Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected from my soul. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been pushing too hard and trying to do too much. I’ve been doing and doing and doing and was forgetting to simply be.
One of the many things that I love about our life is that we get a fresh chance to start again with each new moment.
I recently went away to a hotel for the night. It’s something that I used to do quite often when I wanted to create. I would go into a vortex and write books and ecourses and feel really inspired by the flow that I was in.
But what happened over time is I got tired. I started to dread going back because I felt pressure from myself about having to create something by the time I came home. And that no longer felt inspiring – it felt pretty yucky. So I stopped going.
Recently, though, I felt the need to go back. It had been many months, and I knew that my soul could use a night of pampering – a night to rest and recharge. So I made a pact with myself that there would be no creating at all – no working – no vortex to go into. It would just be me – just Jodi. Releasing that pressure and replacing it with tenderness was heavenly. I watched a movie, took a bath, napped, read, and spent the entire time relaxing. I realized how tired I was and how needed this downtime was.
And now I can’t wait to go back. I realized that I am enough. Just me. I finally got on a deep level that I don’t have to do anything or accomplish anything or have anything to show for my time away. It’s okay to simply BE. So that’s what I did, and it was amazing.
Because I didn’t want to get back into the habit of busyness and work and achievements as soon as I returned home, I set myself up for success by writing down what I needed to give myself on a regular basis from now on in order to feel connected to my soul. I created a print out with my 5 Soul Essentials and put it in a place where I would see it often.
It was such a healing exercise for me that I thought you might benefit from it as well. So I’m sharing mine with you and also sharing a blank one that you can print out and fill in yourself.
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Here’s yours to print out:
(You can click on it to enlarge it and print it out – it’s saved at high resolution.)
I love that if we veer off course and lose our connection with our soul, we can choose to start again – to connect again in the next moment. We can choose to listen to our soul and honor it and pay attention to it and spend time with it. We can choose to do this with our next breath and then the next and then the next.
And if we forget in the breath after the next after the next after the next, we can choose to connect again. And again. And again.
I just love that.
We’re never so disconnected from our soul that we can’t reconnect. Never.
What a relief that is, right?
When I’m living soulfully, I’m so much happier. I feel fully connected to the universe and to everyone and everything in it. I love knowing that if I go back to my old habits – they are habits that can be changed. And I love knowing that I am powerful and conscious enough to make these changes. We all are.
There’s something really inspiring and special about setting such a strong intention and letting our souls know how important they are to us – letting ourselves know that we will keep coming back over and over again because we know how essential it is to do so.
There’s something truly special about loving ourselves enough to consciously connect with our soul.
I wish that for each of us. And I hope this print out helps you do exactly that.
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