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The Head-Heart-Gut Check-In

Melli O'Brien






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The Head-Heart-Gut Check-In

Tap into the intelligence, wisdom and intuition of your head, heart and gut to make better decisions and stay more in touch with what really matters.

So just beginning this

meditation by closing your eyes,

if that feels okay for you.

And just taking one, deep,

slow, conscious breath in.

And letting it out.

And now just inviting you to bring,

to mind a decision you need to make

or perhaps something in your life

you're a little confused about, a

situation where you'd like more clarity.

And now just bringing the focus of

your attention to the head area.

And also noticing, acknowledging

what kinds of thoughts are present

in relation to that current situation

or choice that needs to be made?

There might be thoughts that have

been going around in the head for some

time about this particular choice.

So just acknowledging what's here

now or what thoughts have been

arising about this for a while.

And at the end of the next exhale,

just allowing your awareness to

drop down into your heart area.

If you find it helpful, you could

even place a hand over your heart.

Take a moment now to tune into, to

attend to what values you have in this

current situation, what you care about

most deeply, and what your deepest

intention is for this choice or situation.

And on the next exhale, just dropping

your awareness down into the gut area.

And again, you might find it helpful

to place a hand over your stomach.

And just tuning into any hunches,

intuitions or emotions that might

be present in relation to this

current choice that needs to be made.

And then taking a deep, slow,

full breath, all the way in.

And all the way out.

And then now having a sense of

collecting and integrating all of

that information you've gathered.

And then mentally asking yourself

the question, what shall I do now?

And simply give yourself a moment

now to listen for the answer.

So don't worry if you don't

get a clear answer right away.

You can repeat this practice as many

times as you need to, and at any time.

And you might find it helpful to journal

about what came up for you today.

That can be really helpful

in finding more clarity.

So now just coming back to the

feeling of the breath in your body.

And taking a deep, slow,

full breath in now.

And as you breathe out, just beginning

to wriggle the fingers and the toes.

And noticing how your mind and

body are feeling after taking

some time for meditation.

And when you're ready,

you can open the eyes.

Reconnect with the world around

you, the colors and shapes and play

of light and shadow in the room.

And wishing you a really great day.

Take care.

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