Thank You, A Prayer for Liberation

Here is a short Bodhi-inspired thank you prayer for liberation. Repeat each phrase for 1 to 10 minutes:

I notice this breath…thank you breath.
Feel breath caress the body.

I notice this body…thank you body.
Feel the aliveness within.

I notice this mind…thank you mind.
Feel the ripples smooth.

I notice ‘my story’…thank you story.
Feel the loosening of attachment.

I notice life…thank you life.
Feel the connectedness.

Namaste,
Kerri McCutcheon

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Sweet Surrender

surrenderWhat does it mean to you to truly surrender? For some it conjures up the idea of giving in to an opponent or cowardly giving up on something in defeat. Perhaps the higher concept of surrender is about letting go of the ego’s demands and experiencing exactly what is moment-to-moment. This takes amazing courage, to simply be, yet isn’t it what we’re truly seeking?

In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti shares:

“When you listen deeply, feel intimately, and allow yourself to experience this moment exactly the way it is, the emotional and energetic bodies soften…the presence of stillness soaks into you like a sponge if you allow it. A silent understanding happens that is not in words but is the direct experience of what is. Allow yourself the great gift of not looking for some alternate experience.”

Here are a few tips on how we might apply the concept of surrender in our health, mind, heart and soul:

1. FOR YOUR HEALTH
Begin to let go of any stories you’ve been repeating ~ you are not your symptoms or any trauma you’ve experienced. Try sending your body and every cell unconditional love. See how it feels for you to ‘move through’ health issues rather than ‘fight’ them. Releasing resistance can help us align with our natural healing power. Acceptance brings more inner peace and more flow.

2. FOR YOUR MIND
When faced with a dilemma, ask yourself, if your decision-making process is led by thoughts of separation or love? Fear or faith? Demand or acceptance? Boredom or exhilaration? Resistance or flow? Anxiety and control or trust? The highest and best path for us is always the thought that truly feels better. When we don’t choose ineffective mind patterns, we are free to choose the surrender of love, faith, acceptance, exhilaration, flow, and trust. Even when the ego gets what it’s trying to acquire, it demands it again, fearful of not getting its needs met. When we stop trying to acquire ~ be it love, to be loved, peace, wholeness, enlightenment…we realize we already have and are what we’re seeking.

3. FOR YOUR HEART & SOUL
Allow yourself the full vibrancy of your emotions…be it pain, regret, sorrow, ecstasy, inspiration, or love. Transcend difficult experiences by embracing them. This deep act of compassion for oneself may be the ultimate experience of surrender. Be willing to see meaning in everything. Ask to connect with the infinite ~ feeling your spirit fully empowered and pregnant with possibility, yet in a place where time stands still or doesn’t exist. Let go of demands on the past, the future, and even the present moment. In moments of surrender, we touch our true nature…connected with all parts of our self, all potential, and all of life.

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Quieting the Mind with Bach Flowers

Quieting the Mind with Bach Flowers ~ InnerVitalityBach Flower Remedies were originally created by Edward Bach in England, after his discovery of the emotional/mental healing properties of flowers in the fields where he lived, and later published in 1933. The Remedies are based on the concept that as we heal our cares and anxieties, we free ourselves from the susceptibility to illness, as well as bring about more inner peace.

You’ll still find these wonderful remedies today (created under the same name) at your neighbourhood health store or herbalist. Consult your natural health practitioner for usage or have a peek at the bottle…usually 2 drops in water, sipped at intervals, repeated at least twice a day as needed ~ brings about a gentle shift with powerful results. For quieting the mind, the following Remedies* are recommended:

Cerato ~ For lack of confidence in making decisions. Encourages inner trust and certainty.

Cherry Plum ~ Beneficial where there’s fear of the mind/body giving way. Brings openess, composure.

Mimulus ~ Fear of known things, privately bearing dread. Encourages bravery, courage.

Red Chesnut ~ For those who are anxious for others. Opportunity to cut free, release concern.

Rock Water ~ For rigidity in work and living that denies joy and pleasure. Brings flexibility, softness.

White Chesnut ~ When it feels you can’t shut your mind off. Helps with clarity and tranquility.

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