If we were having coffee…..
Welcome back my friend. It’s so good to see you. I always enjoy these coffee get togethers. Come, sit, get comfortable.
If we were having coffee, I would want to know how you’re doing. What’s new? Tell me what you’ve been pondering this week…
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about how lucky we were this last week. We had two days that were just over 50°. This is a gift in December. And my husband and I took full advantage of the gift with two very long walks. It felt so good to be outside! And interestingly, the air actually smelled like spring…. I was grateful for the illusion!
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you about the course that I started this week. The course is taught by Medical Intuitive Carolyn Myss. It’s a series of six or eight videos that you can watch at your leisure. She has countless spirituality videos and courses that she offers. She’s definitely a thought leader in metaphysical circles. I love her work.
If we were having coffee, I would be so excited to chat about this class with you. Nothing in it so far was radical or revolutionary.
But it was an excellent reminder/review. She reminds us that we need, that our spirits need, contemplative time every day. I’m not always good about this. However, our personal practice is an important part of self care!
She also referenced Thomas Merton. She read a passage from one of his books where he was speaking quite eloquently about an exquisitely beautiful day in nature. At the end of the passage he says… “This day will never come again!” She talks about using that quote and that thought as a mantra. I have had fleeting awareness of the fact that a particularly wonderful day or profound experience will never occur again. But I really hadn’t thought about using this awareness as a mantra… As a way of improving mindfulness and appreciation for every moment. This seems like and easy and effortless practice to enhance mindfulness… I’m in!
And I’m hoping that this new awareness will become habitual in short order…
If we were having coffee I would tell you how much I have missed blogging over the last couple of weeks. I went from blogging every day to once per week. Perhaps I needed to experience the contrast? What I do know is that I enjoyed the practice of daily writing. And when I stopped doing it, I missed it. So writing more frequently is also on my to do list.… As you can see, discipline has never been my forte!
And you my friend… How are you? Have you been caring for your spirit? Maybe you want to put that on your “to do” list also? One more thing that Carolyn Myss said that I loved was… “Reading Divine texts is like swallowing Grace!” Isn’t that an interesting thought to play with as you drive to work or make supper? I love quotes that make me think!
I hope that your weekend is full of love, light, and laughter. And I hope all of these things reinvigorate your mind, body, and soul!
And for all who celebrate… I want to wish you a very Happy Hanukkah. Chag Semeach!
I’m glad you’re here 💜
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