The day started early. I eagerly looked forward to picking up my 2 year old grandson in Worcester at 7 a.m. and then drive to Holyoke to play with my other 2 year old grandson. Two, two year olds, to share the best part of the day with. An incredible gift.
As I got back home, about 3 p.m. I realized I needed some down time, to pause, and rest before I continued with my day. I was pooped! No surprise! I have a group tonight and really want my clarity and energy to be at their best. Luckily, no clients to see, but, definitely other work to be done. I decided to go into my office and take some meditation time. Should I put on a meditation CD, or maybe just some music? No. I need just to have quiet. My breathing settled, my body relaxed, and then I heard it. Like a muse or spirit guide calling to me, the wind blew around my house, through the trees, up and down and all around, whooshing and blowing, shifting everything from where it had been, even me.
I LOVE the wind. It is one of my strongest connections to nature and her power. Even more than smudging my house, I prefer to open the windows and let the wind clear the stale energy.
I immediately have a line come to me for a poem I am writing, then another thought for something I wanted to construct for my web-site. Whoosh, let go, be still, I will carry you and bring you back, freer, lighter than before. As I released to the sound of the wind, a distant chime from another outside corner of my house sounded, and then, every so often, it chimed again, just to remind me to let go, go back to the breathe and let the mind and body do nothing, be still.
This past week at two Mastermind groups, I read a quote from Arjuna, taken from the Bhagavad Gita. Interesting what it stirred up, maybe for you as well.
“O Krishna, the stillness of divine union which you describe is beyond my comprehension. How can the mind, which is so restless, attain lasting peace? Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, violent; trying to control it is like trying to tame the wind.”