Winding Down Weeks

It’s been a winding down day. I had a few things left to do for my work – all of them things I enjoy. All so that I could enjoy a winding down week or even two before the new year arrives.

I often find winding down a bit of a challenge. Even though I tell my Spirit Guides I am closed they know I will always respond to a request if the need is really urgent. It’s the way I’ve worked since I started my public mediumship. Yet there are times when I set aside my own rule and open up to the Energy Beings once again. I’ve never liked rules that were so inflexible that they couldn’t be bent a bit. So I’m sure if I’m needed over the next two weeks I will do what I can. However, my Guides will always respect that I need time for me.

Even if I don’t. They close the connections and make sure I rest. And I am getting better at making sure I do rest. Rather than spring out of bed this morning and get straight into my day I enjoyed a long rest in bed. I will be doing that again over the holidays on more than one day. I spent my afternoon with my Tarot cards reminding myself of the Fool’s journey I had taken this year. In fact I could see just how much I have grown and that I am ready to embrace the changes coming up. I am sure that what I am doing will be the right thing wherever I may wander next year.

It was also time for winding down the services at my local Spiritualist church. It’s been a challenge to keep the doors open this year but we have done it.

Enjoying the singing I thought about the hard work that has gone into recovering from the flooding that affected the town almost a year ago. I know it’s time to rest from that challenge too. Speaking to someone today who had to leave her home at that time we both felt positive about the future. The flood water had disrupted us. Yet we had both regained our balance. I know we both felt it was going to be a much more positive Christmas time for us this year. Like me she felt we were survivors. I didn’t know her before the flooding. That’s how we met. Now we are friends.

There are positives that come from adversity. Recognising that the challenge is over means that we can rest and recover. All of us. There is time to reflect on the year just gone. Then it will be time to put it behind us and move on. I appreciate the winding down time as the point when I can let things go. It’s also the time when I can focus on the things that really matter to me. This week I am going to have some mum and daughter time. We are off to see a film, going shopping for her clothes and getting our house ready for a family celebration of the turn of another year. I have a couple of great books to read. There are TV programmes I want to catch up with. The cats need plenty of cuddles.

Where ever you are I hope you find some winding down time. I hope you can find a quiet hour or two to do exactly what you wish. And I hope that you enjoy letting go of all duties and responsibilities while you do so ?

Day 399 of my blogging challenge.

Winding Down the Week

imageIt’s the end of a busy week. I’m going to be away writing again next week so I’ve been trying to do as much as I can to keep my business ticking over whilst I’m gone. It’s also been the week when my personal daily routine has changed too.

My ‘to do’ list has got longer every day even as I’ve been ticking things off as fast as I can. I hate to leave things unfinished. Yet I’ve also learned that there is always another job to do. It seems it’s in the nature of things. No matter how many times I tell myself I’m going to have a gap between work and travel it’s hard to make it happen. By next Monday I’ll be down to doing only the absolute necessary things. Some stuff will slide off the list and be left undone. So why has so much had to be crammed into this week?

That’s the puzzle really. If I leave something unfinished will it matter? What would I be able to leave undone? It’s not as if I didn’t know I was going. This has been planned for six months. Perhaps I could be more organised? Or is it a result of following an intuitive life. I’m going with the flow so things pop up when least expected. Or my plans change because other people’s plans change. Over all it balances out though. Things will get done. People will be able to have what they need. I will go off with a clear head ready to enjoy another retreat. So tonight I’m winding down my week.

Later I’ll be listening in to the musical memories show of my friend Alan Cox. Taking time out before I go back to my ‘to do’ list tomorrow. And that’s really important. Having a little breathing space. Time for myself. Having a wind down time, no matter how small, will give me the energy to carry me through to a bigger chance to relax.

Day 299 of my blogging challenge.