I went to see my mentor and friend for a healing session on Friday night and she gave me some homework. In my meditation time, I have been focusing on bliss and it’s been just what the Reiki Master ordered! I’ve been so down deep in depression and wound so tight with anxiety that my routine left little time to enjoy the things I used to light up about and I slipped into survival mode. Our talk really got me thinking about how untended my mental, physical and spiritual garden has been while I’ve been going about the business of just getting through life, so I decided to take her advice a step further and go on an impromptu adventure today! I played hooky from my usual Sunday writing and got out in the sunshine. My camera had been calling and so had our local rose garden. It’s one of my favorite places to spend a day, happily snapping as many photos as I can. There’s also a lovely little greenhouse on the property, filled with lots of little treasures. Here are a few shots from my trip to midtown:
It’s remarkable how good I feel both behind a camera and in a garden. All the stress of the week and anxiety about the one upcoming one falls away for that moment and I am present, calm, and at peace. I’m sure the big dose of Vitamin D I got didn’t hurt either!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! I’m off to cut up my first watermelon of the season and have an aromatherapy salt bath. If this day was about cultivating bliss, then I think the garden is in full bloom.
Wishing You Total Well-Being,