This past moon, for me, has been all about WORK. Ground work, body work, practical concerns, physical attention.
So, here's what self-love looks like, working Earth energy... on the ground:
It's practical, it's in your face, it's tangible. It sits in your hands and sticks to your fingers. It doesn't go away when you change your mind, it stands, it roots in, it demands attention and care, by its very nature. It asks for patience, time, attention, nurturing, space and freedom, loving kindness, consistency, and persistence.
Tending to grounded and in-your-face work means:
- getting your financial house in order (revisiting the budget, cleaning up debt, building a savings if you haven't got one. Get honest about your cash flow and make the appropriate moves to get it right.)
- tending to your physical health and fitness in earnest (getting blood-work done, revisiting medications, checking in with your diet... is what you eat and drink helping you toward your visions, or holding you back? Moving your body through some form of activity on a regular basis, if possible. Are there any lingering habits that harm you? We all have our indulgences and such, but every harmful and addictive habit you say YES to, is also a NO to yourself. Know them, understand them, heal them.
- getting your physical environment organized is also important (minimize clutter where possible, sell-keep-toss what collects dust, and organize what's left for easy storage and retrieval. And this is a work in progress, we do our best, as highly engaged people. Chaos happens. But a good revamp every once in a while is great for clearing out old energy and making fresh moves.)
These are just a few, but you get the idea. I'm 5 days into a 30 day clean eating program. I'm focusing on: proteins (I'm an omnivore, so it's all over the map), veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, coffee and water. All things natural and wild, from the Earth herself. I can't believe the differences, already. Headaches are gone, blood pressure is back down, skin is more supple and healthy. Sinus pressure better. Digestion is better. Aches and arthritic pains are diminishing, brain fog is fading. It's incredible what processed foods and sugar can do to the human body and how blinded we are, as a society, into keeping ourselves sick. The good news is, I had switched to a whole foods based diet years ago and my body became adapted very quickly, so I am falling back in line very easily.
It feels good to feel good.
It's so good to root down and get present in your body. To check in and make sure it's getting what it needs, on all levels. And to dig in and give yourself what you need, despite what anyone else is doing. No one else lives in this body, it's no one else's responsibility. It's mine. And it feels really good to honor that.
I had a wonderful compliment th other day. It's always nice to hear... that someone thinks you're pretty, or funny, or smart, or talented, or whatever it is. All good. But what I heard was... "wow, you've really been taking care of yourself. That's awesome. I'm inspired, I want that glow... I want in."
Wow. WOW. That's where it's at, right there. Be brave enough to love yourself and watch others be drawn toward what you're doing. It's a magical thing. Dream-chasing is contagious. xo
Pssst... New Moon Rising. New ideas, fresh focus, open hearts. <3