Saturday, April 01, 2017

Breathing balance

Like many of us, I'm guilty of rushing around and forgetting to breathe deeply some days. I notice the effects quickly. My body tenses. I don't hear my guidance as easily. I feel contraction rather than expansion.

Soon as I catch myself I stop, slow down, and breathe. Immediately in that one moment of conscious presence, peace fills me. I feel the energy of love rushing into my mind, heart, body, and soul. I feel expanded.

I haven't spent much time breathing in specific energies as the angels recommended this week, so I thought I'd give it a try. As I write this it is my home office day. I had several appointments, groceries, yard work, three newsletters to write, Facebook posts to queue, calls and emails to make, new ads to create for upcoming events, a website I'm working on... and the list goes on. It sometimes feels a little daunting.

So I chose to breathe in peace, balance, and the energy of being efficient and productive. I just focused on those feelings and breathed them in, at breakfast, while sitting at red lights, in line at the grocery store, etc. I found myself slowing down and going about my day in a relaxed manner. The entire day flowed so smoothly that I not only accomplished my list but was also able to be centered and at peace when I heard some very sad news and had the desire to send love to the family involved.

I'm going to play with "breathing" specific energies more often. Now it's your turn... Here are a few pointers to help you use your breath as a tool to "tune" yourself into the loving energies you want or need right now.

1. Pick something you'd like to experience today – peace, love, joy, inspiration, vitality, balance, productivity

You can have as many as you want, but for practice, pick one to focus on each day. See if you can imagine what it would feel like to feel that way - peaceful, loved, joyful, etc. Now in that space breathe in slowly and deeply, a few times.

Breathe in this energy throughout the day when you think of it, always feeling the feeling while doing the breathing!

2. If you like, imagine the color and texture of the energy you are breathing in

Ask yourself, if the energy I am breathing in had a color and texture, what might it look like? Smooth, bubbly, effervescant, flowing? Go with what comes to you. There is no right answer since energy appears differently to differen people. For example, as I imagined "peace, balance, and productivity," I saw a soothing electric blue.

If you're breathing in multiple energies you can also imagine what they look like together. Are you breathing in a rainbow? A candy-like swirl? Bubbles of different colors. Just ask yourself, "What might the energies I am breathing in look like?" Or if you perceive musically, maybe you can imagine what they might sound like.

Make this as vivid and real as you can in your imagination because when we focus on something that way we actually connect with it!

3. Breathe on behalf of someone you love

Think of someone you want to help. What energy would you like to send them? Hold them in your heart and breathe in that energy using the techniques above. Breathe in that energy. Exhale.

You have just sent them a gift of loving energy. This works for those on earth and in heaven. Breath is a way our physical vehicle accepts and shares energy and energy transcends time and space.

4. Breathe for health & vitality

Intend to breathe in the frequencies of all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and vital. Do this several times a day for a week and see how you feel.

I've used breath work for years to breath in energy but this was a slightly new twist on the technique for me, and a lot of fun! I'm going to add "breathing frequencies" to my daily repertoire.

In fact, I'm breathing in love now, and exhaling it for all of you!