Practical Mindfulness is the "how to" create your life
lovingly and in a systematic, logical manner.
To live mindfully is to remember that we can always invite conscious choice into every situation. When we live out of habit (subconsciously) we block the possibility of living another way. Therefore no matter how hard we try, we fall short of our goals and dreams and become disenchanted with our life.
Practical Mindfulness helps you to heal and lovingly reshape your life experience that ultimately aligns you with personal empowerment. This brings an abundance of creative strategies that help you value a self-nourishing future, activating the power of conscious choice.
Enjoy x Anna
When the body is out of balance, we know it! Symptoms may be a fever (excessive heat), aches and pains (cold), skin rashes (dry), edema (wet). The body is constantly re-balancing the elements of hot, cold, wet and dry called homeostasis. There are many options to treat out-of-balance states with professional services or maybe your grandma's secret recipe.
Imagine that the body is a symbol of your overall consciousness.
The symbol above represents balanced consciousness, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The square in the circle is an ancient symbol for alchemy, and the metaphorical meaning is attempting anything that seems impossible. When we are blocked and out-of-balance, it can seem as if we are asking for the impossible. Awareness promotes the alchemy process; taking the consciousness of who we are now and revealing the strengths and certainty of our true nature which includes kindness, contribution, wellness and purposeful living. Alchemy like awareness starts with the raw materials. In this model it is the current state of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and observing where there is balance and imbalance.
Finding the right guide and mentor to champion your alchemy process is paramount because this is not a journey that can be done inside of your known zone.
This is how you rebuild your foundation of self-trust and with the right guidance, encourages you to gently foster your dreams into reality.
The story we tell ourselves can interfere with self-image, motivation and happiness. We can literally feel out of order either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
Without investigating if it is true, sooner or later, we become defined by the story of our beliefs. The story becomes a habitual way of viewing ourselves often in a less favorable light. Over time our beliefs influence our state of health and well-being. The habit of belief can enhance health and happiness or lifestyle diseases.
Here is a short list of beliefs that people have reported filtered their limited view of themselves and the world. What I believe is:
It's better I do everything myself.
Nobody really gets my true worth.
I play small to avoid failing.
I keep giving until it hurts.
I don't belong here.
If I speak up bad things will happen.
It's better to just carry on than make a fuss.
I have to fight for everything I want.
People should listen to me and don't.
I am better off on my own.
Keep learning and eventually I'll figure it out.
There has to be something wrong with me.
Wonder - A Remedy For Limiting Beliefs.
One of the first principles of Enhances Awareness Process is 'You can't change what you can't see'. We are geared to react quickly and this is mostly out of habit. When we take time to pause, we can investigate if what we believe is actually the whole truth.
I wonder interrupts the automatic reaction to how we relate and think about ourselves, others and the world. By activating I wonder into your thought process on a regular basis, you are inviting your imagination to engineer alternative, kinder ways of thinking and responding. You could consider this: I wonder what could be another way of looking at this situation.
When you are willing to investigate your thinking two things are happen: 1: You send an empowering message into your consciousness that you are worthy of spending time in this way and 2: you elevate emotions to reflect worthiness which results in healing. Can you add I wonder into your day?
Creating Space for Observation.
In the Mindfulness classes we practice taking a step back literally! Taking a step away from the situation you are engaging in or want to resolve gives you a moment to pause and observe your options from a different prospective.
The physicality of the movement interrupts the automatic launch into doing, which more often than not is the same way as ... always.
There is ample evidence that supports the notion that 95% of how we function is operating from our subconscious (learnt behaviors) and of that percentage, only 33% is truly useful.
To be the creative in our lives, we must relearn how to consciously engage in mindful choices. Taking a step back gives space. It is the space of the present moment no matter how small that invites new possibilities. It also gives us a moment to observe trends of behavior that are familiar but not necessarily serving.
Mindfulness is retraining your thinking mind and emotional mind to remember that there is always an alternative, kinder possibility and choice. Practiced consciously and often enough, remembering the kinder alternatives become the new normal. This is where the values of time and listening, and intimate self-inquiry start to blossom. Isn't it good to know that a simple non-action practiced consciously and consistently has the capacity to encourage change with better results. So are you willing to take a step back?
Healthy and growing relationships embrace two important aspects -Time and Listening. As you adopt these two aspects for yourself, you start to nurture a truer self image.
Happy Client Share
Before I worked with Anna, I was frozen in my communication style and I was unable to tell people how I felt or express what I needed to say to them. I was challenged with any form of confrontation. I looked calm but I had to work hard at it.
During the Enhances Awareness Program, I gained clarity about how to identify my truth and how to express what I needed with confidence. I found the step by step process worked for me and having the accountability and calm guidance of Anna.
There has been big changes in how I make my decisions based on what I value. I now engage in life from a broader perspective and laugh more. I know exactly how to nurture and maintain healthy relationships in all aspects of my life.
Tash, Director, Commercial Business
Be Calm - Practical to do - Mindfully.
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Warm regards x Anna