Contraction

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Contraction © 2012 Jane Waterman
Contraction © 2012 Jane Waterman

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence after yesterday’s ‘Conflagration’, but today I feel an often experienced need to contract within myself, to draw in closer for protection. Writing and creating and putting myself out there every day is likely a factor in this increased sensitivity, but for the moment I’ll continue, as I’ve had so many feelings of growth from this process.

The feelings of sensitivity and fragility erupted earlier this week, and still continue, so I’m honouring those feelings and observing them, and seeing myself as safe within them.

Lots of work due this weekend, but I think I need some more time out in nature… good time to take the dogs for a walk with my Beloved, and find some moments of rest in the chaos.

Even as I contract, I sense a different quality to it, in that I long to keep sending loving-kindness and compassion to those around me.

I hope this weekend you treat yourself with the same kindness, and make the time to do something gentle and nurturing for yourselves.

Blessings,

Jane

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