First off, thank you. Like, big, huge, deep heartfelt thank you. My last post was SO incredibly hard to write.
Post. It was insanely hard to post. (Writing was hard, posting was harder!)
But so many of you reached out to me and shared that it touched you, or that you were thinking of me or sent your love.
And I thank you for that. I meant SO much to me!
And that showed me that this is where I want to go. Deeper, more heartfelt and honest…
You may (or may not!) have seen my post on Instagram about my Avoidance blend. I created it with the intention of facing into everything I was avoiding – and you have already seen some of the shifts because of it…. my last post (actually, I’d read it first).
I wanted to share with you what specifically I’ve been doing and what it’s been bringing to the surface.
So, first off, I made that essential oil blend (doTERRA oils only) and started off by slathering myself.
Behind the ears. On the heart. Back of the neck. Bottom of the feet. 3rd chakra (diaphragm). And about 10 other places. LOL! (I literally would have bathed in it if it hadn’t been in a roller ball.)
I was just ready to really shift how much I avoid things.
After a few days of that, I started to feel myself opening up. I saw my morning meditations shift a little. I saw myself seeing where I’ve avoided things. Posting on my blog for the first time in more than a year. Going to my teacher and having deeper things revealed to me. Defeat, for one big one.
Seeing Defeat for what it was – a limiting belief that was so tricky and playing so quietly in the background that I didn’t even notice it subtly influencing me.
And then I started to make friends with Defeat instead of avoiding it. Thanking it for being there, asking it to leave. Letting go of feeling ashamed of my feelings of defeat.
Then I saw how I’ve wanted to restart my morning yoga practice for YEARS and never made it stick. So I dusted off my 40 Days of Yoga book – literally dusted off – remembering that it was about resistance (a form of avoidance) and started my yoga practice again.
Okay, that’s a bit inflammatory. LOL! Maybe you do have it all right! Let’s see, though…
Here are a few questions to help you see what your Self Care covers and see if you can improve it in some way… Continue reading
2018 is here! Are you excited? Curious? Nervous?
Of course, each new year can be a time during which we embark on new things, reassess what we’ve done in the past or just feel like we’ve wiped our slate clean. But as we go into each year, we may feel like we’re carrying bunch of baggage along with us – old thoughts, beliefs and so much more that we may have outgrown.
How? Continue reading
Each new year, I look at everyone making the same resolutions each year and I always feel a bit…. odd. Or maybe uncomfortable. That feeling that maybe I should make a resolution, but it no longer feels correct. And for so many reasons… Why arbitrarily at the beginning of the year? And am I a failure if I don’t achieve it? What if I don’t do any? Is that a copout? Continue reading