5 Principles of Reiki
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not be angry
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will be kind to all living things
Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings
Living Alcohol Free
Living alcohol free takes work. It takes support and a shift in thinking, a realization that life is still going to be the same. The only change is me.
Life goes on.
The Moodiness of Life?
Is it me who is moody? Or life?
I’m discovering how each day can be vastly different. Some days are great. Some days are boring, Some days are shit. Some days I am irritable. Some days are peaceful. Some days are a mixture of everything…
Every Day is Different
This is the constant – that every day is different. What is difficult to see past is, just because I’m feeling bored with life this day – doesn’t mean my entire life is now boring. Just because I’m feeling great – doesn’t mean every day is going to be like this.
Feeling Great Is Not a Given Just Because I’m Changing
I’m not going to be “Joyful Stephanie”, 24/7. A pollyanna existence is possible – but not always easy. With change, comes the leaning into, and “being” with the uncomfortable days, the crappy moments. The boring moments.
Relating an Absence of Alcohol to the Mundaneness of Life
At this point on my alcohol free journey, past the feeling great because I’m no longer drinking “pink cloud”, is the relating drinking wine to what makes life more fun. Work hard, play hard, was my motto. Without the playing hard part – now replaced with a more relaxed, calm part – life feels not as rewarding without the party hard part.
New Chapter in Life
As I enter this new chapter in life, I know that I will eventually settle into this more relaxed, calm way of life. My life is far from boring. It is the acceptance that life is a lot of work, small successes, to gain the rewards of a happier, more personally rewarding existence.
Just for today, I will continue to work honestly at an alcohol free life.
My struggles with alcohol can be read in these blogs:
About me: Stephanie Wells
I’m a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing. I was attuned in Levels I, II & IIIA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During a 6 week stay in Mararikulam North, Kerala, India I was reattuned in Levels I, II, & IIIA as well as acquiring my Level IIIB Master Teacher attunement.