Queen Of Pentacles ~ Blue Love Poetry

Queen Of Pentacles Art

Queen Of Pentacles – Blue Love Poetry
Come into
The light
And free
Your truth
Say it out loud
And release
It off your chest
Put it into the air
Give life
And energy
To its divine creation
We will always
Love you
I heard
Whispered in my ear
As I laid in dreamland

The high priestess
Sitting on a throne
Of Sorrow
Called within my heart
She beckoned me
To step forth
Out of darkness
And allow
My deepest
Hope and wishes
My most private desires
To be placed
In front of the
Confident king
As the gift of light
The light of my soul

The Empress
Within me
Commanded me to
Work hard
On righting my soul
To be in perfect
Alignment
With the
Flow of the Universe
She called on me to
Right my soul
To receive the beautiful light
Of love
Shining from a
Blossoming heart
Align myself
And allow a king
To come forward
To a queen

The Queen
Within me
Grew out of sorrow
To embody
Compassion and empathy
Transforming pain
Into strength
She stepped out
Of the shadows
Into the universal light
Of self love
She transformed

My King
Move with me
Through growth and
Transition
Meet me
Down the way
On the road
And transform
With me
Join me down road
Where we will
Meet again
Not as the wounded soldiers
Of our past
But as the
Queen and King
We stepped out
Of the shadows to be
Meet me
Down the way
Take your seat
Next to me
As a King
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

NOTE
The images of Kings and Queens have been in my head. I’ve had some crazy dreams the last few days too. I do like the mental image of growing into a King and a Queen 👸

Today is my birthday. It’s a weird day. Nothing worked out as I planned it this year. I still took today off from work for a “me” day since I am still a bit stressed out by professional stuff. No matter what choice I make, I will be starting a new job on April 1st – I am just not sure which one it will be 😂😂 This situation is really complicated and involves three different groups now! So much office politics it’s crazy. I am trying to ride the wave and hope for the best. I will say this crazy situation zapped my motivation and I am not really enjoying being in the office these days. Perhaps once things settle down and I know for sure what’s going to happen, I will be re-energized by a new opportunity🤞For now, I am just trying to keep my head above water and not get depressed because no matter what happens — on 4/1/19 I am starting a new job – somewhere 😂😂

Oh, and my official board certification for Holistic Health Practitioner arrived today; this made me happy 😊

AADP

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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The Well ~ Blue Love Poetry

The Well ~ Blue Love Poetry
My love for you
Is like water
Cup it
In your hands
Savor it
Drink it
Use it to
Nourish you
With affection
Let me
Be your well
I am
Filled with love
For you

My love for you
Is like water
In your body
It will sustain you
With Joy
Hope
Inspiration
And
Support
Feel it
Rejuevinate you
Drink from
My well of love
Restore yourself
With my love

My love for you
Is like water
Crashing into you
With passion
Calling you to rise
With the call
From my womanhood
Asking you to
Ride with me
On the waves
Of our desires
Come back my love
To our playfulness
Join me
In having fun
With our flirtation
Once again
Wet me
With your beautiful eyes
Do you remember when
It was fun
Let’s have fun
With each other again
Ride the wave
Back to my body and
Drink from
My well
To rekindle our passion

My love for you
Is like water
Steady and calm
Like a tranquil river
Flowing effortlessly
From my soul
To yours
Answering the call
Of your heart to
Rest and float
While we bask
In the bright
Sunshine of love
And float down
The river of life
On a raft of love
Float in the well
Of love with me
Let’s find
Peace in our surrender

The well
Of my love
Is here
To sustain you
And
Nourish you
Come drink
From the well
And be restored
By my love
Drink from
The well of
My love

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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

NOTE So, I’ve had this image of a well in my mind for some reason. I keep picturing reaching in the well and filling up a cup with water. I started thinking what if it was love instead of water in the well? Hmm? What if I AM a well of love? At the same time, I also had the image of my Blue Love in my mind.

Life has certainly been serious lately. I’ve been so preoccupied with personal growth, working on myself and trying to nail down my career path, that there has been no room for fun or flirtation. I miss having fun with Blue Love. I sure would enjoy some quality flirtious fun with my favorite playmate🙏😂😇 Things were simpler in the past. I am thankful for all the blessings and growth I am experiencing now. I know I needed this time for myself to heal and grow but I also miss the time we were close together and could just have fun.

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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Shine ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Shine ~ Blue Love Poetry
Divinely masculine
You are
Divinely masculine
I drink your
Your essence
Through my nipples
To nourish
My sexual fire
With the spark
Of your crystal eyes
I shine
For you

Divinely feminine
I am
Divinely feminine
I open
To your energy
And radiate
The glow of
Your masculine desires
From my hips
Like bolts
Of lightening
I spark
With desire
I shine
For you

You see me
In a way
I never allowed
Another man
To see me
You connect
With me
In a way
I’ve never been able
To experience
With another man
You are
My electricity
My spark
My Fire
I shine
For you

I am
Your Divine Feminine
I am Filled with
Love and joy
For you
I hold your
Passion
Between my hips
Wet with the anticipation
Of the day
You stand
In my energy
To breathe in
The fire of my
Life force
Into your chest
So you shine
Shine with
My love

Shine
My love
Shine
The light
Of my love
In your heart
Shine
For me
Connect
Your light
To mine
And
Shine
Shine
With our love
Shine

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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

ICYMI: Check out my last post on finding your WHY by scolling down

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As Always – I will be including the Loving Kindness Prayer on every post going forward because I believe love can and will triump over evil. Light will prevail over darkness. I believe we need to put LOVE into the Universe. Love each other…

Remember to put a little love in the world by saying the Loving Kindness Prayer for someone special. I often like to say it for special people in my life as well for groups such as my family, friends, coworkers and all beings.

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

I claim love as my vibration for 2019.
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Fire Starter ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Fire Starter ~ Blue Love Poetry
May I
Light your fire
May I
Strike the match
To inspire you
With love, support and encouragement
To grow, expand and create

Won’t you come with me
On this journey
Of growth and
Self-discovery
Will you join me in
Exploring the depths
Of our souls
Will you create
Magic
Through the fire
Of my love for you
Will you
Excavate your truth
Through the warmth
Of my empathetic compassion
Can you reach and stretch
Stretch yourself
Beyond all of your
Imagined limits
To find
The highest good
Through your
Connection to me
Your soul
Was called to
Use my love
As a light
Use my fire
As your energetic force
Use me to inspire you
To break through
The comfortable limits
That restrict you
Use me to inspire you
To find out
How far you can reach

What if you
Were just now
Getting started

What if today
Was a new beginning
For us

What if today
We made a new Soul Contract
To love and help each
As we reach
For our
Highest Good Lives

What if
Today was the time
You were supposed
To breakout
Of darkness into
The brightest expression
Of God’s perfect love
For you
Through me

What if
My soul
Was sent
By your Guides to
Shine the light for you
And help you
Set your vision
On something bigger
Than you could ever image

I ask you
To opened yourself up
To all possibilities
And consider
What could you achieve
If you were limitless

May I
Light your fire
May I
Strike the match
To inspire you
To imagine a life without limits
Can you see it
Can you feel it

May I strike
The match
Of Creation
And Spark the
Fire of our desire
In you

May I be your
Fire Starter
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As Always – I will be including the Loving Kindness Prayer on every post going forward because I believe love can and will triump over evil. Light will prevail over darkness. I believe we need to put LOVE into the Universe. Love each other…

Remember to put a little love in the world by saying the Loving Kindness Prayer for someone special. I often like to say it for special people in my life as well for groups such as my family, friends, coworkers and all beings.

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

I claim love as my vibration for 2019.
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

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Blue Love Valentine’s Day 2019

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Blue Love Valentine’s Day 2019
I still
Hear the call
Of your heart
Reaching out
To mine
Reminding me
We are still
Connected
Connected today
By the red
Valentine’s threads

We both know
All the reasons
Why we shouldn’t
Love each other
We both know
Our hearts
Shouldn’t beat
In tandem
To the rhythm
Of our divine attraction

Yet my heart
Still rests in your hands
And your soul
Is still woven
In my mine
Growing
Through me
Growing
With me
Growing
In me

Perhaps
You will always
Be a part of my heart
You staked your claim
To your territory
And colored
My soul
The same color blue
That I see
In your eyes

Perhaps
I will always
Be the love
You never knew
You needed
And now
Don’t want
To be without

Maybe our separation
Was only part
Of our journey together
Temporary
Only
To show us
That even with
Time and distance
Our love has been
Strong enough to
Keep us connected
As two halves
Needing and wanting
Each other
To feel whole

Perhaps
We will remain apart
Living life
Without each other
Holding other hands
And pretending
They feel like
Our love but
Always knowing
It’s each other
We miss
I suspect
I will still
Genuinely love you
No matter
If we are together
Or apart
You’ve become part
Of me now
Unconditionally

Our love
Is big enough
To love each other
Unconventionally
But my body
Craves the fire
That only ignites
Between us
When we are
Together
Face to face
Eye to eye
When your masculinity
Joins my Feminine energy
And lights our spark

I know
All the reasons
Why we shouldn’t
Love each other
But I
Still do

I send my
Love for you
Into the winds
And kiss
My warmth
Into your Third Eye
I light your
Soul with peace and joy
While I hold
Your heart gently
In the palm
Of my hands

Until my eyes
Lock with yours again
Know this
I know all the reasons
Why I shouldn’t
Love you
But I still do
Happy Valentine’s Day

As Always – I will be including the Loving Kindness Prayer on every post going forward because I believe love can and will triump over evil. Light will prevail over darkness. I believe we need to put LOVE into the Universe. Love each other…

Remember to put a little love in the world by saying the Loving Kindness Prayer for someone special. I often like to say it for special people in my life as well for groups such as my family, friends, coworkers and all beings.

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

I claim love as my vibration for 2019.
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

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Just Your Lover – Blue Love Poetry

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As I find myself with more free time than I would like lately, I took the opportunity to clean up my blog a bit. As I was looking through old posts, the below poem I wrote a couple of years ago tugged at my heart💙 The poem resonants because it is true even though Blue Love and I have grown, changed and pursued different paths.

Along the way our flirtation lead to a friendship and an unbreakable bond. There truly are people who are meant to be in our lives. There are connections we are destined to make. Lessons we are supposed to learn from each other, with each other and through each other.

It’s a stressful time in both of our lives and I’ve been reflecting upon what’s really important in my life. My connection to him still rings true in my heart. I want to be so much more than just his lover…I hope he finds comfort in knowing that 💙

I Don’t Want To Be Just Your Lover
By: Linda A. Long

I don’t want to be
Just your lover
I want so much more for us
I want to be your
Best friend
The reassuring voice
After a tough day
The soft smile
When you are feeling down
The shoulder you
Rest your head on at night

I don’t want to be
Just your lover
I want to be your conspirator
Your partner in crime
I want share secrets
Join forces
I want you to know
In the glance of my eye
What I’m thinking
And then smile because
You know that I trust you
I trust you enough
To allow you to see me

I don’t want to be
Just your lover
I want to be the person
You place your complete trust
I want to guard your secrets
And lock the key to your heart
In mine
I want your peace and joy
To be found
In my eyes
With your hand
In mine
I want to be
Your safe harbor from the storm
And your comfort
As we grow older

I don’t want to be
Just your lover
I want to be your home
I want you to
Kick your shoes off
And relax in my love
I want you to
Rest in my arms and refresh yourself
I want you to
Nourish your soul with my affection
I want you to
Feed your body with mine

I want to be more than just your lover
I want to be your partner
I want to be your conspirator
I want to be your best friend
I want to be your home
I want to be so much more
Than just your lover

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Blue Love Haiku #8 ~ Blue Love Poetry

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You move in my dreams

A flash of blue lightening

Striking me with lust

Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

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Love Over Fear

For those who follow planetary activity, Mercury Retrograde ends on December 6th. Mercury Retrograde is usually time of miscommunications, technology snafus, missed connections and sticky contract issues. Many feel you shouldn’t sign contracts or make major purchases during the Retrograde. This can also be a time that the past comes back for reflections when we are presented a choice to go back or go move forward.

I look at the past differently now that I look at it through a lens of self care and self love. When I reflect on the past these days, I can see when not taking care of myself and not loving myself enough led me to make poor choices or perhaps put me in a position to accept less than I wanted or deserved.

Relationships with men have always been a complicated and sticky area of my life. Mostly because every relationship I’ve been in has been clouded by unresolved pain, grief and loss from the death of my father at the age of seven. I never really allowed myself to grieve properly for that loss for many years. My relationships were also clouded by a lack of trust that stayed with me after sex assaults by a family member when I was older which led to a fear of intimacy from constant heartbreaks and disappointments.

For a long time, I blamed the men who were in my life. I was the victim and our unsuccessful relationships were their fault and responsibility. In fairness, it is true that a few of them hurt me so deeply that they deserved the blame but as I’ve healed from my past traumas I can see there were a couple of good ones. As I stand here now, I can see I pushed away the good ones because I was too damaged, at that time, to be able to accept their love and attention. I never felt worthy. That’s a powerful awareness to have about oneself. The depth of self-sabotage I’ve done in my relationships is hard to look now that I am “healed” but it’s also something I can no longer turn away from or repress. I must look at that ugly truth. I must look at it to heal it.

Something has changed in me in the last year. Perhaps it’s finally having the courage to touch the pain of sexual assault by someone who was supposed to protect me that opened me up to healing. Maybe it’s finally learning how to take care of myself that brought about the new me. Maybe it was falling in love with myself that finally allowed me to let go of my past that changed me. It’s been quite roller coaster of emotions for me the last year but one I feel I needed to ride. In going on this emotional ride, I’ve gained some freedom and let go of burdens that really were not mine to carry.

I once again almost ran into a old flame last night in the grocery store. This time was different. I saw him looking at produce; he had his head down. I backed away and walked on by. I didn’t avoid him because I hate him. I didn’t avoid him because I blame him. I didn’t avoid him because he hurt me. I avoided him because we just were not good for each other and there is no reason to open old wounds for either one of us. I walked on by because it was best for my well-being to maintain a distance. There’s no anger in my heart towards him but there is love in my heart now… Self Love. I loved myself enough to choose to not engage with him.

I am more concerned about my relationship with myself these days than anyone else so no one should interpret this post to mean I am “looking”. I am not “looking”. I am just saying it’s nice to feel unburdened and hopeful after so many years of living with repressed trauma. I am lighter, better, healthier and happier now than ever before. Looking at my past traumas and being willing to sit with the pain was an act of self love that I am grateful I finally allowed myself accept and honor. A “Course In Miracles” says, “A Miracle is choosing LOVE over fear!” I guess you can say I’ve been blessed by a Miracle.

How have you loved yourself lately? Can you truly love yourself with enough openness to accept the love you deserve and are worthy of receiving? Are you willing to touch your deepest pain to feel deep true love again? Can you choose LOVE over fear and be blessed by a Miracle?

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Love over fear

Self Care Sunday – Wish I knew

Purification fire art

I’ve been reflecting upon lessons about self care I’ve learned along in recent years. If only I knew what I know now when I was younger perhaps I would have saved myself anxiety, worry, illness and stress.

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn about self care is this that my body needs more rest than I’ve been willing to give it in the past. I also had to accept that my body is not able to do what it used to do or what other people’s bodies are capable of doing. I have to stop comparing my abilities limits with the past and with other people.

I don’t have a strong constitution. I never have. My mind has always been willing and able. My spirit has always been willing and able. But, my body… well, I’ve often pushed my body beyond its limits to keep pace with the inclinations of my mind and spirit. This hasn’t always worked out so well for me. I typically pushed myself and went 100mph only to crash without seeing the wall I was about to crash into. I’ve gotten better at pulling myself back, stopping myself from pushing and just surrendering to what my body needs instead of what my mind it trying to pressure it into doing but it frustrates me. It frustrates me to have a willing mind and spirit and weak body. It’s a lesson is patience and self acceptance. It is also perhaps a challenge for me to offer my body as much unconditional love as I offer others.

I worked a lot this week. It was a good week. I accomplished A LOT but it was challenging too. I came home exhausted each night and by 4:00pm on Friday afternoon, I was toast. I was home in my pajamas with a gluten free pizza by 5:00pm. By 7:30pm I couldn’t keep my eyes open and I was in bed at 8:00pm. Part of the problem this week was that Fall Season is typically when I am more susceptible to migraines. Sun glare, weather changes, windy and rainy days seem to trigger more headaches for me in the Fall. I had a small headache most of the week that I was able to manage and move through but it was making me tired. It pushed through it all week so I didn’t miss work but I think it prompted an episode of Tachycardia while I was at work on Thursday. At first I wasn’t sure what was happening then I checked my heart rate from my Apple Watch. It was definitely a Tachycardia rhythm. My congenital arrhythmia has been stable for long time so I was a bit freaked out. It’s been so long since I had an episode that I don’t even carry rescue medicine with me anymore. I closed my eyes and focused on my breath for a few minutes. I then went and got Coconut Water front the vending machine. Coconut Water is high in Potassium; Potassium is my natural rescue medicine because it lowers the heart rate. It hasn’t happened again.

As weird as it sounds, I felt like I was having a psychic headache. I’ve gotten those kind of headaches in the past when people I love have been stressed or in trouble. The night my niece was arrested I had a monster psychic headache and knew before my sister called something bad had happened. So far I haven’t gotten any phone calls or received any bad news, that doesn’t mean something hasn’t happened. It just means someone hasn’t told me. Hopefully, the Tachycardia was just hormonal and the headache was just sinuses.

My mind wanted to go out and enjoy life on a Sunny Saturday afternoon. I instead slowed down. I spent the day by letting my body come to a full and complete stop – REST! My body and mind were tired and just needed to be warm and comfy under a blanket with books and movies for the day. Everything I WANTED to go do could wait. Learning to stop myself is a huge act of surrender for me. It’s also an act of self acceptance. To finally love myself enough and accept myself enough to respect my body’s limits and no longer push it is a big deal for me. The loving kindness I am showing my body by acquiescing to this basic need for rest is one of the most important self care lessons I’ve learned in recent years. In this situation, self care is passive rather than active. I am NOT “doing” instead of “doing”.

Career-wise this week has been interesting and felt almost like a roller coaster that I didn’t know I was going to be on :-). There are only eight weeks left in my temporary assignment and it’s that time when everyone is asking what I am doing next. I was dodging people left and right to avoid conversations this week. Lol 😂 I just didn’t feel ready to have that conversation. I’m still exploring options but I was cornered twice this week by managers 😂 I decided it was best to be honest about my feelings. Here’s the truth – Ideally, I would like to stay in my current role if they are able to make that happen in some way. Otherwise, I am looking for another opportunity to learn, grow and use all of my talents and skills in, hopefully, a more strategic role which hopefully includes doing outreach work. However, I am also extremely interested in Cyber related topics and we are doing research in that area. That would be an area of interest for me too so they asked if I was open to another temporary assignment. I am open to it but I am not sure that is even possible since I’ve already been gone a year.

All of these conversations brought me to basic questions I had to ask myself. “What do I want? What is the best choice for me to make for my holistic wellness in this situation?” Self care in this area means this choice needs to be about my holistic wellness. It’s not just about money or title. It’s about what do I enjoy doing. It’s about what area could I continue to grow or learn something new. It’s about where could I do the most good. I don’t want to be stuck in a cubicle doing desk work. I’ve had taste of something more and I like it😊The interesting thing is I am not stressed about this because my faith is rock solid that everything will work out for my highest good. I am also happy that folks are talking to me about options and I’ve been able to be honest and express myself.

I got a big surprise at work this week and it was good news. A prize competition I proposed earlier this year has been stuck in legal for months. Well, I found out one of my Directors has been pushing them on it without me knowing. On Thursday, they gave me the go ahead as long as I get approval from the highest level of leadership in the company. Lol 🙂 My response was, “oh, is that all?” Then my Program’s Sponsor offered to have that conversation for me because she likes the innovation and creativity I’ve shown. I wrote her a briefing with talking points. She will use those to pitch to her boss. Since we cleared the legal hurdle, approval would delegate authority to us to run multiple competitions – if we are successful 🙂 I honestly thought this project was dead and I just moved on. It means a lot that I received so much support even when I thought it was dead.

I need to rant on one topic….lol 🙂 I live on the beach on the 7th floor of an old building that was converted from a hotel. It has a brick exterior wall. The bricks are splitting which is causing a water leak in my oceanfront window when it rains and is causing major water damage to dry wall and carpet. I am starting to worry about mold and air quality. I now have pots lining my front window while the owner and property management figure out what to do about it. It’s coming down to who is responsible to pay. The exterior wall is the condo association responsibility while interior is the landlord’s responsibility. I found out the condo association was supposed to fix the exterior wall a few years ago but they never did it. This would mean they would also be responsible for replacing the dry wall, carpet. Each week this continues I get more concerned about mold, air quality and if the dry wall is going to fall. My landlord asked me to hang in there with her. If she doesn’t hear from them this week, she’s getting an attorney. She promised to replaced the carpeting, not raise my rent and put me up in a hotel while the repairs are done if I promise to stay. The reality is we no longer have a lease. It’s month to month. If I found another place and wanted to move, I could. I am hoping this gets resolved in the coming week because I really do not feel like moving.

This situation with the condo has me wondering if it’s time to move or maybe even time to buy a place. Here’s the thing — I like high-rise living. It’s perfect for my situation. I like the safety of it. No one can come to my front door without going past security. I’ve had a stalker in the past so I like having security standing between and someone getting to my front door. I also like the social aspect. I know a lot of people here now so I’m not isolated. If I do move, I would want to move to another high-rise. I started to open my awareness and start looking but I’m not 100% I will pursue it if everything works out with the repairs. I really don’t know what is the best thing for me to do in this situation. I don’t know what is best for my holistic wellness as far as the apartment goes. For now, I am praying angels, guides and ascended masters to intuitively direct me to the right choice with the apartment as well as with the job.

As you can see self care for me is a work in progress. I am continually learning how to stop, slow myself down and recognize when I need to pull back. I am also trusting I will intuitively know what to do next in my career and what to do about the apartment and moving. In the meantime, I am keeping my eyes open to all opportunities. I am ready, willing and open to letting to. I am willing to take advantage of the right opportunities when they show up. Once you are out of the comfort zone, keep moving 🙂

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Self Care Sunday – Holistic Balance

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I stopped drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes seven years ago November 25th. Here’s the thing… I never intended to do it. I just wasn’t feeling well. I had been vomiting and had chronic diarrhea for about 10 days; I thought I had virus. When I looked at myself in the mirror on November 25, 2011, I saw dark circles, red eyes and yellowing skin. I knew it was more than virus. I decided that day it was time to take a break as I worked with doctors towards healing; I am still on that break seven years later.

Over time I realized my body could no longer sustain the lifestyle I had been living. Drinking or smoking again was and still is not in my best interest. I tried to go out with friends on Friday nights. I drank club soda or Diet Coke but I just wasn’t comfortable in that environment anymore. The noise in the bars really bothered me. I came home agitated. My drunk friends annoyed me. I was uncomfortable. I didn’t know where I belonged anymore. I felt out of place everywhere. It was a hard time.

This time not only tested my body but it also tested all of my relationships. I distanced myself from a lot of people during that time for the sake of my well-being. With no other place to turn, I leaned hard into my faith. My rock solid faith became the rock I stood on during those hard times. One Friday night as I was driving home from work in 2012 I decided to cancel my happy hour plans and go to a yoga class instead. That was the defining moment and the beginning of the new life I have now. Once I detached myself a bit I could finally see things clearly. I knew God was making me uncomfortable so I would let go of a life that no longer served my highest good.

Today, I live on the beach. I have a great day job. I am also a holistic wellness coach and Reiki Master. I am able to help others with my abundance. I am finally comfortable in my own skin and living a life that is authentically mine. I am the best Linda I’ve ever been. I believe none of the wonderful things that happened in my life in the last seven years would have happened if I was still going to happy hour every Friday and living that party girl lifestyle. Once I let go, God gave me a new life that is so much better than the one I settled for all of those years. God wanted more for me than I ever thought possible for myself.

Holistic wellness encompasses more than just your physical health. It’s about the connection between the trinity of body, mind and spirit. Often times we try to fix one aspect of our lives without realizing all three are intertwined; choices impact all three aspects of our being. For example, our physical health can impact our ability to work and our relationships which could eventually impact our emotional and spiritual being. To successfully navigate a major life change, it’s important to address the needs of body, mind and spirit as a whole. As you take care of your physical body, also look after your mental well-being and your spiritual needs.

A few suggestions

Meditation, affirmations, mantras and prayer

Mediation, affirmations, mantras and prayer are great ways to reduce anxiety and also quiet the mind. Slowing the mind down benefits the spiritual being and allows us to hear our intuition and inner wisdom. My favorite mantra is “everything is always working out for my highest good!” I say this quietly throughout the day. Feel free to use it too.

If you are interested in learning how to meditate, please check out my friend Laura’s Udemy Course “The Foundation Skills for a Meditation Practice”. It’s only $9.99 for a few more days. Laura is a personal friend of mine; she is an Occupational Therapist and a fantastic yoga teacher.

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Breath observation

Breath Observation is a quick effective way to slow down the mind. Sit for five minutes with eyes closed and observe your breath as it rolls in and rolls out. Don’t try to control the breath; just observe it. Don’t worry about your thoughts. Just sit in silence and observe your breath come in and go out. Observing the breath with closed eyes is a basic form of meditation; it can be practiced whenever you need to center yourself.

RAM Meditation

Reiki is the movement of Energy through the body. The body has seven Chakra Centers (Energy Centers) along the vertebrae. The Manipura Chakra (Sanskrit name) is the Solar Plexus Chakra and is located in the abdomen region. Manipura is believed to be the seat of our personal power and authenticity. It’s the fire in the belly! It is represented by the color Yellow. I have a tendancity to burn a little too hot in this region; I am a DOER! This is manifested in my chronic gastro issues. It’s my challenge to learn how to balance Manipura Energy. Having a fire in the belly is good unless you burnout 😊 If you would like to work on tapping into your personal power or need to balance Manipura Energy also, sit for five minutes with eyes closed and chant RAM – pronounced “R-AUM”! The sound vibration of R-AUM resonants with the Solar Plexus and helps to bring energy into balance.

I plan to write more about Reiki, Chakras and Energy movement in future blogs. For those who are interested learning a more Sanskrit mantras, see the below 21 minutes video of Sanskrit chakra mantras including RAM.

Enjoy Self Care Sunday and consider practicing with mantras, breath observation or the RAM Chant 🙂

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