Though I've been busy the last few weeks with getting new production complete for the shop and getting the new book I'm collaborating in, published; I have felt flat, stressed and living from a scarcity mindset. It's times like this when the tools in my Medicine Bag come in handy.
First and foremost, I have to share that to me it's important...Leonie Dawson. Cave time is when I take time for introspection. Being an introvert sometimes I need solitude to get back to me. Despite wanting to connect and share, sometimes I feel a little dried up sort of speak. Having Cave time helps me avoid burnout.
Anyway, I learned the hard way what happens when we stuff our feelings down and not release them or nurture our souls. I know who I am well enough to know that feeling passionless, unmotivated, lazy, etc is not who I truly am. So, then I start by identifying the cause. I explore what brought me to this place, did something trigger me? Most of the times, in my case, it's that I feel I'm not in control of something...as much as I hate to admit it...I am a control freak, though I am getting better at going with the flow. There are times in life though, where we have little to no control, but we can always control our reactions and our thoughts and in doing so...we create the change we want. BUT sometimes, like most of us, I get stuck.
That's when I turn to the tools that will help me move through it...
and shift my energy. I have what I call the four M's, that help me come out the other end.
Lisa Michael's "Conscious Dance" for more information on this practice.
Changing things up and shifting our mood is a game changer. Did you know feelings like Anger, Grief and Sadness can not exists with feels of Love, Peace and Gratitude? I use Essential Oils to change my moods...Citrus oils are wonderful because they are uplifting, Flowery oils are joyful and Tree oils are grounding. I diffuse them, wear them and even bath with them. I talk about what I learned about how Essential Oils can shift our mood in our upcoming new book, Spiritual Self-care, Sacred Practices to Nourish your Soul.
~ Magickal Daily Blessings
Being Grateful...showing gratitude for even the smallest things in life. It's a simple yet powerful practice, the more we are grateful for, either for what we have or for our experiences, the more things the Universe provides us to be grateful for. In my Magickal Daily Blessing Sacred Practice another sharing in our book, I share how this practice came to be and how you too can embrace it.
How do you make the shift when you feel flat and unmotivated? Feel free to share here or join my Facebook page and share there, I'd love to hear what you do.
You can purchase the oils mentioned above and more at Moonlight Essentials. If you want to learn more about Essential Oils, feel free to join my Facebook Group where we share and discuss our uses of these gifts from our Mother Earth.