Sitting With Self

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time writing poetry to express my feelings, inner changes, and life story. Since September 6th, I’ve been in a program where we sit with self, engage in groups, and use much of our time learning who we are and what we want to become. It hasn’t been a walk in the park, but I’ve learned to better handle my emotions, have compassion for difficult people, and learn to love the person I’m becoming- all without putting on a mask of protection.

Much to my surprise, the people around me love that person, too. πŸ’œ

Romanticizing the past or dwelling on my mistakes is no longer an option- but thanks to those trials and tribulations, I have become a much stronger person.

Turning my experience into art has truly helped me let go of self doubt, worries, or fear. There’s an empowering feeling when I put the words on paper and witness the release of insecurities or shame. By removing myself from the chaos of the outside world, I’ve began to love myself in ways I didn’t think were possible.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of chaos in this environment- but thanks to the solid foundation I’m building, I’ve finally started to learn that I can tune out the negative messages and enjoy the time I spend sitting with myself.

So many of us run around like a chicken with its head cut off, never truly accomplishing anything. As we go around and ’round in circles, we create even more chaos- chaos that isn’t even necessary.

I’ve been able to make the most of my time, and am grateful for the opportunities I have- both big and small.

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Grounded and Grateful

I had never truly thought about being “grounded” until I began learning about the seven chakras last fall. Yes, the concept has come up throughout my life, but I failed to embody its meaning until recently.

I’ll admit, I’m a woman with her head in the clouds- whimsy and wild. My dreams are grandiose, my mind is fixated in the future, and I’m always looking for a deeper meaning to what is right in front of me. However, through meditation and nature, I began my own grounding practice without even knowing it.

There’s nothing like sitting in the grass, watching the birds fly by, smelling the crisp fall air, or sitting still to observe.

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After a lack of creativity, I decided to balance my chakras, meditate, and free write yesterday. I came up with seven poems- each corresponding to a chakra- to reframe my thinking and open my consciousness.

The first is β€œMuladhara,” or β€œRooted,” for the Root Chakra. Red Jasper supports this chakra with its grounding, safety, inner strength, and balancing properties.

I hope you enjoy my poem and find your own inner peace, grounding, and gratitude this weekend. πŸ™πŸ»

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Every Day We Have the Opportunity to Start New

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World Mental Health Day: Change Starts With You

Doctor appointments, visits to the dentist, a balanced diet, and exercise are all important factors in our everyday health, but have you stopped to think about what you’re doing for your brain?

You don’t have to have any type of disorder to understand that negativity, substance use, or a toxic environment can impact your well-being.

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. We may not think about it, our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Our society has done wonders in de-stigmatizing counseling, pharmaceutical assistance, mental illness, and addiction, but we’re not there yet.

Mental health awareness starts with you! Taking care of our mental state can change not only our own lives, but the lives of those around us.

Here are a few earlier posts of mine that you may like to help boost your mood, re-center yourself, and raise your energetic vibration. The world will thank you!

Five Myths About Meditation

Where to Meditate?

Raise Your Vibration!

Gratitude

Making Peace Your Natural State

Be the light! A healthy, positive person is contagious. ✨

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