I’ve been wondering what would be something new to share with you for I’ve posted much regarding one’s spiritual journey these past four years and then I realized that reflection must come to the top of the list of our spiritual “to do” list. For it is in reflecting on our past that we can see progress or not.
When reflecting we can’t help but fall into somewhat of a meditative state
When reflecting we cant’ help but touch our Higher Self, our everlasting soul
When reflecting, we cant help but look back, see ourselves now and also look to the future
When reflecting we cant’ help but seek assistance from some power outside of ourselves
When reflecting we can’t help but look at life’s possibilities
When reflecting we can’t help but seek ways with which to find balance
When reflecting we cant’ help but question our sense of intuition and faith in ourselves
When reflecting we can’t help but seek solace
All these and more have I touched upon in my past posts and while reflecting on what I have shared and what else there is to share I couldn’t help but……
When you take the time to reflect be prepared for the flood of emotions that will overtake you, for if you truly dig deep you will open a trench under your wall, where what has been so carefully contained, will find escape.
It is always good to look back every now and then so that you can see how far you have come. I was having dinner with a long-time friend, discussing this book, and she said to me, “I’m so glad you found something that has made you smile again.” I thought it was an odd comment as I “always” smile. Then she reminded me that it was just five months earlier that I had hit a wall.
I had totally forgotten how much of a struggle it had been to get through my first holiday season on my own. Two weeks before Christmas, I found myself in deep despair. I didn’t think I would be able to cope. I had worked so diligently that year to find myself; I felt that I was in a good place and then reality hit. I was alone. It hit so hard and so suddenly that I was taken off guard.
When you decide to dig deep and really open your heart and your emotions in order to clear away hurts of the past you will find that every feeling becomes more intense; the joys are higher and the pain is deeper. I found that all of my sorrows from the past four years had come home to roost. I finally grieved for my father who had crossed over almost four years prior, a necessary release that had been delayed due to widowhood and the caring for my newly widowed mother and aging dog, but now they were gone too…”
~Revelations of a Singing Bowl
We are newly into this New Year, settling in for what in the North is considered to be the hardest emotional month, a month with an increase in depression rates, for we have been without our nourishing sun and warmth for too long. It is a good time to be gentle with yourself, to sit with your favoured hot beverage, to put some music on and maybe go grab your journal and then take time to reflect…