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Time for Yourself
A visual meditation and Virtual outinG for you. Plus First Podcast!
Journey with me as I go out on a self-date. In this video vlog, which doubles as a visual meditation and virtual outing, I spend nourishing alone and explorative time at The Getty Museum in sunny Los Angeles. Taking time for ourselves is essential. It’s how we continually learn ourselves. It’s a great way to cultivate our inner-lives, inner-peace, and greater self-awareness and worth. And, it’s how we take our power back. Solitude is sacred!
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“Sometimes, you have to go off alone, to come back and be better. Solitude is sacred.”
– LALAH DELIA
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Self-Dates: Taking time for Yourself
There are many reasons and times when being alone with yourself is cathartic, essential, necessary, and cleansing. Such as:
To process emotions, you're experiencing
To discharge heavy energy/s
To release emotional stress
To release what isn't yours vibrationally
To clear your mind
To seek and gain clarity
To listen to your inner voice
To connect to Higher Power
Refresh and reset your spirit, soul, mind, and vibrational field
Where are at least three places you can take yourself out on a self-date this summer ?
Things To Do Solo:
1. Volunteer time: go alone and spend a day away from your life and impact someone else's. What causes are you passionate about? Where/who can use your gifts. Volunteering is also a great way to learn new skills. A new craft in particular for me (although I wasn't alone) was learning to build a picket fence while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. A whole picket fence, ya'll! The thing that stood out to me was that the process of building a fence felt like a meditation. It was the most relaxing deep physical labor! Who knew!?
2. Mother Nature: Let mother nature be your guide and companion. Nature is one of the most powerful, potent, and effective conduits available to us. Time spent in nature is soul medicine, it's cleansing, and most of the time it's free! Unless you're at a National Park or State Beach, whereas there 's a small fee to enter or park. These fees are contributions. They help with the upkeep of preserving these local and national natural spaces and treasures.
Go out and explore nature. Happy adventures to you! Don't litter.
3. Go to a sacred site or space: Spending time in sacred spaces alone is so very freeing. Without the company of someone else in your life present, you can allow your spirit and heart open up in profound ways that only alone and solitude time births. The good news is that The Most High and your divine guides are always with you.
Some of the other ways are:
Going to a garden
A favorite restaurant
Go check out a movie
Dropping in a new class
Hitting the road. Take a road trip
Other forms of travel
Use discernment and wisdom wherever you go. Stay mindful of your surroundings. Plan ahead. Leave a note with someone. Go have fun!
What are your intentions for taking time for yourself?
Go within. Listen. Where is your life and soul asking you to go?
Can you feel and sense with clarity where you’re being called to expand and vibrate higher through solitude?
Are there healthy boundaries in place to support your ‘me-time’?
If not, how will you set them and honor them?
What is your soul’s medicine this season? What’s nourishing you? What’s currently feeding your soul? Do more of that! Alone!
Where in your life are you feeling lead to be alone more often?
How will you honor the process?
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
― Louise Hay
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Find Your soul’s
Today’s class will be held by the lovely India (me!). I’m Lalah’s daughter, for those who don’t know, and I serve as a VHD team member. I’m so overjoyed to be sharing my insight on the desert terrain, as I’m currently journeying through one in this season of my life. Being that I am indeed a millennial, 21, I’m fully aware of the significance of acknowledging, recognizing, and knowing how to navigate through your desert early on in life.
Throughout life, we may be called to go to a sacred place within ourselves, with ourselves, to purge, receive, release, make space for new, disconnect, become “you” again, open ourselves up for spiritual growth, enter a new season/ chapter in your life, and so much more!
In this video, I’ll be giving you a fresh perspective on how to successfully recognize and/or overcome your terrain to assist you in reaching your fullest potential. Because ultimately, that’s what it’s all about! :)
“Sometimes, you have to go be alone to come back and be better. Solitude is sacred. ”
– LALAH DELIA
1. Recognizing when it’s time to enter your desert
2. Emotional Care and support
3. Protecting Your energy
4. Significance of desert
5 practices to help you journey though your desert
Prayer and other spiritual work
Taking tonics as needed
Self-care: baths, binaural beats, massage, rest, fitness, nourishing foods…etc
Mindfulness: stay mindful of why you’re being called to be in your desert.
Are you recognizing the signs that you’re being lead to the desert?
Are you in the desert now?
Are you staying away from the things that no longer serve you?
What does your environment look and feel like? Is it supporting your terrain?
Are you honoring the process?
What are the things that make you vibrate higher daily? Use these tools to keep you not only sustained, but empowered in the desert.
What are your goals and intentions for this terrain? Keep in mind that your desert has a higher purpose.
“sometimes, you have to go be alone to come back and be better. Solitude is sacred.”
- Lalah delia
FOR COMING HOME TO YOURSELF
The body is a magnet and is absorbing energies all day long, all of the time. Are you aware of it? Do you feel it? Your body is always speaking in direct effect to your day, your thoughts, your choices, your interactions, and your experiences. Listen and honor it.
In this class, we explore doing just that and more, like empowering it and helping it to thrive. YES INDEED!
“BODY-CARE IS HOW YOU TAKE YOUR POWER BACK.”
– LALAH DELIA
FOR COMING HOME TO YOURSELF.
How to discharge energy
Cleanliness is next to godliness
Soaking in epsom salt, essential oils or recommended products
and more ways shared in the video
Working out/staying active/moving the energy around and out
Baths to soak body stress away
Nourishing with healing foods
Slowing down, pausing, relaxing, and restoring
Reserving your energy
Healthy desired weight for you
Boundaries are about living in honor and reverence to who you are as a vessel and soul being, and not entwining yourself with what isn’t in service to your highest good, or with the higher good of the collective. It’s not personal, it’s vibrational. It’s energy.
Keep a mindful eye on what’s happening in your body, in your personal space, and in the settings around you while out in public spaces. When you're observant, you have more power to respond instead of react. And to tend to your body’s needs. You have the power. Distinguish what yours and what’s someone else’s vibration and projections. Acknowledge any areas you’re being called to do the work, to restore, to nourish, to nurture, to heal, to charge, to slow down, to release, to move, and so on.
Be mindful and observant of what you’re taking in and being exposed to and how much.
You’ve done the work, now it’s time to guard your body temple. Doing the work is a form protection.
DO YOUR SACRED WORK
Stay Ready. Fortify. Do more of what sharpens you, nourishes you, and gives you power: mind, body, spirit, soul, vibrational. This helps you to show up ready and in your power, and to remain composed, graceful, and poised.
How have you been treating your body?
Are you loving your body into well being?
Do you speak empowering words that serve and affirm your body, or that don’t?
Are you listening to your body and honoring what it’s communicating to you?
Are you honoring your body as the temple and sacred ground that it is?
Are you empowering your body as the vessel and vehicle it is?
What do you love about your body?
What about your body are you grateful for?
What is your body thriving from as of lately?
What is depleting it and/or causing not to thrive?
Where can you send more love within?
How can you poise and fortify yourself to show up in your power?
How can you rise above, vibrate higher daily, and thrive your way forward?
Journey in grace and power.
Women Supporting Women
As women, we are taking our place in the world more and more daily.
We are rising out of lives and relationships of all sorts that no longer serve us, or that never have, and making space for lives and relationships that will.
Vibrating higher daily, also looks like being a great sister friend and creating the necessary community of high vibrations for each other to feel nurtured, held, and supported in. It also means, taking those high vibrations out into the wider world around you, as medicine and nourishment, through all you contribute to the collective.
As we journey in power and grace, we can help our sister friends do the same. We can become beacons and create powerful support systems, so all in the sisterhood thrive and reach higher potentials.
If you don’t yet have the sisterhood, no worries, you can call it in. That’s exactly what I have done throughout my journey. Sometimes, different levels of growth, requires new sister friends to show up in your life. And you in theirs. As you do the work of vibrating higher daily, and living in your purpose and power, they show up.
Through divine alignment, certain higher friendships will only manifest and materialize once you’ve done ‘the work’ and have developed and unfolded in necessary ways, and are vibrating at a certain frequency to match them.
Doing the work is how the sisterhood assembles itself.
Women showing up and supporting other women is ancestral and tribal.
When women remember who they are, the game changes.
– Lalah Delia
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
How Women Can Empower Other Women:
When women support you return the favor
Give back to the women who give to you
Don't let the other women you care about carry the friendship alone
Send positive messages to each other
Reinforce self-love and self-care culture
Show up, pitch in, and mean it
Do you have a sisterhood? If not, what actions will you gracefully take to call in and manifest your sisterhood?
What is the vibration of your sisterhood?
How can you show up in a supportive and high vibrational way?
Who can you serve, be a reinforcer for, and support ?
Who in sisterhood inspires you? How is this person standing in her power and being a gracious beacon and sister? How can you support her back?
Who is no longer serving you in sisterhood? How will you set firmer boundaries, heal the disharmony, or detach, release, and move on? What way feels highest vibrational to you?
How will you take deliberate and intentional action towards sisterhood?
How will your sisterhood positively serve the collective world?
"When it comes to actually slowing down and taking the necessary time we need out for self-care, we sometimes need reinforcements to make sure we actually slow down and do so," Lalah Delia tells mbg. "Being a reinforcer for one another in this way could look like helping to create the space and container for self-care time to actualize. Such as: covering the workload or chores for a sister friend, picking up her children and giving her time off, helping to extract her from her rigid routine and life for a while, running her a spa-style bath at her place or yours, scheduling her a massage or other spa treatment, making her a nourishing herbal tonic to slow down and gather herself, and just basically helping her to take a pause from her life, and not allowing her to resume until she is refueled, re-nourished, and feeling like herself again. This is a great way to be in service, as vessels, to the ones we love."
”She will need her
Taking Up Space
Soul + Vibration + Spirit
As you vibrate higher daily, you’ll divinely be called upon to take up space. This is also part of doing the work.
We can often become attached to our comfort zones, or feel unqualified to move into our power in certain spaces and in various relationship dynamics. It’s not that we are unqualified at all. It’s often that we are afraid of what might happen if we do take up space and shine our light: stand in our power. Will we be judged or mocked?
I’ve learned that no longer taking what other people think or feel about me taking up space, personally, is a way I can ultimately take up space!
The gift and light your carry and have been given, has a higher purpose, and as you stand in your power and enter spaces and journey onward, you help to honor this higher purpose you are a conduit and vessel for.
”Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
–Mary Ann WIlliamson
Taking Up Space
We’re collectively + individually looking for ways to take up space.
Take up space in all areas, not just in your comfort zone.
You have an inherent right to take up space. You are qualified.
Take up space around family and friends regarding your higher path and lifestyle. Stand in your power.
There are times when it’s best to stop taking up space in the environments that don’t serve you. Place your energy towards what’s more aligned.
When you feel overwhelmed, do more of what makes you vibrate higher and feel empowered.
Take up space as a conduit and vessel in the world. Shine you light!
Take up space spiritually. Connect and align with The Divine. Saturate, purify, and protect your space with sacred higher vibrations.
Where are you taking up space?
Where are you desiring to take up space and stand more in your power?
Where are you playing small or dimming down your true light?
Who inspires you? How is this person standing in their power and taking up space?
How will you take deliberate and intentional action towards taking up space?
Here are some practices to help stand and live in your power:
Daily spiritual work
Introspection and self-reflection
Releasing who/what no longer serves you
Remembering who you are
Nervous System Care
Mentors and like-minded community who encourage you
Trusting in your gift and light
Not taking what other people do or think personal
“I always think that’s the most important thing—to feel like you belong in every room you’re in.”
- Shonda Rhimes
”Trusting in your light and gifts is how you Live in Your Power.”
Stillness, Mind Hacks + Composure
“No longer reacting to people who trigger who is one of the best ways to strengthen your spiritual muscles.”
– Lalah Delia
There are many reasons why you may desire to still your mind, to mind hack, and to gain deeper composure.
Maybe it’s due to a spiritual path you’re feeling the call to begin. Maybe you need the stillness to focus on healing, recovering, and restoring. Maybe you desire to slow your life and your thoughts down in order to have a more nourished being and more inner-peace.
Maybe it’s to take your power back. Or, to heighten your creativity.
Maybe it’s to take a stand and to signal clear boundary.
Whatever your inspiration may be, know that stillness is a spiritual response, as is a composed spirit. They’re powerful ones!
”Stillness and composure are how you find yourself again, and align with The Divine.”
Stillness, Mind Hacks
How and where will you implement more stillness and composure into your life?
What usual triggers will you outsmart by mind-hacking?
Connecting to The Divine in still moments is a powerful way to cleanse and fortify the soul.
Remembering who you are
Time out in natural spaces and environments
Nervous System Care