I am back after a two week blog break. I believe that is the longest bit I have taken from my blog since falling in love with the practice 3 years ago. Not bad, huh? My two weeks has been a beautiful balance of rest, relaxation, and re-creation. I have been dreaming, processing, and stretching my wings.
To be honest, I mixed plenty of work up with my play, but with a job like mine, sometimes it is hard to tell the two apart!
I started off by heading to Austin to spend time with dear friends and take the Paint Mojo workshop with Tracy Verdugo (which I will do a post on before too long…including pictures of my painting).
From Austin, I headed about an hour South to the Black Rose Ranch, near San Antonio, and stayed with more friends. Being tucked away out in the country was so restorative. My bed butted up next to a window that I kept cracked at night, letting in the fresh air and sounds of coyotes circling the house in the early morning hours.
From San Antonio, I headed towards Austin again and stayed in the little town of New Braunfels with my dear friend Jessica of WildWood Naturals. Jessica and I have been friends for nearly a decade now, and whenever we hold space together (over the phone, the net, or in person) I am somehow reminded of who I am and what makes me tick. I had a lot to be thankful for on my trip, spent time in nature, spinning my big dreams, and reflecting on my life….but of all those moments, there was an hour or two that she and I spent talking as best friends do that made my whirlwind trip all the richer.
After all that outta town love, I headed home to get ready for another trip. Every Wednesday I meet with a circle of visionaries who dedicate themselves to two things…the love of meditation AND the love of chocolate (unprocessed ceremonial cacao from Guatemala to be more specific). This last weekend we met up for an epic meditation session with one of North America’s oldest trees, affectionately known as The Big Tree. Oh, and was she a beauty. We sat and spun lovely energy together under the stars in the light of the Moon.
As I look back over the last two weeks, I wasn’t any LESS busy, but I was busy with things that were very much focused on what I need right now… deep connection with what matters. Certainly, my blog and this community matter to me, but I am hoping to balance more time in real life with less time on-line and that will mean saying NO to things I have sometimes gotten lost in…you know, social media energy sucks, surfing for things that don’t matter, falling down the rabbit hole.
Sometimes saying NO to all that means saying YES to what matters. What do you want to say YES to in your life? Don’t just let that question float by. Sit with it today. Journal about it. Talk to your friends, loved ones, or a stranger about it. Saying YES to your life is how you create it. That is the ultimate in self-care. That is what Creativity Tribe is all about!
Glad to be home….Glad to connect with YOU!