Now is a good time to hug a tree...
No joke, it’s so soothing to the nervous system, you might wanna stay there all day!
But first, before you fall asleep under your tree (seriously, try it!) I’d like to fill you in on what we’re doing over here at Divine Earth.
In keeping with the spirit of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” directive, and in order to use this time to realign and pause, Divine Earth will be going into conscious dormancy for May + June, and I will be on sabbatical.
The Longer Version:
I know that this pandemic and the resulting chaos has thrown everyone a curve ball, or two hundred curve balls. And I know that you’re reading (or choosing not to read!) many statements from businesses about how they’re responding to this crisis. So I want to make this as quick and clear as possible, because most everyone has limited bandwidth right now.
Still with me?
I got in a pretty bad fender bender on March 12, up on Tramway. My sweet truck was totaled, I sold it for parts (including the awesome rack…I know…brutal), and I’ve been healing up from a mild concussion, whiplash, and shock. The reason I wanted to share this is that the impact of that (literally!) just as the curve of the pandemic was rising here in Albuquerque, slowed me right the heck down. Stopped me in my tracks. And made me take a good hard look at what I’m doing, where I’m going, and how fast my own personal world was spinning.
Many people are saying they’re looking more deeply at what’s really meaningful to them right now, and having insights about what needs to change. A lot of folks are talking about how slowing down has been a gift, and something they don’t want to lose. Maybe you’re one of these people? If so, I bow to you. I see you. Or maybe all this talk about looking inward and slowing down scares the bejeezus outa you, or pisses you off? If so, I bow to you as well. I see you too. It’s been a crazy time, with emotions all over the place.
I have come to the conclusion that what’s most important to me right now is to Pause. Completely pause. Every member of the crew is in a good situation and has been taken care of in one way or another, that was very important to me. I don’t have a truck right now. And this pandemic is still making it not completely safe or sane for me to be ‘out there’ right now. So it’s a perfect time to pause, reflect, re-align, and get grounded here in my own garden.
I’ve been wishing for a sabbatical for a couple of years now, and it’s actually appearing! What will I do with my time? Not sure exactly, but my garden and the microbiome underneath it are calling me. I might just lie on the mulch and stare at the clouds! One way or another, I’ll be listening to what the divine earth is asking of me. Will you join me?
Sending you all love and warmth during this powerful time,
rose image credit: Marcelo Gallegos @ niceghost.org
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