My flowing juices of sparkle and delight 02/28/2012
I am in my 18th week of my first pregnancy.
Every week before this I experienced nausea, lack of energy and extreme depravation of creative abilities.
Not because I didn't have time or space to create, but because the force that usually drives my creative inspiration was no where to be found.
It was almost as if my creativity heard I was having a kid, packed its bags and headed to somewhere tropical, like Hawaii.
I missed my normal spark. My flowing juices of sparkle and delight.
And then, last week, for whatever reason - my Light decided to come home from Hawaii and enter back into my consciousness. I woke up Friday morning with spunk! Dazzle! And delight!
It was beautiful.
Looking back, I can see that I felt like that creative part of me was gone forever. Like this new me, that felt like shit all the time and had no energy was the person I would have to accept I had become.
And just the acceptance settled in and the resistance lifted - my creativity came back. Funny, huh?
Needless to say, I am relieved. No more sickness! Only sunny skies ahead as far as I can see. It feels really good to have my pep back again.
I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of my pregnancy - after all, there's not THAT much time left! Eeep!
Solar Plexus 02/20/2012
What is a Chakra?
A Chakra is an energy center located within your being. Our strongest, most dominant Chakras are the seven that line from our pelvic floor to the crown of our head.
Each one of the seven Chakras house different qualities, pains, strengths and abilities.
When we cleanse our Chakras and give love to them, they operate at their peak performance allowing us to live fully expressed, happy lives.
Some of the things that are stored in our Chakras can be traumas and celebrations that took place recently or in the past.
The truth is that we don't know what's there, until we are willing to look.
The Solar Plexus
The Solar Plexus is the 3rd Chakra up from your pelvic floor. It's located about 4 inches above your belly button.
It's color is yellow. This energy houses your beliefs and experiences of power and control.
"In a way, the energy springing from the Solar Plexus is like sunshine, lighting your way into the world and empowering you to make yourself heard." [source]
Why Chakras Matter
Ever since I discovered The Wheels of Life at a local thrift store, Chakras have been my life line. When I feel stuck, confused, cloudy or misdirected - I just take time to love on my Chakras and I always end up back where I want to be.
It's one of my passions to share that experience with you.
I haven't picked a date yet for when my next course will begin, but if you are interested in exploring your chakras go ahead and sign up on my list.
I'll be dishing out all you need know as soon as I know it.
A Solar Plexus Mediation
The Pleasure Train 02/15/2012
It's not always easy for me to write. Especially as of late.
I think about sitting and writing at least five times a day. I think about what lessons I've learned that I could I share with you all. I think about what I've been struggling with. I think about what complaints or celebrations I have that I'd like to put out into the world.
But actually moving from whatever space I am in to come here, to sit down and then produce words - I struggle.
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I have a journal of my "recipes" and notes from when I was 8 or so. When I was in the 5th grade I had a poem published in a book.
You'd think that writing would come natural to me. As natural as the ideas I have for what to write about. But still I struggle.
I talk myself out of making the time to write because "my ideas are worthy enough. My thoughts won't be perceived as valuable by you. There are already so many GREAT writers out there - the world doesn't need one more mediocre one."
I promise I'm not throwing myself a pity party over here. Although now that these words are in front of me and out of my head, it does kind of feel that way.
I know I'm not alone. I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of you sitting out there saying similar things about your talents. Well, I'm tired of it.
My writing is aching inside of me, begging to come out. I hear it's yearning constantly - largely when I choose to ignore it.
What dreams, desires, gifts do you have that are asking to be expressed that you are denying? How much longer are you going to deprive yourself of this pleasure? I'm quitting today and hopping on the pleasure train.
Consider the Moment Before You Bury It 02/09/2012
I started reading Conversations with God (written by Neale Donald Walsch) this week. I can't believe I haven't picked it up sooner. It seems like a book my parents should have given me in Junior High.
I'm only in the beginning of the novel, but it's already juicy. One of my favorite parts so far is where Donald asks God why "he" can't just appear before us. God replies something along the lines that "he" does - only we don't believe it's him, because in our minds we've already come up with what God should look like, appear as, feel like, sound like and be.
So when "he" does actually show up, we deny it's "him".
It made me think about all of the other things in life we do this with - abundance, love, opportunity, friendship.
How many times has it been right under our noses, waiting for us to say YES! without us even noticing. Most likely because we were too stubborn to consider it might be an opportunity for love or abundance. Silencing its posibility with our judgments and know all.
Just for today, I will open my heart and mind. I will consider each opportunity for its full potential and possibility. I will consider what I am denying before I dig its grave.
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