Who here feels like they kinda lost what it felt like to live completely in the present moment this past year?
>>> ME <<<
Yep! . . . even this yogi soul of mine needs a little guidance back home every now and then as well.
We as a species have created a very fast paced environment that isn’t about to slow down. ( It’s not a light switch we can just turn on and off) We have things constantly demanding our attention and immediate action, pulling us out of the present moment and either into the past or the future.
Neither of these places is bad, but when we stay there for too long it does become a problem.
Nature overrides everything, and it operates at a much slower, calmer, and balanced pace. Taking time to reconnect with nature, our initial source, and slow down is really important. It reminds us of where we live, where we come from, and makes the day to day craziness somehow magically more manageable.
Things like . . .
Going to the beach and watching the birds and waves
Looking at a tree and watching the leaves gently move in the breeze.
Laying down on the earth and looking at the clouds slowly move by.
They all connect us back to the incredibly peaceful part of ourselves; our root, our foundation, and in the end what determines whether we just live, or thrive.
We are made of nature. It just makes sense that we would operate like it as well.
It’d be kinda weird if your car suddenly wanted to act like your Vitamix right!
Lets go back to being our true selves. No cover up necessary. No hiding, no costumes.
Just us – Pure – Simple – Beautiful – Brilliant – Vibrant Beings
I have recently decided to dramatically lessen the material things I own.
For a few reasons.
I have more than I need.
I plan to spend some time traveling and having less belongings will be easier to manage.
And less things to pack when I decide to live in different locations.
I’m working on only owning and buying things which have deep meaning to me instead of buying just to buy or out of whim. (Mindful – intentional spending.)
Creating space for growth. Physically and mentally.
If I haven’t worn certain clothes or used an item in a decent amount of time, or if it has been stored away somewhere in a box for longer than I can remember….there is someone else who could use it more than myself.
I spent some time thoroughly going through all my possessions and asking myself:
Is this something that brings me joy?
When was the last time I used it?
Does it align with the person I am wanting to be?
Will someone else appreciate it more than I am right now?
Some items were very easy to let go of. Others I looked at, had a deep sense of emotion come to the surface, and had to revisit another day. In the end, realizing the attachment I had to the item was not serving me in a positive way.
A huge part of what helped me be able to give, and in such a big way, was coming to the understanding everything in this life is energy.
Everything, including us, ebbs and flows in and out of our lives effortlessly when we are connected to nature and free flowing.
It is when we latch on to something that we disrupt this natural flow. It is when we store items in our possession, physically or mentally, that aren’t in alignment with ourselves, or out of fear, that we block natures ability to allow more and better things to come our way. When we hold on to items and emotions, we stop the flow of new things coming into our existence that are meant to, which help us continue to grow and evolve.
When we give, we in turn allow ourselves room to receive.
You know the saying – you can’t give without receiving something yourself in return.
The return is a slew of positive emotions which can dramatically raise your vibration. In turn allowing you the ability to live in a state of flow and effortless ease.
Now doesn’t that sound nice.
I spent a full day giving away items that I no longer needed and it was an incredible day. I utilized an Unconditional Give or Take Group I found where I could offer my belongings directly to those in my area. Being able to directly give away your items to the exact person and to feel their appreciation and gratitude is such a wonderful feeling.
I have a handful more boxes I will be going through over the next couple months to have another day of giving.
My intention is to inspire you to do the same.
To start in a single room of your home and one by one, go through your belongings and make piles of what you no longer want.
Let it be enjoyable.
Feel good about what you’re doing ( because it is amazing! ) and let the physical act of cleaning out your belongs also be cleaning to your mental state.
Creating physical space, also creates mental space.
And then find someone ( or many) who could use it more than you.
This practice creates a clean and open space vibrationally for you to receive what life is trying to give you.
This world we live in is consistently responding to our wants and desires, but when we are blocked we block our ability to receive what we ask for.
Try letting go of emotional attachments you have to items.
If you haven’t used it in a awhile…do you really need it?
When you look at it or use it, do you feel good about it?
If not, if it brings up negative emotions, ask yourself if you still want to carry those emotions inside you. If so, or if you’re not ready, it’s okay to keep it. But if not, let it go – and the emotions will go with it allowing room for new and better ones to come in. Ones you can now intentionally choose.
May your coming days of giving be beautiful and a time of immense positive change in yourlife.
Towards a life of pure enjoyment and ease.
May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace.