My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, June 21, 2010

One's True Song

(Music I-2007)

"These are some good questions to ask until one decides on the song, one's true song. What has happened to my soul-voice? What are the buried bones of my life? In what condition is my relationship to the instinctual self? When was the last time I ran free? How do I make life come alive again? Where has La Loba gone to?"
                                                                      -Clarissa Pinkola Estes
                                                                        Women Who Run with the Wolves

Recently I have felt a deep need to return to mySELF. In the midst of holding my fragments together, I have gathered courage and strength. Here are some things I do to nourish my soul:
1.  write in my journal
2. create (paint, bake, garden)
3. take long baths with baby
4.  eat my food with my fingers-try it! Not only does the food taste better but it is deeply nourishing to touch what feeds us
5.   read-words that touch me
6.   touch the earth with bare feet
7.  greet the sun
8.  fill mySELF with gratitude
9.  love
10.  rest-relax, nap, sleep
What are some of the things you do to nourish yourSELF? Please share...I would love to know.


Lis said...

Fantastic list - so many of your items are on my list as well. Lately, the best thing i can do is to get up before everyone else and spend some time in my yoga room stretching and doing a breathcentered meditation. I always try to start my day this way and notice the different when I don't. I also then pull one oracle card and ponder its message for my day. Time for reflection and just being ... that is what I need to include to feel centered and grounded.

Hope you all are feeling better!

xo Lis

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Soraya, i am loving your list and i am also doing alo of the things you mention in it! I love your painting so much! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovelym merry happy week and love to you!

p/s: i too enjoy eating food with my fingers!


patty said...

Soraya, I was having a similar struggle a while back and made a list of "survival tools". As you might guess, there is a big overlap with your list! Some others I included were meditation, music, affirmations and silence. I also love reading poetry and find it so nourishing. Funny - don't know if you've noticed, but my blog posts have been following a similar vein (great minds think alike, no doubt!)