I hope that you are savouring the beauty and bounty of late summer... the days continue to be long and sultry, and the market fruits and vegetables are exploding with vibrant colour, flavour and nourishment. Abundance surrounds us. It's a natural time to "put up preserves" for the winter season ahead; perhaps through the arts of canning and freezing, and also through the arts of soaking up as much joy (aka life force, prana, qi) and sunshine as possible to fill your inner batteries to the brim. Maybe even a combination of the two!
I'm very excited to share my very first workshop in Loving Touch QiGong this month. I have harvested the essence of twenty years of energy medicine studies into a simple method of self-healing that anyone can learn. It is designed to balance and boost our inner and outer health, connecting us to the healing energy of love. Please see below for details.
And now, I offer you a short visualization that you can do right now! It's especially lovely if you can sit near a window with a view of nature, or take yourself outdoors into the sunshine or under the shade of a tree. Five minutes are guaranteed to refresh you. (Deep bows of gratitude to Kim Wilborn for her beautiful grounding meditation, abridged below from her Tarot Telesummit.)
Put yourself in the mood to relax.
Imagine a beam of Source Energy entering through the top of your head. Let this energy flow down into your body and into every part of your being. Feel it filling you completely, bringing energy and new life to every part of you.
Now feel it continuing to flow through your feet and beaming down into the centre of the earth. At the centre of the earth, feel the presence of a huge glowing crystal, filled with positive energy and love for you.
See the beam of source energy flow down into the crystal, harmonize with the energy there, and beam straight back up into you.
Feel this beautiful energy flow up through the soles of your feet, up into your knees, up into your hips, your belly, your chest, your arms, your throat and your head. Feel it filling your heart, and feel it lighting up every cell of your being.
See yourself held in a space of safety and love. Bask in this feeling for a few minutes, or as long as you can.
Bring yourself back gently into your normal waking state. Notice how you feel, and refer back to this feeling whenever you need a boost throughout the rest of your day.
Sending Blessings and Radiant Love to You. May we all feel peaceful and whole, and may we all hum from the inside out with vibrant vitality.