During this precarious time, we are so busy trying to get supplies for our families, for our friends and our neighbors. Therefore, it is a time where we can easily overlook ourselves for the benefit of others. But, as Cassandra says, until we fill up our own cup, we cannot be of any service to others, wholeheartedly, that is. In this beautiful meditation, Cassandra has us repeat a loving kindness mantra for ourselves, to a loved one and finally to a person whom we may find indifferent or even difficult.
Settling in and breathing normally, I became aware of the simple rising and falling of my belly. After a few awareness breaths in my belly, I turned my attention to the simple rising and falling of my chest as I breathed. I turned my awareness inward and began to focus on my heartbeat. Before long, all I could feel and hear was my heartbeat. Doing these things gave me a sense of peace.
Following Cassandra’s guidance, I began to repeat this loving kindness mantra for myself. After filling my own cup up, I said this mantra to a person that I wholeheartedly love. This person is my beautiful mother. After saying these words to my mother, I thought of someone whom I love, but our relationship hasn’t been the closest lately. This person is my one and only younger brother. Even though Cassandra has us stop after saying this mantra to just three people, ourselves included, I wanted to take it a step further and include everyone else in this world of ours.
After saying these well wishes to myself and others, I didn’t just notice that I had a smile of my face, but my heart space was beaming with warmth, kindness and compassion! I will be repeating this loving kindness mantra throughout my day so that I may do my part in possibly making a mental shift in everyone’s thoughts today!
Just for a second, imagine what good we would be putting out into the Universe if we all said this beautiful mantra! Let’s try it and see, my Aura tribe! 😃 Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️