I renewed my vows recently to living a more intentional and conscious life with Peace at the epicentre. Part of this commitment involves regular relaxation, meditation & simply being in the moment to soak it all up. I am feeling so much more grounded, grateful & centred as a result.
This morning after a beautiful walk along the coast & a gentle yoga session I sat down to meditate. As the thoughts bubbled up I began to battle with them, get caught up in the drama of them, fidget, consider not bothering, but instead I sat with them. I breathed a little more deeply, I acknowledged their presence & listened to what they had to say. I then visualised these thoughts literally leaving my body and going up into the clouds & dissolving. What remained for a fleeting, blissful moment was peace & a sense of gentle expansion.
What also arose during the meditation were these silent words; 'Surrender & Sacred Action.' I was stunned because these are the exact words I need to embrace in my life right now as I try to navigate so many things. I am raising my daughter as a solo parent, running a creative business, trying to be a present and loving family member & somehow keep a sense of self in the balance.
After this meditation it all became clear that surrendering to where I am at in this precise moment is key. All of the mess, the odd socks, the few kilos that won’t seem to budge, the uncertainty that crops up at times, the fatigue, the joy, the laughter, the fun…is exactly as it should be. The way forward to step into my greater dream is by taking 'Sacred Actions' that resonate with me, that feel good and most importantly allow me to give back to others from a fuller cup.
Sacred Action might be the missing ingredient that we have all been searching for...so how do you take a Sacred Action?
For me Sacred Action is practising yoga in a gentle way with pure acceptance, it is waking up each morning and hugging my daughter and feeling grateful for all of the goodness in our lives. Sacred Action is saying no to something that doesn’t feel quite right. It is taking a leap of faith with trust in my heart that even if I fall I know how to get back up again. Sacred Action is seeking out teachers and mentors who can help me on my path. Sacred Action is encouraging other people and being a light for them when things seem dark. It is also learning how to love certain people from a distance, no matter how hard that is at times. Sacred Action is creating a space where I can light a candle and send a heartfelt intention out into the Universe.
Imagine if each of us were to make relaxation a top priority up there with eating & drinking. Imagine if each of us carved out at least one hour a day to move our bodies in a joyful way & saturate them with kind thoughts. Imagine if we placed loving boundaries around our time & energy when it came to interacting with others. Imagine if we decided our dreams had credence and that they were worth our investment. Imagine if we lived life less out of old unconscious patterns and chose to live a life governed by intention?
This is the kind of world I would love to see and be a part of- where people are healthy, responsible for the energy they put out into the world & committed to helping each other. I realise that all of this begins with me.
So today I have surrendered with love in my heart to where I am at on my journey- all is well. I have moved my body in a joyful way, I have meditated, I have encouraged a friend, I have shown love & care to my daughter & I am now set up for an afternoon of working on my creative business.
What sacred actions might you take today to nourish your body, mind & spirit? Is there anything you might let go of and surrender to in your world? Remember the golden rule of making space in your life for what it is you truly want to show up. You are worthy of your dreams. If you can dream it, you can do it.
Sending you love & light on your path,
P.s I have created the sweet Intention Stones you see in the above pic as little visual cue of what is important & sacred. They have been received so beautifully out in the big wide world & are currently listed in my Etsy store. If you would like your own special Intention Stone created just for you, please let me know. It would be my absolute pleasure!