Set the right conditions to manifest your heart’s desires
On a retreat the conditions are set perfectly right for reflection, contemplation and transformation. I am back from magical week at Kripalu Center in MA where I taught two meditative and empowering retreats. The biggest learning we can gain from a retreat, after we open to our own heart’s desire, and understand why we want to make changes, is how to set the conditions for such desires to successfully unfold into our lives.
Participants’ feedback notes with reflections about the retreats touch my heart. They read more like love letters with a renewed awareness of self love and care. Thank you all for your courage to open your hearts to yourselves, each other, and the teachings.
No matter how profound the “ah ha” moment is or how clear are the insights, those seeds will take root and grow only if the proper conditions and environment are provided. The conditions we provide for the seeds will determine if they will live and thrive or be forgotten.
Although it is very important, the call of the heart’s desire is only the beginning. It points and guides the way to loving self-care, giving proper attention, and cultivating nourishing behaviors and practices so the seeds can grow. Unless we listen to the call of the heart and commit to take the steps and actions to fulfill it, noting will begin to change.
Take small steps toward self love and care.
Remember why you are doing what you are doing and structure practices to support you living the lifestyle that supports living from your heart. Resolve to keep your commitments through the laziness, negative thoughts, discomfort, forgetting, and resistance. It takes time to create new habits. Make small, measurable and reachable targets so you can reach them and build on your success.
Use tools of remembering; wear a Zigizen necklace with a daily affirmation close to your heart, and set an alarm every hour to breath relaxing breaths for a minute.
Develop new supportive habits; taking walks, listening to, or reading, inspiring ideas, keep a gratitude list, meditate for 10 minutes twice a day, resolve to take 3 yoga classes a week, and eat well.
May you remember your heart’s desire and allow it to guide your life, and may the commitment and effort you invest in setting the right conditions bring about the effect you desire in your life. May joy and ease abound.
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