This morning I was up at 4:44 am, just me and the stillness of our house. When I am awakened at an auspicious hour I often notice there is something I need to sit with. So I padded down the hall to light a candle and prepared to sit quietly in my sacred space. As I sat there, breathing, sinking deeper into the silence, and preparing to listen deeply…I was met with even more silence.
Stillness, within and stillness without.
Sometimes I try too hard, when all I need is to remember my inherent nature and be in the stillness that is provided for me. I have a habit of filling my practice with mantra, chanting, energy work and spiritual connection. I like the magic of it, I like the feeling of connection within myself to something larger. This morning as I bowed my head in silence, I reconnected to the stillness that is the well of nourishment and didn’t get lost in the trappings of experimentation. I love how I’m delivered whatever message is needed, even if it’s in the early hours. 🙂