Tag Archives: Social Emotional Development

Zodiac for Daily Goals to Inspire Intuition 

Moon Zodiac for daily personal goal setting 

The moon affects changes as it passes through the zodiac constellations that Astrologists believe influences our life.  Its gravitational pull makes it the second strongest influence after the sun and Astrologers use the path of the moon as a guide to explore human personality and activities.   

Scroll down under Astrological signs for 3 step exercise to integrate these signs into daily use and to read more on why they are an effective integration tool that can support understanding the labyrinth of your mind and those of others to improve relationships.

 


Renee began exploring the moons influence on the essence of human emotions and their reactions to certain situations as a way to broaden the perspective of what her students/clients were learning to lighten up the process of inner change.  The moon can influence human creativity, imagination and ability to attract other people and it is a great guide for cutting through the constructs of black and white (right and wrong) thinking that lacks mindfulness, understanding and empathy.  This personal journey into the labyrinth of ones mind can create an emphatic understanding into the labyrinth of another’s mind.


Moon Zodiac daily goal exercise

to inspire intuition

A daily 3 step exercise Renee recommends as a template for increasing a mindful connection between emotional wellness and ones focus of attention.  A shift in ones focus of attention can increase understanding, clarity and intuition and reduce destructive reactions inside oneself or with others.  Actions can become mindful and be constructive versus destructive.  Try these 3 steps as a daily exercise using the 12 astrological moon signs as a guide.

  1. Start by reading the daily zodiac sign influence and choose up to 3 actions for the day.  This can be done in the morning, or evening before.  (If it is done the evening before you may be pleasantly surprised by the difference in your motivation upon rising.)
  2. As you take actions in the day pause a moment before you check it off your mental to do list.  Begin to notice any sensations that you may have and remember to make a mental note of it.
  3. At the end of the day stop to check in to your daily action plan. Reflect upon the feelings of celebration for completed tasks or the feelings of regret for uncompleted ones.
    1. Notice the felt sense differences between the two; celebrations and regrets.
    2. Try to cut through any stories you are telling yourself that try to justify why you did or didn’t complete your task.  Instead,  “*Focus your attention on what your emotions are and begin to observe what you are feeling instead of reacting to them.” 
    3. Be constructive and put names to your emotions. Start replacing destructive judgments.  This builds a mental-emotional feelings vocabulary that is an essential to a  mindful-heart connection in Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model of Nonviolent Communication.
 *This is one missing step in our cultural social emotional education.  However it is never too late to learn how to become more mentally and emotionally resilient and flexible.

Learning  to be in your feelings is the start of retraining your mind to be curious about them.

The next step is to identify the root cause of the feelings inside that you are beginning to name and become more comfort with exploring the environment they are creating from which you act from.  To learn more on how to make this connection consider an upcoming workshop with Renee or an on-going dialogue series.  Go to her calendar or list of communication workshops for more information, or connect with her for a personal one on one for those difficult events.


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

Story time: Your Story, my story, our stories

Change your story, change your life

  • We are our story and all our relationships will fit into the context of  our story.
  • We are our story and our confidence will fit into the context of our story.

Story-time ~ First years

Bring yours into transparency:

“My Story, by ……………………………………………”

I grew up believing I was…………………………………………, as I was the ……………. child, and I developed…………………………………… My father was …………………………………………. and my mother was…………………………………………. My earliest memories are of how ……………………………….spent time with me. They had, didn’t have  the time to spend with me in my earliest development stage by encouraging me, playing with me and letting me develop at my own pace. They did/didn’t make eye contact that reflected I was beautiful and magnificent.   After-all they ………………………………………………….

From my ………………..(?)……………………I learned to say my first words and listening to them I was able to put sentences together. So I began to think in a similar way. ……………………………shaped my thinking patterns that I now take for granted.  I watched………………………………….to see how they reacted to me, others and their changing environment and this began to shape my emotional reactions. I noticed how their voices changed and the things they talked about to discover what was important to them. Some of my earliest memories of what was important to my ……………………………………. was

I remember going to school and making my first friends and how they looked different from me. I was able to compare myself to them and the differences that stood out to me was that I was ………………and they where …………………………………………………..   As we continued to grow and develop the changes began to …………………………………………………………….. The teacher ………………………was ………………………………………….to me. The teachers name was and he/she had/didn’t have time to spend with me in a kind, gentle way that I felt……..comfortable and at ease with this new …………………………………

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Notice how these early experiences now define your first reactions to any stimulus that you experience in your relationships.  I refer to stimulus as anything that brings you from your center of peace and inner quiet.  It will be what brings you into action or reaction.

______________________________________________________________by Renee Lindstrom, getting InTouch Connecting for Inside Awareness -2013