I would be a hypocrite if I told you that it is easy to live a simple life
…. and no, by simple life I don’t mean a minimalist, convent style without material pleasures.
By simple life I mean being mindful, maintaining moment-to-moment awareness of your body, emotions and surroundings.
It’s a type of dynamic meditation where you consciously approach your decisions and your actions without intensive interpretation and without judgment …. basically just simply being fully present in the moment without having hundreds of thoughts running through your mind at the same time.
I would be a hypocrite if I told you that I live a conscious mindful zen life all the time, even with the best intentions. I, too, find myself distracted by the stresses of everyday life, get tangled up in commitments, allow overwhelm to get to me, and end up straying away from my true authentic self.
Like many others, I needed a wake-up call. In my case it was a NDE that allowed me to experience an expanding but unifying oneness within Divine eternity. I experienced the intensity of focus overflowing with welcoming love and joy.
Being returned to this current life and earth experience, I again faced the multiple sensations, pleasant and unpleasant, and feeling the need to distract myself from unpleasantness, resisting pain and emotional trauma … a typical human response!
Within the last year I had to learn lessons that none of my psychology textbooks or my academic degrees taught me. It allowed me to not only deeply be in touch with my own spirit and soul, but also that of my clients’.
After I was brought back from my NDE, I asked myself this serious question: what is the purpose of having been given a second chance? I knew deep down that I needed to live the kind of conscious mindful sacred life myself, in order to inspire and impact the lives of others.
It took me about a year to learn getting on this path myself, so I could share with you out of my own life, how I at times ‘fell off the wagon’ again, learnt to pick myself up, learnt the importance of community, learnt how to use vibrational energy psychology tools *without* distracting from feeling all one’s feelings deeply, feeling one’s way through them to the vast soul space in which all feelings are embraced, and facing them with gratitude.
I learnt how to create simple meditative rituals, whilst preparing conscious cooking and mindful eating and other activities.
Creating a conscious sacred living environment to reduce the times of ‘falling off the wagon’ and support this enhanced lifestyle.
Being aware of what we feed ourselves with, physical food, emotional food and mind food to enjoy wholesome mental health, joyful longevity, positive, ageless vibrancy.
I am also in the process of creating a conscious mindful sacred living community … why? Because I have experienced that life as we know it can be over in a heartbeat (or lack of it).
Whilst, I have no fear of death, and my NDE was spectacularly beautiful, there are many of us who have not completed their mission in this lifetime. This life is not just for us to live in the fullest, but also to impact others with healing, hope and joy.
As I wish to convey with my picture: let’s turn and rise up to live in the light