Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wanting Space & Not Feeling Guilty

Space is something that is important for each and every one of us no matter our age but there are times when we feel guilty about wanting that space because what if it comes across as not wanting to spend time with those we care about or love or it might seem we are just being grouchy and will they be able to cope without us for a few hours..... I think these are our perceptions.

Firstly we need space for many reasons such as:

down time
creative time
re energize
re connect with yourself

Sound familiar?

Space allows us to close a door and to go within our soul to a place where we can relax, be ourself, think quietly, slow down our pace, solve problems etc so why the guilt? perhaps our other half might feel left out or the kids want our attention, friends need someone to off load on, the housework needs to be done and so the list goes on and our excuses.

Truth of the matter is everyone is entitled to space and daily life just has to make a space and fit you in, family & friends can wait an hour or have this time as their own space.  So when you next need your space allow yourself to feel the benefit of what comes with spending quality time with you and don't feel guilty about replenishing energies, keeping yourself sane during a hectic day, being at one with your soul after all you do deserve it.

Rachel x

Monday, 12 August 2013

Is That Autumn I Can Smell?

I wondered the other day why I could detect a faint smell of Autumn in the air after all it is the height of Summer isn't it? warm and muggy days with blue skies and no clouds with a basking sun so I was puzzled let me explain why.   I always seem to be months behind with my inner body season clock even though I pick up the signs a month or so before, once we've entered a season I tend to stay there for far more months than it should last and maybe that is wishful thinking but I think it is down to the fact that time whizzes by without so much as a "excuse me please while I pass you"

So why am I surprised at this faint smell of Autumn after all next month we say goodbye to Summer as my husband pointed out, my reaction was I want more warm weather first, more visits to the beach before I feel I can say goodbye for another year but time waits for no one so I guess I must get used to the idea.

But there's something exciting about seeing in a new season and I love asking the kids to breathe in the air and tell me what they smell and yep the responses at first were quite funny but I do feel it is important that they are aware of the changing seasons and what comes with them.  Now I love Autumn with a passion, always have so the very fact that my flowers are all starting to die back along with a dead leaf smell mixed with conkers is telling me something is going to happen and soon.

I shall prepare next month with a Autumn/Mabon altar, a few offerings, a party for the family, a spell and then reflect on the Summer before looking forward to what the coming months bring.

Rachel x