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In this Post: Check out our COVID opportunities meditation for Massage Therapists to open your mind to new possibilities presented because of this global pandemic.
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Episode 008: COVID Opportunities Meditation for Massage Therapists
It may seem crazy to think that COVID has presented opportunities, yet, if we have the courage to explore we will find many.
Here is the transcript from this meditation.
Today let’s explore the opportunities COVID has created in your world. Is it hard to believe that positive changes could come from such a destructive virus? Please, open your mind to the idea that change is good and that in the midst of all this craziness, new possibilities are waiting.
Hello and welcome, I am Ali Boehm of The Massage Business Mama. I want to invite you to join me today as we explore new and might I suggest better ways of doing business.
Take a moment to make yourself comfortable. Either lying down or sitting in a chair. Settle into a straight spine. Think about creating space between each of your vertebra. Uncross your arms and legs, and begin to focus on your breathing. As you inhale, close your eyes and open your mind to new possibilities.
Focus on your exhale as you let go of this moment and move on to the next.
As you continue to focus on your exhales, let go of all of the tension in your body.
Breathe deeply as you retreat into stillness. A place where you might find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.
Think about your life and your massage practice before this pandemic arrived at your doorstep.
Were you putting your basic needs at the bottom of the “To Do” list?
Were you stretched just a little too thin?
What changes can you make to have more peace and renewal in your life?
Take a deep inhale and breathe in restoration.
Breathe in a new, replenished life force.
Honor this time for internal quest.
Retreat to a place where you can be replenished.
Explore your potential.
Breathe in deeply as you fearlessly face the unknown.
Let go of fears that appear as obstacles or barriers.
Embrace the unknown and flow with the mystery that is unfolding in your life.
The next step may be leaping empty-handed into the void with implicit trust.
In the stillness of that void, disallow interruptions, and go deeper into your own self-discovery and healing process.
Leap bravely into the shadows.
And breathe. Concentrate on filling every inch of your body with life-promoting breath.
You have all the tools you need to move forward.
You are creative and resourceful.
Just around the corner, new opportunity awaits.
Now breathe out. Exhale any fear you have.
Think about how you want your future to look.
How do you want your time to look moving forward?
In what ways have your priorities shifted during this pandemic?
What picture do you want to paint for your new reality?
What color or colors comes to mind as you paint this picture?
Let that color trickle down from your head. Infiltrate your sternum and leak out to your arms, down through your torso, around your quads and hammies, all the way through your calves, and finally to your toes. Let the color fill your being as you feel the warmth of this new reality.
Exhale. Let go and soften deeper and deeper still.
Breathe in your talents – breathe in your experience – breathe in the tools you have accumulated over the years that will serve you well in your future.
Release your hold on the past.
Notice the feeling in your body from letting go. Take a moment to enjoy this sensation.
Be open to new ideas, to new ways of doing business, and to a new reality.
Continue to breathe fully, focus on the exhale, and welcome this whole experience with acceptance.
Let feelings of self-love and possibility move into the space you have created.
And now allow yourself to go just a little deeper still.
Open your mind to new possibilities.
Enjoy the colorful space you have created today.
Take some time now to rest in your newfound awareness.
Notice any changes you feel in your body. Be with these sensations.
When you are ready, slowly begin to bring your consciousness back to the room and the space around you. Take the next few breathes to thank yourself for coming today, for honoring your past, and exploring a new reality moving forward.
Come back to this meditation as often as you need. Remember that this is a practice. Thank you so much for allowing my guidance and practicing with me today. I hope you experience light and love today and every day.
- Boulder College of Massage Therapy Graduate
- Nationally Certified through NCBTMB
- Colorado Licensed Massage Therapist
- Certified CranialSacral Level 1 through Upledger
- Certified Herbal Therapist through Nutrition Therapy Institute
- Certified Fujian Massage through Barefoot Masters
- Fort Lewis College - Majored in Art, Minored in Business Administration
- 6 Year Winner of Best Massage Therapist for "Best of The Boat" Competition
- Massage Business Owner Since 2008