It’s finally here! Happy New Year boos and baes! Honestly, going into this New Year I felt way out of balance. I felt drained and weighed down with all the responsibilities I had to fufill. As a Libra I can definitely say the scales describe me perfectly. I can feel when my imaginary scales are off balance and it shows in my attitude and my energy. The main reason I think I have been feeling so off is because I have not been taking time to practice yoga. Yoga is what keeps me sane and I shouldn’t neglect it because I have work early or I have to make lunch or whatever other activity pops up demanding all my attention and time. No! This year I’ve learned it is essential to set aside time for ME, MYSELF, AND I. I feel I spend so much time helping, providing services, giving advice, and just being there for other people, I forget that I come first and I have to pour into myself. No one cares about me like I do. So therefore its imperative that I take care of myself, and YOU should too.
Anyway moving on to my 2018 mantra. You ever read a sentence, paragraph, quote, poem, post on ig, etc. and it just resonates with your spirit. Like you feel exactly what the author felt when they wrote those words. I love when that happens. lol That is how I came to my 2018 mantra.
For those of you who dont know what a mantra is, it is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. So you may have been in in a yoga class or just in general heard the sound “oooommmmm” That is a mantra. It is a sound, meaning universal oneness, and it can be used/repeated in meditation. So a mantra can be a sound, or a word, or in my case a few sentences. lol
I am grounded. My spirit is grounded deep in the earth. I am calm, strong, centered, and peaceful. I am able to let go of fear and trust that I am eternally safe. I am worthy of all things beautiful.
Oh how I love this. I love this because there is no other feeling than being grounded. “Being grounded is the ability to be completely aware and conscious during the present moment. It means your energy is planted firmly in your body instead of drifting off into airy-fairy land. Being grounded means you have stability, security, and control over your life. It means being ready to handle life’s challenges instead of burying your head in the sand and pretending they aren’t there. It means you are checked in instead of checked out. Being grounded is important so you can face your life instead of running from it. And ironically, being properly grounded can help you reach higher spiritual frequencies.”
So this year I’m going to practice mindfulness even more, by finding more ways to be and stay grounded. I want my energy planted firmly in my body. I am calm, strong, centered, and peaceful. I let go of fear and trust that I am eternally safe. I am worthy of all things beautiful. Come on now! That’s a word!
If this mantra resonates with you please feel free to use it, copy it, post it, whatever you feel. If you have a mantra for 2018 let me know what it is in the comments!