Today, I took some of the first steps returning to my spiritual path. It feels good, and Goddess knows I need it. Thank you Universe! ❤
“I dislike the feel of this woods. Creatures that live in a unicorn’s forest learn a little magic of their own in time. Mainly concerned with disappearing.”
– Hunter, The Last Unicorn
It was a beautiful walk, on the first day of Autumn.
Today I felt pass over me
A breath of wind from the wings of madness.
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra
I read somewhere that the less time you have for meditation, the more you need it. Or, something to that effect. Last night in bed, I did a quick reading with my “Ask Your Guides” oracle deck by Sonia Choquette (it’s a personal favorite.) My guides quickly reminded me that I have strayed from the path that brings me the most fulfillment, that I am too critical of myself and that to return to the path that brings me the most happiness, I only need to listen to my higher self. This will be my focus once again. And the truth is, I really do need to meditate more. Peace & Protection friends.
No pillow so soft as God’s promise. ~Author Unknown
Shortly after my 1st blog post of today, I decided to go for a much-needed walk. It’s my day off from work and I was starting to see nothing but the soap scum in the shower and dirty details around my apartment that told me I was an unclean person if I did anything but spend my time scrubbing.
I fought the nearly uncontrollable URGE to whip out my Mr. Clean white eraser and spray bottles, to not wash every dish in the place as I washed my hands and I got dressed – then, headed out. It was a fantastic day for it. About 13 degrees and clear. The roads are scraped down more than needed so, loose snow on ice made me walk at a snail’s pace but I decided that meant I was supposed to “slow down.” Guess what? I discovered pussy willow budding (not pictured.) I also discovered a “macro” setting on the camera of my cellphone. It was cool.
I only came home when my thighs burned from the cold through my pants and leggings underneath. I’m so glad that the dishes are still sitting in the sink, it will give me something to do later. 😀
I’ve had some health issues, new and old re-directing my life as of late. If you follow my spiritual blog, “Pocket Glass” you may see the photo of this beautiful orange candle burning ever so brightly in a post on that site as well. The nature of the main health issue is quite private so I won’t discuss it in detail here. On one hand, these issues feel like they are taking up much of my time and could keep me away from my little online journal but, I also feel it’s really important now for me to write as well. You may see many references to my beliefs here crossing over, keeping them only on my other blog is proving difficult.
Routines are very important to me, also my peace & quiet time. My poor sweetheart often feels left out, as I need alone time to reflect and meditate. I realize the goal is to be able to reach inside for that peace and bring it out into the world amidst all its chaos but, that goal for me has not yet been reached. It is something I try to work on daily. With this quiet, this stillness I hope to listen to my body and to hear it’s needs. I want to nourish the spirit within and heal my body but, I’ve got a long way to go. Let me leave you with this beautiful quote:
Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you. – Sri Chinmoy
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” –Thomas Hood
The need is strong today to reach back into my mind, and feel the peace that often escapes me. Life is just blowing by lately and with so much to do everyday. The photo is from a hike at Thunderbird Falls, Alaska – I took it at the end of June 2014. I also made sure to take a mental snapshot of not only what I saw but everything I felt, smelled and heard. Today, this moment that you see.. is my happy place.