A return to our natural rhythm
A new phenomenon is re-emerging…the return to our natural rhythm.
Have you found yourself waking up without an alarm clock? Going to bed either earlier, or later than you used to?
Do you find your eating patterns are shifting? That time feels as though it has expanded? Or contracted?
Each of us comes into the world with our own rhythm, and slowly we adjust to fit into what society wants…
When we’re in utero we have a rhythm. Then we emerge into this world, and, slowly we begin to adjust our ‘natural rhythm’ to one that becomes in synch with our family, or culture that we live in. Some adapt readily, others fight it, and are labelled rebels, or the black sheep of the family. Sound familiar?
As the weeks have been unfolding, I’ve become curious, and invited myself to discover what my natural rhythm is. I started paying attention to how my days unfolded. When I allow myself to move through my day, in a way that feels natural to me, it seems as though time expands. And when I ‘schedule’ myself, time seems to contract. Have you noticed this? It’s been uncomfortable at times because there is a strong pull to behave in a way that’s expected.
However, when I take a breath, and relax, my natural rhythm re-emerges. I’ve noticed, I wake up earlier than I used to. This gives me the gift of meditating in the morning, or reading a few chapters of a new book, which allows me to ease into my day. The result is I feel more energized and engaged in my day.
Expansion, ease and community all come together….
When I follow my impulses, I noticed my day is filled with more fulfilling experiences. From engaging in conversations via videoconferencing, or on the phone, to going for walks for an hour or so, as long as the weather is good. I’m feeling more rested and I am sleeping better.
Now, I know some of you have children and need to schedule your days to ensure they continue to learn, have time outside etc… and yet, I still feel there is a new rhythm emerging for you. Is this true? I’ve heard parents are engaging their children in conversations about how they want their days to unfurl knowing there are certain activities that need to take place.
We are remembering how to create our world from an internal state of being…
What’s key in this process is the engagement. Our way of living is being created and co-created, not thrust upon. This results in the creation of an active and enlivened community within the household. We are learning how to exist, or co-exist with ourselves and others, not based on external factors. We are remembering what it means to be the creators of our world from an internal reference point.
I’m curious. What have you noticed in regards to your natural rhythm coming back?
When you are truly the creator of your day, what choices do you notice yourself making?
I’m here…to listen, engage, guide and invite you to consider moving through your world in a way that enlivens you!
Until the next time,