It is difficult these days to remain focused, clear, and confident about where your life should go renewwellnessrecovery.com/why-renew/. The pace of life seems to be faster than ever, which leaves little time for taking deep breaths and exhaling.
My three-year stay in Italy was a turning point for me. It was exactly what I had imagined since 13 years of living in Florence. The time came to fulfill my dreams. The new me was a simpler life than I had imagined. No longer did I need a car. It was simple to take my pink bike, which I love, and manage our daily necessities. Many times, I just rode my pink bike to the grocery store. In other cases I took the train or bus to Florence, to visit family and go to places that I was interested in.
Also, I was able to plant my own vegetable garden. It produced delicious and seasonal zucchini, tomatoes and other vegetables. The trees provided walnuts, persimmons (pomegranates), figs and other fruits. It rained apricots three consecutive weeks last year. Basil, Sage and Rosemary filled my garden with their delicious aromas. I also used their flavors in my pasta, tomato sauces, and chicken dishes. Because the beauty around me seemed more attractive than television, I realized that I spent more time outdoors and in nature.
It didn’t matter if I was sipping my morning cappuccino as I took in the Mediterranean sunrise, or enjoying a chilled margarita outside, these little changes had an enormous impact on my life. My life was more peaceful, my surroundings were full of Nature’s beauty. I felt more relaxed and at peace.
The flip side was that earning a decent living became more difficult for me in Italy. I did not give up on my attempts to get work by utilizing all my connections, ideas and resources. I returned to designing jewelry, the one thing that I love most. My life began to become simpler. When you’re doing what you love, work is no longer necessary. It’s about living a full life of passion and joy. From there the Universe conspires to your advantage and you will start to receive the abundance.
It is possible to have a simple life if you choose. Each morning, I rise and attempt to not be distracted from the madness that is going on around me. My passions are on and the TV is off. This helps me to focus. It is my best effort to make that inner chaos peaceful and transform it into outer chaos. Even though I don’t live in Italy anymore, I keep it simple.
Rose Quartz is one of my favorites ways to keep calm. I also love wearing green gems to maintain my Heart-centered desires, goals, and visions. Gem Therapy, one method to help your life become more energetically supported is what I cover in my book Follow Your Heart.
Meditation, creativity, and time spent in nature are all things I strongly believe in. The world we live in is full of beauty, wonders and magnificence. All that’s needed to be noticed is slowing down.
One of the best discoveries that I have made over recent years was in my morning meditations. The sensation of a blossom opening inside my chest began to manifest one day. Clear vision came to my mind. I could clearly see energy flowing from my chest and wrapping around my body. Then it entered my middle back, between my shoulder blades. The torus-shaped energy field, which is produced by our hearts, was discovered shortly after. After further investigation, I was astonished by my findings and wrote the book ‘Follow Your Heart.
What you do with your life matters. It has a great purpose and meaning that is far greater than what you can comprehend. Remember why you came to this place, in a time when things are moving fast and getting more difficult.