Sunday, January 24, 2010

Days 22 & 23 of 40 Days of REJUVENATION!!!!

Artist, Lianne Cox
Artist, Lianne Cox

Blessings Sistahs,
The longer I am alive the more I get to know myself...I had a time in my household where I just put out the tv on the sidewalk. My son was younger then and I remember saying it would give us more time to talk to each other and do other things we wanted to do with life - read, go for a hike, take up a hobby...I took up meditation, exercise, outdoor sports, classes of all kinds...I felt it was a time of balance and healing for me. A couple of days ago I got presented with a situation where I knew I just was not my usual balanced self - I had started to watch a little tv, even fell off of exercise... I felt ungrounded.

I realized when my son was younger, I would wake up at 5am, make some herbal tea, take a candle-lit bath and meditate in the water before he woke up and we started our day. I called it my mommy time. It grounded me and prepared me for a day of the mundane world. As he got older and could do much more for himself, I notice that I didn't seem to take that same care that I previously did in ensuring the sanctity of my day. In fact, I easily came off track, eating things I would never eat, skipping meditation, not drinking enough water...Fast forward to this 40 Day of Intimate Transformation and I SEE where I need to put my energy...This is why this process is so important to me because what needs to change is illuminated, what needs to go is also brought to light.

Two things I got today that I wish to communicate you all the Sistahs:
1. Take care of your House.
This is regarding your physical abode - the place where you live and sleep. De-clutter and deep cleanse - making sure you dust, vacuum, and cleanse with solutions. Go over your house from back to front with a cleansing herb incense like sage or frankincense. As you smudge your house got to every corner and open up cabinets, closets and smudge in there, too. Open all the windows and doors in your house as you do this and pray for peace, prosperity and the presence of God/Goddess in your house ONLY. After, cleansing and smudging the house with a cleansing herb incense then from front to back smudge with a sweet smelling incense like sweetgrass or Nag Champa. Keep those doors and windows open until the incense burn down. Sweep around your doors and clean up any debris around your home. You will feel instantly the heaviness leave your home (if there was any) or just a clean feeling of release.

2. Clean the Your House, the Body.
I have been sharing with you a little of what I do in my 40 Days Of Intimate Change. There are ways to make a herbal Spiritual bath. Depending on your goal, research the spiritual properties of herbs and make them into a bath. Just be sure that whatever herbs you use are safe for your condition and are recommended for contact with skin. I also recommend getting some sleep. I tend to go to bed late but I realize it is not helpful to my day, so early to bed, early to rise...Waking up at 5am you are up before most people and you get to influence your own mind and set the pace of your own day - no rushing, no yelling, no news about accidents and traffic. Drink a solution of the juice of 1 lemon, 1 clove of garlic, a tsp of olive oil and pinch of cayenne - Queen Afua calls this a kidney/liver flush. You could also buy powdered barley and drink 1 tsp with 8oz of water first thing in the morning. Water and these flushes set the tone of your eating habits for the day...If only for 10 minutes sit with yourself and just pay attention to your breath coming in and out of your nose. If time permits, journal your thoughts. Again, all of this sets the day. Do what brings you peace and balance.

Days 22 and 23 of the 40 Days of Rejuvenation

Sistahs, each day I am reminded of what is truly important in my life. I see what I do and how I am being that influences my day. I am also learning to accept those parts of myself that I believed were flawed and realize all of me is a GIFT OF THE I AM! Goddess/God makes no mistakes. The Creator sits within, we just need to tap into that place and recognize the beauty of ONENESS with the Divine.

Affirmation (40 Day Prosperity Plan):
22. I lift up my mind and heart to be aware, to understand, and to know that the Divine Presence I AM is the Source and Substance of all my good.

Your Divinity is Your Prosperity. Your attitude, your actions shape the outcome of Your Prosperity!

23. I am conscious of the Inner Presence as my lavish Abundance. I am conscious of the constant activity of this Mind of infinite Prosperity. Therefore, my consciousness is filled with the Light of Truth.

Being aware, conscious of the Creator/God/Goddess/Mother/Father within is the mind that will lead you to glory and VICTORY!

Sistah, we are a very important part of the healing of this world. What you are doing, what you are striving to achieve is a part of a destiny we are all suppose to fulfill. Don't let anyone try to put you down, slow you down, take credit for or beat down your GENIUS! Live in truth, live in kindness, live in Maat (the SistahGoddess of Justice and Balance).

Your Sistah, Uplifting You as You Uplift Me,
Sis. C


Lotus of Wadi Arts said...

This photograph is wonderful. It almost looks likes a painting with all the layering. Keep featuring the great art and posts. I often forget to take care of myself while raising a toddler and I have all the tools- chanting, meditation, healthy foods, my sister is a yoga instructor so this reminds me to slow down.

Sistah C said...

Yes, I have to remind myself that I have all the tools I just have to use them. I now see how easy it is to get caught up in the "everyday stuff". Cool that you have a yoga instructor in the house!
Sis. C