the juicy insight, and profound power of “Why?”

I was recently blessed to share time with a little person. By little person, I mean a person who is youthful, and little, and asks “why?” frequently. And by frequently, I mean a lot. A Lot.

I was reminded about the importance of that question. Answering Why, indicates our motivation, which can provide profound insight.

What if there was benefit in greeting your life situation with Loving reasons for every event, every activity, every thought, Idea, and interaction.

What if how I do what I do, and even what I am doing, matter less than why.

If every action I take is driven by a deep desire to align more fully, joyfully, and abundantly with Love, then I suspect that even my chores would be profoundly more nourishing, when the reason driving my action was Love.

What if, even taking out the compost, or folding laundry was a way to help me feel more Loved, Lovable, and Loving? I could aptly focus my thoughts on coming up with excellent, nourishing, self-Loving, prosperous reasons for why I do everything I do.

I am finding great joy and ease in indulging in choosing Love, consciously, and then attaching it to the menial tasks of my day to day life. It feels empowered, creative, and silly. Also, I am finding it much easier to do much more, and feel nourished, rather than depleted.

As a free, accessible exercise, that contributes to a conscious practice of Love and gentleness, this one feels like a winner to me. Now I am more aware of my ability to ask “Why?” and my faith in my courage to choose Love as the answer is growing, question by question.

new moon: October 12, 2015

Happy new moon in Libra!

I hope you are all enjoying the shift in season. I am sure noticing a change in the amount of daylight.

I notice that as the daylight hours dwindle, the autumn season provides more opportunity for in-door cozy time, and introspection.

I like to practice self-transparency with my introspection, and notice the quality, content, and frequency of my thoughts. I find more time with my thoughts feels better when my self-talk is gentle. To support and promote gentleness, I like to practice plenty of varried self-care practices. I also like to make little self-care wishes with each new moon.

This new moon, I am aiming to open up my breathing, and straighten my posture with mindfulness, regular body position check-ins, and practicing deep, slow, breathing, often.

I hope you are finding plenty of ways to support gentle self-talk, and practice self-care.

anticipating a super full moon

I am feeling the building of the full moon, and it feels like a rowdy big escalation of energies, on so many levels.

While I have not always felt connected or aligned with my relationship with the moon cycle, and even, for a time, thought that such a thing was a hilarious, meandering path to silly-town, I now notice that my energy, mood, and manifestations have a relationship with the moon.

Now, when I feel a full moon approaching I make a point of sharing extra gentle self-care and attention with myself.  I am opening to new ways to deepen, my breath, and my commitment to living in alignment with the truth that Love for everyone, including me.

It is generally the very last part of that commitment that I trip on, from time to time. Unconditional love is for everyone, easy. Unconditional love is for me; oh right… yes, that.

I have noticed that when I share extra gentle self care, and attention, with simple, consistent acts of Loving care for my self, in anticipation of the full moon, I feel so much more awesome. I am able to enjoy the ebb and flow of energies of the moon cycle, with more gentleness, and less effort.  This particular super, full moon, I am enjoying deep, slow, easy breaths, at least 11 in a row, about every hour. I am helping myself process by walking each day, at a gentle pace, and feeling gratitude for the beauty I witness. I am also remembering to stretch out my chest, neck, and back, for even a few minutes each day. I have noticed that sharing even 2 minutes of focused body-loving stretches helps to open my breath, and ease bodily tension.

I wish everyone a very happy, gentle full moon!