REMEMBERING EXERCISE


Longevity
HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS PRACTICE #1: REMEMBERING EXERCISE

We all have a host of good intentions. There are many
things that we want to do, know we should do,
wish we could do. What happens to these things?
We get caught up in pressing demands and
forget our best intentions.

The Remembering Exercise helps us recall
"who we are" and "why we're here" in a small way.
When you master this basic exercise you'll have an ability
that you can apply to the bigger things.

Don't let the simplicity of "Remembering" fool you.
If you put yourself into it wholeheartedly, you'll develop
at least 4 KEY SKILLS to create the life you desire:
1) Memory
2) Intention Setting
3) Perspective Shifting
4)
Non-judgmental atttitude

Here is: THE REMEMBERING EXERCISE:

Put a sign on or next to your alarm clock to remind you to: Flowers
"Do the Remembering Exercise."


When you wake up in the morning:
-Sit on the edge of your bed.
-Feel your feet firmly on the ground.
-Put your hands on your lower abdomen.
-Take three deep breathes.
-As you inhale, allow your lower abdomen to expand and fill up.
-Exhale and let your abdomen relax inward.
-Feel a sense of relaxation and inward peace.

-Set a precise time later in the day (such as 10:50 a.m.) when you will remember to take three deep breathes and feel relaxed and peaceful. Besides the note by your alarm clock, don't write any other notes to remind you about the exercise. Don't schedule it in a daytimer or in "Outlook." Let your natural powers of memory come forth. Or not :) They may need a little work.

-Practice a non-judgemental attitude toward yourself and see what you discover. See how you react to "hitting or missing" your time. The Remembering Exercise is a mirror to see your personal patterns. . Whatever the results of the exercise, simply observe yourself and your behavior. Be self accepting. See yourself objectively as if you are observing from the outside. This attitude connects you with your Core Energy, that part of you that is more than your personal experience, that part of you that purely expresses the universal life force.

From the starting point, there are three different ways to complete the exercise:
1) If you remember at exactly 10:50 a.m., then, feel your feet on the ground, place your hands on your lower abdomen, and take three deep breaths. Recall the feeling of relaxation and inward peace.

2) If you forget at exactly 10:50 a.m., whenever you do remember about the exercise, do two things:
A) Recall what you were doing at 10:50 a.m.
B) Feel your feet on the ground, put your hands on your lower abdomen, and take three deep breaths. Recall the feeling of relaxation and inward peace.

3) If you get to the end of the day without remembering the exercise, you'll see your little sign by your alarm clock reminding you to do it. Take that moment to:
A) Recall what you were doing at 10:50 a.m.
B) Take three deep breaths and feel a sense of peace and relaxation.

Remembering Exercise Benefits:
-It puts a marker in your day that reminds you of your intention for personal growth.
-It provides a break in your day, to observe yourself, to collect yourself, to shift your perspective, to de-stress (if you need to).
-It builds 4 KEY SKILLS for creating the life you desire:

1) Memory: You will build new and stronger neural connections.
2) Intention Setting: You will grow your ability to set an intention and follow it through.
3) Perspective Shifting: You will grow your ability to shift your experience at will.
4) Non-Judgmental Attitude: You will be able to look at things from a more objective, bigger-picture, point of view.

To get the most out of this exercise, I recommend that you journal your results.
The Daily Practice Log is a tool to help you keep track.

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