We are at the in-between space of Winter to Spring here in the Midwest with one (hopefully!) final blast of cold air to remind us of the importance of transitions from one phase to the next, from one season to the next. And so the word that comes to my mind is Hush.
Hush - "A sudden silence or calm following noise; to become quiet..."
This has been my experience, especially over the past few days, of a "sudden, calm silence." I would even add the word "pregnant" silence, filled with possibility, hope, and potential. I have been sharing my progress of completing and birthing a book over the past few weeks in a virtual community I call the Birthing Sphere. Progress has felt bumpy with a lot of stop-go movement. Forward - back. Forward - back. Expand - contract. I have felt the urgency and need to push this book through, to force or use effort to enable the completion of something that feels ready to be shared.
And yet, this week, something shifted.
Externally in the weather. Internally in my heart and Soul.
And this word "hush" perfectly captures it. There is a deep "calm silence" within me that is allowing this easy flow of a completion to occur.
It feels like those moments when you are in nature, surrounded by the majesty of this Earth in the form of mountains, oceans, or trees, and this hush falls over everyone around you... and then descends into your physical body with grace and ease. This beautiful calm feeling. Your breath becomes deeper, your vision more focused. Every muscle relaxes, and you are fully present and able to take in the wonder of the moment.
My friend, Sara, recently went on a hiking expedition in Utah with her family over Spring Break and she shared this beautiful photograph with us as her favorite moment captured on their trip. You can feel the fullness of the moment, the beauty of the pause, her presence in capturing the hush of nature.
In the busy activity of our lives, it is easy to get caught up in the momentum of deadlines and tasks. The simple practice of coming back to stillness, coming back to breath, pausing to allow the hush to settle IN... and our experience is transformed.
As our world enters this weekend of celebrating Passover in the Jewish tradition and then witnessing the illumination of the Full Moon on Monday, I simply offer you the reminder to allow a "calm silence" to bring you into Presence.
What I am realizing in this space of creation is that being present in the experience of completing the book is as much my joy as holding the final printed copy will be. The sharing of my journey and the reflections of how I am expanding in this process of writing and editing is what makes this book such a gift in my life.
Becoming More. Always.
I invite you to join us on Sunday as we "become quiet" and allow wisdom to present itself in our Viben meditation call.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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