Add more moments of pausing, deep breathing, soft thinking, slow living and intentional rest into your day. Be your own medicine. Nourish yourself one gentle breath and one replenishing ritual at a time” Carole Fogarty
For years now I’ve crafted weekly prompts right here at Rejuvenation Lounge. Bite size reminders of divine rejuvenating rituals.
Simple, I can do that kinda rituals. Easy practices that over time – when strung together – day after day – can and will make a huge difference to your health, sanity and life.
Half the time I’m sure I’ve written them for myself.
In fact I know I have!
This post is purely a reminder to old friends (of Rejuvenation Lounge) and an introduction to new ones (hello!) to drop by often and check out the weekly healing rituals.
Zip over whenever you’re feeling challenged, exhausted or simply need a few moments of “you” time.
Which ritual tingles in your tummy?
Notice which ritual grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you. Stops you mid sentence and leaves a tingly feeling in your tummy. You need that ritual. That ritual is your medicine. Whether its just for today or the rest of the week, month or year.
If you happen to be curious, my new personal rejuvenating ritual – is knitting. Yep, knitting!
When I’m in need of a pause, I walk away from the screens and grab my needles and knit. As I settle into the rhythm of moss stitch (knitting another cowl scarf) everything gradually becomes a little calmer on the inside. I’m back. In my body. Reconnected.
You can check out my latest slow knitting adventures on instagram.
I so love the idea of Slow Clothing. Gosh, I’ve even dreamed of doing a Slow Yoga and Knitting Retreat. Just waiting to manifest a passionate knitter. Perhaps its you!
Last weeks replenishing rituals:
Enjoy the recent weekly healing rituals below gorgeous friends.
Read slowly and tune into which ritual tingles in your tummy and speaks to your soul.
healing ritual #1:
Be You In 2014.
Do Goddess. Do sacred. Do ritual.
Do circle. Do different. Do play. Do rest.
Do creative. Do wild. Do amazing. Do adventure.
Do vulnerable. Do love. Do fabulously imperfect.
Just trust. And do you. xx Carole
healing ritual #2:
Notice if you are pushing or forcing a certain situation.
Sometimes we unintentionally block support and guidance from the universe.
Relax a little.
Give the situation space.
healing ritual #3:
Your words matter.
Use your words as medicine. A tonic for your cells.
Fill your being with lots of loving, healing thoughts by repeating a mantra.
One of my favourite mantra’s:
“Every cell in my body is loved and healthy”.
Feel your spine straighten, lengthen and gain inner strength and alignment as you fill yourself up with these healing words. xx Carole
healing ritual #4:
Pause. Turn your awareness gently inwards.
Take time to breathe compassionately into your body.
Give your soul breathing space to be heard.
Close your eyes if you need too.
Now listen to the whispers of your soul.
All it takes is a purposeful pause. xx Carole
healing ritual #5 :
Give it a whirl.
More letting go.
Less holding on. xx Carole
healing ritual #6:
Inhaling colour is a delicious medicine for your well being.
Pause. Relax your breath.
Inhale some dazzling yellow deep into your cells.
See, sense or feel the yellow soaking effortlessly through your skin and into the length of your spine.
Yellow is incredibly rejuvenating for your nervous system (aka exhaustion) and strengthens the integrity of your core. xx Carole
Stay connected with Rejuvenation Lounge’s global community:
Grab your daily replenishing ritual here
Treat yourself to a Slow Retreat with Carole
Join Rejuvenation Lounge’s monthly Global Full Moon Healing Circle
Beside my bed:
If you love working with crystals then you will simply fall in love with this very detailed guidebook and 72 deck of crystal oracle cards.
They are beautifully produced. I draw a card most night and sleep with it under my pillow.