I pruned my head this week, as one prunes a tree in preparation for Spring — my own internal and external Spring. I spontaneously bid farewell to all of my hair. For new growth, for raw, authentic presence, for lightness and freedom and simplicity, for cultivating intentionality, for women, for my children, for my spouse, for the world, for 77 other reasons, and for quiet. Especially for quiet. This act and ritual of courageous self-love marked a new season of symbolic rebirth, renewal, and transparency for me. Becoming “bare” has opened up new field of quiet for me, in many magical ways, where I can listen and perceive, with newfound focus, to the quiet amongst the trees in the garden of my life. In this raw quietude, I can hear the whispers of what needs tending to — and I can water and nourish that, as I love a plant. May we often remind our hearts to capture the lovely silence of growing things: our children, the unrushed and delicate natural world, and our soul’s garden. And, as a plant, may we always lean towards the light, especially when the skies are gray.
What is wabi-sabi?
My distillation of the philosophy and aesthetic wabi-sabi:
A Japanese concept that emphasizes finding beauty in the natural imperfections of nature and life cycles; honoring the wisdom and gifts harboured within such authenticity and transience.
As the calendar page turns, the Reiki Ripple (as I term it) of healing and growth continues to expand within us and outstretch without. Thank you for choosing to be a positive agent of change within your world and beyond.
Sages say that the quieter you become, the more you can hear. I would follow that the more you do this, the more you can understand. Be still in the noise of the world and listen, truly listen to your inner sound and to the Universe's sound ("uni" meaning one and "verse" meaning song, or "one song"). In stillness, we find the space where our inner sound meets Universe. It is in this space that we learn our soul and align connectedly as one. ~ Katherine R.
What would it look like to unapologetically be the best version of yourself today?