Welcome to the first full week of 2018! It always takes me a few days to integrate the energy of a new year. The excitement of intentions and resolutions for a whole year always feel overwhelming to me. Despite having a new 2018 planner and intentions and all that good stuff, I tend to take those first few days slow and ease in. I also don’t put too much pressure on myself to dump my previous plans, things I have been working on and start “fresh”. But, now, now I am feeling ready to enter the year and create space, move slowly with intention, listen and act.
I mentioned last year that I wanted to move into this year with a theme of “creating space”. So, here is an invitation to create space with me so that your soul can sing.
I will pop on the blog a couple times a month along with a Facebook live and share ways that I create space in my life and guide clients to create space in their life. Creating space will come in the form of both physical and mental ways to open yourself up for more. Some suggestions will be based on Feng Shui principles, some more spiritual, some from books that inspire me or maybe something that showed up for me that day that I feel will benefit you. In all of my guidance, you take what is right for you. I do challenge you to take a few steps out of your comfort zone. If something seems silly, like brushing your teeth with your non dominant hand, give it a go. You never know what you will connect to on a deeper level. Take what you will but don’t expect “more” if you don’t DO. We must take action to move forward. The path I guide clients on during a reiki session is of them walking forward, taking action in stepping along a path. A path that moves them forward in mind, body and soul. This path will require action to connect to your soul. Join me in soul care.
I move into this year with a focus on health for myself. I started a journey with Weight Watchers in November. The holidays had me bouncing around with choices but I feel great about the choices that I made. We are all on our own health journey to some degree. Maybe the journey is just thinking about being on a journey…been there! I start with health for personal reasons but also because in Feng Shui, Health and Wellbeing is the center Gua on the Bagua Map. The center of your home. It touches all other aspects of your life. So to kick off health and wellbeing we start in the closet. Many of you who know me well are thinking we are heading to your clothing closet. Not this time, this time it is your food closet, your pantry. Time for a clean out. Simply take stock of what you have and what is outdated. Reorganize, find a recipe for the canned pumpkin you still have, clean.it.out. I know, you may have just done this the last time you went grocery shopping. So did I. But then when I really dug around, I found a bag of coconut that expired in March 2014…not a typo, 2014. Was that sweetened coconut’s stagnant and outdated energy keeping me in the sweet tooth zone? HA! Maybe. But I am not here to blame the coconut. I am here to create space for healthy cooking, joyful eating and nourishment. A clean and organized pantry will create space for fresh food, for new recipes or your health journey to unfold. Blessings and happy health.
It's not Pinterest worthy but it works for us. BTW, the coconut was hiding in the white bin at the top. I don't recommend that you go purchase bins and baskets to get this done, just use what you have and line things up. Anyone have a good canned pumpkin recipe? I have 3 cans...