I’m getting the bounce back into my step! After having been feeling lethargic and overworked for a while, I’ve found a great combination of therapies and self-healing practices that are doing the trick. It’s amazing to wake fully recharged, to know there’s enough energy to get through the whole day and then some.
Why am I telling you this? Well, I’m thinking that if you’re feeling like the weekend can’t come soon enough, of if the days are too short, you’re overworked and underpaid, then you need to know there’s hope.
If you believe, like me, that the only constant is change, then it follows that a rough period will be followed by a smooth one. Hard times will be followed by happy times, and sadness will give way to joy. I’d like to think that that’s the order of things.
As the bounce creeps back into my step I find myself wondering what I love most about my life. The answer is – magic. I love being able to see the magic, the beauty and the wonder in the world around me. For me, this is a major part of my self-healing practice, and it is this I want to share with you. When something is good, it’s worth taking note of. That’s the magic.
So I ask myself, what have I done today that made me feel deliciously alive? This isn’t a long, daily evaluation (although they can be useful too), it’s more about being aware of something as it happens. Life is now, it can’t be postponed or given a queue number. So as I have purged away some old residual baggage, and my monthly bleed was freer and richer than in the longest time, I felt it was about time I gained a new healthy habit. I try to be aware of what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling. And I make a point of saying it when I’m happy.
As my menstrual blood flowed I felt the start of a new chapter, a new way being laid out in front of me, from the deepest depths of womanhood. That way is magic. All I need to do is open my eyes and be aware of it, be present in it.
What have you done today that has made you feel deliciously alive? I’m sure you can think of something. And once you get into the habit, you’ll get really good at recognising the moment when it’s happening. Today, I’ve kicked the leaves on the pavement. They were heaps of golden leaves, crispy dry with darker brown patches among them. The air smelled of autumn, of cold mornings and bright evenings and falling leaves. On my way to my morning meeting, in the middle of my hectic schedule, I kicked the leaves and felt alive and free.
So kicking leaves puts the bounce back – easy, isn’t it? Well, I had to get to a point where I was ready for it, before it could happen. Working with a team of good therapists is key, as they provide necessary support. But as I live my life and change and develop, but it’s just as important that I take control, embrace my life and feel the magic.
Finding the community of Cycle Harmony has made a huge difference to me. I am delighted to be writing to you from the Red Tent and hope to share thoughts and experiences you recognise, or find useful to ponder upon. I look forward to working with you all in exploring what it is to be women, and hope to hear from you. ~ Vild