This past week has been full of love and excitement. I have felt so uplifted and supported in everything I’m doing, and it feels great to spread positivity and light to those around me. My Calendar Challenge has brought so much spontaneous energy into my days and it’s really inspiring to see people be engaged and encouraged by something I have created. I have had a really good feeling about this year, 2018, and already I can tell that magical and mystical things are taking place in my life. I know that things are changing just by observing my approach to my spirit and other spirits around me. I am beginning to see things differently, and my feelings and thoughts about particular circumstances have evolved. I no longer feel the need to compromise myself for what “looks” better and I have no interest in forcing things that nature is not helping to grow. Nature is helping me to grow, and I am completely present in that process.

As you move through different stages in your life, you begin to understand more about time, and divine energy and losing and winning. Oprah once said that “There are no mistakes, because you have a supreme destiny. There is a calling in your life, a supreme destiny, and your job is to feel that, to hear that, to know that. Everything is leading to the same path. There are no wrong paths. Failure is just that thing trying to move you in another direction. So you get as much from your losses as you do from your victories.” I am understanding more and more everyday, the role I have in my success. It is just as much in my hands as it is in the hands of the world. My job as a human living is to go with the wind, drink the water, keep my feet on the earth, and fan the flames of the fire. I am whole. 

This past week I had my 2nd event, Sacred Woman Yoga in Philadelphia. I engaged with women who were seeking yoga as a way to strengthen their minds, bodies, and spirits. We learned from the wisdom of Dr. Robbin Alston who is the Queen Mother of Ase Yoga Studio and Tea Room. She shared the history and value of yoga with attendees and led a yoga class to prepare our minds and bodies for further instruction from myself. It was a great experience, just learning and sharing with positive women who are committing to a life of peace and prosperity. As we breathed and focused our attention together, we created a system of vulnerability and support that will continue to strengthen us beyond the space.

I did a radio program the next day where the host asked me about what I learned from my event. She thought that since I was in the beginning stages of hosting events that I was experiencing something new in my journey to myself and my purpose. Of course what I have learned from my events thus far about coordination, and marketing, and relating, etc. has allowed me to grow in the pursuit of my mission. But what I have really learned, or been reminded of I should say, is that we are constant reflections of love and light and we have more in common that we know. I have rose back into remembering that I am learning just as much if not more than I am teaching and that every experience  is a a new lesson in growth and gratitude.

“It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith. It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today. I’ve gotta step out on faith, It’s time to show my faith.
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found…Strength, courage, and wisdom, And it’s been inside of me all along. Strength, courage, and wisdom, Inside of me.”

Mmmmm. Everything in due time. Everything in due time.

This post is a few dates late, but everything is due time. That’s for life, period. Sometimes things don’t happen at the exact time we plan for them to, but they always happen on time. I am grateful for another week of life. I feel free in my journey through time and space. I am learning more about myself everyday.

This week I had my very first event for Sarahn Says. I will share more details in a separate journal entry. I wanted to create a space for myself, to just be still and open to life’s moments, and that is what my Sacred Woman Winter is about for me. Solitude, salubrity, and structure. Stillness and openness. I don’t want to have any obligation to myself other than following my word, giving myself what I know I need, and being love and light at all times. I’m understanding a very big part of growing and flourishing is allowance for what is and what is not. Understanding what is and is not in my control. Being true to my process and place on the journey to deeper self-love and self-knowledge.

This week for me was about doing just that. Learning new things about myself and flying to new heights as my view of myself and the world expands. And now that I am on the other side of consciousness, I can allow for wisdom to take front stage in my actions moving forward. I am extremely prepared to take on bigger roles, spend more time focus on my dreams, and spend more moments centered and at peace with myself and others. I am ready in every way to grow in all ways that the universe allows me to in this moment.

My goals for next week are to write down and be fully present with my steps moving forward for this season, this year and beyond. I want to take every opportunity for growth, big and small, and use all moments as a time for self-exploration, self-assurance, and self-reliance.

I AM A SACRED WOMAN. WATCH ME WIN. HEAR ME ROAR. SEE ME SOAR.

Participants of the Calendar Challenge! Please send videos of you sharing your experience with me! You can record a short video and send it to sarahn@sarahnsays.com anytime between now and the end of the month! You can send more than one, or join in with your friends to record it! If you have any questions, you can comment on this video or send them to me at the same email address. I’m excited to document you all as a part of this experience! Thank you so much!

Sarahn Says Travel + Life Tip #7: Take time out for the little things.

We move so quickly from task to task in our busy lives. We give a lot of mental and physical energy to the things that demand it from us. Most of us have become quite good at attending to these demands. In an attempt to find balance between the repetition and rotation, and relaxation and responsibility, we have to take out time for the little things. We have to give more emotional and spiritual energy to finding stillness and simplicity in our lives. And not just because we have so much going on, but also because we must ensure that we enjoy life by experiencing all the facets of it.

I took a walk through the park after work this week, found a bench and watched the birds mosey at my feet. I observed the wind move through the branches of the trees. I smiled generously at every person whom I made eye contact with. And then it hit me. My life in this moment was a poem… a beautiful mixture of memory and movement. An effortless display of divine design. It was the little things. This was not a duty in my day, but instead a date that was deserved and desired.

Give yourself the moment. Allow yourself time to enjoy the freedom that is yours. Take time out of your busy schedule to stare at the ceiling, paint your nails, take a walk around the block, or flip through old photo albums. Observe the things that are always around you and appreciate the ease you feel when you look at them. Remember that you must also experience the small and the spontaneous, so that you can sink your feet in the sand and reach your hands to the stars. #sarahnsays

 

Watch this week’s accompanied vlog here:https://sarahnsays.com/2016/02/23/my-7th-week-abroad-vlog/

Travel + Life Tip #4: Surround yourself with people who appreciate the moments as much as you do.

Traveling is a beautiful gift of life, and wrapped inside are adventures, experiences and opportunities that are one of a kind. These moments will be as special to you as you want them to be, but the people you’re sharing them with have some influence as well. You want to surround yourself with people who not only value the experience you are sharing with them, but who also appreciate it enough to celebrate it with you. It’s okay to have different opinions or attitudes as it relates to how you want to spend your time. If you can’t agree on what you want to do, confidently do you own thing and meet back up afterwards. You won’t be able to do everything with everybody and that’s okay! At the end of the day what’s most important is how you feel about the hours you’ve spent and the memories you’ve made. What’s not okay is compromising your excitement for someone else’s lethargy. What’s not cool is forgetting why you went someplace because someone in your party couldn’t stop complaining. Surround yourself with the people who will motivate YOU to stay positive when things aren’t happening the way you wanted them to. Your feet might hurt, but you have to make it through the sand to put your toes in the water. Your arm might be tired but you have to move it down just a little so that you can touch the tip of the Louvre. #sarahnsays

 

Watch this week’s accompanied vlog here: https://sarahnsays.com/2016/02/02/my-4th-week-abroad-vlog/

Sarahn Says Travel + Life Tip #2: Don’t choose sleep over new opportunities. 

But you’re so tired, ugh! I know. And you don’t have the energy to give to it. Mmhmm. Better yet, you’ll have another chance to do it. There’s always tomorrow, of course! Take your nap, sleep in, and go to bed early, but know this…you might not think too much about what you missed out on, but you’ll always know that you missed it. This opportunity might come around again, or it might not! And for that reason alone, you can give in to your fatigue another day. Today, take advantage of the new opportunity. You might meet a potential friend, interact with some positive energy, wander down a beautiful road, or make a memory that will last forever! And if it’s not the most rewarding opportunity you’ve ever had, at least you gained something from it, even if just a story to tell, a new perspective or a small lesson learned. No matter what, you can rest assured knowing that the excitement of your bed ends when you wake up. Sleep, is what you need to energize yourself for the experiences, both new and old, that are waiting for you tomorrow. Today, choose the new opportunity, and tonight, fall into your bed knowing you made the right choice. #sarahnsays

Watch this week’s accompanied vlog here: https://sarahnsays.com/2016/01/18/my-second-week-abroad-vlog/