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