The Celtic Tree month of Willow has just begun. I always aim to incorporate the tree months into my life, but somehow it just never happens. I begin by bringing up the information I have and pinpointing where we are within the cycle. I usually manage this for a couple of months and then life happens and it all falls by the wayside.
Of course I am so determined about such stuff that I’m having another go. So, what can be expceted during this month? Well, throughout this tree month – which runs from April 15th until May 12th – we should be concentrating on healing, growth of knowledge, nurturing and women’s mysteries. I aim to expand my knowledge in a certain area, so that seems appropriate right now. I have been involved in some distance healing with someone – nothing too strenuous though – and I have been nurturing my seedlings, so far so good. Also, my book is kind of about women’s mysteries too, so I think I am ticking all of the boxes for this month, which pleases me.
One thing I always complain about is how my real life has a tendency to get in the way of my spiritual life. I have tried to incorporate the two, somehow it never works out. I think because I am happy to remain in the closet the two aspects of my life remain seperate and whilst that frustrates me no end, I think it is just how it is and how it will always be.
Of course another aspect of real life that gets in the way of me practicing is duty. I am learning that I am entitled to a life of my own, that I can and should say no at times. I am learning that it is healthy for me to say no, especially when I am not feeling 100%. In recent times I have had many heavy burdens to bear and they have taken their toll on me. But last week I put my foot down and refused to be the dogsbody for everyone anymore. I took three days out from those burdens and felt better for it. They are still there, but other people managed without me and I have done the same again this weekend.
This doesn’t mean I have not had to talk myself out of the immense guilt that washes over me. I am pretty adept at having to have a word with myself when it comes to releasing my grip on situations. But it does mean I am managing my time better and doing what I want for myself, something that has been lacking recently. I only hope I can keep this up and can manage to stay true to myself.
When cleaning your teeth do you turn the tap off during the cleaning or do you leave it running? To save water you should either use a glass of water for rinsing your tooth brush or only turn the tap on to rinse it – a whopping 4.5 litres of water can be wasted when we clean our teeth if we leave the tap running.
Really makes you sit up and think doesn’t it!
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