Hello fellow human,
I like to think back to when humans lived 10's of thousands of years ago.
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Before the agricultural revolution.
Before we began farming crops and domesticating animals.
The human experience was SO different than today.
Humans lived and survived by hunting and gathering their food, there were no grocery or convenience stores to "grab a quick bite".
Contrary to popular belief, these humans did in fact have gardens, they were small, temporary, and always shifted to minimize impact to the soil.
They wore animal skins on their body and under their feet.
The only light they saw at night was light from the stars, moon, and the fire that kept them warm and the animals distant.
They slept on the earth.
Their bodies were grounded and synced with the cycles of Mother Nature.
They walked on average 9 - 25 miles every day.
The sun warmed their...
My alarm goes off at 5:22 am.
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It gives me just enough time for two 8 minute snoozes, where I slowly wake up to the dark morning.
I need this time to prepare to wake up.
At 5:38 am I get out of bed, I open the doors to let the cool morning air in, I go to the bathroom, put on my warm robe, grab my headphones, and light a candle.
I love the way the candle lights up the room.
I find one of my favorite meditations or meditative music and I settle on my bed with a straight back supported by my soft headboard and extend my legs.
I feel my body.
"Good morning, body." I say to myself.
I check into the universe that carries me everyday.
It's the first thing I do.
I notice any tension, tightness, and breathe deeply into the nook and crannies that store all my shit.
I take somewhere between 8-10 deep deep breaths before I settle in.
I always feel my shoulders and belly relax. ...
I unrolled my mat in the back of the class.
Life was hard at this moment.
I was so stressed out and my body was screaming at me to listen.
My lower back ached and my gut felt insanely gurgly.
I knew I needed something so I headed straight to a yoga class led by my favorite instructor, Harmony.
I loved taking her classes.
Not only did she lead the most amazing, challenging, and sweaty classes, but the wisdom and insight she dropped always hit home with me.
It was like she was speaking directly to me and today, I needed something to help me break free from myself.
I felt tired of life and of all of its responsibilities.
This was even before kids and before I embarked on the most difficult and wonderful journey I'd ever experience, called motherhood.
I thank God for the wisdom...
Happy 2022 my friends! I'm not sure about you, but in the past, I would always get disappointed around the holidays.
I have huge expectations and the season never ever lives up to them.
This year, I took a whole new approach and just reminded myself when I was attaching to some sort of outcome I could never control and to just breathe and be in the moment.
I really focused on accepting what was coming up and just living in that space.. in reality.
Instead of focusing on what I wish was different, I just appreciated the unfolding.
Truthfully, I found myself many times wishing myself out of the experience and wanting to change it... then I would remind myself that that's just a waste of energy and what was happening now is perfect and exactly the way it's meant to be.
How do I know this?
Because that's the reality of it.
Isn't it amazing that we do this in so many aspects of our...
My dear friend, Kristin, shared in a group text a perfect story by Nhat Hanh.
"Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, your right." – Henry Ford
We are ALL creative beings… infinitely expressing our thoughts, words, and actions that create the reality we exist in right now. Regardless, if we are conscious of it or not, we are solely responsible for where we find ourselves today. Our lives are but a reflection of the collection and manifestation of ALL the choices that we’ve made throughout our entire lives.
Believe me, I have a hard time with this too. I mean, what about the people and circumstances in my life, aren’t they responsible for any part of this experience? My truth that I have come to understand is no, they aren’t. Every decision I make and continue to make perpetuates my experience regardless if I like it or not. I always have a choice, to continue creating with the same people and/or change my circumstances. It’s a fact. However, this doesn’t make changing our lives any easier.
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