Oracle of the Day: Step Into Your Own Power.
Positive Affirmation of the Day:
Now is the time for me to step into my own power and receive spiritual nourishment.
Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:
It’s time to nourish your writing spirit and ask for help from time to time so you can step into your own strength.
A Personal Experience –
We live in a society where being a super human is revered. Headlines splash across the screen – SUPERMOM DOES IT ALL. HOW TO CREATE MORE TIME IN THE DAY TO DO IT ALL. Heck, I was even a headline in my own way. Once upon a time, I was SO busy, I ran on 3 hours of sleep. I taught classes during the day, exercised, had fun with my kiddos, had meal times, college, and wrote stories. Rinse and repeat.
That’s the old me. The new me knows better. When I look back on my “busy” life, I shudder because there a balance is essential.
Some people might argue that one can be busy and balanced at the same time. I disagree because when a person is rushing from one even to another without being in the present, then balance is disrupted. The person is not embracing where they are now because they are too busy thinking about how they are going to feed their eight year old dinner as they’re dashing out the door trying to help their kiddo get on their dance outfit. Gosh, I’m exhausted just thinking about that.
I see people on social media turning out tweets like it’s nobody’s business. Or folks creating all sorts of Facebook posts. These are the same folks who just ran a marathon, went to church, baked a seven course meal for their family — from scratch. They manage to make a post to their Tumblr account, create a couple of new pins, and more.
However, social media is just that — snippets of lives. That’s all. We do not see the in-between. Personally, “busy” people freak me out. I try not to fill my life with “busy” people because then the time they spend with me involves listening to their perceived “busy-ness”. In the circle of moms I hung out with, there was one mom who liked to go on and on about how she was so busy. Sure, she was busy talking. I know that sounded rude, but I find the concept of talking about how busy you are to be a selfish act.
You are worth the time. You are important. When people want to spend time with you, they need to be in the present moment. They need to value the energy exchange. The act of being in the space of another is sacred. Everyone in the room shows respect to one another by listening to each other.
If you find yourself so overwhelmed, that you cannot find the time to place your energies into the present, it’s okay to reach out and ask for help.
The universe encourages you to step into your own strength by asking others for help. Your spirit needs a break from the day-to-day responsibilities. Unplug from the world around you and connect to your higher consciousness. You’ll find yourself feeling much lighter.
Some people do the following to ensure quality spiritual time:
- Delegate responsibilities by creating a chart for the entire family to be on the same page.
- Go for a meditative walk with no electronics.
- Soak for a good while in the tub.
- _____________________ (insert your idea)
I’ll let you in on a secret — many of those people who appear to be doing everything 100% each and every day have help. Really. They contract the work out so they can focus on doing what they want to do in life.
Those who employ the help of others or know when to ask their significant others or family members or friends to step in to help here and there — are stronger physically, spiritually, and mentally. I know that you’re going to step outside of yourself and ask for help.
If you take care of yourself, you’ll be stronger for it. Then, you’ll be able to come from a place of power to handle all that comes your way.
You have two writing challenges for your intuitive connection journal today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with that snippet of time. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words.
Writing Challenge #1: Take a look at your WIP or the scene you’ve been playing around with in your head. Identify some areas in the life of your character where reaching out and asking for help is integral. However, your character is quite stubborn and refuses to ask, but has no choice. What does this scene look like? What is that one event that forces your character to step out of his/her comfort zone and ask another person for help?
Writing Challenge #2: Take a look at your own life. Was there ever a time that you were so busy that you ran yourself into the ground? How did you recover? When did you say enough was enough? What was that turning point that made you cull some aspects out of your life so you wouldn’t be so “busy”?
Once you’ve completed your writing challenge, set it aside. After some days have passed, return to your work and see how you can incorporate some of what you have written into your current book.
I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.
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