Come Back into the Body with a Quick Sensory Check-in

"As an earth sign, Taurus energy is stabilizing and grounding. Taurus is a sign that calls you to connect to the earth to bring forth abundance, in both a literal and a metaphorical sense.

Taurus energy embodies stability and richness, and as you plant your intentions beneath this Taurus New Moon, don't forget to give thanks for the earthly pleasures already present around you."
~Autumn Seibel, Golden Otter Divinations
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Because Taurus is such a physical sign, this is a good time to get in touch with your body, and find ways to be in the present moment, enjoying the physical plane of existence.

Take heart from the words of spiritual visionary Pierre Teilhard de Chardin "You are a spiritual being having a human experience". The human experience can be full of beauty and small miracles, if we are awake, aware, and ready to notice them!

Looking for a way to bring you back into the present moment? Therapist Holly Schweitzer Dunn, LISW, recommends a quick check in with your senses. Briefly ask yourself:

What am I hearing right now?
What do I see?
What do I taste?
What do I feel touching my body or skin?
What do I smell?

Taking the time to simply notice, without judgment, what you are experiencing can take you out of habitual patterns of fearing the future (anxiety) or reliving the past (depression). Pair this with a few deep belly breaths, expanding the belly on the inhale and letting the belly fall on the exhale, to help you “reset” the nervous system.

~exercise from Holly Schweitzer Dunn, LISW

"The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me...

And my heart soars."
~Chief Dan George
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