Oh the need for space. rhythm and color! With September, there is a shift, a new season, new rhythm and timing. I was at a retreat and we were to ask ourselves, what do we need? Space was the answer so loud and clear. I wasn't quite sure what that meant in the moment, so I let it sit with me. Looking out at the beach, during free time, I stared out at the calm bay that had gentle, rhythmic ripples coming toward me. Free energy, calmly washing in. Always all around us awaiting our receiving. The horizon, the sky, the water all had open space and color. It felt so free, so open, so nourishing. Somewhere in my consciousness, a sigh of relief with all this expansiveness.
I realized I wanted to find more time between things. Summer is filled with events, gatherings with a fast pace. I was in a summer of stretching to care for my mom. I ran from one thing to another and space between was missing. This need for space we all seek this time of year. A slower movement to life. Space to settle down. Finding a rhythm that works for our unique timing. Space for ourselves, just us and our needs. Space to just daze in nature, go inward, sleep, vegetate, hear what it is that is truly desired next.
Space is the one thing we seem not to give ourselves. Things get going, schedules dictate life and we long for space that is just ours. I want space from others. From connecting, sharing. I just desire to be by myself. Not that this is a long space, just enough to get rest and reconnect with me. We all need this. Grateful for what was yet ready for a new way of being.
Everything is truly made of space. Atoms always moving, lots of space between all matter. Tuning into this space takes awareness. It is not far from me. I can always take a few breaths. I can sit on the porch and star gaze. Keeping this in balance is normal for me. I lost it this season so I begin again. Making space for me. Saying no for a moment. Harboring inward and strengthening my energy. Making myself the priority. In our society, we don't support this putting yourself first so you can BEST serve others.
I welcome taking this space. Space in all ways. Giving myself space to create a new rhythm that works and is based on me. Finding a more colorful existence. More variety, more enthusiasm, more adventure. After caring for another, her passing and the clearing of a life, I need some time to me. Some fun, mystery and magic is needed and space to see what direction that is in. I am thankful I know to stop it all and find this inner homecoming. I honor myself enough to put things on the back burner and focus on my space of self. Get a rhythm, a melody and song of beauty going again. One with color and flair, like the fall leaves we will be seeing soon. The color of an open palate, of something new.
Quite exciting to realize what I need! To take my time to dream it. Find that new song to sing and colors to shine. Yes I am thankful for the space. For all creation comes from darkness. So I welcome it! You should too!
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