Now that the funk of the past few months has seemingly lifted its head for good and I'm beginning to settle into my new, currently crazy, work schedule I'm grasping for a rhythm of sorts. My mind is just a swirl of wants and needs, of the physical, spiritual and artful varieties, but for a while there I was having a hard time catering to any desire aside from sleeping and eating.
While I'm not typically one for routine, I feel that right now I need something like that to get me back to the way I was before I was walloped by apathy for several months. And so, I'm working it out and working on getting myself back into shape mentally and physically.
Each morning that I go into work a bit later, I exercise then brew myself a cup of coffee and pull a card from my Heart of Faerie Oracle Deck. I pay attention to any jumpers and if I feel the need to pull more than one card, I go with it. Through this exercise the Green Woman has been calling to me, showing up nearly every day for the past two weeks and always accompanied by an electric tingle of sorts as I view her. She, the Lady of the Greenwood, the wild feminine nature beckons to me and I will listen; for she is one that I have long wished to run with.
I make time to read each day as well, for pleasure, knowledge or growth. Frequently I find myself reading two or three books at a time and I've stopped trying to get out of the habit. Just a short while before the Green Woman began to show up in the cards I began to read The Women Who Run With the Wolves. I'm absorbing it slowly, reading one chapter at a time and taking the time to meditate on and digest it. Not even halfway through the first chapter it had grasped my heart and began to tug at it and tell if that it's come a long way in healing and it can reclaim itself fully; don't give up. In addition to that, I've been reading A Feast for Crows and am planning to begin Paul Huson's Mastering Witchcraft.
I've also been attempting to take the time to sketch each day, or at least work on something crafty at home. There's a recycled cereal box Yule village in the works that I hope to finish and display right after Thanksgiving, as well as some new spoon wands and pendants that I'll be listing in the shop shortly.
And that's my daily rhythm for now. Weekends and days off are a bit more free form; everyone needs to let loose and play sometimes, right?