Nurture/Connect: mid-winter

Here’s the darn tricky thing about nurturing ourselves. When we need it the most, it’s the most difficult. 

If I’m depleted, sick, or tired, I don’t have a lot of energy for doing the things that will replenish my energy. 

Start simple. Go home to the body.

Sense your body, and listen. Your body will tell you if you’re in sync, if your rhythm and the rhythms of the world around you are harmonious. 

If you’re out of sync, ask yourself: what do I need right now? 

What do you need to do to restore your authentic self?

Are you ready?

When you don’t know the answers, keep asking. Keep asking and wait for that one thing that will help support you so you can nurture yourself as you need. 

Connect the rhythm of your body with the season. Connect the rhythm of your body with your food, your sleep, the ones you love. Connect the rhythm of your body to your dreams. Connect the rhythm of your body to your desires. 

This is the mid-point of winter. We sense the stirring of the seeds. We grow excited as the days grow a bit longer. We know we still have weeks of cold and wind ahead of us. 

We are waiting, listening, sensing the stirring.