Of Being, In a Finely Focused Way.

             It’s a mixed up week here in The Burrow.  Dan has some training days that are messing with my “regularly scheduled” events.  I’m not bothered by it, nor am I falling apart (progress!) but I am feeling slightly off-balance.  It’s going to affect us all the way through Sunday.  I’ll keep you posted.

             In the meantime, briefly, let’s talk about our jobs here in these flawed-but-hopeful bodies we’re all wearing.  Corina shared THIS with me recently (thank you, again), and while reading it I was struck by the idea of us loving someone through a situation.  Think about that concept for a minute.  It’s exquisite, is it not?

             I’ve never actually heard it described that way.  And now I keep going back to it.  So many of our lessons are difficult, and wouldn’t they  just be more tolerable if only we had* that kind of unquestioning, and all-encompassing, support?  No matter the problem, just love us through it, and we’ll be stronger on the other side.  It is pure, it is simple, and yet, it is SO massive.

* I DO have that type of support, I’m married to him.  And I like to think that together we have offered this to our children, as our parents did for us.

             On our card altar, we have been given the other side of this same coin.  Both directions are the very foundations of what we’re doing here.  That human give and take, it’s what makes our journey so fascinating.

oracle and self-care messages

“Help  ~

Ask for help.

Receiving is an act of generosity.”

             Either direction, be genuine and be open.  Either direction, we can love each other through it.  Either direction, honour that Help.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Mileage:

was just to the pool and back, 3.967 in 25 minutes, 39 seconds, at a (delightfully rapid and easy) rate of 9.3 MPH, the first half in full-on, super bright sunshine.  (The coming home part was nearly freezing because it was still so clear.)

Today’s Baking:

on my way to make biscuits.  You’ve seen ’em.

4 thoughts on “Of Being, In a Finely Focused Way.

  1. I definitely believe that receiving help is a way of giving. It’s giving the other person the opportunity to give. I feel good when I can help someone, so it seems right to give others that same chance to feel good. I’ve had to work hard to get to that point because my parents did not believe in asking for help. “Don’t bother other people” was my mother’s mantra. It is rather isolating.

    Wow, not just “isolating” but so selfish too.
    And sad. 😦

    11:14 p.m.

  2. Definitely have issues with asking for help. Like Skye, asking outsiders for help wasn’t allowed. And asking for help from family -always- had strings or put downs attached. I’m somewhat better now that I’m older, but definitely still need to work on this.

    I sent the music link I put up here yesterday to my daughter as well and she sent back that it was just tooooo much motion and changing of pics for her.

    Lucky you having sunshine. I think I’ve forgotten what it looks like. And we’ve got 3-6 inches of snow headed our way tonight and tomorrow. *sigh* Though it should be done with before Friday when I go get Saver home for spring break. She’ll be home for a whole week!!!!

    Kid home for a week, major wonderful!

    11:16 p.m.

  3. Those kind of weeks can be unsettling. Then it can take me another week to recover. Sounds like you have a handle on it, though.

    I feel like I’m doing pretty well; checking in with the calendars and my To Do list and the phone (for date and time), then starting the cycle all over again, just so I don’t get “lost” anywhere along the way. Also, it’s still kind of changing…… we’ll get through it.

    11:19 p.m.

  4. My M.I.L. reminds me all the time to ask for help but it’s not my first thought, you know? But just the other day I told the Captain that sometime in the near future I’m going to desperately want to run away and he’s just going to have to help me through it. He promised he would. So look, I asked for help in advance and lined up the person who will love me through it!

    That was perfect! Excellent progress.
    Good job being so forward-thinking. 😉

    11:21 p.m.

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