I was pulled to write these words a few days ago, catching myself in the midst of sweet moments and strangely witnessing myself wanting to pull away instead of embracing and enjoying them.
My self-care suggestion is to read below and then answer the prompts following. Take some time for yourself to remember your truth, your self, and your beauty.
I Almost Forgot.
I almost forgot to be delighted with that rare peace as the evening shone through the blinds of my childhood room, my own child starring into my eyes. I was tempted to pick up my phone.
I almost forgot to connect with my tender heart as my son inhaled and exhaled sweet cuddles tip-toeing closer to his dreamland. I felt the pull to leave and have tea by myself and miss it all.
I almost forgot to open my eyes to the beauty in the mundane, simple details that surround me. The steam off my coffee, the shadows, the giggles. Knowing that when I accept the slowness, the beauty, the presence is when I feel most fulfilled and alive.
I almost forgot to feel the anger that resided within, that so desperately wanted to be expressed and noticed at heart level. I noticed how I tried to influence and convince and ignore it back down beneath, refusing to listen to its lessons.
I almost forgot how to feel and dress and walk and be the woman with her femininity boldly accepted. Realizing my story of being a woman was supremely impacted by a society who mourns the loss of revering a woman's intuition and power.
I almost forgot.
I almost forgot that how to walk through this life, lied bury inside me between the layers of doing and moving and numbing and busy.
I almost forgot how much I had to learn. That was just silly.
I almost forgot how to dream and live and feel alive like nothing was too far away from being pulled into my reality.
I almost forgot. And I will almost forgot undoubtably hundreds of thousands of times. But, the importance comes that, more often than not, I am willing to remember.
Why are we sometimes pulled from the beauty and the truth of the moment. Missing and forgetting to see what is so precious. Right in front of us. Take some time to disconnect from the outside world, connect within, and answer the following on paper, aloud, in nature, or in any way that works best for you to uncover the truth:
What have I almost forgotten lately? What am I willing to remember?
What pulls me away from my truth?
Do you believe and hold trust in your intuition and inner wisdom? How can I strengthen this more?
I so hope you will join me on June 23rd to come together as women for a lovely Summer Solstice evening to have dinner, set intentions for the months ahead, nurture yourself, and connect with your truth and intuition. To learn more and sign up, click here.