This has long been on my mind and something I have been earnestly practicing this year.
~ Go with the Flow
~ Immerse yourself in nature
~ Slow down and meander
~ Go around the obstacles
~ Be thoughtful of those downstream
~ Stay current
~ The beauty is in the journey
(picture courtsey of Life Float via Facebook)
I have been wanting to do a sensory deprivation float for at least a few years and finally found the right place and the right time to do it – and I’m so glad I did!
First of all, I love trying new experiences. There’s something about getting out of your usual routine that gets the brain and body shifting in different gears that really get me excited.
Back to floating… after doing a bit of research I decided to try Life Float in Seattle. The ease of booking online, customer service, and cleanliness of the facilities had me sold. Not to mention the genuine and authentic nature of the business, which was immediately validated upon arrival.
But wait, what’s floating?
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
No, no…. I’m not talking about the kind of deal breakers you talk amongst your girlfriends or homies regarding your relationships with your significant other. I’m talking about the deal breakers for your relationship with YOURSELF!
Do you know what:
- brings you to your limits?
- makes you a happier person?
- makes you cranky?
- things or people you can tolerate (but really why)?
What is it that you aren’t looking at? What are you pushing down, away from your immediate view? What are you avoiding?
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
In the last post I mentioned starting a new project, and with starting any new project I dive in 100%. The excitement and working with people I love is what drives me.
However, the twist to this was that it requires 60% travel along the west coast.
Now, I haven’t traveled this much in years and what I’ve realized is that there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed! That’s an understatement of the year 😉
What’s changed this year compared to years prior is that I have a deep relationship with my body and my energy, and I know when I’m reaching my limit.
Where did the time go? It was as if it were just yesterday when I was savoring the holiday spirit and experimenting with gluten free baking, kombucha brewing, and all things HRV! And now it’s officially Spring?
I’ll tell you what happened – WORK! After taking a much needed break over the holidays and grounding myself in new interest while being close to family and friends, an old client (whom I adore!) called me asking to come back for another big project.
What was not so crazy (because really I know once you put something out there it typically comes back 😉 ) was that I had been truly thinking of my next client and how I wanted to feel the feelings of:
I remember a time not too long ago, when at the close of 2014, I had immensely ambitious goals of what I would like to conquer in the next year. At the time it was all about health and fitness. How I could really take my strength, speed, and admittedly vanity to the next level.
Then BAM. Not a few days into January a mundane event caused a sudden panic attack and my world went spiraling.