As we step into September, I am recalling a recent hike in the wilderness where a steep uphill portion felt daunting but also like a challenge I knew I could take on. As I surveyed my distance to the top, I made a choice to look only at the few feet in front of me to slowly and steadily step up, up, up.
This is what life has felt like in the time of Covid:
Don’t look too far ahead. Do what you can here and now.
With so much outer turmoil in the United States, I am slowly stepping my way into each day without looking too far ahead. Instead, I ask, “What can I do locally to help myself and others?”
I can feel grateful for the blessings nearby:
- My feet that take me places – even if it’s just my own neighborhood.
- My friends and family that help me track my own headspace.
- All the love in my heart and the breath that keeps my heart pumping.
- Gratitude for the trees that provide shade and grounding for humans and homes for animals and birds, despite the record heat and drought.
- Delight when I think of the thousands of people who are enjoying their very first harvest of vegetables and greens since gardening quickly became a Covid-free and safe backyard pastime.
- The ability to nourish my life-sustaining ROOTS… my connection to my core wisdom.
It’s important to ground our energy with all the uncertainty we face. This is something I can do for myself and help others cultivate as a practice.
I’m a doer. I love making plans. And, doing and planning can be done with a light step and with more awareness. I’m dedicated to adding value in my sphere, and to do it with an Abundant Heart.
This HARVEST time of year is naturally a space for us to listen and reflect on both the outer and the inner cultivation of what truly sustains us. We can notice our roots and enjoy the harvest of where we find ourselves NOW – hopefully a stronger place with a better view of the world and a full heart.
And it’s no secret that the hearty root vegetables ripening this time of year are a great food source when we need grounding as we transition seasons. I personally cannot get enough of yellow beets! And I just cooked another batch of Carrot Ginger soup and froze it for November! Such nourishing gifts to receive.
On the topic of gifts- one of the main gifts of my work with clients is to lead them to their inner peace or their inner knowing and what I do at work is a gift for me too!
In my monthly free Anxiety Relief Clinic offerings, I am providing a pause in your step, just briefly, so you can restore and resource yourself for the days to come.
This month on September 10th (10 am Mountain, 12 noon Eastern), I invite you to join me for a guided journey to your CORE HEART KNOWING – a celebration and reflection of all the richness inside of you.