Thanks to WholeHeart and the Flow bringing me to their Mindful Pause of Winter retreat outside of Burlington, VT. The retreat is over, everyone has traveled and arrived home by now except me and perhaps one other woman from Austin, TX.
I'm left with gratitude and wonder... a sense of safety and community. I was fortunate to be one of four "Focus People" for Clearness Committees on Thursday. I must admit I'm still processing and thrilled to have participated... I pulled this rune the next morning and it completely summarized, for me, the complete experience (retreat, Bishop Booth Conference Center, being a focus person, the whole enchilada.)
This Rune is concerned with communication, with the attunement of something that has two sides, two elements, and with the ultimate union that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and what is below are united and of one mind.
Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power. Instead, ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer or meditation, through addressing the WITNESS SELF, THE TEACHER WITHIN. Once you are clear, you can neutralize your refusal to let right action flow through you. Not intent on movement, be content to wait, while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from trying to make things happen disappears.
That can just soak in for some time... seep and wriggle into action and acceptance. I have determined without a doubt that a schedule and daily structure will do me good. I've always been very good at showing up at a job on time. So I'm considering my CrossFit experience a Job... My inner wisdom had two basic messages... DISCIPLINE/ROUTINE/STRUCTURE are GOOD words... good things... The other was simply what the Rune described perfectly, WAIT and continue to remove obstacles and resistance.
I can totally do that! I also may have made a friend... Shawn from NJ, a Methodist Pastor. She was on my Clearness Committee and we just hit it off. NICE! =)
I'm sitting right now at a Starbucks on the Church Street Marketplace. This area was designed by the same guy who did the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder, CO. I feel just a bit more at home! From the church at the "head" of the mall you can see straight down to Lake Champlain. Pretty cool! Well VERY awesome actually! On the advice of locals I went to The Farmhouse Tap & Grill for dinner last evening and Penny Cluse Cafe for Breakfast. I enjoyed both, very much. Thanks Burlington!
Laurie Anne McCauley
Did that make you feel better?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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