What stories would your body share if it could speak for you?
Would it tell of the gall bladder surgery when you were thirteen or of the beautiful dance performance with that gorgeous group in Las Vegas on a legendary stage? Perhaps that tooth you lost when you got hit by a snowball? Or maybe how your fingernails feel fancy when they're freshly painted?
What stories do you tell your body?
Do you stare in the mirror with love or ..... ?
Often times our body stories are a mix of our past and our feelings.
The wanting to be something that we aren't right now and not enjoying the journey or the present moment.
My body story, as with all of us, changes every day. Some days it's how your butt looks great in those jeans so you feel good or other days it's the baggy sweatshirt to hide behind. Our body stories are created while we're growing up; hearing those rude comments at school and our friends complimenting our hair.
These stories drive us to make changes in our lives, take changes or sometimes give up on something and move on.
Most importantly we have to decide if we want to continue living those body stories or change it.
Going through life holding on to the negative comment you overheard about your butt in 7th grade isn't serving you any more. Choosing to listen to your crazy relative that always puts you down is not serving you any more either. It's time to let that shizz go and create body stories out of love.
THIS is why I created Elemental Body Stories.
Our stories change and evolve, but if we hold onto the shizz that keeps dragging you down, it will never change. It's time to evolve into a better more compassionate relationship with your body. If you're resonating with this, let me know. If you're ready to hear more, consider signing up for the first session of Elemental Body Stories. We start on April 1st.
Time to let that shizz go.
- Jenn Rose
I'm all for tuning out social media and turning your phone off every now again, but hear me out! Perhaps your cellphone could be your most mindful tool yet. Based on the apps and settings you have in place your phone could be a great tool for wellness, mindfulness, magic and meditation.
Let's dive deeper...
Truth be told, I'm not a big Valentine's day fan.
However, I'm not one to miss a chance to talk about self-love and self-care! In the last few years I've started to shift the idea of Valentine's day to be a day to check in with myself, making sure I am getting what I need to care for myself so that I can present my best self to those I love.
Let's jump right into some simple self-love ideas for your Valentine's Day/week or every day life!
(Because you shouldn't need a specific day to love yourself; it should be constant!)
First up, sigils, what the heck are they?!
Think of sigils as a very personal symbol or design that sparks emotion for the creator. A similar example would be the emotions, beliefs, and memories that are invoked by the symbol of the cross. However, in the case of sigils the symbol will probably only mean something to the creator (unless created for a group, like this blog post). The idea is similar to a vision board, where the overall image creates a reaction that surpasses words.
I think if we walk through how to make a sigil, it will make more sense....
First up, let's create a statement that helps improve our self talk.
One of my favorite traditions at my annual retreat (this year it was "Clarify") is to make a Vision Journal.
So, what is it? If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how in love with journalling I am; so seeing my journal tends to happen more frequently then say a vision board would that might get left on the counter to collect dust. Thus a Vision Journal was created! Seems like a simple revelation, but seeing that 'vision board' on my journal has completely changed vision boarding for me.
If you've never made a vision board before, basically it's putting together a group of images on a poster board with a specific idea in mind. Usually this ties in with a goal your are working towards. Then said poster would be placed in an area that you frequent, so you see it often.
It's the last one of our "Understanding Moon Cycles" series! If you enjoyed this, let me know and I'll work more moon related content into our mix.
Happy (almost) Full Moon! I like to think of the full moon as a celebration. It's the finish line for the work you've put in and time to check back in with those goals. It's also a time for gratitude (when isn't it?!).
Let's dive a little deeper.
First of all, if it's not bitter stinging cold where you live see if you can sneak outside Monday night (the 21st) to take a look at that beautiful moon. I always feel really connected with the universe and everything in when I look up at a full moon. Anyone else?