21 Day Cacao Challenge – End of Week 1 (Day 7)


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When I woke up this morning I was already in my head, I checked my phone for messages and checked Instagram then, I started thinking about all the things I needed to do today.

Then it hit me, yesterday, I had made a commitment to spend less time on my phone and here I was already responding to messages on my phone.  I firmly put my phone down.

My early morning walk didn’t seem to alleviate the mind chatter and all the to-dos.  It was a challenge to switch off and on and on it went.

I decided to take a little detour this morning and switch things up, so I could try and slow down my galloping head.  Instead of preparing for my morning ritual, I did a few practical to dos and by the time I reached the kitchen to make my morning cacao, I lit the incense, and I was in my heart space and ready to receive.  Once I had the Cacao on the cooker, I was singing away to ‘We are All Related’ by Nessi Gomez

With this love
We are all related
In love
Give me strength
In this love
We are all related
In love
Give me strength in this love
We are all related

When we force something, the outcome we want often alludes us.  The more we surrender instead of fighting, the more we will enjoy our journey.

The lesson for me today, was to surrender to the flow of the journey.  There are no have-tos or must dos.

By surrendering to my personal flow, I honoured where I was at and allowed my morning to unfold naturally.  When we are present to the here and the now, knowing that we are co-creating this moment with our infused intentions, we begin to feel more in harmony with life.

When I allow myself to surrender to the flow without judgment or resistance, everything starts to fall into place.

Awakened State

Whilst drinking yet another cup of Cayenne infused Cacao, I read Rebekah Shamans challenge email, and I really liked what she said about this challenge alchemizing our stress and anxiety into peace and harmony and that some days will be more challenging than others, but this challenge will give us an opportunity to recognise the deeper causes of our stress and anxiety.

I feel that this is so true, as I deepen into this journey, I have started to access my deeper wisdom and what holds me back.  As I continue to lean into the uncomfortableness of not doing and focussing on listening to my own innate wisdom, under the gentle tutelage of the cacao spirit, I feel my heart softening out of comfortable numbness.   I feel my passions being reactivated and this challenge is helping me to see that often inaction provides us the key to the right kind of action we need to take to follow our dreams.  I am being shown that the things I think I need to do does not serve my purpose and being shown what will reap the most rewards on my ever-unfolding path.

The key here is to lean into uncomfortableness, uncomfortableness of not knowing, uncomfortableness of silence - this is where the magic is.  See my recent Blog on Leaning into the uncomfortableness of not knowing.

Daily Intention:

To love every interaction, I have today.

Today I am Greatful for:

Today I am grateful for 4 day work weeks and that I escape the office early today for a picnic in the park!

Daily check in questions:

What difference did this Challenge Make to my day?

I loved the interaction with myself today, it got me thinking about how often I honour my feelings and how often I just push through tasks or even the things I love doing.

How is this challenge helping me achieve my goals?

This challenge is slowing me down and I feel more connected to myself, my needs and my intuition.  As I start to fine tune my internal listening skills, I am finding that what I believe I should be doing to follow my dreams is falling away into what actions I need to take that will reap us the most rewards.

  • What are the guilty pleasures we continue to choose, that stop us from achieving our dreams? 
  • How does repeating the same cycle of wasting time feeding the gaping black hole of social media, bring us closer to our dreams?
  • Does that endless to do list serve our purpose? 

How is this challenge impacting my relationships with nature, myself and other relationships?

Today I honoured where I was at and did not push through, this really brought home to me that I too often ignore my own needs.

With love

Wise and Untamed

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