In these hot, "dog days of summer," it's an excellent time to go within. Not just "indoors," but the entire point of this mind-body wellness stuff is to go within yourself and find out what's in there!
How Journaling Helps Your Meditation Practice
I recently found a goldmine of meditation information. It was my meditation journal I'd kept in 2015! I found the tiny thing stuffed in a box and had forgotten it had even existed.
It showed me:
- All my ridiculous racing thoughts from when I started (like, hey, you're normal!)
- Stages of frustration followed by small breakthroughs ("Today, I got 4 minutes of uninterrupted peace!)
- Exactly how frazzled I was when I started out (2015 was a rough year).
Best of all, it showed me how far I've come, how my inner thoughts have evolved, and what it was like to be an absolute beginner now that I'm...less of a beginner.
You see, I cling to being a beginner. I love learning, growing, evolving, and blossoming. I'll never be a master at meditation in the sense that I won't be the robe-wearing nun in the monastery who meditates in silence for days on end.
I'm a modern human, a "house holder" as yoga says. I live in a loud city, with a job, and tons of psychological stuff happening. I think that's each of you reading this, too.
The benefits of meditation for us will be finding peace in traffic jams, dealing with the work-related stress of our sedentary knowledge jobs, and navigating a world of constantly changing goal posts: inflation, student loans, changing laws, politics, safety, health, etc.
When you meditate regularly, you'll be triggered less by the above laundry list of events. You'll discover progress in your self-awarenss. It can be something you just feel into or you can chart your progress by journaling.
That's why I created this 30-day meditation journal so you can give it a try. Write down progress, thoughts, moods, insights and more. Plan out your meditation times ahead or track your practices once complete. You have options to journal your practice across 130 pages!
Reiki This Weekend at White Dove!
The final Saturday of the month brings you chakra-balancing Reiki—with a few extra dates mixed in as I can—at White Dove in Wichita!
For July 2023, there are two more Reiki dates left—the 15th and 29th!
I’m getting into an “every other weekend” schedule for summer with dates for the rest of 2023:
- July 15, 29
- August 12, 26
- September 2, 16, 30
- October 21, 28
- Off for November & December
Half-hour chakra-balancing sessions cost $40. One-hour sessions are NEW and ON SALE right now for $69.
Also new is the Reiki Healing Pathway. Allow 90 minutes for this transformative healing session that includes an aura clearing, healing attunement, and Reiki session. The cost is $125.
I’m also available for Distance Reiki (Enkaku Chiryo) as well if you can’t make it to an in-person session or want an energy tune-up outside my White Dove dates.
Walk-ins are always welcome!
White Dove is located at 2947 E. Kellogg (on the frontage road). You can always call us at (316) 262-3683 or email me directly to hold your spot at email@example.com.
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Rotting isn't self-care! This is a perfect example of, "Just because it's trendy doesn't mean it's good/right." Rotting in bed motionless all day? That's a cry for help. Rest is one thing, this trend is another. If the parameters of your life are so far out of control you'd rather "bed rot," please seek help.
Self-care is far more important than this.
Your body needs movement, motion, and light. Challenges and stress require a toolbox of important skills. Emotions are to be processed. And self-care isn't playing dead in your bed. Not cool.
Self-care is many things. It's boring. It's paying bills, cleaning the house, and replacing old socks when they get holes. It's the 2014 "sheet mask and bath bomb." It's also going to the gym and eating vegetables like a damn adult. It IS adulting! It is also seeing Taylor Swift with your friends, calling a loved one on the phone, and turning off social media notifications so you can have peace.
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