These days, it’s difficult to keep your mind clear, focused and certain of the direction you want to take. It seems that life is speeding up, so there’s little time to take a deep, exhale and catch your breath https://renewwellnessrecovery.com/why-renew/.
Three years living in Italy made my life much easier. This was the life I had envisioned since my time in Florence 13 years ago. Now it was finally possible to realize that dream. It was much easier than I imagined. I didn’t have to drive a car anymore, which I enjoyed. My pink bicycle was my best friend and I discovered that it was easy to manage all our needs. In many instances, I just walked to local markets for my daily needs. I also took the bus or train to Florence to see friends and to travel the areas I desired.
My vegetable garden was also my opportunity to grow delicious, seasonal tomatoes and zucchini. Last spring, it rained for three weeks straight, so we picked walnuts, persimmons and pomegranates from the trees. Basil, Sage, Rosemary and Oregano filled pots with their inviting aromas. They also added their rich flavors to the roasted chickens, tomato sauces, and pasta dishes. The beauty and weather around me were more appealing than TV so I started spending more time outdoors.
These were only a few small changes that made a huge difference in my day, whether it was drinking my morning cappuccino and enjoying the early morning Mediterranean sun, or sipping a delicious margarita out on my patio. It made me feel more at ease, it gave me the opportunity to be surrounded by Nature’s incredible beauty and that was how I wanted my life to look.
However, I found it more difficult to earn a living while in Italy. It was not until all my ideas, contacts, resources, and efforts failed to find work that I gave up and returned to the thing I loved, which was making jewelry. That’s when I found my true calling and life became simple. It’s not work if you do something you enjoy, it becomes a way to live a life that is full of joy and passion. The Universe will work with you and Abundance will flow from that point.
If we make the choice to live simple lives, it can be. Each day, I wake up every morning and try my hardest not to be distracted by the mess around the world. This is done by turning off the television and focusing on my passions. To help transform that chaos and into inner peace, the best thing I can do is to start with me first. While I no longer live in Italy, it is still my way of life.
Rose quartz is my favourite way to help me feel calm and connected with my Higher Heart. Any green gemstone will keep my Heart-centered vision, dreams, and focus in place. Gem Therapy is one of the many ways to support your energy and life. I talk about it in my book, Follow Your Heart. It’s smarter than you think.
Also, I believe in meditation, creative hobbies and spending time outdoors. It is a wonderful world filled with beauty and natural wonders. We just need to slow down and notice.
One of my most fascinating discoveries in the last few years was when I began to meditate each morning. A day later, I felt a sensation similar to a flower opening at the centre of my chest. My vision was clear and I saw the energy flow out of me, wrapping around my shoulders and entering the middle of my back. Soon after, I found out more about the energy field in each of our hearts that forms the shape of a torus. Further research revealed surprising results, and as such I wrote “Follow Your Heart. It’s smarter than you think”
Your life is full of meaning, no matter what it’s called. It is important to understand why you’re here in this moment when life changes quickly and it becomes harder to keep pace.