Mindful practice is way to observe what you are thinking without judgement. It is a practice that creates insight into your own behavior and choices, it is a practice that supports self awareness.
Recently I was thinking about some behviours that I have that do not serve me, irrational fears that relate to past experiences but are not supporting me in my life today. They have become habits. I see these habits as neuropathways that have reason to exist but do not have reason to keep being used. Without judgement, as if they were something that I once loved, I have to let them go. I have to release the hold that they once had and thank them for bringing me to where I am today.
This self study is a form of contemplative practice: without judgement I see what had a hold on me and I let it go. I know it is still there, I am aware of why it is there, but I no longer attach to it.
Here is a practice that supports releasing and resetting intentions:
I am loved, safe, and whole just as I am.
I not longer need to believe that _______________ is true. I release _______________from my thoughts, words and actions.
If you use oils to support your practice, here are some oils that can manifest the release and realign your intentions:
Arborvitae, Basil, Frankincense, Camphor, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Chammomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Niaoli, Pine, Sandalwood, Tea tree, Ylang Ylang.
If you are pregnant always move forward with caution when using essential oils.
Here is an article to support your journey.