Monday, January 25, 2010
Moving Forward Despite Our Grief
Taking care of a sick loved one changes everything. As it should. Priorities become crystal clear. Other stuff just falls away.
Since early December, when I returned from the second part of my YogaDance teacher training, we have been nursing Rosie cat, who passed away, as many of you know, this past Thursday evening.
We are sad.
And we are relieved. For her. She was 18, and it was her time. She missed her best friend, and we believe they are reunited.
My point today is that since early December, Rosie has been our number one priority. Sure, things that we might normally be annoyed by, suddenly held little importance, but it's good stuff that falls away too.
My movement schedule became nonexistent. I have continued to dance and do yoga, but not with the dedication and focus I had prior to Rosie becoming ill. As I said, this is how it should be. She deserved our attention.
Now, though, with her passing, we are grieving and yet it's time...
It's time to refocus on what it is that makes me happy.
It's time to refocus on what it is that makes me know me.
It's time to refocus on what it is that challenges me like nothing else ever has.
Rosie is with us always, and she is bossy! She says "get to work, you lazy bum," in her adorable truck stop waitress meow.
It's time to take steps to make that Dream Decree a reality.
Yesterday, during a long Kundalini Yoga session, ideas started coming. I had to get paper and pen and sit them next to my mat or I wouldn't have been able to finish the DVD I was doing. I scribbled, and when I was done, I scribbled some more.
Ideas that will affect the content of this blog were pouring in. Ideas seemingly coming from nowhere, but I know better...