Last week was a very revealing experience to look at habits that are serving me, and ones that are not. This week is all about simply removing any of those roadblocks that seemingly stand in the way of moving forward with the life I really want to live.
One roadblock I am choosing to remove at this time is alcohol because .... (Drumroll please) ...
Yes, that's right!
I'm expecting great things to happen in my life when I have clarity of mind. I'm anticipating harmony and flow in my body without any congestion from unwanted toxins. I'm awaiting exciting shifts in my energy levels so that I can take action on the great ideas that come to me.
I know, it's a little messed up that I wanted to write it this way. It's just the weird way I find humor when laying awake in bed at 5 am in the dark.
Because of my age bracket, many of my friends have recently, or are currently, pregnant. They consciously choose to refrain from things that could cause harm to themselves or the growing baby during this time period.
Many of them talk about how great they feel.
Now, this is mostly due (in my opinion) to the glow they are carrying being part of such a beautiful creative process.
And, since I am not planning on having any kids of my own (physically speaking), I want to step into a similar, powerful flow of creativity.
The actual making of unique cocktails has been one way I've tapped into my innovation, especially over the past few years.
Yet in the last several months, I've noticed drinking become something more of a mindless habit... and a way to disassociate from internal stress. These are both roadblocks I do know stand in the way from me clearly hearing my intuition -- the calling for the next step in my life.
I feel very vulnerable in writing this, because it's always nice to have people see you as "having it all together."
Well, I'm choosing to live courageously--from the heart--as part of my journey.
I'm choosing to let go of things that may not be serving me in order to more fully experience my greatness.
I'm choosing to look at this as an opportunity to learn in new ways.
Instead of feeling like I'm giving up cocktails, I'm going to become the mocktail master. I'm pretty sure no mother-to-be is thinking about the sad things she can't have during pregnancy. I would think the excitement of expecting a beautiful child would greatly dominate their focus.
In the same way, I know choose to focus on the great things that are coming my way.
I choose to be present for them... allowing the brightness of my mind to not be dulled in the meantime.
If you have any favorite mocktail ideas, or have any flavors with which you want me to experiment, I'm happy to do so.
I'm looking forward to making new recipes along this journey... and choose to enjoy this step as just one way my life reflects synchronicity and flow.
*** As a sidenote, I'm not doing this forever... just during this time period in my life when more attention is needed on the things I do want to create. Just like many mother's go back to enjoying adult cocktails when the time is right, I too, will know when I'm ready to do so.
For now, my goal is the duration of this course. It's almost a year... but a decision that will not make or break my life,
One of my biggest life philosophy's is about balance in all things. As part of this journey, I aim to take a more broader approach to my life, seeing it not in days or months, but more in the overall span of my life.
And, please don't refrain from inviting me out because of this. I'm a good time no matter what :)