|We’ve morphed into a strange new normal, haven’t we? Despite resistance to change, humans are so creative & adaptive! But there are new ways of being to adjust to.
Lately there’s certain kind of tiredness developing: the impact of all the changes, how we live and work, added isolation… is it change fatigue?
The energy on the planet feels so high right now. (As an aside, the measurement of the earth’s electromagnetics, the Schumann Resonance, normally measuring 7-8 Hz has spiked to100 Hz!)
So, despite this time of seeming simplicity, there is SO much going on. A day is like a week.
Didn’t you think we’d have all this time to read, write, create, daydream? I don’t know about you, I’m not lounging around.
(Unless I plan it in. That’s self/soul care, right?)
In the northern hemisphere, it’s May Day or Beltane, a time of spring and rebirth, celebrating the Rites of Spring in gatherings and ceremonies.
(Since replaced with outside fun like baseball opening, graduation, Easter, farmers’ markets and other cultural norms.)
Instead Here We Are, Sheltering In Place.
Right now Mama Gaia is having us in a forced winter break*. (Except there’s no snow outside.)
As I hear talk of “getting out of quarantine” and see signs that folks are getting edgy about all this time at home, I suspect that we may be doing this for a while.
Yet our human animal selves are yearning to be outside, busy and connecting with others — that’s our innate response to the seasonal rhythm. Plus, we’ve developed a tendency to distract and avoid by seeking solutions outside ourselves.
By always focusing outward, we avoid dealing with whatever that is.If you find yourself feeling edgy to get going, take a breath.
It’s time to go back in, deeper.
You may not want to, but there is something inside you waiting. A gift.
So here’s an unanticipated soul opportunity.
Meet that part of you. Tend to her, lovingly. See what she wants and needs. And utilize your practices for going within.
Dive deeper. Slow down.
Tips To Deepen & Re Connect
My deepening practices are writing, meditation and prayer. We’ve been exploring prayer lately. And there are a few meditations available here.
Writing as a go-to tool for self-care helps me absorb, digest and harvest my blessings, so I can think and feel through the challenges of my life.
It’s a powerful way to work out the arguments in your head and heart.
Your writing can also help you access higher guidance and divine wisdom. And turn into letters, articles, posts, and books. (It’s how I wrote The Magdalene Path. Interested in learning how? Stay tuned for my next virtual retreat!!)
What writing are you dabbling in? What do you want to explore?
As a long-time journaller, I use pen & paper as well as a computer document. Each have benefit.
Taking time to write your thoughts and feels during this time can be exceptionally helpful in managing family togetherness overload, emotional isolation, overwhelm, fear, joy, and inspiration that may come in this unusual time.
Some questions to start with:
On this strange wonderful Beltane weekend, wander the forest or fields, celebrating the onset of spring. Find new rituals to connect with Earth whether that’s solo or with your shelter-in-place-mates.
Reflect on what new spring shoots may be just popping up, despite this “forced winter”* as we await the new growth and signs of Spring.
Bowing in Her honor,