From my chair to yours. "My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk."…
From my chair to yours.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
During the beginning years of the pandemic, I went through a major shift, many of us did, and I retired from my Hypnotherapy business. I had slowed down my SoulCollage workshops after years of facilitating, and finally closed the door softly on that.
I wrote with developing a book in mind. My walks became longer and more focused on selecting pictures of what I saw. Photography grew as a hobby.
I nestled into my aloneness, sometimes enraged, sometimes overcome with loneliness, but re-energized!
I developed a routine, a practice and found that I had my personal Labyrinth to walk 7 minutes away. Of course, there was no one to walk with, no groups to share with. Zoom came into being, and to this day, I am amazed at the gap it has filled. It opened up and brought people to me in a multitude of meetings to choose from. It felt so personal, and I found the collective was life supporting. These meetings/workshops grew, and I grew to look forward to building relationships with others from around the world. Zoom added a new routine in my life. Just looking forward to seeing other people close up was an enormous boost three years ago. Still is.
In the present, I’m working on completing my fourth book, which is going to be Volume ll of the first book published during the pandemic; Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts. So, it seems I am taking a walk into the past as I write this Quarterly.
The book is called Outpourings and, fingers crossed, that it may be out in late October-early November.
Life is rich.
I embrace my life with an open mind and heart. My daily rituals continue while having let go of a few that were no longer needed, if they ever were. Outrageous moments of cooking and creating remain on board while I boogie around with a recipe, idea or memory vying for my attention.