You might be feeling a little low on energy today. This is not a bad thing, as there are times when the motions of energy are slower, more tranquil. Allow this to be a time of rest and relaxation. Even when external circumstances seem to be pressuring you to do more, to be on the move, know that everything will be okay if you let yourself rest. Relax, stretch, and allow today’s energy to seep into the smallest crevices of your mind-body-spirit, nourishing those areas with tenderness.
The heart chakra is the centre of rest in our body. Although our root chakra allows us to replenish and renew our energy, its energy is also focused on practical matters and survival. The lively green energy of the heart is a place of balance between all the movements of energy throughout our whole being. When the heart is open, we feel free to allow energy to move as it will, even if it’s slow.
Set yourself up in the place that lets you feel the most ease. Whether it’s lying in a grassy field or nestled in your comfiest chair with a blanket, allow your energy to sink down and pool in the centre of your chest. Lovingly stir that energy with your breathing, like you would gently stir a tide pool at the beach. Feel the warmth of your heart chakra’s green glow radiating into the far reaches of your mind-body-spirit. If stray thoughts start wandering into your awareness, reminding you to do this or that. Bid those thoughts and feelings a gentle farewell while you nestle in your resting position. Stay here for as long as your body is comfortable. When you are ready to continue with the day, send gratitude to all parts of yourself for creating the space for a little peace and quiet today.
“I allow myself to rest when needed, knowing that I cannot be at peace if the need to relax goes unheeded.”