Meditation: Seeking Inner Stillness
Affirmation: My personality exudes confidence. I am bold and outgoing.
Pilates: Swan Dive
Happy October 1st! I love the Fall and all of the things new and good when the weather changes and holidays approach. My daughter and I will be decorating today for Halloween. It is my favorite holiday! Even though the temperature in Cali has been in the upper 90’s to low 1oo’s, I still look forward to cooler temperatures coming soon and enjoying the holiday season.
This weekend has been especially challenging for me “to love the skin I’m in “since I have been sick with a cold. I have noticed that I am not bouncing back as fast as I used to. It hit me hard and really forced me to stop moving and take note of myself. What do I mean by that? Well, I asked myself how did I let my immunities down so when I was exposed to this germ, it infected me like a wildfire. Fast and furious. When I am leveled like this, I take it as a sign to slow down but also taking 100% responsibility for what could have caused it:
1. Am I not taking care of myself?
2. Am I going 100 miles an hour?
3. Am I being too much for everyone else and not enough for myself?
4. How is my nutrition, water intake and sleep levels?
There is probably so much more but now I can reset my mind, adjust my schedule and move towards taking better care of myself. One of the ways to do this is not to beat myself up about getting the cold. My response instead is to give myself permission to sleep, get rest and not to worry about what needs to get done. There is always tomorrow. It is liberating and I now I’m enjoying the outcome which is rest.
As I sit here in my bed with my Kleenex, I get to slow down and reflect on all of the good things, shifts and changes that have happened in the past month. Not only with you but with myself as well. I am humbled that so many of you have shared with me how much you appreciate the work that I have exposed to you and how much it has meant to you. And it has meant the world to me that you are doing the work. I have only just laid out the foundation. You have done the work. Because you have been playing with me for 30 days, doing the challenges and shifting into your own power, I would love to reward you with a gift. I will need your snail mail address so I can send it to you. If you could email me your addresses to email@example.com, I will let you know when I mail them out so you can look for it.
I still love the skin I am in but not this darn cold…Don’t forget to take care of yourself this cold and flu season! I’m heading back to sleep so keep on MAPing and I’ll see you tomorrow!