveds.

Join us each morning for our daily meditation, “Exploring the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. Come explore and witness with colleagues from around the world.

Here is the link :
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

When fear arrives…

When fear arrives it hides security, safety and stability.
What to do?
Determine the antidotes.

These questions might help:
•What will give me safety in this moment?
•How can I experience security right now?
•What is the first step I can do to meet my needs for stability?
And now engage those answers by putting them into action aka do them!

And then…love yourself up, your oldest and dearest friend.
Put your arms around yourself and give yourself a big long hug…
That hug will often squeeze the fear right out of you.

It can always be tweaked!

Today is the day to commit….and tweak!

Commit to the big one. The little one. The one you committed to years ago and forgot about. Commit to the one that still lives in you. Choose and commit!

Every thing is tweaked once the commitment has been made.

Commit! Move forward. Feel what it is like on this side.

I’m in. You?

(Pssst….How to jump over the fear? Remind your Monkey Mind and Inner Critic it can always be tweaked!)

How do we know when we are ready?

Hmmm…What has this house in Encino, NM been waiting for? Photograph by Ann-Marie McKelvey.

Perhaps it is when the fear is greatest that it is time to plunge. After all, if we wait until we are ready, we could be waiting the rest of our lives.

Remember, “No guts! No glory!”