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What is calling for your attention this week?

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This week's question asks:

What is calling for your attention this week?

Take a moment to tune in, asking yourself: 'What is calling for my attention this week?' Listen quietly, noticing if different aspects of your life are yearning for your non-judgmental, compassionate attention. Perhaps your mental health, your physical body, a certain relationship, or the quiet whispers of your soul are asking you to tune into them. Share what you discover with us.

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Good morning-

In reading this week's prompt, I felt a tangible sigh of relief.  Like I was grateful for the gift of the question- to slow down and check in with myself.  Thank you, @Gillian Sanger.

I am working through a week of study with my teacher on clearing vishuddha chakra- the throat chakra, bridge between heart and mind.  Within this work is a call to use aspects of right speech- are my words true, kind, necessary?  Also embedded here is the invitation to explore one's truth, and to speak, listen, and act from a place of truth.  

It feels like I am working on attending to this in a subtle way while navigating a few challenges: with relationships and with work.  So I am sitting in meditations that support this opening, this truth between my heart and mind, and bringing extra attention to the words I am choosing in my interactions as well as the thoughts that give rise to them.  Of course, it is ongoing work- this listening for one's truth, and then speaking/acting it into being in a way that vibrates with compassion for all, including myself.

Be well, everyone.

Rachel

 

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Lovely reflections as always Rachel. I am glad this question brought you relief. 

For myself, I feel called to tune into the earth - just to ground myself. We talked about the root chakra recently, and I still feel a strong call and need to reconnect with this grounding element. The past couple of weeks have been a bit challenging for me; my mind is more active than usual (which is saying something because it is usually quite active 😄).

Today I am going to a pottery workshop (class 6 out of 8). I have found this craft to be hugely beneficial for my state of mind. When I am working with the clay, I am not thinking about anything else. So in a sense, this is a way for me to connect with the earth.

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I ALWAYS come back to my roots, @Gillian Sanger!

In Ayurveda, I am dominant in Vata, which is comprised of air and space, meaning, I need to ground in order to feel more balanced.  Doing things like your pottery work, or anything that stimulates that connectedness, can bring us what we need.

Enjoy your class!  Be well.

Rachel

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On 3/1/2021 at 6:08 PM, Dawn Schalow said:

To create time for self reflection is critical to my on-going development.

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing Dawn. Do you have some kind of routine around this? And what is your preferred way of self-reflecting (i.e. meditation, journaling, while in nature)? I'd love to hear more.

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