Let us begin by defining what the sod a “good vibe” is. It is energy that causes happiness, glee, tomfoolery, etc. Most of us can determine with small effort that a dog, especially one as handsome as my nephew Benny, is a purveyor of good vibes. What are some other people, items, or actions that can envelope ourselves and others in stellar energy? Here are some of my faves:
My Great Pyrenees nephew, Benny
- Sending others a silent blessing. The one I recite in my head most often is “May you be happy, may you be well, may you be peaceful and at ease.” As I hear myself thinking this, I surround the person in white light. I have zero scientific evidence that this does squat for the recipient, but so what? It certainly isn’t harmful, and my heart lifts when I engage in this practice.
2. Put.That.Damn.Phone.Down. A lot! Even turn it off! Gaze around you. Notice the darling, baby green leaves sprouting from trees who are eager to wear their spring and summer get up. What color is the sky? Just look at it. Enjoy a big honkin’ belly breathe. Feel grateful you have eyeballs which work. Be in the moment. It is truly all you have. Let your brain and body be minus all the daily overstimulation we receive for even a few minutes.
3. Be kind to yourself. Hie thee to the crapper mirror and wrap your arms tightly around yourself–hug, hug, hug! Act like you are squeezing your best friend, and appreciate the person you see reflected back. If you are like me, making faces at yourself is also a merry way of creating good vibes. It is a blast! 🙂
4. Last, but not least, there is good-old, ever-popular “pay it forward.” In line at your local coffee shop? Ask the person behind you what they would like, order it and pay for it. If they balk, tell them it is a random act of kindness and to enjoy it. When people sputter that I don’t need to do something nice for them, I tell them that I don’t have to do anything in life other pay taxes and croak–I am doing this because it makes me and them happy! I love to buy a cup of coffee for a homeless person at our local downtown library. Simply tell the barista you want to buy a cup of “pay it forward coffee”, give them your cash, and know that someone whose life is harder than you can ever imagine will smile from the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. If you don’t have money to spare, no worries! Allow someone into traffic during rush hour.
What is your favorite thing to do to spread bodacious juju? Please share!