Mental Health Mantra 20/365
Start by doing one thing, I hear in my ear, this morning as I wake.
I ponder on what that one thing may be to change the dynamic of my day.
I feel this one thing is a step towards something I have been imagining.
Today is a day of contemplation. Of new beginnings and learning to fly again.
Maybe this sparks you to consider how you may 'start by doing one thing.'
Keep shining starbeams and remember your intuitive intelligence.
and let me know what mantras you use every day, I'd love to hear, I will add them to my Affirmantra Pot!
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'
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 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"
It has been a long time since I sat down and wrote a blog. All of this is becoming clearer to me these past two days.
For the past 6 years I have been struggling to find my way to write my 'back to health' story of when I was ill in my 20s with M.E, that debilitating health problem that floored me. I have fleshed out the content, I knew exactly what this would be but... something was holding me back. I ran a few online programmes called ReBalance Me, I began a ReBalance Me Club for people and then I suddenly found myself, slam dunk, right in the middle of something, I felt I was treading through mud. I didn't know what it was.
Then I began to peel back layers and recognised, I was peri menopausal moving into menopause.
My counselling practice sees me supporting many women to rebalance their lives, women who are going through many emotional symptoms, as well as physical (the emotional aren't really talked about).
Fast forward to July 2018, and as I started my 50th year.
Guess what .... I realised that I too am now one of those women.
I am in this phase. I am in the change. I have known this for about 4-5 years and it has steadily got more and more challenging. Worse.
Do I recognise this current Julia? Well, I see snippets of her, but really she's changing.
Then, out on a walk with my Jacks, I realise that I need to truly reconnect with my own ReBalanceMe 7Ways , the one that I wrote many moons ago, and have amended for the last 2. The one that I support and guide other women to look at.
Mmm..... time to listen to my own guidance.
In my research and experience, I hear mostly about physical symptoms of peri and meno, but what isn't discussed much, is the feeling of "change." Self esteem, confidence, desire, low mood, high mood, anxiety, all these hormonal fluctuations that make dealing with all of this, every day, so, so difficult. On top of that we are dealing with the life changes that occur when you're mid to late 40s, through 50s.
My intention now for this space is for you to feel calm, soothed, inspired, less stressed and anxious. I'll share with you my 7 Ways to Wellness that I write about in ReBalanceMe, with the main thread that I am going to be following this too. I want you you take back the reigns and discover your own 7ways toolkit. I'm going to continue my research and talk to people about all of this, ultimately in talking about it with other holistic experts, I will share this via my vlog.