Mindfulness is such a large and yet simple concept. It works on the micro and macro scale. Being aware of the feelings inside your body; being aware of the feelings across the planet. Looking at how you decide to travel (by foot, bike, automobile, train, plane…) and how that affects your body, as well as how it impacts the planet… or looking at how you decide to vote (whether you do at all, whether you CAN at all, whether your party has a runner in your riding…) how that impacts your thinking, and also how it might change your Country.
Mindfulness is more than just your own self interest. Intention never ends at your front door. Our actions are carried further and farther than we ourselves can realize.
What are spells?
Spells are a vehicle for materializing our own will. All magic comes from tapping into the energy that exists in the world around us all the time, for everyone. Never let anyone try to convince you that you must be ‘special’ or ‘different’ in order to tap into this energy; that only they have “the Power” or that they are “more Powerful” than you. This simply is not the case.
Each and every one born on this planet has the ability to harness the energy here.
I attended a Mindfulness Class today; yes, I still go to classes. It is an on-going, never-ending journey I have embarked upon, and there will always be more to learn and new ways to view previously learned knowledge.
Today I participated in a “Body Scan” method of looking at Mindfulness.
Along with Mindfulness, another important step is Thankfulness, or Gratitude.
Being more than just aware of where we are and how we got there or where we’re going — when we take time to focus on who has helped us along the way and pay thanks to those people, we are actually enhancing our own sense of joy in our lives.
“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” ― Phaedrus
Mindfulness takes time.
However old you are today, if you have lived a life thus far without actively participating in Mindfulness activities, then you have learned to cope in various other ways. These ways have become habits and habits are hard to break.
Are Mindfulness beads for everyone?
Even my 9y/o daughter has one. She chose a Carousel Horse charm, because she said it reminds her of the Carousel at Port Dalhousie which she used to ride every summer, when we lived in St. Catharines. She said it makes her “think happy thoughts”. Her favourite Mindfulness Activities are #1 and #4.
Mindfulness beads are specifically constructed for durability.
They are strung on 19-strand beading wire, so you can be assured when you clip them onto your keyring, they are strong and up for the task!
Each strand consists of different sized beads, this is to encourage us to reflect on
1. Take note of: 2 things you can see; 2 things you can smell; 2 things you can hear; 2 things you can touch; 2 most prominent thoughts right now.
2. Count 10 things you have accomplished (pick your own timeframe)
3. Choose a goal: what are the 10 steps between you and the goal.
“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz
Mindfulness is seen as the act of being in the present.