We constantly juggle work and family life, personal time and socializing with friends. It is becoming harder each day to find and keep strong, healthy, and productive relationships. With the overuse of technology, most of us are confined in our little spaces, not paying attention to what is going on in the outside world, or even to the person in the next room. Being a parent, a spouse, a family member, and a friend should not be an overwhelming task for any of us. As we are trying to advance in our career, or trying hard to keep our jobs, our relationships lose their balance. There is always so much to do, but so little time, or not enough drive and motivation. UGH!
Our stress level or lack of motivation can be contagious to those around us, because we are all releasing energy with our thoughts. After all, we are vibrational beings! What happens within us does not stay internal, it goes out and begins a domino effect. Before we know it, our family members develop negative habits due to the level of stress and anxiety they feel around them. We lower their vibrations, perhaps unintentionally, or vice versa. As much as we need to protect them from our negativity, we need to protect ourselves from the negativity around us. And as Spiritual Life Coaches, Healers, Yogis and other healing artists, we tend to be very exposed to negativity simply because working with it is our job! You can learn more about my recommendations to keep negativity to a minimum in my article, Keeping Negativity at Bay: How I Deal with Client Negativity As an Empath, Spiritual Life Coach and Healer.
During the Sun in Leo (from July 23rd through August 23rd), we will have a Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3rd. What does this mean for us? It means that our emotional balance can become difficult to manage. YIKES! During the Full Moon, you might feel like your emotions are going up and down drastically. And with Aquarius’ natural ruler being Uranus, you will certainly have the urge to break free of any mental and physical limitations and rid yourself of the chains that bind you. You will have a strong desire to do what you want, maybe without giving yourself enough time to think about the consequences of your decisions and actions. BE CAREFUL!
As a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur, you might see a surge in clients who are suffering from emotional imbalance. As the Sun in Leo makes us more extroverted, Aquarius adds more depth to these feelings, which creates a spiraling effect of emotions. One way to help yourself, as well as your tribe, during this astrological phenomenon, is to dedicate some serious time to meditation. A lot of past emotions will resurface, as well as a lot of old wounds reopening. Practicing forgiveness and gratitude will become more important than ever to move on healthily, and to heal those wounds permanently.
A 10 Minute Guided Meditation to Heal Emotions
Note: There is no right or wrong way to do this as far as the position of your body. You can lie or sit down in a comfortable position. What is most important is that your muscles are relaxed and you are comfortable.
Lie down or sit in a comfortable position.
Slowly breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Continue breathing in this way until you feel a sense of relaxation all over your body, your muscles relaxing with each breath, and you feel the present moment. You are in the now.
Slowly redirect your thoughts to something that you find difficult to let go. Maybe you have been angry at someone and you can’t forgive their actions. Focus on this thought and observe your feelings. You may have a desire to get angry and say many things to this person, or about this situation. But instead, each time you try to deal with it, you want to avoid confrontation and back away from it, or you dive headfirst into an argument that leaves you more frustrated. Whatever the negative feelings are within your heart, and in your mind, observe them all. Keep breathing in and out slowly.
Now imagine yourself as an outsider observing this situation. You are very relaxed and you are watching things unfold in front of your eyes but you are not a part of it. You see yourself clearly and you observe your own emotions and reactions as an outsider. The more you observe yourself as someone else, the clearer you see what makes you act the way you do. And you see that the real you is not this person.
Now turn around, and see the big light of energy in front of you. This energy is full of love, forgiveness, and compassion. It is calling you. Walk towards this light and let it cover you. It’s a bright, peaceful light, and the minute it surrounds you, you feel a comforting feeling of immense relaxation, peace, and freedom. Keep breathing in and out, and with each breath, feel yourself become stronger. You are worthy, you are lovable, and you are enough.
With this armor of healing energy, turn back towards the situation you have been thinking of. You are still there, with the other person. You are filled with feelings of kindness, love, and peace, You are ready to forgive yourself for letting yourself suffer so long. Everything is OK now. You don’t have to feel the pain anymore. You are now above it. You have learned from it, and you know yourself much better now. You are a better version of yourself already. You are ready to forgive the other person who caused your emotional pain. You are now ready to let go. Because none of these negative sentiments serve you.
During this meditation, if your mind keeps wandering back to the phase where you were focusing on your emotions, just let go and slowly bring yourself back to the light. Let that light cover you again, bringing with it the feelings of comfort, relaxation, peace, and freedom.
Now slowly open your eyes. Congratulate yourself for allowing yourself the opportunity to learn and grow, and to forgive and let go.
The Purpose of Emotional Healing Meditation During the Full Moon
Astrologically speaking, the Full Moon represents the ending of a cycle, and the beginning of a new chapter. The round shape of the Full Moon represents this cycle and its completion. Intuitively, we become more focused on our inner world of our thoughts and feelings. The Full Moon is the perfect time for purifying, clearing, and for letting go of harmful, negative energies. Many people who work in crystal therapy or provide Tarot guidance find that the Full Moon is the best time to neutralize the energy and cleanse their crystals and cards.
As vibrational beings, even though our emotions might be out of whack during this period, it is the best time to heal them and raise our frequency. Because our intuition is more open, we are in a better mental and emotional state to receive guidance. With the energy we receive from the Full Moon, we can exercise self-awareness, forgiveness, and feel more peaceful as a result.
How You Can Incorporate Meditation into Your Coaching/Healing Practice as a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur
- You can make it a habit to start your sessions with a brief meditation. Five minutes is plenty of time, but you can feel free to go longer if that feels better for you.
- If, during the session, your client starts to show emotional distress or frustration, you can pause the session and take them into a meditation.
- At the end of your coaching session you can hold a brief meditation.
- Holding weekly meditation livestreams is a great way to create community.
- Creating high quality audio files (mp3) meditations. If you are not confident with your voiceover skills, you can always hire someone to do it for you. You can give this file to all of your clients and tell them how to use it.
- I like meditation experiences where you invite people to join you in-person and you can take your participants on a journey where they benefit from the physical participation of others.
- You can do #6 online using Zoom or Skype.
- You can create meditations that correspond to the Sun or Moon transits through the zodiac.
- Creating meditations that connect to your favorite aspects of nature are also powerful. For example, meditations to help people connect with trees, the ocean or mountains.
- Getting very specific and creating a series of meditations to help people deal with difficult emotional issues like depression, anxiety, grief or loss.
- Creating a series of meditations to help people raise their vibration. For example, a series of joy meditations, or meditations that help people create a new understanding of success. But also meditations that help people find connection, intimacy and a sense of belonging.
- Helping people deal with current world events through meditation is also really powerful. For example, economic downturns, war, natural disasters and politics. Wow! What a welcome series of meditations that would be! You could title it “Meditations to Put World Leaders and Happenings in Divine Light.” I would support that product, for sure!
Incorporating meditation in-session works not only for individual sessions, but also for group sessions. If you are coaching remotely, through an app or a video call, this technique is still useful.
As a Spiritual Life Coach, healing artist or a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur, you are probably already using this method to help yourself and improve your own quality of life. You can dive into your own mediation before you start a session, or at the end of one. You can also practice this whenever you personally need grounding, or whenever you find yourself having a hard time dealing with stress. Being a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur can be tough at times! Meditation helps you quiet your mind and access your inner thoughts. It reduces your stress and helps you organize your mind. Your clients reap these same benefits when you guide them.
The purpose of this meditation is to make people be more aware of the real source of their negative emotions and reactions. Similar to the techniques used in shadow work, this type of meditation lets you and your clients explore their inner world, find their true purpose, understand themselves on a deeper level, and have the strength and motivation to let go of what no longer serves them, what is holding them back, and what is holding them hostage. Meditation and heart-centered work go hand in hand. Offering this help would immediately set you apart from your competitors and bring you more authority.
Meditation for beginners might be difficult because people tend to find their thoughts wandering around. A guided meditation, done by you, will help them bring their thoughts back into where they need to be. And for a period of time, until they feel confident enough to do it themselves, it will be more beneficial for them.
And lastly, if you really want to make the most out of your meditations and you want to do some serious work around healing the dark parts of your subconscious mind, then I invite you to join me in my free Masterclass called Healing the Healer: 3 Powerful Tools for Healing, Transformation and Self-Realization. I look forward to meeting you there!