Ritual To Have More Fun and Rest
We have officially begun the Eclipse season and while there may be many reasons to be excited, all I want to do is rest. I have done so much magic over the last few years that I just want a little bit of down time. What if - for this eclipse season - we spent the time just resting? Let’s experience mental, physical, emotional and spiritual rest. What if we decided to trust the process that is manifesting around us and just take a bit of a break? What if we allowed the Universe to do its work during this season and just focused on our day-to-day life? What if we took a vacation from pushing so hard to make things happen and just relaxed?
As I slow down I realized that I yearn for true connections and that has led to asking myself hard questions. What if I realized that just because our news cycle has sped up to exhausting levels, I don’t need too?
What if I want to start a community that will meet for a minimum of 6 months to a year so that we can see true change and build something strong? I am tired of short-term commitments in all areas of my life. I don’t want a group that meets for 5 days, 2 weeks or 6 weeks. I want to create with people and grow with them, alongside of them. I want a community that longs for – and works toward - long term, life changing magic. I want to start something that will be long term and life changing.
I am housesitting in the country and trying to unwind. It’s hard. I feel guilty for taking a nap. I feel weird for being out in the country versus sitting at a café in the city. I feel torn between needing all my electronics with me while also trying to unplug and enjoy the country. All I want to do is slow down time so that resting does not feel so foreign but more a way of living that is necessary to stay healthy. I know as a woman that the hard work never ends. I spent years working incredibly hard; I put off starting a family, and put starting my dream life on hold so I could prove my worth in an office. The only time when I did not work were times where I physically could not move. Otherwise, I went into the office and worked. I never unplugged. I always checked emails and tried not to ever appear offline. I would then go home to work more. As a single woman, there’s never anyone I can ask to pick something up for me at the store because it’s been a long day. There’s never someone taking something off my plate to help me. And yet, I never cut myself any slack. I just pushed to work harder, get a better job, make sure I was sleeping enough to get my job done but not enough where I would lose precious time out of the day to get things done.
And now, as I face my reality I realized that I just want to hit the stop button to all of it. I want to clean the slate and be selfish while I create my new life. I want to reinvent myself. I want to truly think about what it is I want to do. I thought it was being a marketing manager for a famous brand but that proved to not be it. The journey getting there was at times fun, at times exhausting and evidently not life fulfilling. I now have a little time to think of what’s next. I get to listen to podcasts, to write, to sit in the sun for the first time in years. I have enough space to think about what I put into my body. I now have time to enjoy life. This feels radical to me. It feels like I been living a life convinced that it needs to be all work and no play. Why are we all in such a rush to create a life versus slowing down and actually creating something with a strong foundation?
Let’s slow down this week and play. No stress. No demands. No feeling guilty for taking some time to just sit in the sun and enjoy the beautiful day. No feeling guilty for driving to visit friends instead of going to the store. Let’s just press pause for a little bit to center ourselves in our dreams. It’s ok for this dream to change as we change. It’s ok to need a couple of weeks to take a break. It’s ok to want to start something new when the time is right. What I want us to focus on is self-care right now. What does the perfect relaxing day look like to you?
Ritual for Having Fun and Resting
I usually combine resting and having fun as one thing. I find that when I do things I enjoy, like baking, that I feel as good as if I’ve had a long nap. So let’s use our Ritual this week to relax. To have fun. To rest. In whatever format that looks like to you. Plan a day or an afternoon and go out and have fun. Maybe this means swimming in your local lake, pool or ocean. Just enjoying the time outside and the feminine water energy. Maybe this means a long hike in the mountains with your dog. Maybe this fun day includes a wine tour, a brewery tour or an art tour. We simply want you to plan out some time to do something fun and relaxing that will help you to settle down during eclipse season and allow you to get ready for the fall. We can still set intentions, work with magic and move forward with our goals. We are just not letting it consume us.
Keep your journal handy and write down what this play day looks like. Or if you are resisting this ritual, write down why this might be. Summer is for having fun and enjoying our lives. Why should something as simple as spending a day having fun feel so overwhelming? We will learn a lot this week as we rest and have fun. We will recharge so that we can create something beautiful.
For me, this down time has allowed me to realize that I want to start an online group. Nothing over the top in terms of expense, but something long term that allows me to connect and work together with those of you who tell me that the rituals and the magical encouragement are important to you. I have also realized that once I am done healing from surgery, I want to start my New Moon groups again. I am ready to get out and see people and create magic together.
Down time is good. Especially when we have the eclipse season upon us. It’s ok to not do rituals every week or every moon cycle. It’s ok to realize that not every moon cycle is the life-changing event that the internet wants us to think. Magic and manifesting take time. There is no logical equation to this work nor is there a hurry to do the work. The work is equally about understanding yourself enough to know when it’s time for action versus time to relax. If you miss a moon cycle, there will always be another one. Some intentions manifest instantly and some take years. The Magic is in the process.
Have a beautiful week!