10/10/2012 0 Comments
Autumn....marking point to evaluate
It’s that time again when leaves are falling down, exposing the trees, and
leaving them vulnerable. I fallow in that pattern myself just like the seasons.
Feeling connected to the earth, I allow myself to let go of all the layers that
I had created. At times becoming emotional I embrace this change. As I get
vulnerable to every action, word and emotion, I realize that I must go through
this change to get in touch with my own self. So there I go, allowing myself to
get cleansed of unnecessary things, let go of clutter that has accumulated over
some period of time. At the same time it’s to see the real core and beauty that
is underneath, to be fully bare. Just as the trees drop their make up and stand
alone, you still find beauty in the fall with its colored filled ground of
leaves and dark bark of those tall elegant bodies. I drop all my colors and
look at myself as a strong being. Yes, at times I might get weak, emotional,
and confused but, I am still me underneath it all. I analyze to see if I am
still true to my own self and to make sure that nothing has affected me in a
bad way, but only changed me for the better. I let the fall be my marking point
and reminder that it is time to take the time to connect with earth, connect
with feelings that have been suppressed and it’s the time to put on stronger
layers for the winter. Why winter you might ask? Let me explain. Winter is known
to be one of the most known times when people get depressed. It’s called
seasonal depression for those whose moods might change drastically with weather.
It doesn’t mean that we are all affected, but it is the time to get all that
emotional baggage in check, so when winter arrives we are not overwhelmed with
dark, gloomy days. I keep myself active and I embrace even the cold days, by
letting my senses to kick in and feel the crisp air and appreciate the
beautiful bright days winter offers. My most favorite time is Spring as the
flowers blossom, our emotions and our ideas blossom. I look at it as new
beginnings, but not to get you all confused-- for that time of year I am sure I
will add the blog at the appropriate time for spring. Let’s enjoy the autumn for
now and cleanse ourselves by dropping our leaves that are no longer needed.
Love and Light
10/3/2012 2 Comments
Heal and Move On
It’s amazing how fast our life goes by and yet so many of us don’t stop to take the moment and really take it all in. Who we are today is what our experiences have shaped us to be. We run our daily chores and busy lives without realizing that there is a soul inside that needs to be heard and recognized with its needs. Living blindly to take the time to nourish our own well-being is what causes us to feel unbalanced and unhappy.
Taking in what your soul wants you to be aware can be sometimes overwhelming. When you sit with yourself and you let the flood of emotions and memories pop up it’s unexpected. You thought it’s just your thoughts, but it’s things that your soul hasn’t healed from. If you have memories that make you sad, nostalgic or emotional – ask yourself why does it make you feel this way? Has there been words that have been said that hurt you, action that were done that you still can’t forgive or emotional and physical traumas? This is the time to give yourself a time to sit with these feelings and let any emotion to fully come out. If you want to cry, please do. Crying is one of the best way to heal and let go of the heaviness in your chest. If you are angry write it out, even as a letter to a person who you are angry with, even if you are not really going to give it to them. Hug yourself on the inside and comfort that heart of any pain it has. You had reasons to feel the way you feel, and you shouldn’t suppress your emotions and feelings by covering them up with your busy schedule. By going on about our life without dealing with what’s bothersome on the inside can eventually catch up with us and cause more issues such as: depression, anger, physical and emotional abuse towards self or others. At the same time you might not realize what bothers you inside if you don’t sit down and sift through your thoughts and feelings.
Finally, put yourself in that persons shoes and try to see why would they have acted or said things they did. Try to be understanding and take in consideration that behind those words or actions was also a hurt soul. Forgive and move on, because forgiving is what opens the energy to continue to flow and bring in positive, no longer keeping you in negative setbacks. Remember meditation helps to sort out your emotions, because you are doing it with calm mind. Don’t ignore what bothered you before; don’t brush it off even if it’s a simple comment from someone. Acknowledge it as something that has affected you and now it’s time to heal, and then move forward.
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