Marvelous Moment on Monday

I sit here preparing for my day…my Monday.  Thinking of  all I will need to accomplish for this day.  All that needs to be spaced out for the week.  Knowing I need to probably get going, but not feeling pressured….not feeling stressed….not feeling guilty in just sitting.  Just breathing.  I have completed my morning prayers…my offerings.  I have moved my body to wake up.  

I sit here with my tea looking around me and smile.

And listen.

I hear the fish jump in their tank.
I hear the filter pushing the water through the tank.
I hear my laundry machine in its spin cycle.
I hear the house settling.
I hear my heart beating.

And I wait…..

I wait to hear HIS VOICE!

And that is why I am not in a hurry to move from this spot.   I know He still has stuff to share with me….and all the “to do’s” can wait.  I know all will be accomplished with peace and proper timing if I continue to WAIT, BE STILL, AND LISTEN to what He has to share with me on this morning, for this day, for this week, for anything…..I WILL WAIT!  Because HIS WILL is much more peaceful and enjoyable to do than MY WILL.

Have you stopped to listen yet this morning, this day!?

How do you ensure you take time to listen to God’s voice in the middle of mind clutter, life activities, and world chaos?!

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Have a marvelous Monday!
blessings and hugs,
~Kelly

PS…..today’s book….I absolutely love Dr. Gottfried.  She is passionate about women’s health….true health…..she is continually learning and growing and willing to share……I can relate to her on so many levels.  her books are profound in understanding just how unique a woman’s body is and how we need to take care of it nutritionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.   It is not only a must read for women, single, married, moms or not…..but I think even young ladies.  Maybe even mom’s read it first and see what areas of the book you would want your preteen read, and then what areas as they enter into their teen years….and then young adulthood.  The more prepared our young girls are to take charge of their whole health at a young age….the better they will live the life of abundance and thrive!  (The book I have above is great about understanding the cycle of hormones, and her other book THE HORMONE CURE is a great read as well!)

Challenge of a lifetime: Motivation through Movement

I started a new workout program today.  I can’t wait to share more about it once I’ve gotten through at least the first phase.  But until then, think about what kind of challenges have you given yourself recently physically? Mentally? Spiritually?

I was thinking about challenges and how I came to this journey of living Paleo.  I realized in a way my Daniel Fast, even though it was for spiritual reasons, was a challenge I made for myself; but it was a commitment I had made to God.

Through that Daniel Fast I discovered my health, not only spiritually but physically.  When I had reintroduced meat, slowly, I was able to see how strong I was able to become.  It allowed me to how much protein I needed or didn’t need on a day to day basis.

Now, when I do a Daniel Fast it truly is a sacrifice, because I do love my meat!

It is possible for a Paleo to do a Daniel Fast and still stay healthy and even come out stronger for it.

I guess my point behind this, is it had me to thinking, how with a spiritual fast of any sort (a day, a week, a month, etc) (Daniel, absolute, skipped meals, etc)…..they all do have a beginning and an end.

BUT….a spiritual fast is usually sought for the prayer power aspect.   Yes, there are great health benefits that go along with it.  After all everyone’s liver and kidneys need a break from time to time from having to work so hard.

Yet, for me a fast now consists of me giving up stuff that is within my Paleo Plate.   And that is a sacrifice…..cause I love meat, I love coffee, I love some nuts, I love honey, I love wine :)…..but I know God will honor my sacrifice.

So, even if any of those items above are something I only have a couple times a week, by making that conscience decision to abstain from it for a period of time…..I am saying to God, “I am here, I am listening to you!  I have so much to ask of you, yet I want to also listen to your will!”

I wonder if that is how St. Teresa of Avila felt?

Did she realize making personal sacrifices are actually rewarding because of the amazing moments and clarity you receive?

What motivates you to move?
What drives you to get up in the morning to exercise?
What type of exercise/movement gives you enjoyment?

Write up an exercise/movement plan today!  Move in a way that motivates you!

blessings and prayers always!
~K 🙂

Monday: Moving for a cause!

Ok….I’m not a huge advocate of running too much any more but I do find 5K’s not too big of a deal. 

A person can truly train for one with only running once maybe twice a week.  A person can keep their running under 30 minutes therefore minimizing cortisol release.  
And I am a huge advocate of doing something for a goal….for a cause…a good cause!
So check out what’s going on here in Amarillo this Saturday the 6th….whether you walk it, run it, walk and run it….do it for the cause!
Go to Patsy’s Place to find out more info!

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