This month my list of overnight guests, all very much loved and wanted, included eight people, three of whom stayed for over 3 days (or more) each, and one who came twice (yay!).
Part of this exciting mix of friends, old and new, unexpectedly ushered in the rebirth of something I thought was completed. It seems to rising in a very new form. I'm watching it with interest, and gently blowing on the seed of fire that appears to be kindling just at the surface. We'll see. I am open to the Universe's intentions for this rebirth.
This month I also drove to the Death Salon and stayed with Jen and Phil (thank you---that was WONDERFUL) and hosted a workshop by a new friend (very fun). I drove 22 hours to Iowa to take care of my sister-in-law (hit by a car), my brother (shoulder injury), and their two kids for a week, then drove back 25 hours last Sunday and Monday and started working almost immediately to catch up on what I had missed.
Now, I'm preparing for a Halloween gathering dear to the hearts of Trent and Michael---my house will be full of teenagers, squee!
I know that I need rest very soon.
This month I turn 52, and I love it---I love aging. That's a surprise. Unexpectedly, I feel strong and happy, on track with my life's mission, surrounded by love that keeps growing and expanding, and excited at what will flower next (and next, and next). But boy, I also need to step back and prioritize self care again right now, or I won't be around for as long as I'd like. And I'd like to be around, and be mobile, flexible, and extremely healthy for a long time.
So I want to live differently this birthday month, and stay home, close my house to visitors, and gently self-correct. I want to put myself on track and focus on creating a great life that's built on good habits, deep rest, tremendous love, and strong, caring boundaries.