In the wake of social distancing and self-quarantining, I’ve been thinking…that perhaps it’s time to venture INSIDE in MORE ways than one. Never will there be a more perfect or necessary time than now to explore your INNER WORLD. Our outer world may be shut down, but your inner world is wide open for business! Discomfort is the container for growth. What is one brave change you could make inside of yourself spurred on by this challenging and uncomfortable time? Can you release what no longer serves you and trust that you are being guided into a whole new way of being in relationship with the world and yourself?
There is a spiritual and psychological concept that says that all human emotions can be distilled down into two base categories – fear or love. Though we can feel quite powerless during this time of immense worldly fears, it is helpful to know that we always have a choice. The power to feel a certain way is always in our hands. And in this choice lies our true power and freedom. What are you aligned with? The energy of fear? Or love?
I’m back from the dead (of winter)! After a bit of a hiatus I’m excited to share what I’ve been up to and what’s in store for you and Moondance in 2020. Big themes for this year…ALIGN and HEAL. And it all kicks off with the Spring Equinox (or what I like to call “Nature’s New Year”) in mid-March!
But what if it doesn’t have to be the end of the magic? What if adulthood isn’t a curse that casts out all feelings of whimsy and wonder? What if there’s a way to still experience the childlike wonder of the holidays even as a – gasp! – mature adult. Learn to slow down and listen to your soul as a path back to the magic of the holiday season.
Calendar calendar on the wall, who’s the dreariest of them all? Although November arrives in one pretty ugly package, it comes bearing some vitally important gifts. The barren trees and leaf-speckled lawns remind us of the importance of forgiveness – the practice of letting go. The ever-present cold and gray remind us that even in bleak and challenging situations there always exists a direct path back to joy – through the practice of gratitude.
Last week my husband and I celebrated our seven-year wedding anniversary by going nowhere. We made sure to plan a lot of nothing. We didn’t have to pack anything. And it was everything. The Staycation feels like a lost and forgotten art. Gobbled up by our go-go-go culture, we seem to apply the busyness mentality of “doing” to our vacations, weekends, days off and downtime. Here’s the list we all need instead: 8 Excellent Ways to Do (Almost) Nothing.
Confused about September’s hot/cold – summer/fall indecisiveness? Turns out, it can be categorized as it’s own separate season w/an agenda all it’s own. Seemingly doing whatever it darn well pleases, September could represent the wild soul that lives inside each and every one of us. The part that doesn’t care if it’s the “right” way to go about life; the part that knows exactly what you need to do to make yourself utterly, joyfully, amazingly happy.
Does the idea of meditating make you laugh – or scream, or cry, or want to run away? Is it a practice in finding inner peace, or just a practice in pure frustration? For a long time, I felt the same way. Here’s a little about my own journey from hating meditation to understanding how to make it work for me. And if you’ve got a busy mind or a painful body, I think you’ll be able to relate.
Is it just me, or has this been a strange and challenging summer for everyone?! This summer shook up everything – work, health, relationships – and forced to me look at everything that isn’t working. Did you feel this too?
Whether the heat is making us batty or we’ve lost our connection to our joy – the energetic prescription is the same: balance the Heart Meridian! Remember the idea of mindfulness – paying attention – and you will begin to find that you can feed yourself with small ongoing doses of pure and honest joy.