A first mantle of snow teases with it’s winter blanket, bringing lightness of white offset by patches of dark. A damping down, this blanket gathers the landscape and lulls us inward.
Dianne Noort’s Heron Rising Journal
“In my journal I share my thoughts on counselling and life.” — Dianne
After a period of excitement, there is a cool down – back to common routine. What then do we take into our ‘normal’. Does it depend on what the excitement was based on?
Attending the unknown with alacrity opens receptivity. Big words, I know, but take a moment to consider this
Anticipation is a spice to our emotions and our body. The alertness it brings tells us we are going into the unknown, mixed with a desire to use past experience and skills.
I will be away travelling for a few weeks – back in the office at the end of September.
It’s not my nature to receive, so much as it is to ‘give’. On a number of occasions lately I have been the beneficiary of great kindness. Surrendering to what others want to share on your behalf is a sublime exercise. I found that it expanded my heart and generated a connection that hadn’t been shared before.
We can feel loved and love back deeply. Even with this, there are moments when we know that we are alone in what is best for us. Can we use love to ground ourselves in courage?
The season of growth in the Cariboo is here. A short, rapid, furious unfolding of lush green. It’s a feast for each of our senses.
Humility is a word we all ‘know’ but perhaps view with ambivalence as a desireable trait. I detected the seed of true caring inside humbleness. What nourishment does this seed need for it to sprout?
Since coming back from holiday I find myself working toward precision in my projects. Pulling together experience and new learning in a careful weave. It’s not ‘hard’, but does require a consistent effort and practice. It’s fun to be on a new learning curve.
A little ‘downtime’, to relax, renew, reaffirm. Change of pace, routine. Laugh and appreciate.