habit of first rising thought

good morning…

for the next 7 days, challenge yourself to be aware of your first rising thought

right as you open your eyes

remember this thought

and if you do remember, write it down.

and if you didn’t remember, the closest first thought that came to mind.

then after day 7, write it down and ask your soul while journaling (early morning or after meditation)…

“what do these thoughts tell me about this season of my life?”

the next 14-30 days, consciously shift your thought to something you desire,

but be grateful for whatever you desire as if it is already here.

examples:

if you are looking to get in shape, perhaps think

“i am so grateful to feel physically healthy and fit in my body”

if you are looking to feel financially abundant, think to yourself

“i am so grateful for the abundance of money in my account and more coming my way”

if you are looking to feel better about a negative situation in your life

“i am so grateful that i’ve found the light, guidance, and expansion in X - so i am relieved from it for good”

if you are looking to deepen your connection to source

“dear source/God/the universe/angels, i am so grateful for you and your guidance in my life every day”

whatever it is, even if you don’t truly feel it in this moment

be thankful for the “existence” and “manifestion” of already having it

as your first waking thought

every morning

and check back in

in 14-30 days

and see what unfolds…

a prayer to mama earth every morning

during or after your morning routine

plant your feet somewhere out doors

in nature

if you’re in a big city, perhaps find a park

or close your eyes and visualize yourself standing in your favorite space in nature in your mind

think of this time,

this prayer,

as your time to heal her and give her the love she needs

with faith that the more people do this, collectively, the more she will heal where she needs healing

look around

one by one

element by element

plant by plant

animal by animal

sun and moon

sky and water

pay gratitude to all you see

all you know

feel free to use this prayer or improvise your own

i return thanks to the mother,

to her body.

the earth.

supporting me. keeping me safe.

i return thanks to the element of water.

to her rivers and streams,

to her ocean body,

to her waterfalls

to all the nourishment that water supplies to keep me alive

to her teardrops of rain that nourish the plants and trees

and the element of wind for blowing the seeds

to create more plants and trees

i return thanks to all herbs

which design medicines for our bodies

to heal our diseases

i return thanks to the air

for giving me space to breath

to be alive to experience all things

i return thanks to the fire

for burning what no longer serves mama earth

so it may rise into the ethers

and reflecting her pain

to wake us up so we can do what we can

to calm the heat, to shower her with love, and keep her sane

and i return thanks to the heat of the sun

for shining light on the herbs

the fruits and vegetables

so they grow and nourish my body and soul

for shining light on me

showing me there is light when times are dark

and kissing me with sunbeams

to fill me with life and energy

i return thanks to the moon and the stars,

which also given me their light

in darkness

and filling my sleepy soul with dreams

so i wake with a brighter tomorrow

and i return thanks to the moon + sun

for looking after our earth

birthing life and

keeping us safe in this vast solar system

with their beneficent eye

lastly, i return thanks to the great spirit of mama earth

in whom is embodies all selflessness, beauty, and good

meditative nature walk

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step

by

step

by

step

and

pause

listen

and step again

mindful

deliberate

steps that flow with the rhythm of your breath

the rhythm of the wind

the rhythm of the birds singing 

or the water flowing

 

a meditative nature walk is a medicine for your soul

to help in the healing you in whatever you are going through

physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally

or perhaps

give you more clarity

give you an answer

give you more peace in your mind

and love in your heart

 

if you're in a big city, find a park

if you're in the countryside, find a new spot to roam

if you've roamed every option, go to your favorite spot

 

when your mind starts to chitter chatter

negative or positive or neutral chatter

smile at that thought and tell it

"not now"

and just go back to the beauty around you

 

if people walk by, see what comes up for you

how does this affect your energy?

how does this affect your mood?

or feeling of the space around you?

in that, you will find a lesson. if it doesn't feel too good, then perhaps, that shows you something that you may need to work on to accelerate your healing. 

whatever comes your way will be a message, a lesson, and part of the experience for you. 

note whatever living beings you may see

dragonflies?

butterflies?

bumble bees?

a lady bug?

a deer?

a fox?

a hawk?

other birds?

perhaps they’re a sign, an omen

perhaps they’re delivering you a message

listen

walk everyday

mindfully

without music

without podcasts (yes, without YOM)

without any distraction

and if you choose to walk with someone, may you both set an intention to walk in silence and simply observe together

the challenge is to do this every single day of the month for at least 20 minutes. and if you miss a day, just add an extra 20 minutes to the next day. perhaps you may accumulate hours worth of walking, but hey... that's what is showing up for you and a part of your journey for whatever reason.

do this for yourself.

i highly advice that you either tell a trusted friend, soul triber or make a post in your own magic secret facebook group that you're committing to this and to hold you accountable.

i’m excited to hear what may unfold

this is simple

just step

and listen

one raw meal a day

dearest yomie,

if you've been listening to the two most recent podcasts (end of july), i've only been eating fully raw for a short two weeks now, but feel as if i've been detoxing my body and mind for a whole year! 

i'm open

i'm realigning

i'm receiving

i believe it's a combination of not only eat fully raw and whole fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, but also the connection with fruitful beings around me at the uk fruit festival. 

so this is a challenge for your health. 

to not only nourish your body with foods that love you back...

but to open the doorway of enlightenment within your mind and soul. 

and to detox both the physical and emotional toxins that continue to linger, even with all the energy work we do. 

i feel a shift

a sparkle

a newfound confidence in love

and light

and i want you to feel this too. 

of course, like every eating lifestyle, going fully raw without the proper knowledge can be challenging (do your research if you choose to pursue it fully).

but eating even just one meal a day will help your cleanse every blockage. 

you'll not only be receiving the vitamins and minerals your body and mind need to flourish,

but your b+m will also be absorbing the nutrients needed to maintain a harmonious balance.

a meal may be a large rainbow raw salad loaded with a variety of veggies with a nut or fruity dressing

or a juice

a smoothie

a smoothie bowl

a mono meal

or you can get creative with a gourmet raw vegan recipe

i used to be scared of eating too much fruit, and deprived myself of its abundant nutrition

it's funny how we fear things we need most, 

and as i eat this food that loves me back daily

i'm listening to my own soul's needs, and my being is responding back with gratitude every new morning as i feel my heart and see my body are radiating with beauty and love.

(side note one: if your stomach isn't used to raw cruciferous vegetables, i'd wait awhile while your digestive enzymes build to warrior status!)

(side note two: listen to fully raw kristina's first and second episode, to learn more about this diet and lifestyle - and to connect with her info is in the show notes. and no... she didn't ask me to post this, it's just what i feel called to challenge you with as it's drastically helped me!)

cheers to your raw meal! 

love always,

raquelle aka raw kale

 

expand our raw vegan recipe rolodex... what's your favorite?

handwritten letters

dearest yomie, 

i love you because.... you have made my life so much brighter...

soul much more purposeful and meaningful.

you give me meaning.

+ deepen my love...

for all beings...

including you

+ myself

love always,

r.

MAGIC CHALLENGE the hand-written letter

handwritten letters hold the art of your soul.

they capture the truths and wonder that may not always be told. 

this month, this week, on this day...

please write hand-written letters to at least eight!

OR, better yet, challenge yourself to write one a day for the remainder of the month.

yes, handwritten letters to people in your life who deserve to read why you love them.

it may be - 

to family

friends

people you look up to

or, (the most challenging one yet)

people you need to make amends with.

while actions + the verbal expression of love are beautiful,

no one writes it enough -- especially from their own hand. 

it's easy to "type" i love you, 

but now, writing it? is another story. 

another story that must be shared. 

another story that must be felt.

the act of writing reasons why you love someone will not only lift their spirits, but your own. as you are reminding your subconcious mind how powerfully deserving of love and gratitude you are. in turn, perhaps manifesting more people to love. more things to be grateful for. 

so do your friends, family, and your soul a favor... and write 8 handwritten letters beginning with 

"i love you because..." (unless, of course it's someone you need to make amends with, so you can add this later).

+ then let it flow...

and who knows? maybe you'll recieve one back ;). 

 

xx

post-meditation journaling

begin the habit of writing down your experience

post meditative imaginings

reflecting back to your sensations. your experiences. your imaginings. 

- what sensations came up for you + in your body?

- in what areas did you feel tension, if any? 

- what did you see, imagine, visualize from your mind's eye?

- did you hear any whispers? 

- did any ideas of sparks of inner inspiration areas? 

- do you see yourself living the images that came to you?

- did you recall on any memory?

- did you have moments of complete clarity?

- did you have moments of pure presence -- where nothing and no one came to mind?

- when you finally opened your eyes, what aftermath sensations were resonating?

when you collect the data answering either the questions above or simply just writing down your experience (or both), then you may find patterns. and those patterns are clues, nudges, a puzzle or clear message delivered to you, by the universe, for a reason. 

pay attention. 

listen. 

be open. 

the more you reflect back on your meditative imaginings, the more truth and clarity you find.

soul contract

Write a contract to... your soul

in your personal journal.

What do you need for yourself to feed your soul daily?

Isn't it rather easy to meet the needs of others, but challenging to meet your own? Do you find yourself leaving your own agenda on the back burner in order to complete a task for another? 

The verbal contract we make with our fellow humans gives us a sense of urgency to "keep our word" in order to maintain the peace + make them happy. Gaw! Our souls are screaming every time we do this... because it's just as -- no, no, it's MORE important for you to meet the needs of your own in order to keep the peace and happiness within. There's great wisdom in the flight attendants advice to place our own oxygen mask on first before assisting others. Seriously... it's hard to help anyone if you're depleted. 

On the recent Q+A podcast, Allie brought to light her personal contract to her soul to hold herself accountable for doing what makes her feel most aligned. For example: write 5 poems a day and learning 3 new recipes a week.

Now -- you may be one of the rarities who is able to uphold your commitment to meet all your internal needs as well as others needs. Heck, you may even have a precise self-care routine and never let anything interfere with it. Wonderful! This exercise is still for you, because as we're all expanding and improving beings... there's always SOMETHING we'd like to do more of. (Also... what's your secret?)

Write a poem a day

Create a new plant-based high protein recipe a week

Practice another language for 30 minutes a day

Deep meditation 1 hour+ every single day

Visualize your future for 20 minutes a day  

Practice yin yoga every night

Dedicate time to do absolutely nothing but stare at a fountain or a tree for 30 minutes a day

Above are only examples that popped into my mind on a whim -- hmmm... probably because they're all things I know would bring my inner being so much joy, and she'd like for me to dedicate time to -- but I always allow other tasks to take priority. 

I prefer to write in my personal journal -- my baby -- my book that holds my own spiritual energy in this present moment along with her immense sentiment. 

Here are a few guidelines to make this challenge easier:

1.  This is a contract for the month of may. At the top write:

(YOUR NAME) 

Contract to My Soul 

for MAY

2. Keep it short and focus on 1-2 routines you realistically have the air to do for yourself daily. The more challenging, the more challenging it will be to commit -- keep that in mind, though it is tempting to be overly ambitious -- you want to end the month celebrating! 

3. WHY are you doing this? After you decide what you will focus on, write down your "WHY" -- the most honest reason you need to commit to this for your soul. Consider positive outcomes that will likely happen when you do this daily for a month.

4. Sign it! Yes, sign your beautiful signature... maybe date it too to like super proficient. 

5. And feel free to post it in the secret FB group. Share it with a friend to hold you accountable. Knowing someone else's eyes has seen makes you feel a little more accountable on a personal level. 

 

your poem

WRITE A POEM... 

a day

AND...

post it in the FB group

for the soul tribe to see.

PREP

Meditate: in your own magical way (feel free to use our guided meditations)

and/or

Walk in nature in silence or meditative music and be open to receiving “a download”

and/or

Take a nature bath in a body of water near you. Listen. Be open to receiving "a download".

WHEN INFORMATION + INSPIRATION SPARKS

Take out the notes on your phone or journal

write what you hear and feel

doesn’t need to rhyme

doesn’t need to perfectly flow

just need to be from the source

from you

LEAVE POEM ALONE

for a period of time

revisit it if some edits in mind

RE-READ TO YOUR POEM

out loud and/ or perform it

a few times before you share

SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND

they'll be honored

POST YOUR MAGIC

on Instagram and/or soul tribe facebook group

use the hashtag

#yourownmagic

44 min reading

44 minutes a day

Did you know... if you read 45 minutes a day, you may end up reading one book a week! (Something we learned while interviewing Jim Kwik about the power of learning to learn).

So... we're going to twist this idea (Allie + Raquelle style) using our lucky angel number of 44 as the goal time for reading every single day to read a book a week in the month of March.

Finishing 4 books this month... 

Join us! 

44 minutes a day to do something that helps expand your mind and soul. 

We want to not only read, but do one more thing every single day -- and spend 44 minutes (at least) doing it. 

YOGA!

Or split the two on busy days. 22 minutes each. 

Hey, at least we did it... accomplishing any challenge on most days makes us feel like we've won the day... the month. 

Here are other ideas you may want to try for 44 minutes a day.

Nature Walk

Hike

Meditate

Write

Journal

Blog

Paint

Dance

Film

Take Pictures

Edit Pictures

Stare Off into The Distance... because, why not?

write it in your journal

Make a personal declaration to yourself choosing one (or two at most... don't overwhelm yourself) of something that you want to dedicate 44 minutes to everyday. 

Something that nourishes your mind and soul. 

Something that makes you come alive and feel aligned.

make a soul tribe declaration of the action(s) you will commit to for 44 days

This is, of course, optional... but if you're open to it. We'd love to hear what you're committing yourself to for the next 31 days.

PS -- you do not have to start March. Start anytime you see this or a day that fits best with your schedule. 

PPS -- if you miss a day... THAT'S OKAY! We're not perfect. We may accidentally miss too. But we'll still be happy that most days we committed to this, because otherwise.... we wouldn't. 

record your manifestations

setting the stage

Find a quiet, peaceful space where you feel safe and inspired.

Light some candles or incense

Have a pen and piece of paper nearby.

Make sure your surroundings are clean.

sit in a comfortable position

and breathe for a few moments, slowing down into your natural state of peace.

Surrender any limitations of the mind for a few minutes as you visualize the upcoming year ahead.

What does your dream life look like?

How does it feel?

Be as specific as possible as you paint a picture in your mind.

Record your manifestations as though they have already happened.

Do not question how you will get there.

When you feel complete and have written the dreams closest to your heart, take a few more deep breaths.

Imagine a blue light at your throat chakra. Let it grow brighter and brighter. When you are ready, turn on the record button and record your manifestations.

Put emotion into your voice, smiling at the ones that bring you joy.

This way, even if you are not aligned to the vibration of these manifestations, the recording will hold the space for you.

Listen to it every night as you fall asleep, and in the morning when you first wake up. (The times when our theta/beta brain waves are active, and our subconscious is in its most receptive and vulnerable state.)

At the end of the recording.....

speak this prayer out loud

Dear Universe, (or Angels/God/YOUR name -- whatever resonates with you).

I am so grateful to you for bringing me all of these manifestations or better immediately.

In my receptive state, I am effortlessly creating a life beyond my wildest dreams.