Dear Beautiful You,
It has been some time since my last post. I took some much needed time for self-care and self-reflection. As some of you know, I landed in the hospital on my vacation with kidney stones and a kidney infection. While it was not a great experience, it was a learning experience. To be honest, everything is a learning experience if we choose to see it through that lens.
What I learned is this: I needed to make even more time for myself in order to create the space for not only helping others, but to keep myself flowing beautifully.
It has been said that it takes 21 days to change, drop or create a habit. The video above is my 21 days of deep meditation since my release from the hospital. It's not pretty, it is raw and real. You can see my transformation from looking pretty sick from all the meds and infection to feeling much better. I didn't miss a day regardless of how cold it was or how crappy I may have felt, because I knew this was something I needed.
My intent was let go of some habits that hindered my growth. For example, I knew I was eating sugar again ( not a lot, but too much for me) and probably drinking one too many glasses of wine this winter. I also was not letting into my life the amazing opportunities God was putting before me in the form of people, books and information. I used these 21 days to set the intention of allowing, accepting and just being. Letting go of what was not for my highest and best, while letting in what feels great.
Every morning when I got to the beach, I wrote in the sand whatever word came to me at that moment. It was my word for that meditation and my spirit seemed to know exactly what was needed. Each word represents one day's meditation. I also used the app calm on my phone to go even deeper (not sure if any of you already have app, but it is great for meditation) and this helped me stay in the moment and let go of all else.
We are all human, and with that is imperfection. From this imperfection we are handed opportunities for wisdom, healing and growth, I am now feeling better than I have in years, by simply caring for myself, listening within to my needs and nurturing those needs with patience, love and understanding.
I am sending you all sunshine today and praying each of you knows the healing and peace that is within each of you. I am still doing this deep meditation every day on the beach. It is now a habit (yay!)....shout out to new and beautiful habits you all create this spring!
Lucie Dickenson is successfully procastinating finding a publisher for her first novel, but hoping this silly behavior ends soon so she can share her words, experience and thoughts about grief A wife and mom to three unique teenagers, she is a thriving and internationally recognized writer and anxiety coach, with 25 years experience in training and business. Her passion is helping others to truly understand that their life stories hold the key to healing and connecting with others.
Certified EFT/Tapping Coach/Muscle testing Creator of the 3-Steps to Freedom Method