It feels actually rather ding dang lovely for it to be done.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m so deeply craving balance, routine & quiet in my life.
It’s been an intense few weeks of energy building and expectationing, and now it’s over, I can drop it all to the floor and say:
Not like the scream “Aah”. Just the outward exhale “Aah.”
My hands are still all stiff & swollen from carpal tunnel, forcing me into the holiday I promised I would take but never managed to.
The to-do list loomed too large on the horizon, but the hands won out.
There’s not much that can be done when your hands refuse to work and claim this holiday as your own.
I said to my love this morning:
I think I need more of this. I need more of a holiday. It’s been such a big year, and where I’m usually champing at the bit to do more work, right now my body + heart are all
“Nuh-uh. Oh no you don’t lady.”
I woke up before dawn this morning, soothing my restless owl baby back into slumber. I’m always amazed at how these wee babes look still like tiny newborn kangaroos nuzzling for teat when they are still half in slumber land.
I lay there awake for a long while after, in the light sparkled indigo of the morning.
It feel like my spirit was trying to tell me something.
So I asked:
What do I need to know?
And the answer came, strong:
You need nourishment. Restoration. Your healing is not complete yet. You need to rebuild more. You need to give into yourself. Take care of your body and your health and your mind. Rejuvenation.
When I opened my eyes again, the sky was bright.
And I remembered the words, the wisdom I had been told.
This body of mine – beautiful, strong, courageous body. This one that works so hard, that has born a child and wears her on her hip, the one that still wakes every few hours to soothe her daughter… it needs even more restoration and rebuilding and kindness. As does this soul.
I’m so very proud of who I am, of the journey I have taken, from birthing to post natal depression to making all my dreams come true… to supporting my family, to making kind & joyful my main mode of mood wherever I can, to learning some ding dang huge lessons about how to be a truthful, sovereign, loving, discerning soul… to giving as much as I can to help souls find their way back home…
and I know it’s time to give back to myself. Be kind and soft and loving to my spirit and my body.
That’s what this restoration is all about.
I’ve booked in for a long massage, and an intuitive healing session, and am getting a food allergies test as well.
I’ve been gluten free for 2.5 years now which has been the best ever for my body & weight & levels of radiance… but I still feel there is something more. Perhaps quitting sugar? I’m also noticing that sugar tends to exacerbate & create anxiety levels, while protein soothes. I’m learning so much about this incredible body of mine.
I’ve been turning to the recipe book from the Radiant Goddess e-course again – whenever I eat from it, I feel so clean, green & revitalised. Who woulda thunk it?
I know there are going to be big & beautiful things awaiting in 2012, and it will all work out in good time.
But for now:
Rest, Rejuvenation, Repair.
Which has kind of been the longest introduction ever for this recipe, but I really wanted to share my story to you, my tribe.
Whenever I find myself over-sugarred, tired or like I’m lacking in essential vitamins, I turn to these babies:
The Wonder of the Goddess Green Smoothie
Goddess Green Smoothies are perfect for:
3pm energy boostups
Super filling breakfasts
Anytime you are feeling rundown.
These smoothies will make you feel radiant like NOTHING ELSE. As I tell goddesses in my Radiant Goddess e-course: if you only do ONE thing to feel so much healthier with tonnes more energy, just drink one of these smoothies.
Oh & don’t be like me = when I first tried to make a green smoothie I made ze most foul blend of green onions and lettuce ever known to hit the planet. You should really try making something that is actually delicious. Because WHO KNEW? We actually have TASTE BUDS!
Anyways. Enjoy ze cute baby show.
And enjoy the bonus additions of:
me managing to talk about sex & periods in a kitchen show (I AM SO TALENTED)
the lovely soundtrack of Mower Repair Man Testing Out WhipperSnipper Next Door.
If you’re interested, there is a group of goddesses working through the Radiant Goddess e-course together starting January 1 :: all you need to do is sign up to be a Goddess Circle member (plus you’ll get ALL my other e-courses & workbooks & meditation kits with it as well… SO much inspiration, guidance and resources for your year).
We run this course every year at this time because it’s such a perfect time to bring your body back into alignment and shining and radiantness… just like my body is telling me right now too 🙂
Thank you always for being here. I’m sending you SO much love, kindness, rejuvenation & restoration during this season & always.
3. Consider buying a crappy, overpriced, kinda-blah tin wall hanging of it to adorn your space & remind you.
4. Decide to make it yourself.
5. Scavenge for a piece of crappy plywood found in the prehistoric relics in the Creative Caravan.
6. Take baby out in yard & gesso it in about 3.7 seconds flat, artfully making sure baby a.) has fun & makes art whilst b.) not ingesting said gesso.
7. Consider repainting to make a bright bold colour (or at least fill in the crappy paint job). Decide instead to leave it and call it shabby chic. WOO!
8. Think about painting on the letters. With adorable baby & exploring fingers, this would mean certain death of a.) my zen and b.) a somewhat readable sign work.
9. Instead, go the easy & happy option. This is always the best option for mamas.
10. Gather up scrapbooking paper & scraps of paper that me & Star Baby have painted all over.
10.5. Decide inspiration is less muted-hipster-vintage colours & more Eric Carle colours.
11. Cut letters out (quickly) while Star Baby takes every scrap of spare paper, shoves & unshoves them into an envelope, sprinkles them on the floor, wants to get onto the floor to play with scraps, wants to get back on chair to get to envelope again, crawls over table to procure marker to write all over self, crawls onto me to get back onto floor again, wants a boobfeed, attempts to procure the scissors, goes searching for the dogs & leaves a trail of scrap paper wherever she goes.
12. Attempting to do anything with lil kids is an exercise in becoming a bodhisattva.
13. Wait till baby is asleep & I have finished watching Youtube to start glueing letters into place.
14. Use wood glue PVA kinda stuff. Just incase you were wondering.
15. Handsome husband watches & takes photos & looks cute & reads a book & tells me about the latest psychology research on how reading novels develops the brain. He’s hot.
16. FINISHED! HAPPY!
17. Now residing in kitchen. Looking adorable.
WE DID IT!!!! WE MADE OUR OWN AWESOME KEEP CALM WALL HANGING!!! HIGH FIVE SELF!!!!
As we dive into this celebration season… why not spend some time creating? LOVE! COLOURS! MAKING ART! HAPPY DAYS!
If you LOVED this post, you’ll probably really freakin’ adore:
One of the most important things we can do for ourselves, our family & our homes is to regularly cleanse our homes.
We do this physically – by decluttering, releasing old belongings that no longer serve us or fill us with joy, by rearranging our home, vacuuming and cleaning.
And it’s just as important (if not more) to do it energetically – to learn how to do sacred space clearing and do it often.
You might have already felt the twinge to be doing this, to make your home a sanctuary for the holiday season.
As we sit on the beginning of solstice, it’s even more a powerful time to be doing it.
We’ve just changed seasons, and winter solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer solstice (in the Southern) is an important time to tend to yourself, to cleanse away and release the past.
Why you should do sacred space clearing
It will help you have:
a zenner mind
less tension in relationships
more money flowing in
create a more shining-with-clarity New Year
a calmer holiday season!
What I’ve been doing to prepare for the solstice…
I’ve been decluttering our home, rearranging our bedroom and creating little spaces for me to play with Ostara in. And over the last week I’ve been doing sacred space clearing – both around the house and in my caravan, and in our whole yard.
It’s such a powerful time of the year to be cleansing and setting intentions!
Tomorrow (solstice day), I’ll head out to a dear friend’s home to be with women & celebrate the longest day in our year… ripe with energy & sun goodness!
If you don’t know how to sacred space clear…
Sacred space clearing is one of the most transformational tools I’ve learned from my mentors. There’s so much to learn, and it really is incredible work to do.
To be able to totally shift the energy in your home, in a way that affects the peace, joy and abundance of your whole family and life, really is the work of medicine women (that’s us!)
(A beautiful goddess from one of my retreats a few years ago… a true medicine woman!)
We can heal our life!
Beginning right here, right now. With us, and with our homes.
We heal ourselves. We heal our spaces. We heal the whole ding dang world.
I believe it with my whole heart.
This is the big work here, dear sisters.
Happy Sacred Solstice!
love, light, wonder & medicine women,
P.S. If you haven’t learned how to sacred space clear yet, I so strongly recommend you do – it really can make the world of difference. Either find someone who can teach you, or grab the Sacred Space Clearing Kit – it comes with videos & a beautifully illustrated workbook… as much as I could do to help you in person!!!
P.P.S. If you are a Goddess Circle member, you get this kit FREE with your membership of course!
And if you’re not a Goddess Circle member yet – it really is the biggest, best & most affordable creative, spiritual + business resource on ze planet. I make sure of it! You might like to consider gifting it to yourself for Christmas to support, inspire, guide & help you get to the places you want to go in 2012.