Set yourself for success!

If you are here, you are curious, and if you are interested, you are so ready, so — why wait?! Spiritual practices in my book must be practical. Don’t make it a ritual, and we are not trying to add another layer to our lives; meditation is here to support your normal flow.

Create a sacred space
I mean, it’s not hard to convince most of us to make our spaces a bit prettier. So I approach it this way. I’ve created a beautiful area in my house that I meditate on every day, and it houses all the things that help me get into a calm state for meditation.

 

1. YOUR SPACE
Where and when? Everywhere all the time, available for you 24/7. You can practice in an Uber, at the grocery, having dinner with your family, any time any place you need a boost of strength, joy, love, or direct connection to your path. That said, it is nice to have a meditation space if you can. A peaceful and quiet spot that is not crowded feels calm and straightforward. You don't need much, and it can be as simple as a pillow and a candle in the coziest corner of your home. It will become an important place for your soul.

Set the tone
When it’s time to meditate, I flick on some incense (I love the smell), I fluff up my pillows, and I grab a couple of crystals. Whether or not you believe in their healing benefits (I do, clearly!), I think they can guide you and support you dive deeper.

If you’re a skeptic about their healing benefits, by all means, go for ones you’d like to have on display in your space. But if you’re a believer, I really can’t stress enough that I feel different energies on different days, so it’s worth finding which crystals will help you best for your specific needs. 

I’m also a huge believer in the power of aromatherapy. I love "El Santo ( - Palo Santo - )— perfect for refreshing the space and set your mind for success, but if you are feeling a bit under the weather "El Amor" ( - Rosemary, Rose Geranium - )  is excellent to settle your body and mind, it also helps me with headaches. I love spritzing some "La Calma (- Lavender and Ylang-Ylang -), taking a big inhale, and then I’m able to settle in.

  

2. YOUR TIME
Time was an old excuse. If you have time to go down an Instagram black hole or a Netflix binge 'till 3 a.m., then you have 3, 5, 11, 31 minutes for yourself. Your only problem is finding the time, and that means making the time. So when do we practice? I will show you sets that you can do in the morning or at night. Sets that you can do when you are feeling mad, sad, anxious. It is a matter of remembering you have these tools at all times.

Make it a habit
You’ve likely heard this a million times, but it’s such an important point, I wanted to go out on it. Find a time that you can carve out 5-15 minutes a day for, schedule around it, and then commit to it. You’ll likely not want to do this at first, mainly because we’re all so busy, and sitting there for 15 minutes alone with your thoughts may not be the most appealing addition to your day at first! But trust me, achieving this peaceful time for just you every day will quickly not only be a loved addition but a required one. When I don’t meditate, Ifeel different, and not in the right way.

  

3. YOUR JOURNEY
Be comfortable
Wear something non-restrictive, throw on socks if it’s chilly, even put on a blanket!  Your body temperature will drop down as your mind quiets down, and your body is not moving much. Do what you need to do to be comfortable. There’s no right way to get comfy and to meditate.

Please note, this is a self-discovery journey. Be kind to yourself, be patient with your mind, and know that we are rewiring your wires. Practices make the master.  

 

xoxo, Maria


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