Perhaps you, too, have been feeling overwhelmed, heart-broken, and oppressed by the news these last months and especially the last the several weeks. Years ago when I was working very hard in therapy to heal issues from my childhood, my therapist told me…
Deep sea divers can’t stay in the depths for extended periods of time. They have to surface for a time before they dive deeply again.
Fatigue and frequent tears are signals that I need to come up for air, to remain centered in the midst of these chaotic and unpredictable times. I recall my counselor’s long ago wisdom, and in the spirit of extreme self-care I’m choosing to focus on the splendor of autumn today and it’s velvety, rich invitations for the spirit.
This season of transformation reminds me to prepare to go inward for reflection and spiritual renewal. It’s a cool, cloudy day on the Western edge of the continent and I’m making a conscious choice to spend the afternoon browsing my personal library in search of a good read. A new journal also feels called for, and perhaps it’s the moment to open the tin of ginger tea I’ve been saving for a special occasion. The season has arrived for hearth-tending and lighting lots of candles. I’m eager to curl up in a favorite well-worn sweater, and pull on a pair of soft warm socks. READ MORE