"If you as a human being transform yourself, you affect the consciousness of the rest of the world."
Over the weekend, we celebrated World Meditation Day.
It only took scientists getting involved for us in the western world to finally accept the benefits of meditating. Don’t you just love our brain always trying to justify, compare and analyze. Meditation does wonders for that. ;)
When I started meditating 10 years ago, I did it to “quiet my mind”. I was not dealing with grief of losing my father, so my body “kept me busy” in all sorts of ways, mostly with anxiety and panic. First, I started with simple breath awareness: focusing on my breath and counting to 10 and backwards. I might have done it for 2 minutes. But it helped, so slowly I got curious about what else was out there. I tried many different techniques and practices, from guided meditations to Vipassana, but it was “eco meditation” by Dawson Church that made it all click for me. I was in the midst of experiencing homelessness- my apartment got flooded big time, and it took 3 months to repair it, during which I couch surfed and went through existential crisis. Eco Meditation not only helped me navigate the difficulties I was experiencing but also gave me a greater sense of understanding of who I was.
As my awareness grew so did my practice. When full-scale war in Ukraine started last year, it was my meditation practice and other wellness tools that kept me sane and helped me find peace within. My meditation routine took on another meaning. It was during this time I started doing Dr Joe Dispenza work consistently (every day). I not only knew but felt how different my day would go when I didn’t start it with meditation. My practice became a commitment to stay in my center even during the most devastating days, to keep my heart open, to support my family and my people with the most love, to nurture myself during it all. Life doesn’t get easier, things happen that take us out of balance, from small stressors of every day life to traumas of losses, divorces, political turmoils, and natural disasters. But when we find deeper meaning in our existence, better awareness of who we are and our unchangeable divine nature, when we experience Pure Love, living becomes easier.
To me, meditation isn’t something I only do when I sit down and close my eyes. It is how I live the rest of my day. Am I staying open in my heart? Am I being kind to others? Am I allowing my racing mind to take over and hijack my day, or am I staying present and aware during it all? Am I meeting myself with compassion when I misstep? Am I focusing on greatness or misery? Am I taking responsibility or blaming? How do I speak, how do I act, how do I serve? To me, meditation is in my walks in the nature, in doing dishes, in enjoying a delish piece of cake, in staying calm when someone cuts me off in traffic, in difficult conversations, in times of sadness and grief, in experiencing all the spectrum of this human existence.
And once in a while I like to get together with other awesome people who are passionate about this work, so I am going to Dr Joe retreat, where 2000 people gather and focus on greatness, and co-creating lives full of joy and love for the benefit of each and all.