During this global pandemic it’s easy for us to get caught up in the distress, overwhelm and anxiety of what is happening to people and economies of all countries – and especially those who are our nearest and dearest. You may worry about your own health and well being – that is normal. I will always be an advocate of taking care of your mind, body and spirit. These 3 parts are all interconnected and need to be nurtured and looked after. When your mind is whirling away doing whatever you can to relax your body and stay grounded. Every time you feel yourself slipping into an anxious state acknowledge your feelings – they are valid. On my twice weekly group call, I shared 7 ways you can practice daily, which may help you to feel more grounded and relaxed especially during this often overwhelming time. 1. Close your eyes, still your mind. Take a deep breath in through your nose and slowly count to 3, hold your breath for the count of 3 and exhale from your mouth slowly. Repeat this for 3 rounds. How do you feel now? 2. Get outside however you can. Most of us are allowed outside for one hour of exercise a day. Even if it means going out in the evening, take that hour and consciously take notice and look at the beauty of nature all around you. Time time to feel the air on your skin, is it cold, warm? What signs of spring can you see? Colours, fragrances. Can you hear bird sound? Notice how spring continues to unfurl. Feel your body soften as you slow down. 3. When you get out of bed in the morning, imagine stepping into or pulling up a big, gorgeous bubble around you – a protective shield. You can imagine it to be any colour your like. Set an intention for this bubble to keep all negative energies away from ‘getting to you’ – from other people (energy vampires), upsetting Covid-19 stories in the news and anything else you would like to be protected from. I always imagine that those negative energies just ‘ping’ off me, like arrows failing to hit a target. 4. One of my guides, Gabrielle Bernstein has a beautiful de-stress and empowering tool. I’ve been using this for years. Touch your index finger against your thumb and then each finger your thumb in turn and say “peace, begins, with, me.” You can choose another positive feeling – and say “joy, begins, with, me”. Practice this until you feel at peace. 5. Take time each day to do something that takes you out of stress and into peace. What do you love to do for you? What will you give yourself permission to do? Have a bubble bath? Yoga? Read a book? Write a letter to a friend or loved one? 6. Create or double down on daily spiritual practice. Take time each day to still you mind during meditation, burn incense, defuse essential oil, listen to devotional music. Read an inspiring book – even if that means dipping in and reading random passages and pages. 7. Each day, say to yourself and/or write down what you are grateful for we can easily overlook our blessings. The roof over our head, food in our cupboards, the courageous NHS and all front line workers… technology to keep in touch with family and friends. The increased community spirit and volunteers behind the scenes who make life so much better for all of us. We will get through this time. We are all in this together. It’s normal for you to feel stressed and that is ok – it’s also ok to move into peace and calm. I’m here for you.
Hey lovely! If you’re living in the UK or a UK ex pat no doubt you’re feeling the uncertainty we are now facing as our country, parliament and the EU reel at the outcome of the Referendum. It makes it all the more unsettling as MP’s play the blame game, resign and generally sling mud each other. But what about you? What’s happening in your world? I’m guessing as you’re on my email list you’re not an MP, more likely you are a coach, trainer, holistic practitioner, consultant… You have been bestowed the gifts of compassion, empathy and understanding. Not only do you have these gifts, you have a message. It’s something you believe in wholeheartedly, its something you find yourself talking about with friends, family and random conversations in checkout queues or as you wash your hands in the ladies loo! (come on, I know its not just me! 😉 ) Never has there been a more important time than this for us to create unity and to build deeper friendships in our own communities. To pour love and light into our homes, villages, towns, cities, counties, countries, European neighbours and beyond. And together we can do this today and every day. It’s time to move forward sharing your message of light. I’ve decided to continue the sale of my half price Workshop Secrets Revealed for another week as I cannot think of a better way to build connection and unity than to be of service to those who are ready to hear your message of transformation and bring them together in a group environment. This week, I will be sharing some of the most important things you need to know before you create your workshops and the number one mistake most workshop leaders make when hosting their first workshops (and I made this mistake too!). I’ll be putting on my big girls pants sharing this with you on a Facebook Lifestream. So watch out early this week. You can grab your Workshop Secrets Revealed home study course here: http://www.alisoleil.com/workshop-secrets-revealed/ Keep focusing on the positives wherever you find them and together we’ll move through this time with strength and light. Big love Ali xx