It hasn’t all been introspection this last week or so.
But what introspection has taken place has been lovely. Deep, sacred, like a retreat.
- When do you take the time to retreat, to go inside, to find (and re-find) your center? Do you wait for the calendar to remind you? Do you have a regular deep and delicious spiritual practice? Do you take days (or hours) away from your business and your responsibilities to do the things that feed your heart and your spirit?
- How do you get support for this sacred quiet? Have you ever done a virtual retreat? Or a guided retreat? Or both? Do you get together with friends and celebrate and ground in the sacred together?
- What do you do to step into sacred time? Listen to your heart. What are you called to do? I do a lot of different things. I go to synagogue. I mindfully celebrate the Moon phases and the seasons. I drum and dance. I have juicy orgasms that are intended for the good of all (really!). I do things for others with no need to get something in return (which makes every “thank you!” a real gift).
I’m thinking about retreats these days because I’m
about to launch just launched a virtual retreat called the Deep Dive.
It will be hella sacred, hella eye-opening, and hella amazing.
More on the Deep Dive soon!
I’m happy to share the Deep Dive details with you now. Please check it out.
If you’re ready now (you might be) or want more information, just send me an email — firstname.lastname@example.org — and we’ll get you on the Deep Dive schedule.
I want to share this poem with you.
It evokes for me a lot of what I’m feeling and thinking during this season of introspection and retreat.
Awaken: Elul 17
Suddenly everything is new.
And these eyes
can’t widen far enough
to take in the universe
contained in your heart
spanned with your hands.
There is no word
which means red and green
at the same time
but the apple
cupped in this palm
sings it joyously.
Time eddies and swirls
like the exuberant river.
The new year, the old year
the new year again.
Every instant precious
and then gone.
What whispers and wonderful inspirations come to you when you retreat to center?
I’d love to know, and to hear from you. Please talk to me in the comments.