I will be completely honest, I have no concept of time outside of the “to-do” list at this point. The past weekend found us hosting our annual cookie exchange and trying to celebrate Christmas with the kids in my program. My daughter returned from college and my husband completed his first semester as a professor while juggling madness at his main workplace. Dinners have been eaten on the fly and the priority list has been written in red. Like getting our Christmas tree while the whole family is together (which we finally did yesterday!) Or getting Christmas cards done! It is all part and parcel of this good life. But the reality is that, I have no concept of time beyond what needs to get done in a short time.
Today my sister’s cookies go out, but I thought today was the 20th…so that was a little surprising. I will shop for a person who came into view yesterday and I will get my kids to their shopping. I am still looking forward to getting cards out to everyone and to wrapping their presents. I am getting excited about Christmas dinners with our wonderful families and seeing our grown children come home.
I am not overwhelmed because even though time is elusive to me, I have been giving myself a gift all season of spending my first moments of my day in the presence of God’s love. I have been able to “still my soul” and nourish what really is my most important relationship.
All things come from this one relationship.
I have brought all of this to my yoga which allows it to manifest in my physical being…and I feel different. I don’t feel the weighted-downness that can sometimes happen during this time of year. My spirit has been resting in God.
That is what my journey is about. So when I go silent on it, as I have been, it is because I am listening more and talking less. I am taking in so that I give out again. If this isn’t something you allow yourself to do, try it! You might like it.
Yesterday was the party for my Jr High kids. We began with prayer as always and we lit the Advent wreath. During the prayer, which I grabbed off the shelf two minutes before, I sensed the whole group listening…taking it in…still. They were quiet. When we, ourselves, have the ability to be quiet, to be still, we can help others do the same. For kids in this age group, who are so plugged in and naturally unable to be still, it is a vital thing to share.
Space to let God be heard.
Do you take time to be still? If so, what is your secret? Share it because you never know who is reading!
I light my candle of Love.
That I may know a deeper Love
That I may show a deeper Love
That I may rest in the Divine.