Hello dear readers!
For those of you who know me well… or could piece together a few things from Facebook… I have had a full summer to be certain.
We are all facing extra layers of activation and dissociation with the pandemic. So I hope you (we) are all leaning into support and getting what we need! And staying safe and healthy.
My blogging has certainly been stop and go since I emerged from retreat back in May. Here is why: Since then, I did not have time to integrate said 3-month retreat as I was given 3 weeks to move out of my apartment at the time… there are a few big events in here, so I am taking a moment for a deep breath.
And due to a reduced number of clients (bodywork in a pandemic), my girlfriend and I decided to move in together sooner than expected… another deep breath and feeling my feet, feeling my seat, noticing my skin.
So I went into overdrive to pack all my things, sort through the stuff that would not fit in our new place and even paint the room I was moving into… and then move everything! So June and even into July I felt like I was recovering from that… yet another timeout here. I am ready for this pattern of being swept away by significant events to be over – time now to actually allow integration and digestion of these poignant changes.
I love my partner – and her five year old daughter who we have living with us half the time. Yes, another big change there!
Therefore, in a one month period, I went from noble silence (not talking except for a few times / day) and having my own place to becoming a de facto step-father to a delightful precocious child, acquiring a relatively new family and cohabitating. Oh and my finances have changed so far having less than half the clients I was used to! So one might say I am still adjusting to all these enormous changes! (Uranus crossed my MidHeaven in late May, with Saturn opposing my Jupiter in there, among other big aspects)
Adding up all the changes that occurred, I would say my life shifted at least 80 – 90% in one month. Whoa! Like seriously, I need to pause and take it all in (for a while). At least I had the solid foundation of retreat potency to buoy me through it!
Therefore, these days, I am taking more me-time – napping when I can, seeing occasional clients here and there (I love doing the rare in-person session with strict safety protocols and the long distance sessions too!), spending quality time with my new family (outdoors as much as possible) and generally attempting to unhitch the horses and put my feet up. It is not easy for me to slow down this much – I would prefer to be working, doing, making or at least having a plan for what is next. Apparently not yet.
I am still very happy to offer Spiritual Astrology interpretations in the midst of it all, along with in-person Craniosacral or Somatic Experiencing bodywork sessions or preferably long-distance (or outdoor) S.E. sessions! I got a LOT out of retreat in spite of the challenge of integrating it normally (ideally we would have at least 3 weeks post-retreat to chill, be in nature, go slow and continue practicing each day). And I would love to share the learning and wisdom I gleaned with you, in whatever form of support I can offer.
I enjoy leading a Gentle Somatics support group – we meet most Tuesdays and I will be starting the next one in early September (let me know if you are interested).
Wishing you well in spite of everything, wishing for us all to get the support we need, to feel touched and held and to realize solid nervous system regulation!
Thank you for reading,