Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Another way to use visualization as a meditation tool is to recall on an activity or something that brings you happiness. Use your imagination to recall the colors, textures and other visual details. It is important to meditate on things that make us feel happy, calm or peaceful, as your thoughts influence your body’s response. Add your other senses to the visualization to amplify the experience. Imagine feeling the warmth of the sun on your face or the gentle breeze in your hair. Can you smell the scent of the ocean or hear the sound of the waves crashing on the beach? Feel the soft grass on your bare feet or cushioning your body as you lie on the ground. Stay with this sensory meditation for 10 - 20 minutes if possible to create a deeper relaxation.
When you are finished with the visualization, take a few moments to journal about your experience. You may want to sketch what you saw in your mind.