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Reconnecting With Yourself

There are times where we need to unplug from our electronic devices, get away from the internet, and the social media wars that seem to plague everyone across the world. The reason for this is to reconnect with ourselves, continue our own growth, and get back to the core of our own being. That is what I have been doing for the past two months, I had rarely made any posts on here, or on any of my social media accounts, because I wanted and needed to reconnect with myself and see where I was going, to see if I was growing in any sense of the word (except for height, because I am always going to be short).

Stepping away from the internet helped me, because I was able to focus more on my poetry, on myself and heal. Knowing that I was starting to become a slave to my electronic devices, I set them aside, and started to focus on myself and see what it was that I needed to do in order to grow more spiritually, personally, and career wise. Plus, I needed to focus on my health. During the two months of not only posting anything, I also ended up not really speaking to many people that I know, this is also due to a fact that I needed a break from socializing, because I was being drained. Drained of my energy, and drained of any thoughts that I harbor. And it was slowly making me depressed and unable to focus on a lot of things.

After spending time by myself, meditating, healing, and just focus on my own well being for a change, it made me happier, and made notice that we all need to make time for ourselves more than just an allotted time each day. And so now, after taking those two months, I figured out how each person, child, woman, or man can create more time to just reconnect with themselves even if they are on a tight schedule and cannot devote an entire month to themselves.

Each morning when you are getting up, or helping your children get ready for school, create a drink  to your liking for each season (hot chocolate or coffee for fall or winter, smoothies or iced tea for spring or summer), to go along with your breakfast. Sit together, you don’t have to speak to each other necessarily, but sit at the same table, and enjoy  the silence or put on some light music, while you prepare yourself for the day ahead. For lunch time, sit by yourself and enjoy your lunch while you read a book, listen to your iPod, or sit with your friends or colleagues and just enjoy a light conversation that doesn’t cause such a big stir (ahem, politics). When it comes to dinner, socialize with your family, talk about your day, enjoy your dinner. But after dinner, make that time for you, and you alone. Put on some music, write in your journal, meditate; just shut out social media for that time period. On your days off, go out into nature, embrace the beauty, the energy that she provides us, and take it all in. Because while you are walking through the hills, forests, mountains, or near by the ocean, your body is healing, your soul is healing. And that is what you are needing.

A lot of people don’t realize that they are needing some time by themselves, so that they can heal, can reconnect with themselves. And that is the problem with social media and the internet, it takes away that time, and instead uses its vortex of search engines and websites to drag you in further, keeping you away from what your body is needing, and what your soul is needing. Always make time for yourself to heal, to reconnect, because if you don’t then you won’t be able to help others. You need to help yourself first before you can help others.

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A New Chapter in Our Books

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Every year begins a new chapter of our life, and also at the same time, new events become a brand new chapter in our lives as well. We as humans, change. Our jobs change, our scenery changes. And all of this has started the next chapter that we are about to embark on.

For the most part, everyone is a little nervous yet excited at the same time when a new chapter in their own lives begins. And we have every right to feel this way, it is normal. These new chapters bring about new adventures, new romance, new breaks in the path of ours that we are meant to take for a period of time; it is part of our life. These chapters are to show us our growth as we read through the book of our own lives. And when we reach our 80’s, our books will be presented to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren through photographs, journals, clippings.

2016 was rough for all of us, let us be honest for a moment, yet that was a chapter in all of our lives that we had lived through. It had taught us so much about who we are as an individual, and also as a society. Now, here we are in 2017, only two weeks in, and we are being granted this new chapter of our lives of growth in every aspect. Many of us are going to embark on new adventures in this new chapter of our book, some may go to new states or countries, others might be welcoming an addition into their families, and others might break away from a job to start a new one that is meant for them. All of these adventures are about to begin for everyone.

Don’t be afraid of this chapter that is being presented to you, it might seem daunting, but in reality, it is going to be a fun bumpy ride that you will be able to tell when you are older to your great-grandchildren or nieces and nephews.

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Healing From the Core: Journaling

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When it comes to healing oneself, it can be rather difficult to find something that you can vent to about your emotions, struggles, and the things that are plaguing your mind. However, most people overlook the one thing that they could do to help them vent productively in a non-violent manner, journaling.

Yes, it sounds a little strange for adults to be journaling, especially since the prime demographic is young teenaged girls and boys; however, there are plenty of adults who journal. In fact, I am one of those adults. I journal several times a week, my journal has become a book filled with different things from my meditation sessions that I just went through, my dreams, and overall, just my emotions in general. It helps me figuring things out on paper, and it truly helps, especially after I’ve written what I need to write down, I can look back and see what symbolic thing that is going on in my life at the time.

Journaling is one of the most therapeutic ways of dealing with everyday stress and just life in general. You can pour yourself out on pages among pages, without the fear of judgment or ridicule. In a way, journaling is a therapist that you can vent to about all of your problems, and just dive into what you are truly feeling. It can help you come to terms with a lot of things that you are dealing with internally, while also helping you deal with your past that you seem to be running from.

I’ve always believed that you need a journal that you resonate with, something that you feel connected to. This is due to the fact that you will be sharing your most intimate thoughts, feelings, and dreams to. So the picking the right journal will help you along in the process of healing. There are many places that you can go to find a journal from your local stores to online shopping, finding a journal that you feel comfortable writing in and venting to is highly important.

And do not worry what others will say if they ever find out that you journal, there is nothing wrong with it at all. In fact, it is perfectly normal to journal at any age.

 

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Meditation: Garden of Your Soul

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Turn on your preferred meditation music, and get comfortable by either sitting down in the lotus position or laying on down on your back. Close your eyes and sink into your position, as the music washes over your entire being. As the music makes its way gently into your mind, your mind will be cleared of any toxic and negative energy, and you will then become lightheaded.

At this time, your mind will dive into another world, a place where it will lead you to your final destination. In your third eye and in your mind, you will see yourself standing on the pier, overlooking dark waters. The dark waters whisper to you to take a dip, go ahead and take that dip into the smooth dark waters and let your body float down to the bottom. Before you can reach the bottom of the ocean, a bright light will make its appearance, seducing you to swim to it. Swim over to the bright light and feel your body being pulled through, the weight of your body has been reduced to feeling as though you are light as a feather. Once you are pulled all the way through, you will find yourself in the middle of a dirt path. You look down and you are now in a brightly colored outfit that suits your personality, and you feel ever so free to be your true self.

As you walk down the dirt path, you can see something coming into view, it is a temple, but this temple resembles your inner soul, your place that you can call home. Look at the details of it, remember the way it makes you feel, feel the energy coming from it and let it soak into your soul. Remembering these things will bring you closer to home, in your heart and soul.

Make your way into the temple, and walk about the smooth floor with your bare feet, and absorb the energy coming from the temple into your body. As you walk about the temple, you look outside, and there you see is a garden that resembles your complete home of your inner self. Walking outside and into the garden, you feel the delicious sensation of grass touching your feet. The sweet perfume coming from the flowers fill the air around you, making your mouth water. As you walk around the garden, while you smell the delicious air, and feel the tree leaves brush up against your skin, you hear something behind you. Turning around you see an animal presenting itself to you, knowing that it will not hurt you or you hurt it, you walk closer to the animal ever so cautiously. The animal rubs up against you and a sensation runs through your body. For some unknown reason, you know this animal, you know that it is apart of you. Suddenly the animal guides you around the garden, no words are needed for this conversation between the two of you. For your minds are connected, just as your hearts and souls are too. You realize that this animal is your spirit animal, one that guides you and protects you. You let yourself go, and put yourself into the animal’s control, letting it help you throughout your life and never letting you go. The animal leaves your sight, leaving you in the garden. Suddenly, you feel a tug on your body, making you realize it is time to come back. You walk through the temple once more, to find yourself on the dirt path. You walk up the dirt path, to where you had first arrived, then the bright light reappears to pull you back in. You find yourself in the dark waters once more, so you begin to swim. You reach the surface of the water, and find yourself wading back and forth. You know you don’t need to reach the pier, so you slowly wake from your meditation, bringing you back to reality.

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Celebrating Yule

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All around the world it is now Yule (Winter season), and what better way to celebrate this years Yule than with some fresh snow and Mother Nature gracing us with her beautiful presence through the chilly morning air as the snow falls all over the sleepy towns and cities all over the world. For the most part, no one really celebrates Yule, unless you are either Druid (like myself), any form of paganism, animism, or celebrate through your Native American roots. And the only time most people around the world celebrate Yule is during Christmas time when they are decorating the tree and filling it with presents underneath. There is nothing wrong with that at all, but there are a few other ways to celebrate Yule time.

Give or volunteer to aid a stranger – Going down to your local food pantry or soup kitchen to give your time to help others is always appreciated by those who do not have the money for food during the holiday time. So by helping out, you will be able to chat with those that come through the line, give them a nice warm meal, and assure them that they are not alone for the holidays.

12 spirits for 12 nights – This is your own “12 Days of Yule”, where you can begin on December 20th to January 1st. You can light a candle each night (12 total) and speak a prayer for the ancestor you honor.

Ancestral cookies – Take an old family recipe and bake those cookies in the shape of unique figures of animals, people, trees, and gift them to others.

Share a meal – Gather your friends and family up, go into the kitchen, and all of you create a meal together then sit down to enjoy it together as well. Spending time with family and friends is something that everyone needs, especially during Yule when most people are out on trips and with their own relatives. If you and a few people you know are all alone for the holiday, get together and share a meal together, while you enjoy each other’s company.

Celebrating Yule is an amazing time of the year where a lot of magic can take place right outside our own front doors in the cold harsh unforgiving nature that is Mother Earth, and celebrating it with others is the best part of it.

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Law of Attraction Lifestyle

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Law of attraction or manifestation, whichever you wish to call it, is a powerful force. Most of the population is unaware that they are using this powerful thing every moment of every day, and in all honesty that is quite terrifying. Because law of attraction is one of the most powerful tools a human being could use in their life; it is what makes a person’s life positive or negative. In fact, each person is 100% responsible for their own life. And everything that they experience is a reflection of them. Each person will attract the good, the bad, and the indifferent through the subconscious thoughts whether they are positive or negative thoughts. For example, if you think negatively about your work, love life, or any other aspect in your life; then negativity will emerge from the depths and make you see what you have been thinking.

As I said before, law of attraction is powerful and it should be used with the intention of bringing good and positive things into your life; not negativity (even though negativity simmers down there, it is not wise to bring it up to the top). When living the law of attraction lifestyle, many do not know how to do it or they are simply overwhelmed by every little tidbit of information out there. This post will show you how to start living your life by using law of attraction. Keep in mind, these are in no particular order.

Learn and be aware of the law of attraction and listen to it – When you have learned about the law of attraction and have learned what it can bring into your life, you realize that you have the ability to bring the positive outcome into your life, and also manifest the things you have been wanting into your life.

You need to be will to accept that you are creating your experience – For the most part, you do not realize that you are the one that is actually bringing all these things into your life. It lies in your subconscious and even though it simmers there; it still has the ability to bring these negative thoughts to reality.

Know exactly what you want in your life – When you know what exactly what you want in your life and put it out into the universe, expect to receive it. Your mind, your heart, and the Universe are all tied together and when you know what you want and throw it out to the Universe with a positive sensation, it will come into your life.

Vision boards and affirmations – Creating a vision board consisting of pictures and texts will help you bring in the positivity into your life, all the while bringing you the things you want. Reflect on your vision board everyday for at least five minutes in either the morning or at night, and affirm what you have on your vision board is what you want.

Get rid of resisting thoughts – When you realize that negative and resisting thoughts have begun to plague your mind, you need to remove them quickly before they make a home inside of you. These negative and resisting thoughts oppose everything that you are working towards, and when they are trying to make their presence known, that is when you need to move quickly and remove them from your life.

Maintain a healthy body – Just like every part of life, having a healthy body is important. Eating properly and exercising will help your body be healthy and will help you be able to move throughout this life a lot smoother. **Recently, I wrote a post about the 80/20 lifestyle, where you eat 80% healthy and 20% indulge, go check it out. It will help you in this aspect.

Treat others the way you want to be treated – In this day and age, most of the population does not know how to be kind to one another and respect each other. Sadly, this is terrifying. I have always believe in the golden rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. Treating others with love, kindness, and respect is healthier not only for me but also for the other person as well. Because, slowly, the other person will begin to treat not only themselves but others as well with love, kindness, and respect. Even though there are people out there who will not greet your kindness and warmth with respect, they still deserve that kindness and warmth from you.

“The law of attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet getting more and more of the way you feel.” – Abraham Hicks

 

 

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Two Parts of a Whole (Poem)

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Made from the same star,
our souls are of one frequency.
Made from the source,
our love flows freely.
You and I are alike,
yet so different.
I am the yin and you are the yang,
the two of us together have a bond that has being going on since the big bang.