ah, monday. lovely monday. and so, i am continuing on with the fun of my 30 days of (something).
if you are joining in and want to check in on this post, i would love love love to hear from you. regardless, know that i am happy that we're all in this together, and am cheering you on.
(oh! if you want to experience the fun of shiva nata, you can watch (and play along) with havi's pink wig shiva nata video! i love practicing with it. pure play.)
i think i mentioned when i initiated this that my shiva nata practice was already pretty consistent. not 7 days a week consistent, but 4-5 days a week consistent. i was sort of hoping that it would become a daily practice with this 30 day practice. i enjoy my week days so much that i wanted to continue the practices that support me during the week on the weekends as well.
that being said, here i am in my second weekend and i notice that on saturdays and sundays, i just don't get to my physical practice until later in the evening (when i think, "oh! i didn't practice yet!"). it occurs to me that maybe i do like my weekends to be a little different than my week days. i'm not entirely sure yet. in the meantime, i've given myself permission to not challenge myself on weekends. instead, i do something that feels easy and light.
i am surprised to find that my theme of permission went in a completely different direction than expected. instead of thinking much about permission in my life this past week, i discovered that i need to rewrite my reiki page.
it turns out that helping people reconnect to their bodies is not the point of my offering at all. (not that they won't, just that it isn't the point.) really, the essence of the experience is all about permission. permission and an invitation to pause and the delicious feeling of taking a nap in the middle of the day or of eating a bowl of strawberries and cream or of playing hooky from work to see a movie. permission. (and just in case you look at the page and wonder what happened, it isn't rewritten yet.)
we'll see what happens this week!