Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Labor Day. Supposedly the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It brings back memories of going back to school, wearing new school clothes, seeing old friends again. Getting back in to a routine, which always seemed boring and exciting all at the same time.
Before I start blogging, I'd like to send a big hello to my friend John Daltrey who lives down in Tuscon and is recovering from chemotherapy. I was so glad to get your post card John saying you can take a break from it until October. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, but am hopeful that you'll beat this damn thing and get on with your life. Please keep those post cards coming. I love to hear about your progress.
I had an interesting awareness that I want to share with you today and it has to do with weight and grounding. If you saw my last blog, you know that I met a wonderful man who swept me off my feet and I'm in love. It was fast and intense and wonderful and scary all at the same time. I had pretty much given up on ever finding a romantic love again. For the most part, I loved my life even though it was lonely at times. I've immersed myself in my work for so long that I didn't really seriously entertain the idea of having anything else significant in my life.
For those of you that regularly read my blogs, you know I went through a thirty pound weight loss last December. I had maintained it for seven months and then something interesting happened shortly after meeting my significant other. I started eating carbs like there was no tomorrow. Carbs, carbs, carbs. I couldn't get enough and of course the down side is that I've gained 11 pounds.
You should have heard the negative self talk. I'm a failure, I can't stick to anything, I'm sabotaging myself, blah, blah, blah. I hated it. In the spiritual study group that I'm teaching on Wednesday nights, the last two weeks have been about paying attention to our negative self talk which made me ultra aware of how I'm talking to myself lately and I HATE IT.
I asked the Universe for help in understanding this so that I can change it, and this morning I got the message that the food has been all about feeling grounded. All these new feelings of feeling happy, safe and content have actually been kind of scary. Sounds strange I know, but this relationship has brought so many changes into my life so fast, that I've been eating to feel grounded.
I'm blogging about this because you may be going through similar changes in your life. You may not be experiencing a new love, but you might be dealing with a job change, a change in health like my friend John, a new residence, or the death of a loved one. I've been seeing September as a time of big change for lots of people and I wanted to make you aware of this need we all have to feel grounded. Feeling grounded means feeling like you're in control of your life. Feeling safe inspite of all the changes happening. Feeling connected to your higher power and listening to your inner voice for guidance.
In the tarot deck, one of the cards is Diablo, the Devil and when we get the Devil card, it usually means we are in bondage to something. Food, gambling, alcohol, drugs, shopping, there's lots of things we can become addicted to and in bondage of. If you are going through some major changes, yes, even the positive ones, check to make sure you aren't hurting yourself somehow by the need for feeling grounded.
We are in intense times. We are about to go to war again sort of. It's not a long war, but something needs to shift the negative power that's hurting so many people. We need to help each other out. If our government was intentionally poisoning us, we would all hope someone with authority would come in and help us and that's what's happening right now. It's an international intervention of sorts.
I'm not going to get off the track here. This is about us feeling safe and grounded in our lives no matter what is going on. We have gotten used to life being intense and although many of us pray it goes back to some sense of normalcy like it was when we were kids, I'm afraid that boat has sailed. We're here for the ride. Our souls wanted to be here during this period of history, so please be good to yourself. Watch the negative self talk and don't let yourself get off track. Stay tuned to your inner voice and get your groundedness there.
As always, thanks for reading the blog today. We're getting through this experience called life here on planet Earth one day at a time. Until next time, watch that self talk.