Welcome, April

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I write a Monthly Passage, which I learned from Havi’s blog at The Fluent Self, to let go of last month and enter the new month with intention.

What worked in March, Month of Pleasure

  • baking blackberry muffins – I didn’t know blackberries turn red when you bake them!
  • reducing or eliminating my to-do list as needed
  • 15 minutes of 4 things per day, 5 days a week
  • asking and being honest
  • dancing
  • recognizing when I’m ready
  • welcoming feelings and desires
  • quitting what wasn’t serving me
  • remembering my monsters’ sneaky methods
  • going ahead with imperfect creations
  • resting
  • nourishing myself
  • remembering I am capable

Next time I might

Qualities I want for April
Health. Rest. Right Ingredients. Boundaries.

Things I’m working on

  • returning to more health/more wholeness
  • speaking up
  • finding the Right Ingredients
  • exploring my relationship with technology

Looking forward to

  • growing in wholeness from this illness
  • warmer weather

Asking and hoping for

  • the Right Ingredients

I’m ready for

  • Glowing Fiercely

Tarot Message
I drew Temperance, card of “combining properly”. It represents:

  • the Right Ingredients
  • balanced, flowing emotions
  • healing
  • merging, connection
  • subtle shifts
  • bridge between mind and body
  • reconciliation of opposites
  • a middle path

My Tarot resources are The Tarot Directory and Tarot Teachings.

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Sunday Revue: blueberry muffins

Every Sunday I revue – the fun kind of review – the past week. I base this on the old style Friday Chicken from Havi’s blog at The Fluent Self.

What worked

  • watching videos at work
  • Oasis journaling by myself
  • drawing at lunch
  • dancing every day
  • calming self-talk

Next time I might

  • STOP and go to bed
  • eat yogurt every day
  • plan my weekend mornings so I have something fun to get up for

The Hard

  • it’s been very cold
  • I’ve adapted a little to watching videos at work – the level of happiness I experience while watching them has plateaued, I think, and I’m starting to feel a little bored again
  • tummy troubles because I forgot to have yogurt
  • feeling like I’m being forced to make big decisions when I’m really not
  • promises made – I’ll believe them when I see them

The Good

Super yummy breakfast all week!

  • my partner has been less depressed and has been taking some steps forward
  • it was sunny the past two days
  • I like watching Crash Course World History
  • I finished a sketch of my next artwork