Keeping it Simple, Finding Timelessness

August 18, 2018

I love talking with people about what I do -- and finding the words for the Sacred is often challenging.  How do we bring more of the Sacred into our lives?  what does it mean to "practice timelessness?"  This is what I explore with a dear friend and fellow traveler Mia Moran in her PLANSimple Podcast.  And I share a meditation in the closing -- Listen and Breathe.  

UPDATE too - Journey to Your Center in 4 weekends - now in Boston & Shelter Island, NY.

 

Perfectly Unfolding with Julie Hannon

April 4, 2018  From Mia Moran - plansimplemeals.com

 

The more we experience places of timelessness, the more time we have in our day. – Julie Hannon

On this episode of the Plan Simple Podcast, I’m so excited to talk with my friend, and shaman, Julie Hannon about how to bring more OM into your life.

 

If you’ve followed my FLOW planner process, you know that the OM refers to the quiet spaces between the busyness—downtime, meditation, unstructured afternoons, walks in nature, a yoga class, journaling, reading, bedtime routines, healing rituals, self-care, and planning. We often put these things on our list, but not on our schedule. Julie and I talk about how and why it is so important to make them part of our daily life.

We dive into seasons, contracting, and how things show up just as they are meant to be. Julie talks about intention and trusting that things are going to unfold perfectly.There’s so much good stuff here.            Click here to get the podcast :)

 

In the Podcast - We talk about:

  • A simple breathing practice that can change your day

  • How a gratitude practice counteracts the fear that surrounds us

  • Listening to what your soul needs (even when it isn’t logical)

  • Knowing where your nectar is in the day (how do you connect to your spirit?)

  • Creating ceremonies to feed a deep craving for ceremonial space that we all have

  • Reconnecting with your intuition

  • Julie leads a brief mediation

 

 

Doable Changes from this episode:

  • BREATHE. Lay your hands on your heart and breathe into that space and then breathe out. Start to follow your breath and observe your breath in and out of your heart space. Really see in your heart for a little bit. Give yourself the gift of six slow inhales and slow exhales every day in and out of your heart. 

  • FIND YOUR NECTAR. When you set up your planner or to do list for the day, ask yourself, “What’s the one thing I’m gonna do for myself?” Make sure there is something sweet, something just for you on there, every single day.

  • CREATE A SIMPLE CEREMONY. Julie offers the example of having a book of earth prayers on the table and having somebody choose one blessing to read before dinner. It could be lighting a candle and breathing before you start your work for the day. It can be simple, but intentional to create a special space.

 

 

 REALLY getting healthy as a family can be a big lifestyle change. But no matter how insurmountable it may feel, focusing on one doable change at a time can help you

take small steps toward your big goal.

A healthy lifestyle is really made of lots of little things that when repeated regularly and added together over time make a huge impact on your life.

Choose one Doable Change every Sunday night — one thing that you are willing to play with for the week. The key is to keep it doable and fun! Write that thing on a sticky note or your phone so you remember it. Then put 3 things on your calendar that support it.                                                                                                 Photo - Making Technology Sacred too!

 

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