Hello Dear One!
I’m here to suggest you do something radical today…make this a “Sacred Sunday”.
Hear me out… Think about how we’re being constantly bombarded these days… Texts, emails, alerts, notifications, and phone calls never stop. Social media exposes us to the daily minutia of hundreds, sometimes thousands of friends and acquaintances. With the internet everywhere from our bedrooms to our pockets, the average person now takes in information equivalent to 175 newspapers each day.
WE NEED A BREAK!!!
So, in my life I try to observe something I call “Sacred Sundays”. For me, that doesn’t necessarily mean going to church or a meditation hall (although that can be awesome!), but it has these general parameters: staying offline for the day (except for a quick check-in with my Life Rebooters if I’m in the middle of a program), not scheduling anything that I can’t easily move or get out of (even the “fun” stuff), not doing anything that feels like an “obligation”, and sometimes even having a morning or afternoon of complete silence.
I have to admit that even though I yearn for this, it isn’t easy. It’s hard to ignore the piling up emails, it’s hard to say no to that meeting that “just can’t be scheduled any other time”, and it’s hard not to try to fit the people I love into every nook and cranny of my weekend…but I must.
You see, it’s only in having SPACE that I can truly come home to myself. As writer May Sarton said:
“I am here alone for the first time in weeks, to take up my “real” life again at last. That is what is strange– that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone in which to explore and to discover what is happening or has happened.”
It’s when I unplug that I can catch up with my life — process the pains of the week, absorb the lessons, and cultivate appreciation. It’s only in the silence that I can distinguish the murmurings of my inner voice from my stomach growling. :p
If you’re a parent or an entrepreneur or just have a lot of shit to do ;), it’s easy to believe that any time you take to relax or meditate or be silent is time that could/should be used elsewhere. Think, though, about what happens when you are constantly rushing, doing things out of obligation, and always putting the needs of others ahead of yours… You get cranky, fatigued, sick, careless, resentful, or all of the above. And just so we’re clear…having a grumpy, zombie-like martyr around isn’t doing anybody any favors.
Instead, you could just drop out for a day (or even just a few dedicated hours) each week and become much more lovingly and powerfully present in your life for the other six.
Here are some forms your “Sacred Sunday” could come in:
– turning your smartphone off for the day
– saying “no” to any appointments or obligations
– declaring a morning of silence in which you don’t communicate
– staying offline for the whole day
– spending time alone in nature
– doing a tech-free evening in which you stay away from your computer, phone, and maybe even the TV and music.
Keep in mind that even an HOUR today dedicated to down-time can open up some vital space.
Just a warning… If you have deeply ingrained habits of constant stimulation and busyness, you may find yourself feeling deeply uncomfortable with the space and silence at first. If that happens, just breathe right into this feeling and remind yourself that in order to feel ALIVE, you must learn to be PRESENT again.
So, my friend, I send you love as you head into your own “Sacred Sunday”…may this be the last thing you read before kicking your butt offline today.xo, Kimberly
P.S. If you feel deeply called to find more space, connection, and aliveness in your days and life, my Life Reboot Program will show you the way. My next Toronto Program starts Feb. 6. (more below)
“Enter into the stillness inside your busy life. Become familiar with her ways. Grow to love her; feel her with all your heart and you will come to hear her silent music and become one with Love’s silent song.” – Noel Davis
I’m leading a rare, small group journey for women and men of discovery, enlivening, and renewal in the land of the pharaohs this January!
This 10-day growth odyssey (Jan. 13-23), in benefit of Canada’s Animal Justice and the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals, includes my special transformational workshops, the group’s own awesome Egyptologists, and getting up close and personal with the most magnificent and moving ancient sites in the world.
We’re going to stand together at the foot of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, dance like Sufis, immerse ourselves in the exotic markets of old Cairo, hot-balloon over the monuments of Luxor, explore village life in Middle Egypt, and sail down the Nile like Cleopatra on a 4-night cruise to explore the hidden gems from Luxor to Aswan.
Let the mystical land of Egypt (with a little help from me!) awaken your most powerful and alive self!
CLICK HERE and let me tell you all about our SOUL JOURNEY TO EGYPT
UP-COMING LIFE REBOOT
The Life Reboot Program is a personal development intensive to explore, center, and ignite your life.
You might have tried various courses, books, workshops, therapies, etc. in the past to breakthrough to the next level of your life, but things just didn’t stick. Well, this soulful, practical, and sometimes rowdy body/mind/spirit adventure that uses DAILY work (powerful audio recordings, exercises, & email check-ins) to create shifts on a tangible real-life level, and combines that daily work with intimate and exhilarating weekly workshops (10 people maximum). The result is deep, tangible, and lasting changes. Think of this as your own 7-week personal revolution!
Get ready to:
- Take on that big dream you’ve been feeling stuck around
- Stop living on auto-pilot and WAKE UP
- Bust through stress and anxiety and find a deep sense of peace and contentment
- Build a customized life game-plan for your most spectacular future
- Laugh more: lighten up and invite in more joy, fun and creativity
- Free yourself from self-imposed limits & unleash your full power
- Invite more love into your life & cultivate deeper, more satisfying relationships
- Uncover who you truly are
- Take specific action to help heal the world
- Love your life
With just the right mix of loving support and kick-ass motivation, I personally guide you through every step of this process to clear out the crap and jump-start your life. The program groups are limited to 10 people, so you receive plenty of individual attention. We do deep, profound work in the Life Reboot Program, but we also have a gut-busting good time doing it. There will be fascinating concepts to explore, but a big emphasis will also be put on life strategizing and practical game-plans. If you’re willing to come to the program with a sense of curiosity and you do the work, your life will change…I’ve seen it happen hundreds of times before.