Create a Ritual
I was going through my bookshelf as I do a lot when I think about doing weekly messages. I found three copies of a book called Simplify Your Life, 100 Ways To Slow down and Enjoy The Things That Really Matter by Elaine St. James. Now I’ve never purchased a copy of this book; they were gifts given to me by people in many years past to help me simplify my life. I’ve always been one of those people who had 10 or 20 things going all simultaneously. Moving through them and maybe pushing the energy a bit. I know, if you know me, what a shock that would be. It is one of those things that I don’t choose to do any longer.
I know with COVID, we all had to simplify our lives. Some of us had to stay in our homes really for a month or two months or three months and order groceries. I find I still like to have my groceries delivered; how easy is that? I don’t walk through the grocery store and pick up everything I want to eat if I’m hungry. So I started looking through this book, Simplify Your Life.
The book had never been opened; it was too tight in the binding. It gives you a hundred different ways to simplify your world. Many of them are out of date because it was printed in 1994. Somebody gave it to me in the nineties or maybe early 2000’s. This one is kind of interesting. One way to simplify your life is to slow down to the posted speed limit; what a novel idea to drive at the speed limit. Another one is to learn yoga. I’m not going to go to a yoga class, but I’ve often thought of getting a Tai Chi video to do stretches and things. I used to take Tai Chi, but I need a video to help me refresh it. I want to do it in the comfort of my own home. Meditate, create a ritual that wouldn’t simplify my life. I do that all the time. What would simplify your life?
Turn your hobby into your job. I have done that one already. You see, when we think of simplifying our life, we think of things that might take us in a more complicated way. Meaning if you’re going to create a ritual, you go out and buy all the things for the ritual; then you forget what the ritual was all about. Some people need rituals, some don’t, but when you think of simplifying your life, instead of going out and getting a book on it, you certainly could; it might give you some ideas. Instead, think of the things you love and think of the things you don’t love about your life, and see how you can rearrange them. I know in my world, I’m starting to clean out the corners in my home.
Sit in Stillness
If you’ve ever been to my home, you will find all kinds of things in the corners of my house. Items are stacked up, and it may break the energy from that corner in a Feng shui way, but it’s also cluttered, but I don’t know what else to do with it. So, to simplify my life, I’ve decided that if I don’t know what to do with it, I pitch it. If it doesn’t have a place, I give it to the DAV(Disabled American Veterans), a not-for-profit organization’s veterans service in Branson.
Ridding yourself of those things that no longer serve your highest good. Now, if that stresses you out, that is not simplifying your life. Another way to simplify your life without stressing yourself out is to take one day a week without electronics. At first, that may stress you out. But if you take one day a week, you can tell your friends; I’m not going to open my phone. If it’s a case of emergency, you’re going to have to figure a way to let me know, but taking a specified time, not between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Set a time when you have no computer, television, cellphone, or energy like that, and you sit; you read a good book. You sit in stillness and meditate. There are so many things that you can do that do not involve electronics. Sit by the lake, take a kayak ride, look at kayaks. Does that simplify your life? What’s another thing that you could do to simplify your life?
I’m doing a program now that asks you to read ten pages a day. Now, I am not a reader. I have never been, but I’ve started reading ten pages a day and in a book that is not a how-to book but an inspirational book; I find that I really like it. Sometimes I may not remember it all, but I really like it, and maybe it’s just staring at the words on the page and moving through them. And I’m asking them to go into my body, regardless of whether my conscious mind remembers them or not. Because if you have known me for any length of time, you know that I lost the ability to read in the late nineties before I started channeling. But it’s a nice break.
So look at your life and see, what is it within your life that you could simplify? What is it that you could let go of? Do you really have to go to Starbucks every day? Not that there’s anything wrong with going to Starbucks or whatever your ritual is. What is it that you love? I was talking with somebody the other day, and they were saying, “I’ve got to clean my house; I hate it.” And I said, “There are lots of people that love to clean houses, and they probably need work right now. Simplify your life, pay somebody else to clean it.” “Oh, I never have enough money too,” You’ll be amazed at how much money you do have when you start simplifying your life.
I would love your suggestions on how you simplified your life on our Adironnda Family of Love Facebook Group. So think about it. I think I’ll simplify my life by ending this video. Namaste y’all, namaste.