As I sit here tonight, exhausted after a 12 hour shift, I ponder the state of my heart. I once gave it freely, assuming that my sentiments would be reciprocated. Sometimes they were -for a while, and other times, they were not, or were shut down before I could even get them out. And now, now when I have found WHO I am and totally love who I am, I see the light shining in my direction and I am so freaking terrified of it. This weekend, in the Circle of Women at @ahimsayogastudio with my #ahimsafamily , we talked about releasing what no longer serves us. For all of us there was some component or some form of a relationship - attachment to, possibility of, releasing of. Each of us in that room had something and someone, or an attachment to an outcome that we needed to release. 💕
Personally, I have a few that I’m working on: Releasing a relationship that held tremendous possibility at one time, but has since grown cold; releasing my attachment to what a relationship should look like; and liberating my heart from the thick and thorny shell that imprisons it. At the same time, and this is SO hard for me to even write here, I am working on releasing the attachment to the notion that I Must be in a relationship. I am perfectly fine on my own. I’ve been listening to @johnmayer’s #PerfectlyLonely and it rings so true. But—— I am still releasing. It is an ongoing process. ❣️
So, yes, we are going to get smacked by #thefeels from time to time, there will be tears, and sometimes anger and frustration, but then there is the inhale and slow exhale to bring us right back to the #presentmoment . #comeomwithme and release at YOUR speed. Be gentle with yourSelf. #selflove#ifitsmeanttobeitwillbe#strongwomen#releasewhatnolongerservesyou
Sometimes that release of what no longer serves is hard Sometimes, when you’re sitting in bumper to bumper traffic with your “Case of the Feels” playlist it just happens on its own whether or not you’re ready. That One song in the list that makes the tears flow, then makes the heart hurt and finally allows the soul to say, “Ah, yes. This right here. THIS is what we need to release and let go, to be free.” .
And as I allowed myself to feel the pain, I simultaneously felt the relief of the weight and the lightness of the release. It’s not easy, not easy at all, to let go sometimes, but, DAMN! I feel much better on this side. #releasewhatnolongerservesyou#carcry#allthefeels#donewiththat#spotify#playlist
CHAROITE - you're transforming this cycle, more spiritually than anything else, but spirituality is also connected to the kind and body, so you may be seeing an overall transition. Using this positive, joyous energy will help you through this period. You will be closing out the year, and preparing for #2019 . Just remember that wisdom, a lot of times, comes from experiences, so look at the lessons you've learned this year, or are continuing to learn now.. see the silver lining of through these lessons you have gained knowledge. Transmute any negatives into love for yourself. Clear your space immediately and release what no longer serves you. Clearing your space will make room for what is to be received. I love you so much wise one. Extended version in blog, link in bio. 🦋
We do this over and over and over. Relationships - or the thought of one, or the uncertainty of one: we keep holding on, giving it one more. try. Jobs: the thought that things will change, we will get a raise, loyalty instead of our own pursuits. Longing for something, whatever it is, causes us to hold on to things instead of releasing them. No, it’s not easy to let go. It is in our nature to want to hold on to things. It’s what we do. Fear of change is a great motivator for staying in the same situation, waiting for it to become what we want. Instead, we cause ourselves more heartache and suffering. Breathe into release, go slowly or just rip the band aid off. Either way, the other side of it holds a happiness and a joy that we might otherwise walk right by without noticing. .
I share this so that we can release together. This message is as much for me as for everyone. I stand and see things that I need to release and cling a little longer than I should. Let’s do this together. I believe it was @cassyoga who gave me this mantra, so I will share it with you: “[Inhale] I release control of what no longer serves me, [Exhale] and so I shall be free.” Rinse , release, repeat. #releasewhatnolongerservesyou#comeomwithme
When three becomes one 🍁 🍁🍁: The fall season is such a beautiful time to reflect upon what needs to ‘fall’ to the side and ‘die’ to help us with the renewing of the mind. ✨
Life is about cycles, which aids in our growth in development. Even when the leaves transition from green to beautiful hues of orange, red and yellows, nature reminds us to become rooted/ anchored within the Divine aspects of our lower chakra system.
As the temperature drops and we begin to slow down, we can become nestled into acknowledging the things that no longer serve us, and allow time to work through it, integrate it, and release what no longer serves us, so that one can be ready to ‘spring’ into life.
When I saw these three beautiful leaves upon my path, it taught me the importance of integrating all aspects of self (yin/yang, right and wrong, light and dark, left and right, up and down) to create a beautiful pattern of oneness and wholeness.
Allow nature to speak to you, she has a lot to say😉✨ #somatichealings
Hi! I’m Sheena
I am a Holistic Nutritionist and a health coach. My mission is to inspire and empower women to choose self-love, self-acceptance, compassion and kindness on their own life journey. Why am I so passionate about these things... well it took me a few really hard life lessons to realize the way I was thinking, feeling and behaving in my world wasn’t working well for me in my life. I didn’t feel happy or even good most of the time, I was unbalanced and stressed. For many years I ignored all the signs my body was sending me, and sure enough when she realized I wasn’t listening, she forced me to! I crashed, and I crashed hard and all the changes I wasn’t willing to make for myself were forced on me. I had to slow down but without the self love and self acceptance piece I spiralled into depression and isolation.
During this time I had to force myself to eat cleaner, move my body gently, love my body, and take a really close look at who I was. My thoughts, that story I was telling myself and believing about my life and experiences. But the most challenging part yet most powerful part of my process was starting to actually learn to like myself, to accept who I was, to forgive myself and to have compassion for where I was and how I had gotten there... as well as let go of the expectations I had for who I should be and where I should be in life.
Sounds so simple when you put it in words. We see it everywhere nowadays... quotes on Instagram and Facebook, books we read, conversations we have. But how do you actually do it???
For me it started with meditation and mindfulness practices.
The more we focus on breath and breathing, the easier it becomes to tap into that present moment awareness. It’s amazing how just focused breathing can have such a full body effect.
Try it! You don’t know how or where to start?
I can help you!! #selflove#selfacceptance#forgiveness#justbeyou#inspirationalquote#holisticnutrition#healthcoach#presence#liveinthemoment#breathislife#releasewhatnolongerservesyou#expectations#simplyawaken#welcometoblissed
December 3rd is a day of remembrance... its the day that my Daddy left the physical.
13 years since we had you last on earth in the physical. For our souls, it is a short time. For us on earth, it's a long time.
I miss our talks and your hugs. I know you are still will me as I see signs everywhere. I'll never stop loving you! I'll forever miss you! You'll always be my hero and my Daddy!
Day 3 - What have you let go of?
Nature is the best teacher.
I love the quote @ramonawildeman included with today’s question.
. “I realise there's something incredibly honest about 🌳 in winter, how they're experts at letting things go. 🍂🍁🍃”― Jeffrey McDaniel
Some of the things I let go of… not sure they were all this year… AND when I read this question I didn’t feel like completing it 😂
Things are black and white
What Little Shelly believed about herself from situations experienced or what others said to her and those things defining who I am today.
I don’t always have to be right.
I don’t have to please others.
I can’t change.
Healing happens overnight.
Once you dealt with something you won’t have it come up again.
If you made a mistake you have to keep punishing yourself for it.
Some things are unforgivable
How others see you defines who you are.
That you need to care what others think.
My perception is the only way to see things
Being a rule follower
I have to control the outcome
I can change someone
Being accepted by everyone
Blaming others for what’s not working in my life
I have to be around certain people who deplete me