They say, teach what you most need to learn.
Another way to use this wisdom is to join/form groups that practice a behavior which you hope to perfect.
I absolutely love the land. I am always aware of the trees, the birds, the wind, the water – even as I’m traveling 50 miles per hour, destined for the four walls of a building. But I rarely carve out the time to be in the presence of these relatives – EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT IS STRONG MEDICINE – I allow myself to be a slave to routine, to fatigue and to be slovenly in my spiritual practice.
The land and the water need us now, more than ever. I have put out feelers to a small group of women to gauge the interest in forming a group where we spend time in prayer, in meditation and in gratitude to these relatives. The most common response has been – YES!, but…time. Clearly, something I understand all too well.
Having said that, I’m offering to create space for openings in schedules …. we can group up virtually, with the openness to meet in person when the opportunity arises. Intended to be a place where we encourage each other to make time; a place to record our experiences and emotions. I know we are all probably part of more groups than necessary, but I intend to be more intentional ( 🙂 ) , reaching out to people personally.
I haven’t decided on a name for the group yet. You can DM/PM me if you would like to be involved and you have an idea for a name.