Posts in Monday Medi Moments
October 2019: Balance and Patience

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Monday Medi Moments! This month, we're learning about and meditating on balance. After all, October is the month of Libra, the astrological sign of balance, equilibrium, and harmony. Cultivating a sense of balance in your life requires you to recognize where you need more balance.

The four pillars of balance we're discussing this month are ease, patience, insight, and harmony. This week we're focusing on patience. Apply patience to all the small things outside of your control, like a traffic jam. Take a breath and enjoy the break. Where do you lack patience in your life?

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October 2019: Balance and Ease

October is the month of Libra. Libra is the astrological sign of balance, equilibrium, and harmony. This month, we'll be learning about and meditating on the four pillars of balance, which are:

Ease: Approach things with ease. Slow down and enjoy the process. Feel the sensations that life has to offer.

Patience: Apply patience to all the small things outside of your control, like a traffic jam. Take a breath and enjoy the break.

Insight: Your capacity to see yourself clearly. Insight is the art of introspection, intuition, and finding purpose. What energy are you bringing to your everyday life experience?

Harmony: Be in harmony with the world around you. Listen to the world around you. Harmonize with ease, insight, and patience.

This week, consider ease throughout your day. Apply ease to your breath, to difficult situations, and to all things you take for granted.

We'll leave you with this quote:

“The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their own way, and resides at the center of the circle.”

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu 29 verse, translated by Stephen Mitchell

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September 2019: Breath and Reflection

Shanah Tovah! Today we're taking stock and reviewing our year in honor of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Reflect on the following:

  • What are your accomplishments so far this year? Write them down in a journal.

  • What do you need to continue to expand in your life to meet your vision for 2019?

  • What are the behaviors, thoughts, and actions that you need to modify or let go of to cultivate and grow your mission for the year?

We suggest you do this meditation everyday for 21 days to help you start or continue a meditation practice. This meditation will also help you appreciate what you've already done or accomplished in 2019.

We think Lynne Twist says it best: "What you appreciate appreciates." That's one of our favorite quotes!

We'll see you back for another Monday Medi next Monday at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram live. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch.

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September 2019: Breath and Awareness

Happy Autumn Equinox!

Today we're consciously cultivating and stabilizing our breath to expand our energetic resources.

Your breath is your reset button and your most important resource. You can't survive without it. Every breath is an opportunity to inhale new oxygen and energy resources and to exhale carbon dioxide and waste from the body.

Notice what affects your breath. Breathe consciously. Throughout your day, notice how you're breathing. Notice the quality of your breath in different situations.

We'll leave you with this quote:

"Each breath is like a little rebirth, a renaissance that can only be celebrated if we recognize that it's happening."

- Cristen Rodgers

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September 2019: Breath and Renewal

Yay, we're back! Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! If you're starting a meditation practice, start here. Today and over the next couple of weeks, we'll be cultivating and stabilizing our breath and energetic resources.

Your breath is your most important resource. You can't survive without it. The breath reflects renewal - the opportunity to inhale anew and exhale toxins; to restore balance to the body. Cultivating the length and quality of your breath helps you relax, alleviates pressure, and exits toxins from your body. The breath stabilizes the mind/body connection.

We'll leave you with this quote:
"Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop."
- Rumi

See you back on Facebook and Instagram live next Monday at 9:30AM PST for another Monday Medi Moments!

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September 2019: Bonus Meditation 9/2!

Enjoy a grounding meditation while you’re waiting for our next live Monday Medi, which will take place on September 16 at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram. See you there!

In September we’ll be working with allowing things to fall away that no longer serve us. Grounding is a great technique to create balance and stability. Grounding helps us release and let go of unproductive energy that no longer serves a purpose in our lives.

Stay tuned for more Monday Medis related to this topic, coming mid-September!

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August 2019: Forgiveness, Power, and Ease

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! We are Self-Discovery Group and we've been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress reduction techniques for over 30 years. Monday Medis are weekly meditations and mini mindfulness lessons. Enjoy, and let us know your takeaways in the comments below!

We've been talking about forgiveness during the month of August. This week we'll be exploring the power and ease of forgiveness.

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free." - Dr. Catherine Ponder

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August 2019: Forgiveness and the Tools We Need to Forgive

This week we’ll create our own tools to forgive. We’ll meditate on releasing unwanted feelings and emotions you might be carrying. We’ll meditate on accepting courage.

We’d like to leave you with this quote:

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

- Norman Cousins

We’ll be back here next Monday at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram Live for another Medi Moments. If you resonate with our videos, please comment, like, and share! We love hearing from you!

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August 2019: Forgiveness and Doing Your Best

Welcome to the second installment of our Monday Medi Moments August forgiveness series! Last week we talked about what separates us and what connects us. This week we’ll explore the idea that most people are doing their best with the knowledge they have.

Join us for a mini mindfulness lesson and a meditation. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” - Cherie Carter-Scott

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August 2019: Forgiveness and Seeing Yourself in Others

Hello and welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! Today, Kirk Cook is leading our Monday Medi. Kirk is our hypnotherapy expert, NLP trainer, and Deanna’s trusted teaching partner. Kirk will be leading our Monday Medis all month long. Thanks, Kirk!

August is the month of forgiveness. This month, we’ll be meditating on these four aspects of forgiveness:

  1. Seeing yourself in others.

  2. Understanding that most of us are doing our best.

  3. Gaining the insight and courage to forgive.

  4. Learning the power of ease and forgiveness and finding freedom.

This week Kirk leads us through a mirror meditation, a meditation meant to connect us with others. We suggest doing this meditation a few times this week.

Let us know what you think by commenting below! We love hearing from you.

We leave you with this quote:

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” - Confucius

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sdgmeditation.

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July 2019: Freedom and Forgiveness

Welcome back to #MondayMediMoments! If this is your first time here, hello! 👋🏻 Let us know who you are in the comments. We love hearing from you!

Our mission is to provide peace of mind through insight and mindfulness training. Monday Medis are our weekly mindfulness lessons and meditations. Today we’re talking about...forgiveness. Forgiveness can be a scary proposition, but the act of forgiveness can lead to great rewards.

That’s because forgiveness is the path to freedom. Not quite with us yet? That’s okay! Forgiveness is tough and can take a lifetime to master. Check out today’s Monday Medi for a mini lesson on forgiveness and a good, long meditation.

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July 2019: Freedom and Effortlessness

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments, our weekly mindfulness lesson and guided meditation. Today we're meditating on ease and effortlessness. We create ease in the body by using our breath, focus, and intention.

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July 2019: Freedom and Letting Go

It’s a new month, which means that we’re exploring a new topic! This month we’ll be focusing on freedom. Who doesn’t want to feel free? This week we’re learning to let go of the things that bind us to our past. Pay attention and be mindful.

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June 2019: Finding Unity

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments: our weekly mindfulness and meditation workshop. This month, we’ve been focusing on unity. The last principle of unity is the gathering of all parts. This week’s lesson: accept the whole picture. We can’t see ourselves clearly as part of a whole unless we see ourselves as whole.

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June 2019: Accept Your Role

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! We love receiving your comments and feedback, so keep it up!

June is the month of unity. This week we're focusing on the role we assume in life and our connection with others. Accept your role as part of everything and everyone. We make up a whole. How do you help others and what do you offer?

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June 2019: Accepting Others for Who They Are

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments!

How are you creating unity in your life? This month we're learning about the four principles of unity:

1. Self-acceptance

2. Accepting others

3. Accepting your role

4. Finding unity

This week we're focusing on accepting others for who they are. Be kind to others. Find commonality.

How do you find commonality with people, especially those you don't always agree with?

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June 2019: Self Acceptance

Welcome to the first Monday Medi of June! June is the month of unity. The Greek goddess, Juno, is the deity of marriage. This month, we'll be exploring unity and connection. How do you create unity in your life? Do you acknowledge and seek connection with people?

This week, we're focusing on self-acceptance. Join us for a short mindfulness lesson and meditation.

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Cultivating Your Intention: Part 4

Welcome to the last Monday Medi of May! May is the month of fertility and growth, and today we’re focusing on appreciation, gratitude, and growth. The last step of cultivating intention is to be grateful. As Lynne Twist says, “What you appreciate appreciates.”

In June our Monday Medis will be pre-recorded, but we’ll still be around so keep your comments coming! Next week’s Monday Medi will be posted here at 9:30AM PST! June’s Monday Medis will be all about unity.

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