Archive for Self-Reflection
This is a unique time in history. We may not know exactly why, but many of us are feeling it in some way, shape or form. And so all the more reason to take care of ourselves, figure out what matters most to each of us, and focus on (and create) the positive.
In some ways, this December feels like the beginning of a fresh start, while also having an oddly ancient quality to it. So this month, go where you are clearest, to the place that helps clear your mind. Ask yourself what you need to be happy today, and make that your goal. Think about what moves you; go toward it however possible.
It’s often the simplest things that bring us joy; we just need reminding what they are so we can make them a priority. Then we should celebrate them ~ our surroundings and what sustains us, people who love and inspire us, comfort and a touch of indulgence too. These things, tempered with awareness, gratitude and rest, will fill the bellies of our souls and nourish our collective spirit.
Magical May is coming to a close. It started off soft, sunny and warm and is ending with whirlpools of dark clouds and spirals of wind in the sky. Yesterday we paid our respects to the veterans who served our country; Today, we are attempting to get back to business as usual. But currently, nothing really feels usual. So I struggle to meet my deadlines as I attempt to also stay in touch with reality… It just doesn’t feel there, like the matrix of our existence has vanished. I check my resources for evidence of a global or personal shift, but find no explanation for my strange sense of detachment, and then I lose my internet connection. I peer out from my body to find both my husband and cat eerily quiet, and wonder if anyone is actually home in our house today. Some days are just so strange they make you feel more like Jim Morrison than yourself.