Key 2: Altered Perceptions Stress

Cracks in Your Tranquility? Fill Them with Golden Breaths

CRACKS IN YOUR TRANQUILITY? FILL THEM WITH BREATH

Have you got some cracks in your tranquility dear Enchanted Journeyers? Our focus on Enchanted Key #2-Altered Perceptions, invites you to flip your view of things that stress you. If you’re on planet Earth, you’ve been feeling the rush of time. That can create a chasm in your tranquility that you could drive a truck through.

Sunday’s Enchanted Blog post is all about the Japanese part of Kintsugi, in which gold is used to highlight cracks in objects or people. Cracks honor the history that the piece has endured, instead of hiding it. All of us have gotten to where we are, perceived as a good place or bad place, from the paths we’ve taken and decisions we’ve made. We all have cracks of some sort.

YOU ARE THE THE KINTSUGI CRAFTSPERSON

Let’s use this midweek’s Enchanted Breath to fill in our cracks with golden paths of peace and serenity. Here’s the challenge. Imagine that you’re a Kintsugi craftsperson and mend your broken, stressed spaces with gold. As you inhale and exhale, envision a seam of gold, shimmering  light, that joins two jagged moments of stress with peace.

Let’s try it. Take a few deep and cleansing breaths in, and exhale. Shake your shoulders down. Take inventory of your physical body. Note if you have any congestion, tension, pain, or stiffness, Direct the golden light through your breath to those areas. Breathe into them and release tension from them. Do this several times.

YOU ARE THE WORK OF ART

Imagine viewing a snapshot of yourself. See yourself as whole, with streams of golden light filling in all of the cracks. Envision yourself healed and repaired. Speak to yourself kindly. You’re doing the best you can. See where you can manage yourself in the rush of time. Gently return your attention to your day, grateful for the moment of self-care you’ve allowed.

If you missed Sunday’s post, which includes the perspective of a young, third generation Kintsugi craftsman, here’s the link:

http://enchantedjourney.club/kintsugi-honoring-brokenness/

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