During week one, I created a sacred pause in my day to sit in ritual each morning, to be present with myself and to attune myself more deeply with the spirit of Cacao.
As a Cacao Practitioner, I have been working with this loving plant medicine for more than 2 years and this is the first challenge I have done. I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that this challenge has been expansive, I am feeling more grounded, more connected to myself and my intuition. I am looking forward to what week 2 will bring.
As my relationship grows with the spirit of Cacao, I can feel her tenderly helping me see old conditioning and patterns that need to be released and opening my heart to guide me through the process. Her presence supporting me as I lean into the uncomfortableness of change.
The smallest changes made over time can result in profound life altering change.
When we trust the unfolding of our path, even when we don’t know how to proceed, our deeper knowing helps us to surrender and we can step forward and welcome in a new beginning.
As an active participant in co-creating with life, I welcome in whatever changes I am guided to make over the course of the next 2 weeks; however, it is also important to take the time to find experiences that lights us up throughout the day, so we can begin to shine from the insideout.
It’s the little things in life that make the biggest impact. Receiving unexpected, beautiful flowers can change the course of your day. Here are a few things that can make a difference in your day:
- Breakfast in bed.
- A smile from a stranger
- Your music
- An opportunity to be creative
- The moment after the rain stops
- A new recipe that comes out perfectly.
- The feeling of sand between your toes.
- A small gesture of support.
Today, I decided to find a space in nature to enjoy my Cacao. The sun was shining, and it was truly beautiful day here in Scotland.
I got in the car and pointed it in a direction and drove, whilst I was enroute to wherever, I remembered a tiny little Community Orchard I used to visit, when I lived in Portobello. The Orchard feels a bit like a secret off the map location, a place that you would only know existed if you were a local.
And that’s where I landed up, the perfect secret place to drink my Cacao and get bare foot and dance in the dirt.
I drank my cacao, sitting amongst the butter cups, with the soul soothing sound of a trickling stream and bees buzzing. I felt so at peace and blissed out. This is what I needed today.
Today’s ritual was to put on our favourite music and dance barefoot on the earth and that’s exactly what I did. Took my shoes off and danced around feeling the soft grass under my bare feet, to the natures sweet music.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love to dance and to move. Movement can help shift emotions we need to release, leaving us feeling re-energised and refreshed. When we dance with mother earth beneath our bare feet, we can feel her support and love and we can release whatever we need to, directly into mother earth through our feet, for transmuation.
To move through my day with ease and grace as if I was dancing.
What am I Grateful for today?
I am grateful for sunshine and beautiful skies being able to be in this tiny little community orchard by myself near a ommunity orchard by myself near a trickling stream, listening to the birds twittering, the bees buzzing and the sound of the wind rustling through the trees.
One thing today that made me feel ‘I Love my life’:
I loved being able to sit, with my barefeet on the ground, in a magical space with no one else but me and the birds and loving this open-heart space amongst the wildness of the orchard and the buttercups.
How did I follow my intuition today (with what results?)
I followed my inner compass, to a beautiful Community Orchard in Portobello, which was the perfect place for me to rediscover and bring magic to my day.
Daily check in questions:
What difference did this Challenge Make to my day?
I remembered a beautiful space that used to bring joy to my heart and returned there to be re-enamoured.
How is this challenge helping me achieve my goals?
The slowing down is connecting my to my playful and creative side, which is helping me to think more creatively about how to achieve my goals.
How is this challenge impacting my relationships with nature, myself and other relationships?
I am remembering who I am and recognising where I need to nurture myself more.
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