I wrote today’s blog post on Sunday 23rd July, just over 30 days ago. Although at the time I wrote this post I did not publish it I did follow my own invitation to solitude. What has unfolded for me over the last 30 days has been an amazing illustration of the benefits of exactly what i wrote about in this post. I have greater clarity, I have followed my own guidance to refresh my branding and make small but important changes in my business. As a result I am happier, more engaged with my work and working and plying with a new sense of Joy and energy. I invite you to join me……………..
Lately I’ve been feeling the call. Soul Whispers, internal urges, that lingering sensation that it is time.
Being a widow with no children, I have a love /hate relationships with my alone-ness. As much as I crave company I also crave solitude. You would think that a person in my situation would have alone-time sorted but true solitude is not just about being the only person in the room.
It asks us to be present with whatever we are holding inside, good or bad.
For the past few weeks I have had house guests and i have allowed them to become my convenient excuse. My excuse to not meditate and to deny myself true moments of solitude.
I become aware again of my perfectionism….my need for the perfect set of circumstances to align before I set aside my Busy-ness (even when alone) and settle into some moments with myself.
What I find there in my solitude is a chance to fill up on myself, to feel the presence of my soul self and to reconnect with all that is within and around me.
It is in this place that i can draw from when I am stuck or confused or in need of some clarity. It is in this place that my intuition, desires and heart reside.
I ask myself why I avoid deep drinks from the well of solitude and my answer is a rising tangle of fear and excitement. I am afraid of the power of what lies within me, of the depth of my own presence and what it asks me to bring forward.
This age old oscillation of fear/intuition/power/darkness/light and ego is present within all of us and can manifest visibly in procrastination, resistance and putting everyone else before we give to ourselves.
This reluctance to truly own the power of our presence, keep us small, dims our light, dampens our creativity and stands in the way of our success.
Today I take a stand and say “No More” no more dulling our magnificence!
Join me in a commitment to the self and all that reveals
Join me in a conscious movement closer to yourself, your heart, your power.
Join me in action by taking steps on what is revealed
join me in walking in the face of fear and discomfort.
Join me in finding more joy, more clarity and inspiration in solitude.
Join me in the magic of rediscovering yourself!
21 Days of Solitude
Join me each day for the next 21 days as I carve out moments of solitude and share the experience on Instagram using #21daysofsolitude