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The Nourished Home Blog
How are you doing this week? It's been a turbulent time here in the U.S. I know that many people around the country and world are feeling tremendous fear, anxiety, anger, confusion, and sadness.
Please hear me on now.
These times require us to do the inner work of our own healing and self-discovery so that we have the energy, vision, courage and resolve to CO-CREATE THE REALITY we desire to be living.
The work of allowing yourself to feel the relief and freedom of inner healing isn't the "end all be all" of your awakening. It's the BEGINNING.
Swoop, silent, where did it go?
A black cloak draped across the shoulder of our world.
What has happened to life, responsibility, rights?
All of our history gone silent.
Vigilance overcomes us, we need to act.
© Laila Brady, January 22, 2017
My daughter, Laila, will be 10 next month. She has been writing poetry since she was 6. Poetry that has left her mama speechless time and time again.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it takes time to really release the stuff I know I want to no longer be burdened by.
And one of the most powerful ways I’ve learned to release is through the intentional act of ritual.
The more I create simple rituals to help move through my life, the more I find myself empowered, enlivened, awake, and courageous enough to listen to my callings.
Last year, my Word of the Year, was JOY. And 2016 ended up being one of the most painful years of my life.
Not because anything awful happened in my external world.
The universe works in mysterious ways, and looking back now I sense that claiming this word required a deep initiation through darkness into light.
The journey I took last year wasn’t one of rejecting darkness to “be the light.” It was a year of learning to love my darkness as much as my light.
We lost a lot of iconic artists in 2016. David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Natalie Cole, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, to name just a few. Beyond their celebrity, these artists had something in common. They dared to share their truths, their art, their unique voices, even when they faced fierce criticism for being who they were.
These artists were not "perfect" people. They made mistakes. They were human. And my sense is that they were likely more free than many of us will ever be.
I know how easy it is to get caught up in your desire for approval, acceptance, and "belonging." My attachment to these things held me back from a deeper, more enlivened joy for many, many years.
My wish for you this New Year is that you feel free to be always beginning, each and every day.
When you resolve to allow yourself this level of freedom, when you trust the unfolding, you are capable of more than you can imagine.
The Winter Solstice is tomorrow. Whatever holiday traditions you celebrate I invite you to take a little time to share these five simple Solstice practices with the ones you love:
1. Get outside with your family, even if only for 5 minutes. Be in reverence for the natural world around you. Breathe the fresh air in gently and deeply.
2. Listen. Listen to the sound of the wind. Perhaps the crunch of snow under your feet. Perhaps the sound of your child’s voice. Perhaps the echo of your own inner wisdom. Be quiet and listen.
This is the Advent spiral that we have at the center of our dining room table every December.
We light a new candle each day of the month until we have 24 glowing lights on Christmas Eve! This simple, beloved tradition in my family is one of the most beautiful ways that we connect with each other every holiday season.
I have to be honest, I have felt really conflicted about writing to you about my From Hectic to Harmonious Holiday Ebook over the past few weeks.
The news is filled with stories that concern, depress, anger, and scare me all too often these days. From the U.S. presidential election, to climate change, to all that's unfolding at Standing Rock, North Dakota, to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis (to name just a few things I'm paying close attention to), I haven't been in my typical "holiday spirit."
We're in intense and uncertain times as a people and planet.You and I are feeling it, as are our children. My six-year-old daughter, Flannery, was scared and in tears on the morning of November 9th when she found out that Donald Trump was our president-elect. It took all of my power as her mama to get her to school that morning.
And I’m so glad I did. During “morning meeting” that day, Flannery’s teacher gave each child the opportunity to share a single word adjective to describe how they were feeling.