I love the change in seasons! And I love how my beautiful grasses clearly signal the impending weather changes. What started out as dry stalks cut about 12 inches off the ground have grown over 5 feet tall and now boast amazing delicate tassels that catch the slightest wind movement.
God works like that. He can take something that appears dead and create incredible things. Imagine if the grass tried to grow itself and the speed IT wanted to grow instead of allowing the internal created beauty to manifest. I doubt it would be so magnificent.
So, if grass can do that, perhaps I can breathe and relax and allow my created beauty to manifest.
I’ve been working on processing my stress. Some situations in my life exist and I cannot change them so I need to learn to handle it with out it eating me up inside.
My left hip has need bothering me for the last 3 days. I’ve been doing lots of stretching and massage and natural pain relief creams but as I am laying in bed, I remembered my friend who teaches about the 4 handy rules of the thumb and how by gently touching certain points on my hand, I can relieve discomfort and stress. So I did it and I could feel the pain in my hip literally melt away.
I wanted to share her website in case you would like to try them for yourself. For whatever circumstances you have.
I love to check things off the list! Be done with something! Sometimes I even write something done after I did it just so I can check it off!
Anyone else ever do that?!? C’mon… I know someone has.
Well unfortunately I can never check off is “Done with healing.” As much progress as I think I’ve made, then I have a day like today.
Trying to figure out why I got these hives on my neck and face, ache in my back, sore foot and still triggered by whistling. I have to work on myself ALOT…that is my reality. There are layers of pain, not that I want to dwell on and dig up but that needs to be addressed when it surfaces. And I am pretty sure I’ll be addressing those issues just about every day for the rest of my life.
But then I started thinking about it- everybody’s got stuff to address in order to improve the quality of their lives. It’s not just my reality- it’s everybody’s reality.
I am grateful for the parameters that I have to protect my psyche and well-being. Sometimes others that I associate with are not in a good way and it is necessary to for me to back away to protect the progress that I have made. I make an effort to help but when that person is not in a place to better themselves or their situation, it is time for me to let them be. I do not believe that we need to drown because others have chosen not to learn to swim and yet have decided to tread water in the deep end.
I listened to the story of a friend who was in Thailand attending a Buddist cermony. She was antsy and her native friend told her they would eat after she went around the building three times with her lit candle. Trying to rush through the process as she listened to her growling stomach, her candle repeatedly went out as her frustration went up.
Her friends gently explained to her that in her rushing to be done, she missed her opportunity to slow down and rejuvenate her spirit.
It has taken me over 50 years to desire rest. Yep, 50 years. I am usually on the go. From one thing to the next. Even sometimes sitting watching T.V. I have a laptop to multi-task. However, just 2 days ago I made the conscious decision to NOT work during certain times. Just sit. Just watch a movie. Just visit with my husband. And it has been wonderful! It is actually energizing. Which is good for as I usually make myself “do one more thing,” or “just finish ____” which ends up taking me more time than I estimated.
So now, I will allow myself times to just be. I also have been hesitant to relax as in my experience growing up, people who relaxed were lazy and not liked.
But now that I am clear with whose approval I am looking for, I can let go of that and enjoy myself.