The Untethered Soul
What is the untethered soul…
Is it a soul without limitation, a soul without obstruction? Is it a soul without artifice, a soul without mirrors? Is it a soul without fear, without hatred? Is it a soul without worry, with an intrinsic faith that everything will be absolutely as it should?
I was sitting here on this lovely Saturday evening working on my next book when I was suddenly inspired to change tack and write this post for my site.
It is 20 May and tomorrow it will be one month until my birthday and it has taken me until one month and a day before my 46th birthday to be truly happy with who I am and with where I am. This realisation came to me earlier – that I am totally and truly happy and at ease with me.
It wasn’t a wow moment. It was a simple moment of realisation from deep within and then overwhelming gratitude for that.
I’ve been in the fortunate position recently (dependent on point of view!) of having a foot operation and therefore having to take a couple of months out of working.
I say I have been fortunate as I didn’t realise just how much time out and time off was needed until my body had to rest and my mind decided it wasn’t going to carry on functioning as normal!
I consider myself to be successful…even though I have huge self-doubt…even though I have suffered from depression since my early twenties and every year, at least a couple of times a year, I spiral down into that dark pit.
Yet I consider myself to be successful. I don’t have an amazingly brilliant mind, a high flying career or a house on millionaire’s row – yet I consider myself to be successful.
Dark mornings, dreary grey skies, dark evenings. Getting up in the dark, coming home from work in the dark. Is this why January and February are such challenging times of the year for so many of us? Our passion, enthusiasm and motivation seeming to dim with the shortness of daylight and that darned lethargy finding it easy to take charge! But what if our enthusiasm and motivation were meant to momentarily dim?
It is just over 9 weeks until the Spiritual Retreat I am running in North Yorkshire takes place! I am very blessed to be running a retreat again, and also incredibly fortunate to have some previous retreaters returning for this one. It is a true validation of the time, love and energy that we share together.
What is a spiritual retreat? For me and my retreaters it is the opportunity to connect with and nurture our Spirit. It is something that we don’t often get the opportunity to do as frequently as we would like in our busy lives, certainly not without interruption or distraction. But a retreat can be different things to different people.