WELCOME TO MY
11/18 – 11/25
This week just flew on past! I practiced yoga almost everyday, close but no cigar this week. I did however practice meditation everyday, which means I got to set some time aside to work on crochet! I worked for a good while on the basic stitch, then taking it out and trying again, just to get the hang of it. Then I got down to business on my project. I’ll post a pic when it’s done, but I’m going to keep it a secret until it’s done. I love secrets, and hopefully you do too! And if you don’t, then oh well. Sorry bout it.
I also got my closet done and it looks so nice!! HOWEVER… I started working on my sock drawer and good Jesus God, it’s a mess. I have so many socks, it’s ridiculous. I’m gonna have to come up with a game plan here. I’m thinking about just keeping my favorites and giving the rest away. Which is most likely what I will do. That bring us to all the Anahata work I got in, which was so very loving, calming, and stimulating. The baths, the tea, the relaxing, and the stimulating friend time! So fucking needed!
Sweet, sensetive Anahata. So much work you needed! The upkeep on this one will be strong. Two weeks of working on my green loving friend has really brought up it’s vibrancy. Now I think that it’s not quite as charged as it could be and I seriously considered working on it for another week but ultimately decided I wanted to move on up the throat chakra and work on that. Before deciding this, I took a whole bunch of quizzes on which of my chakras were out of balanced and it seemed to be either throat or heart. With that in mind, I thought it best to just keep chugging forward. I do, however, want to work on Anahata a bit alongside the next chakra for the next couple days or even the full week, if it needs. So I’ll be tossing in a heart yoga practice or meditation. I’ll definitely be adding pops of green to my wardrobe and I’ll probably eat foods stimulating to Anahata as well.
And what about the chakra to come, the throat? Blue, truthful Vishuddha; speaking, thoughts and communication are the what’s happenings with this chakra. And what have I got planned for this week?
Vishuddha inspired yoga everyday. Practice at a studio 2x.
Vishuddha inspired meditation everyday. 3 self led meditations of my choice. (Long, short, moving, nature, nighttime, tea, animal, who knows what my heart desires!)
Blue shades in the wardrobe. Blue in the jewelry, the diet, and the thoughts. Aromatherapy, being in nature, singing dancing, being with friends and family, staying hydrated, finding an empowering affirmation. All things that will send some healing love to this chakra.
Man, you guys have it down. You know what I have planned. So throat opening yoga everyday. This week, since it’s going to be Thanksgiving and I’m sure I’ll be busy, busy, busy (Already?! What the crap?!?! November just started!), I didn’t want to get too ambitious and commit myself to a bunch of studio practices that I can’t make it to for some reason. 2 classes is way more than doable. I am almost positive I can make it to 3 but it may not happen.
Meditation: Vishuddha inspired of course. 3 of the meditations I want to lead myself and do what strikes my fancy and feels good that day. Could be walking around outside (iffen the weather is nice that is) or it might be just sitting in my room listening to some Tibetan singing bowls. I love those things, you guys.
Oh all that Vishuddha love about to head my way! There are so many ways to stimulate this chakra and I can’t wait to try out a myriad of them! I most definitely will be doing all the regular healing things I have been doing for the past 6 weeks (clothes, food, etc.) as well as a couple Vishuddha specific things. This is actually a wonderful time to be working on Vishuddha, now that I think about it. Thanksgiving is going to be an amazing to stimulate this chakra, with all the interaction, communication, listening. It’s really gonna give it a boost. I’m also going to be drinking A LOT more water. I’ll be setting a timer for every 20 minutes. I did this a few weeks back and boy did I figure out I was dehydrated. But I get so busy and into the projects that I’m doing that I’ll completely space on drinking anything. So back to the timer for me, all week. I’m gonna be so hydrated, you don’t even know!
I express myself with clarity and confidence...
Sometimes it’s like the words get stuck in my throat. Could be I don’t want to cause problems, could be I am not confident in what I’m saying, could be I don’t want to share or own what is happening. But that won’t help me. Expressing those sticky words with clarity and confidence will.
I speak the truth with love...
You can speak the truth but do it harshly and meanly, and I’m guilty of that. I’ll use this to make sure that any thruth telling is coming from a place of love and tactfulness.
I gladly communicate well with others...
I am not a big communicator and it can be a real struggle to want to communicate with others, mainly others that I don’t know. Strangers… well here’s a little saying to give that “I would rather not” mindset the boot.
Oh boy. Wait this is about communicating? I gotta open my mouth and express myself? Gotta let others know my wants, needs, thoughts, ideas and emotions? Well, oh man. I don’t know. I think I may hit a snag with that. Time this week will be my other challenge.
Holidays are always a time of busy preparing and last minute running around. There’s always so much time spent doing things and spending time with others, it’s easy for other things to get pushed aside or forgotten about. Timing things out in a workable way will be a big challenge this week.
Is not my forte. I also got into hermit mode for such a long time, just sort of sequestered myself away, that I think maybe I lost a touch of how to communicate properly. I just kind of keep quiet instead of saying what I think right then. Forcing myself to speak my mind will be a tough thing. It will be hard to open myself up so frequently.
It snowed. Which is not my favorite, but I can deal with it a little I suppose. What I absolutely can’t stand is the wind. And whatever asshole god is in charge of the wind deserves a punch in the ribs! It’s so strong and it cuts right through you. BOOOO! BOOO WIND BOOOOO!! Since the weather is less than ideal though, I might have some rewards in store to keep me nice and toasty warm…
The end of the year is gonna be here next week, I swear. It’s freaking flying by. The nice thing about that though is seeing these sweet numbers rise.