When one hears the word savor, I imagine food comes to mind. And while this may be quite true, my challenge is for you to consider savor as a much bigger picture.
How do you define savor?
Can you say you live your life savoring?
We are all guilty of walking through life blindly at times with our to-do lists flashing through our mind. We rush through meals. How many times have you gotten to your destination driving and couldn't even recount how you got there, your mind was so busy. Sunrises and sunsets come and go. We pass people on the street missing special moments.
Imagine just for a moment if you were to pause and capture any one of those moments, how your life may find a new gratitude and a peaceful balance.
What is your relationship to your power?
I heard this recently at our Solstice evening from our awesome yoga instructor, Tori Bledsoe. The moment I heard these words, I was struck in reflection. We are constantly encouraged to embrace our power, own our power, and recognize our power.
But in further thought, what is our relationship TO our power?
How do we have a relationship with our power?
Perhaps once we create this intimate relationship, it becomes easier to embrace, own and recognize.
How do you see your power within today?
How would you like for your power to show itself on your journey?
This blog thought is one to take for more than just today. Sit with these questions with sincerity and a self-love that is needed. Maybe, when the answers come, the path forward will have the depth of understanding that you have been looking for all along.
There is a sacredness that surrounds ceremony.
It can be experienced in many diverse ways. I love incorporating ceremony into my retreats and workshops, for I recognize after an afternoon or weekend of processing difficult emotions and thought processes, there is an element of release that is undoubtedly needed.
The most common theme around this act has individuals coming to me in the moment to many days or weeks after the experience sharing how that one aspect of the program allowed for them to open the other parts of their lives that needed to let the light in, in order to journey forward.
Where in your life are you finding struggle or a need to release?
What is it you need to write down to let go?
How can you create a ceremony for yourself to release that which is holding you back?
Go create your own intimate ceremony; watch how your life will unfold new moments and beginnings!
We are all guilty of doing this whether minor or monumental. The bottom line is that it is incredibly damaging to our inner soul and our body. It is not something that we think about often, but it is true; our body holds so much of our stress, our stories, and our emotions. When we hold back from speaking up about a particular situation we care about to whether we forgo sharing a personal pain that we experienced, it manifests into incredible trauma on the body. It takes more courage to be real and present in this world. And when we are...everyone benefits from it.
This is artwork by one of my children done during Covid. I remember the day they brought it to me. It really struck me in its powerful vulnerability. It was important for them to show it to me, and I was carefully trying to find the right words in my pause to honor the deep feeling work that was done here.
For one, pausing to take the time to go this deep is most definitely difficult for anyone. But then to share it with another is on an entirely different emotional level. The first thing I recognized was that these feelings were true for me as well in this moment. It reminded me of my personal vulnerability and how to reach out to others in that time.
While the pandemic is over, the lessons learned will continue to follow us. And even more telling, the emotions we walked through that time are still as real as if we were back in that loneliness.
So for today, take a moment to look at your feelings. Ask yourself how you take care of your emotions and well-being around those emotions. And, when all is said and done in the day...reach out to someone.
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Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.