Finding your Center
By Nancy Fuoco
Published for CHI magazine February 2008
Finding your center everyday within your every thought and intention in this busy time of relentless activity may be the most important step you can take to finding the authentic voice of your soul within. The very direction of our lives is made up of all the little choices we make every day which add up and turn into the big events or moments in our lives. Ask yourself are your daily unconscious choices being made from outside of you dictated by stress or are you connecting to your center, the one place that can propel you in the right path, into the true purpose of your life?
To find your center try this exercise: Sit in an area where you can be quiet for a few minutes, connect with your breath and allow it to calm your nervous system and your mind. Allow yourself to ground to the earth and let everything go, tell yourself you are in a safe and loving place. If you are visual, imagine a bright dot within the center of your imagination and see yourself, your beingness coming closer, closer to that center until you feel you have merged with that bright lighted center within. Now bring into your consciousness someone you love truly and whose presence you really appreciate in your life, this could be a partner, friend, family member or even a pet or a public figure. Allow yourself to feel that love for them within yourself, to feel the gratitude you have for them in your life and allow those feelings to expand within you. Now bring into your heart an image of you perhaps as a child or an adult, and focus on all your good qualities and direct the love and gratitude you have for yourself to feed every cell of your beingness with that emotion of self love. If any thoughts or judgements come into your mind right now, know that they are from your ego mind and please don’t take them to heart, take note of them and simply allow them to move on. These are the objections to loving yourself, the wounds from your past you will need to correct and work on releasing from your unconscious. As you are focusing on that feeling of love within for yourself, you may say these affirmations: I deserve abundance, I am worthy of great love, I am beautiful, I am highly esteemed by my colleagues and friends. With these new thoughts, you are reprogramming your unconscious thought patterns, you are changing your reality. Any choices you may contemplate while being in this state of beingness may bring about the illumination you need to bring in something better in your life and a brand new direction for yourself.
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