I cannot believe this ninety-day journey has come to an end. I have some ideas for where to go from here but would adore some input from anyone that has been following this blog. As a bonus I will be continuing the last two madras of Yoga and discussing some other topics that I would like to share with all of you beautiful souls. About the blog; having this blog to guide me through the treacherous waters that have been my life in the 90 plus days since my first entry; has literally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually saved my life. It has given me a direction; a sense of purpose; a way to continue to serve others in a way that is within my grasp. The topics covered are topics I have learned along my path for decades; lessons that left me hungry for more; lessons I felt I couldn’t covet and embrace all by myself; lessons I wanted to scream from the cliffs of the highest mountains. I’ve never been a seeker of faith in the traditional sense but I, like all of us, am on a constant search for more..for answers to life’s most challenging riddles…for ways to be more satisfied-happier with the gifts of life…does faith in a source; mother earth; God, Buddha, Universe help us navigate life’s challenges with more ease? For me the answer is yes. Has the 90 Days of immersion into the search for answers to the roadblocks in life cured me? I would not say that-but it has helped me to realize that life will never be perfect. Humans are imperfect in so many ways and maybe, just maybe achieving perfection or spiritual enlightenment is something we aren’t able to do while earthbound…but is perfection nothing more than a facade-aren’t the imperfections we wear stunning and beautiful vulnerabilities that define us as human souls? Could Spiritual Enlightenment be achieved more easily if we were housed in a monastery carved into the hillside of the Himalayas and able to commit our lives to the cause?…Or would we even be challenged there too? Modern day life is full of twists and turns that we are continually having to navigate and relationships are fragile and make us vulnerable to rejection and pain-but also great intimacy and beauty while they are serving us. What Will I Do Now? I am going to go back to Day One and complete all the tasks and journal entries-Live the Blog-and report on that here on this platform… continue to share inspirational findings with you all and hopefully give you a place to share as well. I’ve also been transforming the blog into a book-or maybe a journal-an app? Please Comment on what you would like to see in the post-90 days. Our Final Journal Entry: What has this blog taught you? What lessons or topics will you continue to practice or explore? How will you share your lessons with the world or pay it forward. Peace, Love & Namaste Em
I awoke this morning ready and excited to write another post.
While I was working 12 hour days as a Counselor/Special Needs Teacher/
Mom and Wife I found that the most challenging thing to achieve was balance.
The thing I neglected most was my relationships with other women-my
dear friends knew that once the year began I would simply fade away
into the abyss and not return calls or emails. I was barely able to cope with
the responsibilities that lay directly in front of me. I missed my girlfriends
and those heart to hearts where we would talk things through and vent and
praise and lift one another up. Where we would eat delicious indulgences, drink
overpriced fancy coffee and dry each others tears in the middle of a bustling
coffee house. Those moments balanced me and allowed me a chance to connect
deeply and intimately with women I held dear to my heart. I vowed to myself
consistently that I would make plans with those incredible women, but the guilt
would seep in after I calculated the diminished hours spent with y family after
a demanding work week. So those moments slipped into nothingness.
For Day Four we are going to focus on strengthening relationships.
Enjoy the journey…Stay Balanced…
When you awaken think about one person-outside your family-
that fills you up and makes you feel more balanced-now later in the day
call that person and plan to see them if they are close by.
Morning Meditation: Sound Fox Channel-Youtube: Abraham Hicks-A renowned spiritual
Journal Entry: Brainstorm about your circle of friends. Are there any friends
that are so negative they actually drain your energy (I call them psychic vampires)?
Now think about the friend that lifts you up each and every time you see them,
consider prioritizing that friendship. Write about what makes that friendship so
30 Minutes of Physical Activity: Call that ‘soul friend’ and invite them to go for
a walk in nature-if you have kids or animals take them too. See if you can make it
a regular date with that friend.
Art Project: Create a journal as a gift for that friend so that she can write her
thoughts hopes and dreams down.
Buy a plain covered journal, a paint brush and some Modge Podge (Craft Store).
Print off the text and some images that suit her/him.
Brush the Modge Podge on the back of the picture/text and then brush it
down on the front while ensuring it stays smooth. You can lay pictures on top of one another.
Write something inspiring in the front about what she/he means to you.
Adorn it with beads or buttons-using a hot glue gun.
Inspirational Video: An Australian man-on his 30th birthday asks his friends to
not buy him gifts but to buy a gift and bring it to his house with some wrapping paper.
I won’t give it away-just watch.
Our Songlist for today comes from Grooveshark: A free tool on the web that
allows you to create your own playlists from a great library of songs:
It is a songlist of songs by beautiful female vocalists: Enjoy:
Evening Meditations: Open to Love-Let Go of the Pain of Past Relationships-By Scott Mills
Enjoy the Journey
Peace, Love & Namaste