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I wanted to take the time to re-connect with writing my thoughts. Therefore, I will be experimenting with my YouTube series, Truthday Tuesday, and creating a written version.
Truthday Tuesday is a day high vibe humans, like you, ask me questions and I answer them based on my truth and my experience. The written format will be more detailed for the reader to enjoy. The video will also be created and linked to the blog, for those that still enjoy auditory and visual stimulation.
This week's question comes from Mike. If you've been following the YouTube series you will recognize "MIKE" as a regular. He is currently the "good" question provider (not that there are good and bad questions).
His question hits an emotional place, and makes me think about the deeper values I hold.
He asks "How is your Journey changing you as a person?"
My journey through life is only beginning. I am 26 years YOUNG and finishing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I am not sure what the future holds, and I look forward to it. I often see my life as a "Golden Gaian Adventure". As a story I can create and work to accomplish any goals I set my mind on.
My journey is spiritual and scientific. I often commune with the Divine in nature as a way to relieve the stress from graduate school. I enjoy knowing how plants get energy from the sun, and how I get energy from the plants when I eat them. Nom, nom nom I became vegetarian in 2009, and recently went vegan. #govegan2017 I went vegetarian for environmental reasons and I am going vegan for health reasons. My favorite foods are unlimited and include kale, brussel sprouts, quinoa, black beans, and red bell peppers.
You are what you eat. Here is a TEDx Talk by Pamela Peeke on "You are what your Grandparents ate": https://youtu.be/Udlz7CMLuLQ
My journey has changed the way I see my life, the way I see my food, and how I see myself. I am a fire sign. I was born a Leo with a fiery passionate soul.
I am also part water.
I am fluid. Sometimes I am huge crashing waves carving out the shore other times I am serene and calm. If I stray from my meditation and self care practices, I become restless and wrapped up in my head. Thoughts of who I ought to be replay themselves over and over, only wearing myself out. I have learned that self care is not selfISH.
That's the idea behind one of my workshops, "Fill Your Cup" until it overflows. It is easier to serve others once you have taken care of yourself. If you need to take time to gather your senses, DO IT! If you are stressed out, there is a higher possibility you will be LESS compassionate towards others. So, be compassionate to yourself and the rest will flow.
Reviewing how my journey has changed me IS interesting. I would say that I know my values more intimately than I when I was young. When I say intimate, I mean a deeper sense of knowing that comes from experience. When I face tough situations it tests my values and moral code, thus defining and redefining who I am over and over again. My journey is not done. I look forward to sharing what I can with you.
Thank you Mike for your Question.
If you would like to watch the Video version, click >> here
That's all for this week. If you would like your question answered, post in my YouTube Comments OR tweet me @breezyspreadlove
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