Bliss Diary – July 3, 2015

Everyone and everything is in some degree or other our teacher. — Jack Kornfield

Intention/Affirmation: I choose ease, grace and flow today.

Nutrition: 
morning delight
lemonade (longevity tea, lemons, stevia)
16 oz green juice
handful of olives, chicken, + few bites of yummy applesauce I made for the little guy
3 small squares of homemade chocolate
fresh coconut water/meat + coconut blueberry gelatin pudding

Movement:
* 30 minute walk in the meadow with doggie and E.
* 15 minute rebounding
* 15 minute walk pushing stroller for a trip to the store
* 5 minute family walk

Meditation: 45 minute napitation (15 minutes of guided and thenFullSizeRender 30 minutes of napping) + 25 minute napitation

Body Goodness: My son was tired this morning and requested to take a nap after our walk at 8:15 am. Normally he takes a nap between 11-12 ish. We read books and he napped and I meditated and napped too. Felt so good. I think if I have an eye mask and a guided meditation I can nap anywhere, anytime. 🙂

He then, took another nap around 1 pm so I did too. Whoa two naps. I feel like I’m on vacation. My body needs it. It feels like I’m working through something…it might be detox or something triggering my immune system to work a bit extra. The extra rest feels nourishing.

Mind/Body/Heart Goodness: Creativity. I’ve always been creative. It has shown up in different ways…as an athlete, a healer, a coach, a writer, a teacher, a lover of wisdom. My creativity mostly shows up in the way I live life. I like to think of myself more as a life artist. This artistry is vital for my soul.

One of the reasons I like minimalism and simplicity is because I want to streamline my to-do list to ensure I have plenty of time for soul work. I love to think about all the ways I can write, teach and create. My intention is to practice mindfulness in the mundane and be more productive (+ do less) so that I have the time and space to dance with my creativity. Win/Win baby.

I create because I’m happier when I do.  I create for the pure joy of creating, and to connect with myself and others. It fuels me. It gives me life. It doesn’t even matter if my critic thinks it’s not good. That’s not the point. The point is to express what is inside me to express. Show up and give myself (+others) the gift of creativity.

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for naps. I am grateful for the beautiful video of Maya Angelou on how love liberates. I am grateful for the awesome chat I had with my hubby and all of his wisdom and support. I am grateful for my blog and technology. I am grateful for connection. I am grateful for all of the spiritual masters who inspire and call us forth to a greater expression of our divine essence. I am grateful for my meditation practice. I am grateful for Zoey and Dave who aren’t physically with us anymore. They were both in my heart today. I am grateful for the play, love and joy they both embodied. May I continue to expand (even with tears of sadness) and carry their light with me.

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