When life gets to be too much, I go to the space off of my master bedroom and I call it the Moon and Arrow Lodge. It is a place where I follow the phases of the moon, rest, read oracle cards, do yoga, journal, etc.
I want you to create a space and time so you can slow down and find that space inside you where the stresses of the world melt away and you can get back to your life feeling lighter and happier.
Here are my tips to get you started…
Some of the things you might like to bring into your own space are:
Watch until the end to find out my fave tips for slowing down and moving forward feeling clearer, lighter, and happier!
I feel like it is time for a proper introduction. My name is Kerry Burki. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I have my degree in Religious Studies & have been practicing yoga, studying the metaphysical arts & spirituality since the late 90’s.
I lived in Chicago for many years where I became a yoga teacher & worked for creative arts companies while getting married (Matt, my soulmate!), having kids (2 sweet boys 6 & 9!), & making a home.
Life was good.
It wasn’t until I moved back to Arizona 5 years ago that things changed. I couldn’t find full-time work as a yoga teacher & I had a close family member in & out of hospitals.
I stopped doing everything I learned. At the end of the day, I just wanted to watch tv & zone out.
I felt lost.
I started changing how I talked to myself. I realized I was saying a lot of mean & untrue things to myself all day long. I started working with affirmations & things went from there.
I started just doing a couple of yoga poses & focusing more on breathing, meditation, affirmations, visualizing, & following the phases of the moon.
By infusing small bits into my day my life started to flow in ways it never had before.
Life became more magical.
I became a Life Coach, launched a magazine, & started Full Moon Yoga classes. In 2017, I did something that made me happy every day for the 40 days before my 40th birthday. I learned to skateboard. I started teaching Full Moon paddleboard classes.
That led me to complete 2 programs as a Metaphysical Adept & a Divine Resonance Practitioner. During my training, I created The Moon & Arrow Lodge which is now all under my name, Kerry Burki.
I want this website to be a nurturing & teaching space. A space to teach the tools that have worked for me.
More importantly, I want you to learn to love yourself and to go after the things in life that make your heart swell like I did.
I’ll be sharing more & I look forward to getting to know you more too.
It became obvious last week that I had taken on too much this holiday season. I felt overwhelmed and behind.
Can you relate?
Yes? Then you are not alone.
I thought my overwhelm was because I said yes to far too many things and tried to overdeliver on all of them. What I realized is that it was because I had said no to taking care of myself.
I was waking up late and not making time for my usual breathwork, meditation, prayer, and visualization throughout the day. I found myself rushing and then collapsing at the end of the day.
There is still time to give yourself the gift of grace and receive guidance this holiday season.
I talked about doing this in our New Moon Circle in my Facebook Group on Monday.
Here are a few tips for giving yourself and others grace:
Feeling all worked up and overwhelmed?
Take a moment and breathe. Inhale through your nose and exhale out of your mouth. Do this at least 3 times. Every time you relax a bit, your life will flow more effortless and ease.
(My older son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over the summer and honestly, it feels like we have been going a mile a minute ever since with learning and insulin injections. Pausing to breathe consciously has been a helpful way for me to cope and thrive. That is why you see BREATHE posts through my Instagram feed.)
Finding that the behavior of others is putting you in a bad mood?
Remember that everyone is doing the best they can with the knowledge they have. That doesn’t mean their behavior is not annoying or possibly hurtful but try to remember that it is a reflection on them and their life experience and has nothing to do with you. (This might take time but can certainly help during this time of year!!!
Now let’s talk a bit about receiving over the holidays. I want you to remember that you are being guided. Life can be magical when you open up to receiving this guidance.
Here are a few tips for receiving guidance:
Looking for a parking spot or the perfect gift?
Ask your “runners” to go find it for you and then trust that they will. (Runners are guides that love to help you find things. You can view them as people, angels, guides, or simply energy.)
Worrying about things going wrong or not being perfect?
Ask God/Universe/Spirit to take your worries away. Literally, ask that in your head or out loud. Then ask what you should do next. You might hear the words “relax” or you might get an actual sign about what to do.
I have done all of these to help me get back to taking care of myself and enjoying this season to the fullest. They work!
Remember that you are a light in this world. Take care of yourself.