May 21, 2021
How do rest and a sense of safety come to you? In times of despair and traversing the unknown, how can you feel grounded and free right here exactly as you are? And if things are ramping up around you and all you want to do is rest, how do you bring balance to your day? How do you choose what you belong to? How do you choose a moment of kindness for you?
Find a way. There’s something within your reach. Choose what feels good and right for you. Let your gaze move inward while you root down and spread your roots. Choose warm bread and honey daily. These are ways you can be free. When darkness comes, and it does because it is a calling out to something that desperately wants your attention, let it sit next to the light and be comforted. Darkness isn’t a bad thing. It is a gathering place for light.
Remember the truth of sanctuary. Let it rest in your arms. Love is not an extravagant pursuit. It is poetry and the safe roof over your head. It is water. And a vision for something beautiful in your life. It is the joy found when you give yourself to grace. And gratitude.
Love is soul. It is the rootedness of trees and the clouds moving across the sky. It is the stars showing themselves to us on a dark winter night. It is embodiment while we are here. It is the taking in and receiving of beauty as an essential elixir that soothes and restores, reminds us we don’t have as much time as we think we do. Feel more, actually...think a bit less. Lead with the heart.
Slow down, love. Take the walk. Let the ancient ones whisper your true name over you. Feel your feet on the earth. Honey on your tongue. Your lovers heartbeat beneath your palm. Laugh and play. Blow bubbles. Rest in the sun.
May you unwrap a morsel of joy today. May you be armed with love.