Although I have caught a respiratory flu virus and feel as though someone is pulling off my skin while I'm still in it, I can feel grateful amidst this illness. I am grateful to teach at a school where you are encouraged to care for yourself, the team pulls together when someone is out, and we have sick time with pay. I am grateful that the wonderful peeps with whom I work are sending me thoughts of healing and care. I am grateful I don't feel, - and am not made to feel - guilty for being ill. I am grateful for a warm bed with a heated mattress pad, and lots of hot tea and hot cocoa made with almond milk!
I am grateful for my thoughts that surround being sick. I am determined to be well soon, and I am creating lots of healing affirmations to say to myself, instead of "Oh, no, not again" or "I'll be sick for so long". My thoughts are: "Every minute and every hour I am getting better and better", "My immune system is strong and powerful and is destroying this virus", and "I am radiant health".
I decided to do some pranayama to see if that would help, and it did! A few rounds of Kapalabhati and Nadi Shodanham, and I am breathing clearer with diminished amounts of mucus, and my energy is up a notch. The link below offers definitive and accurate instruction for Kapalabhati, as taught by my teacher from the HImalayan Institute, Sandra Anderson!
During my time of sitting, I sent out thoughts and visualizations for radiant health; security and financial abundance; Hygge and comfort in my environment; freedom, time, and money for creative expression; love and connection; and freedom, time, and money to pursue my favorite passe-temps. I asked for these things for myself and for the world as I sent out vibes of peace, light, and love to the world.
Did you get some?
I am determined to be recovered quickly and I see it happened.
Mote it be!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!