Have you been experiencing the busyness of the season? Spring is a natural time for movement, awakening, blossoming and growth. This year, in particular, seems to filled with activity. I've had busy work days, fun with family and friends at weddings and birthdays on the weekends and believe it or not, I've been really busy in my night time dream life. I've been feeling so busy that I've been talking about being busy and telling people that I don't have time to get everything done. So, of course, my vibration was attracting more activity and movement. This has left me longing for some quite time, however I've been looking around at all of the things that need to be done and I've been trying to push through them. The more I push, the more I feel resistance. Does this ever happen to you? Well, there is a reason for it.
Today I finally allowed myself some time for quite. I sat on my porch swing, just sitting with the sound of birds chirping in the distance, allowing my mind and body to come to a stop. My body recognized this state of being and felt appreciation for being in the stillness. Many people don't realize this, but stillness is a natural stage of movement, growth and healing. It is a natural part of the earth's cycle.
In the Reiki and Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy work that I do, we use our hands to feel the fluid and energetic movements of the body. During this process, we feel energy move in one direction, then there is a pause also referred to as a "stillness" or "quiescence" and then energy begins to move again. Sometimes this new movement feels like an unwinding, unfolding or a blossoming. Sometimes, the movement is a shift in direction or a movement in a less "frantic" way. When a person's energy is moving only in one direction, things can feel stuck, symptoms like pain, anxiety or depression can take hold. In the case of being busy and not taking time for stillness, we can exhaust ourselves, burn ourselves out or make ourselves sick.
If you've been feeling too busy, overwhelmed or stuck, try taking some time for stillness. Quiet your body. Quiet your mind. Then, take notice of what unfolds and blossoms.
If you find it difficult to be still, check out this blog post, Press Pause, written by one of my colleagues, Yoga Instructor, Janine Murphy. It contains some practical steps for taking pause.
I'm a nature loving, garden growing, foodie who loves to eat sweet treats, walk barefoot, snuggle with my dog, discover waterfalls, gaze at the stars,explore my dreams and create my own reality.