February 1st is the first day of the ancient Celtic season of Imbolc, or spring. It’s a time of hope, promise and renewal, the season to ask “what seeds are stirring deep inside of me?”
In honor of Imbolc today we’ll talk about four simple ways to renew yourself. These aren’t major overhauls, they are “tweaks to transformation,” four simple shifts that can lead to big changes over time.
Before we get to the four Imbolc renewal tips, three quick announcements for you:
- Some love for you: Valentine’s Day is coming, so I wanted to offer a gift, from my heart to yours…10% discount on any coaching package (business or personal coaching) purchased between now and February 14th! Email me at email@example.com if you’d like me to send you the info on coaching packages.
- Group Discount for This Summer’s Ireland Trip The next Dancing on the Edge: A Celtic Soul Experience in Western Ireland workshop is scheduled for June 23-30, 2012. Registration deadline: March 27; Small groups of 5 people or more receive a 10% discount! Trip Details: www.KimberlySchneider.com/trips Email me if you want to take advantage of the group discount.
- Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles For those who’ve been asking: “when can I get your book in paperback?” The wait is almost over! I’ll be at the Healthy Planet Expo in St. Louis on March 4 launching the book (come say hello and I’ll sign one for you!) and it will also be available that week on Amazon; coming soon to bookstores too.
OK, on to the renewal tips!
In ancient Celtic countries, Imbolc was the season of Brigid/Bridget, the Goddess who later became a Christian saint. Brigid governed poetry, healing and fire. A triune diety, Brigid renewed herself at Imbolc, transforming from the crone of winter to the maiden of spring.
Why is this relevant to you, right now?
Renewal is one of the great promises of life. It’s a concept that says hey, no matter what has happened, no matter who you’ve been, something new is possible. And that is pretty exciting, isn’t it?
So ask yourself: where in my life could I use some renewal?
You may have some terrific renewal ideas, without any help from me (I’d love to hear them!) If you are looking for some simple ways to create renewal this spring, here are four, one each for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of your life.
Physical: One Fresh Whole Food Per Meal Add at least one fresh fruit or vegetable to each meal. For instance, cut up an apple for your oatmeal (or eat it on your way to work), stop at the salad bar for lunch, and, if you’re going to do a drive through meal on the way home, pick up some pepper strips or cherry tomatoes at lunch to save for dinner.
Emotional: Appreciation Before you get out of bed in the morning, identify at least one person, thing or situation enhancing your life right now and spend 60 seconds just breathing and allowing yourself to feel gratitude.
Mental: Mini Breaks Take three two to five minute breaks during the day to move your body—walk up and down the stairs or around the block, stretch or put on some music and dance around. Are you crazy busy? Then you need even more breaks. Just set a timer when you take them so you can assure yourself you’ll be right back to work. You’ll return refreshed and more clear to tackle your projects.
Spiritual: Be the Change Choose one quality to embody this year and live it every day. Want a more peaceful world? Be peace. Want more love in your life? Be loving. Want more abundance? Give freely of yourself. Be the change you want to see in the world.
I’d love to know how you are renewing yourself this season!
Meanwhile, if coaching with me or coming to Ireland this summer might be part of your renewal, please email me to request more information on the coaching package savings or small group discounts.
Blessings of the growing light to you,
The Manifestation Maven