Calm, Effective living, Healthy Happy Loving Life, Kebba Buckley Button, stress, The life you want
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This week, we have been focusing on CALM as a powerful state we can get to in a number of ways. Have you been trying, or even regularly practicing, some of these methods? We have covered a type of deep exhalation, several-word affirmations, finger holds, signs, and sounds. Today we offer ways to use your surroundings as a path to CALM.
- First, look around your home, office, and car. Ask yourself what mood those surroundings impart. Yes, include your car–especially the interior! Are these environments clean, neat, pleasant, lovely, and serene? Do you feel calm when you get into your car? Or when you walk into your home or office? If not, why not? If those areas are messy or the decor is disjointed, it will be hard to feel CALM there. Make a list of what would be needed for each of these areas to feel like calming spaces, then start making changes. This may take awhile. But every change is worth it. Start by cleaning, then clearing clutter, then re-arranging, tweaking colors as you go. And let me know about your progress with experiencing CALM.
- Think of what natural environments have been especially calming for you. Mountain hiking? Cabin weekends? Beach retreats? Just sitting, watching a fish tank or a crackling fire? Now, we don’t have the time to do any of those every day, for a full day. Most of us need quick solutions for regular stress– or sudden or severe stress. A vacation just doesn’t always fit. So here is how you can use those now. Sit in a comfy chair in a quiet area (or the quietest you can find), and exhale deeply to your toes. Now vividly recall a calming environment you have visited. Feel your face relaxing, your back letting go, your gut releasing, your leg muscles softening. Feel your being go to utter CALM. Keep looking around your serene environment and taking it in, in great detail. BE there in your mind’s eye, and your system will respond as if you are actually there. You may want to set a timer, in case you get too relaxed for your schedule needs. Try for 5 minutes at a time, at first. With practice, you’ll be able to call up your beach, cabin, or fireplace in a moment, returning quickly to your CALM.
Play with these two powerful practices and feel your life change. And let me know what you experience. Now, that’s you, being more and more Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM, is an energy transformation expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, email@example.com .
Vidya Tiru said:
The waves of the ocean definitely are calming to me as is looking up at canopies.. and I need to give a think to what is the most calming space inside my home… 🙂 but my backyard is certainly a calming space for all of us (and within the pages of a book)