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Welcome to nudge #20. Ready to get your heart groove on?
In the entire Universe there is only one you. And you were born to be exactly that. You. Yet from a very early age many of us are told, taught or take on board that we need to tame our roar, shun our light and turn down the volume of our soul. In order to be enough, worthy and loved. If you have ever heard (and believed) words like, 'You can't do that', 'No, you can't be that', 'Oh, you must be dreaming' or 'Welcome to reality', then at some point you have most likely felt (or feel) like a round peg in a square hole.
It takes a lot of energy to be less than who you really are. And calls for courageous vulnerability to be your whole self. To dance to the rhythm of your own heart beat.
Here is a nudge to turn up the volume of your own inner beat and express it out. Tune into the rhythm of your breath. Your breath is in direct relationship with your heart beat. And allow your breath to guide you in a few minutes of movement.
Find or create a space where you can move freely around, either indoors or outside. If you feel comfy close your eyes. Become aware of your physical self. Notice where you are holding any tension. And breathe. Notice where you are feeling any ease. And breathe. Allow your breath to enter its own natural rhythm. Then, begin to move your body however you feel guided to move from within. You might keep your feet planted on the floor and move your upper body in a swaying motion. You might move your whole self but stay in the same spot. Or you might feel to move around in a circle, around the room or wherever your inner beat takes you. Move freestyle for a few minutes or as long as you like. Allow your movement to come to a natural point of stillness. When you are ready, wiggle your fingers to help ground your energies. And slowly, open your eyes.
Allowing our physical selves to move freely in an authentic way gives permission to our whole self to freely be who we authentically are.
To remind yourself that your heart groove is always with you, take a pic of you in motion, then use the pic as your screen saver or wallpaper on your phone or computer.
If you give the nudge a go, comment below or be a part of the conversation on my Facebook Page. If you share your heart groove pics via Twitter or Instagram use the tag #creativenudgefridays so we can find you.
Create on, Jelena x
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Permission is granted to blog about this nudge or share this post and images within it freely on the condition that the author is credited and this byline is included. Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit JelenaMrkich.com or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.