After much driving, I've been back in Portland for one week. It's nice to be back in a place where, even on rainy nights, it feels good to take a walk outside.
On the way home I tried to make my drive as pleasant as possible by continuing to visit sacred sites and nature through Colorado, Utah, Idaho and eastern Oregon. My friend Jennifer, from Portland, called me the morning I was in northwest Colorado and heading to Utah. I think she was the perfect messenger to make sure I did not miss Arches National Park!
What now? So much outward activity begs balance with inward time. For the next two months I'll be doing a retreat at home with spiritual practice. I invite you to consider your own time of balancing outward activity (work, social time, shopping, holiday travel) with restfulness. Below are some tips about how you can maximize your own alignment with the quiet and dark season of winter. If you are signed up for my newsletter you will receive Clay Pot Medicine newsletters twice a month. What you will find in each is a text for meditation and contemplation.
Tips on how to align with the winter season:
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