Journey to Wholeness

2020wheel

The circle is the perfect symbol for this New Year and New Decade as it represents the journey of Wholeness that we are all on.

Symbols are brought into our lives to awaken our soul to universal truths and teach us lessons we need to learn. The circle symbol teaches us about:

Divinity
Unity
Infinity
Inclusion
Centering
Completion
Wholeness

I came across this circle while visiting family in Alabama on New Year’s Day and it reminded me about my own journey and how far I’ve come and how far I will go.

Look for the circles in your own life and in nature and pause to reflect to take in their meaning.

What do you need to complete?  What will make your life more Whole?

I’m excited about this year and the many creative pursuits I’ll be working on centered around this theme of Wholeness.

May 2020 and beyond bring you much Joy, Goodness, Creative Expression and Completion.

 

Love,
Tracy

Why Wait?

IMG_4696Playing with Crow Pose Yoga on this foot stool while my coffee is brewing…

I’ve given up the concept of “waiting around” and instead always try to do something more fun, meaningful and or productive during those 30 to however many seconds or minutes spent waiting every day.  No matter if it’s waiting for your coffee to brew, at a redlight, in a grocery line, at the airport, etc… There are so many other things we can do instead of just wait and I want to

DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN LOOK AT MY PHONE, because I already do that enough.

Here are somethings you can do instead:

  • Read a book – This is especially good if you have a long wait like Jury Duty.  Reading can help you relax and it’s great to use your imagination.  I’ve been making it a habit to keep a book in my bag wherever I go.
  • Stretch – I can never get enough stretching in.  It feels so good to move the body in this way and release tension from your muscles.
  • Dance – Move your body and forget about if anyone is watching. You may inspire them to move also.
  • Sing – Express yourself and sing out loud.  Singing always makes me feel uplifted.
  • Pray/Meditate – take a moment to be still, go within and connect.  Offer a prayer or reflect on a word/mantra/bible verse that has significant meaning to you.
  • Think about and visualize your goals – use this time to check in with yourself on where you’re at with completing any goals you may have set.  Visualize your goals being met.
  • Talk to someone – Maybe even start up a conversation with a stranger.  Don’t be afraid to make a new friend (the ole fashion way).
  • Look for beauty around you – There is always something beautiful to appreciate. Look around you see something with new eyes.  Beauty is everywhere if we just look.
  • Think about what you’re grateful for – One of my favorite things to do is to make a gratitude list.  This will boost your mood and bring more good things into your life.
  • Write something, maybe even a poem – you don’t have to be a poet, just write something beautiful and or meaningful to you.  Write from the heart.
  • Make eye-contact with someone and give them a smile – We don’t look at each other anymore.  Our faces are usually buried in our phones.  Why not, look someone in the eye and give a friendly smile.  You never know who you might connect with and how this would change both of your days.
  • Breathe – Bring awareness to your breathing and you will cultivate being more calm and peaceful in every moment.

You never have to wait again; instead fill those moments with meaningful activity.  You’ll feel more connected and your Soul will appreciate it.

Love,
Tracy

Go For What Will Help You Grow

handstand splits

In 2016 I committed to be more Daring.  I dared myself to do many things I never thought I could.  Early last year I saw someone do a handstand split on the beach and thought that would be so awesome to be able to do.  I’ve never taken gymnastics and didn’t start a consistent yoga practice till in my late 30’s but through  my yoga practice I’ve grown stronger and more fearless and so I dared myself to practice handstands over and over again.  I fell many times and it’s still a challenge to balance but everyday I grow a little stronger and some days I find that balance and strength. 

In 2017 I will continue to be more Daring (not just in yoga poses) and really go for the things that scare me the most because that’s where I find I grow the most. Where in your life can you be more daring? 

Go for what will help you Grow…

Love,
Tracy