6 Ways To Stay Mindful During Mercury Retrograde (through June 12)
Mercury went into retrograde on May 18th/19th, and is set to last until June 11th/12th. During retrograde periods emotions run high, tempers flare, and the past may start to resurface in unpleasant ways. While retrograde tends to be those times of the year many of us dread, instead of allowing the time to work against us, we can make it work for us by practicing mindfulness to help us stay balanced.
Below are 6 easy/enjoyable ways to stay mindful at any time, but will be particularly helpful during the next few weeks.
Here are 6 Ways to Stay Mindful During Mercury Retrograde:
1. A Happiness Jar, (excerpt from Elizabeth Gilbert): “What is a Happiness Jar? The simplest thing in the world. You get yourself a jar (or a box, or a vessel of any kind) and every day, at the end of the day, you grab a slip of paper and write down on it the happiest moment of the day. Even on lousy days, you do this. Because even on lousy days, there is one best moment (or at least, one least-worst moment). You stick that little piece of paper in the jar. Over the years, you have a record of your happiness. On bad days, I will thrust my fist in that jar and go fishing — pulling up a handful of great moments that I would have utterly forgotten, had I not documented them.”
2. Start a Gratitude Journal: A gratitude journal is a great tool for mindfulness, and will help keep your consciousness in a place of appreciation for the present moment. Find a journal that has an aesthetic that speaks to you, and feels really good, then each day either in the morning or evening (whatever works best) write down ten things/moments/people/etc. you are grateful for. Even when you’re having a yucky day, write out what you’re thankful for and it will instantly shift your sight to a higher vibration.
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3: Create a Sigil, excerpt from SigilDaily.com: “A “sigil” is a symbol. In this context, it’s a symbol that represents a specific goal, desire, or ambition that you’d like to bring into your real life. Although sigils are powerful tools, it’s important to understand that there’s nothing inherently supernatural about them. They simply give a concrete form to an idea, and help to focus all of the power of your unconscious mind on making that idea a reality.”
To learn how to create your own sigil, watch this video.
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