The Journey Continues- Jesse James Float Log-Float 2

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Hey guys Welcome back to my Float Journey…I’ll tell you it sure feels nice to know you are appreciated in an establishment & Jesse James Body Wellness & his team have done it again, they really know how to make you feel Welcome… Look at the chalk board behind the tank… every detail counts!

Welcome Rose in the Float Room at Jesse James body Wellness

Welcome Rose in the Float Room at Jesse James body Wellness

Today my intentions were to meditate & open the flood gates of information…

Here is my video float log before the float at Jesse James Body Wellness

Todays float was exceptionally good. Sometimes when I meditate after I have reached several moments of absolute peace and stillness I like to open the flood gates of inspiration & information. This is a simple trick I do during meditation after I have cleared my mind for 10-20 minutes or so. I visualize the word “Inspiration” or “information” and let the thoughts flood in. I would call todays float the “Thinking tank”, as there were so many ideas that flowed into my head during meditation. So many ideas flowed into my thoughts like gardening ideas, marketing ideas, label ideas, self-care and thought processes.

Today the main thought that flooded into my brain during the float was the idea of:

Gardening of The Soul

As a Gardener it is easy for me to relate everyday things in my life to gardening, so it is no surprise that I came up with this term during a mediation. “Gardening of the Soul” what exactly does this mean? To me it refers to the self-care we do to maintain our Souls through critiquing, cleansing, maintenance, loving & nurturing ourselves. Just as we have to tend to our gardens in ways of weeding out the bad plants, exterminating noxious pests, pruning our plants so the nutrients go to the fruits, fertilizing our garden beds, watering our gardens so they are hydrated & healthy & much more… we need to tend to our souls in similar ways. Some of these ways include incorporating new thought processes, weeding out bad habits and negative thought processes, removing negative influences in our life that are not serving us for the greatest good, nurture ourselves by pampering ourselves, fuel our body’s with healthy & nutritious foods, spend time in Nature maybe put your hands in some dirt, feel the sun on our face & skin, be comfortable with silence or be around people that make us feel good… All of these things and many more are my ideas of “Gardening of the Soul” and I work on all of these things on a constant basis…

Gardening my Soul is a constant task that will never stop because over time the things in our lives are constantly changing, constantly evolving; people come & go, jobs & careers change, lovers slip through the cracks, friends fade away, children grow up… but in the end we still have ourselves & hopefully our sanity & by maintaining ourselves is an easy way to ensure we keep a strong, solid grasp on our lives…

Here is my float log after the float at Jesse James Body Wellness

With the concept  in mind “Gardening of the Soul” what have you done today or lately that could be considered Gardening of your Soul? When was the last time you did something just for you? When was the last time you let go of a  bad habit, a friend who brings you down or negative thoughts that you constantly repeat to yourself? If it has been a  while for any of these I challenge you to tend to the Garden in your Soul… but most of all I challenge you to do something to better yourself… Distractions are understandable and for most of us we tend to get lost in a 9-5 job, paying our bills, collecting things, shopping  or focusing on everyone else that we forget about ourselves, we forget about our own personal self-care. So take a moment and reflect on how you can improve yourself, better yourself & make your life just a little more manageable or easier…

Until next time… Peace be with you…

The Journey Continues… Jesse James Float-1

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Hey guys by now I sure hope you have pampered yourself with a float, if not come on it’s about time that you treat yourself to some, “You-Time”. I have been floating at Jesse James Body Wellness center & I want to share with you that Jesse sure knows how to make you feel Welcome, safe & relaxed… Jesse & his team have set up a beautiful cozy little spa. The spa is complete with a Float Tank, a Naturalpathic Doctor, a massage therapists, a smoothie bar & essential oils.The Wellness Center is Centrally located in Phoenix Az on Bethany Home Rd & 16th St, right across the street from Lucy’s. Here is a link to the map.

Upon arriving at The Spa Jesse has a little sign right out front that Welcomes the “Scheduled floater”, seeing this sign sure brightened up my day…Reserved for Rose

As usual before any float I like to find some time to sit, write & reflect on my intentions for the float that day… As a re-cap my float-time is a Special time & I dedicate to myself to unwind, focus, meditate, cleanse & Just Be… Here is a short video on my thoughts & Intentions before the float this day…

For many addicts we find ourselves Quick to React to situations, questions, defending ourselves or engaging in activities that may not be good for us in the long run. This has a lot to do with our Cognitive thought process and processing the entire situation before we “React”. I find that addicts share a similar trait, we want things “Now”, we want things when we want them & there is no holding back. When at times this maybe a good trait to have it can & does get us into trouble plenty of times.

During the float I was not able to find any magic answers to my Intention that was set for the day, but what i did find was that I was able to get more intimate with myself on a Spiritual level (simply by mediating for a longer period of time) than I have in a while. In everyday life we all like to tell ourselves, I will make myself a better or more “enlightened” person by mediating on a daily basis. I will do Yoga & learn a new position today. I will not eat junk foods or sweets today. Whatever we tell ourselves may not be what actually happens even if we have true intentions to see it through. For instance I like to meditate several times a week but I do not make the time on a regular basis or for the amount of time I like to meditate (a minimum of 45 minutes). So my float time allows the time for my meditation. And Never have I regretted floating as with each float I gain something out of the experience. Here are my thoughts from right after the float…

We should never set our expectations too high, for expectations are not healthy. What will happen will happen one way or another no matter how much we may wish for a desired result or affect. The tough part is allowing ourselves to be okay with whatever the out come… For me I find it easier to accept the outcome if I can find something in the situation that is either serving me for the highest good (that way I can acknowledge it) or realizing something is not serving me in one way or another. As for the later that is not always easy to accept but when we can accept it than it is ou duty to correct the issue & do what serves us best even if it kills us emotionally, in the end letting things go that are not lifting your spirits is better than hanging onto those things that bring us down… in the end the choice is ours…

“Lower you expectation of Earth. This is not heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”

=Max Lucada=

Until Next time… Peace be with You