Time and all its different facets, its different dimensions, its different beings.
I, just like everyone else, have had those moments of being downright bored during this quarantine. Not able to go outside because of the rain or it’s nighttime. Caught up in all my catching up with family and friends. Uninterested in television shows or movies. Journaling caught up, healing & meditations caught up ~ of course, there is always something to work on. But you get the point.
Then there is this other side. I have moments of feeling just as busy doing all the things needing to get done. A busy little fairie in catching up on icky paperwork, seriously does it ever end? Having a more prominent positive outreach in the social media platform, and the best part of all, working on my book. For the past eleven years, I have been sporadically working on my first book, a memoir. It has been a process to say the least.
I have been grateful for getting the time to be able to freely work on the book for hours and hours on most days.
I began reflecting on this opportunity and realized that I was being given what I have been asking for the past few years… time. What a precious commodity. Before the quarantine, I could not seem to find all the time needed or my own allowance for the time needed to accomplish what I was being called and wanted to accomplish.
At the same time, as I am nearing the end of completion of the book (yay!), I know that it has taken every day of those eleven years to get to this point. A constant state of healing in letting go of all the blocks in putting my story out into the world.
In conversations I have noticed that others were experiencing the same thing. This quarantine in its worldly dynamic, has a silver lining.
It is giving a gift that each of us has been asking for… time.
Time to get outside for exercise, cleaning out the garage or planting that spring garden, spending quality family time playing games and connecting with loved ones more frequently through phone calls. Tackling to-do lists that have seemed never ending, and even the dreaded spring cleaning. Time to take afternoon naps and binge watch shows. Taking it one step further into now having the time to increase spiritual practice in meditation, yoga, going within, and reading. As well as time to get into those passions that have been calling us.
Of course, none of us asked for a world pandemic to achieve what it is we have been wanting, so there is no need for us to carry guilt. We are not taking away from all those who are sick, those who have lost their lives, and those who are recovering. Our intention is for healing throughout the world.
We can also hold gratitude for what time is giving us.
My hope is that you have been able to relish in time to find your silver lining. Time for you and time for a deepening connection with your soul.
Light, health and love to you, your loved ones and the world.