Mar Healy

Blog, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality

It’s all good, it’s all God..

I’m at the checkout in the Supermarket last night and gesture to a nun to go ahead of me. We get chatting. She is absolutely radiant. Asks what I do and gushes when I tell her I teach meditation. “Oooh, I meditate myself!!”. She wants to give me a little blessing card from Jesus and I gratefully receive. I’m not religious but that’s a fact that is unimportant because we’re both singing from the same hymn sheet, no pun intended. We can wrap whatever name we want around the Divine, source,  ...

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short meditation for soothing stress and overwhelm

A short, gentle little guided meditation – just 5 minutes – to help bring you down out of a busy, thinking mind and back in connection with the breath. A little can go a long way in meditation; a few minutes is enough to interrupt repetitive, overwhelming thoughts and to help soothe mental and emotional overwhelm. Let me know if you found this helpful and what you’d like to see me cover next or if there’s anything in particular you find tricky in the meditation space and need  ...

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May You

  When the world has left you weary with unworthiness and shame When your road is paved with memories of deep, unending pain When you stumble as you try, my love, and getting up is tough May you know how much you matter, may you know you are enough. When the weight of all your wounding feels impossible to bear When you try to breathe the hurt away but can’t come up for air When giving up feels justified, when you’ve gone the final length May you know how very brave you are, may you  ...

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“I cannot live with myself any longer”

At the height of Eckhart Tolle’s mental distress, it was this sentence that served as a catalyst for spiritual awakening. *I cannot live with myself any longer*. As soon as he said it, he became acutely aware of the construct of the sentence, realised, whoa, there are two of us – the ‘myself’ that is creating all this mental suffering and the ‘I’ who is observing it and can’t live with it anymore. What he woke up to in that moment is that he, like all humans, is not the sum total of the  ...

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Our deepest fear…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were  ...

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Minding Mama

“There’s not enough Mammies going off to India for 3 weeks”. This was the response from my little guy’s Montessori teacher when I told her I was heading away for yoga teacher training at the start of the year. Lord knows, I deeply appreciate how fortunate I was to have had the opportunity and I’m certainly in no way suggesting that every Mama can just swan off across the globe at the drop of a hat. This type of trip is simply not available to everyone, for any given number of reasons. But  ...

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Sitting with the darkness.

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This. Sitting still, alone, for most of us is excruciating. Because it means being with our mind and our pain, both of which we spend so much of our lives trying to run from. I’m an escaper, that’s my default coping strategy. Maybe you are too. Get away at all costs. Avoid the pain. Avoid the difficult conversation. Escape the intense feelings and constant stream of mental  ...

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Look Back

  Look Back  Look back, my dear one, and take notice, of the journey that’s brought you this far Look back at the beauty, the darkness, the growth, feel deep pride for all that you are. Look back at the pathways you’ve travelled in life, some planned and some journeys off track Realising no matter how lost that you felt, each time you would find your way back. Reflect on the courage it took to keep going, when the burdens of life felt too great Acknowledge your strength and your heart  ...

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Perspective…

Grateful to these beautiful, powerful women for providing the dose of humility I was in need of today. We were complaining earlier about the fact that we haven’t been able to get cash out of the ATM the last few days; they’re empty as a result of services halting in the area to show respect to a local man who was killed in a terrorist attack further north. The complaining was probably just a build up of the daily fruatrations of existing in such a chaotic, hectic, unpredictable,  ...

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Holiday survival guide!

Over the holidays, many of us will find ourselves around family who, to varying degrees, will trigger an emotional response within us. Here’s a little survival guide. –        If you’re around a family member(s) who you are especially judgemental or critical, remember that however critical they are of you, they’re even more so of themselves. No one who feels deeply accepting of themselves is capable of judging another, it just doesn’t work that way. The degree to which we criticise  ...

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Follow your own compass.

Let’s say you’re out walking around and realise you’re lost. You stop to ask for directions and the person tells you they know the way but that it’s really important to follow their directions, and their’s only. Without question; they know for a fact it’s the only way for you to get home. You follow for a while but something about the journey feels wrong. So you stop and ask another person, and they too have a definite answer and also insist that  ...

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Healing comes from taking responsibility…

What if, instead of feeling powerless to emotional triggers, we saw them as opportunities for growth? What if instead of feeling victimised by what someone has said or done, we used this insight to notice our reaction and get curious about it? There’s learning in everything and I guess the choice (while it often doesn’t feel like a choice when we’re deep in emotional reactivity!) is if we allow ourselves to be steamrolled by it or instead, use it as a way to learn and expand. Whenever these  ...

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A direct line to nature….

One of the elements of living in Dublin I found hardest was the lack of energetic space, the presence of humans all around and all they brought with them. I love people, but there was such a denseness of energy, to one side of me, to the other side, and above me. Oh Lord, above me. This physical block between my heart and the pure healing elements of Mama Earth and all of her astonishing, soothing beauty. I craved direct contact with nature, with the Divine, but when I lay down at home, I  ...

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