I am trying to pay more attention to and consciously name my intentions each day, as I think without them I have been lost a long while. I realised whilst walking alone in the woods at the weekend how powerful this can be. Today is the first day of half term and I worked a night shift last night so things could have gotten tough without some positive thinking.
I'm holding on to Saturdays 'let it flow, let it go' and a new intention for today ... 'guide them gently'.
For me this encompasses three aspects I want to master over time - gentle thought, gentle speech, gentle action and I believe guidance is exactly what they need and what I am here for in essence as a mama. Simultaneously I feel I too need gentle guidance - something I must take responsibility for seeking out myself, a process I am enjoying the beginnings of already.
We went to the woods to discharge surplus energy first thing this morning. Despite the biting cold it was beautiful with delicate feathery snow falling around us.
The kiddos have started to play more imaginative role play games in the last couple of days involving building a structure, setting a scene and making props which I absolutely love to get involved with. It started with dens but we've pulled together a pirate ship, an army base and a teddy hospital too.
We've all flexed our creative muscles with renewed enthusiasm these last couple of days. It started with me doodling quietly by myself on sunday morning as a kind of keep-my-head-down therapy, it didn't occur to me they would come and find inspiration in it but they did. Today we made a bird mobile from a set I bought at the Tate Modern a few years back and I watched their imaginations click into the next gear allowing them to create their own beautiful variations on the theme. It hasn't been a bad day at all so I have one grateful heart and lunch with friends to look forward to tomorrow.
With love and light and blessings bright X