#boundaries, Consciousness, Healing, Mental health, personal development

Room to Grow, Intentionally Setting Energetic Boundaries

The past two weeks have been energetically exhausting for this sensitive soul. The upgrades of light pouring upon Earth have made me feel less grounded and a bit out of sorts. Add to that a change to my routines as I train for an upcoming triathlon in August. Listening to my body, tapping in, it’s clear I need to reconnect with myself and set some energetic boundaries. Being intentional with where, with whom and how I spend my precious energy is key to maintaining inner peace and balance. Becoming more mindful of my consumption and looking for leaks, suring up my reserves and internal resources.

I love how synchronicity plays a role in my day to day life. My dear soul sister, Chrissy Marie, who facilitates the most gorgeous breathwork ceremonies twice a month with her membership group called Voyagers and hosts a podcast called “The Art of Aliveness” spoke with the same truth I was hearing from my higher self during meditations on her latest episode. I listened to it (link below) on a long bike ride/swim training session last Sunday on how important energetic boundaries are and I found myself saying YES out loud many times. The bombardment of news is everywhere and social media is constantly begging us for our attention. The human body wasn’t designed to withstand the interference technology brings to us everyday all day and our nervous systems are paying the price. To me, this noise is absolutely everywhere once I leave the quiet confines of my bedroom. I don’t have a television in my room, in fact my dear readers, I loathe television and haven’t watched it for years now. Being around one feels like static in my brain, like someone put a screw driver in the fan of my mind’s flow. Instead, I prefer to stream shows and movies on my phone or computer. My partner and I went out for lunch last week and I was startled to see a television in the bathroom stall playing the movie “Star Wars” of all things while I went in to wash my hands. We just can’t seem to get away from all the chatter, there’s even a word for it now. The interest of all the companies out there vying for our data, money and precious attention has created what’s known as an “attention economy”.

In light of all this I’ve decided to get back to basics and keep life simple. Do you even remember life my dear readers before cell phones? Yesterday I shut mine off for ten hours and it was amazingly peaceful. Chrissy echoed everything I needed to hear to give me the push to do something I’ve been contemplating for months. Since my last social media vacation in April, I have been yearning to take another one. This one will be longer and allow me to completely rejuvenate, regroup and unwind from all the noise. Plus, this upcoming race is extremely important to me. The last one I competed in ten years ago was during the lowest point of my life. I was going through a difficult divorce, battling severe mental health issues and working myself to the bone with three jobs. I was also not fueling my body properly, over doing exercise and abusing alcohol like it was water. It was a dark time indeed. One that taught me so much and began to rewire my brain to choose a more connected mind, body and soul in the months and years that followed. Just three months after that race, I attempted suicide for the first time. Thus began the quest to uncover my soul and life’s purpose. This time around, absolutely everything is different. I intend to honor myself by establishing better and more efficient ways of cultivating, nourishing and expelling my precious energy. Nothing and no one can hold me back or down, distracting me from my goals while I continue to peel the layers of me. Transformation is uncomfortable at times and I need to show myself grace.

Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

On this Independence weekend celebrating America’s freedom, I declare my freedom from technology and endless notifications as I detach with love to care for myself and my inner landscape.

I decide where my attention and energy goes, nothing holds me

My dear readers, this will be my last post for awhile. I need to refuel my creative juices, relax in nature and soak up the Sun without intruption. As an empath, I have found it highly imperative that I pay careful attention to my body and how I feel. The Summertime is the best time to take a technology vacation, reminiscent of our childhood breaks from school when Summer vacations allowed us time to swim, laugh and grow! Remember how it felt when you would see your friends on the first day of the new school year and everyone looked a bit different, altered and more mature? The boys that were your same height all of a sudden grew inches as if overnight? That’s what this break will allow for. Time to spread my wings, fly higher and dream more.

I leave you with this poem and a meditation I recorded a few months ago. Take care of your soul and connect with your truth. Say NO without apologies when you don’t have the internal resources to spend. We all need to slow down more often, not speed up as our world would have us believe. We have so much power my dear readers. The power of choice and how we want our transformational glory to shine. Here’s to continued shedding of layers upon layers, always changing and growing with conscious flow. Looking deep within to cultivate and nourish the magic that awaits just below the surface. This is your life, make the most of the precious time we are allotted here. In light and in shadow, always with love ❀ Namaste πŸ™

Taking care of my precious energy

Listen to Prayer for my Soul.aac by Maria Teresa Pratico on #SoundCloud

If you’re interested in a shamanic healing session, tarot card reading, my recorded meditations and other ritualistic services I provide or to purchase any of my 5 books of poetry please click the link below or click the Services tab in the menu on my website.
For a personalized autographed copy of any of my books, please send me an email and use my PayPal account for payment.

16 thoughts on “Room to Grow, Intentionally Setting Energetic Boundaries”

  1. Love you, my dear Maria!! This post is so beautifully vulnerable and raw, thank you for sharing your journey with us πŸ™πŸ». I will definitely miss you but I am always cheering you on! Thank you for being such a fierce example of love and trusting your intuition, it is so truly inspiring. Keep shining and spreading your divine light!! I appreciate you πŸ–€πŸ€—

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you dear soul sisterπŸ’– Your light’s brilliance allows mine to shine evermore 🌠 I’m really looking forward to what is about to birth through me while on this unplugged vacation. I’m officially turning off all platforms on the 4th ✨ I will continue to work on myself, keeping all my love and connections (you my dear Ace) close to my β€βœŒπŸ’ƒ

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Very powerful and beautifully written! Sometimes we all need to detach from the excess noise because things like TV and social media can definitely clutter our minds and make us mentally exhausted. Here’s hoping you have a restful “vacation.” πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wonderful post sharing your time to go inward after a big push with your book and reunion with your beloved. Love. Enjoy your time as you go deep within for exploration and joy! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–β€οΈ
    love and hugs alwaysπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I will miss you much! but applaud your choices, both the commitment to do a triathlon and the commitment to take a “sabbath” from technology and even us, your much loving and appreciative readers and fans. Be at peace with your decision, enjoy every minute of your childlike summertime, and I will greatly look forward to hearing all about it when you return. Joy in the journey to you and yours, Jane

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I love how you said that, “joy in the journey” Indeed that’s what I’m choosing. I will officially uninstall all my social platform apps for the Summer on the 4th ✨ I will keep all of the love and light you shine and share close to my heart πŸ’›πŸ˜

      Liked by 1 person

    1. WooHoo sisπŸ™Œ ❀ I have been feeling so overly stretched and with this training taking the forefront I feel it’s more important than ever to relax and tune into Maria Teresa. Nothing like the Summer to help me realize that it’s time for a well deserved pause😁

      Liked by 2 people

  5. I hope your break from technology has been serving you well. When you write about “upgrades of light pouring upon Earth have made me feel less grounded and a bit out of sorts” I’m right there with you. Big time. And with Kundalini energy buzzing in me I feel particularly ungrounded and out of sorts – because it’s been pushing up my unconscious stuff for me to heal and release, which has been making me feel even more ungrounded and out of sorts. Anyway, I realized I hadn’t seen any posts from you in a while and now I know why. Be well!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. YES!! Sooo much change has occurred in my life since writing this post. I’ve decided to continue to heal the wounds that have risen to the surface by staying off technology. I’m in observation mode, staying quiet and putting my energy solely towards my own healing. I’m still writing my poetry and will have lots to share when I do feel the call. Stability and grounding is my greatest of life lessons since experiencing so much trauma and going through the awakening process. These past two and a half years I channeled into so much creativity. It’s so very comforting to know i’m not alone in what I’m feeling and experiencing out in our world as the sensitive beings we are. Thank you for seeing me sister, big hugs and lots of love ❀

      Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s