I woke up this morning not remembering my specific dreams, but with the word “PARTICIPATE” repeating in my head. I’ve been so on and off with participating my whole adult life — makes sense with so many ups and downs — but I feel like it’s time for me to engage with the world in the way I’ve always been meant to.
But I know it won’t be easy, and I have to be more vigilant about my patterns. I went running with Han in the park this morning, the weather is beautiful! And it made me think it would be nice to write down a list of what makes me feel better. A note to my future self — when it gets bad, do one of these things.
- Go to the park – meditate, read, nap, whatever. It’s the closest nature to you!
Remember that, according to a study by the UK government (read about it here), it’s essential to our health to be in nature at least 2 hours a week.
- Go for a run
- Play the ukulele
- Listen to mantra
- Listen to Laboratorium Piesni
- Sound healing – shamanic drum, steel tongue drum, singing bowl
- Play a videogame (Remember, play is important!)
- Play with Han – Run around in the house with him a bit
- Read (something fun)
- Meditate — Kirtan Kriya is one that always makes you feel better
I wanna keep this list short and sweet. Remember this is medicine for your soul. Take this shit seriously so you can function in the world.
To make it even easier for you, here are links!
Close your eyes and connect with your soul…
Chattr Chakkr Varti – The mantra for change – It removes feeling of anxiety, depression and phobias, leaving in its place courage and victory.
Sa Ta Na Ma – Studies have shown that doing this meditation increases brain activity, eases depression and mood swings, balances right and left brain, improves memory function and more! Click here to read about it and here for instructions on how to do it if you’re interested 🙂 It looks like a lot, but if you just turn on this song, close your eyes and move your fingers along, you get into the swing of it real fast.
SAA: Infinity, cosmos, beginning
TAA: Life, existence
NAA: Death, change, transformation
Loved my Yoga With Adriene practice today, so linking that too for good measure!
Remember, “where attention goes, energy flows.”