Above the waves

Countdown:

5 days until my 3rd pap smear 😦

24 days until my birthday vacation

57 days until my certification exam

I can’t wait for my vacation!! I will start packing soon. I’m buying some stuff this weekend. I’m not looking forward to my pap smear on Wednesday. That will be the longest day ever. I’m also dropping my car off for a tune up, and then I’m taking an Uber to the OB/GYN. Before all that, I’m going to drop my dog off at my mom’s house at 8 AM. (He doesn’t do well alone for long periods of time. He is beyond spoiled since I work from home).

Anyway, I’m going to try to make the best of it. At least I won’t be worried about my car. I’ll be too scared about the pap smear. I’m also getting my 2nd Depo-Provera shot that day. I’m mainly concerned with my car. The doctor visit will be very painful, but I will live. I pray all goes well. I can’t believe I’m doing all this in one day. What was I thinking? I get overwhelmed easily. Obvs.

I meant to post this earlier this week. Here is what my somewhat newish spiritual practice consists of:

When I first get up, I start praying. First, I pray on the most pressing issue. Then I go to my spirit book I started over 6 years ago. I read a couple of prayers. Eventually, I will probably stop reading prayers. I make sure the prayer is relevant to what is going on in my life. I also pray throughout the day. I’m trying to get better at that.

Then I meditate. The longest meditation I do is 11 minutes long. On most days, I don’t meditate for 11 minutes. It depends on which meditation I pick. I mostly do Kundalini meditations. I learned recently that you should reflect/rest for a few minutes after the meditation. That sounds obvious, but I hadn’t been doing that. So now I try to do that (if I have time).

Next is Gabby Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles morning reflection. The book lasts for 40 days. I’m currently on day 19. I’m thinking about restarting the 40 days after I finish it. I read the exercise and write the affirmation in my planner so I can see it several times a day. That takes about 5 minutes on most days.

Then I eat breakfast and start work which is not a part of my spiritual practice. 🙂 After work and studying, I used to tap (AKA EFT). But now I don’t see the point of making myself tap when I’m not feeling it. Why tap daily if it isn’t necessary? I’m trying to meditate in the afternoons because I’m not great at it. Practice makes perfect, right?

So my new thing will probably be to meditate twice a day.  Right now, I do it if I’m in the mood, but I want to make myself do it. I close the day by doing Gabby’s May Cause Miracles evening exercise. If I restart the book again, I probably won’t do the evening exercise again because that involves a lot of writing and since I’ve just done it, I don’t see the point in writing the same stuff again back to back.

That’s it! The end. I forgot to mention that throughout the day I listen to Gabby Bernstein’s talks which are so helpful. I also listen to Hay House Radio. My favorite current host is Nancy Levin. She is the best life coach. I love her. I desperately want to call onto her radio show, but it occurs during a busy time at work.

As far as spiritual teachers go, Gabby is my #1 right now. I also love Nancy Levin. In the past, my teachers were Wayne Dyer, Debbie Ford, Louise Hay, Cheri Huber, etc. But I found Gabby at the right time, or she is just the best spiritual teacher ever! 😉

One day soon, I have to explain how all this affects my life. I just wanted to describe what I do on a daily basis.

This week I…

Music of the week: John Mayer, Madi Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Michelle Branch, Robyn, Emeli Sande, Nelly Furtado

TV of the week: NBA Playoffs,  This is Us, Survivor

Movie of the week: none

Books of the week: Still reading –  Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton,  My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein (rereading), and  May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Berstein.

Planner update: Plans in my Erin Condren planner:

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Plans for the Weekend: Grocery shopping, studying, and reading. Next week will be interesting. I might try to get to yoga, but since it is already a busy week, I’m not sure.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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