In the Moment with Your Feet! A Meditation to help you "Step Out into the New Year with you Best Foot Forward."
Issue #004 - January 21, 2011
Let's begin by finding a comfortable position that will not distract your ability to focus. It can be sitting on a sofa, sitting on the floor in the Lotus position, or Indian style. I often prefer to meditate on a meditation bench. When you find this position, rest the back of your hands on your thighs, so that the palms are open and facing upward. This open, upward hand position represents your willingness to receive.
Relax into this comfortable position. Close your eyes. Begin to focus on your breath. Take several deep, cleansing breaths. Relax into your breath. Thank God/the Universe for all that you have and all that you are.
When you are ready, turn your attention to your feet. Continue to take deep and cleansing breaths. Notice any feelings in your feet.
Lightly place your hands on your feet and/or ankles. Bless them for carrying you through life. Thank them for any messages that you were meant to hear from them. If they ache, thank them for letting you know you may be stepping too forcefully or too quickly.
Sink into the ache of your feet and ankles. Feel their message deeply. Do not judge the message, just feel it.
When you are ready, now with a deep sigh, allow the pain to dissolve and float away. Let all pain and judgment and pushing go.
When you are ready, repeat the following affirmations:
Whisper out loud or silently,
"I open my heart and soul to the messages from my feet."
"I step out with Love."
"I step out with Calm and Peace."
"I complete the Cycle of Love and I receive Grace and healing for my feet."
Repeat the affirmations as many times as you wish. Create your own if you wish. Just say the affirmations after you have cleansed
your mind of pain and judgment. Fully feel your pain and release it. Remember the jingle: Feel it and Heal It!
In order to heal the pain, you must first fully acknowledge it, feel it and let it go. The pain is neither good nor bad, it is just there for you to understand its meaning. It is your feet and ankles message to you.
Stay in the moment with your feet and ankles, continuing to open yourself to receive. Stay open and silent and aware for as long as you wish.
It is by tuning into your body, into it's inner most depths that you become open to receive its messages. It is by relinquishing control of your own life, to a Greater Power that understands your needs better than you do, that you can be truly open to the messages that are there for you.
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