Whenever I feel like something's missing in my life I find a way to really soak it in. I like to think of myself like a dry sponge, soaking up what's been missing, restoring every cell of my being to its full vitality. For me, what I love is books and writing. Recently I felt I'd neglected my writing too much though. I went to a bookshop and I didn't try to force anything. I walked around, and I soaked it in, feeling the love for the books, the pages, the writers, the people who love writers. I sat down and closed my eyes and I breathed it into every corner of my body, bathing myself with the energy of the books and shop from the inside out. I let it flow, I let myself be one with it, seeking no particular or thought or feeling, only allowing back in that which nourishes my soul. Is there a way you could nourish your soul this weekend? If so, go and find it. It could change the direction of your life back to your passions in an instant.
I chose this quote today because it really reflected on my desire to join Toast Masters. For years, truly years, I have wanted to join this group. Toast Masters is a group where people overcome their fears and limitations in communication. For me, I have a terrible fear of public speaking (who doesn't?). I find it holds me back with my writing as when I go to present my ideas I'm overcome with so much fear I don't give the best pitch I can. And yet, each time I consider going to a meeting I find a reason not to go. So this quote really struck me, because by never taking that step, I am affirming my indecision to go forward in my career. But you know what? I want to go forward. I'm deciding that, here and now. Come Monday, I will be at Toast Masters. What step can you take today that will affirm to yourself and the Universe, 'YES, I have decided and I am clear and willing and ready to go!'
p.s. a little update: I went to my first Toast Masters! I was terrified and thrilled. I'll be posting a little story about how it went soon.
I was gifted a beautiful intentional exercise by my wild and lovely pal Nadya. Me – being me – took it a step further.
We were talking about making order out of seeming chaos, embracing the chaos and accepting that perhaps – just perhaps – layered under the mystery is a larger natural order. We also spoke of directed energy. Taking desires from a vision to an intent but – rather than focusing on the ‘thing’ – focusing on the qualities. The energy of the qualities imbued, given name – thus give form to formless energy. The outcome remains a mystery and therein lies all the fun. Seriously – isn’t it the anticipation of a gift that keeps us juiced rather than the gift itelf? Well – maybe not if we’re talking about shoes…
You’ll need time, a sharpie, and a place where rocks gather -