Please welcome the super inspiring Christine Long from Scattering Stars Art for today's guest post.
Christine offers a rich plethora of tools, resources, insights and inspiration to help you create your dream life.
Today she shares with us the importance of our connection to Higher Power within the context of a significant relationship.
'Me’ out of ‘We’: the importance of meditation within a relationship.
When I fell in love with my fiance after being single for over 12 years, it was a predictably blissful time
~ life-affirming, invigorating, soothing, happy and serene. It took no effort at all to feel happy, serene,
We spent all our free time together, I was always with him. I wanted to be with him every waking
That kind of put a dent in my meditation practice. I’d been meditating daily for all of the years I’d been single. But now, here was this other wonderful thing filling my time, and I loved it! I started meditating during my lunch breaks, and held on, waiting for time to smooth things out.
Then, I lost my job.
On the heels of this, he was injured on the job, and taken off work until surgery
could be scheduled through the complicated red tape of workers’ comp (it took months).
Suddenly, we had plenty of time to be together.
Bill was not into daily meditation~ and the challenge for me to find time for solitary meditation
At first, I was at a loss how to fit in the time alone, to meditate, when we were always together,
enjoying so much being together?
We were so compatible, and it was so FUN to be with him! It seemed more important, sweeter, more
enjoyable to just be with him as much as possible and I let my long-held meditation practice slide.
Less serenity, a sudden increase in sleepless nights, more negative feelings popping up that I couldn’t
control well. I would be fussy and critical for no reason, a sure sign that I was getting out of touch with the connection between DivineLove and me!
Sleepless nights, when I’d always slept so well, and a head full of ugly, petty, critical thoughts?
Ok, now I really had a big incentive to find time for meditation!
I could see very clearly how important it REALLY was (is) to take that time alone with DivineLove.
With that new clarity and defined priority, I was suddenly able to find time for meditation!
It was pretty much like magic, really from then on, I could find time to meditate for at least 20 minutes,
every day. There’s rarely been a problem keeping this date between my Maker and me.
Make up your mind and you make it happen.
The thing is, the more something is a priority to you, the easier it is to find a place for it in your life.
This is how it is with everything, even the things we look at and think, “that can never happen for me!”
Yes, it can.
If you make something a priority, and Believe in its importance, it will eventually find its place
in the flow of your days. Maybe not right away (if you have a newborn baby on your hands, you just hold on until things let up, some). Maybe you’ll have to work towards a solution. But it can happen.
Strengthen your belief that, “I DO deserve this time of solitude for myself, and DivineLove wants this
time alone with me, too! Therefore, the way will be found!”
It will happen for you, and everyone around you will benefit from it, not just you.
You can check out Christine's fabulous shop and blog here, Scattering Stars Art.