Giving Grace

As the leader of this community, I’ve had a hard time putting enough worth into my own journey and power. That stops today! As much as we provide beautiful and tangible tools to live a mindful and spiritual life, I also think a real-time account of what it’s like to juggle motherhood, a growing business, and uplevel spiritually.

So welcome to ‘Leena’s Memoirs.’

Today’s first post is about celebration because for two days in a row, I checked every box on my “Leena’s highest self” list.

I put nourishing foods in my body.

I moved my body and put attention to trying to heal my diastasis recti.

I meditated.

I journaled.

I was present with my daughter.

I spent time in nature and walked my dog.

I put time and passion into Enlightenedhood to help it grow.

I connected with my spirit guides on an entirely new level.

But what if today I don’t fulfill all of those things? Am I going to let all that pride and joy wither away? I hope not.

I think the real challenge is giving grace when life throws us curveballs. I have worked for almost a year to incorporate all of those things into my day, and it’s still definitely never perfect.

As the mother of a ten-month-old, no day looks the same. Grace is such an important part of having a mindfulness or spiritual practice when you’re a mom because when you hold so much space for another human it looks so different than how we see others practicing.

A few spiritual influencers I follow recently went on a retreat to Costa Rica to do Ayahuasca. They left their trip with HUGE spiritual breakthroughs and life transformations. Do I want to have experiences like that? Of fucking course I do. But is it that simple when you’re responsible for another human? Not exactly.

One of the most important things I am cultivating through Enlightenedhood is acknowledging the truth of spiritual + mindful mamas and how we can support you. How we can honor your time, your learning styles, your desire for community, and removing the price tag and elite accessibility of mindfulness and spirituality.

Let me circle back to grace. Give yourself grace that your practice looks different than what you see on Instagram, etc. We all came here to learn different things, and expand different parts of our soul so stop comparing!

As you begin to put in the work and shed back the layers, it will become easier to conquer everything on your “highest self” list but it is going to take time.

Like Ben Folds sings, “time takes time, you know.”

That’s all of this edition. I was about to go down a rabbit hole about the Goop series on Netflix so that just may be my next entry 😉

xo

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Leena Lemos
Founder of Enlightenedhood

Leena is the founder of Enlightenedhood and on a mission to raise the collective consciousness through empowering women to step into their power and out of the spiritual closet. Leena started collecting stories of how other mothers were using mindfulness + spirituality while navigating motherhood and this blossomed into a global movement, reaching almost 100 countries in under a year. Today, Leena is passionate about a many-to-many approach to spirituality and is working to build the Enlightenedhood tribe to make this type of wisdom more accessible and stigma-free.

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Leena Lemos
Founder of Enlightenedhood

Leena is the founder of Enlightenedhood and on a mission to raise the collective consciousness through empowering women to step into their power and out of the spiritual closet. Leena started collecting stories of how other mothers were using mindfulness + spirituality while navigating motherhood and this blossomed into a global movement, reaching almost 100 countries in under a year. Today, Leena is passionate about a many-to-many approach to spirituality and is working to build the Enlightenedhood tribe to make this type of wisdom more accessible and stigma-free.

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