Winter calm

I enjoyed a hike today at one of my favorite trails and it was a concentrated exercise in being present. With the beautiful mild days of sunshine that we’ve had lately, the trails have been glazed with a sheen that is as slippery as ice.

The conditions left me no choice but to creep along for most of the walk which was not the least bit disappointing. I found that slowing down and focusing on each step was allowing me to really enjoy the sun that was shining through the trees as well as be more aware of the few birds that were singing in the trees.

Today was a beautiful winter day with blue sky and sun shining, it’s one of those days that you could just be outside all day. With the quiet and slow pace I began to tune into my energy and sense of peace I felt within.

The quiet of this time of year is telling of this cycle of nature when Earth Mother along with plants and so many animals have withdrawn to rest. It is a time of hibernation, “a state of minimal activity and metabolic depression“. This is what many of us do as well this time of year – engage in minimal activity.

We have all experienced change in the past year that has more or less forced us to “hibernate” in one way or another. Personally, aside from the fact that the circumstances are extremely unfortunate (and life ending for some), I have been fortunate to experience this time as a year (so far) in my life that I will always look back on as special. Why special? Because I have used this time to tune in and “withdraw” in a sense – tuning into my personal energy field and learning more about who I am and about living life from a place of truth.

What is “truth”? Wikipedia definition: Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality. In everyday language, truth is typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and declarative sentences.

I have had the opportunity to really know and understand who I am and it is now a life changer. I have never been more present to and more appreciative of my life and the trip that it has been so far.

With the devastation that the Covid-19 has brought to so many lives, it has had a huge effect on the mental and emotional health of a large percentage of our population. The feelings that many are experiencing now are feelings that I know from experience – circumstance of my own life that had me living in a state of emotional turmoil. I now refer to that period of my life as “doing time”.

It was actually that experience that helped me to acquire a new understanding of the human condition from an “energy” perspective. It is what prompted me to complete my certifications and continues to prompt me as a life long learner.

As we continue to live through these times of the unknown, I have found solace and interest in a continued pursuit of the different facets of energy that we are. I am tuning into my own Truth and a new understanding of how being alive at this time can contribute to a life of connection.

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Let’s find peace together – without hibernation!