Are you taking good care of yourself? Or maybe you need to take a little time out and assess the general state of your physical and emotional health? Are you starving and need to eat…truly nourish yourself?
I invite you to stop, look, and listen…
I did. I had to. Because the other night I received a vivid reminder that I need to breathe deeply, take a step back, drop some of this heavy baggage I’m carrying, and grab hold of one or two things that nourish me…
In a dream the other night, I felt compelled to get on a sewing machine and make myself a dress and a skirt. Yes, the dream was that specific—sew myself a dress and a skirt.
I understood the message. I used to make all my clothes. Used to knit sweaters for Bill and others too. It wasn’t just a fun hobby. Nor was it necessity. Sewing and knitting felt relaxing and rejuvenating for my body and mind. I could relax and create something of value. That’s always been important to my spirit. My spirit rejoices in endeavors that create value.
But it’s been years ago. I stopped knitting and sewing when computers and the Internet became all consuming. I bet you can relate to that, can’t you?
Know what I would do to relax in recent years? Play solitaire on the computer. Yes, it works. Playing solitaire does clear my mind and relaxes me. But playing solitaire creates nothing of value. And it’s clear that my spirit has suffered accordingly.
So, I’m stepping back…grabbing that true sustenance I need!
I no longer have a sewing machine but I do have a couple of just-started-knitting sweaters in the back of the closet. I’m gonna pull them out and get back to those basics. Yes!
I’ll keep you posted on my progress with my truly sustaining “food.”
In the meantime…tell me…what nourishes you? Is it:
I’d LOVE to hear from you! Please share! Thank you…