On a Friday morning, I am usually attending the CBT for Carers group, which is especially for carers of dementia patients. We've learned a huge amount about dementia, how the world appears and feels for the sufferer and how to take better care of ourselves; for caring is a relentless task. And very often, a thankless one.
But today, I chose not to go. Emotionally, the last couple of weeks have been quite challenging, but I have used my to writing to remain in touch with myself and my own healing journey. I decided not to go as I had then need to 'be and not do'; I couldn't face the rushing around in order to get there in time and seriously wanted to rest in the embrace of silence and solitude; for I find it so healing.
In so much of life, our senses are assaulted by sound, and we are unable to get in touch with our own thoughts and feelings. Sweet silence is a healing balm for my soul, and I welcome it's gentle touch as I allow myself the space to reflect and write.
I do have the luxury and space of allowing myself to 'go with the flow', which although it had been a challenge to allow myself to do that; I know that I am responding to my own needs and taking greater care of them. This alone allows me to 'fill my well'; replenish my energy and feel whole again.
I realise that not everyone can operate this way to the extent that I do, but even small chunks of time can be used to create a little space for yourself. It never ceases to amaze me, how often in Angel Card readings, I am shown by the Angels that the person would benefit from 'time out', especially in natural surroundings. This I always explain to them as a method for de-stressing, which it is, and often they feedback to me at a later point that they are doing in and it feels like a mini break and helps them to cope better in everyday life.
Of course then Angels are showing me what they want the person to know, but I am also 'reading' what is contained in their energy field, or Aura, which holds all the information about the person before me.
Right now I can feel very powerful presences with me, and I know that I am channeling this blog, as it's what the Angels and my spirit guides wish to me share with you today.
Try each day or at least a few times a week, to take a walk in nature, even if it's only for 10 - 20 minutes. Breath in the fresh air, remain in silence so that you can hear the sounds of nature, look around you - I bet you'll notice things that you hadn't seen before. I would also expect that you will retrieve thoughts and feelings that are held deep inside; you may find that doing this allows answer to any problems or isues that you are dealing with, to gently come th I call this a medicine walk.
The other day, I chose to site and write in the local Woodland Cemetery, which is not far from where I live. It is a beautiful place, with plenty of benches to the memory of those who have passed into spirit, which can provide a moments rest and reflection. I sat before a gorgeous oak tree and started to write my gratitude journal; writing brief letters to people whom I am grateful to have in my life. Each 'letter' was written in a different colour; these epistles will never be sent but allowed me to acknowledge in a private way why I am grateful to these special people, the lessons I have learned from them.
I am aiming to write one of these each day, not always in a natural space, but it does put me in such a good and contented space for the day.
May the Angels bless you today.
Self employed Angel Card Reader, professional writer, previously worked as Angelic healer and stress consultant, former local government officer. Lived in Witney, West Oxfordshire for 30+ years, 3 grown up children, 4 grandchildren. On my spiritual path and at times it's hard but always worth it!