If you keep saying yes to things that sound exciting you will further your cause even if not a one comes to pass in the everyday tangible world. Of course some of them will but there can be times when simply considering an idea is enough to get energy moving, even if it ends up going in a different direction to where you started. My Beloved and I were considering the possibility of sharing a market stall at a festival and we had a meeting to talk about it that was fun and inspiring. In the end we aren’t going to do it but I have some positive energy moving from that experience that can now flow into other projects.
Just as well there are lots of positive bits popping up in the constant sea of change that still appears to be the energetic conditions of this particular time. The home environment that my Beloved and I are currently living in is not conducive to our being grounded and centred. Through nobody’s fault we are temporarily sharing space and for us it makes it much noisier than we are accustomed to. Even though I love music I often just have silence, especially when in a quiet place. And I haven’t watched television for 15 years!
But it is giving me good reminders about mindfulness and how spiritual practices can really support us when we are going through tough times. I spent some time this afternoon cleaning and I chose to think of it as a devotional practice. I saw myself radiating out love and harmony and peace as I worked, I could feel it flowing out of my hands. I thought of the gurus who say: Feed people. Serve people. Help people. Come back to basics and the things that are required to be happy and comfortable in our bodies, having a sense of purpose is just as important as getting food and rest.
It all matters and I am determined to keep riding the wave of change and adventure to the next exciting destination! Aho!
Not the state I aspire to!
There are lots of creative ways to approach being very busy with major changes occurring on a number of fronts. A very common response and one that most of us would be familiar with is becoming anxious as the big events are looming and the mind wanting to worry about how it will all happen. I felt very overwhelmed last night and decided that I needed to have a meeting with my Beloved to write down and discuss what has to happen over the nest week or two. Synchronicity was on our side as the fellow student who was coming to work with my darling had to cancel, the opportunity opened up and we sat down to get focused.
We each made a list of what needed to happen over the next few weeks and compared notes with each other and with previous lists from last week. It helped me to manage the feeling of overwhelm and see that there were tasks for each day and that there would be some rather big days but it is doable. I also re-framed my feelings by focusing on the excitement that is a big part of my anticipation of being in a new home base. It is an adventure to be inspired by and also one could say a part of the devotional practices that my Beloved and I follow in our relationship as a spiritual practice. We are after all creating the home space that will be our anchor,the place where we feel grounded and welcome in between our house sit adventures!
All sounds like fun doesn’t it, and add to that the fact that I live in the Magic Kingdom where the community is loving and supportive and there is so much creativity and stimulation that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But the two approaches I talked about above, getting organised in a left brain way and shifting energy in the body via re-framing, are something you can do anywhere. So if you are feeling overwhelmed by your life know that there are a multitude of tools that can help you navigate your way with grace and ease.
So don’t worry, be happy! And here is Bobby McFerrin singing just that!