Here at the gateway to autumn, is a good time to reflect on recent past summery things. In between visits and episodes and busy-ness and lakeside lounging I found these places that inspired me, re-ignited parts of me sleeping too long. It was my summer vacation and here is how it was spent . . .
I spent 8 weeks with a Guidess. I received this time as gift from the Fates and I am ever grateful.
I found journaling inspiration with Effy Wild. She has made the word 'art' a verb. I've been enjoying her wit and wisdom through her vlogs for a few weeks now. I hope to do the Premium package, but if not, I know I can enjoy her company weekly.
The Open Heart Project has been helping me maintain my meditation practice like nothing before. Susan Piver has, for the first time in my life, taught me how to meditate.
And OMG! If there's anything anyone on this planet ought to be doing it's Barefoot Breathing! Jason Smalley and Jackie Stewart have put together quite a few lovely offerings. One I practice as often as I can was learned through their beauteous FREE 10 Steps to Soothe Your Soul in Nature. If one has issues of a footy sort, then one can still benefit from the exercises in that is time spent OUTSIDE. You know, that place that's on the other side of the door that doesn't lead to another room.
Renewing my Kaleidosoul membership into the Kindred Spirits is a beneficial occurrence. Not only does it renew a full year of goodies from Anne Marie Bennett (bless her boots!), but also renews my passion for SoulCollage® and its inherent creativity and re-membering.
Helping my friend Kimberly at the local Farmers' Market in her Lone Birch Farms wool selling venture has had me spinning more often than I usually do during the summer. I've gone through more fleece and roving and other types of fiber making space in the studio I forgot I had. And I got to see people I don't usually see on a Saturday morning. Pass the coffee! At least spinning through the summer sets me up for knitting in the autumn and winter. Sort of like making it through the sporting lulls with golf or basketball.
Our tiny pilgrimage to Sherwood Island didn't yield as many shells as last year, but the water was wonderful. Sunshine and sunburn for all.
Next week school begins. Even I am not eager for school to begin. I like a free-form, unstructured day and not just for myself. However, structure has its uses despite the Discipline Mania. At least a full summer was had. Let's see what autumn brings, shall we? But first, a cup of tea.