In the recent months, I felt an intense pull of energy to STAY put and not travel. (very different from my last year of non-stop travel with the family thus prompting me to launch My Little Globetrotters). I quit traveling (for now) and stopped going to many of the social events I was invited to, took a pause on blogging and even take digital detox days to truly BE with my children. What happened next was an abundance of time and energy to do the things that I really wanted to do but didn’t have the time for because of all the excuses I kept telling myself. I used the sudden freedom to recalibrate and think things through. Have my goals and dreams changed? Where do I spend a bulk of my time and energy on? Does it add up? Am I truly investing in the right path to get to where I need to be?
So, I have switched my old Instagram name from @dharmadreamsbig to @MonicaManifests and also use the same name now for Facebook. The old name didn’t feel right anymore and it helps to be aligned with your current desires. I’ve also been doing a lot making with my hands. I needed alchemy in my life, where I can make things from scratch and then come out with a completely new product that can be of good use like art therapy, cold processed soaps (thanks to soap mentor extraordinaire, @AnaGutch of @bodyfoodallnatural on IG), healing balms and salves. During the new moon week, I planted new seeds of herbs and veggies on my garden patch. I’ve also been meditating and praying more. For someone who is in another cross-road in life, I simply asked for guidance.
The Universe listened to my thoughts and intentions and brought upon me changes that needed to unfold for myself. The invites from potential work clients also started to shift– from those that do not align with my personal values, to those that actually do! I have been invited to speak on my personal life pursuits and help inspire others — which IS my dharma or purpose. (By the way, I still have to change my personal blog name, too!)
In connection with my new changes, I have collaborated with @nabalo on Instagram who is giving away her glorious gem of an e-book “Manifest With The Moon: Your Workbook for Lunar Phase Manifestation” to my followers. Read mechanics on my Instagram page @MonicaManifests and join me in manifesting new dreams!
Monica Eleazar-Manzano is one of the co-founders of Flow Retreats. She is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and a mother in pursuit of living a mindful and slow life. When not planning or leading a yoga retreat, she writes for Preen Inquirer or makes products from scratch featured at @cosmicapotherist on Instagram.