"You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." -Franz Kafka
Some of the happiest people I know take time daily to be still. It's simply part of their self care habit.
How do we become still?
A few ways:
1. Disconnecting from all tech including book reading, listening to music, watching TV
2. Walking in Nature
3. Practicing Non Judgement to quiet the noisy labeling, analytical mind
4. Silent Meditation ... one of our favorites
Lately I've been having a lot of conversations about love.
Self Love. Relationship Love. Work Love. Body Love. World Love. The list is infinite.
The theme that runs through all is the reminder that love is a verb. It's a doing beyond words. It's action.
What can we do right now to show love?
For me it's acknowledging my husbands love in action with my social media post. I usually keep him off social, lol. Not this time!
>>>My Post - Yikes
Massage Magic for Your Muscles!!!
Why We Love Hot Stone Massage
Smooth, healing, heat-retaining stones are used to soften and relax the muscles, allowing the therapist to melt your tension away without the pressure of deep tissue.
And as the temps turn cooler, we love feeling warm and nourished!
“Daily Rituals...Making Everyday Sacred”
In life I have found it helpful to have beliefs. I have also found it helpful to be willing to allow those beliefs to evolve as I grow in wisdom.
Having said this, some beliefs are long standing, life sustaining, and act as pillars for me. One of those beliefs is this: everyday is sacred.
Knowing everyday is sacred, my intention is to focus energy on daily rituals and practices that celebrate the sacred. Doing so helps me remember it throughout my day. It’s so easy to forget with all the noisy distractions of the world!!
My belief energizes my commitment to having daily rituals and practices. While daily meditation and energy clearing practices are my anchors, many days I also find myself writing, drumming, chanting, and engaging in various other uplifting practices that nourish my spirit (cooking, exercising, and playing with with my cats and dog ).
When I start my day with these nourishing practices, it reconnects me to our essential nature which is unconditional love. Feeling this pure love reminds me of my divine nature. This love washes away any doubt that there is anything more important than bringing love into the world. My spirit is nourished. Ahhh, yes! I am spirit. We are all spirit.
And I am human too. As the day rolls on, perhaps I encounter someone being unkind or hateful. These are the moments my daily rituals bolster me. They remind me that everything is sacred. Yes, everything, even the less desirable attributes of humanity.
In fact, perhaps we learn the most from these challenging moments?
My studies of the Bhagavad Gita have taught me that nothing is wasted. I mentioned this last week in my blog about death awakens us. The pain and suffering we experience is useful, if we choose to see it that way.
These experiences help us awaken. The harder moments of life teach us where our limits to love and forgiveness reside. They teach us where we are still growing. Exhale. They teach us to have compassion. They teach us that all of life is sacred.
My daily rituals help me stay on the path of awakening to life.
Why is awakening important?
Well, another one of my beliefs is that in order to fulfill my purpose on Earth (to joyfully serve), I must be awake. Meaning, I must be aware, alert, and of the mind set that everything that happens is for me to learn and grow. I often say, “let’s burn our pain and use it as fuel for the journey”.
Coming back to my belief that everything is sacred translates to everyday, every moment, every breath... is sacred. My daily rituals help me remember this sacredness so I may live into it.
Living as such is a powerful and humbling practice. It’s an endless practice really. A practice, not a perfect. At this stage of my sacred Earth journey, I don’t know any other way I would want to live.
>>>What daily rituals do you have or will you commit to NOW?
Blessings and love to you on your sacred journey. I support you!
As the weather gets cooler, even when we escape the cold outside, indoor heat and hot showers dehydrate our skin, leaving it prone to sensitivity and looking lackluster.
One of the best ways to revive your glow is by treating your skin to a BWS Signature facial, and adding on a peel! Jenni, our esthetician will suggest what peel is best for your skin type.
Things to keep in mind about our facials:
1. We use Hylunia, a natural skin care line of nontoxic, paraben-free, and vegan products.
2. We customize all of our facials to choose the best products for you with natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid - a natural humectant that hydrates and aids in tissue repair- and green tea - a plant extract to soothe redness and irritation.
Come in to relax and pamper your skin and leave with a bright and dewy complexion!