I know I’ve said this almost every month but how can another month be gone, how can we now be in Autumn???
Once again it’s time for my monthly check in of my yearly goals, and a little update in what’s been going on in my world.
KNOWLEDGE- I don’t think there’s been much specific to do with this focus in September, other than having to learn lots of things I hadn’t done before at work!
HEALTH- due to overworking most of the month, no focus on this, think I might have even gained a little weight 😦
MAGIC-also not a big focus really
SELF CARE- think it’s only as the month finished that I started doing this more, I did finally get to the opticians though after 5 years! However there is not much of a change, one eye is very slightly weaker than the other but that’s it
To heighten my spiritual ‘work’- no clients at all again, but I put no effort in this, and I didn’t really have a lot of time in between my ‘proper’ job!
To get to Peru- I think we know this isn’t happening this year now. But we did just book a holiday to Portugal- hooray!
To honour seasons and moon- usual full and new moon activities, also took part in an online ritual for the new moon, changed my altar for Autumn Equinox
To cook more- another fail unfortunately..
to go to Yoga classes- 1 class again as I was on holiday for 1 week as my work hours meant I couldn’t go but we have finally filled the vacancy at work so hopefully I can start going every week again now!
walk more often- made more time for longer walks on days off
not to be effected by other people’s stories- mostly okay I think
have no expectations- mostly okay too
manifestation skills- manifested a beautiful day for my circle’s road trip to Whitstable as well as the perfect amount of people to go, also a lift to an animal sanctuary and more sunny weather!
WHAT I GOT UP TO
a bit pants as I worked really a lot! We still had a vacancy so I was doing extra hours because of that, and then I had to run the store one week as the manager was on holiday and I had to work 7 days in a row!
But somehow I did manage to squeeze in some nice things..
For my women’s circle monthly meet up we had planned a road trip to Whitstable beach in Kent to do some beach combing. It turned out to be a lovely warm day, I saw my friend Diana (who now lives in Kent), we found really interesting stones, did a ritual on the beach for the Standing Rock protest in Dakota, and even managed to find vegan chocolate cake!!
I went to another Pig Save protest, on a very hot day. It was much harder going this time as I saw the pigs a lot clearer this time, at one point one looked directly at me and I couldn’t help but cry. It is hard to do, but it means a great deal to me just to give those pigs some comfort and compassion before they go to slaughter even if it’s just one last moment.
I met up with my friend Sara at Priory Park and we stopped by some community event that was happening there, lots of stalls of groups and stuff that are in Southend. It was okay but it was mostly enjoyable to sit in the park and chat to Sara.
I went to the optician (exciting not lol) I went along one evening to one of the shamanic circles my husband runs in London as they were doing a special evening that was basically a shamanic sound bath, and was really enjoyable!
It was my friend Lauren’s birthday and she decided to go to a small sheep sanctuary in Kent, I managed to get a lift and spent the day with lots of vegan lovelies. It was another sunny day. The sheep were so cute and there was plenty of vegan food- a bbq, cake and even scones!
I had the last week of September off but I didn’t do much other than visit my parents and my grandad and go to Yoga! But I guess that’s what I needed!
again, not a particular inspired month for the poem a day challenge but here are the ones I was happy with:
I would make your dreams come true
I would spread them around you with love
and make sure you are safe and protected
I would make them come true just to make you happy
No matter what the circumstances
as long as you would smile
that’s all that would matter
I would not fight
whatever was right
my love is real
and this way you’ll know how I feel
there would be no doubt
I would close your eyes but help you to see
wherever you’ll truly meant to be
I would think of you every day
knowing things were going your way
I would make you comfortable and secure
I would give you everything
that you desire
in the hope that dreams become shared.
Thinking about it for me there is not many things
that really make me sing
I guess the only thing would be old diaries and notebooks
which no one else would give a second look
but for me they hold memories of many years
years of laughter, joy and sometimes tears
pen to paper
memories to read back later
but that’s all I really keep
but all the rest goes deep
it’s all inside
experiences are what matters to me
objects are just pretty to see
I’d rather live
than worry about physical things I can give
I want people to remember me for me
make a difference to someone’s life
with kindness not with stuff.