Sunday, January 13, 2013

Grattidue Sunday

Joining Taryn, over at Wooly Moss Roots, for Gratitude Sunday. 
And, it's good to be back.

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 

This week I have been grateful for: 

- A home, and it really feels like one, for the first time in a long while.

- A hearth- our heat hasn't been working, so we've been keeping warm by the fire in the evenings. What a wonderful blessing.

- Health. I was down with a cold much of this week, but am on the mend. I am grateful that it wasn't one of the flu bugs that so many of my friends have.

- Silence. Being home sick this week gave me plenty of alone time, space, and silence. That really feeds my ability to be curious and open to my own experience. 

- Companionship. People to share meals with, to talk to around a fire, to meditate with. I am grateful that we can share this human life.

- Bringing my lunch to the Baylands, which is just across the street, for some fresh air and sunlight one of the days I was sick. It rejuvenated my spirit. And I got to see some wonderful birds.   

- My family, who has been so supportive of me in all my recent transitions. Not just my blood family, but all of my family.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Time, Space, and Newness

New things often nudge you into the time and space around them. This new year and all the new things in it have done just that.

Our Hearth
I spent the last seven days of 2012 doing a meditation intensive here in town (and one day in the middle of that I had to spend moving into my new place). What a way to open up to the newness of things. Each moment comes with a curiosity and a freedom to experience it just as it is.

I did plenty of reflection, as I usually do, about the past year and setting my intentions for the coming year. I am pleased with all that I have learned, experienced, and loved. I learned some insanely valuable lessons last year. May I continue to do so.

Amidst the seeming chaos of being displaced, getting a car (so grateful), transitioning into a new home, getting very little sleep, celebrating my 29th birthday, enjoying some meaningful times with friends, and delving into some untouched emotional spaces, I feel like I am just now coming up for air. For those of you who may have been expecting gifts from me for the holidays, they will come at some more peaceful time. Now, I am several days into a cold which has me lacking energy but forced to rest. Amazing how the body will get its rest no matter how. I spent a month ignoring it.


Blessings to all of you this new year. May you go forth with abundance, peace, gratitude, and courage. I'm very thankful to be sharing this life with you.