|Will you grow this year? Last years bounty.|
I gingerly placed 8 plants in my composted vegetable garden this morning. I wished them well and bid them adieu. I am letting Mother Nature take over for awhile. This is best for me and the plants. I have learned from experiences good and bad, that when I try to control and overly manage something, it backfires on me. I am cultivating trust in myself and the natural world. This doesn’t mean that I don’t prepare the soil and visit the plants to water and weed. I just take an attitude of whatever may be, it is.
I encourage you to think about areas in your life where you may need to trust more. It could be in situations, with certain people, with yourself, and in relationships. Write these out in your journal and then try some of the Tools for Trust meditations and journal your discoveries.
The Tools for Trust
This video from You Tube has some really great questions to ask yourself. Enjoy!
Meditation for Trust Podcast
Check out their website meditationoasis.com for other meditations.
2 to 1 Breath or Extended Exhale
The Decompression Pose (From the Meeks Method)
Props: block, blanket
Benefits: increases tolerance for lying on your back, helps align the curves of the back, relieves compression of the vertebral bodies, re-hydrates the discs between vertebrae, helps the back to relax.
Lie on your back, hips and knees bent, legs hip distance apart, feet flat on the floor (*Foot Triangle), with toes pointed straight ahead. Arms at your sides (10-12″) away from the body, palms up. Lie in this position 5-15 minutes. May use a block between knees to keep legs apart.
Make two stacks of two double or triple fold blankets on top of each other. Placed the two stacks end to end. Height and width of blankets can be adjusted for your body. Sit down straddling one of the stacks and carefully lower yourself down onto forearms, swing your legs on to other stack and lie down. Neck roll is placed at top stack, lower shoulder and head to floor. Neck is supported by neck roll and head is completely flat on floor with forehead and chin on the same plane. Arms stretched out to the sides. The stacks of blankets should be long enough for the entire body to be resting on including the feet. Option to put strap around calves if the legs are rolling outward. Stay for up to 15 minutes. Roll off blankets slowly and bring knees to chest with some movement.
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