Like splinters in one’s soul – other people’s beliefs, feelings, emotions and trauma…Healing is the cleansing off all of the collective scum to pure awareness without conditioning. Wash off the samsara….drop the stories… let go of the interpretations …
Spring has returned and I’m so happy to be able to start freely walking barefoot on the ground again. I’ve posted this a couple of times before and it seems a good practice to introduce to new readers now that weather will allow, so I’m posting it again. It was first posted about 2 years ago. SEE the post here: https://beyondmeds.com/2014/03/24/earthing-spring/
Lately I’ve not been able to go to my yoga classes. I was going to 2 to 4 classes a week in the spring. Summer brought lower energy last year too. I’m needing to be slow and careful with my body again this summer too. But the change in energy, while reminiscent of last year, is far less impactful this year. Last year I was having far more trouble with this shift and was much more exhausted and just felt really sick again. This year, it’s far easier to see it as a natural rhythm my body goes through with the seasons. I do miss my classes but I seem to be able to go to about 1 a week. Maybe a little less, but it’s clear to me this year that this is not a setback…this is a natural rhythm for me and I need to respect my body’s needs. In that alone there is great healing. I continue to listen to the wisdom of my body. (includes video) … [click on title for the rest of the post]
It’s a shame we’re not taught to contemplate the changes our bodies/minds/spirit go through with the change of seasons. It’s been a source of some of my deepest revelations to note that I too am part of these cycles. So lovely! Not SAD (seasonal affective disorder) 🙂 …
It’s a shame we’re not taught to contemplate the changes our bodies/minds/spirit go through with the change of seasons. It’s been a source of some of my deepest revelations to note that I too am part of these cycles. So lovely! Not SAD (seasonal affective disorder) 🙂
I was happy to read Laura Kerr’s new piece just as I was feeling spring approaching too. My entire being tingles with the change! I’ve made brief mention of the movement in the fall before. But spring, is, without doubt, more exciting. … [click on title to read the rest]
Originality is irrelevant. . .There is some deep internal intelligence, some almost non-verbal narrative which nourishes us–which has it’s own natural wellspring. . . try to touch the rim of that.
Gorgeous flowers in my neighbor’s yard.
This is our first spring in this house with this lovely yard we have. These are all photos that I took in about the 5 minutes I could remain standing outside my house. (at least I am up today!! it’s been a string of days of being totally bedridden)
As I continue to heal the wounding that brought me to my knees at this time last year, this poem arose to meet the anniversary of my near death. It is all a journey to heal the trauma held within the body that heals the mind and soul too. We are one holistic being and everything matters:
I don’t use the term depression for my experience, but I do find that there is a big natural shift in winter that encourages going inward and slowing down. I have found for a long time now that moving away from the pathologizing of my experience has been a healthy move for me and many of the folks I advocate for. …