Friday, January 30, 2009
The Everyday Mystic in "today's recession"
What does a Mystic look like these days anyway??
He or she will be living their highest ideals daily - even in the midst of the ordinary and the mundane.
He or she will create their reality as an outgrowth of their spirits' hunger to create rather than caving in to circumstance.
He or she will look just like you - and me - and the guy across the street as we go about our day "pulling roots out of mud ruts" centuries deep. We are everyday mystics changing the world from the inside out, person by person as individuals, one small step at a time.
Answering a recent question... "what can a woman do to stay centered in today's recession?"
At the age of 57 this is my second recession... and I feel quite expert in some weird way.
In the early 90's I was a divorcing suburban Mom with two kids and a house soon to be in foreclosure. Today I'm a successful entrepreneur/woman business owner who still finds benefit in doing the very same things I did way back then, and I wouldn't give it up for the world.
1 - Protect your credit. Protect your name
2 - Take care of your health and fitness. These are priority goals necessary to combat stress.
3 - Appreciate what you have - every day in every way. Relish relationships and sunsets and raindrops and fresh air. Use the good dishes.
4 - Allow that even when you can't see the forest for the trees...the forest is still there. The fabric of your life is winding it's way toward your own fulfillment. Create community and share.
5 - Honor the simplicity of everyday possibilities. I have had more great times at my own dinner table with friends and pot luck than all my wonderful restaurant memories put together (and I've been fortunate to have had plenty of those too!)
6 - Last - and not least - have faith. Practice for yourself whatever that means - but DO practice. Find time every day to meditate, pray, journal, breathe, commune and/or whatever keeps you in touch with the part of you that is infinitely safe no matter what.
Till next time!