a time to restDoes your inner guidance help you see when it is a time to rest… a time to heal?

Life is not always a pleasant walk in the park. Who has not experienced some level of pain and anguish? Who has not suffered the wounds of a relationship discord? Problems are challenges life has in store for us.

We navigate through the detours and face dead-ends in along our life path. We set sail, aware of the possibility of stormy weather that can develop overnight. But with determination, we can ride out the storm and not get lost in it.

At times, we take on much more than we can handle. We get caught up in giving ourselves to the call of duty. We tend to justify the demands on our time and energy… forgetting that the world will go on, with or without us.

Life goes in cycles – sometimes the cycle is up, then it goes down, like the spokes of a wheel. Sorrow and grief comes to everyone at some point in this life journey.

A grieving heart affects the mind, body and spirit deeply. Sometimes the pain is buried so deeply where no one can reach it, much less touch it.

Frustrations, failures, relationship issues, career and family concerns, financial issues, health problems and having too much on your plate can all add up to a lot of stress.

Do you listen to the signs your body sends to slow down or take a much needed rest ? There is only so much stress, pain or suffering one can endure at any one time.

When peace becomes elusive. Perspective is not as sharp, there is too much clutter in the mind.

It helps to get away from the source of your conflict to gain a better perspective and to re-group your thoughts. Take a vacation.  Even if it’s just a day away from it all — it will help immensely.

How ever you can – take a a wee time out for yourself. This is not running away, the trials and tribulations are still there and waiting. Taking a respite from it all paves the way to healing the accumulated emotional and mental stress.

Take the time to re-evaluate and re-assess your priorities. Perhaps it is time to step back and look after your needs. Relax, catch your breath, even for a short time, because you still have to take the next step.

Plan the next stage, for life’s problems do not dissipate into thin air . Empower yourself so that your thoughts and actions are in harmony with your highest truth of who you are. Validate your beliefs.

Traumas, whether they are physical, mental or emotional, all need healing and this takes time. Retreat is a good start – withdraw from all that is worrisome, confusing and aggravating. Quiet time and time alone to reflect is a good way to get energized and prepare your next step(s).

This is the time to recharge your energies. It is a time to heal, mind, body and soul. It is a time to recognize the chaos and confusion that can cause illusions or delusions and make peace elusive.

Forgive what needs to be forgiven. Forgiveness is incredibly liberating!
Healing takes time, allow yourself that. Remember, time is a great healer, if you let it!

By Moira Hutchison