The first, back into the wholehearted journey. Last month...coming off the gathering, enjoying VBS and a week at camp (no excuses, really) I didn't focus on the guidepost of Play and Rest. Well, I guess I got plenty of play with VBS and camp. I rested when I was sick...But I had not intentionally focused on it. I've decided to revisit this focus in November.
This month is all about cultivating calm and stillness and letting go of anxiety.
My hopes/practices for this month are as follows:
Read & journal - While it's not total stillness, it brings me a sense of stillness and calm and takes me away from mind numbing games on my phone.
Sit (phone free) with coffee - Listening to the birds in the morning, letting my mind roam, allowing by lungs to just breath is a sacred time and space for me.
Yoga and/or home stretching - I have a book titled Stretch and Pray. It's time to bring that back into practice to help with my flexibility and mediation/prayer life.
Last night as I drifted off to sleep. I repeated Psalm 46:10 with intentional breathing between each phrase.
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
August is also known in my family as GSD (get stuff done) month. It was termed by my brother-in-law (thanks, Sean!)
So those projects include:
Gutting the pantry.
Organizing the spare room so it contains space for our multiple hobbies - photography, quilting, music.
Framing & hanging random artwork.
Bring on August.
I'll keep you posted on the stillness, calm and creating de-cluttered spaces. :)