January and February are always hard months for me.
Lack of light, cold short days, so much harder to get outside and be fed by nature. . . . so I know to feed the soul a bit extra compassion and inspiration during these lean times.
I will be going to Denver for two weeks Saturday to dog sit for my brother, who is going to Thailand to get married.
but it really is not a dog sitting job, it is more a retreat. I will bring tons of books, lots of art supplies, maybe eat a fruit detox diet, and make lots of pages in my journal.
or maybe not.
maybe I will just watch movies -- if you don't see me much here, that's why.
but when I get back, I bet there will be a new flood of inspirational pages, because that's how the muse seems to work. She comes when least expected, but I hope she honors my soul renewal time.
Last year I did an Eat, Pray, Love retreat at my brother's cabin in the Rockies - each of one day I focused on one of those three things - eating magnificent and healthy food one whole day, meditation for a whole day, then making calls and connections of love to my family the sole focus of the third day.
It was a good retreat, and I also might follow that template for these two weeks . . . . I also dream of leading a women's retreat where we do this as a group - wouldn't that be awesome?
We'd have to get a message therapist along, maybe a yoga teacher. . . . I could do the art workshops.
Keep this in your mind for the future. . . .
The inner self needs nurturing, just as the outer self does.
"The mind is but a barren soil – a soil which is soon exhausted, and will produce no crop, or only one, unless it be continually fertilized and enriched with foreign matter." --Sir Joshua Reynolds