Since starting menopause a few years ago I find my life, my spirit, my body, my soul and my mind are going through different phases.
In Phase One I became an obsessive QVC shopper. I was not a shopper, I hated going to the Mall, I didn’t watch QVC and I only bought things when necessary…well that was…until a few years ago. One day, as I was flipping through the tv channels, something caught my attention on QVC and the rest, as they say, is history. In addition to that, I had lost a lot of weight. I had quit smoking and was afraid of gaining weight so I started working out, I went from a size medium to an extra small. I have now moved beyond that phase and am no longer a shopaholic nor am I exercising at the moment. This leaves me with shelves of clothes, all extra small, that no longer fit me as I am back to being a size medium. Anybody an extra small?
Phase Two found me reading, watching, meditating and listening to everything that had to do with creating my own reality, setting goals and thinking about becoming a life coach. I listened to Louise Hay, Esther Hicks (Abraham), Tony Robbins, Joel Osteen, Oprah and Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Napoleon Hill and so many more. I learned about the Law of Attraction, something I had not heard of before, but soon began practicing. Here is the definition of The Law of Attraction according to Wikipedia…The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life.
I now find myself shifting from Phase Two into Phase Three, where all things spiritual in the manner of Tarot Cards, Horoscope, Reiki, Angels, Guides, and God are calling to me. I’m drawn to the moon and moon phases, learning about new moons, waxing moons, waning moons, full moons, blue moons and black moons. I’ve looked up my Rising Sun – Scorpio, my MC (Medium Coeli or Midheaven sign) – Leo. My sun is Libra, my moon is Aries, and that’s just the zodiac portion of Phase Three. There’s an enormous amount to learn regarding Tarot and Reiki also and I find it all so fascinating. When I stop and think about this, I’ve actually been interested in these things my whole life…perhaps I’m being led back to my passion and my new career.
I burn Reiki candles, have purchased crystals, rocks, pendulums and various decks of mystical cards. I recently purchased the Mystical Wisdom Card Deck, pictured above. These cards are gorgeous and there is so much going on in each picture, I love them! Also there are thousands of YouTube channels you can watch for Tarot readings, Horoscope readings, and all sorts of information.
As I look back at these phases it seems to me that I am evolving. I started with Louise Hay and affirmations and am now listening more to my inner-self, angels and God. It’s been an enlightening journey, one I look forward to continuing.
For those of you who have meandered (or are meandering) through menopause, do you recall going through different “phases”? Did your desires and lifestyle continuously evolve into various areas? There is such a thing as male menopause so men don’t be shy, tell of your experiences too. If you so choose, please share…I’m curious.
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