This past week, I’ve had a flu. There’s nothing like being unable to go online for great lengths of time, unable to chat with neighbours or people at the store, unable to do much other than rest to make one do some more inner work. If there’s a gift in this bug, it’s the gift of contemplation.
I realise that later this year, shifts will be happening in my life. My partner and I will most likely move to a town that’s a short distance west of Toronto. I really want to use the time of transition to re-evaluate myself and the pieces of work that I offer to the world. That time of change will be a great opportunity to refine things even more, both personally and professionally.
How might I bring the tarot to life in my new community when I arrive there? What council circles will I need to call into being there? How can I do so in ways that are fresh and true for me and for those I wish to reach?
My contemplative week has allowed me more time for reflective reading. In the daybook I’m currently using — The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo — I ran across a gorgeous question with which I will be in council as the next months unfold:
HOW AM I TENDING TO THE EMERGING STORY OF MY LIFE?
This question invites me to notice what’s really occurring within me and around me and to nourish and care for anything among these that energise me, that feel life-sustaining and authentic. Like feeding the goldfish every morning or watering the plants every Monday, this tending requires me to show up. May I do so with grace.
What about YOU? How are you tending to the emerging story of your life?