Tonight is the Full Blue Moon, and my mind has been all over the place. Distracted with questions I already know positive answers to, clouded by emotions from my haunting past, and jabs of insecurities that no longer serve me. Coming into 2013 has been the hardest transition of my life, I know I’m not alone, and the work has just begun.
This weeks goal: Stay focused and disciplined towards my self-care and self-love practices.
Because I am a unique being of sorts, I have adjusted my spiritual practices to serve my multidisciplinary interests and needs. Therefore, ranging from daily to monthly, my spiritual practices include the following: prayer, singing, writing, cooking, gardening, quality time with my Bella, dancing, meditating, running, yoga, swimming, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, etc. When I feed my creative spirit intently with these activities, I am in my highest and happiest state of being.
It is in these moments of my life where I can naturally take a deep breathe in….arms to the sky…. exhale….ahhhhh pure gratitude. I have also taken it upon myself to look at my list of strengths and weaknesses daily. Then, I pick one weakness to “practice”; such as, patience, trust, compassion, unconditional love, and listening. We all know the saying, “practice makes perfect”. I think, if we truly care about being our highest selves then it will take practice too! If you find this to be a constant, and self-structured guide- please by all means use this method for yourself!
This brings me to Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge! I have been following, and I am so thankful to have a guide through these new transformations and in the re-creating of MY relationship with MYSELF and others. Since coming to Canada, I have been going through intense healing and in a short few months, I have come so far. Although the work is never really done, I am proud of the strength I’ve gained by leaving the comfort of my friends and family in the Midwest to explore my own interests, skills, and talents. Sometimes the hardest things are exactly what we need, when we need it most importantly.
Here are a few outlets I follow regularly that you may also find helpful:
With profound appreciation, joy, and gratitude for the people around me and experiences I’ve faced, I would like to now include an Honorable Mention. The people listed below are relationships I have developed over the years that have truly shaped who I am. I want to honor you for truly being inspirational, and showing me unconditional love that transcends time and place. Because of the Divinity within you, I AM Divine. Thank you!!!!
Honorable Mentions (In no particular order):
The list could go on forever! Not trying to leave anyone out, but really just wanted to shine some light and love on you all! Happy Full Blue Moon Friends, may your transformations be challenging so we can grow into our highest selves together!