Freedom is in the pause.
We are each a multidimensional being of energy and light capable of expanding our awareness beyond the confines of the third and even fourth
This month offers us the invitation to pause. Pause often.
How do you define pausing? How do you want to apply the pause in your life?
What if you paused for 15 or 20 minutes to journal your thoughts. Explore what comes alive and true for you. There is no wrong, only right. Let go of the thoughts “I am not being productive if I sit here and journal.” Resist the urge to get distracted by your phone and just take a big juicy breath in… soak in the moment… exhale it out and then tap into what’s true for you. Incorporate the knowledge and awareness you gained into your life by taking action. Carve out space in your weekly or daily calendar to tap into your higher being.
For me, I have taken my life lessons and experiences of the pause and integrated them into my life—continuing my morning meditation practice, lighting candles on Friday to slow down from the week and welcome in the weekend and planning a few delicious meals to enjoy at home. Recently, a series of pauses resulted in some major breakthroughs about major shifts I am making with my business and reinventing how I want to spend the remaining years in service to myself and others as I embrace the third act of my life.
If you are curious to explore how to create more mindful pauses in your day to connect and practice self-care in its various forms, email me to schedule a complimentary session. I would love to help support you live your healthiest and happiest self.
We find freedom in pauses. These are moments of stillness that nourish our Soul.
Freedom expresses itself in the space of the pause.
Only when we pause do we feel truly free.
It doesn’t mean that pauses are “stagnation”.
Pauses can be full of vitality and allow you to connect to Higher Consciousness.
When we talk about taking time to observe, pausing and developing Higher Consciousness it allows us to see the difference between being busy and being productive.
Busy people never stop, and they don’t seem to be free.
Productive people contribute to the world with purpose, use their time with vitality to create good things in the world, and have free time – meaning, they pause to be free.
They’re not moving all the time, because we do need specific types of movement, pauses, and “states of being” to balance our energy.
The Pause offers a balance between being and doing and harmonizes our energy..
There are actually four ways of being in the world that I want to share with you right now.
We can illustrate them with our breath, which is actually a yoga practice called the four-second breath technique.
I teach this with my clients and students and we do this a lot in group sessions.
So the first thing you do is establish awareness in your breath. After a few intentional inhales and exhales, allow your breathing to slow down.
Breathe in for four second counts.
Then you pause for four second counts.
Then breathe out for four second counts.
And lastly pause with empty lungs for four second counts.
Breathing in means you’re taking life in. Prana. Life force.
Secondly, after you have breathed life in and taken in life, when you pause, that life you have taken in is circling around your body. Bringing that life to the body and activating it. In this second phase, your breath is actually scanning the body and bringing life to it.
Then, in the third phase, when you breathe out whatever’s there that doesn’t serve you, which is not just physical toxins, but emotional energy and unwanted thoughts as well, you breathe it all out. Whatever does not serve you will leave if you do this consciously.
So, breathing in, you take life force energy in.
When you pause, you allow life force energy to circulate in your body.
Breathing out, you let go of whatever doesn’t serve you.
And when you pause, that’s the magic of being. You pause in stillness, with empty lungs.
It’s a sensation of stillness that brings peace.
The experience you have with empty lungs is your connection with the void, the empty space where all creation comes from. It’s truly wonderful to enjoy this experience of stillness for four seconds…
Then breathe life in again.
The two actions of breathing in and breathing out, and two pauses – one with full lungs and one with empty lungs.
The pause with empty lungs may feel scary and some people even describe it as scarcity, but it really is where the wisdom and the perception of everything that’s essential resides.
What happens on a spiritual level is that whatever doesn’t serve you drops off of your life and you connect to what’s essential.
In this state of consciousness, you become more truthful, and more connected to what really matters.
You allow belief systems that don’t serve you to leave you, you allow illusions to leave your life.
And to feel this, we have to be in isolation. We do some soul searching. Those of us who choose to go within instead of binging into distractions when they have the opportunity to pause reach this state more quickly.
Even if it’s a forced pause, when the external world is forcing you to pause, on a spiritual level, your Higher Self needs that pause for you to go within.
Pauses are great opportunities to tune in to who you truly are and listen to the guidance of your Higher Self.
When we resist pausing, staying busy in GO mode is a means of distracting yourself – it is really just a variation of denial, expressing resistance to go within.
In allowing the pause, you allow yourself to welcome change a lot more, leading to more freedom, flexibility and possibility.
What is essential and stable, and the truth of your being remains, but whatever needs to change for the sake of your personal growth and evolving wisdom also leads to consciousness expansion.
The pause may be voluntary or forced, so that we can allow ourselves to observe so we can heal whatever aspect of the soul needs healing.
That’s another very powerful role of pauses.
Pauses allow you to heal.
We need to sleep a few hours daily, at least eight hours a night, because our bodies need to rebalance, reboot, and to just replenish itself with health, and all the cells need to heal themselves if needed, right?
So we need pauses whenever we need healing.
When the world paused in 2020 with the pandemic, the world needed to heal.
Last January I was slammed with an infection and covid. Other emotional stuff was coming up to be healed. I was forced to take a pause for the entire month. When we as human beings need to pause, our human being needs to heal.
When the whole world is pausing, it means the whole world needs to heal something. Symptoms of physical illness, yes, but also something in the collective soul.
Because we all know by now that nothing is just physical. Everything has an emotional root cause, right? There’s emotional healing that needs to be done when the world has to pause, and I would love to know what your impressions are – what do you think needs to be healed in the world?
Please share what you think is the much-needed healing that the world requires right now.
What do we need to heal?
Is it the culture of being busy? Is it the culture of selfishness? Is it the culture of greed? When the economy received such a great impact from this pause, what do we have to rethink?
What do we have to reconfigure? What aspects of the soul of humanity do you believe needs healing?