The Art of Living… in balance
The art of living is a life lived as creatively as possible. Taking all of the various forms of art that we can squeeze out of our lives, each day becomes a collage, a mosaic, of all we create. Different shapes and colors, different light and frequencies of sound.
Given the times we are in, “to thine own self be true” takes on a whole new meaning. If we are living a life of service to the higher good, this means take good care of this body so we are ready to serve the world. If we are not… then it means we only think of ourselves and those like us. Two different outcomes of self-care. One is exponentially elevated, so as to give from our saucer not cup. The other is not.
The pressures of today’s time have been felt before, and this was historically where alchemy came in. Alchemy is the exerting of undue heat or pressure on a material to force purification. To force a change in substance, or transubstantiation, sometimes requires extreme conditions, to tease out the purest result. Alchemy in the gross sense, is material. Every alchemist knows, the real purification is that of spirit. Put through obtuse conditions, the human spirit can grow pure and recall memories from the past. Art more than Science, for certain.
The day you begin a new life’s mission, path, or major project, can bring a giddy sense of adventure. As Liz Gilbert says of writing: ...day two can make you feel like leaving the planet. But if you wake up and begin writing again on day three, that is how you pick up and create a life. Bringing creativity into everything you do, that is an ArtFul life. Even on days when you might not create art. Nothing you’d call art, anyways. Do it anyways.
And when you decide you just can’t take the viewpoint any longer, change it. Take a long deep breath, and shift your perspective. O’Sensei, the Founder of Aikido, talks about a whole new world existing in one breath. As in, one can change the outcome of any situation, with one reflective breath. Even a potential confrontation can become something unexpected when we shine in curiosity and self reflection as love.
So if we are looking to live in a world in which decisions are made based on Love, maybe it just takes a breath. If we are posed with a decision, to respond and not react, maybe it is the most appropriate thing, for us to sit back and take a deep breath. Allow us to consider the other person’s point of view, to show curiosity for what this is about. And respond. From Love.
So my friends, through smoke and blue skies, in this new fall season, the week of balance, let us breathe… adapt… elevate… Let’s support ourselves and our vision of the new world in the ways we know how. Focus on what we wish to create.
More deep breathing = more calming. Hack that vagus nerve.
💧 (I use breathe oil in my mask and diffuser to remind me to breathe deeply)
More changing conditions means growing sea legs and getting used to a rolling set of changes.
💧 (Daily, I take adaptiv capsules & diffuse adaptiv oil for helping my brain to shift gears easily)
As the energetic worlds are shifting, we are asked daily to elevate. Our mood, thoughts, all.
💧 (YES to Elevation oil, the joyful blend. It was formulated to help with lowest of moods, this helps balance me a lot when I use it as body scent in times like these and breathe it in deeply)
Wherever you are, I am sending love and hope. Lean on the tools you have, including me! If you are feeling compromised in any area of your life, please reach out... just hit reply, I'd love to help us all get through these times as well as possible.
In Love and Hope, Balance and Elevation,
Six years ago, my surly sea sprite was brand new to me, and we were facing smoke. I still considered myself a roadie, and could hang with the best on two wheels.
Life is different now, Today, she’s gathering dust because our air has been so heavy and unbreathable. And her captain has been doing more inner work than outer training. Seeking the balance, because that is the end game! Balance... it may be elusive... but...
I have been remaking myself, doing the dance of inner shadow work 🌠
and healing, and outer play as manifestation in helping others. I Love the play of inner and outer wellness, how we get to live our highest lives!
I have been working on healing myself so i can empower others to do the same. I’d love for you to avoid some of the road hazards I’ve encountered:
If it does...
You don’t have to make all the 🙏🏽 mistakes I did!
As a matter of fact, I am setting up a new group to fine tune the approach to Wellness through our Lives that I’d Love to include you in!
Quality of Life is so very important, my friends.
I would be so happy to share some solutions with YOU, so you are able to refill, refuel, and restore YOU. 🌙
You come back to the things that make YOU magic, and light, creative, and resilient. Unflappable, calm and centered, maybe even silly. 😜
When you show up in a way that is easeful and supported, feeling comfortable and healthy, you give to others from your saucer, not your cup!
And that is our highest intention.✨
To find our flow, so we shine our light brightly, and give others permission to do the same! ✨Does this sound good?
✨Drop me a note below! 🙏🏽
...Give me just ONE idea that you’d like to work on with support, evolve and play with, improve and benefit in your walk.
I’ll put you into our group if you qualify, so don’t wait - We will begin our time together shortly! 🌺
Don’t forget, we are each spirit✨ beings having a human experience here.
(not the other way around!)
Sometimes that takes community support, to learn more about embracing these wings, and stepping more fully into what we Love.
I look forward to supporting this community as we help each other grow more steadily towards the Light. ✨
(Towards YOUR✨ Light!)
Please drop me a note below,👇🏼 or send me a DM, if this sounds like something you’d like in your life.
I can’t wait to see your 🌠 light grow!
One of my most huge realizations during our 2020 Pursue global connection with the incredible community that is doTerra, was the notion that we can head off emotional triggers with aroma.
Look guys, I really do believe that ALL of us have suffered some sort of trauma, at some point or another. I am not saying I have it all put together here, but I CAN say that I totally get the notion that our mental wellbeing can affect our physical body.
That we can even pass emotional and mental brokenness on to our offspring through epigenetic. That means even if we are the descendants of holocaust survivors, we may carry certain DNA changes that they experienced firsthand through trauma... causing us to relive certain realities, emotions, triggers, when the conditions are right.
Balanced wellness? Maybe not. These can create deeply rooted emotional distress, caused by environmental onset. This can send us into reliving a given scenario, even if it wasn't ours to begin with, with physical, mental and emotional responses.
What I have learned today at our global connection, thanks to Danielle Daniel, PhD and LCSW, is that aromas can create an anchor of safety. That this can interrupt a trauma-induced feeling. Her whole dissertation addressed this, and for this I am so super grateful!
Now, if you know me, you might know that I have suffered traumas in this lifetime, and that my family back through history has as well. I seem to have grown and inherited some crappy genes, and have worked for decades to change the makeup of my state of Being. Bike racing came easy, because it was fairly guttural and sated the rather lizard-brain part of me that needed to compete. Family life, well, that may be more of a challenge because it's hard to be in fight-or-flight and be a caring, empath all at the same time. I may be reactive. I may respond in a way that seems kinda weird, to a given stimulus. I have to say, I can't explain it all away.
BUT I have found some soothing agents. and I really DO love to share, because I am a firm believer that YOU do not need to suffer what I have already screwed up. Let's get together and share some stories. You can learn from MY own upsets, and that is worth years of poor quality of life, I promise.
Sending out all love, truly. Take great care of each other out there, and if this sounds like something you'd like to know more about, please reach out.
Peace and Light...!