Hello AIP Community,
I wanted to talk a bit about the importance of Meditation on your healing journey. I was the #1 disbeliever of meditation until my friends, Alex & Shell told me about Dr. Joe Dispenza and his book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. ” It took me a few months to read through the book and start the actual meditations, but when I did, it was nothing short of life transforming. STRESS is a huge inhibitor of healing, and many times the cause of flareups for most autoimmune diseases. Stress is linked to cancer, stroke and other life threatening diseases as well. So why not embrace something that can erase this toxicity from your life?
I’ll admit, making time to meditate was ROUGH. But stop and think for a moment, we don’t talk ourselves out of making time to shower, eat, brush our teeth, etc…and meditation should fall into the necessity category. I find that each night before bed, meditating in my bed is perfect – I stay awake for the duration, and my sleep number bed is far more comfortable on my back than sitting in a chair, so Voila, there ya have it. Some days, like this very day, I steal away for 20 minutes and do a short meditation and it refreshes me and gives me some energy for the remainder of my day.
Start small – Headspace takes you through 10 minute sessions teaching you how to meditate, and the first 10 sessions are free. Calm is another good App you can put on your phone and use. My favorite meditations come from Joe Dispenza. The last 25 minute section of the water rising meditation has me learning how to live each day in gratitude for not only what I have, but what I want to materialize – giving thanks as though it’s already happened, and moving me closer to it actually happening. SO many good things have come to be since I started this meditation – my thyroid condition is 90% better, my income has increased, weight came down, my business is thriving, and these are just a few of many examples.
The point is this, Worrying about something is like praying for it to happen. If our thoughts are that powerful, why not put them to POSITIVE use and make amazing things happen for ourselves and others? You can even meditate and visualize disease and illness leaving your body. The possibilities are endless, and the stress of daily life withers away.
My challenge to you is to start meditating this week. Start with a promise that 2-3 times a week you’ll dedicate 10 minutes to meditating…and build from there. Just like with nutrition – you’re not on a DIET or some crash course for temporary results. You’re making a lifestyle change that will increase your health forever!