My business coach called me earlier this week, and asked me how I've been.
"Meh. Things are OK..." I replied tentatively.
She inquired further, and I launched into a story of how exhausted I am from this project my husband Sean and I have taken on this summer: Building a Tiny House. It has been consuming our every motion, breath and dollar... and I explained how I felt guilty for giving so much attention to that project, and not more to the other parts of my life, my relationships, and my work. We're on a tight deadline to finish, and I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
After yammering for a few minutes (like I am right now), I mentioned I was confused as to why I even used that answer... told that long sob story. Truly, life is good — life is GREAT. We're building a freaking Tiny House with our bare hands! Why am I putting out energy on a lower vibration?
She said, "Mollie - I'm hearing that you're depleted. Physically, emotionally, spiritually... it's not bad. It just is. When you're depleted for one reason or another, you can't help but answer from a place of lower vibration — and that is a place you're not used to being. Which is why it feels off."
And then she asked me how meditation has been going. (Which is the part where I skirted the question until I admitted I hadn't made time... at all!) She reminded me that being depleted takes me completely out of my rhythm; Meditation is one of the greatest ways (along with yoga) to elevate my energy, and to return to a higher, more positive vibration.
Although I still can't see that light at the end of the tunnel, I'm here to tell you that we all have moments of depletion. Perhaps you (like me) have a huge project on your lap that's throwing you a curve ball, or you've had a constant stream of visitors in town because the world loves northwest Montana in the summer. Routines are off, and your vibration gets wobbly.
Join me in accomplishing my goal of taking 10 minutes in the morning, and 10 minutes in the evening for meditation. Even if it's just sitting still and being aware of breath, that simple act for myself — WITH myself — will effectively raise my vibration back where it belongs.
Are you with me?
Love and light,
Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mollie is a cheesehead transplant to Northwest Montana, with degrees in Retail and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, she lives off the grid, half the year in a Tiny House & half the year in a yurt — both of which she and her husband, Sean, built by hand. Nonprofit Executive Director by day, Mollie also owns and teaches at Yoga Hive — a chain of community yoga studios in the valley.