Live in the Orange Zone - Day 8
30 Days of Self Study, Meditation and Reflection
Today's day eight of living in the orange zone.
We are creating sacred time for ourselves, space, listening, silence, intention setting, gratitude, blessing other people, and sacred reading. All of that together is a time for us to create shifts in our lives, to transform, to, to grow on our spiritual path. Initially, we included setting intentions and culpa, which I feel like is important, not just when there's a new year to set intentions and goals for ourselves, but just during important times around life, which is the 30 day orange zone. Moving from the pandemic into going back into our lives and how do we want to be? What do we want to bring from this period that's been good and beautiful, that's changed us into our lives.
When I set intentions, I like to, oftentimes, use a simple cotton thread. We call it a Puja thread. Usually they're red threads that we have at our yoga Shala. In that, when we put it on, when we make this commitment to whatever intention we're setting for ourselves, whenever we see the thread, then it reminds us that we are in an important time where we're trying to shift and do things differently.
Of course, we don't have the thread as we can't be together right now. I wanted to encourage all of you to find something that you could wear that would represent the intentions you've set for yourself for this 30 day time of possibility. I chose two things and the first one was a ring I have not worn for a really long time that my mother and father got for me back when I was in the pageant of the masters. And whenever I wear this ring, it reminds me of possibility.
It was a time in my life where a dream came true and I got to live that dream for an entire summer and had so much fun. It reminds me that what we set intention on we can manifest. So when I started the 30 days, I started wearing this ring every day. I also put on the smallest (beads) that I haven't worn for a long time, that are very precious to me. These will remind me as well, that I'm purposely shifting some things in my life right now, and doing things different in order to grow and transform and move back into my life in a way that's even better than it was before.
I invite you to find something that you could wear. You could actually get a thread of some type and use that as we have in the past. Just something tangible that you can touch, or that you can see, that will remind you of the commitment and promises you've made to yourself and to help us remember throughout the little moments of our day, the things that we can do that will bring us joy and peace and happiness and new beginnings.
Day 8 Inspiration
Today's inspiration comes from the movie "About Time"
Live fully today your extraordinary life.
I just want to live every day as if I deliberately come back to this one day to enjoy it as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary ordinary life.
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