Oh dear. awol! Not really, just that life has been intense. But I have been keeping up with my project, I promise! I am enjoying the randomness of what comes up when I gently remind myself to discover and remember new ways of being, and of keeping all of that up day to day…with relative success, I have to say!
Yes, I have continued to wake up super-early every day, which has become, once again, essential to my sense of well-being. Despite my admitted addiction to forward movement and doing (things), legislating down-time is good for me, as well.
As I suspected though, the re-introduction of daily movement practice has already been transformative. In all my experiences of birth and babies, I have found that I tend to feel quite heavy and out-of-shape by the 5 or 6-month mark, and this is the time when it is really good for me to create some space for myself, and to remember my body in a different way. Hello muscles. Hi spine.
It’s poignant, isn’t it, the way we are always always changing and growing and transitioning… Felix is increasingly able to hang out with Lee for longer chunks of time, and as I write this now, at 4:30 am, he is snuggling with his dad upstairs, peacefully, after falling asleep in Papa’s arms. These are expansions rather than separation, I realize. I don’t buy separation. I don’t buy the idea of the necessary rebellion. I want to become *more* connected with my children *while* they discover their independence. The dominant narrative when it comes to children’s development is uninspired, I think, but neither do I feel like the “attachment” rhetoric is exactly my experience, either…Anyway. More later.
10. Weekly letter-writing ritual.
11. Daily meditation. Just 5 minutes.
12. Plan meals the night before! Makes a huge difference in level of insanity.
13. Train my workforce. Gently gently, kindly and with a spirit of fun, help Horus and Treva remember their daily chores. Model lightness and joy when it comes to housekeeping tasks. Go!
Have a beautiful day!