Honor Your Magic
How many of you women entrepreneurs find this time of year, winter, the darker nights, the shorter, colder days, and often grayer days, hard? Hard to wake up, to get motivated, to sit at your desk with all the lights on? Ready to go to bed at 8 because it’s been dark for hours?
I know I do, here in Palm Springs. Of course, now, around the holiday season, it is delightful, and helpful, to get seduced by the twinkling of the holiday lights flickering around town or even around your home, inside and out. The candle light both early morning during my meditation and yoga, journaling practice, and at night while cooking, eating, and reading, is always calming and beautiful. A form of magic. The roasting veggies and delicious soups are heart and body warming. And in some way, the chill keeps me inside working, as opposed to the sun and heat that calls me out into my garden to toil away the hours or invites me on my glamping road trips.
But really, that beautiful feeling of magic, still, and always, has to first come from within! Outside inspiration is eternally desired, but staying connected to oneself is where the magic lays, starts, and expands.
Truly one of my hardcore values, is to live with everyday magic. To find the twinkle, the sparkle, the awe in everything I do, what and who I surround myself with. To live lit up every day.
That comes from a huge gratitude practice. Taking stock, noticing, being uber present, conscious, of what and why I do what I do, for whom Ido it for, where I am in life, and what is life-giving to me. There is so much magic out there.
Magic in many forms. Magic of the leaf unfurling, and the changes in the garden, but also the magic of the raising energy we create, making what we love happen, sharing with others, opening our eyes, and listening to what is on the inside, what we are truly desiring to give to the world. Our gift is our magic.
Staying connected, even on those darker days can be tricky, so asking for help on a project, getting a coach for some guidance and new tools, and even getting out to have lunch with a friend, is important, right? But staying connected to oneself first and foremost is where your magic starts.
I so believe that moving the body is a major factor too. I see lots of older folk who get very…