Welcoming 2014 with Heartfelt Practices
2014, a year for reﬂection, focus, graciousness, inner wisdom and call to action.
To honor transition into the new year, I’d like to share with you fourteen foundational and heartfelt practices. Simple in nature, empowering in practice.
1. Begin and end each day with connection to the Great Mystery, Higher-Self, Mother Earth and Father Sky. In appreciation, gratitude and intention.
2. Listen to, dialogue with and move the body.
3. Nourish the body with plant strong, nutrient dense and rainbow-colored foods.
4. Think, feel, and be about the vibration. Everything is energy! Like a ripple in a pond, thoughts, words and actions radiate out and connect to all. “First you must shine with positive, high-spirited vibrations, and be full of love. In order to do that, I think it’s important to love, thank, and respect yourself. If that’s the case, then each of those vibrations will be sent out into the world and the cosmos, and the great symphony of that harmonic vibration will wrap our planet in waves of love that serve to cherish our Heaven-granted lives. This is the message from water.” Masaru Emoto, Love Thyself
5. Mix it up! Take a different route to the store, eat with your non-dominate hand, have your dinner meal at breakfast, wear a color that you usually don’t wear, sleep on the couch or another bed when retiring for the evening, etc. Have fun with this!
6. Be out in nature. Walk or exercise at a local nature preserve or park.
7. Share the love, your wisdom and knowledge, and acts of kindness.
8. Be aware of the world around you – through signs, symbols and synchronicities.
9. Look at the big picture – what really wants to happen, ask the what if.
10. Play! Exercise the imagination and curiosity. Take a cue from the Queen – “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
11. Laugh! Find the funny in everyday activities and conversations, watch a funny movie, put your hand on your belly and laugh, make funny faces and laugh at your self in the mirror.
12. Hum, whistle, sing! In the shower, in the car, on your walks, as part of a conversation.
13. Build strong family and community, surround yourself with like-minded people.
14. Slow down, stop and smell the roses.
Our world is filled with vast richness, culture and spiritual traditions, I welcome you to share your practices as well.
With Sweet Grace.