Rushing to meet a deadline on some voiceover recordings, I raced into the office, hooked up the recording equipment, looked over the script, adjusted the mic, pressed “record” … and was interrupted by the sound of chainsaws outside my window.
A couple of weeks ago, a sudden storm brought huge branches down from some of the old trees in my neighborhood, including the big oak tree outside my back gate. The city has been going around the neighborhood removing the debris, and apparently this afternoon it’s my turn.
So now that I can’t finish the recording … at least for the next few minutes … I have a choice. Do I jump up and down, curse the chainsaw-bearing men for interrupting me? Or do I see this as a chance to spend a few more minutes with the script, get a cup of tea, and relax until it’s the right time to begin this work?
Often, when I’m in a panic about getting something done on time, the Universe will throw a spanner in the works to get me to slow down. What’s the good of doing work you love if you’re too rushed to stop and feel how much you love it?
Just saw a great post from Sophie Lhoste, and wanted to comment on it here. Sophie’s a powerful healer and a genuine voice of integrity and transformation in these wild times we’re living in.
Sophie’s blog post
The practices she outlines are vital as we navigate these unusual times. As everything speeds up; as “the way things have always been” gives way to the “new” normal; as more and more of us become aware of the distance between where we want to be energetically and where we are … staying grounded and protected is the first step toward awareness and change.
I ground myself by getting quiet, reconnecting with my physical body (I find I’m often not fully in the physical, because I’ve wandered off somewhere), and reestablishing my connection with Earth and Source energy.
Once I’ve done that, I can proceed on a much more even keel. I can listen to Spirit, make decisions from a more centered place, enhance my psychic protection so that I am allowing influence from only what is for my Highest and Best good. I can push back against the urge to scramble around futilely like a frantic stress monkey.
If you haven’t grounded yourself yet today, try it now. Don’t know how? Sophie has a free audio you can download when you subscribe to her list. No, we’re not in cahoots or anything. I just think she’s awesome and wanted to share.