There is no
substitute for attending to yourself deeply. No substitute for rest when rest is needed and from deep
personal nourishment and self-alignment all good flows. Autumn seems to be a time when increasing
demands in the outer world coincide with a deeper need to attend to the inner
world. How to reconcile the two?
went from ending the summer with very little on my plate to beginning an
amazing lovership with a new man, starting my Masters degree in Psychotherapy,
resuming teaching yoga after a 2-year intensive cocooning healing and transformational journey, and I just moved on October 1st...Holy Shitballs! Pardon the expression. I’ve been reeling a bit (or let’s be
honest, a lot) to try to keep pace with the influx of abundance and life
activity that has come along with the Harvest Moon last month and manage to
still take care of myself at the same time.
it feels like I’m walking a tight rope and one misstep could have me and
everything that’s on ‘my plate’ come tumbling down and although I may not feel
100% ready, I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s time to come out of my
cocoon and reengage more fully in life.
I have to admit there are moments when I’m excited and others when I
feel overwhelmed and reluctant. Am
I ready? Can I handle all
my new life are birthing themselves at warp speed and while beyond-stoked about
this new phase of life, even positive change is stressful. Good stuff also takes energy, which is
a very precious commodity in a body that still needs lots of juice for
healing! I find that the joy I
feel about my new life neutralizes some of the tiredness and overwhelm I feel. I’m learning to trust myself and trust
that I can handle everything that life is presenting me with and that I am ‘good
for’ all the amazing things that the Universe is entrusting in my care right
I must be ready now because
it’s all happening now!
also a time when I know I need to be especially watchful of my self-care. I need to appease erratic ‘vata dosha’
imbalances that I find come with the fall winds and colder, dryer weather. If I don’t ground myself by creating
routines, nourishing my adrenals, and eating warming foods, I pay for it with
feeling mighty flighty, emotional, and mentally in overdrive. ‘One-small-thing-at-a-time’ is key and
so is sticking to my practices and rituals.
When I ground into my self-care, I move from being able to merely handle what’s showing up to being resourceful and better able to actually enjoy
the fullness of my life.
finding myself driving behind this large truck with the words ‘Supreme Basics’
written on it. It’s actually a
delivery truck from a stationary store but I’ve come to take the appearance of
this truck as a reminder to ground into my ‘supreme basics’. My supreme basics are restful sleep and
naps, nourishing high-vibe superfoods, staying hydrated, meditation/breathwork, as
well as time in nature and visiting my yoga and movement practice daily. Getting back to these basics allows me
to shift from ‘coping-mode’ into ‘thriving-mode’. Taking the alone time I need to decompress, integrate, and
digest the activity of life helps me to recalibrate my system and keep my ‘reserves’
What are your
supreme basics? Have they fallen
by the wayside with the chaos of autumn activity and the responsibilities of the new season?
attend to myself deeply everything flows beautifully from my right-alignment
with self, whereas when I’m over-tiered and under-nurtured I feel upset for ‘no
reason’, it all feels like ‘too much’, and am not available to delight in the
gifts of life.
I know that
from deep personal nourishment and self-alignment all good flows.