Day 24 of the Great Release Challenge!
30 Days to an AWESOME New You!
By Silver RavenWolf
Your Mission Today: Peace begins in the heart. Harmony begins in the mind. Today, combine heart and mind (compassion and love coupled with what you desire and will) to create the kind of day you truly want. I realize that starting today and rolling into the weekend, many of you are going to be very busy. Functions, Family, Food, Tradition…your list may seem endless. Take time today just for you, even if it is only a few minutes. Try to take a good, cleansing bath or shower that cleans the mind as well as the body. Pamper yourself for at least a few moments and don’t forget your morning prayer!
We’re on the last leg of our countdown to a glorious and awesome new you! By now, many of you are feeling the change, finding uplifting moments in this harried, crazy holiday season. Doesn’t change feel really good?
Tomorrow, the 25th day, has an interesting twist to it. Tomorrow you will honor your ancestors — all that have gone before to capture the physical essence of you. Light a candle for them and take a few moments to truly consider the amazing grace that is WITHIN you!
My Release Diary — Echo posed for today’s pic. Our Mission Today was also her idea. “The holiday season can be doubly stressful where families celebrate more than one religious holiday,” she said. “For example, in our family we have a healthy mix of Wiccan and Christian. Sometimes, due to the corporate push for Christmas dollars and the flood of Christmas related advertising, those of other faiths may feel ostracized or emotionally bereft. Taking time to honor that which is within you is extremely important!”
I absolutely agree!
Some of you have asked how my bedroom is coming along. Bit by bit. We’ve had three issues where work stalled — a problem with the electric, the need to pick up more materials, and then, unfortunately, Jamie fell victim to the flu some of you have talked about. In fact, he was so sick that his big sister (Echo) drove his truck to get the additional supplies because he couldn’t see to drive straight and insisted that the materials at least be here. Why? So he could stare at the dry wall and lumber with glassy eyes? Shaking head. And no, I did not approve of him doing this — he snuck out while I was at the grocery store. So there’s Echo, hauling fourteen foot lumber in the short bed of the pickup, winding through back roads and hailing Dixie on the highway. Yeah.
If there is one thing I can say with certainty about my children — they are determined souls. Once they get something in their heads — that’s it.
The walls are up, spackle on and all sanded but one. Some of the trim is done around the windows. The ceiling — open rafters still (lol). The new door is in. I’m liking it!
I did clean out my car today; but, I didn’t get a chance to finish. Tomorrow I’ll tie that up along with a few other last minute family errands.
So far, I’ve found the season much easier to deal with due to the added missions (lol) of the release program. The kitchen is organized, and I know where things are. The bathrooms are holding steady and the laundry is caught up. The slight coating of dust that insists on constantly settling on everything due to the remodeling has been irritating; but, at least there is no clutter and cleaning isn’t as bad as it could be. I even managed to hang a curtain rod in the store room along with a curtain (thanks to Jamie and his drill) that I just never bothered to get around to.
I also found myself wanting to do things this year that I’d avoided in recent years past. I did my holiday shopping early, actually made cookies (which I haven’t done in eons), socialized more, and found delight in simple, little things. I’ve found myself more creative and feeling better than I have in a long time. I’ve got six more days to go…and I’m going to make the most of them!
How about you?