Energy Musings. Here. Now.
This week. A week of Gratitude & Family, offers us the opportunity to embrace both the challenges and rewards of these personal, familial and societal traditions. No matter if you celebrate, what you celebrate, how you celebrate or who you celebrate with.
To create the space for acceptance, love, wholeness, unity…. start with you. Before the family, the friends, the events, the traveling, the cooking, the conversation, the activity, the liveliness of this holiday, take the time to spend time for YOU. Perhaps alone even.
What are the practices that you go to for self care. Massage? Quiet time alone? Meditation with your Sangha? Creative outlets? Something that both clears and fills you: fills you with the spaciousness you require now to be the love and gratitude you know you are. It might require getting away from the “busy-ness” temporarily. Going out to the mountains, the sea or even the spa.
Take a moment today to ask yourself what you might need. Remembering: this practice involves sensing these needs before we are in crisis mode. The more we can practice THIS, the more truly present we can be in all situations for ourselves and each other.
Just breathe. Place your hand on your heart and your belly. Listen deeply to the information from these places. Slow down, soften just a little, and keep listening. How quiet do you need to become in order to really hear yourself? Thats your work today and when you listen, acknowledge and respond to this inner voice for self care.
Poem of the Day: Buddha in Glory (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet–
all this universe, to the furthest stars
all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.
Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,
a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.
Song of the Day: Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO