Thursday, April 25, 2013

So Far So Good - Though I'm Sleepy!

I"m sure the sleepiness has nothing to do with being OP. I've been getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night though and still feeling completely rundown. Every time I get in a car (even if I'm driving!!), I have to fight the urge to nod off. Not sure what's going on, but I hope it goes away as quickly as it came.

So the other day I mentioned that weight loss was not my only goal for the year. I also had a few other categories that I wanted to focus on and maybe delve a little deeper into. One of them was my faith and I mentioned that I've been pretty much failing at doing daily devotionals. Well you know what? Since I wrote that, I've been doing better. This week I've been focusing on the chant below in the morning and before I got to bed at night. Paganism is a very, very diverse belief system and it kind of works differently for every single person out there. In *my* practice, I do not actually believe in a God and Goddess as supreme beings. I do believe that there is a common energy that connects us all and that it makes a certain amount of sense to think of that energy as being male and female. The Christian God is male. His son is male. A lot of other Pagans believe that there is an actual Goddess (or mother nature) looking out for us. I think the energy that flows between us all is both male and female. It's up to us to maintain our balance within the flow. Anywho! This week's devotional:

Mother Moon come to me
This I call and ask of thee
Let me feel your strength again
And find the Goddess that resides within.

Tonight is the full Rose moon, also known as the Willow moon, Alder moon, Growing moon and See moon. See what I mean about different pagans having different beliefs? LOL! I will be celebrating the esbat by doing some garden work, cooking dinner for myself and Hubby and then doing a little meditation in the moon's glow (if she isn't hidden by clouds like she was last month). I am also going to do a little ritual asking for some clarity and inspiration. I've been thinking a lot about the new career path thing and I've had some ideas, but for the most part they are jumbled and chaotic. I'd like to get my thoughts under a little more control and start doing real planning for change.

So - yesterday's progress report:

26 Daily PPV
1 Weekly PPV
27 Total PPV

I took a little 10 minute walk at lunch but I didn't bother putting it in the tracker. According to WW, I need to be striving for 2 APPV a day. That seems a little daunting right now, but I'm going to give it the ol' college effort! Tonight is a running night, so I'll get in 3APPV.

See you tomorrow!

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