Summer is approaching. Things are starting to bloom. New life. Joy unfolding in our gardens.
I hope you have all been well and managing the last lock down with ease and grace.
Some of you may know , that near the beginning of May I injured my knee which created some lower back nerve injury as well. For a little over two weeks I was quite immobile and unable to go for my daily walks. I was also unable to drive. I felt an added layer to this burdensome lock down with no escape to movement outdoors.
For the months preceding, I have been tuning in and doing my own readings. Each and every time it seems, I was pulling messages for myself around deep retreat and rest. A message from Spirit came up for me during a meditation.." do you remember what it was like to slumber like a child."
Then I injured myself.
Initially I was pretty miserable having had my one escape from lock down taken away: my walks or drives out to Starbucks.
I was off work for over two weeks with little movement and time to reflect. I had two choices: to sit and feel miserable and sorry for myself. Or try and see the deeper meaning in this for myself. There always is. There always has been for me.
The saying " It takes very little to make a happy life" kept playing in my head and appearing to me. I spent my time sitting in silence and just watching, noticing my surroundings, my thoughts, the stillness. And I noticed that although there was nothingness, there was a fullness and a happiness in just being. I watched the birds outside in a different way, not needing to be anywhere or do anything. I really watched with intent and noticed things in my surroundings and within myself I hadn't before.
I found myself smiling even though I was in pain. I found myself falling into that sense of being alive. And how being alive, being present and in life, is enough.
The light bulb went off. What if being happy with just being here, was enough to sustain us?
Sometimes Spirit is asking for us to reassess our definition of happiness.
What if the simpleness of and in life was awesome and wonderful. Imagine how happy we would be.
I was exactly where I was meant to be...smelling the roses and enjoying how I felt despite everything else. I am grateful for feeling that so my soul can reach for it when I next need it in life.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, relaxing and safe summer as we move forward in this world as a collective.
With love xo