Meditation Made Easy with 10 Simple Steps

Want more peace? Get more presence. 10 Simple Steps to Help You Get Started.

Meditation

Presence is good, but control is even better.  How you get control (over your mind) is coming into the present moment and diverting your thoughts into the ether so you can rest the mind – just for a bit.

The science is in and it’s proving that meditation has many health benefits, reduces stress and provides an overall sense of peace. It’s the cheapest way to find serenity and yet so many people feel as if it’s this elusive thing that you can’t find or afford.

All you need to get started is 5 minutes. Look at your calendar and see where you can fit in 5 minutes. Preferably 10. It will take you a couple of minutes to get settled in a chair, seated against a wall or lying down on your back. You do not have to sit up in a “cross-legged” position to meditate. You can sit on a chair with your feet touching the floor OR you can lie down on your back and relax. Bring a timer – I use my phone timer.

  1.  Find your quiet place, where you can be undisturbed (by anything or anyone) for 10 minutes. Set your  timer for 10 minutes.
  2.  Get into your comfortable position either on a chair, back and seat against a wall or lying down.
  3.  Lay your hands on your belly or by your side.
  4.  Bring your awareness to your breath. Don’t even deepen it…just raise your level of awareness and notice  your breath. Notice the rise and fall of your belly. Notice the cool air entering the nostrils and the warm air  exiting. Feel your bodily sensations as you notice your breath.
  5.  Allow your shoulders to relax and release tension consciously through your exhales.
  6.  Let go of any expectations…just continue to breathe and enjoy the quietness/solitude.
  7.  When your timer goes off, notice how you are feeling and ask yourself, was that long enough?
  8.  Look at your calendar and find another 10-15 minutes when you can repeat the above process.
  9.  Repeat the process at least 2 more times. See if you crave more time in quietude or less.  I usually crave  more.
  10.  Work your way up to 30 minutes, just focusing on the breath. There are no tricks…when you pay attention to the breath, you are less likely to focus on your thoughts. As you notice your thoughts, notice them, then get back to breathing. Do not judge your thoughts or place any emphasis on them. Commit to being with your breath.

That’s it. You set aside some time, give it a go and see how it feels. It will never be bad for you. It might be hard for you to be still. You might really hate it (I doubt it). You might really love it. It could change your life and bring you more peace, serenity, balance, kindness, patience, joy, fortitude, love and all kinds of good things. And who doesn’t want more of those things? Harmony is what I’m going for – in all relationships – and meditation helps me have more of that. This is a mind-body practice/tool that can help you find more inner peace.

I hope this helps you realize how simple this process really is. There are many ways to meditate, but this is the simplest way to get started. If you like it, then buy yourself a book on meditation and learn all the different techniques, but for now, just give it a try!

Post a comment here if you have tried meditation and either like it, love it or hate it.

 

 

doTERRA Home Essentials Kit

doTERRA Home Essentials KitBest Starter Kit Ever!

It’s my opinion that when you invest in essential oils, you have to invest in two other things to really experience the oils in the best way. The first is a diffuser, so you can diffuse the oils in your home or office.

The second is a book called “Modern Essentials” which is the “Bible” of essential oil education and usage. The doTERRA Home Essentials Kit features 10 (15ml bottle) oils AND a Petal Diffuser which makes your initial investment almost complete! Then, you head over to www.aromatools.com and get your copy of “Modern Essentials” which they will mail right to you!

This kit is $275 and includes a FREE Wholesale Membership. I think it’s the best way to go – unless you want a bigger kit!  Here is a list of all the available kits and collections:  https://doterra.com/US/en/c/kits-and-collections

Another option for the more budge-conscious would be the Family Essentials Kit. This kit is very similar to the Home Essentials Kit, it just has smaller bottles and no diffuser.

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doTERRA Family Essentials Kit

doterra family essentials kit Second Best Starter Kit Ever!

Haha…why second?  Because I believe the absolute Best starter kit is the Home Essentials Kit. Either way, you’re going to get the same oils, but the two kits differ in a couple of ways.


 

1.  The Family Essentials Kit has 10 (5ml) bottles of oil/oil blends and one On Guard Beadlets and one Peppermint Beadlets. The cost is $150 and includes a FREE Wholesale Membership.

2. The Home Essentials Kit has 10 (15ml) bottles of oil/oil blends AND includes a Petal Diffuser. The cost is $275; however, you are getting three (3) times the amount of oils as the Family Essentials Kit.  This kit also includes a FREE Wholesale Membership.

3.  Both kits include the following oils:  Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, On Guard, Melaleuca, Breathe, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue and DigestZen.  All oils are 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and have been tested multiple times for purity and efficacy.

I must recommend the Family Essentials Kit for the budget-conscious person as the next best thing to the Home Essentials Kit.  This is a great starter essential oils kit and gives you a nice variety of supportive oils.

If you invest in essential oils, I have to recommend that you buy a copy of “Modern Essentials” – the “Bible” for essential oil education and usage. You can find a copy and have it mailed directly to you from www.aromatools.com.

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Breathe Respiratory Essential Oil Blend

doTERRA Breathe Respiratory BlendA doTERRA Family Essentials Favorite!

Breathe Respiratory Blend is one of the 10 oils included in the doTERRA Family Essentials Kit AND the Home Essentials Kit. The difference between the two kits is that the Family Essentials Kit has 5ml bottles and the Home Essentials Kit has 15ml bottles (it also comes with a Petal Diffuser.) Both kits are great starter oils and you can place them in or around your medicine cabinet.

I diffuse the Breathe often when my daughter comes over because it helps her have feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.  The dog dander really gets to her, so we always have that diffuser going when she visits our house.*

Besides maintaining feelings of clear airways and easy breathing, doTERRA Breathe also:

  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats.*
  • Diffuse or inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest when environmental threats are high.
  • Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal changes.
  • Diffuse at bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep.
  • When loud noises are keeping you up at night, diffuse for a calming effect that promotes a restful night’s sleep.

If you know anyone who can use some respiratory support, tell them about Breathe.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Rosemary Essential Oil

doterra rosemary essential oils…Oh But Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes…

I know that’s from an old song, but it brings back great memories…and the scent of doTERRA Rosemary essential oil can do the same thing. The nostrils and olfactory system are powerful tools in our body which communicate and trigger feelings and thoughts or experiences from the past.

Rosemary essential oil is one of my favorite aromatherapy oils. I actually use it in an appetizer called Rosemary Cream Cheese Dip and it’s a big hit at my parties!  Look at all the other things you can do with Rosemary:

  • Supports healthy respiratory function.*
  • May help to support healthy digestion.*
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue*
  • Apply to scalp and massage for an abundant looking head of hair.
  • Take internally to support healthy internal organ function.*
  • Add one to two drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrees.
  • Blend with Wintergreen and doTERRA lotion for a soothing massage experience.
  • Blends with Melaleuca and Basil for a stimulating scalp massage.
  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration.
  • Mix equal parts Rosemary and Lavender for stress reduction.*
  • Combine with Epsom salts and Frankincense for a rejuvenating bath experience.
  • Blends with Cardamom, Lemongrass, Geranium or Clary Sage.
  • Naturally repels insects.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Not all essential oils are created equal. To learn more about 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, CLICK HERE or fill out the form below:

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