There was a brief lightening and brightening in the cosmic energies this week. Did you feel it? Phew, I did and I enjoyed breathing out fully for the first time in months.
We are now under the influence of gathering full moon energy (with a lunar eclipse too) which can be very energising and creative but can also contribute to us feeling weighed down, tense and more intense about everything in our lives.
I’ve birthed some changes in my life in the past couple of weeks. I’ve commenced my women’s meditation and sharing circle in Dunsborough. We’ve met twice. Next week I’m adding a new session on a different day.
I’m loving the creative process involved in facilitating these gatherings and have so enjoyed meeting some new women in my community.
I’ve also changed my business name to Tricia Woods Soul Purpose Counselling. This name change has been a long time coming and it felt at times as though the final decision and the commitment to a new image would never come.
The whole process was an amazing lesson in trust in the universal flow of life.
If you would like to connect with me a little more regularly in facebook, then please to go to my business page and ‘like’ it. My aim with this page is to post three or four inspirational messages each week and occasional news about what I am up to.
Along with these changes has come wonderful new clients and a more pacey feel to my usually quiet life. And although I’m enjoying doing more work and having such a fulfilling collection of creative outlets, I have to admit, a little bit of stress and resentment has crept in around keeping up with the household tasks.
Here is a beautiful quote that helps me when those feelings of annoyance over the washing, cleaning and cooking threaten to derail my peaceful outlook. It’s from a wonderful book called Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn and it helps me remember that even the mundane can be sacred.
“…master the twenty four hours. Do it well, without self-pity. It is as hard to get the children herded into the car pool and down the road to the bus as it is to chant sutras in the Buddha-hall on a cold morning. One move is not better than the other, each can be quite boring, and they both have the virtuous quality of repetition. Repetition and their good results come in many forms. Changing the filter, wiping noses, going to meetings, picking up around the house, washing dishes, checking the dipstick – don’t let yourself think these are distracting you from your more serious pursuits. Such a round of chores is not a set of difficulties we hope to escape from so that we may do our “practice” which will put us on a “path” – it is our path.” (G. Snyder, 2004)