Your gut, inside voice, instinctual body wisdom, inner knowing – there are many ways to describe this feeling. For myself, when I listen and follow my inner knowing, I feel an inner peace and trust; when I haven’t followed it, I realize I should have in the first place, but I still learn from the experience. Both experiences are powerful and give me confidence in my gut instinct and remind me to trust my inner knowing the next time I feel it. I invite you to notice when your gut stops you with a feeling – do you listen or continue to see what happens? Whatever you do, being able to tune into your gut feeling can help you make decisions from a place of awareness and offers you a chance to experience a greater connection with your inner knowing. Whether you listen to your instinct the first time or not, you will always have a chance to learn and grow from your experience.
I have many favorite rituals to do in the summer. I like sit in my garden and enjoy my breakfast and lunch. While watering my flowers, I enjoy saying hello to all my garden friends and taking the time to witness the magic of summer unfold naturally. As I watch nature, I ask myself how I can allow life at this moment to unfold naturally.
When I am in the flow of the moment, I feel at ease, I trust the moment and I see beauty and magic everywhere; when I am moving against the flow, I notice I feel irritation, impatience and more challenged by life.
Just noticing where I am at in any given moment is my personal barometer to let me know if I am in flow or am I swimming upstream barely catching my breath? When I experience the latter, I do my best to stop and realign myself. Sometimes it means just stopping and taking a moment to breathe and be!
Return to the moment now.
This self-talk is a great way to tune into your being in the moment and realign with your natural flow.
Are you tired of this struggle?
Trying so desperately hard?
Maybe it is time to stop!
Realign, breathe, breathe and breathe.
Yes, centre and feel your own presence.
Slow down and notice your surroundings.
Breathe it in as medicine.
Yes feel the now.
Notice the natural beauty.
Here for you to witness, not to miss it.
Fully present now.
Feel your heart expand!
Feel the love that you are!
Trusting again, take a step into natural flow.
I am back, thank you.
I love the words and the image; I want to be this woman living her life with courage, trust and willingness to take risks!
“I am unstoppable!”
Just saying that phrase feels liberating; I am ready to leap forward and live my greatest dreams!
I invite you to rise above any worry, grab the umbrella handle and join this unstoppable woman in exploring and expressing your own brilliance!
I absolutely love lavender and am blessed to be able to grow some in my garden. I get to enjoy its pretty purple flowers every summer and dried lavender throughout the year. Lavender even repels mosquitos, so this spring, consider planting some in pots to keep on your patio or deck.
The soothing aroma of lavender activates deep relaxation and mental calmness, as well as benefits your body in many ways. I love integrating lavender in my spa and around my home.
Lavender oil has natural antibacterial and antiviral properties, which makes it a good year-round essential oil to diffuse or apply diluted to your skin. Using lavender infused natural body care is another great way for you to enjoy its benefits. I particularly enjoy Tuscan Farm Garden’s Body & Room Spray to provide an instant sense of peace wherever I am.
In April, my Women’s Sacred Circle focused on the Goddess of Compassion. Her colour is lavender and we enjoyed lavender tea during our Sacred Circle to activate our self-compassion and foster a deep sense of well-being from within. Regularly drinking lavender tea offers many tangible benefits as well including improved digestion and sleep.
If you have not already, consider integrating lavender into your daily life.
Available at the spa right now: Tuscan Farm Gardens Lavender Olive Oil Soap, Body Polish, Bath & Body Oil, Body & Room Spray, Hand & Body Wash and Lavender Rooibos & Earl Grey Tea.
For more information about lavender:
Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
What Are the Benefits of Lavender Tea?
Every day I realize we are all a miracle and amazing!
“I give thanks to my body for all that it does to support me living a healthy, wonderful life. I bow to my body, my mind and spirit within and give thanks to the earth mother that gives us life, holds us and cares for us.”
Yours in bliss and appreciation,
Letting go with ease this month, I invite you to continue your cleansing and clearing. This meditation is a wonderful way to start the day. By taking deep breaths and bringing consciousness to each breath, you’re nourishing your body – physically and spiritually.
To start, close your eyes and imagine yourself breathing in new life force energy with each breath.
Invite each breath you take in to be nourishment to your being, now with each exhale, visualize a gentle release, let go of whatever weighs on your mind and heart.
As you’re inhaling and exhaling slowly, imagine the spring rains with their cleansing and clearing energy gently moving over your whole body. As it washes over you, it helps you let go. Feel at ease and let yourself go with the flow of the gentle spring rains.
With each inhale, you’re breathing in new life force energy to feed and nourish your every cell and with each exhale, you’re naturally releasing and letting go of the old and the complete.
With love and gratitude in your heart, appreciate the simplicity of the breath of life available to you at every moment – ready to assist you in nourishing your whole being. Feel awe and appreciation for this life and this body that is here now experiencing life. Feel gratitude for the preciousness of our breath and life itself.
When you’re ready, slowly release the visualization and open your eyes.