The Blue Hour
When I take trips to the ocean some of my main objectives include seeing the sun rise and set, and when I can, gazing at the full moon as it reflects on the water and illuminates the evening sky. Pictures often fail to capture the true beauty and magnificence that we can see in the moment, although there is one exception. There is a window of time right after sunset called The Blue Hour. During this time the sky gives off a deep blue hue which makes for the perfect photo opportunity if you want to capture the moon, because there is not the usual glare caused by its contrast to the dark night sky. This makes me think of how we often do not see ourselves as we truly are. Perhaps the right people, opportunities, and environments can give us the same effect that The Blue Hour gives the moon so that we can see our true beauty, brilliance, and worthiness more clearly. Here are some strategies to support you as you create the conditions for your own Blue Hours. Mirror Mentors. When I was younger, I was talking to a friend about yet another complicated relationship that I was involved in and they said, “You must not see yourself.” I didn’t quite understand what they meant at the time, but in hindsight I realized that they could see my true value and worth which was out of alignment with the men I was choosing to date. I am grateful for friends who love me enough to tell me the truth even when it’s not what I want to hear. Who are the mentors and friends in your life that will hold up a loving mirror to help you remember who you are? Create Your Council. This weekend I read Good to Great by Jim Collins, and he talked about the importance of having a council in your organization or business, and in your life. This is a carefully selected group of people similar to a mastermind group or personal board of directors who you can count on to give you feedback, advice, and keep you connected to your core values. The support they provide for you is like the sky's beautiful blue backdrop just after sunset that helps the moon to show up clearly in all of its breathtaking beauty. Who are the members of your personal or professional council? Honor Your Highlights. Every evening I ask my honey what the highlight of his day was. I also include an activity where I have my clients reflect on their highlights over the last year during their introductory coaching sessions. This is important because it’s so easy to only focus on a few problems or things that went wrong in a day when there are so many more things that have worked out in our favor. To honor my highlights, I’ve started a daily practice that I call “8 Great Things.” Each morning I write down eight things in my planner that I am grateful for from the previous day no matter how small they might be. What have been the highlights of your day, week, or month? This week I challenge you to create your Blue Hour relationships and environments that will support you in seeing yourself clearly, remembering who you are, and recognizing your true brilliance, value, and worthiness. Manifestation Affirmations I am surrounded by a community who helps me to remember who I am. I am supported by mirror mentors who lovingly show me the truth of who I am. I am grateful for all of the things that are working out in my favor.
Master Your Mindset to Manifest a Life You Love. Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide