Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Journey Begins Once More

This weekend was the first read through for Spring Mysteries. I’m in for a busy spring!

SMF Poster 2018We only finished revising the script Thursday evening. We had tried to complete it the week before, and the internet went out at the Tab…for the better part of a week. However, we got it done at the 11th hour!

I took Friday off work, since the boys were still out of school, and we did some shopping in Vancouver and Washington. It was a VERY long day – getting up for one of the first ferries, to make sure we had enough time to do all the errands we had planned.

The nice part of that was we got to spend Saturday with our spiritual family, and connecting with the people who have held our roles in previous years. However, that meant that Saturday was another LONG day of rituals!

Sunday was the read through. We actually got to read through the entire script! There are still a few tweaks to be made, and it was wonderful to hear the interactions between cast members. I’m really looking forward to what this year, especially the next few months, has to bring.

It was still a rush to make the not-last ferry to get home. We made it right about midnight. I’m tired. And I’m looking forward to next weekend already!

Are you registered for Spring Mysteries Festival? It is well worth the pilgrimage…

Blessings,

Mary

What is your daily practice?

The turning of the wheel (in other words, the new year) has most people thinking about New Year’s resolutions.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I’m not really one for making resolutions. I’ve begun thinking about the goals I have for the coming year, evaluating what worked and what didn’t this past year. The biggest thing I’m thinking about tweaking right now is my daily practice, as well as my weekly practice.

My current daily practice is mostly meditation. Each morning, I meditate for about 20-40 minutes. (OK, OK. Most mornings. I like to sleep in on weekends, and that usually messes with my routine.) Then I stretch for 12-20 minutes. Then it’s time to get up for work.

Last month, I started going to yoga during my lunch break a couple of times a week. I definitely plan to continue that. I’ve missed it over the past couple of weeks.

I’ve also missed writing in my journal. And I’ve have not been great at keeping up with my Passion Planner. So I’m adding a daily and weekly review/planning to my daily practice. I know how important it is to track my progress.

Why is a daily practice so important? If you want to grow or improve in any area, you have to work at it. Regularly. I didn’t get to where I am, in my life, in my spirituality, in my relationships, in my personal growth, without working at it. More than just now and then. Consistently.

Just like if your goal is to improve your fitness, you eat right and exercise consistently. Eating well once a week, or exercising once a month will not create the change you desire. Meditating once in a while, or working towards a goal occasionally isn’t going to get you there.

So what’s your daily practice?

Blessings,

Mary