21 Day Mindful Meditation- Day 12

🌊WELCOME TO DAY 12!

💝 I hope you are being good to yourself throughout this journey. Remember, this is not a journey about self-judgement, it’s one of self-discovery!

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~Francis of Assisi

At the start of every year, many of you set forth intentions, in the form of New Year’s resolutions to take with you throughout the year. Intention is one of the most powerful forces in the Universe because your intentions will determine your outcome in life.

Today’s guided meditation had a resounding effect on me; thus far it was one that resonated with me the most because it hit home for me on so many levels. It brought me back to my roots and without giving too much away, all I’m going to say is, there’s something about the allure of ocean that brings peace to the soul! I hope the session will resonate with you as much as it did me.

Like the junky that I am, I listened to this audio several times, each time taking away a new message. I invite you to be kind to yourself, live without judging yourself and live your life with clear intent, surrender and use your imagination to create the abundance that you want in your life. May you be inspired in all that you do today!

✨✨ TODAY’S PHRASE ✨✨

“I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.”

✍️Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.

MEDITATION & MANTRA

🧘‍♀️MEDITATION

Attention energizes; intention transforms. In today’s meditation, we will look at the Law of Intention and Desire.

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Om Ritam Namah

🔈MEDITATION LINK:

📘Reflect on the following questions and record your impressions in your journal:

QUESTION 1: What is your highest intention in life?

QUESTION 2: What can you do to make this happen?

QUESTION 3: How will this intention best serve you and others?

21 Day Mindful Mediation Day 11

WELCOME TO DAY 11!💫

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature
~Thich Nhat Hanh

I love this quote, it’s a great reminder to all of us that our thoughts and actions is our legacy. We have a saying back home, “what you give to the world you can’t take back,” but we should be mindful of not only what our thoughts and actions saying about us but also what they are attracting in our lives. As I sometimes go through life, my awareness is always -“What am I doing? and Why am I doing this?” It took me a number of years, too many if I wish to be honest, to accept that my life was the result of my own thoughts and actions!


Today’s task may be difficult for some, as deep self-reflection can stir up so much inside of us. Don’t judge yourself too harshly, we are all in this journey together, discovering, learning and most importantly accepting! I spend a lot of time reflecting, it helps me to centre myself when things seem to be going in all different directions at once.

Today’s lesson starts to tap into our roots bringing awareness that we all are a result of the lives of our ancestors. We can choose to keep what serves us and to discard what does not. That takes effort. It takes recognizing in the first place what it is that you want and then to focus energy and attention to that outcome, remembering that every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, bears your signature!

✨✨ TODAY’S PHRASE ✨✨

“I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me”

📘Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.

MEDITATION & MANTRA:🧘‍♀️

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Om Daksham Nama

MEDITATION: In today’s meditation, we will look at the Law of Least Effort and how it can support you in being unattached to the outcome of your deepest desires and intentions. When you let go of what you were taught and take that leap of faith, your personal world of abundance will create. When your actions are motivated by love, your energy is multiplied and accumulated. The release of this energy allows you to redirect it and use it to create everything that you want to create. When your spirit is your inner point of reference, all the power of love is at your disposal and you can use this energy creatively, moving toward abundance and evolution.

🔈MEDITATION LINK:🧘‍♀️

REFLECTION

📘Record your responses in your journal to these questions:

✅Question 1: According to your conviction, how hard should you work to enjoy true abundance?

✅Question 2: In what areas of your life would you like to get more abundance?

✅Question 3: What changes should you make to release your desires into the space of universal consciousness – the source of all abundance?

TASK- In honour of creation, Please describe your mom (or mother figure in your life) in your notebook.
– Positive aspects
– How she inspires
– Limitations
– What did you learn from her?
– What brought you together?
– What separated/distanced you?♥️

If you are unable to connect with your mother (or mother figure) anymore or ever and if your mother has left this earthly world, then focus on an image or her image and write what rises in your memory and feelings.

Connecting With Our Emotions

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
~Oscar Wilde

I have always been able to keep my emotions in check, I dislike crying because it gives me a headache, I especially don’t like that sullen feeling of sadness because it bruises the soul and hangs like a dark cloud overhead. You don’t know if the rain of tears is going to flow to a trickle or if there’ll be a thunderstorm. Unless you can claw yourself free from its temporary state of despair,  emotions can sometimes paralyze, trapping us in a vacuum of fear and doubt.  I can honestly say that for me, they make no sense because our emotions never do what we want them to do.  We try to suppress the tears but they come anyway. We try to suppress the love, grief, heartache but they still manage to express themselves even when you don’t want them to thus we are all slaves to our emotions.


This has not been an easy week, but there haven’t been many easy weeks since Cancer entered our lives back in February, it’s not the first time someone close to me has had to battle the disease but it still leaves me in a tailspin because it’s never easy seeing someone you love suffer through the treatments of the disease and dear I say, it’s not fair on either side. Not fair for the sufferer or the family having to watch it all unfold. This time it really feels like the straw that’s breaking the camel’s back. Most days it’s a struggle to keep my emotions in check as it has become an uphill battle of trying to maintain a work/ life balance and trying to keep up the appearances that all is well while my emotions are boiling just underneath trying to claw themselves out. What I’ve learned in these past few months is that even if you know what to do to keep yourself going, there are moments when the mind and body become so overwhelmed that everything we know that’s good for us, go out the window then everything starts to shut down and our emotions take over. A few times I’ve found myself overflowing in joy, gratitude, sorrow, sadness, love, fear, anger during the most inconvenient! Bu through it all I’m grateful.


Why do we need emotions that leaves us so vulnerable and raw? I come to the harsh reality that our emotions may not always make sense but they’re necessary and that they help us in ways we don’t always understand.  They help us to survive by forcing us to take action in situations that would otherwise pose a danger to our well-being. Emotions also work to help us understand those around us and help them understand us. They can’t be reasoned with, they won’t submit to logic and they our emotions are what makes us human, all we can do it rationalise our situation and determined the best response for the situation or situations we’re faced with.

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“Your worth is determined by you, not the judgmental measuring cups of a fickle world.”
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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
-Omar Khayyam

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