Anyone who knows me, knows I am a visionary. Often in motion with loads of ideas, projects and creation in process. This year I'm settling into the quiet, becoming comfortable with the vulnerability in the space between and being with myself. At times, it's mucky and yucky and the thoughts in my mind cycle to no end and without much relief.
The easy way out, is to go back to busing myself so that I don't hear the chatter and tune myself into the task at hand. But the reality is, I'm working too hard in that space. Ideas don't flow quite so easily and I find myself unable to find my footing. The quiet and the being ground me and it feels so good to have my feet planted here on earth. So, I'm going with it, muck, yuck and all.
With the start of the new year, I have had tons of clients coming in deep in the muck as well and trying to be with the quiet. Witnessing their silence, their expansion and their energy has been so beautiful. The rawness right now and marvelous and I am so honored to be an observer. As I apply that same concept, WITNESSING, to myself, I am curious and quiet.
I've found that getting pulled away from this space is pretty easy, but staying with it, staying with myself as I unfold is where I need to be. I've gone back to my old school girl organization tricks and expanded upon them in order to stay present and stay in the zone of healing.
- Completing tasks pertinent to wherever I find myself. Many of you know, my hubby and I also own a latin dance company. I used to squeeze in dance tasks throughout the day whenever I had time. It felt like I was doing dance stuff all day and had no time for anything else. Now, in the half hour to an hour before we teach together, I get those tasks done. AND let me tell you in 15 days of the new year, I've probably done more and done it well with salsa than the last 3 months.
- Scheduling the really important things and sticking to the schedule. I love writing, but the time I allotted for writing in the past was the first thing I'd let go if I needed to squeeze in a client or a meeting. It made me sad. I agreed to stick with the scheduled items that are FOR ME, which is all of them because they nourish me so much!!
- The on paper phenomenon. I am so in love with Danielle Laporte's Desire Map. Every single evening I write in preparation for my day ahead. Sure I have an online schedule, but this hand written schedule with space to reflect, prompts for my soul purpose and things I want to shift, is such a joy. When I wake up, I line myself up with the day and expand my thoughts.
- Limiting the to-do list. Seriously, the mile long to do list? Are you ever going to get it done? I prided myself on being a powerhouse for years and never got it done. The list is constantly, evolving and expanding and so are you. Each day I ask myself, what needs my energy today for the expansion I seek within me? This fuels my short and sweet to do list.
- Being okay with being in process. I still have hundreds of ideas floating around, some will become, some won't, but I've found that checking in with myself and allowing the ideas that are meant to expand to expand makes me excited to share, write, and release them.
- Dropping the concept of perfection. Everything is perfect, just the way it is. There's no really end or beginning, science allows only transformation. I'm working toward becoming more and more okay with the idea of asking when something is ready. When it's ready, even if I still want to fix and correct and adjust, I stop myself. Creation is telling me its time for expansion and time for release. It was never about how others perceived it, but rather the process of creating it. Therefore, it comes down to me, seeing the perspective of highest self, rather than ego and being with it.
- Finally BEING, being, not doing, at least 30% of the time.
So, what does this have to do with getting healthy? Well, if health is the integration of our mind, body, spirit and emotion, we must consider that our mind and our emotions need nourishments just as much as our physical body. Asking our mind to work overtime for all these years isn't cool! Finding a way to let the mind serve us as it's meant to rather than through the overstimulated environment we produced is healing. With a little patience, some release work and the idea of facing oneself, we can improve the health of our mind and our being.