''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"

IN RETREAT

When you find your attention scattered and too much going on one way to manage reality is by taking a retreat day.  Back off from your routine and spend a day alone if possible, if not then in silence.  In the past I would drive up to Big Spring, where the vibrational roar of the spring has a wonderful meditative quality,  a favorite location back then for my Airborne Ranger son  home on leave  to do some rappelling, grounding with an edge.  At other times I loved to walk the temple Mound on the farm where I grew up, sacred ground now lost to history when the new owners leveled it to grow rice.   Many people find the journey is the meditation, even just a short drive or walk can have restorative qualities.  If you don't have time to get out of the house then just take a sabbatical at home.  Turn off the TV and phone, make sure you're grounded and open to receive the freshening energy.  Symbolically closeout the world by shutting the door behind you to your home temple sacred space...even a few moments can clear the air, restoring our sense of wholeness.  Tune out the egoic mind and attune to Presence, the creative space for solutions to appear.

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