It's crunch time. I need to have most of the furniture and personal belongings out of my house by the end of the week. Next week is reserved for getting some minor repairs done around the house. Then I'll have a photographer come out to take pictures, so that my house can be listed for rent. Looking around at all the stuff I have accumulated over the years, and thinking about getting it all out of here in the next week or so, has me utterly overwhelmed! Despite the stress of moving, I am still feeling very grateful.
I have a God Jar. In it, I put all my hopes and dreams, joys and fears. A God Jar is a physical representation of a prayer list. Sometimes verbalizing my prayers to God isn’t enough. I find this to be especially true when the prayers take a long time in getting answered. The God Jar reminds me that I prayed about the matter and turned it over to God. Now, I just need to wait on His answer
I was introduced to the concept of synchronicity in Julia Cameron’s landmark text The Artist Way. Cameron describes synchronicity as a coincidence (or series of coincidences) that occurs during the artistic process. In fact, she believes that when artists get out of their own way and commit to doing the work of creating their art, Divine intervention steps in and makes things happen to facilitate the creative process. As I committed to writing and publishing my writing more consistently, I noticed the coincidences that followed. I became a believer in the concept of synchronicity. I knew that the Divine would work on my behalf if I kept up my end of the bargain as a creative.
Last night, I tuned into a live “podcast” on preparing for spring. Hosted quarterly by Kimberly Wilson, owner of Tranquil Space yoga studio in DC, Tranquility Du Jour Live offers the opportunity—four times a year—to pause in the daily activities of life to reflect, dream and plan. She offers practical tools to move into the upcoming season with intention as well as healthy living reminders. However, my favorite part of the podcast is always the Wheel of Life
My friend Beandrea introduced me to Anne Lamott when I was separated from my ex-husband. Fresh from her writing graduate program in California, Bea had discovered yoga out there and began teaching classes in and around Philadelphia, where I lived at the time. I went to a yoga and writing workshop Bea hosted, because I, too, had discovered yoga in the years since we met at Penn. I also had always enjoyed writing, and wanted to support my friend. During the workshop, Bea shared something Anne had written, and it resonated with my soul.
Crystal Moore began her wellness quest in 2003 after being diagnosed with lupus. Her quest has led her to embrace yoga, faith, exercise, healthy eating, and relationships. Share her journey.