Connect Your Mind & Heart for a Joyful Summer
By Marilyn Eagen

Summertime brings many activities and lots of fun events. It also brings an energy with it that feels fast and sometimes rushed. As an energy-worker and Shaman, I am aware of how the seasons affects our moods, thoughts and actions. Summer is the season of Fire! This can be a good thing as it keeps us wanting to have fun and gives us plenty of energy to do the things that we want to do. It can also leave us “burning the candle at both ends” or getting so “busy” that we forget what the purpose was all about. Fire is also the element of the Heart.

I am inviting you, as you are planning your summer, whether it is your own event or you are attending other activities, to connect to your heart. Make sure that you are going to and doing things because it is what your heart wants and not out of obligation. As we are growing and changing, and the energies around us are evolving, we need to take a moment and feel what is true for us and follow our heart. Connecting is also about expressing what we want or need in a way that expresses our truth and demonstrates beauty and eloquence. It sounds like that is not easy to do. However, there are ways to get clear and allow the solutions to show up for you.

Here is a simple exercise to help you get clarity and connect your head (mind) and your heart, so that you can make decisions with more ease and grace.

Place your right hand on top of your left hand so that your little fingers cross each other and your thumbs cross each other. The middle three fingers of your right hand will be on top of your left hand. Now, sit comfortably and place your hands on top of your head while holding the hands position. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths and really feel your body calm, stay in this position for a few minutes or as long as you want. Then, keeping your hands together, move them down to your heart. Continue to breathe deeply with your eyes closed. You will in time notice that you can think more clearly and you will be able to make decisions that feel pleasing to your heart and mind.

Joy and fun are the primary energies of the summer season. No matter how much you have going on, allow yourself to truly enjoy the summer!

Marilyn Eagen of Harmony Healthcare is owner of The Peace Place. She is a Shaman, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Women’s Energy Coach, Quantum Success Coach, Reiki Master Teacher in Usui, Karuna, Holy Fire and Celestial Reiki. She uses an individualized and integrative approach in a spiritual and gentle way! Marilyn is available for one-on-one sessions (in office or phone), to teach classes, speak at your gathering, and for Shamanic clearings, journeys and ceremonies. She has many ways of assisting you to feel Joy and Peace in times of change!

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2841 Barrett Station Rd.
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