Rekindling & Simplifying is the name of the game

Rekindling & Simplifying is the name of the game

Bite Size Resolutions – Day 4

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Today we will reinforce rekindling with the added attraction of simplifying.  It’s the name of the game.

My Sister and I love to cook, create & entertain.  Our plans for a family gathering started off as a 5 course meal.  All these great recipes were dug out or found anew.

 

Simplify dinner

My mind and heart (I do love to create in the kitchen) was aglow and running rampant.  As the week moved onward my schedule thickened leaving me a little less enthusiastic,  the menu started to morph.  And morph some more……and again.  All motivation to work really hard lost to the wind.

Yes, we ended up being fed – however, only 3 courses and not 5.  Some of the more elaborate menus were switched out for ones I could make a day ahead and have at the ready.  My perspective was changing.

” Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”

Henry David Thoreau

The same plan was put into operation at a dinner I hosted the other night.  Menus downsized, plans became simpler and I even graciously accepted the offer of one guest to bring dessert.

And you know what?  We all had a great time regardless of the fact that I had downsized the menu and choices.  Of course a little more wine and a great dessert make short work of any grumblings – if there were to be any.

Remember – it’s the quality of the company and conversation that really is key to a wonderful visit. At least that is  my viewpoint.  Less work = more enjoyment of your friends and family.

What will you recreate, morph or downsize in your life or lifestyle?

Purge & rekindle your way to feeling great

Purge & rekindle your way to feeling great

 

 

Bite Size Resolutions Day 3

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MARCH 2017

To add to our “Keep the angels toss the energy vampires” exercise of yesterday we’ll head into inviting in those that enhance our lives – rekindle your ties.

Purge & rekindle.  Reconnect with people that resonate and hold a place in your heart.

Rekindle and also purge. At the same time lovingly (or not – your choice) let go of those who don’t.

We all have friends or family that we just don’t get to see often enough.  We’ve all become so busy and scattered geographically that regular or any get-togethers have fallen by the way side.

I invited wonderful friends that I hadn’t seen for too long for dinner.  Then to be efficient with time, I invited another.  Cooking for a pair or few doesn’t change much.  We all had so much fun and new friendships may have been kindled.

I was reminded of being known for my dinner and cocktail parties in the past – remember back when – when we did that a lot?  Guess that was when my wings were clipped with raising children and actually being home more often.

 

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”

William Butler Yeats

I had a knack of mixing and matching different backgrounds, personalities, walks of life, interest groups etc.  By skill or great luck (who knows which) my parties were always fun and interesting in conversation.  By party I mean being able to have meaningful or intelligent conversation – not too many people/too much noise drinking fests.

I recall how much I enjoyed hosting these events and decided that I would make room for more of this.

Time to dust off the fondue set?  Lol

Action Steps:

Please take a moment to sit quietly, still your mind (well as much as you can), and let random thoughts/images of people you miss float through.

Then get to it!  Go ahead…..text, email or phone.  Hey remember that?  A real voice talking to you not at you?

Let us know in the Bite Size Challenge Group what you decided to do to rekindle and more importantly how does it make you feel?

 

Keep the angels toss the energy vampires

Keep the angels toss the energy vampires

Bite Size Resolution Day 2

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MARCH 2017

What did you discover yesterday regarding the balance inequities in your life?

Today is the day to find some of the balance we found was lacking. Downsizing contact lists & finding the balance in relationships is the key today.

 

I found that although I do practice the balance concepts –  I need to divvy it up a little more beneficially.  I tend to go ‘all out’ in a fast a furious way to get a project completed (ok I confess….as a Gemini it is usually 6 projects at once).  Yep, I’ll be writing the segment on multitasking for me as well as for You.  😉

And then I take a day to play.

I strive to break up the tasks a little more by doing little play bits or rewards in between.  That way I won’t suffer fatigue, mental overload or stiffness from staying at task too long.

 

“Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”

Irma Kurtz

Relationships of all types, romantic, friendship or business need to be reciprocal in some way.  If they are not, or are draining your energy then they must be released.

 

Being reciprocal does mean “I give you…..you give back now”.  Again it is a balance.  If you find yourself always giving while the other is always taking, this has to stop.

 

This is not as Scroogey or cruel as it may seem.  It’s called self-preservation or honouring ourselves and our time & energy.

 

If you a prone to over-giving, taking back seat, feeling like a doormat…..another days Bite will cover this.

Actionable steps:

  • Today I will continue to downsize my contacts; personal, business, emails newsletters, etc.  This seems to have evolved naturally in the past ½ year, but more needed.
  • This morning I’ve been unsubscribing, declining invitations to events that my heart isn’t in, and generally formulating a plan as to where/how I wish to spend my time and efforts.

 

 

Your life on a teeter totter

Your life on a teeter totter

Bite Size Resolution Challenge – Day 1

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MARCH 2017

Happy Spring Equinox!  Integral is the balance between light and dark in Spring Equinox

Today’s Bite Size challenge is to find the BALANCE in our lives, or re-find in some cases – we tend to head off into either too much ‘doing’ or too much inaction = procrastination or stagnation.

Spring Equinox

 

Please read this post and then go to the post about Spring Equinox to see how you can capitalize on the energies of this period to manifest your goals.

How to Manifest

Although I encourage you to use any or all of the Suggestions for Manifesting – for today please focus on the BALANCE key.

Today take note (jot activities down or look at your day timer/calendar) of where most of your time is being spent.

At day’s end see what is in excess and what is deficient.  Start to think about (or better yet put into action) a way to bring balance.

“I always try to balance the light with the heavy – a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.”

Bette Midler

If your day(s) are mostly a flurry of activity and damage control – consciously book in time to meditate, read, walk or whatever helps you to quiet the chaos.

If you are in the opposite mode where you are procrastinating, frittering away the day, lacking focus……slate in time to actively and consciously set yourself to the task at hand without distraction.

Multi-tasking is not the golden egg as ‘they’ try to brainwash into thinking.  Multi-tasking is proven to be counter-productive.  (This will be the topic of another day).

Spring Equinox -how to manifest

Spring Equinox -how to manifest

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MARCH 2017

 

Spring Equinox resonates with the young, playful, and new.

The sun brings the active growing cycle, so get ready to actively plant your garden (internally & externally) and your desires.

For the Spring Equinox – Fire creates the passion needed for you plans to burst forth from their seed form.  As the solar force, it demonstrates yin/yang  in the turning of day into night and night into day. The sun teaches you to balance your active, outward moving, daylight energy with the cool, restful, and reflective energy of the evening.   Balance is always the key isn’t it?

And on the topic of Balance…..Since the equinox represents light and dark in perfect balance, it provides you with an opportunity to bring balance to your life. Now is the time to take stock of your life and see where balance is needed.  With balance comes harmony.

 

 

If the answers don’t come readily to you – make a list of your daily/weekly/monthly typical agenda – or look through your day timer or online scheduler.  As with most, there is an excess of doing compared to ‘being’.

Schedule

Schedule downtime whether it be meditation, a passive outdoor activity (my major go to is kayaking) and make it happen.  When we put it on the mental list it usually doesn’t happen.  It needs to be scheduled in – and honour this as you would an appointment for a client.

Commit to making the changes you desire.  Join us for daily, small, actionable tips in our members only Facebook group “Rescue your life with the bitesize resolution challenge”.   Have fun while supporting and being supported by like minds.  Check it out HERE

Suggestions for Spring Equinox manifesting:

 

  • Honour Spring Equinox by spending the day mindfully balancing activity to passive time.
  • Do anything that is fun to you and that gets your energy moving.
  • Put your passion to work towards any of your goals.
  • Express gratitude.  Check out our Youtube mini video for suggestions.  Watch here
  • Visualize, feel & want your plan – then turn your plan over to the Universe and give thanks.  We may be surprised in which form our plan manifests.
  • Subscribe to the prelaunch updates for Ancestral-Energy for more ways to evolve & manifest.  http://ancestral-energy.com

FOR THOSE IN DIRECT OPPOSTION GEOGRAPHICALLY – IT IS YOUR AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Follow the guidelines above; however view all from a point of releasing that which no longer serves.  You are coming out of your growing and fire stage.

Full Moon Ritual for Manifesting

Full Moon Ritual for Manifesting

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MARCH 2017

 

Make space for the new during this full moon by releasing the old AND manifesting the new all in one.  Efficiency supreme.  😉

Here is a Full Moon Ritual I love and find quite powerful.

You will need a Full Moon and coins (I used dimes – why I don’t know just do)

You need to be out in the open preferably on or your balcony or patio.

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”

George Carlin

Start by grounding yourself using whatever method works best for you.

Take your coin and let it absorb the moons energy by placing in a window or if you are outside already you can put it anywhere. Leave it here for about ½ hour.

Ask the coin to connect to the moon.

After ½ hour, hold the coin between your palms and declare what you want to release and what new you want to bring in.  Imagine (visualize) your desired outcome.

Throw the coin towards the moon and say:

 

“All my concerns and wishes

I release to you, Grandmother Moon

Fill them with love and give them light

For the highest good of everyone involved”.

 

Don’t try to look where you coin fell or landed.  Just let it be.

Thank Grandmother moon and absorb her energy.

When I did this the first time,  I cut the grass the next day.  I was being greedy so did 3 different things and used 1 dime for each.

When I cut the poor excuse of grass they were all gone!  My grass that was left after the summer drought was so thin and sparse that there is no way they could be hiding.

Where did they go?  How cool is this?

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