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Each WOWbinar will focus on a different aspect of live: Soul, Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit.
Happy New Year Greetings from Melissa Reyes and Launching A Year in Bloom! #onSmiletime Audio starts at 11:11 !!
If you ask Ruth what she likes to do when she is not working, traveling, or stretching her brain muscles, she will say, “I like to hike, eat, and laugh.”
I would say she likes to express her desire to make the world a better place and that she is deep and inspiring beyond belief. Whenever I am blessed with the opportunity to connect with and listen to her, Ruth carries me with her to a distant peaceful place with her words, caring eyes, and beautiful smile.
I’ve never met anyone so humble and insightful. Well, perhaps I have, but I have never met anyone quite like Ruth and I don’t know how else to describe her. Come with me on a journey, and let’s see what she will tell us on Tinsel Town Live…
“If you ask me about my trip to Africa don’t be surprised if I tell you about the elephants, the hippos, the giraffes, the crocodiles, the zebras, the great kudus, the lioness I saw in the distance and so many cool birds and the spectacular trees.”
I went on a trip to Tanzania with Global Volunteers to help explore a program that has the potential to curb stunting and change the world.
“Happiness and fulfillment are not that straight forward. I am not sure we can make blanket statements – circumstances alone don’t necessary translate to feeling happy and fulfilled.” ~Ruth Curran on her inspirations from Tanzania
We will talk about her mission in life, her feelings about what she calls, “purposeful travel,” her experiences in volunteering, and of course, her passion for brain development.
Check out Ruth’s website and social media connections here: craniumcrunches.com
What does it mean to sparkle? How does one strive to sparkle? For me, it is another way to show my happiness. I don’t aspire to just be joyful. I want to Rock Joyfulness Like a Super Star!
I want to be happy, connect with other people, build a community of trust and understanding, create tangible expressions of positivity to share, and make the world a happier place with some love making it shine for all to see. That’s all I want. It is not too much to desire. Those are the things that I love. This is what my heart tells me. I believe that my heart knows what it knows. My heart knows how to sparkle.
What makes you happy? Have you asked your heart? It could be little or big. Simple or complex. You could have a small flame of light shining brightly and steadfast which sustains you. Or, you may have a giant multifaceted diamond reflecting sunshine rainbows for all to see.
— Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) January 8, 2016
I listen to my heart and make it a daily practice to choose to be awesome.
Gretchen Rubin is known for helping people find what makes them happy and she challenges them to pursue happiness as a habit. When I had a chance to ask her what makes her happiest, she told me how much she loves reading. Out of everything she could do or say at that moment to inspire the world – she answered with what she held in her heart. She likes to read. It makes her feel good. That is what she does to feel happy. It’s that simple. Do what your heart tells you. Your heart knows what you need.
I went back to work today after an eleven day spring break vacation. I worked from home during that time on social media, streaming video, and creating artwork. I enjoyed spending time at home and in my studio. I love that room! It makes me happy. I have made it my happy place. It is colorful, warm, and comfortable. Yet, after over a week away, I was happy to return to work.
I took time to notice the things that make me feel happy. Being greeted by Brother Skip as he sits outside the office saying hello to all the children as they arrive before school is a daily boost for me. He reminds me of how my Dad was, abruptly cheerful with a gruff voice booming positivism.
“Hello Sunshine!” I heard him belt out as I walked towards him. It warmed my heart. I literally felt his hug before he could get his arms around me. That was so nice!
I hung up a wind chime in the tree outside my office door. I love hearing it in the afternoon when the wind kicks up. It mixes in with the heightened sounds of the students playing on the field. I forgot how much I enjoy the students. When they came in my office today, they greeted me gleefully and politely asked me about my vacation. I thrive on their youthful energy and enthusiasm.
My boss asked me to work on some projects for her with a strong level of confidence. Being that the projects require a creative touch and her trust in my abilities, I received the kind of validation everyone hopes for in a job.
Today I am happy.
It is my practice, my joy, my mission.
I take a deep breath. I relax my eyelids and my shoulders. I close my eyes and I listen to my heart.
I love colorful drawings and art. Mandalas are an amazing way to tap into my creativity. I love looking at them, drawing them, coloring them, and sharing them. What sparks your creativity? What motivates you to sparkle?
I recorded this guided meditation for you, for those times when you need to relax for a few minutes and strengthen or renew that “glowy” feeling. Take ten minutes and get comfy. Let me know if you like this in the comments. Thanks!
Guided Meditation Script courtesy of Giselle Toner at http://www.Eternity-Yoga.com
GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT
Sitting comfortably or lying down with eyes closed, let’s begin by becoming aware of the breath……
Feel the breath as it enters with a cool feeling and then warming as it gently travels down into the lungs…..
Fill the lungs with a deep inhale, bringing in energy, vitality and prana, the life force…..
As you exhale, feel the body releasing toxins, stress and any negativity that has accumulated, as it drains down into the ground…..
Stay with this breath, focusing on the feeling of deep peace for ten deep inhalations and exhalations….
Feel the subtle vibration of energy that runs through the body….
Become aware of the warmth and tingling of every cell…..
Feel the energy that is in the extended environment, out to infinity, in the entire cosmos, in every part of nature and in every living thing…..
Bring all those energies together and feel them as one…..
Visualize all of that energy shining as brightly as a thousand suns…..
Bring the shining glow of bright energy over the crown of the head…..
Feel it starting to funnel down into your body from the top of your head, slowly going down into your face and neck, traveling down into the shoulders, down the arms, all the way down to the fingers…..
Feel the healing energy and light going down into your chest and let that healing light fill your heart. Allow your heart to feel the magnificent healing, warmth and unconditional love….
Stay with this feeling of warmth and love for five deep slow breaths…..
Feel the healing light go down into your hips…..
Feel it continue traveling down your legs all the way down to your toes…..
Your whole body is now filled with Divine Healing Light and Energy…..
Allow that Healing Energy to completely fill all physical areas that need healing energy…..
Feel it warming, healing and expanding through the areas……
Now bring your awareness to any emotional difficulties and allow the Divine Healing Light to bring peace and healing to any emotional issues or traumas…..
Bring your awareness to any intentions or desires that you may have…..
Hold the thoughts of those intentions or desires as you allow the Healing Energy to bring your deepest desires to life and your intentions into reality…..
Feel your connection to Divine Energy and Light, and know that all is ONE…..
Stay with this deep, relaxing, peaceful feeling of bliss.
When the guided meditation is over, stay seated or lying down, then gently bring your awareness back into the room. Stay in this place of deep peace and relaxation as you surrender completely for a few more moments, then give thanks to your Higher Self and know that you have completed a very healing and profound practice.