Building a Forgiveness Practice

The whole month of August, we’ve been talking about and meditating on forgiveness.

Often the first person we need to forgive is ourselves. After all, we believe that forgiveness and self-love is the gift you give yourself, and it comes from within. Harboring ill feelings creates more ill feelings, just as love creates more love and good will. Forgiving yourself and others opens the door to an abundance of love, acceptance, and creative possibilities. Mastering the art of forgiveness allows you to see and actualize your life’s potential. Your capacity to fulfill your desires is equal to the level of forgiveness you have for yourself and others.

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Your Path to Freedom

This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve been talking about and meditating on freedom and the fine art of effortlessness.

Pay attention and be mindful. 

To experience freedom, we must learn to act by choice rather than by predetermined actions (a.k.a. our habits). The way we find freedom is by letting go of the things that bind us to our past. Binding creates a loop in our thoughts, behaviors, and actions. 

The beauty is that we get to choose the quality of our thoughts, actions, and behaviors. It simply takes practice.

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The Month of Unity

The Month of Unity

June is the month of unity. The Greek goddess, Juno, is the deity of marriage. This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve explored unity and connection. How do you create unity in your life? Do you acknowledge and seek connection with people? 

As you seek and find connection with others, use these four principles to help deepen those connections:

The four principles of unity are:

  1. Self-acceptance: accept yourself for who you are and where you are in life.

  2. Acceptance for others: accept others for who they are and where they are in life. 

  3. Accept your role: we’re all a part of the bigger picture of things. We each play a role in the unity of our larger communities. What’s your role?

  4. Gathering all the parts: we’re able to unify when we accept our wholeness.

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Cultivating Your Intention

“What you appreciate appreciates.” ~ Lynne Twist

This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve focused a lot on cultivating intention. Cultivating intention is important because it brings focus and purpose to your life. If you’ve been feeling a little off your center lately, cultivating intention is a great exercise for you.

When you think about what you want to cultivate in your life, think about what would fulfill you. Keep in mind that while money and other material objects aren’t bad, they don’t necessarily bring you the most fulfillment. We’re taught from a young age that success means having money, but we want you to go deeper. What do you need right now to feel a greater sense of connection to others? What do you need to feel a deeper love for yourself? What is it that will bring you the most healing?

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Expanding Your Comfort Zone

Expanding your comfort zone is simple when you understand how comfort zones work. To understand your capacity for expanding your comfort zone, imagine three circles inside one another: a large circle (the outermost layer), a mid-size circle (the middle layer), and a small circle (the innermost layer). The innermost layer is your comfort zone. The middle layer is your learning zone. And the outer layer is your danger zone. Every zone serves a different function. Use each zone as a guide to safely expand your comfort zone.

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Why Grounding is the Foundation for a Strong Meditation Practice

Grounding is absolutely one of the four pillars of meditation. So, what makes grounding so important?

It’s presence. We hear and talk about this thing called being present, but what does it do for us? How will we know if we achieve it? What will we feel or see or hear? These are all great questions. Let’s explore them.

Often we get sidetracked or pulled off our center by simple things that aren’t a big deal unless we dwell on them. You might be biking or driving to work and someone cuts you off. Maybe you just had an angry or difficult conversation with a loved one. Even something as simple as a coffee shop running out of your favorite pastry can set you into a tailspin if you don’t pay attention.

We don’t have to get stuck here. In fact, when another person tells us about these experiences, we might think to ourselves, oh, just get over it, it's no big deal. We’ve all been there. These are the things that keep us from being grounded. We allow ourselves to stay attached to small inconveniences. Have you ever been kind of excited to tell someone about the hideous thing that just happened to you? It’s kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it: to be excited to talk about something negative? Sometimes the things we gain from the negative (getting sympathy, for example) are the ways we trick ourselves out of staying grounded.

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Happy International Women's Day 2019!

We've been privileged to meditate with so many powerful, awe-inspiring women throughout the years. We are a women-led and owned company and proud of it! To all you women out there: you rock our world!

A little wisdom from one of our teachers, Wendy Williams:
"It's time for the divine feminine to lead...The divine feminine has been down and hidden and thought of as less than. What's really important now is that women learn how to step up into leadership in their own lives. And once they're full, [to step up into that leadership position] in the world. But only after you're full."

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RECAP: Mission to Manifest 2019

On January 26th, we hosted our first live event of the year: Mission to Manifest. It was an amazing day filled with incredible people manifesting their highest good. We had all of our Self-Discovery Group teachers in the room, including founder Deanna Marcus, therapist Kirk Cook, healing teacher Barbara Sambuceto, and spiritual life coach Wendy Williams. Photographer Sofia Marcus-Myers, designer Celeste Folsom, and analytics wiz Michele Houck joined us as well. It felt like the whole fam was there!

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Manifesting in 2019: Actionable Steps

Consider five tendencies you’d like throw in the metaphorical trash can. If you’re doing too much, consider leaving behind the tendency you have to do everything. Or, maybe you don't overcommit yourself, but you’re critical and overthink things. In this case you might consider leaving behind the need to be right, perfect, or combative. If you tend to struggle, leave behind struggle and the story you tell yourself and others about your struggles.

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Manifesting in 2019: Your Mission

We bet some of you have forgotten about how many cool things you did last year. So often, we create a list of goals from a place of lack. With that attitude, all you’re going to do is say, “I want, I want, I want.” If you’re doing that, you’re missing the point. Take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for. Take another moment to recognize what you accomplished in 2018. It might surprise you how much you already have.

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Get Ready for 2019!

Happy New Year, everyone! 2019 is the year we’ve been waiting for! In just over a week, we’ll be releasing our FIRST EVER eCourse! It's called Five Days Happier: Meditation Made EZ. We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to see what you think. Five Days Happier will be FREE from January 10th-24th, so get ready! In the meantime, watch the video above to get a taste of what you'll get out of our courses.

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