Today the rain falls gently down. I spent the morning cleaning and cleansing. Scaling down is a continuous prayerful activity for me. Getting rid of things that we do not use or need, passing them on to someone else. Keeping the house orderly and simple helps me to maintain an inner simplicity also. The rain was my music background, soothing me, inviting me to stop and listen, to smell. It was lovely. After several hours of work and a satisfied spirit, I ran in the rain with my dog Sundance. A simple day. A lovely day.
Today is Labor Day. Our family is working outdoors together. Our garden is producing an abundance of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, onions. Kids love gardens and especially the harvest. They arrived with baskets laden, dirt on hands, and smiles of accomplishment. I realized that to share in a task together is a gift. Tasks on the land are the most fun as a family. We have focused much on sacred play this summer which has been a great blessing. But work together is also sacred time. How ironic to be working together on labor day, but it is a great gift. It slows us down, brings us together and into the sacred rhythm of the land. The sun shines, the crickets sing, the dog barks at a toad. I celebrate this last day of sweet summer together before the rhythm of life becomes busy with school, sports and play. May we all commit to time for sacred play and sacred family work as fall approaches. Blessings!
Today I celebrate the completion of my first video. "I'm a Michigan Kid". What a blessing to live in this beautiful land! Check it out on my website. Blessings, Kathryn