Getting Sick, Getting Clear and Coming Clean

April 05, 2011 By: celedra Category: Mind Body Spirit

Has anyone had this yucky chest bug? I rarely get sick so, instead of doing anything to take care of either it or myself, I just ignored it, took some ibuprofen and kept on going, convinced that this once confused Bug would soon realize that it didn’t want to live in my green smoothie superfood body and voila! be gone.

But no.

Alas, Bug does not discriminate according to food choices. So, after pushing myself for 4 days or so, I collapsed on my sofa with hot tea, a large carton of coconut water, 2 episodes of Mildred Pierce, one “I am Love” with Tilton Swinton, a bar of very dark chocolate and my knitting. Around midnight of night two – deliciously alone and hacking – I decided to clean out my book shelves.

It was revealing. Besides the three bags that are on their way to Powells Books, I noticed a pattern. My favorite and most common subects, and therefore pastimes, are gardening, creating sacred space, poetry and spirituality. But then, not a surprise, right? I even have a website called Touchstones of the Sacred, right?

Wrong. Now, the revelation. I have been so busy trying to learn how to link, bookmark, optomize, market, pubish, promote and become technologically astute, that I have had no time left for gardening, sacred space, poetry or meditation. Hmmmmmmmmmm. So, I asked myself, “How can I possibly bring the energy of sacredness to Touchstones, this life passion of mine, if I am not living it”. But . . . if I don’t do all those technology things (all the time), how will it grow?

So, I am clear and grateful for this awareness. I realize that there is only one thing I need here and that is trust. It is the trust that, as I begin to live more and more in alignment with God, with the sacredness of all that is all around me and with the presence of each moment that is being presented, something deeper will arise and come forth. Mostly, though, I will be in alignment with my heart and my soul and my deepest intention, which is to make each moment of my life a ‘touchstone of the sacred’.

This is my beginning. My commitment is to do the things that feed my soul, to slow down, to limit my computer time. Now, isn’t it interesting how the universe steps right out there sometimes to put a big stamp of approval on our intentions? Yesterday, I was scheduled to fly out of portland at 3:30. I was a little sad because it was the first day of sunshine in what felt like a year and my fingers were just itching to get into the dirt. I got to the airport, immediately got a SWA text that my flight was delayed FIVE hours. I came back home, rescheduled a flight for the next day, put on my gardening shoes, my gardening hat, my gardening gloves, picked up a handful of tools and took off for my roses. Four hours later I was dirty, weed free and blissfully happy. Thank you, Sweet Universe.

Surely, I am not the only that struggles with this, right? I would love to hear your story, your path of creating the sacred in every day life, the ways you create balance. Meanwhile, may springtime bring peace and harmony to our planet and to each one of us.

Blessings, Celedra

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