My Lenten Intention: Health, Love, Peace

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I have an intention for Lent. For the next 40 days, I will practice self-love and peacefulness. I anticipate that this will be very difficult. A couple of years ago I gave up self-criticism for Lent and failed miserably which only brought on more self-criticism. As Christine Reed notes, it’s easier to give up chocolate.

With previous experience as my guide I’m trying to set myself up for success. Here are some of the components of my practice as I envision it on Day 1. I will:

    Talk nicely to myself. I am beautiful. I am strong. Etc.

    Comfort myself with the equivalent of a back rub or holding hands (signs of love)

    Smile

    Laugh. I LOVE to laugh!

    Support my dreams and aspirations

    Listen to myself

    Affirm myself

    Make choices that are loving to me

    Forgive . . . And forget

    Accept myself as I am

    Surround myself with supporters

    Love others

Some of the concrete things I will do include

    Give up dessert in order to practice more healthy food choices

    Practice longer self-Reiki sessions, including absent Reiki for myself

    Breathe deeply for calmness

    Meditate for peacefulness

    Practice yoga

    Spend time with family, friends and in nature to cultivate positive vibes

Wish me luck! I’ll report back here on my practice.

What are your intentions for the next 40 days? Will you use Reiki to support your goals?

Wishing you abundant love!

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