Live in the Orange Zone - Day 4
30 Days of Self Study, Meditation and Reflection
We are on day 4 of our 30 day Living in the Orange Zone.
We have committed to a sacred time, a sacred space, sacred silence and listening, and yesterday we added gratitude. Today we're going to add sankalpa, which means to set intention, or prayer is also a way of setting intention.
I feel like it's important because it's a way for us to reach out through our feeling self and thinking self to what we want to draw into our lives. I know for many of us this has been a really incredible unique two months where maybe we've started to realize more and more what's important to us and what we want more of or less of in our life. That's a good place to start with setting some intention around bringing that into our future.
I like to use things that are tangible, of course, I'm encouraging all of you to. I have chosen some stones that I found on the beach. I'm starting with two intentions for myself. As I find more things that I want to bring into my life and I want to set intentions around, I'm going to include more heart stones. But for today, I'm bringing in intentions around how I want to live my life moving forward with the changes I've gone through, to maybe, one of my intentions is to bring more balance into my life. It's been a great opportunity to think about what's most important and to know that I want to enjoy my work as much as I want to enjoy my time out in nature and with friends and having fun.
I encourage all of you to set some intention around what is becoming more important to you and what you feel like you want to bring forth into your life moving forward. And set some goals around that and use those in your ... I'm going to be putting mine in my little bowl of shells that are also my gratitudes. So, every day when I finish my gratitude I'm going to set my intention and just visualize what I'm bringing into my life for the future. We get good at what we practice at, so if I'm constantly practicing being worried or upset, my life becomes very stressful. But if I practice being grateful, then I feel lucky, I feel blessed. And if I practice thinking about what I want to bring into my future, I bring that into my future.
The quote I wanted to share with all of you is one of my all time favorites by Mary Oliver. She said, "I have refused to live locked in ordinary houses of reasons and proofs. The world I live in and believe in is wider than that. And anyway, what's wrong with maybe? You wouldn't believe what once or twice, I have seen. I'll tell you this, only if there are angels in your head will you ever possibly see one."
I love this so much because it tells me that unless I am visualizing things here first, I can't possibly see them out there and bring them into my life. So I encourage all of you to join me. Think of angels, manifest angels, whatever that is for you.
Day 4 Inspiration
Today's inspiration comes from Pattabhi Jois.
Practice, practice, practice.
Click the links below to find out more:
The Orange Zone - A 30 Day Practice - YouTube Playlist
Daily Inspirational Quotes for 30 Day Meditation
Blog Post: What is the Orange Zone?
Day 1: InvitationDay 2: Practice Silence & Listening
Day 3: Adding Gratitude
Day 4: Set Intentions
Day 5: Give a Blessing
Day 6: Start Young
Day 7: Sacred Reading & Reflection
Day 8: Wear & Remember
Day 9: The Practices Brings Transformation
Day 10: Repot & Prune for Growth
Day 11: Indoor Pruning
Day 12: Move the Furniture
Day 13: Self Reflection & Appreciation
Day 14: Practice Appreciation & Feel Blessed
Day 15: Why hurry?
Day 16: Energy Banking
Day 17: Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast
Day 18: Space Training
Day 19: Breath- Our Instant Medicine
Day 20: Create your own Garden