Friday, January 1, 2016
Yay 2016! Intentions, new stuff, glitter.
i always love new years day - well i do now that I don't have hangovers on it.
It just feels new, even though it's just a day, Friday today. I don't have a set in stone ritual on Jan 1st, but there are some things i love to do - for one - i always read my little spiritual diary, i don't read it every day of the year but the Jan 1 entry is one of my faves:
" With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move though them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled." - Paramahasana Yogananda
Just feels like such a great way to start - every year, every day there are closed portals to open and dreams to fulfill and ponder upon.
I also like to do 108 Sun Salutations - in past years i've done them on new years eve but this year I am doing them on Jan 1. I decided not to go to a studio that was offering it in a group and instead I am going to complete them at home, that way i can take all day and do it in increments of 5 or 10 or whatever, and mark them down. So far today I've done 15 and i'm listening to Magnetic Fields as my soundtrack
Today also I will go to Counter Culture for their new years day brunch with my daughter, we tried last year but the line was huge and we had a time constraint. - Well actually i saw that the line is huge again and so I'm gonna cook up some deliciousness, lentil pie, garlicky wilted collard greens for abundance and black eyed pea harissa hummus.
One thing i started new this year was a new instagram and twitter account for Glitter Every Day - i was reading the beginning of this blog and remembering the inspiration for the name - the day i had to go have a biopsy, the one that diagnosed my breast cancer, i wore glitter eyeliner to it, i wanted and needed to feel glittery, pretty, snazzy and ME - i've always been a glitter girl. I felt good that day in my fear. For some reason this past year I've had a renewed difficulty finding the me in me. The shine i have felt in the past. Nothing major has happened, it's just a thing, some shifts of life n stuff. So I've been doing the glitter wearing again, even to yoga sometimes, glitter eye liner is on.
I was inspired big time by this awesome blog post by my friend Blake, it just takes a little thing to feel that spark, it's not so hard to find that self expression.
But I also want to remember that finding that can be in anything...a quote, an encounter, a flower, you get it. So follow me: