Nathalie from @mes_merveilleuses_fragilites on instagram read cards for me from the #Rumi oracle.
The card which popped up was The Divine Mother.
She guides us through the creative process.
She invites us to carry on creating, even though we cannot see the results yet.
She exhorts us to trust her. For she will make our wishes come true.
I had planned to go and visit a dear friend in Istanbul since Spring of this year (2018).
We are in Fall and my trip is canceled because prices rose so high within just a week.
I found a nice man to take care of the dog. I looked at the dates and made plans.
My daughter was worried about getting bored (before a friend told her there was a very cool sneakers store in Istanbul). My son was enthusiastic.
Eventually, my dream trip is cancelled. I am frustrated but I choose to go with the flow of life.
I will not bend over to make things happen. I will trust life.
The ingredients of my new raw lunch favorite are:
- zucchini noodles marinated in olive oil with sea salt and apple cider vinegar,
- dill and parsley,
Are you wealthy my friend my sister? If so, you are a blessing. What you invest your money in can change the world.
Money can be used to build weapons or to create ecofriendly products. Money is neutral.
We all have responsibility. We can all choose to support and/or to invest in ethical companies which make the world a better place.
Money can change the world. For better or worse. Let’s make a conscious choice with it.
Rather than stressing out when circumstances get overwhelming, I now choose to observe what is happening. Without judgement.
Had I known it before, it would have saved me from trying to commit suicide when I was 20 years old.
Moreover, there is a benevolent force far bigger than me, which is always protecting me. I rely on this. The unseen is is my anchor.
I am currently diving deep into the topic of periods thanks to the great book Wild Power Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power by Alexandra Pope.
When my daughter got her periods, the most important piece of advice I gave her was: follow the seasons of your body.
Our divine feminine body follows four seasons. The book Wild Power explains this concept in a very interesting way.
Thus, during our periods, the body is experiencing a kind of winter phase. It is supposed to be resting in a warm and quiet place.
Then our body experiences a phase similar to spring during the 14 days leading to ovulation, which means summer time. This is when we are full of creative juices and energy.
Lastly, fall precedes winter when our body slows its rhythm before menstruation.
The beautiful magic of the feminine cycle is also beautifully explained in the great book The empowered woman by Kate Magic.
Kate Magic explains why women are not adapted to a linear rhythm but to a cyclical one.
Lastly, diet is again so important in our life that food choices can also be adapted to the seasons of our body. Check out the website Flo Living and the book Woman code by Alisa Vitti for more information about this fantastic idea.
I want to say #thankyou each morning as I open my eyes to a brand new day.
I want to remember how far I’ve come to be grateful for where I am now.
I want to never take things for granted.
I want to say thank you for my amazing neighbor who is like a father to me.
I want to thank you my friend my sister for being present next to me on our journey called life.
If I say Syria do you think about war?
One conversation about language opened my mind to the beauty of the world.
Thanks to travel and meeting new people.
Whenever I feel completely overwhelmed, what saves me is to break things running in my head into little pieces. It is like untangling wool.
Had I known such a simple idea when I was 20 years old, I would have avoided getting on the slippery slope of suicidal thoughts.
Walking miles and miles while carrying a heavy load (vegetables from the market) hurt my back.
If yoga helped me this is because I have been practicing regularly for over 13 years now. Yoga makes my body flexible and strong.
Thank you yoga, you prevented me from spending money on medical bills.
Thank you to the youtube channel Yoga With Adriene.
My favorite videos to ease back pain are “Yoga For Back Pain – Yoga Basics“, “Yoga For Lower Back Pain” and “Heart And Hips Practice | Hands Free Yoga | Yoga With Adriene“.
My friend my sister, enjoying a warm bath is also a nice treat, especially when adding sea salt in it 🙂