the act or process of infusion // an infusion of new ideas [love]
Purpose: reset and re-establish a more loving relationship with my Self
How: infuse conscious acts of self-care and love during a chosen window of time
Personal love language for self care: Meditation & prayer, walks, water, eating with integrity*, journaling, meeting with friends, support of others, rest
Timeframe: Nov 1 – Nov 24, with possible renewal
Accountability: 1) to my Self and my journal 2) support others who show up
*Eating with Integrity (personal choices during this specific timeframe): fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, eggs and fish before 7pm
Breakfast: oatmeal, almond milk, fruit, seeds, eggs or nut butters
Lunch: veggies and grains
Dinner: veggie soup before 7pm
Snacks: fruits, nuts, veggies
NOTE TO READERS: I welcome text connection during this infusion timeframe if this feels like loving support to your own reset of self care. Contact me through the above CONTACT link about staying connected between now and November 24, 2021.
It was sometime around 1993/1994. I was learning a new life where practicing spiritual things was not virtuous – it was necessary to keeping my new life.
One key to this was being a student of Jim and Elaine Chambers’ teachings about prayer and meditation, and being introduced to THE Holy Spirit in a whole new and more personal way than I had known as a child. I would visit them once or twice a week. Their love and encouragement lead me to the most consistent spiritual practice, and not unrelated, one of the most precious and personal times with God that I have ever known.
Finding purchase has a different meaning for me in the mountains than in the city.
In the city, finding purchase is about acquisition. Accumulation. Here, in the mountains and on our hikes, finding purchase relates to the quest and commitment in choosing which rock to place my boot on, or, deciding where to plant my walking stick before taking the next step.
Finding purchase, I notice, can be a sacred act of letting go of what was grounding for what will support the next step in moving forward. And, in the quiet companionship with my fellow hikers, finding my purchase can also be about the broader question that I brought with me to the mountain.
I stumbled upon this fun photo from our first trip to Durango twelve years ago. One thing I remember about that tourist photoshoot was… the frustration in finding an outfit that would go around me. Kind of ridiculous, I thought. Surely there are tons of us women who are larger than a size 8?