As we drive through the rocky landscape on the way back to Phoenix from San Diego, we are reflecting on our experience over the past few days and how it has changed us. So, here we are, typing away, on the road!
We decided to attend a retreat, ourselves, to get all juiced up before hosting the Magical Mama Retreat THIS Saturday and Sunday! This is because we know that in order to give, we gotta receive.
What exactly did we receive while being away from our families for several days, connecting with other women, and splashing in the ocean? That’s been the topic of road trip discussion, and we’re going to share it with you, dear Mama. It is our hope that we can inspire you to honor your family and everything you pour your big heart into, by taking good care of YOU.
Outer Results We Noticed in Ourselves:
+Spring in our step
+Carrying ourselves with confidence
Inner Results We Noticed in Ourselves:
+Excitement for parenting and partnering
+Feeling like we have a full cup, allowing us to spread the love
+Renewed and higher sense of self
+Expanded knowledge base of self-care
+More internal resources
+Clarity around next steps in life
What better place to decide on action steps as we re-enter our daily lives!?
We each chose 2 action steps, and we’re holding each other accountable to do them!
1. We will hire support:
Blue is going to hire a cleaning service. Although she is capable of cleaning, she realized that her experience of life (and the energy she brings to her business) will improve when she is freed up from having to do it all herself.
Jennifer, who is a hypnotherapist, and regularly receives hypnotherapy for free, (from colleagues or in trade) has decided to seek out the hypnotherapist of her dreams and start paying for monthly sessions. She realized that the money she trades for hypnotherapy is actually a direct investment in herself. And, for some reason, that just feels more powerful.
Colleen, who is a health coach, is going to hire a coach. She recognized a feeling of stagnation in her life and is feeling ready for the next step. She is tired of self-limitations and patterns and needs outside perspective to break free.
2. We will honor our desires:
Jennifer is going to buy jewelry for herself for the first time, and revel in the fun of choosing the perfect gem stones for their energetic properties.
Colleen is going to express her desires and be open to receiving. She will free her throat chakra and give her full self to the world. She will accept outside perspectives as guiding experiences, while valuing uniqueness. This will open her ability to recognize gifts in the world.
Blue can’t wait to get home to connect with her family. Because her cup feels full, she is ready to pour love on her husband and children. Being apart from her husband, and soaking up a bunch of powerful feminine energy is a great recipe to spark up the intimacy in her 15-year-long relationship.
What are YOUR action steps for stepping into the best version of you? How will you get a full cup, so you can give with ease, fun, and patience, instead of with guilt, sacrifice, and strife?
With All Our Love and Devotion,