“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be CALM in your heart.”
Thanks to our newest “teacher”, Henry, we are relearning the meaning of calm energy and how it affects our lives. We are firm believers in things come into your life for a reason and Henry has brought up some very good reasons. Along with the advice of Cesar Millan, whose dog training techniques can be applied to all of us, four legged and two legged, we are reawakening our sense of calm energy.
For me, before Henry ever stepped onto the scene (which by the way was Thanksgiving Day and I am thankful), I was working on my own control issues. Over my lifetime, the managing and controlling of all details of my life had served me well but now it had become exhausting. I was working on more of a “going with the flow” existence, letting things happen instead of controlling them to happen when Henry arrived and that routine of controlled details got turned upside down! Be careful what you wish for because it may be delivered with fur and soulful eyes.
For my husband, it was more about patience, moving away from reacting to stepping back, taking a breathe and then dealing with the situation at hand. For both of us every day is a new lesson and reminder of how we need to change.
Achieving calm energy is a process, a way to relearn how you react to things or how you tend to control. It would be wonderful if you could wave a magic wand and completely change your thought patterns but it’s not that easy. So begins the work if you are ready for the challenge.
Start slow and be gentle with yourself. I like using simple affirmations, like “I am calm, peaceful and surrounded by love.”, repeating this affirmation like a mantra until it becomes a habit that I repeat several times a day. The beauty of affirmations are in the repetition, allowing the mind to digest and believe the words you are saying.
Louise Hay offers some simple yet powerful affirmations for you to try or come up with your own to bring calming energy into your life. I would love to hear your affirmations and how they are working for you. Breathe and move toward calm.