No Thursday Thoughts, Just Vibes
Actually, no vibes here either this week.
Spoiler. It’s not. It’s actually been over for four days. I thought I was safe because I made it through those two weeks relatively unscathed and free of the life-altering, ego-destroying mess was on the timeline. But, whatever residual chaos was left on the clearance rack has found its way to me.
I think I’m going back to meditating.
I used to do it consistently through 2019-2021 and swear that it changed my life. Then in April 2021, I had some still undetermined medical things going on where I felt like my brain just wouldn’t “connect” like it used to (among a lot of other physical side effects). I was sleeping really poorly, couldn’t focus, and couldn’t power my thoughts down long enough to actually 🧘🏾♀️🧿 receive 🧿🧘🏾♀️ anything. So I stopped.
But I’m back.
Anyway, Jess Shepherd is that bitch.
She has, by far, the best guided meditation tracks on Spotify. I’m verrrry particular about my sleep sounds and guided meditations. I don’t want to hear intros or ads. I just want to be eased into whatever dimension they’re promising me and have all the secrets to my future success whispered into my soul.
She is that girl.
There’s a guided meditation for everything.
I’m going to start with ‘Purpose & Potential’ tomorrow morning:
This might just play a preview, so queue up the FULL track on Spotify HERE.
Meditation tips that helped me back when I felt like I *truly* had my life mostly together:
Timing: Right when you wake up (but if you have to pee, get up and go so you’re not distracted)
Location: I like meditating in bed, but that’s just me. Yoga mats work!
Pitch Black Darkness: No-light bleed, so…. get a non-restrictive eye mask OR drape something over your eyes
Position: Laying flat on your back
Neck Support & Straight Spine: A small neck pillow or rolled up t-shirt to keep your spine straight
Under Knee Support: Pillow or rolled up towel to keep your spine straight and keep your back from arching
Headphones: It just doesn’t feel the same if the guided meditation is being played on a speaker
Breathing: Nose only; In: 1-2-3 4 . Hold. Out: 5-6-7-8; After a few minutes, it should get really slow
Third Eye “Gaze”: Though your eyes are closed, your gaze should be as if you’re looking out a little window slightly above the middle of your eyebrows. Slightly. If your eyes are straining, you’re doing too much….
Good luck everyone…..
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