Greetings from Florida where I've just landed after being on a spiritual retreat in Sonoma, California, with women healers from around the world. Oh my goodness, it has REJUVENATED my soul! I feel light, alive, like I can FLY!
I've spent the last 4 days in meditation, yoga, play, dance, and deep soul-searching truth-telling. For four days, I dove deep into the truth of who I am at my essence, and I faced old fears, guilt and shame. Really old crap – like thinking that I have to be perfect and have it all together to be liked, like being afraid to ask for help, like thinking I have to do it all myself.
Maybe you can relate. You don't have to do it alone. You can't do it alone. We are social animals. We are born to co-create, collaborate, support and uplift each other. And when trying life alone, every bit of crap holds you back. You will wear yourself out, get really irritable, sometimes hate the world, sometimes just hide, and you will always dull your light.
You can't live on purpose or be truly happy when you are so depleted. You NEED to rejuvenate your soul.
Each of us is rejuvenated differently. Maybe you've been dying to go on a women's retreat like I did, but then talk yourself out of it, thinking your husband will never get it. Maybe you've yearned to travel the world but convince yourself it's frivolous to spend the money. Maybe you are dying to leave your job and start your own business, but you think you're being selfish. Maybe you just need an hour to yourself every week to simply be alone in nature and you've thought it was irresponsible to your family.
To please others, or to be perfect, or to not get rejected, you end up just doing the same ol' routine day after day, night after night, hiding or denying your true desires. And then you're left depleted. You're left looking in the mirror wondering who the heck you are, where your spirit went and what happened to that vibrant, fabulous girl you were.
You need to REJUVENATE YOUR SOUL!
When you feel depleted, tired, numb, lost, stuck, or empty, that's your sign that you need support to rejuvenate. The human brain NEEDS newness. The heart will tell you EXACTLY what will fill your soul.
What do you need to replenish your soul? Play? Girl time? Alone time? Travel? Whatever replenishes your soul, do that. Do ONE thing today that will replenish you. A walk, 15 minutes of meditation in the sun, a call with a friend. Then a different thing this weekend. And then commit to one big SOUL-GIVING, HEART-FULFILLING, LIFE-GENERATING rejuvenation this year.
What will make you SOAR? You may think you don't “know,” but you do. Deep in your heart, you know what you ache for. You know how you want to feel, and you have a dream of what will lead you there. Once the image comes, meditate on it and consider this:
When your soul is ALIVE, you SOAR. When your soul is alive, you will earn more money, get more promotions, attract more friends, lovers, and sisters. The science is simple: happier people are more successful.
I taped this short video for you after my 4 days of rejuvenation. Notice how ALIVE I am after just a few days. And know that this feeling is possible for you too.
Enjoy your week of REJUVENATION, my love!