How to be spiritually inspired this weekend!
Look up. Watch the clouds and gaze for as long as you can. In doing this allow any thoughts to drift away and focus on the shape, colour and shifting of the sky.
Be in nature as often as you can. Take a nice walk. Lounge in the garden. Get caught in the rain and put your umbrella down. Walk barefoot across nature's carpets.
Say a prayer. For anyone or anything other than yourself. Pray to whomever; angels, fairies, goddesses or the universe. Make it heartfelt. Make it count.
Do something outside of your comfort zone. Because to do so we have to bypass fear. And fear is nothing but a collection of thoughts that bar our way to something marvellous.
Listen and act on your intuition. Consciously tune into your gut instinct and at least once this weekend, obey it. Allow miracles to occur.
Choose not to BMW (bitch, moan and whinge). Speak positive or say nothing at all.
Smile at people and be kinder than expected. Look at everyone as a beautiful ray of soul, one that is lost in the confusing puzzle of life.
Expect nothing and give of yourself to those you love. You want a nice bunch of flowers / chocolates? Give them instead.
If times are tough then contemplate only the most positive outcome and share that positivity with anyone else affected.
Eat well and with total awareness of what you are placing in your body. Drink plenty and slurp up those power giving organic veggies! Try one meal raw / organic / vegan / veggie.
Going shopping for new stuff? Swap that desired handbag / bra / new top for an experience. Treat a friend to coffee. Or buy something to change your life like a self help book or download of meditations. Stick any spare change on a charity box and don't tell anyone you did it. Ever.
These are just some brief ideas! Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments below. Have a wonderful weekend!! Alice x
A little video from me that makes activating your intuition easy! Activate Your intuition workshops in the UK to follow...
I just had the most wonderful holiday. I'm exhausted. What is that about? Well I guess that is about having an 11 month old baby girl who will not conform to a hotel's schedule, or to anyone else's for that matter! And who said holidays should be about laying horizontally and absorbing nowt but sunrays? As much as I would have loved a little bit of laying around with a good book. It was not to be. This holiday brought other things to me.
It brought the kindness and love of strangers. Watching on as all of Tunisia serenaded and fussed my daughter as though she were the Queen.
It brought me an appreciation of my life in comparison to that of the very poorest of the poor. I speak of those who hang around hotels making a 'nuisance' of themselves with the tourists. I felt heavy with sympathy and a whole lot of gratitude that I have never had to beg, never had to expose a cancerous lump in my throat to strangers in the hope they may throw me a few pennies. We may well choose our lives before we come to this planet. We may each choose our lessons to learn. But by goddess does that spiritual line of thought not matter a damn jot when confronted with suffering. I am realigned in my life and brimming with graciousness.
My holiday, too, brought me closer to my loved ones. My little girl demanded my full attention, and whilst that is fairly usual, she needed more. And so I let her have it. In essence releasing any chance of my relaxing so that she might feel happy and content and so that her little teeth would not cause her too much pain. My husband, who works long hours, reacclimatised himself to the world of Momma and Ivy and we learned to appreciate each other once again. We found our Sync again, and it feels nice.
So it seems to me that holidays are not so much about relaxing. Well not for the next 16 years for me! They are about rediscovering that which we already know. We leave our ordinary life, so that we might reacquaint ourselves with the inner us, and the souls of our beloveds. And yes, that has left me exhausted. But I would relive it a million times over before I swapped it for a sunbed and sangria!
This week has been up and down and all around the houses. Sometimes life gets like that... I am lucky in that I always believe that weeks, days and years like this are sent to test us, and that everything happens for a reason. So the silver lining to my gloomy week was being published on the Elevated Existence magazine website. It just so happens that the post in question is all about how the tough times are often just what we need to push us forward towards better times. If you are intrigued, then read the whole article here...
Something to think about... What have your darkest days taught you? Looking back over your life what sad and difficult events have made you who you are? In retrospect are you now secretly glad that some of them happened?
My most recent article was published on Hello Giggles, the fabulous, fun, wacky and intelligent site for Women set up by Zooey Deschanel. It was an honor to grace their pages and you can read the article here... Spirituality is Hilarious
Oh and the picture to the left has nothing to do with the article but is a lovely little pic of my Little Miss Ivy who is growing up so, so quickly. I now have an Instagram account where people can follow Ivy and I's adventures. Search for me under alicegrist. Five months till the release of Dear Poppyseed... I'm sure it will fly by if the last seven months are anything to go by!
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