The Joys of Italy!
First, thank you for all of your well wishes, prayers and emails! My mom is now on the mend and getting better and better every day. We would so appreciate your continued prayers and good energy:)
This blog now seems more relevant then ever, as being in Italy gave me a great deal of perspective about life and the importance of truly living it!
You always have a choice to see your glass as half full or half empty. Whether you are recovering from surgery and focusing on being frustrated that you are in the hospital or how much stronger you are getting day by day, or you are at a beach club and focusing on being annoyed because the best seats in the restaurant were already reserved or how you are in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Remember the last time you allowed yourself to stay annoyed about something a little too long?
Like attracts like, and the more you lean into and feed the feelings of annoyance, frustration and suffering, the more you proliferate them. I am not saying ignore your upsets, but once you notice them, help yourself process them with one of the tools I have taught you, then see if you can do something next that is in alignment with what you really want.
My mom wanted to be out of the hospital, so she needed to focus on doing the things that were going to make her stronger, so she could go home, like eating and walking. At the beach club restaurant, I wanted to have an amazing meal and enjoy relaxing with my husband, so it wasn’t in alignment with my desire to stay annoyed.
You always have a choice. As the host said, these are great too; it’s just a different view. Upset often sets in when something happens which isn’t in alignment with your expectations.
Ever think maybe something better could happen?
Funny story- Before we left NY, the manager at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants told us the owners were in Capri, wrote their names down on the restaurant card and told us to ask for them in Capri. We both laughed thinking, There is no way we are going to find them there.” Guess who was sitting next to us the day we got the “bad” table?!!! Enzo and Pepe, the owners of our favorite neighborhood restaurant, La Masseria! Check it out, it’s the closest to Capri food you will find in NYC.
Capri, truly is a magical place! Both the views and the food are awe-inspiring. We just can’t get ingredients that are as fresh and unadulterated in the US. And, Italians have an appreciation of the beauties of life, which they take pride and joy in sharing with you. They could teach us a thing or two about pleasure.
They know how not to sweat the small stuff, how not to take yourself too seriously and how to focus on what is really important- love of family, friends and the enjoyment of the pleasures of life- good food and wine!
So in the spirit of Italy, please take a minute to think about or write down all the things you LOVE about your life!!!!!!!
Doing this every day can make a huge difference in how you feel and in what you manifest!
- I LOVE a glass of rose wine on a hot day!
- I LOVE fresh tomatoes in summer!
- I LOVE the farm stand tomatoes I can get at the farmers market!
- I LOVE my hubby and puppy and our morning snuggles!
- I LOVE the pictures my brother sends of my little nieces!
- I LOVE my essential oils!
- I LOVE energy work!
- I LOVE, OMG so many things once you get me going, LOL!
So how about you??????
If you are still stuck, check out my Essential Oils Workshop!
If you just can’t move beyond some limitation or circumstance or you just are curious about your chakras and how to clear them, in just 2 weeks I will be sharing how to effectively use Essential Oils to Clear and Balance Chakras on Aug 1st in a workshop at my studio. Using the basic chakra clearing exercise, I will share in this class, is what has been giving me such relief lately and allowing me to see the brighter sides of life
I LOVE these chakra clearing exercises; they are actually my favorites!!!!! They have helped me time and time again go from feeling drained and deflated to feeling grounded, connected and empowered in a matter of minutes! Check it out, there only a few spaces left, as I am keeping the class super small, under 12, so everyone gets individual time to work on determining what energies they are ready to clear from their past to free up their future!