I arrived at my parents in Florida on Sunday. I always find peace and quiet here and work on myself. I spent an hour at the pool yesterday and today an hour at the gym. I lost most of my muscle during the two surgeries and the 14 weeks I was laid up after. I couldn’t do a whole lot, but I managed 25 minutes on a bike and two rounds of upper and lower body machines. I did feel pretty good afterward and I still have some decent energy four hours later. I wish I could attend a gym by my home twice a week, but I will just have to find a way to push myself to do things at home! I hope to have a bit of a tan when I return home. The weather here has been beautiful, though today is pretty hot with it right around 87 degrees.
Tomorrow, Thursday, will be a day I am here alone while my parents golf. I have to do laundry and I want to sit in the sun if I can handle it for a bit. I also need to do a long meditation. Working on myself is one of the biggest things I do when I come down here. I know I get disappointed all the time, because I always have expectations of people. That is one thing I want to work on while I am here. No expectation = no disappointments! It is hard not to expect others to act or do the things I know I would do or the things that I do. Everyone is different though and assuming they have the same thoughts or even the same heart is wrong. Plus it is so very bad for me.
I read an article today on SPRING CLEAN YOUR ENERGY FIELD…
Call an old friend that you haven’t seen for a long time and see how they are. You don’t need to speak for long, but your words and voice have a resonance that if used wisely, can heal.
Find a body of water, a stream, a pond, a lake and sit by the water. Wash your crown chakra in the water. Remember water takes the lowest spot in the teachings of the Tao and it has a strong connection to Sulis Minerva who is one of the Beings that is with us.
Take a stroll in the forest. Touch the bark of the trees, feel the moss, lean up against a tree and close your eyes, listen to the birds singing and the sounds and breath of the forest. She calms us.
Spend time with children and give them your full attention. Their sweetness, love of small things and laughter can lighten your spirits and teach you (And when they are a bit naughty, it helps you to look at patience, love and lack of ego.
Love your pets, really love them, cuddle them, look at them, care for them, take them for a walk if they need it. They have unconditional love to give. They often help us in ways we don’t always understand.
Do something physical, dance, walk, cycle, do kung fu or tai chi perhaps. Use your body, it needs to move. You can simply touch your toes, swing your arms round like a windmill and do some stretches, but make an effort…
Carry a Tune
Laugh and sing (your singing might make others laugh, but do it anyway!)
Spend time with friends and family. Go for a meal, enjoy their company, the food and the wine.
Try Something New
Be creative. Learn to knit, make soap, learn French or Spanish on skype, buy some cheap water colors and paint a picture, it’s very therapeutic.
Be Kind. Smile at the young man at the cash register, say hello to the lady walking her baby, wave back at the children who wave to you from their car. Help when you can.
Remember to meditate daily, it links you to the light even if you can’t see it, and teach your kids to meditate, it will help them in life.
Give up meat or eat less of it, it’s deadly for your health and karma.