Hey there friends of B+S! I don’t know about all of you, but it feels like my life has been flipped upside down with all the craziness that 2020 has thrown our way. In the wake of the madness, I felt it would be a great time to introduce a new theme to my blog. One that allows more of my personal thoughts to come thru, while giving you guys a peek on what’s going on in this amazing and cluttered brain of mine. Every Thursday, I’m now bringing to you: Bri’s Bookish and (Not So Bookish) Thoughts!
As cool as this idea is, and as much as I wish I came up with it myself, I must give credit to its originator, Bookishly Boisterous (Love that name!!!)
According to the creator, Bookish and (Not So Bookish) Thoughts is “… a chance for book bloggers to dabble in areas besides books (but those are welcome too).” This is our time to rant about anything bookish or non-bookish in nature. From gushing about how much I love sushi to raging about how horrible Atlanta traffic is, this is my time to give you guys an inside look into what makes Bri tick and tock.
Let’s not waste any more time and get to it, shall we?!
So… what’s been up, Bri?
A shit ton, guys! There’s just so so much that has been up, down and all around!
It’s literally insane the amount of energy (and the type of sticky, icky energy) that is suffocating us right now. We are in the midst of total life upheaval, and our compasses don’t know which way is up or down. We are in a funky, funk of funkiness, and we all need to find a way to keep our minds clean and clear with everything that’s happening.
There’s so much going in my work life, on top of what’s happening all over the world and especially here in the U.S. And all the while, I’m trying to maintain some sense of normalcy that’s necessary to keep my anxiety at bay.
Yeah, as you could probably guess, I’m hanging on to my sanity for dear life. But it’s not all external circumstances that are causing my mental highway to build up into a traffic jam. I’m to blame for a lot of the frustrations that are soon to come if I don’t straighten up my act.
So, what do I need to do?
Honestly, I really need to up it in the meditation, harmonizing, and balancing aspects of my life. These things ground me, and keep me from swimming in an ocean of anxiety-induced insomnia and other horrible side effects that come from being overly anxious. It’s necessary for me to practice them all on a regular basis, and I am sad to say that I have been slack-laxing on all that! I can’t believe things aren’t in shambles, and I thank my stars every day that I’m given another chance to turn it all around before it all comes crashing down.
With that being said, I think it’s well past time for me to shape up and start practicing more self-love.
I am going to self-prescribe a regimen of good intentions, awareness, and gratitude for the next two weeks to preemptively destroy any possibility of a total mental and spiritual breakdown.
What the Dr. Ordered:
- 15 minutes of meditation x1/ day for 1 week
- 15 minutes of chakra work x1/day the following week
- Pull an oracle card every single day and journal
- Set up my altar to celebrate Ostara
- Write in my gratitude journal every Sunday
- Prepare for the New Moon on the 24th
Just to clarify this prescription a little further:
~ I plan to do a visualization mediation every day, for one week. This particular meditation helps activate my third eye which is great for working with your chakras.
~ After a week of visualization mediation, I will try to activate each one of my chakra centers the following week. I can’t remember the last time I worked with them, and that’s so not good. I have moments when I just feel wonky, and I know it’s because there is imbalance throughout my entire being. This chakra exercise is done through another meditation… that’s why I needed that first week to really work on getting my visuals on. With this chakra exercise, your visualization is key to making it work.
~Every morning, for the next two weeks, I will pull an oracle card and see what my Guides will provide as a window into my day and/ or week. (Every Sunday, I will pull three cards to see what the beginning, middle, and end of the week holds for me vs pulling one card every other day to see what I should focus on for just that day). I will journal my day’s experience and see how the events that unfold relates to what my card was telling me. This will really help me focus on the areas of my life that need more attention and care.
~ Ostara begins today, and I really want to celebrate and manifest new beginnings, fertility, and good fortune into my life. That’s what’s Ostara is all about! Besides, I’ve been a very bad witch and haven’t celebrated any of the Sabbats for a long, long, long time. I’ll get my altar set up to represent all the greatness of Ostara, which is very similar to the symbolism of Easter: egg decoration, pastel pinks, greens, and yellows, flowers, planting of seeds, etc… It’ll be a lot of fun and very relaxing.
~ Showing gratitude is the #1 way to receive blessings into your life, and even though I am so grateful for everything that I have in my life and how far I’ve come, I don’t say it or show it enough. I don’t speak it aloud or write it down to solidify how grateful I truly am. So I want to make it a new ritual of mine to write down what I’m grateful for every Sunday before I go to bed. I’ll truly feel so much better after writing down how thankful I am to live the life that I do, and that positivity will infect everything and everyone I touch (physically or with my aura).
~ The next New Moon is March 24th, and it’s the perfect time to jump back into my moon rituals. The New Moon is a time for planting new seeds of growth, and with all the changes happening, I think it’s a smart idea to sow my own fortunes into the mix. So many of my goals are being reached, and now I am dreaming bigger dreams and thinking of ways to take my passions to the next level. I want to give those intentions strong roots by manifesting them during a solid New Moon ritual. If you’re wondering how you can do one of these yourself, check out my blog post on Manifesting with the New Moon.
Since a lot of my new goals are set on Sunday, I will start incorporating these tasks into my life this Sunday, the 22nd. I will check back in with you guys and let you know how everything worked out for me in two Sundays from then.
Welp, that’s all folks!
You heard Kramer, that’s it, guys! You just got your first dose of (Not so Bookish) Thoughts from the Bri’s Think Tank. I actually really loved being able to mind dump my brain to you guys so that I can get this info out of my head and put them into action. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ll be back on Thursday to let it all out again.
How are you guys handling the craziness of the world right now? I would love to hear it!
Until next time…