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The Espirational Tool Kit is Back

Yes, it’s back. All checked out, updated and spruced up. https://espirational.com/positive-resources/

Need Help with positive thinking and healthy living? If so, you’re in good company.

Positive thinking and healthy living do not come automatically to most people. As with learning any new skill it takes practice. There are also resources and tools that can help. These are a few of our favorites. The links will open in a new window.

https://espirational.com/positive-resources/

I will add new resources as I find them. Please let me know if you find any broken links.

Espirational Happenings for June

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

The June edition of Espirational Happenings is now live.

Each month we post news about the inspirational things going on in our Espirational Family at https://espirational.net/espirational-happenings/.  We also include links to articles or websites we feel are the best in covering our monthly theme or creative Espirational lifestyle in general. This is new and is our monthly “newsletter,” only we do not send it out to you. It will appear at   https://espirational.net/espirational-happenings/ each month. If you want to receive it in your e-mail box, please follow espirational.net (see right-hand column of any of our pages for our follow button).

Don’t worry this is a new addition to the Espirational family.  It is not replacing everything and nothing is going away. We will still be here at Espirational.com with you daily Inspiration.

We have worked very hard on this and have high hopes for it increasing our outreach.  Please help us spread the word by sharing with your friends.

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Continue Your Spiritual Practice

It is important that we continue on our regular spiritual path during the holidays.  Do not let your daily practices get lost in the busyness of the season.  Continue to make time each day to meditate, pray, read from sacred texts or devotional materials and any other spiritual practices that are a regular part of your life.

Now that doesn’t mean we can’t get creative with our practices.  We can even focus on light or the particular light holiday we celebrate.  The important thing is to stay centered, grounded and connected to Spirit.

There are materials out there to assist you with this or you might want to create your own.  Here are a few to get you started:

The Love and Light of Christmas

Light up your Advent:  Resources to make the most of the season

Lift Your Light High:  A reading for an Advent candlelight service

Advent Resources

 

 

 

Tools for Defeating Fear: Meditation

Meditation is always important, but especially when we find ourselves going up against fear.  Many of these tools I will talk about are things we need to grow and cultivate so they will become a natural part of our lives, available when we need them.  Fear, desperation and turmoil certainly can drive us to these practices  There is never a bad time to start learning, but we cannot expect to have full knowledge of or the ability to use these tools immediately.  It all takes time, so be patient.  It will be worth it.

Meditation means different things to different people and there are many different methods and techniques available.  Perhaps the easiest way to begin is simply by following the breath as it goes in and out.  This is sometimes called “mindfulness of breathing” and will slow down and calm both the body and mind.

Meditation is something that can be practiced by people of any or no religious tradition.  My meditation practice is a part of my religious practice, where we enter into the silence and experience the presence of God, but yours might be quite different.

There is such a thing as “guided meditation.”  This is another tool and it is one that I sometimes use.  These are often scripted and read.  It is easy to become dependent on these words and the tone and delivery style of the teacher.  So, if you use these be sure you are also practicing meditation on your own.  The teacher, video or podcast might not be there in time of crisis.

In the crazy world we live in, we all need to stop, be still and remember who we are.  Start developing your meditation practice now and it will be there for you when you need it.

For more information on meditation check our 101+ Positive Resources page.