As my family makes way for a blessed third child, I have pulled back from high level monthly courses. As my classmates and friends move on in their class studies, I am slimming down to three weekend classes and focusing on my daily life routines. In my personal life I am striving to create structure for my family's routines. The more I focus on bringing myself into balance, the more my family benefits.
I've been focusing on bringing about my own mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Goodness knows, there's a lot more to balance than all that. Okay, so with regular exercise, vegetable consumption, daily meditations, moments of solitude and mindful breathing, and hanging out with my angels, I am feeling pretty good. My children also have their daily responsibilities and needs: homeschool, getting outside, healthy meals, home chores, social time, a smidge of quiet time, and lots of free play.
Then I focus on singing and speaking from my heart while asking my children for the 47th time to please put on their clothes and practice the piano. It has taken a long while to get to this point. Each day is different, some high and some low. While I am most often patient and loving, sometimes I shout and then stand in the closet to breath and hum my way back into my heart.
While I know my classmates are moving on in their level of spiritual practice, I know I am doing the same right here with my wee ones. I am here for my family as I also show up for myself. That is where I am in this moment and that is enough for me. What a beautiful balance to know I am caring for others by caring for myself. What blessed lives we lead.