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Visualise your Inner-Temple this easter

Recently I was asked to visualise my inner temple (thank you Angel!). Like a secret garden… filled with the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. The pathway leading to my temple was powdery white sand and the turquoise sea laps at my feet as I walk. The air is heavy with scent and music seems to play on the breeze.

It’s a humbling and difficult concept to think of your inner self in that way. As something beautiful and precious and pure. And to imagine nourishing and watering your garden of flowers just like you would nurture a real garden. And it got me thinking – “Why do we find being kind and good and nourishing to ourselves so difficult? Why do so many of us still have this confounding belief that we ourselves are the least deserving of our attention and kindness?

Yet I have been trying… and it’s like a re-learning and re-programming. It takes effort and dedication. And some days it’s not easy – but wow, I truly believe that I am building the solid foundations and walls of my temple to support me to be the best I can be. And the results are so subtle, yet undeniable. I have space. Space to make different decisions, space to CHOOSE not to undertake an old pattern and to choose a better one for me and the world around me instead. Space for my relationships to grow and blossom. And space for my truth to be heard. Consider it like getting to know yourself and liking the person that you meet.

Here are some tips… speaking from experience of course…

* Check in with yourself every morning. Even if you time is limited, this can just be a few minutes to feel your body.

* Set your intention the day.

* Be positive and kind in your actions. If you skip breakfast normally, get up and have a cup of tea and fruit at least.

* Begin the day with an affirmation – I like “I am good enough as I am”.

* Begin to speak your truth to people. Do it with integrity and kindness, yet be honest.

* Set your gentle boundaries and honor them: this is honouring yourself

* Do things which make you feel GOOD. When you get past the initial barrier / block and get that endorphin rush after exercise or that feeling of peace after yoga or meditation, you will want more! Make that your new habit.

* If you fall down, don’t berate yourself. Be kind, accept what is and let it go. Life will always be full of ups and downs. It’s how you deal ith the difficult moments that counts.

* Be kind to others too. Think before you react and try to respond. Response is a skillful practice that can be consciously honed… reactions are usually without consideration. Create the space you need to be able to respond.

Easter eggs…. reminding us to “birth” our wishes, creations, desires & dreams…

Its Easter Time…. and Passover for many a holiday thats roots are both spiritual and pagan.   Here in Ibiza everything is sprouting, shooting and bursting forth.  And from all of us at Ibiza Retreats, a colourful reminder that the seeds that have been planted for the year of 2012 are now ready to blossom.   So… here is some healthy Easter Wellness Coaching to help you focus on what you most want to nurture!

Birthing new concepts, visions and dreams takes courage, commitment and a whole lot of time and energy.

So whilst everyone takes a break this Easter holiday, why not use your time wisely and set aside some moments to contemplate what you want, in your life, to BLOSSOM deliciously?

* Do you have ideas to crack open, to think out of the box?

* Are you ready to announce your new career path, request that promotion or to send out the email that you are going to be moving…?

* Is it time to introduce some fresh focus into your business… to inspire your team?

* What about your mind & body… are you ready to revamp your inner-“vamp” with some yoga and self-coaching techniques to feel truly beautiful outside and within?

* Would you like to finally ask that special someone on a date? (life is for LIVING and spring is time to get PLAYFUL with a potential mate)

* Do you have the luxury of your own private garden which is becoming beautiful outside? Mother nature offers the perfect space for your yoga and meditation practice to re-birth your spiritual essence

* And what about your Vision Board? Can it do with some extra colourful images and inviting words that give voice to your desires & dreams?

Easter time…. time to resurrect YOUR self-belief… find time to create some positive affirmations, stated in the “I AM” present tense so that you can resonate with your wishes and give the universe a clear vibrational offering.

And chocolate of course, abounds right now, so how about practicing the healthy, happy-making art of “Moderation”.

Enjoy your time to celebrate this special time of year…. coming together to celebrate with loved ones is a beautiful opportunity to shower your life with gratitude and appreciation.   So just as the blossom spreads in the wind, your positive feelings can permeate your environs and enhance your success, happiness and wellbeing…

 

With chocolatey love (the dark, melted, infused with chilli kind)

 

Larah, Susie & the Ibiza Retreats team….