This year is off to a cracking start, and thank the lord as last one certainly had a kicker of a bumpy ride. This year though, there is something different. Maybe its the fact it’s a year of the sheep, or in Tibetan it is a female wood sheep to be exact. The wood part I don’t really get, but the female part, now that makes a whole lotta sense. Calm. Peaceful. Yin. Ahhhhh. We love a bit of female energy. It just what the Dr ordered. This coming from a typically yang kind gal. Although these days, I think I can quite comfortably say that I am starting to lean more towards the practice of resting down v’s up and at em. It is such a pleasant shift in pace and I find that things start to flow a little bit easier when life is approached with gentleness and grace. My usual push and drive and push some more gets kind of tiring let me tell you.
What the quieter and slower pace has meant, is that in the space that was once filled, I have had the time to do more of the things I love. The cleanse (see last weeks post for an update on the amazing process I am in the middle of) has been one step in taking time out, getting into a routine, preparing yummy nutritious food, shopping (yes I am mad, I love food shopping) for yummy nutritious ingredients to make the said food and allowing space to be, to do yoga, to meditate and to write. (Hey I am two for two so things are picking up)
I have also started leading a meditation group each week, which I must say I am just loving. Not that I thought I wouldn’t, but I guess I had underestimated the feeling of nurturing I receive by being with a group of like minded peeps each week. It is simply divine. (Come join us some time to see what I am talking about) I have also had the opportunity to share the beautiful benefits of meditation with my fellow community cleanse buddies. I can’t believe my luck, this is dream come true stuff for me. The scribbled vision board I drew a fear years back is making its way from sketchy drawings of funny looking stick figures sitting in meditation into real people in a beautiful space. I was pondering this, as if you could bottle the formula for having dreams come into reality and to be able to do more of what you love (as less face it who doesn’t want to do that!) and I came to the following conclusion…..
Resting down has allowed the space for so many opportunities to arise to do more of what I love.
Maybe I have created it through my vision board, maybe it is my mind is in a place of believing I have some thing to offer, perhaps it is just random – I guess I will never know. One thing I do know, the culmination of aligning myself energetically, focusing on the things that nourish me, creating the space to be and saying “yes” instead of “I am not sure I can” all lead to me being able to do what I love. I do believe having a goal is important but also……
Wanting something is one thing, believing it is entirely different.
So do you want some of the good stuff? How can you do more of what you love? Do you even know what that is?
Drop me a line, maybe I can help you figure it out. 🙂