Pregnancy. A time of joy, excitement and anticipation in meeting your little one.
Although an empty void does carry along with me on this journey. The void of being parentless. A bittersweet voyage ahead, where the footsteps of my parents no longer walk beside me in this vast path of life.
As happiness elates me most of the time, the thoughts and dreams of sharing this next chapter of my life with my Mum and Dad is vapour. Slipping through my fingers. Attempting to catch the uncatchable.
The joy and love my parents surrounded me with. I can only hope, I can surround this little wonder growing inside me with the same love and joy.
Some time we all get lost in the hussle and bussle of our lives. Planning and dividing our time between everything else but ourselves.
Ultimately concluding to us feeling drained,worn out and lacking inner peace.
Hence, why I’m writing this little tid bit.
I myself have a tendency to over plan and deplete my energy with everything else but myself.
To capture myself back into myself. I focus my energy on these five little activities. Revitalising my inner peace.
The sound of music (no pun inteaded) can help set a certain mood, be that of excitement or calm. Of course in this case we are talking about the latter.
Music that encourages me to be grounded are the genres with soft beats and gentle rhythms.
Be that of Chill-hop, Dream-hop or my favourite, Jazzhop. Ya, I know they are all hop hybrids but when the beat and rhythm float together. Inner peace washes over me.
Cliche time! Colouring is such a therapeutic form of meditation for me. I set myself up in a cozy nook mindfully choosing the colours and bringing them together. Creating vibrant picture.
My oil diffuser and essential oils are a staple in my journey towards inner peace. Certain aromas encourage certain forms of relaxation.
Peppermint oil ground and comforts.
Citrus infused blends energise and clarify.
Whilst Lavender oil centres and calms the mind and body.
Depending on the time of day, to bring forward inner peace I either dab a few drops of Lavender oil onto my temples, inner wrists or the back of the neck.
Those three points are pulse points as the pulse beats on, it warms the oil creating a personal aromactic sphere of relaxation.
If it’s night time and I am struggling to sleep. I place a few drops of Lavender oil onto my pillow.
Almost instantiously relaxing my mind and body for a peaceful sleep ahead.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Light ambience is also a key factor to claiming inner peace back.
What better way to create a gentle ambience than that of the soft warm glow of an Himalayan salt lamp.
Such ambience brings the reflection of the Moon right into your own sanctuary of inner peace.
As the salt rock warms, salt ions fill the air creating a salt air atmosphere with none of the sand scattering about.
When my energy is drained I know its time to sage.
Before I start to cleanse my sanctuary of negative energy and bring forward my inner peace. I ensure that I have the front door and back-door open in my abode, which encourages a constant current of fresh air throughout the house.
Forcing out negative energy and bringing forward positive energy.
Have I lost you at sage smudging?
If so. Sorry. Not Sorry.
Maybe I can bring you back with the comforting aroma of sage?
You can find sage in suitable burning forms by either incense sticks or smudge sticks.
The peppery, earthy aroma of sage helps to find inner peace.