February 2010

Switch Off Sunday: How can you give yourself what you need?

by Leonie Dawson on February 28, 2010

Hola gorgeous Goddess,

Hurrah! It’s that beautiful day of the week again… that ritual of making all or part of my Sunday switched off… logging off my ‘puter and doing some of those things I really wanna do… and just adoring my beautiful goddess life.

Why do I make it a ritual? Because… all of us know it would be better to take time off from being online… but as the days roll by, we forget to do it. By making it a weekly ritual, it becomes part of our gorgeous routine… and becomes integrated into our luscious life.

You can join me by taking off the whole day, the morning, the afternoon or just a couple of hours off from being online.

Welcome back, sacred Sunday!

My plans for my Switch Off Sunday:

This week has been BIG. Ginormous. Full. Last weekend was filled with a Calm Birth workshop, then Chris’ grandmother passed away, and we travelled back to his birth-land for his tribe gathering. We are home now, and have his beautiful parents staying with us. In this moon leading up to Little Mermaid’s birth, everything feels very much about endings, beginnings, transitions, family and land.

What I need to give myself:

I need some time to rest, replenish, stay conscious and keep vitality in my days.

How I can give it to myself:

Meditationapping.

Take time to listen to my Hypnobabies meditation. In bed.

Walk

This lil pregnacious mama goddess is starting to get sore hips as they open out ready for birth.

Walking is part of the healing cure, so a walk around my favourite patch of land, watching the birds, is on the cards.

Simplification-ness

My love & I have been on a kick of letting go of a whole bundle of our possessions… making space for our Little Mermaid to enter… and getting lighter so we can move when spirit calls us.

It feels good… ding dang amazing in fact!

Next step… clear out the kitchen of excess stuff and give away :)

Books for the spirit


My hunky spunky found this wee book today in a secondhand bookstore. I’ve only read the introduction and it’s already blown me away. Can anyone say LEONIE IS EXCITED? Leonie is. Me thinks I shall dive more into this.

Write a good todooooodlist.

One that will make me inspired. Umm… actually… maybe we should do this Monday instead? Set our intentions then? Sounds like a plan!

Sacred Sunday is for gorgeous restfulness.

Possibilities for your gorgeous Switched Off Sunday!

You are so welcome to join me in switching off, for the day or the afternoon or two hours… and re-discovering the joys of being switched onto life outside the laptop.

Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, blogs and your inbox will all be there tomorrow waiting for you. But Sundays are for beautiful recharging :)

Here’s some ideas for what to do to make today your own Switch off Sunday:


Get onto your Zen Your Life project for the week… divinely decluttering your wardrobe!

Meditationaps are a gift from God/Great Spirit/ze luminous Goddess!

Use those e-course materials that you haven’t totally soaked up yet.

Have you created a Scrap journal yet? Me thinks you should. I was just showing Chris’ mama the scrap-journal I’ve made for Little Mermaid, and she was in love. So am I.

Something else. Something that’s mindful, and giving you what it is you need right now. You probably aren’t going to find what you are looking for by pressing refresh on your Facebook page to see if anyone has written anything new lately. {I know only coz I have already looked ;)}. Today is the day you can give yourself what you need. I have faith in you!

Oh! And yay! New thing! Because Little Mermaid woke me up at daybreak this morning {I think she is practising belly dancing in there! hee hee!}… I created a masterlist of possibilites! Please sup up & add to as you please!

Need some accountability?

  • Take a pen & paper out and write down how long you will switch off for, and what your glorious possibilities are.
  • Write it out in the Comments Circle & check back in later.
  • Blog about your Switch Off Sunday using the button above.

This is your loving and sacred butt-kicking:
Log off, and give yourself what you need.

love you big time,

Zen Your Life: The Wardrobe Edition

by Leonie Dawson on February 25, 2010

Hey beautiful hearts!

Each Thursday, we hang out together as a gaggle of goddesses & make our gorgeous lives a little clearer, calmer and more zen. We do one Zen Your Life project together for the day… an easy, possible kind of project… just one small thing to make our lives more zen.

When we make space in our lives, we are making room for even more delight, comfort, magic and love to enter.

Sound like yummy delicious fun? Want some more zen goodness in your life?

Hurrah! Let’s start! We can doooo eeeeeeeet!

Today, your Zen Your Life project is:

Throw out five items of clothing.

Does this sound a little scary?

Start with things that don’t fit, don’t look great, you don’t wear or you don’t feel amazing in!

On the weekend, I decided in a fit of “OMG! We need room for baby!” that we needed to fit both me & Soul Spunk’s clothes into one cupboard instead of two.

And holy dinger, it was SO wonderful to do it. We ended up finding favourite clothes that we’d thought we’d lost and brand new shoes that were perfect and ready to be loved up.

I felt so inspired especially after reading about Walk Slowly Live Wildly‘s weekly letting-go of clothes & things her family didn’t love or need.

So five big garbage bags of clothes were gifted on to people who could love and use them… and we’ve now got a cupboard that is clear and simple and filled with things we love wearing.

I even get thoughts of eventually owning seven outfits and just wearing those.

So anyway! It’s challenge time… throw out five items of clothing. See where it takes you. Don’t make it into a big chore… just do it :)

Just remember: You will feel so, so, so amazingly good & clear after doing it.

Need some accountability?

You can use the above buttons on your blog. You can check-in to the Comments Circle. You can write out your Zen Goddess goal on a scrap of paper beside you.

Whatever you need to do to give yourself the support you need, do it.

Loving you, fellow Zennifying Goddessa!

Five Things

by Leonie Dawson on February 23, 2010

1. It is 5am. Little Mermaid has woken me up with big mermaid kicks, and an insatiable need for Corn Flakes. So here I am, mug of mama-goddess-belly tea in hand, writing to all my loved ones. I will go back to bed once the sun rises and see if I can nap some more.

2. My love’s grandmother passed away on the weekend. As a new generation prepares to enter the world, an elder generation passes.

I give thanks to Great Spirit.

Thank you, Chris’ grandmama… for helping bring my love into the world. He is the greatest blessing in my life, and the most beautiful man I have ever known.

Tomorrow, we drive down to Victoria for a gathering of his family and tribe. Things feel very big and profound all at once.

3. My love says:

I am seeing the beginning of life and the end of life all at once.

Our days are filled with birthing workshops, and midwives and doulas. And since Little Mermaid turned breech, acupuncturists and moxa sticks and walking and baths and breech tilts and hypnosis meditations.

Yesterday, I felt a shift. I went to see a midwife to see if Little Mermaid was swimming back down into the ocean depths again. The midwife was sweet, but thought she was still breech. I walked out saying to my love “It’s okay if I am wrong… but I really don’t think she is right.” Later that day, we went back, and I got two older, more experienced midwives to check… and I was right.

4. Everyday, I am witnessing and learning some of the strongest medicine I have ever known.

Medicine of trust, faith, courage and inner wisdom.

Medicine of bringing everything I’ve ever believed in – joy, optimism, possibility, and the idea I can do anything – into reality.

Thank you Great Spirit. For all the big, and the hard, the good and the true.

Everytime I lose my faith, I find it again, and it has tripled.

Pregnancy has been one of the most difficult and challenging experiences of my life. From awful morning sickness to losing faith and courage to massive soul transformations to weird-crazy-crap happening.

And I’ve come to realise… maybe this is gifting me strength and courage… maybe this is who I need to grow into to become Little Mermaid’s mama. Maybe this is who I need to be, and maybe this is how it needed to happen. For me, for Little Mermaid, for this world.

5. The sun is slowly rising.

It is time to return back to bed.

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From my heart to yours… I want you to know… that even if your days are filled with clarity, lack of clarity, beginnings, endings, loss, faith, no-faith, balance, excess, loneliness, love… and all the things in between…

that everything is good, everything is true.

that you are loved, that you are held.

that everything will work out okay, even if you can’t see that right now.

that for a big, deep reason, you need to be where you are right now – even when that place feels awful. And that where you are right now will give you choices and options and possibilities. And at the end of the day? You will get to a place that is bigger, deeper and more beautiful than you can ever imagine right now. This medicine is guiding you forth, healing you whole, and teaching you how to become even more of the divine, wise, courageous, loving, bright-shining you.

I love you, I love you, I love you.

I believe in you, and I believe in everything around you.

You are becoming who you need to be…