Feb 28, 2010

Saying Good-Bye

One of my friends posted this blurb for his status on FB recently, "You never know how many friends you have.... until you have to say good-bye", and it was something that just stuck with me. The majority of people, I'm certain, can relate to this, but military families, I think, can especially relate to it. And it just so happens that the person that posted it, is someone that my husband and I ended up having to "say good-bye to" many, many years ago. But, as I recall it... It was with a bon-fire, a big bottle of Kamikazee, the beach, and good friends. The best sort of goodbye party, if you ask me. Definitely the sort of memories that remain with you. That is unless, of course, you drank all the Kamikazee by yourself, which, thankfully, I didn't. lol

But, back to the quote... I don't think I can count how many people I've had to say goodbye to in the past 20 years due to the various moves we've had to make. Some I have, thankfully, reconnected with online because they were/are GREAT friends! Others, unfortunately, I have not, but I still keep looking... And you know? I think that's one of the things that I'm most beginning to tire of with regard to the military life. Saying goodbye. I make friends, which are truly necessary in this lifestyle, only to have to say goodbye 3-4 years later. That is, of course, they don't leave before we do...

It will be nice, I think, to be able to make friends, which isn't the easiest of things for me in the first place, and be able to keep them for more than a few years...

Feb 25, 2010

Honoring the Ebbs

I have been learning quite a bit about myself this past week...

Over the weekend, I finally received a few books that I ordered: "Personal Power through Awareness" by Sanaya Roman, "Dancers Between Realms: Empath Energy, Beyond Empathy" by Elisabeth Y. Fitzhugh, and "Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self" by Sanaya Roman. I've been bouncing between two of them this week. "Personal Power" and "Dancers". Through those as well as other readings I've been engaging in, I've come to realize that we all experience ebbs and flows of energy. There are days when we're so filled with energy that we're ready to take on the world. Then, there are others when we want nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep for the remainder of the day. With the exception of Monday, I have been experiencing several days worth of the latter.

Monday was a great day! I got a great deal done and had quite a bit of fun. I was just energized and thrilled to have that day to experience. Tuesday and every day through today has been a stark contrast to that.

I've noticed, however, that while I will slow down and acknowledge this ebb in energy, I am still trying to slough it off. I'm still trying to force my way through it. It was when I came to this realization today, though, that I made a conscious decision to honor this within me.

Our bodies know what we need at any given time. They will try to tell us, and in the event that we don't listen, they will find new and greater ways of getting their point across. Often this will culminate in what a dear friend of my referred to as a "clue by four". It will strike suddenly and with all of the bluntness of a 2X4 to the head.

Next time turmoil strikes in your own life, take a moment to look at the events that led up to it. Did your body, or even the Universe, issue warnings prior that you failed to heed? It has amazed even me how often this has been the case in my own life...

But, I have learned my lesson, and in the midst of this current lesson, I'm learning too. My energy is ebbing for a reason. My body/spirit/being is saying it needs a break, and I've accumulated enough wisdom over the years (in light of the many 'clues by four' I have experienced) to know that this is a request that need be honored. It's the least I can do, I suppose.

And with that said... I'm off for a nap, and to recharge my being.

A Brand New Start

Hubby chuckled at me and rolled his eyes when I told him that I started another blog this morning. I've made quite a few that I haven't really done anything with. This one, though... I like the focus/premise of it. So, as it stands, I have three that I'm keeping up to date. My writing one, my anonymous one that relates my spiritual journey, and, now, this one. While I'll end up sharing bits from the others here... the three shall never meet, otherwise.

Here, I plan to share all manner of bits that are authentically ME...
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