“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”
Often we are swept up in our day to day living without pause, rest or reprieve. Life rarely offers us a break from things. There is always one more appointment, one more shift, one more to-do item. For me, I am constantly on the run from one job to the next. Morning traffic jams and household lists help clog up my schedule too.
I require daily re-connection to my soul in this bustling era. A habit, a type of ritual, that helps bring me back to center and allows me time to get refocused.
Re-connecting to your soul and re-connecting to yourself can be challenging in our modern, screen-filled, instant life. Even with all the distractions of mundane living, I invite you to take 5 minutes today and do a ritual.
“What?” “5 minutes isn’t enough time to break out all the stuff for a ritual.”
I am not talking about that ritual.
I am talking about taking 5 minutes today to reconnect. For some, the ritual is the making of coffee. Others find solace in watering their plants and sitting with them. Stretch. Pull out some of your rock collection. Light a tea light candle. Sit with it. Go outside, take a few deep belly breaths and feel the wind on your skin. Got a ritual?
Be present in that moment. Each of your senses open and receptive to the now. Not the chores still undone nor the rush of picking up 2 kids within 10 minutes of each other. Quiet your mind and let yourself be pulled into the simple easy ritual.
See. Feel. Smell. Hear. Taste.
Your ritual is about you. There is no right or wrong in this case. Do what calls to your soul and makes you happy. You don’t even need the same ritual everyday. My Tuesdays tend to be about my herb garden but my Sundays are usually about coffee and candles.
These rituals are divine moments for me. When I am present, I can feel my soul as one and part of the Universe. Open and receptive to the gifts my intuition can bring. These moments refill my light.
So take a couple of minutes today and recenter. Give yourself the wonderful gift of mindful rituals in order to keep your spiritual battery charged.