30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Hello Mindful Ones!

 

If you took the 10 Day Thoughts Detox with me you might be feeling a little bit of struggle this week. Sometimes when you are releasing deep subconscious feelings, they bubble to the surface and can burn you a little. Better to learn of them and release them than allow them to fester beneath the surface. It works the same as any detox whether it’s food or addictions. You have to sweat out the old toxic stuff first before you can move past it. Releasing it though can be a painful process. I know it was for me. I struggled the last few days with anger, insecurities and sadness brought upon by the detox.

 

Talking about my problems though is how I help all of you. I practice what I preach here and so every day I worked through my struggles using prayer. meditation and intention. At times, it can feel like nothing is going your way and the world is against you but I promise you it’s not. You have to commit to the journey daily, hourly if needed. My biggest stumbling block continues to be and has always been consistency in my practice. In my book The All of Everything, A Spiritual Guide to Inner World Domination, I write about how my spiritual counselor, Kim Stanwood Terranova, used to always ask me the same question in every session, “What is your daily practice?” I now completely understand how important this is. We have to be consistent in our spiritual practice for anything to change. Just like when you build muscle you need to consistently hit the gym for transformation. Spirituality works the same way. You have to consistently stay in the space of awareness for anything to change.

 

So my next goal is to help guide you into consistency by sharing with you what I learned through writing my book. I have developed a 30 day/10 Step Plan for getting you into a Mindfulness routine. You can print out a spreadsheet HERE if you like or use your own calendar. Each day you have to check off that you have done your 10 steps which include:

 

  1. 5 Minute Daily Routine (from the 10 Day Thoughts Detox). This is involves waking up 5 minutes earlier than usual each day and staying in bed to pray, meditate and visualize yourself at peace in your favorite spot. When I wake up the first thing I always say is, “Today I shall think no thoughts on my own, I turn them over to the divine mind for transformation.”
  2. Exercise – Do any activity you want for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Gratitude Prayer (verbal). Spend a few minutes thanking the universe for all it has brought you and will bring you. I actually do this in my car on the way home from dropping my son off at school.
  4. Gratitude Prayer (journaling). Take out a notebook and each day write down at least 5 things you are grateful for each day. A good time to do this is at the end of each day.
  5. Intention Setting (journaling). Intentions are goals you set for yourself which tell the universe what you plan to create in your life. As soon as you are done expressing gratitude take the time to set some intentions. They can be the same each day or different. Let your conscious be your guide on this and write whatever comes to mind. “My intention is to find happiness within.” That’s a simple statement to get you started.
  6. Meditation – This has always been hard for me but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it is the key to a happy life. 20 minutes a day would be great but if you can only do 5 minutes then do that. Start slowly and build your way up to quieting your mind.
  7. Skincare Routine – The skin is the largest organ in our body and needs TLC. So take the time to drink water all day long to flush out toxins, put sunscreen on each morning and wash your face and moisture your skin at night.
  8. Healthy Food Choices – You can’t think positive, set intentions, express gratitude and meditate without feeding your body essentials vitamins and minerals and reducing the amount of chemicals consumed. We are mind-body-soul and they must all work in tandem. If all you can do is eat two healthy balanced meals daily and indulge on the third, that’s a step in the right direction.
  9. Daily Questions Journaling – This is from my book and the directive was that every day we ask ourselves these questions – Who Am I? Who Are We? Where am I Holding onto Fear and How Shall I Release It? Commit to this practice daily and a whole multitude of hidden feelings will come up for releasing.
  10. Take Action Steps. Physical life is for living out loud. You can’t sit alone on your couch in a cabin, do steps 1 – 9 and expect miracles. We must take some action towards our dreams and desires. The best action is inspired action which comes from Spirit. The rub here is that too much action often leads to stress and anxiety. So we must be cautious with our actions that we are not doing too much. So pick no more than 5 action steps each day to move towards your intentions. And if that’s too many and begins to stress you out then just do 1 or 2 action steps. My goal is to inspire others to live a better life. So my 5 action steps might be – reach out to a talk show about appearing on a segment, find a place to give a lecture, write a blog about taking action, post an inspiring quote and write a query letter to a literary agent.  If your dream to was to be an actor your action steps might be – Go on an audition, make a video to post on YouTube, send your headshot to an agent, take a class or find a scene partner. It doesn’t matter what you do, it only matters that you take some steps and not put stress and pressure on the outcome for those steps. Just do something which tells the universe, “Hey I’m ready for my blessings!” This blog was an inspired thought which came to me after a prayer this week.

 

You have lots of things to do each and every day but I promise you that the most important things you do are the 10 steps above. They will move you closer to your desires much faster than anything else. Truly Commit to 30 Days and start to see what changes in your life. Pay attention to the signs and messages always guiding you. When we are living consciously and working towards releasing fears the Universe is always there by our side to lend a helping hand. I know it works because I am living the life I have always wanted right now. I found my soul’s true purpose and this is it….motivating others to live a better life.

For more on my story and I how I overcame multiples tragedies in my life and transformed both my inner and outer worlds order my book The All of Everything, A Spiritual Guide To Inner World Domination on Amazon.

 

 

 

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