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WHITE CHRISTMAS

 

 

SAFE

 

I’m still suffering from allergies.  They have gotten worse.  I’m thinking I’m actually allergic to Benedryl.  That’s frightening.

To be allergic to what is supposed to make you feel safe.  

Is there really a “SAFE place” anyway?  

Take chances.  Live.  Don't play it safe.  

 

 

TAKE ADVENTURES

 

Today I wore a shirt my cousin gave me.  It reads:  WE MUST TAKE ADVENTURES IN ORDER TO KNOW WHERE WE TRULY BELONG.

We must leave the comfort of our own home.  Not only to appreciate it when we come back, but to know for sure that that’s where we STILL want to be.

 

 

LOVE

 

I came to teach a yoga class today and a student handed me this in writing:

“All beings support Yin and embrace Yang

 And the interplay of these two forces

     Fills the Universe

 Yet only at the still-point,

 Between the breathing in and the breathing out,

 Can one capture these two in perfect harmony 

 Lao Tzu:  the Tao Te Ching”

 I thanked him and asked, “What is this for?”

“It’s our class focus for today!”

OK.

And so, from beginning to end, we let out breath guide us.  Allowing the breath to come first, and then the movements.

And as I write this now, I let my breath guide my words.  

Prem.  That’s what the breath gave me just now.  Prem means Love.  Universal Love.

 

STAY

 

Have you done Legs-Up-the-Wall pose (Viparita Karani) recently?  Oh please do it now.  

It can help in many ways.  It relieves stress to the physical body as well as the mind.

Viparita means “inverted”.  Karani means “in action”.  The pose inverts the typical action of our body (like when we sit or stand).  But more importantly, it shows us that less action can give us more.  

We have to know when to keep going and when to stop.  

Take the time to just be.  

Find contentment in the present moment.  But most of all: STAY in the present moment.  Not 2 seconds before and not 2 seconds after.  Not even a half a second before and a half a second later.  

 

 

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PRACTICE POSITIVE THINKING

 

Let's practice positive thinking.  Start today, and hopefully soon, it will become your way of thinking.  

I got my car towed this morning.  

Luckily, my first appointment was not work.  I was meeting my mom so we could take a yoga class together.  I tried calling her but she didn’t have her phone with her.  

I refuse to pay more money for a cab, so I jogged (just 2 miles) to where my car was.

My mom said, “Oh you’ll get that money back some other way…”  

I knew that.  And I said, “I already did!  I got offered a gig.”  

So the $200 towing fee was already covered.  

Thank you mom for your great influence in positive thinking.

 

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WELLNESS CHECKLIST

 

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  But… I did come home feeling itchy all over.  At first, I thought it was just in my head.  I thought it was the tight leggings I had worn.  Yikes.  Hives all over my body, neck, and face.  I’m thinking it may have been either or both the peanut butter in the cooking (I did just stop eating it completely about 2 months ago) and coconut milk (which I’ve been staying away from as well) in the dessert.  I thought a little bit of both wouldn’t affect me too much, but I especially did not think it would cause my ENTIRE body to itch.  (Sorry, I had to scratch my forearm there for a bit.) 

(Ok I’m back)  An allergy is when the immune system mistakenly identifies the allergen (whether pollen, mold, animal dander, or food) as harmful.

I was going to write about staying well anyway this holiday season.  So here it is.

This list may seem like it’s common sense, or redundant, but we all need to be reminded, myself included of course.  

  1. Get some Vitamin D — from the sun or otherwise.
  2. Amp up your variety and amount of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Get immune system support via supplements. 
  4. Wash your hands often.
  5. Get enough sleep.
  6. Exercise.  Or move.
  7. Relax & Meditate.

List complied by döTERRA.

Maybe you have more on your list.  Please share here.

 

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