I’m back home tonight, Monday evening, from my trip to the Big City. It was brief but rich, and today has been busy and eclectic, exhausting my body, mind, and soul.
After meditating in my hotel room, I managed to arrange the room so I had sufficient space to do my Naam Yoga stretches and poses as I chanted. After breakfast and some computer work, I packed and it was off to my naturopathic doctor (NMD) for a 90-minute session, a treat. On the drive over, stopped at a red light, a man was standing in the hot Phoenix sun and heat seeking money. NO ONE, should have to do that to survive. I opened my window and handed him a $5 bill, and said “God bless.” As I drove away, I was in tears, so touched by this person’s situation. I may not have stood in the hot sun seeking money, but I’ve been without a home, without sufficient funds. I didn’t care what he used the money for—alcohol, food, water, rent—just as long as he could know that there are people who care and want to help. No matter what has put him in that situation—mental illness, alcoholism, whatever—once again, no one should be in that situation. Where is humanity?…
Arriving at my NMD, the subject of the fellow arose, and I just sobbed, to the point of exhaustion; it felt good to talk about it, especially since I really don’t have another human being to share my inner life with. We both shared how we are so grateful for all that we have, that we are able to appreciate our blessings. After conversation, she gave me a bit of a tune-up, working on my body using acupuncture, craniosacral massage, and other healing modalities; whew, did I feel better when she was finished with the session!
I met a former work colleague for lunch at a restaurant that was new for me, and had a delightful time discussing her work place, my current work place, travel, her daughter, and more. I appreciated getting to know her better. Then it was back on the road, homeward bound, knowing I had plenty ahead of me to do once I got back to my cocoon.
A writing assignment was given to me late last week, and it was not good timing since I knew I was heading out of town. But I truly had to accept it and trust Spirit that I could fit it into my schedule and produce an excellent piece of work. I accomplished what I could before I left for my trip, but only got started really. So, I’ve been working on it most of the time since I arrived home this afternoon and here I am up late; my body and mind are feeling the effects of today’s encounters, body work, the two-hour drive home, etc.
So, I have to keep trusting God that I will hand in a finish document tomorrow night, so that the recipients can review it in time for a Wednesday morning meeting. But for now, I have something else to ask Spirit’s help with: getting some solid rest tonight, especially since it’s been a mentally and emotionally exhausting day even whilst it’s been rich and satisfying.
As I lay down in my own bed tonight, all cozy and snuggly, please grant me a quick path to dreamland. May my body, mind, and soul get the rest it needs, and be healed during the night by Your angels and spirit beings. I turn over to You all that occurred today, not being bothered with tomorrow, just staying in the present and presence of Your love, peace, and serenity. May I awake in the morning feeling refreshed and enthusiastic for a new day, keeping You ever-mindful, letting go, and seeking Your will, guidance, and support.
Thank You, Thank You.
And, so it is!