Its incredibly difficult, if not painful, to try to move your life forward – and up – without being supported by your personal power. We all have personal power. But many and most have disconnected from it because they are afraid of it in various forms.
As children we learn powerlessness, but as adults we need to reclaim it. How we do this, and whether we are aligned to our Soul & Spirit at the time, will determine whether our power will be ‘corrupt’, expressing itself as power over people and game playing, or whether it will lead to raising your consciousness, benefiting not only yourself, but everyone. It is vital to know this. It’s even more important to know how to bring yourself into this alignment. It doesn’t take 10 hours of meditation or continual acts of kindness. All it takes it 3 minutes of conscious breathing a day. Conscious breathing is the first connection to the Divine, and by deliberating including this practise in your life, your vibrational reality will change amazingly, connecting you to more of your Soul self, more often.
Conscious breathing is something I keep referring to and writing about and if you do nothing but this as your spiritual practise, you will be doing a brilliant practice! Here’s how:
1. find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed
2. set an alarm for three minutes so that you can completely let go and not worry about the time
3. close your eyes and bring your attention on your breathing
4. breathe in for the count of 4, pulling air to your tummy so that it expands, hold it for 2 seconds, and then softly exhale for the count of 6, hold it out for 2 seconds.
5. Repeat this breathing until your alarm clock goes.
Your focus is simply on breathing and counting. At first you might find your mind chips in, chattering away about what you need to do or other such stuff. When that happens, gently bring your attention back to the process of counting your breaths in and out. Just become breathing and counting, counting and breathing. The beauty of this is that not only do you align yourself to your Soul and Spirit Self, but starting off each day with this exercise gives you a sense of control of your life – and this type of breathing releases feel- good chemicals in the brain. This simple practise centres you in yourself, your power and life!
‘Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of it – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hug of calmness, that your heart, that where God lives within you, where you will always find peace. ‘ Anon