One day I was totally revved up, excited to be creating and had to slow down. Going too fast, even if it's because of excitement, the body interprets as stress; it's an energy drain. So, I had to slow down. The words in this guided meditation came to me. As they did, I progressively slowed down myself.
I wrote them out and it became this meditation. Even in audio editing, I find it magical. Somehow the words are just right to slow down and feel a kind of delicious peace.
These gentle affirmations will quickly bring you to blissful calm and delicious peace.
Breathe. Relax. Feel good, again. Grounded. Refreshed.
Joette Emerton's soothing voice will guide you along with the calming music of Peder B. Helland.
The guided meditation is about 8 minutes. 10 minutes of just music follow. If you can, continue to listen for deeper relaxation.
Headphones are recommended.
Included is a 17-minute track, as well as a PDF, of How to Make Best Use of Guided Meditations Created by Zorica Gojkovic, Ph.D.
Most of us are very busy and often never get around to taking good care of ourselves -- yet everything depends on our well-being, staying healthy in every way, to have a fulfilling life.
Many of us have also grown up in difficult home situations and were not cared for in a proper way so we may not even know how to take care of ourselves. What does self-care mean? What do I do? What does taking care of myself involve?
I know I grew up reading magazines where self-care was about taking bubble baths. That's nice, however, there is a lot more.
Taking care of yourself financially is self-care. Basically, you do all you need to do to make yourself safe, secure, happy.
Robyn L. Gobin's book,The Self-Care Prescription, talks about ways of taking care of yourself beyond the bubble bath.
Theodosia Corinth's book, The Witch's Complete Guide to Self-Care, goes into the deep reasons for self-care. An amazing book for deep insights that make sense of the whole self-care notion.
I came across this beautiful book with lots of illustrations "accidentally." I think my higher self made me pull it off the shelf since I don't really have resonance with the concept of witch. And it's true. The book holds universal principles. I think the title was a gimmick to, perhaps, attract a certain audience that might otherwise learn about the importance of self-care.
In any case, it's one of the deepest books I have ever read -- though you have to read it very carefully to get those deeper meanings.
There are lots of books about self-care these days. If these two don't quite resonate with you, go to the bookstore, browse and see if you can find something that feels right to you.