Reflexology For The Spirit

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Concerns, Challenges, and Stress? Change Them With One Challenge Management Technique

We can’t eliminate all of our daily challenges, concerns, and stress.  But, we can manage our reactions to them.

Challenge management will make your life easier.  You’ll change the way you feel, and the way you act, as you respond to your concerns and stress.

Worries distract and steal your energy.

Through the years, I’ve learned that challenge management can improve your daily life.  This encourages you to focus and move  toward your goals.

So – what you do is this:

Set aside and schedule time specifically for thinking about your challenges.  Name each challenge and examine your emotions surrounding it.  Examine how your life would be if things worked out for the best.

Then, get a piece of paper and quickly write about what’s on your mind.  Focus on the concerns, challenges, and stresses that are foremost on your mind this very minute.  What are your daily distractions?

Don’t worry about the grammar or spelling.  You aren’t writing this for someone else.  You’re not going to show these words to anyone.  Your private thoughts will help you identify and describe your situation.

What is going on in your mind?

Describe your concerns and worries.

To find a possible positive outcome, ask yourself “Where is the peace in all of this?”    Focus on an ideal situation.  Identify where and how things might improve for you.

Where is the hope?

When you schedule writing sessions where you focus on a positive outcome, you decide where to focus your time and energies.

As this writing exercise shifts your energy to a more positive outcome, you let go of the negativity.

Calm moves into the space that negativity just vacated.

Your mind becomes a powerful tool to create your own life, focusing on you.  You can now create your reality from peace and positivity as fears and worries disappear.

Making a habit of this exercise will bring hope and positivity and good change your way.

Making time to listen allows you to embrace your inner wisdom.

As you process your worries, you can support the good things you need.

You may decide what is the best thing you can do for yourself.  You may decide it is a good thing to stop hanging onto things that are of no help to you.

At some point, you may feel gratitude.

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One Thing that Works When You are in an Anxiety Bubble

It seems, these days, that everyone I encounter is in an anxiety bubble.

At the Mower’s Meadow Flea Market Saturday, people were slowly walking through the market not even seeming to notice the booths they were walking by.

They didn’t even seem to even know that Woodstock was in the midst of a gorgeous day.

Frankly, I’m not surprised.  All we have to do is glance at the news on the phone – or on the computer – or on the TV.  None of us can escape current events.  Even my friend Annie, who knows how to block out all kinds of current events, can’t get away from this.

Now is a moment to schedule a Reiki or Reflexology appointment.  Scheduling several sessions over the next few weeks is ideal but reality permits us this healing based on what we can do.  One session is certainly better than nothing.

Now.  It’s time to rely on inner resources for peace.

It is time to be alone.

Just like that reflexology session you need, it may be you need to be alone and can’t get the time.  Truthfully, maybe you are terrified to be alone.

Whatever the situation, it’s time to feed your mind, your body, your soul.  You need to do this so your inner self can do its job properly.

Now is a good opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a Hermit as you take a short time off from the world so your inner and outer selves can meet, collaborate, and support you in the ways you need.

The Hermit is a card in the Tarot.  The Hermit is an archetype.  Well, you may not have the luxury of a neighborhood card reader.  Really, the Hermit can become a player in your story without a Tarot spread.

Were you ever in a situation where contemplation and soul-searching helped you come to an authentic decision?  Were you able to keep a mental/spiritual space to mull over your thoughts and situation without interference?

When you are in such a situation, you know this on some level: a truth is waiting for you.

Are you there now?  Is life calling for a time-out to reset things.  Use this time-out to think, rest, read, meditate, pray, focus on the important issues.

Sometimes you can get away.  Sometimes this getaway is a mental time out in your living room or a bench in a park or a walk through the flea market.

After all, your light is your light.  Your path is your path.  You need to work things out on your own.

You’ll feel better and calmer after its over.

Trusting in the change is basic.  All things change when the time is right.  With the Hermit, your inner voice will speak out to connect you to your wisdom.

Consider your long term aims and ambitions.

We all travel alone – each on our own vision quest.  This is how we find humility and peace.  Withdrawing from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world, we regain a perspective which includes the wisdom of silent introspection.

Enjoy this peace.

Solitude and soul-searching are the rules of the day.  When you are finally alone, you can be free of the external.  You have a chance to process what you’ve learned so far.

Enlightenment is on the way!

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That One Thing We All Share

When I do my weekly grocery shopping at my local Hannaford, I always get (or try to get) individual cups of plain yogurt.  I love the flavor and texture of the store brand.  The plain nonfat Greek variety is my favorite!  The texture, flavor and the ingredients are perfect.  This yogurt has no artificial ingredients.  There are no words in the ingredients list that I can’t pronounce or understand.

This product is healthy.  Yummy.  And, the price is right!

But, getting this yogurt is almost like going on a quest.  For starters, it’s on the very top shelf in the refrigerator section.  Often, I can’t even find it.  I know where it’s supposed to be but I’m not quite tall enough to see up there.

I begin by seeking out an employee who’s a few inches taller.  When I can’t find one, I look for a ladder or step stool.  Finally, my final option is to find something on a shelf, like a fly swatter, that I can use to push the yogurt I can’t see to the front of the shelf.

Then, finally, I push it out the front and grab the cups and put them in my grocery cart.

By this time, I’m so determined that I clean out the store.  I buy every cup of the plain Hannaford’s yogurt I can find.

For me, this situation is a challenge.  It’s not about my height.  But, it is about my height.

Life is all about limitations.  What I can and cannot do.  How much can I ignore?

Shopping at the Hannaford’s is especially all about limitations.

Getting to the heart of the matter, life is all about limitations.  This is one thing that is true for each and every one of us.

Shifted to the bottom line, limitations are all about acceptance.  This is not about being a victim.  It IS about doing whatever we need to do to get the job right.  Limitations are, literally, a means to an end.

It is also about acceptance.  I occupy a space on this planet in my body.  This space is mine and mine alone.

This limitation becomes, and is, a meditation.

This space and my body are mine.

Each day, I take a few moments to come back to this.

I pay attention to my breath.

I pay attention to my arms and my legs.

I pay attention to the temperature and smell and texture of the air around me.

I focus on this opportunity to realize that what I need is right in front of me if I’ll only recognize it and pay attention.

I am fully alive in this moment.

After this meditation, I return to the room around me, walk into the kitchen, and have a cup of my favorite Hannaford Yogurt.

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