On Embracing Rest

Fig. 1 | Slowing Living

Fig. 1 | Slowing Living

Embracing rest –

is embracing the

sacred.


Embracing Rest

When’s the last time you embraced rest? Like on a spiritual and mindful level?

Rest is a necessity we so often and too easily put on the back burner because being busy in these modern times can give us the illusion we are accomplishing what’s most important. But our modern-day busyness needs boundaries.

Unhealthy and unbalanced busy energy, as in over-focusing on the ‘big things’ that have to get done, can create an imbalance in our lives and relationships. Balance is a sacred medicine that can nourish our lives and the connections in them, when we let it in.



Small things

The small things can be often overlooked for big things.

When we do the ‘small things’ with great love, they become not just big things, but the most beautiful of things. Take delight in small things, tasks, and moments. The Divine sure does!! Hello Sabbath!! I think Saturday and Sunday’s are so enchanting for most of us because it’s the time we focus on the small things. That said, the weekend can come and go, and if we aren’t careful with our boundaries and intentions, we haven’t fully recuperated from the week before, or fully rested and recharged for the week's journey ahead.



Slow Living

Slow down to rest your busy mind and to appreciate the small and simple things.

Slow living brings restoral–and restoral–brings renewal. If you’re not familiar with the tools and practice of this lifestyle art, the slow living class in the member’s lounge will guide you through this powerful path and practice.



Creative Rest

Say you’ve been steady at work on a project or a mission, creative rest is putting your workload down, walking away from it, and doing something completely different.

Writers do this as an essential part of birthing our stories, words, and books. In order to fully see and make better sense of what we have created and how it serves our writing goal and purpose, and if it all even makes sense, we walk away, we do something else with our energy, we tend to other parts of our lives, and interests and we return to our work with a refreshed mind–and new eyes. It could be for a few days that you release it, a few weeks, or a month, or even longer, just let it breathe and then come back to it to see it with greater clarity, and a new perspective even. This cures creative blocks like a charm. This can be applied to all work fields and projects. Some of my favorite ways to practice creative rest is to spend quality time with my daughter and son, getting out there in nature, slow living, full rest, road trips, farmers markets, and binging on my favorite creative and spiritual icons.

Rest helps to better

our process.


Full Rest

Where creative rest has you doing other mind stimulating things, full rest would look like putting yourself on 'bed rest'.

Unapologetically and with ‘no exceptions’, where and when possible. These are days where you are free to take it as slow and easy as necessary to fully restore–to come back and be better. Have help with it, you know? Find someone who you can lean on who gets it and supports you in this process. My daughter India and I hold space for one another in this sacred way. Sometimes you can prepare for this deep rest: as in getting any affairs in order, completing chores, and notifying the people in your lives ahead of time. At other times, you may experience a sudden need to rest yourself deeper and fuller. People will have to become respectfully patient, and things will just have to remain undone—until you are fully done: restoring.

To live a healthy, joyful, and sustainable life, you’ll need proper rest. The right people get it and support you with it. That’s how you’ll know.

Who can you partner up with, to lean on one another? Here’s a sweet song to encourage you and help you call it in.

 

Lean On Me – by Bill Withers | Live on Soul Train 1974

Across genres, Bill is my favorite singer-songwriter. He just gets life. As if one of the great a mystic. And he lives like one too!! These lyrics are spiritual. They are so beautifully, mindful, and so necessary. We all need somebody to lean on. We all can help carry each other's load.

Especially when we need sacred rest.


 
 
Fig. 02 | Journey blessings

Fig. 02 | Journey blessings

 

Showing up with a

restored soul, a

rejuvenated body, a

refreshed spirit, and

a renewed mind, is

a sacred gift.

It’s a gift that you, your work, and those connected to you deserve.

How much different and higher our world will vibrate if more and more people took the time and made an effort to show up in this mindful, restorative, and intentional way?

This Week’s Challenge:

I lovingly challenge you to do something that will restore your soul, rejuvenate your body, refresh your spirit, and renew your mind, this week.

In closing

These are just a few suggestions on becoming still, finding peace, deeper creativity, and fuller rest. As you set the intention and begin implementation, you’ll even start to explore new wonderful ways.

Let me know what you found helpful, and I’ll share it with the community next time. Leave a comment on the blog thread, or send in your responses via dm or email.

If you’d like to delve deeper in spirit, vibration, and mind, check out the Summer Self-Care Series Vol. 1-3, here on the blog.


 
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Self-Care Class Recap

 
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Class was lit!

In class we learned the new high-vibrational strategies for taking our power back: life, mind, body, emotional, spirit, and soul. (unapologetically!)

 

We had a great time in class yesterday, including the bonus 30 minutes of q+a, that wasn't filmed. It was a spontaneous love thing happening. I was so here for you all's questions. It was like an after party I guess we could say. Ay!!! Thanks to all who attended live and via class recording. 

We expanded into the deeper side of self-care. We talked about the highs and lows of day-to-day life and how self-care can be used to take our power back and much, much more. (Self-care for president!)

Ever thought, "There's so many ways and roads to wellness, where do I start?". Yeah, I know that feeling. I used to have it years ago. Learning the art of self-care has been a game changer. It changed my life for the better. Off days don't stick or stay around for long once you know how to take your power back. Self-care shifts us into a higher-vibrational state of being. Allowing us to dip out on those lower vibrations. Can someone say mind, body, soul LIBERATION!! 

 

I shared many of my favorites self-care products and modalities. Three being: herbal adaptogens (mind), therapeutic baths (body), and music therapy (soul). 

 

 
 
Tuning in. 'Listening to The Most High One'.

Tuning in. 'Listening to The Most High One'.

 

Me getting vibbyyy and tuning in, via my Energy Cleanse playlist.

We started class on a high note with this prayer/meditation track that I'm featured on titled The Most High One, by Londrelle. Be sure to visit Londrelle on Spotify for more glorious vibes. This track is also available on Tidal, Apple Music and beyond. I'm so heart-filled to see how many people have added this track to their morning and self-care routine. May it fortify you as well.

 

 
 

Here are 3 topics we covered:

1. Slowing Down  

  • Make time/make space
  • Becoming present/tune out the noise
  • Slow living 

2. Restoring Balance

  • Slowing down the breath
  • Plant medicine
  • Do more of what makes you vibrate higher

3. Nervous System Care

  • Upgrading your system
  • Parasympathetic nervous system work
  • Empowerment. Live in your authenticness

 

 

 

If you too would like to benefit from the powerful art of deep self-care, sign up and check out the class below.

Or, if you need more support and guidance in self-care, vibrating higher, and on your journey, schedule a One + One Session with me. 


 

Life Outside of Fear & Comfort Zones

 
Fig. 1 | Peace

Fig. 1 | Peace

"there's a spiritual peace that comes after a while". 

 

My goal for this year has been intentionally living life outside of fear and comfort zones. It's been life-changing since. Growth is real. This photo above was taken last week right before I was about to go on stage to speak on a panel in front of a room full of people, and there was a camera crew that would record us all speaking. This all took place last weekend at the Well-Being In The Modern Age conference at Neuehouse, Hollywood. The level of peace I felt was noticeable within myself. It felt therapeutic even. Had this been a few years ago, or even one year ago, I would have been full of fear. I would've been looking for any opportunity to stay within my comfort zone and/or say no thank you to the opportunity (crying emoji). In other words, I would've not been here for that level of anxiety or nervous energy. I know now that that energy is growth serum for the soul. It’s to progress us forward and not backwards. It's so we grow and are not left behind or stagnant in life. I now transmute fear into peace and passion. So huge cheers, and a fist in the air for growth!

 

Our life work and our highest path requires us to grow and mature beyond the fear and comfort zone/s that keep us at one level or another for far too long. The more and more we surrender and allow ourselves to feel the fear and do it anyway, we grow and expand. And as we continue growing, there's a spiritual peace that comes after a while. As we mature and live into this spiritual peace, we become clearer channels and vessels, in greater and greater ways. 
 

 

Our fear and comfort zone doesn't serve the world. It doesn't serve who we've come here to grow into and become. Our true purpose and power meets us outside of our comfort zone.

– Lalah Delia

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Surrender + Go Forth

The more we allow our life to use us as the vessels we are, the more we align with and access our higher potential, and live our most authentic life. Greater fulfillment within comes as we live outside of our comfort zone. From this space within and without, life begins to have deeper clarity, meaning, and purpose.

 

The Root of Comfort Zones is Fear

Fear shows up in many different forms and layers. These layers and forms include: self-sabotage, procrastination, bitterness, worry, doubt, inability to adapt to change or to move forward in progress, not sharing your gifts, dumbing down your light, low self-worth, staying in toxic relationships, perfectionism, being over-bearing, being a toxic person, over thinking, settling, and all the way to manifesting health problems and dis-ease. Fear is a toxin and poison.  

Stay growing, elevating and rising above and beyond all forms and layers of fear. 

 

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BEING MINDFUL | HOW TO WIN

When you perceive fear or comfort zone-ness in progress, vibrate out of both of them. Feel the fear and do it anyway. That's how you win.

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

What comfort zone is your life currently in?

Are you allowing fear and/or comfort zones to hold you, your work, or life back in any way?

Where in your life is there fear?

What does your comfort zone look like?

What does living a life full of courage look like?

What are you looking forward to manifesting and experiencing through the spiritual art of living life outside of your comfort zone?

 

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