Showing posts from January, 2019

Honoring Presence In The Home

Sometimes when I truly pause in my space, my eyes fall upon the collection of dust on a hair clinging to the underside of the footed pot of a plant in my living room. Then my eye leads to the discarded parakeet seeds on the floor under the baseboard heating unit. I immediately find the vacuum and start to get in all the nooks and crannies I overlook on my weekly sweeping sessions. I use the attachments to freshen up my driftwood mirror that catches even the smallest of particles and within moment find myself laundering the living room curtains. I pull out the couch and move all of the furniture to clean. I empty the vacuum and realize my vacuum needs a deep vacuuming. Damn you, moments of heightened awareness.

My thoughts grapple with why though out the week I don't ever seem to notice the build up of bobby pins, candy cane wrappers, dust, birdseed, or loose change that feels so incredibly present when I am cleaning it up. I don't want to feel bad or guilty, but of course I do…

My New Year Reset

The one upside of having a birthday during the chaotic lead up to Christmas is the reset on my personal year starts a few weeks before the New Year. My introspection kicks into overdrive as soon as my birthday hits. In perfect harmony with reflecting inward, this year I received a deck of tarot cards on my birthday.  I've been studying various spreads and delving deeper into card meanings. I'm enjoying the insight and what I've been learning with my morning readings. I also can now laugh at my previous hesitations to embrace tarot over the years, I really had no reason to fear my own intuition. We live, we grow, we learn.

My yoga practice has turned into a consistent part of my daily routine, there's no questioning it. I feel little glimpses of growth in my daily practice, how my back bends deeper as I reach up and behind me in crescent moon, how my face nestles into my legs in a forward fold. I have even caught the brief moment of my toes rising above my head in locus…