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One of the easiest ways to reduce stress and achieve a sense of calm and
balance is to meditate daily. In fact, meditation is now scientifically
proven to be one of the most effective ways to manage stress and improve
your health and well-being. If you’re experiencing financial stress, practice this simple meditation daily.

Ocean Meditation
I love the ocean. It’s the place that I always return to for spiritual
nourishment and to restore my sense of well-being. Unfortunately, I
can’t always get to the ocean when I need to rejuvenate so I created
this meditation to bring the ocean to me. It works quite well…I hope
it helps you, too.

To begin, find a quiet place to sit comfortably where you will not be
interrupted for at least ten minutes. Close your eyes and visualize
yourself sitting on the sand, facing the ocean on a warm summer day. You
are the only one on the entire beach. Feel the sun against your skin,
taste the salt in the air, see the waves crashing in and out before you.
Once you have created this image firmly in your mind, begin to take deep
breaths in and out with the rhythm of the waves.

Breathe in as each wave comes to shore. Breathe out as each wave returns
to the ocean. Hold each inward breath to the count of six and then
exhale fully to the count of six. Keep your eyes closed the entire time
and continue to hold the vision of yourself sitting on the beach in your
mind’s eye. Once you have established this breathing pattern, imagine
that your own breath is the sound of the ocean waves moving in and out
to and from the shore. Now with each breath you take and each wave that
comes in, feel yourself breathing in positive healing energy. With each
exhale, feel yourself releasing any negative energy you may be holding
into the vastness of the ocean where it simply disappears.

Do this meditation daily for at least ten minutes or whenever you feel
your stress level increasing. It’ll make a difference!

Peace and Blessings!

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