Celebration of Self!
As I sit surrounded by my mountain view and morning coffee, I realize that Celebration of Yourself is the way to a joyful life, especially now. We really don't savor ourselves, revel in our wonder or spend enough time really feeling good about ourselves. We are so busy contemplating what needs to change, how we can be better, how we feel bad for this or that and it is such a waste of life. Especially when we will always be learning, growing and expanding. So change and newness will always be part of things. Rather than focus on what has gone arye, it seems more healthful to focus on how great we are doing and how far we have come.
Growing and adjusting from this space of celebration gives greater energy for change. We can revel in the successes and lessons we have learned when faced with a challenge or someway to change. We can call on the things we have done right, what worked and didn't to move forward. We move from a place of success rather than mistake. We all learn the same things in different ways. There is no A plus B equals C. Especially these days. Who knows what will work going forward. Creativity is called for and innovative thinking. You can't conjure these things when you are in a negative mindset. They often come about when you are open with no limitations in mind. Brainstorming comes from a playful, open mindset of no limitations.
If we live a life, that will bring in challenge and growth, why have we been taught to consider mistake and error as a problem. When we see the world this way, avoiding error, then we don't open ourselves to expansion as freely. We also think we will get things perfect the first time with enough "thinking it through". Yet we all know, it just doesn't work that way. We can think things through as much as we want, plan and organize and there still is a chance that it won't work out. Even when we considered all we could, the world has it's own way and the variables to unpredictable. I grew up with this limited way and it makes no sense.
Often we look at why that won't work, that won' t happen, and then it has no chance. We also carry many burdens of mistakes that weigh down our potential for we think we should find our way faster, or be like another or our stupid trials make us less or feel less. This whole idea of celebration is gone. It is more about berating ourselves than enjoying our progress. It is about how we could of, should of better rather than what we did do right. No matter how well we did, this virus shows us, conditions are unpredictable and the best laid plans mean little. No expansion could occur if we kept doing what we were taught. Science has reversed it's ideas in many ways now on how we evolve. Evolution itself a trial situation. There are no rules to new ways.
I inspire you to see the world and yourself from a place of celebration. The innovators, out of the box thinking and creative ways are what will support us forward at this unpredictable time. Those who don't follow the path of usual will be more adaptable to these new conditions. Being unique, celebrating themselves and our unusual ways will bring success forward and remind us that our path brought us the skills to go move ahead. Perhaps we finally have cracked the shell of be like everyone else. Comparison, conformity, "doing the right way" no longer apply for we are all learning together.
We have the time to reflect these days. We can reflect on how in many scenarios, we found our way out and continue to survive and exist. These are powerful ways to think in a time of adversity. Power comes from feeling our greatness, reveling in our survival through life and celebrating what we have figured out. Our old teachings have had their shelf life and a new way of doing and being is on the table. We can start by reveling in celebration of ourselves. Really see what we have done well and ride the energy of that, knowing once again we will find our way. Starting from the power of strength, realizing that despite all the pickles we have been in or mistakes we made, we got through even the darkest of days.
Our fear of error, doing it wrong and being judged has got to go. We all have had our trials. We all have messed up as we call it. We all have had failure time and again so why do we avoid these things or judge them. So much beauty, strength, innovation and creativity come from these things. In fact, these things are the very ground work for us to be our unique brilliance! It is time to realize that mistake is not a problem. It is a stepping stone to greatness. The more we mess up, the more brilliant we become. It is not the other way around. Our greatness comes from trial and error, the ability to preserve from the trials and go onward still. This is the measure of self we should be tallying. Our ability to get up again, try further and ultimately make it anyway.
So celebrate yourself in these times of reflection and slow pace. Find ways to nurture you, revel in the wonders you have created, the challenges you have moved past. This creates bright, joyful, enthusiastic energy and power. From here you can go one more round, use our uniqueness of past experience to soar in a new way. This is really what is occurring anyway. We will find a way to get through. We will move forward in life as we always do. Perhaps this break is enough to remind us that live goes on. We survive and thrive again and again. This is the cycle. Try, fail, preserve, succeed. Be enthused with yourself! Care deeply for your power and creativity! Enhance your state in whatever way you can. This will support us forward. This creates joy, happiness and enthusiasm. This is delicious energy to go onward with.
Do Celebrate Yourself! At this time, it is the wisest thing you can do!
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How Are You Doing?
How is everyone? I know how my daughter and I are managing as well as colleagues and friends. All seem relatively happy or resolved at making the most out of this down time. There are so many view points on this virus and how to be safe and take care. We all have different ideas about it. I am not fearful but follow the guidelines as a way to honor others and support the oneness that we all feel secure. I don't protest the ideas that I am not in agreement and I don't try to push my view. I honor that all are managing this the best they can. Different backgrounds, information sources and health philosophies could cause disagreements or resistance. I find it best to smile, honor that all can view this as it works for them. No need to be in whose right. We are in this together so honoring others is powerful way to be kind. Let go of being annoyed by others views, it is healthier.
Observe yourself. I have found this most rewarding self awareness. I inspire others to slow down in general and now we are in a lull. It is great to watch your inside processes and programs. I often am not sure what to do. I give myself permission to just chill out for all is complete. I can play. I watch how I view too much playing or playing often. I watch how somewhere inside myself, I am critical of too much play. I see how I judge too much play for there is no time for that. Things need to move and get done. I watch this unravel and challenge my pattern. Who taught me this? Do I believe that? Am I willing to live a contract with this view? I want life and work to be playful and fun. That is the contract I want to live, not what others taught me. I have many of these beliefs unraveling!
Learn of what nourishes you. I have had to renew ways of solitude that nourish me. I am in a new place and it is not open for us to go out and meet new people. I have found things to engage my self care in a new situation. I have had the time to really revel in painting my toenails. Not just do them without consciously enjoying it. Same with my mornings, baths, facials, movement practices and study. I don't have to rush through and can really tap into my emotions, mind and body on how it all really feels to nourish. To make the nourishing the best it can be. I love writing but need to be inspired. When it hits me I write and savor the feeling of goodness.
We think a lot about things and don't always engage our full being. We eat unconsciously, drive, do laundry while thinking of other things. This is not living. It is thinking. Living engages our whole being in a focus of what we are doing. Really enriching ourselves fully on all levels at once. We can do this easily with any task. Our habit is to be doing one thing, thinking another and often our body is trying to keep it all straight. I encourage you to take this time to really engage fully in tasks and ways of being. We have the time. If you are cooking, fully engage in the sensuality of it. Smell, smile, enjoy and allow oxytocin to fill you. It is a very powerful hormone and it feels delicious. We can really work this time to remember what embodiment, fully in our body, all senses on and perceiving while in that moment engaging. As all gets going again we have trained ourselves to experience the world in an alive way.
Be gentle with yourself and others. Most importantly yourself. We are hardest on ourselves. I know at times I must quiet up the petty tyrant in me. I touch my heart often, telling myself I love myself and I am doing well. I look in the mirror and say kind things as I get ready. It is a practice that keeps growing. We are trained to see the bad and resolve it. We have that down. Some things we can't resolve quickly. Rather than keep racking our minds, we could consider telling ourselves we'll figure it out and gently thank ourselves for all we have done.
Letting go allows the ideas to spin around in our head to come up with new solutions in odd times. This is the way we work. Like Einstein went to sleep with a problem seeking answers in dream time. We don't solve things immediately often. Creativity takes openness and time for innovation to stir. Realize we are set up this way and it is good. Be gentle, find something joyful to do and perhaps then a solution will pop in. Or you will meet one who has the answer or a piece of it. Patience a virtue for it allows magic to unfold.
Review your space and how inspiring it is! Being in our homes we can really notice what inspires and what doesn't. Your home and sacred space is designed to be your safe haven from the world where you can relax and gain energy. If anything in your environments depletes your energy you have power to shift it. As you look around you, are all the things very inspiring or do you need an update? Not just cleaning but having a space that inspires you top notch! Every time you notice something you don't fully love, even unconsciously, it will drain you. So clear magazines, things you thought you would get to but don't, call it complete. Things of that past that at one point were you, may not be so cool anymore. As I moved to Colorado, I brought nothing that reminded me of things old that don't inspire who I am today. During these times we can get rid of, complete, clean up and be sure at this time, in this phase of your life all items around you inspire and delight. If you see anything, you should feel the joy of that item, feel the energy it gives you the moment you notice. With your house filled with delight, you can get free energy from just being surrounded by happy vibes.
Educate yourself in an area that inspires you. We have time to expand our lives through hobbies, study, courses or information you always wanted to learn about and never had the time. Such online support in all fields! I love learning new things. I am expanding my study in Homeopathy, Gene Keys, Feminine Health, Epigenetics and Spirit/Science Alignments. I have also watched many of movies set in other countries or landscapes that I never was too. Inspiring me towards new travel in the future.
Expand your Joy! We could worry, fear, create ideas of what could happen or anticipate a new future. We could just enjoy this downtime. It takes creativity, innovation and flexibility. These are great energies of life! With a slow pace, creativity soars. Visualize your future as the best it can be. Take time to play with ideas and do things to improve your health, life, direction, personal satisfaction. We can understand why relax, joy, downtime is necessary for balance and a healthy life. We know how we lived on a rat wheel and now in slow motion. Both are extremes. Create a way of balance that works better for your life. You can determine this now with all this space to really know yourself and inspire a greater version of you!
Hope you find yourself playing with these ideas! All supports a greater energy toward life! Keep going we say and use all for upliftment.
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My Water Update
Some of you have seen that before I left PA my daughter brought me a water system that she felt was life changing. I was involved in moving, the virus and didn't feel like educating myself then but I did. I researched the idea of good water and, of course as you all know, it is a situation that will be in the forefront more and more. This is not new news, for many of us have systems to support our water. Our current administration doesn't believe or consider honoring the earth environment makes a difference in our world or health. I have a different view. As one with a life of environmental products, healing arts, organic flower growing and lover of the parks, streams, lakes, oceans and all of outdoor activity in nature, I am conscious of the whole of nature I am PART of.
I did quickly get a Kangen water system for my tap, an Anispa shower unit to have using ionized mineral water to bathe in (for we absorb through our skin) and some organic, anti- inflammatory tumeric. I jumped all in. I wanted to have good water as I moved to 4000 feet above sea level with drier air. It has been an adventure on many levels and I proudly find myself supporting water education and offering this Kangen water resource in a big way. Many of us take so many elixirs and do practices to be healthful and preventative yet water is 73% of our body! If we don't have good water, the base, our core, we are missing an important health elixir. We overlook this. Often we don't drink enough water because our body doesn't want the acid water we offer it. Often we ask why can't we drink our 9 glasses a day? Your body is not hydrated by the water you are drinking so it would rather not ingest it.
As I have drank this water through a 8 week transition from PA to my final home in CO, I have been greatly supported. First the altitude has not effected me and the stress of moving during this has not unraveled me. I have energy, feel I am sleeping better, adjusting in general with out panic or fear. You many say, " How does water effect your emotion or stress? " Well, after learning of water, dehydration effects us in so many ways, even depression. Our brain is 80% water and if there is not enough, the electrical charges have no watery medium to conduct. We know water is the great conductor of electricity. Our whole body communication and mechanics is electrical impulses. Makes sense that for good health, we need hydration. This video from a Neurologist was what sold me!
Why are we not hydrated when we drink lots of water? We are not drinking fresh, alive water. Our water is dead. It is toxic in most cases. Alive water comes from the glaciers, fresh hydrogenated water. The fountain of youth perhaps is live water that is active ions to be an antioxidant. Live electrons scavenger free radicals, this supports health and beauty. We buy water which is implied by the advertising that it is from a fresh spring of alive water. Ionized water acts like live water and it is micro-clustered. It has smaller clusters of molecules which frees the hydrogen. Water likes to clump in big groups like grapes, especially if it sits in containers absorbing through the plastic who knows what. We ingest it, it runs through our system on a larger level but never gets into the cells. Cells have small openings to absorption. Alive, active water gets in. Simple science yet profound health effects.
I have also experienced some detox that comes with this good, alive water. You feel the thirst in the beginning. Your body wants to drink and you really recognize your thirst most acutely! It leaves after a bit as a new level of water is going in. You are aware of your water, how it feels, the intake, the awareness of needing it to juice you. I drink much more water easily. Being so sensitive in my body, I feel like each system or layer is finally getting hydrated and working better. I have only been drinking it about 2 months as my life transitions, with energizing effects. As a healer, I sense that it will be quite a bit of time until my body self corrects fully with this alive, ionized water, reactivating my body. I am loving it, noticing the influence it has on my life and feeling more healthy with this small shift of drinking octagonal water.
The body health from this is rejuvenating. The medical studies and the effects on so many health conditions from using ionized, alkalized, octagonal, micro-clustered water is astounding. Water quality can really effect our full being. Educate yourself on health through water. I have great resources here on my site under the water tab. Beyond this, the machine has many settings for using water in other ways in your home making it eco friendly and sustainable!!
We are learning to use the high alkalized water for laundry. The ionized, alkalized setting breaks up oil on surfaces like the stove, clothes stains, anything that needs oil to be broken down for clean. Truly the oils that we have on our body, counters, clothes are what hold the stains and substance on our surfaces. This water breaks up oil and actually mixes with oil. There is another setting considered 2.5 acid water that is for disinfecting. It is used in hospitals, by dentists, day cares, hydrocaulic acid water it is called. You can google it. This kills germs greater than bleach and less dangerous. It is actually just active salt water. You think of how disinfectant the ocean is and this is a stronger version! How cool is that. All just water electrified and alkalized. It expands my mind that water can do all this.
There is a beauty water setting that has the same PH as the skin so it hydrates! It is a truly sustainable machine! There are so many uses. I am in the learning of all this. It is fascinating. It is a process. I can see why the slogan for Enagic is Change your water, change our life. It is a investment in health. A process to learn how to use this water and convert your home. Consider how much plastic and products I will not need anymore! Health in your environment too and less Plastic waste! Just mind stretching this journey has been!
My conclusion at this time is that all need to experience this water. It is going to be the next appliance we all have. Many already have water filters of some sort. This is not so much a filter as an electrifier. It is charging the water.. A source of cleaning and beautifying as well! I feel good to have found a machine that uses tap water in this way. Learning, experimenting, educating and offering these to others. It is a great opportunity in this time with all the sanitizing and health crisis. It is an opportunity to educate and build a business, all while finding greater health. I am loving it all! Growing, learning, sharing...... this is my way.
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Well I don't doubt that many of us have learned a bit about patience of late. It is that base of stability. It is a quality that we could develop in our fast paced society and apparently with our current situation have brought plenty of it to ourselves. I am finding great joy in the patience. It has a nice vibe, a peaceful quality that I never really experienced before. Without the world moving fast around you, it seems to settle in as a pleasure rather than a problem.
I feel the antsy feeling of the world. We want to get going now after a bit of lock down. Yet let's not forget the things that have been cast upon us and the learning that they have brought. I know I have definitely gotten to know myself in many new ways during this time. I have faced my drive to move without being able to use it in the regular sense. I have had to be very patient enough to crest through to find the peace in waiting without anxiety. Developing deeper trust in a bigger picture and purpose that one day perhaps I will understand. It has enhanced my faith in ways nothing else could. I have enjoyed myself in greater stillness than I have ever experienced. I have found safety in the trust whereas before I had a different measure.
I have been in Colorado 6 weeks during this Corona scene. I am in a new place and know few. I haven't had an opportunity to develop community or even get the layout as I would normally in regular conditions. I also have been in air bnb's rather than my own space. I have had my own space within another's home but it is different than being grounded in my own home. it all shifts tomorrow and I am enthused. However, I want to take a moment and reflect on what I learned in this odd circumstance.
I sit outside a 70 acre horse farm surrounded by mountain views. I am in the prairie really. There are 35 horses and pastures about me. I never knew the world of horses but I am very glad I landed here for a few days. It does remind me of my old farmer life which is so pleasant submerged in the nature of things. Birds, rabbits, prairie dogs, pigs and horses all around me. I have found a space within just by being in such a large space around me. I definitely am getting a chance to connect with nature in a grand way here that I didn't experience in the lil barn I was in at the edge of town. I needed this peace, this wide view, this range to settle me into this new life. We often find the simpliest things that inspire yet we couldn't of known the depth of it.
I have made due with 2 weeks worth of supplies for 6 weeks. I had winter gear and it is 70 or more each day. I picked up a few things to support more summer and can't wait to get to my usual clothes. It has been interesting feeling pretty, being in new outfits for my podcast/youtubes, finding a way to mix and create with the supplies I have. I pretty much have managed very well. There are times of longing but I realize how little we need to survive and enjoy life. This has been powerful and although I have been learning this a good part of 6 years, this last 6 weeks I have been very simple and light as we call it.
I have had to entertain myself in a place with unfamiliar surroundings. I could investigate nature but often finding where to assess has been an adventure. I have interacted with few local people other than the places I have stayed and the grocery clerks. It has been a very "Lyn" adventure other than the project with my daughter. I've had lots of time to just be with me, learning of myself and watching my mind create things or want to move to do and there was nothing to do. In all of this, I have found a more enlivening pace. It is slower but far more nourishing. I feel far more sensual in noticing things with this slower pace and more enlivened which I would not of thought possible.
I feel a renewed feeling in my body. More feeling of the world around me as though I am just getting switched on to a greater physical experience. Having time to notice has really created an energy in my body that I never had before. I am alert, more aware in many ways that I can't even explain. My mind doesn't go off as much and I have a quiet observation that makes the world far more electric. Like a new way of physicality is upon me. Far more tuned into nature and all the currents around me.
I have had to be patient no matter what. I can only move as fast as conditions have allowed which we all know is way slower than before. Almost like a stall. This has, however, brought so much transformation in my being. I am less hurried in energy, relaxed and in enjoyment of it. I feel calmer than I have in quite a while and yet have the least amount of "security" that we consider to have safety, enjoyment and calm. It has been a very good time for me to enjoy myself beyond what I thought enjoy myself meant. And it is myself, my true self that isn't always moving that I have gotten to really know. She wasn't around much before.
I have sat more and just dazed out into space more times than probably the last 5 years! It has been nice to play in the void of not doing anything. The creativity and imagination faculty has been amped up in myself and in all. The innovation has been about in fine ways and I believe this is all part of our increased patience. The settle into what can't be done, a little dazed out in perhaps discontent at first, that eventually turns into a creative inspiration. I am sure many have completed things that have been nagging them for a while. The energy that flows free from these moments has me greatly impressed. We read all these ideas but for the first time perhaps we have had to live them and see the benefits of health, vitality, sensory and creative impulse that occurs in this slower pace.
So I am finding a great advance from this time away from the familiar. It has enhanced my physicality and sensing of the greater world and energy. It has given me opportunity to know deeper, quieter parts of myself. It has tapped me into inner worlds that are inspiring, imaginative and unending flow of energy. My faith and trust in all will be fine so deep beyond what I have experienced. And patience is a new virtue that I value not just because I have heard it. I value it for I see what can be done while you are waiting. Very magical enlightenment.
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