What Is Adjusting In or Out of Your Life
To quote Jose Stevens, a shaman whose newsletter I occasionally read: “We are entering into an intense time of change and unpredictability. Use this … time to get your priorities straight and your ducks in a row while practicing great flexibility and willingness to let go of what is adjusting itself out of your life...” Stevens went on to discuss using the time surrounding a full moon to “…focus on opportunity instead of restriction.”
In this time of Covid and the lack of travel, meeting friends, and enjoying gatherings, I am reminded of the adage: What I resist will persist. So, I am trying to keep my focus on opportunities rather than being angry for feeling restricted.
I don’t know about the full moon (or about the new moon) and its myriad potential effects, so I cannot comment on that. In my humility, however, I have to acknowledge that if all these indigenous forebearers of humankind – Egyptians, Persians, Incans, Mayans, Australian Aborigines, Celts, Druids, and Anasazi or Basket-Makers (the prehistoric root of many of the Native Americans of the Southwest) – hadn’t figured out the cycle of the seasons, how to use fire, how to make and adapt tools and weapons, the importance of pottery and baskets, how to create simple and effective shelter, I wouldn’t be here. You wouldn’t be here. All of humanity would still be living essentially as hunter-gatherers in an earth-circling belt 25-degrees either side of the equator.
Much like bears coming out of hibernation, between coming out of the Covid-19 crisis and enjoying the beginning of warmer weather, it is a great time to reflect: What do I want to keep from what I’ve adjused to while isolating and what do I want to recapture from my life before Covid?
For me, just for starters: I’ve done more cooking and more reading. I’ve done more walking and exercising. I’ve learned about “forest bathing.” I need to revert back to levels of sugar I used before Covid. I need to revert back to the level of AA-related conversations and ACIM reflections I had before Covid. That’s where I’m starting from
Thanks for listening and I trust this will trigger something in you, as well. My book, How the Bible Became the Bible is available for sale.