I’ve discovered that any success that I ever have with anything comes from the willingness to constantly and honestly observe my own thoughts, habits, and natural tendencies, almost as though someone else were watching me from the outside.
Then I adjust the way I do things to take into consideration my own strengths and weaknesses, but never, ever to condone them.
In short, the question I’m always asking myself is the following:
“What sort of person am I, and how can I work around it?”
Lately I’ve been trying hard to adjust my daily schedule in a way that accommodates the ebb and flow of my natural energy levels, rather than trying to overcome them.
I always do chores in the morning, for example. This includes making the bed, cooking breakfast, doing dishes, cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom, folding laundry, feeding and cleaning up after two birds and a rabbit, vacuuming the floors, exercising, catching up on emails and Facebook, and taking a shower (if I have time for something that trivial).
Then I have maybe an hour to work on the computer and do a little intuitive practice before El Boyfriendo comes home for lunch, at which point I need to take care of the zoo and the housework yet again.
And all of this is on blood sugar that is still running low from the night before.
But none of it is skippable or negotiable, and I definitely wouldn’t want to do double duty the next day anyway! Because I find that when that happens, it really adds up to more like triple duty. I’m not quite sure why, since math was never my strong point, but there it is.
So I just try to keep up.
After all of that, though, needless to say, I’m usually a little tired, and really, really need to meditate. Or simply lose consciousness.
So I move my cute little orange canary Cricket into the back room to play with her buddy, our green-cheeked conure Mr. Stupid, and then I have a few hours of blissful peace and quiet to work before boyfriend comes home again, and it’s time for dinner, more house chores, more pet care, and some contracted work for my former employer.
During this precious space in the afternoon I work on my aura readings, because it’s a great time to meditate and get involved in more spiritual pursuits, as well as take a break from the hustle and bustle of our little menagerie.
I’ve started doing my readings in my studio recently, which I refer to as “The Sanctuary,” because it’s very soothing and dim and quiet in there, and there’s plenty of room to spread out my cards and other spiritual tools. It’s nice to have a space to dedicate to that activity, because it gives it a feeling of priority and sanctity.
I can even burn some lovely Shoyeido incense, while the canary is out of the room. My favorite is Golden Pavilion.
The deep meditation that I do as part of this work is very restful and refreshing to me.
I tend to think of it as “rebooting” my brain and my body, which by that point in the day I desperately need.
I find this approach is working really well, and that my days are far more productive than they used to be, and much less stressful.
But as I said, it’s all based on my own personal energy levels and habits.
Yours are probably quite different from mine!
So what sort of person are you, and what one step can you take today to get closer to being the person you’d like to be?
I’d love to hear about it, or even help you out if I can – so drop me a comment below, or book an aura reading with me, and we can work on it together!
P.S. My Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation program interpreted that last line as “book a beating with me.” While I suppose this might appeal to some, it just isn’t possible via e-mail, so please don’t ask.
I don’t think I have the strength for it anyway.