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Mozella Ademiluyi

Serenity on your Mountain

Mountains hold some of the most powerful ‘chi’ (energy force) on earth. I find mountain climbing exhilarating…I think it is also beneficial to “just be” near them too. Mountains literally and metaphorically call us to higher ground. I believe seeking peace and understanding through a relationship with our natural world enhances a nurturing link between our earth mother and us.

Our pace is so hectic – vacations feel too far apart. I have a longstanding habit of taking time in the Fall for personal work retreats, to plan for the coming year. It was so easy to plan a ‘work’ retreat, tending to all my external things to do. Yet my body, mind and soul were pleading: “What about me?” So now, I stop once every quarter to mark each new season and celebrate my life within it. I have also committed to bringing women together each season to facilitate their own soul journey celebrations individually and collectively.

I do my very best to create space and time for myself – sometimes alone, sometimes with like-minded others. The key is to pause, feel, be with and talk to oneself. I enjoy the warmth of the sun, trees, flowers and the moon in a star-lit sky. These are amongst my favorite things – what are some of yours

I put serenity on and in my mountain (my life) as often as I can. I have a busy, full life too and know it takes determination to maintain balance. On a daily basis I create me times, I reflect and practice stillness in the quiet. It’s sustaining: energizes my day and offers calmness at night.

How serene is your mountain? It’s never too late to create rituals to honor and celebrate your whole self.


Mozella Perry Ademiluyi
speaker writer poet

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