Wow, what a week and a half!
It has been very strange to stay away from all things business over the past 11 days. Those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram have seen some of the very cool details of the past ten days, but other than that I been on a true vacation.
The day before I lost my car to a storm, It was sad to see a change, but actually turned out very much for the best. So change is still coming into my life, just in odd ways.
The first half of my vacation was spent visiting family and a long time friend. I also spent quite a few hours by the pool and yay, no sun burn. I walked more than I have walked all year and plan on keeping it up!
I ate without worry, but logged everything, and for the most part ate way under my calorie allowance according to My Fitness Pal. Granted I had to estimate much of what I was eating, but all of the exercise helped to undo some of the damage.
I went to Epcot twice and went around the world two times. Just that part was shy of three miles and I Walked through Universal Studios on a 100+ degree day to see the Harry Potter section. That was a difficult walk but I did it and still had enough enthusiasm to explore Harry's world.
I rested hard, but re-attuned to my body. I drank lots of water, swam every day that would allow (7 I think) and ended up connecting with new people and even some wild life. I was sitting at Epcot and an Ibis walked up to me and stayed with me for almost 10 minutes. I even got it on film! I also got quite close to a lizard and got a great shot of him too! I think it is because I have reconnected with my physical self, that my connection with nature has gone back to where it used to.
It is very nice to be home again and cuddle with the doggies and have a meal with the family. But I will tell you all that I will never again wait 20 years for a vacation. I am in fact going to reinstitute my unplugged weekend once a month. Where you will not see me for at least a full 24 hours.
Working too much has taken a toll on my health and connection with myself. We all do this now and then but for me it has become a habit. I am taking back my time, my sleep, my physical self and I hope all of you who are like me do the same.
Love and peace to you all,
Hello my friends,
Many of you have been following me not only on my spiritual journey, but my personal journey as well. If you are not into the personal stuff, then come back for another post. Today we get a little personal. This is like a diary of sorts and I periodically invite you in, as so many of you have invited me into your lives. You have shared your blessings and pains, your struggles and successes and for that I am incredibly blessed. Today I share mine with you.
Three areas of my life that I constantly work on have been my weight/health, my clutter, and like many of you my finances.
Over a year and a half ago I got my first fitness tracker as a sort of commitment to myself and I just got my third one about a month ago. I love it! The Garmin Vivofit: waterproof, light weight, and clear display. I even got some cute wrist bands to go with it. Today I exceeded my goal for the third time this week. and I have started to go back to the gym, and even took a wonderful yoga class over at the Yoga Tree in Haverhill, Ma. If you are ever in the area, check out the Yoga class with Sally! I plan on going a few more times while I am in town.
While I have not lost any weight, I have been regaining my flexibility, strength, stamina and energy. I also started a food blog as a way of holding myself accountable for what I eat. I still crave all the bad stuff but I have been making some great choices and will continue on that path.
Before I started my summer schedule, I went through my home and rid myself of over 14 bags and reorganized many areas of my home, that desperately needed it. Like my health this too is a long way from my goal line, but I am working through it and learning to say good bye to unwanted items without the guilt. Through this process I discovered that my home and my body are completely tied together. I neglected both, turning my focus to the spiritual and keeping it there. I have spent half of the year forcing myself to do challenges, to bring change into my life and it has. These are not the only two areas, but they have been the biggest struggle and I finally feel like I am making strides in the right direction.
Like many of you, I have struggled to stay afloat, I have seen my bank accounts on Empty more times than I care to count, but for the first time, I am in a state of abundance. This too required big changes on my part. Now When I say abundance, I mean I can go groceries and get gas without worry, I can take a vacation for the first time in my adult life and even planning trips for the future. I am investing in my self, taking courses and time for what is important for me. Before I was investing in everyone else, time, energy and on occasion financial.
How did the change happen? I stopped worrying every time I had to buy something and had faith that more would come in. No this is not frivolous spending or gambling, rather, paying off some bills early, and being grateful when I could. Gratitude rituals and releasing the thoughts and worry of poverty. Realizing that when opportunities arose that I should take a chance and go for it. One of the best ones was the move to share my center space with a wonderful woman: Kimberly McAlindin Reiki Practitioner and owner of The Joyful Heart Empowerment Center Kmcalindin@yahoo.com. It was a perfect fit and a huge blessing! It was not easy though, I had to let go and for those who are close to me, you will understand what a big move that was. Other opportunities that came up are taking a certification course, going on a long vacation, working with new people in new places, and more that I cannot even list. The blessings are indeed flowing and I will be on a little 2 week hiatus, but will be back ready to go.
1. Change is good, even if it is scary.
2. You are worth your own time, love, and money.
3. There is no good reason to stay stuck out of fear.
4. Your home and Body are linked in ways that mirror to you areas, you need to focus on.
5. Play, take time off, and enjoy your beautiful life.
Many Blessings my beautiful friends <3
It has been a long time since I have blogged here with you. So the past few months have been a roller coaster for me of physical and emotional highs and lows. A few months back I has sprained my ankle, took a fall at work, then re- injured my back and shoulder and to top it all off ended up in the ER for dehydration.
So some good came out of all of that. During the examination after the fall they did some blood work to see if there was a reason why I have been so klutzy recently and it turns out there is. The Workman’s comp Dr. made a few recommendations for me to follow up with my regular Dr. and I did. Everything for a reason. While all my numbers looked pretty good there was a red flag for my blood sugar. After the test with my regular Dr. It turns out I am pre-diabetic. Not a complete surprise, but what I needed to boost me on my continued quest for lowering my carbs and finally releasing this extra weight.
I tell you all of this not as a complaint, in fact as of right now, I am feeling great. I have passed my walking goal twice this week, and just saw a personal trainer to establish some short term goals. This is a tale of how our bodies and spirits tell you to give yourself some TLC. Over the years I paid so much attention to my soul work that my physical self-got quite neglected. I started to make changes in my life at the beginning of this year, but then one thing led to another and I got off track again.
Well this summer I am paying attention to me and my needs.
So my question to you, is: What have you been ignoring in your life? Is the Universe sending you signals that you keep missing and are you becoming irritated with what the Universe is handing to you?
Remember that you are a magnet and that you are important to the Universe. So important, that it will hold up a mirror, to you each and every time, to help you to see what you need to do, to bring yourself back into balance.
http://theempathicheart.com/This is part of my 30 minutes of writing for today and I feel that it is important to talk about. I usually fall somewhere between realistic and optimistic. But I discovered I have a long cycle where about 2 times a year I fall into a funk. I become pessimistic and stressed. We are so conditioned to think positive, positive, positive that we then berate ourselves for finding ourselves in a funk, even when in a state of abundance. This by the way only continues the cycle of upset or negative feelings.
I hit a point of stagnancy and even resisted the 30 day challenge which shows me that I hist a resistance of change. So after talking to my closest peeps and re-realizing that everything is happening for a reason, I am feeling much better. I am telling you all this to remind you that even those who are living in a mostly enlightened and high vibrational state, can get down in the dumps or depressed. It is normal and worth saying, I appreciate all sides of my hum experience, the tears, pain, sorrow and yes love, sharing, caring and light.
So my lovely friend Laura from The Empathic Heart theempathicheart.com/ sent me a link to an Abraham Hicks video on the day it hit the apex and it is exactly what I needed. I ended up listening to about 10 -15 videos and i feel my energy re-aligning already.
Vent- don't Pent
Talk to others -Listen to your heart
Find some way to get outside of your own head and realign your energy.
Love you all!
First this is a blog you need to participate in and then I will link you to my Responses and answers in another blog! Yes you need to play to find out a little more about me, otherwise my blog will make no sense to you.
Here is the follow up blog: http://www.theindigopapillon.com/blog/my-answers-to-buzzfeeds-cube-test-video-and-challenge-update
So if you did not watch the video and do the test here it is again!
So here is my story: I was walking along and came upon a big wooden cube. It was as tall as I am and firmly on the ground. The wood was a deep and lovely brown, with the grain of the wood prominent It was finely polished, yet a touch of age to it. There was a ladder leaning against the cube, as if to say climb me and sit on top. A chestnut brown horse was circling around, nothing on his back, and while free to go, chose to stay and enjoy the space. As I was sitting on top of this pretty cube, I saw a field of flowers, too many to count. Each different as, wild flowers generally are.
There was a storm in the distance, but I was not afraid, I know my horse and I could move swiftly to shelter if needed, who knows, maybe this cube has a door.
I wrote my answers down as I was listening to the quiz, I knew I would not remember my answers and when I listened to the meaning behind each aspect of the test, I realized that it was right on the money,
***Spoiler**** do not read, if you have not taken the quiz yet
So I do have a rather sizable ego, but considering that I am an only child and one who knows their place in the world (I am an Indigo) is it really surprising? I think the fact that it was the same size as me speaks to the fact that I know myself and have not let my ego get bigger than myself.
The ladder is leaning on me, and my friends and relations knows that they can lean on me too. What was your ladder doing? If my block was small the ladder would have nothing to lean on. My ego is confidence, I make no apologies, if it weren't for the size of my ego, what would they have to lean on? Think about that, if you are so small in your own eyes, what do you have to offer to others? Nothing, for you will believe that you have nothing to give. We demonize the ego, when in reality it can keep us moving forward, dream the big dreams and eventually think outside ourselves!
The horse, he was running free, but not wild. This is how I am in my relationships. For better or worse, I let them run their course, and the ones who strayed I let go completely. As a Taurus I am all about loyalty, but if it is loyalty with chains attached, then what good is it. Loyalty out of respect and love like the horse in my story, is the only kind that I want. It is like asking for a present, if you have to ask, it has lost some of its meaning.
The flowers everywhere, this was funny and the most true of all. The flowers symbolize the amount of children you want to have, now in reality this is one or two. But the fact that I saw more than I could count speaks to the fact that I have worked with thousands of children in my lifetime. Even in my hand analysis with JoAnn Manzella, I am not only a healer of healers, but a teacher. Right there in my hands it says it all. I have many children, I just did not give birth to them.
The storm, absolutely speaks of where I am right now. I am at peace. Here we are six months into the 30 day challenges and I know most of you have stopped doing them with me, but I have not given up. I will say the sleep one was a disaster, but this month has seen big personal change for me. I have cleaned and cleaned this month in a way that I have been wanting to do for years. These months, have shaken me out of the sleep I was in and launched me into enormous changes not only now, but in the future.
These changes are what has brought me this peace amongst the storm. I welcome the rain and the wind and the brilliant change it brings. I shake loose the old sorrows and release the Kraken of my emotions into the wild of it all. I allow my feet to walk on the unsteady ground of change and wish none of what I have lost in the process back. So while some of the challenges were failed, some modified, they have served and are serving their purpose, to help me shake up my life and make the big changes.
By focusing on the small ones, I allowed my life to bring in the bigger ones. I have a long way to go. And I welcome more.
One of the changes that you have seen was slowly bringing in healthier eating. I even started a new blog! https://fatgirlcookingthinblog.wordpress.com/ Other changes:
- A much cleaner home
- I found a wonderful channel to collaborate on YouTube with
- I am taking steps to be officially certified as a life coach
- Wonderful new people are presenting and working in my center
- My private sessions have been booking up
- I am making more time for myself
These are just a few of the ways that my life has been improved by taking these 30 day Challenges.
Challenge for June:
Write every day for 30 minutes
- Stream of conscious
However you write, allow it to help you open up to your inner needs and thoughts!
I hope you enjoyed this very long winded blog today! If you get a chance check out my friends post on Inorganic skies http://www.evolveandascend.com/2016/05/13/inorganic-skies-thrive-chemical-world/
~So I expected to sleep like the picture above, alas getting to bed early seems to be but a dream. I Have managed to get in naps and lots of them to supplement, but I have only reached my goal a few days over the last few weeks.
I will work like the dickens to get myself to bed before the wee hours of 2 or 3 in the am. I look forward to finding sleep a bit earlier over the next two weeks. How have you been doing? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
So now I am off to find that sweet slumber, the dark of the night or the insides of my eyelids!
Many Blessings and sweet dreams!
Many years ago, when I had started this journey, i started doing readings in many locations. I still do, but what used to be my travel box has now expanded into many bags and boxes. There are however a few essentials, that you should never leave home without.
Check out my new blog: https://fatgirlcooking_thinblog.wordpress.com/ This blog was spawned from the 30 day challenges and my quest for health!
What a crazy month! This is the first month where my goals have gone to the way side, but changes are coming into my life big time. This was the point of the 30 day challenges.
These are the changes that have come in:
- I am working with a lovely woman in my space named Kimberly, who has become a wonderful friend and support system and taught me that I can trust people and that I do not have to do everything on my own
- I have a total of 6 practitioners coming in both regularly and for special events at the Indigo.
- I have been walking more and making myself a priority
- I have started to eat healthier and pay attention to my physical self
- I have had my first YouTube collaboration with two more on the way
- I have released on emotional level my conscious emotions and now working on the unconscious.
- I have learned so much about myself and others through Simone's Human design class. This is helping to bring even more change into my life.
- I also just joined a wonderful charity group called Soroptomists http://www.soroptimistner.org/ They work on women's issues, both locally and globally, providing support, aid and opportunity to women everywhere.
I am allowing change and embracing it. I have realized that help and support is everywhere, I just need to allow it to enter.
This Month's 30 day challenge is to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. This is my goal and I hope that you will strive for it as well. Feel free to challenge yourself in a different way, if you have mastered this one already! and reach out for help and support through the comments section here or e-mail!
Much love to you all <3