My intention for March has been to nourish, which also inspired the theme and name of my yin online course "March is for Nourishment". It's been a gift to gather every Saturday morning with those amazing humans and start the day in connection to my body, spirit, heart.
It's a gift to recognise when we need more of something - or less.
I've had to take a break after months of figuring things out, being flexible and creative. It worked out so far and yet, I could feel its consequences on my physical and mental state. I couldn't take anything in anymore and I needed a break from problem solving and evolving things. Optimizing. Growing.
So I went offline for a few days. Did not even communicate with family and friends. Spent the time at home, the forest, by the river in my very own little bubble and enjoyed floating around without any responsibilities. I've missed that and I feel this is an important part of life as well so that we can feel inspired, motivated, energized and clear.
We have to take breaks. We have to rest. And resting might not be sitting on your couch all day. It may be doing only things, that truly nourish you deeply from inside and for a few days commit to NOT focus on things that have to be done but can also be very draining. I live alone and work for myself, so I have all the freedom to choose those days for myself. There are always ways to make it possible for yourself and if you're in overall more unhappy than happy with your life, then it's not just about one happy day a month but something foundational that needs a change - if you're ready and want it.
And if you truly want it - mostly when shit hits the fan, you'll know it and you'll do it, because you know that what is, isn't an option anymore.
If it kills your heart and you feel like a flower without water - remember your power and create the changes needed in your life. Do not underestimate small changes please. It doesn't always have to be the big bang - unless we've been ignoring our own intuition and purpose for too long, then life itself might give you the big bang to re-think, re-evaluate, re-envision, re-lease and re-create.
So tune in...and give yourself what you need.
Get to know what you're stealing from yourself. Yeah, we still a lot from our own energy by spending time with people or on activities that are deeply draining on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
Your boundaries are valid and just because you could give, doesn't mean you have to feel like doing it or convicing yourself. We gotta stop shaming ourselves and putting so much pressure on what we don't feel like doing.
What makes you feel expand?
Bloom? Relax into yourSelf?
Trust the calling.
Hug a tree or two.
Appreciate life and give thanks for the blessings
See what comes up. Staying curious is the medicine in challenging moments.
And sometimes we have to stop the car and get out of it to enjoy the view fully.