Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

We have all had the problem of being awake during the night when we think we should be asleep. Remember that we are all different and our sleep needs are different too. Some sleep a good night of 9 hours while others say 5 or 6 hours is good.  

There are a few things you can do to get to sleep. There have been many articles written about turning off your electronics, not eating or eating a certain thing before bedtime, taking time to wind down, opening a window or taking a lavender Epsom salt bath. These are all great for falling asleep but what can you do if you tend to wake up in the middle of the night?  

HeartLoopUPHere’s the scenario:  I’m awake again and it’s 3 am. I have to get up for work in 3 hours, my brain is in overdrive and I am concerned I will be tired in the morning. 

OK, #1. Do you meditate? If you do, you’re in luck. Take the Yoga Corpse pose as you lay on your bed. Just lay flat, face up, legs comfortably apart, arms 8-10″ opened at your sides. If you are a meditator, do your favorite meditation practice. Take the focus off of falling asleep and just BE.

I’m not a meditator so what can I do to help myself. First things first,  you are awake and you believe you should be asleep.  There is a need for a shift in focus, so here is

#2.  Instead of fussing about wanting to go back to sleep, we are going to shift our focus to something pleasurable. It could be a happy moment in your life or a place that you love and imagine you are there. The monkey mind may chatter on but you deliberately keep coming back to your happy place. This takes practice but it’s worth it.

#3.  Take into consideration that you are awake for a reason.  We all have an Inner-Self that loves us unconditionally and supports us in every way. When we find ourselves awake in the wee hours of the morning it is often because something is in us that needs to be addressed, explored, released, allowed or resolved. The middle of the night is not such a great time for logical analysis, it is time more wisely used for intuitive receiving. All this means is that you acknowledge that you have 2 sides of your brain and that the quiet hours of the very early morning are excellent for getting in touch with your Inner-Knower and moving into a receptive state of being. This brings us to: 

#4. Because it is so quiet and still, you can access a very deep piece of yourself if you allow it to arise. Breathe deeply from your belly. Drink some water. Get out your journal and begin writing what you are feeling. Pause and thank yourself for taking the time to listen to your inner voice, for allowing it a place to express itself. Lay back down when you feel complete and tell yourself that you will arise refreshed and ready for the new day because you have taken the time to BE with yourself, to Listen to yourself, to express yourself.

#5.  Now is a great time to go through your Gratitude list. What are you grateful for? List these in your mind. I always begin with being grateful for the bed I lay upon, the pillow I rest my head on and on and on from there. Get absorbed in the richness of your life, focusing on ALL that brings you comfort, pleasure and sustenance. When you’re done, just tell yourself that you will arise refreshed and that you trust yourself.

#6.  Use your imagination.  Think of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet and White. Imagine that you are resting in a bubble of light. As you breathe you will begin by filling your bubble with red light, feel it seeping into your skin as your entire being, inside and out absorbs the life giving energies of the red vibration. Breathe it in until you are completely red. Thank the red and move on to orange. Repeat the visualization with each color all the way up the rainbow from the base of your spine to the top of your head, ending as a completely full, White bubble of Light. Say thank you to yourself and your inner guidance and remember you are energizing and feeding yourself while you are resting and will be fine in the morning.

There are many things we can do with this time other that tossing and turning. It is about tuning in to ourselves. When you have completed one of the options above, take a few deep breathes and tell you body that it’s OK not to be sleeping, that you are resting and will have plenty of vitality for tomorrow. Remember, you are in Command of your body. Tell it what you want to feel, begin expecting this to be so. Be a good receiver and don’t give up. Finding a new relationship with yourself in the middle of the night can be a God sent. 

Many blessings   deb   theblessingchair.com 

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Be Kind by Blessing Chair Visions

Be Kind and Kindness follows.

What a great idea!  BE KIND !

We live in the real world, right?  A place where competition is admired and prized highly in circles of wealth.  Our time spent moving ourselves in the right direction also can have an undertone of ” I’m gonna get in front of that guy”. Sadly, this idea of  ‘more for me’  has left us an unkind. disconnected society.

I propose imagining the win, win scenario,  ALWAYS !  I realize it takes some moving beyond the EGO perspective.  What a quandary we find ourselves in. Does it come down to, ‘how can I get ahead and still be kind?’

I think it must come from the place of WE.   If I am you and you are me, then who am I getting ahead of?

How can WE get ahead?   Kindness is surely the answer.

Be Kind in every sense of the word.

Challenge:   Be Kind while speaking your mind.

Blessings

deb

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Rejuvenating and soothing energies come together in this Blessing Chair Vision.

Enjoy the energy of the Night Bloom

Great energy in this image !  The strong red vibrates on the violet light of the moon.  Violet and red are at opposite ends of the spectrum imparting the revitalizing energies.  Opposites are balanced with the greens of growth and harmony and the aquas of heart felt communication.

The name, Night Bloom, symbolizes the power to bloom even in the darkest places and as it turns out those places hold  the best opportunity for growth. We are challenged, we grow in spite of seeming unfavorable circumstances and we triumph through courage and perseverance.

Who knew there was so much within a Blessing Chair Vision.

Enjoy

My favorite is the Shower Curtain  application.

deb

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Seed of Life Flower a life affirming symbol.

Vitality Activator: I AM filled with VITALITY

I have been playing with the idea of a Sphere representing the Creator.  As the Spheres multiply the beautiful Seed of Life is created.  Within every sphere of reality, there exists the opportunity for all of the spheres to align in harmony.

The Vitality Activator is an orange sphere with a rose glow.  Orange as in prana or life force, rose as in love and kindness.  Within this bubble of life a violet purifying sphere holds within it the Seed of Life, a series of spheres overlapping to create the flower.  This is you, the unique flower, with all of your varying petals.

This natural, sacred alignment holds the harmonic tension of the colors by pairing the purifying violet with the vital life force of the orange and red.  Feel the activity that these colors stimulate in you.  Opposite ends of our chakra antenna activated simultaneously.

If you would like to use this image an open eye meditation simply say:   I AM filled with Vitality !

I’d like this one on a black T-shirt for Mother’s Day.  :-)

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Sacred Geo Man Shoulder Bag

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Energized Shoulder Bags  Add a power punch of energy to your wardrobe and make a dramatic statement with our customized bag.  It’s so unique, functional, and durable, you’ll want to use it everyday. It also makes a perfect personalized present for your friends or family. The shoulder bag lets you stash your cellphone, wallet, and keys and plenty of space to pack whatever else you’ll need for your busy day. Stay organized with the help of this bag’s 3 inner pockets, including a zippered pocket for extra security!

  • 24″ straps (1″ wide)
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Use Your Power, the Blessing Chair

Use Your Power by Deb Barrett

You may have an ache or a pain, you may have a chronic condition, but who is it that is generating these conditions?  We now know it is the mind, YOUR mind.

So, what can we do to improve our condition, right here, right now?  

Talk to your body directly.  Sounds easy enough but how often do we directly speak to our form?  The answer may surprise you.  We talk to our body every day, every moment with our thoughts and especially with our words.

Have you ever heard someone say, ‘what a pain in the neck’, how about, ‘that makes me sick to my stomach’ or ‘give me a break’ ?  Sounds like just sayings but your body is an exact mirror of your thoughts, words and beliefs so what will your body be mirroring for you if you speak this way?

I can hear some of you refuting what is being said here because you may have a REAL problem with your body.  I’m smiling because I know that even with this mind set we have the power to change and improve our body’s condition.

If I look into the mirror and repeatedly say how fat I am, guess what,…. my body will accommodate me.  If I say, ‘I am slim and trim and healthy, I am wealthy, wealthy, wealthy’, my body will begin to move me in that direction as well.

Self talk and words spoken are our tools.  Remember, first there was the word.  The spoken word of God had the power to create the light, and the Universe.  We are made in the likeness and image of our creator so it follows that we also have the power of the spoken word, the vibration of which sets our world into motion.

Simple request:  Think of one broad positive statement that you can say to yourself daily, hourly, even moment to moment.  Make it a good one, something that really resonates with your desired reality.  Take this statement and make it your inner mantra and each morning before you arise dare to say it out loud to yourself in a strong, deliberate and commanding voice.  Your body, mind and Spirit will take this statement and start to materialize it.  You will notice your choices changing.  Amazing ! and so simple.

Use your power!  Never forget how divinely empowered you really are, you would not be here otherwise.  Feel free to share your powerful, positive statement below, you never know who it may help along the way.

May all your suffering be erased on this Good Friday and may you find your light inside expanding to include your every experience, your every encounter.

love to you

deb

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Go Within or Go Without Journal

Go Within or Go Without Journal

Be inspired by this beautiful reminder as you put your thoughts to the page. Our 5×8 Inspiring Journal does just the trick. Writing down your desires, in detail, creates momentum that will easily move you forward.  Express yourself on purpose!  Great to look back on in years to come.

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Scribble important stuff – dreams, insights, “ah ha” moments, and more. Our Wire-O bound, 160 page journal has your choice of papers and measures 5″ x 8″, a handy on-the-go size to fit in your backpack. Get creative and let the muse flow.

  • Back cover made of thin black flexible textured plastic, measures 16/1000″ thick
  • Front cover made of 12pt glossy paper, laminated for durability
  • Filled with your choice of 60lb bookweight (24 lb bond) paper — blank, dot grid, lined college-ruled, or a task journal.

Makes a wonderful gift.  Order your journal here.  http://www.cafepress.com/blessingchairvisions.625405515

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