An update from Cheerio lala land
Some things change, and most of the time, I’m all for it, but there are certain constants that I enjoy, like my little morning routine. Other than catching up on emails and random Facebook happenings with a cup of tea, I always make a point of checking my horoscope at www.boothstars.com. Although they are just about always on the mark, I was especially happy to read today’s forecast from the stars for us Scorpios:
“Changes are coming and their big ones. The Full Moon is making you acutely conscious that you are entering a transitional period in your life. And it’s a good transition. Continuing with the status quo is no longer an option. Life has to bring more satisfaction and fulfilment at a deeper emotional and spiritual level. Give it all a little time and you’ll find that your initial apprehension will disappear as you get swept along by all the excitement that’s in store.”
(I also giggled a little that Mr. Booth, who often has me googling definitions for words I’ve never heard in my life, is capable of making their they’re there grammar mistakes too!)
Wow. Even Mr. Booth and the stars understand. These past few days, I’ve been caught up in some full moon madness. I’ve been stir-crazy inside my nearly-packed, over-crammed little apartment, anxiously waiting to move everything down a few flights to the new place. A very annoying feeling of anxiety has been looming, the ghost of an unpleasant move past, that I just can’t seem to shake. Not to mention my new-found paranoia (which is probably well-founded) that I’m not getting enough protein in my no-longer-vegan diet which has led me to eat eggs and fish again (more on that another day). Add to that the feeling of electricity in the air that leaves you unsure whether a spark will set off fireworks or an explosion, and you know the moon must have something to do with all the craziness swirling around.
But there have been some recent gifts that I’m really very thankful for, and one of them is the ability to not get swallowed up by all the mayhem. To acknowledge it for what it is – a temporary shift in energy that has a strange effect on me. Another gift is again that little verb “to be”. One sure-fire way I have discovered to stress myself out is to ask myself, “Sylvie, what have you accomplished in these two-and-a-half months since you’ve taken your big plunge?”. Immediately, my mind jumps to all the moments of uncertainty, my ever-shrinking bank account, days spent agonizing over doing yoga, meditating and eating well. It then starts to wonder where all the time goes and why I can’t seem to get all the dishes, laundry and cleaning done. My mind loves to point out what I haven’t done. And no, this is not what I’m thankful for. But being able to shift into another gear that lets me see what I have done, that is just a wonderful treat. And it’s not even so much what I’ve done, but more what I’ve become. And that is me. More and more, I’ve started to just be.
One of my favorite reminders to just take a deep breath and enjoy the moment comes to me often when I’m in my car. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been fretting over traffic only to hear am favorite song come on and be completely soothed.
So again, I remind myself to take a deep breath and smile as I ride this wave of change under the moonlit sky.This post may contain affiliate links.
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