It is the dead of winter where I live. It’s the part of winter where you are over it, ready for it to be green again, and absolutely fed up with ice and frigid temperatures.
We are in the part of winter where restfulness starts to tend toward restlessness.
I should have known when I drew the Tower card as my tarot card of the month for January, but I did not foresee getting COVID the day before I was supposed to fly out for a big week-long conference. Or that my first ever momcation completely by myself would be cut short by a severe ice storm.
Rest for me has been difficult this winter.
It is every winter of course, but this year it hasn’t looked the way I wanted it to.
I had hoped for more independent time to do fun things, to journal, to do some healing, to read loads of books and meditate.
Instead, rest has looked like skipping the dishes a couple of times.
Or leaving my Christmas tree halfway undecorated.
And doing one little piece of self-care every day.
I have an oracle deck called the Sacred Self-Care and this has been great inspiration for self-care.
It can be something as small as singing. I sang in a choir for many years, but sometimes I do forget to just sing. The reminder has been nice.
So I guess today, this is my reminder to you, to do something small that brings you joy. That makes you feel alive. That gives you inspiration.
If you needed someone to give you permission to just rest today, I hope you hear me when I say you have it.
You deserve it.