With each sunrise, we have the opportunity to improve upon the choices that we’ve made in the past in order to live a more balanced life in the present. The key ingredients in this process are a carefully curated mixture of dedication and surrender. In my opinion, adding a dash of introspection and meditation even if you only have 10 minutes per day, provides a sense of renewal in your life that may have become stagnant or stale.

While on your spiritual journey, it’s important to understand that life is a series of natural ebb and flow movements and it’s in these periods of change where we become awakened to the flavorful, creative and infinite possibilities that are available to us. Here are a few areas where I’ll be adding a fresh perspective to my spiritual practice this month.

Parenting

My daughter turns 4 years old this year and it amazes me how fast she’s growing up. Her ability to perceive and reason is like nothing that I’ve seen before. She challenges me everyday to keep things fresh as it relates to learning, discipline and play. I am dedicated to instilling a strong sense of value, honor and truth into her while also knowing that she has her own personality, thoughts and feelings.

My goal in April is to take on the role of a “loving guide” and witness how my approach affects her behavior. The way I see it, parenting is a great big experiment and the ability to teach and connect with a child on an intellectual level builds self esteem and creates a highly functioning future world leader. 

Career:

I took a risk last Summer and left a corporate career where I had spent a vast amount of time working my way up to a desired title and pay. However, I was not fulfilled in my soul and knew that it was time for me to transition into the world of entrepreneurship. This new found bravery came with its fair share of bumps and bruises but taking the plunge was the best thing that I could have done.

Now that the foundation of my company has been set, I am more inspired than ever to get creative and produce my best work. Starting something new requires patience, dedication and structure but after that comes the fruits of your labor and the sweet taste of victory. Maintaining flow in this area has been key for me and is paying off nicely!

Self Love: 

I am an avid fan of carving out time to focus on the self. Oftentimes we hear the word “selfish” and it immediately evokes a negative connotation. However, I’ve found that being able to fill up my own cup is what allows me to be of service to others. Knowing when to rest and when to act, maintaining healthy sleep patterns and spending time with my inner thoughts all contribute to a more stable life experience.

The art of self love is a practice and it requires a willingness to implement boundaries while maintaining balance in a tumultuous world. For me, this goes beyond bath bombs and manicures. It’s acknowledging areas in my life where I need to grow and also encouraging myself when I see the blooms of progress tied to a new project. I am looking forward to creating a fresh vision board as we go into the second quarter of the year based on new aspirations, hopes and dreams for myself.

Be open to receiving what the universe has for you. Draw comfort in knowing that you can always revise and refresh your approach to life. Each day is a unique opportunity to journey towards total abundance! 

Ashley Freeman

Ashley Freeman

  • Intuitive Energy Advisor & Coach
  • Founder of Getguru.us 
  • Assisting millennials in reducing anxiety and coming to terms with mental health struggles by utilizing general astrology practices
  • Currently enrolled in Annie Botticelli’s astrology apprenticeship certification program  
Please follow and like us:
 Sign up
Sign up for Awesome Cozy Updates & Offers and Receive
SHINE! my 28-day Virtual Coaching Program for Free

Hi, I am Annie Botticelli, Founder & Hostess at Cozy at Sweet Starlight ?
I am all about a cozy home, comfy clothes, natural bath, body, & home, yummy drinks,
delectable delights, spirit fuel, holistic wellness, and of course astrology ?
I am excited to share established, as well as up-and-coming bloggers, products,
and services for your astrology-kissed, cozy life.
Hi, I am Annie Botticelli, Founder & Hostess at Cozy at Sweet Starlight ?
I am all about a cozy home, comfy clothes, natural bath, body, & home, yummy drinks, delectable delights, spirit fuel, holistic wellness, and of course astrology ?
I am excited to share established, as well as up-and-coming bloggers, products, and services for your astrology-kissed, cozy life.
Sign up for Awesome Cozy Updates & Offers and Receive
SHINE! my 28-day Virtual Coaching Program for Free