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My conscious life blueprint for emotional, spiritual, and personal growth

Following on from last week’s post on filling out my Daily Greatness Yoga Journal, I found this section quite a challenge by comparison. It was easier to decide how to look after myself with decent food, more and varied exercises etc, but this section needed me to get in touch with things I cannot touch in the physical sense.

Having been a scientist most of my adult life, relying on physical proof as my guide, my steering wheel, I was a little out of my comfort zone. Not easily put off, I ploughed on. A timely post from The Witch of Lupine Hollow really helped my to organise my thoughts. I think I have a better understanding of the path I want to follow, which will be my own blend of beliefs and practices.

So here goes…

My goal for this area of my life is to have the courage to create and follow my own path. This will be a blend of my church life and my love of nature, cooking, and gardening. My travels along the menopause path have shown me that I feel better when I am more in tune with the natural cycle of things, the seasons, moon cycles, and celestial events. My journals all show how much disruption I sense around the equinoxes, particularly the Autumnal equinox. I intend to celebrate these events instead of fighting with them, dreading them.

I want to tap into my intuition more. It pleases my inner child no end. The poor girl has had a rough ride so far. It’s time she was allowed to have fun, feel loved and honoured for who she is, just as she is.

As luck would have it (divine intervention) a friend of mine introduced me to her pendulum when she was doing some Reiki energy work for me. Skeptical as ever, I held the little bead at the top and watched the crystal swing, before it came to rest. I thought it would keep swinging as my hand was not steady, and yet, there it was, still, as if it was waiting for something. Encouraged by my friend, I asked a few ‘test’ questions to see if the pendulum would responded to me. I actually held my breath as the swing direction changed with each question. I knew then that I had to have one. And I also knew it had to be a rose quartz. Don’t ask me how I knew, I just did. I think my intuition had been woken up and was ready for action. The next day a beautiful pink quartz pendulum arrived, and it goes everywhere with me.

To achieve my goal, I think I’ll need to broaden my mind (at the risk of sounding like Professor Trelawney) and not take things quite so literally or on face value. I’ve taken the first few tentative steps by acquiring my own pendulum, Angel Oracle cards, a bag of crystals I chose for myself, and reading up. Well, I still like to do my research!

I’m scheduling in time in my daily diary to practice with the cards, note what they say, experiment with the pendulum.

The biggest thing that could derail this goal is me letting my fear of ridicule. That, and not sticking to my time for solitude to practice.

Onwards to more exciting times.

Happy Monday everyone x

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Day 13: Affirm my goddess nature

Day 13

Today’s affirmation –

“I deserve pleasure and joy. I am ageless, strong, and powerful. I relish great health. I am an ageless goddess, an expression o f the creative, divine life force.”

Today’s prayer –

“Divine Beloved, please change me into someone who feels ageless. Allow me to feel the Eternal Source within me.”

So the suggestion for today is to repeat any activity from the previous days. Well I’m not stopping at just the one. I’ll have a go at repeating as many as I can.

At the begining of the day, I looked after my soul by taking her to church. I’ve not been for weeks due to the chaos at home and having to complete our tasks in time for the next steps for our building team. It was lovely to sit still, quietly contemplating all the upheavals of the previous weeks. Peace and quiet have been in short supply recently but the end results are worth it. Apart from the dust. Dust seems to have crept everywhere… it’s such a pleasant change to sit down without having to clean the seat first.

Afterwards, I enjoyed the pleasure of retail therapy – for shoes. These shoes were not an indulgence, they were necessary. A three night trip to Rome with the family next week means I will be walking for miles in the heat. I need good shock-absorbing shoes. I find just the right pair, in a lovely colour, and at the right price too. For added indulgence, I stop at a well known coffee shop for a Pumpkin-Spiced Latte. Bliss.

Later in the day, the Autumnal weather played havoc with my idea of chilling out on the deck and practicing yoga. Not to miss an opportunity for fun, my daughter and I fire up the old X-Box and dig out a Lego game. What a giggle we have, just having some simple fun.

I do love the darker nights, they are a blessing for us candle lovers. Turning the electric lights down low and lighting load of candles is so soothing. What a fabulous way to end the day.