This week’s Artsyville’s List It Tuesday challenge is What Works – things you’re doing that really work for you.
1. Collecting heart stones.
They make my heart happy. Enough said.
There are all kinds of perks being a flower essence practitioner and one of them is having a huge supply of essences. One of the first things I do every morning is tune in and listen for what essence(s) will be most helpful for me. I make up a tiny little dosage strength bottle and take drops throughout the day. It’s one of my favorite practices. And here’s a peek at the 12-drawer apothecary cabinet I store my essences in.
3. Gratitude Practice
It’s my belief that gratitude and appreciation are some of the most expansive energies you can dance with. Gratitude places you in the joy of the moment, AND it opens the door to welcoming more. I love the Rumi quote
Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you
Isn’t that a beautiful invitation?
4. Intention Setting
I really find it helpful to hold my attention with focus, and that’s what intentions do for me. I start Monday mornings with a phone call with a small group of friends where we check in and set our intentions for the week. That always feels like a wonderful way to start the week and it’s lovely to have folks holding space for you and cheering you on. Yay!
I also set monthly intentions at the new moon; and daily intentions. And I suppose it’s fair to say that having a word for the year as a guiding star is really an intention as well.
5. Dream Work
I’ve journaled and worked with my dreams since I was a teenager. Dreams feel like such precious gifts to me – spoken in soul language in nightly theatre.
6. Blogging regularly
When I signed up for Michele Bergh’s February blogging challenge at the beginning of the month I didn’t really have a clue how much I’d enjoy it.
We have a family story – when my brother was little he was quite a chatterbox, and my sister looking for a little peace and quiet, suggested he might want to be a bit more judicious in his use of words. She hinted that we were only given so many words in a lifetime and he might not want to use them all up before he reached kindergarten. She teased that he didn’t seem to take to heart but I, who hadn’t yet learned to talk, did. It took me forever to utter my first words, and I’ve always dispensed them in careful measure.
I wonder if I have a backlog of words that are waiting to come out. Blogging regularly might be the perfect outlet.
So there’s a rather random list of what’s working for me right now. What about you? Leave a comment, share your list or just an item. I’d love to hear.