The magic & bigness in the simple things

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am becoming a lover of simple things. This is new within the last 5+ years, and more so since becoming a mother. I used to be pretty driven, always focusing on the future, dreaming bigger and higher and wanting to be and do more. I still have those desires but they aren’t at the forefront as much. Simplicity is.

I’ve experienced again and again it’s the little things that give me true joy. They aren’t usually about money, recognition,  status or numbers of any kind. If I can stop long enough to breathe and settle into the moment there is so much wonder and delight…a richness that is hard to describe. These pauses help slow down the racing mind that can be consumed with time and getting it all done and a tendency to rush from one thing to the next.

The practice is to unbusy my mind and fully engaged in sensory awareness. This bestows so much more daily grace. These pauses of celebration inspire an unhurried life. I like this. To truly acknowledge the power of the moment. The abundance of the sun shining on my face as a new day begins, seeing my child laugh, having the freedom and resources to make healthy meals, taking leisurely walks playing and exploring, listening to a heart felt song, connecting with my family, being present to my life and all the magic that is unfolding. The bigness in the simple things is my central  focus these days.

This can’t be captured on facebook or twitter or in a bank account, for this is a visceral experience captured in our hearts and bodies in a very tangible way. It’s a way of inhabiting our lives, realizing there is no “getting there”, “arriving”, or “having it all figured out”. This. Is. It. Our life journey…in all it’s colors, dimensions, textures and flavors. It’s the collection of simple things that come together to weave our precious individual stories.

We must limit the noise in our heads and our lives and be willing to slow down enough so that we can actually embrace these moments. Otherwise we miss them. The simple magical moments require attention, presence and recognition. When you feel one. Stop. Smile. Feel it in your body. Listen to the vibration of life happening all around you. Rest and delight in that particular snapshot of time.

I believe the deep breaths, the sun, the water, tuning into my senses, the wonder around me and the little moments of joy can lighten and soften the occasional feelings of overwhelm and overload. Trusting that our life is unfolding with divine perfection. Resting in that place.

Resting our minds and our bodies even while we get things done. There can be a peace, a flow even in the midst of the mess. Life is messy. There will always be toys and dishes to clean up, and things to get done. As long as we are breathing there will be details that need tending.

The listening and resting helps. It’s where we hear the call for expansion…the call for a deeper authentic life. The simplicity gently guides us with grace, love, and enthusiasm. How can we dance with the big and the small with utmost respect and importance? Boldly saying yes to it all! Yes to our lives!

Last night as we transitioned from dinner to bedtime rituals I paused looking at the kitchen before turning off the light.  My husband had graciously done the dishes. There were a few things that weren’t cleaned up. A few glasses, supplement bottles, and some dishes drying next to the sink. With the eyes of perfection I would’ve wished that it was cleaner. With the eyes of beauty I saw life. I saw our lives.

These little things we do every day make up our lives. They are yes, just glasses/dishes/bottles on the counter, but they were used by people I love. I smiled and thought yes, this is my life. It’s not sterile and perfect, but it’s mine.

There is magic in our day to day lives. The simplicity of most of our days sculpt our life stories. These divine tasks mold our character. The miracles may not seem big but they are, for if we only feel deeper we will see the love. We get to choose how we will weave our myth. Why not choose one of magic and miracles right where we stand?

There may be thoughts that it’s not enough. We can look at what is happening in the world and think we must do more and be more. But, as Byron Katie advised in a workshop I attended a few months ago: we must save ourselves first. This is how we change the world. Be the change we want to see. What world do we want to live in and create? It starts with us.

Even if we think our little space in the universe can’t really change the world. It can and it is. Because our choices are changing us, changing our families and therefore our communities and world. Our presence impacts the world. We must start where we are and let spirit/god/life move through us it guides us to our next adventure. It’s that simple. Today I honor the magic and bigness in the simple things. This is what’s calling me. What’s calling you?

alex_signature_pink

Zen to Done – 10 Productivity Habits

05c2e4c2d3ef971c336d1c1bb66c355eThe other day I read (for the second time) Zen to Done by Leo Babauta . It’s a super quick read and I love the simplicity of it.

I’ve read Getting Things Done and a variety of other organizational books but I often felt like there was too much to implement and I, ironically, never really got to far in the process.

I thrive when I get *really* clear on what’s essential and do that. I ask myself a lot: What is most important? And, then I give all of my time, energy, and attention to the answer to that question. Which means saying “no” to a lot in order to honor my values for this phase of my life.

This can be challenging sometimes because I have so many creative dreams and ideas. Creativity is one of my top strengths, therefore, it’s crucial to exercise discipline and focus to make sure I get my projects across the finish line. This helps me zone in on what I want to do most and be more efficient and productive.

Below is a snapshot of Leo’s 10 Habits for implementing his Zen To Done (ZTD) system. I am sharing these in hopes they might help you and also as a reference and reminder of what I am committed to. 🙂

1. Collect — Get everything out of your head and onto a paper or an app so don’t forget things and also, so your to-dos aren’t just swirling around taking up energy that could be directed somewhere else. I use OmniFocus (1st version) and a notebook for this. This habit has been HUGE in helping me become more organized. Life changing huge!

2. Process — This means taking the time to process your list of things to do. Make quick decisions on what needs to be. Delete, delegate, do it immediately, defer for later, file it and repeat this process until your inboxes are empty. Soon as something comes into your mind, mailbox, phone, inbox, etc. decide what you need to do to be complete with it. Don’t just let it sit there (I’m telling myself this:)!

3. Plan — What are you going to do today? He recommends having 1-3 MIT’s (most important tasks) or Big Rocks. What will you feel happy you accomplished? Plan your day around these goals/tasks. Ideally do these in the morning with a block of time. I’ve found with my mothering schedule I have less big chunks of uninterpreted time but I can easily create little pockets of time. It’s amazing what you can get done in 5-15 minute time slots.

4. Do“The habit of “do” is the key to the ZTD system. It’s the habit that’s missing from many other productivity systems, and yet it’s the most important. All the rest is just busy work if you don’t actually do the things on your to-do list.”  The key is to create the time, limit all distractions, completely focus, and then…get excited, commit and GET IT DONE! Finish is my mantra! 🙂

5. Simple trusted system — Create a system so that you can have everything you need/want to get done in one place. Then, when you have the time and space to get things done you will be ready and you won’t waste time preparing. You can just get to work and master the habit of “Do”.

The basic idea is to categorize the things that need to get done in your system like: work, personal, errands, calls waiting for someday/maybe lists, etc. So, for example, when you have 15 minutes you can go to your phone category and complete a bunch of phone calls, or maybe batch a bunch of errands/emails, etc.

Like I said above, my meta system is OmniFocus for this. I’ve used it for the last 3.5 years and I love it. David Allen’s GTD system inspired me to get more organized on this and it made life so much easier! I not a tech queen and only use a handful of apps so there might be a bunch of newer apps you can use now. You don’t need anything fancy, in fact a notebook can easily get the job done. I also use a journal where I can jot things down because sometimes I like to turn my phone off.

6. Organize “One of the oldest organizing truisms around, but perhaps the most important of all: a place for everything, and everything in its place.”

Do you know, at this moment, where everything single thing in your life is? HA! Nope! Where do the papers go? Bills? The toys? The keys? Clothes? Once we have found a home for everything then, accordingly to Leo we want to…put it away immediately, make it a habit, pay attention to transitions, keep flat surfaces clear, label, evaluate. Yep, I would benefit from all of these suggestions. 

I especially like the  transitions one…”The time between when you’re doing one thing and when you’re doing the next thing is a transition. This is the time when you should put stuff away where it belongs and clean up your mess, but it’s also the time when we’re not thinking about that stuff and only thinking about we’re going to do next.

If I took a few minutes to put everything in it’s place before moving on to the next thing there would be a sense of accomplishment and flow. The kitchen would be cleaned after a meal, the toys/books picked up from the floor, and my desk clear when I was done. Ah! That sounds like heaven. 🙂 These mini habits probably take 5-10 minutes and could probably revolutionize my life!

I sometimes make excuses having a toddler, because their creativity (well, at least for my son) is to dump a lot of stuff on the floor. Think: 100’s of legos everywhere! The thing is it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if we created the habit to put everything back in it’s place before moving onto something else.  Reminder: This habit starts with me and he will learn from me. What do I want to model for my child?

7. Review — “Let’s face it: even the best of us loses track of things over time, and loses focus on our goals, and let’s the best-planned system fall apart a little. With a busy workweek, a busy life outside of work, the best systems tend to gravitate towards chaos. That’s where the Weekly Review comes in — it gives you a chance to get things together and refocus yourself on what’s important.”

The gist of this habit: review your single long-term goals and short term goals, review your notes, review your calendar, review your lists, set your short-term goal for the week and plan your Big Rocks (MIT). This can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes.

8. Simplify — If you’re like me, you have a long list of tasks to do, perhaps broken down by different contexts (work, personal, errands, calls, etc.). Your list of tasks is so long that it’s overwhelming. You can never completely wipe out your list because it’s growing every day. Simplify your list down to the barest of essentials, and you can eliminate the need for complex planning systems.” YES!

What I do most days is get out a piece of paper and write:

1. My 3 biggest Creative Process Goals (same as MIT)
2. Blissiplines (exercise, meditation, nutrition, etc.)
3. 3-5 little tasks I’d like to accomplish for the day

“You don’t need a huge to-do list to be productive — just do the stuff that matters.” This has been vital for me in the last 3 years as I integrate my new role as a creative mother!

9. Routine — Routines can also greatly simplify your work day and personal life, as your day won’t be overly chaotic and complicated, you can group similar tasks together and batch process them, and you can be sure of doing the things you really need to do. Most importantly, it puts you in control of your day, instead of putting you at the mercy of the ebb and flow of all incoming requests. Without a routine, we have no way of saying “no” to requests as they come in, and we are at the beck and call of every person who wants our time and every website that wants our attention. That’s not a good thing, not if you want to get the important things done.”

I like routine and I also like spontaneity. I’ve found that regular routines help me to happily get the important things done. And, then my mind is less cluttered and more spaciousness which allows me to enjoy the adventure and unstructured time even more. I didn’t used to believe this but experience has shown me differently.;) I have an awesome morning and evening routine but I want to create more routines for meals and cleaning.

10. Find your passion– Some ideas from Leo: Is there something you already love doing? What do you spend hours reading about? Brainstorm. Ask around and surf for possibilities. Give it a try first. Never quit trying.

Other wise words: Don’t quit your job just yet. Do some research. What are your obstacles? Make a plan. Take action. Practice and practice, and practice some more. Be persistent. 

*I intend to share a video soon on some misconceptions I believed about following your passion for years that I think limited my results, successes and creativity.

Talk doesn’t cook rice. —  Chinese Proverb

Now, the action part! Leo doesn’t recommend doing all these habits at once. Look at where you might need some extra attention and start there. Implementing 1-4 habits at a time until they become routine.

The habits I’m starting with are: Process, Do, Organize, & Review.

Yahooo!! I’ve completed my #1 Creative Process Goal with this blog post. Now, I’m gonna go do a 15 min workout (5o burpees, 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 lunges and 50 mountain climbers) and then do my #2, which is doing a bunch of online tests for my appointment with Dr. Daniel Amen next week. I am excited to learn how to supercharge my brain even more and hopefully his wisdom will help me with my organizational skills. 😉

alex_signature_pink

P.S. If you want to do a quick Amen Brain Checklist you can find a PDF HERE.

Momma Zen – Interview with Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller is a wife and mother as well as a Zen Buddhist priest at the Hazy Moon Zen Center Los Angeles, California.

She writes about spirituality in everyday life and is the author of Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood.

This interview is sooooo good!! I listened to this 3 1/2 years after I interviewed her and it was exactly what I needed to hear today. This conversation never tires because how we experience motherhood is how we live. Powerful medicine and awesome wisdom for Mommas!!

I *love* her Momma Zen book! Here are a few of my favorite passages:

Your life is your practice. Your spiritual practice does not occur someplace other than in your life right now, and your life is nowhere other than where you are. You are looking for answers, insight, and wisdom that you already possess. Live the life in front of you, be the life you are, and see what you find out for yourself.

We can handle anything when we exchange our worries and fears for alertness and spontaneity, when we focus solely on what is in front of us, and when we leap into the sheer wonder of the unplanned life.

Practice acceptance on yourself so you can be kinder with your child.”

Life is full of fits and starts. Some things are easy; some are not. Some things go and some things stop. Do your work; then set it down. There are no failures. Forgive and forget yourself.”

You can change in an instant. You can change your mind. You can change your timing. You can change your approach. You can change your words. You can laugh instead of scream. You can hop on one foot. You can step away from the fray instead of stepping in. You can give up, give in, and go in a completely different direction you’d like to. You can do the dishes later. What then? What next? The Zen master has told you, ” You embody the golden breeze.” You are change. You have infitnite power to relax, to release, to change, and thus to change everything. If you find that you don’t have the energy or the good humor to do so this time, I will understand. There will be many opportunities afforded you.”

Your child is a tireless teacher, constantly probing your self imposed limits and boundaries, your self-centeredness, your sheer stubbornness.”

Yes, we all have a load on our hands, but the heavy is in our heads. Set the heavy down and sweep aside the useless mental clutter…When you can do anything as though you work at nothing, you have the best days of your life.

Words are magic. All words are, not just please and thank you. The words my daughter will use are the ones she hears; the words I want her to use she must hear from me.

All the careful preparations and good intentions you bring to motherhood come down to this: can you handle it right now?”

Here comes again: another start start of another day. What a reprieve! You have incalculable chances to change the ending. To change your attitude. To be the new you. Whether you know it or not, you already are the new you. Forget what you think, lose the foregone conclusion, and just be new.

In my home, the life of a priest, a wife, and a mother are one and the same. I have only one life and my life is only one thing. Motherhood doesn’t get in the way of being a priest, and being a priest doesn’t get in the way of being a mother. My practice is to see that nothing ever gets in the way of anything else. More to the point, my practice is to recognize that no one else is ever pushing me forward, and no one else is ever holding me back.

Aaaamazing right!? LOVE! I hope you enjoyed the interview and her golden wisdom!

Lots of Momma Love,

alex_signature_pink

Destiny Unfolding

There is no need to manipulate the people or circumstances in your life to get what you want or require for the next step in your unfoldment. Your only need is to consciously enter your co-creative relationship with the Universe. Surrender, trust, and open yourself to the intuitive guidance right within you and all around you — and watch your destiny unfold.
Michael Bernard Beckwith

There is vitality and peace in owning our life stories. I’ve done this on a deeper level the last 2 months. I continue to be called to celebrate my unique life. Not the one that I think I “should” be living but the one that is happening right here in this moment.

My destiny is unfolding (now…today) and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to rise up Destiny Unfoldbecause I think it should/could be happening differently. These so called “challenges” are a part of my life’s work….my purpose. This excites me!

One of the big lessons I’m integrating more is seeing my challenges as stepping stones supporting my expansion rather than diminishing my Goddess life. We can either experience stress or growth. I am choosing GROWTH!

Lately, I’ve been keenly aware that I’m swimming in the unknown. Of course everyone is always swimming in the unknown but I’ve felt the ever-changing multifaceted layers of life in a more visceral way. There have been moments of hope, love, inspiration and also fear, fatigue and doubt.

And, now…from where I stand with some distance from the experience I chuckle because it’s the classic heroine’s journey. I’ve clearly been called to an adventure. Sometimes the call doesn’t feel like an adventure when you’re working with something like trauma, a loss or a health issue, but it is.

We can either choose to go on the adventure and trust it’s leading us towards our bliss or resist the call. Part of following our bliss is going into the storm…the dark night of the soul. When we willing go in and be with it all we realize it’s actually invigorating and not as scary as we might’ve thought. This doesn’t mean it’s always sunshine and unicorns. We all have to navigate the dark phases and battle our inner dragons and this takes grit and power.

We will be tested. Will we have the courage and the strength to stay on the path and answer the call?  How can we choose joy as we navigate the terrain of transformation? Can we see it as a rebirth and call back the parts of our essence that may have been disowned?

We go through this cycle over and over throughout our lives. Each time we answer the call, do the work, deconstruct our fears we receive a gift to share with the world. We then, gain more fortitude to share our light because we’ve made the trek into the depths of our soul.

Even through the uncomfortable places I am finding so much to celebrate and honor…my power, resilience and love. The gratitude seems more poignant. Tears of joy and tenderness seem to fall more easily from my eyes. The dark is needed as much as the light. Dark doesn’t mean it’s bad it just means it’s dark. Just as the sun shines light during the day the moon shines in the darkness of the night. Embracing the totality of it all is the way of the Goddess.

Can we trust that it’s all happening as it should? Can we embody this quote from Byron FullSizeRender-1Katie:  Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.

What does it look like to breathe into our heart and know that we are worthy and cared for no matter what? Fully embracing the powerful journey as we move from a caterpillar to butterfly…a snake shedding it’s skin in order to continually grow…to start anew. Can we hold space for ourselves through it all? YES, I know we can! 🙂

I smiled this morning when I woke up and danced while singing: I am exactly where I need be!! Destiny she blesses me. This is the good stuff. This is where the magic and miracles happen. I must honor all phases as I integrate my whole self.

Sending much love to you on your heroine’s (hero’s) journey. May you continue to unfold, blossom and thrive as you rejoice in the fullness of your life!

alex_signature_pink

P.S. Finding Joe is an awesome movie about the hero’s journey if you’re interested. 🙂

Bliss Diary – July 17, 2015

My general formula for my students is “Follow your bliss.” Find where it is, and dont be afraid to follow it. —
Joseph Campbell

Intention/Affirmation: Have fun! 🙂

Nutrition:
7:00 chai tea w/coconut milk, ghee, cinnamon, maca, collagen, stevia
8:30 4 muffins w/turmeric coconut butter
1:00 big goddess green salad w/ salmon + handful of plantain chips
4:30 16 oz green juice
5:30 bowl of scrambled eggs and mashed cauliflower w/ some blueberry/coconut/ gelatin “jello”

Movement:
* 30 minute toddler paced adventure though creeks, over trees and up hills.;)
* 10 minute walk pushing stroller
* 10 minute walk pushing stroller

Meditation: 15 minutes + 30 minutes napitation

Body Goodness: Things are changing for the better with my hormones and body. I can feel it. Super empowering. I am in the completion phase of my cycle and moving into the analysis next week. I am noticing a difference in my thought patterns and emotions as each phase shifts. It’s fascinating. I am still a newbie at this but I can see how much better it is to flow with our feminine cycle instead of against it.

Mind/Heart/Spirit Goodness: Following my bliss. This has been my intention and passion for the last 18 years. I’ve had such a clear vision of how I want to live  and very little tolerance for not following my heart and passions. I am getting to the next phase of my journey and tuning into what I really want. Digging deep to see what my current desires are and asking how I can do it. Sometimes I make excuses, especially with my responsibilities of motherhood. But, there is always a way to live our purpose and passion. We just have to get creative and be willing to ask for help and have patience.

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for the fun day at the creek with my Momma friend and her son. I am grateful for my awesome chat with hubby. It’s super helpful to be married to a super powerful masculine guy!:) I am grateful for the way he thinks and I am grateful for the way I think. I am grateful for our friends awesome online store: Raw Food World and the sweet hook up they give us! I am grateful for another gorgeous summer day! #thankyou

alex_signature_pink

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.

alex_signature_pink

Bliss Diary – June 8, 2015

Whatever coaxes us out of hiding, to write, record, and express, is a revolutionary act. It says that we believe our lives count. Our lives do count! — Sark

I’m going to share my daily journals here on this blog. I’ve publicly shared my journal on and off the last 9 years. I’ve found that it coaxes me out of hiding and into full expression of my divine essence. It reminds me that my life counts. The simple act of journaling connects me to my deepest self and helps me connect with others. I feel my humanity in a beautiful and powerful way. So…here we go! 🙂

Nutrition:
Fat Tea/Smoothie (longevity herbal tea, coconut milk, mct oil, cacao, ghee, collagen, vanilla, stevia)
25 oz Green Smoothie (cucumber, romaine, avocado, lemon, apple) + handful of coconut chips
Small bowl of strawberries + mulberries
Ginger kombucha and dark cacao bar
Supersized salad with mixed greens, sardines/avocado dressing, dulse wrapped up in nori sheets w/ salmon

Movement:  20 minute morning walk with my toddler & 20 minute Goddess Fitness (it’s kinda like HIIT + yoga + plyometrics) & 15 min walk to store pushing the good ole’ stroller

Affirmation:  I choose to have FUN! 🙂

Magical + Miraculous Moment:  My son woke up at 5:45 am today. We went out on an adventure to pick some apricots from our neighbors tree. Then, we went to the park and sat on a bench together while he ate them. The town was still quiet and the sun on my back felt delightfully nourishing. I smiled and thought: “This is it!! This my miraculous life. I am sitting here with an blond haired angel basking in the morning glow.” I took a deep breathe and closed my eyes and felt the simplicity, joy and magic. Life is good!

I am feeling…inspired, grateful and excited.

Body Goodness: Recently I did some tests and learned I have some imbalances like candida/yeast, parasites, issues with thyroid conversion and taxed adrenals. I am thrilled to know this. I feel like I’m at a tipping point with my health. I have been passionately working with my nutrition for the last 18 years. It’s been a major journey and exploration. Today I met with my acupuncturist and we created a plan to help me optimize even more in the next 3 months. I will be sharing more about this process here on the blog because I know that I am not alone. So many of us (especially women) have similar issues.

Gratitude + Appreciation: I am grateful for my life. I am grateful for who I am and who I am becoming. I am grateful for the abundance of organic food we eat every day. I am grateful for my hubby and all of his support. I am grateful for my son’s light and brilliance. I am grateful for our beautiful home. I am grateful for my Mama. I am grateful for freedom. I am grateful for all my books. I feel so blessed to be able to read and study every day of my life. #blessed

Divine Purpose Prayer:
Here is a mini prayer called Divine Purpose. I recorded it after my morning meditation. Hope it feels as nourishing for you as it did for me. 🙂