May we all take the remaining days of December to recognize and send gratitude for where we are in our lives. There is no need for regret, fear or doubts, but they happen. So, please make time to embrace your feelings and ask if those stories are real any more for you.
Can you adjust or edit the assumed outcomes and trajectory of your life and path by embracing the location of NOW?
If you are still struggling with the where you are, you may want to do something outside of YOU to gain perspective. Many times, it can be challenging to get out of the loop of past mistakes and regret or the stress of what will be in the future.
When this happens, besides breathing intentionally, one of the best things you can do is volunteer or help someone else to help themselves.
As Saint Francis of Assisi said, "For it is in giving, that we also receive."
This belief and practice of Ayni--giving and receiving in order to create balance and harmony in the world in which we live, is a core value of The Soul Source, LLC. We have donated our time, services and the use of our facility and land to assist non-profits, friends and families since we opened in 2010, and we will continue to do this as part of our mission going forward. We love the relationship and community of caring that this practice cultivates, and we hope you do, too.
If you do, please consider joining in our efforts to give back to others in need during this season of giving. In order to be a blessing this holiday, we have created toiletry bags for the Kewaskum Food Pantry. If you would like to create and donate some, too, please assemble Toiletry Bags using the following list and drop them off at The Soul Source between now and the 18th of December.
Consider including the following helpful travel-size items in a large plastic Ziploc Bag:
Please do not include mouthwash, hand sanitizer or shampoo and conditioner or mix food in with the toiletry items.
We will deliver all collected bags to the Kewaskum food pantry on the Tuesday before Christmas so they can be distributed for the holiday, as needed. To thank you for your generosity, you will receive a raffle ticket for every Ziploc Bag you donate. We will be doing a drawing for prizes on the 19th.
We so appreciate you and any efforts you make to participate or to do your own practice of giving in the community. It is so INSPIRING and AMAZING what generosity and loving compassion can create and how it can help change the ending of our own story. Thank you in advance for helping others, the community and yourself to have a "Clean Slate" going forward in the new year.
Blessings and Joy to you and yours!
Jen Martin is a Mom, Medium and Movement Person. She uses her intuitive abilities and training in yoga, prenatal yoga, meditation, and business to help others appreciate and help themselves. If you have kids, like hearing from loved ones in spirit or enjoy taking heart-centered yoga and meditation classes, check out Jen's blogs.