I love it. I am now past the point of fear. Past the point of worry and dread. For months, I would wake with a sense of dread and it took quite the meditation in the morning to change my thoughts so I could get out of bed with the Fruit of the Spirit instead of a negative point of view. I had recently decided that I would keep going with my story and share with friends and others, the passion behind my everything.
Last night, I dreamed I had some wicked super powers. If you have seen the Netflix show Stranger Things, it was just like that. Now, on the flip side of dreaming, I wear my Wonder Women costume in reality since it is the super power I admire. I love the women in my life. Women who are full of Wonder. It really has nothing to do with being Powerful as much as it does confidence. Confidence breeds bravery and skill. We women all have a skill. Even the Men, well, they have amazing skills too and I have met some of those guys ready to stand up and stand in the gap for what they believe in and they too want to see a more hopeful World. Most of them, are doing yoga.
You see, I am now working day and nigh shifts to help pay the bills. Today is my 12th day of work in a row with the exception of last Tuesday. And that day, I spent hours on the phone and emailing the VA. Am I tired. Yes. Do I practice what I preach about self care? Yes. As soon as I finish my blog, I will be off to do three loads of family laundry, work out in the laundry room as stinky as it is…..haha….and try to find time to shower and then work night shift today and I am grateful! I have a full book today Praise Jesus! But my Hips are killing me!!! But, that means surviving another day with groceries and gas! Whoot! Yay Massage Therapy and Reiki! The work is slowing coming in and becoming more steady. But I have three tables and one AWESOME Massage Chair to manage across this city. You do what you gotta do and I am so grateful I LOVE what I do. It keeps me going and I know eventually it will settle! So come see me! Come consult with me or get a massage or reiki session with me and see how I just keep up the fight!!! It is all this self care that is working and my table is open for you guys! East End. J-town and Downtown! I am everywhere at the moment!
So, how do I keep going?
Lots of Water
Lots of 10 minute yoga poses or stretches
Walking around A LOT!
Some weight lifting treatments a couple times a week.
Good Foods more than bad foods. I am about 70/30 on a good day. It is better than nothing!
Dance. Reikirobics. Dance. Move. Dance!
Massage or Reiki at least once a month. Some how. Some way. I usually trade with amazing practitioners! What a support our community has when we are at our lowest. Brings you right back to square! But I will pay for a good massage. Yes, I will!
Essential oils. I have them everywhere. In my bath (when I get one), in my car, in my diffusor, in my studios. I clean (when I can anymore) with them. I have not been sick as in a cold in over 2 years. And I plead the blood of Jesus over my body that I do not get sick because I acknowledged this. That would just be rude. 😛
Sleep. Like when I go to bed I just shut it off. I dream some wild stuff, but I do get good rest. It is that waking moment when the 5 am train starts blowing her whistle outside of my apartment I realize, it is almost another day. I am deep. I love to dream. But I have work to do on this side of the Delta state of the brain:) (I will save that topic for a mother chapter of teaching later!)
And, Love. OMG, lots of Love from friends and family who just see past my frazzle dazzle videos, blogs and Facebook posts. Really when I do these, it is to get you to laugh or cry or at least understand some kind of emotionally intelligence in your life. Most of us do. We just don’t know how to channel it.
And Music. OMG! I cannot imagine my life without it. It pangs my heart to watch it slip away from my husband’s ears but I can only mourn one thing at a time. Right now. It is Greg Allman Radio, and a cup of hot tea, watching the cat run in and out of a paper bag on my floor and the fresh air coming in my door. That my friends, is this moment. Along with my blog therapy! Try it sometime. Or at least on a napkin. Write out some amazing thought or word and then read what you wrote. It may inspire you. To do something new, exciting or change an old habit. Words. They are magic. Put them with Music, they come alive. People, Let Your Soul Shine! Its Better than Sunshine. Better than Moonshine and Damn sure better than Rain! LOL!
I know some people get really uncomfortable when you express about being so weary in a World where we see enough negativity at the traffic light to feed a small village. But this morning, my blog is to remind you to keep pressing on. Find some way to channel your emotions and create an environment of Love and Change and Transformation in your Life. Many of us are having a rough time right now. It is the resistance to the shift from moment to moment that makes it just that much harder. Keep ON Chugging!