The Miracle of Letting Go During Meditation

During meditation, set your intention and then ask for the best outcome.  See what begins to unfold. Be open to something that will guide and send you inspiration during your Guided Imagery and throughout the day.

Some believe when you surrender, you give up in defeat.   But the opposite is true.  When you truly let go of the outcome, you are allowing the divine to help you co-create something even better.  Yet, how many of us want to hang on to total control?  How is that working?  What if we let go just a little?

Giving up just a bit of control can help us feel less stressed and anxious.   Do we really believe we have all of the answers?

Especially at this time of year in celebrating miracles, remember the miracle of who you are at your core.  Trust that you have a supportive higher self that loves and sees your true potential and is totally on your side.  That’s my holiday wish for you to find your loving inner coach!   Please share your comments on this blog at

Stress Relief at the Holidays: Meditation Tips!

Are you worried about what gifts to buy or what to bring to your next holiday party? All of the “To-Dos that needed to be done yesterday?!” We have some stress relief tips to get you through the holiday season through meditation and mindfulness techniques.

During this time of year, many of us feel stressed. According to a survey in Consumer Reports, here are the top “Holiday Stressors”: crowds and long lines, gaining extra weight, getting into debt, gift buying, and seeing certain relatives. While stress may seem unavoidable, you can change your response to these stressors with a few simple mindful and meditation tips. Try some of these tools when you would normally feel stressed.

  1. Release expectations. Let go of perfection. Repeat after me: “I am not Martha Stewart.”   Let go of buying the perfect gift, or decorating the perfect house. We are a blend of perfection and imperfection. Appreciate the meaning of the holidays, and be grateful for the beauty of family and friends. These are true gifts!
  2. Take mindful breaths. When feeling stressed, stop and take a breath. Notice the present moment. Take 4 deep cleansing breaths, hold for a count of four and exhale on a count of four. You will become more present. You can do this anywhere. Waiting in long lines or at a holiday gathering.   Remember to just stop and take a breath.  This is a small way to stay mindful.
  3. Meditate or do Guided Imagery during this time.  Any moments of peace will help your well-being! Meditation doesn’t mean chanting “om” and sitting cross-legged. Sometimes it can be peaceful spending some time alone, relaxing to music. Or Meditate on the words, “I am calm.  I am relaxed.”  Remember your own self-care during the holidays! At Heart Talk Now, we offer “Stress Buster” a 12-minute Guided Imagery audio program–perfect during the holidays or anytime!

Enjoy the holidays and give the gift of wellness!



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