What might breathe more life into you? I received a facial massage recently, which included some Reflexology points. I was delighted by the softening I felt in my face, and it was a good reminder of how great it feels to receive nurture. I am mindful of the dynanmics of receiving, and have been noticing little moments when it somehow feels more difficult to simply rest into the moment and be nourished. To be still and receive something valuable. Ahh, even writing these words helps my neck relax a little!
I find that scheduling in time for Acupuncture, massage & other healing treatments allows me to create healthy rhythms in my life. To honour my need for therapeutic touch and energy work that releases tension and re-balances my psyche. I also slot in time for quiet space by myself, allowing the sounds of the world to take a background seat as I revel in the peacefulness of my home. Here I can walk barefoot with the hard wood floor beneath me, which is very grounding. And here I notice what kind of pace I am needing that day, whether it be slow or a bit quicker.
I'd like to share a photo I took on a slow-paced walk in my neighbourhood. I am enchanted by peonies in a huge way this year, and am often gasping at a new colour I just noticed:) For me this image conveys a sense of being embraced in loving thoughts.