Harnessing the Power of the Elements to Rejuvenate Our Soulful Projects

Summer is a wonderful time to return to our goals with a fresh outlook and breathe a zest of inspiration into our projects. As the energetic rays of the sun stay with us longer it helps to fire up our brains and stay on track with the continued commitment to achieving our heart’s desire. We can tap into this by connecting to the core elements of Mother Earth.

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Earth

Take a moment to connect up with your goals by taking your shoes off in the backyard and reconnecting to the earth. It feels wonderful to dig your toes into the ground, close your eyes, finding space in mountain pose, and reconnecting with your needs and desires. Take a few moments just to picture the freedom of achieving your goals as your toes welcome the budding rise of fresh greenery. Awakening to the rejuvenation of fresh ideas!

Air

If you feel there is a staleness in your projects or workout routines the first step is to remove the staleness from your home. The easiest way to do this is to open your windows and let the summer air blow through cleansing your space and removing the stagnancy in the air that may be holding you back or feeling more sluggish than usual. It is when we can purge the stagnant in our homes it gives us the freedom and energy to open our spaces for more creativity.

Fire

We all have a fire that burns brightly within us that rises to the challenge of attaining our core desires.  We can tap further into our passions by taking a moment to gaze into the evening fire or candlelight regaining clarity and focus before returning back to work on our soulful projects. The long fire gaze will calm your mind and fire you up to complete that one creative project that speaks to you.

Water

Take a pause in your busy day. Reflect. Are you swimming against the current? How can you change the direction and find more fluidity throughout your day?  It must be noted all challenges and resistances are normal but how can work with those challenges to regain a momentum that brings us the space to move and breathe with ease floating with tide instead of against it.

As we begin to connect more with the four elements we begin to create the much-needed space to venture on our creative path. The freedom of summer offers a fresh start to new and old projects.  The beauty of the summer months is it renews and invigorates us to explore with all of our senses creating a wider expansion of endless possibilities.

Reflecting on Your Week

One of the greatest factors in reaching our goals is visualizing and taking the necessary steps to achieve them. It maybe getting on the road to good health, planning for your first marathon, or just learning the basics to healthy cooking.  All of these are attainable goals and with consistent effort you will be on the right track to reaching them.

Your well-being is one of the most important when it comes to your overall health, your goals, and raising the bar for what you want to do next in your life. One of the best ways to stay on track and evaluate the direction that you are heading in reaching towards your goals is checking in with yourself.

Take a few minutes every Sunday to journal about your week. It is a nice way to stay focused on all the good in your life and what you can strive to do better. Here is a list of simple questions to help you evaluate your week and write about in your own journal.

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Opening a journal and writing can be one of the greatest ways to get to know yourself better, maintain focus on your goals, and help you to make the small changes necessary to improve your life. Pick up a pen, grab your notebook, and write! I look forward to hearing about your progress and how writing in a weekly journal has been working for you.

Call for Submissions

The United States Presidential Election last week moved many of us through a tsunami of emotions – shock, anger, grief, and fear.  As we begin to accept that Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States and that the face of politics will dramatically shift in the next four years. We have to come to terms that their will be factors that come into play that will be out of our control.

What we can control is our voice. We can use it to inspire, engage, and try to make the world better. As much hatred and bigotry in this world there is also kindness, compassion, and love. Good people surround us and they inspire us to be better.

I look at the people that surround me on a daily basis and in my social media feed all I see are kind, caring, smart, talented, and creative individuals. Maybe it’s time for us to collectively raise the voice that reminds us that good still exists in this world.

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I want you to share your brilliance, your light, and a story about someone who  created a positive impact in your life or community. As much as the world feels like it is spinning in turmoil we can control what goes on in our lives by inspiring others with our words.

I am in the early stages of putting together an e-book which will be a compilation of essays  that inspires, uplifts, and shows that positive change can happen. I am looking for 750-1500 word well-written essays about people in your life that have impacted and uplifted you, your family, or your community. Submissions will be accepted until December 14th, 2016 and emailed to darcie_cameron@yahoo.ca.

All of the proceeds from this book will be Donated to War Child Canada.

So much is happening that is out of our control but we can still have a small positive impact by focusing on the good in others. It is by focusing on this good that we can restore our spirits, find our voice, and maybe just maybe help a cause that means something to all of us.

Motherhood: Stories from the Mat

Yoga is “to yoke” or “to join” as a group it enables people to flow together in perfect harmony. As Mother’s we connect in a unison of voices singing in perfect harmony each of our stories different but on a level of kinship we connect because we have all been in those special moments that define, build, and shape our presence. It is through our centred presence that our children know that they can always lean and depend on us.

As we flow from the matt to the central focus of our days listening to the humming of the traffic, chasing after the little ones, wiping away tears, and lending a should to our kids on those really rough days. Yoga provides us a space that we can go to turn inward to replenish our own spirits.

It is by respecting ourselves and making small moments throughout each day that we grow on our journey from Mothers to Grandmothers that we share tears of sadness and joy. The moments shared in each of these  personal essays reflects the common purpose of mothers who find presence when practising on their matt learning to be more kind to themselves.

Maya Angelous writes best “In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you  like mine.” It is that inexplicable bond that we as mothers have with our children that allows for us to grow with them. We learn through love and we grow with love. It is finding connection within our own spirit on the matt that allows us to love freely and limitlessness as Mothers in this ever-changing world.

The more we rise together, shine together, and sing together our chorus grows. As mothers we have the power to make an impact in this world by sharing our own stories and flowing in unison to the perfect song.

I am thrilled to be part of the Yoga Netra team in helping to create this free e-book Motherhood Stories from the Matt.  It is a compilation of personal essays from a beautiful chorus of women reflecting on the journey of motherhood and how yoga has become a guide of conscious awakening for them when dealing with the unknowns of parenting.

CLICK THIS LINK TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE COPY: https://goo.gl/gkne8w

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Kick up your feet, make some quiet time to read, and just breathe!

 

Just Be You

In age of social media we are consistently reminded as  creatives,  artists, writers, bloggers, and even yoga teachers to be great entrepreneurs that we have to become a brand. As soon as I hear the dreaded “b” word I shudder and think of Heinz ketchup bottles.

We are more than just another commodity sitting on the shelf. We are all living, thinking, emotional, and  loving beings living on this beautiful planet. The beauty of this is that it allows for us to breathe, accept our faults, and strive to be better. It doesn’t make us a brand but it makes us human.

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It when we hide the core of our being and begin to suffocate our true self for sponsorships or more business it allows for us to wake-up with a more cynical viewpoint on the world. You are no longer representing yourself but becoming an outward appearance of what you want to present  and how the  world is willing to perceive you.

The impact that you create in this world is not by being the perfect Instagram photo that someone wants you to be. It is by just being you, sharing what you love, your passion, your drive, and the imperfections that make you human.

Discover your niche in this world promote, share, but don’t change to be a brand.  Just be you! The rest will fall into place shifting your vibrational frequency and opening up to a new world of possibilities that you may never have imagined in your wildest dreams.

How do you approach social-media? Are you a ketchup bottle? Or are you miraculously and wonderfully you?