What if we learned to receive chaos as a pathways for growth?
What if we allowed ourselves to be held and parented by the Divine?
What would your life look like then and what are you so afraid of now?
Read below for 5 ways to gracefully take on life's challenges and break the cycles:
A meditation practice for awakened compassion.
I first learned Tonglen from Pema Chödrön, a beloved Buddhist nun. Tonglen is a powerful practice used to send love and kindness into the universe. It's a practice of taking in the pain around us and sending relief back out to everyone. Pema described it best when she said, “In Tonglen, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending out whatever will benefit them on the out-breath. In the process, we become liberated from age- old patterns of selfishness. We begin to feel love for both ourselves and others; we begin to take care of ourselves and others.”
Tonglen awakens our compassion and puts into perspective a much bigger reality beyond ourselves. It can be used for someone who is ill or any time there is suffering. Although an advanced practice, I invite you to join me.
Ahhhh, there's nothing quite as yummy as a warm bath (especially a creative one with flower petals, salts, and oils!).
I'm not sure where in our wiring we started to believe we aren't worth [a bath] or don't have time to run one. I remember at some point in my life I neglected my self-care so much, I dated a cheating man just because he would run me a bath after a long day of work (Well, there were more reasons than that, but we won't get into that right now!
Kitchari is an old Ayurvedic dish known to heal things from the common cold to digestion, The protein and nutrients packed in the lentils and herbs really bring us back to life. I personally like to make this dish when my body is naturally cleansing (ovulation). It's easy to digest, filling and oh so nourishing! Try this recipe I learned in India and tell me what you think!
Just a simple little blog with some simple little recipes to simply treat yourself to a little love and care.