TGIF…

…I’m so exhausted that is the BEST post title I could come up with lol. So after the week from hell I am curled up on my couch with my sweet Ruby, sweatpants and The League season 2 on bluray. It’s crazy – I wasn’t sure this phase of exhaustion was even possible. There was no cooking dinner for me – I hit up Little Caesars for pizza and crazy bread 🙂 Looking around my apartment I definitely have my work cut out for me cleaning-wise this weekend lol but for tonight I get to sit back and relax because, frankly, I have more than earned it!

I was also feeling a little creative so I made myself coasters – they are simple yet beautiful. I love them. I will post a pic in a bit. I still need to hot glue the felt to the bottoms so they won’t cut up my tables but I felt the urge to make some more since I had the extra tiles and tons of scrapbook paper. What is so great about this DIY project is that you can make any coasters to go with your decor. Now I don’t have a theme in my apartment – Boho Chic? Artsy? Unique? lol I dunno…I feel like I am all over the place so it’s cool that I can have coasters that sort of go with my mood 🙂

Pic:

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What do you guys think? I love butterflies – I have this crazy obsession with them. J and I are constantly talking about how our recoveries are like that of a butterfly – constantly changing, going through a metamorphosis to something beautiful. It’s actually quite poetic if you think about it. I never used to feel that way but since I have sort of been on this path and journey I enjoy the idea and embrace it. A butterfly was the first thing I really painted when I was researching Art Therapy for a project and ever since then I have just been so drawn to them.

So I am going to post tonight’s daily meditation and my reflections and then I am going to hit the hay.

Develop a sense of the sacred

During my stay in New Mexico, I found myself repeatedly – almost magnetically – drawn to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. The grounds weren’t fancy; soaking cost only $8.00. But I felt so safe, healed, spiritually connected when I was there. At times, I felt almost an electric energy coursing through my body when I roamed the grounds. On my third visit, I noticed a small marker hidden on the side of the parking lot and I began to understand my feelings. The ancient spring was actually a Native American sacred site. The energy I felt there was real. I was standing on holy ground.

Develop a sense of the sacred. Develop a sense of what is sacred to you. Allow yourself ot see and feel the holy grounds in your life as you go through your days and years. Many times what we’re going through, what we’re seeing is sacred, but our minds diminish that idea. So much in life is holy, but often we don’t make the connection. Listen to your soul as you experience life. Let yourself connect with what is holy and sacred to you.

Stop chattering for a moment. Be still. Experience. Ask your soul to show you what’s holy. The electric energy will rise through you. Your soul will come to attention. Learn to feel, see, and know the beauty of the journey you’re on.

Develop a sense of the sacred. Where you’re standing is holy ground.

Taken from ‘Journey to the Heart’ by Melody Beattie

This one didn’t really speak to me all that much – but that could be the exhaustion lol. I think the more and more comfortable I feel in my apartment the more and more I find it to be this sacred area that holds so much power and energy. It’s funny and odd I am sure – I never much thought about where I lived as a “sacred” place however, once I actually started living on my own I totally get it. Having a space where you feel safe, comfortable and totally connected is exhilarating and powerful. My entire life I had roommates, even when I lived in New York, and having a space that is all mine…there is just some kind of energy that makes me feel at complete peace when I walk through the door.

Well Ruby is purring all up in my face…I think she wants me off the computer lol and she is right…I can barely keep my eyes open. If anyone wants to know how to make the coasters let me know – SUPER easy. Goodnight all 🙂