Ship life for me pulls in wild thoughts sometimes. As my life changes and evolves for the better, I realize that I am filtering out the crap and making more room for a better life. I have learned to relax through meditation. When I do meditation, the thoughtless moments I create for myself are just as valuable as the visions that follow. It is all about settling down and listening to what your heart is trying to tell you. The best part is most of my visions will come true if I do everything in my power to make it happen!
I saw 2 very important visions on one of my final nights on the cruise ship:
I am laying in bed, because that it all I can do and I decided to listen to some music. At this point I was getting a little better but I still felt really bad. I was listening to some sad music to push out a few negative feelings. It always works and I was pleasantly surprised with the thoughts that followed once the negatives had left. I was envisioning my success as a motivational speaker. It was not to kids with this one but I know from the bottom of my heart that kids is where my speaking journey begins and may even stay.
I was envisioning speaking in front of thousands. This was a vision I have had many times before. My parents were there. They were there because I promised both of them, before they pass to the next life, when I make it big in my speaking career, they will be there in the front row to see it. My parents are very healthy and I do have time but when I see them in my vision with everyone else it makes me incredibly happy. My parents supported everything idea I ever had, agreeing with it or not. They started out guiding me in the right directions then letting me go to fall and fail and live my life. The best part is every time I need them they are ready to help me. The funny part is I call both of them for everything and every time I struggle with whom to call first. It is something my heart can’t decide so I just switch off each time!
I think about this one speaking moment of my future often but what came through my thoughts next was amazing and brand new. I was envisioning, unprovoked, about going home for Christmas. Standard thought for sure, as I know my mom and dad would miss me otherwise. This was very different. I was not alone! I was holding hands with a little girl. I was telling my family to take any money they had intended to spend for me and make sure they all get her something instead! It was weird that I could see this very clear. There was no attention on any woman or mother to this vision, it was just me and this girl. Shortly after that, my thoughts jumped and I was envisioning asking teachers for play dates, and then it just got more random from that point on. I never have been able to picture this again as clear as I did but I hope in time the world will tell me what this means.
There are many good things in life we can go after: Our hearts, our visions, our goals, our gratitude and much more. Listen to the positivism within yourself and you can live the most rewarding life ever. There is so much more of this world to discover outside your living room and deeper within yourself, but it is up to you to go after it!
I am a strong believer of everything happening for a reason. From the success of becoming an Eagle Scout to the near death experience whitewater rafting It is all meant to give us signs and vision about our life.
I have recently took on meditation and it has really cleared up my busy mind of thought. I always have so much going on in my head and meditation has really helped with organizing those thoughts and turning them in to visions of what is to happen in my life. I might be border lining crazy talk to some of you now but everything big that happens in my life I can see it in a vision. We know life can be very challenging but when I can see what I am reaching for, getting up after I fall makes for a lighter recovery to push forward.
I have another cruise ship story to share with you:
I have realized working for the 2nd time on a cruise ship that ship life for me is a filter for the negative thoughts that are stuck in my head. I stand out on the bow of the boat at night and it is as if the salty sea air can pull the watery tears of sad thoughts right out of me. I love it because I can do it as much as I need to! You can live an incredibly positive life but you will still collect negativity in your head and I am grateful that I have found so many avenues to release all of it.
I was all positives early on for my Alaska trip and then I woke up to a numb body where I could barely move. There is no fear setting in just yet. I waited maybe 10 minutes and nothing changed, my head was pounding and I was shivering uncontrollably. I made my way to the phone to call the ship doctor. They had to come get me. Getting up for the first time, I could feel the shards of pain race down my leg as I almost fall over. I looked down at my leg and realized, right away, that it was cellulitis for sure.
The next day something more serious happened. A new disease started to feast on my left calf. I suffered thru a 104 degree temperature for 3 days as they tried to stop this bacterial infection and bring my temperature down as well. In these moments, I keep telling myself, “This is not it for me”, repeatedly. I began to think about why this is happening to me, and I discovered it was meant to slow me down. Life was moving too fast and I am standing at the front lines of the next big thing in my life and it was time to slow down and take it all in with a bit more time and care.
Yes most of this story has already been told in previous posts, but the part that has not been told is what else happened in the days right after my temperature was going down. I could think again! My body was in and out of numbness, my head started to feel better, and with slow movements, I could at least make my own way to the bathroom. I used this time alone in my room to practice meditations.
With meditation, I was able to funnel out all the negative thoughts. I was able to empty my mind. I was able to throw more hope and gratitude on staying alive. A day before I was to be sent home I had laid back down with some music and closed my eyes. In this very moment, I began to see a clear vision that I have seen a few times already, followed by one I had never seen before. Along with everything I want in life this new vision is something I hope to see again and learn more.
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I could give advice but there are far better trained individuals and groups that can really tell you and show you how much meditation can affect your health! Instead I will simply share how meditation has helped me.
What started out as a simple gift of gratitude from a good friend waterfalled into a brand new way of life! I have gone to new places both physically and mentally I have never been before. From a mind that is never without thought to being able to empty my mind of everything for monuments in time.
If I am stressed I can meditate to calm down. If I am sad I can meditate to perk up. I can set my mind to one thought and really feel life’s answers all through my body. You can see how meditation can be healthy right? Some of you may be saying the typical excuse of, “I don’t have time”. Well I am not the first in your life to say that Idea of no time is crap. If you really want something in your life you are going to make it happen and you are going to make time for it to happen.
You can meditate in 5 minutes or several hours. It is all up to you. I am so grateful for meditation coming into my life. It has really made hidden parts of the best of who I am come alive. With my goals of distance, eating better and losing some weight; meditation plays such a healthy role. It is not going to make the pounds disappear but it can make you put the Little Debbie’s down and rethink what you are doing with your life and live healthier.
I do however owe the lose of 15lbs so far to meditation, positivism, gratitude, and hard work of course, but I am not done yet. I heard it takes 21 days to make something routine….it is the 22nd day and I am still going strong on my goals (click here for April goals). This is only one fragment of my life that meditation has benefited it. I owe a lot to meditation period!
Meditation is super easy, take some deep breaths and listen to some really calming music. But seriously look it up try it out.
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This is a part 2 blog. If you would like to read the whole story from the beginning please visit this link (https://upwithmarc.com/2013/11/13/eyes-closed-a-reiki-experience/)
After the Reiki Healing session I was super crazy relaxed. It was hard to even get up. We sat down and chatted a bit more and I asked a few more questions. One of the crystals that was next to me caught my eye and I asked what it was. She told me it was a Himalayan Salt Rock crystal. It naturally purifies the air and spiritually it releases all the negativity in you and the rooms that it is in. Given myquest for positivism, naturally I am open ears and open minded to anything that will steer me in a positive direction. We also talked about a variety of incense that release negativity and provide a calming or relaxing effect.
Shortly after our conversation I headed home. I had to literally question myself if I was too relaxed to drive. Is that possible? I never thought that being too relaxed would ever be an issue while driving. I chatted with the friends I live with and there guest for a little when I got home. While I was talking and listening I could feel this overwhelming sense of positivism. It was great but I wondered how long it was going to last.
I woke up the next day feeling utterly refreshed. I was still feeling the Reiki cleansing all through my body. Felt like I sleep for hours, it was like a full body reboot. All that accompanied with my birthday and social plans for the evening, I felt like a kid in a candy store reaching into all the assorted bins and just eating everything. I was feeding off this positivism. It was reaching past levels of happiness that I have never felt before. It had reached beyond amazing.
Of course I had to go to work but that was a piece of cake. My efficiency levels were way up too. Everything positive about my life was culminating as one and it was even hard to believe this for myself. All day I was thinking about those Himalayan Salt Rocks. I had to have them! I found a crystal healing store right by my work, so on my lunch I did a little good karma shopping. I went overboard buying my Himalayan crystals, Himalayan salt lamp, and many incense. With the ultra positive and happy feelings I was experiencing, when I walked into that gift shop It was like walking into another world. It balanced me out. I think the positivism was simply overwhelming because it was a brand new level of feelings for me. Being in that shop pretty much gave me better control of all of these awesome feelings.
Back to work and then my birthday was amazing. Now, usually the day after a really amazing day I will feel a little down but that was not the case at all this time. I couldn’t even chisel the smile off my face if I had to that day! Back to current time it has been almost 2 weeks and still this new existence of positivism within me remains. Entertaining my skeptical side I have even tried to be negative, I have tried to bring myself down and it does not work. I still come out positive. Everything in my thoughts has been so clean. I have been able to think about and except things for what they are. I have been able to distance myself from negative influences even more, and bring the positive ones closer.
This whole Reiki experience has put my future closer to the present and settled my thoughts that used to just take over my head. I understand that everyone has a different reaction to the healing so I am so grateful for this wave of positivism and happiness that seems endless. Endless happiness….that should be what we all strive for. We should experience as many things as we can in life and really tune in and learn from the things that effect us positively. Positivism is hard to hold on to sometimes so the more we have within us the easier the hard parts of our life will be. I would certainly recommend Reiki for anyone that is curious about it. For those that don’t believe in these kinds of healing may not be reading anymore but there are plenty of other things on your mind that you want to try I guarantee. Bring your thoughts to reality, you really have nothing to lose by trying everything.
Everyday sense my Reiki healing I have had a piece of Himalayan Salt Rock in my pocket and in my car and in my room. It effects my not work for everyone but if you don’t have faith in the things you try in life none of it will ever work. Believe in everything you choose to try in life, and be more confident in yourself, only then will you be able to live a positive life.
Have a great day. Be positive. Live
Next week I will not be posting, I will be on vacation. I will re-blog older posts that perhaps were missed. Please still continue to share my blog with your friends. The more positive influences we have in our lives the better. Thank you so much
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. ”
An introduction of meditated silence can introduce Gautama Buddha into our lives. You don’t have to believe him and you don’t have to follow him, right now you just have to read the words upon this page and believe whatever it is that your mind is telling you at this moment. You were not brought to this earth to do bad to others or yourself. Through human evolution we hope to continue to discover the nuances of our existence. When it is your time to leave this world can you fill your head with gratitude? Can you say your life was full of amazing things? Your work from the moment you are born is to discover yourself, your surroundings and your work. Embrace and love every discovery you make and every new thing you see. When you find your life’s passion give every ounce of your being to it. No matter if you were meant to start a family, be a corporate genius, travel the world, or simply be a representative for a more positive future for all; we all have a job to do. Discover what it is you were meant to pursue and go after it till your last breath.
My Friend Jake M. found this song for me. I think it is very fitting to take 5 minutes and play this song. While listening think about what your work is, and think about what you are going to do to go after it!
Have a great weekend everyone. Thank you so much for your followings and shares.
I know I usually post every other Wednesday, but I have so many great things to share with all of you these days. On my quest to love everything life has to offer I have tried many things. The best part about trying new things is it arises ideas and opportunities to do more new things.
I want to draw a quick bath(path!) to what I want to talk about today. I have been exploring different worship ceremonies. The one that is speaking most to me right now has more of a spiritual essences than religious. This spiritual venture has lead me to the ideas of meditation. I explored a few option of meditation and was unsuccessful at the time. I was recently introduced to Carol Kettley Rushton thru a mutual friend. She specializes in Reiki Healing and Spiritual Guidance. She gave me my first card reading ever. This was by far an amazing and enlightening experience. It for sure sparked a new friendship with another positive individual. I told Carol about my meditation attempts and she had suggested to combine the things I love into meditation.
Carol suggested what I will just coin as bathtub meditation. I love relaxing music and I love being in the water so it seemed like a very fitting suggestion. Now I want everyone to visualize the size of their bathtub…. Now picture a 6’2″ person fitting in there! HA! needless to say I fit myself in the tub!
I will tell you what I did, you are welcome to try this or come up with a variation of your own. I made myself a play list to go at least an hour with wordless relaxing music, you can make yours as long or as short as you wish. I played it thru head phones to cancel out any other noises. I ran a very hot bath with some scented bath balls. I turned the lights off so it was completely dark. I got myself in a good position in the tub and played my music. I shut my eye and I began to sweat and imagined that every bead of sweat was a release of thought until I was thoughtless and combining myself with the flow of the music. I just relaxed until the music stopped and IT WAS AMAZING!
This bathtub meditation was one of the most amazing personal positive experiences I have ever had. The music stopped and it actually took some time to come back to reality. I was so relaxed I could barely stand (literally)! Needless to say I slept well and the days to follow were very positive and relaxing as well. If you do try this please let me know how it works out for you.
I would like to show my gratefulness for the events and suggestions and pass on Carol’s information to you. She does so many great things and I definitely plan to go back and try this Reiki Healing with her next time.
If you could do me a great favor go and like her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CrystalRanchReikiHealing. Her and I would be very grateful.
Some of the things I have experienced through Carol’s guidance I never believed in before. However, my experience in trying it has brought something in clear focus for me. You will never benefit from something you don’t believe in. You can only benefit from what you do believe in! We should open ourselves up to try new things all our lives, you never know what kind of positive impacts you will encounter.
I hope all of you will check our Carol’s sites. Also, I challenge all of you to show a little faith in something you are skeptical about and see if any good comes from it.
Have a great day and thank you for following me.