40 days to abundance

day 3

A gift to myself

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Day 3 of the abundance challenge….the day to gift to myself. The day I’ve been waiting for!

I have a list you see…I feel its been long overdue

My list

Get my hair done

buy make up

have a facial,

watch a movie,

meditate,

have a massage,

read a book,

walk the beach

attend a concert

……..to name but a few!

Today, with none of the above scheduled as yet, I knew it would take creative thinking to be able to add sometime for ME before I became swept into the momentum of a typical day in the life of a stay at home mum/entrpreneur/partner.

Living the dream…my rocky road!

Of course in these roles is ME, and within them I am inspired and am claiming in life everything i have wished for. So my problem solving with this challenge today is to work within the restraints of wealth at present in time and finances…( being on the right road, doesnt mean it will be a smooth one!) ……I guess Im  just trying to figure out how to incorporate a self care aspect in my day….. and today I need to think on my feet…so to speak.

So to honour this intention, I took off my shoes for the first thing this morning, and I painted my toes a shiny yellow 🙂 I walked about the house, in my bare feet, feeling the cold floor keeping me conscious of my new intention…to provide for myself, self care.

happy feet :)
happy feet 🙂

 

Japa practise

Later on in the day a window opened for me to meditate using the mantra from the abundace challenge. The japa practise, using the mandala beads, I recited om shrim maha lakshmiye namaha 108 times, and wondered about the power of sound of mantra and its role in meditation and felt grateful yet again to be embarking on this experience x

Join me on day four when I take a closer look at mantra, intention setting and creating a sacred space x

 

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40 days to abundance

day 1

day 1… 40 day abundance program
20140331_192045the start of the journey. My journal as I ramble down a path of mystery and discovery, with childlike charm I hope to find peace
First baby step…logged into my e-mail, to receive my welcome from joining the 40 day abundance program.  Week one is a lot about giving.
Giving
Initial thoughts…
yawn… ha  I give ALL the time. To my kids, my family, community etc…
I have to GIVE AGAIN! I was hoping this abundance program was a gift for ME…time for myself….to leave everyone else out of this picture. A kind of indulgent time to reflect, meditate, pamper and smile!!!!
O.K….I’ll try.
Back to the drawing board.
Read the welcome to the 40 day abundance program. A download of the mantra and recommendation to buy mandala beads….o.k….sounds more like it now! Here outlines my first task and how it went.
day 1.
give to a friend
A small group of close friends I walk with weekly, asked me to share with them my yoga practise. I am not a qualified yoga instructor,  I follow a dvd that has become my favourite yoga style of any classes Ive been…a kundalini yoga practise hosted by Maya Fiennes. My giving today was to this group of friends my kundalini yoga introduction!
So instead of walking we met up in one of the girls houses…she has LOADS of space!….we lit some candles, laid out the mats and I shared my kundalini yoga class!
What is genorosity?
I struggled a bit in my head to clarify if my gifting was genorous enough to count. I didnt give the space nor host the tea after!…. What exactly was the gift….a little bit of my passion?
yoga sharing
It was quite a unique experience for me actually, sharing the meditation and excerises with others…usually Im up in my room in my own world, or with a toddler straddling my arms or head!….It was a nice sharing, and I think the ladies appreciated it.
ImageOur lovely space we had to set up yoga mats and candles 🙂
Reflecting on this today, helped me out!  It reminded me at a time of much need….(I have gained a lot of support from my friends lately for different things) that maybe I CAN give back and they can feel supported by me too:)

Dedicated to theresa, Rachel, Noreen and Frances xxxxx