spiraling circles ripple
out from heart center
My younger daughter starts sophomore year in high school this coming Thursday. She's been practicing driving with me (yes, I've been able to drive and be her "instructor" in local areas that I am familiar with--I haven't been able to drive in several years, so this has been fun for both of us!) Oh my how time is moving forward. Today's body informed rest day, is a powerful reminder that I must ease into my "normal" routine once again. Minucha B'Lev and The Healing Womb need my attention, this blog and the hundreds of photos I've taken over the summer are longing for some viewing and editing. I have missed my blogging friends and friends living afar who I typically stay in touch with via email. I have missed my daily writing practice, even while loving the energy and beauty of walks through our beautiful countryside.
One healing practice slipped into another like a glove... before we know it winter's chill will be upon us and woolen gloves will be called for! I have continued with mindfulness meditation, at least once daily, twice many days, and have worked to stay focused, reading, absorbing, integrating the texts my teachers have provided, writing meditations each month during the summer as required for certification. I've enjoyed learning and the support of my chevruta's (study partners/friends) for both the meditation and continuing ed yoga courses I am taking via IJS, feeling blessed by the love and devotion of my teachers and fellow students. I share this as I wouldn't want you to think the summer has been ALL play and no work... my mind and heart are ever expanding like the ripples and sky reflected in the beaver pond photo below. Beneath the image is an excerpt from a poem that will be posted at Buddha Chick Life in the September Issue focused on "mindful parenting" You can read the rest of the poem...HERE.