I am working through Jodi Chapman’s Coming Back to Life Course for the next 6 weeks, and I will be sharing some of the highlights of my journey with you.

One of the messages from this week’s lesson was to simply BE. Well, if you are anything like me, with children, a husband, a dog, a small business, and 7 bazillion other responsibilities to take care of, just being can be a HUGE CHALLENGE!

But, I am making the time to work on myself – AND the many millions of things I have to do.

Gotta put myself first on the list; gotta practice what I preach.

So, yesterday I decided to “DO” just a little bit of being. LOL! Funny how I have to turn just being into a task on my to-do list. But a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do.

I put my swimsuit on – belly exposed so that I could get some YELLOW SUNSHINE directly on my solar plexus Chakra, filled the little pool in the backyard to keep my boys occupied, laid a towel out and set out to just BE. OMMMMMMMM

Here’s what happened:

I closed my eyes and breathed in and out
feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin
willing the sun’s light to enter my energy field
wanting its rays to heal my soul
and nourish my core.
I saw the yellow light behind my eyes
I felt it’s warmth caress my skin
I felt myself relax
Days of stress melted away as the sweat rose up
My tensions eased as I breathed in and out,
absorbing nourishment and energy from the sun.
I listened to my boys splashing and giggling
Loving their time in the pool
Playing and exploring and having fun
Their laughter raising my spirits just a little bit more
I turned my attention to my inner eye
Imagining again the rays of the sun
Coming into my body like a giant splash of energy
Filling me with warmth and energy
Helping me to center in my core
Helping me have energy to radiate to others
And fill them in the way that I was being filled.
The breeze caressed my back from time to time –
a welcome respite to the sun’s heat.
I felt the waves of air cross my body
Gently blowing over my skin like a breeze floats
over the desert sands.
I inhaled LOVE and exhaled GRATITUDE
I let my mind wander
Filling itself with visions and half-thought out
My third-eye opening
A veil clearing
Instinct rising
Balance forming
And still, my boys playing
They brought me leaves from our walnut tree
Saying they were fish from the day’s catch
Those leaves, sitting so close to my nose
smelled like heaven:
Earthy, green, fresh, tart
I turned over, allowing the sun to penetrate the skin on my back
Opening my Chakras to its healing energy
Allowing and absorbing
And just being.

The experience was so calming, peaceful, and healing for me. It reminded me of the need we all have to just slow down to a halt and allow ourselves to receive, to daydream, to focus on sensations instead of problems.

I realize that there is a desperate need for many of us to stop DOING and just BE. It is easier for some than it is for others, but it is so worth the time.

Can you just BE? Why not try to make at least 5-10 minutes every day this week to just BE. Don’t meditate; let your mind wander; focus on breathing and the sensations you feel – the images that cascade through your mind. Let me know how it goes!

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