What to do when you are feeling overwhelmed? When we are feeling overwhelmed don’t we long to get out of the rut of time altogether? As humans, we aren’t built for a switched on lifestyle, endless bleeps, pings and deadlines. How would it be if we could actually manufacture time?
You may be in your office or in the middle of getting supper for the children and the idea of manufacturing time may seem ridiculous. You tell yourself you just need to push through and then there will be a few moments for yourself…On and on we go with this delusion.
So how about it… Just for a moment, right now as you read this, as though Tinker Bell has arrived at your window, Step out of time and let’s Step into nature.
John O’ Donoghue’s poetry draws us back to our hearts and our connection with nature:
“When the mind is festering with trouble or the heart torn, we can find healing among the silence of mountains or fields, or listen to the simple, steadying rhythm of waves. The slowness and stillness gradually takes us over. Our breathing deepens and our hearts calm. This invitation to friendship with nature does of course entail a willingness to be alone out there. Yet this aloneness is anything but lonely. Solitude gradually clarifies the heart until a true tranquility is reached. The irony is that at the heart of that aloneness you feel intimately connected with the world. Indeed, the beauty of nature is often the wisest balm for it gently relieves and releases the caged mind.”
– John O’Donohue
(from Beauty: The Invisible Embrace)
Of course we have heard it all before. We may live far from the countryside, with long working hours, a huge commute and the idea of slowing down and ‘manufacturing time’ seems irritating, impossible, ridiculous or even scary.
We all have times when it feels as though there is NO time. A demanding job, the children, the kitchen sink, a partner working away, being a taxi service to teenagers? Yes you are right, stepping out of time and creating a ‘friendship with nature’ is a monumental ask!
Hauling ourselves back to a more centred way of living will look different for each one of us. I am not saying it is easy. We all have our habits of pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion. Trying to DO it all! Hands up Mumas that have found themselves preparing an elaborate meal for the family when they are ‘beyond’ exhausted!
Creating a friendship with nature may be as hard as opening up to help of any kind. We barricade ourselves in with thoughts that we “should be able to do all this alone.” Looking up from our tasks or seeking help may seem like a defeat. Yet our whole nervous system is wired to come into balance in relation to others.
It is a huge step in itself to come for a Craniosacral session. Our bodies are an expression of our mind and clients often come to me feeling compressed and tight in their bodies. Over a series of sessions we discover unique ways for you to manufacture time and support your whole system to unwind.
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