Cocooning: and emerging a butterfly, or at the very least a moth

In a time where life seems to run at us from multiple directions sometimes we need some “me” time to figure things out, to reconnect and to find perspective.  I am planning just such an adventure next week.  For me, this will consist of fasting, praying, doing yoga, working out, writing, and finding time to reconnect to all the things that are the most important.  

We do not have the luxury of going up to the top of a mountain for 40 days, then coming down to our adoring friends–you can however create safe space for yourself even in the busiest of times. Block off 10 min, 30 min or 1 hour that is time for you to just be with your own being.  Use that time in a proactive way.  Many of us just sit and contemplate the mystery of life, but in a time where we are giving up power and control to the other things take control of this limited time to do something productive:

1) Finger paint, draw, get some play dough–when we create we are growing closer to the creator, we become–the creator

2) Fast– give us something in order to receive a deeper connection to what is important.  Give up coffee for a week, give up going out on a Saturday evening, give up tv for a month, do something, and ask that the universe bring you happiness and peace in exchange for your small sacrifice.

3) ASK!  We all have the ability to connect to our soul, we are all psychic, we are all able to ask of the universe the deepest questions that trouble us.  Yes, too often we do not want to hear the answer, but we must move into this place of connection.

Start with these simple things, and add more!  Feel free to leave a comment and tell us how you find peace, what do you do to cocoon?

In Honor of Earth Day (from the Sacred Circle Book Store)

“And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
and then both women and men will be strong
and then no person will be subject to another’s will
and the all will be rich and free and varied
and then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
and then all will share equally in the earth’s abundance
and then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
and then all will nourish the young
and then all will cherish life’s creatures
and then all will live in harmony with each other and the earth
and then everywhere will be called Eden once again”
— Judy Chicago

We can choose to exercise our creative imagination and intentionality through healing stories or negative scenarios.  What are the healing stories and images that you choose to energize today?