I’ve been resting.
I’m not really good at completely relaxing, in the common use of the word. I find peace in the active process of doing things I love. But sometimes, even the most active of us need to rest. To be still–to pause.
The past few months have been busy. The past 41 years have been busy. If you’re not livin’ your dyin’, right? But there are seasons to our lives. Some are full of growth, some are full of refection and cultivation. I like to think of it as a cycle–Root, Bloom, and Soar.
As season of ROOTING is a period when we are grounding ourselves, focusing on values, core beliefs, who we really are. A season of BLOOMING are those times when we’re just livin’ life. We’re out and about in this world, interacting with others, offering our gifts, laughing, crying, getting mad as hell, and cracking our vulnerable hearts right open. A season of SOARING is revolutionary and illuminating. We look back and realize we were not the same after a season of SOARING. We’re vibrate at high level, we inspire others, we make big things happen.
But it is a cycle, one season blending in to another. Sometimes they last a few months, sometimes a few years. And we must go through each stage–there’s no way around it.
Here’s the thing with me. I have something to say. I have something to offer. Well, we all do. Our gifts are cultivated through the living of our lives. I’ve been living my life–my life as a mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister–and it has taken all the high vibrating energy I’ve had. This thing that I’m passionate about–this blog, contemplating and writing, sharing my knowledge with others, facilitating the opening of hearts and minds–it deserves my high vibrating energy. I had to take a pause. My energy banks needed to be replenished. I needed to wholly and fully live this life so it can sculpt what I have to offer.
I’ve missed writing. I’ve missed feedback from other people about my musings on this human existence. I feel some space opening up though, a shift. The rest has been good for me.
Tonight is a full moon–another Super Moon, actually. The perfect time to set intentions and to visualize what life looks like when we’re soaring. The moon is very close to the Earth so we are rooted to this beautiful planet while reaching even closer to the infinite Universe. And the in between, our open hearts shining so bright.
I am in my home BY MYSELF for the first time. Ever. My family is away and I’m enjoying 48 hours in my own space. I am nurturing my self–cooking delicious food, taking naps, listening to music. I am nurturing my home, a reflection of my self, by cleaning the baseboards, clearing bookshelves and mindfully putting up what makes my heart sing, finding organizing solutions to handle cluttered spaces. Some may think this is an odd way to spend alone-time. The thing is, scrubbing away the grime, curating my visual plane, and treating my home as the secondary container for my spirit, is a divine way to spend my alone-time. Maybe the next time I’m feeling overwhelmed or stuck I’ll be able to pull myself up more easefully because I’ve encouraged a smooth and auspicious flow in my environment.
It’s all connected. ALL of it.
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