Monday, 3rd September 2012 and its all about the weather
Wow, have we had rain these last few days??! Rain, wind and a tornedo and a fabulous full moon of course! Life has been a lot wetter than normal and a whole lot colder. I am nursing a sudden head cold just to prove the point and have had to dig out my socks, which had not been needed for months now.
My collection of figs from my morning dog walks is now sufficient enough to start my next project this afternoon,
“homemade fig jam” and I am considering making grape juice with my pile of grapes, which are delicious and all picked from within 10 minutes of my house. Locals will now be making their wines but, for now, I shall just make some lovely juice and freeze and save for winter moments in front of the fire.
My mood has changed with the weather and my thoughts are directed towards the winter now and more time at home when I am looking forwards to making lovely soups and re-learning how to bake-breads and cakes, yum.
For so many years I have intended to bake but somehow modern life envelopes my brain and I end up thinking of it as a waste of time somehow. Normal living has us striving forwards so much doesn´t it and even here, in the depths of the quiet north of Ibiza, my business brain is still ticking away & looking forwards instead of being present and enjoying the moment.
Old habits die hard of course and it can take a long, long, long, long time to change & to relearn the art of living in the moment. I am learning also to be patient with myself on this.
This week I seem to have been busier than I have been in many years now. I have given Oracle Readings in my usual café and restaurant venues and also been booked for several private sessions, including a soul visioning session whereby the person cuts out images and make a collage for themself. This was lots of fun and I will be writing more on the subject on the website soon. Vision boards can be so nourishing and supportive in helping you to stay in tune with your dreams.
Anyway, this busy-ness left me feeling like I so need some time for myself to just be and to just watch the dogs play or the sea wash over pebbles or some other simple & mindless pleasure, so this week I am intending to do this. Funny, the Goddess of the Week is SULIS and she encourages us to be near water to recharge our batteries. You can read about her by clicking the link at the bottom of my blog. I hope she brings you lovely guidance on how to switch off too.
It´s so important for us to respect our bodies at this time of the year as temperatures drops here in Europe and we spend less time outdoors and can become much more indoors all of a sudden. We do need daylight and so it´s vital for us to be disciplined enough to have those brisk walks in nature, to look at the trees and their changes in colour and to connect to the bigger picture of the turn of the Earth. It really nourishes me to look at nature´s intelligence and how one process leads quite effortlessly to the next.
So I am off to make my jam and to collect some oranges to nurse my head cold and so I wish you a wonderful week ahead.
Be gentle with yourself as the seasons change now and respect what you need to be warm and comfortable.
Much love from Ibiza