Pause - Please! is a collection of "little moments" that help me keep the magic in my life. If you are dealing with loss and grief or overwhelm from daily life you must learn to p a u s e and take care of yourself. My daily friends are: Small steps, Patience, Self Care and Self Love and the magic of pause.
I'm no stranger to loss.
After my daughter was born at 24 weeks, everything changed drastically for me.
As a mother of a special needs child, my personal time collapsed into caring for her. The dream I was holding died. I had to create a new way of life.
This is true for any devastating experience we are going through. What happens to us takes over our lives and we leave ourselves behind. As we grieve our loss, when everything falls apart, we need to find a new way of living.
Pause - please, is a gentle offering for you from my life.
When I was at the end of my rope because my now special needs adult daughter moved back home and took over my life, I started to remember some of the tools that helped me through difficult times when she was little.
I have collected "little moments". Things that wouldn't take much time. I had to take care of my needs at home. To "pause" became my mantra. And "little moments, that aren't little", became my survival tools. They belong to me now. To me alone!
✬In that pause, I can refill my cup.
✭In that pause, I connect with myself. Feel my body, notice my breath, acknowledge my feelings and feel ✬connected to my source again.
Here is my # 1 pause:
Magic in the Shower
Instead, to continue to think of the million things on my to-list or my despair I step into my "to-be list" once the water is turned on. I love to "wash" away the stories my body and mind cling to. I step into my senses and into the present moment on the spot. Water is a great metaphor to help me do that. It hasn't failed me. The success is in my smile.
💡 Let me add a short info here from my yogic life. We have seven main energy centers in our body called Chakras. Another one worth understanding is an energy center right where the neck meets the head. It's called the Cerebellum Chakra. When this energy center is strong, it manifests as feeling in touch and inspired by our dreams. It lets us access our soul contract. Connects us to our intuitive voice.
You can skip knowing that but don't skip this:
🚿 Stand facing the shower head and allow the water to run down directly onto the back of the neck. Focus on feeling the water on your back for a few moments.
⭐️ Let your shoulders drop
⭐️ Let go of everything else you might be holding on to by relaxing
your hands and your grip
⭐️ Take three deep breaths - feel yourself breath
⭐️ Listen to the water
⭐️ Feel it touch your skin. Feel the temperature of the water
⭐️ Smell the aroma of the soap
⭐️ close your eyes and feel
Become super aware of everything you are feeling and experiencing in that moment. No judgment needed. Just being present!
Take this peaceful moment with you in your day.
💡 I am a strong believer in visualization. When challenged during the day, I close my eyes, take a deep breath and visualize this moment.
It's a charm you own.
Pause - Please!
🌷"I DON'T SHINE IF YOU DON'T SHINE!"🌷
Love to here from you. Do you experience Magic in the Shower? Or have little moments that help you keep your cup full?