RAIN Meditation

RAIN Meditation

RAIN is a process created by Buddhist teachers to address troublesome and stressful emotions. RAIN is used to release these from the body before they cause chronic physical issues or before they are expressed inappropriately (wrong time, wrong place, or at an innocent person). RAIN is an acronym for Recognize, Allow, Investigate, and Nurture. The “N” was originally for “Non-identification,” but I prefer the definition “Nurture” as suggested by Josh Korda. Continue reading

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (May)

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (May)

May is a very active, transitional month. In the northern hemisphere, plants are beginning to sprout, the days are going brighter and longer, and students are graduating to the next phase of their lives. We too can take advantage of May’s transitional energy to let go of behaviors, relationships, and things that no longer work for us. Continue reading

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (February)

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (February)

It is often hard to see when someone or something is no longer good for us. Letting go can be scary. The “what ifs” start to play out in our minds (What if I’m wrong about him/her? What if I give xyz away and then I need it? What if I end up alone? What if people think I’m being mean? Etc. . . ) We usually know at some level when it is time to move on and leave behind that which no longer serves us. I think this quote from Nicholas Evans sums it up best, “Knowing is the easy part. Saying it out loud is the hard part.” Continue reading