Guided Africa

 

A Love Letter Issue 1

 

1 September 2021

Hello!

We are just a few weeks from the Spring equinox which is around the 24th of September.

The spring equinox is observed in many cultures as the beginning of a new year because – Spring. ha. 1+1.

Historically, many cultures used the lunar calendar to observe the seasons and cycles of life.

Spring is a time of clearing, realignment and rejuvenation. Our ancestors used the momentum of this new season to make practical preparations for the seasons ahead.

In isiZulu, September is called uMandulo. The word eMandulo is also used to speak of ancient times, or the beginning of time.

Spring is a good time to ‘start’ your new life season because it is aligned with our ancestor’s rhythms and nature’s own cycles. We can learn from every bud and seed what it means to lie patiently, resting, recovering and waiting for the very first sight of potential to blossom with new life.

Spend some time outdoors where possible and meditate on the energy of Spring, and welcome the energy into your life.

You can also clean, declutter and rearrange your home as a meditation of gratitude and preparation for what you are welcoming into your life and space while you release what no longer serves your needs and desires.

Chop life, no make life chop you.

Wizkid

Meditation and Journal Prompts

In keeping with the Spring Alignment theme, I am going to share some simple prompts for your journaling and morning meditation. With consistent practice, writing your morning pages (The Artist’s Way: Julia Cameron) can be transformative, healing and sometimes prophetic.

Ease into your written meditation practice as soon as possible after you wake up. You can do this before or after your morning devotion. It’s up to you.

Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way recommends that one writes 3 pages daily.

  • I dreamt about…
  • I am grateful for…
  • My intuition tells me…Practical meditation is a physical practice of devotion – writing, cleaning, cooking, gardening etc that helps us to align our spirits with our minds, hearts and bodies. A sincere practice roots us in our human experience; it doesn’t alienate us from it.

A Love Letter Issue 1

1 September 2021

Hello!

We are just a few weeks from the Spring equinox which is around the 24th of September.

The spring equinox is observed in many cultures as the beginning of a new year because – Spring. ha. 1+1.

Historically, many cultures used the lunar calendar to observe the seasons and cycles of life.

Spring is a time of clearing, realignment and rejuvenation. Our ancestors used the momentum of this new season to make practical preparations for the seasons ahead.

In isiZulu, September is called uMandulo. The word eMandulo is also used to speak of ancient times, or the beginning of time.

Spring is a good time to ‘start’ your new life season because it is aligned with our ancestor’s rhythms and nature’s own cycles. We can learn from every bud and seed what it means to lie patiently, resting, recovering and waiting for the very first sight of potential to blossom with new life.

Spend some time outdoors where possible and meditate on the energy of Spring, and welcome the energy into your life.

You can also clean, declutter and rearrange your home as a meditation of gratitude and preparation for what you are welcoming into your life and space while you release what no longer serves your needs and desires.

Chop life, no make life chop you.

Wizkid

Meditation and Journal Prompts

In keeping with the Spring Alignment theme, I am going to share some simple prompts for your journaling and morning meditation. With consistent practice, writing your morning pages (The Artist’s Way: Julia Cameron) can be transformative, healing and sometimes prophetic.

Ease into your written meditation practice as soon as possible after you wake up. You can do this before or after your morning devotion. It’s up to you.

Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way recommends that one writes 3 pages daily.

The way to move information from our heads to our hearts is through our hands

Brene Brown

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