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Wild women are hungry.
I’m not talkin’ today about belly hungry, I’m talking about spirit/soul
hungry. All too often we neglect that
little voice inside. It’s drowned out by
the clamor of daily living – phones ring, children cry, people need you for a
million different things (all at once), the office, the running around, doing
chores… you know, the “dailies” that bleed you until you have nothing left to
Today I want you to sit… quietly… for 15 minutes. Try to get outside – I always find early
morning outside is a magical time of peace and reflection. There’s just something about the first
strains of sunlight rising against navy/lavender/pink swirling clouds… the
chorus of songbirds… the smell of the earth still kissed by dew. Nothing like it.
Think about one dream you have, or one area in your life
that you’d like to improve. Maybe you’re
wanting more down time with the hubs.
Maybe you are thinking of switching careers. Maybe more education. Maybe less stress and calendar crowding. Maybe a trip. Whatever it is, just think about it – not in
a critical way, or self-condemning way, or blaming others way. Just allow yourself to see it, and open
yourself to how you could begin the journey of achieving it. Bring a cup of coffee/tea or ice cold water, bring a
notebook. Then begin to write down
everything you can think of in a stream-of-conscious writing method – no analyzing,
no worrying about neat handwriting or spelling… just keep writing and writing
for 5-10 minutes straight.
Then put your pen down.
Close your eyes, breath and live in your moment by feeling
the air around you, and become crystal clear aware of how your body feels and try to quiet your mind for a
few moments. This is a good time to
pray. Always think of three things for
which you are currently, right now, thankful and count those blessings.
Now… look back on what you’ve written – if you can’t do it
right away, do it that night before you go to sleep. You may have the beginnings of answers.
This week, make a date with yourself to do something that
will feed your spirit – take the notebook with you. Perhaps it’s a long bath. Perhaps a walk. Perhaps it’s during a long-needed lunch break
and you can only manage to go sit out in the car. That’s okay.
Find your quiet spot. Read over
your notes, and begin to allow the feeling stirring deep inside of the
beginnings of excitement, anticipation and joy, because you are about to take
the next step to your dream goal(s).
Listen silently to
the whispering voice within.