Sometimes I sound a wee bit nutty to me, too!
Like an inner conversation from a couple of nights ago. We’ll get back to this!
First, an announcement… the Legendary Husband and I have survived our saga with the perils of quarantine and – you know – tests.
We were really lucky with our post-Dragon Con adventure. And I say that being hugely aware that millions upon millions of people and families in the global neighborhood were not.
I have a long personal relationship with pneumonia and am grateful that, for us, with all the avoidance measures observed, this was way less a deal that that.
There were some things that were decidedly sub-optimal.
Food was one of those. The whole germ thing in overdrive…
Sleeping was another. Two rooms. Two beds. Not at all a welcome change.
The combined sick-sleepy bit with the not-sleeping-well-alone bit was, well, not good!
A couple of nights ago, I was feeling better enough to realize that part of the reason I wasn’t sleeping well had to do with some really un-helpful dreams.
Then it hit me!
I was the one sleeping in the other place and that meant that the enormous painting affectionately known as Grandmother Moon was not hanging on the wall beside me, whispering dreams of the helpful sort, as she almost always does.
I flirted with the notion of moving her but we’re talking a 48×60 inch canvas!
(Insert muttering and swearing here!)
I did a couple choruses of It’s really no big deal. Other people have much bigger challenges. Get over it! before I realized that I was discounting my feelings and needs, and we don’t believe in that.
Then, I realized that Grandmother Moon has a mini-me. A couple hundred of them, actually. So I picked my secret fave from the postcard box and leaned it up against the lamp beside the bed.
And, yes… it helped! A lot!!!
Not the postcard, itself, of course, but the intention behind placing it where I did.
The helpful dreams began again, along with actual sleeping between the dreams.
This was hugely handy because I’m deep into finishing the creation of my Red Thread Guide Portfolio which got a bit delayed by the whole viral not-thinking thing.
And that got me wondering about you!
What are YOU intending at this point on your journey???
And how might you externalize & represent that intention so that it can help inspire you along the way?
It’s a bit like getting a tattoo!
At least I suspect it is. I don’t have any of the usual kind. I have heavy metal toxicity, instead, and am not personally in favor of adding to those issues with ink.
And, still, I am – occasionally – tempted!
Enter my friends at Conscious Ink! Yep… temporary, non-toxic tats!
This is a timely thought for me as I’m also planning my self-initiation ritual for Red Thread graduation and I actually bought some Conscious Ink a while back. A bit of excavating produced this:
I’m thinking inside of my right wrist. The left is well upholstered in red thread!
A little reminder that we can is almost always a good thing! And I’m so hoping you’ll join me in a bit of intending and representing in whatever way feels right for you.
For this moment, I’m remembering victims and survivors of recent hurricanes in my prayers – and projected ones, too! – and holding intention for the healing of our planet… May the red thread tortoise bring wisdom, safety, healing, longevity, and protection, as her kind are held to do!
ps… if, as the season changes, you are having thoughts about new learning for new journeys and would like some company on the path, take a deep breath and click here… We’ve got this!
pps… Grandmother Moon is eager to welcome you to FierceArtWithHeart where there are all manner of goodies eager to help you externalize and represent YOUR intentions. Great gifts abound! If you need something a bit more personal, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Commissioned painting and custom print requests are welcome!