My practice, as you probably already know, it to stay in the moment, to work on one thing at a time and to do it mindfully and enjoy. Well, that seems to have gone down the tubes temporarily. My 'slinky' is waaaay out of balance.
Issues with the house, meetings with the builder, problemas to sort out, compromises to make, taxes to pay, FM2s to apply for (requires paperwork to assemble, copies to be made) etc. etc. etc. My mind has also gone on a creative binge - so many ideas - so little time. Things I want to get done this year. Changes I want to make. There are times so many creative ideas exist in my brain at the same time, it feels like someone pushed the blender button and I'm getting a creative smoothie. Friends are arriving, ... Miss Perfect came out to visit me. Had to send her from the room. Sorry Donna, things just won't be perfect when they arrive. You are still 'under construction'. Just the normal, little things of life, but all at once. This morning, I had to take myself in hand. On the edge of stepping into the anxiety pot hole, I took myself by the hand, sat myself down in my most comfortable chair, and instructed myself to breathe deeply. Breathe in the light, and breathe out any feelings of anxiety in my body.
I sat with Julia Cameron's "Prayers to the Great Creator" and allowed the book to fall open of it's own accord to a page which would serve me well.
This was my prayer for this morning. I wanted to share, because it could not have hit the nail on the head harder had it been planned. A moment of serindipity, which I often experience.
Wisdom Gives Patience to my Soul
My soul is a patient traveler. I am grateful for my patient soul. Despite the temptation to think and act rashly, I root myself in the goodness of Spirit and act with temperance and wisdom. I treat myself with gentle compassion when I find myself anxious or panicky due to imagined difficulties. At all times, in all places, I remind myself that Spirit is the source of my security and that when I rest in Spirit I rest in loving companionship. In times of loneliness, when I feel misunderstood and abandoned, I allow myself to feel the presence of Spirit, guiding and supporting me, holding me safe and secure despite my fears and misgivings. I bless the path I travel with spiritual safety.
B R E A T H E
ahhhh ... that does feel better!