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Heart-Centred

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What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody does or says something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart was closed. That is hard. But that is also how we grow. We go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold to our loving center no matter what the world throws us. – Marianne Williamson

The following are some meditative and calming ways to reconnect with your true, loving self and live in alignment with your heart centred self:

Bamboo Breathing

Sit with good, straight posture so energy can easily flow through you.

Inhale deeply, gently, and slowly from the bottom of your stomach, as if your heart is pulling the air up to the chest.

Hold for several seconds (or as long as feels safe and comfortable to do so).

Exhale slowly and gently in segments (bit by bit which keeps your mind focussed on your breathing, aiding in reaching a deeper level of meditation).  It´s called “bamboo breathing” because bamboo does not form a perfect straight line, but is connected in many misaligned segments; it helps you connect to your body and feel each exhale through the body like running your hand over the differing textures and bumps in bamboo.

Yum Mantra

Sit with good, straight posture so energy can flow easily through you.

Inhale deeply, gently, and slowly from the bottom of your stomach and hold for a few seconds when the breath reaches your chest (heart chakra).

On the exhale, mentally say the Sanskrit Mantra “Yum” which opens your heart chakra.

On the inhale you are breathing in love, peace, forgiveness that resides in your heart space and on the exhale you are opening your heart chakra, releasing anything that doesn´t serve you anymore, inviting new energy into your heart chakra on each new inhale of breath.

Heart-Centred Appreciation

Sit with good, straight posture so energy can easily flow through you.

Inhale deeply, gently, and slowly from the bottom of your stomach, hold for a few seconds, and exhale deeply, gently, and slowly.

Whilst breathing like this, focus your attention on your heart and imagine feelings of appreciation arising in your heart space. Imagine all the people, situations, aspects of yourself, experiences you have had, times in your life, places in nature, pets, animals, relationships that you appreciate.  Allow your breathing and focus on appreciation in your heart space to bring you into a deeper relaxation and appreciation for all.

Send this loving appreciation out into the world, to every person in the world, to future events coming up in your life on each exhale and on the inhale, breathing in all you appreciate in your life.

Celebrate Life

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Affirmations:

I am releasing all pain, hurts, suffering, and limited thinking from every cell of my body.

I am breathing in new energy full of love, light and gratitude to every cell in my body.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. – Rumi

I am releasing all anger, resentment, bitterness and hate from every cell of my body.

I am forgiving myself for all conscious and unconsciousness mistakes made in the past.

I am letting go of any people, situations, and belief systems that no longer serve me.

First, we have to face the notion that in order to consider forgiving someone we must have been blaming them for something. We must have anger, resentment, blame, even hatred going on in order to feel the need to forgive. Forgiveness is really an act of letting go, releasing the anger, the hatred, the bitterness, the thoughts of revenge that we have been carrying around. We can do this letting go without even encountering the person we want to forgive. We forgive by releasing all resentment, anger, and bitterness and thus set ourselves free from the negative feelings that weaken us. First we have to get past blame. Then we have to learn to send love to all. – Wayne Dyer.


I am celebrating all the successes of the past year which include being, becoming, doing, and experiencing.

I am grateful for all the wisdom and blessings I have learnt from good and bad experiences.

I am creating in the present moment all that I want to become, do, and experience throughout 2013.

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. – Rabindranath Tagore