If I’m honest, mine are not great.
When I wake up in the morning, (usually at 4am), I often beat my alarm and I never hit snooze. If I try to sleep in (or lie there for a bit), I get fidgety and am soon asked by my husband to get up (he is very good at sleeping in) as apparently my fidgeting keeps him from his rest.
Even when I have a staycation I struggle to rest when I can see all the projects needing to be
In fact in order to truly rest I often have to get away. Whether it is camping, or visiting an out of town friend or even vacationing, rest comes easier when I am away from the reminders of my responsibilities.
The thing is, rest is critical. We must have space and time to dream, to vision, to make magic. The muse needs some room to dance and your guides and allies often need some quiet to get their message through.
So sometimes rest has to be forced, and sometimes rest arrives in a different form.
This weekend I have rested a bit, but I have also played. I have taken time for a silly outdoor adventure scavenger hunt of sorts, I spent time wandering about my yard and pruning (this is always soothing to me for some reason), I watched some fun TV (Lockwood and Co. anyone?) and I took time to read a book while my car was washed and detailed (it was real dirty!).
And you know what?
I feel rested. My brain got a moment to stop with the hyper focus, task oriented fire it is so often churning out, and I had some lovely moments of creative ideas, of complete and total presence, and of relaxation.
Sometimes rest is the simple act of changing the scenery and doing something different.
How are you calling rest in Wise One? As Imbolc nears and the halfway point of Winter is nigh, are your bones getting the recharge they need?
If not, how might you do one thing just a little different to bring yourself some down time?
Magic needs space to grow.
Give yourself some.
This coming Friday-Sun, Feb 3-5th, join me for a three day mini retreat. You will receive an email each day, inviting you to do some simple tasks and rituals with the intention of tending to your Sacred Self.
I will be going live each day to offer support and some additional goodness to your experience.
There is nothing for you to do to sign up. You’ll get to participate simply for being on the email list.
Let’s take some time to Love Ourselves!
I am offering an outdoor Summer Retreat here in Sonoma County California. This is an in person experience where we will gather at a local campground under the Oaks and Bay trees, create ritual, work with our intuition, connect with this sacred land and each other and make all kinds of magic!
Sunday June 15th- Tuesday June 27th.
You can read all the details here.
Diving Deeper Membership Circle is Open!
The membership circle is open for registration.
Together we work with the energies of the lunar cycle and the seasons through twice monthly lunar ceremonies and wheel of the year rituals.
There are also seasonal astrology and plant classes.
You receive access to a massive archive of classes, workshops meditations and some rituals.
You can opt in for inspirational text messages (in USA only at this time)
Receive deep discounts on conferences, workshops and retreats (the next conference is in April!)
And get a calendar each month that offers suggestions for exploring the archives and joining live ceremonies.
Hope to see you in the Circle!
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Emily Morrison MA, MFT