Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hugged Your Liver Lately?


Ok, fess up. Who tried the Inner Smile Meditation this week? I am proud to say that I did – not only once or twice, but probably 30 different times! How is that possible? I’ll tell you. Because I discovered that this type of meditation was, for me anyways, one that could be done on the go!

While running, I would take a few moments to think about how
my running was benefitting my organs. I thought of my lungs that were breathing fresh air and getting exercise by expanding and contracting. I thought of my heart beating strongly, pumping blood through my body. I thought of my brain and how the emotional and mental benefits I was receiving from running was creating a more peaceful environment for my brain cells to function more effectively.

I also took the opportunity while standing in various lines (the bank, grocery stores, bathrooms at an outdoor concert), while sitting at traffic lights, while watching my son work out a math problem. I discovered that this meditation is one that can be done 5, 10 or 20 seconds at a time. You can put a sticky with a smiley face next to your radio dial in the car as a visual reminder to take a few seconds to just send a quick smile or wash of love over the inside of your body.

And then I actually sat and did the more focused meditation of smiling at my inner body. I am not kidding when I tell you that wherever I focused my smile on, I experienced a sense of opening, expansion and relaxation. It was very cool and I confess, a little surprising!
“I have Stage 4 Breast Cancer which is now in my liver - I would love it if everyone would smile at my liver, smile for it to heal and be happy and healthy, free of disease. Thank you all.”

The last and most important thing I’d like to share with you are these moving words to the right from a young woman named Christine. She commented on this meditation on my facebook page.

So everyone, please send your smiles to Christine’s liver as often as you can, and to anyone else you know that is experiencing dis-ease in their bodies. And don't forget to turn your smile in on yourself, even if it's for a few seconds at a time while standing in line at the post office.

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