My business is my passion and I love to help people to live more fully from their hearts!
Sometimes though, I find myself caught up in the harried, crazy busy, dimension that we all succumb to now and again. Yet, I believe it is important to impart the necessity of finding balance in one’s life and to do for myself as I guide others to do in their own lives. As a self-employed entrepreneur, I eat, sleep and breathe my business. Once a month, I take time out to visit a place in nature to do writing and other work related things. Like many people, I find it difficult to carve out time. Sometimes, it is like moving Heaven and Earth to do this~ yet it is a special treat that only I can give to myself. The inner critical voices try to tell me, “You don’t have the time, You should be doing x, y or z, You shouldn’t allow yourself the luxury.” Learning to identify and silence those inner critical voices is part of our spiritual growth and is a necessary step in taking back our own power. Since I fully believe in living what I teach, I have developed my own strategies to overcome the negative voices. Hence the once-monthly visit to nature.
The lesson is this: It is of the utmost importance to slow down in a busy life. No one is going to tell you to take time out for yourself, the power lies with you.
It can be hard to take time out of your busy life, but when you do; it can be the best 15 minutes or few hours of your life.
Sharing the Lessons I’ve learned at the “office”
~ You can’t walk briskly in a Labyrinth (you must take it S L O W)
~It’s important to breathe in the smells of a garden (take deep.full breaths)
~If you listen carefully, the birds have something to say (what is their message?)
~Sometimes it’s fun to snooze under a pine tree (need I say more?)
~Your body will always tell you what it needs if you listen (deep listening)
~Butterflies are really interesting and fun to watch (always in JOY)
~That a walk in the woods can undo a myriad of hurts (change in perspective)
~Food really does taste better…outside…in the summer…under a tree (enJOY every bite)
Sometimes, you have to Make Time to Take time!
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Then I experienced the cosmic 2x4. That's my term for a course correction in life.
For me, it was a freaky fall, landing on my elbow, bruising a few ribs has set my plans on hold for now.
To be truthful, I've had some 'why me?' moments where I question the higher purpose. I've questioned what I could have done differently. Yet, the answer I get is "shit happens" and sometimes we don't know the higher purpose.
How's your energy been lately? Are you feeling like something is ready to burst forward in your life?
Here's the skinny: If you are a sensitive soul (and I KNOW you are)...then, you've been feeling the energy of the larger collective and it might have been presenting you with some challenges. With all that is happening in the outer world, we can sometimes feel helpless or overwhelmed.
You know there's something more happening here in the larger perspective; yet it feels that in all the intensity...there is an undercurrent of love.
Can you feel it?
Lately I've been speaking with people about how to manage stress or anxiety. Things seem to have been amped up in the Universe and it's been causing us to look deep within.
For myself, I find it necessary to take a few minutes in the morning to sit quietly~
Since the word "meditation" causes more anxiety in people (oh...the irony); I prefer to call it "sitting."