Earlier this week a box arrived at my doorstep. I could hardly wait to tear the cardboard package open. I've been a long time devotee to Barnes and Noble, and this order was special. "The Art of Bliss" is a book I've wanted for a long time. I've been checking out Tess Whitehurst and her magical ways for some time now but this is the first book I've picked up from her. The other book I got is "Walking in Light", all about Everyday Empowerment on the Shamanic path.
At the urging of "The Art of Bliss", I've been bringing bliss to my home one small step at a time. Part of the process is Feng Shui but it goes much deeper than that. I'm starting in the serenity pathway, which comes at a fabulous time for me in my life. For a while I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress. I have the perfect life, able to make art and sew and daydream all day. But part of me gets really caught up in worry and fears.
I have begun to clean out the front closet and ordered a shoe rack to get some organization and calm. Until now that closet has just been used for miscellaneous storage, and I'm turning it into a coat closet to store jackets, cardigans and shoes. I'm trying to figure out a creative way to store winter hats and gloves as well. I have all my old handbags jam packed with remnants of winter's past, old hats and things that have memories but that I no longer wear. And there is a box of books that I've already read but would like to read again someday. And artwork by myself, friends and family tucked into the corners of the closet.
At Tess's urging, I have started working out every day again. I have an on again off again relationship with exercise, sometimes I'm really loyal to show up each day and other times it's harder to dust off my pumas. I've also begun blessing my water with visions of serenity and perfect health. I've been looking into the mirror and telling myself "I love you, I will take great care of you, I will always be there for you!" And many other small things which are adding up to a soothing wash of peacefulness overtaking my weary mind.
Sometimes peace of mind comes in a small cardboard package. Just giving myself the freedom to explore some spirituality and enjoy some self care is all I've been needing to get back on track. Today I finished a throw pillow, my sewing machine plugging along...and later I'm working on some table settings. Life can be so beautiful when you give into the longings of you spirit, when you follow the winds of change that beckon like a cloud drifting across a full moon sky.