If you're anything like me, you’ve got big feelings about all the madness going on in the world -It’s fucked up out there right now, let’s not mince words, and most of the people I know are searching for ways to ride the waves of these times, not be consumed by them.
It feels as though we’re drowning in information yet still we thirst for genuine wisdom. We do know that we want to feel and be healthy and prosperous and to enjoy life - so now more than ever before, we need tools of self-care and contemplation, like meditation, to help us control the narratives of our lives.
In times of stress, meditation has been for me the difference between spiraling out of control, and turning around a situation and how I perceived it. Eight years ago, freshly separated and broke, I found myself for the first time feeling the weight of everything so heavily that my previously-undepletable, natural font of optimism had run dry. I grabbed onto mediation as a life raft to pull me up out of the low place. I sat for long periods of time, and eventually I began to hear the quiet voice of my highest best self, or something divine, spirit guides perhaps.. Whatever you want to call it, I heard things about my own negative, subconscious money stories, through those sessions I was able to eventually recognize the origins of my “relationship” with money, and once discovered, and eventually re-wired to believe in my own prosperity and worthiness of it, I changed the trajectory of my life a couple of degrees to the better. That’s what’s possible, to unlock the limitless possibilities within you.
When I’m examining how I show up in my life - if it feels good, I want to know how to keep moving forward into more of that abundance so I hit the meditation cushion, and when it feels not so good, I want to know what to do to change that so I hit the meditation cushion.
“Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That's crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside.” Dr Joe Dispenza
…well onwards to the subconscious then please cuz I got some stuff to work on! ;)
The principle of "neurons that fire together, wire together" suggests the more we intentionally engage positive neural networks through meditation, the more they’ll become connected and integrated into our brains. This can lead to lasting changes in our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as changes in the structure and function of our brains.
In other words, the more we meditate, the more we can shape and mold our brains to support positive changes in our lives.
Nearly everyone I’ve worked with has spoken of a desire to have a consistent and ‘effective’ meditation practice. So I found myself moved to create a tool, a free 5-day meditation challenge, in order to help give you a foot in the door to start meditating, or to enforce and expand an existing practice, to show you a variety of types of mediations and applications and to get you on the road to imprinting this new habit.