It has been a while since I wrote and I am dropping by to let you know what is happening for me. I have been feeling into what this summer will look like for me.
The last two summers have been filled with travel and Women’s Retreats. I came alive with the experience of connection and adventure with my coaching colleagues. Exploring new places and revelling in the energy of a vibrant group of women filled me with joy.
This year I am in a different place. I have been feeling weary, both physically and emotionally. I sit down to write and the words escape me. I get triggered by things that I usually handle with grace and ease.
I realize my body has wisdom and I need to pay attention
Sleep is my new best friend and I linger in bed with an uncharacteristic lack of energy in the mornings.
My body has been reminding me to slow down. I sprained my ankle recently when I slipped and fell on a muddy trail in the woods. I was angry at myself! How could I be so clumsy? How would I get everything done? What a nuisance to not be able to walk.
And, then, my coach offered her wise perspective. What if this was a message from my body? A nudge to show me that it was time to sit, to rest, to receive from others? I realized that my body had wisdom and I needed to pay attention.
I have been on the path of surrender and accepting my limitations. There are days when I rebel. And, deep in my soul, I know that this happened for a reason.
My ankle is healing and I am slowly getting back to walking. Even so, I have chosen to take time for me this summer.
What will this look like?
I will have a spaciousness in my calendar, so that I will be able to pay attention to my energy level and what it is I want to do in the moment. This means I will practice the art of Play by taking time to notice what is around me and how I can have fun no matter what I do.
Swimming in the ocean, beach time, naps, lunches and coffee times with friends, and play with my grandchildren will be some of the activities. I want to be surprised and open for adventure.
I know that I will be reading lots of books. Novels, mystery stories, biographies and books to nurture my soul.
Here are some that are waiting on my bedside table.
by Amanda Johnson
|White Hot Truth
by Danielle LaPorte
|The Untethered Soul
by Michael A. Singer
I would love to hear what you are reading this summer. It may even be one of these books I will be reading.
I also want to allow all my emotions in their complexity. At times I feel anxious at the idea of ‘not working on my business’ this summer. What if I fall behind? Will I miss out?
Yes…….I may ‘miss out’. But, if I am depleted, would I have space to enjoy whatever it is I am missing? I don’t think so.
I will experience healing as I surrender
And, I will not ‘fall behind’. I believe I will experience healing as I surrender and accept that this summer is a time for me to rest and be restored. I am trusting that I will have a renewed sense of focus and creative energy after this time away.
I wish you a wonderful summer and would love to hear from you as to what it is you are doing to recharge yourself. Maybe you have some ideas for me for my adventures.
I invite you to join my Instagram page to discover what I experience on this Summer’s Adventure.
See you in September!