Life changed for me in a big way on December 31st with a health issue, one that for the first day or so had me trembling and hiding under the covers. So many women get similar news every year and they live, I kept telling myself. But one thing I do not talk much about here on my blog is my absolute dedication to a natural way of life, one that involves using plants and food as our medicine. I hold tight to the belief that our thoughts create our reality.
Not a big surprise then how after meditating a few days into the new year I was overwhelmed with the rightness of the decision to treat my body, my spirit in the way I felt was best and it was for me personally, not through invasive type treatments. I have made some big life changes. I am back to being a vegetarian again. I am not consuming any processed foods or sugar (other than my weekly honey on sunday when I meet one of my best friends for tea---not caffeinated)
Yoga is a morning ritual now. Weekly lymphatic drainage massages, reiki sessions and my beloved essential oils are helping me on this path. Visualization and prayer have been my best friends. :)
I feel stronger and more in tune with my body and more connected to my soul than ever so truly all is well. I wake up each morning joyful for a new day. Eventually I will share some of my journaling here though I am a bit shy about now.
I can share though that I finished the first draft of "Able." Yay! Just accomplishing this of course thrills me. I have never written such a hefty amount and the weight of the pages feels good in my hand, Losing myself in Able's world, Virginia 1902, has been a blessing and I am having a ton of fun digging into the research part of the writing. This whole writing process is a fairly new experience for me but luckily there are many excellent books to keep one encouraged or to guide one along each step of the way.
This photo is of a corner in our bedroom. If I ever find myself with some writing time in the afternoon this is where I usually settle myself. The light is comforting here.
Blessings to each of you!