Friday, September 6, 2013

Quiet Time

Everyone needs some time to take a break from the doing doing doing.

August was a busy month for me. Weddings, classes, private sessions, the birth of a third grandchild,  and, oh yes, I work at the Post Office.

Then my vacation time from the Post Office came and I was looking forward to catching up on all those things I just didn't have time to do.

Then the dizziness started. And the congestion, sore throat, sore lungs. The doctor said it was allergies, but I felt like I was recovering from a three day drunk. The medicine helped a little. But not much. I was exhausted. Some days I could barely hold my head up. But thinking.. this is just allergies forced me to forge ahead with my life. As much as I could. I performed outdoor weddings anyway.. I conducted my first class in Leesburg on shamanism.

I had received the message that September was to be a time for going within for me. Thus the lack of blogs. I started one to just let my readers know that I was taking some time off but would be back.

So, now, my second week of vacation almost over, I am happy to say that my symptoms have all but disappeared. I always look within myself to discover where my energy has gotten depleted enough to allow sickness in and I think I was just needing some rest.

My suggestion for this blog today is that maybe the energies for September are all about going within. Live in the present moment. Take some time to access your own spiritual side.

There may be a blog or two in the midst of my time of going within. But for now, I am feeling like it is time to take some time to connect with Spirit and get recharged. Yes the classes will go on.

Sometimes Spirit sends us a message. And we may or may not listen. We continue on our merry way. We continue business as usual. And then Spirit sends it again. A little stronger this time. We continue once again on our merry way. And then the ball drops. Something to reinforce the message.

For me it was my two week bout with whatever I had (not convinced it was allergies).

For you it may be the loss of a relationship, a job, a home, a computer crash, whatever to you could be devastating. Usually it will reinforce the message that had been coming from Spirit.

For me the message was: take some down time. Go within.

Luckily for you, my readers, this may result in some amazing blogs. But it may not. I have no agenda.

For those of you attending my classes, I am looking forward to some amazing classes. Other than the classes my slate is relatively clean. Believe it or not, I conducted my first class on shamanism and two weddings in the throws of my three day drunk illness. No one knew. Spirit seemed to take the symptoms away long enough for me to conduct the events and then as soon as they were over, the symptoms returned.

The message from Spirit is that we all need time to recharge our batteries, reboot our hard drive, and then move forward again. A car will not run without gas. This is my refueling time. I am not sure how long it will last.

If you are traveling at the speed of light, going going doing doing thinking thinking... take heed of my message. You can't run a car without gas. You can't take pictures with a camera that has a dead battery. Sometimes that computer needs to be rebooted.

Take some time off. Sit outside. Go for a walk. Take a nap. Your life is not going to be waiting for you when you get back. On the contrary. The present moment is your life. Enjoy it. Savor each moment. Be grateful for each blessing. The blessing of waking up in the morning. Of the crisp cool mornings and enjoying a cup of tea out on the patio while the squirrels play and the spider webs dance in the breeze, glistening in the morning dew. And life.

Just for today, take a little down time. Go outside. Breathe in. Breathe out. Thank your Source for life and breath. Find a mantra you love and say it over and over. Something inspiring. Eat chocolate. Take a bubble bath. Go for a walk.

Now get off the computer and do it!


  1. I've been telling myself this all week, so great timing! Great advice and yes unplugging is super important for our well being. Reducing stress is key to our remaining healthy, happy and successful in every aspect of our lives. I really hope people use this post's suggestions! Hugs ;-)

  2. I took a few hours yesterday to just break out the art supplies and PLAY! Sometimes I think our body forces us to rest when we haven't been hearing the very quite voice nudging us to take some time. Glad you are feeling better now from the bout of mystery illness - phew! NOT fun!
    Best wishes to you as you enter in to a time of resting!