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Meditations | Jennifer Jade Enterprises | Meditation | Hypnosis | Peace of Mind - Part 4
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An easy and wonderful way to start the weekend is with a quick meditation.  Remember, the way in which you start your day is how the rest of the day will naturally flow.  Wouldn’t it make sense to start the day clean and relaxed, instead of stressed and in a hurry?  We shower each day to get the sweat off our bodies, why wouldn’t we meditate and get quiet each day to wash the stress off?

Here is a simple and effective tool to get your weekend started right!

1.  Close your eyes

2.  Pay attention to how you are naturally breathing.

3.  Ask yourself, “Is my breathing short and shallow or long and deep?” and just notice what you notice. Do this for 30 seconds.

4.  Begin deep breathing – in through the nose, expanding at the navel; out through the mouth making the “HAAAAA” sound and contracting at the navel.  Your belly button should move away from your spine on the inhale and fall back toward the spine on the exhale.

5.  Make sure the exhale is longer than the inhale.  The exhale is where relaxation happens.

6.  Count in for “3” and out for “6”

7.  Take 4 deep “counted” breaths, then relax and be quite for as long as you need.

8.  Then, identify at least 3 things you are Grateful for. Repeat 3 times, “I am Grateful For….” and let the ending come naturally.

9.  When you are finished intend to open your eyes feeling calm and refreshed – then begin an Awesome Day!

For a guided introduction to this relaxation breathing technique, visit my website, scroll down and click on “Learn to Breathe and Relax”. http://www.jenniferjade.com/products/

Recently, I was having a wonderful conversation with my friend about life and work.  He was telling me about a time in the past when he had taken a job in which his friend told him, “you can make $7,500 a month!”  (Now, we’ve all been approached by this friend at one time or another.  And, like most, we take the bait at least once.  The job sounded easy enough and wow, what an income!)  So, my friend eagerly signed up.

He confessed,  “I lasted 4 weeks, and I just couldn’t do it.  The job seemed easy enough, but I couldn’t make a sale.”  The job required him to get on the phone and sell modifications.  It would seem with this economic climate, it would be an easy sell, “but I tanked!”  He went on to tell me about one woman in the office who used the full “fear tactic” to get the sale and she was good at it.  Another successful guy was super lax and would simply ask for their credit cards. It was like magic.  His routine would go something like this, “Yeah…I hear your home is in foreclosure…well then you need this modification…. what is your credit card number…” and viola! Sale!

My friend was a bit discouraged in himself.  He blamed his “failure” on the fact that he was way too detailed and got the potential clients confused in all the minutiae.  He figured he gave too many facts and scared the customer off.  He concluded by saying, “I’m just not a salesman.”

Because I’ve gotten to know my friend pretty well, and know how amazing he is in his “element”, I asked him, “Were you passionate about selling modifications?”  He paused, and gave a crooked half-smile, “no not really.”  I believe there is a ‘salesman’ in all of us.  We are constantly selling ourselves in one aspect or another all day long.  Whether it is in the quality of our daily tasks, the distribution of information, the winning of a debate, etc.  And when we are passionate about something at our core, we can sell absolutely anything!  Sure, some people are passionate about the act of selling itself, and make great salesmen.  Those are the people who give credit to the cliche, “Selling Ice to Eskimo’s.”  The key ingredient to being a wonderful salesman is to be passionate about your product.  You have to feel its benefits in your core.

For me,  when I talk about the powers of the mind and spirit and how effective they are in meditation to preserve peace of mind and lasting good health, I cannot stop myself!  I feel a wave of excitement and passion that I cannot fake or pull out of a hat.  I love telling people how and where to get it. My friend looked at me and his smile got bigger and bigger.  He knew exactly what I was talking about as he has been living in his passion for over a decade.  He has an amazing business teaching people about the music recording industry, and inspiring others to live in their passion!

Where are you a passionate salesman?

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In my guided meditation classes, I am often asked the difference between prayer and meditation.  Because there are so many different types of meditations, and they range from secular to spiritual, the distinction becomes gray.  The basic fundamental difference is that in “Prayer” we are making noise, asking for things, and talking to our Higher Power, Source etc.  “Meditation” is where we listen, receive and be quiet.  If we are running around sending out prayers so we can have things the way we want them, and we do not slow down, get quiet and listen, we never really know our prayers are answered.  I think about how many times in my life I’ve thought to myself, “This Prayer stuff doesn’t work, nothing is happening, I still feel terrible…” yada, yada, yada. And when I look back, I was not spending any time in meditation.  I was just asking, complaining, begging and taking up all the space with ME.  As I’ve become a participant in meditation, I have created a space for Source to respond…. and you know what????  My prayers are always answered.  I simply failed to notice because I was too busy looking for the answer in the way I deemed it to manifest, not in the way Source brought it to me.  I’ve come to conclude that the “Gift of Prayer is in the Meditation.”  I invite you to meditate with the intention to simply  “listen and receive” nothing more… then notice what you notice….

Many Blessings and Incredible Awareness!

Jennifer

In a recent conversation with a beloved friend, the state of our “union” was discussed.  We spoke about the horrible economic state we’ve been in for a while and how it is going to be a while longer before it gets any better.  As we evolved through the discussion, the “Big Picture” began to unfold.  It is so very easy to get stuck in the minutiae, to be caught in (more…)

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