My morning routine is critical. Period. I need it for balance. And I realized 2 Things:
1. If I miss one part of it, the whole line of dominos comes crashing down. (Overused, isn’t it? What else could I use besides dominos? Hmm. . .) My first wake up stuff doesn’t count. I take the dogs out. I make sure the dogs and cats have food. I do the litterbox. But then I walk. This is the critical piece. Yesterday it rained, so I decided not to go, but I’m thinking about deciding to go, no matter what. I was really off yesterday. Was I off because I didn’t walk? No. But could I have helped myself stabilize by walking? Yes. I walk, then I journal/blog and do my Chalene challenge for the day. Then, I do yoga and shower, do face and teeth, and dress for the day.
2. I must avoid ALL news and communication during my morning routine time. (Anything potentially rabbit-holey.) Last night I was in bed and received some text messages AND this morning I was in bed and received text messages (This is not normal, by the way). AND I still have not responded. I know I would have been super resentful if I had done so. (I’m waiting until after my routine!) I’ve responded immediately in the past and completely lost my morning time. And YET even in this very moment I am still off from my routine! Rabbit-hole ahead. . . —>
I felt the need to check into Doreen Virtue on youtube and to see what her angel cards had said for the week to see if she said anything about the moon cycle/astrology/world energy, whatever, that might help me understand the emotional dips I’d had this week (and that others have experienced as well). A 5-10-minute visit to youtube turned into 45-minutes of research and phone conversation because Doreen is no longer doing the angel card readings and is going through her own transformation. (That threw me into a bit of a tizzy.) HOWEVER, I think I got the answer I was looking for in searching for her in the first place: This is yet ANOTHER sign that I need to turn back in toward myself for my own answers, which I talk about in next workshop “Soul Fascination” with Beth Majerszky on October 28th. Everything continues to point me in this direction! If I don’t think the answers are available, the angels are gently hitting me over the head to remind me!
Much love and many blessings.
It is good to be back at my laptop. I finished the Camino (“The French Way”) on July 28th, 2017. Today I am back home and experiencing some serious “Camino” withdrawal. I understand this is normal, and it does feel good — cathartic, despite some pain.
At 5am this morning Brian woke up early to start his “Miracle Morning.” I got up with him (though a few minutes later). I stepped into his routine, started a pot of tea, and helped him make a smoothie — and then it hit. As we sat drinking our morning tea I related to him: “Right now I might be getting up, or maybe a little later (though on Spain time). I’d be putting lotion on my feet in the dark. Then, I’d roll up my sleeping bag liner. I’d wrap my big toes, put two layers of socks on, and fill up my water bottles . . . Then, I’d pack up, put my hiking boots on, and often leave in the dark. . .” Then the tears flowed. I think it concerned him, but I assured him this was normal.
Just this last Friday morning is when I reached Santiago. There wasn’t a big fanfare; I reached it alone. Friends had already arrived before and would continue to arrive after. I started the trip alone; I ended it alone — and I think I’d wanted it that way. On my way down the streets of Santiago that Friday, walking toward the Obradoiro Plaza, I heard city violinists played Sting’s “Fields of Gold.” How did they know to play that song? Memories of the first few days and my first walking companions swam back into my memory. My South Korean friend was once again playing the song on his phone for me and my Camino friends from France and the UK, as we walked along our own “fields of gold”, our feet swaying with the rows of wheat along the “French Way”.
I don’t want to forget. The tears remind me that I won’t. I still have not fully processed everything, and that’s ok. Thank you for taking this journey with me.
Love, light, blessings. ❤
Well, it’s pretty much one month left now! It’s been another wild week, including some funky dreams and great content from Andy Shaw.
I walked a few times in the past week, between 45 minutes and 2 hours with the backpack on. Today I added some new items when I walked, the new orders that I mentioned in the last post. Something that is noticeably missing from my backpack is a guidebook I ordered a month ago that never arrived. I looked up tracking and discovered it had been delivered to Cincinnati, Ohio. No help to me there! Amazon is checking into it, and thankfully, my mom gifted me another guide book that I may just be able to use in its place.
I’m starting to redevelop some good daily habits. I’ve been exercising more, taking my vitamins more regularly, eating fairly healthily, got back into the yoga challenge, am journaling, and have started writing my vision out daily. I’m also indulging and reading more, which is such a pleasure!
I’m looking forward to my dreams tomorrow morning! This morning I had a few dreams in auditoriums. This could have to do with imagination or literally me and auditoriums. Either way, it’s fantastic!
Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Much love, many blessings. ❤