My word is self discipline which I defined as
the quest to choose something better for myself.
As we entered August/September, my word
taught me so much about myself!
You know that transition time when
the dog days of Summer are upon us
until just after we hit the Autumnal Equinox?
That is my lowest energetic time of the year.
I've known this for years.
It's the time where I feel most called to slow down
retreat, regroup, reassess.
Definitely needing cave time, right?
But here's the thing, even though I know
this is my lowest energetic time of the entire year,
I won't allow myself the space to slow down.
I mean after all we modern
people need to be productive
all the time, right?!
But every time I do this, I set myself up for a great
crash and burn which the last few years feels like it takes me
longer each time to recover and refill.
Now I realize it takes just as much self discipline to honor
that need for cave time~to refill my inner well so I can give
from my overflow!
So as much as I felt like I had to keep moving forward
keep pushing, pushing, PUSHING....I slowed down...
and then I stopped.
I embraced the changing of the seasons
I listened to the wind rustling in the leaves
and watched quietly as they began to
Of course you know what happened, right?
My connection to Goddess renewed,
I felt refreshed...and new ideas started just
flowing out of me instead of being forced out.
So as I moved through September and into October, I decided to
reestablish a sense of rhythm in my home
by doing more simplifying to make it possible for me
to have space to home school and to hand write out some
e`courses that have been begging to be born.
Showing self discipline by honoring my cycles and rhythms
What a wonderful concept!