Finding relief, ease, and softness during times of challenge, endings, and new beginnings.
We can remember that we do have choice. We can shake off the heaviness and make a nest of something that brings more gentleness. We are renegotiating our inner and outer worlds—it can be so helpful to choose daily rituals that help increase our sense of safety and calm and decrease the stress response and helplessness.
How might even a few deep breaths bring some possibility to this moment? Some gentle stretches for the body can help, too. Pulling an oracle card for guidance or writing in your journal. Taking a break and making a cup of tea. Enjoying a piece of dark chocolate mindfully, slowly. What things work for you? If you aren’t sure, experiment. Make a mental list of the things that can transport you efficiently to a sense of more calm and balance. One way might be finding someone who can hold space for you—a friend, therapist, or guide can be a tremendous support.
What does devotion look like for you today? Where will you choose to place your gaze? What feels in alignment for you in this fresh new moment?
Taking a moment for ourselves can help us return more fully to the possibility and purpose of why we are here.
The power of blessing and creating sacred space.
I share a blessing poem I wrote several years ago and have posted it below so that you can use it if you like. I only ask that if you share it with someone, you credit me.
The power of play, innocence, and curiosity can open up a space for wild joy.
Here is the blessing poem. I devote it to you and your gifted life.
Blessing for Becoming
Mark this day as (w)holy
may you know you are exactly where you are meant to be—
you are in the beauty of becoming
may you walk with blessings on your feet
may you plant the seeds for a life you love
may you know this love is worthy and patiently longs for you
may you water the exquisite opportunity of this wild, feathery moment and
fall madly in devotion
with your biggest dreams
the time is now, dear one
to live inside the juicy potential
of your heart's new moon.
Mark this day, and all your days,
-Wendy Candida Havlir Cherry
May you know swift ease and delight. May it be so.