ARE YOU IN JOY TODAY?
🌱 HELLO SPRING!! 🌱
We had a fantastic workshop on Sunday to celebrate the start of the season with the Spring Equinox (a big thank you to all of you that attended for making it so special!) and it feels as if out of nowhere, signs of spring are literally EVERYWHERE!
Here in Central Texas, the bluebonnets poked their beautiful, violet heads out of the ground for the first time this weekend - and that’s the sign that weeks and weeks of beautiful wildflowers are ahead for us here!
All of that hard work that those seeds have been doing while underground is now out in the world to be appreciated.
The trees have started bursting out in bright, spring buds, the creeks are starting to fill up with running water again, and a close friend of mine was not able to make the workshop on Sunday because she went into labor… so while we were talking about rebirth, she was actually giving birth! (To a stunning, healthy baby girl!)
This morning on the trail, I was also lucky enough to have a hummingbird cross my path and come say hello.
That’s the first one I’ve seen this year, and as they are one of my absolute fave little creatures, I immediately felt lighter and brighter. I find it literally impossible to be in the presence of a hummingbird and not feel joy. Listening to their chatter and the sound of them humming around is one of my simple pleasures in life.
Hummingbird also showed up at this weekend’s workshop and I was asked what it means. For me personally, it reminds me to be present and have fun - whatever I’m doing! But here are some other insights that might resonate with you, too:
MESSENGER OF JOY
“Hummingbird teaches you how to celebrate all the blessings in your life, all while showing you how to open your heart and mind! The hovering movement of Hummingbird is a potent message about being in the moment and enjoying life’s nectar.” - Bernadette King
“Hummingbird may remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy yourself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to you life’s sweetness” - spiritanimalinfo.com
I have a sign above my desk that says ‘Am I in joy today?’ which is there as a reminder, that whatever I’m doing, to ask myself - does it bring me joy? (And depending on the answer, I may have some different decisions to make!) If the answer is no, I can either continue to do what I ‘need’ to do and find the joy in it… or I can go do something else that does bring me joy!
This morning was a good example… I opened the fridge and caught myself asking myself what ‘should’ I eat for breakfast, and instead asked myself ‘what will bring me joy right now?’ It doesn’t mean at some point today I won’t want the healthy, fresh options - because I do like them and they do bring me joy - but at that moment it was something else that I really wanted instead! So I listened… (This piece of writing now is sponsored by caffeine + cheesecake!)
What answer do you get if you ask yourself:
‘Am I in joy right now?’
If the answer is no, what can you do that will bring you some joy in this moment?
Here’s some of my JOY go-to’s:
🌼 Grab a hot drink and sit and cuddle with my fur baby
🌼 Get out in the fresh air and breathe…
🌼 Prepare a meal! (While listening to a fiction audiobook is a bonus)
🌼 Create something! (Big or small, private or public facing)
🌼 Take a few minutes to connect with someone in my tribe - near or far.
🌼 Run a hot, bubble bath and sink into it with a glass of wine and an audiobook.
🌼 Get in the car and just drive! (With country music usually at a volume that is definitely not quiet!)
What would you put on your list?
Something else that brings me immense joy? Creating SoulPath Maps and doing readings for people just like you.
I genuinely thought I loved coaching before - and I’ve been coaching for over 11 years now - but it wasn’t until I layered in the SoulPath process over the top that I experienced what true joy and flow feels like for me in a coaching session. (And from what I’m hearing, the client also gets great results, too! :))
Curious about it? Feeling pulled to explore more of what I’m talking about? Let me know! I love questions about this process! It’s honestly one that you need to experience to just ‘know’ - but I do my very best to put it into words!
🌱 Launching this week 🌱
Personalized Spring Season readings + maps
(Available until mid April)
Let me know if you’d like more information - there are lots of options for you to explore.
“ Your purpose in life is to experience joy! Happiness spreads like wildfire and can help heal the world. Replenish yourself. True happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul” - Denise Linn, The Sacred Forest Oracle