Unravelling  part one

 

TO UN.RA.VEL

1. a. To undo or ravel the knitted fabric of.
b. To separate (entangled threads).
2. To separate and clarify the elements of (something mysterious or baffling); solve.

On January the 19th, I transitioned from 42 to 43 year old.

Just a number out there.

A silly two digit number that to me feels a little different this time.

Time for some real change

Time to reflect deeper on why I am on this planet, besides taking care of our expending family.

I am happy to be a mama.

But I  deeply know and therefore want/need “more”.

“More” in a sense of more spiritually connected.

More than ever need to nurture and develop my self awareness /

my consciousness to my leadership skills /

My soul need to shine ever more who I am and take it out to the world. Further more.

My soul need to unravel the fabric of my  life to discover more of my inner wisdom.

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That need to start TODAY.

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“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”—Deepak Chopra

 

And today will be  a longer post.

We will be talking about unravelling the fabrics of our lives.

So grab a cup of Chai tea, make yourself cozy and …. enjoy

I “missed” 3 weeks of posting with the Holiday season and a growing belly requiring me to simply lay down and read or sleep…

But I am  here now and I have a lot to share.

 

And for some of you that need to go to the “bottom of the matter”, right away:

{Discover my core desire feelings all the way down the page. Beautiful pictures with my words  that you can pin for your own inspiration. I share also with you my “soul playlist” that help me connect with those feelings}

FOR THE RUSHED SOULS

(some days are just more packed than others. I totally understand)

JUST KEEP SCROLLING !

SCROLLING!

SCROLLING !

until you come across the word “Nourished”

😉

 

FOR THE CARPE DIEM SOULS : 

GRAB YOUR TEA,  RELAX AND TAKE YOUR TIME TO READ, COMMENT AND SHARE.

 

A new year has just started.

EXHALE.

But we know the drill: on the beginning of every year we face the challenge of the [insert your choices] : dreaded / welcomed / silly / useful time of our resolutions for the new year to come.

  • What do I want to put out in the world this year?
  • What are my “projects”? Or “intuitive big or little desires”? It is usually both personal and business related.

We all have our techniques  [vision boards, meditation, creative  visualization, list on paper or digitally with the help of  so many apps].

We are all full of hopes and possibilities <<This time, I will…>>and usually by March we are back in square one…

It turns out there is a science behind “New Year Resolution”.

To be honest with you, I stopped taking New Year Eve resolutions many years ago, as I found them meaningless and depressing!

They were all falling short. Like an empty promise to yourself. My list were usually too long and not sustainable in the end. By the end of February I was usually totally off of the wagon. Life caught up and my first attempt to make me feel good was making me feel like a failure… Not so good.

I could tell that I needed somehow a “filter” to help out not feeling like a failure and still enjoying the natural process of having dreams for the new year to unfold.

I was looking into spiritual ways to get there. Creating altars, mini shrines, writing my dreams on paper and having  minimalist but meaningful rituals to sent them out to the “Universe” somehow.

This was all in my “B.C.” years (read: Before Children). Besides finding goals settings depressing on the long run,  I  also became a maman and somehow those rituals were slowly being replaced by others (bathing/feeding/caring/nursing/rocking…).

I was [temporarily] not the centre of my  own universe any more.

Few years back, as my children were at an age where things get more manageable and where they also could “participate”, I tried to re-implement some of those new years resolution rituals. I am a believer in the Waldorf philosophy so we used to have Waldorf activities our new year days. We made mini boats  with walnut shells, and set sail at night time with tea candle on mini island made with upside down  cereals bowl : all of this fitting nicely in a big plastic tub…  It is a great activity for little ones as they are ask to say  “wish/fortune” that will be written on the sail.

A premise of “goals with soul”… Or finding  the contour of your life purpose…

It is never too young to start asking some philosophical questions…

 

Fast forward years later : a year ago  I start shifting my thinking  again about New Year Resolutions when I came across  a book called  “The Desire Map” from Danielle Laporte.

Her way of dealing with “goals setting” has been said to be revolutionary by so  many people and media. I love the energy and creativity of this beautiful talented woman. She is so inspiring in so many ways.

As I was reading it along with her first book  I remember something in the same vein that I have been reading also  “many moons”  ago (in 2002 to be precise when the book was published) in a great book called “Moon Mother / Moon daughter : Myths and rituals that celebrate a girl’s coming of age“. You may or may not have read it. If not, let me introduce you to it.

 Moon Mother / Moon Daughter by Janet Lucy and Terri Allison.

I re-open this book after all those years, on January 1st 2014,  as I was  in my New Year cleaning/sorting-out-fever (probably also due to the pregnancy well know symptoms called “nesting”) but also to make mental and physical white space around me: more on this in the next week post).

But as always, -I should know it by now-,  books don’t fall upon my lap “by mistake”. This happens in my life quite often whenever I need them to read/re-read them. As by Esther and Jerry Hicks says it : <<Ask and it is given>>.  I sometimes need to remind myself to trust the Universe a lot more.  Hello,  Ser·en·dip·i·ty ! I have been missing you.

I needed to re-read this book for two reasons ::

1/ our older daughter is entering adolescence in her pre-teen years.

2/ the confirmation [if needed], that I was on the right track with simplifying my new year resolutions thanks to great minds like Danielle Laporte and Janet Lucy + Terri Allison.

In her first chapter she talks about “Moon Wisdom” and how she taught her daughter and her friends around the Winter Solstice to have a more meaningful Holiday and celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one : She wrote

<< We planned to plant seeds of intention to represent this new year >> (page 11). She says << Since Christmas time is about wish lists, I decided to borrow from this theme (…) I invites them to make a list of anything they would love to do, be, have.>>One of the girl in the assistance asked a very interesting question << CAN IT BE A FEELING?>> (Page 12)

The author goes on with an great example :

<<Let’s say I wish for a sporty little car (…) it is more about what the car represents for me (…) being carefree,  free spirited >> (Page 13) It turns out that the teenage girls <<loved finding the essentials meanings behind their words and pretty soon they all had a clear understanding of the deeper desires behind their wishes>>.

Bingo ! << If they focused on the essence rather than the specific form, their wishes might show up in many unexpected way>> (page 13)

In a word:: you don’t find your purpose but your purpose finds you through your passion, your desire .  DO WHAT YOU LOVE DOING : these are your new year’s goals and purposes!

This is what Danielle Laporte calls “CORE DESIRED FEELINGS” or CDF for the insiders and dear followers of Danielle Laporte !

As Danielle writes it :

<<You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling.>>

 

AND MY CORE DESIRE FEELINGS RIGHT NOW ARE: 

 

Nourished :

My need to be even more eco-focused / eco-minded / self cared.

 

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My great soul mates “PLAYLIST”  for NOURISHED:

Kris Karr /

Green Sisterhood /

Food News

FoodBabe /

ZeroWasteHome /

Skin Deep /

(to find out mean ingredients in your beauty products)

Sleep /

WANDERLUST

My need to be nomad all over again to connect to my inner wisdom.

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My great soul mates “PLAYLIST”  for WANDERLUST:

 

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(I am fine, thanks – movie trailer)

Worldette /

Living off the grid /

Live your calling /

 

Numinous :

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    My great soul mates “PLAYLIST”  for Numinous:

     The Female Grail /

    Danielle Laporte /

    Catherine Just /

    Abraham Hicks /

    Byron Katie /

    Eckhart Tolle /

    SuperSoulSunday /

     

    Raw & Bold

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    Connect with who you deeply are.

     

My great souls “PLAYLIST”  for Raw & Bold:

Brenee Brown /

Danielle Laporte /

Mastin Kipp /

Sally Hogshead /

 

Inspiring

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  1. fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative.
  2. create (a feeling, esp. a positive one) in a person. Inspiring people through my own creativity.
  3. animate someone with (such a feeling).

My great souls “PLAYLIST”  for Inspiring:

Danielle Laporte /

Catherine Just /

Ted Talks /

 

 

SOUL WORK FOR THE WEEK

We all want to learn how to trust the direction of what you are here to share with the world comes from what inspires you most and make you feel the best possible you. Walk your talk and inspire others.

  • What do you love to do?
  • What brings you joy?
  • What can I do that I love doing to serve others?
  • Give yourself permission to start from a clean slate and start all over
  • Find few words to guide your journey and your “desires” for the year.

Lots of tools out there!

My favorites besides Danielle Laporte books are:

 Do what you love and her great free Pdf for 2014 //

For word lovers :: A little word //

For photo lovers : In plain sight //

 

Psst #1:

your purpose does not need to be a business related, as we usually go for right away.  It could just be “simply” being a great human being/friend/sister/mother. 

 

Psst #2:

pick only ONE tool or TWO at the most if you don;t want to be  overwhelmed and back to Square One at feeling like a failure again…

You don’t have to make it all happen now. Take simple steps to re-align your growth and your trust to own your “power”.

 

 

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<< Remember that you will at time loose connection with your inner guide.

Once stepping on a spiritual path, it is about the journey and  the daily repetition / mantra .>>

Keep them on focus

SHARING IS CARING

And I will always try to make it easy to do it for you! Share this blog post on Facebook / Twitter /Pinterest by  following the easy links right below. I love to read your comments, so don’t hesitate to hop onto my Facebook Page on how you plan to  unravel the fabric of your life in 2014.

 

PLEASE STAY TUNE FOR PART TWO FOR NEXT WEEK :

I will go deeper into how to create WHITE SPACE around you to support your daily mantras.

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