I have been doing the insight timer app morning meditation 21 day challenge... I really like that they showcase a different person everyday, it gives more variance and flavor with an element of surprise.
One of the meditations quoted Joe Dispenza - " When feelings become the means of thinking, or if we cannot think greater than how we feel, we can never change. To change is to think greater than how we feel. To change is to act greater than the familiar feelings of the memorized self.”
This hit home... We are all guilty in getting stuck in our feelings, whether they are hunger, aches, pains, drama, moods, emotional issues, relationship dynamics etc etc. We start to identify with our feelings and troubles and sometimes let them become us. But if we step back and think greater than how we feel, overcome emotions and rise up we can soar. When you want to do something, you make it happen, what we set our intentions to achieve we make possible and a reality.
Our home and personal environments are the refuge we can turn into our very own sanctuaries. Yoga is such a great practice and example to model our actions on. It represents movement, flow, joy, change, flexibility, versatility, strength, tenacity and surrender. Everyday the energy of my yoga practice changes, I lean in to what my body craves... somedays are more heart opening, back bendy, simple postures, longer meditations, more breath work, sometimes just staying still and being a witness to myself observing whats going on. Meditation is a great way to take inventory of your feelings and check in. Then you can start to manifest and think greater and flow into infinite possibility.
This weekend I was introspective journaling, spin cycling, doing meditations and yoga, taking long baths and showers, reorganizing, moving some crystals around, cleansing the energy of my space with palo santo and tuning forks and just trying to set the stage for new possibilities. I am being more compassionate and nurturing to myself to find a sense of inner balance and calm. I try to be grateful for the hectic pace I lead with work and the little ones and find cadence to the rhythm. My ritual arsenal recharges me.