MIDWEEK MANTRA

HEY TEAM HOW ARE YOU ALL THIS WEEK ? CHECKING IN ? HOPE YOU ARE ALL STILL WITH US AND FEELING UPLIFTED AND EXCITED ABOUT THE DAY AHEAD FULL OF POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES……..IT IS UP TO YOU. BUT LET ME BE YOUR GUIDE XXXXX

YOUR WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP OF MANTRAS, TASKS AND POSITIVE THINKING TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK ON A PINK HEAVENLY CLOUD.

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DISCOVER YOUR INNER LIGHT

WHAT FEELS BETTER LIGHTNESS OR DARKNESS ? SUNSHINE OR CLOUD ? WEDDINGS OR FUNERALS ? LAUGHTER OR SORROW ?

WE ALL NEED TO LET MORE LIGHT INTO OUR LIVES. WE ALL WILL EXPERIENCE PERIODS OF DARKNESS IN OUR LIVES BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIGHT BACK TO DELIVER MORE LIGHT TO OUR MINDS AND BODIES. LET US NOT JUST TRY TO ACHIEVE BALANCE BUT LET THE LIGHT ALWAYS TIP THE SCALES TOWARDS JOY AND BEAUTY. THIS REQUIRES EFFORT. TRULY HAPPY PEOPLE WORK AT IT.

THESE TIMES ARE SO DIFFICULT BUT ALSO AFFORD US SOME TIME TO REALLY WORK ON UPPING OUR HAPPINESS QUOTA. CREATING A REGIME TO PRACTISE LONG AFTER THE VIRUS HAS BEEN CONQUERED.

SO HOW DO WE BRING AS MUCH LIGHT IN AS POSSIBLE DURING LOCKDOWN. HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE TIPS YOU CAN DO DAILY.

  • WE ARE OBVIOUSLY SPENDING MORE TIME INDOORS. GET OUTSIDE AT LEAST ONCE A DAY TO SOAK UP NATURAL LIGHT (VITAMIN D) AND FRESH AIR. GO FOR A BRISK WALK IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. LOCALLY (ABIDE BY THE CURRENT RULES). ALL OF US NEVER FEEL LIKE EXERCISING BUT PUSH YOURSELF WHEN YOU GET HOME YOU WILL BE VERY GLAD YOU DID. NO ONE EVER REGRETS EXERCISE.
  • IF YOU REALLY ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT GOING ANYWHERE THEN JUST GO INTO YOUR GARDEN OR SPACE BY YOUR HOME AND ROOT YOURSELF TO THE EARTH STRETCH YOUR HANDS UP TO THE SKY AND LET THE LIGHT FILL YOUR BODY.
  • BREATHE. EVEN INDOORS YOU CAN PRACTISE WITH THE BREATH. BREATHE IN THE LIGHT THROUGH YOUR BODY AND EXPEL THE DARK STALE AIR. REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES WITH LONG SLOW BREATHS. AS YOU EHALE BREATHE OUT EVERY LAST DROP OF STALE AIR. READ MY ARTICLE ON THIS BLOG ABOUT THE HAPPY BUDDHA MEDITATION. A MEDITATION THAT TAKES 5 MINUTES EVERY MORNING FILLING YOUR BODY WITH LIGHT AND ENSURES A CALM PEACEFUL MOOD FOR THE ENTIRE DAY !
  • LONGER MEDITATION IS SO IMPORTANT. BUT RIGHT NOW AS YOU MEDITATE TAKE YOURSELF ON HOLIDAY AND FEEL THE HEAT ON YOUR BODY AS YOU BATHE IN THE SUNLIGHT. WE ARE ALL MISSING OUR HOLIDAYS RIGHT NOW. SO WHO WOULDNT WANT TO TAKE THEMSELVES AWAY FOR 30 MINS EVERY DAY.
  • VITAMIN D MOUTH SPRAY. OUR BODIES CREATE VITAMIN D FROM THE SUNLIGHT. BUT AS WE HAVE BEEN INDOORS FOR MOST OF THE YEAR MANY OF US WILL BE DEFICIENT. MOUTH SPRAYS ARE NOW SEEN AS A FAR MORE EFFECTIVE WAY OF GETTING VITAMINS INTO YOUR BODY AS IT DOES NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. THE MOUTH HAS LARGER CAPILLARIES PARTICULARLY THE BACK OF THE TONGUE FOR FASTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE ABSORPTION. VIT D FOODS INCLUDE EGG YOLKS, OILY FISH AND RED MEAT.
  • EAT GREEN. MOST GREEN PLANT BASED FOODS CONTAIN CHLOROPHYLL THAT ABSORBS THE SUNSHINE. SO I LIKE TO THINK I AM EATING THE SUNSHINE.
  • WEAR SOMETHING BRIGHT AND SUNNY. VISUALS CAN LIGHT US UP TOO. WEAR SOME YELLOWS, ORANGE AND TURQUOISE. WILL NOT ONLY UPLIFT YOU BUT UPLIFT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE ( IN YOUR BUBBLE OF COURSE) THAT ARE SUNNY AND POSITIVE. TOXIC PEOPLE WILL DRAIN YOUR LIGHT. EVEN ON ZOOM CALLS A VIBRANT FRIEND CAN LIGHT YO UP.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: SORRY THE MANTRA WAS LONGER THIS WEEK BUT THERE ARE ENDLESS WAYS TO FILL YOU WITH LIGHT. CHOOSE A FEW….OR ALL TO FLOOD YOUR OWN BODY AND MIND BUT DO THEM EVERY DAY !!!

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

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A LITTLE MID WEEK PICK YOU UP TO RESTORE STABILITY AND BALANCE IN YOUR VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE PARTICULARLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR X

DISCOVERING SILENCE

NOW THIS SEEMS A PECULIAR HEADING BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO MINDFUL SILENCE IN THEIR LIVES WHATSOEVER. DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IT BECOMES EVEN MORE NECESSARY TO FIND TIME TO YOURSELF TO FOCUS ON YOU. THE CHAOS, THE CROWDS THE TO DO LISTS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS. ON THE ACTUAL DAY THE DEMANDS CAN BE ENORMOUS BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL. IT HAS BEEN A STRESSFUL YEAR AND ARRANGING A GREAT CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE CAN BE EVEN MORE DEMANDING. EVEN IF YOU ARE ENTERTAINING DURING THIS PERIOD IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TAKE EVEN 20 MINUTES ALONE TIME. YOU WILL RETURN TO THE FOLD REFRESHED AND APPRECIATIVE READY TO SAVIOUR THE PLEASURES OF CHRISTMAS.

NOW BY THIS TIME YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MEDITATION. THE BENEFITS ARE ENORMOUS FROM 5 MINUTES TO A WHOLE HOUR ON A DAILY BASIS. BUT THERE ARE STILL BENEFITS TO JUST ENJOYING ALONE PEACEFUL TIME IF YOU DONT FEEL LIKE MEDITATING. THIS IS CRUCIAL. YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

HOW TO DATE YOURSELF

  • MAKE A DATE WITH YOURSELF IN THE DIARY EVEN IF ITS ONLY 30 MINUTES DAILY. DO IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND FIT YOUR SCHEDULE AROUND THIS
  • JUST ENJOY SILENCE. LIE IN A COMFORTABLE POSITION WITH NOTHING ON…..I MEAN NOISE. BUT THAT WORKS TOO !!
  • GO FOR A WALK….ALONE
  • A LONG LUXURIOUS BUBBLE BATH WITH CANDLES
  • A 30 MINUTE FACE MASK WITH LEGS PROPPED HIGH ON CUSHIONS.
  • A MEDITATION EVEN USE THE 5 MINUTE MEDITATION ON THIS BLOG THAT I CATALOGUED. OR A GUIDED MEDITATION ON LINE.
  • STARE OUT OF THE WINDOW LOOKING AT CLOUDS MOVING AND THE WONDROUS SHAPES. THE WILDLIFE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS. THE COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE. THE WEATHER, MARVEL AT THE RAINDROPS, THE SHAPE OF SNOWFLAKES, THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS, I AM SURE YOU HAVE MANY OF YOUR OWN. THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS TO HAVE COMPLETE SILENCE AND LET YOUR MIND GO INTO FREE FALL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BUT DONT FORGET TO FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF DURING THE BUSY PERIOD IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MENTAL STABILITY AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MAKE THIS A ROUTINE NOT A ONE TIME TREAT IT WILL MAKE YOU A CALMER, HAPPIER , NICER PERSON TO BE AROUND THE MORE YOU PRACTISE IT.

MWAH MWAH JOJO XXXXXXX

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HAPPY BUDDHA MEDITATION

Meditation is important in everyday life but I realise its not possible to always fit this into your busy schedule. So, today Im going to gift you a 5 minute meditation to do each morning to start your day the right way !!

Find a quiet place, standing with feet firmly rooted to the floor. Total silence concentrate on your breath.

STAGE ONE

Stretch arms up to the light . Inhale the light through your outstretched palms and top of your head. Visualise that the sunlight flowing through you has positive, spiritual and healing energy in it. As you body fills with light right down to your legs. Start to exhale. Visualise the light flowing down through your feet into the earth. Return your arms to your sides.

STAGE TWO

Stretch arms up to the light. This time inhale energy from the light through your palms and the third eye (mid-eyebrow point). Once again flood your body with light taking it down to your feet. Then exhale bouncing the light back up through your body rushing through your internal organs liver, intestines, heart, lungs cleansing them and filling them with light . Let the light leave through your palms and your third eye. Arms to your side.

STAGE THREE

Stretch arms up to the light. Visualise the light entering your palms and third eye again flooding your body with warmth and goodness and positivity as you inhale slowly. When your body is full of light start to exhale slowly. Now visualise that the light is swirling in a spiral manner up through your body collecting negative energies. Getting rid of harmful chi and sickness, negative thoughts, forgive people. Let the light exit your body through the three main points as it leaves all the negative energy is instantly and permanently burned up. Arms to sides.

Now you are ready to go out into the big wide world …..protected.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I DO THIS EVERY MORNING YOU REALLY DO RECEIVE THE DAY IN A CALM POSITIVE MANNER. THANK YOUR BODY FOR ALL IT DOES FOR YOU.

JOJO XXXXXX

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THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION OR TASKS TO REJUVENATE AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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WALLOW IN SORROW

WELL IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT YOU HEAR THIS FROM ME, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. OUR MIDWEEK MANTRA IS FOCUSSED ON STAYING POSITIVE AND FIGHTING ANY NEGATIVE NOTIONS IN YOUR MIND. BUT I FEEL THAT INCREASINGLY WE ARE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA AND “EXPERTS” THAT ARE CONTINUALLY TELLING US ITS BAD TO FEEL DOWN AND WE ARE BEING FED AN IDEALISED WORLD WHERE WE ARE ONLY WORTHY IF WE ARE SMILEY AND POSITIVE.

BUT LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER (THANKS RONAN FOR THAT ONE !!) A SERIES OF UPS AND YES DOWNS AND WE CAN ONLY RECOGNISE THE UPS BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE DOWNS TOO.

SO THIS WEEK I WANT YOU TO EMBRACE THE IDEA THAT FEELING LOW OR SAD ON ANY GIVEN DAY IS OKAY AND IS IN FACT TOTALLY NORMAL. IT WOULD BE ABNORMAL TO NEVER FEEL DOWN.

THE NEXT DAY YOU FEEL LOW TOTALLY EMBRACE IT . ACKNOWLEDGE HOW YOU FEEL . DO NOTHING BUT …..WALLOW. DONT FIGHT IT , FEEL IT !

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: SADNESS IS NORMAL BUT IF YOU ARE FEELING SAD FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AND FOR NO IDENTIFIABLE REASON. THEN SEEK HELP AND TALK TO SOMEONE.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

LIFESTYLE: DISCOVER A SOUNDBATH MEDITATION

Many of you are reporting that you are not sleeping well or have anxieties due to the current Covid 19 disruption in our lives. As one of the leading Sound Healing Therapists and a member of the College of Sound Healing (COSH) and also the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT)I am a massive advocate of the benefits of soundbaths for meditation and healing. So I thought I would share one of my Soul Junk-e videos with you. Try to listen through headphones for maximum benefit but it will work just as well without.

So, grab a mat, a pillow and a blanket and all YOU have to do is let the sounds wash over you while you lie there. No more commitment required !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: BEGIN WITH 2 0R 3 SOUNDBATHS A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS THEN WEEKLY WILL BE ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM BENEFIT. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A MORE RELAXED REJUVENATED YOU !

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO XXXXXX

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THIS WEEK I WANTED TO SHARE AN EXCERPT FROM A BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING VERY POIGNANT FOR OUR TIMES. AS I READ IT THIS WEEK I THOUGHT IT MAY RESOUND WITH YOU AS IT DID WITH ME.

“CHASING WORLDLY DESIRES IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. BEING STILL AND QUIET, BY THE SAME TOKEN, FEELS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR MANY. THERES NOTHING TO DO …..WE COMPLAIN. YET STILLNESS CAN UNLOCK NEW REALITIES. THE KEY IS THAT PURE CONSCIOUSNESS CONTAINS INFINITE RESOURCES OF CREATIVITY, BLISS,INTELLIGENCE,LOVE AND AWARENESS. BY LIVING CLOSE TO THE SOURCE, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFINITE POTENTIAL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE A GENUINE CO CREATOR OF A NEW REALITY “

META HUMAN DEEPAK CHOPRA

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: USING SOME QUALITY TIME TO REALLY GET TO KNOW OUR “TRUE SELF” IS IMPORTANT AS OPPOSED TO OUR “EGO PERSONAILTY’ THAT WE SHOW TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

STAY SAFE

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO

MIDWEEK MANTRA

Inspiration and lessons to ground you and remind you what really matters in life. For a happy healthy you .

CLOUD GAZING

Today I want you just to stop and take time out of your day . To gaze up at the sky. Even better if you can go and lie in a field and watch the sky for some time but even 5 minutes finding a quiet space will do . You can even do this in a busy city centre but a large crowd may gather and wonder what you are looking at. Wouldn’t it be great to involve everyone in your exercise.

Clouds can be mesmerising and fascinating to study. The different formations, shapes and familiar patterns. The movement of the clouds are they moving fast or slowly. The contrasting of white clouds on a blue background or the dramatic dark rain clouds approaching. Think of yourself on a small plant with the large expanse of the sky surrounding us.

Today take time out to just contemplate the sky let yourself get lost in it. This is a form of meditation.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO I NEED TO SAY ….DONT DO THIS WHILE DRIVING !!!!!

JOJO xxxxxxxxx