We sang this little Melodic Mantra all month long in The Brain Care Café back in April.
And what we discovered is that by singing and believing this mantra, we give ourselves permission to bypass all of the evaluation, analysis and desire to cognitively solve our family dynamics. To not dive beneath the literal meaning of the words.
This mantra is simple and asks of us no action, no tricky conversations or relationship therapy. This mantra helps us embody the knowing that we are not our parents, nor our sisters or our brothers. We can love and respect them, and be me.
So power-filled! ⠀
Not only do these words become beliefs but the singing of it is a controlled breathing technique, the melody activates the limbic system alloying for emotional movement, singing it over and over creates an environment of predictability giving our brain a sense of control, the slow pulse keeps us at a resting heart rate, our Vagus nerve is activated and our chakras are recalibrated……
This is why I think of melodic mantra as akin to the old multivitamin when it comes to braincare. (Ok, I know we don’t do multivitamins these days but the analogy still stands!)
Brain Care Cafe April 19, 2020
Strategy 073: Boundaries within, not boundaries without
Category: Boundaries and Structures
Outcome: Self-responsibility for our boundaries
This is a philosophical, mind frame switch, existential kind of strategy today. But a super important one, because if we don’t understand our boundaries as something we embody, as opposed to us putting the responsibility on those around us? We will never fully realise the boundaries we are setting for ourselves.
We can certainly be firm with our expectations of others but ultimately our boundaries are something that WE need to stick to.
Hoping that this strategy gives cause for some inner reflection and boundary setting for yourself. It’s a very powerful thing when we take back control of our what we accept and what we say ‘thanks but no thanks’ too!