Overwhelmed With Joy & Gratitude

I am truly feeling so thankful for finding something I am passionate about.  Even though things still are not completely as I’d like them to be at the moment, I can see myself headed in that direction and it is so exciting!  The power of gratitude is amazing and I am having a blast watching life work it’s wonders. I can not stress how important it is for everyone to follow their joy because I promise it leads you to your bliss, true purpose, your dharma in life.  Do you truly believe you were put on this earth to work a crappy job, that barely pays the bills, leaves you unhappy and broke?! When I take a few minutes each day to really appreciate the magnificence of the earth we live on, the fact that we are living on a planet that is perfect enough for us to even be living on it…I understand better how I am a part of that perfection and that I have a grander role then I could have ever imagined. I know my life is more meaningful than a 9-5 job that doesn’t satisfy my soul.  I hope to encourage and inspire people to follow their bliss, take a few moments each day to be present, practice gratitude every day and just watch how magical life can really be.  Your thoughts create your reality so by choosing to focus on all the things you have to be grateful for, you are opening the gateway for even MORE things to be grateful for! I thought I was living life before, but now I see I am just starting to live 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Chakra Journey Contest

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A chakra represents a focus of energy in the body.  All together, there are seven chakras located from the bottom of your tailbone to the crown of your head.  I am participating in a photography contest where I get to display how I balance each chakra.

The first is the root chakra which is located at the base of the spine. Last week I entered a photo of myself, meditating on the ground.  The photo represented my root chakra connecting to the earth. I pictured my root connecting with the roots of the tree behind me. I chose to do a black and white photo with only the red that I was wearing displayed in color because red is a representation of the root chakra.

This week we are moving on to the sacral chakra which helps awaken sensual desire. I chose to do my photograph as a silhouette this week with only the sunset in the background.  Sunsets have a variety of colors but what stood out to me the most was the orange color. Orange is the color which represents the sacral chakra. I am also in pigeon pose which is a yoga pose that helps balance your sacral chakra.

Each week I have a chance to win a prize thanks to http://www.auracacia.com. The prize consists of an Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Roll-On for the chakra of the week, a selection of Aura Cacia essential oils and a recipe card to make the featured chakra balancing recipe of the week at home, a Chakra Journey t-shirt, a chakra candle for the chakra of the week, a yoga mat, and a surprise gift based on the blog theme of the week.  However, my MAIN goal is to win the Grand prize!! The grand prize includes a weekend retreat for two to the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, including travel and accommodations for two, a full set of seven Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Roll-Ons, and two Chakra Journey t-shirts. I appreciate everyone that has voted for me so far! I am so excited to have a challenge that combines my love of photography and yoga 🙂 Please continue to vote for me!! And enjoy my photos along this journey! I will be adding a picture each week for 5 more weeks! Namaste.

 

8/7/14

Update!! Here are all seven photos representing how I balanced each chakra. I did win the second week of the contest! Thank you to everyone who showed love, support and voted!! I truly am grateful and have had so much fun along this 7 week project. I am hoping to win that grand prize and it is VERY possible 🙂 Thank you, thank you!! Namaste.