My newest experiment/daily ritual is using Snapchat as a way to play, feel, think, imagine, laugh, create and remain in touch with my own natural rhythms.
However, you have to be willing to not care what other people think of you in order to live your life in accordance with all the things that make or have the power to move you back up the tone scale of feeling good.
You can opt to do it in secret and sometimes life, circumstances, phase and stages in our lives is such that harmless ways of assuring that we feel good As we endure, knowing we have agency and why we are doing what we are doing ...helps us cultivate self trust.
There are a lot of forces that want us to not trust our own natural Rhythms. That shame us for our heartbreaks and triumphant small and big wins.
Life should be lived fully.
Just thought I’d bring in a little conscientiousness Into the mix.
No one who means a lot to me, (the people in my every day life) is ever neglected by my Natural rhythm rituals.
In fact, when I add snap-chat to play with some of my senior friends.....they smile and laugh and they love feeling that joy moving through them.
What makes or breaks any tool we women decide to use: What makes it something that connects us or if it disconnects us is all about -our intention and our willingness to be mindful on its purpose in our lives.
Additionally, it is my intention to be close to my friends twin girls and during this pandemic when I can't be with them, the girls get daily video's of their Aunt "Sissy" that causes them to feel good when they see me. When we are able to facetime, they know who I am when they see me and they jump right into play with me and show me all of their sides. It is wonderful.
Sadly though, this snapchat thing is currently a "turn-off" for men who view this activity as the sign or the indicator of a "selfish woman" I am okay with that, I just stay away from those types of man humans.
The above were so fun for me to see. First of all, I would never die my hair blue but it was so fun to see and pretend and play in that. The second image is what I would look like if I got my nose reconstructed. That one freaked me out so much. I don't look real to myself. I didn't like it. The third one where I am playing into being grandmother, I really loved that one.
. These were super fun. The first one I am playing into being mad. The second one I am some kind of singer/artist and it's just not one of my priorities but it sure was fun to play. The third one I may like the most (I'm just kidding) I like that it says -stay away from me because I do not want your unwanted attention.
What I personally like about this game that I play or this ritual that I practice is that I am not hurting anyone. No humans are being hurt by my loving myself enough to do the things that make me feel good so I can do all the things to make other people feel good too.
So this is just an idea and it's an invitation....with caution in realizing it takes a lot of courage to love yourself in a world that doesn't always want a woman to feel good about herself..... but my guess is, many of you who are reading this...already know that...
The invitation: Take what resonates with you, do what you want with it and ignore what is not workable in your reality. You are free, always. It’s your life, your moments, your heart, your family.
LOVE AFFAIR WITH THY SELF: THE MOVEMENT
HOME: IN MY OWN SKIN
BODY: I LOVE THEE
SPIRIT: MOVING THROUGH ME
“AYURVEDA TEACHES US TO LOVE "AS IS" - NOT AS WE THINK PEOPLE "SHOULD BE.”
― LISSA COFFEY