Leocadia K.

Spiritual Practice

Begin.

Living Life Creatively, Spiritual Practice, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment
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Begin.

I’ve began so many different times in so many different ways over the last few years, that I’ve lost track of the beginnings. Some were involuntary (most of them were, if I’m being totally honest) + some were voluntary, the follow-your-heart-even-if-it-doesn’t-make-sense kind of voluntary.

Involuntary, voluntary...it doesn’t really matter. Because every time I begin, it feels a little less uncomfortable, a little more free + a whole lot more right.

Right. That’s what we’re all hoping for really. We all want change, we all want our beginnings to feel right. To feel alright. To feel correct.

Whether we realize it or not, it’s always correct. It’s always alright. It’s always right. It’s just hard to feel it when we’re in the thick of it.

So I begin. Again + again + again + again + I will keep beginning every time, because it feels uncomfortably, comfortable. Because it feels free. Because it just feels right.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

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The Space Between

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Honor the space between no longer and not yet. // Nancy Levin

Sometimes being in that space is really hard.

So I go to the beach.

To remind myself of who I am, how far I've come, why I'm here. It all led to breathing in this moment, living in this part of the country again, spending my days at this beach.

And once I've come to understand (as much as I can understand anyway, I still don't really get it), I remind myself where I'm going. And that is as frustrating as it is exciting, because I know I'm ready for it, but it's not really happening yet, not how I'd like (need) it to be happening.  Even though I'm doing the work.  Even though I've been doing the work for some time.  Which makes no sense.

So here I am between no longer and not yet. Again. For a new reason. I've lost count how many times I've visited.

I'm here with a bigger heart, a stronger backbone + a calmer soul. And it still makes no sense.

So I stay at the beach just a little longer.

Until I understand just enough.

Until the space between no longer and not yet is so sun kissed that it feels like home again.

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Be Light + Go High

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When you allow your ways to be light you go high. // Raphael Zernoff

But, how can you allow your ways to be light when it all feels so heavy?

Don't be so hard on yourself they say. Just relax they say. Take this time to heal they say. It all sounds so easy. Sadness doesn't really care about easy, though. One moment it's easy and light, the next it's so heavy you could crumble. In those heavy moments, look forward to easier days and take care of yourself.

Lately, taking care of myself looks like sleeping in. I've been sleeping in much later than I'm used to, and I say that's progress. I say that's light. I say that every morning I sleep in, I'm one morning closer to going high.

How have you been taking care of yourself lately? How do you stay light and go high?

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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