I found new ways of self care that , if before the breakdown I would have never found. First, I have developed a HUGE sensitivity to coffee. It makes me quite ill now if I have more than one to two cups a day. My body is still detoxing, yet I am craving gentler foods now, my tea is now slowly steeped and I love it more. I can actually breath deep before I sip! ( who knew!!)
My heart gained a new level of hope I needed. I am working hard to find a way to afford a home and circumstances keep presenting themselves for me to sell more soap( thehousethatsoapbuilt.com) and share about my book, Building Blocks of Recovery. ( PS people love my book and I just found out it is being used in a treatment center!) I have shared my products and dreams with people and they understood my dream! I needed that support, that my dream makes sense and could be sustainable. The validation has been wonderful. ( I am still needing a supporter in this real estate market, but my dream feels so much closer!)
Spiritually, well, some of the parts I won't put here but some have been incredible! In my work, people have asked me if I am an empath.....no, I think I am just listening at a different level. I am also crystallizing my beliefs in yoga and in prayer. It has been beautiful!
My work is becoming clearer. I was a workshop leader at a conference as well as a Keynote speaker. It was my first time but I have to tell you, I think that I did ok. I love teaching upcoming counselors how to manage their stress and care for clients. Also I have been doing some volunteer work for an organization that I have come to appreciate, they help formerly incarcerated individuals to get a second chance through education and housing. I would have never had the courage to reach out until I leaned deeply into my mat to find the answers.
Yes, I will be doing this again. It was amazing. I hope you will join me in the best way you can. My hope is that you will gain the joy I and two of the others have found in this practice.
This has been so encouraging to invite people to their own greatness and watch as they shine. I am only one woman, impacting a few others....but what if we all did that? Created change and showed people their beauty? Where would our world be then?
Yoga to me is a prayer for peace.......peace for all.
I was initially planning on " taking this challenge on the road", setting up my yoga mat and recording all over the area. Then the sacred hit me. There is a spot in my home that I have never done yoga in before and it has turned out to be my sacred spot. I have created sacred rituals in that space and time that I am not sure I will share with the world. The rituals and movement, the prayers and breath are meant to heal me. In my healing, I can share that with the world. Who knew that absolute sacred would show up? I didn't. I was just so sad and scared that I needed to do something over the top to answer all that was going on. This is it for me....and for a few others.
I am here for you, to pray for you, to dedicate sun salutations to you. If you need me at any time, email me at email@example.com. You matter to me and I will be here for you, as we both reach for our true selves within the realm of connection. Namaste.
8/4/2019 0 Comments
This is a copy of the 108 that I am doing.
This will be a super short post.....tonight's sun salutations was very difficult. It was hard to focus in I think due to my headache. My heart is tired, my head hurts, I didn't eat most of the day. I came home to a hot house and a difficult interaction.
Every reason to not do the sun salutations.
In my past I would have just gone to bed. This challenge to me is sacred because I am reaching deep within to heal something I can't define.
So off to my bedroom I went, and onto my mat. Through all of the salutations I gave myself permission to stop at any time. But momentum pulled me forward. I changed to count, 30 then record, 30 then record, ( now I am almost finished!!) 30 then record, ( can't stop now!!) 18 and DONE!
Sweat poured down my face, my heart beats faster, my breath deeper. While my head still hurts , I am truly tired now.....time for bed. ( and I have found that when I do my sun salutations before bed, I have no insomnia.)
So tonight no big links to my social media, no pictures, just gentle and time for bed.
May you reach for peace and allow peace to enter into all of your world with joy and hope. I love you.
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