I enjoy moving with the flow in my life. I split my time between my career, writing, Embers of Light (EOL, my business supporting others on their journey to physical, emotional, and spiritual health), friends, family, and personal development. I can’t do it all once. I have to pick and choose which to do on a given day or time. And so, the juggling begins. I don’t want to drop any of the balls, and if I neglect myself, they all fall to the ground. How much time for each thing? When for each one? I depend upon the universe to show me what’s flowing, and I devote more time in that area.
If I go with whatever flow a season of being presents, I suddenly discover many unexpected opportunities. I take them as they come, knowing that a particular stream won’t flow forever. Everything in my life has a season – its’ own spring, summer, fall, and winter. Resisting the season just brings misery as everything seems more difficult. Some years, one aspect of my life takes a large step forward, while the others seem to tread water. And eventually, the tide ebbs for one part of my life and another aspect flows.
Amazingly, when I work to expand my consciousness, and feed the joy – it seems like everything starts flowing. That one choice seems to bring ease everywhere, and it’s sweet to ride the energies wherever they take me. So if my EOL work is growing, I just keep booking appointments. I know that more time with my friends and family inevitably will come around. When my EOL work ebbs a little, my writing picks up or family time takes over my schedule.
Don’t I need a little down time? Sure I need some,but too much gives me a bad case of inertia and I just can’t seem to get started again. There are a few things that I do just because they are the grease for all the wheels. Time with my immediate family, reading a book, walking in nature, or a catching up on my email all have a restorative effect. They help me regain my equilibrium as I change tasks and flow. I need this time to catch my breath and develop the stillness I need to change my focus in another direction.
I know that we are all jugglers to one extent or another. What we juggle may be different, but the need to take care of ourselves is universal. What are your favorite activities to feed your equilibrium?