I am reading a wonderful book called The Sacred Ego. I always find inspiration for my art journaling in the books I read. In this book there is a section on the power of circles that I loved. The author leads women’s circles in the Middle East, bringing women of different faiths and cultures together. I loved her description of the power of the circle and it’s history in all spiritual traditions. She describes the circle: • As a geometric form, the circle signifies oneness. • As a healing tool, it centers, balances, and unifies us. • As an archetype, it awakens our sense of wholeness. • As a social structure, it supports a communal experience of oneness.
Writing has been such a struggle for me. I’ve never felt that I was good at it, or that I was worthy of being read or followed.... I realize how silly that sounds.
So I started writing for me. Only me.
Now the more I write for myself... the more confident I am to share with others. I understand I’m not a good writer, not yet anyway. But I had to start somewhere and I’m so glad I did.
So this time next year I will be a years worth of practicing in and so much better than this time last year 🤪 have a happy day everyone ✌🏼
After choosing recovery, things don't get better overnight. There are days when you want to go back, days where it feels like you're getting nowhere, and days where it just doesn't feel worthwhile. But what matters is that you keep going. Choosing to keep carrying on every day, choosing recovery every day, means that you are moving forward and you are living - even when it feels like you're standing still. And as much as I'm trying to encourage people here to recover, to spread some positivity on their journeys, I've got to say it's not always easy because that's where I am now. But it is still worth it.
I used to never be a person who journaled or read any books or even listened to any podcasts. I thought it was all a bunch of hocus pocus that people actually gained something from doing these things.
One thing I’ve learned over the past year as a coach is that before I can do anything productive I have to have some time to be with Jesus, reflect and be grateful. I am incapable of winning my day without these things. It clears my head and normally gives me a perspective much different than the one I woke up with (which is normally a negative one 🤦🏻♀️).
So if you ever feel in the dumps or in a rut. Pick up a book, put on a podcast or spend some time just reflecting on all that you have and then get moving in some way and I promise you that you may see things in a different light 💕 ——
Have an amazing day friends!
For those of you that read my last post, guess who had an emergency landing? Yep, a woman became sick on the flight and needed medical attention. I’ll be thinking about her and her family for a long time. I hope, hope, hope she’s OK!!! 🙏
Disclaimer: This might be my most “woo woo” caption to date.
It’s DAY 26 of my #growingoutloud challenge and my heart feels all warm and fuzzy. I had a serious journaling session this morning where I wrote “as if” I was living the life I’d always imagined. Usually I journal about my day and my present moment, but I’m trying to get a hang of this whole #manifestation thing so I’m experimenting with different styles.
I’m now trying to journal for the life I want - rather than the life I have. My friend @habitbabe gave me a good starter sentence for this style of journaling: “I’m so happy and grateful now that...”
Seven pages later, I’d painted this beautiful, detailed picture of my life a few years from now and - omg - it felt amazing! After I’d finished writing, I went to my room and looked at the vision board I created earlier this year to see if anything on there had actually manifested.
Instead of trying to manifest physical or material things, I realized that what I’d really been trying to manifest was a mindset. “Show up before you’re ready” and “Better an oops than a what if” and “Make today count” - these are things that I struggled with months ago, but feel that I’ve finally gotten the hang of!
It’s really cool to see how much has changed from when I was cutting out those quotes eight months ago, to where I’m at now - days away from launching a #podcast all about growing through what you go through. I’m taking daily action, I’m trying new things and I’m learning to focus on progress rather than perfection!
Now I’m thinking I should make an updated vision board to reflect some bigger and better dreams, and maybe some material things too (a new MacBook would be nice, lol). I’m still a newbie - and occasional skeptic - when it comes to manifestation, but I’m open and willing to try. I’ll let you know how the journey unfolds.
What are your thoughts on manifestation? Does it work? What techniques do you use? What cool things have you manifested?👇🏻
Happy Tuesday! I hope your yesterday was what you wanted it to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Journaling helps keep you honest with yourself. Today, I want you to be honest with yourself and write a letter to your body. How you feel about your body determines if this is an apology or a gratitude letter. How do you feel you have been treating your body? It could be both. The key is honesty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"You aint gatta lie to kick it with yaself" 🤣🤣
Well today is my birthday and as my husband reminded me this morning ‘well on the way to 40’. Yeah, thanks for that !! As such we have decided to venture to the city to eat, explore and spend time just with family. I haven’t posted for a while, never seem to find the time to pick up my camera 😕but hopefully buying a new lens with my birthday funds will help ! Hope everyone has a great day ❤️
Succulents, due to their resilience, are used to symbolize enduring and timeless love, money, and even wealth.⌛ 💑👌Here's an eye-catching step by step succulents by @bujocute!🌵🔆🏜️
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Hi everybody! So I've been out of the insta game for a while due to some foreseen and unforeseen stuff. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in April who along with my 3 year old son have been keeping me busy. My hubby has some medical issues which led me to do some soul searching and spiritual healing. Obviously I've still been Bullet Journaling for my sanity. So I'll be playing a bit of catch up with the next few posts. But for now here is how February turned out for me.