Today has been a much needed quiet day for me. The past 10 days or so have been packed with activities, errands, visits, and work. And even though all of these things have been pleasant, by last night I was so tired and overstimulated I wanted to cry. Today I stayed home, made lavender wands, took pictures, and blogged. Tomorrow I might take myself to a matinee at the local cinema; or I might stay home and enjoy the quiet again. I don’t do well with too much socialization and busy-ness.
The worst part about being too busy is that it’s harder to feel my connection to spirit, and forget taking time for meditation or prayer. Just this morning, when everyone left for work and I finally found myself alone with some space to think, I realized how much I’ve been missing taking regular time for my spiritual practice.
Then this afternoon I went out to the herb house and saw this tiny spider in the center of its web, hanging between the posts on the porch the hubster built. I used to be afraid of spiders. Then I lived in New Orleans where roaches the size of helicopters fly through the air, and spiders ceased to wig me out. Then last year I had a series of dreams about spiders, and spider showed up in my meditations and healing sessions as a helper and adviser. Now I feel intimately connected to the energy of spider, and seeing her hanging out near my work space seems like a good sign. Like maybe whoever is listening is acknowledging my renewed commitment to take time for spirit.
Yesterday the Chicory blossoms opened. Chicory looks like such a nothing plant before it blooms; then suddenly, one day, all those delicate periwinkle hued blossoms open, and it’s breathtaking.
They always bloom around the same time as the Queen Anne’s Lace–I need to find some growing together to get a picture. They don’t do so great as a cut flower, but the two together is one of the prettiest things ever.
Just looking at them makes me feel all calm and happy. Of course, inhaling the fragrance of lavender all day probably helped with that too. Now I want a nap.