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May Flowers

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May flowers inspire me, and spring represents a more metaphorical time for me in that is it literally the time of rebirth and new beginnings for the earth. I don’t even have to think about it, because it’s in nature and affects my instinct accordingly. Not to mention, earlier this month (May 6th) was a new moon in Taurus. A new moon is generally a good time to set intentions, and this Taurus new moon in spring gives us fertile ground to plant seeds that we’d like to see grow in our life. It can be personal, people related, or business related. Maybe you feel it too… the shift in the air, a sort of lightness.

I woke up the other day with new found inspiration and creativity. And it didn’t matter how busy and tired I was, this new inspiration breathed energy and life into me anew. And as Mercury Retrograde finally fades out, things become clearer and more tangible. More stable. I kept saying to Josh how I felt like a door in the universe opened up, presenting all new possibilities I thought would only be somewhere far off in the future.

Being the more sensitive person I am, I usually get these strong feelings and urges, in which I turn to some research and find out I’m spot on with my “premonitions”.

I felt a sudden release of stress that had built up during Mercury Retrograde- where I was feeling extremely self-conscious, and down about myself and my work. I felt like I had to meet so many expectations, their weight heavy on my shoulders. But then it was like I woke up one day and everything was brighter. I had one simple idea come to me in the morning, and by the end of the day, I had freely given in to this “flow” and it allowed me to create something in mere hours that I never thought would come to be for years. I want to describe it like a river from the universe, that wound its way across my path. And instead of ignoring it, I jumped in and let it show me where it could go. Where I could go.

Okay, so that’s pretty abstract, I know. But I wanted to write about it because it’s so utterly inspiring to me right now. I think it’s something that we can all definitely experience right now, during this season of new beginnings. If we were to tune out of the noise society makes, and tune in to ourselves and the nature of the universe, great things can happen starting right here, right now. I’m feeling those vibes, are you?!

Speaking of tuning in, now is the perfect time to practice being grounded. Literally, spending 10 minutes a day, barefoot and connected to the earth. I’ve talked about this before. Earthing may sound silly, but it’s actually a way to shed stress, fatigue, and depression. The health benefits of connecting with the earth’s natural energy is necessary for vibrant health. Isolating ourselves from the earth by non-conductive materials like rubber and plastic shoes, wood, laminate, asphalt, etc. is really unnatural when you just think about it. When we make direct contact with the surface of the earth, our bodies receive that charge of energy that heals and restores balance.

We know the sun gives us vitamin D and warmth that creates life, you can look at it like grounding is a connection to the natural battery that we live on and are a part of. It’s like its own vitamin. This is one reason I love being one the beach for an entire day. You may know the feeling after a day at the beach, going home with the gentle heavy buzz like you just spent the day meditating and napping. A sort of sleepy contentment. A balance.

Now that warm weather is returned, and we’ve survived the long season cut off from the outdoors, it’s almost mandatory to get back to nature to catch up and restore balance. This holiday weekend is a perfect chance to practice that!

In other news regarding new beginnings, I got the chance to celebrate the first store opening of Flynn Skye with fellow blogger babes in Venice, CA! It was a lovely night getting to see the designer/owner Amber’s vision brought to life. I always love meeting new people who have similar passions as me. Being a part of this relatively new world of blogging, it gives me a sense of connectivity to meet others exploring the same “less-traveled” road as me!

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(Left- Mad Maven Style, right- Officially Quigley)