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January; Sacred Rest

We get so busy trying to be a certain way that we tend to forget what we essentially are at any given moment. We are alive. We are part of creation, we exist on one sacred breath. We are sacred. We are all one energy. We are all one soul— and the degree to which we forget this is the precise degree of the separation that divides us.

-Richard Wagamese

January; Sacred Rest

We get so busy trying to be a certain way that we tend to forget what we essentially are at any given moment. We are alive. We are part of creation, we exist on one sacred breath. We are sacred. We are all one energy. We are all one soul— and the degree to which we forget this is the precise degree of the separation that divides us.

-Richard Wagamese

What if you knew, beyond a doubt, that allowing yourself to be held and nurtured with your basic needs fully met could positively impact everything? If we are indeed One, then the way we treat ourselves— for good or for ill, is for so much bigger than just us.

If we remembered this as truth, would we rush towards suffering like we do? Would we continue to neglect or punish certain aspects of ourselves and each other when we aren’t measuring up to the picture in our heads of how our life is supposed to be if we knew the pain we cause hurts more than just ourselves? Are we able to take our foot off the gas peddle when our tank is empty and allow ourselves to be filled up by being still and really listening to what we need?

It is not stretching the truth to say that we, as a collective are changed from the events of 2020. Coming to peace with the fact that there is no going back to “the way things were,” may be a bitter pill to swallow for some, a joyous relief for others and a wide open chasm of uncertainty for the rest of us. What ever camp you are in, one thing that we likely have in common is that we are tired. Tired of change, tired of boredom, of worry, of hopelessness— tired of things being so much and so little at the same time. So thankfully, January is offering a brief reprieve before things begin to pick up their pace again. January, much like the energy of a great turtle resting on land, asks us to be extra observant to ourselves and our surroundings.

As I was preparing myself to receive the guidance for this month, (I have a prayer for these energy updates, and that is for these words to be for the benefit  of all living beings) I heard a distinct instruction that all living being included me.  You may have heard the expression that “compassion is incomplete if it doesn’t include yourself,” this is very much what spirit was whispering in my ear. It’s so easy to devalue our needs when we believe others are more deserving.  But I heard the message loud and clear, we are not separate and the time of the lone wolf is over.

“The time for the lone wolf is over.  Gather yourselves!  Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary.  All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. 

    “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

— attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder

Hopi Nation
Oraibi, Arizona

2020 has stripped us down to our barest threads. We are now more able to see how much we need the support of others. To have needs is to be human. To have needs is to be honest about our own limitations. To acknowledge our needs and the needs of others can be a catalyst for radical change.

Right now is the time to lay down close to the ground of our being and honour what is there. Whether there be grief, joy and celebration, fear or despair. To take slow moving breathes into the corners of our emotional, spiritual and physical bodies so the we can move into the position that gets us prepared for what is to come. Call it a rebirth, call it hope, call it creative expansion. Call it whatever you want but it is coming for all of us, so take this time to burrow into the sacred ground of your body, get clear and take your time as you gaze at what remain around you.

The journey of unravelling is far from over, in fact I would say we are just beginning. So gather in what you need this month. Nourish the longing of your heart of hearts in preparation for the future that eagerly awaits on the other side of rest.

All the love in this new year,

Jacqui

6 Comments
  • Sheila Browne
    Posted at 10:29h, 01 January Reply

    I resonate with your beautiful words Jacqui
    Thank you 🙏🏼

  • Lyn Harlton
    Posted at 13:58h, 01 January Reply

    Thanks Jacqui! And love Richard Wagamese’s quote and the Hopi Elder quote. That message is coming in so clear and strong from many different sources. And the reminder to be kind to ourselves, yes! Blessings and love to you.

  • Shelley Pelech
    Posted at 12:26h, 04 January Reply

    Thanks Jacqui. It’s good to read re-affirmation of what we feel – and need – both at this time of year, and at this time in history.

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