I’m in the silence today. I have laryngitis.
It’s only been two days, but when you aren’t speaking, it seems like time slows down.
Feels like I’ve been in silence for a week.
I took a pad and pen with me to my hairdresser, to the clothes shop, to the taco restaurant — and everywhere I went I wrote down my questions. Or made feeble gestures. (I so wish I knew how to sign!)
There is a bit of frustration all around — mine being that I can’t write quickly enough or neatly enough — but everyone was very willing to help. Here’s a weird bit: Almost everyone assumed I was deaf. Tapped me on the shoulder to get my attention. Added gestures to what they said. Wrote down their words. And since I was/am being as compliant as I can be in this healing mode, I couldn’t tell them anything. Interesting.
There are gifts in the silence. What I’ve noticed so far:
- When there’s less coming out of your mouth, you become more attuned to the internal conversation. Thoughts. Feelings. Love. Making present and authentic connections in the silence is a powerful thing. Try it. Even if you don’t have a physical reason to do so.
- Time really does appear to slow down and open up space for meditation and introspection. There’s more space to breathe. To connect. To be in this now moment. And the next. Which is good, because it gives me more time to gargle. And sip a mixture of cider/kombucha vinegar and my amazing bronchial tea with honey, cayenne, and lemon.
- You are more connected to you in the silence — which is a great opportunity for self-care. What I notice is that I notice more. My fatigue. Exactly how my throat feels. What I might do to better care for myself — cancel client calls and business networking events for starters.
When some of you said you were going to print out the chakras meditation from last week’s blog, I realized that the quality of the image was not going to make anyone happy.
So I made a beautiful version that will print perfectly. Click here or on the image on the left and get your download.
I was even going to record the instructions for you, but laryngitis. So, love, go back to the previous post and use the written instructions, or record them in your own voice (the best way I know), leaving ample time for five or so breaths between each step.
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I’d love to know your thoughts.
About silence. About the upcoming Solstice and the turning of the wheel. About the chakras work — I’ve been doing it and it’s amazing!
Let me know what’s in your heart in the comments. Blessed be.