Because it is easier to survive the chaos when you can take even brief time-outs from your crazy busy day, I've created a brief retreat, or ritual, that you can use each day to settle in to relaxation and let go of stress or tension.
The mini-retreat will be virtual and will require only your attention and your imagination.Step this way into your retreat room...
Imagine that you are walking through a set of big, wooden doors into a room designed just for you, with all your favorite things and an amazing view. Just what you were hoping to see!
There's a comfy-looking couch & chairs w/ big, fat pillows. There are even some fuzzy socks and slippers to choose from and a warm, cozy fireplace with candles on the mantle.
There’s a flannel blanket in your favorite color in case you need more warmth or comfort. And on the table beside you, you have a choice between tea or hot cocoa.
Know that this space has been smudged & cleared of all negative energy and filled with the energies of love & comfort.
The candles have been lit & we are ready to begin.
Make yourself at home.
And now, I invite you to sink down into the chair you’re in or wherever you are right now, and let yourself get really comfortable. I invite you into silence for a few moments of mystic contemplation.
Notice your breathing. Focus on breathing deeply, and letting go of any of the day’s tensions or any stress you’ve experienced as you’ve gone about the day. Just let it all go and give yourself permission to relax completely.
Take another deep breath and then begin to come back fully to the room you are in physically. When you feel ready, you can open your eyes.