I keep having dreams of shortage or lack that are worse than my current reality, like having to scrounge up quarters for cups of coffee. And since when are cups of even ghetto coffee just a quarter? That was a couple nights ago. I immediately thought of Abraham Hicks, with its ideas of conscious and subconscious blocking. How do you stop your dreams though? A … Continue reading How to tame your dragon (reprogram your subconscious)
Some good things did happen. In only five shows as an adult Theodora won best shorthair Scottish Fold in the world, TICA’s last season, which closed at the end of April. And then I started a new job, and got my license, despite hearing so many times while practicing how this or that would result in a fail. I was so convinced of this I … Continue reading I’m really, really glad 2018 is over
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Here’s a night time post. That’s three today! I need a break from The Road though. First day in and I’m already at 53%. This book was published in 2006. I was surprised! Thought it was older than that. The movie was only three years later, which is pretty rapid turnaround. I looked it up on Amazon but it’s not available for streaming, not that … Continue reading Coaxing oneself along with planned rewards & Meditation
I’m not that motivated lately. In the past, when in this mood, I’d buy some new workout clothes and/or a new piece of equipment. I might take a yoga class in a non Astanga studio, or sign up for circus training. But now? Eh… I could repeat a Summer Shred, just to get the blood moving, but today I don’t really want to bother. I did … Continue reading Looks like it’s another 4-day week
But I’ve still got an off & on dental infection; I can feel it today as a matter of fact. And I’m back on the antibiotics, which eff me up in a creaky sort of way. I got it done anyhow, a day late. And I’d been intending to do the jump rope warm-up but found I really didn’t want any jumping at all, hence … Continue reading Slow, painful but good Astanga
Set my alarm for 6:20, to wake up to Henry snuggles and kisses and the first hour of the day, which is also ruled by Jupiter. May as well do this on the Thursdays of a waxing moon. I found a great resource for the Thoth deck specifically! A soft-spoken Englishman with a penchant for nail polish, who films with his head cropped out of … Continue reading Happy Thursday, Jupiter & Sachiel day!
And other spiritual practices too! As per my previous “practice post” three days ago, I do a 22min sit in the morning, followed by a chant that is the traditional 108 repetitions.¹ I’ve been meaning to refresh my memory on why 108 I quite often accompany my chanting with “Trāṭaka”, which is simply staring at a flame. I learned that years ago, in my late … Continue reading LAM Aphorism of the Day: Adverse conditions can be great for your meditation practice
I’ve been working with Jupiter / Sachiel a lot, and thus the stones are blue lapis lazuli, chrysocolla & amethyst. Numerologically speaking, eight is my birth number. It’s also a big prosperity number. So I threw in eight skull beads I’d bought, randomly, a long time ago in New York. The finishing ornament is a Triskele: The Celtic Symbol of Constant Motion. I’d been meaning to do … Continue reading Made myself a new mala for my birthday
I’ve been in a much better mood this week than last. It’s the illustration, though the client is not actually new. I designed her yoga studio logo for a rebranding that started about this time last year. I’ve been meditating and doing my spiritual practice daily: 22min seated meditation, my approximately 4½min, personally designed pranayama and the LBRP. Not necessarily immediately after, I’m also doing daily … Continue reading Onto better things (art & design projects, clients, self) in 2018!