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New Decade Journal prompts.

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Sit yourself down, create sacred space, light a candle, make yourself a cuppa and reflect xx

1: What do you want to do this month? Write your goals for the month, and think about what you need to do to accomplish them. What are you looking forward to this month?
2: Think about all the things that have happened over the past decade. What stands out to you?
3: What were your favorite moments in the past ten years?
4: What were some difficult times in the past ten years? How did you get through them?
5: Where are some places you’ve been in the past decade?
6: Which places did you enjoy the most? Why? What did you do there? Whom were you with?
7: How old were you ten years ago? Describe your life at that time.
8: Which people were important to you then? Are those people still important to you now?
9: Which people have become important to you in the past decade?
10: Which people have come and gone in the past ten years?
11: What were you doing ten years ago? Studying? Working?
12: In what way did what you were doing ten years ago affect your current professional situation?
13: Are you in a better professional/ financial situation now than you were ten years ago?
14: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself ten years ago, what would you say?
15: Mid-month review! How are your goals coming along? What can you accomplish in the remainder of this month?
16: How old will you be ten years from now?
17: What are some milestones you will experience in the next ten years?
18: What are some milestones your family will experience in the next ten years? (Your partner, children, siblings, parents, etc.)
19: How do you envision your life ten years from now?
20: Do you expect you will still be living in the same town/ area where you are currently living? If not, where do you want to be living? Why?
21: What type of job do you want to have ten years from now?
22: What do you need to do in order to reach your work goals in the upcoming decade?
23: What do you hope your family members will be doing ten years from now?
24: There is a quote that says, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” What can you do to create your own future?
25: What are some personal accomplishments you want to achieve in the next ten years?
26: What do you think the world will be like ten years from now? Why do you think it will be that way?
27: Even though 2030 sounds ridiculously futuristic, it is only ten years from now! What inventions do you think we will have by then?
28: What are some changes you think will happen in the world in the next ten years?
29: Thinking most optimistically, what are your hopes for the next ten years?
30: What good things happened this month? What were your favorite moments this month?
31: Month review! How did this month go? Which goals did you complete? What do you still need to work on?

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Fire in the belly meditation

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Fire in the belly meditation

Sit quietly and bring your awareness to your breath.

After a few minutes, focus your awareness at your solar plexus chakra

Breathe into this chakra and connect with the pulse of energy that resides within you at this center.

Imagine yourself by an ancient campfire, you can smell the fire burning, you can feel the flames warming your skin as you gaze into the flames you feel the fire in your own belly burning brightly with each breath you take the fire within you grows

You feel yourself drawing back any power you have given away reclaiming your confidence your strength your energy

Now feel these words igniting your solar plexus

I am worthy

I am powerful

I follow my own unique path

Take a few minutes to reflect on the last year or so, see the roads you have chosen to take, the opportunities you have seized and those which consciously on unconsciously you have chosen to neglect. where have your energies been going this last year? is this in alignment with your true purpose?

And now ask yourself what is the most important thing for you to accomplish in the next 6 months of your life?

Sit with this question resting within you. feel the energy that begins to emerge. as you contemplate this question, notice the energy in your solar plexus chakra and breathe deeply into this center

When you feel a vision is unfolding, attune your self once again to your solar plexus chakra which will connect you to the energy of fire.

Begin to burn away all that you no longer need. burn away all that you are carrying that is no longer neccessary for your growth at this time. see activities, situations, relationships, issues, fears burning away, giving you the freedom to focus on your true path.

Radiant Woman Circle End of Year Journal Prompts

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Journaling prompts for End of Year Radiant Women’s Circle.

Make yourself a cuppa, light a candle, create a Sacred space for yourself and write the following contemplation questions in your journal.

2019 Reflections…

For me the last Year has been…

What I have learned is…

What are you most proud of …

What happened in 2019 that deserves being celebrated?

What did you accomplish? What dreams came true?

List all of the things you achieved in 2019.

What was the best moment of 2019?

What were you most grateful for in 2019?

What difficult things happened that you survived?

What did they teach you about yourself?

What fell away in 2019? What would you like to see rising for you in 2020?

What worked in 2019 that you want to continue doing?

What didn’t work that you want to stop doing?

Choose one word that represents the year of 2019 as a whole.

If your life was a book and 2019 was a chapter, what would that chapter be called?

What new seeds were planted in 2019 that are getting ready to bloom?

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what do you think you would be doing that you are not? Why is doing this important to me? What’s my why?

What are you known for? What do I want to be known for in 2020?

What needs to fall away? What do you need to streamline to bring yourself into alignment as you move into this new decade?

My first step towards my goal for next Year is?

My word and focus for 2020 is?

Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskara to see off the Winter Blues..

Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskara to see off the Winter Blues..
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Sun Salutes are my absolute go to when Kapha stagnation takes hold. Just a few rounds after a walk in daylight can help to lift our mood, especially if you suffer with SAD as i am realizing i do in the Winter months.
 
I can soon get into low vibrational states and find that incorporating some Surya Bedhana. (right nostril breathing) followed by a few rounds of Sun Salutes really helps to shift any stagnant energy and lift my mood.
 
The benefits of Sun Salutations are great, an all around work out, tones the body,helps boost the metabolism, lift the mood, nourishes the organs and glands, is known as a complete Sadhana as it uses all the aspects of movement, breath, meditation and Spiritual practice.
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Followed by Tratak or Candle gazing, this helps to take the fire inward, also really beneficial if you suffer with hot flushes too.
Light a candle and place at eye level. Gaze into the flame without blinking for a little while, close your eyes and focus on the imprint behind the eyes, stay with it until it disappears then open your eyes and look again.
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Surya Mudra is also helpful when Kapha is out of control and weight gain becomes an issue.
Take the thumb and place it over the Ring finger, and hold for 5 mins to up to 30 minutes.
 

Ooh not so keen on the Winter!! Soups are my saviour.

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I aren’t so keen on the Winter months i must say, born in May i love the Sunshine and all things warm. However, one thing i do love about Winter is Soups!! This morning i decided to move as i have got myself into a Kapha rut, wanting to stay inside and it’s left me feeling a bit stagnant so I got up early today, wrapped up, and got myself out for sunrise in the frost, and actually, i am starting to make friends with Winter mornings, especially the frosty ones..
Here’s an inspiration from today. Enjoy xx
 
Carrot – Parsnip- Ginger Lime Soup.
 
Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
500g carrots, roughly chopped
500g parsnips, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground turmeric, optional
1 tbsp ground coriander
40g root ginger, chopped
about 1.4 litres vegetable stock (use gluten-free stock if required)
juice of ½ lemon
12 tbsp natural yogurt, to serve
coriander leaves, to serve
For the crispy ginger (optional)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp shredded root ginger
½ tbsp nigella seeds (or cumin or mustard seeds)
 
The soup keeps for 3-4 days in the fridge or can be frozen.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or casserole. Add the onions and a pinch of salt, and cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat until starting to soften. Add the carrots, parsnips, ground spices and ginger and stir well to coat. Cook gently, covered, for 10 minutes, making sure the spices don’t catch and burn. This helps to bring out the full flavour of the vegetables.
Add the stock, bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are completely tender. Blend the soup until smooth, then adjust the seasoning and consistency, adding lemon juice to taste and extra water if the soup is too thick. Reheat if necessary.
If making the crispy ginger, heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the ginger until it’s starting to turn golden and crisp. Add the seeds and cook for another 15-30 seconds.
Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a swirl of yogurt, coriander leaves, and the crispy ginger and seeds if using.