Oh Vermont. Just back from hippie yoga and we did a meditation which I actually found really useful. It’s the basic concept of feeding the things you want to grow, with an autumnal twist – visualize a tree (or you know, if you want to hippie it up a notch, visualize yourself as a tree) where the roots are your ancestors, the base of you being here, and the branches are filled with the fruit of the past year. Some fruit is all nice and shiny and good and you want to pick it and some is all rotten and worm-filled and you want to let it fall to the ground and compost. & then the nice apples you can take and plant the seeds so the good things of this year can bloom and grow. BLOOM AND GROW, FOREVER. Ok, seriously though, I said it was hippie. Still. I’m so wound up and tense & holding on to the rotten shit that trying to put abstract ideas into a visual bucket is actually really helpful.
|THE GOOD FRUITS||THE BAD APPLES|
|Realizing what was important and taking huge strides toward it
Feeling “in the moment” and trusting my instincts
Being there for family as they go through hard times
Being still “newlywed” in love through all the stress of moving and finding work
Surrounded by nature = amazing
|Locking up old grief & not dealing with it
Trauma/stress from my old job
Fear around fertility issues
Control-clutchiness (fear around stability & money especially)
Not respecting my body with exercise and good food
What are you leaving behind this winter?