Laughing Mindfulness Session


December 7 2015:

Last night before I read to Lillian and Thomas we did a “laughing” mindfulness session together. This one is really easy. Everyone stands ….. and …. just starts laughing. At first the laughs are forced, yet it’s magical how the laughs become genuine belly laughs that you cannot stop once started.

I mentioned something about this activity distracting one from non-stop thoughts. We sat down to read a chapter in “Stillness Speaks” and just so happens to have been about how we spend most of our time “distracted” by our thoughts. After I had read a page, Thomas asked if I had read this before deciding to have the “laughing” session. I told him that I had not and that usually what we need to hear or see comes into our life when we are open to it. As there was also a section on boredom and Thomas had repeated several times during the day that he was bored.

I was moved to share two sections from the chapter we read with you. I just happened to be in need of this wonderful reminder too!

“If you can recognize, even occasionally, the thoughts that go through your mind as simply thoughts, if you can witness your own mental-emotional reactive patterns as they happen, then that dimension is already emerging in you as awareness in which thoughts and emotions happen – the timeless inner space in which the content of your life unfolds. The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it.” and “When you feel bored, you can satisfy that by reading, texting, using a digital device, etc ….. Or you can stay bored and restless and observe what it feels like to be bored and restless. As you bring awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it.” – Stillness Speaks

I so love it when this happens for me, and I especially love it when it happens for our whole family. I am so blessed to have chosen the path to learn and practice mindfulness, meditation, and emotional connection … and to share and facilitate this for others. May this be helpful in some way for YOU, too! xoxo

The Unexpected Leads to Meltdown

November 10 2017:

The Unexpected: I had a service request for a slow draining tub with a note to call me first before entering. In the past they have always called first. This time. They didn’t.

I was out for walk and when I got back I ran into the maintenance guy headed away from our place. Lillian did not let him inside so I invited him to come inside with me.

After he left, a huge meltdown ensued that took Lillian two hours to recover from. She was not expecting this and it threw her schedule and morning out of whack.

I am so incredibly thankful for the path I have been led. The path of meditation, mindfulness, immersing in nature, emotional connection, Reiki, and now, EFT – tapping. Lillian will be one of my next tapping clients! HA!

It is imperative that I meet her volatile outburst with the opposite. I’m not able to do that every time, yet, most times I am able to hold a space of peace and calm. xoxo

Little Washoe Lake Team TLC 10.11.15 #1

I think there are quite a few 18p- beauties that have difficulties with this. Yes, it takes so much practice and they are here to be a mirror for us when we aren’t walking our talk, for sure. I try to always let them know I am not handling a situation as I would like to handle it so they know that even I don’t agree with how I’m handling it, but my humanness has taken over! HA!