What does your soul desire? What does your soul need? What fills your soul to the brim?
There are as many ways to feed a soul as there are souls to feed. We have each come into this human form with our own lessons to learn. Our own mountains to climb.
Our soul print is as individual as our thumbprint. We are at the same time connected as one on the spiritual level and unique on the human level.
We each have our own purpose in this lifetime and it begins with creating a soft place to land. For ourselves first and then for others. We must fill our own cups to the brim so that we are able to give from the overflow.
Most of us come at this with the belief that we must put the needs of others first. I find this especially true of mothers. There is this misconception that we must give all we've got to our families before tending to our own needs.
I learned the hard way, after a herniated disc, chronic fatigue and a clear reflection from my then 3 year old, a highly sensitive old soul, of how poorly I was treating myself.
As much as I don't love to get up early, I found that the best way to create a soft place for myself to land was to get up and out of bed.
Early Morning. Before my family wakes. Is now my favorite time of day.
In the quiet stillness. The dawn of a new day of life.
It’s my time. To fill my cup. To feed my mind, my body and my soul.
Try this to create a soft place for yourself to land:
Get Clear - Imagine: Who would I love to BE for myself? Who would I love to BE for my family? Who would I love to BE in the world? (ex. I AM at my ideal weight. I AM present with my family. I AM a spreader of joy.)
Create Stillness - Pause. Breathe. Ask. Listen. - Ask yourself this question into the stillness and then listen. What can I do with what I have to BEcome the woman I imagined above? (Ex. Get up early and walk. Put my phone down and give my child my full attention. Get out of the house, smile and share my light with everyone I encounter.)
Take Action - Incorporate one new idea into your life at a time. When you have fully created the habit, incorporate another new idea into your life.
Fun. Flow. Freedom.
*Do you need help creating a soft place to land? Start here with this complimentary series of Life By Design Daily Affirmations. These affirmations are designed with care to remind you of who you are, all that you are capable of and how much you rock. (The first affirmation is the most important.) Enjoy!
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