Your Feng Shui Guidance for July!
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Whenever I think of heat, as I often do in July (who doesn't?), I sometimes also think of getting hot under the collar. External heat can sometimes lend itself to internal overheating, so this month I'd like to share a "many blessings meditation" to help cool down potentially heated situations!
To begin your meditation, find a cool and quiet place where you won't be disturbed for approximately ten minutes. Then, make yourself comfortable by either sitting or laying down with your back straight and your shoulders and neck relaxed.
Now, close your eyes and pay acute attention to your breathing: breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. As you inhale, intone the words "many blessings"; as you exhale, recite the name of someone to whom you would like to send blessings. As you keep your eyes closed, continue this meditation for about ten minutes, or until you feel lighter and more at peace.
You can extend these blessings to present (or past) friends, family, colleagues, and cohorts -- including anyone with whom you have shared some "heat" and would like to enact a healing. In fact, you might find that, as you intone individuals' names, their image could appear before you! With more committed practice, you might even begin to feel the essence of their energy as you extend bright blessings their way.
The promise of peace is inherent in this meditation -- as is the premise of resolution, bringing balance to difficult issues and concerns. This is a personally powerful way to connect and share love, while also a simply perfect exercise for a quiet July day.
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Your living space is definitely influenced by the fiery energy associated with summer, for it's this same force that impacts everything in the universe. So, naturally, this means the chi of summer will have an active influence on your health as well!
Feng Shui dictates that fire energy is associated with the heart, so now is a smart time to eat bitter foods -- a simple act that can strengthen and protect your heart. If you'd also like to engage sounds for that same heart-caring purpose, then consider ascribing to the theory that musical scores which approximate the rhythm of the resting heart (70 beats per minute) can slow and help heal an anxious heart that's beating too rapidly. A few suggested musical meditations include "Mother Goose Suite" by Ravel, Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 2," and Holst's "Venus, the Bringer of Peace" (from "The Planets Suite"). Indeed, marching to the beat of these pieces will help keep the beat in your own heart healthy!
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Your Feng Shui Guidance for July!