I am on day 14 in Gabby Bernstein’s 21 Day Meditation Challenge.
This morning when I looked up the meditation, I initially was annoyed. There wasn’t a meditation to listen to…
Reading this I am thinking, WTF Gabby, you are supposed to be trying to help us calm our minds even more and in the process gain more peace. Goodness, especially this week. Can I be honest, it’s a value I greatly appreciate. I took a step back from scrolling social. It’s bad enough that they are now selectively censoring, even with natural health, but the negativity and division is just so sad. One day I came home from work, I think it was Wednesday, and at my phone down for the evening. It felt awesome. I felt more present, in touch with me, even doing the “everyday evening things”. I began hearing clips on the news and had to look it up. My goodness, our world needs a massive shift. Massive. A collective massive shift. Removing any hatred, violence, abuse, division… I digress.
So I read this email and think… wtf. I have “things to do”. So I go about doing them, at first ready to help my husband and son with deck things, until I realized it was raining and they had it planned out what they were doing. So I came inside.
I had the most glorious couple of hours. In our house, cleaning and tidying up. Enjoying being in our space and honoring it. I put a cleansing essential oil blend in the diffuser of Lemongrass, White Fir (can use Siberian Fir) and Wild Orange. Made some slight, but significant shifts for better flow in our household. All while listening to Joel Osteen over the google mini, which… anyone else have one that in the past month has a mind of it’s own? Seriously, I am curious!
Holy F!!! It hit me… Gabby’s email this morning. Taking care of our home, our living space, which is a reflection of us, was completely warming me up! I felt calm, at peace, flowing with grace and ease.
Gabby, thank you for this beautiful reminder. Its helped me shift my visions again, fine tune if you will, of the flow in our home, the importance for our mental health, our everyday living and most of all everything has a place, and everything in its place. I love that we are working towards this and making great strides!
Feel so accomplished today. Within our home (cleaning), assisting with the deck (renos), grabbing some groceries (menu planning) and taking some macro photography and processing the images (creativity)! All before we are going to enjoy cooking on our grill on the deck to enjoy dinner with my family (love and connection)!
If one thing Covid-19 has taught us, it’s to realign with our priorities, wants and needs and to be strong with our voice. Most of all though, the importance of figuring out what provides you the feeling of flowing in life with grace and ease. Living in alignment with my true values and honoring me.
See more of my artistic creativity at www.flickr.com/zmijaourmomentsintime
Creativity, whatever that is for each of us, is so important to our mental health and wellbeing! Even if its 5 or 10 minutes journaling. ✌