Image by Joanna Powell Colbert
Last week was Spring Break for us and I had the luxury of waking up to the birdsong alarm outside my window at 7:45am, a leisurely breakfast and journaling time before hoping on the computer to do some business and creative work. Napping when I wanted to and going to bed later also rules those care free days. But this week finds me waking to the shrill 'beep, beep, beep' of my alarm growing increasingly louder and the window rattling hum of the school bus turning around in my cul-du-sac. For me the Tuesday after an extended break in school schedules are the hardest.
I pulled my Gaian Tarot cards asking what I needed to do to move through this week with more grace and ease. My friend the Guardian of Fire came up. He is in the background of every festival or camp out and knows what to do to keep the flames alive. In the book, Joanna wrote the affirmation "I spark creativity in others while tending my own creative flame." My own creative flame...how have I been at tending my creative flame so far this week?
Tending my flame means moving my body; something which I haven't done all week due to a flood at my local workout facility (yay Mercury!). Things should be okay by the end of the week but I haven't replaced that with any daily movement in the meantime. Another way is watch what I eat and drink...another thing that has slid. I was used to having leisurely meals but with the return of scheduled activities came the return of rushed eating and take out. Not very good for my creative flame. What does my body have to say about this? Tuning in I wrote:
I appreciate the movement and rest you've been giving me over the last few months. And I really enjoy the regular meditation time to. You've been doing a lot to keep your creative flame moving and I want you to know I appreciate all the new ideas and artwork you've been doing too. I know you haven't been able to get to the workout place all week but how about a 15 minute walk to the pond? You can take your ipod and listen to that new audiobook you got. I also want to talk to you about the fuel you've been giving me. It's not as good as it could be. I want to be able to carry you into living your best and longest life. I want to be But I can't do that if you don't feed me right. So let's work together to create a healthy way for you to eat so I can keep you strong and connected, okay?
I love you,
So how about you? Are you tending your creative flame with movement, nourishing food, drink, and meditation? Why or why not? Along with Pele showing up this morning in the Daily Goddess Oracle telling me to be honest with how I'm spending my time, I think the Guardian of Fire had a very valuable message for us all.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love