I think it can be said that 'getting away' is a good thing. Whether it's simply getting out of town for the day, going for a hike, visiting a local island or a larger vacation offside North America, we need to re-charge and fill our hearts.
Removing ourselves from our daily environment can provide rest, clarity, reflection, and maybe adventure. Some of us like to travel as a hobby or for work. There's a lot to be said about getting away. It typically is a unique experience each time. It allows for expansion from the norm and it can also build character, while some of us just like to stay home and nest. Home is where the heart is.
Most humans are beings of creature comfort. Some like to sip a good coffee or tea, slowly, in the morning while others like to chill in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine at the end of day. We spend a lot of time, effort and money make our house a home and yes, it can feel so comforting to close the door to the world and do what we need to do inside our castle. What have you done lately to make your heart a home, to help it blossom to its full potential, to live heart-centred?
As one does the inner work, tracking to root causes of angst, anger, isolation, pain, and moves through uncomfortable feelings, one can come to an understanding of the 'why' that is involved. When that happens, thoughts and behaviours can change and often do. Sometimes we even become the observers, able to determine situations in advance and make a decision not to react in a particular way or become involved. Empowerment at this point has gained strength and esteem bubbles up where sometimes there was very little. So often a person comes to realize that they are at the bottom and must choose to make good of uncomfortable truths in their life. And it is with so many things where we just can't seem to get ourselves together, suffering, exhausted, knowing that we cannot continue riding the merry-go-round. We must finally surrender and live from our hearts through releasing the mind and ego to a way of collaborating our sense of organization and reality to protect and guard the heart without squashing or suffocating it.
Life can be joyful and amazing and it can be at times difficult and challenging. It is up to all of us to choose, hopefully a conscious choice as to the way we take our place in the world. To stand in our authentic selves. Truth can be hard-won and if nothing else, inner soul work. It often comes when we give ourselves permission to just 'STOP" and learn to remember and to breathe. We don't have to run away, or try to hide someplace else. We can come home to ourselves and our hearts. It's very doable and sometimes easier if one asks for a guiding compassionate hand. It's true ~ there's no place like home. Your heart will always welcome you.
With Spring blessings and deepened gratitude
Reiki Class - Holy Fire II, Level I is being offered June 01-02, 2018.
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I was trying to think of something brainy to say about Spring; maybe even find a good quote. Really? All I had to do is look outside and take in the beauty of the season and what it means. Fresh air, new starts, de-cluttering and spring cleaning, blossoms, new awakenings, turn of the wheel, baby lambs, the return of song birds, release. The wonders of Spring are endless. Oh, yes, and that beautiful scent that comes once a year. If we could only bottle it! Perhaps it's just one of those things that has to remain unsolved so that we can tap into the Universal Song and all it's mystery. Some things are best left alone. After all, would deep appreciation of Spring's wonder be the same if we could smell it in Autumn?
Last Spring, with renewed vigor, I promised myself that I would spend more time in the garden, stay longer into the evenings with the dimming light, absorb more of the seasonal essence. And like Spring, my hopes and dreams are renewed this year but with a noticeable softness, not with have-tos or musts. There is a time when after enough turns of the wheel that one becomes easy with life, accepting after many releases and surrenders, a knowing that all will come in its own time. Trust. For as sure that Spring will come once a year with her mantle of new life, a trust comes that all will be well, even it is not our schedule. It's a deepening of the soul.
Mama Nature knows what's best, especially when we don't interfere. She knows how to ignite the divine spark in seeds that lie dormant for years but needs a forest fire to bring life. She knows how to hide a new born fawn by camouflaging its coat. She knows that life always has a beginning and some kind of end. A turn of the wheel, a new season begins. Has your wheel turned? Have you started new projects, made new promises to yourself, felt the crisp air and filled your lungs with freshness, listened, truly listened to your heart's calling? Maybe it's time, this year, right now. Go ahead . . . take the leap!
Trust and give yourself permission to blossom.
With immense gratitude
All my relations
Reiki classes: Level I and II are offered this month on Apr. 13/14 and Apr. 21, respectively.
Reana Selody Joubert
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