What a Gift to be alive at this time on this planet!
I am writing to you on a rainy Friday morning in Cincinnati. We are wrapping up our Spring Break week with a little sunshine in the forecast, hopefully, for this weekend!
Spring Break brings up different images for each of us, depending on where you are in your life's journey and how much connection you have to school schedules. (Baby meme courtesy of Google!)
When I was in high school and college, Spring Break offered a chance to pause before the end of the school year, to catch my breath and catch up on all the assignments that needed to be completed! For many of my friends, Spring Break meant a week of partying, whether at the beach or staying home, a chance to let their hair down and play.
As a working mother with young school-aged children, Spring Break meant a week of juggling daycare and babysitters while trying to meet regular work deadlines. Now at this spacious point in my life, Spring Break offers extra time with my family when they're out of school, while I continue working from home.
My husband is a teacher, and I believe teachers need the break from the students and packed schedules as much as the students need a break from school! This week is usually when he tackles many of the indoor and outdoor projects at home that there haven't been time for during the school year. And so there has been a lot of activity at home this week! New appliances, new furniture, a new water softener system being installed... I am blessed with a husband who can install, build, or fix just about anything!
As I reflect on this week In my meditation time this morning, I treasure the moments of Ordinariness that I have been fully present for over Spring Break.
...Stretching with Katniss for morning yoga
...Watching my husband and son work together to build a new desk for his "game" room
...Laughing as the completion signal on the new dryer sings a happy tune to us,
...Calming our dog down when he starts barking to tell us the delivery driver has arrived,
...Walking downstairs at 3am to let my son's group of friends know that it is time for bed NOW!
...Commiserating with my husband as he heads to the hardware store yet again for another part,
...Chanting to the new Snatam Kaur song, Amul, while preparing food in the kitchen for my family.
Moment by moment, I am present with the beauty of Love and connection offered in my life.
I treasure these moments, knowing that in a few years, my second child will also be away at college and Spring Breaks will look and feel different than they do now. Not better or worse. Just different.
And so I am present Here... for This Spring Break 2018... and all the joy I am experiencing.
Like many of you who work from home while your family is out of school, there are adjustments made to our regular routines to accommodate for the time spent with family. I am finding that the ebb and flow feels easier and more harmonious than ever before.
My yoga and meditation time is early in the morning and this daily practice helps me prioritize my projects for the day. And then as I communicate more clearly with my family, we can support each other in better ways.
I have held space for powerful content to flow through for Awakening The Guides while also helping my son prepare our basement for his party for seven teenage boys.
(Before photo on the left / After photo on Facebook!)
I honored my need to center and re-balance with a weekly group yoga class and acupuncture session while also blocking off time to support my husband with working in the garden.
As we identify and share our own priorities with each other, we can show up in better support as a family unit. We are constantly learning and improving our flow!
Overall, Spring Break 2018 has been GOOD!
We arrive at a new month this weekend... Sunday, April 1st.
And so I share below the ways in which we can play together as we move into spring. As I step more fully into my Gifts in each of these spaces, containers... there is so much room for each of you to meet me there and continue your own expansion of Your Soul's Journey!
We meditate on Sunday at 10am ET. I invite you to join us live or listen to the recording later.
Happy Spring, my friend!
One Day Is Here!
Vivienne Gerard – Teacher / Scribe / Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
Clearing Past Patterns to Co-Create an Empowered NOW
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Let's Expand Love in April...
1st (Sunday): Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditation call
3rd (Tuesday): SO's Soul Stories live chat
8th (Sunday): Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditation call
10th (Tuesday): SO's Soul Stories live chat
13th (Friday): New Moon Circle - new format, check out the video with details!
13th - 15th: SO's Soul Weekend - yes, you can still come!
15th (Sunday): Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditation call
17th (Tuesday): SO's Soul Stories live chat
22nd (Sunday): Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditation call
24th (Tuesday): SO's Soul Stories live chat
29th (Sunday): Gaia's Crystal Grid Meditation call