Envisioning Our Positive Future | Written Meditation
How we care for ourselves and how we show up to meet life’s challenges will produce happiness, life purpose and new fresh beginnings in our life. Use these techniques to open your mind to a new self and new future.
I’d like to prompt you with questions to help align you with your positive future. So let’s begin by sanctioning 3 min of your time.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and now lets read this written meditation to create new possibilities.
- How can I show up in a way that I can allow this positive future to unfold?
- Consider .. How can I show up fully for the opportunities that I encounter?
- Contemplate … Who do I want to be in relation to others?
- What might get in the way and how do I move beyond it?
- What are the skills and capabilities that I might need to get there?
Notice your thoughts and feelings that come to mind. And as you hold this positive future in your mind. This future that you feel deeply moved towards
See yourself right now somewhere in this positive future in your minds eye and reflect on the things you did that enabled you to get there. See yourself doing some of those things …
Maybe it’s putting your energy into learning new skills or maybe it’s how you allow yourself to connect with positive others. Notice what it feels like when you imagine doing these positive things.
Take a deep breath and as you release the breath just have a knowing that you can come back to this meditation any time to rediscover that connection inside that produces this positive future.
We all have the ability to improve the quality of our life
Take these wonderful feelings back with you as you head back to your day today and from this moment.
Allow this energy to guide you in your world now.
Relax your breath, come back to this moment and have a wonderful and positive future.
About Billie Topa Tate:
Billie Topa Tate’ is the founder of MSI Healing INC an earth friendly educational institute located in Evanston, Illinois. Billie is Mescalero Apache and is dedicated to presenting the sacred principles, doctrines, and teachings of her Native Culture and many ancient wis dom systems from around the world, creating synthesis through harmony of many lineages. She is dedicated to be of service to anyone who is seeking wellness, spiritual growth, mindfulness and training to build on current healing practices. She has been offering services for over 25 years in the North Shore Evanston Community.
How Meditation Can Help with Anxiety
Meditation is the ability to quiet the mind while providing natural healing benefits for all types of mental, physical and emotional health. 90% of people will suffer from anxiety at some point in their life. An estimated 6.8 million Americans have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) which is a chronic condition they can’t shut off. If you have chronic anxiety, even the smallest thing can trigger an episode. Anxiety is provoked by racing thoughts that won’t go away. Anxiety will cause you to find yourself with fearful thoughts about finances, family, your health, and what’s happening at work. In general, anxiety can be defined as living in the future.
How To Fight Anxiety:
Numerous scientific studies have found meditation to be effective for treating anxiety. The overall conclusion is that by practicing mindfulness or meditation , the change in your brain produces beneficial results, with substantial improvement.
Meditation helps fight anxiety by quieting the overactive mind. Instead of buying into your fearful thoughts, you can start identifying with the silence that exists between every mental action. The key to releasing anxiety is to be in present moment awareness.
There are numerous ways you can deal with anxiety, besides taking medication.
5 self care tips in reducing anxiety:
- Regular meditation allows your brain to develop new pathways instead of the old worry grooves. The Loving Kindness Meditation CD is a good tool to use for this.
- Walking meditation is a good way to get exercise and reap the benefits of focusing only on the enjoyment of walking and clearing the mind.
- Conscious breathe counting slows down the mind to a place of peace and harmony.
- Balance diet can assist in evening out any anxiety caused by improper diet such as to much sugar.
- Exercise can help to place your mind on being healthy and away from fears and worry.
These simple self-care tools will help move you away from the worries of the future and into the joy of the present moment.
3 Ways to Relieve Active Stress | Facebook Video with Billie Topa Tate
Many times we have within us a agitation which can cause us to have ” Active Stress”
In order to change our external universe, we much change our internal universe. We can do this by following some very simple steps to help us achieve a place of peace.
The first method I guide my students through is a breathing method following our breathing is a very effective way of getting the mind focused. this has many benefits, firstly, you can not change what you can not see, and focusing on the breath will allow for change to occur. this calms the nervous system, slows down the heart rate and clams the mind.
Watch my LIVE Facebook Video, where I outline the 3 Steps To Relieve Active Stress
Read on for Additional Steps:
Step 1 bring the attention to your breathing, observe the breath but don’t try to control your breathing, can you feel how your breathing is? is it intense or shallow ?
Step 2 Now start to deepen the breath by first expanding the heart area, then the ribs and last the belly area, then slowly exhale. the air should exit very calmly so there is not intensity to the breath. Do this again, in hale expanding the heart area, then the ribs and lastly the belly area,
Step 3 Go back to just relaxing the breath and see how the breath has changed
Step 4 Next I want you focus on things in your life that you are grateful for and to give thanks for.
Focus on all things that are positive in your life. think of anything that has been a great lesson to you, even if it has been difficult, think of any moment that has been of great value in your life, send love to all those around you, with your eyes close visualize them and say thank you to them for being on your journey. remember also to thank the people who have been great teachers to you and have shared valuable time and wisdom with you.
Step 5 Check your breath again and see how your breath has changed, observe how your mind has changed for the better. You will start to notice all active stress transform into a great sense of calmness, you will start to feel the Great Spirit in your heart once more. You will once again feel that life is wonderful remember everything in life is possible once you make it important enough, know that you have all that you need in this moment.
So there you have a wonderful technique that will help you throughout the day. Namaste
Billie Topa Tate’ is the founder of MSI (Mystical Sciences Institute) an earth friendly educational institute located in Evanston, Illinois. Billie is Mescalero Apache and is dedicated to presenting the sacred principles, doctrines, and teachings of her Native Culture and many ancient wisdom systems from around the world, creating synthesis through harmony of many lineages.
Billie is a traditional Native American healer and teacher of Mescalero Apache descent, trained and educated by numerous family Elders and extended family members. She is a Reiki Master Teacher Eighth Degree and licensed therapeutic massage therapist. Billie is an approved provider of continuing education programs for Massage Therapists and Illinois Nurses. Has written and lecturer extensively for more than 18 years. She is internationally recognized as a wonderful teacher, healer and advocate of Earth Friendly endeavors. Billie maintains a successful practice at her MSI center in Evanston, and with the expressed permission from her Native culture.
The Loving Kindness Meditation – which is the first recording of prayers and ceremony done during the sun rise and sun set ceremony. This meditation is free and is done all around the world. It is also provided at MSI every Friday at 6:30pm just after a 10 minute native American drumming ceremony.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our MSI office at 847-866-0505.
How to Relax with Facials | Guest Post
How does stress cause skin issues?
Why Making Time For Yourself Matters:
Why facials are a great way to relax?
- Hand and foot treatments will help release tension from the day.
- Warm towels will relax muscle tensions in your face and décolleté area.
- Facials help you gain insight on stress relieving tips to incorporate into your lifestyle.
- Facials will change the way you view yourself by putting yourself first.
Amanda Peloquin is one of the leading experts in Esthetics for the Chicago land area. She has been a practicing Licensed Esthetician since 2001 and during that time has been contacted repeatedly for her expertise in skin care. She is now servicing clients at MSI Wellness and Healing Center.
What Is Reiki and how can it Reduce Stress?
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese style of hands-on healing, using healing energy and beautiful Reiki Healing Symbols. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows anyone to improve health and enhance the quality of life.
Reiki is increasingly offered in hospital, hospice, and private practice settings, applied to a variety of illnesses and conditions. Those who receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous health challenges, including mental health issues. Research shows that reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain — the last of which can bring on anxiety and depression, or make episodes worse on.
3 Ways Reiki Reduces Stress:
- Reiki utilizes the 5 basic Reiki Principles:
- Just for today, I shall not worry.
- Just for today, I shall do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will not anger.
- Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
- Show gratitude to every thing.
- Reiki is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner.
- Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.
According to the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), “Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy healing using spiritually guided life force energy… Practiced in every country of the world.” While often considered to be spiritual in nature, Reiki is not “affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.”
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao