Ken at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, June 2010

As those regular readers of The Spirit-Work Connection have already noticed, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written here. Like many of you can attest, sometimes life packs more into your schedule than your calendar or mental capacities can handle. That was certainly the case for me. I’ve been booked basically every day and night for the past three weeks with whatever slivers of time available taken to try to recharge. I’m looking forward to a few days to do things like fold laundry (I’ve got four loads waiting for me!) and cleaning up my outdoor plants for the impending frosts.

I’m finding that I’ve been spending a lot of time being very active in pursuing accomplishments (more clients, reading, having meetings to get things done) and I haven’t been doing as much to just take care of myself. I haven’t been going to the gym and doing yoga as much as I’d like. I have been taking walks pretty consistently (gotta get outside while we still have light and somewhat warm temperatures here in Boston) but the more concentrated honoring of my physical self has been lacking. As I learned through my Tantra studies, great, creative things can happen when you create a space for miracles to bubble up. My body not only is the vehicle for me to do so many great things (planning in a trip to the Bahamas in January!) but it also houses my spirit for this lifetime. I’m in the need to clean house and make this a more comfortable place for me.

Here on Halloween, many traditions celebrate that this is the time when our ancestors (i.e. those that no longer have their earthly containers) are closer to us than at any other time of the year. I should be pleased that I have a container/body to dwell in and that is something to be happy about and celebrate.

I’ve decided that this winter season will be a cocooning time for me where I’ll focus on doing yoga, meditating,  journaling, reading good books, and cooking good food. And breathing. Got to remember to keep breathing.

So, what are you doing to take care of the one container you’ll never get out of in this life?