Where are you on the Emotional Scale today?
Checking in often is a helpful daily practice. Doing this brings in more awareness when a low vibration creeps in. You can then ask yourself "Why am I feeling this way?" Note what your reaction is and what triggered you. Just accept where you are right now. Then allow or give yourself permission to raise your vibration and move up the scale. take responsibility for your own happiness and figure out what works for you in each moment, Sometimes taking responsibility for your own emotional health means acknowledging the need for a little help. Enjoy the suggestions here and Aim for JOY! I welcome your return and give gratitude for sharing with your friends.
1Keep a Gratitude Journal - Put the pen to paper and write down things you are grateful for each day. There is an added energetic benefit in this process, don't use the computer. Make a commitment for 30 days and experience the shift that occurs. Get a notebook and pen you really like. Decide where to keep them, perhaps your bedside.Start your day with a gratitude writing and also allow time to reflect on the day's gratitudes at the end.
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you thankful for great memories and those who were involved? Watch Youtube video "Thank You" by Dido Click Here or listen on the music pl
Are you thankful for friends who helped you in a time of need?
That's What Friends are For - Dionne Warwick and Friends This is a special live video, the smiles on these artists are amazing...especially Stevie Wonder. Does anyone smile bigger than Stevie? I happen to have a big heart for the blind and visually impaired and watching him perform is an incredible experience for me. Learn about the contributions of this song on Wikipedia
Walk in Gratitude - go for a walk and be very aware and present. Breathe deeply and open your five senses for a full experience. Open your vision in all directions, breathe in the scents of your surroundings, be very quiet and notice the sounds. What do you feel in your body, give thanks for your healthy body for allowing this wonderful walk. Can you taste the wonders of your walk? Give gratitude to all things you are drawn to welcome the surprises that come from just allowing.
Try repeating the morning gratitudes from your journal as you walk. Allow more inspirations for your evening writing creating a mindful meditation that unfolds with each step of your Gratitude Walk.
Tim Middleton expresses his gratitude for nature in his "Gratitude Song" paired with his amazing photography. Listen and View Here
Have you ever walked a labyrinth?
Read about "How Walking the Labyrinth Changed My Life" by Sally Quinn Special CNN. Find a labyrinth near you and experience it for yourself. Grace Cathedral in San Francisco has one, and they've provided more instructions about walking the labyrinth. MLearn more on Wikipedia.
While on your gratitude walk watch for the incredible animals in our world. What animals have you had the good fortune to observe? Keep watching and observing. See the possibilities by viewing "What a Wonderful World: With Gratitude To The Animals" by EVOLVE! Campaigns click here. Or listen to Louis Armstrong's's version on the music player.
It's always a Beautiful Day, it just depends on where you are on the Emotional Scale and your perspective at the time. Here's on of my all time favorites, Beautiful Day by U2
Next post brings MORE on GRATITUDE
Just a Reminder that Sometimes we need a little help...
While the content of JOY Break is certainly helpful in raising our vibration, shifting our perspective and allowing us to climb the emotional scale, it is also part of the transformation process to realize when help is appropriate. If you keep running into the same triggers, are stuck on the lower end of the emotional scale, or don't know what the next step to feeling better is, please contact Suzanne for a free 20-minute Consultation.