When the moment is all about laughter!

Ann-Marie back in the day…

Take 30 seconds and laugh. Laugh strong. Laugh loud. Laugh for no other reason except to laugh.

After 30 seconds go into silence and notice what arises. (Do this now before you read on!)

Laughing meditation alters the dopamine and serotonin levels in our bodies resulting in a decrease in depression, stress and anxiety.

In other words: Aliveness vibrates. Attitudes shift. Joy seeps in. Beginners Mind reigns. Life becomes vibrant.

WARNING! Watch out for the Inner Critic! When we are not feeling up to snuff we will put off Laughing Meditation. This is only an excuse from IC telling us we need to suffer through whatever we are experiencing first.

Not so! Many meditation practitioners choose to do Laughing Meditation in the midst of suffering. For instance, joining together in Laughing Meditation when our Beloved is dying is one of the highest moments for all…especially the Beloved who is passing.

Strong medicine

Energy thoughts are strong medicine that we paint into our lives. They give birth to vibrant qi, they can also foster stagnant qi.

Always your choice…vibrancy or stagnancy…you are the artist!

How shall you paint your life today?

I paint my life with energy thoughts of my choosing.
I am learning to turn away from energy thoughts that do not serve myself or others.
I am the artist of my creation.

Energy Words

There are many energy words swirling around our planet today.

Below are a few “hot off the press” front page headline words.
•Hate-fueled attacks
•Fraud
•Extortion
•Stepping down
•Disorienting
•Power Vacuum
•Clashes
•Undermine
•Combating

Read them out loud to yourself. What happens to your thinking? Attitude towards life? How does your body feel when you say these words?

What next? How about contemplating and creating your own Energy Word List . The energy words you want to live within today. The energy words that you aspire to…that you uphold to create a world where ______________ (fill in the blank!) .

And please let me know. I read all your comments. They are truly inspirational!

Seeing through

Today as you interact pause quietly and look into the unique face in front of you. Imagine you are able to read this face like a book.

Reading the joys that have been experienced. Reading the hardships and suffering that have been lived through. Reading on the face the grace and serenity, the welcomings, the rejections, the wholeheartedness and the fears.

As you read the face watch for the evolution. It’s embedded there too.

Laughing Meditation…

Sometimes this is what is necessary to move the energy: A good old-fashioned belly laugh!
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Today’s Mindfulness Practice:
•For no reason: Giggle. Chortle. Laugh. Loudly!
•Let the grief roll out. The sadness. The confusion. The fear. Let it all go…
•Laugh! Build the energy field of your life.
•Go for 30 seconds.
•What arose in you during those 30 seconds?
•Now imagine…if each of us on this magnificent planet laughed wholeheartedly for 30 seconds what might arise?
•I’ve been doing it at the top of the hour today. Join me? Let’s create a WOW Day!

Remember, it’s not about something that is funny…it’s about the action of laughing, smiling, giggling, chortling. Again…what arises for you….?

Breathing the Breath of “Just This”

Inhale and silently breathe “Just”
Exhale and silently breathe “This”
Continue for five minutes.

Ink Enso on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper
Ann-Marie McKelvey

As you breathe, deepen into this moment…
Noticing
~How your body responds
~How your mind responds
~How that which has been hidden arises

Notice the experience of deepening into your mystery…
Just This.