Monthly Archives: August 2013
I am doing a new experiment I am going to try to teach online. I started a group on Facebook and there are a few more spots open so if anyone would like to join us please let me know 🙂
You can either like my Facebook page, and send me a pm with your email or you can email me at poppyunderhill at gmail.
I am super excited as we have folks of all level of experience and a small group so there can be a lot of interaction. My class is more of a guided self discovery and I can’t wait to see where it all leads.
as I have in my BOS “Welcome all with open heart and open mind, what you seek you shall find.”
Todays challenge for know yourself. is to write 2 lists or combine them as you see fit. or if you don’t like lists write a paragraph or what ever suits you. The point is to do some self discovery as we work on “know yourself”
first list “what is important to me in my life”
and the second which might be a little more painful. are you living your life right now in accordance with what you have deemed important.
ok I shall be back with my list and if you want to share you can leave it in the comments below or leave a link to your blog post if you doing this along with me on your blog 🙂
Mexican Baked Eggs and fruit. I always make breakfast for dinner on a full moon.
Tomato tart and green salad
Pizza and Movie Night
The journey unfolds. If your just joining me, welcome. I have decided (after a lecture from several people) to do a bit of a life overhaul. Not in the “I hate my life, everything must change”, type of way but more in a I need to be more conscious of the choices I am making for me. So I decided to start with 13 goals of a witch and work thought them while bring my life more in line with what I want it to be. I have started with Know yourself.
I am still working on my lists but here is the progress I have made. I got to thinking about the various ways we can contribute to our health and having watched the movie Chasing Mavericks recently I kept thinking about what Frosty said about the 4 pillars of a person. So this image came to my head. As you know I’m not an artist per say but I don’t mind. After writing the headings I decided to go back and write in some supporting characteristics of the categories.
I tried a few different ways to write down a list of things I wanted to do every day but I don’t feel that either list is really complete and so this one is still a work in progress.
Then there is the long list of everything I have to do. I have actually gone back and added a few more things. I know this picture made some people (poor miss Jennie) freak out because it is too much. Dear Jennie is absolutely right. It is too much, but currently this is everything on my plate. So It is now a question of culling and delegating. I still think without this list I still might feel like I should be able to get it all done and do more.
Having done the work to understand where I stand at this very moment I am choosing to move forward and start with examining and working on my Physical pillar. I am starting there as 1. my health is a little bit of an issue at the moment. 2. I tend to ignore my physical body more than I should. 3 this is the vessel for the other pillars so I want to sure it up. I am starting this again just by observation. I am observing how my body is carrying out its tasks and recording some key information. I am keeping a food diary. I have done this before and it is always interesting. I am writing down amounts of food I eat (roughly) but more I am writing down what did I eat, why did I eat? When did I eat? How did I feel after and what did I think of the food, the flavor? I am also trying to up my water intake as that always helps and I have yet to meet a person who drinks enough water. I will probably start adding in sleep notes too.
I have started a section in my Filofax called “a better me” and that is where I’m writing all this down. Btw if you’re wondering from the picture above with the big list that is a Personal Metropol Filo in Red and it has the Lime Tree Fruits calendar
The other day I was trying to film a video for The Pagan mama about how to deal with yourself and take care of your health. I tried and tried and tried and just couldn’t do it. See the problem was that I felt like a phony. I know I was not being authentic as I was not dealing with my health in the proper ways. So I thought I would delve back into my self work and share it with you. I think we are all on a journey and sometimes I get off my path and must get back on and I think others probably feel the same way.
I have talked about it all with you before, wearing to many hats. I realize that I do have a lot going on in my life and it is high time I am honest with myself about it. so to start getting back to being authentic or getting real with myself I thought I would make a couple of lists. Because I like lists and I will share them with you later tonight as I prefer to write them out by hand instead of type them. So I will share you my list headings and maybe you will feel compelled to join me and make your own.
List one: what are the things I HAVE to do? that take my time what are my real responsibilities
list two What are the things I like to do daily?
list 3 What things do I feel are lacking or need to be added.
ok I’m off to list and will report back later 🙂