Feeling a bit down, I decided to treat myself and bought this purse and rosary:

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The lift I felt was instantaneous as I gazed at my beautiful new belongings.  How long will it last? Would I have to buy myself more beautiful new things, albeit “meaningful’ ones by next week, next month, to fill the weighty, yawning void in me?

Hmm, not sustainable. I don’t want my life to be cluttered anyway., even with beautiful possessions.  So I decided to give myself some healing energy for a more permanent boost.  Though I often light candles and send light to many, many people, I almost never send any to myself.

How to send healing energy to oneself? This energy is all around us.  If you have a regular meditation practice, you will be aware of its movements through you. The most important thing about sending healing energy to yourself is not to try to control its path.

  1. Lie on your back like a starfish with your limbs spread out.
  2. If possible, be in direct contact with an element of nature – be it the earth, sunlight or fresh air.
  3. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.
  4. Let your thoughts go.
  5. When you are calm and at one with all, bring your attention to your heart.
  6. Focus on opening it like a flower petal blooming gently.
  7. Breathe, and feel the light suffuse you.
  8. Stay here quietly for as long as you can (I did 30 minutes).
  9. Fill your house with inspiring music (for me, it’s Shania Noll’s Songs For the Inner Child) and take the words deep into you.