Mental Health Mantra 10/365
If there's one thing that I have had to practice, daily, is trying not to worry about future.
There are many things externally outside of my control.
We are all here in our human journey to learn from whatever is in front of us. I have had a plethora thrown at me in particular these last 16 months, and somehow I have to bring myself back to not being panicked and worried because in fact that only serves the narrative and not my own sense of self.
It's a daily challenge and I really am not getting it right all the time.
Yet as I always say, I wake up, and today I said to myself ' Start from where you are today, Jules."
Choosing my Mantra for Every Day is helping to focus for that day, in my quiet time and going inwards.I am seeing them as Mental Health Mantras :)
I have been studying embodiment with Damien Wynne and he confirms what I have known within me for my entire life "I have an affect on the field," the field of conscious beings and consciousness, therefore my role now in this Age of Aquarius is to work on my own shadow side and heal my own wounds, this is my way of affecting the greater field, having an affect on the greater web of conscious beings >>>> out there.
This may resonate with you, some, nothing, or all of it.
Wherever you are right now, today. Start from there.
Hope you're enjoying these Mantras for Every Day, I am pleased that I have done 10 days :) 355 to go !
Keep shining your light starseeds and know you are intuitive.
Sending love x
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul'
I have been writing to you since you passed, picking up a pen to write is my go-to because I know we shared a love of writing and the written word. I feel close to you when I'm writing you letters.
Are you near?
I hope and pray that you're now running, skipping and dancing free, just like the 7 year old ballerina in the DVD from 1942.
I am so very heart broken that you're no longer here physically - devastated - I know how tired your physical body was and it just couldn't go on.
I was singing the other day to Edelweiss on the radio, we loved singing together and especially those harmonies as we did the washing up..
I want to curl up and hide away but right now I'm needed here, I'm tired and need to rest.
It's Poetry Group tonight, the title you all chose back in August is still Somewhere Else, it seems so fitting now.
We are all reconnecting around your table, to honour you. I had planned to join the poetry clan anyway when I returned, now I'm sitting in your chair.
I hope I'll be okay.
I have found the beginning of your poem that you began in August, after the last session. Who knew you wouldn't be there, things took a turn for the worst and here we are, without you.
I have also written my poem.
I do hope you are listening.
I bought biscuits.
S uddenly living in a new place
O n a bed of emotions and grief
M issing the very woman I returned to love
E ntering a twilight world
W atching the world go by
H ankering after missed opportunities
E scaping when I can, not
R eassuring my heart
E verything will be okay
E verything will settle
L eaning in, to acceptance
S urrendering to what is
E volving into someone somewhere else
Julia Harvey October 2019
and now for yours.
Where is somewhere else
In your mind, in your soul
In your hopes, in your dreams
In your thought, in your days
Mind going back to your childhood
When your worries were inside
Sheila Dolowitch August 2019.
Post Poetry Group
It was a lovely night, everyone was so kind and pleased to be back, celebrating you.
We talked of you and they shared their stories.
Stories are everything.
Memories are what I crave.
They shared their own poems, of Somewhere Else, and also Poems written about you.
How wonderful these words were, you would have been so humbled, tears would have fallen, just as they did for me.
I hope you know you are and were, incredibly loved by all people you came into contact.
I hope you hear.
Love your Jules x
A vision board is not about being creative and it’s certainly not about being artistic.
It’s about relaxation and about meeting your true self.
Enabling you to visualise a representation of what you are inviting into your life.
It’s a map of your world.
How to start?
A vision board is a collection of images that show your desired realities, It helps you focus your energy on a desired goal or a group of goals.
Goals with Soul
You choose either one of the areas below, or create a board that incorporates all of them!
This list is only limited by your imagination.
What you'll need:
1. 1 x A2 piece of card, any weight is fine, if you wish to go bigger, then go for it. A1 it is!
2. A stack of magazines 20+ - find a variety of magazines; i.e photography, travel, fitness, national geographic, mens, women's, crafting, art, animals, cars. Ask at your local hairdressers, or dentist for what they may be throwing out/recycling.
3. A Glue Stick.
5. Sharpies/Marker pens
6. Plain paper for writing power words
How to create your Vision Board
Begin with Relaxation
It is always preferable to get quiet, and be still. For about 10 minutes focus on your breathing and relax your brain. Take this time to meditate with a guided meditation, or simple play some relaxing music to allow yourself to relax and tap into the part of you that is going to connect with your inner dreams. You can use this music below from Paul Collier to quieten your mind
Music is really important as you vision. Create a playlist that invokes calm and feels really soothing to you.
You will need this as you begin to flick through and scan the magazines.
Choose any magazine and start to flick through.
Notice what catches your eye
Colour, Word, Image
Cut it out and put it to one side
Don't spend time analysing, cut it out and put it to one side.
When you have quite a stash of cut outs
The cutting out is a process in it's own right. Spend at least 30-40 minutes cutting out
Then turn to your lovely clear A2 or A1 piece of card and start to stick down the images and words that mean something to you as you now look at them again.
Do you feel a flicker of eagerness when you look at the image you have chosen?
Does your heart skip a beat?
Can you sit staring at that picture for a long while?
Are you taken off into a new adventure?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you know you're on the right track.
How to use your Vision Board in your daily life
My suggestions are to keep your finished piece private, if you can.
Don’t put it on show as others may choose not to appreciate it the same way you do, so only share it with those people close to you.
Place your vision board somewhere you will see it every day, where you can lose yourself in some of those images and you can think, see, feel, hear what it would be like to “be in it”.
After a while you may find you don’t resonate with it, that’s the time to change its location, perhaps put it away and let things settle.
Sooner rather than later, you’ll realise if you want to do another one.
The idea of the vision boards is to show YOU in your ideal scenario with your goal fully realised.
If you can, make sure you put yourself in the picture. For a realistic effect use a photograph of yourself.
Show yourself, being, doing, or having your desired objective – travelling round the world, proud author of your new book etc.
Show the situation in its ideal, complete form, as if it already exists.
You don’t need to indicate how it came about.
This is the finished product.
Don’t show anything negative or undesirable.
Make it believable to you.
Vision with the Moon