4 of 9 | "I Am Breath"
"the air taken into or expelled from the lungs; a brief moment, the time required for one act of respiration; Latin (spir) breathe; Sanskrit (prana) the body's vital energies"
"I Am Breath." As you read this, I invite you to pause for a moment and pay attention to your breath.
Here, in this moment. How are you breathing?
Is it slow and steady?
Rushed and shallow?
Labored and sharp?
What words would you use to describe your breath as you bring your full attention to it today?
I find it amazing that our human bodies breathe automatically!
That we take our first breath when we exit the womb of our mother, gulping in oxygen, and often screaming to announce our arrival here on this planet!
And then breathing just happens.
I feel that is so representative of the human experience.
We are excited to arrive and then we settle into the rhythm of our days, the flow of our lives. And we don't pay attention to the miracle of simply breathing... simply being here... simply existing as a Soul in a human body here on Gaia.
The activities of life tend to consume us, distract us.
Until those moments when we catch our breath.
When we hold our breath.
When we fight to breathe.
When the Soul brings the mind and the body into full alignment, reminding us through health or loss or finance or a global pandemic that being a human is a profound Gift and a conscious Choice.
So perhaps a good question in this moment is how do we stay present to the miracle of this human journey?
The easy answer is meditation.
The stilling of the body, the quieting of the mind, and the harmonizing with the Soul. The pause in our day that allows us to come to full awareness.
To listen intuitively, quietly within.
The easy answer and the challenging practice!
Meditation continues to be a learning space for me. I have created hundreds of meditations, guided visualizations to bring the Soul-body-mind into harmony. And yet it is still a daily practice for me to live mindfully, with awareness, in presence.
I hold myself accountable once a month to show up live and dance with Source energy for an hour, in a guided community experience.
Exhilarating and intimidating, all at the same time!
Isn't that a beautiful way to describe and honor the human journey?
And so, I breathe, moment after moment, until I arrive at my final breath. I like to envision that final breath as a sigh of satisfaction and delight in the completion of another human incarnation.
I breathe in and I breathe out.
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How do you experience meditation? Do you have a daily practice? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
Vivienne Gerard | www.VivienneGerard.com
Soul Guide / Scribe / Teacher / Energy Healer / Meditation Guide