EPISODE 10: SURVIVING CHRISTMAS CROWDS AND "BUSY-NESS"
COPING WITH CHRISTMAS CROWDS CAN BECOME A TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE FOR REACHING OUR HIGHER SELF.
The 2nd of a series of 4 episodes:
A shaman’s approach to surviving christmas.
In episode 1, we saw how the christmas period can become a fertile time for introspection and self-actualisation, and healing old wounds.
In this episode we talk about how dealing with crowds can be the key to find spaciousness within and oneness with everything.
Dealing with crowds:
I first share some insight about what is at the root of our issue with crowds.
From discomfort, the fact it is daunting for our physical system, but I also go further talking about the fear of judgement and our deeper, innate discomfort with the cultural context which lie behind it.
Some tips I share:
Set up a daily practice:
-Don’t wait to be overwhelmed before doing something about it
-Meditate at least 3-4 minutes per day, at least once per day.
-Do yoga, tai-chi or another form of moving meditation, even for just 10 minutes
-Switch off your mobile as much as you can, set limits
-Cancel everything that isn’t absolutely 100% urgent, even if you enjoy it.
You will get more out of spending as much time as possible on your own during this period
-Set limits of social media and other phone use
-No phone in the bedroom / bed
-No phone till you have meditated in the morning
-Sitting in the fire
I then share some techniques to find spaciousness within the body.
Spaciousness is the antidote to the overwhelm of crowdedness. It is also an energy frequency which is available to us at any time and any moment if we choose to tune in to it.
I guide us to find it physically in the rib cage area, energetically in the Source point area, I then guide us into breath-work practice to awaken this frequency.
Lastly, we look at a technique called energetic merging in which we Intend to be one energetically with the crowd or group of people we are surrounded by as a oneness practice.
As usual, a weekly 18 minute energy work practice is also available.
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And tune in next week for “A Shaman’s approach to surviving Christmas: Money Issues”.