3 x 3 x 31: The Radiance Project
Its the first of December and I am really exited at the thought of Christmas coming! The days being shorter and colder mean my love of early nights and duvet time can be fully indulged! Time to get warm, creative, quiet and focus inward. With the celebrations of Light across the season, its clear that on a very deep level we need more than a bit of internal radiance, warmth and light to burn brightly through Winter and nourish a renewed sense of self and purpose for the Spring.
SO this December I though I'd do it a little differerntly. Usually work shedules ramp up for most pre Christams break, social calenders are full to bursting and we go against every instinct to draw in and sleep to stay up late drinking and shopping ready for the festive season. By the time we end up at New Year we are a deshevelled heap with little will to face Januray let alone set bold intentions for the entire year ahead.
The 3 x 3 x 31 project is a self inflicted challenge that I invite you to join me on: to take 3 minutes at 3 points in your day, for 31 days. Little and often is more achievable and more powerful than intending to set aside 1 hour a few times a week, particualrly when working with re-patterning thoughts and mental/emotional reactions to daily life. Complement this practice with a good few yoga classes a week and I defy you to NOT shine with a calm balanced winter light! The practice aims on enabling you to connect to yourself, day by day, moment by monent- without judgement.
Rather than diving into Christmas and family time low in energy, the aim is to keep connecting to your centre of balance throughtout each day. Not for long, but with focus and dedication. By noting your own patterns and perfect imprefections, it may help to embrace family's perfect imperfections that always seem to show up after too much food and wine and cabin fever! The result will likely be - you call the shots as to whether to spend a night in, taking a bath and being creative, you notice when youre full of energy and want an energising yoga class or shine the light out socialising, and you can cook, entertain, make, give, hold up falling trees and overexited children.