Mental Health Mantra 8/365
There are always going to be a number of scenarios, shall I go this way, shall I go that way? Will this happen, will this not happen? Do I need to do this, do I need to do that? These past 15 months since Mum died and all that has come after that, I have had to make a real huge effort to let go of the what ifs. Because, well, there are many directions and many things to confuse myself with.... the what if game gets very tiring and worry some, and what or who does it serve?
I liken it to the film Sliding Doors, basically we always have choices of this way or that way. I have made choices that with hindsight I wish I had made a different choice.
The present moment is all we have... and in the present moment we decide. Some of that is in our control and then there is stuff that's external out of our control.
I am not going to give any energy to my what ifs here ... because what would be the point in that. What we focus upon grows. So I'll keep them tucked away.
I will continue to let go of my what ifs and feel into this present moment of right now.. i.e here typing this right now.
If a what if appears ... I have my mantra to turn to and I will be making sure this Muse is somewhere to be seen.
I let go of my what ifs.
Give it a whirl, why don't you?
Keep shining your bright light and remember your intuitive intelligence.
"Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul."
Mental Health Mantra 4/365
The day started off on a high as I heard the news that the extradition of Julian Assange had been refused. Such good news! This would have been an attack on press freedom and we really do need this to be upheld, as we witness more and more censorship over the last 9 months. The mainstream media have turned into a PR departmental arm of the government and more and more so, not investigative stations.
This is why I turned the news off 32 years ago.
Anyway, I have been following closely on Twitter all that has been going on and it appalls and shocks me. The wool is very much being pulled over our eyes. I intuitively knew that I had to go inwards.
As the day progressed, I shifted, I had a lovely walk with a friend around Sefton Park perimeter, there were so many people out walking, talking, running, cycling.
I then had a wonderful Reiki Relaxation Meditation session with the holistic practitioner from Chai Cancer Care. She has been so supportive of me for the past few months, her meditations and full body relaxation, as well as channelling Reiki are helping a great deal. I am truly grateful for Chai Cancer Care as they have been a life saver for me and my husband during this time when all cancer wellbeing services are still closed.
The mantra for this Muse and blog post today is Holding The Light, currently so important for me and maybe for you? The light will always outshine the darkness and dense energies. Therefore it's something I say to myself regularly.
I am holding the light
I am holding the light.
You may find this helpful too.
Know that I'm sending you oodles of hugs
Keep shining and holding your light and trust your intuitive intelligence.
Muse Mantras >Art with Heart< "Calm your Mind Soothe your Soul."
Mental Health Mantra 2/365
Sometimes I can get caught up in moment of apprehension, I go down that rabbit hole and eat myself down further, until I remember, that I have to somehow shift the focus and move to do something else.
Shift the focus is often connected to doing something for someone else but it can easily also be;-
1. take a shower
2. walk my dogs
3. stick on some White Light by George Michael and dance.
4. call one of my friends to connect.
5. play The Glad Game and write down all my gratitudes in that moment.
6. sit in stillness and breathe (I know that sounds like a tad twee but it really works for me).
That's just a wee example but I find if I have a list of things that can shift my focus, it is my go-to and it helps. Often it's just an intuitive nudge that I need to get me out of the rabbit hole moment.
I am really grateful that I was attuned to Reiki 18 years ago, it is in fact a tool that never leaves me, and I can sit doing a self healing if all things are not going well. If there was one thing I wished everyone had was level one Reiki attunement as you are taught how to lay hands on yourself and do a self healing #priceless (check out my Self soothing Affirmantra Meditation Video with 9 hand positions that you can do for yourself, I'll write more about that in another post.)
Today the Muse Mantra for me and for you is 'Shift Your Focus.'
My nudge to you, is to take a moment and shift your focus. Whatever that means to you.
Your intuitive self will know what that means.
Sending oodles of real time hugs to you
Keep shining your light and trust your intuitive intelligence.
"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