TIME FOR JOY
You're just 10 minutes away from joy!
Are you always stressed and feel like there are just not enough hours in the day? Does life seem like a struggle and you're wading through an ocean of treacle getting nowhere fast? Chances are that you are suffering from overwhelm and exhaustion. You know you should do something about it but feel just too daunted by all the books on meditation and wellness. They seem too difficult and complicated and you give up after just a couple of pages. But the good news is that you don't have to sit cross-legged for two hours in the lotus position to meditate successfully. You don't have to learn an entirely new skill. You don't have to reschedule your life to fit in practices that feel strange to you. Just 10 minutes a day of some very easy yet powerful exercises is all it takes to completely change your mindset from stress to joy. Read on to find out how.
First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm an energy healer, Reiki Master, Reiki Drum therapist, Chakra Dancing facilitator, creative meditation therapist and animal healer. In a previous life, I was also a gigging musician, worked in a corporate environment and ran my own freelance translation business. So I know a thing or two about stressful work, overwhelm and burnout.
Deep down at heart I'm a free spirit and hippie. Life on the road as a bass player in various Rock'n'Roll bands suited me just fine. But despite how cool that sounds, the constant financial worries caused by a highly volatile income situation coupled with the heavy physical demands of gigging did leave their mark. Completely mentally and physically exhausted, I decided to call it a day after almost 20 years and took on a corporate job as a financial translator. Talk about worlds colliding!
However, the novelty of finally having a steady income and money to spare soon wore off. It was quickly becoming clear that I could not be happy in the highly regulated and structured environment of a corporate office. Yet I wasn't prepared to give up on my new-found financial freedom either. Becoming more and more unhappy, I decided to change once again and went freelance with my translation work. Only to find out that now the pressure was on again financially and on top of it, I was still working for corporate clients, so the same stress also still applied.
Cut a long story short, in 2018 I suffered major burnout. I was mentally at an end and physically in a place that was not much better. I herniated a disc in my lower back during that period. Now I know that that's where we carry all of our existential worry so it makes complete sense.
I decided that life could not continue like this. After a lot of soul-searching I realised that my true passion in life, apart from music, is energy healing. I was a Reiki practitioner at the time, although only occasionally practising on friends and family. I had always been interested in spirituality, paganism and all alternative lifestyles, particularly eco living. So I decided that now was the time to brush up on some skills and give this new career path a go.
I got attuned to Reiki Master the same summer and enrolled on a course as a Chakra Dancing facilitator. This changed my life entirely. I started my own business, 1000 Petals Wellness, and went on to holding workshops and classes and finally took my business online to serve a wider audience. Once I felt the calling to serve for the greater good of the planet, there was no turning back!
Over time, it became clear to me that many other people, and quite often women, were suffering from the same issues that I had faced. That's when I decided that I need to help as many people as I can to overcome this feeling of stress and overwhelm, just as I had done. I developed my own method for successfully turning a stressed mind into a joyful one based entirely on my own experiences and practices I developed for myself over time.
The biggest concern I kept hearing, and still hear, from my clients is that they have no time to engage in long-winded exercises or classes. Their feeling of overwhelm is triggered even more by the thought of sitting cross-legged in the lotus position for hours at a time whilst trying to get spiritual or meditating. I once was exactly the same. When you're in overwhelm, the thought of yet another chore in the day is just not sustainable. Yet when reading most wellness books, the practices employed by many practitioners take lots of time and dedication.
That's when I knew I had to approach things differently. Several years ago, I attended a mindfulness course at Samye Ling, am authentic Tibetan Buddhist monastery and temple in the unlikely location of the Scottish hills near Lockerbie. I remember vividly what the monk who was our teacher told us: that in order to engage in mindful meditation, you do not need to sit for hours on end meditating, but that you can successfully do it in short bursts throughout the day, even whilst washing the dishes or queuing in a supermarket.
This idea started to fascinate me and I started experimenting. And soon I was engaging in creative and mindful meditation throughout the day. Whilst walking the dog, in the bath or shower, when doing the household chores. And I found my own mind improving all the time. Even though I was not sitting down to meditate, these short bursts of meditation were positively changing my mindset. I saw huge results very quickly to the point that I can say hand on heart that today, I'm the happiest I've been in my entire life.
I started introducing my clients to this simple, yet powerful idea of making small changes to their daily routine. Just 10 minutes a day is all it takes. Clients often find that, like myself, they end up doing these mindful exercises quite naturally for much longer than just 10 minutes. But it doesn't feel that way because they're having fun!
I've taken the exercises from all of the energy healing practices I am trained in. I love to work with the energy of the chakras and believe that the key to a strong body and mind is a well-balanced energy and chakra system. A clean, unblocked flow of energy ensures that the vital life force, the universal energy, can nourish every cell in our body. A strong body and mind are crucial for keeping dis-ease at bay and also to fight it more successfully if it does strike. (Please note: You should always seek medical attention if you are feeling unwell. Complementary wellbeing practices are here to do just that - complement conventional medicine!)
When working with me, clients go on a journey through their chakras to re-discover their inner joy. I teach them about each chakra and how to recognise if it's blocked or functioning well. Then I give clients short 10-minute exercises for strengthening each chakra. All of these exercises are a form of creative and mindful meditation. Clients are often entirely surprised at the simplicity of it all.
A particular favourite of mine is spontaneous dancing. Just put on your favourite uplifting song, turn up the volume and dance your heart out! Really immerse yourself in the dance! Yes, it's as easy as that! Dancing is a wonderful and powerful mindful meditation practice. Whilst we're immersed in the dance, we don't think about anything else, we just feel the music and enjoy the moment! The pure fun of it and the fact that we're exercising our body means that we decrease our cortisol levels, and therefore stress, and release endorphins, the feel-good chemicals. After just 10 minutes of dancing, our mood has improved so much that this reservoir of happiness and joy can last all day. And when we're happy, it's hard to sink into negative thought. Apart from the many benefits of physical exercise, this increase of physical energy and positivity also strengthens our solar plexus chakra, the seat of our personal power.
Singing is another excellent exercise. Sing along to your favourite tune at the top of your voice, in the shower, in the car or whenever else you feel like it. This strengthens the vocal chords on the physical plane and the throat chakra on the energetic plane. Singing with vigour makes us feel happy but also confident to speak up.
These exercises will work with any activity enjoyed by the client. Gardening, running, walking, even gentle mind exercises such as reading or doing puzzles give powerful positive results when performed in just 10 minute bursts. When we are fully engaged in an activity we enjoy, time becomes meaningless and stress leaves our system as our mind focuses on the happy task at hand only. This is the very essence of mindfulness.
It's surprising how many people have forgotten the simple joys in this life and how they can greatly improve our existence. Just by making some very simple adjustments, we all can achieve great joy and happiness. We become more resilient and are able to cope better with the difficulties modern life throws at all of us.
I am truly excited about the endless possibilities of this 10-minute joy burst method and can't wait to share it with as many people as I can. After all, we were all put on this planet to enjoy ourselves and we deserve happiness!
If all of this rings true with you and you would like to find out more, you can email me at for a video chat. I wish you true joy, happiness and health always from the bottom of my heart!
Scroll down to read what others have said about working with me.
“Silke is so knowledgeable about our energy systems, she brings a beautiful energy to her course and creates a safe space to explore our inner self and gives practical spiritual tools to use in our daily lives with generosity and humility.”
– Charlotte, Illustrator and Artist –
“Your energy is so encouraging and makes me feel comfortable to try new things.”
– Jennifer, Social Worker –
“Your style of teaching is clear to follow, your clear & precise & uncomplicated in your teaching!
– Susan, Empath and Lightworker –
“I think that you are very motivating, encouraging and approachable.”
– Louise, Housewife –
“I like that I can see your personality, I can feel your passion you are inspiring.”
– Beate, Entrepreneur –
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