I didn’t wake up feeling happy this morning- I woke up feeling afraid.
That’s been one byproduct of so much change (with a big heap of loss) in such a short period of time. And our house just officially sold. Sometimes fear gets the better of me, and I have to remember how much I know about how to shift, how to feel better.
Even remembering that there are things that help can be tricky when fear strikes. I always find this at least a little bit funny- that with all of the remedies I have learned from so many teachers and wise women, such loving mentors, and often in books…that in the heat of the moment, we are too lost to remember what we most need.
We forget that we know things, forget to shift our attention long enough to make use of everything we have stored in our medicine bags. (I love this medicine bag.. my husband had it made for me years ago by a beautiful Native American craftsman.)
I get back in my body. I drop into my senses. This works.
Here’s what I did to shift out of sadness and come back to beauty:
o I took a moment to be still and drop into my heart-center. So much love and peace and unconditional well being live here.. always.
o I sprayed some of my energy clearing spray all over me and took in the clean smell as the mist fell around me.
o I cut up fresh ripe mango, mixed with berries, sprinkled with red cayenne and put into one of my favorite green bowls.(Gorgeous and so delicious).
o I took a photo of it, because it was so pretty, and of course posted it on Facebook
o I dabbed my favorite scented oil on the sides and back of my neck, between my breasts and on my wrists and let myself stop and connect with the scent
o I took another photo of the sun drenching a glass table and the pieces on it
o I did a few downward dogs and stretched
o I nuzzled my adorable dogs Violet and Pansy
It’s amazing how powerful our senses are.
How much they can change our energy and perspective. After the first few, I had already found my way back, the rest were just for the pleasure. None of these actions was a big deal, took any effort really, or any time.
The shift came from the connection, the consciousness, the commitment to engage with pleasure and beauty and appreciation. Simple but beautiful. None of it soo different from what I do most mornings but different because I was so present.
Knowing that we can do this anytime we get stuck in our heads, and the swirling spiral of thoughts, is key.
It feels good, smells good, tastes good, and looks beautiful.
I want that for you!
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