Television, traffic, the demands of others, responsibilities, the never-ending "To Do List"—each one of these contributes to living in disharmony with our truest self. At least it can for me ...
Though life feels complex, it is amazingly simple to come back center; to drop back into feelings of peace and happiness right where we are. It's just remembering to do so.
Any of us can begin by setting a powerful intention to "come back" when we have gone away ... when we have drifted off, once again, into fields of worry, overwhelm, busyness. This intention, firmly held, can return us to fragrant meadows of joy.
What helps you come back to center?
For me, fragrance is one of the elements that brings me back. It is one of my "spiritual tools." ("Take a whiff, root yourself right here," it says.) And it is also embedded within my long-held intention that the sacredness of nature will somehow find me and bring me home to myself when I have wandered.
For the past few days, I have been enjoying the fragrance of a beautiful gift I received from a friend at Christmas time. She knows how much I love flowers and gardening and how much I miss my garden in the winter. She sent me a basket with bulbs that I could force and grow indoors in the white of winter. Red tulips have brought much joy and brightened my inner landscape.
But it is the hyacinths that have taken over now. They assail my senses whenever I walk through the room. They also invite me back to center. The scent is so strong, I cannot help but pause, take a breath and a whiff and allow delight to fill me once again.
Gratitude fills me too. Gratitude for beauty and the flowering of friendship. Each one a special gift of the Spirit.
To Cindy - thanks for the posies and the gift of presence.
Come back to yourself with the help of my next Sacred Journey course starting soon:
"Embodying Your Truest Self."
In an intimate and safe community of like-minded women, we'll invite the Sacred into our day-to-day living for peace that lasts and lasts ...
(Photo courtesy of Dundee Photographics)