This is the message I receive again and again and again.
It is the grief of my Diva girl moving on to the Rainbow Bridge.
It is the “trick” breaker that means I can only cook with one burner on my stove at a time.
It is my beautiful fur-babes that stand directly in my path as I move through my home.
It is the broken dishwasher that calls to me to put hands in water and wash the dishes.
It is my ‘Cuda boy who needs my steadying hands on his way up and down the stairs.
It is my dryer that is happy to dry only one load of clothes each day.
It is my Otto cat with the fracture who needs to be calm and still and inside.
It is the thing I broke on my computer that took more than two days to fix.
It is the day of random symptoms or pain that scream from my body for attention.
It is all of the things that stand between me and the writing of another blog post.
I could be frustrated by all of these things. In fact, at first, I was.
But once I saw the pattern, the very clear message, I could not help but listen.
Parts of me rebel, argue, fight the message – insisting that the world will not wait.
Time waits for no-one, as they say.
Yet my heart feels the truth of it.
This is a time for moving slowly, mindfully.
It is not a time to stop. Not a time to only rest.
It is a time to focus on one thing at a time.
To give all of my attention.
To allow all things to happen in Divine Timing.
With such steady and clear messages, I would be a fool to fight it.
I go slowly, and honour the Divine.
What a gift this slowness is!
In this Divine slow, I have heard my heart.
My heart wants to heal, to help, to shine the light, to hold your heart.
This also I will do with Divine and lush slowness.
I will stop in my day to load my singing bowl with healing stones for a friend in need.
I will sit in green space with ‘Cuda dog, feeling the breeze wash against my skin.
I will sleep when my body is tired, and dance when my heart needs lifting.
I will go slowly and be with the Divine.
And so you will see that my participation in the Magic Up Your Blog
Challenge Extravaganza will not be daily.
And so you will see that my shop is smaller, with fewer offerings.
And you will see that sometimes things in my shop are not available, only to be available later.
This is mindfulness.
This is allowing Divine Timing.
This is honouring my heart.
For the next two weeks August 4 – 17, I will be taking orders for custom intuitive pendulums. I will be making the pendulums from August 10 – 23. The next time that I will be making pendulums will be in November.
If you have been thinking you would like your Shaman’s Voice or Shaman’s Whisper Pendulum, now might be a perfect time to order yours.
This is the Divine Slow.
Have you been asked to move slowly? How does this feel to you? Can you sink into the Divine beauty of it?
Oh YES! This is a reminder I too am given all the time. Thank you for this beautiful post. And for helping me remember that if the laundry doesn’t get done, it’s not the end of the world. 🙂
Love your post! Thank you for confirming that it was totally OKAY for me to slow down this afternoon and listen to my inner voice when it told me to just STOP and nap. I felt a little guilty for it until I came here this evening and read your post. AWESOME!! 😉
Teresa, wow, so good to read this. For one main reason I have also embraced the slow. Now that I am returning to health, I am finding myself fundamentally changed in the way I approach my business, my life.
You’ve hear of slow food? I’m doing slow business. Yes I still have a strategy list a mile long. But my approach to getting it all done has changed.
A couple of examples:
— taking two full hours in the morning before I begin work. In that time, I meditate, and do some exercise.
— leaving intentional open gaps in my schedule; I’m no longer working all the time.
I love your writing, as always. Thanks for this.
Isn’t it wonderful to slow down and approach life mindfully. I find when I slow down there are actually more hours in the day. I have decided to slow down for the whole of August … Ahhh bliss 🙂