How can we clear that mist to see the stillness of the pool once more?
Life is busy, for everyone, and that busyness turns us into human doings, rather than human beings. It’s so important to remember ourselves amongst the treadmill of life. To take time to connect to what it is that drew us to our path in the first place.
I’ve heard people say that they just don’t feel connected, that their spirituality just doesn’t seem to have the power in their lives that it used to. Often, when I ask what they have done that is relevant to their spiritual lives recently, the reply is “very little if anything at all, I just don’t have the time these days”.
Little wonder then that the mist has drawn in around the pool.
Isn’t it odd that the first things to go when we find ourselves busy are the things that nourish and feed us and allow us to keep the connections we vitally need? I know that many of us find time for Facebook and view that as our relaxation time. But is reading endless updates really helping? Really? It does’t for me. I think it does, but then after I see how much time has passed I feel, to be honest, a little worse.
So rather than spending too much time on Facebook, I’ve been out walking my puppy. I’ve seen more of this Spring than I have for some years. I’ve been taking Oscar to places that I used to go when I first discovered Paganism. Places of power for me. I’ve written about some of them on this blog over the past couple of weeks. Places where I did my work with the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids; places where I wrote some of my first songs; places where I had my initiations; places that have helped to change my life.
Memory is an amazing thing. Images and feelings lay dormant for years but when we hear a song, or go to a place that was important to us, those memories can return, full force. It’s really been an amazing journey, and it continues.
And each day more of that mist has cleared, until now I sit beside the pool, breath in the air, thank the Gods for all that is, and feel truly alive.
If you are having trouble staying connected the source of your spiritual path, don’t forget to make time for yourself. Spend the time you would have spent on Facebook today doing something that truly nourishes your spirit.
Take a deep breath.
Stop reading this and just be.