Wired and Inspired

I met with one of my Soul Sisters the other night at our local coffee shop, Koffee Grounds. When I make dates on week nights in the evening, it has to be after bedtime. Being away in the evening is hard when you have little kids, 4 who are 5 and under, one of them still a nursing baby. Let’s just say bedtime in this house is a production.

I am already away at bedtime at least once a week to teach, so I make a point to be home for this precious time every other night. Fortunately, waiting until after bedtime isn’t a problem for my friends. We usually just gather for tea at one of our houses, sometimes at the yoga studio to guarantee no interruptions. You see, we are not just getting together for tea and conversation. Although there is nothing wrong with that and we do that sometimes too.

But we have an agenda, a mission. We have ideas, desires. These ideas flow most easily when we share them and feed off each other, obviously. So far, nothing has really come to fruition, but we’re patient and persistent. We know what we have to offer is good, great even. We know that when the time is right, it will unfold as it should. I can be a little impatient and impulsive , so having my soul sisters to reign me in is needed. I know that what we are brewing is more than just talk because it feeds my soul. After leaving my coffee date the other night, as usual, I had a hard time going to bed. And after texting my co-conspirator, said she too was “wired and inspired”!!! Just the perfect words to accurately describe how I was feeling.

We’re narrowing it down, getting more and more clear, more practical and real. But we’re not there yet. I’m not upset about it though, because it just means more late night meetings where we get to conspire together and with the Universe. Maybe the joke is on us and this is the just Universe’s way of getting us to take time out to connect and collaborate?

Maryanne Williamson says that we are three stages to reaching your highest evolution, first Actualization, then Collaboration, and finally to be of Service. It feels like when we meet for tea this is what is happening…the Universe bringing us together, we let the electricity flow through us and when it all makes sense to us and we can communicate in a way that makes sense to others, we will be of Service.

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I'm Not a Writer

I’m not a writer. This is a story I tell myself. I’ve told myself this story ever since I can remember. Yet, here I am writing. This story I have told myself had become a reality…I say I can’t write, so I don’t. I feel like I have so much to say, but I don’t know how to say it all. I read other’s blogs and they write so eloquently, so witty, clever uses of words…I don’t know how to do that. I have convinced myself I am uninteresting, not funny, No one will want to read what I write. So I have stayed quiet, played small, convinced myself I don’t need to write a blog. Yet, here I am writing a blog.

I have no idea where this will go…I just decided today, after many times making excuses for why I couldn’t write a blog post…not enough time, nothing to write about (even though I feel like I have so much to say)no one cares what I write, too many other blogs that are so much better, that I was just going to start!

Another problem I have is all the ideas….so many ideas swirling around in my head. How do I organize and communicate my thoughts in an interesting and meaningful way? So here I go…

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This actually isn’t the first blog I have started. I started one several years ago. I couldn’t tell you now the name if it or even know where to find it. And I know it wasn’t very good (evidence I created for the story I have been telling myself) This belief, this story, is clearly still limiting me….I am sitting here thinking of that old blog wondering, if I know that one wasn’t very good, then what is going to make this one any different? I’ll be working through that belief though….committing to writing, putting it out in the Universe that I will do it.

Like I said I’m not exactly sure where this will go, but I ‘m guessing its going to be motherhood, clean and simple living…a little hippy…a little eccentric…a lot of honesty…and of course sharing my journey of Presence and Evolution.

What limiting beliefs are holding you back?

All the best,

Roxanne

Surrender

Moms…ALL moms. Those with little babes, grown up babes and everything in between. Some days it’s almost too much to handle and all we can do it SURRENDER. Surrender to the extreme tiredness, the physical exhaustion, the overwhelming emotion.

I had planned to be productive today, to leave the house. Instead, the laundry still didn’t get put away, we didn’t go out.

I took deep breaths, I tried the mindfulness practices I talk to moms about, and still…

I tried to tackle some projects. Organizing the toy room, started a macrame wall hanging, but just didn’t have the energy.

All I could do was SURRENDER. So I laid down on the floor while the boys were playing. I fell asleep. At some point both of them curled up next to me and slept, on the floor next to me. I’m grateful we were able to do that today. We didn’t have to be anywhere and the mess will wait until tomorrow.

As moms, as humans, we’re hard on ourselves. Even after the nap, I felt like I could have done better. I could have pulled myself together and played, got some stuff done. There was sadness, guilt, frustration.

At supper time we all say our favourite part of the day. My oldest said his favourite part was sleeping on the floor with mommy. Well if that didn’t melt my heart, I don’t know what would. In that moment I realized that even though I felt like a failure, in his eyes I was still the best mom!

Sometimes all we can do is surrender and accept and know that tomorrow is a new opportunity to do it differently.

And for all the moms…you are great! We’re all doing our best and that’s all we can do.

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