When things don’t seem to get easier, there is growth happening. No matter how many years we are chronologically we have more life to live. I don’t mean having more money, or another relationship or circumstance that we think is better. But the simple act of being present in the here and now. Any situation is for a time. But throughout all of this remember. That no matter how much is going on around you, you can be the eye of the storm that calm space. Sit still and breathe for a moment. Being still to breathe is not a waste of time. It allows us to reconnect with our soul with the grounding energy inside so we can walk back into the storm aligned with our truth and fresh eyes.
Peace is always living inside of you. It’s just waiting for you to take a moment to greet it.
The emotional hearts weight and stress can be shifted. But it has its purpose. Our response to stress is an invitation to stop, breathe and reflect. And make the adjustment that aligns with the truth within.
You are a bright light. When in doubt reflect on all of the lives you have changed, support and enrich.
When in doubt, put your hand on your heart and say I love you. Feel that which lives within you. It is beautiful.
May peace be present in your heart where ever you are and whatever you are experiencing.
We are all on our journey learning and growing no one is exempted. So let’s be gentle with ourselves and each other.
Start your weekend with mindful meditation. Mindful meditation helps us to relax, get grounded and be present. Spend 45 minutes and discover that peace is present within you. I will facilitate a guided meditation that focuses on the breath with the intention of relaxation and calm. Join me and stress less. Bring your yoga mat and a blanket if you want to be cozy. If you have a favourite meditation cushion you are welcome to bring it. People often ask, how long will I be sitting for? 5 minutes of intro and getting settled. 5 minutes of setting intentions with a short reading to inspire us. 30 minutes of practice and 5 minutes to close.
This class is open to beginners and all levels. It’s simply a moment to be still and reconnect.
Join me this Saturday morning and begin your weekend with mindful meditation. Together we will use the breath to guide us to the calm place within. 10 mins of setting our intentions and 30 minutes sitting practice. Register online @ www.randimae.org/classes Classes will be held in Ajax at 125 Delaney Dr. Bring your yoga mat, pillow, or cushion. Bring a blanket if you want to get comfy.
Mindfulness, wholehearted living and living in the now is a life long journey and practice. Some days we are more present than others. If we still our minds and lower down the volume on our mental gymnastics consisting of leaps and cartwheels from the past to the future then we can create space to invite our hearts to be with us in the present moment. Attempts to shift to present moment and wholehearted living requires us to invest self-compassion credits. On days when it is difficult to use the breath to guide us to stillness, being gentle with ourselves and trusting that we have a new opportunity with each inhale and exhale to start again.
5 little things we can do to explore present moment living.
Delete social media apps from our phones for one week out of every month.
Go somewhere you’re excited about and be present. Notice the urge to take a selfie and share rise within you. Take a deep breath notice the colour, texture, energy and sounds within your environment and return to enjoying your moment undocumented.
Enjoy a conversation without scrolling or texting someone else 3 times a day.
Spend a maximum of 10 minutes in the mirror for one day.
Choose one meal a day and be present with every bite. Fight the urge to take a picture and share. Feel the excitement of your tastes buds and senses responding to every delightful spoonful of your favourite meal.
“Be still and listen with your heart, for there is much to learn in the present moment.” Randi-Mae Reflections in My 20’s Searching for Meaning
When we take a moment to listen to someone or to listen to ourselves with our heart we discover so much. It encourages us to engage with each other with and ourselves with compassion. The first audio chapter of my book is available @insighttimer a free meditation app. Click and listen. I read the first chapter, we explore a short guided breath exercise and a reflection. Bring your journal and get comfortable. Or take a short break during the day.
Affirmation: “I am worthy of living my life in complete expression of who I am.” Sometimes we bend and flex to live inside someone else’s box, only to find that we are muting parts of our self that need to grow, expand and express. Be yourself in every moment. Something beautiful will happen. #quotestoliveby from my book Reflections in My 20’s available on Amazon and Kindle.
“if you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Dr. Maya Angelou
Be who you are and express your creative self. What makes us different makes us unique. Unique changes the world. Go be awesome!
When I look into the eyes of my son, I often question what will the world look like for him. What will he have to navigate through and what will he be embraced by? I want him to be embraced by a world where love is the standard. I have not always made the best choices in my life, but looking at him as he falls asleep each night and before he wakes up in the morning reminds me that I have to be the change so he can believe it’s possible and expand my intentions to include human upliftment, not just my own life. I share this with hope and belief that the world can and will be a place one day where human upliftment stories will overwhelm the news and media outlets and my son could live in a world where he will meet more people who will greet him with positive intentions. Not just for my son but all of the children living and those who are waiting to be born.
This is a time where we must choose the upliftment of humanity. The existence of “I” as a singular being and the belief that your footprints only impact you is an archaic belief that is no longer valuable to the upliftment of human consciousness. We are a collective consciousness that can have a magnificent impact when we gather together physically, mentally and spiritually with the root intention of love and peace. Spiritually does not mean we change the way we pray, it simply means allowing our spirits to be rooted in the same intention together. Let fear not enter into our hearts or be the driving force of our actions, thoughts, and intentions. Let love for humanity and the earth be the driving force to persevere and evolve. Love is of the soul. True unconditional love is creating an environment where people and beings on all levels of consciousness can grow spiritually, know love and experience the essence of their soul manifest into the world. It is trusting that love wins when it is put in the face of fear. It is standing and trusting that unity is the way. It is the belief that all beings are worthy and deserving of love. No one not an ounce less than the other. When a world leader makes choices that are driven and rooted in fear, can you imagine the journey and lifetimes that his soul must have traveled to learn about love? So let’s not fear those who do not know love. But band together and let’s and be a living demonstration of the power of love. Whether we would like to believe it or not someone acting out of fear, anger, hatred needs to know and experience love. Love is not weak or passive. It is a powerful intention and energy. Love as a collective thought is power. Actions rooted in love can change the world. Actions rooted in human upliftment change the world. So let’s be the change. However big or small it all matters. Invite love to have a seat between you and everyone you meet. Let’s find our light and illuminate the world.
Becoming the change begins with resetting our intentions daily. But at the beginning as often as we can.
Remembering to be gentle with ourselves. There is always a new moment to try again.
Being the change starts with asking ourselves the following four questions.
Is my intention presently guided towards human upliftment?
Will my actions be uplifting for this person’s journey?
Is my intention rooted in unconditional love?
Will my actions create discord within someone else or myself?
Register Free! Join us on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 for a wonderful evening of information, inspiration, and support. If you have family and friends in the following roles this could be a great opportunity to connect with other families and support.
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The journey through continues. Life is a beautiful motion picture, filled with a series of moments. Twists, turns, waves and crossroads filled with lessons gently guiding us to find our truth. Find 20 uninterrupted minutes and let your breath guide you to stillness. Where are you going? Take a glimpse down the road.