Bliss Dairy – June 30, 2015

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

Affirmation/Intention: I am love, joy and divine light. I choose to be conscious about the energy I bring to every situation. It all matters and makes a difference. Bring it! 🙂

Nutrition:
morning delight
kombucha + green juice 16 oz
big green goddess salad w/salmon
coconut/collagen/mct oil smoothie

I’m upgrading my diet more. I’m going to take out kombucha. It has a bit of sugar and I know there are benefits with the probiotics but I feel it creates a bit of a craving and it’s not necessary for my goals. I am also increasing nutrient density with more greens/vegetables. And…thinking about taking out cacao for 30 days too – altho not ready for that one yet. ;).

Movement:
* 16:40 minutes of tabata –> lunges, kettlebell swings 26 lbs, plank/mountain climbers, squats/deadlift to row w/26 lb kettlebelMed
* 10 minutes VibraTrim
* 10 minutes yin yoga + pigeon pose before bed

Meditation:  15 minutes + 15 minute guided meditation

Mind/Heart/Spirit Goodness:
I have been doing “The Work” more with my thoughts. I love the simplicity of Byron Katie’s work. I did a workshop with her once and loved the grace, ease and joy with which she supported people in transformation. I intend on doing another one next month.

It’s amazing how much we believe what we think. Every time I ask: “Is it true?” I expand and see that there are multiple perspectives, emotions, feelings and stories that could be true as well. A spaciousness ensues and I don’t feel such a strong hold on whatever thought was gripping my attention. It’s all a story. Love this quote by Katie:

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”

What are we believing? Are these beliefs serving us? How can we inquire so that we can better show up as our authentic selves?

Here are the 4 questions to ask when you notice suffering:

  1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
  2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
  3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
  4. Who would you be without the thought?

Book Goodness: This weekend I read Moods of Motherhood.  The biggest takeaway I got is that motherhood is important work and so is my creativity. It also inspired me to celebrate my journey from maiden to mother.

I think she does an honest job of sharing some personal challenges that new mothers go through. It’s paradigm shift…a heroine’s journey, there is no doubt about that. It’s also an amazing area to do “The Work” and notice my beliefs, inquire and be willing to shift.

One of my favorite passages is “Nobody Told Me”.

You look at me bewildered, eyes gray with exhaustion. Milk-spattered, baggy clothes, hair awry. “Nobody told me…” you begin. You look at me, urging me to explain myself. How could I have kept this, all of this, a secret from you? Surely it was my duty to prepare you. “Nobody told me how much it would hurt, how exhausted I would feel, how much love I have in my heart that I think I will burst, how overwhelming it all is…” her eyes begin to well with the enormity of her new knowing.

All I can do is smile. To hold her. “We tried,” I say softly. Stroking her tousled hair. And, I think to myself. It is not so much that we did not tell you, as you could not hear. Until you have your own child, held in your heart, your ears are blocked, your eyes are blind to the reality of motherhood: its pains and its glories. Once you have been there, stood in the body of motherhood, then you can hold hands with every woman who has ever mothered. You know her joys and pains. You are her.

When I became a mother I found myself saying: “why didn’t anyone tell me it was going to be like this?” I suppose some tried but I couldn’t hear. I couldn’t even begin to imagine until I held my son in my arms and birthed myself as a mother. Now, I know and I am a more fuller expression of all aspects of the Divine Goddess.

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for Lissa and her awesome energy and colonic. I am grateful that my hubby got me a green juice today. Some women love flowers I ❤ green juice. 😉 I am grateful for the herbs and supplements. It’s astonishing how many people’s creative vision and inspiration impacts my daily life. Every moment my life is enhanced by someone’s creativity and vision. From my fork, to my food, to this keyboard, to the sidewalk to my green juice, to our home. I am continuously blessed. Always.

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