Exploring New Territory

Greetings!Lori at Niagara Falls

It is Amazing what we can find when we dare to travel a new trail.  This past week I spent a lot of time doing just that “exploring new territory.”  Both externally (like new hiking trails) and internally, and I’m always intrigued by how my external territory mirrors my internal territory.

When we step off the well paved path onto one that is new, our destination is often less predictable.  And often our minds may become flooded with questions…for me it’s often about the safty of the trail.  But I also know, for me, those questions are simply my internal code asking me if I really have the strength to blaze the trail of my dreams. 

We each have an opportunity to blaze the trail of our dreams and it takes courage to navigate the new path…but when we do, we create an opportunity to see our lives with new eyes!

I encourage you to explore a new trail this week…or even drive a different route on your way to work…notice how differently your experience that journey?  Have fun!

Shine Brightly!
Lori A Andrus

www.journeyjewels.com

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Inspiration….

What inspires you?  What makes you come alive, and fills you with overwhelming joy & excitement?

Knowing what inspires you is the key to finding magic and joy in every experience…it is the key to creating a joy filled life.

I ask myself these questions on a regular basis, and I often find my source of inspiration to be time in nature….taking hikes, walking on the beach gathering stones and driftwood, or even just sitting in my sacred garden watching the birds play and chatter.

It is time in nature that brings my spirit to life, refuels my creativity and offers the clarity I need for every situation present in my life.  It opens my heart creating a deep sense of peace and an ability to honor and trust the process of life.

So today, I invite you to ask your self these questions…

What inspires me?  How can I make time every day…even just for a moment to step into the place of inspiration?

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus

JourneyJewels

 

Little Moments of Inspiration…

1.  When you arrive at your destination and step out of your car…pause and bring your gaze to the sun…let it’s warmth (even on the coldest of days) fill your heart.

 

2.  Take a bath rather than a shower, adding your favorite essential oil to the water (orange, grapefruit, bergamot, or geranium are great winter choices)

 

3.  Spend a little time in your backyard or in a woods…notice what the trees and other plants reveal when naked without their leaves.

 

4.  Turn on your favorite music…dance, laugh, cry…or even have the little tantrum that’s been simmering.